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“Demonic,” a horror film produced by James Wan, will be released by Dimension Films on Dec. 12, the studio announced on Thursday. Maria Bello (“A History of Violence”) and Frank Grillo (“The Purge: Anarchy”) co-star as a psychologist and detective, respectively, investigating the brutal murder of five college students inside a home the victims believed to be haunted. Also read: ‘The Purge: Anarchy': How Jason Blum Deal Complements Universal's Monster Mash Strategy Will Canon (“Brotherhood”) co-wrote and directed the movie, based on an original story from Wan, the director of horror hits including “Saw,” “Insidious” and “The Conjuring.” Wan took a break from horror. »
- Greg Gilman
In Chicago and need something to do after you finish your delicious deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's? Fan of the movie Sinister? Want to be In The Sequel? Then this one is for you, kids! Drop your burger from Kuma's and read on for details.
According to The Chicago Tribune: "Sinister 2” needs kids and teenagers to serve as extras when the sequel begins filming in the Chicago area next month.
Joan Philo Casting is looking for 7- to 18-year-olds of all shapes and sizes and an overweight male 12-15 years old, according to Facebook.com/Sinister2Extras.
But before you sign up, little Johnny, there are a few things you should know.
The original “Sinister” was a rated R horror film that involved hangings and the terrifying Mr. Boogie. And as the Facebook page pointed out, extras in the sequel may be required to act in scary scenes »
- Steve Barton
Producer Jason Blum took criticism and lingering questions left by 2013′s The Purge as a challenge and determined to deliver a more expansive and satisfying Purge if he were ever to make a sequel. While set against the backdrop of the fantastical conceit of Purge Night – America’s cathartic tool for reducing crime and that peky growing population – The Purge squatted claustrophobically inside an armoured house. The Purge: Anarchy marches the action out to the streets of downtown La for a sprawling thriller packed with bloodlust and bullets. You may read our review here.
We sat down to speak with the man behind Blumhouse Productions ahead of the film’s July 25th release. Jason Blum’s micro-budget model for movie making has had a big impact on the industry. By sticking with La locations, paying little or nothing to talent upfront and making pragmatic decisions about release mediums, he has helmed some heavy hitting franchises. »
- Emily Breen
With many of the regular gang off in San Diego for some sort of comic-book convention or other, things take a turn for the weird on the Empire Podcast this week. Sinister, Paranormal Activity and The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum explains how to set up an inflatable double bed on a plane, while Hercules director Brett Ratner talks about his favourite British confectionary.Elsewhere, "dating dealbreaker" movies come up in conversation, and the concept of "cattens" is given, for free, to the world at large. Listen out for the best 12A F-bomb made this year, and with that in mind, make sure those with more delicate ears stay away, for here be swears...P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, »
If you credited Jason Blum for single-handedly resurrecting horror as a viable moneymaker, you wouldn't be far off. Through his production company Blumhouse Productions, Blum has been churning out low-budget horror films with excellent casts, and the results have been one big fat box office hit after another. Not so shocking, Universal wants a piece of this big, bloody pie, so they've offered Blum a decade-long multiplatform deal. THR reports Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions's new 10-year deal will include partnerships across NBCUniversal's businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. It's a first look production deal that essentially means future Blumhouse movies will first be offered to Universal for distribution. This will include the future of the Sinister franchise. While the first film was distributed by Lionsgate, Universal has secured its sequel for its Focus Features branch. But that's not all. Blum has also been contracted to help »
To celebrate the release of The Purge: Anarchy, on 25th July, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a signed poster by the film’s producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity Franchise, The Purge) and a merchandise goody bag!
On one night, every year, all crime is legal – The anticipated sequel to the 2013 hit The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, »
Sinister was one of the better horror films of 2012. The film starred Ethan Hawke as a true crime writer that starts experiencing supernatural occurrences in his new home. Earlier this year, Ciaran Foy was announced as the director of the sequel, which was co-written by Scott Derrickson, who helmed the original. Now, Focus Features has announced that Sinister 2 will arrive in theaters on August 21, 2015.
The follow-up to the 2012 micro-budget hit will continue the story of Bughuul, aka Mr. Boogie. The original film made $87 million on a $3 million budget, so a sequel was a no brainer.
- Laura Frances
Scott Derickson, who wrote and directed the original movie and is signed to helm Marvel’s Doctor Strange, will serve as writer for the sequel alongside Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill. Ciaran Foy (Citadel) will direct Sinister 2.
Jason Blum will serve as producer and will co-finance the movie with eOne.
Sinister was released in 2012 and starred Ethan Hawke as a crime writer who stumbles upon old home movies which showed family murders, suggesting that killings he investigates is the work of a serial killer dating back to the 1960s. It was made on a budget of $3 million and took an impressive $77 million worldwide.
No word yet on a cast or plot for the movie.
The post Sinister 2 gets August 2015 release date appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Luke Owen
Focus Features has announced the release date to the much anticipated sequel to Sinister: August 21st, 2015. Scott Derrickson will not be returning to direct the sequel. However, he did write the script for Sinister 2 with C. Robert Cargill, also from the original film. Ciaran Foy (The Citadel) will be in the directors chair. Come inside for all the details!
The following excerpt is from the official press release: Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jonathan M Cook)
Sinister 2 is just over a year away. Focus Features announced today that the horror sequel will land in wide release on August 21st, 2015. While original director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil) isn’t returning behind the camera, he did team with C. Robert Cargill (who also worked on the original film) to pen the script and will of course produce the movie alongside Jason Blum. If you saw Sinister you can probably guess why there aren’t any announcements about Ethan Hawke coming back. I really liked the first film’s use of imagery and I think the general mood of the piece was its most successful element. So I’m glad that they’re entrusting the reins on this on to Ciaran Foy, who directed the excellent Citadel (seriously, seek that one out if you haven’t seen it already). Hit the »
- Evan Dickson
Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. Sinister took in $18.2 million on opening weekend in October 2012, with an eventual gross of $48 million – all on a $3 million budget.
eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
The post Sinister 2 Haunting Its Way Into Theaters On August 21, 2015. appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.
