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Your Guide to 'Justice League Dark' and How It Fits into the Larger DC Universe

23 November 2015 7:10 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Justice League Dark is a comic book property that holds tremendous possibilities for a movie version. Guillermo del Toro departed the project back in June, but the latest word from JoBlo is that Fede Alvarez, known for the ferocious Evil Dead remake, and the team of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who made the grueling indie horror movie Big Bad Wolves, are the top contenders to direct. The report also says the project is currently titled Dark Universe. That news arrives after...

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Your Guide to 'Justice League Dark' and How It Fits Into the Larger DC Universe

20 November 2015 1:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Justice League Dark is a comic book property that holds tremendous possibilities for a movie version. Guillermo Del Toro departed the project back in June, but the latest word from JoBlo is that Fede Alvarez, known for the ferocious Evil Dead remake, and the team of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who made the grueling indie horror movie Big Bad Wolves, are the top contenders to direct. The report also says the project is currently titled Dark Universe. That news arrives after casting possibilities were circulated recently, so we decided to round up everything we know about the movie so far.   How does the movie fit into the DC universe? The superhero team was first assembled by DC Comics in November 2011. The premise was that the team would include the more...

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Justice League Dark Rumours – Potential Directors Revealed, Title Change?

20 November 2015 5:56 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There’s been an absolute onslaught of rumours recently surrounding DC’s Justice League Dark movie, and when there’s this much news coming from different outlets, it usually means that the rumours are true. This time, it’s Joblo reporting that Warner Bros have a (very) shortlist of potential directors lined up for the project; all of whom are capable replacements for the previously-departed Guillermo Del Toro.

Reportedly in the mix are Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who directed the Israeli crime thriller Big Bad Wolves (quoted as being Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movie of 2013), up against the choice of Fede Alvarez, he of the Evil Dead remake from the same year. Both choices have a morbid flair for the ghoulish and would be good fits for the script, which is reported to be a great work by Del Toro and “one of the main reasons” that »

- Dan Woburn

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Warner Bros. Shortlist of Directors for "Justice League Dark" Revealed

20 November 2015 5:28 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to JoBlo, Warner Bros. Pictures have a short list of possible frontrunners to helm the Guillermo del Toro-scripted "Justice League Dark" film adaptation. Del Toro wrote the recent screenplay with the desire to direct but decided to step down due to his commitment to helm "Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom", which is set up with Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

JoBlo revealed that the directing team of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado and Fede Alvarez are in contention for the job. Keshales and Papushado are known in the horror genre for "Big Bad Wolves", "Rabies" and the anthology film "ABCs of Death 2." Alvarez directed 2013's "Evil Dead" remake, which was produced by original director Sam Raimi. Alvarez is currently in post-production on his latest film, "A Man in the Dark". 

Latino-Review recently revealed the list of actors that Warner Bros. would like to cast in the film which includes »

- J.B. Casas

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Directing front-runners revealed for Justice League Dark

20 November 2015 1:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The mighty have exclusive news of the potential front-runners for the directing job on the planned Justice League Dark movie. The film, which has been written by Guillermo del Toro, is all-set to start production in 2016 with the studio wanting to fill the helming job as soon as possible.

Joblo reports that the following are leading the field for directing duties presently: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who directed Big Bad Wolves, and Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez.

The Jld team consists of the more supernatural members of the DC Universe, handling situations deemed unfit for the traditional Justice League (who are obviously comprised of the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman etc.)

In terms of acting talent for the film? Well, Heroic Hollywood are reporting that Colin Farrell is being eyed for Constantine, Ron Perlman for Swamp Thing, Ben Mendelsohn as Anton Arcane, Ewan McGregor for Jason Blood/The Demon, »

- Paul Heath

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"Justice League Dark" Director Shortlist?

19 November 2015 6:00 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Throughout this week there's been a lot of casting rumors surrounding the so-called "Justice League Dark" project at Warner Bros. Pictures. That film will see the supernatural heroes of the DC Comics universe coming together to stop a threat - in this case a villain named Anton Arcane.

