A few interesting photos from the set of the Terminator franchise's hotly anticipated fifth installment have just surfaced, providing us with our first look at Emilia Clarke's Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke's John Connor, and Jai Courtney's Kyle Reese.
And hey, Arnie's in there too, delivering an epic photo-bomb in one of the shots.
Check out the Terminator: Genesis set photos by clicking over to The Daily Mail!
Terminator: Genesis will hit theaters on July 1, 2015.
Matt Smith ("Doctor Who"), J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun Lee also star.
Skydance and Annapurna co-finance along with Paramount with David Ellison producing for Skydance and Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script, and Alan Taylor is directing.
Fox quietly released an International trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and it flew under our radar... until now of course. Check it out and look for the film in theatres - in 3D even - on July 11th, 2014.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo; James Franco has a cameo.
It's directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Mark Bomback and Rich Jaffa & Amanda Silver based on characters created by Jaffa and Silver.
A decade has passed since apes and man have come face-to-face. Now the two societies face a difficult choice between working together to co-exist or battle to become the dominant species.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
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Producer Antony I. Ginnane plans to be staying busy on the remake scene. He was the man behind Patrick and its remake Patrick: Evil Awakens, and now he's digging up two more of his films, The Survivor and Thirst to get the redux treatment.
The news comes via Screen Daily. “Genre – particularly thrillers, sci-fi and action – never really dates,” said Ginnane. “Sales agents and international buyers like something that has been previously tested, has cult resonance and is made for a price. In some cases we are selling to the children of the guys who bought the originals.”
Rod Hardy-directed 1979's Thirst. The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.
David Hemmings directed the 1981 flick, The Survivor. A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the explosion or the crash, but 300 passengers & crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.
Anyone who owns an iPhone knows what a useful app "Find My iPhone" is. That shit comes in handy, and I've personally used it several times. That being said, filmmaker Darrell Wheat is ready to use it for nefarious purposes in his new movie, Recovery.
The flick, starting production this summer, stars Kirby Bliss Blanton (pictured; The Green Inferno, Project X), Samuel Larsen (pictured; “Glee”), Alex Shaffer and James Landry Hébert. Recovery was written by Wheat and Kyle Arrington (“The Originals”). Eric B. Fleischman’s EBF Productions and Sean Tabibian are producing. Continental Media reps international rights.
The film follows Blanton's character on the night of her high school graduation after her iPhone is stolen and tracked down with a "find my iPhone" app to a house where the demented tenants plan on kidnapping her and making her part of the family.
The idea of a Mech-Bigfoot is very exciting. So exciting in fact that artist Vincent Cretara and company have made a quick stop motion trailer in honor of Rolfe Kanefsky's new film Megafoot! Now let's just hope the real thing can get made!
We're very selective about which crowd-funded projects we cover around here, but this one looks too damned cool to not try and help with. If the striking image below is enough to whet your appetite, then head on over to the Megafoot IndieGoGo page and check out all the cool things you can get by shelling out some cash!
The concept – based on an original idea and story by Justin Martell (producer of Troma's Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volumes 1 & 2) and with a screenplay by Rolfe Kanefsky (award-winning screenwriter/director of There’s Nothing Out There, The Hazing, and Nightmare Man), who is also attached to direct - was to create the ultimate warrior using enhanced chemical and engineering technology. When it was declared that the end product would be used exclusively in conjunction with the U.S. Military, Colonel Hankle and his team immediately took control. A research facility in the backwoods of the American Midwest was built, and a top-notch group of scientists was dispatched – along with some healthy, willing volunteers – to commence the operation. Alas, the human subjects proved to be incompatible with the procedure. All seemed lost… and then we made the most incredible discovery.
A new type of creature. GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS, more commonly known as a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. We thought it was a mere myth, a projection of man’s fantastical imagination, but we were wrong. They exist.
