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Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles. I’ve also decided to publish each post backwards this time for one reason: the new additions appear lower on my list, whereas my top 50 haven’t changed much, except for maybe in ranking. I am including documentaries, short films and mini series, only as special mentions – along with a few features that can qualify as horror, but barely do.
Directed by Benjamin Christensen
Denmark / Sweden, 1922
With the eve when the veils between worlds is at its thinnest around the corner, it’s difficult not to think of the day’s most prominently featured figure: the witch. Below is an essential viewing list, ranging in genre and targeted age group, of filmic work that showcase witches (loosely defined for our purposes) and show just how badass and horrifying these heralds of the supernatural can be.
This anthology television series, which premiered last week, promises another visually stunning horrifying boundary pushing work with its third season. Coven begins by following young Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who discovers her supernatural roots in a rather gruesome incident and is then whisked off to a private school for ‘talented’ young women. Set between the present day and the 1830s, Coven promises a panoply of witch-related themes including witch hunts, »
- Pamela Fillion
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Kick-Ass 3, Spawn, Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League: War and more...
After Warner Bros. grabbed the headlines by announcing Ben Affleck as the next Dark Knight in Batman vs. Superman, Marvel Studios fired back this week with some casting news for its own 2015 sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mere hours after a big "scoop" about Paul Bettany's Jarvis evolving into Ultron emerged online, Marvel debunked the speculation by announcing that James Spader (Stargate, Boston Legal) has signed on to portray the homicidal artificial intelligence in the Joss Whedon-directed sequel. Spader becomes the »
- Flickering Myth
Back in the early 2000s, DC Comics and Warner Bros. was trying to get a new Batman movie off of the ground, and one of the ideas they were looking at was Batman Vs. Superman. This is the script that was written for the film by Andrew Kevin Walker (Sleepy Hollow) and Akvia Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), and you can read the full thing below if you want to see what they were planning. I seriously doubt any of this will make it into the upcoming movie, but ya never know!
- Joey Paur
Back in the early 2000s, DC was trying to find new movies to bring Batman back to the big screen with failed movies such as Batman Triumphant. One of the ideas they were throwing around was Batman Vs Superman. Drafts of scripts for the film were written and here is one which was by Andrew Kevin Walker and dated June 2002. Batman vs superman Asylum screenplay by Ethan Terra »
A Hollywood version of Stieg Larsson's second entry in the series The Girl Who Played with Fire hangs in the balance due to the modest box office takings of its predecessor, but the actress said that she remains keen to revisit her role.
"I hope that they make the second one. I'm just not sure when they're going to. I mean, I hope they make it soon because I'm not getting any younger. The second one is very physical, so hopefully they'll be making it sooner rather than later," she told MTV.
It was previously reported that screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker has been brought in to rework the script for the project, but it is uncertain whether David Fincher will return to the director's chair. »
Out doing promotion for "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," the actress tells MTV that she'd love to return and is as frustrated as everyone else by the studio taking it times to get "The Girl Who Played with Fire" together.
"I hope that they make the second one. I’m just not sure when they’re going to. I mean, I hope they make it soon because I’m not getting any younger. The second one is very physical, so hopefully they’ll be making it sooner rather than later."
Source: Screenrant »
- Garth Franklin
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Superman and Batman, Aquaman, Arrow, Wonder Woman, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Force, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, Kick-Ass 2, Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, The Awesomes and more...
Last weekend saw California hosting the annual celebration of geek culture with the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International, and boy what a year it was for fans of superheroes. We'll start things off with Warner Bros., who made arguably the biggest announcement of the weekend - and one that would have been a Huge surprise, had the news not broke online mere hours before - at the conclusion of its Saturday panel »
- Flickering Myth
This weekend Warner Bros. made us geeks in Comic Con's cathedral-like Hall H have to rush to the bathroom to change those Wonder Woman underoos after they announced that the follow-up to this summer's smash-tastic "Man of Steel" wouldn't be a straight sequel but would instead be a team-up movie along the lines of the "World's Finest" comic books, combining both Superman (Henry Cavill) and a new Batman (who has yet to be cast). The creative team behind "Man of Steel" — director Zack Snyder, screenwriter David S. Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan — are all returning for the project, along with much of the "Man of Steel" cast, so this thing is legit.
But what oh what will such a movie be called, we wondered (especially in light of the big "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" mind melt that also happened at Sdcc). Scribe Goyer, for one, seems to suggest that »
- Drew Taylor
Update: It’s official… the movie is happening. Check out the official Logo Here
Apparently we are set for some majorly epic news to be announced by Warner Bros. at their Comic-Con panel, which is actually taking place right about now in San Diego.
The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex blog has the jump on the news though and is reporting that the studio has decided that their follow-up film to Man Of Steel is going to be no mere sequel, nor is it to be the lusted after Justice League film.
Instead, according to the blog, the studio intends to announce a team-up movie for their next big DC release. This team-up movie will feature Superman and Batman together, à la World’s Finest, for release in 2015. Apparently, this is to then lead into a Flash movie in 2016 and then the Justice League movie in 2017.
Man Of Steel director »
- Darragh O'Connor
Batman and Superman will unite on-screen for the first time in a Man of Steel sequel.
Warner Bros and DC Comics will follow on from the success of this summer's Superman reboot with a team-up movie due in 2015.
"I want you to remember Clark," he said. "In all the years to come. In all your private moments. I want to you remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember, the one man who beat you."
