After already spawning several video games, "The Walking Dead" is now headed onto handheld devices, and we've got all the info for ya today. Read on, Dead-heads!
THR reports that AMC is teaming up with Next Games to expand "The Walking Dead" universe with the very first mobile game based on the popular zombie drama. Developed for smartphones and tablets, they're preparing to launch the as-yet untitled game in time for the show's Season 5 premiere in October 2014.
Details of the plot of the game are being kept under wraps, but the Finnish game developer vowed that it would have the same tone and tension as the AMC drama.
"Our take on the undead survival franchise will match the against-all-odds action and moment-to-moment tension of the TV series. We want to find that sweet spot where gameplay and narrative inform and reinforce one another,” said Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen. "Like AMC’s 'The Walking Dead' itself, we’re not giving away too many details right out the gate, but I can confidently state it’s unlike anything we’ve seen from 'The Walking Dead' franchise on home or mobile gaming hardware before."
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.
After proving themselves to be one hell of a team with last year's Prisoners, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villeneuve re-team for Enemy, which is currently available exclusively on DirecTV.
While we wait for the March 14th theatrical release date, check out a brand new featurette for the flick, which features interviews with Gyllenhaal, Villeneuve, and co-star Melanie Laurent!
Written by Javier Gullón and based on a novel by José Saramago, the film also stars Sarah Gadon and Isabella Rossellini.
ENEMY tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal), who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend, Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife, Helen (Gadon), and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.
The eagerly anticipated film In Fear (review here) will be released in select theaters this Friday, March 7, with its Blu-ray/DVD/VOD release on March 11. Recently director Jeremy Lovering spoke with Dread Central about working on his feature film debut.
For starters, Lovering gave potential viewers an idea of what they can expect when they sit down to watch In Fear. "There is a lot of suspense, unknown threats from the dark, a lot of driving around getting lost, some tears, a few smiles, an act of betrayal, an act of violence, a tiny slice of hope, home invasion in a car and a messed up logic that results in murder-by-proxy."
That's a lot to be squeezed into one film, but Lovering does a very nice job of fitting it all in. He continued, "I wanted to make a film that was genuinely and thrillingly scary as you watch it and that stayed with you after and got under your skin," he said. "It relies on a steady build of suspense that never lets up and hopefully puts you right in the back seat of a car with a couple who've only known each other two weeks and are now going away together. As it gets dark and they get lost, slowly they realize they might not be able to trust each other or themselves or anything that's 'out there' - so it's a perfect date movie with plenty of 'what-the-hell-would-I-do-in-that-situation?' moments.
Part of the eeriness of the movie is created by some outstanding filming locations. The director told us what he was looking for when scoping out the perfect spots to shoot. "I definitely wanted to find an environment that wasn't totally hostile, yet seemed to harbor some sort of pagan threat," Lovering said. "It had to have great beauty and yet could become dangerous as we foist our fears upon it. In some way I also wanted the car to feel like it could be a spacecraft, drifting in an anonymous, alien world that belonged in a fable. Practically I wanted a network of roads that you could drive on for a significant time without recognizing where you were or seeing any human habitation. This was incredibly important for the characters' sense of isolation and unease. I also wanted to find an area that could quite literally 'close down' through the film, starting with melancholic wide open moorland and finishing with impenetrable forest with a network of roads that got smaller and smaller in between until, quite literally, the branches of the hedgerow were scratching the car. All this we could only find in Cornwall in the west of England, an area that in many ways has remained isolated from the rest of the UK forever."
Lovering creates incredible tension in the film. In Fear starts you off just mildly uncomfortable, then slowly squeezes the viewer as it goes on. "I really wanted to create a suspense film, a psychological horror that relies on tension rather than gore," Lovering said. "I think the most important thing was that we totally believed in our characters and what they were going through and the anticipation of how it might go wrong. I shot the film without giving the actors a script or even telling them the story so they had absolutely no idea what was going to happen to them or if their character would live or die. Combine this with endless mind games and physical threats, and it meant they were constantly in a state of genuine fear, genuine anticipation and twitchy unease. As a result we believe in their experience, and so their fear makes us feel afraid."
Lovering expanded on his techniques of getting genuine responses from his cast. "In the edit I made a rule to only use the first take of any reaction to a 'fear event,' and I think this makes a huge difference in that there really is no acting in those moments. Structurally we spend a long time investing in our characters - even though we know little about them, we are with them for a while as things escalate from good to uneasy to creepy to bad to terrifying, and once it kicks off, it doesn't stop. In many films in this genre there is an alternation between 'chat' and 'bad stuff.' With this film I deliberately followed a steady crescendo of 'bad stuff' without any letting go."
