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The aliens are still in control… but mankind is ready to fight back.
USA Network’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama Colony will return for a second season on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10/9c, the network announced Tuesday. And in the just-released trailer below, the human-led resistance to the alien occupation is picking up steam.
Opening with a chilling shot of that massive wall dividing the city of Los Angeles, the trailer shows Will (Josh Holloway) vowing to his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) that they’ll have each other’s backs: “We stay together. »
Exclusive: The rising star will play the lead in the action thriller from Practical Pictures, which 13 Films will introduce to international buyers this week.
Thwaites, who will be seen next May in Disney’s summer tentpole Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will play a young man who wakes up to find himself in a high-security office building.
When he is forced by a stranger to complete a series of dangerous tasks he becomes implicated in a deadly crime with global consequences.
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For years now, Disney has taunted us with Hocus Pocus 2, a sequel to the 1993 comedy about three Bff witches. While the sequel hasn't been officially announced, it appears Bette Midler isn't ready to relinquish her broom just yet. The pop icon reprised her role from the first movie just for Halloween.
Bette Midler starred as Winifred Sanderson in the classic Disney family film. In the comedy, after moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
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Actress Gabrielle Stone has been hard at work in recent years, with a particular presence in the horror genre via roles in movies such as Death House and Tom Holland's Rock Paper Dead. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Stone to discuss getting behind the camera for her directorial debut, working with Tony Todd, upcoming projects, and more.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Gabrielle. You’ve stayed busy as an actress over the past several years, and you have several exciting projects coming up. What can you tell us about your role in the new movie Death House, which features an all-star lineup of horror icons?
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Olga Kurylenko will star as the title character in the independent crime thriller “Jane Millen,” with production set for April.
13 Films is structuring the finance and packaging the film as well as handling worldwide sales. The company will introduce “Jane Millen” to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Nov. 2.
Producers are 13 Films President Tannaz Anisi, Karen Kehela Sherwood (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Blue Crush”) and former Endgame executive Greg Schenz. “Jane Millen” is written and directed Cynthia Mort, whose credits include the biopic “Nina,” starring Zoe Saldana, and Jodie Foster’s “The Brave One.”
The story centers on a seasoned police detective battling her own demons as her family life spins out of control. She is put on a suspicious murder case of an affluent couple who got mixed up with the wrong man — sending her down a rabbit hole, as affairs, jealousies and dark secrets emerge that threaten »
- Dave McNary
The actress will play the lead in the thriller which the Los Angeles-based company will finance and introduce to worldwide buyers next week.
Jane Millen is scheduled to begin shooting in April 2017 and centres on a veteran detective battling her inner demons who is assigned to investigate the murder of wealthy couple.
The 13 Films sales roster features family action adventure Four Kids And It starring Michael Caine, Bill Nighy, Paula Patton and Mathew Goode; political thriller Public Affairs with Thora Birch, Adrien Grenier and Mimi Rogers;sci-fi thriller Spectrum »
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A lot has changed since Hocus Pocus (aka The Ultimate Halloween movie) was released in 1993, especially the actors. Ok, maybe Bette Midler looks mostly the same, but Dani (Thora Birch) and Max (Omri Katz) are all grown up! Plus, Thackery (Sean Murray) is still as cute as ever. Catch up with the whole cast by checking out all the cute then-and-now pictures below, and make sure you know when to catch it on ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween! Related:26 Times You Quoted Hocus Pocus Without Even Knowing It11 Things You Didn't Know About Hocus Pocus »
- Maggie Pehanick
Love Disney’s spooky seasonal classic Hocus Pocus? Then you need this book
What are your Halloween traditions? Do you dress up and go out? Stay home and carve pumpkins? Buy a stack of sweets and then eat all them yourself, with the curtains drawn and the lights switched off so the neighbours’ kids won’t bother ringing the doorbell? Whatever your own personal plans for this October 31st, you’re missing out if you don’t include an annual rewatch of Kenny Ortega’s 1993 witchy comedy Hocus Pocus.
That’s a sentiment I’m pretty sure Aaron Wallace would agree with. His new book, Hocus Pocus In Focus: The Thinking Fan’s Guide To Disney’s Halloween Classic, is clearly a labour of love. Over thirteen chapters, Wallace examines the film from various different angles, including how it fits into the horror genre, whether its portrayal of witches can be considered feminist, »
Brace yourself for another romantic comedy about a woman whose cynical approach to love is deemed unacceptable, and so must change. This time, it will be titled The Competition, and will star Golden Globe nominee Thora Birch (Ghost World), with Harvey Lowry (A Play On Words) in the director’s chair. The possible saving grace for this one is that Birch is also on board as producer, along with Jasmine Fontes, and Kelsey Tucker – who wrote the script.
So, what is the groundbreaking plot of this independent movie? Well, a woman finds blogging success in the promotion of a theory that recommends her female readers should end their relationships after six months, in order to “avoid heartache.” She cannot be allowed to continue pedalling such a chilly social attitude, however, and so an attorney challenges her to a competition designed to disprove her troublesome theory.
