Lionsgate released a second clip from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire that features Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) having a stern conversation with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) about their roles in the games and President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
The Francis Lawrence-directed sequel, in theaters November 22, “continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the fictional, futuristic nation of Panem. Due to the events of the previous novel, a rebellion against the ruling Capitol has begun, and Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of the The Hunger Games.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Maria Howell, and Sam Claflin all star.
Olga Kurylenko (pictured; Quantum of Solace, Oblivion) will star in the supernatural horror film, Mara, it was announced today by The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel and Room 101’s Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) who will produce with Mann Made Films’ Scott Mann and James Edward Barker, Bloody Disgusting learned.
Cult favorite Clive Tonge will direct his feature film debut from an original collaboration with Jonathan Frank (The Tournament), based on the mythology and true phenomena of sleep paralysis, commonly known as Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome (SUNDS), which is scheduled to shoot in May next year.
“Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller (Kurylenko) is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.“
Despite a rocky launch and a bit of controversy surrounding its always-online requirement and auction house — the latter of which will be gone come March — Diablo III has sold over 14 million copies since across all platforms since its launch last May. That translates to a lot of people that have scoured its dungeons in search of epic loot, and it’s a number that will only grow when the game arrives on the PlayStation 4 next year. Its first expansion, Reaper of Souls, will follow next year, nearly two years after its initial release.
I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time with the game on both the PC and Xbox 360, but if you haven’t dove in yet I highly recommend you get it on consoles, where it doesn’t bring with it that pesky auction house and Internet requirement.
Another old story is being reported as new over at Schmoes Know, who claim that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone – who starred together in the timeless comedy Superbad – have been offered the parts of Jeremy and Anna in Sony’s long-gestured Ghostbusters 3.
Both names have been mentioned, as well as other up-and-coming comedians such as Aziz Ansari, to play the newer, younger Ghostbusters who have been passed the torch by the original team (Peter, Egon, Ray, and Winston). The site says offers were officially made to Hill and Stone, although there’s no confirmation. If this were to be true, it would confirm reports from last July that surfaced about the studio’s interest in the duo.
The real news is that, if offers are actually going out, and being accepted, it would mean that there’s real movement – and that the targeted spring 2014 shoot would be in the cards.
Ivan Reitman is directing, as Bloody Disgusting first reported, with rumors having Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver all potentially returning. Bill Murray is the wild card with previous reports stating that they’ll move “with or without him”. He can always be dead like Andrian in Rocky Balboa.
In Columbia Pictures’ third film, a ragtag group of paranormal researchers reopen their notorious ghost removal service, and a new generation of Ghostbusters is brought on board to be green slimed and trained to contain the mischievous spirits. We previously reported that the new ‘Busters will be lead by Dana and Peter’s lovechild, Oscar.
Another rumor comes this evening courtesy of Hypable who claims to have inside Intel that the great Jason Schwartzman – one of my personal favorite actors – is in talks to join Idris Elba, Josh Brolin, Ty Simpkins and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World.
The site did make the effort to reach out to his publicists, who stated that they could not comment on the news. They didn’t say “no.”
In theaters June 12, 2015, early speculation has suggested that the film will take place at a Jurassic Park that has been opened to the public, they remind us. Fans of the original may remember that the park was shut down after the faulty trial run, but rumors suggest that Biosyn, rival of Hammond’s genetic company InGen, have taken over operations of the (now) successful dinosaur amusement park.
Schwartzman slammed on our radar with his performance in Rushmore and has since starred in a ton of Wes Anderson films.
Snowpiercer, the South Korean sci-fi action thriller flick, kind of came out of nowhere, receiving critical acclaim across the board after its release overseas. If it’s not on your radar, it definitely should be. The film, directed by Bong Joon-ho, boasts an insane cast of Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, and more.
Unfortunately, as is often the case, not many people realize it was based on a French graphic novel, “Le Transperceneige”. Titan Comics announced today that they will be releasing an English translation of the book in two volumes, the first of which is slated for a January 29th release.
