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Genius to Dismember 'Tell-Tale' in Theaters

12 December 2009 6:25 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Screen Daily reports that Genius Products (the Weinstein Co.'s home vid label) have picked up the U.S. rights to Tell-Tale and they might bring it to the cinephile market. - Mystery fans will get their Edgar Allan Poe fix on the big screen sometime in 2010. Screen Daily reports that Genius Products (the Weinstein Co.'s home vid label) have picked up the U.S. rights to Tell-Tale and they might bring it to the cinephile market. Michael Cuesta is still a little know filmmaker with L.I.E. (2001) and Twelve and Holding (2005), but "Dexter" fans would most certainly recognize the name.  Written by Dave Callaham, this is a modern-day reimagining of the Edgar Allan Poe classic "The Tell-Tale Heart". This sets Poe's haunting tale against the backdrop of modern science made his money in the real estate business. Josh Lucas will play a single father whose recently »

- Ioncinema.com Staff

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Lena Heady Hearts "Tell Tale"...

5 December 2009 9:55 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"Tell-Tale" is the $12 million feature inspired by author Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart", directed by Michael Cuesta, starring Josh Lucas, Lena Headey and Brian Cox.

Producers are Tony and Ridley Scott for Scott Free.

Premise of the horror film begins when a man's recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find his donor's killer before a similar fate befalls him.

Sneak Peek "Tell Tale"...

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- Michael Stevens

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This week's DVD and Blu-ray releases

20 November 2009 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator Salvation

DVD & Blu-ray, Warner, Sony

If nothing else, watching McG's Terminator Salvation at least puts Christian Bale's infamous on-set meltdown into perspective; if you had to pretend to be angry for so long in front of the camera then you'd probably end up angry in real life. Bale's angry John Connor is a one-note performance, the problem being it's the wrong note. That's not the only drawback: McG has a similar one-dimensional take on the material. He seems to think the Terminator films are about robots and explosions and nothing else. And Bale has to share the narrative with Sam Worthington's turn as an unwilling cyborg, the result being the film plays as if it has two competing co-stars and no real direction. Far more Terminator-ish is the now-cancelled TV series The Sarah Connor Chronicles, led by Lena Headey. Science-fiction television shows, »

- Phelim O'Neill

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Is "Charlie's Angels" going to wing it back to television?

16 November 2009 11:00 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Hello, Angels. Hello, Television. Yep, Charlie’s Angels might be coming back to a TV screen near you. Now, I know there was talk earlier this year about a fourth film in the franchise, but this is a full-on series reboot. Um, Ok, but will you please promise to make their hair as bouncy as the originals?

According to Variety, ABC is close to ordering a pilot for an update of the popular '70s series. Helming the new Angels would be a man who already knows a thing or two about remakes: Josh Friedman. The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator is set to write and executive produce the new Angels.

Now, that series was hit and miss. It featured an excellent cast (Lena Headey! Summer Glau!) and interesting storyline, but failed to attract a broad audience and was cancelled after two seasons. Also, Friedman’s background (writing The Black Dahlia, »

- dorothy snarker

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DVD & Blu-ray: Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season 2 (15), Various directors (900 mins)

12 November 2009 4:01 PM, PST | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Since the Terminator first blazed on to cinema screens in 1984, it has fulfilled to be back again and again. As Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles returns for a second series, the format is familiar. The setting is present day Los Angeles and Sarah Connor is trying to protect her son John, a future leader of the human resistance, from the killer robots sent back from the future. Lena Headey is the series' strong focal point as Sarah, while the plot lines and action keep things interesting. Yet the script is often so clunky it might have been written by the robots. It is certainly worth a look for fans but won't win a new audience. »

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Lionsgate opens for Solomon Kane, Genius takes Tell Tale

10 November 2009 12:05 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Fango editor Tony Timpone reported in from the American Film Market with word that Lionsgate has apparently picked up U.S. rights to Solomon Kane. The supernatural adventure was written and directed by Deathwatch and Wilderness helmer Michael J. Bassett, based on the character created by Conan scribe Robert E. Howard.

Release plans have yet to be ironed out, though our source suggests the film might get theatrical play before heading to DVD. We’ll keep you posted on confirmed details. Solomon Kane stars James Purefoy (pictured) in the title role of a mercenary who has renounced his violent, bloodthirsty past, then finds his soul tested when he must protect a family from evil forces. The cast also includes The Exorcist’s Max Von Sydow, The Omen’s Pete Postlethwaite, SleepwalkersAlice Krige and An American Haunting’s Rachel Hurd-Wood.

In addition, it was revealed yesterday that Genius Products has nabbed U. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Michael Gingold)

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Competition: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 on Blu-ray

9 November 2009 6:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of Season 2 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Blu-ray and DVD on the 16th of November we’re been given three Blu-ray copies to give away by the good people at Warner Bros Home Video.

The heart-racing action and technological weaponry is set to wow fans of the blockbuster Terminator franchise. The intense second season sees Sarah and her teenage son, John, relentlessly battling to save themselves and the world time and time again. Fugitives from the law, they must evade pursuers from the future – and the present – in today’s Los Angeles.

