Vin Diesel is going image crazy posting another dirtied up look at Riddick in the R-rated David Twohy-directed sequel to Pitch Black. This one goes heavy on the Apocalypse Now imagery. It was revealed yesterday that Riddick also sees the return of Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Vaako and introduces to the series previously announced cast member 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.
Already featured in magazines, below you'll now find a clean look at Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green in Twentieth Century Fox's Prometheus. The duo apparently have oxygen and are standing in front of some alien writing. I believe it says, "This is not a prequel to Alien, but actually, it is." Just a wild guess. On June 8 Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. It'll be presented in real 3-D.
Aspect Film has inked a 3 picture deal with Blanc/Biehn Productions, for its new genre label Chiller Films. Michael Biehn, director of The Victim and star of Grindhouse and a string of James Cameron box office hits that include The Terminator, Aliens and The Abyss, will shortly commence filming of The Farm, Up and Down and The Predicator (working titles), which he will run through Blanc/Biehn Productions; the production outfit he owns with Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. Each of the three grindhouse movies will star Michael Biehn and will be shot in sequence in a 45 day period, with three different directors to be announced. Executive producing along with Blanc/Biehn Productions will be a director that Michael Biehn has worked with before and has great relationship with.
More VMI goodies for Berlin as we've landed first details and art for Would You Rather, the David Guy Levy-directed thriller starring Prom Night's Brittany Snow, porn star Sasha Grey, Re-Animator's Jeffrey Combs, and John Heard. "Iris has been taking care of her brother, Raleigh, ever since her parents died in an accident. Raleigh is struggling with Leukemia and as his health gets worse, the bills get more expensive. Iris is desperate and jobless. Miraculously, her doctor introduces her to the fabulously wealthy and powerful Shepard Lambrick, who presents Iris with an opportunity to compete in a game. If she wins, the Lambrick Foundation will find a donor for her brother and pay for the rest of his treatment. Iris accepts the invitation. When she arrives, she meets her fellow opponents all desperate individuals with their own tragic stories, each hoping to find salvation through Shepard Lambrick¹s game of Would You Rather. (His own twist on the popular children¹s game.) However, Shepard Lambrick¹s version of Would You Rather is definitely not for children. It requires that the players act on their decisions, within seconds. Almost immediately the game becomes life threatening. Anyone who tries to leave and not continue the game will be shot on the spot. As the rounds progress, the contestants are pushed to their extremes and soon players begin to be eliminated forever."
Theming the morning with Asian horror, below you'll find the trailer for Tokyo Species, a Japanese spin on Species starring porn star Maria Ozawa. The trailer is very NSFW. "Michiko a high school girl had committed suicide, but she was resuscitated by an alien parasitism. While she brutally murdered men and spawned one after another, her friend Rika met Mayumi. Mayumi was told that she was parasitized by a gentle alien. They decided to fight Michiko." Minami Marika, Mizuse Manami, Namiko, Kobayashi Kazunori, Kouno Tomonori, Oosako Shigeo, and Akikawa Yuri also star. It comes from the people behind The Big Tits Dragon and Machine Girl.
Strange Chinese Slasher 'Nightclub School Hospital' Dances To Horror, Uses 'Jurassic Park' Sound Effects?
Starring Chrissie Chau, Van Fan Yi-chen, Deng Jia Jia and Jill Hsu Jie-er comes a super strange Chinese slasher by the name of Nightclub School Hospital. While there are no details available online, it's a slasher that appears to have a lot of dancing in it (and Jurassic Park sound effects). We've landed the international trailer inside, with a series of posters available here. I'm sure we'll hear more out of Berlin this coming week...
By clicking the image above you'll find the new hi-res image gallery for Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment's Silent House (review), their "real-time" supernatural thriller that promises that on March 9 "the silence will kill you." Martha Marcy May Marlene's Elizabeth Olsen stars in the horror flick featuring "88 minutes of real fear captured in real time." The pic, which premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival, was co-directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, who left audiences terrified with the hit film Open Water. " 'Silent House' is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house." The screenplay was written by Laura Lau and based on the Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, written by Oscar Estevez. Visit the Facebook to become a fan.