Director Harvey Lowry expressed his »
- Sarah Myles
Exclusive: Award-winning actress Thora Birch has signed on to star in and produce the independent romantic comedy The Competition with Harvey Lowry set to direct. The project follows a successful blogger who develops a theory which encourages her female followers to break up with men after six months to avoid heartache. However, her philosophy on relationships is questioned when she meets an attorney who challenges her to a competition to prove her theory wrong. The… »
Elliot may be walking the streets again in this week’s Mr. Robot… but that doesn’t mean he’s smiling underneath that hoodie.
Ok, fine, Elliot never smiles. But he’s got a lot on his mind just the same. The episode kicked off by flashing back to the end of Season 1, when Elliot heard that knock on his apartment door. Turns out it was the cops, arresting him for hacking his therapist’s sleazy boyfriend and stealing his dog — a dog that cost $1,200, by the way, making the canine theft a felony. So when Elliot pled guilty to »
Colony‘s resident computer whiz Morgan is undergoing a bit of a reboot.
The USA Network thriller has tapped One Tree Hill alum Bethany Joy Lenz to join the Season 2 cast as the Resistance-allegiant software engineer, a role originated by American Beauty actress Thora Birch, Deadline reports.
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Birch, who was reportedly unable to return due to scheduling conflicts, appeared in the final two episodes of Colony‘s first season. Lenz, meanwhile, will recur throughout Season 2, which is slated to bow in early 2017.
RelatedSuits Renewed for Season 7
“Harvey is now trying every which way he can to get Mike out,” Macht describes. Meanwhile, the faux lawyer “reveals a few things to Kevin that put him in a really vulnerable situation. Gallo is also closing in on Mike. So we’re doing all we can to get to Sutter’s daughter. Mike comes up with a couple good »
Thora Birch has joined Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers in the political thriller Public Affairs, about a young campaign aide who gets in over his head after he sleeps with the wife of a presidential candidate. The film is being directed by Sundance alum and DGA-Award winner Eric Bross (USA Network’s Traffic) and was scripted by Tom Cudworth. Produced by School Pictures' Stephen Israel (Swimming with Sharks) and George Voskericyan (Echoes of War) of American Film… »
Eric Bross is directing from a script by Tom Cudworth. Producers are School Pictures’ Stephen Israel (“Swimming With Sharks”) and George Voskericyan (“Helicopter Mom”) of American Film Productions. Shooting starts this month in Norfolk, Va.
13 Films has international rights to the project, which was introduced to buyers in Cannes.
“Public Affairs” follows a young campaign aide who sleeps with a presidential candidate’s wife — a mistake that sends him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life.
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Deadline is reporting that Thora Birch (Colony) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) have joined the cast of Above Suspicion, the new film from director Phillip Noyce (The Giver), who directed Birch in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
The project, which is based on Joe Sharkey’s non-fiction book of the same name and is scripted by Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning), tells the true story “of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.”
- Gary Collinson
Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville are set to join Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce's Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. The film actually reunited Birch with Noyce as he directed her previously as a kid in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Colleen Camp is producing for Colleen Camp Productions, with Tim Degraye and Mohamed AlRafi producing and financing. Angela Amato-Velez and Amy… »
Summer's hottest days are still a month or two away, but streaming services are stockpiling material to keep us entertained indoors when it's scorching and sticky outside. May sees an influx of excellent Nineties movies, from the face-melting thrillers (literally) to political satires that seem more pertinent than ever. There'll be plenty of TV series to plow through, too, including the return of Netflix's addictive drama Bloodline and the long-awaited HBO Go debut of the channel's cult favorite Mr. Show. Here are our picks for the 10 best things to stream this month. »
Don’t be a fool on April Fool’s Day. But you know can trust your buddy, Harker, right? I’ve compiled a list of some of the week’s biggest stories. Some are outrageous. Some are amusing. One is fake. See if you can spot the phony!
• The Ash Is Back! Starz released its first look at the new season of Ash Vs Evil Dead and it looks like Bruce Campbell’s Ash is crashing some of the best frat parties I ever attended so props to him. He’s got plenty of time to party because Season 2 won’t drop until September. He’ll have a little extra muscle behind him this year as his father will be played by none other than The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors! You know Ash needs more than just that chain saw…
• Looks like the erstwhile Princess Buttercup and »
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Plus: Tyler Perry greenlights Apartheid drama; Semana Del Cine Español to kick off in Puerto Rico
Kurt Voelker directs the comedy-drama and Windowseat Entertainment is fully financing. Fortitude International handles sales outside the Us and The Gersh Agency and CAA represent North American rights.
Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films is in development on The Year Of The Great Storm, with Doug Liman and George C. Wolfe on board as executive producers. Karzan Kader will direct the story of Amy Biehl, an American Fulbright scholar whose death in South Africa during the Apartheid years prompted her parents to move to the country in an effort to bring about change. Wme is packaging the project.Spanish star Paco Leon and writer-director Daniel Guzman will be among the attractions at the »
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20 items from 2016
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