Just the confirmation that these beasts inhabit this world would alone shake the foundation of science across the globe. But we could not pass up this amazing opportunity: fate, it seemed, was smiling upon us. Our endeavors would not be wasted. These hairy mammals proved to be a far more accurate match to our program than mere humans. By combining a unique combination of nature and cybernetics, we will produce the most dangerous being on the planet. The quest to create the ultimate warrior shall continue. Project: MEGAFOOT.
Jeremy Saulnier's indie flick Blue Ruin is getting set to make its DVD and Blu-ray debut, and we have everything you need to prep yourself for this insanely bloody revenge tale right here. Read on, Dreadies!
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC are proud to announce the home entertainment release of Jeremy Saulnier’s highly praised sophomore effort, BLUE RUIN.
The film world premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it took home the esteemed FIPRESCI prize. Audiences can own the revenge thriller on DVD and Blu-ray on July 22, 2014.
BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story, following a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home, determined to carry out an act of vengeance. His inexperience as an assassin lands him in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family in this critically-acclaimed new thriller by director Jeremy Saulnier (MURDER PARTY). Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, and Eve Plumb.
RADiUS-TWC released the suspenseful film theatrically on April 25, 2014, following a successful run on the festival circuit. In his review for Indiewire, Gabe Toro declares BLUE RUIN as “easily the most suspenseful American film of the year, a thriller that feels like lightning across a quiet night sky; sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular.” A.A. Dowd of AV Club raves, “Revenge thrillers are rarely so resonant, flavorful, or electrifying.” Eric Lavallée of IONCINEMA asserts that the film is “truly one of the most frantic, viscerally gory portraits albeit, deliriously pleasurable mayhem-filled noir comedy items to be launched on the festival circuit this year.” According to David Denby of The New Yorker, writer-director “Saulnier spills a lot of blood, but he’s an extraordinarily responsible and appealing craftsman.”
BLUE RUIN has a running time of 90 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody violence and language. Special DVD and Blu-ray features include:
- Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier and Star Macon Blair
- No Regrets: The Making of Blue Ruin
- Deleted Scenes
- Camera Test
Hey, man, everyone's gotta get laid sooner or later. Preferably sooner... From the makers of the stellar WNUF Halloween Special comes Call Girl of Cthulhu and we have your first look right here.
The film boasts performances from David Phillip Carollo, Melissa O’Brien, Nicolette Le Faye, and George Stover (John Waters’s Desperate Living), with special effects by Jason M. Koch and Kaleigh Brown of Aftermath FX Studio (Return To Nuke ‘Em High).
Call Girl of Cthulhu is the sixth film from Baltimore-based Midnight Crew Studios.
The film will be released through Camp Motion Pictures later this year.
When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop a sinister cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind. With endless slimy monsters, an ancient cult, and a healthy dose of T & A (tentacles and ass), writer/director Chris LaMartina and co-writer/producer Jimmy George have created a gory, fun homage to the master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft.
The ghastly wonder of Wolf Creek 2 is gearing up to invade and lay waste to your home video collection on Blu-ray and DVD and right now we have a look at the artwork and details for ya! Check 'em out and start wondering... Can someone bring the original to Blu too? Please?
Look for the flick online and in stores June 24, 2014.
Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site’s most infamous local, Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick's monstrosity, Paul's only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster.
Man, believe me when I tell you... Harpies? Those things can burn. They don't go away either. Once you get 'em you'll be constantly fretting another flare up. Get out your salves, because this June you're gonna need something to soothe the itch!
From the Press Release
Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Harpies, available on DVD on June 10th. Directed by Josh Becker (Alien Apocalypse) and executive produced by Stan Lee, acclaimed comic book writer/publisher and creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, X-Men, and countless other revered fictional comic book characters, Harpies heads to retail on June 10th for an SRP of $19.99 for the DVD.
