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Jovanka Vuckovic's 'The Captured Bird' goes into production with Guillermo del Toro

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We've been waiting a long time to announce this one. Former Rue Morgue magazine editor-in-chief Vuckovic is about to shoot her directorial debut - a monster movie short produced by del Toro.

Knowing what we do of the director/writer's tastes in horror, we're expecting something creepy, but beautiful. The 'fairy tale' aspect to the storyline also seems appropriate for del Toro's mentorship. If there's one thing del Toro does well, it is fantastical imagery.

“Jovanka’s vision has been honed to perfection and combines true poetry with savage instinct,” says del Toro. “[It’s] lyrical and brutal. Just what the doctor ordered.”

“The Captured Bird is inspired in part by a childhood nightmare, the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, the fables of the Brothers Grimm and the paranormal phenomenon referred to as The Shadow People,” explains writer-director Vuckovic. “It’s sort of a dark fable that I hope people will find haunting,
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Jovanka Vuckovic and Guillermo del Toro to Expose the Horrors of The Captured Bird

Let us be clear ... Jovanka Vuckovic is the most rock and roll chick we know. Seriously, when it comes to being a female horror fan, or even just a die-hard horror fan of any sex, look no further than her for a role model. When she left her position as editor at Rue Morgue Magazine, we knew she'd be back ... and she is ... with a vengeance!

From the Press Release

Former Rue Morgue editor-in-chief Jovanka Vuckovic is preparing to shoot her debut short film, The Captured Bird, with Guillermo del Toro, director of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy films, in the Executive Producer chair.

Vuckovic was recently named by the Horror Society as one of the top thirteen most important women in the history of horror, alongside genre heavy hitters Mary Shelley, Kathryn Bigelow and Vampira. Now, in a return to her creative roots, she’ll
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Guillermo Del Toro Exec Producing Jovanka Vuckovic's The Captured Bird

When former Rue Morgue editor Jovanka Vuckovic left her post at the magazine recently to pursue her own creative endeavors everyone new it wouldn't be long before she made a splash. She's just done so. I'll let the official announcement speak for itself:

Toronto, Canada (Tuesday August 24th, 2010) ¬¬- Former Rue Morgue editor-in-chief Jovanka Vuckovic is preparing to shoot her debut short film, The Captured Bird, with Guillermo del Toro, director of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy films, in the Executive Producer chair.

Vuckovic was recently named by the Horror Society as one of the top thirteen most important women in the history of horror, alongside genre heavy hitters Mary Shelley, Kathryn Bigelow and Vamipra. Now, in a return to her creative roots, she'll make her own horror/fantasy film after years of writing about them in the popular horror genre magazine, Rue Morgue.  

 "Jovanka's vision has
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Repo - The Puppet Opera

Before his stellar Twilight: The Puppet Saga, Spooky Dan and the gang including Tammy Sutton, Brian Lopiano, Tom Zimmerman, Elissa Dowling, and Micah Galo gave the puppet treatment to Darren Bousman's Repo! The Genetic Opera. Get ready to become addicted to the ... string?

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Hardwicke Reveals Enhanced 'Twilight' Blu-ray Details

Last week B-d stringer Tammy Sutton caught up with Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, who reveals plans for the DVD and Blu-ray release early next year. All the details can be found beyond the break. The film is about a high school girl named Bella falls in love with a vampire. The new couple leads a rival vampire clan to pursue them and attempt to force her to decide if she, too, wishes to become one of the undead. Twilight's FX have loads of people talking, and wondering how they are going to pull off the crucial sparkle moment in the film. For those of you not familiar with the series, when a vampire is hit by sunlight, it does not kill them, but it makes their skin sparkle.
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Pattinson and Hardwick Talk Scoring 'Twilight'

Last week Bloody-Disgusting stringer Tammy Sutton say down with the cast and crew of Summit Entertainment's Twilight, which arrives in theaters tomorrow at midnight. Beyond the break you can read all of the secrets behind the soundtrack of Twilight from star Robert Pattinson and director Catherine Hardwicke. "I think [star] Nikki Reed gave a CD of stuff Id recorded on my computer to [director] Catherine [Hardwicke]," star Robert Pattinson tells B-d. The soundtrack features Pattinson on one of the lead tracks, "She put it into a cut [of the movie] and it kind of worked, so I agreed. I didnt know it would end up being on the soundtrack. I wanted to put it under another name so it wouldnt become distracting, which is has. Im not trying to get a music career out of it or anything," he jokes.
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