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‘Dragon Tattoo’ Helmer Niels Arden Oplev Revs ‘Kahaani’ Remake

10 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Yrf Entertainment will remake the hit 2012 Indian film Kahaani, and the company has landed Jose Rivera and Richard Regen to script it for Niels Arden Oplev, helmer of the Swedish trilogy that began with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani was a big hit in India that grossed 16 times its budget in that country alone. The remake is titled Deity, and it’s described as a thriller about an American woman who goes to Calcutta in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at […] »

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90′s Horror Kid TV Spotlight: Eerie, Indiana

12 May 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

(Author’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series where Bj Colangelo takes a trip down memory lane and talks about the kid friendly horror TV shows from the 1990s/early 2000s that helped shape her into the horror loving fangirl she is today.)

NBC ruled Saturday mornings from 1991-1992 with Eerie, Indiana a show I would definitely call the Firefly of children’s supernatural programming.  Way ahead of its time and a kid’s show that is just as effective now as it was 20 years ago, Eerie, Indiana was a misunderstood masterpiece.  Created by Jose Rivera (the first Puerto-Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar) and Karl Schaefer, the show managed to nab Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins) as the creative consultant.  The show was weird, funny, creepy, but still maintained a charming “junior high” attitude about the whole thing.  The story followed Marshall Teller, a New »

- BJ Colangelo

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #161. Patricia Riggen’s The 33

6 February 2014 8:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The 33

Director: Patricia Riggen

Writers: Mikko Alanne, Michael John Bell, Craig Borten, Jose Rivera

Producers: Robert Katz, Edward McGurn, Mike Medavoy

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Rodrigo Santoro, Antonio Banderas, Cote de Pablo, James Brolin, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Naomi Scott, Bob Gunton, Kate del Castillo

The gamble with depicting true-event miraculous survival stories is that it either becomes an ensemble, survival film (here we’re thinking a la Frank Marshall’s Alive replacing snow with cramped spaces or it abides to bold visceral and atmospheric choices a la 127 Hours. Coming off a major flop with Girl in Progress, Patricia Riggen is likely not stuck with a Hollywoodize the Chilean event mandate, and if Juliette Binoche onboard with a breathing a sign of relief.

Gist: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

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- Eric Lavallee

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"Forger," "Shack," "Sheltered" Score Directors

30 January 2014 1:18 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Forger

Tolga Ornek ("Labyrinth") is set to direct the recently acquired Alex Allrich spec script thriller "The Forger" for Fox International. The project may actually be filmed entirely in Turkish.

The story follows an ex-cia forger now living in Istanbul whose former handler turns up dead and a female Iranian intelligence agent seeks his help to defect to the West. He soon learns there is more to her than he initially realized. [Source: Deadline]

The Shack

Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to direct and take a supporting role in a film adaptation of William Paul Young's novel "The Shack" for Summit Entertainment.

Following a personal tragedy, a man receives a mysterious note in his mailbox inviting him to The Shack. He responds and finds himself in the presence of God, and a life-transforming journey of truth and acceptance. [Source: Deadline]

Sanctuary

Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego ("Apollo 18") is set to helm the horror tale "Sanctuary" for Atlas Independent. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Blue Caprice' Director Tapped for Remake of Korean Drama 'Failan'

28 January 2014 5:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Alexandre Moors, who made his feature directorial debut with 2013's Blue Caprice, has been tapped to helm the remake of Korean film Failan. Written by Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, Letters to Juliet), the film tells the story of a young Russian woman who flees to America, but finds herself caught in a human trafficking operation. She arrives in New York through an arranged marriage with a gangster, but dies before ever meeting him. He gets to know her and her tragic story through the letters she wrote him. Story: 'Hobbit' Sequel Tops South Korean Box Office Despite Distribution Controversy

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- Rebecca Ford

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