A second teaser promo has arrived for BBC America's three-night "In the Flesh" event that introduces us to the character Amy, portrayed by Emily Bevan. Will you be watching when it begins on Thursday, June 6th?
"In the Flesh" explores a post-zombie-uprising - from the zombie’s perspective. The series follows 18-year-old Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry; Anna Karenina, Quartet), a Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer who, now treated with the medication Neurolax, is deemed ready to return to his parents’ home in the small village of Roarton. Since the passing of the PDS Protection Act, the government has set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of The Rising and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued. A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment boils in Roarton, the home of the ‘rotter’ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF). Can Kieren’s neighbors forgive him for what he did in his untreated state? More importantly, can Kieren forgive himself?
"In the Flesh" takes a fresh approach to the zombie genre, using it to tell a story that tackles real family and domestic issues. It’s about feeling ‘other,’ exploring how chaos is born, and the destructive effects it can have on both the individual and the community.
Emily Bevan ("The Thick of It"), Steve Evets ("Shameless"), Kenneth Cranham ("Upstairs Downstairs"), Ricky Tomlinson ("The Royle Family"), David Walmsley ("Doctors"), and Harriet Cains (Human Beings) also star in this thought-provoking series about redemption, forgiveness, and the battle against prejudice. The three-part series, created and written by Dominic Mitchell, is directed by Jonny Campbell, with Ann Harrison-Baxter serving as producer and Hilary Martin as executive producer.
Part One premieres Thursday, June 6, 10:00pm ET/PT:
Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer Kieren Walker returns home to the cauldron of Roarton but doesn't receive a warm welcome. His parents, Steve and Sue, are undoubtedly pleased to see him, but his sister, Jem, isn't so ready to pick up where they left off when Kieren died back in 2009. Meanwhile, the zombie-hating Human Volunteer Force, led by the violent Bill Macy, is ready to take action against any PDS sufferer reintegrated on their patch.
Part Two premieres Friday, June 7, 10:00pm ET/PT:
Feeling trapped at home, Kieren escapes to his grave, where he is reunited with his old hunting partner, Amy Dyer, who persuades him to take a dangerous day trip. Kieren discovers that Rick, his former best mate who died in Afghanistan, is back in town. Amy convinces Kieren to go and see him at The Legion. After an awkward reunion, Kieren finds himself on an HVF hunting mission in the woods, where the night patrol has reported live rabid zombies roaming free.
Part Three premieres Saturday, June 8, 10:00pm ET/PT:
After visiting the supermarket where he used to hunt with Amy, Kieren remembers that Jem once spared his life. Together, brother and sister confront the demons in their pasts and visit Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster (the parents of the girl from Kieren’s flashbacks, who fell victim to Kieren and Amy in the supermarket). Kieren feels momentarily better but then has to say goodbye to Amy, who is leaving Roarton in search of The Prophet. Will Kieren and Rick be able to find peace and acceptance as PDS sufferers in this highly-charged new world?
A new promo image for Ender's Game has made its way online, and we have it for you right here. Be warned though... it is nowhere near as cool or intimidating as Ben Kingsley rockin' his murder face!
Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, and Hailee Steinfeld star. Ender's Game, directed by Gavin Hood, opens theatrically on November 1st.
Look for more as it comes.
In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
Based on the bestselling, award-winning novel, ENDER'S GAME is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.
It's time to sink your teeth into the very first bit of artwork and an image gallery for director Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, which is billed as a crypto-vampire love story! Dig 'em while they're corpse cold!
The film stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, and John Hurt and is the story about a centuries-long love affair between two star-crossed vampires.
Hiddleston plays Adam, an underground musician who's deeply depressed by the direction of human activities. He reunites with his lover, Eve (Swinton), though their idyll is soon interrupted by Eve's wild and uncontrollable younger sister, Ava (Wasikowska).
Have you seen Full Moon's Ooga Booga yet? If not, you should. Like soon. Maybe even immediately as the little naughty dude is sure to slice his way straight into your hearts. Then if you're really obsessive...
If you head on over to Full Moon Direct, you can order yourself a pretty damned good replica of him!