UPDATE: Here are the first preview pages from the book.
Official Press Release:
Translated from the highly acclaimed French classic, soon to be a major motion picture starring Captain America star Chris Evans!
Titan Comics is proud to announce a world-first English translation of the acclaimed French comic, in a pair of graphic novels hitting stores in early 2014 ahead of the US release of the film! Volume 1: The Escape is released January 29, 2014, with Volume 2: The Explorers following February 25, 2014
Coursing through an eternal winter, on an icy track wrapped around the frozen planet Earth, there travels Snowpiercer, a train one thousand and one carriages long. From fearsome engine to final car, all surviving human life is here: a complete hierarchy of the society we lost…
The elite, as ever, travel in luxury at the front of the train – but for those in the rear coaches, life is squalid, miserable and short.
Proloff is a refugee from the tail, determined never to go back. In his journey forward through the train, he hopes to reach the mythical engine and, perhaps, find some hope for the future…
The thrilling original graphic novels have been adapted into an astounding new film directed by Joon-ho Bong (The Host), starring Chris Evans(Captain America), Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia, We Need To Talk About Kevin), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott, The Adventures of Tintin), Ed Harris (A History of Violence, The Abyss, Apollo 13) and John Hurt (Hellboy, V For Vendetta, Alien, Doctor Who), and distributed in the U.S. by The Weinstein Company, and due for release in Q1 2014
Written by the late Jacques Lob, winner of the Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême, and Benjamin Legrand, the author of numerous thriller novels, screenplays, and comic scripts, Snowpiercer is illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette, who has worked across a variety of projects and genres, from science fiction comics to children’s cartoons – including adaptations of Voltaire’s Candide and Homer’s Odyssey.
Retailers can order Snowpiercer vol. 1: The Escape from November PREVIEWS (order code: NOV131240). Snowpiercer vol. 2: The Explorers will be available to order from December PREVIEWS.
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Over the next two week, Humble Bundle is hosting a sale on select WB Games titles, including F.E.A.R. 2, F.E.A.R. 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel, Arkham City, among others. At the time of this writing, you can grab Arkham Asylum’s Game of the Year Edition, Lord of the Rings: War in the North and both F.E.A.R. games for a paltry $4.63. If you pay more than that you’ll also get Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition and Scribblenauts Unlimited.
Not a bad deal, especially since I hear Batman: Arkham Origins isn’t all that great. If that’s not sufficient enough motivation, a portion of the proceeds will aid the We Can Be Heroes charity, which raises awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
If you’d like to buy games and help a fantastic charity, you can get on that here.
Another day, another prequel. This year has been saturated with them. Gears of War: Judgment, God of War: Ascension, and now even Rocksteady’s stellar Batman: Arkham series has one. When Arkham Origins was first announced, I immediately wondered why they would follow up Arkham City — one of the greatest games of this generation — with something like this. Was it so they can sneak one more entry in before the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 officially become last generation consoles, or maybe it was to give Rocksteady time to work on the next-gen Batman game they undoubtedly have in the works right now? Possibly a combination of both?
Whether it’s necessary or not, Batman: Arkham Origins is here. Let’s see if it’s worth your time.
I won’t bury the lead. If you enjoyed Arkham City, you’ll like this. The entire time I spent playing Arkham Origins I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was playing canned DLC for Arkham City. That’s not to say it isn’t a meaty game, because there’s plenty to keep you occupied for dozens of hours. It’s more because this feels like an extension of that world, even though it’s supposed to take place before it.
The world looks the same. Gotham City’s gothic architecture is still covered in snow and ice. It’s streets are empty, with the exception of an army of goons that have been scattered about it, ready to take their obligatory beating. The caped crusader is back, and he’s as broody and capable of dishing out violence as he ever was. The gadgets are (mostly) the same, hell, even many of the enemies are recycled from the first two games.
