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Coinciding with the news that Fast & Furious 7 has become only the fourth film ever to hit $1.5 billion at the global box office, Vin Diesel has taken to Instagram to remind us that the next instalment in the blockbuster action franchise will arrive in the summer of 2017…
So far, there’s no word on a director for Fast & Furious 8, although James Wan is contracted to return. Vin Diesel is confirmed as returning alongside Dwayne Johnson, and the film is slated for release on April 14th 2017.
- Gary Collinson
This April’s Furious 7 is currently the fourth highest grossing movie of all time, with a worldwide take of $1.499 billion. Yes, you read that right. The seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise is only bested by The Avengers, Titanic, and Avatar on the all-time worldwide chart, which I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around that fact. With this kind of take, it was no surprise that Universal Pictures quickly announced Fast & Furious 8 for release in 2017, and now star/producer/franchise godfather Vin Diesel has offered a tease of what fans can expect in the form of a promo poster. Revealed on his Instagram account (Diesel loves social media, natch), the unofficial promo poster offers a look at New York City with a hint of blood. Diesel and Co. have actually been teasing the NYC setting of Fast & Furious 8 for a while now, and the »
- Adam Chitwood
A little over ten years ago, Australian filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell arrived in the U.S. with a disturbing twist on the serial killer thriller called Saw, a movie that led to annual Halloween franchise for almost seven years. Following several projects, the pair returned in a major way with haunter hit Insidious, the rousing Toronto premiere of which…
- Edward Douglas
Dead Silence drew plenty of disdainful reviews upon arrival in 2007 but the truth of the matter is its a decent flick with some really creepy scenes to take in. James Wan (whos since gone on to deliver fan favorites Insidious and The Conjuring) puts his creepy stamp on things offering up a slew of cool atmospheric shots and unique camera maneuvers. Ryan Kwanten does a fine job of leading the film and theres a damn wicked twist in wait. Its a solid flick. »
We're fast approaching the release of Insidious: Chapter 3 and a new featurette has been released which takes us behind the scenes of the horror sequel. Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, and Dermot Mulroney all take the time to reveal what's in store for their characters as well as teasing what they call "a crazy scary movie." Check it out for yourself and let us know if you think if this sequel will live up to the original. I found James Wan's »
- Kevin Fraser
We’re living in a world where almost every horror film we love is available on Blu-ray, from modern hits to obscure cult classics. And yet, we still can’t experience the joys of James Wan’s Dead Silence in glorious HD. But… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Grey Matter Art and StudioCanal S.A have teamed up to present an officially licensed, limited edition Evil Dead 2 poster by artist Gary Pullin. There is a glow-in-the-dark variant edition in this release as well. Also in this round-up: release details on the Dead Silence Blu-ray and new Garbage Pail Kids T-shirts from Fright Rags.
Evil Dead 2: This poster is on sale now at Grey Matter Art's online shop. This Limited Edition screen printed poster is priced at $50 for the regular edition and $65 for the variant.
"Artist: Gary Pullin
Regular Edition: 150/$50.00 (Hand Numbered)
Variant Edition (Gid): 100/$65.00 (Hand Numbered)
Printed By: D & L Screen Printing"
"There is an old ghost story in the sleepy town of Ravens Fair about Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist who went mad. »
- Tamika Jones
Focus Features has released two new clips for Insidious: Chapter 3, the next installment in Blumhouse’s hit horror franchise. travels back to the origins of the Insidious saga, following Lin Shaye’s psychic medium, Elise, as she uses her ability to contact the dead and help save a teenage girl being targeted by a new demon from The Further. Leigh Whanell, who wrote the first two films and co-created the franchise with James Wan, makes his directorial debut. The film also stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, and Whannell himself. Insidious 3 clips via Focus Features. "What happened?" "What's happening to me?" Nobody in these clips knows what the hell is going on and I love it. That feels right. After all, getting possessed would be a pretty Wtf experience. Other than that, there's not a here as these clips are pretty expository. There are teases of the new demon, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Prepare to get ‘Tip Toe Through the Tulips' stuck in your head all over again as the Insidious franchise goes back to the beginning with it’s third prequel chapter. While original director James Wan may be off the project, these new stills show that writer and co-creator Leigh Whannell is a good fit in the directors chair. Released: June 5th Synopsis: From the producers of Sinister, Paranormal Activity & The Conjuring comes the darkest Insidious chapter that takes you back to the very beginning. Before the haunting of the Lambert family, gifted psychic Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye) attempts to save a young woman from demonic possession, in doing so revealing more of the otherworldly and terrifying realm of The Further. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
James Wan's high-octane auto fest Furious 7, which includes Paul Walker's final on-screen performance, added another $17.38 million to bring its gross in China to a massive $389.26 million. After 29 days in Chinese theaters, the movie, which boasts investment by the state film colossus China Film Group, had 167,412 screenings and 2.78 million admissions, according to data from research group Entgroup. Furious 7's winning run looks set to come to a screeching halt, however, as Avengers: Age of Ultron is due to open on May 12 and is expected to show on more than 96
- Clifford Coonan
Focus Features has released a new motion poster for Insidious Chapter 3, which takes fans deep into the horrifying and mysterious realm known only as The Further. The poster offers brief glimpses of Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye and Stefanie Scott, while teasing some of the most horrifying ways to die. Lin Shaye (Elise Rainier), Angus Sampson (Tucker) and Leigh Whannell (Specs) all reprise their roles from Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2, with this chapter set before the events of both those movies.
