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The 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival will present the world, international, North American or U.S. premieres of films featuring James Franco, Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Annette Bening and many others, as well as films directed by Michel Hazanavicius and Peter Bogdanovich, Psiff organizers announced on Thursday.
Psiff world premieres will include “Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha,” a collaboration between James Franco and eight writers and 11 directors from »
- Wrap TV Team and Wrap Film Team
Lee Daniels is heading the jury for the Muhr Feature competition at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (Diff), while Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan heads the jury for the Muhr Shorts & Emirati competition.
Daniels, the director and producer of Oscar-winning films Precious and The Butler, will be joined by Dutch cinematographer and director Leonard Retel Helmrich, Algerian director Malik Bensmail, actress Virginia Madsen and Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki.
“The groundbreaking works entered into the reputable Muhr Awards this year have proven the fruits of our labour over the past 11 years,” said Diff artistic director Masoud Amralla Al Ali.
“The number of entries has increased in line with the caliber of the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Written and directed by Jennifer Kent
The Babadook contains DNA from such disparate influences as Roman Polanski, Joe Dante, Georges Méliès, German expressionism, and Roald Dahl, but Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent’s very impressive feature debut is an intensely emotional horror film that feels completely unique in the current film landscape. It’s an allegory on grief, love, loss, and maternal trauma, and is as consistently unnerving as many a Polanski movie (and is the scariest thing with Roald Dahl blood since Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Plagued by memories of a car crash that killed her husband six years prior, former writer and single mother Amelia struggles with an unrewarding new job and the disruptive, often insufferable behaviour of her six-year-old son, Samuel. (Husband Oskar was killed while driving Amelia to the hospital to give birth to Samuel.) One night, for the boy’s bedtime story, »
- Josh Slater-Williams
We’ve seen the clichés time and time again: flesh-munching zombies, deranged hitchhikers, disturbingly naive teenage babysitters, evil cliques of high school girls, whackos off dirt roads in rural America…. However, there are many movies that thrive upon original ideas and unique plots. One of the most imaginative figures in the realm of contemporary horror is Clive Barker. He has always eschewed formulas and clichés in favor of experimental (and often confusing or deceptive) visual storytelling devices and atmosphere.
Barker first formed a theater in London at age 21 to produce the plays he wrote, all of which were recognized for their horrific but fantastical elements. The profoundly unique and imaginative qualities that composed Barker's work is what led his novels to being adapted into films, which then inspired him to direct his own: enter Hellraiser (1987) . Based on his novella entitled The Hellbound Heart, the movie follows the alternate world of »
Smit-McPhee plays an emotionally troubled boy whose connections with a mysterious kid (Ross) and a fellow patient of his shrink’s (Fuhrman) help him wrestle with the death of his father.
The story follows around two jaded crusaders who wander east, »
- Garth Franklin
Episodes: 23 (hour)
TV show dates: October 6, 2013 -- October 5, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Inspired by the novel by Melissa de la Cruz, this supernatural drama revolves around the mysterious Beauchamps, a family of witches who live in the secluded seaside town of East Haven.
Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) is a free-spirited artist who has two grown daughters; wild-child bartender Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (Rachel Boston). Both of the offspring are unaware that they are gifted (or cursed) with a magical birthright.
Freya has recently become engaged to the man of her dreams -- wealthy playboy »
The drama, previously titled The Wilderness Of James, premiered at SXSW and centres on a troubled youngstern who visits a mysterious city.
Screen Media Films brokered the deal with CAA and Lawrence Kopeikin of Morris Yorn on behalf of the filmmakers and plans a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in February 2015. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to All The Wilderness, the SXSW drama formerly known as The Wilderness of James. Writer-director Michael Johnson made his debut with the pic about James (Smit-McPhee), an emotionally troubled boy whose connections with a mysterious kid (Evan Ross) and a fellow patient of his shrink’s (Isabelle Fuhrman) help him wrestle with the death of his father. Danny DeVito and Virginia Madsen also star in the film which also boasts a score by Jonsi and Alex of Sigur Ros; Screen Media is planning a day and date release for next February.
Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling produced for Super Crispy Entertainment, while Audrey and Zygi Wilf, Nick Frenkel, and Glenn Howerton executive produced. Screen Media’s Tom Yagelski and Seth Needle negotiated the deal with CAA and Lawrence Kopeikin of Morris Yorn on behalf of the filmmakers.
- Jen Yamato
Legendary's Digital Media and Crackle have premiered the first photo and announced the full principal cast for "Dead Rising: Watchtower," the upcoming feature-length project based on the popular video game series.
Set during a large-scale zombie outbreak, the story follows a group that must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic - all indications pointing to a government conspiracy.
Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert have already been announced for the project. Joining them will be Rob Riggle, Harley Morenstein, Keegan Connor Tracy, and Aleks Paunovic.
Riggle ("The Hangover") will take on the iconic role of Frank West, a freelance photojournalist and the main protagonist of the first game. Paunovic plays a hardened criminal, Morenstein a menacing biker and his second-in-command, and Tracy as a straight-laced journalist.
"Dead Rising: Watchtower" will debut on Crackle ahead of release on Svod, DVD, VOD and TV. »
- Garth Franklin
Legendary's Digital Media division and Crackle have revealed the principal cast along with the first photo for the upcoming feature-length project Dead Rising: Watchtower.  Rob Riggle, Harley Morenstein, Keegan Connor Tracy, and Aleks Paunovic will join previously announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.
