Created as part of a Something Awful forum contest, Slender Man has become almost (and I stress almost) as iconic as Freddy, Jason or even Michael. There’s been video game adaptations, documentaries (the latest is HBO’s Beware the Slenderman), and indie features, not to mention rumors of Slender Man invading next season’s “American Horror Story” (although this has already been debunked).
Sony Screen Gems is taking a stab at the character as they are developing a studio film based off the internet meme, reports Comicbook, who says a fall shoot date is targeted from a screenplay by David Birke (Gacy, 13 sins).
The Slender Man character has drawn similarities to entities such as “The Gentelemen” on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and “The Silence” on Doctor Who.
Te site also notes that Screen Gems has an extensive horror history, with films like The Mothman Prophecies, Boogeyman, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Hostel, and action-horror films like the Resident Evil franchise and Underworld franchise under their belts.
Since there’s not much to go on here, I thought it would be fun to share this incredibly creepy “Slender Man police call,” in which a child is seeing the entity outside of their window.
Much like the Catholic Church has had to adjust to modern conventions and beliefs, exorcism films have had to make certain changes in order to still be considered relevant in a post-The Exorcist world. It seems that not every filmmaker got this memo, however, as we are still bombarded with generic horror movies that can’t seem to live up to William Friedkin’s 1973 classic. Sadly, Singaporean director Kelvin Tong’s The Offering is one of these films, as it doesn’t exactly do anything wrong but brings nothing new to the table either.
The Offering stars Elizabeth Rice as Jamie Waters, a journalist who travels to Singapore in an attempt to investigate her sister’s mysterious suicide, which was gruesomely recorded on her laptop. Jamie’s journey leads her to her ex brother-in-law Sam Harris, played by Mathew Settle, and her troubled young niece, Katie Harris, played by Adina Herz, who may be the next target of a seemingly demonic force that drives seemingly ordinary people to commit suicide.
As far as exorcism movies go, this is a standard enough plot, though the suicide angle does bring up a few interesting points regarding Catholic faith. Nevertheless, the film suffers from unfocused story elements that ultimately amount to nothing and detract from the experience. Tong seems to dwell on a connection between digital media and the Tower of Babel, with apocalyptic messages on church websites and “demonic” binary code, not to mention an uncomfortable religious glorification of suffering that might seem a bit too old-testament for many viewers. Most of these ideas eventually fizzle out before the unsurprising ending, suggesting that their insertion into the movie was just an excuse to tell this same horror story once again.
These shortcomings could be forgiven if countered with clever presentation, but Kelvin does little to make The Offering seem different from other generic genre fare. The scares are predictable and unsatisfying, and at times it feels like certain arbitrary elements were lifted from better films and placed here in an uninspired amalgam of Asian horror with western sensibilities, with a bit of James Wan thrown into the mix for good measure. That’s not to say that the film does these things poorly, we’ve just seen these scares far too many times before. It’s hard not to chuckle when a movie does the oft-parodied Regan head-spin from The Exorcist and expects you to take it seriously.
Blatant rip-offs aside, The Offering is still just a harmless midnight movie. The film may be excessively familiar, but that doesn’t make it a catastrophic failure. Singapore is a nice change of pace from the usual horror settings, and some scenes were legitimately spooky despite the lack of unoriginality, especially with a decent cast that did their best considering the material they had to work with. The film does present some cringe-worthy after-school-special sensibilities that often plague religious thrillers, but that’s to be expected. In the end, The Offering’s greatest sin isn’t being a bad movie, it’s just not unique enough to justify recommending. On the other hand, if you’re looking for some demonic fun with a slightly modern twist, there are plenty of worse choices out there.
“The Path” (read our review), the drama series about a family wrapped up in a cult-like religious movement, has been renewed for a second season by Hulu, reports Variety.
The Universal Television series created by Jessica Goldberg (“Parenthood”) wraps its 10-episode first season on May 25.
The series stars Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan as a married couple struggling to hold their family together after one of them begins to have grave doubts about the movement. Hugh Dancy plays the charismatic leader who is intent on solidifying his power as the group’s second-generation spiritual force.
The renewal was expected, adds the site, given the show’s solid reception from critics and the buzz created by its provocative premise.
Goldberg is exec producer of the series with Jason Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions.
