Larry Wade Carrell Talks Writing, Directing, and Acting in Jacob; DVD/Blu-ray Release Info and Exclusive Clip
At Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012, I stumbled across a little movie called Jacob (review here), and it completely blew me away. For a completely independent picture made for extremely little money, it packed an emotional punch that few mainstream horror films can pull off.
Truth be told, I've paid to see movies in the theater that display less skill and power than Jacob, and that's a damn shame, but finally someone was wise enough to pick up this gem for distribution, and as of April 16th, Jacob is out on DVD and Blu-ray for your viewing pleasure courtesy of Kino Lorber's Horizon Movies.
Jacob had a return performance at this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend to celebrate its release, and I sat down with main man Larry Carrell to chat about writing, directing, and acting in the film.
Mr. Dark: Give us the background on yourself, and what you've done so far.
Larry Carrell: I started off recreating my favorite monster makeup and props as a kid, which led to me doing my first haunted house in high school. I went on to do it professionally, running big haunts with 40+ actors, a special FX team, and six-figure budgets. Back in 2002, after 14 years of scaring people, I realized that I was already building sets, working with actors and effects; I just needed a camera.
MD: Several members of the Jacob team met at Texas Frightmare Weekend, right?
LC: Some of the crew met for the first time at the show in past years. Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012 was also probably the only time we had all of the principal cast members in one room at the same time. James Hampton, Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Grace Powell, Krystn Caldwell, Leo Wheeler, Parrish Randall, Keli Wolfe, Nick Nicholson, and Dylan Horne. Stacy Davidson and James Martinelli were also on hand to celebrate. It was a really special evening. Going to Texas Frightmare Weekend is like coming home for us. Loyd Cryer and the Texas Frightmare crowd have always been huge supporters of the Texas independent horror scene.
MD: Talk to us a little bit about how Jacob came together as a project. I understand it wasn't shot all at once, correct?
LC: Jacob began principal photography on January 2011 and was shot in 21 days. Once we had the film in the can, so to speak, we quickly put together a rough cut so we could see what worked and what did not. That is when we decided to give the audience a little more explanation as to why Jacob is the way he is. In the first version of the film, there was a recurring theme with several townsfolk commenting on how bad Jacob's father had been. I really like the idea of giving the audience a few clues about a situation and then leaving it alone for them to imagine what might have happened in their own minds. It turned out that with this piece it was going to be a lot of fun to actually let the audience experience the tragedy of Jacob's dad first-hand. Michael Biehn has always been one of my favorite actors so I wrote the scenes with Michael in mind even though I was pretty sure there was no way we would get him. Sometimes it really pays off to think big because this is one time that I got exactly what I wanted. So with Michael on board we scheduled an additional ten-day shoot for pick-ups and the new scenes.
MD: Some people have the idea that Jacob is a traditional slasher film, where I think it's better compared to a film like Carrie, a drama that goes very wrong in the end. What was your inspiration and thought process while writing the film and creating Jacob's world?
LC: When I write, it just kinda pours out of me. It is like I can see everything happening in my head and I am the only person on earth who knows these characters stories and it is my job to tell the world about them. I like stories that move me. I like characters that you care about. Otherwise, when bad things happen to them, who cares? Being an actor helps because I really spend a lot of time in each character's head. I know what they are feeling. What makes them happy, what makes them sad. Once I know them that well, it becomes about pushing their buttons.
MD: What made you choose to do a double role in the film as well as direct? And all your other roles, too. I was expecting to see your name under "Catering by" in the credits!
LC: I had always planned to do it that way. The story is very personal to me, and I knew that with a limited budget there would be challenges that would arise that could best be overcome by adapting the story on the spot. Since I wrote the story and knew each character so closely, it just made sense for me to direct. Playing Billy and Otis was just something I needed to get out of my system. I really like to challenge myself as an actor, and I wanted to see if I could convince the audience not only that Otis and Billy were two different people but to hate one and root for the other at the same time. It seems to have worked. I can't tell you how many people come out of the screenings thinking they were two different actors.
