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I’ve been gaming for years, for longer than I have been a horror fan in fact. From the ZX81 through the Acorn Electron, Commodore 64, Nes, Snes, Megadrive and beyond, and even back in the early days there were attempts to meld video games and movies. Be it cinematic style games like It Came From the Desert to the huge push into full motion video games like Mad Dog McCree. There have even been horror video games based on the likes of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, though both of those games never made it to UK shores because, back then, games were for “kids” only.
Of course we’ve had games like the Trilobyte-produced PC games The 7th Guest and 11th Hour, which captured the scares perfectly and then there’s the controversial Night Trap on the Mega CD – a game which was one of »
- Phil Wheat
In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, Ambi Group has agreed to acquire a majority of Exclusive Media Group’s library along with remake and sequel rights for an undisclosed price.
The deal covers about 400 titles including “Begin Again,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch,” “Ides of March,” “Memento,” “The Mexican,” “Parkland,” “Rush,” “Sliding Doors,” “Snitch,” “Undefeated” and “The Way Back.”
Ambi is acquiring the library in partnership with Raven Capital Management, a New York-based private equity firm.
Year-old Ambi has assembled a slate that includes “This Beautiful Fantastic,” starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Tom Wilkinson; James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle”; the sci-fi thriller “Rupture,” starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Chiklis and Peter Stormare; the psychological thriller “Lavender,” starring Abbie Cornish and Dermot Mulroney »
- Dave McNary
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Wim Wenders' Every Thing Will Be Fine, the pic that stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-Josée Croze, Robert Naylor, Patrick Bauchau and Peter Stormare. IFC plans a December 4 release date after the film makes its North American premiere in Toronto next month in the Masters section. It had its world premiere earlier this year in Berlin. The 3D drama centers on a tragic car accident links the lives of a… »
The 3D drama will make its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Masters section. IFC Films will release the film on Dec. 4.
Wenders directed from Bjorn Olaf Johannessen’s script, in which a tragic car accident links the lives of a struggling writer (Franco), his long-suffering girlfriend (McAdams), a grieving mother (Gainsbourg) and a publisher (Croze). Robert Naylor, Patrick Bauchau and Peter Stormare also star.
Franco’s character accidentally causes the death of a child and spends the next 12 years examining the effect of the tragedy on his life and that of the child’s mother.
- Dave McNary
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Wim Wenders‘ 3D drama “Every Thing Will Be Fine,” which stars James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marie-Josée Croze. The film will make its North American premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in the Masters section. IFC Films will release “Every Thing Will Be Fine” on Dec. 4. The story follows a tragic car accident that links the lives of a struggling writer (Franco), his long-suffering girlfriend (McAdams), a grieving mother (Gainsbourg) and a publisher (Croze). Peter Stormare co-stars alongside Robert Naylor and Patrick Bauchau. Also Read: Bryan Cranston Joins James Franco in Comedy. »
- Jeff Sneider
I always wondered why there weren’t more slasher-themed video games. What could make for a more intense gaming experience than if you were to play as the prey to a masked killer in a large darkened house? Surprisingly, this concept has seen very few renditions through gaming history. There have been a few attempts–some successful and others not so much. Atari attempted to adapt Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween while Nintendo tried its hands with both A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th.
We didn’t care that they were all huge misfires, we were just happy to see our favorite psychos in a game. Most suffered from the lack in technology at the time. Yet in the last 20 years, nobody tried again, til 2012, when it seemed that somebody up in video game heaven had heard our prayers with the announcement of Until Dawn.
However, Dawn »
- Josh Soriano
Are you one of those people who regularly yells at the TV while watching horror movies, because the characters’ dumb decisions annoy you to no end? If so, your chance to prove how much smarter you are than the average slasher movie victim has arrived, in the form of Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn. Combining horror movies with narrative-focused gaming to create a scary attempt at survival, it’s an instant classic that brings immersion to a whole new level.
Set in what seems to be the remote wilderness of Western Canada, Until Dawn is more of an experience than your average video game. It begins with a bang, then fast forwards a year ahead, to a time where eight friends have decided to culminate for a weekend of wintry remembrance in honour of friends who previously perished. They all ascend a gigantic mountain with the promise of friendship, memories and good times, »
- Chad Goodmurphy
All Stepphy (Jane Levy) wants is to get out of her small town. In Bang Bang Baby, the 1960s-set musical that could easily be the result of David Lynch remaking Hairspray, getting as far away from her small town is an incredibly wise decision, as there’s a chemical leak at the local plant.