There you go. Superman and Batman together in next movie. »
While David Fincher's Netflix series, "House of Cards," proved to be a big winner today with nine Emmy nominations, including a historic one for Outstanding Drama Series, it's been far too long since we've had an actual movie from the "Social Network" and "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" director. Thankfully, we'll get one soon enough in the form of his adaptation of literary sensation "Gone Girl," but he's had the plug pulled on one of his other projects -- and he may not get the opportunity to helm the sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
According to Indiewire's The Playlist, Fincher's long-planned 3D remake of Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," from a script by "Contagion" screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, is sleeping with the fishes -- despite an April report that the Australian government was luring the production down under with enticing tax incentives.
The project has »
- Drew Taylor
The studio is reportedly considering moving forward without The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher, if he is not available. The filmmaker has a number of projects on his plate, including Gone Girl and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo. While insiders claim that Sony would love to see the filmmaker return, the hiring of his Seven screenwriter does not guarantee that he will come back.
Steven Zaillian was initially hired to write The Girl Who Played with Fire, and insiders claim that Andrew Kevin Walker isn't necessarily rewriting that draft, but going in a completely new direction.
No, I will not be apologizing for that title. David Fincher is having a pretty newsworthy week thanks to the recent confirmation that his follow-up to 2011′s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be another literary thriller adaptation. He’s heading into pre-production on Gone Girl based on Gillian Flynn’s bestseller with star Ben Affleck and an as-yet unnamed female lead, but while that’s exciting news it leaves a couple questions hanging limply in the air. Will we still see the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire hit screens in the near future? And for the love of god can we finally sink the idea of Fincher wasting his time on a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake once and for all? Happily, the answer to both questions appears to be yes. Per The Playlist, Sony is still moving forward with The Girl Who Played With Fire and has even hired Seven »
- Rob Hunter
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I'm disappointed to report that David Fincher's long-awaited big screen adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is dead. According to The Playlist, Fincher gave up on the production a couple of months ago. I guess this should have been apparent when we heard that the director was moving forward with his adaptation of the thriller Gone Girl.
Apparently when Brad Pitt passed on the project, Disney and Fincher couldn't agree on who should star in the film. Some of the other actors considered included Daniel Craig, Matt Damon, Channing Tatum, and Chris Hemsworth, but none of them worked.
I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, and I'm sad that it's not going to happen. I'm sure Disney will eventually get around to making it, but it's not going to be directed by Fincher, so my excitement for the project is back to zero.
- Joey Paur
Daniel Craig is starring in two major franchises with sequels in progress. Director Sam Mendes is back on board Bond 24, while a new writer, Andrew Kevin Walker (Fincher's "Seven" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") has come aboard to rewrite Steve Zaillian's script for "The Girl Who Played with Fire." But who will direct the "Dragon Tattoo" sequel? Sources say Sony wants to bring down the budget from the original's $90-million-plus and the Emmy-nominated David Fincher ("House of Cards") is not the route to doing that. The risk with headstrong demanding directors like Fincher and Gore Verbinski ("The Lone Ranger") is that studios get scared that budgets will get too high to allow for serious profits. Thus Disney has reportedly scrapped Fincher’s $200 million-plus, 3-D “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." In any case, Fincher is moving on, prepping to shoot thriller “Gone Girl” this fall, starring Ben Affleck. Fincher is seeking a leading lady. »
- Anne Thompson and Bill Desowitz
As the prospects of Hollywood completing the Millennium trilogy seemed to be receding, news comes that part two, The Girl Who Played With Fire, has a screenwriter and seems to be a viable concern over at Sony. The studio has hired Seven scribe Andrew Kevin Walker to pen another draft of a script originally written by Steve Zaillian and will be looking to reunite Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the near future.The question, as The Playlist points out, is exactly when and with what director pulling the shots? David Fincher is now tied up with Gone Girl - recent scuttlebutt has Ben Affleck signing up for that one - while Craig has another Bond outing looming on his schedule. Next year seems the likeliest option to shot before Bond 24 kicks off and Craig is busy saving the world from a different kind of evil. It transpires that »
We haven’t heard much from Sony’s prospective sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for a while, but there has been some movement with the appointment of a brand new screenwriter. David Fincher’s Se7en collaborator Andrew Kevin Walker has apparently joined The Girl Who Played With Fire to rewrite the script, originally drafted by Steve Zaillian. Whether that means that Fincher himself will return to direct the sequel remains to be seen, but it does seem like an indicator that the director is still involved in the project in some...
- George Wales
David Fincher’s American remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a critical hit and even earned it’s star Rooney Mara an Oscar nomination for Best Actress; however, commercially it was a bit of a disappointment.
Domestically Dragon Tattoo earned $102.5 million and internationally $130.1 for a grand total of $232.6 million. Not too shabby, but considering the $90 million budget, I think Sony was hoping for more. Still, the studio must have some faith in the property because they paid Steven Zallian to write the sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire.
Now it looks like Zallian has handed in his draft of the script, but The Wrap is reporting that Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker has been brought in to quietly punch it up. Fincher, however, may not be able to return to direct the sequel.
- Philip Sticco
David Fincher's "Se7en" scribe Andrew Kevin Walker has been tapped to write Sony's sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap -- a sign that Sony is moving the project forward in spite of several tricky pitfalls that still remain. Chief among them: With Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" drowning in development hell and "Gone Girl" next up for Fincher, the director's involvement in "The Girl Who Played With Fire" remains up in the air. While Sony would love to see him return, insiders »
- Jeff Sneider
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