MD: How did you find your stars, Dylan Horne as Jacob and Grace Powell as Sissy? Just how scabby are your knees from getting down there and thanking God every night that you were the first to find Grace? She's kind of amazing.
LC: Grace and Dylan are both amazing, Back in the days of my dreaded "day job," Dylan walked into the video game store that I managed seeking gainful employment. I instantly knew he was going to be Jacob. So I hired him on the spot, and a great friendship was born. I met Grace working on a public service announcement about terrorism. There were maybe 150 extras there. I had already scoured the kids and sadly didn't see anyone that had Sissy potential. I was helping the casting director move a massive pile of head shots when one fell out on the floor. It was Grace. I knew instantly she was Sissy. I went to the holding area, found her and her mom, convinced them that I was not a creep (despite my "Sexy" belt buckle), and (after having me thoroughly checked out) she brought Grace out for a screen test. The rest is history.
MD: The film looks fantastic, especially for the budget and conditions you were working with. Talk to us a little bit about the process and cinematography on Jacob, how you nailed that look and feel.
LC: The first thing (cinematographer) Stacy Davidson and I did when we started talking about shooting Jacob was get together with a stack of our favorite DVD's and talk about what we liked and what we thought we could achieve with the cameras we were using. We had a Canon T2i, Canon 7d, and a Canon H1. We decided on shooting 2:35:1 to give the film this big, wide, epic look. We decided to try to recreate the style of the 70's era cinematography from the movies we loved growing up. Stacy did a great job with the cinematography and editing on Jacob. The man is a real artist, and the movie would not be what it is today without his touch.
MD: I know Jacob has been screened at many festivals and cons, and you've finally got a home video release. Tell us about that.
LC: Jacob has screened all over the States and in Canada and has won over 14 awards, which led us to distribution with Paris-based WTFilms, who has acquired the international sales rights to Jacob. Kino Lorber's new label Horizon Films has the rights to North America. The street date was April 16, 2013, and we held a launch event at this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend.
MD: Now that Jacob is in the can once and for all, what's next for you?
LC: Acting-wise I have several films in various stages of production. I just wrapped on Stephen Wolfe's The Doll Factory, and I am currently shooting on Shawn Welling's The Legend of Darkhorse County, in which I share a lead role with Lee Majors! He plays an older version of me as the Sheriff. It was super cool working with him. I am also acting in a new film called Sorrow from writer/director Millie Loredo that stars me and Mayra Leal, Eric Martinez, and Donny Boaz.
MD: Traditional final question: What's your favorite horror movie?
LC: Damn it, man! I have so many. It really depends on what kind of mood I am in. I've been on a Clive Barker kick lately so I am going to say horror-wise it is Nightbreed. That one really takes you out there. But my favorite movie of all time is Jaws.
Big thanks to Larry, who provided Dread Central with an exclusive clip from the special features on the newly released Jacob disc, so check that out below as well as a list of all the extras included. For more visit Larry Wade Carrell on Facebook.
Lonely and disturbed Jacob Kell loved his little sister more than anything on earth. When her drunken stepfather tragically murders her, Jacob retaliates the only way he knows how... and anyone who crosses his path will know there is no limit to his brutal vengeance.
- "A Killer Cast"
- "The Shoot"
- "Childhood Heroes"
- "An Award-Winning Score"
- "Yell Magazine Interview at the Jacob Canadian Premiere"
- Actors Commentary with Dylan Horne (Jacob), Grace Powell (Sissy), and Larry Wade Carrell (Billy and Otis Keller)
- Filmmakers Commentary with writer/director Larry Wade Carrell and producer/cinematographer Stacy Davidson
- Photo gallery slide show
- Screen test
- Deleted and extended scenes with commentary
- Storyboard to scene comparison with commentary
Bethesda Softworks has revealed its new title Wolfenstein: The New Order will release at the end of 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Players will step into the year 1960 were they become B.J. Blazkowicz and must fight against the Nazi regime before they take over the planet!
