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Spirit and SAG Award-Nominated Actress Upham Found Dead

17 October 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Misty Upham found dead in Seattle suburb (photo: Misty Upham and Juliette Lewis) Actress Misty Upham, who had gone missing since October 6, 2014, was found dead on Thursday, October 16, in a wooded area along the White River in suburban Seattle. The cause and time of death remain unclear. Best known for her roles in Frozen River, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and August: Osage County, Upham was 32. According to a statement her father, Charles Upham, sent to media outlets, Misty Upham was last seen on October 5, walking from her sister's apartment in Muckleshoot, Washington. Her father added that she suffered from bipolar disorder and had bouts of depression and anxiety — she had gone missing in the past — but said he didn't believe she was suicidal. "The truth is Misty is not stressed over money or career. Her career is going great," he wrote last Sunday, October 12. "As her »

- Anna Robinson

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Zombieland 2 Moves Forward With a Few Familiar Names Attached

8 October 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Casting info still remains an unknown factor. Woody Harrelson Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone are all on top of the world. If they opt to pass on the sequel theyll take no significant career hit and theyre not going to miss a paycheck as plenty of other doors are surely open to them. Abigail Breslin doesnt sport the same marquee appeal but shes been extremely busy herself. Theres simply no guarantee as to who will or will not return for the second franchise film. That said the first flick looks as though it was likely a blast to shoot so we shouldnt leap to assume any of the primary players will be disinterested in the project. »

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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Films: 50-41

2 October 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In the spirit of October, this list will look at scary scenes, but not from the horror classics directed by Craven or Carpenter or even Hitchcock (I’m excluding him, though I argue most of his work isn’t exactly horror). These are from the films that aren’t really meant to scare you. At least, not at the visceral level that horror films do. These are the fifty definitive moments from non-horror films that still made an impact on the “frightening front.” From shocking to creepy to unsettlingly hair raising, these are moments that will stick in your mind long after watching the films, even if they are part of a very different narrative.

50. Toy Story 3 (2010)

Scene: Monkey Security

Video: http://youtu.be/x6QkcJjx-Vo

The third installment of the one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time is also one of the darkest children’s films ever made. »

- Joshua Gaul

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Life After Beth Review

2 October 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The success of The Walking Dead must have spurred the circulation around Hollywood of memo saying zombie movies need more human drama and less flesh eating undead from now on. That's the only reason I can see to explain why, after Life After Beth, we have two more movies focusing on ordinary people dealing with a loved one becoming a zombie: Maggie (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin ), and the Joe Dante directed Burying the Ex, which shares quite a lot in common with this movie, right down to the punny title. Anyway, Life After Beth is the first out of the traps, putting a romantic comedy spin on the usual zombie apocalypse scenario. Zach (Dane DeHann) is devastated when his girlfriend Beth (Aubery Plaza) dies while hiking. Unable to cope with his grief, he begins to spend more and more time with Beth's parents Maury and Geenie (John C. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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'Godzilla' writer to reanimate 'Zombieland 2' for director Ruben Fleischer

1 October 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) After lying dead for years, the planned sequel to the 2009 comedy "Zombieland" is suddenly showing signs of life. Deadline reports Sony Pictures has hired "Godzilla" screenwriter Dave Callaham to tackle the script under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’s expected to return to direct (although studio insiders contend no deal is in place). Penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the original film starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse on a cross-country road trip to the purported safety of the Los Angeles amusement park Pacific Playland. It grossed more than $102 million worldwide. While Fleischer admitted in January that the odds of a "Zombieland 2" were “slim,” he said, “I would not wanna put a nail in that coffin.” The director revealed the sequel would, of course, center on the same characters, but would up the stakes a bit. »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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Writer Selected for Zombieland 2, Ruben Fleischer to Direct

1 October 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Just like the macabre monsters they showcase, living dead films don’t die easily in film purgatory. In the wake of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ recent reanimation, the long-dormant sequel to Zombieland has awakened, risen, and is now lumbering through the early stages of development, as Sony Pictures has hired a writer to pen the sequel, and a familiar face is set to return to the director’s chair.

Currently referred to as Zombieland 2, the follow-up to 2009’s endearing zom-com is reported by Deadline to be heating up after a long stint on the back burner. Sony recently brought in Dave Callaham to pen the picture and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is set to oversee the script’s creation and return at the helm, though an official deal for the director’s chair has yet to be made. Callaham received a story credit for this year’s Godzilla »

- Derek Anderson

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The Zombieland Sequel Is Officially Happening and Moving Faster Than Ever

1 October 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Zombieland sequel is finally a go, five years after the original was released. Sony Pictures has hired writer Dave Callaham, whose previous credits include Godzilla and the Expendable films. No word yet on if Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, or Woody Harrelson will return, but let's at least keep our fingers crossed for a Bill Murray cameo. Are you excited about the news, or are you afraid a second Zombieland just won't be as good as the first? »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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'Zombieland 2' Returns from the Dead