Paris-based Stray Dogs has acquired world sales rights to Indian director Anurag Kashyap’s thriller Psycho Raman (Raman Raghav) ahead of its premiere in Cannes parallel section Directors’ Fortnight, ScreenDaily reports.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui stars as Raman, a serial killer who sees his alter ego in rookie borderline cop Raghav and sets his sights on making him turn bad.
“It’s elevated bad-ass and, for sure, one of the edgiest and coolest films in the selection. I’d been scouting the film for a while and saw a first-cut in Mumbai in December,” said Stray Dogs founding chief Nathan Fischer.
Fischer, who launched Stray Dogs at the beginning of 2015, first met Kashyap while interning at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles.
“What is so cool about this collaboration with Anurag is that I was his driver three years ago when I was an intern in Los Angeles. I’m so grateful for the trust and generosity at play here,” says Fischer who has already secured sales for the film for France (Happiness) and the Germany (Rapid Eye).
The company’s Cannes slate also include Kashyap protégée Rohit Mittal’s Autohead, a mockumentary about a rickshaw driver in Mumbai, combining elements of Taxi Driver and Man Bites Dogs.
Sony Screen Gems will have audiences swimming into theaters for Blake Lively’s The Shallows a few days earlier, moving it from June 24 to June 29, 2016.
In the taut thriller The Shallows, penned by Tony Jaswinski, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
It was directed by Orphan and House of Wax‘s Jaume Collet-Serra.
A new trailer was just release, which gets us into the thick of the terror. The biggest surprise, though, is getting an up close and personal look at the film’s antagonist, a great white shark. This shark looks like it’s been through war, and is all battered and scarred with wound all over its body. Everything in the trailer looks intense and thrilling, except for the fact that some of the shots look bizarrely stage-y (it looks like it was filmed on the Universal Studios backlot with a completely CG background). Whatever, we need more killer shark movies, and this one looks dope.
Heading to Cannes from DDI is Adam Massey’s thriller Man Vs., which stars Chris Diamantopoulos.
In the film, “As host of his own hit TV series, ‘MAN VS’, Doug Woods is forced to fend for himself for five days in remote locations with no crew, food, or water, only the cameras he carries on his back to film his experiences. Doug’s in the remote woods for a routine episode, until he’s awoken by an earth-shaking crash. Things get weirder as it becomes clear Doug isn’t alone. Someone or something is watching him. MAN VS is a nail-biting thriller about one man’s extraordinary desire to survive at all costs.”
We have the official art to go along with a trio of stills and the film’s sale trailer.
Thanks to Fabien M. for the tip.
One of the best films I saw in 2015 was Osgood Perkins’ masterful February (read our review), starring Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers), with Lucy Boynton (Miss Porter), James Remar (“Dexter”), and Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber).
A24, who released The Witch, acquired this Satanic masterpiece out of the Toronto International Film Festival. retitled to The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Bloody Disgusting learned that you’ll finally be able to see this chilling tale on July 14th, specifically on DirecTV. There’s more release plans to come, but at least you won’t be waiting much longer.
Here’s the new, official synopsis:
“A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. The movie suspensefully builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax.”
Principal photography took place in Ottawa on the film written and directed by Osgood Perkins, son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. (Everly), Zed Filmworks’ Rob Menzies and Alphonse Ghossein of Go Insane Films. Carissa Buffel and Kevin Matusow are executive producing under their Traveling Picture Show (The Quiet Ones) banner along with 120dB Films’ Peter Graham and Steve Hayes, and Arianne Fraser.
Here’s an international trailer that I would probably avoid watching (spoilers).
French metal band Gojira have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album Magma on June 17th via Roadrunner Records. To give fans a taste of what’s to come, the band has released a stream of the 4th track from the album, “Stranded”, which shows that the band has definitely evolved their sound. There is still a lot of aggressive rage bursting forth but there is also a mature restraint and quiet beauty through the song.
Vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier explains, “We are very excited to release our new album ‘Magma’. We put everything we had into these songs. This album is our flesh and blood.”
A North American tour will be announced on May 2nd. You can pre-order Magma right here.
The original Tales from the Crypt comics were nothing short of magnificent, so we can’t wait for the upcoming comic Burial Plots, an all-new horror anthology coming from Chris LaMartina, the director of Call Girl of Cthulhu, that will evoke the feel of the classic series.
Check out the press release below, and if it’s of interest, be sure to contribute to their crowdfunding campaign.
From the Press Release:
Pick up your copy… before you end up bagged and boarded.
Filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George are unleashing a Kickstarter campaign for their new horror project, BURIAL PLOTS.