The story is simple: Gotham’s villains despise the masked vigilante, so they’ve placed a bounty upon his head. Whoever slays the Bat gets $50,000,000. This inspired about a dozen of Gotham’s worst to try their damnedest to take him out. Obviously, they don’t succeed, because he’s Batman and we’ve already seen his future — totally not dead — self.
You’ll be spending a majority of your time doing exactly what you did in Arkham City. You’ll scour the city’s streets like a pissed off Roomba, engaging in short bouts of fisticuffs with goons that will only respawn when you move on to the next district. You’ll solve the Riddler’s riddles, because hey, he likes riddles. You’ll solve crimes that randomly occur, forcing you to make the “tough” decision of ignoring a citizen’s pleas or taking the 3-5 minutes it will require to dispatch whatever bad guy (or bad guys) is doing wrong.
Occasionally, this familiar tedium is broken up by showdowns with villains like the Executioner, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Bane, Copperhead and Firefly, among others. Some will be familiar to those who are knowledgeable of the Batman mythos, others, like the Executioner, might not.
I read a lot of complaints about the Deathstroke fight, which is almost entirely comprised of a series of quick time events, where you’re forced to dodge and counter his attacks until his health bar is depleted, but I didn’t mind it. It wasn’t necessarily fun, but it also wasn’t as difficult to me (on normal) as it was for many players.
Possibly the most innovative feature in Arkham Origins is the tweak Warner Bros. introduced into the crime scene investigations. It made me feel more like the world’s greatest detective, even though technically, almost everything is automated. Now you can enter a virtual version of the crime scene where you can actually scrub through the timeline, rewinding it and forwarding it to seek out specific clues. It’s a neat addition that I would’ve liked to see more of, especially since it’s really the only new thing we have to play with outside of a handful of gadgets.
Speaking of gadgets, they’re back, and a few hours into the game they’ll be daunting to sift through on the fly, just as they were in Arkham City. There has to be a better way to go about that. Remove some, combine a few, whatever. This vigilante’s arsenal is in desperate need of some streamlining.
I could continue to criticize this game for lowering its ambitious, but that’d be pointless. This was a filler episode to keep our hunger for more of the Batman’s alley chicanery satiated until Rocksteady returns with their sequel, possibly even next year. I only wish they would’ve priced it as such, because charging full price for a game that is essentially a copy/paste of the last one is more than a little annoying.
It sounds like I didn’t enjoy Arkham Origins, when in fact, I did. Quite a bit. My problem with it is it comes across like a game that was churned out of the Batman manufacturing plant from a developer that knew just enough about the fiction to make a game within it. Arkham Asylum was an unforgettable game that set the foundation for a brilliant follow-up. This is wholly unworthy of the legacy founded by its predecessors.
The Batman brand is too strong right now for something like this to tarnish it, but seriously, try a little harder.
The jist of it is this: if you like series, you’ll want to play this. Hell, you probably already have, seeing as it released nearly two weeks ago. I would only suggest you wait for its price to drop, or give it a rental. Anything more may lead to disappointment.
The Final Word: Arkham Origins is a solid game, but only because it piggybacks on the excellent design of Rocksteady’s previous efforts without adding really anything to the formula.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Furious 6) is attached to star in the MGM supernatural pic, Seal Team 666, reports THR and Variety.
“The story follows a group of Navy Seals who battle demons and assorted threats and discover that there’s a greater supernatural force bent on destroying the world.”
Disney regular Evan Spiliotopoulos is penning the script with Johnson’s former assistant, Hiram Garcia, producing. Johnson will exec produce along with his manager, Dany Garcia, as well as Brendan Deneen and Peter Joseph of Macmillan Films.
No director is attached and it is unknown when Johnson would fit this into his ever-growing schedule.
Nice! We’re getting a lot of movies with Satanic cult references next year. First Dark Places and now Regression, a film that will star Ethan Hawke (Sinister, The Purge) and be directed by Alejandro Amenabar, who helmed The Others.