For the first time only, and limited to 200 pieces each worldwide, Full Moon Playthings proudly presents the 1:1 scale Movie Accurate Replicas. Each puppet is handmade, every stitch of fabric is tailored to a perfectly scaled 1:1 reproduction of the original rod puppet used in the Iconic Film Series OOGA BOOGA and DOLL GRAVEYARD. Each replica is numbered and comes with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. Also included, a handsome display base. Here are the most painstakingly accurate reproductions of the character ever, fully authorized and guaranteed to be the centerpiece of your collection.
But wait! One of you lucky bastards is gonna get a chance to win one! Just visit the Full Moon Facebook page and post your idea for what the tagline should be for the upcoming Ooga Booga 2. Example: the tagline for Ooga Booga was "16 Inches with an Attitude!"
To further entice you to take part, here's a random image of Nikki Leigh cuddling a new friend. Why? Well, look at her! You're welcome!
If you're an enterprising horror fan looking for an extremely violent good time, then you should head over to your favorite digital outlet to download the unrated version of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which is available RIGHT NOW. Everyone else will have to wait for Blu-ray and DVD.
From the Press Release
Boasting a worldwide box office of over $211 million, Tommy Wirkola's fantasy adventure Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is set to hit Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand June 11th from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will also be available early for Digital Download on May 21st.
The film stars Jeremy Renner (Marvel's The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Thomas Mann (Beautiful Creatures) and Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski). Written and directed by Wirkola (Dead Snow), the film tells the story of the brother and sister team seeking to avenge their parents’ deaths. But after a lifetime of hunting witches, Hansel and Gretel now must face an evil greater than anything they’ve seen: a terrifying new threat so massive, it could destroy the world as we know it.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will be available in both its original theatrical version and an unrated version with never-before-seen footage in a Blu-ray/DVD combo or a three-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, both with UltraViolet. The combo packs boast revealing special features that take audiences behind the scenes for a look at the reinvention of the story, an in-depth examination of the gruesome witches and an up close and personal visit with the extraordinary troll, Edward. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD that includes the theatrical version of the film.
The Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray 3D includes the theatrical version of the film.
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Welcome to the new, improved real paranormal section on Dread Central. We're calling it "The Seen and The Unseen." We're going to try to give you the best, the weirdest and the strangest of the paranormal news on the Internet.
So, without further explanation, shall we begin?
Do you like zombies? Yeah, most of you do. Personally, I think the old zombie stories from Voodoo folklore are way scarier than the "scientific" zombies dominating popular culture nowadays (shakes his cane at the damned Romero kids on the lawn).
Imagine my delight, then, when I came across this news item from The Daily Telegraph (Via Live Science) about a guy who "rose" from his coffin at his own funeral.
Friends and family of Brighton Zanthe thought he died from a possible bad case of the flu. As friends and family started to file past the coffin at the funeral, Brighton started to move his leg. His boss is the one who noticed. Here is a direct quote from the article:
“I was the first to notice Zanthe’s moving legs as I was in the queue to view his body,” said one of the mourners, Lot Gaka, who employs the man at his transport company. “This shocked me. We called an ambulance immediately. It’s a miracle and people are still in disbelief.”
Imagine the arguments those two will have at work from now on. "I saved you from being buried alive; can't you at least give me two hours of overtime?"
Turns out the poor guy wasn't "quite dead yet," which happens when a doctor doesn't declare someone "fully" and not "mostly" dead. The article from Live Science explains how humans used to test for death and how it often didn't work. This often resulted in people being buried alive and waking up in less desirable circumstances than our friend Zanthe from Zimbabwe.
Zanthe says he feels "fine" and is going to enjoy life more.
One would hope.....
An exclusive clip for XLrator Media's next horror offering Dead Mine has arrived, and it proves once and for all that if someone originally had buried something, it may just be a pretty damned good idea to leave it be. Then again... what fun is that?
XLrator Media released Dead Mine on VOD on May 2nd with the Blu-ray and DVD to follow on May 28th. Look for it in your local fright flick emporium!
Directed and co-written (with Ziad Semaan) by UK director Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad), the film stars cult Japanese action star Miki Mizuno (Bayside Shakedown), Ario Bayu, UK actors Sam Hazeldine and Les Loveday, and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.
The legend of Yamashita's Gold lures a treasure hunter and his group deep into the Indonesian jungle. Once they are trapped in an abandoned World War II Japanese bunker, they face the terrifying reality that the only way out is to go farther in.
