Harry Potter's Hermione Granger is all grown up and ready to deal with a lot more villainous things than just Lord Voldemort! In fact word's coming in to the DC offices that star Emma Watson is gearing up to get screamy for the Weinsteins' new flick Regression.
Regression is written and is to be directed by auteur Alejandro Amenabar, and Watson will star in the flick alongside Ethan Hawke (The Purge, Daybreakers, Sinister).
The storyline is being kept under wraps, but producer Fernando Bovaira said, “Alejandro plays in 'Regression' with our deepest primal fears to make us feel once again both profoundly human and extremely vulnerable.”
Said Alejandro Amenabar, “'Regression' means for me coming back to my passion, genre filmmaking, and it’s a great pleasure to have on board Bob and Harvey [Weinstein], who so passionately supported 'The Others'.”
Look for it in theatres on August 28, 2015.
With the tagline "Heaven Will Raise Hell On Earth," Syfy's "Dominion" is set to premiere in June of this year, and a trailer has arrived that shows off a bit of new footage. Check it out, and look for more soon!
Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), "Dominion" is an epic supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel.
Rising out of the ashes of the 25 year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control; and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.
"Dominion" stars Christopher Egan ("Kings"), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee ("Game of Thrones"), Alan Dale ("Lost"), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), and Luke Allen-Gale ("The Borgias").
Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, directed the pilot and is one of the project’s executive producers. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster of Bold Films, who produced the film Legion, are also executive producers. Vaun Wilmott wrote the pilot and will also serve as executive producer on the series.
Last August we learned that Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) would be directing an adaptation of JG Ballard's 1975 novel High-Rise, which got us all kinds of excited. Now that a star has been attached, that excitement has increased tenfold. Read on!
As per Variety, Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, is attached to play the lead in the adaptation of the British thriller, which was penned by Wheatley’s regular collaborator Amy Jump.
High-Rise centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.
Hiddleston will play Robert Laing, a young doctor seduced by the high-rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal. Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide, Charlotte.
Sensing discord among the tenants, Laing meets Wilder, a charismatic provocateur bent on inciting the situation. Wilder initiates Laing into the hidden life of the high-rise, and Laing is shocked at what he sees.
As the residents break into tribal factions, Laing finds himself in the middle of mounting violence. Violence that he also finds emerging in himself.
High-Rise is slated for a summer start in the U.K. Financiers include FilmFour, and Jeremy Thomas is producing through Recorded Picture Company.
Though you may not know their names, you no doubt were impressed by their performances in last year's Here Comes the Devil and American Mary. Both Francisco Barreiro and Tristan Risk have just signed on to appear in a new horror film, which we're here to tell you all about!
As reported by Fangoria, Barreiro and Risk have nabbed the lead roles in Love Sick, a feature-length expansion of a short called "M Is for Marriage," which was an entry into the ABCs of Death 2's 26th Director Challenge.
They'll play Marcus and Rebecca, who have decided to part ways after ten years. After separating and being with others, they quickly realize how hard it is to disconnect from one another. The pain, lies, and betrayal all begin to manifest physically within the both of them as well as infect the others who have become involved with them intimately. They love each other so much that it hurts… some more than others.
Todd Freeman wrote and is directing the film. You can check out his short "M Is for Marriage" below, which will give you an idea of what to expect from Love Sick!
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Brian Austin Green and Mena Suvari walk into an abandoned resort... No? Well good. Because that's the premise of Last Stop, an upcoming supernatural thriller that Premiere Entertainment is taking to the EFM in Berlin.
Check out the hot off the presses sales art for the flick!
Written and directed by Travis Oates, the film also stars Joanne Kelly, Robert Picardo, and Zack Ward.
Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge.
SXSW 2014: Ten-Film Midnighters Lineup Includes Oculus, Exists, Late Phases, Home, The Guest, and More
The real "meat" of the 2014 SXSW Film Festival has arrived with the announcement of the ten films that will comprise this year's Midnighters lineup. Read all the details and see some new stills here!
Along with the incredible list of Midnighters you'll find below, SXSW 2014 also revealed the 113 titles that will be shown in 11 curated shorts programs, selected from a record 4,249 submissions. Click here for the full short film details.
Now, back to the Midnighters. The program, which includes 8 World Premieres, is described as: Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.
Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Stamm, Screenwriter: David Birke
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
Cast: Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley, Devon Graye, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, Ron Perlman (World Premiere)
Among the Living (France)
Director/Screenwriter: Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo
After horror favorites Inside and Livid, Maury and Bustillo pair up again for a horror-thriller at the cross roads between Stand by Me and Friday the13th.
