Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn's Blanc/Biehn Productions announced today that Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Saw III/IV) has joined their production of She Rises, in which the pair will also co-star.
Along with Macfadyen (pictured), Biehn, and Blanc-Biehn, Daisy McCrackin ("Cold Case," Halloween: Resurrection) will appear as the main character, Rosebud. Larry Wade Carrell is slated to direct She Rises, which will begin filming in mid-December 2013 in Los Angeles.
As with previous BBP films, Lony Ruhmann exec produces, and Randy Chance will be managing composition. Jon Artigo will edit, and Danielle Artigo will assist Blanc/Biehn Productions on the producing side.
“We are very fortunate and thrilled to have Angus Macfadyen join our production of She Rises,” said Jennifer Blanc Biehn. “As an independent production company, it is very gratifying and validating to be supported by our peers in the acting community. We can’t wait to start production on this film and other BBP projects in the pipeline.”
“It has been rewarding to produce, direct, and tell the kind of stories that we are passionate about,” noted Michael Biehn. “We received great support and positive feedback from The Victim; it encouraged us to continue to add new films to an already packed roster.”
An ego-driven Hollywood couple are filming on location at a charming bed-and-breakfast run by an innocent young woman. But appearances aren’t always what they seem, and the couple soon learns that what seems beautiful and naïve on the outside can quickly turn into their worst nightmare.
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And the American Film Market wave of news keeps right on crashing against our shores. Next to hit is the sales artwork for the new horror flick Panzer 88. Dig on it, and look for more on this one really soon.
Carnaby International is in talks with Gary Oldman (RoboCop, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jay Baruchel (RoboCop, This Is the End), and Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong, Dracula 3D, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) to star in Peter Briggs' film.
From Gary Kurtz and Ivor Powell, the producers of Star Wars, Alien, and Blade Runner, Panzer 88 takes place in 1944 on the Eastern front of Russia.
An invincible German King Tiger tank retreats across icy tundra. Battle-weary, hungry and cold, its crack five-man crew are unbroken. But fate twists when they reluctantly pick up a stranded SS officer. Unaware of his part in the massacre of a local Jewish village, it proves a fatal decision, as they become the prey of a vengeful and unstoppable mythical entity that hungers for their destruction.
We were just thinking the other day that there aren't enough zombie projects in the works... NOT! In any event, The CW is about to jump on the undead bandwagon with an adaptation of DC Comics' iZombie.
Per Deadline, after wrapping his fan-funded "Veronica Mars" movie, Rob Thomas is reuniting with the film’s co-writer, Diane Ruggiero, for a zombie TV series. The CW has put in development "iZombie," which Thomas and Ruggiero will write based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
"iZombie," from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas Productions, is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories; and with the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
Thomas and Rugierro, who previously served as an exec producer on Thomas’ series "Veronica Mars" and "Cupid" and is a consulting producer on A&E’s "Bates Motel," are executive producing with fellow frequent Thomas collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.
We'll have more as it comes!
New sales artwork for the Chinese vampire flick Rigor Mortis has come our way via AFM, and we're not exactly sure why, but it gives us an extreme case of the heebie-jeebies. Check it out.
In this eerie and chilling contemporary action/special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980’s, writer-director-producer Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic Mr. Vampire series, Rigor Mortis is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants, we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires, and zombies.
RIGOR MORTIS stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star, separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into Room 2442 in the housing estate, an allegedly haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other "occupants" of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment. Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him and the situation are far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires with unsettled business begin to rise from the dead...
It's been awhile since we've mentioned actress/producer Brooke Lewis' popular "Ms. Vampy" web series, but she's back with a new edition, "Ms. Vampy's Love Bites," and we have an early look right here!
From the Press Release:
Ms. Vampy is in “vampylicious” action, back in-studio and about to launch her new interactive love and dating advice internet show "MS. VAMPY'S LOVE BITES." Many of you have asked where she has been lately. Well, she went back to school and is now a Life Coach and Dating Expert. Her publicist explains:
"These days Ms. Vampy lives in her Hollywood villa and is a Life Coach and Dating Expert to the rich and famous. She is often seen on night shoots, shopping in Beverly Hills for Dior, or hanging out at Lakers' games. She loves 80's rock and disco, her favorite band is Vampire Weekend, and she never misses 'American Idol,' 'The Voice,' or 'Millionaire Matchmaker' on TV. Her secret dream is to join the cast of HBO's 'True Blood' (of course, she thinks it's a 'reality' show)! She enjoys Godiva chocolates and bloody marys and she loves to play Xbox when she's feeling feisty. While she has yet to marry or have children, she freely admits to being boy crazy and hopes to someday make-out with Robert Pattinson. Ms. Vampy is forever sexy, funny, young, and obnoxious' but her heart is as big as her mouth. If she ever bites you, it'll be with love."
