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ShockTillYouDrop.com has posted the exclusive poster for After Dark Films' Lake Mungo , which will hit theaters as part of Horrorfest 4 on January 29th. Written and directed by Joel Anderson, the Australian film concerns the death of a 16-year-old girl and the events that unfold in her grieving family's home. The movie is already up for a U.S. remake at Paramount Vantage with David Leslie Johnson writing. We'll see if that ever comes to fruition. You can view the poster here . »
After Dark Films has provided us, once again, with an exclusive first look at one of their posters touting next month's Horrorfest 4 . This time it's for the Australian import Lake Mungo which concerns the death of a 16-year-old girl and the events that unfold in her grieving family's home. Joel Anderson directed from a script he penned; the film is already up for a U.S. remake at Paramount Vantage with David Leslie Johnson writing. We'll see if that ever comes to fruition. Click below to see the poster in hi-res and look for Horrorfest to roll into theaters on January 29. »
By Eric Ditzian
Photo: Jason Laveris/ Getty Images
Catherine Hardwicke and Summit Entertainment parted ways after the director steered "Twilight" to $385 million in worldwide box-office receipts, but any hard feelings seemed to be washed away in March when Hardwicke signed on to direct the studio's teen drama "If I Stay."
Now it seems like she might not stick around for that picture either. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Hardwicke might skip out on "Stay" to commit to the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood."
Citing sources close to the director, the Times indicated that the likely move has nothing to do with any soured relationship between Hardwicke and Summit. Rather, it's a matter of a scheduling conflict, »
For the fourth consecutive year Hollywood has selected its Black List, a compilation of the top unproduced screenplays for 2009. Over 300 film professionals were asked to submit the titles of up to ten of their favorite screenplays. The only condition for the picks were that the projects would not be released in theaters this year. That means some of the Black List honorees may be in the process of being turned into movies but by far the majority remain thoughts on digital ink, a blueprint for grand dramatic ideas, high-reaching adventure and controversial ideas waiting to be burned to light.
For a screenplay to have made it onto the Black List it must have received at least five votes for it. Some scripts have five votes while the top-rated screenplay received 47 votes. That doesn't mean that the script with the most votes is the best screenplay of the year; it means »
- Patrick Sauriol
Chicago – “Orphan” is a surprisingly effective thriller that delivers exactly what audiences should expect from it. This is B-movie filmmaking elevated by A-list actors Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard in a clever mix of honest emotion and ridiculous, over-the-top, “Mommie Dearest”-esque insanity. The film deserved a better Blu-Ray release.
Blu-Ray Rating: 3.0/5.0
In theaters, some questioned whether or not the more ridiculous moments in “Orphan” were meant to be played for laughs or horror. I honestly don’t care. Movies are enjoyable for what they are, not what they mean to be. And I enjoyed “Orphan”. It runs way too long and features lot twists that stretch credulity but it is as genuinely intriguing and entertaining as any of the adult thrillers released this past summer.
Orphan was released on DVD, Blu-Ray, On Demand and Digital Download on October 27th, 2009.
Photo credit: Warner Brothers Home Video
The great Farmiga (who »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Colin Jacobson reviews Orphan on Bd.
While not as prolific a horror subject as zombies or vampires, creepy kids have been a genre standby for decades. We get a new entry in that field via 2009's Orphan.
When her pregnancy results in miscarriage, Kate Coleman (Vera Farmiga) suffers from nightmares and various psychological concerns. Though somewhat reticent, she and husband John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child to add to their existing brood of Maxine (Aryana Engineer) and Daniel (Jimmy Bennett).
They choose Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman), a rather prim and proper but nonetheless sweet, charming little girl. She immediately hits it off with hearing impaired Max, but Daniel becomes jealous of all the attention his new sister receives. They become rivals, and Esther also runs into mockery and disdain at school.
None of this ends well for the parties who cross Esther. Not that things go much better for »
DVDActive is reporting that Orphan will hit DVD and Blu-Ray on October 27th. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (House Of Wax) from a script by David Johnson (based on the story by Alex Mace), Orphan stars Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, Cch Pounder and Isabelle Fuhrman as Esther.
As far as bonus material for the discs, DVD Active states, "The only extra material on the DVD release will be additional scenes and an alternate ending. The Blu-ray release will include those scenes, along with a Mama's Little Devils: Bad Seeds, Evil Kids and Orphan featurette, and a digital copy of the film."
Check out the cover below! And read all our interviews from Orphan's theatrical release at our previous post Here!
Director Catherine Hardwicke isn't afraid of vampires or the big, bad wolf! Read on to see what hairy situation the 'Twilight' director is taking on… Hardwicke has reportedly signed on to direct the werewolf movie 'The Girl with the Red Riding Hood,' according to Variety. The movie -- written by David Johnson -- is a retelling of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, and, like the 'Twilight' series, this story has a teenage love triangle.
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Director of the first Twilight film Catherine Hardwicke has a new vulnerable female teenage protagonist to bring to life.
Ok, I’ll say it. Change werewolves to vampires, and you’ve got an independent, super obscure film called Twilight. I could be wrong (or very wrong) come the release of this film, but there’s already a couple of obvious similarities. »
- Nick Allen
Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight movie, is to helm a gothic reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood story for Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way, reports Variety.
Screenwriter David Johnson is penning the story, entitled The Girl With the Red Riding Hood. The project, which I reported on earlier, is set up at Warner Bros, where Appian Way has a first-look deal.