Weinstein Co./Dimension acquired the rights today in a giant deal out of AFM. The film is, “ is set in 1980 in a small Minnesota town where a man is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter. He admits his guilt despite having no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, he relives the memories and implicates a police officer as his partner in crime. The man’s estranged son and other townspeople are also suddenly able to relive suppressed memories of horrific abuse. At the same time, the local news reports blame a Satanic cult that has been performing rituals of orgies, assault, killing animals and even babies, for years. The officers are alarmed when similar reports come in from all around the country—they believe they’ve uncovered a national and possibly supernatural conspiracy. Is the abuse real, or something else?”
More on this as it comes in.
Totally confused with Dimension’s Satanic/Random/Kristy-whatever the fuck it’s called, here are the first images from the James Wan-produced Demonic.
Also a Dimension Films title, Maria Bello, Scott Mechlowicz, Frank Grillo, and Cody Horn star. Will Canon directs with a screenplay by Max La Bella.
“The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Bello), question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying, and the suspect claims the responsibility doesn’t lie with any of the inhabitants, but with the house itself.“
I don’t mean to be so bossy. You don’t need to have popcorn to enjoy the first half hour of Dead Rising 3. It’s just that the zombie genocide you’re about the witness pairs brilliantly with the flirtatious lavenders and fruity thoughtfulness of popcorn. After the break you can feast your delicate eyeballs on a playthrough — with a bit of commentary from producer Josh Bridge — of the first part of the upcoming open-world zombie game. Enjoy.
Dead Rising 3 launches on the Xbox One on November 22nd.
Raven Banner Entertainment Inc., has acquired all Canadian rights to the $30 million dollar action thriller Odd Thomas, based on the original, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling series by Dean Koontz under the same name.
The film was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Van Helsing) and stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness) Willem Dafoe (John Carter) Addison Timlin (Californication) and Patton Oswalt (Big Fan). The film was produced by Sommers, John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan.
Raven Banner is set to release Odd Thomas in early 2014 through its Sinister Cinema series with partners Cineplex Entertainment.
“Odd Thomas tells the story of a short-order cook (Yelchin) with clairvoyant abilities. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure. But he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice and he finds himself helping police solve a crime. Occasionally, they prevent one. One day, however, a mysterious man comes to town with a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world’s worst killers and a pack of hyena-like shades follows him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. What happens next is a mysterious battle between light and darkness.“
Odd Thomas is the first in a series of seven books, six of which have already been released: Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Interlude, Odd Apocalypse and Deeply Odd.
This sounds like the kind of thing I might not even watch. Not because it doesn’t sound good, it sounds great. I just don’t want to be even more afraid of my nightmares than I already am.
Content announced today that Room 237 director Rodney Ascher The Nightmare, “a disturbing investigation into the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by Ascher’s own unsettling experiences with the condition.”
The Nightmare is produced by Preferred Film & TV‘s Ross M. Dinerstein (The Pact, Dark Summer) and Kevin Iwashina (Jiro Dreams Of Sushi) and Glen Zipper (Undefeated). The horror documentary is executive produced by Content’s Jamie Carmichael (The Pact, Black Book).
Room 237 was a mindf*ck even if I objectively disagreed with most of its theories, so imagine something much more subjective… like dreams. I’m scared to watch this thing already.
El Rey Network in association with FactoryMade Ventures, today announced the production start of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” the first scripted original to air on Robert Rodriguez’s new genre-busting cable network set to debut this December.
Based on his cult classic film of the same name, the supernatural crime saga, hour-long series (which will premiere on El Rey Network in Q1 2014) began filming in Austin this week with Rodriguez set to direct the first two installments.
“Based on the thrill-ride film, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.“
The 10-episode serialized drama, created, directed and executive produced by Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete, Desperado) and based on the 1996 cult classic he created with Quentin Tarantino, will feature a principal cast including: D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, the role that famously launched the film career of George Clooney. Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars as Richie Gecko, and Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, Sons of Anarchy) plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series. Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Nash Bridges) joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw. Other cast will be announced in the coming weeks. Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories with the exception of Canada, China, India and UK.
