UK production outfit Evolution Pictures is readying a number of features including actor Jason Flemyng’s directorial debut Reign Of Blood, a vampire action film written by Danny King, BAFTA-nominated in 2011 for drama Wild Bill, reports ScreenDaily.
Flemyng is best known for roles in Guy Ritchie films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, blockbusters including X-Men: First Class and Clash of the Titans, and more recent features Gemma Bovary and Sunshine on Leith. He also starred in Will Bill.
Production is set to begin in summer 2015 with casting currently underway.
I’m still looking out my window thinking I’m going to see some pigs fly by as yesterday a Ghostbusters bomb was dropped. It appears that not only do we have our main cast in place, but there’s also a planned release.
First, mark your calendars for July 22, 2016, at that’s when Columbia Pictures plans to bust some spooks.
“Kristen Wiig is playing Erin Garber, a published author on the subject of the paranormal. Erin now works for Columbia University.
Leslie Jones is playing Abby Bergman, who co-authored the book with Garber. Since publication, the two former colleagues had a falling out and went their separate ways. Abby more actively chases ghost a la Ghost Hunters. This tension between academic investigation (Wiig’s character) and mainstream media investigation (Jones’ character) is central to the story.
Kate McKinnon is playing Abby Berman’s new partner, Jillian.
Melissa McCarthy is playing Patty, an NYC subway worker who stumbles across the main, supernatural threat in the film.”
The site suggests that the casting is tailored to the roles, as opposed to be pigeonholed into one, even though it looks to me like they’ve just emulated the original four ‘busters.
But some really interesting news is that the studio hopes to convince Bill Murray to star as Martin Heiss, “a man who is a professional supernatural debunker who is out to prove that the Ghostbusters are frauds,” while also confirming they hope to land Peter Dinklage, as previously reported, as the main villain, “a creepy mechanical genius.”
Paul Feig is directing the reboot that’s going to be both fun and scary. Oh, and it will be set in New York, thankfully.
Having its U.S. premiere out of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival, which runs through January 29th, 2015 in Park City, Utah, is the Irish thriller Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Bloody Disgusting landed the official trailer, poster and still from Patrick Ryan’s film that “Tells the story of Cleo Callahan (Emma Eliza Regan), a teenage sharpshooter who decides to avenge the death of her estranged elder sister after she is found murdered in a public bathroom. Unbeknown to Cleo, her best and only friend Robin O’Riley (Emma Willis) is the murderer she’s sworn to kill.“
Emma Eliza Regan, Brian Gleeson, Maura Foley, Emma Willis, and Sam Monaghan star.
A few months ago, I introduced you all to Minnesota band Thee Massacre, who take the theatricality of horror and mix it with the heaviness of metal to create something very cinematic, aggressive, and fun. I stated that they would be a “slasher film” if comparing to subgenres.
Now, I’m pretty thrilled to bring you the exclusive music video premiere of “Drenched In Blood And Sweat”, which comes from their EP Horror (out now via Bandcamp).
The video, directed by Elijah Woodcock of Pandemic Pictures, is the tale of a sock puppet who is pushed over the edge and goes on a murderous rampage. It’s bloody, it’s gory, and it’s absolutely ridiculous. Honestly, it reminds me of Meet The Feebles, so if you’re a fan of that movie you definitely need to check out this clip!
The band states:
Thee Massacre would like to thank everyone that participated in the project. It’s been a really fun process. Travis and Jordan our main stars deserve a lot of credit for the effort and performances they put forth. They really made this better than we hoped it could be.
Elijah and Anthony did a great job bringing this goofy idea we had to life. We are more than happy with how everything turned out and are extremely excited to present it to everyone.
We didn’t want to do your conventional metal band video where it’s just intercut shots of each band member. We really wanted to make a story that suits our personalities and makes the audience not only feel the horror movie vibe we try to capture with our music, but to make them laugh as well.
Thee Massacre will be playing a show March 7th at The Triple Rock in Minneapolis MN alongside By The Thousands, Reaping Asmodeia, and From Concept to Chronicles.
Director Woodcock states:
This is by far the most bizarre project I’ve ever been apart of. When the band pitched the idea of a homicidal sock puppet going nuts I didn’t really get it, but my business partner Anthony Cousins was like, “Please lets do this!” As I talked to the band more and they told me they wanted an grind house horror vibe thats when I Jumped in with both feet. I grew up watching I Spit On Your Grave, Pieces, Sleepaway Camp, etc etc. Horror is my genre. My only hope is it is as fun to watch as it was to create.