Blumhouse's Incarnate has gone through a bit of a casting shake-up as Rosario Dawson has left the production and Catalina Sandino Moreno has taken her place.
THR reports Dawson left the project due to scheduling reasons. As a result Moreno (pictured) will star opposite Aaron Eckhart. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island's Brad Peyton will be directing a script by Ronnie Christensen.
The movie is due to begin production in November in Los Angeles.
The plot focuses on an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed; he meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past.
Blumhouse and IM Global will co-finance the film. Blum is producing, and Couper Samuelson is exec producing with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson.
More casting news has come for another film from Blumhouse Productions, Curve, as Teddy Sears has signed on to bring a little bit of terror to this tale. Read on for details.
According to The Wrap, Sears (pictured), who currently stars on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” has landed the lead role opposite Julianne Hough in Blumhouse’s micro-budget horror-thriller. Hough stars as a young bride-to-be who is trapped in her overturned car off a deserted highway after she deliberately crashes it in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker (Sears).
Universal is distributing with Jason Blum producing through his Blumhouse Productions along with Jaume Collet-Serra, Julie Yorn, and Juan Sola. Erik Olsen is executive producing. Lee Patterson is doing a rewrite on the script with the original draft coming from Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson. Exec VP of production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for Universal.
Word has rolled into our offices that The Banshee Chapter (review) has scored itself some distro across the pond, and with it have come some new images.
From the Press Release
Newly formed Intense Distribution and 101 Films are pleased to announce they have acquired the UK rights to the acclaimed horror/thriller BANSHEE CHAPTER, written and directed by Blair Erickson and starring Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (‘Dexter’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’) and Michael McMillian (‘True Blood’).
The film focuses on Anne Roland (Katia Winter), a young journalist with an appetite for controversy, as she follows the trail of a strange government research chemical that might have caused the death of her close friend (Michael McMillian). After tracing the substance to the desert ranch of an infamous retired novelist (Ted Levine), she’s drawn into an experience of terror and frightening entities that she cannot escape. The events in this film are based on real documents, actual testimony, and evidence researched and uncovered from decades of a terrifying secret program run by the CIA.
BANSHEE CHAPTER received its World Premiere at FILM4 FrightFest, London, in August and has been selected to screen at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, where it will receive its North American premiere on October 24th, followed by screenings at the New York Horror Festival and the Australian Monster Festival.
The film was produced by Stephanie Riggs, Christian Arnold-Beutel (‘Ironclad’, ‘The Ledge’) and Before the Door’s Corey Moosa and Sean Akers. Zachary Quinto (‘Star Trek’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Heroes’) and Neal Dodson executive produced with Marcus Schoefer and Gudrun Giddings.
“We are so happy BANSHEE CHAPTER has found a home in the UK. Intense Distribution and 101 Films are great partners and will help us make sure the film reaches a wide range of fans through a multi-platform distribution model,” said Zachary Quinto.
Producer Christian Arnold-Beutel said “We strongly believe in BANSHEE CHAPTER, which was named scariest film of the 51 movies at this year’s Film4 FrightFest by Total Film, to be intelligent entertainment based on true events specifically relevant to what is happening in the US these days and existing phenomena like MKUltra, DMT and number stations. BANSHEE CHAPTER was shot in stereoscopic 3D and possibly the last 3D screening at the big screen of the Empire Cinema. We are excited about working with Chee’s Intense Distribution and the team at 101 Films as they are truly enthusiastic about our movie, hard working and very experienced in what has become a challenging market.”
Chee Keong Cheung who heads up Intense Distribution, a newly formed division of his production outfit Intense Productions said: “After such a strong response at Frightfest, together with 101 Films, we’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to bring BANSHEE CHAPTER to UK audiences. It’s an extremely tense, atmospheric picture with a truly unique and horrific blend of fact and fiction.” Cheung adds “Intense Distribution was formed with the goal of working closely with both established and up and coming directors and producers on their films and I couldn’t have hoped for a better, more passionate, diverse and talented group of filmmakers to work with for our companies debut release.”