Inspired by creepy comics like Tales from the Crypt and The Witching Hour, BURIAL PLOTS contains thirty ghastly black & white pages, featuring two macabre adventures. With dread-inducing artwork and blood-soaked storylines, it’s perfect for creeps who like their fear mixed with fun.
In BUM WRAP, a wronged homeless man discovers an ancient mummy and uses the decrepit creature to seek revenge. It’s a real rags-to-riches story!
In SHAPESHIFTERS, a scrawny recruit transforms after he joins a gym run by a pack of muscle head werewolves. Will this killer workout get him ripped in thirty days?
Since 2007, Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George have written and produced six award-winning, critically-acclaimed horror features. With an anarchic knack for sharp wit and stylized bloodshed, their work has been praised by the New York Times, VICE, NPR, and MTV. Their film WNUF Halloween Special is currently streaming on Shudder, and their Lovecraft comedy Call Girl of Cthulhu tore up the international film fest circuit.
Illustrator John de Campos (aka GHOSTBAT) has been producing artwork professionally since 2013. Specializing in show posters, album covers, and logos, de Campos has covered a wide range of illustration needs while sharpening a versatile but accessible style. He is a founding member of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.
If their Kickstarter campaign is successful, BURIAL PLOTS will be the first comic from Baltimore-based Midnight Crew Studios.
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The Hellraiser series is a topic of a lot of contention here on Bloody-Disgusting. There are some who are extremely passionate about the series and all the entries it has offered. However, there are some, like myself, who feel the series has gone down significantly in quality, even though there is an amazing universe and lore available to pull from. I even went so far as to say the best way of fixing the Hellraiser series is by getting rid of Pinhead. That one definitely drew some ire.
All that aside, I think we can all agree that the premise of the Hellraiser films is really awesome! A malevolent puzzle box that acts as a gateway to Hell and releases the demonic Cenobites to absolutely wreck eternity for those who simply wanted to beat the world record time on a shimmery faux Rubik’s cube? Count me in. But considering that the story truly began with creator Clive Barker’s novella “The Hellbound Heart”, it begs the questions, “What’s different? What was changed?”
Well, the folk over at Cinefix have decided to look into just that and compare “The Hellbound Heart” with Hellraiser. And while there aren’t too many differences, there are enough that the films would’ve been quite different had Barker been 100% faithful to his original story!
Check out the video above and then let us know if you would’ve rather seen Barker keep to the original story or if you’re happy with the way things turned out!
It was announced the other day that Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista, will be released worldwide on October 6, 2017.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), today it was reported that Ana de Armas, one of the sadistic beauties in Eli Roth’s Knock Knock, is co-starring in the followup that begins filming this coming July.
The sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details are not being revealed.
Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Sicario, Prisoners) will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.
Warner Bros will release the film in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.
Netflix announced that principal photography began yesterday on its feature film Okja in Seoul, South Korea.
From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company, and stars Tilda Swinton ( Snowpiercer, Doctor Strange, Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler, Everest) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) in a bold, global adventure.
“With Okja I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them,” said Director Bong.
Okja was written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank) and follows Mija (Seohyun An), a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’.
Joining the cast are acclaimed actors from around the world, including Devon Bostick (The 100), Lily Collins (To The Bone), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother), Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead). Okja will be shot in South Korea, Canada and the US, in English and Korean.
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Dooho Choi, Woo-sik Seo and Bong Joon Ho are producers on the film. Okja is a Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production.
Okja will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017 and will also have a limited day and date theatrical release in the US.
With “Damien” kicking ass and taking names (he has so many names) for A&E, we checked in with showrunner Glen Mazzara to get the scoop on fan reaction to the series and what’s next for everyone’s favorite Antichrist!
Be warned… if you’re not completely caught up with the show, there are a few spoilers below.
“I think fans were surprised by ‘Damien,’” says Mazzara. “A lot of people were expecting something a bit more campy like “Lucifer,” but that was never on our agenda. We’re trying to basically serve up a horror movie in ten parts. People are really getting it. It’s exciting to see how nuts the fans get on Twitter. The thing I feel greatest about is everything comes together in the season finale. Episodes 7 and 8 continue to get darker and crazier, and then 9 and 10… they’re just absolutely bonkers and incredibly well directed. All the storylines we’ve set up are about to start paying off… and things will be put in motion for Season 2. It’s all there, man. I cannot wait for people to see it!”