Jason Avery (Stephen Baldwin), night watchman at the New York Museum of Natural History, is ambushed by armed thieves on a mission to seize a mysterious obelisk with supernatural powers. During the confrontation, Jason recovers an amulet from the thieves that opens a time portal. Sucked in and hurled back thousands of years to a time terrorized by mythological harpies—evil winged female creatures who steal souls and devour flesh—Jason is largely received as the prophesied savior who has come to rescue the villagers from the bloodthirsty demons. As he battles the horrific harpies and bonds with the townspeople, Jason realizes that he must use the amulet that sent him here to get back home to present day. But he isn't the only one who has made this discovery; a mortal villain with thousands of harpy eggs is forming an army to conquer the world, and he's hitching a ride back with Jason. The harpies legend is about to become reality!
As if the new Godzilla didn’t already dance on the grave of the disastrous 1998 American reboot, the Rifftrax crew is coming to a theater near you to kick the corpse. The ’98 Godzilla will be getting the Rifftrax Live treatment this August all because you made it possible.
Last year the former “Mystery Science Theater 3000” turned Rifftrax guys (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett) riffed on Starship Troopers at movie theaters all across the country thanks to your Kickstarter donations. At the time I complained that surely there were more egregiously bad films deserving of such a lambasting (Yes, I know the Kickstarter was originally intended for Twilight). Oh, have they ever found a deserving piece of crap this go-round.
Rifftrax once again took to Kickstarter and successfully raised over $100,000 to ensure that on August 16th at theaters across the country we will witness the ultimate riffing of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin’s epic debacle Godzilla. Rifftrax claims this film is one of their most requested titles ever making it the only time this film has been the most requested anything since its 1998 release.
But wait; they’re not done just yet.
Anyone familiar with Kickstarter knows that most projects offer “stretch goals” once they achieve their monetary target with time still remaining. So what sort of stretch goal is Rifftrax offering with a little less than two weeks left in their fundraising? If they reach $250,000 then this Halloween we’ll get to experience Rifftrax Live put the squeeze on Jennifer Lopez, Ice T, Owen Wilson, Jon Voight, and the rest of the cast of Anaconda.
Don’t forget that Rifftrax Live is already set to return to big screens on July 10th with their previously scheduled riffing of the modern cult classic Sharknado.
I sense a lot of riffing in the future. Hope they bring their A-game. Might be time to call in Joel and TV’s Frank for back-up.
IDW and multiple Bram Stoker award-winning author Jonathan Maberry bring the untold stories from the zombie post-apocalyptic world of Rot & Ruin to comic books this September. Read on for artwork and details.
From the Press Release
This all-new series is set in a world fifteen years after the dead have risen and vastly outnumber the survivors of the zombie-apocalypse. In the aftermath humanity has found a way to live a marginal existence by forming fenced-in towns where everyone has a job to do in order to survive. As in the award-winning novels, the comic series will center on Benny Imura and his friends as they make their way in a world where the zombies aren’t always the greatest danger.
“The Rot & Ruin isn’t about how many zombies you can kill or how much gore you can sling around the page," said writer Maberry. "These are stories about real kids making hard choices about their lives. It’s about kids learning how to become powerful in a hard and dangerous world. It’s about finding the value of human life and discovering what it means to be alive.”
The ongoing Rot & Ruin comic book series will follow Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong as they head east in their journey to find what they thought was impossible: a jumbo jet. In their travels they will encounter countless new dangers that will force them to confront what they and others are willing to do in order to bring humanity back to its former glory.
Maberry’s Rot & Ruin bestselling novels have been winning library and school awards all over the country as heartfelt action books that encourage teens to read. The series is now in development for film.
Rot & Ruin will come alive with the help of artist Tony Vargas (Temple Run) and colorist Oliver Lee Acre with stunning covers by Alex Ronald (Vampire Vixens, Judge Dredd).
Around these parts there's nothing we enjoy more than seeing the indie filmmaker do good. Case in point: the partially funded through IndieGoGo flick from MonsterBuster Entertainment, Invasion of the Undead. Check out the trailer, badass art, and more!
Written and directed by Torey Haas, the flick stars Mark Ashworth, Marie Barker, Candace Mabry, and Leah Elyse Cohen. The kick-ass artwork was created by comic artist Brian Hardison (Run by the Gun).
The flick is in post-production and is aiming for a limited theatrical run on October 2014 with a VOD and DVD / Blu-ray release to follow.