Lovering continued, "Again, there is a commitment to a lack of explanation - we don't know what's causing the threat for a long time. We don't know why anything is going on, and most importantly I think, we don't know who we can trust. As the actors, and so the characters, weren't sure what to trust about what is happening, so we don't know what to believe, and that means we are deeply unsettled. David Katznelson did a fantastic job in lighting and shooting the film for suspense - we closed the frame down over the course of the film; we use empty space a lot so we are searching for what's not there, imagining things where there aren't any and glimpsing things where there are. We're both up close in our heroes' faces, seeing the terror in their eyes, and we are also outside, watching them flail around or starting to discover what might be in the dark."
In Fear delivers a lot of what you look for in a good horror movie, and Lovering described how he tried to make it truly frightening. "There are some solid scare moments, and the level of expectation rises accordingly," he said. "The dark and the driving are mesmerizing, and so there is a certain trippy constant threat - the time it takes to develop the primal fears [is] pretty much the same for both character and audience, but when the scares come, they are real scares. And lastly, the sound design and the sound composition work hard at pushing the suspense without delivering a climax. The music is about subsonics that at times you can't hear so much as feel, so they erode away at our comfort zone, leaving us full of dread for what is about to happen. And finally, it was just about creating a world where we don't want bad things to happen but we just know they will…and we are waiting, and that waiting is making us nervous."
Lovering collected a small but very capable cast of Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert and Allen Leech, and according to the director, they absolutely killed it out there. "All the cast were totally committed to the process - not giving them the story or a script, this totally made my life easier. I think they are quite brilliant, and they were able to take the emotions of the characters and make them real," Lovering said. "As I wanted this to in some way be a fable, I had archetypes in mind, and so I needed actors who understood the archetypes, understood the themes, had personalities that in some way reflected those themes and could then translate that to a full character. I needed actors who could immerse themselves in the moment and improvise the dialogue, and I got really lucky. For example, there is one moment when the boy is in the car confessing he's scared when the girl gets snatched by an unseen attacker and pulled into the dark. The boy chases and fights. When we shot it, Iain went into total shock - bless him, he needed a blanket and a warm cup of tea. Me and the producer looked at each other and both realized he had forgotten the fiction of what he was doing. And that was what I was after."
Additionally, Lovering talked about how his shocking of the cast affected them. "To be honest, it was never difficult to get Alice, or Iain for that matter, to give emotionally," Lovering said. "She was scared, it was dark and cold, she genuinely cared about Iain's character, everyone was involved in playing the mind games, she'd been attacked, her loyalties were being tested, she had seen violence that she couldn't do anything about, so I'd say she was pretty strung out. Ultimately she had to learn to trust not to trust me, and that is a pretty big and vulnerable-making adjustment. Also, she was part creator of her character and so knew what she would do in any given situation, and this was at times at odds to how she idealistically wanted her to be - that conflict definitely made a raw nerve."
Lovering talked about what he found to be the most difficult part of filming In Fear. "Without a doubt it was the thing that also made it the most exciting…shooting without a script or giving the actors the story. It meant the safety blanket was gone and we were all exposed," Lovering said. "That, and of course coping with my own guilt at having so royally messed with the heads of such nice people."
Finally, the director briefed us on some of his upcoming projects. "There are several I'm talking about at the moment, including one which is a psychological horror in the vein of Jacob's Ladder, another is a straight horror in the sort of world of Magic/Hider in the House and another is a remake of a late 70's ghost story which I love and am of course tentative about messing with but which I think I've found a really interesting way in by pretty much filming the scenes in between the ones that were in the original and seeing the character's POV that is not the one we had before. So we shall see... maybe I need to do a romantic comedy instead."
In Fear opens in limited theatrical release on March 7 and hits Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on March 11. For more info follow In Fear on Twitter (@InFearMovie).
Late last year we found out that Sony had registered a telling domain name which suggested that the video game The Last of Us was on its way into feature film territory. Today the rumors have been confirmed. Read on!
Deadline reports that Screen Gems has signed on to distribute a live-action adaptation of the popular game, which will be written by its creative director Neil Druckmann.
The creative architects will be Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra as well as Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley. They’ll team with Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures banner.
In The Last of Us hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.
More as we learn it!
