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If ever there was to be a Mt. Rushmore of modern horror, there’s no question that the face of Larry Fessenden would get prominent placement. One of the patron saints of indie horror, Fessenden is a true auteur and a true original whose incredible career is now being celebrated with the Scream Factory release of The Larry Fessenden Collection, containing four of his films and hours of bonus features that help illuminate just what a vital voice Fessenden has been in the genre for more than three decades. This is one of the best horror releases of the year.
Fessenden (whose Glass Eye Pix has been around since the mid-’80s, helping produce films including The House of the Devil, I Sell the Dead, Stake Land and Late Phases) has built a career on twisting and subverting the conventions of classic horror films and filtering them through his own distinctive lens. »
- Patrick Bromley
Warner Bros.' beloved Harry Potter franchise came to an end back in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, and while it remains uncertain if we'll ever see the magician on the big screen again, fans will get a different glimpse at this magical world next year. The studio is releasing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them next November, which is currently in production and is set 70 years before Harry Potter and his friends ever set foot in Hogwarts. Entertainment Weekly spoke with David Heyman, a producer on all eight Harry Potter, who revealed that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is most comparable to the fourth Potter movie, 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, directed by Mike Newell.
"[Fantastic Beasts has] got the charm of the fourth. It's like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical - and it's not that, »
Warner Bros.’ budding franchise starter Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them may take place a full 70 years before the birth of the Boy Who Lived, and it may feature an entirely new protagonist in the form of Eddie Redmayne’s wizarding prodigy Newt Scamander, but make no mistake, the prequel will still hue closely to its magical roots.
Not only did author J.K. Rowling lend her help to the film’s screenplay along with David Yates, but more recently executive producer David Heyman noted that out of all the Harry Potter movies to have been released, Fantastic Beasts resembles the fourth cinematic chapter, Goblet of Fire.
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For the uninitiated, Goblet of Fire featured Harry partaking in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, pitting a handful of students from three different schools – Hogwarts included – against as many deadly challenges. And though that doesn’t necessarily mean that »
- Michael Briers
There’s been an absolute onslaught of rumours recently surrounding DC’s Justice League Dark movie, and when there’s this much news coming from different outlets, it usually means that the rumours are true. This time, it’s Joblo reporting that Warner Bros have a (very) shortlist of potential directors lined up for the project; all of whom are capable replacements for the previously-departed Guillermo Del Toro.
Reportedly in the mix are Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who directed the Israeli crime thriller Big Bad Wolves (quoted as being Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movie of 2013), up against the choice of Fede Alvarez, he of the Evil Dead remake from the same year. Both choices have a morbid flair for the ghoulish and would be good fits for the script, which is reported to be a great work by Del Toro and “one of the main reasons” that »
- Dan Woburn
According to JoBlo, Warner Bros. Pictures have a short list of possible frontrunners to helm the Guillermo del Toro-scripted "Justice League Dark" film adaptation. Del Toro wrote the recent screenplay with the desire to direct but decided to step down due to his commitment to helm "Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom", which is set up with Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
JoBlo revealed that the directing team of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado and Fede Alvarez are in contention for the job. Keshales and Papushado are known in the horror genre for "Big Bad Wolves", "Rabies" and the anthology film "ABCs of Death 2." Alvarez directed 2013's "Evil Dead" remake, which was produced by original director Sam Raimi. Alvarez is currently in post-production on his latest film, "A Man in the Dark".
Latino-Review recently revealed the list of actors that Warner Bros. would like to cast in the film which includes »
- J.B. Casas
The mighty Joblo.com have exclusive news of the potential front-runners for the directing job on the planned Justice League Dark movie. The film, which has been written by Guillermo del Toro, is all-set to start production in 2016 with the studio wanting to fill the helming job as soon as possible.
The Jld team consists of the more supernatural members of the DC Universe, handling situations deemed unfit for the traditional Justice League (who are obviously comprised of the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman etc.)
In terms of acting talent for the film? Well, Heroic Hollywood are reporting that Colin Farrell is being eyed for Constantine, Ron Perlman for Swamp Thing, Ben Mendelsohn as Anton Arcane, Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood/The Demon, »
- Paul Heath
Throughout this week there's been a lot of casting rumors surrounding the so-called "Justice League Dark" project at Warner Bros. Pictures. That film will see the supernatural heroes of the DC Comics universe coming together to stop a threat - in this case a villain named Anton Arcane.