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Mazzara gets into detail regarding where the titular character is right now in Season 1. “Damien has spent so much of his time avoiding something that he feels in his gut is true. He’s been on the run, he’s been in hiding… Now the running has to stop. In the beginning of the season Damien approached his situation like anyone would… as a problem he needs to gather information to try and solve. But then in the fifth episode, “Seven Curses,” he comes face to face with the supernatural. He learns that he is the Antichrist and that Hell follows behind him. At that point he decides he doesn’t want to carry that cross, and he attempts suicide. However, that doesn’t work; he cannot kill himself. From here on we’re going to see a Damien who knows that now what he’s been fearing is true. He’s not crazy or hallucinating. He knows he can’t run anymore so now he’s like, ‘Okay, well, what am I going to do about this?’ We’re about to see Damien taking action to get ahead of this. He has no choice but to run head-first into the storm. You’re going to see him being pushed to a breaking point over the next several episodes. The noose just keeps getting tighter and tighter around his neck, and believe me… it’s going to be really exciting seeing it all come together.”
Mazzara always wanted this show to be socially conscious… and that’s the realistic direction he wants to maintain in the series. “A lot of times what happens in horror films is that people have a tendency to buy into a supernatural explanation for things a little too easily, and then you start playing by those type of rules. Damien is an atheist. He doesn’t believe in any god or a devil, so for him to come to the realizations he must accept, he has to be confronted with both his inner and the external demons that surround and encompass him. He’s a war photographer who faces true horrors as a means to try and connect with people. There’s some stuff coming up that’s very reminiscent of things that have happened in this world. We take the realistic approach to telling his story very seriously. We want people to be frightened and entertained, but if the audience can come away also thinking that, ‘Ya know, that’s like something that’s currently happening in the news… what’s really happening in the world…’ then we have done our job as artists.”
In terms of the possibility of a Season 2…
“The fans online are so enthusiastic. That kind of rabid fandom is important to any new show. We hope to see that base continue to grow. I think once people hear about the finale and how everything ties together that there’ll be a surge of new viewers who’ve been basically waiting to binge-watch the series. It’s crazy, though; I don’t think anybody expected the fans to embrace this show as quickly as they have. A&E and Fox love the show… they’re fans of it, so I’m hopeful of a second season. I would love to get the writers together to start working again. I have a lot of ideas, setup and payoffs, new things… we have such a great cast, and I have so many new ways to torture them in mind!”
“Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film The Omen, who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. The saga begins when Damien, an acclaimed war photographer, returns home to New York after experiencing a traumatic event while on assignment in Syria. Strange occurrences and flashbacks plague him, and he is then forced to confront his true identity.
“Damien” stars Bradley James (“Merlin,” “Homeland”) along with Oscar® nominee Barbara Hershey (“Once Upon a Time”), Omid Abtahi (“Better Call Saul”), Megalyn E.K. (“House of Lies”), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”), David Meunier (“Justified”), and Robin Weigert (“Sons of Anarchy”).
“Damien” is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios for A&E Network. Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shield”) serves as writer and executive producer via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his company, Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield also serves as executive producer.
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The rage virus from Danny Boyle’s seminal zombie-esque thriller is still running rampant in the streets of London. Plucky Brits are being thrust in the midst of the action as film event specialists Secret Cinema are bringing the movie to life with their latest set spectacle.
Running until the end of May, a disused printing press building has been transformed into a scare attraction climaxing with the most unique way to watch the movie. Participants are instructed to arrive in medical scrubs only to be greeted by army and medical personnel. After being ushered through to a mock medical facility the fun really begins when you get to inhabit prequel elements of the outbreak story as well as following the original celluloid protagonist’s path. The attention to detail is suburb and begs the question – just when are we going to get 28 Months Later? Until that happens this experience happily fills the monkey bite shaped hole left in our existence .
You can sign up for the experience here. It’s only a matter of time before the infection reaches the US border as the Secret Cinema founder has teased their service launching America soon.
Secret cinema America coming to a secret city soon. Tell no one pic.twitter.com/NiJzpwT7Xd
— fabienriggall (@fabienriggall) April 21, 2016
NECA just revealed the astounding “Kenner Ripley,” which is an upgraded version of the toy company’s classic Aliens toy line from 1992.
“Celebrate Alien Day 2016 with a special edition tribute to the classic Kenner Ripley figure from the early ’90s!