About the Game
The Last of Us tells the story of Joel, a survivor of the savage cordyceps virus infection which has plunged the USA into a chillingly authentic post-apocalyptic hell. He embarks on a cross-America trip with a precious cargo, Ellie, leaving the relative safety of the quarantine zone, where they will encounter fierce mutated husks and crazed survivors. From the award-winning team behind Uncharted, Crash Bandicoot, and Jak and Daxter, The Last of Us delivers a gritty, cinematic experience interspersed with genuine survival action to deliver a compelling and unique gaming experience.
To learn more about the game, visit the official The Last of Us website.
The first TV spot for Gareth Evans' sequel to The Raid: Redemption, entitled The Raid 2: Berandal, is primed and ready to kick your ass; and we have the goods for you right here. Please, Lord, give us this movie now. Thanks.
Iko Uwais (The Raid), Julie Estelle (Macabre), Alex Abbad (Merantau), Marsha Timothy (The Forbidden Door), Mathias Muchus, Tio Pakusadewo, and Cecep Arif Rahman star.
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama’s opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap.
And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender “Yuda.” In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco – the son of a prominent gang kingpin – to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) acquired the film for the United States, Spain, Latin America, and South Africa; and Sony Pictures Classics will once again release the film theatrically in the United States.
We told you about the Hellions Horror Video Contest back in January. You read, followed orders, and made movies. Now the time has come for the voting process to begin. Read on for details.
From the Press Release
The submission phase of the Hellions Video Contest came to a close Saturday, March 1st, and now the voting phase begins! New entries will be posted on Monday mornings for the next four weeks on the Hellions website.
Each week visitors will have an opportunity to vote on their favourite entry, and a Weekly Audience Favourite will be elected to advance to the Final Round. The Final Round will be juried by HELLIONS director Bruce McDonald, director and Rue Morgue publisher Rodrigo Gudiño, and Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener.
The winning entry will be shown within the context of the feature film HELLIONS, and the director will be invited to the premiere. The short will appear on a television in a scene of HELLIONS, with the potential to also screen theatrically, in its entirety, along with the feature film and to be included as a special feature on the DVD/Blu-ray release of HELLIONS.
Hellions, helmed by maverick indie director Bruce McDonald, is a horror-thriller, starring newcomer Chloe Rose ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), about a teenager who must survive a Halloween night from hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door. Joining Rose is award-winning actor Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, "True Blood," "The X-Files") in the role of tough-as-nails cop Mike Corman. The cast also includes Rossif Sutherland (“Reign,” “Crossing Lines,” “ER”), Rachel Wilson (“Republic of Doyle,” “The Kennedys”), Peter Dacunha (Haunter, “Reign”), and Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”).
Hellions was penned by Pascal Trottier (The Colony) and produced by Frank Siracusa (Hobo with a Shotgun) of Whizbang Films and Paul Lenart of Storyteller Pictures. The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and in association with Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central.
For several years now Mezco Toyz has been releasing some of the coolest horror collectibles to hit the market. The best part? They're not showing any signs of slowing down. Child's Play fans... get ready to feel your wallet rumble.
Here's your first glimpse of Mezco's “Good Guy” Chucky.
Unlike the scarred and battle-damaged look Chucky normally displays (people have tried to destroy him in 6 films so far), this version represents the cleaner, earlier Chucky. His trademark outfit is un-slashed, his face is not yet mauled. Just as he did in his films, Chucky has lots to say, from his trademark “My name is Chucky” to far more sinister phrases. The star of the Child’s Play films, Chucky stands 15″ tall and features real cloth Good Guys clothing, 11 points of articulation, and his trademark orange hair and realistic glass-like eyes.
Each Chucky comes packaged in his own collector-friendly window box based on the original box design seen in the films.
That not enough? Then check out these Chucky and Tiffany 16-inch plush figures. Not since Bonnie and Clyde has a couple left such a path of destruction in their wake!
Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler,” is joined by his beloved Tiffany, the doll who contains the soul of his longtime paramour, a misguided and equally homicidal aspiring actress. Chucky and Tiffany are not only one of the most deadly onscreen couples; they are one of the most talkative as well! Both Chucky and Tiffany each speak 7 terrifying phrases, direct from their films.
Both plush figures feature real cloth clothing: Chucky in his well known coveralls and sneakers and Tiffany in her fashion-forward wedding gown. Tiffany also sports her trademark tattoo. Each plush figure stands 16 inches tall and comes with an informative hang tag.
Chucky and Tiffany are each sold separately, but even death couldn’t keep them apart.