Rodriguez said: “If the movie’s the short story, the series is the novel.” He added: “We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring.”
Rodriguez is joined in the Executive Producer ranks by Carlos Coto (who is also showrunner); and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. Diego Gutierrez is writer and co-executive producer. The gritty look and feel of the series will be brought to life by production designers Steve Joyner and Caylah Eddleblute, set designer Jeff Adams, director of photography Eduardo Mayén and costume designer Nina Proctor. Special effects team will be spearheaded by Bob Trevino.
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is an El Rey Network production in association with FactoryMade Ventures.
The Bloody Comics Crew is back with another question of the week. Hopefully you know the drill by now, but in case you’ve been MIA here’s it is: I ask a question to our comics staff, they answer. The catch is, we also want your answer in the comments section.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What creative team would you love to see on a horror book?
Lonmonster: One of my favorite writers at the moment is Jason Aaron. His work on “Thor: God of Thunder” recently has been moody and insightful showcasing his ability to write for a darker world. Then again, this is nothing new given his work on “Punisher MAX”, “Scalped”, and “Ghostrider”. I bet you didn’t know is he also wrote the “Friday the 13th: How I Spent My Summer Vacation” comic back in 2007. His bibliography doesn’t just show that he can write darker stories, but ones with a sense of gravitas. And who better to capture that tone than Jae Lee, with his beautifully grim artwork that is never anything short of uncanny. We got a little tease of an Aaron/Lee team-up when Lee was drawing covers for Aaron’s “Wolverine” run, but it’s not enough. I’d like to see them do creator-owned, but I’d be equally stoked to see them bring back a book like “Tomb of Dracula”, “Hellstorm Prince of Lies”, or “Howling Commandos”. I want it, and I want it bad.
Jorge Solis: Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli. I love the work they do with Ultimate Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. With Bendis, he has done such great character arcs. With Pichelli, her artwork is just phenomenal, epically how she just brought Angela into the Guardian of the Galaxy series. They haven’t done a horror comic & Pichelli has been talking about doing a creator-owned project. I think they’d bring something fresh to horror.
Bree Ogden: I’d kill to see The Twisted Twins work with Menton3 but that feels too obvious. Oddly enough, I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and there are three men I’d pay big bills to see work together. I’d love to see Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins move his pop surrealistic art into adult horror territory and team up with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk as writers. Right now, the most terrifying thing to me is real life. A lot of the horror comics I feel most haunted by are the ones based in reality. CRAOLA and the creative team behind American Horror Story all truly excel at finding the bizarre and horrific hidden within reality. Ryan and Brad know how to suck horror out of every day situations like a leech and viscerally present it to the consumers. And CRAOLA can create anything to make you feel unsettled. I think that a horror comic written by Ryan and Brad, illustrated by CRAOLA, would take us down a rabbit hole of reality and pop culture, opening our minds to unseen horrors while simultaneously tripping us out via CRAOLA’s unique surrealism.
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brady: Grant Morrison & Sean Murphy (Joe The Barbarian) on The Creeper. Let Morrison do his blend of crazy-genius on a Ditko creation – that can be all kinds of great. Murphy can do scary (The Wake) art oh so well so if DC wanted to make Creeper…creepy, that’d be my vote!
Green Basterd: A creative team that I’m thoroughly enjoying right now is behind Uncanny Avengers, which is one of the few Marvel Now! comics that I am following, Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña. I have been a fan of Remender since his run on Venom and when I saw issue 1 of this book I took it for this reason. At the time Acuña wasn’t on the book and he doesn’t do every issue but he has definitely taken on the bulk of the work. Acuña’s eerie illustrations coupled with Remender’s writing style and abilities I think they could pull off an excellent horror book.
