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After getting away with a smattering of low budget knock-offs of major blockbusters over the past few years, Hollywood is finally starting to get wise to The Asylum's game. Earlier this year, Universal filed a lawsuit to have them rename their Battleship rip-off from American Battleship to American Warships. Now this week Warner Brothers has successfully stopped The Asylum from putting their new movie Age of the Hobbits on store shelves this week due to possible customer confusion. Strangely, after watching the trailer for Age of the Hobbits, I have no clue how the movie is in any way connected to J.R.R. Tolkien's work. Apparently they are claiming that the movie is actually about a real-life subspecies of humans from Indonesia known as Homo Floresiensis, which were nicknamed "hobbit" due to their diminutive size. The courts didn't work... and to be honest, it all feels a bit racist anyway. »
Curiously enough, even before the recent court ruling suspending the release of The Asylum's latest mockbuster, Age of the Hobbits, Redbox’s website has a listing for the film, slating it for Redbox rental on December 31st.
The “Coming Soon” listing shows the exact same artwork but with the title Clash of the Empires in lieu of Age of the Hobbits. Presumably, that Redbox release with the alternate title will also scrapped due to the court injunction, but as of the time I am writing this, Clash of the Empires is still being listed on Redbox’s website.
Age of the Hobbits (review) may not be the only mockbuster affected by the Warner Brothers lawsuit. The Asylum had just recently announced Jack the Giant Killer starring Jane March and Ben Cross slated for DVD/Blu-ray release on March 12th, around the same time as Bryan Singer’s big budget Jack »
For a long time The Asylum has made its way (for better or worse) into the hearts of movie lovers and haters everywhere by releasing mockbuster after mockbuster after... well... mockbuster. However, Warner Brothers and New Line have just had their latest attempt for second breakfast.
Variety reports that a federal judge has put a halt to plans to release a parody of The Hobbit just days before Warner Bros. and New Line release their first pic in the trilogy of the J.R.R. Tolkien story.
U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez issued a temporary restraining order barring Global Asylum Inc.'s "mockbuster" under the title Age of the Hobbits (review), ruling that the project was likely to cause confusion in the marketplace. The judge asserted that Warner Bros. and other plaintiffs (MGM and the Saul Zaentz Co.) were likely to prevail in their claim that the parody infringes on their trademarks. »
- Uncle Creepy
Mario Van Peebles ('New Jack City'), Sean Young ('Bladerunner'), Bai Ling -below ('The Crow') and Tom Sizemore ('Saving Private Ryan') are all being lined up by Ozon Films to star in new neo-noir psychological thriller 'Arya'. The foursome are being approached by the company for roles in the story, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart', after some successful investments for the project during this years Afm. Writer/director Ray Izad-Mehr is already on board the production set to kick off in the first week of May 2013 in La. 'Arya' will be produced by Viktor van Draak (Svp Production, Direct Aktion) along with executive producer Stanley Glass (24). »
After a successful presentation to various investment groups and foreign sales agents at the American Film Market (Afm), Ozon Films is announcing that they have begun to make tentative offers to Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City), Bai Ling (The Crow), Sean Young (Bladerunner), and Tom Sizemore (Heat) to participate in Arya, a neo-noir psychological thriller.
We’re happy to announce that Tamika Jones is expanding her role on Daily Dead and is taking over the Indie Spotlight. For today’s feature, she brings readers two short horror films to watch, along with the latest indie horror news sent our way:
6 Degrees of Hell Premiere: “Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies) will be in attendance for the Los Angeles premiere of 6 Degrees of Hell. Joined by writer and producer B.H. Smith, the screening will include a Q&A following the film and a horror trivia game, with such prizes as signed scripts, posters and movie packs.
In Northeast Pennsylvania, ”Uncle Jack’s Hotel of Horror” is besieged by a dark presence after two friends of “Uncle” Jack, Chris and Kellen, unwittingly release a deadly evil by transporting local psychic Mary Wilkins’ collection of haunted objects as props for the popular tourist attraction. At the same time, »
- Tamika Jones
Red Sea Media has been in the news a lot lately, jumping onto the scene with films as varied as Dust Up, Synevir 3D, Hotel De Sade, and Bad Kids Go To Hell. Earlier this week, it was announced that Red Sea Media and its genre label Dead Sea Media have joined hands with Enderby Entertainment on a four film partnership. The first is Blood Shed, a film starring Bai Ling (The Crow), and the next is Encounter At Np-9, a paranormal thriller from the mind of Todd Ireland (a film crew veteran from such varied pictures as Watchmen, Tron: Legacy and Sucker Punch). Read the press release below for more details on the deal and the two companies and their forthcoming projects.
Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2012) – Red Sea Media, along with their genre label Dead Sea Media, has announced today that they have entered into a four film production »
- Andy Greene
Red Sea Media will work with Enderby Entertainment on a series of new films. Blood Shed will be the first endeavor from this union.
The film is written and created by 2010 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalist and 2011 UCLA Screenwriting Contest Finalist Patrick Hasson, who will serve as film's director, along with co-director Juan Carlos Saizarbortia.
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More news from the 2012 Afm: distro deals for Nicholas McCarthy's Home and Benni Diez's killer bee thriller Stung plus early info on new witch tale Blood Shed and new vamp flick Dracula: The Dark Prince.
Celluloid Nightmares has struck a multi-territory deal with Wild Bunch on Home, Nicholas McCarthy’s follow-up to Sundance hit The Pact. Wild Bunch will distribute Candlewood Entertainment’s horror film in France, Germany and Spain. Sonny Mallhi is financing and will produce the story of a young woman who investigates mysterious goings-on at a house where she learns the previous tenant unwittingly summoned the devil. UTA Independent Film Group handles North American sales. Xyz Films and Celluloid Nightmares’ Nate Bolotin and Sarah Gabriel negotiated the deal with Wild Bunch.
Bolotin and Celluloid Nightmares have also announced a multi-territory deal with eOne on killer bee thriller Stung covering the UK, Canada, South Africa and Scandinavia, »
- The Woman In Black
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Good afternoon and happy Halloween!
Photo courtesy of Chelsea Lately/E!
Happy birthday to Piper Perabo!
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Tabatha Coffey took to Twitter to comment on Hurricane Sandy.
Watching CNN the devastation is beyond word. My thoughts and prayers to all in my home state and all else affected.
— tabatha coffey (@tabathacoffey) October 31, 2012
Speaking of Twitter, out actress Lindsay Lohan's Twitter account was hacked. (Lohan just can't catch a break.)
- Bridget McManus
Aleister Crowley. When it comes to being infamous, few names come to mind more than his. Let's face it; the dude was evil and batshit nuts! The perfect fodder for a horror film, and there's indeed a new one on the way!
Directed by Richard Driscoll, The Devil Rides Out stars Steven Craine (Highway to Hell, Return of the Jedi, HeadHunter), Bai Ling (The Crow, Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow), Lysette Anthony (Krull, Jack the Ripper), Sylvester McCoy ("Dr Who," The Hobbit), Oliver Tobias (The Stud, Arabian Adventure), Robin Askwith (U571, Flesh & Blood Show, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), and Dudley Sutton (The Devils, Football Factory).
Dealing with the loss of his family to his murderous brother, Vincent (Robin Askwith), George Carney (Steven Craine) is already a man on the edge of life. Three stories merge from the mind of a writer trapped in a coma in hospital, »
- Uncle Creepy
Danny Trejo battles zombies! Bai Ling saves Hobbits! Monica Keena builds an ark! Dee Wallace eats Hansel & Gretel. The antichrist is born... again! It can only mean The Asylum has new trailers for its next five releases!
Get your first look at Rise of the Zombies, Age of the Hobbits, 40 Days and Nights, Hansel & Gretel, and 12/12/12 below.
Enjoy Thanksgiving because it will probably be our last, at least if anything visualized in the preview for 40 Days and Nights comes to fruition circa November 27th when the film washes ashore via DVD/VOD.
When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist (Monica Keena, Freddy vs. Jason) gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an "ark" in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.
Judging by the trailer, this variation of the story of Noah’s Ark owes »
"Popilikia (Misfortune)" was a Hawaii Five-0 Halloween extravaganza in disguise. We had representation from old movies starring Faye Dunaway, a nod to Ichabod Crane, a wacky fortune teller and McGarrett playing the football player without costume performing not one, but two epic tackles.
Did Bai Ling play the worst fortune killer of all time or what? Everyone knows the Death card doesn't represent physical death and even if it did (hello!), nobody would go to one who whispered the equivalent of "seven days...." in your ear! I'll give her some credit, at least she was talking about the wrong customer, and the girlfriend read into it what she wanted anyway. She was touched by Billy's death.
