16 items from 2017
The Craft is easily one of the most underrated movies to come out of the '90s, and honestly, it just keeps getting better with age (I watched it the other day on Netflix, so I can vouch). Whispers of a reboot have been floating around for years, but in Entertainment Weekly's recent oral history of the film, a surprising piece of information about the original came to light. The casting director for the cult hit, Pam Dixon, explained that Neve Campbell was always at the top of the list for their dream cast due to her wildly popular run on Party of Five, but a handful of other rising stars almost played Bonnie instead. While Campbell brought the perfect amount of shy and awkward tics to the role, can you imagine if she'd had more of a Cher Horowitz vibe? "We tested Alicia Silverstone, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie," Dixon said. »
- Quinn Keaney
In today’s film news roundup, Crispin Glover is starring in “Smiley Face Killers,” “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” will open the Hawaii Film Festival, and a virtual reality advertisement is launched for “Jigsaw.”
The film’s plot has been kept largely under wraps, but is based on actual events and the conspiracy theories that have arisen on the internet as a result of serial deaths of young men that shared common characteristics.
- Dave McNary
Simon Brew Oct 9, 2017
Supernova is a film with a messy story behind it. And a very, very odd sex scene...
Supernova is a film that started promisingly. Originated in 1990 under the title of Dead Star, the idea – as pitched by writer William Malone – would be for something akin to Dead Calm, just in space. Dead Calm is a great choice of influence too, with Phillip Noyce’s out-on-the-water thriller using isolation expertly, as Billy Zane puts in one of his best, and most menacing, screen performances.
Dead Star was set to follow a similar idea, and that meant a modest budget at most – around $6m was cited – would be needed to tell the story of alien artefacts being brought back to Earth. Enquires were made of H R Giger, who duly did some concept art work to help promote the script.
MGM was the studio that bit, although it had ideas. »
The series follows the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against their parents when the kids discover they are part of an evil underground organization. McMahon will play Jonah. While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, he is a pivotal player in the main characters’ rebellion against their parents.
“We’re incredibly excited to add Julian to our exceptional cast and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the world of Marvel’s ‘Runaways,'” said executive producers and showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
This is not McMahon’s first foray into the Marvel world. He previously starred as Dr. Doom in the 2005 version of “Fantastic Four” and its sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He is also well known for his starring »
- Joe Otterson
Whether or not it “does a disservice to 1995 and record-store culture,” Empire Records captured the zeitgeist with its pairing of cute, energized teen weirdos and ‘90s alt-rock. Its perfectly cast ensemble is responsible for much of the movie’s appeal, so much so that a good chunk of them went on to find much larger success in the entertainment industry.
This new video from Looper checks in on each of the core cast members (including Warren!), revealing some stuff we already know (Renee Zellweger got really, really famous) and some you probably didn‘t (um, 24-year old Coyote Shivers’ was Liv Tyler’s stepdad?).
As with most modern actors, the majority of the cast went on to find success on TV, with the likes of Rory Cochrane, Robin Tunney, and Johnny Whitworth all staking a claim on network and cable shows. What the video fails to mention, however, is ...
- Randall Colburn
Exclusive: Highland Film Group is introducing the project at Cannes.
Shout! Factory holds Us rights to the 1980s-set story about an estranged family that hires a cult deprogrammer to save their teenage son from a murderous cult.
The family find themselves under siege when cult members surround their cabin and demand the return of the boy.
Highland Film Group’s sales slate includes Eric Bress’s Ghosts Of War starring Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi, and Skylar Astin; A Vigilante with Olivia Wilde; Looking Glass starring Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney; and Guy Moshe’s The Last Draw Of Jack Of Hearts starring Josh Hartnett.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Back in May 2015, it was announced that director Leigh Janiak would be directing a remake of the cult 1996 supernatural thriller The Craft, which was later revealed to be a “quasi-sequel” picking up some 20 years after the original.
It’s been all quiet on the project since then, but now The Tracking Board is reporting that 10 Cloverfield Lane screenwriter Daniel Casey has been brought in to do a rewrite of the script, which was original penned by Janiak and her Honeymoon partner Phil Graziadei.
- Gary Collinson
Almost exactly two years ago, Sony Pictures brought on filmmaker Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) to direct their upcoming The Craft follow-up, and to co-write the script with her writing partner Phil Graziadei. We haven't heard much on this project until now, with the studio bringing on Daniel Casey (10 Cloverfield Lane) to rewrite the script. It is believed that the studio bringing in this new writer is an indication that they're eager to move forward and get production rolling.
