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Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
United States, 2014
The Cabin in the Woods was the final frontier for slasher films…or at least it should have been. Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s 2012 horror-comedy took all of the subgenre’s tropes and turned them on their head. It acknowledged every character stereotype and rejected each one. The slasher film received a complete deconstruction, and now it may be best to simply pack it away. Sadly, The Town That Dreaded Sundown heralds an uninspired return to form. It just may be the blandest movie to feature violent homicide and ruthless killers.
A remake of the 1976 cult film, The Town That Dreaded Sundown heavily incorporates its predecessor into its story. Set in Texarkana, Texas, the movie takes place several decades after a string of serial murders were committed. Each Halloween the town commemorates the victims by playing the original »
- Jacob Carter
Ridley Scott makes new movies faster than you change underpants. And these aren't little indies knocked out on weekends. With his big biblical epic "Exodus: Gods And Kings" headed to theaters by the end of the year, he'll spend the fall switching gears entirely, making the sci-fi "The Martian." Matt Damon will star, and probably Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig (though the trades can't decide if they are in the movie, out of the movie or still tentative). And now another actress is perusing a contract. "House Of Cards" and "The Fantastic Four" star Kate Mara has been offered a role in the movie, and....that's the only news there is. No details on the part. The project is sounds promising, centering on a stranded astronaut on Mars, who must figure out a way to get back home to Earth. It has a script by Drew Goddard, based on the book by Andy Weir, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods was such an insanely fun horror movie. As a tribute to that film, artist Alex Pardee created an incredibly cool poster that any fan of the film would love. It's called "The Zoology Department," and it features a ton of the various monsters and creatures that reside under the cabin in the woods. I love this illustration, and here is the information on how you can get one:
"12” x 36” prints. “Warm Blood” red colorway is an edition of 40 and exclusively available only from booth B-14, at Mondo-Con, opening September 20th-21st, 2014, in Austin, TX.
"The “Cold Corpse” blue edition colorway is a S/N timed release print. Only available online from 12noon Pst Friday, September 19th, until midnight on Sunday, September 21st, Here."
Via: XombieDirge »
- Joey Paur
Kate Mara ("House of Cards," "Fantastic Four") has been offered a role in Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic "The Martian" for 20th Century Fox. Drew Goddard adapted Andy Weir's book with Matt Damon set to play a Nasa astronaut left stranded on Mars after his crewmates are forced to evacuate due to a dust storm.
He fights for survival, trying to rustle up water and grow crops. Meanwhile, his fellow astronauts are kept in the dark about his survival during their voyage back to Earth. Filming is slated to begin in November. [Source: Deadline]
"Parks and Recreation" actress Aubrey Plaza is set to provide the voice for online sensation Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime live-action telemovie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" which premieres November 29th.
- Garth Franklin
It’s looking fairly concrete that the next Ridley Scott film we’ll be getting is The Martian (after the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings of course). The film will star Matt Damon as an astronaut who is stranded on Mars and must find his way back home. The script was written by the amazing Drew Goddard (based on Andy Weir’s e-book turned Crown novel). And it could be good, I’m looking forward to seeing Scott work in a somewhat smaller scope. I mean, it’s a sci-fi movie set on another planet but it looks as though it’s sort of an intimate film in the vein of Cast Away. Last week we had heard that Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig were in the mix to appear in the film. I’m not sure if that’s still the case (it’s possible that this movie has a big female cast, »
- Evan Dickson
• Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston will take the chariot reins as the title role in the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur. Previously, Tom Hiddleston had been in talks for the role of slave Judah Ben-Hur in the Paramount and MGM picture. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is directing the film adapted by John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Keith Clarke (The Way Back) that is said to be based more on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ than the 1959 film that starred Charlton Heston. Morgan Freeman has already been cast as Ildarin, the teacher who helps make the slave Ben-Hur into chariot racer champion. »
- Jake Perlman
Exclusive: Following an Emmy-nominated run on Netflix’s House Of Cards, Kate Mara has been offered a role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian. The 20th Century Fox sci-fier is picking up steam: Deadline reported this month that Jessica Chastain and Kristin Wiig are circling lead roles opposite Matt Damon in the saga of an astronaut marooned on Mars. The script is adapted by Cabin In The Woods‘ Drew Goddard from the book by Andy Weir, which sold to publisher Crown in 2013 after enjoying meteoric sales as an e-book. Fox has set The Martian for release November 25, 2015. Mara already is set to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman in the studio’s superhero reboot Fantastic Four, which Chronicle‘s Josh Trank is helming. She’s repped by UTA.
- Jen Yamato
Matt Damon is getting some company in the sci-fi survival film The Martian. The Wrap reports that Halt and Catch Fire star Mackenzie Davis is in talks to join director Ridley Scott’s next film in a “small but crucial role”. Scripted by Drew Goddard based on an e-book by Andy Weir, Damon stars as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to return home. Jessica Chastain is set to co-star in the pic in another unspecified role, but one imagines Damon will hold most of the screentime by himself. Davis has proven to be a formidable talent to watch in films like Breathe In and most recently the romantic comedy What If, and The Martian is certainly her highest profile role to date. In addition to The Martian, The Wrap notes that Davis is currently filming Anna Axster’s indie A Country Called Home »
- Adam Chitwood
“Halt and Catch Fire” star Mackenzie Davis is in final negotiations to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi movie “The Martian,” TheWrap has learned. Davis is also set to star in Sophia Takal's psychological thriller “Always Shine,” and she's currently filming Anna Axster's indie movie “A Country Called Home” with Imogen Poots. Also read: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Renewed for Season 2 “The Martian” is a 20th Century Fox project that Drew Goddard adapted from Andy Weir's popular e-book. Damon will star as an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to »
- Jeff Sneider
In another move that shows how much inspiration the upcoming Daredevil Netflix series will draw from Frank Miller’s run in the comics, Marvel has cast Scott Glenn (The Hunt for Red October, Silence of the Lambs) as Stick, the mysterious martial artist famous for training both Elektra and the titular Man Without Fear.