While a mysterious purple mist begins to permeate the town, Stepphy happens upon her chance at fulfilling her Hollywood-bound ambitions. Rock idol Bobby Shore (Justin Chatwin) is having a bit of car trouble just down the street from her house and – luck would have it – her father (Peter Stormare) owns the local chop shop.
Canadian director Jeffrey St. Jules’ Bang Bang Baby plays select theatres in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal starting on August 21. Before it hits theatres, Cineplex had the opportunity to chat with Chatwin about the film, his co-stars, and the very real origins of his vain heartthrob character, »
- Sasha James
After seven years of making short segments and documentaries, filmmaker Wim Wenders is returning to features once again in his next film.
Titled Every Thing Will Be Fine, the film now has a new trailer. Wenders takes on only directorial duties for the feature, working from a screenplay by Norwegian screenwriter Bjørn Olaf Johannessen. The German director works with a cast that includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-Josée Croze, James Franco, and Peter Stormare.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, a writer accidentally runs over and kills a child. The accident and its aftermath deeply traumatizes him. Over the next 12 years, he struggles to make sense of what happened and continue on with life, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a murderer.
This will mark Wenders’ first feature film since 2008’s Palermo Shooting. Wenders, however, has been »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Esteemed German filmmaker Wim Wenders is bringing his latest drama, Every Thing Will Be Fine to Toronto International Film Festival next month, and to stoke excitement ahead of its debut, the first trailer for the film has appeared online via Metropole Films.
Placing The Interview‘s James Franco in the lead role as Tomas, Wenders’ new project charts one man’s spiralling descent into a personal crisis after his life is unceremoniously upended by a car crash. Though the event itself was out of his control, it is Tomas who bears the brunt of the crash’s ramifications as his relationship and work life begin to deteriorate in the aftermath. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Stormare and True Detective‘s Rachel McAdams all star in the motion picture.
Truth be told, this first trailer doesn’t leave much to the imagination, showcasing a series of scenes that may be considered spoiler sensitive. »
- Michael Briers
"Is there nothing that can get to you?" A trailer has debuted online for Wim Wenders' very heartbreaking, somber, moving film Every Thing Will Be Fine. The film stars James Franco, following him across 12 years as he tries to cope with the weight of a fatal accident one snowy night on a quiet road. This trailer gives away pretty much everything, so don't expect to be surprised, just expect to learn where the story is going - and that's the whole point. It's about actually feeling the emotions over years, not just the shock of what happened. I saw this at Berlinale (read my review) and liked it, despite being so somber. Also starring Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marie-Josée Croze and Peter Stormare. Give it a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ a poster) for Wim Wenders' Every Thing Will Be Fine, via YouTube: While driving aimlessly after a quarrel with his girlfriend, »
- Alex Billington
It’s the movie genre we’ve all been awaiting for: a campy sci-fi throwback to the 1960’s musical. Bang Bang Baby offers all that and more as Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”) stars opposite Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”) in the brand new film that mixes music with mass mutations. And what better way to check it out than in our exclusivevirtual reality trailer?
The film, which picked up the Best First Feature award at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival is hitting theatres in select locations across Canada this month. The breakout indie musical follows the story of small-town teenager Stepphy (Levy) who believes her dream of becoming a famous signer will finally come true when her rock star idol Bobby Shore (Chatwin) is stranded in town. Stepphy’s dream soon becomes a nightmare when a leak at a nearby chemical plant starts causing mutations. Co-starring Peter Stormare and David Reale »
- Rachel West
Evil Dead star Jane Levy takes the lead opposite Justin Chatwin in Jeffrey St Jules' award winning Canadian oddity Bang Bang Baby. How odd? Picture an early 1960's sock hop musical featuring a lonely high school girl, a rock and roll singer, mutants, and Peter Stormare. Which is pretty damn odd.Set in the 1960s, a teenager thinks her dreams of becoming a singer will come true when a famous musician is stranded in town, but when a chemical plant leak turns people into mutants, her dream turns into a nightmare.With the film due to release in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver on August 21st, the full theatrical trailer has just arrived. Break out your giant hands and moonshine and check it out below....
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Start your morning (or afternoon) off with a Q&A with the director of Blood Moon, Jeremy Wooding. Also: a new trailer from the horror video game Until Dawn and an update on the Blood Rage Blu-ray / DVD due out at the end of September.
