It was many years ago when I first became familiar with Kentaro Miura's anime Berserk. Actually I was playing Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage on the Sega Dreamcast. A violent warrior swinging a giant sword against hordes of demons? I was hooked! Perfect fodder for a movie.
According to IMDb (so take this with a grain of salt as they're rarely reliable), a movie is coming in 2017 with an impressive list of directors... Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf), Oliver Stone (JFK, Platoon, Natural Born Killers) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives, Drive, Bronson) - apparently all collaborating on the project which was originally conceived as a manga from Kentaro Miura.
Stuart Beattie (I, Frankenstein, 30 Days of Night, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) worked on the screenplay.
In the adaptation, “The Epic of Guts, a dangerous barbarian joins forces with a mercenary group named ‘The Band of the Hawk’, lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court and their final doom.”
Expect more news soon.
The first artwork has come out of Sundance for Jim Mickle's adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's Cold in July starring Sam Shepard (Killing Them Softly, Mud), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Vinessa Shaw (Two Lovers), and Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"). Dig it!
Nick Damici and Wyatt Russell co-star. Distribution news will be forthcoming.
Despite the trappings — guns, stakeouts, an ex-con, a private eye, a porn ring, a shootout — this isn’t an ordinary suspense novel. It’s a lean, effective character study about a man who risks his comfortable life to pursue something half-glimpsed within his psyche. He feels guilty about his father’s suicide, he doubts his ability to raise his own son, and now he’s mixed up with another father, whose son has gone into a place of great darkness. A stirring tale in which actions have consequences, and no one is left unchanged by the things that they see and do.
The Showtime series "Dexter" was great when in its prime, but the last season? The final season? Holy cow, was that bad. If you haven't seen it yet, count yourself as one of the lucky ones. In any event...
At the network's presentation during the 2014 Television Critics Association press tour, Showtime’s president, David Nevins, revealed there’s still a chance for a "Dexter" spinoff, and that if it happens, it would be about… Dexter. Um... wasn't the last show about Dexter? Color us confused. Read on for details courtesy of IGN.
Said Nevins, “It’s something we continue to talk about. If we were to do it, we would have to have a very good reason to do it. It would have to feel like it’s a new show. I’m not interested in doing it if it’s just a continuation… There have been some light, ongoing conversations. It hasn’t really gone anywhere yet. It would have to involve Michael [C. Hall].” Asked to clarify whether he meant as a producer, Nevins said he meant onscreen, remarking, “I think if we were to do it, I would only do it if it is with Michael.”
Harry continues to spin in his grave.
The television and film world lost a really class act today as Russell Johnson has passed away quietly in his home via natural causes at the ripe old age of 89. Take a moment to celebrate his comedic legacy... and a whole lot more.
It's no surprise that Johnson will always be remembered for his role as Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr., on the 1964 cult comedy favorite TV show "Gilligan's Island" along with several films that saw him reunite with his fellow castaways, but Russell was also in several horror/sci-fi classics such as the recently announced for DVD Horror at 37,000 Feet, This Island Earth, It Came from Outer Space, and even stints on "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits."
We here at Dread Central would like to take a moment to honor and thank the man for all of his contributions and the smiles that came along with them and offer our deepest condolences to his many friends, family members, and constituents. Congratulations, sir. You finally found your way back home. Cheers.
The CW to Attack the Block in February; New Synopses for The Originals, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries
The CW has revealed the synopses for the Feb. 4th episodes of "The Originals" and "Supernatural" and the Feb. 6th episode of "The Vampire Diaries" along with a special treat on Feb. 7th...
If you've still never seen the awesome cult favorite Attack the Block, then you have a chance to do so on Friday, February 7th. More details are below.
"The Originals" Episode 1.13 - "Crescent City" (airs 2/4/14, 8-9pm)
UNEXPECTED VISITORS — At the re-opening of St. Anne’s Church, Father Kieran (guest star Todd Stashwick) finds himself in a great deal of trouble after a run-in with a witch from his past.
Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) grow concerned when the reemergence of someone they once knew threatens to expose secrets they’ve kept buried for nearly a century.