Picking up where Season 1 left off, Sarah Connor continues on her mission to bring down the Skynet Artificial Intelligence Network. Her son John is mankind’s only hope in the war against our own creations but at 16, he is rebelling against the reality of his destiny – Sarah must protect him by taking »

- Jon Lyus

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Genius Takes Poe Adaptation Tell-Tale

9 November 2009 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Michael Cuesta's Tell-Tale has found a home at Genius Products. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," the film finds Josh Lucas playing the recipient of a murdered heart donor. Brian Cox and Lena Headey also star. Cuesta's credits include Showtime's Dexter . No release plans have been set yet. For poster art and a film clip click here . »

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Afm '09: Genius Products Acquires Edgar Allen Poe 'Tell-Tale'

9 November 2009 12:49 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

In separate deals, Genius Products and Alliance Films have acquired Us and Canadian rights to the thriller Tell-tale starring Josh Lucas and produced by Ridley and Tony Scott. Michael Cuestas updated tale is based on Edgar Allan Poes short story The Tell-Tale Heart and centres on a widower who receives a transplanted heart from a murdered donor. Lena Headey and Brian Cox also star. The film premiered at Tribeca. Yarek Danielak and Matthew Chausse of Mirabelle Pictures International / Arsenal Pictures are selling international rights here at Afm. We think this film is one of the rare gems of the marketplace which has flown under most peoples radars until now, said Danielak, who recently announced the formation of the specialty sales outfit Mirabelle. We expect to close a number of deals at the market now that North American distribution is in place. »

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New One-Sheet: Tell-Tale

3 November 2009 11:19 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Imp Awards got themselves the first look at the official one-sheet for Tribeca selection Tell-Tale (review here), and we have it here for your perusal!

Very loosely based on the Edgar Allan Poe tale The Tell-Tale Heart, this latest semi-adaptation was written by Dave Callaham, directed by Michael Cuesta, and produced by Ridley and Tony Scott.

Check out the synopsis and poster below.

Synopsis

"Terry (Josh Lucas) is a struggling single father, abandoned by his wife years earlier, who prides himself on taking good care of his young daughter. His life is finally looking up after he recently received a successful heart transplant, and he is even falling in love with a beautiful doctor (Lena Headey). But then the headaches start. And the visions. The new heart inside Terry seems to be beating to a horrifying drummer of its own. Haunted by its violent past, the heart begins to take hold of Terry, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Lucas is a Puzzle Head in the Tell Tale Poster

3 November 2009 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

A Tribeca Film Festival entry, Tell Tale is a film without a home. Even with Ridley and Tony Scott on board as producers, this loose take on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" still awaits a U.S. release even though it has shored up distributors all over the world. What's the problem - the movie isn't good. It's silly and dry. Nevertheless, a domestic one-sheet has been whipped up showcasing stars Josh Lucas, Brian Cox and Lena Headey. Lucas plays a man who gets a heart transplant which puts him on the path of a murder mystery. You can watch a clip from the film here . »

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Black Widow Meets Super Hero Squad

30 October 2009 7:27 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

This Saturday, at 8:30 Am Eastern on Cartoon Network, prepare to meet the world’s most deadly super heroine—Black Widow joins the Super Hero Squad Show! With the Lethal Legion lying in wait, will Black Widow (voiced by Terminator & 300’s Lena Headey) be the hero that saves the day—or dooms our heroes? The most action-packed family-friendly show in the universe continues to “Hero Up” with another sensational new episode, guest starring Songbird, Nick Fury, Mystique, Screaming Mimi and more of your favorites! »

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Hall Of Horrors! A Conversation with Rob Hall Part I

15 October 2009 11:53 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

On the set of Alhambra, California's Powerman 5000 video 'Supervillain' , there's a green screen, special FX and a large crew. As Spider One gyrates before the screen, director Rob Hall leaps out of his directors chair and urges the singer to "Give it all ya got, man!"

Giving it all he's got is the ethos that Rob Hall lives by. Since his days as monster maker for Roger Corman all the way through Buffy and Angel, Hall's creatures were scarier, freakier and more creative than his big-budget competition. When he cuts loose on a movie, as he did with the rabid residents of Quarantine and his infected populace in the superb and disturbing remake of The Crazies, the results speak for themselves.

Not content at just being the next Rob Bottin, Hall also has a band with actor Hal Sparks and turned to directing. Besides his semi-autobiographical Lightning Bug, he »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Pat Jankiewicz)

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Hall Of Horrors! A Conversation with Rob Hall Part I

15 October 2009 11:53 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

On the set of Alhambra, California's Powerman 5000 video 'Supervillain' , there's a green screen, special FX and a large crew. As Spider One gyrates before the screen, director Rob Hall leaps out of his directors chair and urges the singer to "Give it all ya got, man!"

Giving it all he's got is the ethos that Rob Hall lives by. Since his days as monster maker for Roger Corman all the way through Buffy and Angel, Hall's creatures were scarier, freakier and more creative than his big-budget competition. When he cuts loose on a movie, as he did with the rabid residents of Quarantine and his infected populace in the superb and disturbing remake of The Crazies, the results speak for themselves.

