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After Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, director Scott Derrickson returns to tingle more spines with this supernatural chiller based on the accounts of New York cop-turned-occultist Ralph Sarchie. Eric Bana plays the streetwise officer who is forced to put skepticism aside after making an unholy connection between a series of disturbing calls. Unable to explain what he's seeing, Sarchie hooks up with a young priest (Edgar Ramirez) who convinces him that the offenders are merely the vessels of darker forces »
Director: Scott Derrickson
Running Time: 118 minutes.
Synopsis: NYPD detective Ralph Sarchie (Bana) stumbles across a series of cases which all seem linked. As things appear to become stranger and stranger, Sarchie must confront the fact that perhaps these cases have a supernatural link.
When the trailer for Deliver Us From Evil hit, it came across as a cop procedural with elements of an exorcism film. Fortunately, the film earns its SE7EN meets The Exorcist comparisons by offering up a very tight and sinister film which effortlessly mixes genres throughout.
The first point to discuss concerning Deliver Us From Evil is the age-old “based on a true story” set-up. Cleverly, the film changes this to “based on accounts”, which seems to wash the film’s hands of any responsibility and even opens the door for much unexpected humour. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It’s another film involving an exorcism; something that writer-director Scott Derrickson is passionate about, having penned and directed none other than The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and the relatively comparable horror Sinister. The problem with dealing with the same supernatural subject matter, is Derrickson gets compared with his last demon-exercising flick, creating a rod for his back in having to up his game. Sadly, it’s not enough in this day and age to throw out the usual moniker “based on a true story” because it currently feels like every scary movie is. However, Derrickson has tried something a little different by blending the cop and horror genres and positioned the ever solid Eric Bana as the lead.
Based on real-life cop/occult investigator Ralph Sarchie’s accounts, Bana is Sarchie, the NYPD cop, too. Things get a whole lot sinister for father-of-one Sarchie after a dead baby is »
- Lisa Giles-Keddie
German actress Alexandra Maria Lara, who recently starred in Ron Howard‘s “Rush,” has signed on to join Gerard Butler in Dean Devlin's sci-fi adventure movie “Geostorm,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Warner Bros. and David Ellison‘s Skydance are teaming on the project, which will start production in October in New Orleans. Also read: Edgar Ramirez in Negotiations to Replace Gerard Butler in ‘Point Break’ Remake Butler stars as a satellite designer who must team up with his estranged younger brother to save the world from an epic man-made storm when the world's climate-controlling satellites malfunction. »
- Jeff Sneider
Director Scott Derrickson likes his horror movies. His latest film, Deliver Us From Evil, isn't strictly an outright horror, yet it builds on his success with Sinister, and makes unhidden gesticulations in the direction of The Exorcist for a start. But this isn't a tribute act, as instead, he's uncovered a story inspired by a real life account, which he's subsequently shaped into an interesting, bumpy, but generally effective piece of cinema.
It centres on Eric Bana's Sergeant Ralph Sarchie, a New York cop who's had his fair share of dark days. Married to the job, but with a wife and child back home, Sarchie finds himself called to investigate an event you could best describe as not normal. Along with his partner, played by Community's Joel McHale, »
Demonic possession is no laughing matter in Deliver Us From Evil, the 2014 horror thriller from director Scott Derrickson that is based on accounts from an actual NYPD sergeant. Deliver Us From Evil is next headed to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on an October 28 release date based on an updated listing at Amazon.com, just in time for Halloween.
Sony produced Deliver Us From Evil starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale for around $30 million and the film has gone to earn that same amount at the domestic box office. Worldwide ticket sales have reached $42.3 million.