The Tracking Board broke the news earlier today, but it isn't ultimately clear if Daniel Casey is starting from scratch with a page-one rewrite, or if elements of Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei's script will remain intact. Leigh Janiak is still attached to direct, with producer Douglas Wick revealing last May that The Craft 2 isn't a reboot, but instead a sequel that takes place 20 years after the original movie, set in modern day. »
We first told you about Nicolas Cage’s return to the genre, Looking Glass, in September of 2016. Now, thanks to Highland Films, we have your first still featuring Cage and co-star Robin Tunney (The Craft). The film, which was directed by… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Sony Pictures has been looking to invoke the spirit since they set Honeymoon co-writer/director Leigh Janiak to direct a new The Craft movie back in May of 2015. About one year later, it was revealed that the new movie would be more of a sequel than a remake of the beloved 1996 coming-of-age film about surviving high school, discovering yourself, making new friends... and performing witchcraft with them. Although it's been a while since we've heard any news updates on the new Craft movie, it's now being reported that a new writer has come aboard the project.
According to The Tracking Board, Daniel Casey has been hired by Sony to do rewrites on the script for the new Craft movie, which was written by Janiak with Honeymoon co-writer Phil Graziadei. Casey is reportedly also working on Fede Alvarez's adaptation of the comic book series Incognito and previously did some rewrites on 10 Cloverfield Lane. »
- Derek Anderson
Network: FoxEpisodes: 90 (hour)Seasons: FiveTV show dates: August 29, 2005 -- May 15, 2009April 4, 2017 -- May 30, 2017Series status: Cancelled, then revived for one seasonPerformers include: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Wade Williams, Sarah Wayne Callies, William Fichtner, Paul Adelstein, Marshall Allman, Rockmond Dunbar, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Robin Tunney, Stacy Keach, Leon Russom, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Peter Stormare, Muse Watson, Frank Grillo, Jason Davis, Christian Stolte, Patricia Wettig, Barbara Eve Harris, Michael Rapaport, Reggie Lee, Matt DeCaro, Mac Brandt, Chris Vance, Danay Garcia, and Lane Garrison.TV show description: This drama follows Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) as he works to free his older brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) from a maximum security prison. "Linc" has been wrongfully convicted of the murder of the Vice-President's brother and is scheduled to be executed. »
[[tmz:video id="0_s0frl2tl"]] Robin Tunney's advice to Miss USA, in the wake of her controversial healthcare stance, is pretty simple ... stay in your lane, princess. "The Mentalist" star was at E Baldi Tuesday in Bev Hills when we asked her about Kara McCullough saying healthcare is a privilege, not a right. Although Kara later softened her answer ... Robin thinks it would be best if she avoided talking about the healthcare issue altogether. In not so many words, »
- TMZ Staff
The 70th Cannes Film Festival in full swing, here’s the latest out of the French Riviera.
The film was written and directed by Bress, and produced by Miscellaneous Entertainment’s D. Todd Shepherd, Shelley Madison, Joe Simpson, and Colleen Camp. Highland Film Group is handling international sales during Cannes.
Nicolas Cage and Robin Tunney are featured in this first look at Tim Hunter’s voyeur thriller Looking Glass. The film was written and directed by Hunter, and produced by Braxton Pope and David M. Wulf.
Highland Film Group is handling international sales.
- Melissa Thompson
Exclusive: Highland Film Group is handling sales on Us thriller.
Directed by Tim Hunter, whose credits include the 1986 crime drama River’s Edge, the film depicts a couple who buy a desert motel. Once there, they begin to encounter strange and mysterious events.
Highland Film Group is handling international sales in Cannes. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Grater)
Chris here. We here at The Film Experience love celebrating cinematic anniversaries whether in or outside of a narrative, and today is one of my favorites: Rex Manning Day of 90s pop perfection Empire Records! Damn the man, save the Empire!
For the uniniated: April 8th marks the arrival of cheesy fictional 80s icon Rex Manning (Grease 2's Maxwell Caulfield) to the film's titular record store as it struggles to maintain its financial independence. So in that regard, today is for more than just appreciating the cult film, but all our independent outlets that give us our entertainment. And, ok, revisiting the film's crazy good soundtrack.
Despite that soundtrack being one of the most quintessential of the 90s (it's certainly the reason you'll remember Empire if you're not among its fanbase), the film was a bomb in release. However, it remains a light and carefree joy that gives fun actressing: the hippest Liv Tyler, »
- Chris Feil
Love and witchcraft are not usual bedfellows. Most of the time when we see a witch on screen she is wicked and is far too filled with hate to be bothered by love. Sometimes though we so get a witch on screen that is interested in getting her heart’s desire and ultimately uses her powers to help herself out. Often though, these spells don’t quite work out as intended.
The Love Witch opens on Friday and sees young woman Elaine on the hunt for love. After her divorce she’s feeling rather lonely and whilst seeking someone to shower with all the love she has contained within her, starts brewing love potions. However, there’s a slight hiccup and her would-be suitors start turning up dead.
A love spell gone awry is nothing new to the world of film and television. Here’s a run down of our favourite mishaps. »
- Kat Hughes
16 items from 2017
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