Cast: Anne Marivin, Béatrice Dalle, Francis Renaud, Fabien Jegoudez, Nicolas Giraud (World Premiere)
Director: Eduardo Sánchez, Screenwriter: Jamie Nash
Five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary beast that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than they would have ever believed exists.
Cast: Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Denise Williamson, Samuel Davis (World Premiere)
Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett
A soldier on leave befriends the family of a fallen comrade, only to become a threat to all around him when it’s revealed he’s hiding dangerous secrets from his past.
Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Sheila Kelley
Director/Screenwriter: Nicholas McCarthy
When a realtor is asked to sell a vacant home, she and her sister cross paths with its previous tenant: a teenage girl who sold her soul to the devil.
Cast: Naya Rivera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell, Ava Acres (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Leigh Janiak, Screenwriter: Phil Graziadei
Young newlyweds find their honeymoon spiraling mysteriously into chaos.
Cast: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown (World Premiere)
Director: Adrián García Bogliano, Screenwriter: Eric Stolze
When deadly attacks from the forest beset a secluded retirement community, it is up to a grizzled veteran to figure what the residents are hiding.
Cast: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan, Lance Guest (World Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Mike Flanagan, Screenwriter: Jeff Howard
As children, two siblings witnessed their parents' harrowing descent into madness and death. Now, as adults, they reunite to expose and destroy the supernatural entity responsible: the Lasser Glass - a legendary mirror their parents owned.
Cast: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, James Lafferty, Katee Sackhoff (U.S. Premiere)
Director: Jerome Sable
Stage Fright tells the story of a snobby musical theatre camp terrorized by a bloodthirsty masked killer who despises musical theatre. Scream meets "Glee" in this genre-bending R-rated horror-musical.
Cast: Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman (World Premiere)
Directors/Screenwriters: Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch
In the city of dreams, a desperate actress will do whatever it takes for the role of a lifetime… no matter what the cost.
Cast: Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Fabianne Therese, Noah Segan, Shane Coffey (World Premiere)
The 2014 SXSW Film Festival runs March 7-15 in Austin, Texas. Visit the official South by Southwest website for more info on the entire SXSW Music/Film/Interactive event.
On tap right now are several new stills from Michael and Peter Spierig's (Undead, Daybreakers) latest film, Predestination, which will be playing at the upcoming SXSW 2014 Film Festival. Have a gander.
The Spierig brothers wrote the original screenplay, which chronicles the life of a temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers.
The directing duo produce with Brisbane-based Patrick McDonald of Wolfhound Pictures and Tim McGahan of Blacklab Entertainment. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor.
"Predestination is based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story 'All You Zombies.' No, it's not a zombie flick, but it's one of our favorite short stories and is unlike anything you've ever read before," said the Spierig brothers. "The short is on many sci-fi lists as one of the greatest short stories of all time and the mother of all time paradox tales. Heinlein is considered one of the great science fiction masters alongside Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke."
Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
So, just how strange is Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani's (Amer) new film, The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears? If this latest clip is any indication, I'd say pretty fucking strange. Check it out!
Look for more on The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears (review) soon!
The Giallo throwback stars Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda, and Sam Louwyck and centers on the surreal drama that follows a husband who plunges into a nightmare world while searching for his missing wife.
A woman vanishes. Her husband inquires into the strange circumstances of her disappearance. Did she leave him? Is she dead? As he goes along searching, he plunges into a world of nightmare and violence...
Another companion novel for the fan favorite TV series "Grimm" is heading our way in less than two weeks, and we have the early details on Grimm: The Chopping Block from Titan Books right here.
Written by Bram Stoker Award-winning author John Passarella, Grimm: The Chopping Block is being released on February 18th. Look for an exclusive excerpt from this brand-new original story set in the "Grimm" universe soon!
A cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods. Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner, Hank Griffin, investigate - but there seems to be no connection between the victims...
John Passarella is the author of Wither, Wither’s Rain, Wither’s Legacy, Kindred Spirit, Shimmer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble, Angel: Avatar, Angel: Monolith, and Supernatural: Night Terror (review here), his first "Supernatural" companion novel. He also owns AuthorPromo.com, a web design company with New York Times bestselling clients, and resides in New Jersey.
Vacations are the stuff that keeps us going. They make up for all the hustle and bustle, ya know? Fun in the sun... laughs with friends... sex on the beach... flesh-eating hordes of the undead hellbent on turning you and your friends into a tasty snack...
