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Producer Graham King's GK Films is partnering with Tobey Magure (so far wearing only the a producing hat and not an acting one) to bring you 5th Wave, based on the as-yet unreleased novel by Rick Yancy. Per Deadline, "Graham Kings GK Films has acquired the film rights to 5th Wave, a young adult sci-fi suspense thriller with a love story at its center. Novel was sold as a partial to Putnam, which just sold German rights. King and Tim Headington will produce with Tobey Maguire." In the film, "When the human race is on the verge of extinction, one of the last survivors on earth, an extraordinary young woman, goes on a mission to track down her younger brother who was abducted by the extra-terrestial creatures colonizing earth. She is forced to align herself with a young man who holds a secret. Together they are they only ones to save mankind. " Sony is expected to distribute. Hey, whatever happened to Maguire's Robotech?
Yesterday we saw the UK Trailer for Ryan Andrews' Elfie Hopkins, which stars Jaime Winstone, Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard, and Kimberley Nixon. Now Empire Online has a look at the new quad style poster for the film. While it's by no means a slam dunk, it is an improvement over some of the marketing materials I've seen thus far. Jaime plays the title role, a quirky wanna-be detective whose appetite for a real-life case is matched by the appetites of a new family (The Gammons) who move into the village. Ray Winstone plays the local butcher and meat is definitely on the menu No U.S. distributor has been set, but it will be arriving in the UK in the coming months. Hit the jump to check out the poster!
Paramount's Insurge label has announced that The Loved Ones will be available exclusively through Tugg this June. Tugg is "an innovative collective action web platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play at local theaters." Check it out here. In a nutshell, it basically allows you to hold your own screening of the film at a theatre of your choosing. There's an RSVP minimum and a few other things to take into consideration, but it's definitely unique. The FP, another great film, is using the same strategy starting March 6th. I wonder if I could get an FP/Loved Ones double feature going in June... In any case, like Paranormal Activity's Demand-It program, this is a really good way to get screenings going in towns that otherwise would be skipped over. Don't forget: there's a Tugg-sponsored screening tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse Village at 9pm. "Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king whether he likes it or not. 'The Loved Ones' is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes ." Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson, Victoria Thaine, Xavier Samuel, John Brumpton, Robin McLeavy all star.
Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment's Silent House opens today in wide release. The pic, which premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival, was co-directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, who initially made a splash back in 2004 with Open Water. The screenplay was written by Laura Lau and based on the Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, written by Oscar Estevez. The film is orchestrated to appear as though it was shot in one take. There's less than 12 cuts in the film, which means that every scene is a long, challenging prospect for the actors involved. Earlier this week I spoke with Eric Sheffer Stevens (pictured left; "I Hate My Teenage Daughter", Julie And Julia), who plays Peter in the film, about the difficulties of performing under the conceit's restrictions as well as what it was like working with the then unknown Elizabeth Olsen The film " is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house." The film opens today! Hit the jump to check the interview!
We've got four more clips from Wrekin Hill Entertainment and Lionsgate's Dark Tide, their shark thriller from Turistas director John Stockwell. These clips aren't the worst thing ever, but they're not great. Sadly, the whole thing reeks of my biggest pet peeve, laziness. The flick leads off with a three-week Ultra VOD window on March 8th with a theatrical release on March 30th, culminating in a packaged media and Digital Download release, the Halle Berry thriller will head to home video on April 8. "Kate (Halle Berry), shark naturalist and documentarian, has been reluctant to re-enter the water since the tragic death of her mentor. Once renowned for swimming with Great White Sharks without the protection of a cage, Kate now spends her days giving mundane wildlife tours. However, the surprise arrival of her old partner and boyfriend, Jeff (Olivier Martinez), convinces her to face her inner demons and get back in the water with the fiercest of predators." Dark Tide also stars Ralph Brown, Adi Shankar, Luke Stein, Mark Elderkin, Thoko Ntshinga and Sizwe Msutu. Hit the jump to check out the clips. Tell me, does it feel like the filmmakers are on autopilot? Or am I wrong?
