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Simon Delaney And Maria Doyle Kennedy Join The Cast Of The Conjuring 2

29 September 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With principal photography underway in Los Angeles, highly anticipated horror sequel The Conjuring 2 has announced its full cast list, and joining the returning Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, once again playing real life paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, are Ireland’s own Simon Delaney (Roy, Bachelor’s Walk, The Delivery Man) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black) in a tale that sees The Warren’s travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in house plagued by malicious spirits, echoing the real life Enfield Poltergeist case that captured Britain’s attention from 1977 to 1979. Rounding out the cast are Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Madison Wolfe (Zoo), Franka Poente (The Bridge),  Simon McBurney (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation), and newcomers Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, and Benjamin Haigh. Written by Wan, Carey & Chad Hayes, and David Leslie Johnson, The Conjuring 2 is set for release June 10th 2016. »

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Australian Actress Lauren Esposito Added To The Conjuring 2 Cast

24 September 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Deadline is reporting that Australian newcomer Lauren Esposito has landed a lead role in The Conjuring 2.

The Conjuring 2 is the sequel to the critical and commercial worldwide hit film The Conjuring which has grossed over $319 million globally and is one of the most successful horror films of all time.

The Conjuring 2 reunites the filmmaking team behind the original film – producers Peter Safran and Rob Cowan and director James Wan.

Wan is coming off of the huge global success of Furious 7 earlier this year and is writing and producing as well as directing the sequel.

The screenplay was written by Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes & James Wan with revisions by David Leslie JohnsonRichard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee for New Line.

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will reprise their roles as Lorraine and Ed Warren. Previously reported additions to the cast include Frances O’Connor and Simon McBurney. »

- Michelle McCue

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Wolfe, Esposito Join "Conjuring 2"

24 September 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Madison Wolfe ("True Detective," "Trumbo") and newcomer Lauren Esposito have scored roles in James Wan's supernatural thriller sequel "The Conjuring 2" at New Line.

Wolfe will play a girl who is experiencing a haunting and her desperate mother (Frances O'Connor) seeks the help of paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson). Esposito's role is being kept under wraps.

Wan wrote the screenplay with Chad and Carey Hayes, with revisions by David Leslie Johnson. Peter Safran and Rob Cowan are producing and shooting on the film began this week in Los Angeles and London.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Harry Potter’ Actor Simon McBurney Joins ‘Conjuring 2’ (Exclusive)

17 September 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harry Potter” actor Simon McBurney has joined “The Conjuring” sequel.

He joins Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, who will reprise their roles of Lorraine and Ed Warren. Francis O’Connor also recently boarded the film.

James Wan is returning to direct with Peter Safran and Rob Cowan coming back to produce. The screenplay was written by Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes and Wan, with revisions by David Leslie Johnson.

New Line’s film revolve around the Warrens’ investigation into the daughter of O’Connor’s character, who is experiencing a haunting of some sorts.

Production begins later this month in Los Angeles. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee the project for New Line.

The original pic was a hit both critically and fiscally, grossing more than $318 million worldwide.

McBurney has had a busy year appearing in a handful of films that include “The Theory of Everything,” “Magic in the Moonlight” and most recently, »

- Justin Kroll

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O'Connor Set For "Conjuring" Sequel

15 September 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Frances O'Connor ("The Missing," "A.I.") will join Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in the upcoming sequel to "The Conjuring" at New Line.

Farmiga and Wilson will reprise their roles of real-life paranormal investigating couple Lorraine and Ed Warren. O'Connor will play the mother of a girl who is experiencing a haunting and desperate for help.

James Wan returns to helm the follow-up to the 2013 hit and will also produce alongside Peter Safran and Rob Cowan. Wan wrote the screenplay with Chad and Carey Hayes with revisions by David Leslie Johnson.

Shooting begins later this month.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Frances O'Connor Joins The Conjuring 2

15 September 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He’s getting ready to shoot The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (assuming it doesn’t opt for a shorter name before release), and James Wan is busy building up the cast around returning veterans Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Frances O’Connor is the latest addition to the line-up.Aside from the fact that the film sees paranormal investigators Lorraine (Farmiga) and Ed Warren (Wilson) heading to the wilds of, er, Greater London to investigate another case of a haunting involving a family, not much has been revealed about the plot. But now we know O’Connor is playing the mother of a girl being troubled by terrifying spooks and in need of some help. Wan is looking to repeat the success of the 2013 hit (and its 2014 prequel Annabelle), flying to shoot some locations in the UK, but shooting the majority of the movie in Burbank. He had input »

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...


One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

- simonbrew

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Katherine Heigl And Daredevil’s Rosario Dawson Board Warner Bros. Thriller Unforgettable

12 August 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rosario Dawson’s role in the small-screen Marvel universe may span far beyond the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, but that hasn’t precluded the actress from appearing in more feature films, too, with The Hollywood Reporter today bringing word that Dawson has boarded Warner Bros.’ thriller, Unforgettable. She’ll be joined there by Katherine Heigl, according to Variety, with both actresses uniting for Denise Di Novi’s picture.