A sneak peek and close to a dozen images have arrived for "The Following" Episode 2.08, "The Messenger," and we have another guest star on the way in the form of Gregg Henry (Slither, "The Killing"). Let's hope he sticks around longer than Lee Tergesen did this week!
"The Following" Episode 2.08 - "The Messenger" (3/10/14, 9-10PM; repeats 3/15/14, 9-10PM)
RYAN LOOKS TO JOE’S PAST AS JOE PLANS FOR HIS FUTURE - After a tragic turn of events, Ryan attempts to find the man who originally taught Joe to kill in hopes of finding new answers.
Meanwhile, at the compound, Joe tries to get his bearings while Emma and Mandy wait for him to reveal his new plan.
Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang
Guest Cast: Shane McRae as Robert; Jake Weber as Micah; Jacinda Barrett as Julia; Gregg Henry as Dr. Strauss
Wow, that headline sounds a bit dirty, no? I mean, yes, the Axeman is gonna come, but that doesn't mean he's gonna climax. Then again, who knows? Maybe that's how he gets his kicks! One thing's for sure: Axemen is known to be messy so hopefully he'll clean up once he's done.
From the Press Release
Some of horror's most prominent scream queens come together for the razor-sharp fright flick Axeman, available across the US and Canada on DVD and VOD starting May 6, 2014.
Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling, and Jamie Bernadette join former NBA star Scot Pollard in Joston Theney's blood-stained love letter to classic slasher movies.
Axeman will be available on all major and minor cable VOD channels as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, and more beginning May 6th through Midnight Releasing.
An axe-wielding local legend slices and dices his way through some vacationing twenty-something in a blood-curdling movie experience that's been named "THE movie to see in 2014!"
Apparently the franchise scared up by Takashi Shimizu still has some gasp left in the old ghost tank in Japan as Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari (translated: Ju-On: The Beginning of the End) is getting ready to start production!
Eigapedia got the early word. Ochiai Masayuki, (Infection, Hypnosis and the 2008 remake of Shutter) is directing. Thus far Nozomi Sasaki has been cast along with Kai Kobayashi as the dreaded Toshio Saeki.
Filming begins tomorrow with a release date already slated for June 28. That's pretty fast.
An elementary school teacher named Yui (Sasaki) visits the home of a boy named Toshio Saeki (Kobayashi), who's been absent from school for a long period of time. When she arrives, she re-lives the horrific tragedy which occurred in the Saeki household 10 years earlier. A cardboard box left in a closet holds the key to revealing a long-hidden truth.
We told you about the new Korean horror flick Flu back in January and even showed off some artwork and stills. In case you're still not feeling better, this latest trailer should more than do the trick. Check it out!
From the Press Release
Sung-su Kim (Beat, Scream City) delivers the viscous viral outbreak thriller FLU, debuting on DVD March 18th from CJ Entertainment.
The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through the Seoul suburb of Bundang. Within hours after a patient dies in the hospital covered in an oozing red rash and regurgitating blood, the deadly virus sweeps the city and the body count rapidly rises. Medical professionals are in a panic over the mysteriously murderous infection, and soon the government orders the military to quarantine the entire area -- no one gets in, no one gets out. Desperation and violence grip the public as the infected and non-infected struggle for life and everything begins to spiral out of control.
The all-star cast includes Hyuk Jang (The Client), Soo Ae (Sunny, A Family), Yoo Hae-jin (Musa-The Warrior, King and the Clown) and newcomer Min-ah Park.
A human trafficker is infected with an unknown virus and dies in a Bundang hospital, covered in red rashes and coughing up blood. Less than 24 hours after the death of the first patient, similar cases are reported all over Bundang. The medics despair over the super-virus that has no known cure, but they soon find hope when they hear of a sole survivor who may have developed antibodies against this ruthless viral mutation. As medical professionals rush to find the sole individual with the potential key for a cure, fatalities rise, and soon the government has no choice but to quarantine the city. Amidst the ensuing panic, wild desperation and violence, the struggle for life between the infected and non-infected begins to spiral out of control.
Let me be clear... we do not care if this flick is Dread worthy just yet. That being said, if there's a story floating around about a friggin' viking Santa Claus, then goddamn it, we're gonna do it!
According to Deadline, after much back and forth Saturday involving Sony, Universal, and a last-ditch overture from Warner Bros., Sony finally closed its deal for Winter’s Knight, the Viking-mythology-tinged origin story of St. Nick and Christmas.