A beautiful young woman gets more than she bargained for when she enlists the aid of two self-proclaimed paranormal exterminators to combat a monster infestation in her new home.
We've been talking about Andrew Traucki’s (The Reef, Black Water) next tale of terror, The Jungle, since 2012 and now we finally have some distro news for you cats! Look for it on DVD via Entertainment One on June 24th.
Rupert Reid and Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo star.
A team of conservationists sets out to explore the dense Indonesian rainforest in search of the legendary javan leopard. But the deeper into the jungle they journey, the more nervous the group’s native guides become – local legend has it that a deadly werewolf-like creature roams the dense jungle. Determined to complete their mission, the expeditionists venture farther into the darkening forest, only to discover they are being stalked by an unseen predator: one that has no fear of humans.
Entertainment Weekly scored quite the badass artwork and video for the upcoming sliver of sasquatchploitation from Bobcat Goldthwait, Willow Creek (review). Check them out right here right now before its body is stripped clean by strange woodland creatures.
With Willow Creek Goldthwait has apparently mixed satire with suspense, and overall his film is driven by “exploring the idea of bearing witness.” The flick is home to various characters who believe they’ve seen the elusive Sasquatch. They each give differing accounts and at times even come to blows. Goldthwait is said to use this kind of tension to get in some observations on faith and religion.
Look for it in theaters and On Demand June 6th!
Jim and his girlfriend, Kelly, are in Willow Creek, California, to retrace the steps of Bigfoot researchers Patterson and Gimlin, who in 1967 recorded the most famous film of the legendary monster. Kelly is a skeptic, along for the ride to spend time with her boyfriend between acting gigs. Jim, a believer, hopes to capture footage of his own, so his camera is constantly rolling.
The small town is a mecca to the Bigfoot community: Sasquatch statues guard the local businesses, murals of the missing link line the roads, and Bigfoot burgers are the town delicacy. The couple interview locals who range from skeptic to believer and from manic to completely menacing. Some of the stories they hear are of chance encounters with a gentle creature, while others are tales of mysterious eviscerations.
On the day that Jim and Kelly plan on hiking into the woods to look for proof, they are given a simple warning: “It’s not a joke. You shouldn’t go there.” Despite the ominous message and Kelly’s own reservations, they head deep into the forest to set up camp. The events that follow will make them wish they had simply spent the night at the Bigfoot Motel.
Director and two-time IFFBoston alum Bobcat Goldthwait (WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, 2009; GOD BLESS AMERICA, 2012) pumps new life into the found-footage horror genre with WILLOW CREEK. His characters’ genuine humor gives them a humanity that is essential to setting up the scares. The satire is so successful that the film’s audience will have no idea what to do with the tension and fear that comes later—other than to white-knuckle it while sitting in the dark.
Released in limited theaters and on VOD outlets a few months back, Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's Open Grave (review) is now getting ready to head home, courtesy of Cinedigm. We've dug up all the release details for ya today, so read on!
From the Press Release
Featuring genre favorites Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) and Joseph Morgan (“The Originals,” “The Vampire Diaries”), the zombie apocalypse film that takes psycho thrillers in a new direction, Open Grave, awakens on Blu-ray and DVD July 15 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Tribeca Film. Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18), the dark and twisted thrill ride also stars Thomas Kretschmann (Wanted, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Josie Ho (Contagion), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones) and Max Wrottesley (“24: Live Another Day”).
A complicated story that pits characters against each other, Open Grave examines how important memory is to a person’s identity by forcing six strangers—stripped of all recollection—to confront their inner demons. While these strangers seek to identify their past, evil demons lurk beneath them, forcing them to fight for survival, even if it means betraying their allies.
A man wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives away to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that’s more vicious and hungry than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together—before it’s too late.
Excited about "Dominion," Syfy's upcoming weekly take on Scott Stewart's 2010 film Legion? Then get ready to dig into a gaggle of new stills and two new videos! War is coming, folks! Which side are you on?