“Lt. Ellen Ripley comes with bandolier and smartgun accessories, plus a commemorative reprint of the Dark Horse mini-comic that was included with the original release in 1993.
“The 7-inch scale figure features the likeness of Sigourney Weaver, and has over 25 points of articulation. The blister card packaging is an homage to the classic as well, and features a collectible file card with bio.”
It will be available only in Toys R Us and Hastings stores the week of April 26th, while a super limited number will be available on the Toys R Us website the same day – use necaonline.com/AlienDayRipley to take you there.
Today is Earth Day. But on June 24, aliens will destroy the Earth. I’m of course talking about Independence Day: Resurgence, the decades-later sequel to one of the most iconic films from the 1990s. In celebration of Earth Day, a new trailer has just been released, and we’re happy to report that it includes even more Goldblum.
Enjoy the trailer below, along with an Earth Day PSA!
Oh and if you want to revisit the original Independence Day, it will be digitally available for a limited time for only $0.99, with all of Fox’s net proceeds being donated to Earth Day Network. Get your $0.99 download of ID4 over in the Google Play store.
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Angelababy, William Fichtner, and Sela Ward all star in this epic next chapter. It’s directed by Roland Emmerich and produced by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, and Harald Kloser.
After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
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The online multiplayer shooter Umbrella Corps continues to embrace the rich history of the series to which it belongs with the latest trailer, which was unveiled at PAX in Boston, taking place at the base in Antarctica featured in Code Veronica.
I wasn’t entirely sold on this game at first because I thought it would just be a cheap cash grab that took the hugely popular formula of online shooter games and stuck the Resident Evil license onto it, but I have to say that the more I see, the more and more promising it looks.
The snow will turn red when Umbrella Corps hits PS4 and PC on June 21.
Refamiliarize yourself with Umbrella’s hidden Antarctic base by watching this new Umbrella Corps trailer, which begins with Resident Evil Code: Veronica story footage (as seen in Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles).
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The new trailer for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence is trying to prove it’s more than big set pieces and insane CGI.
Does the sequel, which takes place 20 years later, have heart? The trailer attempts to reconnect characters to the past and even takes a moment of silence to remember Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith).
Yes, there’s still a ton of CGI, which include massive alien ships, new technology (and a Prometheus ripoff), as well as a giant extraterrestrial creature. Oh, and the trailer wouldn’t be complete without a hilariously obvious observation by the great Jeff Goldblum.
“We always knew they were coming back.
After ‘Independence Day’ redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.”
Directed by Roland Emmerich, the film stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe (It Follows), and Sela Ward.
Independence Day: Resurgence invades theaters on June 24th, 2016.
The Cabin In the Woods stoner Fran Kranz will join Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in Sony’s The Dark Tower, says THR.
Based on the Stephen King-penned fantasy series, the film will follow a wandering knight (Elba) who is the last hope of the fallen land of Mid-World. He is charged with finding the Dark Tower while battling his nemesis the Man in Black (McConaughey).
Kranz will play Pimli, the right-hand man of the Man in Black.
A Nightmare On Elm Street Jackie Earle Haley, who just joined AMC’s “Preacher,” was recently cast as Richard Patrick Sayre, “…a menacing humanoid who is the vampire leader and kowtows to no one.”
Nikolaj Arcei is set to direct, with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer set to produce under their Imagine Entertainment banner. King and Erica Huggins also will produce.
The Dark Tower will be released on February 17, 2017.
Indican Pictures new Christian horror film, The Channel, will be in 5 theaters on Friday, April 29, 2016. To help celebrate this limited theatrical release, Indican Pictures has provided Bloody Disgusting with an exclusive look at the film’s poster!
By “Christian” horror film I’m not sure if that means there will be some type of moral or if the movie just deals with Christian themes. I’m very much not a religious person, so either way most references will likely be lost on me.
Following a near-death experience in a car crash, teenager Cassie Stevens finds herself haunted by a shadowy figure…something which has apparently followed her back from the other side of death. As these visions escalate, Cassie’s sanity teeters on a breakdown and her only hope is a skeptical priest, who himself harbors doubts about her sanity. Will she break free from the living nightmare that torments her, or will she succumb to the darkness that seeks her soul for cheating death?
Directed by Tom Lewis
Starring: Kristen Stephenson Pino, Nick Clark, Andrew Olson, Jared Boghosian, Carol Anne Watts, Corrin Evans, Myron Natwick, Larrs Jackson