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Anthology shows like American Horror Story and True Detective are gaining ground, thanks in no small part to the success of those two series. (Well, we’ll wait to see how successful the second season of True Detective ends up being, but it is definitely a series that has people talking.) Now Syfy is getting into the […]
- Russ Fischer
For better or worse, the Tales From the Darkside TV series reboot isn't moving forward at The CW, but Syfy is still working on bringing new horror anthology goods to the small screen with Channel Zero, a new project from Max Landis and Nick Antosca.
Coined as Channel Zero: Candle Cove, season one of Syfy's in-the-works horror anthology series will be based on a seriously unsettling 2009 creepypasta.com short story titled "Candle Cove."
Antosca, who is also penning the new Friday the 13th movie, is set to write the Channel Zero series with Landis slated to produce and overlook the creative efforts of the show along with Antosca. We have the official press release with full details below, and if you haven't read the "Candle Cove" story (written in faux forum posts style), you can read it by visiting:
Press Release (via SpoilerTV): "Universal City, »
- Derek Anderson
creepypasta, the online destination for bizarre, viral user-generated horror stories has inspired the first season of Channel Zero, an upcoming horror anthology from writers Nick Antosca (Hannibal) and Max Landis (Chronicle). Teaming with Universal Cable Productions, Syfy will develop Channel Zero alongside Antosca and Landis. The former will write the script, while both will produce and oversee…
The post Channel Zero: Creepypasta-inspired Horror Anthology Coming to Syfy appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
In their latest collaboration, Syfy and Universal Cable Prods are teaming on horror anthology series Channel Zero from Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) and Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Friday The 13th). Antosca will pen the script and exec produce and Landis will produce and oversee creative direction with Antosca. Universal Cable Prods is the studio. Each season of Channel Zero will focus on a new story. The first season of the series will be based on Candle Cove by… »
creepypasta is hitting the mainstream, with Universal Cable Productions and Syfy announcing Tuesday they were developing “Channel Zero,” a horror anthology series, and the first season will focus on a story taken from the popular user-generated internet phenomenon. Nick Antosca is set to write the script and Max Landis is set to produce and helm creative direction along with Antosca. “Channel Zero” Season 1 will focus on “Candle’s Cove,” a mysterious children’s show from the 1980s and the show’s connection to a series of murders as well as one man’s dark secret. Also Read: 13 Terrifyingly Good Horror TV Shows: From Ryan. »
- Linda Ge
The first installment will be based on “Candle Cove,” a story by Kris Straub based on the Internet-based horror story collection known as “creepypasta.” The story revolves around a mysterious children’s television show from the 1980s that is connected to a series of murders.
Antosca will write the script, with Landis providing creative direction and producing.
“‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ is a season-long imaginative and chilling horror anthology,” said Dawn Olmstead, exec VP of Universal Cable Prods. “With its first story deriving from the cult favorite creepypasta, and the visionary minds of Landis and Antosca, it is elevated horror at its best. I’m still haunted by the first episode. It’s a chilling immersive ride.”