From the Press Release
The year is 1960 and the Nazi's have won World War II. War hero B.J. Blazkowicz must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime that has conquered the globe.
Intense, cinematic and rendered in stunning detail with id® Software's id Tech® 5 engine, Wolfenstein sends players across Europe on a mission to bring down the Nazi war machine. Infiltrate their most heavily guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions, and take control of super-weapons that have conquered the earth -- and beyond. Wolfenstein is under development at MachineGames, a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating award-winning games.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled for release in Q4 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and next generation consoles. And Beginning today, additional details about the game will be revealed in a series of exclusive feature stories with Gamespot.com.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a fictional story set in an alternate universe in the 1960's. Names, characters, organizations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalized manner. The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behavior of the Nazi regime or to trivialize its war crimes, genocide and other crimes against humanity.
To learn more, visit the official Wolfenstein: The New Order website.
Telltale Games will release The Wolf Among Us this summer for Xbox Live, PSN and PC. Players will enter a terrifying world were fables as you know them have become completely twisted and horrid. Read on to check out the first dark and grisly screens for the upcoming title.
From the Press Release
Today we would like to share the first set of screenshots from our upcoming episodic game series The Wolf Among Us, which is based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series 'FABLES.'
The Wolf Among Us is set to premiere later this summer on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets. Additional platforms to be announced.
A consistent New York Times bestseller, 'FABLES' is one of DC Entertainment's longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint since 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, the FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world's most beloved storybooks are real - Real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact.
Set prior to the events seen in the first issue of the FABLES comic book series, The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf. Now the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City, exiled from the land of fairy tales, Bigby is tasked by the bureaucrat Snow White to keep order within a society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane. From a chain-smoking member of 'The Three Little Pigs,' to a car-stealing Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and most run-down streets of New York City.
We'll have more details on the series in the coming weeks as we lead into the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on June 11th. If you would like details on scheduling an appointment to be among the first to see The Wolf Among Us before its season premiere, please reach out and let us know if you are interested in scheduling, as seating will be limited.
To learn more, visit the official The Wolf Among Us website.
The first official clip has arrived for the new flick from the makers of Zombie Strippers, entitled Alyce Kills, and we have it right here for your perusal. Dig it!
From the Press Release
The Collective, a leading entertainment management and production company, and top horror website BloodyDisgusting.com present the mind-tripping blood-soaked thriller ALYCE KILLS as part of their Bloody Disgusting Selects film series.
After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs. and violence, her mind tearing itself apart... along with anyone else who gets in her way. Director Jay Lee (ZOMBIE STRIPPERS) takes us down the rabbit hole and unleashes enough chaos and horror to satisfy any gorehound. ALYCE KILLS stars Tamara Feldman (HATCHET, “GOSSIP GIRL”), James Duval (DONNIE DARKO, DOOM GENERATION), Eddie Rouse (PANDORUM, UNDERTOW), Larry Cedar (THE CRAZIES), Yorgo Constantine (FAST FIVE), Megan Gallagher (“MILLENIUM”), Rena Owen (ONCE WE WERE WARRIORS), Tracey Walter (REPO MAN, BATMAN), Bret Roberts (MAY, NIGHTSTALKER), and Jade Dornfeld, making her film debut as the titular character, Alyce.
ALYCE KILLS will be released in select theaters on May 24, 2013. It will be available on Cable VOD in partnership with Tribeca Films and for digital streaming on May 21, 2013.
Kevin Greutert's (Saw VI and Saw 3D) latest film entitled Ghosts was originally called Jessabelle, but then Jessabelle became Ghosts, and now Ghosts has become Jessabelle again. Ya follow?
Man, what's in a name, huh?
Whatever its title is by then, Lionsgate will be releasing it on January 10, 2014. The flick stars Sarah Snook, Joelle Carter, Mark Webber, Ana de la Reguera, and Amber Stevens.