Cheung’s Intense Productions division is currently in development on the action/horror film ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, executive produced by Carlos Gallardo (‘El Mariachi’, ‘Desperado’) and Kevin Eastman (co-creator of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’) slated for production in 2014.
101 Films releases include the Scottish Cannibal horror SAWNEY: FLESH OF MAN and the re-release of the original 1978 cult film I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE. Andy Lyon of 101 Films added “101 Films is very proud to be involved with BANSHEE CHAPTER. This was our number 1 target at Frightfest this year and we are very much looking forward to working with Chee and Christian in making BANSHEE CHAPTER another Successful 101 release in 2014. 101 is one of the fastest growing film labels in the UK and the acquisition of this fantastic movie is another step forward for 101.”
The deal was negotiated by Chee Keong Cheung of Intense Distribution, Andy Lyon of 101 Films and Producer Christian Arnold-Beutel on behalf of BC Distribution.
The UK release of BANSHEE CHAPTER is a joint venture between Intense Distribution and 101 Films.
BANSHEE CHAPTER is scheduled for release in the UK in January 2014. Further details to be announced.
Pasts are revealed and secrets are exposed in next week's Episode 1.05 of "The Originals," entitled "Sinners and Saints." In other words, just another day in Nawlins! Check out a dozen new images from the upcoming ep to get ready for it.
"The Originals" Episode 1.05 - "Sinners and Saints" (airs 10/29/13, 8-9pm)
Angered by recent events involving the safety of his unborn baby, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) demands answers from Sophie (Daniella Pineda), believing she was involved. Sophie reveals to Klaus and Rebekah (Claire Holt) a troubling secret from her past.
Meanwhile, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) asks Klaus to accompany him to the bayou after gruesome remains are discovered, while Rebekah, Sophie, and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) set off on a mission of their own. Davina (Danielle Campbell) confides in an unexpected ally and reveals shocking information about the witches, ultimately leading to a disturbing revelation.
Daniel Gillies also stars. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Marguerite MacIntyre and Julie Plec.
With next week being Halloween, all our favorite genre TV shows are getting in the spirit. On "Supernatural" the Winchesters are throwing a "Slumber Party," and the guest of honor is a returning Felicia Day! Here are several stills from the ep to whet your appetite.
"Supernatural" Episode 9.04 - "Slumber Party" (airs 10/29/13, 9-10pm)
FELICIA DAY RETURNS AS CHARLIE - SAM, DEAN AND CHARLIE MEET DOROTHY FROM OZ — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) discover that the table in the Men of Letters house (the one that lit up like a Christmas tree when the angels fell) has an ancient computer attached to it. They figure if they can get the computer on, they can track the angels. Who better to call for help than the best IT girl there is, Charlie (guest star Felicia Day)?
While moving the massive computer, they dislodge a hidden hexbag that unleashes a magical green-webbed wall. Sam and Dean break through it and discover the one and only Dorothy (guest star Tiio Horn) from Oz. She had trapped herself and the wicked witch (guest star Maya Massar) in the web years ago to stop the witch from finding the key that would open the gate that connected their world with Oz. With the wall broken, a massive and magical fight ensues that threatens to destroy the Men of Letters house.
Robert Singer directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.
We're pretty excited about this coming Friday night on NBC. Not only is "Grimm" returning for its third season, but "Dracula" begins a ten-week run that promises lots of bloody good fun. Check out the new promo for both shows.
"Grimm" Episode 3.01 - "The Ungrateful Dead" (airs 10/25/13)
A panicked Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), and Rosalee (Bree Turner) enlist Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) help in fending off a zombie hoard while trying to figure out what happened to Nick (David Giuntoli). Knowing the truth, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) takes measures to help rescue Nick from the clutches of his brother, Eric (guest star James Frain).
Elsewhere, along with the help of the mysterious Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo), Adalind (Claire Coffee) finds herself facing her most gruesome task yet in her effort to regain her Hexenbiest abilities. Reggie Lee co-stars; Reg E. Cathey guest stars.