Since the announcement of the Xbox One yesterday, gamers have had lots of questions. Will it be always online? Will it play used games? Can we trade in games? This latest FAQ straight from Microsoft does a good job of answering most of them. Dig it!
Q: Does Xbox One require an "always on" Internet connection?
A: No, it does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet. We're designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection.
Q: How do consumers benefit by being connected to the cloud?
A: The cloud makes every experience better and more accessible. Because Xbox One is powered by the cloud:
- Your games have more power available to create new gameplay, persistent worlds, and deeper experiences.
- Your system and games can update automatically, so you shouldn't have to wait for downloads or updates.
- Your games and entertainment are stored and saved in the cloud, so you can access them anytime, from any Xbox One.* Start a game, movie, or TV show on one console and finish exactly where you left off on another.
- You can play multiplayer games with your friends, stream movies or TV shows right away, and enjoy the community and social features of Xbox Live.
- Xbox One can recognize you, log you in and tailor your home screen just for you.
- You can discover what your friends are playing, watching and listening to if they choose to share.
Subject to content geographical restrictions.]
These are just a few examples of how customers benefit from our platform being connected to the Internet. It brings the future of TV and games to our consumers-and it's designed for today and the next generation.
Q: When will Xbox One launch and in what markets?
A: Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year. We'll have more to share later.
Q: Can I use my current gamertag on Xbox One and will my Gamerscore and Achievements transfer?
A: Yes. Your current Xbox Live Gamertag will stay with you on Xbox One if you choose to keep it, and your hard-earned Gamerscore and Achievements will indeed carry over from Xbox 360.
Q: Will Xbox One be backward compatible with my existing games?
A: Xbox One hardware is not compatible with Xbox 360 games. We designed Xbox One to play an entirely new generation of games--games that are architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud. We care very much about the investment you have made in Xbox 360 and will continue to support it with a pipeline of new games and new apps well into the future.
Q: Will Xbox One allow players to trade in, purchase and play pre-owned games?
A: We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We'll have more details to share later.
Q: Will my current Xbox Live Gold membership work with Xbox One or will I have to buy a new one?
A: You do not need to buy a new Xbox Live Gold membership. Your current membership will work on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Q: Why require Kinect with every Xbox One?
A: The all new Kinect is now an essential and integrated part of the platform. By having it as a consistent part of every Xbox One, game and entertainment creators can build experiences that assume the availability of voice, gesture and natural sensing, leading to unrivaled ease of use, premium experiences and interactivity for you.
Q: Do I need to have a specific cable or satellite TV provider to watch live TV on Xbox One?
A: Our goal is to enable live TV through Xbox One in every way that it is delivered throughout the world, whether that's television service providers, over the air or over the Internet, or HDMI-in via a set top box (as is the case with many providers in the US). The delivery of TV is complex and we are working through the many technologies and policies around the world to make live TV available where Xbox One is available.
Q: Xbox One is a more powerful product compared to Xbox 360, but does it also use more power?
A: No. By providing multiple power states in Xbox One, we've balanced energy efficiency with functionality. We've taken a completely different approach to how Xbox One consumes power. It only uses the power it needs at that particular moment for the task at hand.
To learn more, visit the official Xbox Wire Blog.
We first told you about the short Unearthed from Dalang Films way back in 2010. Finally the whole film has arrived, and if you have around twenty minutes to yourself, we recommend spending it going where no one has gone before. Yeah, we're still not over Star Trek. Sue us.
Co-written and directed by Lindsay Harris and Stuart Leach, Unearthed should be totally up the alley of sci-fi/horror hybrid fans. Check out the goods below, and for additional info and to see a few stills, visit Dalang Films.
In the near future... The world is in turmoil. The atmosphere is thick and heavy with pollution, and all natural resources are nearing exhaustion. Nations grow desperate, and many are willing to fight each other for what little remains. The situation is rapidly spiraling out of control. In an urgent bid to solve the problem, missions are launched to explore the universe for planets that may contain alternative sources of energy.
On the edge of space one of the mining ships, The Ezekiel, finds an uncharted planet that reveals signs of a possible fuel resource. Two crew members are chosen to undertake a prospecting mission to the desolate rock in order to take samples and survey the surface for later analysis. The mission goes well until they reach Grid Reference 3894, where they unexpectedly descend into a world they could only imagine in their nightmares and unearth a dark and terrifying truth.