Syfy is in the midst of a push to expand and refine its scripted programming menu. If it comes to fruition, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Chronicle writer Max Landis already has one big horror project on the way, with Victor Frankenstein, based on his script, landing later this year. He’s now teaming up with Hannibal TV writer Nick Antosca for Channel Zero, described as a new scary anthology show. The series will be based at the Us SyFy channel and aims to model itself roughly on American Horror Story by telling one narrative across each season. But unlike Ryan Murphy’s series, Channel Zero – in its first season at least – will be based on an existing story, in this case Kris Straub’s Candle Cove. It spins a yarn about a mysterious 1980s children’s TV series, the show’s role in a string of murders and one man’s dark secret.Straub’s story originated online as part of the communal creepypasta project, where users share tales and generally try to terrify the »
"Everything is a weapon." Awesome. One of our most anticipated upcoming summer comedies due out this August is American Ultra, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg as stoners in a small town who suddenly end up in a secret government operation. We've already featured a trailer for this and it looks good, but our friends at SlashFilm have posted their recap of a set visit where they watched an action scene at strip mall with everything in it being used as a weapon. These new posters have Eisenberg and Stewart floating in kind of a Ganesh pose, with extra arms holding things like a weapon, joints, bongs, a spoon, and a hammer. I just think these look cool, nice marketing for a film that sounds like it's going to be crazy fun. So what's with all the weapons? Max Landis explained during the set visit: "I walked through a supermarket »
- Alex Billington
In addition to Steve’s on-set interview with stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, Lionsgate has provided us with a trio of new images and two trippy posters from the action-comedy American Ultra to share with our readers today. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), the film revolves around a stoner (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend (Stewart) who find their lives disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out, who is in fact a sleeper agent. The excellent first trailer and these new images certainly play up the fact that Eisenberg and Stewart’s characters get very bruised and bloodied over the course of the film, and indeed we saw in the trailer that the actors weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Additionally, the posters play up the film's stoner vibe. Check »
- Adam Chitwood
When director Nima Nourizadeh’s (Project X) action-comedy American Ultra was filming in New Orleans in May last year, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, the story finds a stoner/sleeper agent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Kristen Stewart) life are disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. This is the first time Eisenberg and Stewart have worked together since Greg Mottola’s underrated coming-of-age drama, Adventureland. American Ultra also stars Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace and Tony Hale. While on set I got to watch some filming and talk to most of the cast and filmmakers. In the coming weeks I’ll have a lot more on the cool-looking film, but for now I wanted to share the on set interview with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg are a couple in love -- and possibly death. I'm on the set of "American Ultra," the Max Landis-scripted, Nima Nourizadeh-directed comedic action film that stars Stewart and Eisenberg as Phoebe and Mike, a slacker couple being pursued by heavily-armed contract killers. The reason? Mike is in fact a highly-trained government agent (with amnesia!) who's been marked as a "liability" and targeted for assassination. We get to see some of the action go down on the film's New Orleans set, a warehouse that's been partially converted into a small-town grocery store. When we arrive they're in the midst of shooting a fight scene that sees Mike engaging in brutal, bloody battle with a number of enemies through aisles labeled "Fresh Produce," "Electronics," "Chips" and "Cleaning Products." In one corner of the warehouse, a giant green screen has been set up that in post »
- Chris Eggertsen
It was back in 2009 that Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart first joined forces on the big screen, playing male and female leads in Greg Mottola.s period, coming-of-age tale Adventureland. After a number of years apart, now the two actors are coming back together, but instead of playing two young people falling in love against the backdrop of a low-rent amusement park, this time around they.re dodging bullets and kicking all kinds of ass in director Nima Nourizadeh.s American Ultra. Based on an original screenplay by Max Landis (Chronicle), American Ultra tells the story of Mike Howell (Eisenberg) . a stoner convenience store clerk who finds his happiness in the love he shares with his girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart). What Mike doesn.t know, however, is that he was actually at one point part of a secret government program that turned him into a sleeper agent. When he is "activated »
I’m a huge fan of Bill Hader. Not only can he do amazing impressions that make me laugh out loud, over the past few years he’s proven again and again that he’s an extremely talented actor that can handle drama and comedy with ease. In Pixar’s masterpiece Inside Out, which opens this weekend, Hader voices the character Fear and as you might expect, does a fantastic job. Trust me, Inside Out is a special movie that you want to see in a theater. At the press day for the film, I landed an exclusive video interview with Hader. In the coming days I’ll post the full conversation, but today I wanted to share him playing “Save or Kill.” If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone would choose when pitted against another of equal value. Han Solo »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
With my first Siff now in the books, I can say that I’ve learned some valuable lessons. The first being what a remarkable festival and diverse program the organizers came up with for the 41st edition. From the venues to the volunteers, everything was top notch. Like most festivals, it was a bit front-loaded with premieres, but there were also notable premieres later in the program, including Max Landis’ Me Him Her on the closing weekend. From top to bottom, this was a great line-up with very few thin spots.