I was anticipating Sony Pictures Home Entertainment formally announcing the home video debut of Deliver Us From Evil this morning after the release date appeared on Amazon over the weekend. It looks like the full announcement could take another week or more, and we'll be sure to pass along all the details once its out. »
Director Scott Derrickson ('Sinister') returns to the realm of horror with upcoming exorcism thriller 'Deliver Us from Evil'. Based on the novel by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool it lands here in UK theatres on 20 August and stars Eric Bana as an NYPD officer who joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorising their city. The project comes courtesy of Screen Gems' and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' and we have managed to snare an exclusive interview with producer Jerry Bruckheimer who disccusses.........'Deliver Us from Evil' also stars Olivia Munn, Edgar Ramirez, Sean Harris ('Prometheus'), Joel McHale ('Community'), Dorian Missick, Antoinette Lavecchia, Scott Johnsen and Valentina Rendon. Check out the interview below. »
Last week, Warner Bros. dropped a massive bombshell by scheduling nine new DC Comics films in addition to two Lego Movie follow-ups and two ‘WB Event Films’ which may or may not be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequels. And though this week’s crop of release date announcements isn’t anywhere near as earthshaking, there are still some exciting projects that we now know when to mark our calendars for.
First up, the Clint Eastwood-directed American Sniper has been set for a limited bow on December 25th, 2014, suggesting that the studio believes in the drama’s Oscar chances. It stars Bradley Cooper as decorated marksman Chris Kyle, whose memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. Military History was adapted by Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia). The film will follow that limited release by going wide on January 16th next year. »
- Isaac Feldberg
One of the most highly regarded and popular figures in the classical world, Gustavo Dudamel is best known for his talents as a conductor. But in October, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will unveil his maiden voyage as a film composer.
“The Liberator,” which opens Oct. 3, spans the critical decades that shaped Simon Bolivar into the leader who rallied a revolution in South America in the early 19th century. It’s a Venezuelan/Spanish co-production and stars Venezuela native Edgar Ramirez (who also produced) as Bolivar.
It was Dudamel’s friendship with director Alberto Arvelo that involved him as a music adviser in the film’s early stages. Both men also hail from Venezuela and met in 2006 when the director made a documentary about the country’s music education program, El Sistema — Dudamel’s alma mater and the model for the L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra »
- Tim Greiving
The story of Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has long fascinated Hollywood. But aside from "Medellin," the Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) starring epic from "Entourage," the character has eluded Tinseltown thus far. But it’s certainly not for a lack of trying. Javier Bardem and Christian Bale were attached to a Joe Carnahan version of “Killing Pablo” back in 2003. That version eventually fell apart and as recently as 2012, Carnahan said he would make it his next movie with Edgar Ramirez likely in the lead role. That production fell through (Carnahan made “Stretch” next), but a completely different Pablo Escobar movie, “Escobar: Paradise Lost” has now been made, likely putting paid to Carnahan’s version. Starring Benicio del Toro, clearly a perfect casting choice to play Escobar, this rendition of the drug overlord's story is very different from the law-trying-to-take-the-crook-down iteration Carnahan hoped to make. Directed by Italian actor »
- Edward Davis
We’ve heard several high-profile names tossed around for the part of Marvel’s upcoming film featuring the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange. Academy Award winner Jared Leto, fan-favorite Benedict Cumberbatch, Locke star Tom Hardy, Deliver Us From Evil star Edgar Ramirez, and three-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix have all been rumored for the role, but today a new name was added to the mix, and it’s… Matthew Modine?
That’s right, The Dark Knight Rises, Weeds, and Full Metal Jacket alum’s name has cropped up for Doctor Strange, but not in the way you might think. No trades reported his involvement, and no one has rumored him for the role. Instead, Modine has tossed his own name into the ring, and the actor is campaigning hard for the role on Twitter.
- James Garcia
Will Benedict Cumberbatch join the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe or not? While at the San Diego Comic Con to plug his new animated film "Penguins of Madagascar," the fan favorite "Sherlock" star was inevitably asked to confirm or deny rumors that he's in the running to play Marvel's "Doctor Strange" on the big screen. “As far as I’m aware, even if that was the case, it couldn’t work out because I’m doing a little play called ‘Hamlet’ in London," he told MTV. "So I don’t think I could even if that was in the cards. It sounds like a fantastic project. It’s a shame if I miss out, but who knows?” He also sidestepped a question about even meeting with Marvel. “I couldn’t possibly comment," Cumberbatch said, which many fans will no doubt translate as "I've met with them." It's not exactly a flat-out denial, »
- Dave Lewis
Now in theaters, is Deliver Us From Evil, a supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.” While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style. The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself. As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Oliver Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with Eric Bana »
- Hunter Daniels
This week’s episode of Almost Arthouse comes to you after a disturbing four month hiatus. Hosts Ty Landis and Tom Stoup are back reviewing two new theatrical releases; first up, the new Melissa McCarthy road trip comedy Tammy, also starring Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Mark Duplass. Later in the show, director Scott Derrickson is back with the exorcism thriller Deliver Us From Evil, starring Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez.
