Even though the flick is currently filming, that hasn't stopped it from casting! Variety reports that Jocko Sims (Crash, White Space, Something Is Killing Tate) has joined the already stellar cast to play the supporting role of military operative Werner.
Andy Serkis, celebrated for his performance in the last film, reprises his role as Caesar. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Public Enemies, The Great Gatsby), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Harry Potter franchise), Keri Russell ("The Americans," Mission Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans, Rock N Rolla), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, ParaNorman), Enrique Murciano (Traffic, Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line), and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Three Kings, 13 Going on 30) also star.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). The producers are Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion), Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Tom Hammel (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is executive producing.
Oscar-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing a new generation of the cutting edge performance capture technologies developed for Rise of the Apes and Avatar – will again render photo-realistic, emotionally-engaging apes. The film’s key behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Seresin, production designer James Chinland, and VFX Supervisors Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon, VFX producers Ryan Stafford, editor Bill Hoy and Stan Salfas, and costume designer Melissa Brunning.
Twentieth Century Fox will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes worldwide on Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 2014.
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.
If you're not watching "Hannibal" on NBC, then you are missing one of the best damned horror-themed shows on TV. Apparently NBC hasn't realized this as they've yet to renew the show for a second season. Don't fear though... outside parties are interested should they pass.
Deadline reports that Amazon, which currently carries repeats of the show, has expressed interest in taking it on should NBC pass. There are no talks going on, and "Hannibal" has not been shopped as the producers are waiting on a renewal at NBC. Two words, NBC - wise up! Shit or get off the pot!
That being said, we also have on tap for you right now a new clip from the next episode!
"Hannibal" Episode 1.08 - "Fromage" (airs 5/16/13)
HANNIBAL IS FORCED TO FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE WHILE WILL REACHES OUT ROMANTICALLY TO ALANA - The BAU investigates a murder in which the killer exposes the victim's vocal cords to literally play them like a cello. Meanwhile, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) discovers that the killer, Tobias (Demore Barnes), murdered the victim as an attempt to gain Hannibal's attention but then makes an attempt to take Lecter’s life.
Will (Hugh Dancy) is driven to distraction by strange noises in his head and turns to Alana, in a romantic way, seeking peace and stability. Hannibal describes his relationship with Will to his therapist, Dr. Bedilia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). Vladmimir Cubrt and Dan Fogler guest star.
A&E has posted a new still from next Monday's season finale of "Bates Motel" (Is it really almost over? Seems like it just started!) featuring Norman and Emma, and of course we have a look at it right here for you.
The series stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender). “Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
"Bates Motel" Episode 1.10 - "Midnight" (airs 5/20/13)
Romero decides to take action; Norman takes Emma to the dance; Norman gets a ride home from Miss Watson.
A new red-band trailer for Sundance darling V/H/S/2 (review) has hit the Net, and we have it right here for ya! Look for it on iTunes/On Demand on June 6th and in theaters July 12th via Magnet Releasing.
For more information right now, check out the official V/H/S/2 Facebook page!
V/H/S/2 is produced by The Collective, Salient Media, and Brad Miska and Tom Owen’s Bloody Disgusting. Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, and Jason Eisener all directed entries in this latest anthology. The cast includes Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L.C Holt, Kelsy Abbott, and Hannah Hughes.
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
Time for a little girl talk, kids! Not your typical vacation banter, but there's nothing typical about the journey into terror our protagonists face in Black Rock. Check it out and look for the flick on VOD!
Written by Mark Duplass (Baghead, Jeff, Who Lives At Home, Cyrus) and directed by Katie Aselton, Black Rock (review) stars Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, and Katie Aselton, who appear as three childhood friends who set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Be warned though - the clip is a red band clip so things do get a bit naughty!
Let's face it: The Earth has just about had it what with all the pollution and relentless news coverage of celebrities, and it's time to move on, man. That being said, Elysium is now taking citizen applications. Submit yours now!