The film is being brought to us by the folks behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and Dark Skies - Jason Blum, Paul Young, and Peter Principato, who are producing for Blumhouse Productions and Principato-Young Entertainment.
After losing her fiancé in a horrific accident, Jessabelle is forced to recuperate at her father’s ruined Louisiana mansion, where she discovers a strange gift from her long-dead mother and a terrifying presence determined to destroy her.
Game on, kids! Twentieth Century Fox has announced that principal photography is finally under way on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and to mark this occasion we have an official synopsis.
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.
It was just yesterday that we told you about Grace director Paul Solet's new project Dark Summer and just like that we have dug our claws into the official Cannes sales artwork. Check it out!
From the Press Release
Paul Solet (GRACE) will direct DARK SUMMER for Preferred Film & TV (PFT), based off a screenplay by Mike Le (creator of the popular web series K-TOWN). DARK SUMMER is produced by PFT's Ross M. Dinerstein and executive produced by Content Film's Jamie Carmichael. Content will handle international sales on the supernatural horror starting at Cannes. Content will share North American sales duties with Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina. Production is set to begin in fall 2013.
A highly stylized modern ghost story, DARK SUMMER follows Daniel Williamson, a 17-year-old on house arrest for the summer. With his mother away on business, a horrifying incident occurs, followed by an even more terrifying presence in the house.
"We are excited to be working with Paul and Mike on this twisted supernatural thriller," said producer Ross M. Dinerstein. "Paul's visceral visual style, combined with Mike's complex characters, will both terrify and entertain the audience."
Content’s Carmichael said, “Paul is such a quality filmmaker – and he really knows how to scare the living daylights out of an audience. We’re so excited to be working with him and our partners at Preferred on such a cool movie. We’re building a really first class business together, and DARK SUMMER looks like yet another great franchise starter.”
At Cannes the Content slate will also include PFT’s cult sequel THE PACT 2 and MR. JONES, written and directed by Karl Mueller and recently acquired for North America by Anchor Bay, as well as Caradog James’ THE MACHINE, which both recently world premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival; Paul Tanter’s special forces actioner HE WHO DARES; Anthony Leonardi III’s demonic NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR, starring Anne Heche and produced by former Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash; Kieran Parker’s OUTPOST III: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ; Sean McNamara’s family adventure SPACE WARRIORS, starring Danny Glover, Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino, and Josh Lucas; and Sebastián Silva’s CRYSTAL FAIRY, starring Michael Cera, and Stacie Passon’s controversial CONCUSSION, starring Robin Weigert, which both world premiered in Sundance earlier this year.
So here's something we've never seen happen before. Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England will be the first UK film released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, free TV and VoD. Yes, you read that right.
Film4, Picturehouse Entertainment, 4DVD, Film4 Channel and the BFI Distribution Fund are partnering on the day-and-date release, which will take place on July 5 [Friday]. A digital masterclass designed to immerse audiences in the making of the film will also launch around release, developed by Film4.0 in partnership with the filmmakers.
The English Civil War-set film stars Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Ryan Pope (Ideal).
In the war-torn English countryside in 1648, a small group of deserters flee the raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured and forced to help one of their captors in his search to find hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. The group descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting, and paranoia, and as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they gradually become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
Knowing Adam Green as well as I do, I can tell you first-hand that the only thing bigger than his ambition is his heart. In light of the recent tragic events in Boston, Green is heading home with an agenda that you will WANT to be a part of!
From the Press Release
Horror genre filmmaker, television star, and Massachusetts native Adam Green will return to the Boston area from May 28–30, 2013, to host a series of events and raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the 2013 Boston Marathon. The events include an advance screening of the second season of the sitcom “Holliston”, which premieres on FEARnet June 4, 2013; a celebrity benefit and silent auction at the Worcester Palladium; and the first-ever marathon screening of all three Hatchet films, including the first public screening of Hatchet III, opening in select U.S. theaters on June 14, 2013.