"Dominion" premieres Thursday, June 19, on Syfy (9-10 pm ET/PT).
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The series stars Christopher Egan ("Kings"), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee ("Game of Thrones"), Alan Dale ("Lost"), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), and Luke Allen-Gale ("The Borgias"). It follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth.
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), "Dominion" is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25-year battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control; and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.
"Dominion," produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, is executive produced by Vaun Wilmott, Todd Slavkin, and Darren Swimmer, along with executive producers Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed the feature film Legion, Michael Litvak, and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the original film. Film Afrika serves as the local production entity in South Africa.
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A new 30-second trailer for the TV adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" is here, and it's looking pretty damned badass. Check it out and look for the show Sunday, July 13th, on FX. Dig in and wear your respirator. The infection is likely to spread quickly.
The ensemble cast of "The Strain" includes Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez, and David Bradley.
"The Strain" is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
The highly anticipated first season of “The Strain” will premiere on July 13th at 10 p.m. and will include 13 episodes.
In anticipation of the theatrical release of Snowpiercer here in the States, we have a new trailer you cats to ogle. Look for it in theatres on June 27, 2014, hopefully in its original form. At least that's the rumor. Stay tuned!
The English-language directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho (The Host), the film stars The Avengers’ Chris Evans, The Help’s Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho.
Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer is set in the not too distant future, where a new Ice Age has wiped out most of the human race. With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snowpiercer is a train of Earth’s lone survivors that travels around the cold world.
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
On tap right now is the trailer premiere for Full Moon's latest fright fest, Trophy Heads, but wait! That's not all! The house that Band built is also giving you, the viewer, a chance to have your noggin mounted! Read on for details.
You can now submit your head, and Full Moon will chop it off! Yep, Full Moon is going to cut off your head and mount it for you! Simply submit a close-up photo of yourself (no larger than 1000 X 1000 pixels) here, and they’ll send you a custom decapitated Trophy Head version of your own face!
Look for the series via Full Moon Streaming on June 4th!
It's the present day, and our heroines, real life Scream Queens who starred in those infamous movies back in the 80’s and 90’s, have gone on with their lives since those days, some still acting or in new businesses of their own. What none of them suspect is that somewhere, down in the basement of an old house, an obsessed fan, Max, sits in the dark, watching clips from those movies over and over, his obsession growing into a diabolical plan. Soon, Max, with the help of his neurotically enabling mother, begins to put his plan into effect.
Six Scream Queens are on our mad fan's list: Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, Denice Duff, Jacqueline Lovell, and Darcy DeMoss.
One by one, with his mother's help, he begins to "collect" them, transporting them to a makeshift prison he's set up in his basement. The Scream Queens have no idea what's going on, until they find themselves forced to re-enact movie scenes from their horror heyday, a nightmarish process since Max remembers every line and gesture and they haven’t watched them in years. And they definitely don’t remember the new and terrible outcome of the scenes. Their numbers rapidly dwindle down as their attempts to escape are revealed as booby traps designed to ensnare and kill them, their heads attached to trophy plaques and mounted on a wall.
Things take a twisted turn as the disembodied heads start speaking to Max. Why is he doing this? What have they ever done to him?
Because he loves them! They're the only girls he's ever loved. And they're being forgotten. Cast aside. But see? He's going to preserve them. Keep them alive the way they were meant to be. And share their heads – soon to be preserved forever with all the fans who loved them.
It’s a battle to the finish as our favorite Scream Queens fight for their lives. Who will survive, and who will lose their head?
On tap right now is your first look at Zsolt Bernáth's foreign flick Aura, starring Szénási Bálint, Szénási Kristóf, and Kapócs Panka. Once you're done trying to figure out how to sound out those names, check out the trailer, stills, and artwork.
Look for more on this one as we get it!
Four kids wake up in their stranded car in an abandoned field only to find that the sun did not rise. What’s more, they discover that a strange 30-foot diameter, almost invisible bionic “aura” is covering their surroundings. It reacts to their touches, and soon mysterious things start to happen that are much more than they would have ever hoped for.