Directed by Neill Blomkamp, Elysium stars Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look for it in theaters August 9, 2013.
Visit the official Elysium website here!
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In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet's crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium - but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission - one that pits him against Elysium's Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces - but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.
Now that "Grimm" has added zombies (or at least a Wesen form of zombies) to the mix, we really can't wait for next week's Season 2 finale. Hear from the cast about what's ahead both then and in the upcoming Season 3.
Below you'll find video interviews with co-stars David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Claire Coffee, Russell Hornsby, and Bree Turner in which they dish a bit on the finale and what's in store for their characters next season.
Episode 2.22 - "Goodnight, Sweet Prince" (airing 5/21/13; 10:00-11:00 pm)
THE ROYALS BRING THEIR AGENDA FOR NICK TO PORTLAND – JAMES FRAIN AND SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO GUEST STAR -- Just when things look like they’re back to normal with Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), Nick (David Giuntoli) is called to investigate a flurry of rage-fueled assaults happening all over Portland. He goes to Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) for help battling Portland’s newest wave of “undead.”
As if that weren’t enough, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) informs Nick that his brother Eric (guest star James Frain) is in town on family business. Meanwhile, Stefania (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo) and Frau Pech methodically use their alliances with Adalind (Claire Coffee) to battle one another. Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee also star.
The red-band trailer for Paul Middleditch’s horror comedy Rapture-Palooza has arrived, and we have every sin-laden second of it right here for ya! Look for the flick from Lionsgate in limited theaters and on VOD platforms June 7th.
Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Ken Jeong star.
The film is best described as Zombieland meets The Big Lebowski, and that alone has us all over this bad boy. In the flick a couple battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist. Yep, we are so there.
When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) and her boyfriend, Ben (John Francis Daley, TV’s “Bones”), are left behind in suburban Seattle. The young couple try their best to lead a normal life surrounded by talking locusts, blood rain showers, and pot-smoking wraiths. But when The Beast (Craig Robinson, TV’s “The Office”) makes his home base in their neighborhood, Lindsey finds herself the object of his affection. With the help of her family, friends, and a lawn-mowing zombie neighbor (Tom Lennon, TV’s “Reno 911”), the young couple set off to stop the Antichrist from taking her as his bride... and just maybe saving the world in the process.
The teaser one-sheets for HBO's "True Blood" have always been badass and this one is no different. Let's just hope that this time the series can live up to the coolness of the artwork. Check it out!
Season 6, premiering June 16th, picks up immediately after last year's bloody finale, which found Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) attempting to escape a very scary--and very naked--Bill (Stephen Moyer, who also directed the premiere episode). Joining the "True Blood" regulars this year are guest stars Rutger Hauer, Arliss Howard, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Karolina Wydra, Luke Grimes, and Amelia Rose Blaire.
The series started in 2008, “In a world where vampires have “come out of the coffin”, Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress, discovers a new world of different creatures when she meets Bill Compton, a vampire.”
"Vampire Diaries" spinoff "The Originals" has one thing going for it for sure: All the characters are actual adults, rather than teenagers for a change! Check out the first preview of the show heading our way this fall on The CW.
What we have here is a new city, new trouble, and a new Klaus. Here's a brief recap of what we know so far:
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to New Orleans, which his family helped build, to explore a threat against him by some witches. He finds that his former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is ruling as unofficial king and has created what Klaus has always wanted: a community. Sophie (Daniella Pineda) is leading a witch revolt against Marcel and is at the center of the mystery Klaus is trying to unravel. But the larger arc is a study in character and family dynamics. "The Originals" will ultimately be the redemption tale of Klaus and, possibly, the unraveling of Elijah (Daniel Gillies), who is going to have to maybe get his hands dirty in an effort to keep his brother in check.
Phoebe Tonkin's Hayley is heading to New Orleans as well to hunt for the werewolves Klaus told her about who have the same birthmark she has. Her journey is how to connect her back to other people, how to find her humanity in the midst of some dark things that she's done.