So far we've heard that the likes of Colin Farrell, Ben Mendelsohn, Monica Bellucci, Ewan McGregor and Ron Perlman are being sought for roles in the film ranging from John Constantine to Swamp Thing. Today, JoBlo has released shortlist of potential directors for the project according to their sources.
With Guillermo del Toro having dropped out of helming the project earlier this year, Warners is going for some wilder choices it would seem. Amongst the front runners are "Evil Dead" remake helmer Fede Alvarez, and the pair of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado who made "Big Bad Wolves".
del Toro's script is »
- Garth Franklin
Over the past few days we’ve heard several casting rumours for Warner Bros.’ supernatural DC ensemble Justice League Dark, with Ben Mendelsohn tipped for the villain Anton Arcane and Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Ron Perlman and Monica Bellucci said to be up for the roles of Constantine, Etrigan the Demon, Swamp Thing and Madame Xanadu.
Now Joblo has chimed in with its own report, claiming that the studio has narrowed its search for a director on the project following Guillermo del Toro’s departure, with Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) said to be in contention.
- Gary Collinson
The internet has been ablaze with Justice League Dark rumors lately. Initially, we heard that Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Monica Belluci and Ewan McGregor were all being targeted by DC for Constantine, Swamp Thing, Madame Xanadu & Etrigan the Demon respectively, then yesterday the phenomenally talented Ben Mendelsohn was tipped to the villain of the piece, Anton Arcane. Now, the reliable folks at JoBlo have weighed in. They are claiming that the Evil Dead remake's Fede Alvarez & Big Bad Wolves duo Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado are the studio's top choices to helm the movie. Both have a history with dark horror movies and thrillers, making them solid choices to bring to life Guillermo del Toro's screenplay (which is said to be excellent). In fact, apparently the studio are so pleased with his script, they're pushing for production to begin as soon as early next year. If this is true, we »
There have been no shortage of rumors for Justice League Dark, a.k.a. Dark Universe, this week. One report claimed that Colin Farrell is being eyed to play John Constantine, while yet another report claimed Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to play the main villain, Anton Arcane. None of these details have been confirmed just yet, but now we have another rumor to throw onto the pile. JoBlo reports that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and the Israeli filmmaking duo of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) are considered the directorial front runners at this point.
Warner Bros. has been searching for a director ever since Guillermo del Toro dropped out back in June. There didn't seem to be much traction on the project in the intervening months, until we reported last month that Scott Rudin came aboard to produce, with the studio hoping to get production started »
The rumor machine continues to churn for "Justice League Dark." Thus far, we've seen a smattering of possible casting choices float by, including Colin Farrell for John Constantine, Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood, Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu, Ben Mendelsohn as Anton Arcane, and Ron Perlman as Swamp Thing. But who is going to get behind the camera? Read More: Ben Mendelsohn Eyed For 'Justice League Dark' Well, according to JoBlo, they're hearing that Fede Alvarez of "Evil Dead" fame, and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who delivered the cult fave "Big Bad Wolves," are the "top contenders." The qualification here must be the ability to handle darker material, because no one particularly liked "Evil Dead." But Alvarez did have a way with grit, as did Keshales and Papushado with their picture. However, with word that Mendelsohn won't decide until he knows who's directing, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Heroic Hollywood are adding more fuel to the Justice League Dark fire with the rumour that sterling character actor Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises, next year’s Rogue One) is the frontrunner for the villain role of Anton Arcane, Swamp-Thing’s nemesis in the comics. Sources tell them that Mendelsohn would be interested in the part, contingent on who turns up to fill Guillermo Del Toro’s director-sized shoes (after the Spaniard once again left a project in pre-production).
This comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s buzz that Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor are circling the role of John Constantine; Monica Bellucci is the top choice for Madame Xanadu; Ron Perlman is the holdover choice for Swamp-Thing from Del Toro’s time on the film and a hispanic/black actress is wanted to play Zatanna.
- Dan Woburn
Hot on the heels of the recent rumor that Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Monica Bellucci and Ron Perlman are up for roles in Justice League Dark comes word from Heroic Hollywood that Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Dark Knight Rises) is also being considered for a part in the planned film. According to their sources, Mendelsohn is being eyed to play Swamp Thing nemesis Anton Arcane, but apparently... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Yesterday a rumour emerged from Latino-Review suggesting that Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Monica Bellucci and Ron Perlman are wanted for roles in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League Dark adaptation Dark Universe, and now Heroic Hollywood is claiming to have the inside track on who the studio wants for the villain.