Below you'll find the first stills and early key art for Tyrone Acierto's Zombie Island along with a sales trailer.
Romy and Peewee are teenage orphans with an unusual job: They loot cemeteries and steal precious belongings from the dead.
The villagers, fed up with their disrespect for the dead, offer a hefty reward for their capture. Desperate to flee town, the two sail off to a desolate island only to encounter a greater foe – a swarm of zombie pirates. The pirates were originally hired by an American scientist, William Seabrook, to kidnap the descendents of the island’s natives to help him read ancient scripture and find a mysterious meteorite. With their greedy nature, the pirates stole the meteorite from Seabrook, thinking it was something of value. That is, until they were all infected by the contagious alien virus inside the meteorite.
Romy and Peewee, along with the only survivor of the descendents, are now trapped on the island full of flesh-eating zombie pirates! They must use their wits to battle the zombies and find a way off the zombie island alive.
With four feature films already under his belt in the last few years, including Madison County and Contracted, Eric England is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the world of horror. And he's got two more headed our way. Read on for details!
Deadline reports that England, who was just signed by the Gersh Agency, is next set to direct the TJ Cimfel-scripted Hellbent, and he's also actively developing another horror film, called The Sirens.
Hellbent centers around a woman who joins a rescue crew to look for her husband after a mining accident and instead discovers a demonic presence.
As for The Sirens, that one is about a group of deep-sea fishermen who encounter four mysterious young women and get hooked into a ritual sacrifice.
Keep 'em coming, England!
Still following Syfy's new werewolf show, "Bitten"? If so, you'll be interested in next week's Episode 1.05, also titled "Bitten," in which you'll travel back in time to find out how Elena joined the pack. Check out a sneak peek.
"Bitten" stars Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence; Greg Bryk as werewolf Pack “Alpha” Jeremy Danvers; Greyston Holt as Elena’s werewolf ex-boyfriend, Clayton Danvers; and Paul Greene as Elena’s current beau, Philip McAdams.
"Bitten" Episode 1.05 - "Bitten" (airs 2/10/14; 8-9 PM)
Elena endeavors to defend Clay against suspicions of murder; a former pack member has information on the uprising.
Let me be clear... I haven't the slightest idea what happened to the dude in this latest still from the zombie thriller The Returned from Spanish genre hub Filmax and director Manuel Carballo (Exorcismus). That being said, I can't wait to find out!
LevelFILM has acquired U.S. rights to The Returned, a Canadian-Spanish co-production between Ramaco Media and Filmax. The zombie thriller stars Kris Holden-Reid, Emily Hampshire, and Shawn Doyle.
Directed by Manuel Carballo and from the producers behind the [REC] franchise, The Returned will be released in U.S. theatres and on VOD day-and-date on February 14, 2014. Deals are also in place for Latin America, Taiwan, the Middle East, Korea, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and Canada.
Set in a post-zombie world, a treatment called the “Return Protein” can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection but cannot cure it. With daily injections, the “Returned” are able to live relatively normal lives; but with brutal attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that Protein stock is running low, the world is again on the brink of chaos. In the midst of this turmoil are Alex (Kris Holden-Reid) and Kate (Emily Hampshire), a young, successful, and enviable couple that are hiding a long held secret – Alex is Returned. Suspicious of a government order for all the Returned to report to a secure medical facility "for their own safety," the couple flees, taking with them all the doses of “Return Protein” they have. Now in a race against the clock and with few places to turn, they must face their worst fears and come to grips with the reality that if they are neither human nor zombies, who exactly are the Returned?
“The Returned is a smart, slick, and suspenseful thriller; and we are excited to be working with Manuel Carballo,” commented levelFILM’s David Hudakoc. “Manuel has created a very raw portrayal of survival, and we are confident The Returned will continue to showcase how talented he is as a filmmaker.”
Okay, kids, get comfy because you're going to be here for a long while. "Why?" you ask. Because we have a truly giant-sized image gallery on tap for Mick Taylor's psychotic return in Wolf Creek 2 along with the first Australian TV spot! Check 'em out!
Directed by Greg Mclean, written by Mclean and Aaron Sterns, and produced by Helen Leake (Swerve, Black and White, Heavens Burning), Greg Mclean, and Steve Topic (Crawlspace), the sequel started production seven years after the original Wolf Creek hit screens internationally in November of 2005.
The original not only gave Australian audiences an appetite for their own horror movies but showed the world a fresh, daring take on the genre. Selected to screen at Sundance and the Cannes Film Festival, it was supported by The Weinstein Company, who presented it to an international audience. It then went on to claim the title of the number one Australian film in 2005 and also became the highest grossing Australian R18+ film of all time.
