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Christopher Lloyd is headed to Syfy. Deadline reports the Back to the Future star has joined season three of 12 Monkeys. The sci-fi drama follows James Cole (Aaron Stanford), a time traveler who must go back in time in order to prevent a virus from wiping out the world's population. The cast also includes Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa, and Tom Noonan.Read More… »
Syfy's 12 Monkeys isn't a huge departure from Terry Gilliam's film starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt but it does tell a unique and dynamic story (and has fantastic, complex female characters). Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, and Emily Hampshire star in the Syfy version which is set to debut its third season next year. And this time, a time travel expert will be along for the ride. Today they let us know that none other than Christopher Lloyd, of Back to the Future fame, will guest star. Syfy gave away some very interesting details about the character: "Lloyd will play Zalmon Shaw, a charming but deadly cult leader who preys upon other’s tragedies and losses in order to recruit new members into the apocalyptic cult the 'Army of the 12 Monkeys.' Shaw is the father of the series' most imposing villain, the enigmatic Pallid Man." While the »
- Jill Pantozzi
The actor will guest-star during Season 3 of the Syfy series as the villainous Pallid Man’s father, the network announced Wednesday.
Lloyd’s Zalmon Shaw is described as a charming but deadly cult leader who preys upon others’ tragedies and losses in order to recruit new members into The Army of the 12 Monkeys.
Back To The Future‘s Christopher Lloyd is going on another time-travel journey. The Emmy-winning actor has signed on to guest star in Season 3 of Syfy’s time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys. In addition, series co-creator and showrunner Terry Matalas will make his directorial debut in the premiere episode, which started production in Toronto this week. Llloyd will play Zalmon Shaw, a charming but deadly cult leader who preys upon other's tragedies and losses in order to… »
I Am Not A Serial Killer, 2016.
Directed by Billy O’Brien.
Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are) is not a serial killer—but he has all the makings of one. Keeping his homicidal tendencies and morbid obsessions with death and murder in check is a constant struggle that only gets harder when a real serial killer begins terrorizing his sleepy Midwestern town. Now, in order to track down a psychopath and protect those around him, John must unleash his darkest inner demons. Based on the cult novel by Dan Wells, this twisted, genre-bending thriller co-stars Christopher Lloyd and Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser.
- Amie Cranswick
The Wrap revisits the string of flops based on the fourth planet from the sun, from “Mars Attacks!” to “John Carter“ Invaders From Mars (1986) The ’50s sci-fi remake opened to a disastrous $2 million and earned less than $5 million on a budget of $7 million. Mars Attacks (1996) Tim Burton‘s blockbuster streak was broken with the Earth-invasion flick, which earned less than $10 million in its opening weekend and ending just north of $100 million after costing $70 million. My Favorite Martian (1999) Starring Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd, Daryl Hannah and Elizabeth Hurley, this big-screen adaptation of the 1960s TV series earned just under $37 million on a $65 million budget. »
- Matt Hejl
Believe it or not, the classic Hasbro board game Clue was previously the subject of a stage adaptation in the mid 1990s with Clue The Musical, an interactive Off-Broadway production that closed after 29 performances and 17 previews. It was, um...not beloved, with New York Daily News critic Fintan O'Toole quipping in his review: "Making a musical from a board game is the kind of bizarre task that only a genius or a fool would undertake. And there is no sign of genius here." Fintan O'Toole, in print, with a poison pen. So what makes this latest stab/whack/shot at a stage version of Clue different? For one thing, it's based directly on the cult 1985 movie adaptation of the same name that starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, and Lesley Ann Warren. For another, it was penned by that film's writer-director Jonathan Lynn. Lastly, it is not a musical, »
- Chris Eggertsen
One of my favorite things to do every October is to binge-watch as many horror and sci-fi movies as possible (something I can guarantee I’m not alone in doing), and for those of you with Netflix, the streaming service can be an invaluable resource this time of year, although I do remember a time when there were a lot more options than we get these days.
That being said, I culled Netflix's entire library and put together 31 great movie choices that will undoubtedly get you into a macabre mood to celebrate Halloween this year. Take a look at our Netflix list below, featuring one film for each day of October, and get ready to enjoy an entire month’s worth of fright-filled fun, courtesy of Netflix’s streaming database.
- Heather Wixson
From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have Four new IFC Midnight films planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this Dec!
The Devil’S Dolls - A serial killer's curse unleashes a season of slaughter in the backwoods of Mississippi. According to an ancient Guatemalan tradition, parents teach their children to allay their troubles by giving them handmade "worry dolls" just before bedtime. But when several of these talismans — which once belonged to a notorious mass murderer — find their way into the hands of unsuspecting residents of a small Southern town, it sets off a grisly wave of bloodshed. The latest from Rites of Spring director Padraig Reynolds is a voodoo-slasher shocker bursting with scarily inventive kills. »
- Derek Anderson
A Back to the Future fan has been clocked speeding his DeLorean at 88mph in Essex.
Nigel Mills, 55, who paid £22,000 for his cult vehicle, denied that he had been attempting to break the space-time continuum in his efforts. In the 1985 film, Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) manages to transport himself back to 1955 after hitting 88mph in the machine invented by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd).