I'm obviously not a mother, but I can only imagine how freaky this trailer would be to one. Already released internationally, and opening in the US on March 30th, is Babycall, a new horror flick starring Prometheus and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace. Also starring Joner and Vetle Qvenild Werring, the Pål Sletaune-directed pic "follows Anna and her eight year old son Anders who are under the witness protection program following a difficult relationship with Anders father. They move into a large apartment complex. Anna becomes overprotective of her son and even buys a babycall to keep track of him. Soon, strange noises from other apartments appear on the monitor, and Anna overhears what might be the murder of a child. Meanwhile, Anders mysterious new friend starts visiting at odd hours, claiming that he has keys for all the doors in the building Does this new friend know anything about the murder? And why is Anders drawing stained with blood? Is Annas son still in danger?" Hit the jump to check out the trailer from Empire Online!
If you're a fan of the original "Dark Shadows" or are looking forward to Tim Burton's upcoming take on the material but are frustrated by the lack of moving images (such as a trailer) accompanying it, you're in luck. Because the entire series is headed to DVD on May 8th. That's right, all 1,225 episodes can be yours for $599.98. A high price, but it actually breaks down to less than 50 cents an episode. "MPI will release 'Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series' in a custom coffin shaped box with bonus, in-depth interviews and other video extras, a commemorative booklet and more. The SRP for this collectors set is $599.98." Hit the jump for the full press release.
We've gotten wind of a new horror/noir movie that's just wrapping up production called For Blood Or Justice, and we've got a bunch of stills to share with you! Written and directed by Todd Kniss (Blood Deep) the film, "tells the story of Cotton De La Croix, an eccentric Texas lawman who will stop at nothing to bring Alex and Angel a pair of rampaging, psychotic killers, to justice. But when he illegally crosses the border into Mexico he is not only alone and out of his jurisdiction, but also in over his head in a bizarre and horrific new world. Confronted by an avenging ex-Luchador, a terrorized deaf stripper, a crusading Mexican detective, and a deranged scientist with a laboratory full of murderous creatures, he must use every skill he has to stop a relentless tide of death and destruction." We'll have a trailer for you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, hit the jump for the pics!
We continue to reserve the right to cover Gareth Evans' The Raid on the grounds that it is indeed bloody. and disgusting. This film premiered last September at TIFF (read our review) and soon you'll get a chance to see it for yourselves. You'll likely walk out a different person. In theaters March 23, we now have five new clips from The Raid: Redemption . Check them out below. "Rama, a member of a special forces team, arrives at a rundown apartment block with a mission to remove its owner, a notorious drug lord. The building has become a sanctuary to killers, gangs, rapists and thieves seeking accommodation in the one place they know they cannot be touched by the police. When a spotter blows their cover, Rama and his team must fight their way through every floor and every room not just to complete their mission but to survive their bloody ordeal."
Simon Beaufoy Gives Updates On Danny Boyle's Potential 'Sharp Teeth' And 'Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire'
Simon Beaufoy, along with Alex Garland, has become one of Danny Boyle's go-to screenwriters with projects like 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire. He's also writing Boyle's upcoming (should Boyle approve the adaptation) almost werewolf movie Sharp Teeth. Sharp Teeth will be an adaptation of the novel-length poem by Toby Barlow. Speaking to io9 he revealed that they might use real dogs (presumably enhanced), "It's gangland LA. Except the gangs happen to also shapeshift into dogs. It's all about pack dynamics... We have to make life much more difficult for ourselves and use real dogs. That would be the best, because that would be truly terrifying. I think animation would allow too much distance from it." He's also working on the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire and I wholeheartedly agree with his philosophy on adaptations, " one has to be very loyal to a fan base that is rigorous beyond anything I've ever come across. And yet, you still have to do the kind of brutal process of turning it into a film. Just transposing the book wholesale onto the screen, isn't doing nobody any favors I don't think. I always think faithful adapatations are a real mistake. That's not reinventing what's wonderful about the book onto the screen. That's just a slightly scared way going, "We'll keep it the same and it will be fine!" And it actually won't because it's the brother or the sister of a book, it's not its twin, it's different."