The first trailer has been embedded for Jeremiah Buckhalt's indie Blood Widow, which stars Danielle Lilley, Brandon Kyle Peters, Christopher de Padua, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Emily Cutting, Kelly Kilgore, Phillip Marunowski, and introducing Gabrielle Henry. From Arcania Pictures, "Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an unspeakable massacre. The sole survivor of that massacre still resides in the ruins of the school, hiding from the world and wanting only to be left alone. When Laurie and Hughs friends explore the property, they have no idea that they disturbed an emotionally-broken killing machine: The Blood Widow." Get more at the slasher's official website.
HungerCult Film has released the above trailer for their upcoming second horror feature, Wyke Wreake (Valley of the Witches), due for release in 2012. Get more on the film's Facebook. "A scary blend of supernatural horror and psychological drama, Wyke Wreake counts the cost of loss, guilt and reckless desperation as we delve into the life of one deeply disturbed young woman and the afterlife of one equally disturbed dead man. In the wake of losing her baby, Kate Folkner has become obsessed with the occult, much to the horror of her sister Bec. One night Bec and her boyfriend visit Kate to try and make her see the danger of her obsession. Through a Ouija board, they make contact with a mysterious spirit who offers to help Kate in her mission to find her dead son. But events soon take a menacing turn when the séance participants discover the true motives of the mystery stranger at their door and the dark, eerie place of child sacrifice known as Wyke Wreake (an Old English name meaning Valley Of The Witches)."
Clancy Brown (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Burrowers, John Dies at the End) and Ethan Peck (In Time) have joined the cast of Nothing to Fear, the horror thriller being directed by creature and storyboard artist Anthony Leonardi III as the feature producing debut of former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash and his new horror label Slasher Films, says THR. Anne Heche, James Tupper and Willa Holland are already on board for the movie which "centers on a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth." Brown is set as the evil pastor while Peck will play a townsperson with a past. Producing with Slash are partners Rob Eric and Michael Williams.
Tony Oller, who played Danny on the Disney Channels As the Bell Rings, has been offered the young male lead in Universals upcoming horror sci-fi thriller Vigilandia, TheWrap has learned. Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane and Edwin Hodge star in the movie, which James DeMonaco wrote and is directing. Oller most recently starred alongside Dennis Quaid in Beneath the Darkness. Before that, he was one of the stars of the Nickelodeon series, "Gigantic." Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing through Blum's Blumhouse and Bay's Platinum Dunes. Why Not Productions also is producing. The movie is scheduled to begin shooting on February 13.
Rodrigo Cortes' Red Lights debuted at Sundance to mixed word of mouth (Mr. Disgusting's review here). The Buried director's psychological thriller stars Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy and Elizabeth Olsen. Acquired by Millenium Entertainment for theatrical distro, the pic begins "when a psychologists investigation into paranormal activity focuses on whether or not a world-renowned psychic is actually a fraud, her results are far from expected." And now some character one-sheets are beginning to emerge. I kind of like these, they're slightly derivative but look cool. And I'm still eager to see the film, hopefully I like it more than some of the other people I've spoken to. Hit the jump to check them out as well as take another look at the trailer!
Oh man. I can already tell that covering ATM is going to bring out the worst in me. And by that I mean bad puns. I mean, just look at the headline for the article. Not funny, but I couldn't help myself. IFC Midnight will be releasing David Brooks' thriller on VOD and Digital Platforms (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBox ZUNE, PS3 Video Unlimited) on March 2nd before opening in theaters on April 6th. Penned by by Chris Sparling, whose previous credits include the Ryan Reynolds-starrer Buried, the flick stars Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Alice Eve (Entourage). The trio play co-workers who make a late-night visit to an ATM and find themselves fighting for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man. What are some of your worst ATM related jokes? Or am I gonna have to bill you for insufficient puns? Hit the jump to let me know and check out the full poster!
[Interview] Leigh Whannell On 'Insidious 2', Returning Characters, Horror Budgets, The 'Saw' Franchise And 'Cooties'!
Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Insidious 2 would feature the return of writer Leigh Whannell and director James Wan, we hit up Whannell for a brief, exclusive, interview about the sequel. We also touch on the Saw franchise and get an update on Cooties, a film he haven't had an update on since last April! In the first film, "Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) make the terrifying discovery that the body of their comatose boy has become a magnet for malevolent entities, while his consciousness lies trapped in the dark and insidious realm known as The Further." Hit the jump to check out the interview!
Now in theaters everywhere is CBS Films' The Woman in Black, the latest Hammer production that stars Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe. Mr. Disgusting isn't a huge fan of the film, "What's most troubling is 'Eden Lake' director James Watkins' inability to craft a "real" scare...there are two should-be terrifying moments that fall completely flat on its face." Full review here. Other people seem to like this film, even though I agree that it's a flat "horror for beginners" tale with way too many ineffectual jump scares. CBS Films released a new clip today, and if you want an idea of what the second act of this film is all about - just imagine this scene playing over and over again for about 45 minutes. If that sounds like your thing, then by all means go see it. Hit the jump to check out the clip. And if you've seen the movie then write your own review to tell all of Bloody what YOU thought!
Earlier this month it was announced that "The Walking Dead" was renewed for a third season and bumped up to 16 episodes. That's up from 6 episodes in Season 1 and 13 in Season 2. Just recently Tom Savini (who is lobbying for the part) said that John Hawkes was the producers' choice to play Philip Blake, aka "The Governor", in next year's season. Apparently that's not the case. An update from Lilja's Library drops a bomb on that rumor along with some additional Season 3 tidbits. "The small town of Senoia in Coweta County is about to become zombie central for the filming of a hit cable show The Walking Dead. The show is scheduled to shoot in the town in May and construction of zombie sets will begin next week, which will involve 60 local carpenters. Scott Tigchelaar of Raleigh Studios Atlanta says people can expect to see the town a little dirtier than normal to fit the look of the show... It was earlier rumored that John Hawkes would play Philip Blake, the psychotic zombie-killer who declares himself the Governor of Woodbury. Now, it looks like that won't happen. Hawkes' publicist states quite plainly that "John is NOT appearing on The Walking Dead." " Don't forget that the still ongoing Season 2 returns February 12th on AMC.
Meet your new female "Ash"... Jane Levy (pictured below; Fun Size) is in talks to play the lead in the remake of Evil Dead that Fede Alvarez will direct shortly, says Deadline. She replaces Lily Collins, who exited the film recently. In FilmDistricts remake of Sam Raimis The Evil Dead, Levys plays Mia, a character that corresponds to Ash, who was played by Bruce Campbell in the original 1981 movie. Mia is one of five young people who head to the remote cabin where evil awaits. Recovering from a recent overdose, Mia is particularly vulnerable. Raimi, Campbell and Rob Tapert are producing with Ghost House Pictures. Fede Alvarez is directing and co-wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) revised the latest draft. The movie is targeted to open April 12, 2013.
Katherine Heigl is going full circle. Having kicked her movie career off with Bride of Chucky (among others), the starlette was just attached to Face Blind and is now in final negotiations to star in the Jim Henson Co.'s The Happytime Murders, which Stuart Ford's IM Global will launch to buyers at the European Film Market next week, says Variety. Directed by Brian Henson (A Muppets Christmas Carol) and penned by Todd Berger (Kung Fu Panda 2) from a story he wrote with Dee Austin Robertson, "the pic takes place in a world where puppets and humans live together, but the puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an 1980s kids TV show gets murdered one by one, a disgraced detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case." The film noir puppet comedy has been in development at the Henson Co. since 2008.
After sneaking into theaters last Christmas Sunday from Summit Entertainment, The Darkest Hour (set report part 1, part 2, part 3) will be arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD April 10. Extra features and cover art to follow. Directed by Chris Gorak (the man behind the awesome thriller Right at Your Door), and starring Olivia Thirlby, Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Max Minghella, the 28 Days-like thriller follows five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.
In a last second attempt to get your ass into theaters, CBS has released the opening scene from The Woman in Black, which seems to be getting a pass by most critics even though I wasn't a fan. From Hammer Films, "The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased clients papers. As he works alone in the clients isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent." Write your own review and tell Bloody what YOU thought.