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Stop trying to think up a clever celebrity couple name. Kristen Wiig and Scott Speedman are not dating, a source tells E! News, shutting down a recent report to the contrary. The Bridesmaids star, 41, and the Felicity alum, 39, "have been friends for a long time," says a source, but that's it. Both actors are pretty private, even avoiding the whole social media scene. In a 2012 interview with Playboy, Scott shed some light onto why he avoids telling too much about his life offscreen, explaining, "I hate stuff that breaks the wall between a movie or a TV show and the people it's made for." "You want people to buy in, to believe this fiction we're working so hard to make," »
After scoring a modest sleeper success with the touristy romance “Cairo Time,” star Patricia Clarkson and writer-helmer Ruba Nadda reunite for the would-be suspenser “October Gale.” , and falls short as a character-driven drama as well. Polished but minor, the overly low-key results are unlikely to stir much theatrical excitement, though the pic should do Ok in ancillary formats.
Toronto doctor Helen Matthews (Clarkson) is grieving the recent loss of the husband (Callum Keith Rennie, seen in wordless flashbacks) she was married to for 32 years. (The fatal accident that claimed his life is never specified.) As part of an effort to move on, she decides she’ll spend some time alone at her family’s isolated longtime vacation cottage; the power boat that gets her there conks out during a subsequent pleasure ride, requiring her rescue by the local harbor master. Upon being dropped off, she gets a big surprise, finding a stranger, »
- Dennis Harvey
We recently reported that Lakeshore Entertainment is developing a new Underworld film. Though the new entry was originally expected to be a reboot, it’s now been revealed to be an expansion of the series’ pre-existing universe and will star a familiar vampiric face from 2012’s Underworld: Awakening, though perhaps not the one fans of the franchise would expect.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Theo James, who played the vampire David in 2012’s Underworld: Awakening, will star in the upcoming, untitled Underworld movie. Theo James (Divergent) is set to star alongside two new female characters that are currently being cast. The latest chapter in the action horror series is planned to begin shooting in the spring of 2015.
- Derek Anderson
Some new photos from the upcoming second season of Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" are up at TV Line. The shots confirm Ichabod makes it out of his coffin and finds Abbie as the pair set out to protect their not-so-sleepy town.
HBO has opted not to move forward with "The Normal Heart" and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's sexuality drama "Open". HBO reportedly wanted to re-develop the drama but ultimately Murphy opted against reconceiving the pilot.
The story was described as a multicharacter exploration of the complex, ever-evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships. Anna Torv, Scott Speedman, Michelle Monaghan and Wes Bentley starred in the pilot. [Source: The Live Feed]
USA Network has moved up the six-episode, sixth and final season of "White Collar" which was originally slated to air next year. Instead, the network plans to premiere the new season on November 6th this year. The »
- Garth Franklin
Towards the end of last month, it was revealed that Lakeshore Entertainment intended to reboot the Underworld franchise. However, that's only half true as more details have emerged in a report from THR. Instead of rebooting the series completely, instead it will merely continue by following a new lead character. Theo James, who played David, the vampire ally of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) who came into play when she united with her daughter and sought out the hybrid Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) in Underworld: Awakening, will take the lead this time. So instead of being a reboot, this is basically a sequel or spin-off. Variety's report on the matter says Beckinsale won't show up in the film at all, which seems to indicate she's completely done with the franchise. It only makes sense that James would take over, especially following his pivotal supporting turn alongside Shailene Woodley in Divergent. However, it's »
- Ethan Anderton
HBO has shut the door on Open, the Glee and American Horror Story co-creator’s risque take on modern romance that was described as “a multicharacter exploration of the complex, ever evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships.”
The premium network’s programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement: “After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt that Open was not the right next step for all involved. »
- James Hibberd
TVLine has learned that the cabler is not moving forward with Ryan Murphy’s sex-and-relationships drama pilot, which starred Scott Speedman, Anna Torv, Wes Bentley, Michelle Monaghan and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Related Emmys 2014: The Normal Heart Takes Home Top Movie Prize
“After such a triumphant collaboration with The Normal Heart, everyone felt that Open was not the right next step for all involved,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. “However, we fully expect to work together again in the near future.”
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October Gale, 2014.
Directed by Ruba Nadda.
A doctor takes in a mysterious man when he washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound and soon discovers that his would-be killer is on his way to finish the job.
A doctor grieving the death of her husband heads to an isolated island where a family cottage is located; while going through the belongings to be packed away, she experiences a series of flashback which indicates a close and warm relationship between the spouses. Bad signs occur like the motorboat needing to be prepared, the loss of a cell phone reception and the oncoming storm. A thumping noise and the search for the source of it leads to a gunshot victim who has crawled his way into the dwelling place.
In order to survive a partnership is created »
- Trevor Hogg
Those of us that bang the drum for more film and television work originated by women can enjoy a small victory dance today, as it seems the creative partnership between actress Patricia Clarkson and director Ruba Nadda will continue with the development of an hour-long romantic drama, titled Elisabeth. While details of the premise are currently sketchy, it seems the show will be set amidst the world of international politics, which means we can look forward to the fabulous and talented Clarkson holding court in a realm we have never really seen her tackle before.
The Clarkson-Nadda team has previously delivered two feature films. The first – 2009’s Cairo Time – featured Clarkson opposite Alexander Siddig in a tale of unexpected romance, and won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The second – October Gale – features Clarkson as a doctor living on a remote island, caught in »
- Sarah Myles
For those of you who felt last year’s Prisoners was too lighthearted a jaunt down the misery lane of child abduction, good news: Atom Egoyan’s The Captive is here to cover every parent’s worst nightmare in ghoulish detail. Not psychological detail, mind you. The Captive is bewitched by many aspects of kidnapping and pedophilia: chiefly, the tech, the terminology, and the methods of a modern child abuse ring. But when it comes to characters, acting, direction, or the emotional state of its endangered subjects, The Captive isn’t all that interested.