Rob Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered photo-journalist skilled in surviving Zombie attacks; Harley Morenstein will play Pyro, a menacing biker and Logan's (Aleks Paunovic) second-in-command; Aleks Paunovic portrays Logan, a hard criminal and the head of a biker gang and Keegan Connor Tracy will take on the role of Jordan, a straight-laced journalist.
Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. »
It was only yesterday that Legendary and Crackle had announced the principal cast for Dead Rising: Watchtower, their feature-length film based on Capcom’s horror game franchise, and already we have our first look (via Facebook) at Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe on the run from zombies in Vancouver. Check out the behind-the-scenes pic…
The post First Pic from Dead Rising: Watchtower appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Max Evry
Legendary’s Dead Rising: Watchtower continues to cast up. Rob Riggle has just been added to the zombie video game adaptation in a major role, along with Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) and Harley Morenstein (Tusk). The trio join previously cast stars stars Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, and Keegan Conner Tracey. Zach Lipovsky […]
- Angie Han
In addition to its swarming hordes of zombies, Capcom’s Dead Rising video game series has always followed interesting human characters striving to survive the living dead landscape. Legendary Digital Media and Crackle have teamed up for Dead Rising: Watchtower, a live action feature adaptation of the popular video game, and the film’s full cast has now been revealed along with a new photo from the set.
“Burbank, CA – October 20, 2014 – Legendary’s Digital Media division and Crackle announced today the principal cast for the upcoming feature-length project Dead Rising: Watchtower. Rob Riggle (Let’S Be Cops, 22 Jump Street), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time, Epic Meal Empire, Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) will join previously announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.
Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered »
- Derek Anderson
Legendary Pictures and Crackle have announced that Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, Let’s Be Cops) is set to take on the role of Frank West in the upcoming feature project Dead Rising: Watchtower, which is based upon the popular video game series.
Set to feature in the cast alongside Riggle in the Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced adaptation are Harley Morenstein (Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (Once Upon a Time) and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), along with Dennis Haysbert (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time) and Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die).
According to the official press release, Dead Rising: Watchtower will take place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. »
- Gary Collinson
Legendary's Digital Media division and Crackle announced today the principal cast for the upcoming feature-length project Dead Rising: Watchtower. Rob Riggle (Let's Be Cops, 22 Jump Street), Harley Morenstein ("Epic Meal Time," "Epic Meal Empire," Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey ("Bates Motel," "Once Upon a Time"), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) will join previously-announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert. »
Beta Cinema will be selling international rights at Afm. eOne is planning a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in the spring.
West stars as Walter, an usher at a movie theater who believes he is the son of God with the responsibility of deciding whether people go to heaven or hell. Virginia Madsen plays his neurotic mother and William H. Macy portrays a psychiatrist.
Neve Campbell, Peter Facinelli, Justin Kirk, Jim Gaffigan, Milo Ventimiglia and Levin Rambin also star. Producers are Ryan Harris, Brenden Patrick Hill, Christine Holder, Mark Holder and Benito Mueller.
- Dave McNary
eOne Films has acquired North American rights to the comedy Walter and will release day-and-date theatrically and on VOD in spring 2015.
eOne brokered the deal with CAA. Beta Cinema represents international rights at Afm.
FilmBuff will release J C Khoury’s relationship comedy-drama All Relative theatrically and on VOD. The Shoot First Entertainment film will premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 18 followed by screenings at the Austin Film Festival. Jonathan Sadowski and Sara Paxton star.The Croatian foreign language Oscar submission Cowboys will receive its La premiere at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on October 23. Cowboys receives its Us premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival and tells of a theatre director »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Entertainment One Films has picked up North American rights to Walter, starring The Walking Dead‘s Andrew J. West with a supporting cast that includes William H. Macy, Virginia Madsen, Neve Campbell, and more. West stars as Walter, a movie theater ticket taker who believes he’s the son of God and that it’s his duty to judge whether people are bound for Heaven or Hell. Anna Mastro directed and Paul Shoulberg adapted the screenplay from his own short story. Peter Facinelli, Justin Kirk, Jim Gaffigan, Milo Ventimiglia, and Levin Rambin also star. Ryan Harris, Brenden Patrick Hill, Christine Holder, Mark Holder and Benito Mueller produced Walter and Bill Johnson, Jennifer Laurent, Michel Merkt and Wolfgang Mueller executive produced. A day and date theatrical/VOD release is planned for the spring. EOne’s Katharyn Howe negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Beta Cinema will rep »
- Jen Yamato
Exclusive: When I pull up to the home that Robert Downey Jr and his wife and producing partner Susan share in Malibu, there are the trappings you would expect from the house owned by Hollywood’s best paid actor. The small fleet of cars, all tarped; the expanse of Pacific Ocean viewable from most anywhere on the grounds, a small staff that runs the house. But there are also the mischievous aspects you expect from Downey. There is that wooden blocking dummy in the barn that has raised bruises a plenty as Downey spent the last decade closing in on his black belt in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. There’s the bright yellow front door that is as cheery and inviting as the spacious interior. The rooms are adorned by an undoubtedly pricey artwork collection, but there is nothing show-offy; the bathroom, for instance, features a medley of framed photos, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
The film centres around a failed attempt to vaccinate against a zombie outbreak.
The survivors go on the run, stumbling onto a government conspiracy that might be the root of the epidemic.
Dead Rising will be the first project from Legendary's Digital Media division.
Filming will begin tomorrow (October 1) in Vancouver. »
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