Jimbus_Christ: Jeff Lemire’s incredible oblong style of art comes to mind when I think of horror books. His stellar work on “The Underwater Welder” shows he can tell a chilling tale, but I long to see straight up horror from the man. He has an ability to cut to emotions like loneliness and longing that would fit perfectly into a horror book. There are times where his art style looks horrific without him even trying, which sounds like a dig but it’s a total compliment. It’s unlike anything out there, and his creative use of paneling would go a long way to get under a reader’s skin. I can’t even fathom how perfect a horror story would be in his hands, but its something I’ve been dying to see for a long time.
Shadow Jayd: I think a collaboration between Alan Moore and Dave Dorman would be nothing short of maximum quality. Moore is a force to be reckoned with in the comics world and, in my opinion, one of the most influential writers to ever grace the industry. I don’t think I have to stress the unadulterated genius/cultural significance behind “V for Vendetta”, “Watchmen”, and “Batman: The Killing Joke”, etc. Dave Dorman illustrating for a hypothetical new horror endeavor by Moore is something that I’d really love to see. Sure, he’s got an extensive, and still growing, background in science fiction and fantasy, and is probably one of the best “Star Wars” artists out there, but he’s definitely no stranger to horror, and his work is exceptional. My body is ready for this now.
The Bard once wrote: “Hell hath no fury like a woman Scorned.” Shakespeare, hang on to your plume because you’re about to meet Sadie…
On February 4, 2014, Anchor Bay Films releases Scorned, a story guaranteed to make any man eternally faithful! It was directed by Mark Jones, director and writer of the cult favorite Leprechaun series. It will be available On Demand across select cable providers and for digital download across iTunes, Xbox and VUDU.
“Sadie (AnnaLynne McCord; ‘Excision’) and Kevin (Billy Zane; ‘Titanic’) have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house. But when an unexpected – and unfortunate – text from her best friend Jennifer (Viva Bianca; “Spartacus: War of the Damned”) to Kevin reveals a lurid love affair between the two, Sadie spirals into a hunger for revenge that is without mercy.”
Created along the lines of Misery and Fatal Attraction, Scorned is said to be both a multi-dimensional study of a twisted, tormented character and a seductive thriller. It is the story of a woman overcome with a fury that is unheard of in heaven and unmatched in hell!
Currently going under the title Random, Sucker Punch director Oliver Blackburn is now in post on the Weinstein Company’s slasher starring Haley Bennett, Ashley Greene, Erica Ash, Chris Coy and Lucas Till.
Formerly titled Kristy and Satanic, we now have the first official still, courtesy of Evan Dickson who is running around AFM for you guys!
“With the rest of the campus home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Justine and a few of her friends spend the weekend in their college dormitory: studying, relaxing and blissfully unaware of the terror that is about to unfold outside in the cold. Suddenly, confronted by a gang of violent outcasts, Justine’s quiet long weekend becomes one long lesson in survival as her and her classmates are terrorized in increasingly bizarre and brutal ways, leaving it up to her to figure out who her attackers are…and if they can be stopped. “
Tobe Hooper’s long-shelved Djinn has made its World Premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival to negative reviews. It’s now for sale at the ongoing AFM market where we landed a new still and some art.
In addition, check out the previously released festival trailer for the haunter from the man behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist.
Starring Khalid Laith, Razane Jammal, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Paul Luebke and May El Calamawy, “The story follows a young Emirati couple who return home from the U.S. to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise built on the site of an abandoned fishing village is also home to the malevolent beings known as “djinn.””
Watch for U.S. distro news as it comes in.
Giving homage to the book cover, here’s the sales art for the two-part The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Danny Strong (HBO’s “Game Change”) has been tapped to write the two-part Hunger Games finale Mockingjay, which will follow Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she leads a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol in the futuristic land of Panem.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will be in theaters on November 21st, 2014, with Part 2 following on November 20th, 2015.
“Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’ family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’ groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.“