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Universal Pictures will be the likely distributor due to both producers having first look deals at the studio.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Jason Blum whose career took off when he hit upon 2007s sleeper phenomenon Paranormal Activity is teaming up with Fast and Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan for the next low-budget sci-fi movie project. Blum and Morgan will reportedly produce a brand new thriller under their Blumhouse and Chris Morgan Productions banners. Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but the trade says the story will focus on a group of students who invent a brand new kind of technology ‘with ramifications that go far beyond their control.’ Actor-turned-scribe Christopher Denham, who you may remember as one of the Canadian Embassy houseguests in Ben Affleck’s...
- Nick Martin
Some quick news to kick-start your Friday evening as word of a tale of science gone awry has hit the wire. Being that awry science is our favorite type of science, we figured it would definitely be worth a mention. Read on for details.
The duo will produce the as of yet untitled project and have hired actor-turned-scribe Christopher Denham, who played one of the Canadian Embassy houseguests in the 2012 best picture Oscar winner Argo, to write the script.
Plot details are being kept secret, but broadly, the story centers on a group of students who invent a new technology with ramifications that go far beyond their control.
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- Uncle Creepy
The story centers on a group of students whose technological invention has far-reaching ramifications that these young minds cannot fully comprehend. While the project isn't set up at a studio yet, both Jason Blum and Chris Morgan have first-look deals at Universal Pictures, so it seems likely that the movie may end up there. No production schedule was released.
Christopher Denham played one of the houseguests in last year's Best Picture Argo. He has also appeared in The Bay, Sound of My Voice, and had a three-episode arc on the Fox series The Following. On the other side of the camera, he wrote and directed the 2008 feature Home Movie, and wrote the script for director Oren Peli's Area 51. »
One is the producer of the massively successful Paranormal Activity franchise. The other has penned the last three Fast & Furious movies.And now they're ready to join forces. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Blum and Chris Morgan are teaming up to produce a brand new low-budget sci-fi thriller together under their respective Blumhouse and Chris Morgan Productions banners. While larger details about the plot are currently being kept under wraps, the trade says the story will focus on a group of clever students who invent a brand new kind of technology "with ramifications that go far beyond their control." Both producers have first-look deals set up with Universal Pictures, meaning that it's likely the project will end up going there when it comes time for distribution. Despite Morgan's experience as a writer, the pen will be handed over to Christopher Denham, an actor-turned-writer who you may remember as »
Microbudget horror man Jason Blum and Fast and Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan are teaming up for a low-budget sci-fi movie project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The two will produce the untitled project and have hired actor-turned-scribe Christopher Denham, who played one of the Canadian Embassy houseguests in the 2012 best picture Oscar winner Argo, to write the script. Logline details are being kept secret, but broadly, the story centers on a group of students who invent a new technology with ramifications that go far beyond their control. Both Blum, Morgan and their respective production
- Borys Kit
We start with a compare/contrast of Joe's (James 100%PureFoy) and Ryan's (Kevin Bacon) morning routines:
Joe jogs in the idyllic Northeast countryside before picking up the satellite phone to call and taunt a few old enemies.
Ryan wakes up from a cheap vodka bender to the sound of Joe's voice cooing insults in his ear.
Seriously? These guys are made for each other, Jack-Sprat-and-wife style. Can the rest of us go home?
Joe calls out Ryan on his drinking, and Ryan hangs up on him. (Atta girl!) Joe calls back, and tells Ryan that he needs to at least become a functioning alcoholic, because a flat-out drunk for a hero is just a tired cliche. Joe says he's going to win Claire's love back, reminding Ryan that love conquers all. Ryan says, "Now that's a tired cliche."
Speaking of, Claire (Natalie Zea, modeling this season's hottest hostage hood) and »
The Bay, 2012.
Directed by Barry Levinson.
Chaos breaks out in the small seaside town of Chesapeake Bay when a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the residents into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites.
If you’ve watched the Paranormal Activity films of late, or watched The Blair Witch Project when that was released, and you find yourself itching to see another found footage film, then The Bay may well be what you’re looking for. Yes right now we’re in the flux of a found footage stampede. They’re coming out left, right and centre. Big screen and small screen. It’s possibly the “in thing” of the horror genre right now. Do we really need another? Do we even want another? If the answer is yes, then The Bay will probably satisfy. »
- Flickering Myth
Director: Barry Levinson
Running Time: 84 Minutes
Extras: Behind the scenes footage, Trailer
News that Barry Levinson, director of Rain Man, Diner and Sphere, was making a found-footage horror film caused either a ripple of excitement, or a ‘sigh’ of tedium depending on your view of the divisive genre.
The simple story harks back to the likes of Jaws as a rapidly spreading parasite rips through a small town on the 4th of July. This outlandish comparison is in no way hyperbolic, because no-one will be going in the water after the events of the movie. More than horror, the film also offers social commentary, with a clearly underprepared government ignoring early warnings in favour of profits.
Levinson manages to put found footage to incredible use: jumping between holiday videos (of which there are many being 4th July), cell phones, webcams, CCTV, and »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Hitting DVD on March 5th is the new movie from filmmaker Barry Levinson, The Bay, and to get you excited for its release we have an exclusive clip from the film's supplemental material for you to chew on. Dig it!