Related Story: "Grimm" Cast Members Talk What's Ahead in Season 3
"Dracula" Episode 1.01 - "The Blood Is the Life" (airs 10/25/13)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, the other cast members include Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
So what if the title kind of reminds us of a great name for a porn convention? There's another young adult property being swept up that has the potential to bring in huge box office dollars, and that's all the matters, right?
According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has teamed with Chernin Entertainment to acquire The Bone Season, the first of a seven-installment sci-fi novel series by Samantha Shannon. The deal was made with Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish’s The Imaginarium, which controlled the rights and will produce with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping.
The Bone Season takes place in a futuristic London society, where a 19-year-old girl works in the criminal underworld. She is a dreamwalker, a rare clairvoyant who can break into people’s minds and see what they are thinking. She is kidnapped and whisked away to Oxford, an otherworldly place where dreamwalkers are used as soldiers and where she is held captive by a warden with mysterious motives. The intention is for her to remain incarcerated her whole life, but she tries to find a way into captor’s mind.
So, what perils await Ryan Hardy in the second season of "The Following?" With the series heading back to the small screen this coming January, it's a sure bet we'll be finding out soon enough. In the interim check out this latest teaser.
Leslie Bibb, Keith Carradine, Carrie Preston, Jessica Stroup, Valerie Cruz, Tiffany Boone, Sam Underwood, James McDaniel, and Connie Nielsen join the returning regulars James Purefoy, Kevin Bacon, Valorie Curry, and Shawn Ashmore.
Ready for a double dose of what's ahead in "The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.04, "For Whom the Bell Tolls"? Of course you are so here are sneak peeks of Stefan making the best of catching up on two centuries along with Matt trying to get the scoop on Bonnie, who remains MIA.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.04 - "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (airs 10/24/13, 8-9pm)
REMEMBRANCE DAY — While Mystic Falls observes its traditional Remembrance Day to honor the dead, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) try to help Stefan (Paul Wesley) through a confusing time, a task that ends up taking Elena on an emotional journey of her own.
A worried Matt (Zach Roerig) tries to figure out the reason behind his mysterious blackouts, and Caroline (Candice Accola) makes an effort to get to know Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) better. Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) makes a startling confession that hits Damon hard. Finally, Dr. Maxfield (guest star Rick Cosnett) puts a plan in motion that will change everything.
Kat Graham also stars. Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Brett Matthews and Elisabeth R. Finch.
Known largely for their high-end limited edition art prints, Mondo has in the last couple years been expanding their focus to include VHS tapes and even vinyl soundtracks. This Halloween, they've got a very special treat in store for us, which combines their affinity for pleasing our eyeballs and our ears!
As reported exclusively by GQ, the Texas-based art gallery will be releasing John Carpenter's iconic Halloween soundtrack on vinyl, at a random time on Halloween day. The soundtrack comes in a 2x LP in Deluxe Gatefold packaging, with artwork by Phantom City Creative. The record itself is a 180 Gram black vinyl, with randomly inserted orange vinyl. The release is a monumental one, as this is the first time that Carpenter’s Halloween soundtrack has ever been released on vinyl in its full version.
Check out the track listing below and be sure to follow Mondo on Twitter, so you'll be notified once the release is up for grabs!