- Michelle McCue
Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel from a script by C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, the director of the first “Sinister.” eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner, along with Derrickson.
“Sinister 2″ is part of Blum’s new 10-year first-look producing deal, extending its current movie deal, with Universal.
“Sinister,” starring Ethan Hawke, was released in 2012 through Lionsgate in the U.S. The tale of a crime writer moving into a murdered family’s home grossed over $80 million worldwide on a $3 million budget.
The sequel will open against Warner Bros.’ romance “Me Before You.” It’s not clear if Hawke will return as no castings have been announced.
- Dave McNary
Sinister 2 will hit theaters on Aug. 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy, the filmmaker behind Citadel, is directing the follow-up for Blumhouse Pictures and Entertainment One. Focus Features will release the movie in the U.S. Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, wrote the script for the sequel with C. Robert Cargill (the duo also wrote the original). Jason Blum's Blumhouse is producing Sinister 2 with Derrickson. Executive producing are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Charles Layton, as well as Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux of eOne. Sinister, released in October 2012 and starring Ethan Hawke, was one of
- Pamela McClintock
We reported in April that Ciaran Foy, who directed the indie thriller Citadel, will direct the sequel from a script by Sinister co-writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Scott Derrickson directed the original Sinister, which earned an impressive $87 million worldwide from just a $3 million production budget.
Ethan Hawke starred in Sinister as a true crime writer who moves into the house where a family was brutally murdered. He discovers foul supernatural forces at play within the house while researching his new book. No cast members have been confirmed for the sequel yet.
If you see him, it’s probably too late. Referred to as Mr. Boogie, or Bughuul, the pagan deity in 2012′s Sinister has a history of haunting and destroying families, as well as consuming children’s souls, making him a truly twisted version of the boogeyman. It was recently announced that Ciaran Foy (Citadel) would direct Sinister 2 and that the film would begin shooting in August, and now Focus Features has slated the sequel for a summer 2015 release.
Deadline reports that Sinister 2 will hit theaters on August 21st, 2015. Scott Derrickson, the director of the 2012 original that starred Ethan Hawke, is writing the screenplay with C. Robert Cargill. The duo also scripted the first film, which stayed true to efficient Blumhouse Productions form by hauling in more than $87 million on a $3 million budget. Producing the sequel are Derrickson and Jason Blum.
Here’s what Scott Derrickson had to say »
- Derek Anderson
The first sequel in the latest Blumhouse micro-budget horror franchise has a release date. Sinister 2, the follow-up to last year’s pic that grossed more than $87M worldwide on of a $3M budget, will arrive August 21, 2015. Citadel‘s Ciaran Foy will helm the next chapter, which Sinister director Scott Derrickson is writing with C. Robert Cargill. The new franchise follows Blumhouse’s success with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits. eOne is financing the sequel, with Derrickson and Jason Blum producing. Focus Features has positioned Sinister 2 to counter the Warner Bros romance Me Before You. […] »
Some quick news is coming in for you Sinister fans! Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the follow-up, which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill.
Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the project, which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
Sinister 2 is the sequel to the highly praised original film starring Ethan Hawke, which grossed more than $87M worldwide off of a $3M budget. The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps; however, an ad »
- Steve Barton
The first photo from the set of Insidious 3 has been released, and it features a familiar face. Lin Shaye is back as Elise Rainier, who helped out the family in the first two films. She may have died at the end of the second one, but this new film seems to be a prequel.
The twisted new tale of terror begins for "a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further."
The co-creator of the horror franchise, Leigh Whannell, is writing and directing the new movie. I love this horror franchise. James Wan did an amazing job bringing the first two to life, but I think it's in good hands with Whannell.
Here's a press release that came with the photo announcing a sweepstakes you can enter. The winner gets a trip »
- Joey Paur
Focus Features, Entertainment One (eOne), Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa), and Blumhouse Productions announced today that Insidious: Chapter 3 has begun production in Los Angeles. Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, is writing and directing the new movie.
To commemorate the start of production of the series’ newest chapter, Focus is launching a sweepstakes on the official Insidious Facebook and Twitter pages. Insidious buffs and fans will have the chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to visit the set of Insidious: Chapter 3. The contest begins on Tuesday, July 22nd, and ends on Friday, July 25th. The contest’s complete official rules can be accessed at Focus Features.
Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney (of August: Osage County) and Stefanie Scott (of Blumhouse’s upcoming Jem and the Holograms) alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Mr. Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles »
- Press Release (Focus Features)
It looks like another family has felt fear from The Further. Earlier this year it was revealed that scribe and co-star of the Insidious movies, Leigh Whannell, would make his directorial debut on Insidious Chapter 3. Production on the film is now underway, and the first set photo shows a familiar face from the first two films, with an official press release revealing that this third franchise entry is a prequel.
Insidious Chapter 3 is set for a May 29th, 2015 release. The first set photo gives us a look at actress Lin Shaye, who plays Elise Rainier, a supernatural specialist who gave guidance to the Lambert family against the tormented souls of The Further in the first two films. In the foreground of the photo is actress Stefanie Scott (from the upcoming live-action Jem And The Holograms). On the left side of the shot is writer/director Whannell, who will reprise his »
- Derek Anderson
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