Born and raised in Holliston, MA, Adam got his start making local commercials for Time Warner Cable Advertising in 1997, where he borrowed company equipment to make his first feature film COFFEE & DONUTS. In 2000 he moved to Hollywood, CA, and set out to turn the film into a television series. Over a decade later, it was re-developed and re-titled “Holliston” and premiered on FEARnet in 2012, where it was immediately embraced by critics and audiences. Adam also made his mark on the horror genre with the 2006 slasher comedy Hatchet, which went on to become a bona fide fan-favorite worldwide franchise introducing the now iconic genre villain “Victor Crowley” to genre fans around the globe. Through ArieScope Pictures, Adam’s independent film studio, he has written, directed, and/or produced the theatrical feature films Spiral, Frozen, Grace, and Chillerama.
“I live in Los Angeles these days, but Boston is still the place I consider home,” says Green. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from and always infuse my work with Massachusetts references, whether it be showcasing the Newbury Comics logo in the Hatchet series, naming the fictitious ski mountain in Frozen "Mount Holliston", or setting my sitcom “Holliston” in Holliston, MA. While I am just one guy, thankfully I have a body of work and a loyal and extremely passionate fan base within the horror community that I can call upon to step up and help. I think a lot of people underestimate not only the sense of community that genre fans share, but the fact that we are some of the most kindhearted and generous people you’ll ever meet. I know that the Boston chapters of the Hatchet Army and “Holliston” Nation will join me for this, not to mention my fans around the world that will hopefully donate to the cause online. However, the real heroes behind this are my friends at Rock and Shock and Wicked Bird Media, who have worked tirelessly to make all of the arrangements, not to mention all of the various sponsors that are rising to the occasion to support all of this. I’m merely the face of an enormous heart and collective of individuals who want to help.”
Details for the events include:
1. “Holliston” Comes Home to Holliston: Season Two advance screening and Q&A with the cast
Adam Green returns to his hometown of Holliston, MA, to host an advance screening of three episodes from “Holliston”’s upcoming second season, followed by a live Q&A with members of the cast, including Joe Lynch and Laura Ortiz.
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Holliston High School, 370 Hollis St., Holliston, MA 01746
2. “Horror / Boston Strong” Party at The Palladium: Hosted by Adam Green
Join Adam Green (Hatchet I–III, Frozen, “Holliston”), Kane Hodder (Hatchet I–III, FRIDAY THE 13TH VII– X), Zach Galligan (Hatchet III, GREMLINS 1–2), and more celebrity guests for a one-of-a-kind party at the Worcester Palladium that includes a silent auction chock-full of horror and music memorabilia, gift certificates, and other rare and amazing prizes.
In advance of the event, fans can bid on an online auction to win a private dinner with Adam Green before the party starts. More information about the auction can be found here.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.
Location: The Palladium, 261 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608
3. Hatchet movie marathon: Featuring the first ever screening of the highly-anticipated Hatchet III.
Join Hatchet franchise creator Adam Green for the first-ever Hatchet marathon, including a screening of a rare uncensored UK 35mm print of the original Hatchet, an uncensored 35mm print of Hatchet II, and the first ever screening of the highly anticipated, and also uncensored, Hatchet III. Special guests from the films will be in attendance.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Location: The Revere Hotel, Theater One, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116
Green and special guests will also be doing a free in-store signing for “Holliston” on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Fiske’s General Store, at 776 Washington St., in Holliston, MA.
Advance tickets for all three events go on sale on Friday, May 10, 2013, and can be purchased here.
Tickets will also be available at the door the day of each event. For more information regarding ticket sales, please call The Palladium box office at 508-797-9696. All proceeds will go towards The One Fund Boston.
So what if The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hasn't even come out yet? Who needs to worry about how it will fare at the box office given that The Host and Beautiful Creatures bombed spectacularly? Let's talk sequel!
Variety reports that Mister Smith Entertainment is to introduce The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, the sequel to the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to international buyers at Cannes next week.