Now, who better to give the world LOVE & DATING advice than a 110-year-old vampire who has seen it all and has a HEART of gold?
"Love Bites" stars Brooke Lewis as Ms. Vampy, is produced by Lewis and Matt Raub (also the director of photography), and is directed by Staci Layne Wilson.
The official sales trailer for L. Gustavo Cooper's latest fear film, Copiii: The 1st Entry (review), has arrived thanks to our feathered fiends over at Raven Banner Entertainment. Check it out!
Graci Carli, Rod Luzzi, Emily Rogers, Cindy Hogan, Barbara Van Fleet, and Walter J. Colson star.
Copiii: The 1st Entry is the story of two newlyweds, Trevor and Holly Davidson, driving through Florida on the way to their honeymoon in Miami. A simple tourist stop in Cassadaga, the psychic capital of the world, for a tarot reading ends in a frightening encounter with Vjestica Patkavior, the scion of the ancient curse known as copiii pierdere, Romanian for “the loss of a child.” Vjestica’s ancient curse has long rendered the Patkaviors incapable of bearing children naturally; therefore, to carry on their family legacy, they have always stolen other people’s children and raised them as Patkaviors. When Holly Davidson walks into Vjestica’s enchanted home for an innocent tarot reading, she doesn’t know that she is pregnant, much less that her and her unborn child’s lives are in danger.
Another "Grimm" companion book is heading our way, and this could very well be the coolest one yet! Read on for the first details on Grimm - Aunt Marie's Book of Lore from Titan Books, and look for an exclusive excerpt early next week.
Grimm - Aunt Marie's Book of Lore will be available everywhere November 12, 2013.
THE REAL BOOK OF MONSTERS, WEAPONS, AND POTIONS AS SEEN IN THE SHOW!
As his Aunt Marie is dying, homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” who keep the balance between humanity and mythological creatures. As well as inheriting the “gift” from his aunt of being able to see the creatures’ true forms, he also inherits useful artefacts, including the Book of Lore.
This in-universe book explores the monsters, weapons, and potions in "Grimm" with detailed pictures and descriptions. The book is Aunt Marie's recording of the supernatural creatures she and her fellow Grimms have to defeat.
Inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' fairy tales, "Grimm" is a cop-drama with a twist! A detective discovers he has the ability to see supernatural beings, including a reformed "Big Bad Wolf" and the witch-like Hexebiester, along with many others.
Gone Dark has begun its Video On Demand run this month and can be found on cable and internet providers such as Cox, AT&T, Verizon, Charter, SuddenLink, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox and more! The official DVD will release January 7th, 2014.
Starring Pascal Cooper, Bill Oberst, Jr. (Take This Lollipop), Rance Howard (Psycho, A Beautiful Mind), Leif Gantvoort (The Amazing Spider-Man), Mary Elizabeth Pohl (Fright Night), Catherine Cooper, Ramon Camacho (Gran Torino), Madeleine Wade (The Wolf of Wall Street), Josh Luteran, Rebecca Reynolds, Cynthia Harmon ("Entourage"), Reggie Jernigan (Street Racer), Marcus Stewart, Luke Barnett (The Amityville Haunting), Brandon Slagle (The Black Dahlia Haunting), and Devanny Pinn (Hold Your Breath), Gone Dark is directed by Pascal Cooper.
Five years ago Jack's partners helped him fake his death. When his little sister, Kim, becomes an agent, she finds evidence that shows his partners killed him and blames them for his death. She goes off the grid to hunt them down and starts climbing the drug food chain to find Jack's former friend and closest partner, Slick, who took the blame for pulling the trigger on Jack. When the company finds out what's going on, they send in several cleaners to clean up the mess they already tried to cover up.
Everything gets bloody when Jack finds himself in the middle of an every man for himself hunt to the death where only the last man standing will walk away.
Wondering when you'll be able to see Banshee Chapter (review here)? Well, wonder no more! Look for the flick on VOD on December 12, 2013, and in theaters on January 10, 2014.
XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to writer/director Blair Erickson’s 3D horror-thriller BANSHEE CHAPTER starring Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (“Dexter”), and Michael McMillian (“True Blood”). The film was produced by Sunchaser Entertainment’s Stephanie Riggs, Before the Door’s Corey Moosa and Sean Akers, and Christian Arnold-Beutel. Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson of Before the Door executive produced with Ben Samuels, Marcus Schoefer, and Gudrun Giddings.
BANSHEE CHAPTER centers on a female journalist (Winter) who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend (McMillian) who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the story is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.
We've been talking about Richard Schenkman's Halloween-set home invasion flick Mischief Night for quite some time, and we're happy to report that Image Entertainment has finally locked a video release date in stone. The thriller will be available on DVD December 17th!
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the horror-thriller Mischief Night, starring Noell Coet (Brother’s Keeper, Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire), Daniel Hugh Kelly (TV’s Hardcastle and McCormick, American Gun), Charlie O’Connell (Unlucky Charms), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Phobia), Stephanie Erb (The Ring), and Ally Walker (April Rain). Directed by Richard Schenkman (The Pompatus of Love, The Man from Earth), Mischief Night is available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on Dec. 17, 2013.
Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder the night before Halloween.
The DVD includes a special behind-the-scenes featurette. We have a limited supply of DVDs available for review, so please request now. We would appreciate if you could include Mischief Night on your also available on DVD listings.
As we wait for the return of Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek 2, the film's director, Greg McLean, already has another fright flick in the works. He's just been brought in to produce a creature feature called Territorial, which you can read all about right here!
Written by Alex James and Matthew Holmes and directed by Holmes, the film is currently in pre-production in Australia.
Jim Houlden, a down-on-his-luck gold prospector, is arrested for horse stealing and sent to Melbourne with a notorious outlaw, Charlie Burke. When the prison coach capsizes in the mountains, Jim makes a daring escape along with Burke and two other convicted men. They are quickly tracked by a rag-tag team of police led by the determined Sergeant Mitchell, aided by a cunning Black Tracker. Burke ignores any warnings and leads them into a deep, narrow valley long feared by the native tribes - a valley rumored to be the dwelling place of a "Great Evil." Jim now will have to find the courage to save not only himself but also a woman he has fallen for.
Australia's Lemon Tree Passage is the site of many accounts of alleged paranormal activity. The story goes that if you drive really fast down the road, you will see the image of a ghost in your rearview mirror. True? Probably not. Perfect fodder for a horror flick? You betcha.
News has just come out of the American Film Market that writer/director David Campbell is currently in the post-production stage of a supernatural thriller that explores the urban legend. You can read the plot crunch below, and expect more news about the film as we learn it.
Lemon Tree Passage stars Jessica Tovey, Pippa Black, Tim Pocock, Nicholas Gunn, Piera Forde, and Andrew Ryan.
When a group of young backpackers learn of a ghost which is said to appear in the rearview mirror of a speeding car, they set out to recreate it with the help of some locals. After speeding down Lemon Tree Passage, a remote road surrounded by dense woods, their jubilation turns to terror as one by one each passenger begins disappearing in violent ways. Isolated and ten thousand miles from home, the tourists find themselves caught in the clutches of a malevolent force much more heinous than the local myth they set out to experience.
A new trailer for Spike Lee's remake of the Korean classic Oldboy has checked in with a handful of new stills including the Oldboy money shot we've all become so familiar with. Check 'em out!
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley, Oldboy was directed by Spike Lee from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison, and Nathan Kahane. It arrives in theatres on Wednesday, November 27th.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucett, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.
Legendary British production company Hammer Films has been experiencing a big time revival in the last several years, with last year's The Woman in Black scaring up big numbers at the box office.
The titular ghost returns in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, which has just begun production. Read on for all the spooky details!
From the Press Release
Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, and Entertainment One (eOne) announce that filming has begun on The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. To be released by eOne in the UK on Friday 13th February 2015, the film will be directed by Tom Harper and will shoot at multiple locations throughout England and Pinewood Studios.
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death stars Phoebe Fox in her first leading role in a feature film. Fox is joined by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations, The Railway Man), the award-winning Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows), and rising star Oaklee Pendergast (The Impossible).
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death continues the original film’s story: Four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, traveled to Eel Marsh House – and now, a group of children are evacuated with their teachers from the perils of Blitz-era London. The group soon awakens Eel Marsh House’s darkest inhabitant.