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- Catherine Shoard
Director Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not a Serial Killer, based on Dan Wells’ book of the same name, follows John, a young psychopath (Max Records) obsessed with the town’s serial killer. John is a misfit, picked on for being weird,… Continue Reading →
- Heather Buckley
With I Am Not a Serial Killer hitting select theaters and VOD today from IFC Midnight, I caught up with the film’s co-writer/director Billy O’Brien for our latest Q&A feature to discuss working with Christopher Lloyd, what made Max Records the right fit to play John Wayne Cleaver, filming in frigid Minnesota, and much more.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Billy. Were you a fan of Dan Wells’ John Wayne Cleaver books before directing and co-writing I Am Not a Serial Killer? What made you want to tell this story on the big screen?
Billy O’Brien: Well, I read the book the summer of 2009 and loved it. But it was a paperback, so I thought the rights would be gone, so I was delighted to find they weren’t sold. I wrote Dan a letter and was just honest »
- Derek Anderson
I saw I Am Not a Serial Killer at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year and it was one of the most pleasant surprises of the fest. A throwback horror movie that never feels the need to wink or nudge, Billy O’Brien‘s film is slick, sick, and deeply interested in the humanity that lurks […]
The post Interview: ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ Star Christopher Lloyd on Playing Monsters and Leaving a Legacy appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
Often lumped into the Young Adult category to the chagrin of author Dan Wells, I’m not sure I know many parents who would like to have their fourteen-year old child heading to theaters with friends for the cinematic adaptation of his debut I Am Not a Serial Killer. The first of what has now spiraled into a quintet of books surrounding John Wayne Cleaver; its story introduces the character as a clinically diagnosed sociopath attempting to survive adolescence within a small mid-western town. His own predilection towards violence and the macabre aside, John’s journey ultimately finds him on the trail of a brutal assailant terrorizing his home with supernatural strength. A keen amateur scholar of the mass murderer circuit, this teen proves perfectly suited to crack the case.
- Jared Mobarak
Easily one of the best genre films of the year, Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not A Serial Killer (review soon)takes the story of a young man with violent tendencies and a series of murders in which the boy becomes obsessed with and offers a unique and interesting take on the genre. An adaption of the book by Dan Wells (the first book in a series), the film hits theaters/VOD on August 26th and we thought it would be fun to throw a few questions at O’Brien to see what led to his involvement in the film, as well as his desire to possibly tackle another adaption of Wells’ series. Read on!
I Am Not A Serial Killer is such a unique film and its story is extremely interesting. What inspired you take it on?
Great writing, the book had a strong visual sense, realistic characters »
- Jerry Smith
Existing at the crossroads between Let the Right One In and Under the Skin, director Billy O’Brien’s new film, I Am Not a Serial Killer is a coming-of-age horror movie about what it means to be human. This is the kind of movie about which the less is said, the better, making it difficult to summarize its plot and even, in some cases, to argue for its strengths. So much of what O’Brien does right is in the service of the movie’s themes, which it would be unfair to fully reveal in a review. That can make talking about the film in any detailed way a challenge, but I can at least say this: it is a movie you absolutely have to see. Take my word for it.
- Patrick Bromley
A new, alternative poster for I Am Not a Serial Killer might be considered a bit of a spoiler. But it's not. Billy O'Brien's movie, which I saw earlier this year at SXSW, starts off almost like a John Hughes picture, except that the high school hero (Max Records) is the son of a morgue technician (Laura Fraser). That gives him a different view of the human body and also affects his view of the world, which leads to his conclusion that he may be a serial killer in waiting. But then there's his unsettling neighbor, Christopher Lloyd... The movie gets progressively darker and more intriguing as it plays out. It's heading to select U.S. theaters this Friday, August 26. It will also be available...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Good-on I Am Not A Serial Killer for never bullshitting its audience. We don’t even get halfway into this Dan Wells adaptation before director Billy O’Brien addresses the elephant in his title. As the film suggests, O’Brien’s main character is not a serial killer, so why waste time teasing something that isn’t true when the film begins (but might be later)? Such a suggestive name plays directly into an unexpected story for those of us ignorant to Wells’ source novelization, without any momentum to waste. I like surprises, and this is one of the better ones a genre fan can ask for.
Max Records plays young John Wayne Cleaver, a diagnosed sociopath who works with his mother April (played by Laura Fraser) in their family’s funeral home. Everyone knows John isn’t exactly “normal,” which is why he visits his therapist Dr. Neblin (Karl Geary »
- Matt Donato
Ahead of its VOD release on August 26th, Irish writer-director Billy O’Brien’s adaptation of novelist Dan Wells’ supernatural-thriller I Am Not a Serial Killer (read our review) screened at this past weekend’s Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival in Chicago. Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) star […] »
Hasbro launched development of a “Clue” movie in 2008 as part of a six-year partnership with Universal to produce at least four feature films based on branded properties: Clue, Monopoly, Candyland, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering and Stretch Armstrong.
“Battleship” was a costly money-loser for the studio in 2012 while “Ouija” grossed $103 million on a $5 million budget and generated a sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil” that’s due out Oct. 21. At the time that Universal dropped the “Clue” project, “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski was attached to direct and produce, but is no longer part of the project at Fox.
Hasbro’s seen its greatest success in Hollywood with “Ouija, »
- Dave McNary
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