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- Ty Landis
Stars: Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson | Written by Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman | Directed by Scott Derrickson
Sometimes it can be easy to dismiss a horror film simply based on the premise. By now we have seen nearly every type or person and inanimate object possessed by some sort of demon or demonic presence. However, all genres are just as guilty of sticking with stereotypical tropes. The key is how those tropes are executed. Director Scott Derrickson’s latest film Deliver Us From Evil is far from groundbreaking, but it at least subverts expectations enough to create something worth watching.
In many ways Deliver Us From Evil is a crime drama with a few occasional supernatural elements. Eric Bana plays Sarchie, a veteran police officer with a special talent for solving disturbing crimes. His partner, played by »
- Dan Clark
Hitting theaters July 2, is Deliver Us From Evil, a new supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.” While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style. The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, - with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own - slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself. As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Olivia Munn). Recently, Collider sat down with McHale »
- Hunter Daniels
Directed by Scott Derrickson
The idea of demonic possession has terrified people around the world for hundreds of years. The idea that something not of this world is wearing your skin, living your life, while you’re nothing but a helpless passenger in your own skin, is nothing short of a veritable nightmare. Although a topic of religious study for a plethora of faiths, demonic possession has always been a favourite for Hollywood films. So it’s always nice when a movie can take the time-tested tropes and turn out something fresh. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil.
- Caitlin Marceau
Audiences celebrated America's independence by watching it be destroyed in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which ruled the box office in its second Friday, earning $10.6 million. So far, the long holiday he weekend is fairly slow, with several newcomers posting lukewarm debuts. "Extinction" has earned a formidable $148 million so far, and will have no trouble crossing the $150 million mark today, and should pass the magical $200 million mark in a few days. The series' box office high point came in 2009, when "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" brought in a domestic total of $402.1 million. Directed by Michael Bay, "Extinction" stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, and Stanley Tucci. The Warner Bros. comedy "Tammy," starring Melissa McCarthy, came in second place, earning $6.4 million in its first Friday. It opened on Wednesday July 2 and has so far earned $18.1 million. DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is having a bit of a »
- Dave Lewis
Press junkets are weird. First, you walk into a room in a fancy hotel where you come upon a complete stranger whose face you know well, and on whom you have been given a dossier. Then, you sit down and for about four minutes this person is basically contractually obligated to answer your questions. You talk, but it’s not really a conversation because both your questions and, generally speaking, his or her answers are scripted riffs. This situation is even more strange if you initially knew this stranger’s face from a talk show where you saw her conducting interviews of her own. This is the situation I found myself in when I sat down with actress Olivia Munn to discuss her role in director Scott Derrickson’s new, semi-fact-based religious thriller Deliver Us From Evil. The Jerry Bruckheimer production, which also stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, and Joel McHale »
- Hunter Daniels
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Today sees the Stateside release of Deliver Us From Evil, a new horror-thriller which sees Eric Bana returning to prominence. Directed by Scott Derrickman, who helmed Sinister and the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, the film stars Bana as Ralph Sarchie, a New York street cop who is drawn into a case with renegade priest Mendoza (Edgar Ramirez). Ostensibly a man of no religious belief, Sarchie is forced to confront his lack of faith as New York heads for destruction…
However well the film ends up faring with critics and audiences, it presents a good opportunity to re-examine Bana’s career. Since making his big-screen debut in 1997′s The Castle, Bana has slowly built himself a reputation as one of the most consistent yet underrated actors in the business. While he’s brushed with mainstream success on several occasions, he’s never quite attained »
- Daniel Mumby
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