It was announced back in 2013 that US-based Epic Pictures Group partnered with Norwegian-based Yesbox Productions to finance and produce an English-language sequel to the internationally successful Thale (review), the mythological suspense thriller which was written and directed by Aleksander Nordaas.
Discovered over at NFI is some concept art that reveals a second mythical creature.
The sequel will again be written and directed by Nordaas, with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group producing alongside Bendik Heggen Strønstad of Yesbox Productions. The original film played at both Toronto and SXSW in 2012 and became a worldwide hit, having been released in almost 50 countries.
In the original Norwegian film, “two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she’s been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. Thale is based on a mythical character in Nordic folklore called the “huldra”. According to the myth, a huldra is a beautiful creature with female attributes living deep in the woods. It is said that it seduces men that works in the woods by humming a beautiful song, and they never return to their village. You can recognize a huldra by its cow tail.”
While there’s no U.S. release, the Charlize Theron-starrer Dark Places opens in France on April 8th. Here’s a series of new images, courtesy of Indiewire.
Old wounds are also opened up in the previously released Dark Places trailer that carries sort of a Zodiac vibe.
Charlize Theron is all grown up, but begins to investigate the murder of her family that she witnessed as a child.
It was recently announced that A24 and DirecTV acquired all U.S rights to Dark Places, based on the novel by “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn.
“Theron plays a survivor of the brutal killing of her family as a child who’s forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving crimes.”
It also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan and Corey Stoll, and was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner from his adaptation.
“If Siouxsie Sioux & Portishead made a baby while Blade Runner was on…”
That’s the self-description of Los Angeles-based goth pop group Ultra Violent Rays, who teamed up with us to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for their new single “Vegas”.
The video shows a secret poker game held up by two people who ultimately don’t realize what they’ve gotten themselves into. The track itself is a brooding, dark piece that electronically whispers and sizzles, aggressively baring its fangs as it builds for a strike.
You can purchase the “Vegas” single via iTunes.