Directed by Tom Harper (The Scouting Book for Boys, War Book, Peaky Blinders), the screenplay by Jon Croker (Desert Dancer) is based on an original story outline by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black.
Hammer will produce the film alongside Richard Jackson’s Talisman Films and in association with eOne. Roy Lee and Xavier Marchand will serve among the executive producers.
eOne Films and Exclusive Media are co-financing the film with Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust overseeing production and Alex Walton handling International Sales. eOne Films will distribute in the UK, Spain, and Canada.
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, said: “We are thrilled to have assembled such a talented team for the next stage in The Woman in Black story with the amazing Tom Harper at the helm.”
Xavier Marchand, eOne’s President of Film Production, said: “We’re excited to be working with our partners from the first film to bring Susan Hill’s iconic character back to the big screen to terrify existing as well as new fans once again.”
Director Tom Harper said: “There's such a fantastic history of British horror films, and it's great to be continuing the story of Susan Hill's vengeful cult character. Jon Croker's script is haunting and powerful, and I'm delighted to be working with such a great cast and crew to bring it to life.”
As bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.
One by one the children begin acting strangely, and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry, discovers that the group has awoken a dark force even more terrifying and evil than the city’s air raids. Eve must now confront her own demons to save the children and survive The Woman in Black.
Okay, so first off, there is NOTHING about Jennifer Lawrence that isn't distracting. She's super hot, funny, and can act her ass off. Need more proof? Check out this second clip from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The film's release date is November 22, 2013, and advance tickets are on sale now!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
The second trailer for the long talked about RoboCop remake has arrived, and we're wondering if it will do the trick to win over the film's naysayers. Watch it and then sound off in our comments section with your thoughts. Or you can be a prick and keep 'em all to yourself!
Jose Padilha's film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title hero plus Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Keaton, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Abbie Cornish, Aimee Garcia, and Jackie Earle Haley.
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In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe, and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.
Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father, and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes its remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life.
He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
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Here's the thing... you can put Robert Englund in just about anything and we'll watch it. Why? Because he's Robert friggin' Englund! You need more of an excuse than that? I mean, come on!
Englunds latest film Kantemir stars Englund (duh!) along with Diane Cary, Daniel Gadi, Justine Griffiths , and Stuart Stone. Ben Samuels directs. Read on for the plot crunch and more!
A group of actors gather in a remote New England town to rehearse for a mysterious stage production only to be plunged into a nightmarish world where their real lives mirror the grisly story of the play.
Every now and again something so incredibly absurd and charming comes our way that we get excited to share it with you. Simon McKeon's new indie film Christmas at Draculas is just such a movie! Check out this trailer, and just try not to fall under its spell!
The film stars Conor Dwane (doing a damned fine Lugosi-inspired Count), Michael O. Dowd, Noelle Clarke, Jonathan O'Dwyer, Jerry O. Mullane, Art Kelleher, John Browne, Lorraine Comisky, Dave McGuire, Conor Slattery, and Lochlainn McKenna.
Told through the eyes of The Invisible Man, Count Dracula has hit rock bottom, so with the help of his noble companion Igor, he decides to throw the greatest Christmas party of all time. He invites The Wolf Man, Medusa, The Wicked Witch, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, and The Invisible Man. But when two killers arrive at the door, things slowly begin to spiral out of control. And Dracula's faith lies in the hands of one creature... Death himself!
Another real-life character arrives next week in "American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.06, entitled "The Axeman Cometh," and we have a preview to share that includes a sneak peek of guest star Danny Huston.
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.06 - "The Axeman Cometh" (airs 11/13/13)
Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), and Nan (Jamie Brewer) make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the Academy. Cordelia's (Sarah Paulson) new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation.
Written by Douglas Petrie; directed by Michael Uppendahl.
Monroe takes things with Rosalee to the next level in this clip from Friday night's Episode 3.03 of "Grimm" - "A Dish Best Served Cold." There's definitely nothing chilly about the relations between these two!
"Grimm" Episode 3.03 - "A Dish Best Served Cold" (airs 11/8/13)
AN AGE OLD FEUD REACHES EXPLOSIVE NEW HEIGHTS – A series of disturbing crime scenes leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to the resurrection of an old feud that’s all too familiar for Nick and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell).
With the news of a royal family member’s demise, several key players start to make their move.
Meanwhile, despite his recent trauma, Nick finds himself healthier than normal, and Monroe and Rosalee (Bree Turner) talk about moving their relationship forward. Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Claire Coffee also star.