From the Press Release
From Oscar®-winning director Barry Levinson (Best Director, Rain Man, 1988) and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidiouscomes The Bay, a horror story of a sleepy town infected by a deadly menace. A masterful new envisioning of the found footage genre, The Bay arrives on DVD and Digital Download March 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
An official selection of the New York and Toronto International Film Festivals, this pulse-pounding tale of a quaint seaside town plunged into absolute terror stars Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) and Christopher Denham (Argo, Shutter Island). The DVD includes audio commentary by director Barry Levinson and a featurette, “Into the »
- Uncle Creepy
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Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 2 (18)
It's over five hours long in all, but there's barely a slack moment in this exhilarating Indian epic as it races through generations of smalltown criminal, industrial and political enmity. Yes, it's violent, but like all great crime stories it's also a vibrant tapestry of family life and modern history, closer to Leone, Coppola or Tarantino than Bollywood.
The Oldboy director gives us a sensual, tantalisingly ambiguous thriller, centred on Wasikowska and her shifty smalltown family.
- Steve Rose
Director: Ben Affleck
Running Time: 129 minutes/120 minutes
Extras: Feature Length Picture in Picture: Eye Witness Account (theatrical version), Commentary, Rescued from Tehran: We Were There, Argo: Absolute Authenticity, Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection, Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option
Critical acclaim is fine, it adds certain audience pressures, but winning the Best Picture Academy Award is a whole different pressure. Past winners The Artist (2012), The Kings Speech (2011) and The Hurt Locker (2010), amongst others, have been put under a microscope following victory and this year it’s Argo’s turn.
Militants attack the Us Embassy in Iran taking 44 people hostage. Six workers escape to the Canadian Ambassadors house waiting for the troubles to blow over. As time passes the CIA formulate a plan involving a fake movie, false passports and Tony Mendez (Aflleck) risking his life in »
- Sam Carey
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, the veteran who helmed classics like Rain Men, Diner and Bugsy, deserves kudos for attempting to turn the increasingly moribund found footage subgenre into a more thought-provoking entity. But beyond noble intentions lies a largely ineffective and ponderous movie that harnesses many of the worst elements of both the horror genre and the found footage trope.
The Bay has a familiar eco-disaster premise that harks back to movies like Return of the Living Dead Part II. Instead of the toxic gas spillage that torments a town in that zombie splatterfest, Levinson's movie features a waterborne threat that stems from the unethical dumping of waste off the shores of a seaside town in Maryland.
After the one-dimensionally fiendish mayor ignores some ominous scientific research, a deadly plague is unleashed and »
Real life stories are a major influence in cinema. Some of the greatest films ever made have been based on a true story.
Today, ‘based on a true story’ or ‘based on real events’ have become phrases specifically used to attract audiences; horror films, supernatural thrillers and even political dramas will use these phrases in their trailers and on their posters. Real life isn’t as exciting as cinema will have us believe unfortunately, so some real events – no matter how cool or exciting they will be – will have to be spiced up a little to make a decent film. Some films try to pass fiction off as real life however so here is ten ‘true’ stories that aren’t 100% true.
Most of them are not gross instances of lying but there are some interesting facts about the real life stories that surround the films. Other films rely purely on »
- Rebecca Anne Ryan
The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to Argo at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2012 at the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
Honored with individual awards were Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Tommy Lee Jones and Jennifer Lawrence for performances in motion pictures and Alec Baldwin, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Costner, Claire Danes, Tina Fey and Julianne Moore for performances in television. The Screen Actors Guild Awards® originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Downton Abbey” and “Modern Family.” The honors for outstanding action »
- Michelle McCue
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out today in Los Angeles, with Argo taking home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Modern Family and Downton Abbey won the top awards in the television categories. Take a look at the full list of the Screen Actors Guild Awards winners and nominations.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners and Nominations
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Ben Affleck's "Argo" continues its march as the Oscar front-runner this awards season. Yesterday, the film was the big winner at the 2013 Producers Guild Awards, and tonight, it won the big prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards taking home the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture trophy.
Here's the complete 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Winners (bolded and highlighted); for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
Momentum have done us all a favour by picking it up for distribution here in the UK, and with its release coming in just over a month’s time in March, they’ve put out a new trailer for our shores.
“The quaint coastal town of Claridge, Maryland thrives on the safe, tranquil and abundant waters of Chesapeake Bay. During their annual Independence Day celebrations, a gruesome plague is unleashed, quickly infecting the residents and turning them against each other.
A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, “The Bay” graphically chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.”
- Kenji Lloyd
Director: Barry Levinson
Running time: 82 mins
Synopsis: A mockumentary horror thriller tracking a relentless plague in the form of a mutant parasite, which becomes rife in the waters of Chesapeake Bay, in Claridge, Maryland. The small close-knit community soon descends into terror and chaos.
Told through the inevitable use of found footage (everything from skype conversations to CCTV), this narrative flits back and forth between residents of the town, including an aspiring reporter who survived the outbreak, and a pair of new parents who, along with their ankle biter, arrive at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Bay is a ridiculous movie, which should be avoided by anyone with – even semi-functional – eyes or ears. It is such a giant medley of unbelievable inconsistencies, weak plotting, and shambolic characters that I may have to hand the responsibility of »
- Martin Daniel McDonagh
DVD & Digital Download Release Date: March 5, 2013
Price: DVD $27.98
An ecological disaster wreaks havoc on a small community in The Bay.
The 2012 ecological horror-science fiction thriller film The Bay is directed by director Barry Levinson (Disclosure) and produced by prolific filmmaker Jason Blum, who was behind the horror films Paranormal Activity and Insidious.
In July, 2009, a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told – until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter emerges with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak.
Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened—yup, this is another one of those found-footage flicks—the movie unfolds over 24 hours through people’s iPhones, »
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