A new video featuring director Ruairi Robinson and actress Olivia Williams waxing on from Cannes regarding their new flick, The Last Days on Mars, has surfaced online, and we have that and the first still ready and waiting for you!
Liev Schreiber (Scream 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) alongside Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore), Romola Garai (One Day, Atonement), Elias Koteas (Shutter Island, Zodiac), Tom Cullen (Weekend), Goran Kostic (In the Land of Blood and Honey, Taken), and Johnny Harris (Snow White and the Huntsman) star in the film.
The thriller is being produced by Qwerty Films' Michael Kuhn (The Duchess, Being John Malkovich) and Andrea Cornwall (The Scouting Book for Boys).
The Last Days on Mars, which was previously titled The Animators, follows the story of an astronaut crew on Mars on the verge of a major breakthrough, having collected rock specimens that reveal microscopic evidence of life. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars to collect further evidence for their discovery, but a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body is taken as a host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.
This week Lionsgate and After Dark are releasing their indie thriller Dark Circles, which was written and directed by “Broken Lizard” alum Paul Soter.
Starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James, Dark Circles follows brand-new parents Alex and Penny, who are suffering endless insomnia due to their new bundle of joy who isn’t able to sleep more than 15 minutes continuously. As their minds begin to crumble, both Alex and Penny begin to see disturbing hallucinations that only add to their growing paranoia and fear, ultimately forcing them to question what’s real and what isn’t around them.
Dread Central recently had the chance to hop on the phone with co-star Schaech, who is currently off filming Hercules 3D in Bulgaria for Renny Harlin and Millennium Films (more on that later on in the interview!) to discuss his role in Dark Circles, how he used a real-life childhood trauma for his performance in the film, and whether or not we’ll be seeing more of him behind the camera soon.
And of course once we learned of Schaech’s involvement with Hercules 3D, we made sure to snag a few tidbits from the actor, who confirmed that he is playing the film’s villain opposite Kellan Lutz, who’s on board as the titular hero.
Dread Central: Can you discuss what it was about the role of Alex that interested you or what attracted you to the project of Dark Circles as a whole?
Johnathon Schaech: Well, I’ve been fortunate in my career that I’ve been able to explore the horror genre as both an actor and a writer so when I read Paul’s screenplay, I realized how much of it was a real character piece, which is always great to get offered as an actor. I liked how Paul used the hook of sleep deprivation to play with your perceptions too.
I’ve also been an insomniac ever since I was a little kid; my dad was a cop and there was an episode where someone came and pointed a gun in my face because of his involvement with a case so I always had problems sleeping after that so I guess in some ways I also plugged into my own experiences with insomnia to help create this character.
Dread Central: I thought you and Pell were great together in Dark Circles; how much of that was instantaneous chemistry, and how much did you guys have to work together to develop it?
Johnathon Schaech: Oh, thanks for saying that- I really feel like we did some great work together on this movie. I relied on her a lot when it came to all the baby stuff because she has two kids of her own and I’m having my first this September so that was an entirely different world. Pell’s expertise really helped me out a lot. But yeah, we got to play around with these characters a lot and we really got an opportunity to act, which I know can be rare in a horror movie (laughs).
Dread Central: Because aspects of the story were so personal to Paul, did he give you any sort of advice when you guys were shooting in terms of where your character’s mindset was or things like that?
Johnathon Schaech: Definitely. Paul was great to work with and really gave me some great insight. I also think that, because I am an actor, there has to be a kind of organic nature to your performance too- you can’t over-prepare or it will ring false to fans. So I just put myself in Alex’s space- he’s a guy who is an artist that’s trying to manage balancing his art with his family, and that’s something we can all relate to in some way.
Dread Central: You mentioned your writing earlier and I know you’ve also produced and worn a few other filmmaking hats throughout your career. You’ve been doing a lot of acting recently so I was curious if you were looking to get back behind the camera at all?
Johnathon Schaech: Yeah…I guess I have been working a lot lately. Which is great, don’t get me wrong, but yeah, I’d love to make more movies It’s just a tough business and everything takes such a long, long time so you have to be patient and just keep moving forward on your own projects while still being involved in others. I do have a project that I wrote which is really close to being greenlit, but we’re still a little ways away. But writing is definitely something I want to continue to go back to because I feel like I’m getting stronger and stronger each thing I write.
