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Cherry Falls, starring the late Brittany Murphy, is getting the Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Scream Factory on March 29th! Also: a trailer for Darling, The Eyes of My Mother acquisition news, Nitehawk Cinema's programming schedule for March, Baskin release details, and Everlasting at the Nevermore Film Festival.
Cherry Falls: Press Release: "Lose your innocence…or lose your life. On March 29th, 2016, Scream Factory presents teen thriller Cherry Falls in its Blu-ray debut packed with new extras including audio commentary with Geoffrey Wright and interviews with writer/co-executive producer Ken Selden and producer Marshall Persinger.
A serial killer is stalking the peaceful town of Cherry Falls. At first, it seems that he is just targeting teenagers, but after the third killing, it becomes clear that all the victims have been virgins. When the town's students hear about this, they realize that there is only one way to protect themselves and »
- Tamika Jones
Does Rudyard Kipling’s classic “The Jungle Book," already made into the beloved and timeless 1967 animated film we all know and love need a big budget, live action and CGI remake? Well, the folks at Disney seem to think so, so we're getting it, and a new trailer has arrived. Read More: Alejandro González Iñárritu Swings Off 'The Jungle Book,' Joe Johnston & More Line Up New Gigs Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Jumanji") is behind the camera for the star-studded affair which features Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Giancarlo Esposito and Lupita Nyong’o as Akela and Raksha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Christopher Walken as King Louie and Bill Murray as Baloo, with Neel Sethi as Mowgli. Here's the synopsis: Directed by Jon Favreau (“Chef,” “Iron Man,” “Elf”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Bad Teacher franchise director Jake Kasdan has been tapped to direct the upcoming reboot of Jumanji. Sony has set the release date for Christmas Day, Dec. 25, which means it will open dangerously close to Disney’s Star Wars: Rogue One.
Kasdan’s forthcoming film is a remake of the classic 1995 film directed by Joe Johnston and starring Robin William, Kirsten Dunst and David Alan Grier among others. Variety states the project, which will be written by Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), will be a “a new take on Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book.” Community, American Dad! Writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers wrote the previouss draft, on which Rosenberg and Pinkner’s script will be based.
Kasdan has built quite a reputation as a comedic director over the years. He directed episodes of both of Judd Apatow’s cult classic TV »
- William Fanelli
Kasdan will work from a screenplay by "High Fidelity" and "Con Air" scribe Scott Rosenberg which will return to the original 1985 Chris Van Allsburg children's book rather than doing a straight up remake of Joe Johnston's 1995 previous film adaptation with Robin Williams.
Matt Tolmach and Bill Teitler are producing and the film is currently targeting a Christmas release.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It looks as if the upcoming Jumanji reboot from Sony has now found a director in the form of Jake Kasdan, who you may remember from R-rated comedies like Bad Teacher and Sex Tape. No word on a cast just yet, but the filmmaker will be working from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, who touched up Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers’ original draft.
Based on the 1995 film of the same name, which had Joe Johnston behind the camera and Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst in front, the reboot is said to “reimagine the original family adventure film and update it for the present.” What that means is that there will likely be a significant amount of VFX work involved here.
Joe Johnston’s beloved original included a metric ton of complicated shots, and if Sony’s overhaul retains the same scope, it’ll need a relatively long »
- Josh Wilding
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