The poor polo player did have a serious misfortune, though, didn't he? Danny calling him the Headless Horseman was perfect for the month of October and production was damned happy with their CGI because »
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Get ready for your daily dose of crazy with what could be the best season of 'Celebrity Rehab' yet! If your guilty pleasure is watching semi-celebrities try to overcome addiction and extend their 15 minutes of fame, or if you just want to see Heidi Montag cry, this season of Celebrity Rehab is for you! It has just been confirmed that the The Hills star has signed onto the 21-day program with Dr. Drew. Heidi is seeking treatment for her addiction to pain pills, and will be joining the ranks of Michael Lohan, the Salahis's, Bai Ling, Jeremy Jackson, and Dwight Goodman in her quest for sobriety. For the girl who wanted a career in the music and movie industries, I vote this is a very bad move on her part. An inside source of the show told X17 that Heidi is already starting drama. "They were going to make her »
- Hollywood Life Staff
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Happy birthday bisexual actress Bai Ling!
Tonight on Modern Family, Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, Reno 911) and Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) play a "confrontational" lesbian couple whose son gets into a fight with Lily on the first day of kindergarten.
Out model Jenny Shimizu is the face (and eyes) of L.A. Eyeworks.
Take a listen to Captain Dirt and The Skirt's "Tight Little Sweater." I love Lyndell Montgomery!
You can watch the first five minutes of the upcoming episode of American Horror Story on the Facebook page for the show, if you dare! (The show premieres »
- Bridget McManus
Cagefighting kick-assery starring Tony Schiena as Dalton Hunt, a retired mixed martial arts champ forced back into the ring by a devious promoter (Bai Ling) after crippling his best friend (ex-Superman Dean Cain) in a sparring accident. Pitted against undefeated brute Colin "The Brick" Wahle (Heath Herring), Hunt finds lots of tough love while being pummelled back into shape by his unorthodox new trainer. Think Rocky with the gloves off. »
What do marginally famous celebrities like Bai Ling and Johnny Weir do to get in the headlines? Wear crazy outfits.Although she really has no curves to speak of, Bai stepped out in a bandage dress. Her strange hair tendrils and pink Barbie boots did her no favors. Meanwhile, Johnny Weir turned heads in a super sparkly blazer and super short shorts.As for Brooke Mueller, did she don every accessory she owned before stepping out?See all of this week's worst-dressed celebrities by clicking below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
The Asylum has yet to officially release any materials for their its first ever theatrical release, the supernatural horror slasher entitled #HoldYourBreath, but a photo of the artwork just appeared out of thin air on Facebook.
My question from looking at it is: “How is Katrina Bowden supposed to hold her breath with that hand in her mouth?”
#HoldYourBreath – that is the actual title, thus making it quite possibly the first film in the history of cinema in which the title also doubles for the marketing strategy – stars Katrina Bowden of “30 Rock” and Piranha 3Dd and Randy Wayne of “The Lying Game” in this frightful tale of a carload of college kids terrorized by the body-jumping spirit of an executed serial killer after they fail to abide by an old wives’ tale that strongly suggests one hold their breath when passing a cemetery lest you risk allowing an evil spirit to enter you. »
Until recently, Kaitlyn Leeb was just another unknown Canadian actress. Her IMDb resume indicates that she starred in Wrong Turn 4 and the Vinnie Jones/Kimbo Slice/Bai Ling 2010 actual movie Locked Down, along with a mandatory-in-Canada appearance on Degrassi: The Next Generation. But Leeb’s career is getting a lift thanks to her brief, uncredited, but utterly pivotal role in August’s Total Recall remake as the reincarnation of the Three-Breasted Mutant Prostitute. Leeb actually showed up to the San Diego Comic-Con and hung out with Recall stars Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale. Like many attractive women on the floor at Comic-Con, »
- Darren Franich
The Stath broke onto the big screen scene following a Guy Ritchie double smash of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels then Snatch. The former Olympic diver, swimwear model and wheeler dealer had on screen charisma to burn. His transformation from screen cockney dodgy dealer to genuine action hero came when he donned the smart clobber of Frank Martin for The Transporter. Since then he’s produced a steady stream of action carnage to make him one of the few new contenders worthy of comparison with action gods of the 80s like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Statham is like an English cross-breed of Bruce Willis and Jean Claude Van Damme. A gift for on screen fighting, as well as throwing himself into as much of his »
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