1. Halloween Theme (2:21)
2. Halloween 1963 (3:11)
3. The Evil Is Gone! (4:08)
4. Halloween 1978 (2:50)
5. The Boogie Man Is Coming (:40)
6. The Shape (1:43)
7. The Hedge (1:35)
8. He Came Home (2:40)
9. Trick Or Treat (:39)
10. The Haunted House (1:43)
11. The Devil's Eyes (1:39)
12. The Boogie Man Is Outside (1:27)
13. Damn You For Letting Him Go! (1:34)
14. Empty Street (:33)
15. See Anything You Like? (2:22)
16. Lock The Door (2:53)
17. He's Here? (:55)
18. Light's Out (2:49)
19. Cut It Out (1:19)
20. Tombstone (1:19)
21. The Shape Stalks Laurie (1:35)
22. Turn Around (:33)
23. Unlock The Door (2:09)
24. The Hanger (3:04)
25. Call The Police (:28)
26. Last Assault (1:34)
27. Was It The Boogie Man? (:32)
28. End Credits: Halloween Theme-Reprise (3:36)
Is Klaus' plan evil in nature? We sure hope so; otherwise, what's the point of having one of TV's biggest bads on your show? Here's a clip from "The Originals" Episode 1.04, "Girl in New Orleans," to shed a bit of light on things.
"The Originals" Episode 1.04 - "Girl in New Orleans" (airs 10/22/13, 8-9pm)
WOMAN ON A MISSION — With the annual Dauphine Street music festival around the corner, Davina (Danielle Campbell), itching for a night out, convinces Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) to let her attend. Marcel cautiously obliges but asks Cami (Leah Pipes) to keep a watchful eye on Davina.
Agnes (guest star Karen Kaia Livers) convinces Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to visit a mysterious doctor in the bayou, where she makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) takes a special interest in Cami, who reveals some alarming information about her past, and a determined Rebekah (Claire Holt) is on a mission to get to the bottom of a recent strange encounter involving Elijah (Daniel Gillies.)
Daniella Pineda also stars. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Michelle Paradise and Michael Narducci.
Zombie Night, directed by John Gulager and starring Daryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Ruck, and Shirley Jones, premieres on Syfy October 26th at 9/8 Central as part of the network's “31 Days of Halloween.” We have a teaser trailer for the film to share.
Gulager, director of the Feast franchise and the ill-fated Piranha 3DD, pairs with Keith Allan and Delondra Williams, writers of last year’s Asylum-produced Rise of the Zombies and the recent Syfy original Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators, for this latest foray into walking dead territory starring a former movie mermaid, a guy who has already dealt with “The Dead Zone,” Ferris Bueller’s best friend, and a 1970’s singing TV mom.
Look for what will most likely be the gorier unrated version on DVD/Blu-ray December 10th from The Asylum - Gaiam.
Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves.
Despite her age, the forever beautiful Jessica Lange has been and is currently the hottest thing going on in the "American Horror Story" series. She brings grace, character, and class to her roles no matter how crazed they may be. However, all good things must come to an end.
According to a story on BuzzFeed, Lange is halfway into filming Season 3 of "American Horror Story," known as "Coven," and though she’s relishing in her character Fiona Goode’s sleek stilettos, there is an end in sight. “I’ll do one more season,” the actress says of the FX franchise that’s added an Emmy and a Golden Globe to her collection, which already included two Oscars. Just a couple of weeks ago, "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy said, “Every year, she says, ‘OK, that’s my last one.’” But after Season 4, Lange will say goodbye to the series for good. “That’ll be it,” she tells the site.
As for her fourth and final season of "American Horror Story," Lange knows a sliver of what’s coming, but she’s well trained in the Ryan Murphy School of Lip-Zipping. “I’m very excited,” she says simply with a smile.
Enjoy her while you can, kids!
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.03 - "The Replacements" (airs 10/23/13)
Fiona (Jessica Lange) takes on an unlikely protégé. A guilt-ridden Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) tries to give Kyle (Evan Peters) his old life back. Madison (Emma Roberts) has a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey (Patti LuPone), a new neighbor.
Written by James Wong; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
More news is coming out of the sexy creatures who populate the hallways of the Scream Factory. Two more Blu-rays are on their way which deserve a spot in your collection and on your shelf. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
It’s time to unleash our primal animal nature and succumb to the unbridled cravings for a generous dose of suspense, unspeakable desires and good old-fashioned horror storytelling! On January 21, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present the provocative 1982 thriller CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), this memorable cult hit is a remake of 1942 Jacque Tourneur horror noir classic. The all-star cast includes Nastassja Kinski (Tess, Savior), Malcolm McDowell ( A Clockwork Orange), John Heard (Prison Break, The Sopranos), Annette O’Toole (48 hrs), and features music by Giorgio Morotor (Top Gun, Flash Dance) with the “Cat People” theme sung by legendary artist David Bowie.