So far we've heard that the likes of Colin Farrell, Ben Mendelsohn, Monica Bellucci, Ewan McGregor and Ron Perlman are being sought for roles in the film ranging from John Constantine to Swamp Thing. Today, JoBlo has released shortlist of potential directors for the project according to their sources.

With Guillermo del Toro having dropped out of helming the project earlier this year, Warners is going for some wilder choices it would seem. Amongst the front runners are "Evil Dead" remake helmer Fede Alvarez, and the pair of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado who made "Big Bad Wolves".

del Toro's script is »

- Garth Franklin

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Rumuor: Warner Bros. narrows director search on Justice League Dark

19 November 2015 3:39 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few days we’ve heard several casting rumours for Warner Bros.’ supernatural DC ensemble Justice League Dark, with Ben Mendelsohn tipped for the villain Anton Arcane and Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Ron Perlman and Monica Bellucci said to be up for the roles of Constantine, Etrigan the Demon, Swamp Thing and Madame Xanadu.

Now Joblo has chimed in with its own report, claiming that the studio has narrowed its search for a director on the project following Guillermo del Toro’s departure, with Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) said to be in contention.

As yet, Justice League Dark has not been officially announced by Warner Bros., but it’s said that the studio is keen to go into production in 2016.


- Gary Collinson

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Rumor: Here Are The Frontrunners To Direct Justice League Dark

19 November 2015 3:01 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The internet has been ablaze with Justice League Dark rumors lately. Initially, we heard that Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Monica Belluci and Ewan McGregor were all being targeted by DC for Constantine, Swamp Thing, Madame Xanadu & Etrigan the Demon respectively, then yesterday the phenomenally talented Ben Mendelsohn was tipped to the villain of the piece, Anton Arcane. Now, the reliable folks at JoBlo have weighed in. They are claiming that the Evil Dead remake's Fede Alvarez & Big Bad Wolves duo Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado are the studio's top choices to helm the movie. Both have a history with dark horror movies and thrillers, making them solid choices to bring to life Guillermo del Toro's screenplay (which is said to be excellent). In fact, apparently the studio are so pleased with his script, they're pushing for production to begin as soon as early next year. If this is true, we »

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'Justice League Dark' Targets 'Evil Dead' Remake Director

19 November 2015 2:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There have been no shortage of rumors for Justice League Dark, a.k.a. Dark Universe, this week. One report claimed that Colin Farrell is being eyed to play John Constantine, while yet another report claimed Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to play the main villain, Anton Arcane. None of these details have been confirmed just yet, but now we have another rumor to throw onto the pile. JoBlo reports that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and the Israeli filmmaking duo of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) are considered the directorial front runners at this point.

Warner Bros. has been searching for a director ever since Guillermo del Toro dropped out back in June. There didn't seem to be much traction on the project in the intervening months, until we reported last month that Scott Rudin came aboard to produce, with the studio hoping to get production started »

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'Evil Dead' And 'Big Bad Wolves' Directors Rumored For 'Justice League Dark'

19 November 2015 2:25 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The rumor machine continues to churn for "Justice League Dark." Thus far, we've seen a smattering of possible casting choices float by, including Colin Farrell for John ConstantineEwan McGregor for Jason Blood, Monica Bellucci for Madame Xanadu, Ben Mendelsohn as Anton Arcane, and Ron Perlman as Swamp Thing. But who is going to get behind the camera? Read More: Ben Mendelsohn Eyed For 'Justice League Dark' Well, according to JoBlo, they're hearing that Fede Alvarez of "Evil Dead" fame, and Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who delivered the cult fave "Big Bad Wolves," are the "top contenders." The qualification here must be the ability to handle darker material, because no one particularly liked "Evil Dead." But Alvarez did have a way with grit, as did Keshales and Papushado with their picture. However, with word that Mendelsohn won't decide until he knows who's directing, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Justice League Dark Looking At These 3 Directors