Harald Zwart returns to helm the sequel along with a returning Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. Lensing on the sequel, penned by Jessica Postigo Paquette, who also wrote the screenplay for City of Bones, begins in the fall.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy novel and has a release date of August 23, 2013. Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Elyas M'Barek, Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Godfrey Gao, and Jamie Campbell Bower star in the film helmed by Harald Zwart. Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script.
City of Ashes Book Synopsis:
Clary Fray (Collins) just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
For more info visit the official The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones website, "like" The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Facebook, and follow The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Twitter (@MortalMovie).
Ser Davos Seaworth himself, Liam Cunningham, is heading off into battle once again, but this time it's not the White Walkers he has to worry about. Instead, he'll be assuming the role of the beast himself in the new flick Let Us Prey.
According to Screen Daily, AV Pictures is bringing the new film to Cannes with Cunningham (pictured) playing an enigmatic stranger who is detained in the cells of a remote police station. Hanna Stanbridge (Outcast) also stars. Shooting is planned to begin in Scotland and Ireland in June, with director Brian O’Malley at the helm.
An enigmatic stranger is detained in the cells of a remote police station one fateful night. From his basement dungeon the charismatic loner begins to take over the minds of his fellow inmates and those of the police officers. He influences them to bend to his evil will, and their latent inner demons explode in a crazed night of blood-spilling and mayhem. Only rookie cop Rachel is able to resist him … Will she survive? Judge, jury, and executioner are waiting in Let Us Prey.
There's trouble on Isla Nublar, but this time it has NOTHING to do with rampaging dinosaurs. From the sounds of things production on Jurassic Park 4 has been suspended. Read on for details.
Today Jurassic Park 4 Concept Artist Dean Sherriff tweeted, “JP on hold.” That was followed by a tweet from JP4's Digital Assets Manager Todd Smoyer, who chimed in with, “Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4.” Both tweets have since been deleted, but AICN managed to get a screencap of both before they headed into the ether. Sounds pretty grim.
Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow had been tapped to helm the next installment in the dino-rific series with Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg setting a June 13, 2014, release date for Jurassic Park 4 3D. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script.
And now Deadline has chimed in with a statement from the studio: "In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date, giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history."
Look for more on this one soon!
With Sightseers (review here) getting released Stateside on May 10th, IFC has released a new clip for the pitch black comedy. Check it out right here!
Edgar Wright is the film's executive producer, and actors Alice Lowe and Steve Oram wrote the script with additional material from Amy Jump. It's directed by Ben Wheatley.
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world, and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life, and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn't take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina's meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris' dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge...
Somebody call my mama! The Funkasaurus is featured front and center in this new clip from Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives (review), and it could be the best one yet! Check it out!
Look for Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives starting May 10. Cities include NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston, and Baltimore.
No One Lives stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Brodus Clay, Derek Magyar, Laura Ramsey, and Lindsey Shaw.
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
No One Lives, written by David Cohen and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.
No more posters and quick clips... what we have here is the entire trailer for the new film from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, The World's End, and we want more like yesterday. Seriously, before the whole shit-house goes up in flames!
The World's End is directed by Wright and stars Pegg along with long time buddy Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The first teaser trailer for Europa Report has hit the Internet, and if you're down for a quickie to get you through Hump Day, then this should more than suffice. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon!
Sebastian Cordero’s sci-fi horror flick Europa Report stars District 9's Sharlto Copley alongside Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Anamaria Marinca, Christian Camargo, and Karolina Wydra.
Penned by Philip Gelatt, the film tells of "a group of astronauts, handpicked from around the world, who make the arduous journey to Jupiter’s frigid, glacial moon Europa in search of extraterrestrial life. The only thing more intimidating and unpredictable than the trip itself is what the team will encounter upon arrival…"
You know we were just thinking to ourselves the other day... "You know what we need? We need Cabin Fever: Patient Zero to reboot the franchise and kick off a new trilogy!" Okay, so we weren't actually thinking that but apparently Voltage Pictures is.