Wolf Creek 2 will be distributed in Australia by Roadshow Films. International sales are being handled by Arclight Films. The sequel will hit Australian theatres on February 20, 2014.
Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes an horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet: Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).
As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white-knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.
Before "The Vampire Diaries" takes off for a few weeks (no one wants to tangle with the Olympics, even vampires), we have to get through a "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Here's a sneak peek of the upcoming Ep. 5.13, in which Stefan disapproves of Damon. What else is new?
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.13 - "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (airs 2/6/14, 8-9pm): Hoping to help everyone move past recent traumatic events, Caroline (Candice Accola) convinces Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) to attend Whitmore College’s “Bitter Ball” for broken-hearted students.
Bonnie is intrigued with a fellow student named Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell), who appears to be dabbling in witchcraft, while Tyler (Michael Trevino) starts to worry about Matt’s (Zach Roerig) relationship with Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda).
After making a disturbing discovery, Stefan (Paul Wesley) has a frustrating conversation with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) while Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) struggles to continue his research project with help from a new benefactor named Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh).
Still bent on revenge, Damon and Enzo resort to violence to convince Bonnie and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to help them, but their plan takes an unexpected and horrifying turn. Darren Genet directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine and Holly Brix.
On tap right now for you vampire lovers are two more vignettes that take you behind the scenes of the upcoming horror comedy Chastity Bites. Check 'em out and look for more on this flick soon! Until then... stay outta the sun!
From the Press Release
Weirdsmobile Productions wants you to prepare for the release of the horror comedy CHASTITY BITES, hitting DVD on February 11, 2014, from GRAND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. The DVD will include an exclusive "Behind-the-Scenes" featurette and official trailer.
"We are thrilled to be working with Grand on the DVD release of CHASTITY BITES,” says writer and producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles. “Their enthusiasm for the movie was evident from the beginning, and their entrepreneurial spirit as a new company fits perfectly with our first indie feature."
“This horror comedy is sure to be hit with a variety of audiences," states David Rand, President of Grand Entertainment Group. "If you are a fan of Scream or Mean Girls, CHASTITY BITES is one to check out.”
The film is directed by John V. Knowles (short film Shadow.Net), written/produced by Lotti Pharriss Knowles (I Am Divine, Vito), and stars Allison Scagliotti (Syfy's "Warehouse 13"), Francia Raisa (ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager"), Louise Griffiths (Unknown Caller, The Revenant"), Eddy Rioseco (ABC's "Parenthood"), Amy Okuda (The Guild), Sarah Stouffer (Bloomington), Lindsey Morgan (ABC's "General Hospital"), Laura Niemi (FX's “Justified”), Jennifer Gimenez (Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), Greer Grammer (MTV's "Awkward"), and Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator).
In the early 1600's Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her "Botox" as an abstinence educator at a high school in red state America. But will a brave, young feminist blogger and journalist for the school paper finally put an end to the Blood Countess's reign of terror and save her best friend from being the next victim?
Another clip has come in for Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano, which arrives in limited theatres on March 7th. Watch as Elijah Wood learns the true meaning of stage fright, and expect lots more soon.
Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano (review here) is also available on VOD right now! Elijah Wood stars along with John Cusack.
Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: "Play one wrong note and you die." Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper's motives and look for help without anyone realizing…
Well, it's Wednesday morning, and sadly, we have no "American Horror Story: Coven" to look forward to tonight. But we do have a look "Inside the Coven" at how the show's magic was brought to life.
Levitating furniture. Zombies. Witch burnings. Go "Inside the Coven" to learn how the special effects crew made the impossible real during this past season.
We should be learning more about Season 4 of "American Horror Story" shortly. For more info on "Coven" in the meantime, visit the "AHS" Facebook page and Twitter feed along with "American Horror Story" on FX.
While the idea of a RoboCop reboot may not be to everyone’s liking, we can pretty much agree that a kick-ass action movie can stand on its own merit.
While the new RoboCop is rated PG-13 and doesn’t have even near the same level of gratuitous (read: awesome!) violence as Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, there are plenty of fight scenes, guns blazing, bones breaking and murder and mayhem in director Jose Padhila’s version.
For the remake, RoboCop’s partner is no longer an apple-cheeked blonde female – it’s the big ‘n bad Michael K. Williams from HBO’s gritty series "The Wire". Joel Kinnaman, who’s in the title role, told us, “When I heard Michael was one of the names discussed for the part, I jumped on Jose and was like, ‘Look, if we get the opportunity to get Michael, we've got to get him!’ I mean… I have seen the whole series of 'The Wire' twice."