1 October 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't rank my favorite movies very often, but if I were to do so, Zombieland would find a place on the list as one of my go-to comedies. I first saw the movie back in 2011, and I loved every minute of it. Perhaps that was due to my nonexistent expectations -- combined with the fact I purchased it blind from Best Buy during a $5 sale because I had just gone through a breakup and was in the mood for some laughs and, well, sitting on the shelf was a movie about zombies, and with Emma Stone on the cover I saw no reason not to grab it. What ensued was one hell of a riotous Friday night in with my brother. Suffice to say, there's been a spot in my heart for Zombieland ever since. Well, five years after the film hit theaters -- almost to the date actually »

- Jordan Benesh

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Zombieland 2 Is Finally Moving Forward

1 October 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Would you look at that! Sony Pictures is finally ready to move forward with Zombieland 2, and they've hired Dave Callaham to write the script. He is the writer who worked on screenplays for The Expendables films and also has a story credit on the most recent Godzilla movie. He will work alongside director Ruben Fleischer, who is expected to return to helm the sequel.

Back in 2013 there was an attempt made to adapt the original film into a series on Amazon, but it completely failed and never got past the pilot episode. It's one of those things that just didn't hit with audiences, and it wasn't vey good. I really enjoyed the first movie, and I think there's a lot of potential for a great sequel. Hopefully they can come up with another fun story to tell.

There's no word on whether Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, or Abigail Breslin would reprise their roles, »

- Joey Paur

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Zombieland 2 is back on track with Ruben Fleischer directing

1 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zombieland fans rejoice, because Sony Pictures is looking to put the ill-fated and terrible Amazon sequel series behind them and finally move forward with an actual sequel to the hit 2009 film. Not only that, but they’ve brought back original film director Ruben Fleischer to helm the new installment, and have brought on Godzilla and The Expendables writer Dave Callaham to write the script.

According to Deadline, it’s unclear if any of the original stars will return, as they’ve all become extremely big stars in the last five years. Jesse Eisenberg is of course working on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as Lex Luthor, Woody Harrelson is hot on the heels of an Emmy nomination for True Detective and has projects like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and Now You See Me 2 (which Eisenberg will also be in) on his slate. Emma Stone may have »

- James Garcia

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Zombieland 2 finally happening, Ruben Fleischer returning to direct

30 September 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The long-lost plan for Zombieland 2 has been rediscovered - and director Ruben Fleischer is back on board...

Well, this has come out of the blue. For a long time, the planned sequel to Zombieland was missing, presumed dead. An Amazon TV pilot never took off, and there have been no murmurings about Zombieland 2 for a long time now.

However, it's suddenly a live project again.

Deadline has reported that Sony is re-recruiting helmer Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the original Zombieland, to direct. As for screenwriters, there appears to be no sign of original scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, with The Expendables' Dave Callaham hired to write the screenplay instead.

The original had a cast that featured Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. It's inevitably unclear thus far which of them are going to come back for Zombieland 2.

More news on the project as we hear it. »

- simonbrew

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Zombieland 2 Is Happening – With Director Ruben Fleischer Returning

30 September 2014 10:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There has been talks of a sequel to the superb zombie comedy Zombieland for many years now; almost since the original bound its way into cinemas and achieved instant cult status. Well, now it looks like plans for the film are coming along quite nicely, and the original movie’s helmer Ruben Fleischer, also looks like he might return to the director’s chair.

Sony Pictures has also hired Dave Callahamto (The Expendables) to come on board to write the piece, according to Deadline.

Zombieland was released five years ago in 2009, and starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as a motley crue of survivors attempting to outlast a zombie outbreak.

The news comes following a failed pilot for a potential TV Series which was set to run as an Amazon Original Series. Amazon released the pilot on their network back in 2013 amongst many other potential  series starters, »

- Paul Heath

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Godzilla writer Dave Callaham hired to pen Zombieland sequel

30 September 2014 8:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A second Zombieland film looks set to happen, as Sony Pictures has hired Dave Callaham to pen the project.

According to Deadline, the Godzilla writer will take on the script for the sequel to the 2009 movie.

Ruben Fleischer is also expected to serve as director once again.

The zombie movie's first instalment grossed $100 million worldwide and starred Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Bill Murray.

A television series based on the film was almost developed by Amazon but its pilot failed to gain enough interest.