Elsewhere, Sophie (Daniella Pineda) is shocked when a discovery is made at the cemetery, but she soon realizes things may not be as they seem. With the full moon looming, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) lets Rebekah in on her plan to throw a party for her werewolf clan, but things take a dangerous turn when uninvited guests arrive.
Meanwhile, Cami (Leah Pipes) is conflicted when she makes a difficult decision involving the safety of Father Kieran, and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) finds himself facing his own dilemma when he has to choose between Hayley and his siblings.
Finally, when one of his plans fails, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) takes drastic measures in the Cauldron, resulting in dangerous repercussions that affect everyone involved. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Michael Narducci and Julie Plec.
"Supernatural" Episode 9.13 - "The Purge" (airs 2/4/14, 9-10pm)
SAM AND DEAN GO UNDERCOVER AT A SPA — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate recent murders where the victims were hundreds of pounds lighter after their deaths.
Suspecting witches, the two go undercover at a fancy day spa that all of the victims had attended for weight loss. While Sam is hired as a fitness instructor, Dean takes kitchen duty.
After Dean swipes some tainted food and passes out, the guys realize someone is drugging the guests and literally sucking all of the fat out of them until they die. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.12 - "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (airs 2/6/14, 8-9pm)
WELCOME TO THE BITTER BALL — Hoping to help everyone move past recent traumatic events, Caroline (Candice Accola) convinces Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) to attend Whitmore College’s “Bitter Ball” for broken-hearted students. Bonnie is intrigued with a fellow student named Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell), who appears to be dabbling in witchcraft.
Tyler (Michael Trevino) starts to worry about Matt’s (Zach Roerig) relationship with Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda).
After making a disturbing discovery, Stefan (Paul Wesley) has a frustrating conversation with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) while Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) struggles to continue his research project with help from a new benefactor named Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh).
Still bent on revenge, Damon and Enzo resort to violence to convince Bonnie and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to help them, but their plan takes an unexpected and horrifying turn. Darren Genet directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine and Holly Brix.
Attack the Block (airs 2/7/14, 8-10pm)
THE CULT SCI-FI HIT FROM THE PRODUCERS OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD — An unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner-city kids form an unlikely alliance to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial war zone.
The cast includes Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, and Franz Drameh. The film was written and directed by Joe Cornish.
The official Blu-ray trailer for the ultimate and award-winning retrospective on the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Never Sleep Again (review), is here, and there's a veritable treasure trove of high definition Elm Street goodness just waiting for you!
Featuring exclusive interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare, including creator Wes Craven and Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”), Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy will be available as a 2-Disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on January 21, 2014, for an SRP of $29.98 from Image Entertainment.
Murderer. Dream Demon. The bastard son of a hundred maniacs. Any way you slice it, there can only be one man – one monster – who epitomizes those words: Freddy Krueger. For decades, he has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters and shows no signs of ever resting in peace.
A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp is your dream guide in this thrilling “shockumentary” that takes you deeper into Freddy’s realm than ever before, featuring exciting clips, never-before-seen photos, behind-the-scenes footage, conceptual art, publicity materials and exclusive interviews with over 100 key cast and crew from every Nightmare, including Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Jack Sholder, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Chuck Russell, Jennifer Rubin, Renny Harlin, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Stephen Hopkins, Kelly Jo Minter, Rachel Talalay, Lisa Zane, Alice Cooper, Patrick Lussier, Miko Hughes, Monica Keena, Brendan Fletcher, Ronny Yu and many more.
So get ready for Freddy in the definitive account of modern cinema’s eternal bogeyman and what has been called the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!
Go Inside American Horror Story: Coven with The Voodoo Queenie; Ryan Murphy Talks Final Two Episodes
A new "Inside the Coven" video has arrived for "American Horror Story," in which we check in with Gabourey Sidibe to explore the human voodoo doll Queenie's place, and that's not all...
Executive producer Ryan Murphy chatted with EW about what's in store for the final two episodes, and we have the highlights here. Be sure to hit the link at the bottom of the page for the rest.