19 November 2015 2:19 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite Justice League Dark encountering problems over the past year, this week has seen a lot of news regarding its development. First there the potential casting tidbits regarding its main characters, including Colin Farrell being the frontrunner to play John Constantine. Then it was reported that Swamp Thing villain Anton Arcane will be the movie.s main antagonist, possibly to be played by Ben Mendelsohn. Now there.s word on the folks Warner Bros are looking at to replace Guillermo del Toro as director. Right now the main candidates for the job are Big Bad Wolves duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, followed by the Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez. None of them have been officially offered the job yet, but as JoBlo notes, their experience with the "dark and macabre genre" has caught the eyes of the Warner Bros brass. While Keshales and Papushado don.t have any »

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Fede Alvarez, Aharon Keshales And Navot Papushado May Direct Justice League Dark

19 November 2015 2:15 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

JoBlo is reporting that Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez and Big Bad Wolves helmers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are being eyed by Warner Bros. to direct Justice League Dark. This news comes hot on the heels of several casting rumors that arrived this week, pointing to actors like Colin Farrell and Ben Mendelsohn, among others, being considered for roles. Clearly production is heating up on the project, and we couldn’t be more excited.

In regards to these directorial candidates, they’re interesting choices and ones that sit very well with us. All three have shown a dark and gritty side with their previous efforts, and Alvarez in particular has displayed a knack for dealing with the supernatural thanks to his Evil Dead remake.

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Between the three of them, they’ve got all the necessary skills to bring the characters of Justice League Dark »

- Josh Wilding

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Exclusive: Sam Raimi talks Ash Vs Evil Dead, Possible Evil Dead Sequel

31 October 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tonight is the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead, and millions of horror fans will be tuning in to see Ash and his trusty chainsaw do battle against the forces of evil. This is also a welcome return to horror for Sam Raimi, who created the series, directed the first episode, and couldn't be happier to give fans what they've been asking for. Ahead of the premiere, I had the honor of speaking with Sam Raimi, and he was very candid about bringing Ash to the small screen and the challenges of shooting for TV. He also settled a debate among Evil Dead fans on where the 2013 Fede Alvarez movie fits within the Evil Dead universe:

It's been more than 30 years since you first created the world of The Evil Dead. How did it feel to get back behind the camera with Bruce to continue the story of Ash? »

- Jonathan James

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Bruce Campbell Talks Ash Vs Evil Dead

30 October 2015 4:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This Halloween, Ash Williams and his trusted chainsaw return in Starz's Ash vs Evil Dead series. Ahead of the pilot episode's premiere, Daily Dead took part in a roundtable interview call with the king himself, Bruce Campbell, who talked about the evolution of Ash, the show's connections (and in certain cases, lack thereof) to the Evil Dead films, getting splattered in fake blood, and much more.

On whether or not there's a connection between Ash vs Evil Dead and Fede Alvarez's 2013 Evil Dead film (in which Bruce made a brief after-credits cameo as Ash):

Bruce Campbell: No connection whatsoever. That was a director who had a whim, who goes, "I have this great idea. It has nothing to do with anything, but I want to do it." I was like, "Yes, whatever." So, no—no connection whatsoever.

On Ash "getting out in the wild" in the series: »

- Derek Anderson

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'Ash vs. Evil Dead': Bruce Campbell Talks Bloody Return

15 October 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bruce Campbell can still feel the oppressive cling of fake blood pulling at his skin after shooting the particularly gory scenes in his first movie, 1981's The Evil Dead. "I'd walk into a hot shower with my clothes on after a shoot because they were stuck to my body," he says. "The blood would pull all my hair off." The film was so over-the-top in its gruesome depiction of twentysomethings becoming possessed by evil spirits – after fiddling with an ancient Sumerian text (bound in human flesh, of course) that they'd »

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Good Universe Hires Kelli Konop for Production Post

2 September 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production-sales company Good Universe has named veteran executive Kelli Konop as exec VP of physical production, Variety has learned exclusively.