The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. The supporting cast includes Tate Berney, »
Arrow star Katie Cassidy has joined the cast of New Line’s period thriller The Wolves At The Door, helmed by Annabelle director (and frequent James Wan-cinematographer) John Leonetti. Written by Gary Dauberman, the film takes place in 1969, as four friends endure a terrifying home invasion in the Hollywood hills. Peter Safran is producing. Shooting is set to last from mid-May to late June in Los Angeles. Cassidy will be starring opposite the earlier-announced Miles Fisher… »
Filmmaker Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter,” "Mud") might have been one of the unlikely writers of “Aquaman” (or at least one version of the script) and while there were rumors he might direct (though it sounds like James Wan will helm now), he’s pretty much out of the running as his next project has been announced. Nichols will direct “Loving” starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga (E4's “Misfits,” and ABC's “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), a drama inspired by the documentary “The Loving Story” directed by Nancy Buirski (here’s our review) which was about a racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending mixed-race love story during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Here’s the official synopsis: Richard and Mildred Loving were married in June of 1958. As a result, authorities broke into their home, arrested them, and they were sentenced to a year in the state penitentiary. This sentence was suspended »
- Edward Davis
Miles Fisher has joined the cast of New Line’s upcoming period thriller The Wolves At The Door. Set in 1969, the film follows four friends who endure a terrifying home invasion. The Wolves At The Door is directed by frequent James Wan-cinematographer John Leonetti, from a script by Gary Dauberman. Peter Safran is producing. Shooting is scheduled from mid-May to late June in Los Angeles. Fisher’s most recent film is the 2014 satirical comedy Believe Me; he is… »
We present the fourth industry report on the South Korean Cinema.
During April more than 12 million people attended the South Korean cinemas, resulting in sales over $95 million dollars. Korean Films manage to attract almost 4 million spectators while most of the admissions went to Foreign Films, which gathered more than 9 million views. Korean Film got more than $23 million dollars on sales and Foreign Films gather more than $72 million dollars on ticket sales.
Taking into account the numbers obtain this month with the ones from 2014 we can see that there is a small increase of the industry. April is known to be the month with the less activity especially for local films because most of international productions are release this month. Despite this the numbers show something interesting. The Total Admissions grew 23.03% compared to last year. The Korean Film admissions grew 93.19%, reaching almost 4 million viewers. As for the Foreign Films it »
- Sebastian Nadilo
Before we even go any further, it's worth pointing out that the short lists for directors on big projects isn't always that accurate. For example, James Wan wasn't on a rumored list for Furious 7, nor was Scott Derrickson on the reported list for Doctor Strange, and both directors landed those projects. But it can be fun to speculate on a movie's future based on the names getting tossed around, and in the case of the new Spider-Man reboot, the list and its accompanying rumor is pretty telling. According to Deadline, Marvel and Sony have narrowed the competition down to six names, two of whom would be directing together. They are: Jonathan Levine (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Warm Bodies) Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) Jason Moore...
- Peter Hall
Lili Taylor, who starred in Abel Ferrara’s 1994 NYC vampire film The Addiction and put in a properly awards-worthy performance in James Wan’s The Conjuring will return to horror in the upcoming Texas Chainsaw prequel, Leatherface. In reporting Leatherface’s presence at the Cannes Market, Deadline revealed Taylor has joined Stephen Dorff, Angela Bettis and young…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Despite losing its hold over the top of the box office charts in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron’s release, Universal’s blockbuster action sequel Fast & Furious 7 has continued its hugely-impressive run by overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 to become the fourth biggest film of all time.
The James Wan-directed Furious 7 now sits on $1.429 billion around the globe, and is now just some $90 million short of 2012’s The Avengers in third place. It looks to be the start of a big shake-up in the all time top five this year, with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens both likely to find themselves up there when the dust settles on 2015.
See Also: Read our Fast & Furious 7 reviews here, here, here and here.
- Gary Collinson
Furious 7‘s month-long reign at the box office came to an end this weekend at the hands of another franchise entry, as Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron entered the Us release market with a vengeance, earning $187.6 million to rise to the top of the box office. The total, in addition to displacing the aforementioned James Wan film as the biggest opening weekend gross of 2015, already puts the newest entry in the McU in the top three highest grossing films of the year, ahead of the total gross of Fifty Shades of Grey, and just $6 million behind that of Cinderella.
The box office total of the first place winner caused a noticeable drop in the rest of the charts, as Age of Adaline finished in a distant second with $6.3 million. Furious 7 rounded out the top three with a $6.1 million gross, while Dreamworks’ Home completed its sixth straight »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Demonic centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.
Directed by Will Canon, Demonic features a cast that also includes Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz, Aaron Yoo and Alex Goode. As yet, the film is without a release date, but expect it later this year.
- Gary Collinson
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