Marie has been knocked unconscious. What can you say about what will happen to her?
RM: Basically, what she [Marie]... did — Marie cut Delphine into many, many parts and threatened to scatter her around the city — Kathy [Bates] does that same thing to Marie. Marie is still alive, but her body parts are scattered all over the city, perhaps never to be united again. The question in the next episode: Who can put this very glamorous Humpty Dumpty back together again?... It was always going to be Marie against Delphine. The next episode addresses what will become of this rivalry and who will win, ultimately. That’s really what it’s about.
Will Fiona and The Axeman get a happy ending?
RM: Well, the entire episode is really about, What is Fiona going to do? She said her plan: She’s going to identify the Supreme. Kill that Supreme. Guarantee herself another run of life and run away with The Axeman. So the next episode is about that, about Fiona and The Axeman and their deadly plan to kill everyone.
Speaking of running away, Zoe and Kyle seemed to leave town. Are they gone for good?
RM: They are in the next episode. We see what happens when they go to Epcot. They’re going to Epcot. I’m absolutely obsessed with Myrtle giving them her jar of jewelry.
We haven't yet seen the aftermath of Cordelia actions. Will she get the second sight back?
RM: The whole next episode is Cordelia realizing her mother’s plan, which is to kill everyone and leave with The Axeman. Cordelia is obviously Fiona’s daughter in many ways other than she’s got some of that sass and smarts. So can she save the day? Or will she herself perish?
It seems like there’s more and more potential Supremes. Will it become more clear?
RM: ...It becomes more clear. There’s an interesting thing we said early and repeat again that in times of crisis, witches’ power rise. So the next two episodes are really about: Who is the Supreme? But then again, Fiona could kill them all and the entire last episode could just be about Fiona shopping in Paris with The Axeman, so you have to watch.
We didn’t see Misty this episode. Will we see her again?
RM: Well, time’s running out for Misty. She’s trapped in that tomb. And there’s not a lot of oxygen in those tombs, and people usually die of dehydration after three days. We do address what happens or happened to her, yes.
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.11 - "Go to Hell" (airs 1/22/14)
Cordelia's (Sarah Paulson) latest vision puts the Coven's future in question. With the end of Fiona's (Jessica Lange) reign approaching, the girls manifest powerful new gifts.
Queenie's (Gabourey Sidibe) search for Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) leads her to Hell and back.
It's a good thing February is a short month; that's less time we have to wait for the return of "Hannibal"! With the show's February 28th Season 2 premiere date coming up, NBC has released a new cast photo and an official promo.
The 13-episode second season of the critically acclaimed drama “Hannibal” premieres on NBC at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Friday, February 28, 2014, following “Grimm.” It will begin with Episode 2.01, “Kaiseki” (a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner).
From creator Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the story that began with the feature films Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs.
The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park co-star.
Guys. Guys! It’s finally happened! Scream Factory just announced on their Facebook page that Ravenous, the cult Guy Pearce-starring cannibal thriller set during the Mexican-American War and one of my favorite films of all time, is hitting Blu-ray in June!
According to the Facebook post, it will include a slew of all-new extra materials. Beyond that, the only information available right now is the art for the Blu-ray, which will use the original – and inferior – poster key art.
Sadly, director Antonia Bird passed away last October. For those who didn’t know, she was actually the second director on the film, replacing director Milcho Manchevski at the behest of star Robert Carlyle. The film received mixed reviews upon its release, but has since gone on to become a cult favorite among those who like their horror gritty and philosophical.
Our very own Vanessa Gomez had the opportunity to sit down with director Kim Peirce about the Blu-ray release of Carrie (review) but that's not all! She actually got a chance to re-enact the iconic blood dump scene and we have videos and images of all the bloody fun!
Honestly? We couldn't be more proud of Vanessa. She showed up in full prom regalia and went for it! And... you can see "her dirty pillows"! Check out all of the goods below.
Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher, with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the film is a production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Screen Gems and was released in theatres on October 18, 2013.
Look for it on Blu-ray NOW!