You know, I’ve been writing for years and years, and I think I’ve definitely gotten a lot better as a writer, but to be perfectly honest with you, I’m a terrible producer (laughs). I’m just not a good producer at all so yeah, I think I’d like to continue focusing on writing and even directing in the future.
Dread Central: So you’re now in Bulgaria working on Hercules 3D with Renny (Harlin)- how everything going out there? Are you allowed to talk about your role at all?
Johnathon Schaech: It’s just amazing- it’s so great to be working with Renny again too. He hired me for 5 Days of War a few years ago, which was unbelievably cool because he’s the guy who really reinvigorated action in the late 80’s and 90’s and he’s doing it again on Hercules. We’re shooting this in 3D with the same kind of immersive rig they’re using on The Hobbit so it continues to blow me away every day when you’re standing in a tent watching them shoot and then watching it with your 3D glasses just a few feet away. The technology is amazing and I think it’s going to be really cool to see Renny’s huge, sweeping action epic in 3D on the big screen.
And I am playing the villain in the movie, which is pretty awesome too- it’s fun to get to be THE bad guy and work with this great cast of all leading men. It’s definitely a man-fest on set, and I think Renny’s going to deliver a stellar piece of machismo cinema when Hercules gets released.
Some nasty little green men looking to zap you into the cosmos so they can get to probing? Then you need to arm yourself! This Dark Skies gift basket should do the trick! I mean, who could resist Mike and Ike's and Jiffy Pop! E.T. did have a hell of a sweet tooth, ya know!
Below you'll find some imagery of the Dark Skies “perfect movie night” kit, which includes a large popcorn bowl, a branded DARK SKIES fleece blanket, popcorn, candy, and of course a copy of the flick! To enter for your chance to win, just send us an E-MAIL HERE including your FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. We’ll take care of the rest.
From the Press Release
This May, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films will unleash the supernatural thriller DARK SKIES on Blu-ray™ and DVD. From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister, DARK SKIES is a chilling film about the existence of evil and the strength it takes to fight its insidious attack. Hitting retail on May 28th, DARK SKIES will include a feature commentary and will be available for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and $29.98 for the DVD.
DARK SKIES stars Keri Russell (August Rush, “The Americans”) and Josh Hamilton (The Bourne Identity, J. Edgar) as a young couple with children living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel (Hamilton) and Lacy Barrett (Russell) witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barrett family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lucy take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family. DARK SKIES co-stars Dakota Goyo (Rise of the Guardians), Kadan Rockett (The Fortune Theory) and J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man franchise, Juno) as paranormal expert Edwin Pollard. DARK SKIES was written and directed by Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion).
DARK SKIES explores the dynamics of family, psychology and humanity as a household unites against an enigmatic menace. Is there still time to overwhelm this ominous force, or has “the invasion already happened?” DreadCentral.com’s Heather Wixson called DARK SKIES “a terrifying, mind-bending thriller.” Avi Offer at NYC Movie Guru said “Sci-fi at its chilling best. A terrifying, suspenseful and jolting experience.”
DARK SKIES Blu-ray™ and DVD special features will include the feature commentary with Writer/Director Scott Stewart, Producer Jason Blum, Executive Producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Editor Peter Gvozdas as well as alternate and deleted scenes from the film.
More werewolf horror is on its way in the form of the new indie flick The Last Exit, and we have a look at the trailer, a new still, and not one but two posters for ya! Check it all out before things get really hairy!
The film, directed by Andy Sawyer, stars Derek Maki, V. Nigel Taylor, Christina Rondano, Jennifer Niles, and Andrew Shanley.
Darren and Jodi are in the-middle-of-nowhere Maine on their way to a funeral. The reason they never make it is simple: werewolves. As other wayward travelers end up in their own battles for life, a suspected killer with a werewolf-sized chip on his shoulder is hunting the beast. It takes a couple of kids, some drunken hunters, and an urbanite from California to confront the legend and decide who or what is responsible for the carnage.
More images have surfaced from the set of the now filming Godzilla which show off the set dressing that turns Steveston into San Francisco. Check them all out right here and look for more as soon as we dig it up!
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, and Ken Watanabe star.
Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
Click on the image below for more!
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.