Speaking in 2011, Fleischer doubted a Zombieland sequel would happen, while Eisenberg said he would be interested in reprising his role as Columbus. »

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The Zombieland Sequel Is Happening

30 September 2014 7:52 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Sony has been trying to mount a Zombieland sequel since the first movie came out in 2009, and now it looks like one might finally be on the way. Deadline reports that Sony has hired Expendables writer Dave Callaham to pen the script, with Ruben Fleischer returning to direct. No word on whether stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg — whose careers all skyrocketed since the first movie came out — are planning to return. Still, we're sure the sequel will do better than the attempted Amazon pilot, which, if you’ll recall, was “hated out of existence.” Ouch. »

- Anna Silman

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Zombieland 2 Is Actually Happening, Here's The Latest

30 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s been close to five years since Zombieland saw Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.s zombie-hunters prowl across the Southern states trying to find a new home. Most people assumed that a long-touted sequel would never materialize, but now Sony Pictures have surprisingly announced several details that suggest they.re taking a potential follow-up very seriously. According to Deadline, Dave Callaham has now been hired to script the follow-up, and he will be advised and supervised by Ruben Fleischer - the first Zombieland's director, who is hoping to return to that seat. Callaham has had a topsy-turvy couple of years. His script for Barrow turned into The Expendables, but only after he sued Sylvester Stallone for credit, and while he wrote the first draft for the Godzilla reboot, it eventually was extensively re-written by Max Borenstein. Zombieland 2 will hopefully give him a chance to »

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"Zombieland" Sequel Has Been Resurrected

30 September 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After seemingly dying on the vine a while back, Sony Pictures is resurrecting the proposed sequel to "Zombieland" and has hired Dave Callaham ("Godzilla," "The Expendables") to write it.

Ruben Fleischer is expected to return to direct the film and will supervise the writing. Callaham's script for the upcoming darkly comic adaptation of Jo Nesbo's novel "Jackpot" brought the writer to the attention of Sony and got him involved in "Zombieland 2".

It's unknown at present which actors from the first film will be back, especially considering all their careers have taken off considerably in subsequent years including Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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'Zombieland 2' Moves Forward with Director Ruben Fleischer

30 September 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of floundering in development, Sony Pictures is moving forward with Zombieland 2, hiring screenwriter Dave Callaham (Godzilla) to write the screenplay.

Ruben Fleischer, who directed the 2009 original hit Zombieland, is supervising the writing process and he will return to direct, although his deal isn't finalized at this time. No story details have been given, and it isn't immediately clear if the original Zombieland cast, which includes Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, will reprise their roles.

Original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed in February 2010 that the sequel will be in 3D, but it isn't known if Sony is still planning on going down that route. The writers finished their script in September 2010, but we haven't heard anything about the project since then.

Dave Callaham received a story credit on this year's blockbuster Godzilla, and his other credits include The Expendables, The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3. »

- MovieWeb

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Zombieland 2 Back on Track with Ruben Fleischer Returning

30 September 2014 4:29 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Plans for Zombieland 2 appear to be back on track today with Deadline reporting that Sony Pictures has brought aboard The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham to provide the screenplay. He'll work closely with Ruben Fleischer, who will be returning as director.

Set in a zombie post-apocalypse and filtered through a darkly comic lens, the original Zombieland hit theaters in 2009 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as survivors attempting to outlast the living dead.

The post Zombieland 2 Back on Track with Ruben Fleischer Returning appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Zombieland 2 Finally Shuffles Forward With A Writer Now On Board

30 September 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony Pictures are keen to follow-up their 2009 zombie horror hit with a sequel. Some five years after the fact, Zombieland 2 has now bagged a writer to pen the next stage of Ruben Fleischer’s zombie apocalypse story.

The ExpendablesDave Callaham has been tapped by Sony to script the flick. His previous jaunts in the genre are limited. He scripted the Doom adaptation and the original Expendables flick. Most recently he received a story credit on this year’s Godzilla reboot. Fear not, because he’ll be writing under the careful eye of Fleischer who will apparently return to direct.

The news arrives courtesy of Deadline, who also gave word on whether or not the original helmer had officially secured a deal to return to the director’s chair:

Insiders at the studio said no deal with Fleischer, but that of course they are getting serious about mounting the sequel »

- Gem Seddon

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After Moving Slow As Corpse, ‘Zombieland 2′ Gets Writer And Urgency

30 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Sony Pictures looks to be getting more serious about mounting another installment of Zombieland. Studio just hired Dave Callaham to write the sequel under the supervision of Ruben Fleischer, who’ll return to direct. Gavin Polone is producing. Callaham’s script Barrow became The Expendables, and his recent credits include Legendary’s revival of Godzilla, and most recently Jackpot, a Focus Features film based on a story by Swedish crime writer Jo Nesbo that has Will Gluck producing. It was that darkly comic tale that sparked Sony to hire him for the Zombieland sequel. Callaham also did a production rewrite on Marvel’s Ant-Man. Insiders at the studio said no deal with Fleischer, but that of corpse they are getting serious about mounting the sequel of a 2009 cult favorite sleeper film that grossed $100 million worldwide. Not sure if the participants will be back; pretty much all of them have soared since making the original, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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