The 1970’s were a great time for made-for-television horror movies. Some, like Horror at 37,000 Feet, were just great camp. An all-star cast consisting of William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Roy Thinnes, Paul Winfield, Russell Johnson, and more...
...try to survive an unholy druid entity that hijacks an international flight.
The 1973 haunted jumbo jet flick Horror at 37,000 Feet had been a staple of late night cable television replays (especially on TBS and TNT) up until the new millennium, when it finally faded off into the realm of obscurity. Paramount is prepared to reintroduce it to a new generation when they release the often unintentionally hilarious made-for-TV fright flick on DVD March 18th.
Fly the not-so-friendly skies in this frightening tale of survival at 37,000 feet! On a flight from London to Los Angeles, a wealthy architect (Roy Thinnes) and his wife (Jane Merrow) have rented out a jumbo jet's entire cargo hold to transport a precious artifact -- an altar from an ancient abbey. But they're unaware of its deadly secret. Aboard for the ill-fated trip are William Shatner as a drunken, cynical ex-priest; Buddy Ebsen as an arrogant millionaire; and Chuck Connors as the heroic pilot. Not long after departure, crew and passengers alike face airborne jeopardy and supernatural horror as a demonic entity escapes from the altar, seeking to possess a hapless victim as well as seek revenge on those who would desecrate the sinister deity's ancient ritual site. Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a terrifying flight!
William Shatner at Shatner Level 5 is just one of the many reasons the film is known more for its camp value than its scare quotient. Here’s a taste of the Shat.
Another boatload of Vampire Academy goodies has made its way online today, and as always we have everything for you right here. New stills? Check. New infographics? Check. New reasons for teenage girls to shit their pants? Double check!
Based on the bestselling book series by Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy opens in theaters on February 14, 2014. It's directed by Mark Waters, written by Daniel Waters, and stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley Charles.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa - a royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St. Vladamir's Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy.
Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love interest, Dimitri (Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa's guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
Ready for another quick teaser video for Showtime's upcoming "Penny Dreadful"? Of course you are, and we have for you here "A Place in the Shadows" along with the official premiere date!
"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife").
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star; and Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.
"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT. For more info in the meantime, visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter.
Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
Devil's Due opens at midnight in select theatres countrywide tonight, and since there were no press screenings, you're gonna have to wait a bit for our review. That being said, here's a bunch of videos to tide you over!
And remember... you must Pray for Sam while you still can!
20th Century Fox's Devil’s Due, featuring Allison Miller ("Terra Nova") and Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights"), opens in theaters everywhere January 17, 2014. Penned by Lindsay Devlin, it's directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Radio Silence).
After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.
A truly spooky new trailer has arrived for Hammer's The Quiet Ones along with a new still, and if you're a fan of the paranormal, this one seems to be right up your haunted alley. Check it out!
The film is written and directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2) and produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop), Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, and Simon Oakes along with Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC).
Look for it in theatres on April 25, 2014, from Lionsgate.
Starring Jared Harris ("Mad Men", The Ward) and Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and directed by John Pogue, The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.
Other cast members include Erin Richards ("Breaking In", "Being Human"), Olivia Cooke ("The Secret of Crickley Hall", "The Fuse"), and West End theatre actor Rory Fleck-Byrne.
For more info be sure to "like" The Quiet Ones on Facebook.
With Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, Lifetime's upcoming biopic about the infamous Lizzie Borden, set to debut on January 25th, a new trailer for the TV-movie has arrived. They also have a few hastags for you to choose from should you choose to live tweet the film.
Christina Ricci stars as Lizzie with Billy Campbell as her lawyer and Clea DuVall as her sister. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, directed by Nick Gomez ("Dexter," "FlashForward," "Burn Notice"), will premiere on Lifetime January 25th at 8:00 pm ET.
If you're a tweeter, take your pick from: #LizzieBorden, #LizzieIsInnocent, or #LizzieIsGuilty.
It’s not just a disturbing nursery rhyme! Now the true story of how Lizzie Borden murdered her parents (or did she?) in the summer of 1892 is being brought to Lifetime. The true-crime case captured national attention when it first happened, proving that Americans' obsession with scandalous and sordid tales is nothing new.
