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Eli Roth’s original Cabin Fever is only twelve years old. I remember going to the cinema to see it and being bowled over by its repugnant gore and frank nudity; it possessed all the key elements required to become a truly great horror classic. While there’s no definite time span one can use to determine the transformation from ‘awesome new gorefest’ to ‘cult horror fave,’ isn’t twelve years a bit too soon?
Apparently not. Today, Armory Films, Cassian Elwes, and Contend announced their plans to remake Roth’s body horror. This reboot-remake will be shot “from the exact same script that Roth directed 13 years ago, as opposed to going through a long, delayed studio development process.” Heading up production is Evan Astrowsky (who also produced the original film), Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros.
- Gem Seddon
Forget that the third film in the Cabin Fever series was released in June, news has surfaced that Eli Roth will reboot his horror series with Travis Zariwny (Intruder, Scavengers) directing, and shot from the original script used for the 2002 original. The "new" version will star Gage Golightly, Dustin Ingram, Samuel Davis, Matthew Daddario and Nadine Crocker.
So, is Roth unhappy with how the series has turned out, or is this some kind of Gus Van Sant Pshycho thing? Either way, it's interesting. Usua [Continued ...] »
This could either be a very interesting experiment or it could go horribly wrong. Eli Roth joins the remake of his 2002 directorial debut, Cabin Fever, as executive producer, Variety reports. Cameras start rolling this weekend and this time around the film with be directed by Travis Zariwny, who has a feature in post-production called Intruder and will star Gage Golightly, Dustin Ingram, Samuel Davis, Matthew Daddario, and Nadine Crocker.
The part of this news that is interesting is that the remake is using the original film’s script, about a group of college students that become infected with a flesh eating virus while staying in a cabin in the woods. Fangoria quotes Roth as saying; “Travis had an amazing vision for my original script,” Roth says, “and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it. I almost see this like restaging a play, and I’m excited »
- Max Molinaro
On the evening of October 14, 1944, the day Udo Kier was born Udo Kierspe in Cologne, the hospital was bombed and Udo and his mother had to be dug out of the rubble. It'd be nearly thirty years before Kier would break through internationally in Paul Morrissey's Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula. He's since appeared in over 200 films directed by the likes of Lars von Trier, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Dario Argento, Werner Herzog, Gus Van Sant, Wim Wenders, Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Guy Maddin and the list goes on. » - David Hudson »
Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja does so many things that critics complain films don’t do, I feel obligated to love it. It has a rich sense of atmosphere. It’s thoughtful. Alonso composes his frames beautifully, and he has the patience to hold on them until every last ounce of meaning has been wrung from the image. It does all this and more, so why was it that by the halfway point I was hoping the projector would break down so I could bolt for the exit?
I think it has to do with the fact that Jauja is made with near total disregard for the audience, and I don’t mean its glacial pacing. If a film is going to be this impenetrable, in fairness, it should contain enough ideas to occupy the audience’s mind while the action »
- Michael C.
Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we've gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers. With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here's how the fight breaks down: 1997 Damon: Good Will Hunting Sure, both Damon and Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but only one of them was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor, »
- EW staff
The machine that is James Franco is showing no signs of slowing down at all. He's been writing, directing, acting, producing and doing all sorts of other artistic stuff. His documentary about "Saturday Night Live" just hit Hulu Plus, he's writing an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's 2008 novel Rant and will be seen in Gus Van Sant's drama Michael sometime down the road. Now The Wrap reports he's lined up another project, this time as producer, by helping get the gestating adaptation of Brad Land's memoir Goat about a 19 year old boy who enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity, but it's not easy. Read on! Here's the official synopsis of the book: Reeling from a terrifying assault that has left him physically injured and psychologically shattered, 19-year-old Brad Land must also contend with unsympathetic local police, parents who can barely discuss “the incident »
- Ethan Anderton
After Matthew McConaughey goes to space for Christopher Nolan, Gus van Sant will be guiding him through Aokigahara, the mysterious, dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji. Also known as the Suicide Forest, it is infamous for being the scene for numerous suicides over the years (57 in 2010), and is the setting for Sea of Trees, which sees McConaughey's Arthur Brennan travel to the area, intent on taking his own life. When he meets Takumi Nakamura (Ken Watanabe), a Japanese man who has lost his way, the pair embark on a journey of reflection and survival. Principal photography has wrapped on the production, which filmed in both Japan and the U.S., and the haunting first image from the movie has been released, featuring both Watanabe and McConaughey. Sea of Trees, which also stars Naomi Watts, Jordan Gavaris (from t.v.'s Orphan Black), and Katie Aselton (t.v. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on The Sea of Trees, which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts, starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Dr.). The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton (star of FX's The League) and Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black).
Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will »
Production on Gus Van Sant’s latest epic, The Sea Of Trees, came to a close this week after a long shoot in both Japan and the U.S. To coincide with the end of principal photography, we’ve been offered at glimpse at the first official image from the completed film. Prepare thyself for dark, brooding kneeling.
This high quality version of an image leaked a few weeks earlier by EW shows a crouching, bloodied Matthew McConaughey. The shot also features co-star Ken Watanabe lurking in the background. It’s not much to go on, but judging by its synopsis, it’s hardly an action-packed pic:
Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi »
- Gem Seddon
Gus Van Sant is wrapping principal photography on the drama, filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts.
McConaughey and Watanabe portray men on a journey of reflection and survival in the Aokigahara, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where a reportedly large amount of suicides occur. Watts plays McConaughey’s wife.
Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s sales, production and financing company Bloom introduced “The Sea of Trees” to buyers Cannes and by the end of the festival had sold out the world. Post-production is under way in Los Angeles.
- Dave McNary
Part of the shoot took place in Aokigahara at the foothills of Mt Fuji. Post-production work is now underway in Los Angeles.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on his latest, The Sea of Trees, which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts. Starring Oscar winner Mathew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, Mulholland Drive). The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton ("The League") and Jordan Gavaris ("Orphan Black"). »
The first image from Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees has been released, showing star Matthew McConaughey bloodied and crouched in the dark Japanese forest. Standing in the background of the image is Ken Watanabe, who stars alongside the Interstellar actor in the film, centering on two strangers who meet in the mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fujiwhere where people often go to commit suicide. The two lost men embark on a journey of reflection and survival. Jordan Gavaris, of Orphan Black fame, also has been added to the cast, which features, Naomi Watts and
- Rebecca Ford
Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on "The Sea of Trees", which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts, starring Oscar winner Mathew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Drive). The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton (star of FX's The League) and Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black). Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms »
- Press Release
I love comics. (Surprise! Or not.) I love all kinds of comics. And that includes material published by Viz, Vertical, Yen Press… Oh dear. I must mean… manga.
Even fans of American comics look at manga with disdain. They roll their eyes and pick up their single issues and graphic novels, snubbing black and white volumes, intentionally avoiding what has somehow become a “teen market”. But, surprise (for real this time): not all manga is about magical schoolgirls traveling through sparkly dimensions. Manga is just the Japanese word for comic. And remember how pissed off you get when people think of American comics as cheesy fairy tales about men in tights?
Manga can be just as monstrous as the latest horror movie, my friends. And here are five of my absolute favorite works—leaving out seminal titles such as Akira and Ghost In The Shell and more recent hits »
- Holly Interlandi
Hundreds of celebrities, friends, and family members gathered at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco for a memorial for Robin Williams on Saturday. The late actor's family, including his wife, Susan, and three children, Cody, Zelda, and Zak, all spoke, as did friends such as Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, and others. Other attendees included George Lucas, Danny De Vito, Gus Van Sant, Marlo Thomas, and Bette Midler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zelda was responsible for organizing most of the event. »
- E. Alex Jung
Family and friends of Robin Williams said their final goodbyes to the late star on Saturday.
The group gathered for a private tribute to the comedian at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Among the hundreds of guests were some very famous faces, including Bette Midler, Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor, George Lucas, Danny De Vito and Rhea Perlman, Minnie Driver, Gus Van Sant and more, THR reported.
Photos: Robin Williams - A Look Back
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Mixmaster and not really retired director Steven Soderbergh has given the artsy mash-up treatment to Alfred Hitchcock and Gus Van Sant’s Psycho, and now he’s remaking a classic from the ‘80s. Soderbergh has gallantly tackled a reworking of Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark, giving it a new score (with lots of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross highlighted) and a black-and-white makeover. And Raiders does look amazing in monochrome—as though it was meant to be. “It’s because Douglas Slocombe shot The Lavendar Hill Mob and the The Servant and his stark, high-contrast lighting style was eye-popping regardless of medium," Soderbergh reminds us. So what was the point of this exercise? We’ll let the Magic Mike director...
- Alison Nastasi
The McConaissance was already in full swing when Matthew McConaughey agreed to star in the first season of True Detective with Woody Harrelson. But HBO and show creator Nic Pizzolatto are gambling that the hard-boiled anthology can serve as a rejuvenation machine for other treading-water actors aching to break out of a rut. HBO officially confirmed today that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in season 2—but not as partners, a la Rust and Marty. Farrell is a cop, but Vaughn will play a “career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is »
- Jeff Labrecque
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