A deceptively elegant 360-pan of wintery Niagara wilderness introduces the film, which from there on operates with the subtlety and restraint of front-page tabloid font. Egoyan kindly opens the following shot with a TV playing opera in the background, so as to remind you that what you’re watching isn’t quite the pinnacle of distraught human tragedy. »
- Sam Woolf
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Out of the Dark, Travelogue of Horror, and The Hunted, a trailer for The Scribbler and The Pyramid, a look at The Walker Stalkers’s music video Talk Dead to Me, advanced screening details for L.A. Slasher, and much more:
Out of the Dark Release Details and Photos: “Vertical Entertainment and Participant Media today announced that Vertical has acquired U.S. rights to Participant’s supernatural thriller Out of the Dark, and slated the film for an early 2015 theatrical release.
Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out of the Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret. »
- Tamika Jones
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
2003 saw an unlikely milestone emerge in the form of the supernatural horror/action genre-blend franchise, Underworld. The vampires vs. werewolves flick featured an untested creative team (Len Wiseman and Kevin Grevioux) shepherding a collection of unlikely action stars, which included theatrically trained actors like Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and Bill Nighy (Harry Potter); a pretty-boy leading man in Scott Speedman (Felicity); and Kate Beckinsale, who – at that point – seemed as far from an action star as one could be.
Despite the unlikely players in the mix, Underworld‘s genre-blend premise sold with audiences, thus launching a 2006 sequel (Underworld: Evolution), a 2009 prequel (Rise of the Lycans) and a 3D soft reboot in 2012 (Underworld: Awakening); not to mention sister films ...
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- Kofi Outlaw
Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce along with Underworld and Underworld: Evolution director Len Wiseman, while Priest and The Last Witch Hunter scribe Cory Goodman will pen the new screenplay.
Details about the reboot are scarce, though it’s being reported that the new film may be called Underworld: Next Generation and focus on Eve, the daughter of original franchise protagonists Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman). If true that means that the film won’t be a typical “reboot,” and may exist within the continuity of the previous installments, though both Speedman and Beckinsale are not expected to return.
As always, we’ll have more information on the Underworld reboot as it becomes available. »
- James Garcia
Cory Goodman ("Priest," "The Last Witch Hunter") has been hired to write the script for the reinvention of the franchise which began with Len Wiseman's 2003 film starring Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen and Scott Speedman.
The film was followed up by a 2006 sequel, a 2009 prequel, and another 2012 sequel. That most recent sequel was the biggest earner in the series with $160 million worldwide, while the franchise on the whole has made $458 million worldwide.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
After only four entries, the Underworld series will be getting a reboot courtesy of Lakeshore Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Cory Goodman (Priest) is set to pen the script and Len Wiseman, who helmed the original Underworld and Underworld: Evolution, will be producing.
Plot details are scarce, but it’s being reported that the film might be titled Underworld: Next Generation and could focus on Eve, who is the daughter of the protagonists from the original series, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman). Not much else is known about the reboot other than that, but Beckinsale and Speedman are not expected to return.
The idea of rebooting Underworld will likely shock most, as the last film in the series, Underworld: Awakening, only hit theatres two years ago. It’s kind of crazy when you think about it, actually. It’s not like people are exactly clamouring for more Underworld. »
- Matt Joseph
Lakeshore Entertainment is developing an Underworld reboot after four entries in the vampires vs. werewolves series. According to THR, Cory Goodman will write the script. In March, Bloody Disgusting reported Screen Gems had commissioned a new Underworld movie titled Underworld: Next Generation with Len Wiseman producing. Given the subtitle, the report speculated the new direction could focus on Eve, the vampire/werewolf hybrid daughter of Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael (Scott Speedman). Beckinsale informed us in 2012, "I think it’s probably unlikely that I’ll do [another Underworld sequel] but they may do one without me." It's too early to say where exactly the Underworld franchise is heading next, but fans of the series should rest assured a new Underworld movie is likely on the way. Hit the jump to revisit the first Underworld trailer. Official Underworld synopsis: In the Underworld, Vampires are a secret clan of modern aristocratic sophisticates whose mortal enemies »
- Brendan Bettinger
Kate Beckinsale starred as the vampire "death dealer" Selene in the first Underworld, which debuted in 2003 and followed the war between the vampires and their sworn enemies, the lycans, a.k.a. werewolves.
The actress returned for the sequel Underworld: Evolution in 2006, although she did not star in the 2009 prequel Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans, which featured Michael Sheen and Rhona Mitra. 2012's Underworld Awakening was the final feature within the franchise, which has earned $458.2 million worldwide through all four movies.
Rebellious son Jay (Scott Speedman) - the black sheep of a wealthy family - courts a psychiatric patient called Daisy (Evan Rachel Wood). Taking her to his brother's wedding in New Orleans, Jay hopes to prove that he's sorted his life out while she impresses the family with her genuine, if unpredictable, charm. Warm-hearted remake of the 2005 German hit Barfuss. »
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The latest issue of Empire Magazine sports the first two official photos from Guy Ritchie's upcoming big screen adaptation of the 1960s TV series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. Click here for both.
Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," about the unhealthy relationship between Olympian wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and eccentric billionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell), is still one of the year's potential awards favourites. At one time though, the film could have looked quite different.
In a recent interview with Vulture, Miller admits that in the early stages of assembling the film back around 2006/2007, he had considered Ryan Gosling and Bill Nighy for the leads and had also talked to Heath Ledger.
Out of the Dark
Vertical Entertainment has taken U.S. rights to Participant Media's supernatural thriller "Out of »
- Garth Franklin
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