For the first time ever on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition of CAT PEOPLE features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and is packed with a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! CAT PEOPLE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
Also arriving in stores everywhere on January 21, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY invites collectors and movie aficionados to dive into the horror classic DIE MONSTER DIE (a.k.a. Monster of Terror). A film by Daniel Haller (The Dunwich Horror) and starring original “Frankenstein” Boris Karloff, Nick Adams (Invasion of Astro-Monster) and Suzan Farmer (Dracula: Prince of Darkness , 1966), this entertaining, quirky cinema classic is a loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space. The Blu-ray is priced to own at $19.97 SRP.
A remake of the 1942 Jacques Tourneur horror/noir classic, CAT PEOPLE stars Nastassja Kinski as Irena, a beautiful young woman who discovers love for the first time only to find that the experience brings tragic consequences. The tremendous passion of this girl’s first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her – including the extraordinary demands of her brother (Malcolm McDowell) – as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. Written and Directed by Paul Schrader , this erotic fantasy about the passion and terror surrounding this first love also stars John Heard, Annette O’Toole, Ruby Dee and Lynn Lowry.
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio 2.0 & 5.1/1982/Color/118 minutes
Boris Karloff, the greatest horror star of all time, takes center stage in this “menagerie of horrors” (Motion Picture Daily) that “spins out shock after shock” (Boxoffice). Like a deadly potion bubbling with eerie mansions, secret experiments and a warning never to look in the basement, this is “pure haunted-house hokum all the way” (Los Angeles Times)!
An English scientist entertains a young American visitor, serving up tea, terror and a beautiful daughter – who is soon torn between her father’s evil ways and her need to protect the man she loves from a diabolical end.
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono /1965/Color/80 minutes/NOT RATED
If you're among the lucky folks who live in a city with an Alamo Drafthouse theater, you'll be happy to hear the powers-that-be are taking Fantastic Fest 2013 on the road in November. Read on for all the details.
From the Press Release
Fantastic Fest -- the nation's largest genre film festival -- is pleased to announce the Fantastic Fest Tour, which will take place at all Alamo Drafthouse markets over three weekends in November. Fantastic Fest has partnered with Drafthouse Films, Magnet Releasing, and Well Go USA to present audience favorites from the films that played at Fantastic Fest 2013. The Fantastic Fest tour is designed to highlight these independent titles and give discerning and adventurous filmgoers across the nation the opportunity to enjoy unique works well before their theatrical and/or online release.
"We wanted to bring the excitement of Fantastic Fest to other cities around the country," said Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest founder Tim League. "Genre film fans will get a sneak peek at this year's hands-down craziest and wickedly enjoyable movies."
The inaugural 2013 Fantastic Fest Tour will consist of the following titles. For exact locations, showtimes, and tickets visit the official Fantastic Fest Tour website.
BIG BAD WOLVES
Directors: Navot Papushado and Aahron Keshales
2013, Israel, 110 min
The directing team behind the 2010 cult smash RABIES return to the screen their unique blend or horror, suspense and droll comedy. Iconic director Quentin Tarantino recently called BIG BAD WOLVES "the best film of the year."
Director: Alex Van Warmerdam
2013, The Netherlands, 113 min
Something wicked this way comes in the form of the polite and the normal as a drifter and his followers invade the home of a bourgeois family. Borgman is the official Netherlands entry for the Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film. Jessica Kiang of Indiewire describes BORGMAN as "[c]austic, surreal, creepy, and blackly funny."