Sony emerged as front-runner when it agreed to pay $1 million to newbie scribes Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton for the biggest spec sale of this year so far. That was the easy part. Deals were then made for producers Marc Platt and Lawrence Grey. More challenging was making a deal with the white hot Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg to direct, but that effort was led by incoming Sony Pictures Production President Michael De Luca.
Winter’s Knight takes a revisionist look at the origins of Saint Nick and Christmas, mixed with Viking mythology. The script is by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton.
On last Friday night's episode of "Grimm," Nick and Monroe faced the Wildesheer, a vicious, ritualistic Wesen who targets strong, formidable opponents and takes trophy scalps from its victims. Check out a profile of the creature along with info on how you could win his coat.
Here's a more detailed description of the Wildesheer from the "Grimm Diaries":
Known by many different names, these Wesen go into a rage on the battlefield with no fear of death, mad as hounds, faces smeared with blood of victims, fighting in trance-like fury, scalping their defeated enemies. They sew these trophies of war into cloaks of hair, supposedly giving them the power of the warrior they've defeated. These Wesen achieve such fearsome reputations, they also became known as Berserkers.
The vile cloaks of scalped hair they wear into battle seem to protect them from weapons, making them nearly invulnerable. I do believe that, like Samson, they have a weakness. If one could take their hair as they had taken the hair of others, it would weaken them - but I was unable to get close enough and was forced to retreat before I could test my theory.
If you saw the episode (#3.13, "Revelation"), you already know Nick proved the theory. As an extra bonus, we also included their fight scene.
Now, as for the contest, all you have to do is "tweet" your best Wesen transformation face for a chance to win the actual Wildesheer scalp coat from the episode. Watch the below video for more details.
Kids today need to be raised right. If you have a little girl at home who's a budding horror fan, then listen up because Nathan Jurevicius’ Scarygirl is getting adapted into a 3D animated feature film.
Now in pre-production, Scarygirl explores what happens when Arkie’s world is shrouded in darkness and she must travel to a city of light, save her best friend from a mysterious scientist, and discover the history behind her own unique self.
Matt Everitt, the lead animator on Happy Feet 2, The Lego Movie, and Legend of the Guardians, is directing from a screenplay by Polly Watkins.
The film is based on the award-winning colorful, wordless graphic novel by Australian artist Nathan Jurevicius.
Graphic Novel Synopsis:
Abandoned on a remote beach, Scarygirl doesn't know who she is or where she's come from. Blister, a kind and intelligent giant octopus, wants to keep her safe, but Scarygirl needs answers. Who is the strange man haunting her dreams? Will Bunniguru help her unlock the mysteries of her past? Can she trust the wily forest dwellers? Her journey takes her to the edge and beyond...
Horror TV fans have a lot of choices to make tonight - Mondays are now crammed full of genre shows - but one that should be a no-brainer is the premiere of "Bates Motel" Season 2. Here are a new promo and a few more images from Episode 2.01, "Gone But Not Forgotten."
In addition, don't forget that "Bates Motel: After Hours" will be broadcast tonight at 11PM ET/PT immediately following the series premiere of "Those Who Kill" at 10PM ET/PT and the Season 2 premiere of "Bates Motel" at 9PM ET/PT.
On "After Hours" series stars Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), and Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett) and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will share their insights into the first episode and answer fan questions about the upcoming season of "Bates Motel."
"Bates Motel" Episode 2.01 - "Gone But Not Forgotten" (airs 3/3/14)
Norman fixates on the death of Miss Watson. The economic livelihood of the motel is threatened when Norma finds out the bypass is moving forward, ahead of schedule. Bradley's hunt for her father's killer drives her to dangerous extremes.
Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan ("HawthoRNe," “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson ("Boss"), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff ("The Practice," "Hung"), Kenny Johnson ("Sons of Anarchy"), Michael Eklund (88 Minutes, "Supernatural"), and Michael O’Neill (Dallas Buyers Club, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).
Even though it's headed our way in a little over a year, we still know next to nothing about Terminator: Genesis, the fifth installment in the storied franchise. Today some beans have been spilled. Read on!
First, MovieHole reports that they've learned from a reputable source that the film is being dubbed a fresh reboot but that it will also revisit iconic moments from the first two Terminator films. So, essentially, it's looking like it's going to be a reboot that's tailor-made for fans of the originals, which sounds like music to our ears.
The film will take us back and forward between the future, 1984 (The Terminator), 1991 (Terminator 2 : Judgement Day) and other important and influential time periods in the life of the Connor family. Iconic scenes, including the Terminator's arrival on Earth, will be given a fresh new makeover, making the film both a reboot and its own movie.