Blood Moon: Press Release: "Los Angeles, August 4 - Referee the ultimate showdown between gunslinger and lycanthrope when acclaimed western-horror Blood Moon hits DVD and Digital September 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
The old west howls when a town is overtaken by skinwalkers. Knowing they’ve got to combine forces if they want to survive the night, the passengers of a stagecoach unite with a heroic gunslinger and a couple of outlaws to battle the beastly enemy under the blood moon.
- Tamika Jones
In modern cinema, the Coen Brothers are giants. Having created classic after classic, these filmmakers are now the stuff of legend – writing, directing and producing films that are among the most original and fascinating ever made, while inspiring new creative projects from others, such as the Fargo TV series. It is understandable, then, that the world jumps to attention when their new projects are announced. Today is no exception, as it is apparently the case that Warner Bros. has optioned the best-selling 1966 novel Black Money for the intimidating duo to adapt, with Joel Silver co-producing.
Black Money is the perfect match for Joel and Ethan Coen, whose body of work includes movies such as Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, Raising Arizona and O Brother Where Art Thou? Written by Ross MacDonald, it is a detective story featuring the private eye character Lew Archer, in a complex, layered plot that is darkly funny, »
- Sarah Myles
Alan Alda is an Emmy favorite from such shows as "M*A*S*H" and "The West Wing," but will his guest role on "The Blacklist" win him another trophy? His episode submission for this year's Best Drama Guest Actor race is "The Decembrist," a game-changing hour for the series that saw the demise of his recurring character, Alan Fitch. -Break- Join 'The Blacklist' discussion in our lively message boards Synopsis: Red (James Spader) discovers Alan Fitch's true motives as the Decembrist, but since they have a history together, Red decides not to kill him. Unfortunately, Berlin (Peter Stormare) has other plans. Berlin's men kidnap Alan and put a bomb around his neck. The FBI have trouble defusing the bomb, so they take Alan to the command center and lock him in the same glass box where Red was once held. A forlorn Alan tells a young agent »
Some pretty big additions to the fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here - both in terms of characters and the actors that will be providing their voices. We have: David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Fugitoid (fan favourite android from another dimension), Peter Stormare (Constantine, Fargo) as Lord Dregg (space-villain bent on world domination), Michael Dorn (Star Trek The Next Generation) as Captain Mozar (Supereme Commander of the Triceratons), Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) as Zog (a Triceraton scout), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as Armaggon (robotic bounty hunting shark), and finally Zelda Williams (The Legend Of Korra) as Mona Lisa (amphibious friend of the Turtles). Tmnt returns with 20 all-new episodes this Fall. Returning will be: Seth Green (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Corey Feldman (Slash). »
Tennant will be voicing Fugitoid. Previously, the Fugitoid has been the robot version of scientist Professor Honeycutt, who is wanted by an army of Triceraton soldiers for refusing to allow them to use his inventions for warfare. Triceratons are dinosaur alien soldiers. Some of the original Ninja Turtles comics are a little strange. They’re pretty good though.
It seems likely that we’ll see something similar with the character here, as Aliens’ Lance Henrikson and Star Trek’s Michael Dorn were also revealed to have joined the show to voice Triceratons Zod and Captain Mozar respectively.
This a week of releases that really spread all across the board, with everything from Scream Factory’s releases of Dark Summer and Alien Outpost, to the Schwarzenegger-led zombie drama Maggie, and tons of other films that really give cinephiles a solid amount of variety to choose from. We thought we’d take a few of the films hitting shelves this week and give you fright fanatics a heads up on which ones are ones to pick up and perhaps some of the ones that you might want to wait for Redbox for. Read on!
Aliens and ghosts and robots fill up Scream Factory’s three releases this week, with Jabbar Raisani’s Fx-driven Alien Outpost, Stuart Gordon’s Robot Jox and the eerie and effective Paul Solet film Dark Summer. Both films are very solid entries into their respective genres, »
- Jerry Smith
Rome – Rome-based AMBI Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have announced they have closed an option agreement with the Fellini family to produce an homage to Federico Fellini’s classic “La Dolce Vita,” which they will finance and produce with Italian producer Daniele Di Lorenzo.
The film’s director, casting, and all other elements are still being decided.
Di Lorenzo will produce the film through his Ldm Productions banner. Ambi, in addition to financing and producing through Ambi Pictures, will oversee global distribution of the film through its L.A.-based international sales division, Ambi Distribution.
“We’ve been approached countless times and asked to consider everything from remakes and re-imaginings to prequels and sequels. We knew it would take very special producers and compelling circumstances to motivate the family to allow rights to be optioned,” Fellini’s niece Francesca Fellini said in a statement.
“All of the elements »
- Nick Vivarelli
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