It's described as a werewolf movie and a gothic retelling of the story with a teenage love triangle at its centre.
Johnson previously wrote the current release Orphan, a horror flick about a couple who adopt a young girl with a dark past following the death of their baby.
- David Bentley
The film, written by David Johnson and set up at Warner Bros., is a gothic retelling of the children's classic story "Little red Riding Hood," according to Variety. And just like the Stephenie Meyer vampire story, a teenage love triangle is also involved.
Hardwicke will also be directing "Maximum Ride," a film based on the young adult sci-fi book series by James Patteson. She will be directing the first movie from Don Payne's ("Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer") script.
She will also direct a modern adaptation of "Hamlet" with actor Emile Hirsch.
"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke is signing on to direct Appian Way's "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood."The werewolf movie, written by David Johnson, is a gothic retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story, with a teenage love triangle at its center.According to Variety, "Red" is set up at Warner Bros., where Appian Way has a first-look deal. »
- Adnan Tezer
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is in final negotiations for The Girl with the Red Riding Hood, a gothic re-telling of the classic wolf in grandma’s clothing fairy tale. As we reported before, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing with Warner Bros and Orphan screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is working on the script.
According to Variety, Sony is considering Hardwicke for a feature version of “21 Jump Street,” originally starring Johnny Depp in a breakout television role. Judd Apatow/Seth Rogen protege Jonah Hill is writing the updated take.
After starting the teen vampire series off with a bang, Hardwicke was replaced on the Twilight saga when she butted heads with Summit Entertainment over the property’s bigger budget vision and hurried schedule. The studio hired Chris Weitz for The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Hardwicke never looked back.
I guess something magical must have happened when we literally bumped »
- Jeff Leins
Film will be gothic take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' fairy tale.
By Jocelyn Vena
Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage
Catherine Hardwicke has had quite a busy schedule lately: Still riding on the success of "Twilight," the "Thirteen" director will next tackle a gothic reimagining of the classic fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." The flick, "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood," will be the next venture from the director.
The film, written by David Johnson, will be now be a werewolf flick and will include a teenage love triangle at its core, according to Variety. No word yet on when the film will begin shooting and no casting news has been revealed.
What do you do when you’re denied the directorial gig of “New Moon”? If you’re “Twilight” helmer Catherine Hardwicke, you apparently find a similar-seeming substitute. According to Variety, Hardwicke is signing on to direct a version of the “Little Red Riding Hood” story -- now titled “The Girl With the Red Riding Hood” -- which will involve its share of werewolves and teenage romance.
When we first reported on this project, it was simply being labeled a “Gothic reimagining.” But MTV Movies Blog speculated that “with all of the 'Twilight' popularity raging across the globe… a werewolf is our likely candidate for the antagonist in Appian's take on the tale.” I guess Hollywood is that predictable these days? The initial report had no foresight into the additional tidbit, that the movie will focus primarily on a teenage love triangle.
So the titular girl is a teen, no stretch there. »
- Christopher Campbell
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has come aboard the dark, adult-themed Little Red Riding Hood movie currently being developed by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way company for Warner Bros. release. It’s one of many films she has been developing since the teen vampire drama hit big, with no start date currently set.
Scripted by David Leslie Johnson and titled The Girl With The Red Riding Hood, this Gothic interpretation of the classic fairy tale will involve a teenage love triangle amidst its werewolf action. No casting has been settled on yet, including for Little Red; might we suggest Isabelle Fuhrman from the Johnson-scripted, Appian Way-co-produced Orphan? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Gingold)
Variety is reporting that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to helm Warner Bros./Appian Way’s new gothic take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairytale. The Girl With The Red Riding Hood already has Orphan scribe David Johnson on-board as the screenwriter, and the film is said to be a retelling of the classic children’s tale, with a teenage love triangle at its center.
I wonder what series of films that premise can be found in…
Not much is known about the project other than that it will be a gothic retelling of the classic fairytale. One of the studios bringing us Riding Hood is Appian Way, which is co-owned by Leonardo DiCaprio. As /Film notes, they announce new projects pretty frequently and this one just slides in as another one of those in the works. In other words: unless the project is fast-tracked, we »
- Ross Miller
Catherine Hardwicke has moved on from the Twiight saga, ready to make her mark in different areas and not be solely associated with teen girls. Which, of course, leads her to take on the Little Red Riding Hood story and update it with a teen love triangle. Yup, that's a change of pace alright. The story will be written by David Johnson as a gothic retelling of the fairy tale, according to Variety. We were told about the project a few weeks ago in the trades, if you recall. Hardwicke has a lot going on right now, and there's no telling when she'll actually get around to this one. And I have to admit, the project sounds kind of interesting, and brilliant from a marketing standpoint given how easily this will be to market as "From the director of Twilight." Still, I'd rather see her Hamlet get started first. »
Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke is signing on to direct Appian Way's The Girl With the Red Riding Hood , according to Variety. The werewolf movie, written by David Johnson ( Orphan , is a gothic retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story, with a teenage love triangle at its center. "Red" is set up at Warner Bros., where Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way has a first-look deal. »
Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke is signing on to direct Appian Way's The Girl With the Red Riding Hood , according to Variety . The werewolf movie, written by David Johnson, is a gothic retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story, with a teenage love triangle at its center. "Red" is set up at Warner Bros., where Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way has a first-look deal. »
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