The Arnold Fans also reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is very happy with the Terminator: Genesis script and is excited to reprise one of his most memorable roles. "The movie preparation is going well. The script is fantastic so I’m really looking forward to this film," says Arnie.
The four-month shoot is set to begin in April, with the film being primarily shot in New Orleans. A July 2015 release is planned at this time.
Jai Courtney will play Kyle Reese alongside Emilia Clarke's Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke's John Connor.
Skydance and Annapurna will co-finance along with Paramount with David Ellison producing for Skydance and Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script, and Alan Taylor will direct.
It's no secret that Kevin Bacon got his big break in the horror genre, playing the role of Jack Burrel in Friday the 13th. Jack of course met his demise at the hands of Mrs. Voorhees, who plunged an arrow through his neck...
... but now he's back!
In this totally awesome commercial over in the UK for the EE mobile network, Bacon reprises some of his most iconic film roles, including Capt. Jack Ross from A Few Good Men, Ren McCormack from Footlose and yes, even Jack Burrel from Friday the 13th.
Check out the hilarious commercial below, which also features a cameo appearance from Hollow Man himself!
.... and yes, we know the arrow is in the wrong place. Get over it and just appreciate it.
Billy Zane. Zombies. Heroes. Villainy. Flesh eating! Greece. Do we have you attention? Yes, those buzz words more than get our ghosts, and to have 'em all wrapped up into one movie has us grinning from ear to ear. Get ready for Evil in the Time of Heroes!
From the Press Release
Guts and gore, brutality, blood, dark humor… and a serious helping of Billy Zane can all be found in excess in EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES, writer/director Yorgos Noussias’ outrageous zombie apocalypse action-horror extravaganza set in his native country Greece.
Greece’s first-ever foray into the gnashingly popular zombie apocalypse sub-genre, EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES is an epic Greek action-horror-comedy zombie film that requires little introduction. An ancient evil has transformed the population of modern-day Athens into flesh-hungry undead—just as it did nearly 3,000 years earlier.
A rag-tag group of four survivors—a taxi driver, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers, and a doctor—must shoot, stab, decapitate, vivisect, impale, and just plain bulldoze their way through swarms of insatiable zombies, not to mention a bunch of nasty, degenerate humans. They receive some unexpected help from the ancient world in the form of immortal cloaked hero Prophitis (Titanic’s Billy Zane, in an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like guest appearance!), who arrives to randomly slice and dice the zombie horde and impart the wisdom of the ages upon the surviving humans.
EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES received its world premiere at the 2009 Athens Film Festival. It went on to receive accolades by horror film critics as it screened at the world’s most prominent genre film fests, including the 2010 Manchester’s Grimm Up North, 2010 Fantasia Film Festival, and 2010 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, as well as the Singapore and Edinburgh International Film Festivals.
Filled to the bloody brim with vicious battles, gore-infused struggles, period-style mythology, and a pitch-black sense of humor a la Shaun of the Dead, EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES arrives on VOD for the spring thaw, so get ready to take a bite—before it takes a bloody one out of you. And don’t say we didn’t tell you to “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!”
Look for it on VOD beginning March 25th.
Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, a horde of bloodthirsty zombies begin wreaking havoc on humans, and only a mysterious cloaked hero known as Prophitis (Billy Zane) and his otherworldly weapons can save them. Flash forward to modern-day Greece, where Athens is once again plagued by the carnivorous undead, and a ragtag band of human survivors—a taxi driver, a pair of hot-blooded soldiers, and a doctor—is on the run. And the elusive Prophitis is back, too. But zombies are only half the problem, as Greece has been targeted for destruction with a mega-bomb in order to contain the growing zombie virus. So now, the remaining humans must race against both zombies and time to ensure their survival!
Wanna talk about scoring some gold? That's just what Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity did when it took home the Academy Awards for “Best Visual Effects,” “Sound Mixing,” “Sound Editing,” “Cinematography,” “Film Editing,” “Original Score,” and “Best Director.” That's 7 Oscars, baby!
GRAVITY, directed by Oscar® winner Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
The weekend's over, which means it's time for our typical Monday morning look at a few new images from "The Walking Dead." On tap now are a pair of photos from Episode 4.13, "Alone," featuring Emily Kinney as Beth Greene and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., as Bob Stookey.
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 4.13 - "Alone" (airs 3/9/14)
As one group finds what may be an ideal shelter, another group comes to realize that the best protection comes from those around them. Written by Curtis Gwinn and directed by Ernest Dickerson.
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