“We had a lot of fun on set. There were a couple of times where we had scenes when we were undercover and I was like, ‘Mike come on, we were about to go into a house,’ and I was like, ‘Give me a whistle, give me a whistle.’ He did, and I was like, ‘I am in "The Wire". I am in "The Wire"!’ That was a great moment for me. We had a lot of fun and he brings so much flavor to it and so much heart.”
Speaking of heart, RoboCop is physically reduced to a heart, lungs and a head. The rest is all robotics. When it comes to conveying emotions with only a small part of your face showing, costar Michael Keaton had a few things to say about that, having done the same thing, basically, in the Bat-suit he so famously wore and emoted from in the 80s.
“Joel’s job is particularly difficult because [when you see an actor in a costume like this,] people don’t know how hard it is to do what you need to do. Because your natural instinct, or your unnatural instinct, might be to say, ‘Let’s face it, you know, I’m in this suit.’ Out of context it is kind of ridiculous, you know what I mean? So your inclination or your desperation might make you want to kind of go out, you know, way over the top -- and what he didn’t do, was that. What he did do was suck back and went kind of inside. He makes these unbelievable transitions, too, from when he’s human, then he’s robot, then he’s robot and human. That’s really hard to do when you’re wearing a big black suit."
“I was really knocked out by it, when I finally saw the whole movie. I kept watching him, and [sadly] he probably won’t get credit for it, for the degree of difficulty which was required. "
“When I was doing the first Batman I made a joke, but I was actually serious: I just worked the suit, man, I just let that suit go to work for me. And that’s kind of what you have to do. I’m very claustrophobic and we didn’t know that the suit was going to work at all, until literally hours before we were about to shoot. We had shot a lot of the Bruce Wayne stuff and I never worried about the Batman thing… the way it was Bruce Wayne. That was always it for me. The Batman thing was, well… I didn’t know what I was going to do with that, but when we got in it I thought, ‘Oh I’m in trouble man, I’ve gotta really face this thing.’ Because you couldn’t get out of it. This thing was like wrapped around me… and I’ll take some credit for this, but really it was practical, this whole thing, when I turned in the suit using my whole body, because I couldn’t turn my neck!”
Keaton was all smiles, but reiterated, “I’m very claustrophobic. I get in this thing, and they actually use this kind of plywood, one of those old boards, a leaning board for the costume. I had to recline on that between takes. I drink a lot of coffee, drink a lot of water with vitamins, and I could do none of that because I couldn’t get out of this thing to go to the bathroom, so they put me in this thing… inside, honestly I started having panic attacks, literally panic attacks, and I thought, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to do this, man, I’m feeling really, really scared.’ …”
Gary Oldman, taking the piss out, quips, “I had all of that in The Dark Knight, and I wasn’t wearing the suit.” Keaton nods. “Forget everything I just said.”
Kinnaman chimes in, “I got no sympathy from Michael Keaton when I was complaining about my suit. He was like, “Shut the fuck up. You have air conditioning in it, and everything!’”
Oldman adds, alluding to his roles in Dracula and Hannibal, “The great thing about having been in makeup, and a lot of stuff like that, is that when you’re working with someone else who’s in it and you’re not in it anymore… you feel so good!”
Kinnaman rolls his eyes, “Yeah. YOU feel so great!”
Oldman adds, “You say something like, Oh, are you hot in that?’”
Keaton chimes in, “I know. I enjoyed every minute sitting and watching him in that suit. There was a lot of gloating.”
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. Look for it in theatres February 12, 2014.
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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.
For more visit the RoboCop Facebook page.
We mentioned several days ago that Norman Reedus (Daryl) will be holding a Twitter Q&A leading up to this Sunday's return of "The Walking Dead" to AMC, and today we have a few more details.
On February 9th, iTunes TV and AMC’s "The Walking Dead" are hosting a live Twitter Q&A with Norman Reedus. Reedus will be answering fan questions about the series and his character, Daryl Dixon.
Fans can tweet questions to @iTunesTV using #askNorman up until the start of the live Q&A, which begins this Sunday at 8:30 pm EST/5:30 pm PST.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.
The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.09 - "After" (airs 2/9/14)
As Rick (Lincoln) deals with old wounds, members of the prison have to come to terms with their new environment and ask themselves if survival alone is enough. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Greg Nicotero.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.