Not content at just being the next Rob Bottin, Hall also has a band with actor Hal Sparks and turned to directing. Besides his semi-autobiographical Lightning Bug, he »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Pat Jankiewicz)

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Fox to ready a Moses film with ‘Moby Dick’ writing team

12 October 2009 6:17 AM, PDT | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

Producers Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark will be teaming up for a modernized big-screen version of the story of Moses.

20th Century Fox have landed Moby Dick (the whale tale is still in development) writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage to pen a script of the biblical tale, which will focus on Moses’ adoption into the Egyptian royal family and how he led the Hebrew people out of Egypt.

The still untitled project is believed to take a page from Zack Snyder’s 300 but don’t expect buckets of blood and S&M warlords…or a naked Lena Headey.

No word if the film will be a direct reimagination of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film The Ten Commandments.

Related posts:‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ producer Brad Fuller talks film ratings and Freddy’s voiceboxNext Superman film to be a possible reboot: In other news, the sky is blueJennifer Aniston and »

- Erik Buckman

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Gerard Butler Is In For 300 Prequel/Sequel?

9 October 2009 4:32 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

As far as we know, a second 300 movie is currently being worked on by Frank Miller, the creator and artist of the original 300 graphic novel. After the amazing success of the rated-r film back in 2007, it’s no wonder they want to pump out another one. Miller is interested, producer Marc Canton is interested and most importantly, Director Zack Snyder is interested… But only if Miller makes a graphic novel for it first.

The major question surrounding the project however, is when it would take place and who would it be about. Well, Gerard Butler is certainly interested in returning if it happens…

 

Just over a year ago at a Warner Brothers presentation for Watchmen, Zack Snyder revealed that the next movie would take place “between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea,” the latter of which is where the first film ended off with Dilios, the one-eyed »

- Rob Keyes

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season Two Blu-Ray Review

8 October 2009 8:57 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As a science fiction nerd, I was onboard Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles at the word “Terminator”.  The show focuses on the bond between Sarah and her son John as they work together with the first cute Terminator, Cameron, to stave off Armageddon.  Were they successful?  Was it entertaining?  More after the jump.

For those unfamiliar with the Terminator franchise… In the first film, aptly titled The Terminator, Kyle Reese comes back to the present to protect Sarah Connor from a killer robot called, you guessed it, the Terminator (played by then actor, now Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger).  While in our present, Reese regales Sarah with stories of his heroic fight with the resistance against machines behind their leader, her son John.  Prior to his arrival, Sarah wasn’t even pregnant.  A little bit of intimacy with Kyle solves that problem (thanks time travel!)  Sarah then goes about trying »

- Nico

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete Second Season - Blu-ray Review

8 October 2009 7:47 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

We.re pretty much screwed in the future. A computer has taken over and created robotic terminators to kill the resistance. When it looks like the microprocessor powered militant is going to lose, he sends robotic assassins back in time to kill our teenaged savior. Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) is he mother of John Connor (Thomas Dekker). John is a teenager now, but in 2027 he leads the human resistance to the rise of the humanity destroying machines. When the future looks lost to those same machines they send back an assassin to kill John. The future John sends back a protector of his own in the form of a Terminator named Cameron (Summer Glau). She.s not the »

- Jeff Swindoll

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Gerard Butler In For '300' Sequel, But Unsure 'How Real It Is'

7 October 2009 5:31 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

A sequel to “300” is ludicrous, unwarranted, impossible—and perhaps somewhat brilliant. Which is why everyone from Frank Miller to Zack Snyder toMark Canton avoid killing the proposed sequel, but nonetheless insist that if Miller can make it work, they’re in. Now, count in another co-collaborator: King Leonidas.

“I had an incredible time doing the first one, and I think that if the first one was a stand-alone, as a one-off, there’s no bad thing in that,” explained Gerard Butler when we caught up with him recently, saying he’d be willing to bring his character back to life—even if it meant re-animating arguably the most dead person in movie history (remember all those spears?). “But, you know, let’s see what it might bring forward with a second one.”

That said, Butler—who will be seen again on screen next week in F. Gary Gray’s revenge »

- Larry Carroll

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Exclusive: Get 'Laid' Again!

6 October 2009 2:32 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

In his short but sweet reign of terror in the impressive Anchor Bay direct to DVD horror film Laid To Rest, serial killer Chrome Skull rampages through a small town wiping out everyone in his path. While he never catches the elusive, nameless girl he's pursuing, he does something even Terminator and The Persians couldn't do: He terminates 300's Lena Headey!

By the ending, it appeared that ol' Chrome Skull was deader than Disco--broken neck, crushed head, it looked like he slipped off this mortal coil and was wiped out. Of course, Jason, Freddy and Godzilla were all wiped out, too.

The cheerful Chang Tseng (pictured right), who produced Laid with his and Rob Hall's Dry County Films, is happy to report that "Chrome Skull is Not dead! We are doing Laid To Rest #2 and #3, so I guess he did not die after all...We have the treatment and concept for the sequels, »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Pat Jankiewicz)

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