Konop’s first projects are “Neighbors 2” for Universal, currently shooting in Atlanta, and the untitled Fede Alvarez thriller for Sony, which is in post-production.

Konop oversaw production at Mandate Pictures between 2004 and 2011 with Good Universe co-founders Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake, including “Juno,” “50/50,” “Young Adult” and “Hope Springs.” She was executive in charge of production on Ghost House films “Drag Me to Hell” and “30 Days of Night,” directed by David Slade, and a co-producer on “The Possession.”

Konop will report to Kahane and run all aspects of physical production for Good Universe’s slate of films from pre-production through post-production, including formulation of production plans, budgeting, scheduling and managing day-to-day operations.

Konop has produced 37 films, including “Bring It on Again,” “The Breed” for Sony Screen Gems and Steve James’ “Joe and Max” for Starz. »

- Dave McNary

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Warner Bros. To Descend Through The Nine Circles After Snapping Up Rights To Dante’s Inferno Film

20 August 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Warner Bros. has snapped up the feature rights for a new take on Dante’s Inferno. Deadline reports that the publisher has acquired the pitch from scribe Dwain Worrell, best known for 2010 low-budget zombie film, Walking the Dead – not to be confused by Robert Kirkman’s genre juggernaut.

Based on Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic poem, The Divine Comedy, Warner’s adaptation will depict the first third of the seminal tale in which our titular protagonist descends through the nine circles of Hell in order to rescue his beloved Beatrice. Siding with Virgil, the mythic tale begins on Easter weekend in the year 1300.

There’s little-to-no information regarding the style or approach of WB’s modern take on an old classic, considering that an attempt to save Beatrice from the fiery pits of damnation didn’t factor into the original poem. Rather, this arc didn’t become a tenet »

- Michael Briers

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Ash vs. Evil Dead: Sam Raimi on Ash and Mia

12 July 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

One of the biggest quotes out of Friday’s highly entertaining Ash vs. Evil Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con was the mention of an Ash and Mia (Jane Levy in Evil Dead 2013) team-up. The notion had been hinted at some of the first rounds of press and screenings of Fede Alvarez’s remake, and the…

The post Ash vs. Evil Dead: Sam Raimi on Ash and Mia appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Exclusive interview with Steven Schneider, producer of Shut In, Insidious and Paranormal Activity

2 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scott Davis chats with producer Steven Schneider

In an exclusive interview with Flickering Myth about his new film Shut In, producer Steven Schneider sits down with Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis to discuss the film, his upcoming projects Paranormal Activity, Insidious and everything in between…

Scott Davis: Congratulations on Shut In, you must be happy with the reaction to the film so far even before its official release?

Steven Schneider: Very happy, yes! It’s always a little scary exposing a new movie to the world, since there’s inevitably a chance it won’t be as well received as you think it deserves. Fortunately, in the case of Shut In, the initial response has been great and we’re hopeful that the positive word-of-mouth will continue.

Sd: What was it about this script and idea that made you want to make it?

SS: I’ve always had a thing for contained, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Stephen Lang And Jane Levy In For Fede Alvarez’s Untitled Horror

18 June 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Evil Dead director Fede Alvarez’s next horror venture, previously titled A Man in the Dark, has cast its two lead roles. Jane Levy, who toplined Alvarez’s Evil reboot as the possessed Mia, has landed the role of a young, imperiled thief, while Stephen Lang will take on the part of a blind man out for blood.

The pic focuses on a trio of teens who execute perfectly planned home robberies. When they break into the home of a reclusive blind man (Lang) for their biggest and final heist, things don’t go as planned and the three wind up fighting for their lives against a psychopath determined to keep his darkest secrets from coming to light.

Dylan Minnette (Prisoners) and Daniel Zovatto are already attached to the roles of Levy’s two co-criminals.

Alvarez is reteaming with his long-time screenwriting partner Rodo Sayagues on the project, which original »

- Isaac Feldberg

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