Director: E.L. Katz
2013, USA, 85 min
A recently fired father (Pat Healy) facing eviction is paid to take on an escalating series of insane challenges from a rich couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton) with a twisted sense of humor. "[Cheap Thrills] is many things: original, satirical, violent, funny....Consider yourself warned," said Complex.com's Matt Barone. "Genre flicks this unique, daring, and perversely thoughtful don't come around very often."
CONFESSION OF MURDER
Director: Jeong Byeong Gil
2012, South Korea, 119 min
After the statute of limitations expires on a series of high profile murders, a man writes a book claiming to be the killer, setting off a firestorm of media attention as the families of the dead and the cop in charge of the case hunt for justice. Film School Rejects says the film "melds intense drama, exhilarating action, and honest heart into one hell of a ride."
Director: Ari Folman
2013, Israel, 123 min
Robin Wright (playing a version of herself) receives the last offer she'll ever get from a Hollywood studio in Ari Folman's adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's classic sci-fi novel and his follow-up to the animated WALTZ WITH BASHIR. Also stars John Hamm and Harvey Keitel. Empire Online's Damon Wise describes THE CONGRESS as an "extraordinary and very touching film that exists somewhere in the twilight zone between the existential brainteasers of Charlie Kaufman and the psychedelic wonders of Hayao Miyazaki."
Director: Eugenio Mira
2013, Spain, 90 min
In this Fantastic Fest 2013 Audience Award winner, a renowned concert pianist (Elijah Wood) returns to the stage for one final performance, only to become the target of a sadistic cat-and-mouse game with a faceless sniper (John Cusack). IGN calls GRAND PIANO "[h]ugely entertaining-an acting and directing tour de force that holds the viewer in its vice-like grip from start to finish."
JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS
Directors: Stephen Chow and Chi-Kin Kwok
2013, China, 110 min
The undisputed Chinese master of comedy, Stephen Chow (SHAOLIN SOCCER; KUNG FU HUSTLE), returns with an action-packed love story about competing demon hunters vying for the same conquests. Badass Digest says the film is "a monster-iffic blast. Outstandingly entertaining - you will laugh your ass off."
WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL
Director: Sion Sono
2013, Japan, 126 min
Things get insanely bloody when an aspiring film troupe collides with a yakuza boss who wants to make a movie with his daughter. Fantastic Fest veteran Sion Sono's (LOVE EXPOSURE; SUICIDE CLUB) latest has been called "a madcap salute to cinema and yakuzas" by Debra Young of The Hollywood Reporter.
As if prison wasn't a dangerous enough place, picture if you will a twelve-foot tall robot guard gone haywire and rampaging through the halls. Sounds insane, right? Well, ladies and gents, allow us to introduce you to Goliath.
From filmmakers Eric Bross, Sean Albertson, and Matt Lazarus, the 10-minute short film will be available worldwide to watch for free this coming January. Be on the lookout for an exact date soon! The flick stars Fernanda Andrade as Jena Ortiz and Luis and Daniel Moncada as the Capablanca brothers with a cameo by Sully Erna.
The short film is based on an original concept by Bross and his brothers, Jonathan and Scott Bross. Goliath was written by Lazarus, directed by Bross, and co-produced by Albertson, Bross, and Lazarus. Kenny Roy oversaw visual effects duties along with visual effects supervisor Rob Stauffer.
A prison with a gang problem installs a 12′ robot guard: GOLIATH. When it goes berserk, the cons must work together to take it down.
The GOLIATH is the gigantic robot now guarding Derleth State Penitentiary. Derleth used to be awful; some would have called it hell on earth. The convicts were dangerous, with factions constantly at war with one another, and the guards couldn’t step in for fear of their lives and the lives of their families.
The GOLIATH has changed all of that. The threat of a robot with the programs necessary to hunt and the weapons built to decimate human life has kept the prisoners in line. Reporter Jena Ortiz goes in with the hopes of getting the scoop on how the warden managed to tame Derleth State. What she doesn’t count on is the GOLIATH going berserk. Now she may never get out.
No one is safe. The gangs must unite under the leadership of a man doing time for a non-violent offense. They must work together to take down a walking tank with nothing more than six shivs, a flashlight, and an uneasy alliance.
AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes video for "The Walking Dead" featuring Rick himself, Andrew Lincoln, discussing the evolution of his beard throughout the series. We can all use some levity, right, especially with Episode 4.03, "Isolation," coming our way next Sunday.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.03 - "Isolation" (airs 10/27/13)
As one group leaves the prison in search for supplies at a local college, those who stay must deal with recent losses while preserving what remains. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Dan Sackheim.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
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Evil witches are enjoying quite a wave of popularity lately, much to the chagrin of the more peaceful, nature-loving folks out there who know that there's a lot more to witchery than evil deeds, green skin, and warts. Next up for this subgenre...
K5 International (Girls Against Boys) has enlisted Robert Eggers to pen The Witch, formerly known as Witch of New-Canaan Woode, for pre-sales at the upcoming American Film Market. Eggers was originally intending to direct but is not listed as attached anymore. Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy produce.
1630s. Sam, a newborn baby, has disappeared without a trace. William’s eldest daughter, Thomasin, 14, has become idle and temperamental. Caleb, 12, often wantonly glances at Thomasin and believes he hears the voice of God. The little twins, Jonas and Mary, make up strange nursery rhymes and play with the family’s billy goat all day. Mother Katherine believes she has lost faith. Is God punishing them? Is it the devil? Is it truly a witch? Is it one of the family members who is possessed? The animals die, the food is scarce, the family members turn against themselves. And the remaining ones are susceptible to the Witch of New-Canaan Woode.
While Halloween is the main thing on everyone's mind right now, we cannot forget that AFM 2013 is taking place immediately afterward. If you're unfamiliar with AFM, you're gonna see lots of stuff for lots of films which may or may not happen. This one, however, we're pretty confident in!
Currently in production is No One Lives and Midnight Meat Train director Ryuhei Kitamura's next English language feature, Dead Water.
Check out the plot crunch and some really tiny teaser art below.
Dead Water follows a heroine and a few scientists who become sealed inside an Eco Station, a self-sufficient environment deep in the desert. The survivors in the Station know the deadly truth. They know that when the end finally came, it wasn’t what anyone expected.
It wasn’t a virus that killed the planet. It wasn’t a curse from Hell. It was the water…
A chemical process, triggered somewhere in the world, got out of control and changed the molecular composition of H2O as we know it. Suddenly drinking it, bathing in it, even touching water would change a human into…
Not to be confused with Stephen King's Sleepwalkers, what we have here is a beast of a different kind. From director Ryan Lightbourn (Roid Rage) comes a new indie tale riddled with the good stuff!
From the Press Release
From the mind that first introduced the world to killer hemorrhoids with his decorated short film Roid Rage (screened at over 50 film festivals internationally such as Screamfest LA, Another Hole in the Head, Sacramento Horror Film Fest), Bahamian filmmaker Ryan Lightbourn has just wrapped his first feature length film, Sleepwalkers.
Sleepwalkers was completed over the course of only two weeks to accommodate both the most modest of budgets and a crew that consisted of less than 10 people. In addition, Lightbourn wrote, directed, produced, cast, and is solely responsible for all the post-production work of the movie (editing, scoring, visual effects, etc.).
The Sleepwalkers cast is comprised of a range of actors from veterans to newcomers. Seasoned actors Doo Doo Brown ("Detroit 1-8-7," B.E.T.’"s ComicView," and "P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy"), J. Larose (Insidious I & II, Saw III), and former adult film star Dale Dabone (Iron Man XXX, Avengers XXX, Batman XXX) provide a strong base of talent and are complemented by a blend of talented fresh faces that fill out the remainder of the cast.
In the deepest corners of Florida’s woods, five college students attempt to enjoy a festive spring break getaway when they encounter a deadly, nocturnal presence. As horrific events unfold, the group joins forces with a local convenience store owner and a prison escapee. With nighttime approaching, they must set aside their differences and use their wits to survive.