Katherine and Bonnie face off in this new clip from tomorrow night's Season 4 finale of "The Vampire Diaries," entitled "Graduation." As you'll see, Katherine isn't about to give up on her desire to become immortal.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.23 - "Graduation" - Season 4 Finale (airs 5/16/13)
WHO WILL TAKE THE CURE? — On graduation day Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies. Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) life is in danger after a ghostly encounter, while Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) join forces to battle a ghost determined to find the cure.
As everyone gathers for the graduation ceremony and the ghosts converge, help comes from an unlikely hero. Caroline (Candice Accola) receives a touching and unexpected graduation present, and Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) plan leads to the closing of the veil.
Elena (Nina Dobrev) makes a decision about the Salvatore brothers and faces an epic confrontation with Katherine (Nina Dobrev). Finally, Stefan (Paul Wesley) discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas.
Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Caroline Dries and Julie Plec.
Gentle Giant is at it again - creating some of the best busts and collectibles from "The Walking Dead." On tap today we have the Sophia Stalker Walker Zombie Mini Bust, coming in 1st quarter 2014.
Season Two of AMC’s "The Walking Dead" was full of tragedy and loss. Perhaps one of the most painful surprise revelations of the season came in the episode “Pretty Much Dead Already,” when the survivors discovered the fate of young Sophia Peletier. Throughout the show it was clear she’d been followed, even hunted, by one particular walker. Whether or not this is the one that finally caught her is a mystery.
Straight from the screen to your shelf, Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to bring you this terrifying Sophia Stalker Walker Zombie Mini Bust. Digitally sculpted and cold cast using only the highest quality synthetic polystone, this piece is as screen-accurate as a mini bust can get. Each hand-painted bust comes individually numbered and includes a matching certificate of authenticity.
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With so many haunted houses, why shouldn't the air above us be equally as haunted? This avionic phenomenon is explored in the latest adaptation that's looking to send shivers down our spines. Read on for the first details of Departure.
From the Press Release
Good Universe announced today that Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Breach, Shattered Glass, and the upcoming Captain Phillips) will direct DEPARTURE for the studio from an original script he wrote. Jim Whitaker (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, American Gangster) will produce the sci-fi/romance. Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Spencer Wong will oversee the project on behalf of Good Universe. Elizabeth Ingold will oversee for Whitaker Entertainment. Good Universe has the project on the fast-track and will begin casting right away.
Based on the true story of a never-explained avionic phenomenon, DEPARTURE follows a brilliant Miami-based FAA investigator who is obsessed with learning how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air and then reappeared in the exact same spot ten minutes later. As mysterious occurrences continue to occur with increasing frequency in the skies over Miami, the investigation becomes personal when the employee’s beloved wife is on one of the planes affected.
The story is inspired by the book Ghosts of the Air by Martin Caidin, which documents real accounts from pilots who have experienced flight anomalies.
Dan Freedman negotiated the deals for Good Universe. Billy Ray is represented by CAA, Management 360, and attorney Peter Nichols of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.
Their creations are towering achievements in genre entertainment, and on June 26 the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films will recognize the continually influential work of Richard Matheson, William Friedkin, and Vince Gilligan at the Saturn Awards.
From the Press Release
This year’s Saturn Awards ceremony will be hosted by actress Virginia Madsen, who won a Saturn Award as Best Actress for her performance in 1992’s Candyman and received an Oscar® nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role for 2004’s Sideways. Matheson, Friedkin, and Gilligan are all expected to attend the Saturn Awards ceremony at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, California.
“The recipients of this year’s special Saturn Awards have influenced generations of fans – not to mention other creative minds – and their accomplishments truly rank among the great contributions to science fiction, fantasy, and horror,” said Academy President Robert Holguin. “They have provoked our thoughts, invaded our dreams, and set our minds soaring to new heights, and the Academy is genuinely thrilled to pay tribute to them and their works.”