The first still from the true-crime tale Devil's Knot, which is based on the tragedy surrounding the now freed West Memphis Three, is here, and it offers your first look at Reese Witherspoon as Pam Hobbs, the mother of Steve Branch, one of the three children savagely murdered in Arkansas in 1993.
Worldview Entertainment's dramatic crime thriller Devil's Knot, filmed in the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area under the direction of Atom Egoyan, stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth with a screenplay by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson. Elizabeth Fowler, Richard Saperstein, and Clark Peterson produced Devil’s Knot alongside Worldview Entertainment CEO Christopher Woodrow. Worldview’s Molly Conners, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Maria Cestone, and Hoyt David Morgan executive produced alongside actual defendants Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. Devil’s Knot is a Fowler-Saperstein-Peterson Production.
Following the release from prison of the West Memphis Three, after nearly 20 years of incarceration, Hollywood was abuzz with plans to develop the teen trio's incredible story of wrongful conviction for the mutilation and murder of three young boys into a narrative feature. Among other works, it inspired the 2011 Oscar-nominated HBO documentary Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory. But tackling a complicated -- and unsolved -- murder mystery that spans nearly 20 years and includes a myriad of characters as a theatrical motion picture is an ambitious undertaking to say the least.
Still, Atom Egoyan was more inspired than intimidated by the story of the West Memphis Three, so the writer-director who has spun real life tragedy into compelling dramas with The Sweet Hereafter and Ararat began helming an adaptation of their story from a screenplay by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson as told by Mara Leveritt's best-selling true crime book, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three. His film, Devil’s Knot, stars Oscar winner for Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon as Pam Hobbs, the intrepid mother of murder victim Stevie Hobbs, and Oscar winner for The King’s Speech Colin Firth as private investigator Ron Lax, whose tireless efforts uncovered troubling details about the case ultimately led to the release of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin after 18 years in prison.
Joining a star-studded cast that already included Witherspoon and Firth were Alessandro Nivola of Coco Before Chanel, Amy Ryan of Win Win, Matt Letscher of ABC's "Scandal," Michael Gladis of "Mad Men," Stephen Moyer of HBO’"s True Blood," Rex Linn of Appaloosa, and Bruce Greenwood, who recently wrapped production on Derek Cianfrance's much-anticipated drama The Place Beyond the Pines. Letscher signed on to play Paul Ford, the defense attorney for Baldwin, while Gladis portrayed Dan Stidham, the defense attorney for Misskelley, and Greenwood was lined up to play the not-so-honorable Judge David Burnett, who oversaw the West Memphis Three’s trial and was later accused of bias that slanted the scales of justice against the accused. Amy Ryan plays Margaret Lax, Stephen Moyer plays John Fogelman, and Rex Linn plays Chief Inspector Gitchell. Garnering such noteworthy character actors for supporting roles was a great sign that Egoyan's talent-stacked ensemble will be a heavy-hitter in the drama department.
Devil’s Knot boasts a creative team that includes producers Elizabeth Fowler, Richard Saperstein, Clark Peterson, and Christopher Woodrow; producer/writer Paul Harris Boardman; executive producer Molly Conners; and line producer/UPM Michael Flynn. Joining that above-the-line group are production designer Phillip Barker, art director Thomas Minton, set decorator Melinda Sanders, director of photography Paul Sarossy, costume designer Kari Perkins, editor Susan Shipton, composer/songwriter Mychael Danna, sound mixer Shirley Libby, special effects coordinator Lisa Reynolds, special effect make-up Bill “Splat” Johnson, and stunt coordinator Andy Martin.
The Weinstein Company is handling international sales, and CAA is handling North American rights.
Devil's Knot is scheduled for release in 2013.
Two more bits of news are coming out of the exhaustive Cannes Film Market. Read on for the first details regarding the giallo The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears and the upcoming thriller The Last Showing.
According to Screen Daily, UK outfit Metrodome has pre-bought giallo-style thriller The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, pictured below, from Bac Films. Writer-directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s follow-up to cult genre hit Amer, which Quentin Tarantino listed as among his favorite films of 2010, stars Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, and Sam Louwyck. “The surreal drama follows a husband who plunges into a world of nightmare and violence while searching for his missing wife.”
They also report that Simon Crowe’s SC Films has picked up sales rights to The Philm Company’s thriller The Last Showing, “about a couple trapped in a cinema who are manipulated into becoming unwilling actors in a film being captured by CCTV cameras.” Phil Hawkins writes, directs and produces, alongside producer Alexandra Baranska. Production is due for July 2013 on the project, which is casting.