According to the site, Ben Mendelsohn – who is currently shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has emerged as the front runner to play Anton Arcane, the arch-nemesis of Swamp Thing and a mad scientist hell bent on achieving immortality.
See Also: Follow all of our DC Extended Universe coverage here
Given the sources – and the fact that the project is yet to secure a director – it wouldn’t be a surprise if both of these casting reports were little more than speculation (or ‘Justice League Shots in the Dark’, as it were), so take them with a pinch of salt. »
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday, a report surfaced that revealed a few of the actors and actresses being considered for key roles in Warner Bros.' Justice League Dark. While nothing is set in stone yet, Colin Farrell is reportedly being eyed to play John Constantine, along with Ewan McGregor, while Monica Bellucci is the top choice to play Madame Xanadu and Ron Perlman is being eyed to play Swamp Thing. Today we have yet another casting rumor from Heroic Hollywood, which claims that Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is being eyed for the main villain role, Anton Arcane. While it doesn't seem that an official offer has been made, the actor's involvement may hinge on one key factor.
Yesterday's big rumor claimed Warner Bros. was keen on the likes of Ron Perlman for Swamp Thing, Colin Farrell for John Constantine, and Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu in the planned Justice League Dark movie (currently dubbed Dark Universe), and today we have word on which actor could well be on their radar to play the film's baddie. Heroic Hollywood has heard that the awesome Ben Mendelsohn - who'll also appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - is being eyed for Swamp Thing's arch nemesis, Anton Arcane. Apparently he's interested too, but his decision is dependent on who ends up sitting in the director's chair. Of course Guillermo del Toro was set to helm the movie at one point, but since he departed we haven't had any solid info on whose being lined up to replace him. Like yesterday's report, this is just a rumor for now, »
Following on from rumors earlier this week that Colin Farrell is being sought to play John Constantine comes word of another potential actor joining the cast of the "Justice League Dark" project in development at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Heroic Hollywood reports that Australian acting veteran Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline," "Mississippi Grind") is being sought to play the film's villain Anton Arcane. There's a catch though - Mendelsohn won't make a decision until a director for the project has been locked.
He joins a wishlist that includes Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood, Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu, and Ron Perlman as Swamp Thing - all rumored in that report earlier this week. Filming on "Justice League Dark," or whatever the film is eventually called, is aiming to begin sometime next year.
The other "Justice League," the first part of the two-parter, also begins shooting next year and the site also says that Aquaman's love interest Mera, »
- Garth Franklin
The Justice League Dark rumors just keep on coming this week. It was only yesterday that we heard Colin Farrell was being eyed for the role of John Constantine, and now Heroic Hollywood is back to tell us that apparently Warner Bros. wants Ben Mendelsohn for a villainous part, that of Anton Arcane. Sources say the actor is interested in the role, but he’s waiting to hear who will direct the adaptation before he makes a final decision.
Created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, Arcane is “a mad scientist obsessed with gaining immortality which has led him to create monstrous creatures known as “Un-Men” as well as other monstrous biogenetic experimentations involving the dead.” He’s also said to be Swamp Thing’s arch-nemesis.
- Josh Wilding
Back in October, it was revealed that Warner Bros. intends on moving forward with its Justie League Dark adaptation Dark Universe, with producer Scott Rudin boarding the project following the departure of Guillermo del Toro.
With the supernatural DC ensemble being eyed for production in 2016, Latino-Review is now claiming to have the inside scoop on the current casting plans.
According to the site, Colin Farrell is frontrunner to play John Constantine, with Ewan McGregor also in the frame, and whichever one loses out on the role of the supernatural detective could instead be offered the part of Jason Blood, a.k.a. Etrigan the Demon.
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- Gary Collinson
Last month, we reported that Warner Bros.' long-gestating Justice League Dark, a.k.a. Dark Universe, is finally moving forward, with Scott Rudin coming aboard to produce alongside Guillermo del Toro. While the studio still doesn't have a director in place, after Guillermo del Toro backed out this past summer, they hope to shoot Justice League Dark at some point in 2016. Guillermo del Toro revealed last year that his script will feature DC Comics characters such as John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Shade, Madame Xanadu, Etrigan The Demon and Zatanna. According to a new report from Latino Review, the studio is eyeing Colin Farrell to play John Constantine.
Colin Farrell, who is currently filming Warner Bros' Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is considered the front runner to play John Constantine, but Ewan McGregor is also in the mix for this role. The report claims »
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