Related Story: 2013 Saturn Award Nominees Announced
From the moment he published his first short story, “Born of Man and Woman,” at age 24, RICHARD MATHESON has been a singular voice in fiction, whose prolific written work is as unforgettable as the television and filmed entertainment it has inspired for more than half a century. In addition to more than 25 novels and nearly 100 short stories, Matheson wrote 14 timeless episodes of "The Twilight Zone" – including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “Little Girl Lost,” “The Invaders,” and “Night Call.” As a screenwriter, he has adapted his own work and also seen his writing serve as the basis for other screenwriters – resulting in such indelible entertainment as Steven Spielberg’s Duel, The Incredible Shrinking Man, I Am Legend and The Omega Man, Stir of Echoes, Real Steel, What Dreams May Come, The Legend of Hell House, and Somewhere in Time. At the 39th Annual Saturn Awards, Matheson will receive the Academy’s VISIONARY AWARD.
This year’s LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD will be presented to WILLIAM FRIEDKIN, whose cinematic accomplishments as a director, producer, and screenwriter have included such classic films as The Exorcist, The French Connection, Sorcerer, and last year’s widely acclaimed Killer Joe. Few filmmakers have challenged audiences with a blend of reality and fantasy as regularly and boldly as Friedkin, whose career began with a feature film starring Sonny and Cher – and went on to include multiple Academy Awards and nominations, cementing his place as one of the industry’s most remarkable voices, bringing a new reality to genre filmmaking.
Television producer and creator VINCE GILLIGAN is the recipient of the DAN CURTIS LEGACY AWARD, a new award named for the legendary producer of such remarkable TV entertainment as the original Night Stalker films, the iconic TV series "Dark Shadows," and the epic miniseries The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. Likewise, Gilligan’s work has changed the face of television as writer and executive producer of "The X Files" and the creator, writer, producer, and director of the wildly successful AMC series "Breaking Bad," winner of six past Saturn Awards.
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize films often overlooked by mainstream awards. Over the years, the Academy has expanded its reach to include recognizing excellence in television and home entertainment, as well as other genres, including adventure, thriller action, dark drama, and edgy entertainment.
This year’s Saturn Awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 26, at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank.
Time for some new eye candy from Divergent, the new flick based on Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of the same name. So what are you waiting for? Put yer clothes on backwards and... well, you know the rest!
Summit Entertainment's highly anticipated feature film adaptation of DIVERGENT stars Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet. The film also features Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Tony Goldwyn, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold. Currently filming in Chicago, the futuristic action adventure based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller is being directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing alongside John J. Kelly. Summit will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.
DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
Erik Feig, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s President of Production, and Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate’s SVP of Production, are overseeing the project for the studio.
No, not like that, you filthy perverts; but oh, how we love the way that your minds work. We're talking about the latest Stephen King adaptation that's been announced just in time for Cannes. Read on for some new details regarding Cell.
From the Press Release
On the eve of the Cannes Film Market, Benaroya Pictures and Miscellaneous Entertainment’s newly formed international sales company, International Film Trust (IFT), has added a new title to their Cannes slate - the Stephen King adaptation CELL, starring John Cusack - it was announced today by IFT President Ariel Veneziano.
IFT has acquired the remaining international territories for CELL, based on the novel by Stephen King, with Benaroya Pictures now on board to finance and co-produce.
CELL stars Golden Globe nominee John Cusack (2012) and will be directed by Tod "Kip" Williams (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR).
Richard Saperstein (THE TOXIC AVENGER, HANCOCK, SE7EN) and Michael Benaroya (LAWLESS, MARGIN CALL) are producing along with The Genre Company's Brian Witten and Shara Kay. Marina Grasic and Jan Korbelin of Cargo Entertainment will executive produce.
When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users' minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected "phoners."
The film is currently in pre-production with principal photography set to begin in September.
Now this is what we're talking about! A new one-sheet and trailer for Riddick have made their way online via Machinima, and we have the goodies for you right here. Yes... badass is a pretty accurate description!