Screen Daily reports that Voltage is handling Cabin Fever sales at Cannes, along with the original film's producer Evan Astrowsky, and they're developing at least two more films in addition to Patient Zero to create a new trilogy. Hooray!
Sean Astin and Brano Eaton are starring in the pic, which also has Jillian Murray and Ryan Donowho as part of the cast. Mitch Ryan, meanwhile, has stepped into the shoes vacated by Ben Hollingsworth, whose schedule was crunched when he booked a role on The CW’s midseason show "Cult".
The story kicks off when a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly runs ashore on a medical-research island and a deadly virus is unleashed. The passengers must struggle to find a way to survive before their own demons and the flesh-eating bacteria consumes them all.
Lydia will play a wide-eyed research grad student who is aligned with the film’s antagonist (Astin).
Comic book artist Kaare Andrews is directing from a screenplay penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher).
The year was 1995 and I was home, excited to see a little movie called Castle Freak. Why? Because the killer was insane looking. Then I saw it... his severed cock-nub. I've never been the same. Now to be able to see said cock-nub in full 1080p? Oh, friggin' my!
That's right, kids! Full Moon Entertainment has unleashed two of its most infamous films from director Stuart Gordon, Castle Freak and the 1991 lunacy laden flick The Pit and the Pendulum. Believe me you haven't lived until you've seen Lance Henriksen as Torquemada. It's almost as disturbing as a 1980p cock-nub. To order them now just hit up Full Moon Direct.
The Pit and the Pendulum Synopsis
Directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, Oliver Reed and William J. Norris.
In the quest to save souls, the Spanish Inquisition will stop at nothing and knows no boundaries for evil. Under the direction of Torquemada (LANCE HENRIKSEN - "Alien," "Pumpkinhead," "Millennium") the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, Maria, a young baker's wife, is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the Inquisition and the Cardinal (OLIVER REED - "Gladiator," "Three Musketeers"). Torquemada is enchanted by Maria's beauty and subjects her husband Antonio to heinous tortures hoping to prove that his own desires for her are a result of her magic, that she has "bewitched him." With the help of Esmeralda, Maria's cellmate and confessed witch, Maria must find the power to save Antonio from Torquemada's ultimate machine of torture: the inevitable, razor sharp PENDULUM poised over the inescapable PIT of hell.
Castle Freak Synopsis
Directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jessica Dollarhide and Jonathan Fuller.
When an American family (Combs, Crampton, Dollarhide) moves to Italy to occupy a castle they've inherited, they unwittingly unleash a terrible, bloodthirsty creature (Fuller), somehow tied to a dark family secret.
Well, this is interesting... a couple of days ago a script review of Javier Gutierrez's remake of The Crow slipped online, and let's just say it wasn't pretty. Said review made it sound as if this new Crow was a 180-degree turn from the original; however, star Luke Evans tells a different tale.
"[The Crow] was a very poignant film from my childhood, which I remember vividly," Evans tells Coming Soon. "The soundtrack, also. It was such a solid performance that Brandon Lee gave. It was a very tragic end for somebody that probably would have had a very promising career... I'm Eric Draven. I'm the same character. Obviously, he's been refreshed and brought up to date. We're reimagining it to a certain extent, but the story and the plot is mostly the same."
Luke Evans has been tapped by Relativity Media to star as Eric Draven in the story based on the James O'Barr comic book series that was previously adapted as a 1994 Miramax movie starring Brandon Lee. It follows a man who returns from beyond the grave to avenge his death.
Ed Pressman of Pressman Film and Kevin Misher of Misher Films are producing with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Most. Dan Farah of Farah Films will executive produce with Relativity's Tucker Tooley. Cameras roll in 2014.
Look for more soon.
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors has released the full trailer for Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here), and we have a look at the goods for you right here. Check it out.
Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 184.108.40.206.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.
The Seasoning House is a stylish, claustrophobic, nightmarish neo-horror about Angel, a young Balkan girl forced to work in a rape house during an unspecified war. After killing a militiaman, she goes on the run.