Acting as Di Novi’s directorial debut, the casting coup is a significant step in the right direction for the property, which suffered the loss of Amma Asante when the Belle helmer left the project earlier this year.

Based on a script from Christina Hodson and David Leslie Johnson, Unforgettable centers around a woman (Dawson) who finds her attempts at assimilating into a family life with her new husband and step daughter tormented by the dreaded ex-wife (Heigl). It reads like an unashamed suburban thriller, »

- Michael Briers

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Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson to Catfight in Warner Bros. Thriller ‘Unforgettable’

12 August 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson will replace Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington as the stars of Denise Di Novi’s directorial debut “Unforgettable,” TheWrap has learned. The Warner Bros. thriller finds Dawson being tormented by her new husband’s mentally unstable ex-wife, who will be played by Heigl. Heigl, who hinted at her casting in a tweet on Monday, recently played another disturbed housewife in “Home Sweet Hell” opposite Patrick Wilson. Also Read: Rosario Dawson to Return for 'Daredevil' Season 2 and More Netflix Marvel Shows Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are producing “Unforgettable,” which was written by Christina Hodson and David Leslie Johnson. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Rosario Dawson On For Unforgettable

12 August 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Things appear to have undergone a fairly rapid change in a few months for the thriller Unforgettable. Back in December, it was supposed to be Amma Asante’s new film, starring Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson. Now? Denise Di Novi is looking to make her directorial debut, featuring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl in the lead roles.The plot, however, remains the same, with Christina Hodson and David Leslie Johnson’s script finding Dawson’s character as a woman who is struggling to start a new life with her husband and his daughter. The biggest fly in the ointment of her happiness? The guy’s manipulative and potentially unstable ex-wife, to be played by Heigl. Cue a fight for the family and – we’re just guessing here – there will be blood. Di Novi, who has been on board as a producer since the start, is now set to make her directorial debut with the film, »

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New Line Dream Up 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' Reboot

10 August 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Iconic horror characters don't stay dead for long, and it was only a matter of time until Freddy Kreuger returned to haunt audience's dreams. It's been five years since the decently successful but critically maligned reboot starring Jackie Earle Haley, and even longer since Robert Englund's turn in "Freddy vs. Jason," so the time has come for a new actor put on the razor gloves. The Wrap reports that New Line has tapped David Leslie Johnson (“Orphan,” "Red Riding Hood," "Wrath Of The Titans") to write the screenplay for the new 'Nightmare,' though there's no word yet on what the approach might be. It's probably safe to say the basic mechanics of the long-running franchise will be in place. Is there more than can be done with Freddy? Share your thoughts below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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7 ways to build a better 'Nightmare on Elm Street' remake

8 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Another "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake? You're not dreaming. According to multiple sources, New Line is rebooting the iconic slasher franchise only five years after the last attempt fizzled with critics and audiences (despite grossing a healthy $115 million at the box office). David Leslie Johnson ("Orphan," "The Walking Dead") is scripting this time around, and the hope is he can help us forget about the series' creatively lackluster 2010 installment. Don't like it? There'$ no u$e fighting thi$, people. Question is: can they build a better version this time around? To that point, below I've listed seven suggestions on how to make this re-remake a more worthy followup to Wes Craven's 1984 original. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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One… Two… Freddy’s Coming For Your Cash Again

7 August 2015 3:26 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line

One…two…more reboots are coming for you. Just five years after Platinum Dune’s ill-fated A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line has announced they intend to return prized bogeyman Freddy Krueger to his former onscreen glory with a fresh remake/reboot/rehash/cash-grab.

The Wrap reports that David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to pen a new Elm Street for New Line, a company fondly nicknamed “the house that Freddy built”.

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Freddy’s a great villain and the concept of a monster that hunts you in your dreams is endlessly fertile. Craven mined it with some truly iconic moments and using remarkable cinematic techniques and thrifty craftsmanship (remember the scene where Freddy comes out of the wall? That cost a mere $10) he was able to conjure up great scares in service of imaginative storytelling.