Riddick stars Vin Diesel and is based on a script by David Twohy, who wrote both Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black, where he first created the character of Riddick.
Joining Diesel are a returning Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Vaako; Jordi Molla as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV's "Battlestar Galactica") as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (Aliens in America), and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson.
Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000’s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Some casting news is coming out of the Cannes Film Market... Abigail Breslin is set to star in Peste, a thriller about a contagious virus sweeping through a small town that Octane, IM Global’s genre label, is financing and shopping.
THR reports that the film, to be directed by Mark Ponderai (House at the End of the Street) and produced by Sheryll Clark (Cloverfield), is scheduled to begin production in September, IM Global’s CEO Stuart Ford announced. Peste is based on Barbara Marshall’s screenplay, which appeared on the Black List, the Blood List, and the Hit List in 2012.
Breslin will play a teenager confronting a virus that turns friends and neighbors into vicious monsters.
A teenage girl begins a video documentary about her life for a school project just as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town. Quarantined with her family, she thinks they are out of harm’s way, but she soon learns that the virus has invaded their house. Her video documents the family’s frantic struggle to find a cure before they are completely taken over by the Peste.
The script was written as the first part of a planned trilogy. More as it comes.
Here we are just a few days shy of the home video release of The ABCs of Death when what happens across our desks? News of the sequel, The ABCs of Death 2. That's right, kids! More short form horror is on its way!
From the Press Release
Producers Ant Timpson, Tim League, and the Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing announced today the production of ABCs OF DEATH 2, a high energy sequel to the 2012 anthology hit that delivers 26 new dark tales from the industry’s most celebrated genre directors. Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.
In a significant departure from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 is expanding beyond horror directors. The sequel’s new roster includes Goya Award winner Álex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS, DAY OF THE BEAST); ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE); and the founder of Nigerian “Nollywood” cinema Lancelot Imasuen.
Additional confirmed filmmakers include Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES), Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB), SPLICE and CUBE’s Vincenzo Natali, indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT), THE COLLECTION’s Marcus Dunstan, France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID), E.L. Katz (director of the SXSW breakout hit CHEAP THRILLS), twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK), Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (RABIES, BIG BAD WOLVES), A LONELY PLACE TO DIE’s Julian Gilbey, Brazil’s most controversial filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY), THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM and the upcoming STAGEFRIGHT’s Jerome Sable, and animator Robert Morgan – creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH.
Additional filmmaker announcements, as well as the return of the series’ popular 26th Director competition (which allows one exceptional fan-made entry to become part of the finished film), will occur throughout the Summer of 2013.
“The ABCs OF DEATH was a wildly ambitious anthology that connected with genre fans in a big way, and we’re all very excited about the potential for the sequel,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “With talented producers Ant and Tim and the incredible roster of directors assembled, we’re confident that ABCs of DEATH 2 will be even better than the first.”
"This time around we're all determined to expand the concept to even more hyperkinetic, comically deranged and mortally dizzying heights of how someone can shuffle off this mortal coil," said Producer Ant Timpson.
Magnet is planning a 2014 release of the film. ABCs OF DEATH 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.
Remember Me is set to release on June 4th for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Players will enter a future were the digital age has far surpassed social networking and now everyone's every waking moment is recorded. Delve into what lies ahead with a new interactive journal and short film!
From the Press Release
Set in 2084, Remember Me, explores a future where technological advancements have seen the way people share their experiences move from the social networks we all use today to a world where everyone’s every waking moment is recorded. These digitized memories can then be sold, bought or traded. Driving this memory based economy is the Memorize Corporation and its Sensen device which is implanted into nearly all of the world’s population.
The development of the Sensen engine and the subsequent dominance of Memorize are charted in the interactive journal of its creator, one Antoine Cartier-Wells. Further insight on the man and his motivation to create the next generation of social networking are exposed in a short film produced by Devin SuperTramp.
Remember Me is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in North America on June 4 and across Europe on June 7.