When the world is drawing to a close you really need to prepare if possible. That's exactly what our heroes from the horror comedy This Is the End do in this latest clip! Oh, and we get some confessional action too. Dig it!
Written and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and starring Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill as themselves, This Is the End finds six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Look for the flick in theatres on June 12th.
More details have surfaced regarding director Gil Kenan's remake of the 1981 classic Poltergeist, which Sam Raimi is producing... turns out this one could be less remake and more sequel. Read on for the latest!
As per MovieHole:
The Kenan-directed Raimi-produced reboot - much like the "Evil Dead" remake - exists in the same world as the previous "Poltergeist" films. So while it is a 'reboot' of the franchise, it's also somewhat of a sequel - taking place years after the Freelings were run out of town.
In one scene in the new film, the kids find some things behind the sliding panel in the attic. Yep, you guessed it - they find some of the Freelings' possessions, intentionally left behind. There's the Star Wars bed sheets (from Robbie's room), a black-and-white TV set (why, of course!), and some Christmas decorations.
Although the new film may possess new characters and somewhat of a different storyline, all the 'familiar beats' from the original "Poltergeist" films are in it. There's the scary tree that proves a looming threat to our youngster (and gets pulled underground), the freaky 'clown' that sits upon a rocking chair in the bedroom (in this case, the clown sits in younger brother Griffin's room), and of course there's 'phone' trouble (in this case, older sister Kendra's iPhone gets damaged by unseen forces), and of course the little girl - Madison - who makes friends with 'The Lost People' that nobody can see (but who don't mind 'showing off' - making Madison's hair stand up like she's just been struck by electricity, being just one of their 'tricks').
Interesting. We may just see the return of the Freelings in some capacity. A cameo maybe? Let's hope for all parties concerned that the Poltergeist curse doesn't return as well.
Thanks to DC reader Chris J. for the heads-up!
As reported earlier, the new version follows Eric Bowen and his family, who, after he loses his job, relocate to a new town to start over. His daughter, Madison, is abducted, making him truly understand what’s important in life: family.
Casting has begun, and shooting is scheduled to commence as early as September in Toronto, Canada. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Roy Lee produce. David Lindsay-Abaire is listed as the main screenwriter although Juliet Snowden and Stiles White had previously worked on the script.
With the indie feature An American Terror currently enjoying its festival run, we caught up with filmmaker Haylar Garcia to get the skinny on the latest. Read on for his comments along with our initial impressions of the flick.
An American Terror was written, directed, and edited by Denver, Colorado, filmmaker Garcia; produced by Sam Sleiman and Tarik Heitmann; and executive produced by Jim Brennan and Roland Salameh.
"We are so flattered and grateful for the response to the film," offered Garcia, "as it was accepted as official selections at Crypticon Seattle, Comic Con Denver, and of course the amazing LA Fear & Fantasy Film Fest, where we actually took away awards for 'Best Feature', 'Best Director,' and 'Best Actress'. We are excited to be attending such amazing events with such gracious hosts, audiences, and our badass filmmaking peers. We have our fingers crossed for a great 2013 fest season, especially in September and October, when the genre fests really heat up."
Three teen outcasts decide to trade their nameless and bullied existences for Internet fame by exacting a sadistic template for the unthinkable, but in their search for the assault weapons to pull it off, they come upon something far darker than even their own gruesome plans.
As for my take on the film? Surprising, effective, and brutal, Garcia's hybrid feature An American Terror boldly examines the effects of Millennial High School bullying and revenge, while pairing the narrative with some gratuitous, old-school horror. The result is darkly captivating, with strong performances by leads Graham Emmons and Louise MacDonald and haunting cinematography by Anton Fresco. It's SLC Punk! meets House of 1000 Corpses, with a healthy dose of thoughtful and arresting social commentary.
A new 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. Be warned it's pretty damned steamy! 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.
If you're in the LA area, here's some info on a special screening taking place on Friday, May 24th, at 9:30 pm:
* Meet cast and crew members following the show, including director Jay Lee (Zombie Strippers) and Jade Dornfeld, who stars as Alyce
* Full size ALYCE KILLS theatrical posters given out after the show (while supplies last)
251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Doors open at 9:00 pm