The Cabin In The Woods hits next month and you should definitely go see it on opening day. It's an incredibly bold film that completely nails its ambitious premise. I love this film from Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon. I'll have a review closer to the official release date. The first installment of my exclusive two-part interview with Drew Goddard will hit next week. There's just too much The Cabin In The Woods awesomeness happening today in advance of the film's premiere tonight at SXSW in Austin and we don't want to overwhelm you. What kind of awesomeness? For starters you should check out our exclusive new TV spot. In the film, "A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. 'Cabin in the Woods' is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out." Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams and Brian White all star. Hit the jump to check out the new teaser! The Cabin In The Woods premieres tonight at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. It opens nationally on Friday, April 13th.
Bloody stringer Ryan Daley hit up the 2011 Sundance Film Festival where he was one of the first people ever to see and review Open Road's Silent House, the remake of the Uruguayan film La Casa Muda, co-directed by Open Water filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. Here's what he had to say about the film featuring 88 minutes of real fear captured in real time. "As is the case with most haunted house movies, the reasons behind the haunting are never as compelling as the haunting itself, but Kentis manages to mine the single-setting premise with some clever, highly memorable scares." Click the title to revisit his review from 2011. Then Click here to write your own review and tell Bloody what YOU thought!
A few days ago the trailer for the Drew Daywalt directed Leprechaun's Revenge hit the web and now we have a few exclusive stills from the pic! They include Kevin Mangold in costume as the Leprechaun, Courtney Halverson lining up something in her sights and a candid on-set photo. Billy Zane (Titanic) stars alongside William Devane, Kelly Washington, Courtney Halverson, Azure Parsons, Matty Ferraro and Kevin Mangold. In the film, "Sixty-six years ago the town of Irish Channel in Louisiana was the site of a horrible massacre on St. Patrick's Day. Some blame a terrible storm that blew through the town, but those that were there don't speak of the truth. Due to petty superstitions St. Patrick's Day festivities were banned for the last 66 years, but now the new Mayor wants to tempt fate and celebrate." Leprechaun's Revenge premieres on the Syfy Channel March 17th at 9/8c. Hit the jump to check out the pics!
When we last heard any news about Adam Rehmeier's The Bunny Game, it had been rejected for home video release by the BBFC who stated, "It is the Board's carefully considered view that to issue a certificate to this work, even if confined to adults, would be inconsistent with the Boards Guidelines, would risk potential harm within the terms of the Video Recordings Act, and would accordingly be unacceptable to the public." Rehmeier responded to Bloody Disgusting at the time stating: "I think 'The Bunny Game' is way less disturbing than 'Pretty Woman'. Somehow it's more socially acceptable to glamorize prostitution under the guise of a rags-to-riches fairy tale where Richard Gere falls in love with the whore by the end of the film." He continues, "Rodleen and I didn't make 'The Bunny Game' to glamorize prostitution. It is far from an erotic film. It is a modern cautionary tale grounded in reality." The film was eventually released in the UK and will hit the US in July from new distributor Autonomy, who will make the film their first release. Per Screen Daily, "Derek Curl, David Gregory and Lewis Tices new distributor aims to release uncompromising cinema on a worldwide scale and will handle four films this year, starting with Adam Rehmeiers torture porn. "'The Bunny Game' is the last word on the torture-porn sub-genre, Autonomy president Curl said. I was shocked by its audacity and the raw honesty that it depicted, making me question our collective enjoyment of extreme violence in cinema. At Autonomy Pictures we are not afraid to release such a film, which will undoubtedly inspire heated reaction, because it will allow audiences to make up their own minds." Bunny Games follows a female prostitute (Rodleen Getsic) who hitches a lift with a truck driver. The truck driver (Jeff Renfro) kidnaps the woman, restrains and forcibly strips her, and proceeds to physically and sexually abuse and humiliate her. Julian Richards negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, "Its great to see the launch of the new genre label Autonomy Pictures. And I think that the acquisition of Adam Rehmeiers uber-controversial The Bunny Game is a bold statement of intent."
[Interview] Brian White Talks Working With Joss Whedon And Drew Goddard On 'The Cabin In The Woods'!