Later sequels were less daring or innovative. 1994’s New Nightmare, »

- Daniel Kelly

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New Line Developing Another Nightmare On Elm Street

6 August 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Five years on from the Platinum Dunes remake with Jackie Earle Haley, studio New Line is planning to resurrect Freddy Krueger again, with another new Nightmare On Elm Street. Toby Emmerich will be among New Line's producers, while David Leslie Johnson will write the screenplay.A Nightmare On Elm Street, of course, arrived from horror icon Wes Craven in 1984, making an instant star of Robert Englund and an unlikely, wisecracking pop culture juggernaut of undead child-murderer Freddy. Five sequels of variable quality followed, plus an anthology TV series and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, in which the director tried to take back his character and make him frightening again. Englund's final scrape of the glove was in 2003's Freddy Vs Jason, mashing up the franchise with Friday The 13th, basically as a splatstick comedy.The Michael Bay-produced 2010 remake turned a profit but enthused nobody, even though Haley made a decent fist of it. »

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New Line Dreams Up New ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Movie With ‘Orphan’ Writer

6 August 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

New Line Cinema has started developing a new “A Nightmare On Elm Street” film and has hired David Leslie Johnson (“Orphan”) to write the script, TheWrap has learned. Burned boogeyman Freddy Krueger will return once again to haunt characters’ dreams. The role was made famous by Robert Englund before Jackie Earle Haley slipped on the razor glove in 2010, though the slasher role will likely be recast with a younger actor this time around. The 2010 movie was killed by critics, though it grossed $115 million worldwide, turning a bloody good profit for the studio. Also Read: Kurt Russell Horror-Western 'Bone Tomahawk'. »

- Matt Donnelly and Jeff Sneider

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Movie News: 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Being Rebooted Again; Watch Thrilling New 'Everest' Trailer

6 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Rumor has it that New Line Cinema is planning to reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street -- again. Jackie Earle Haley starred as the iconic Freddy Krueger in a 2010 remake (above) that failed to find much favor with critics or audiences. The new version will be written by David Leslie Johnson (Orphan), who recently signed on to adapt Dungeons and Dragons for the big screen; he's also working on a sequel to The Conjuring and Disney's new version of Something Wicked This Way Comes. [Tracking Board] Fantastic Beasts: Colin Farrell (True Detective, above) has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter franchise. Farrell will play a supporting role, a wizard who meets...

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Freddy's Coming For You... Again: 'Elm Street' Reboot Rumored

6 August 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

You know how it is in Hollywood: when you have a proven hit on your hands but things aren't necessarily the way you want them, just skip it and do it over again! Though A Nightmare on Elm Street already had a mediocre-at-best remake five years ago, New Line Cinema didn't get what they wanted from the re-imagining (despite a moderate box office intake) and decided, well, it's time to dream another dream. Details are skim at the moment, of course, but David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) is commissioned to write a script for yet another reboot of the franchise. No producers have lined up at the moment, but Tony Emmerich, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustader will make sure things go accordingly for the studio. No actors are slated yet either and the director's chair is currently void, but I think it's safe to assume Wes Craven isn't going within miles of this one, »

- Will Ashton

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot In The Works At New Line

6 August 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Wes Craven’s original Dream Demon could be heading back to the silver screen once more, as Tracking Board brings word that New Line Cinema is engineering a new take on A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Seemingly unperturbed by the reception of the middling 2010 reboot – which failed to impress critically or financially – the report states that New Line, “the house that built Freddy,” is keen on bringing the screen icon back for another scarefest. With David Leslie Johnson attached to write the script, New Line executives Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter will oversee the nascent reboot.

Having penned Orphan and The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, not to mention intermittent work on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Johnson is a fine choice to wrangle A Nightmare on Elm Street into shape. Just recently, it was announced that he would roll the dice with Warner Bros. on their Dungeons & Dragons adaptation, »

- Michael Briers

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Nightmare on Elm Street is reportedly getting another reboot

6 August 2015 4:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Nightmare on Elm Street could be getting another reboot, if reports are to be believed.

The slasher horror franchise - centring on the terrifying Freddy Krueger, who kills his victims in their dreams - is apparently being revived only five years after Wes Craven's 2010 remake.

According to Tracking Board, David Leslie Johnson is lined up to pen the script.

He has previously worked on The Walking Dead and Amanda Seyfried's 2011 film Red Riding Hood.

A Nightmare on Elm Street began in 1984, with Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Robert Englund and Johnny Depp starring in the original.

Several sequels followed, before it was rebooted in 2010 featuring a cast that included Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy and Thomas Dekker. »

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Nightmare On Elm Street reboot is in the works… again

6 August 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nightmare On Elm Street reboot in the works at New Line: Studio discard ‘awful’ 2010 remake and go back to the drawing board for new movie. Nightmare On Elm Street reboot

New Line Cinema are rebooting one of their longest-running, and most successful movie franchises, A Nightmare On Elm Street. It will be the second time the studio has tried to make good on a reboot after the absolutely dreadful 2010 version with Jackie Earl Haley as Freddy Kruegar.

The Tracking Board are the source behind the news. The site reports:

Plot details are kept under lock and key, though fans can safely assume that the red-and-green sweater/fedora wearing Freddy Krueger will once again be up to his old tricks, ready to terrorize a new group of sleep-deprived youngsters.

TB adds that David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) has been tasked to write a new script. Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter »

- Paul Heath

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