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Lionsgate has unveiled the first full trailer for Eli Roth‘s “Knock Knock,” which stars Keanu Reeves as a family man who is seduced and tortured by two psychotic women. Lorenza Izzo and Ana De Armas co-star alongside Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand and Colleen Camp. “Knock Knock” debuted at Sundance where it earned mixed reviews, though critics had high praise for Izzo and De Armas, who play the film’s sultry villains. Also Read: Keanu Reeves, 'John Wick' Filmmakers to Return for Sequel Roth wrote the script with his “Aftershock” collaborators Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. Roth, Camp »
- Jeff Sneider
Chile is gearing up to launch itself as a premier go-to filming location, with plans under way to offer incentives on par with its neighbors in the region.
“We are currently working on incentives that will attract more foreign productions and investments in infrastructure,” says Chilean film commissioner Joyce Zylberberg Serman.
Yet the dearth of incentives hasn’t prevented a number of filmmakers and companies from rolling cameras in the country. Ad companies in particular have flocked to Chile, which boasts a diversity of contrasting landscapes within a two-hour radius from the capital of Santiago. Robust ad production has spurred the ready availability of first-rate equipment, experienced crew and a cost-efficient approach to filming. The Chilean film commission estimates production services rendered to international productions amount to $55 million annually, of which 75% represents ad production.
“Our peak season is usually between November and March when it’s winter in the north, »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
"A vampire film that doesn't scream that it's a vampire film," is how our own Michele "Izzy" Galgana began her review of The Stranger, which screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, last fall. Poised for release by IFC Midnight in select theaters and on demand in the U.S. on June 12, we've got a new trailer and poster to share. You can watch the former below -- featuring a quote from Izzy's review -- and feast your eyes on the latter alongside this text. Written and directed by Guillermo Amoedo, the English-language film is presented by Eli Roth, who serves as executive producer along with Nicolas Lopez. The official synopsis lays things out nicely: In this supernatural thriller, a mysterious man arrives in a...
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Fresh off Eli Roth’s Sundance premiere “Knock Knock,” an update of 1977’s “Death Game” for which she generated heat thanks to her performance as a sexual temptress-turned-home invader, sought-after Chile-born Lorenza Izzo has signed with Paradigm Talent Agency for representation.
In addition to starring in “Knock Knock,” an upcoming wide release from Lionsgate, which purchased the film at the Sundance Festival for a reported $3 million in one of the biggest deals of this year’s fest, Izzo will also be seen in the lead role, alongside Daryl Sahara and Sky Ferreira, in Roth’s awaited “Green Inferno,” an Amazon-set cannibal horror-thriller. In it, Izzo maintains much of the audience empathy as a well-meaning and plucky student activist who keeps her cool when captured by the same natives she’s come to protect.
- John Hopewell
Park City - Sundance saw the debut of not one but two films that both fit the broad definition of a "horror film," each with decidedly strong ideas about gender politics, but only one of the two seems to me to be genuinely worthwhile. Eli Roth has become defined largely by the excesses of his films, and I'm sure that's perfectly fine with him. Like many life-long gorehounds, when finally given a chance to make his own films, he happily ladled on buckets of blood. What I found interesting about Eli's films is how he seemed to be working one theme repeatedly, constantly exploring the fear that people have of the unknown in the world around them. "Cabin Fever," "Hostel," "Hostel II," and "The Green Inferno" all feature characters leaving their homes, the places where they are comfortable, and heading out to some corner of the world where they are »
- Drew McWeeny
On paper, a thriller with Keanu Reeves directed by Eli Roth sounds like a slam dunk. Lionsgate agreed and has ponied up $2.5 million to distribute Knock Knock in theaters. We now have the first teaser for the film which looks like it could be a nice sleep to follow in the footsteps of the recent Keanu Reeves surprise hit John Wick. Based on a script by Roth and Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, the cast also includes Lorenza Izzo, Ana De Armas, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand and Colleen »
- Alex Maidy
Lionsgate is back in business with Eli Roth, as the studio has closed a deal to acquire the director’s home invasion thriller “Knock Knock” for $2.5 million, an individual close to the negotiations has told TheWrap.
The film premiered on Friday night at the Library and drew mixed reviews, with »
- Jeff Sneider
The Orchard plans a wide theatrical release for The Overnight after reportedly stumping up $4m.
The Orchard is one of several new players in the Us distribution landscape hungry for content. The music company made its first foray into film last year and the release roster includes What We Do In The Shadows and Dior And I.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
If the deal closes, it would be only the latest big buy to come out of the fest. Sunday night, a big slug-fest surrounding “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” saw Fox Searchlight come out the winner in the largest deal yet of the festival. “Dope” also sparked a heated bidding war, with Open Road landing the film.
In his review, Variety‘s Ben Kenigsberg said “Eli Roth entertainingly updates a ’70s exploitation film with better acting and new technology.”
Deadline first reported the news.
Brent Lang contributed to this report.
- Alex Stedman
Sundance Film Festival Day 2:What did Keanu Reeves, Gary Cole, Winston Rauch, Michael Shannon, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Isaac, Eli Roth, Jonny Drubel, Ethan Hawk, Avan Jogia, Emile Hirsch, Bryan Buckley, Adam Scott, Nicholas Lopez, Lorenza Izza, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Isaacs, Jake Busey, Ana DeArmas, Nick Offerman, Kevin Bacon, Chris Pine do on day 2 of Sundance? They checked out cast of Ten Thousand Saints, Knock Knock and Dope all descended on Acura Studio to sign the hood of the new 2015 Acura Tlx.Acura will donate the proceeds from the highest bidder to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride […] »
- April Neale
Keanu Reeves’ sexual fantasy turns into a nightmare when two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana De Armas) ring his doorbell — supposedly lost on their way to a party and drenched from the rain. With Reeves’ wife and children away, the family man decides to play until the unsuspecting ladies start wreaking havoc.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Why don’t we get you out of those wet clothes? Oh, because you’re insane? Got it
Writer/director Eli Roth released a Sundance Film Festival teaser trailer for his new movie via his Facebook page Friday night, which at the time of this writing had accumulated roughly 14,000 viewers.
The dark film hits its stride when two beautiful young girls walk into a married man’s (Reeves) life and turn a wild fantasy into his worst nightmare. It was set to make »
- Tony Maglio
Eli Roth has revealed the teaser trailer for his upcoming film, Knock Knock, which had its premiere on Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the Park City at Midnight section. In the film, directed by Roth and co-written by Roth, Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, two beautiful young girls walk into a…
13 items from 2015
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