The Cabin In The Woods hits next month and I couldn't be more excited to see it again. My review hits closer to release date, but I absolutely love this film. Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon have fashioned a great horror movie. And make no mistake, the film is horror, it's just got a lot of other stuff going on that makes it special. But it certainly satisfies all of your slasher and gore beats while taking you to many unexpected trailers. A few weeks ago I hopped on the phone with Brian White (Brick, Good Deeds), who plays Alex Truman in the film. He was keenly aware of how special the experience of Cabin is and can't wait until the general audience gets a chance to see it. Which happens to be tonight, when the film premieres at SXSW in Austin. In the film, "A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out. If you think you know this story, think again. 'Cabin in the Woods' is a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out." Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams and Brian White all star. Hit the jump for the interview!
Sean Byrne's incredibly twisted and violent The Loved Ones will be making its way to theaters this Spring. But before Paramount pushes the prom night massacre out to all of you, the pic will screen once again at the SXSW Film Festival tomorrow. It will be playing at the Alamo Village @ 9PM. Those of you in Austin, definitely go check it out. To celebrate the forthcoming release, Paramount has also supplied us with the eye-catching theatrical poster that'll drop a drillbit in your brain. "Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king whether he likes it or not. 'The Loved Ones' is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes ." Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson, Victoria Thaine, Xavier Samuel, John Brumpton, Robin McLeavy all star.
On the heals of its frightening home entertainment release of Outcast, Indomina Releasing and Bloody Disgusting Selects is adding another ghoulish thriller to its release titles, The Pack, starring a critically acclaimed cast, Yolande Moreau, Emile Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay, as well as Phillippe Nahon and stage director and theater actor, Geroges Lini. Directed and written by Franck Richard, the French creature feature is now available on both DVD and Digital VOD. Read on to digest two gross clips, one which just may raise the dead.... " 'The Pack' follows Charlotte (Emilie Dequenne), a beautiful but rough around the edges kind of girl, who drives a beat-up station wagon in the countryside of northern France. Her journey takes a turn when she picks up a mysterious hitchhiker (Benjamine Biolay), with whom she strikes an unusual bond. Stopping at a roadside diner, her new companion strangely disappears, and Charlotte finds herself knocked unconscious and held captive. She soon encounters a peculiar and disturbed woman, La Spack, (Yolande Moreau), and discovers that her blood is being used to feed a pack of flesh-eating ghouls." DVD Bonus Material include: The Making of The Pack and 3 Behind The Scenes Featurettes (Performing the Stunts, Creating The Set, Setting Up The Joke).
[SXSW '12] Suit Up In Armor And Grab A Sword, It's Time For The First Ever '[REC] 3 Genesis' Clips!!
Bloody Disgusting was tipped off to a pair of first ever clips from Paco Plaza's [REC] 3 Genesis, the prequel to the found footage zombie/exorcism franchise that will premiere this Friday at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The two clips are ying to the yang as the first will introduce you to the wedding party pre-infection, while the second, well, gear up in a suit of armor and prep for battle! In other non-news, other sites are a bit behind on the news as we've been telling you for months that Magnet/Magnolia will release the sequel later this year on VOD and in limited theaters, while Sony Home Entertainment will then dump it to DVD. "Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know whats happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding."
There have been a few videos released around the various markets, but we've now added the official UK trailer for Ryan Andrews' Elfie Hopkins, which stars Jaime Winstone, Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard, and Kimberley Nixon. Jaime plays the title role, a quirky wanna-be detective whose appetite for a real-life case is matched by the appetites of a new family (The Gammons) who move into the village. Ray Winstone plays the local butcher and meat is definitely on the menu No U.S. distributor has been set, but at least it'll be arriving in the UK in the coming months. It's got a sort of 'burbs vibe to it, which is pretty cool.
Back in January we exclusively broke the news on a new project out of Blumhouse (The Lords of Salem, Insidious, Paranormal Activity) that's set up over at Lionsgate entitled Jessabelle. We revealed that Saw VI and Saw 3D director Kevin Greutert is attached to direct the supernatural tale that was penned by Robert Ben Garant, known from TV's "Reno 911!". Variety reports today that Aussie thesp Sarah Snook (pictured below) and indie stalwart Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) are set to star with lensing to begin April 2. Snook will play the terrified protag, while Webber will play her childhood friend who helps her uncover the truth about her family. The project is "about a girl who is forced to return to her father's home in Louisiana when a car accident leaves her without the use of both her legs. What she finds there is a mystery surrounding her own birth and an angry ghost (named Jessabelle) that seems determined to destroy her."