Though we've still got no Cabin Fever: Patient Zero release date here in the states, we recently learned that the infection will spread to the UK on March 17. A Canada release won't be far behind, and you'll find all the info by reading on!
From the Press Release
Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up Canadian rights to Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, part of the popular horror franchise originally created by Eli Roth. Directed by Kaare Andrews (Altitude and The ABCs of Death) penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher), and stars Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton and Jillian Murray.
The deal was negotiated by Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Annick Mahnert from Raven Banner Entertainment, and Kevin Hoiseth from Voltage Pictures on behalf of the producers.
When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.
Raven Banner is set to release Cabin Fever: Patient Zero in early 2014 in 28 theatres across Canada as part of its Sinister Cinema series with partnersCineplex Entertainment.
No stranger to devious and terrifying goings-on, Silent Hill star Radha Mitchell is about to come face to face with the Devil. Read on for details about her Sacrifice!
Screen Daily reports that Mitchell will star in the adaptation of S.J. Bolton's novel of the same name, alongside Rupert Graves and Colm Meaney. Mitchell will play a consultant surgeon trying in vain to have a child with her husband, played by Graves.
Her discovery of a mutilated woman’s body leads to shocking revelations as her husband, boss and local police try to persuade her to drop the matter.
Peter Dowling (Flight Plan) wrote the screenplay and will direct, and production is scheduled to begin in Dublin in late March.
Arnold Rifkind’s Cheyenne Enterprises will produce with Ireland-based Subotica.
Vampire films have become tired and boring over the years, we must admit. But vampire films written and directed by Jim Jarmusch? Well, that's an entirely different story!
Jamusch's first horror film, Only Lovers Left Alive, premieres this coming May at the Cannes Film Festival, and we invite you to sink those pearly whites of yours into the brand new trailer for the flick!
Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tilda Swinton as Eve, a grungy but erudite vampire who's married to a forlorn vampire musician, Adam, played by Tom Hiddleston. Several-hundred-year-old Adam (of Biblical fame) has been living quite happily ever since being expelled from the Garden of Eden--that is, until the 21st century came along with its excesses and greed and pushed him into a full-flung existential crisis. He cracks and orders a wooden bullet to kill himself.
Adam and Eve are not about blood-sucking and murder but are refined lovers of literature, science, music, and learning in general. When Eve's estranged sister (Mia Wasikowska) "drinks" Ian, a friend, to death, Eve tells her off, saying that in the 21st century people won't understand such barbarity. It's not like they can just dump the bodies in the Thames with the tuberculosis sufferers like in old times, she says. Now, in the 21st century, they get their blood from the transfusion section of a hospital. Alongside this, John Hurt plays a vampire Christopher Marlowe, who's still bitter that Shakespeare became more famous.
In the film vampires elegantly cover their mouths and have a strange ritual with gloves that goes unexplained, but at heart it's the story of Adam and Eve, who try to rekindle their love despite living in different places, he in Detroit and she in Tangiers. It is as touching as it is odd. The love story between immortal beings also raised philosophical questions for leading man Hiddleston, who said playing Adam was a "fascinating prospect" — a chance to break away from his more conventional superhero roles like Loki in Marvel Studios' Thor films. "The idea of exploring love in the context of immortality — is (it) a blessing because it recurs, and what does that do to your commitments?" he said.
It took Jarmusch seven years to find a backer, and he explains why: "I wanted to make a vampire love story... The reason it took so long was that no one wanted to give us the money. It's getting more and more and more difficult for films that are maybe a little unusual or not predictable or not satisfying the expectations of everybody — which is the beauty of cinema, discovering new films of all forms."
Set for a limited theatrical release on February 28, the thriller Repentance boasts a strong cast of big name stars, led by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. All of their familiar faces are shown off on the new poster art for the flick, which we've snagged for ya today. Check it out!
Directed by Philippe Caland, the film also stars Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Mike Epps, and Nicole Ari Parker.
Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He's parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the "untimely" death of his mother.
When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother, Ben (Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach.
Seek further contrition over on the official Repentance website.