Stick was created by Miller in 1981, where he’s depicted as a blind master martial artist who not only teaches a young Matt Murdock how to fight, but how to control his senses and develop his “radar sense.” Stick is also revealed to be the leader of a warrior order called The Chaste that regularly fought with a mercenary group known as The Hand.
- James Garcia
I’ll most definitely be checking out Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show (even though my excitement may have dimmed a bit in the wake of writer Drew Goddard’s departure). The last we’d heard on the casting front was that Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) would be signing up for the role of Karen Page. Now we’ve got confirmed news that Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs, The Right Stuff) will also be joining the series as Stick, Matt Murdock’s mentor. I can definitely see this working, Glenn has a terse reserve that allows him to be commanding without being broad. Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Murdock/Daredevil, along with Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Murdock’s best friend and legal partner Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as the crime lord Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson, who has an unknown ‘critical’ role on the show. »
- Evan Dickson
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Silence of the Lambs and The Hunt for Red October, Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of Marvel's Daredevil.
Here's what Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, had to say about the casting in his statement.
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, »
“Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock’s life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero’s journey,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt’s journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil.”
Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) also star. The comicbook adaptation is executive produced by »
- Laura Prudom
Best known for his work in blockbuster films such as "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Silence of The Lambs" and "The Hunt For Red October," Scott Glenn will play Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil).
Scott Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the critically-lauded cast of "Marvel's Daredevil."
Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television said:
"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey. There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in »
- Kellvin Chavez
Marvel Studios is planning on revealing lots of new details about their upcoming Daredevil series at New York Comic Con next month, but showrunner Stephen S. DeKnight already shared a few things about it with Paste Magazine. In a recentinterview he offers a little tease of their vision for the man without fear.
"With this version of Daredevil we wanted it to be grounded, gritty, as realistic as we could portray. That naturally fits in with the Daredevil character. Matt Murdock, on a regular basis, would get the shit beat out of him. That's one thing that makes him a great character. He's not super strong. He's not invulnerable. In every aspect, he's a man that's just pushed himself to the limits, he just has senses that are better than a normal humans. He is human. The other thing that really drew me to this character is that he's one »
- Joey Paur
(Cbr) "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has its share of critics — even among fans of Sony Pictures’ 2012 franchise reboot — who frequently point to its overabundance of characters (namely, villains) and an unfocused narrative. However, star Andrew Garfield insists the blame doesn’t lie with the screenplay by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, but rather with the studio. Telling The Daily Beast he “genuinely loved” the script, Garfield explains, “There was this thread running through it. I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it [...] and saying, ‘No, that doesn’t work,’ then the thread is broken, and it’s hard to go with the flow of the story. Certain people at the studio had problems with certain parts of it, and ultimately the studio is the final say in those movies because they’re the tentpoles, »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Andrew Garfield has addressed the criticism of Amazing Spider-Man 2 and lays the blame for its failings squarely on the shoulders of Sony. He reveals that the studio had “problems with certain parts of it” and made changes. He also speaks about appearing (maybe) in the Sinister Six.
There’s been a lot of debate over what went wrong with the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Why was it the lowest grossing Spider-Man film ever? Why were the reviews so mediocre? Why have internet fans been so vocal about their criticisms of the film? Andrew Garfield has finally addressed these criticisms.
While at the Toronto Film Festival promoting Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, a real estate drama in which he co-stars with Michael Shannon, Garfield sat down for an interview with the Daily Beast and when Amazing Spider-Man 2 was mentioned, he took the opportunity to give his opinions on the sequel.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t met with the critical or commercial success that Sony had hoped it would, plans for the Spider-Man franchise were suddenly thrown into jeopardy. However, now that the studio is further removed from that underwhelming title, it appears that Sony is still holding steady in its plans to deliver more of the beloved webhead.
There’s a Sinister Six title in the works, with Drew Goddard helming, and plans for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 are currently underway. Perhaps most exciting, though, is a Venom spinoff, which may or may not be titled Venom Carnage and could potentially arrive as early as 2017. We didn’t know much more about it than that, but producer Alex Kurtzman recently shed further light on the project at the premiere of CBS series Scorpion.
Talking to MTV about why Venom appeals as an antihero, Kurtzman stated:
“Well, Venom »
- Isaac Feldberg
The writer-director commented on his plans for Sony Pictures' Amazing Spider-Man spinoff.
"The idea is that you can do things with Venom that you can't do with Spider-Man," Kurtzman told MTV.
"Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He's a much darker character."
Sony is also planning a Sinister Six film starring Spider-Man villains, with Drew Goddard attached to write and potentially direct.
Details and a release date are yet to be announced for Venom. »
While it has not yet been set on the release date calendar, Sony Pictures is in fact making a Venom movie set in the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. The project was announced at the same time as Drew Goddard's in-development Sinister Six film, and while we don't know much about it outside of the fact that it's being written and directed by Alex Kurtzman, it is indeed being made. It will probably be a while until we actually hear any firm big details about the movie, so at this point we are latching on to anything we can find. Take, for example, Kurtzman's recent comments about what we can expect both in terms of the portrayal of the titular anti-hero character and the tone of the feature. Speaking with MTV at an event for his upcoming CBS show Scorpion, Kurtzman dug into what we can expect to see »
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