The other major lesson I learned is that it’s impossible to adequately cover a film festival in the city in which you live. Family, friends, and full-time jobs don’t simply disappear just because you want to have some fun. I come away feeling disappointed that time constraints kept me from seeing a lot of great films, as »
- J.R. Kinnard
Last week Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. Shortly before heading to Seattle, I sat down with the very busy screenwriter for an extended video interview. During the wide-ranging conversation, Landis and I talked about so many things it would be impossible to summarize it in an intro. Suffice it to say, if you’re curious about what it really takes to make a movie, this interview is definitely worth your time as he reveals a lot of the real inner workings of Hollywood. If you’re not familiar with Max Landis, he’s written a number of projects over the past few years (like Chronicle) and he’s got a lot getting released soon like American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein, and Mr. Right. And this doesn’t count all the projects he’s working on that are still under wraps. However, while »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, Victor Frankenstein was originally scheduled to hit theaters in candy corn season, but the big screen adaptation of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel will now come out when pumpkin pie and turkey are on the menu.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has moved the theatrical release of Victor Frankenstein from Friday, October 2nd to Wednesday, November 25th—the day before Thanksgiving.
20th Century Fox swapped Victor Frankenstein with Ridley Scott's The Martian on the calendar, placing the Matt Damon-starring sci-fi film in the October 2nd slot to put some distance between the ambitious project and the crammed cinematic scene of Thanksgiving week (Creed, The Good Dinosaur, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 are all slated to hit the big screen between November 20th – 25th).
- Derek Anderson
The migration of filmmakers from the big screen to the small one is not a new phenomenon, but another team was formally inducted this weekend, with the Wachowskis’ Netflix series Sense8 making its debut. The duo join the ranks of others such as Steven Soderbergh, and they are far from the last ones, as Steve McQueen, Baz Luhrmann, and Amy Seimetz are among those who are poised to make the creative leap as well. There are some filmmakers, however, who have displayed a set of talents that make the idea of them moving to television an exciting one. Here are ten filmmakers who would be a great fit on the small screen in charge of a tv show.
1) Alex Garland
- Deepayan Sengupta
After generating substantial buzz with its first trailer, The Martian has jumped up a notch on Twentieth Century Fox's release date schedule. Previously occupying the Thanksgiving date of Wednesday, November 25th, The Martian will now bow on Friday, October 2nd. This puts the Ridley Scott sci-fi survival story on the same schedule as Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, which released its own new trailer featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt earlier this week, and the Gerard Butler-fronted London Has Fallen. Those of you who can remember all the way back to 2013 will note that Gravity opened this same weekend; it worked out pretty well for them. When the time comes we'll see which movie wins the box office space race. But where Fox shuffles one release date, they must shuffle another. (It's the law of shuffling.) So while The Martian will enjoy the early release, Victor Frankenstein looks to reap the »
- Dave Trumbore
Now playing in theaters is director Paul Feig’s Spy. As I’ve said many times, I think Spy is a great and extremely funny movie that’s definitely worth your time and money. The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Peter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. For more on Spy, read Perri’s review or watch the trailers. At the L.A. press day I played an abbreviated version of “Save or Kill” with Paul Feig, Rose Byrne, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
World premiering this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival is Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her. The sexual identity comedy is about three millennials trying to figure out love, friendship, sex, and life in present day Hollywood. The film stars Dustin Milligan, Luke Bracey, Emily Meade, Alia Shawkat, Rebecca Drysdale, and Haley Joel Osment. The other day I sat down with Max Landis for an extended video interview. While I already posted his edition of “Save or Kill”, tomorrow I’ll have him talking about making Me Him Her and how he put together the great cast. Until then, we’re happy to premiere the first clip, which is a sequence that takes place at the beginning of the film between Milligan and Bracey. Here’s the Me Him Her clip followed by where you can see the film this weekend, some filmmaker info, and the official synopsis: »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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