16 items from 2015
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.
- Dave McNary
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
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…
- Samuel Zimmerman
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…
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
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.
Alvarez is reteaming with his long-time screenwriting partner Rodo Sayagues on the project, which original »
- Isaac Feldberg
If there’s one modern franchise I revisit several times a year, it’s Wes Craven’s Scream series (yes, even Scream 4). Ever since Drew Barrymore first took that ill-fated phone call, I was hooked and through three sequels, I’ve been there every step of the way, rooting on Sidney Prescott and hoping to see Ghostface dispose of his victims in the goriest of fashions.
Now that Scream is heading to the small screen with MTV’s new television series iteration, which begins on June 30th, those in attendance last night at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival had the opportunity to watch the first episode during a special red carpet event at the Regal Theaters at La Live. I will admit to being rather intrigued- and nervous- going into this first episode because I wasn’t sure how the approach was truly going to work but, much to my surprise, »
- Heather Wixson
Starz has unleashed a new teaser for its upcoming horror-comedy series Ash vs Evil Dead, which is currently rolling cameras in New Zealand and will find Bruce Campbell reprising the classic role of renowned Deadite slayer Ash Williams.
Though there’s not much by way of footage from the series, which the original film’s creators Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are exec-producing alongside new showrunner Craig Digregorio, the teaser does a solid job of combining the gory realism of Fede Alvarez’s 2013 Evil Dead reboot with the groovier irreverence of the originals (via Campbell’s enthusiastic line: “Bruce is back, baby!”). If the series can scare and satisfy in equal measure, Evil Dead fans are in for a real treat.
The ten-episode first season finds Campbell reprising the role of Ash, alongside Spartacus: Blood and Sand alum Lucy Lawless as the mysterious Ruby, Ray Santiago as immigrant-turned-sidekick Pablo Simon Bolivar, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Aaron Paul is in negotiations to join Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan and Danielle Nicolet in Rawson Marshall Thurber's action comedy "Central Intelligence" at New Line. Filming is underway in Boston.
Hart plays a boring accountant who was previously the cool guy in high school. He reconnects with an acquaintance (Johnson), a formerly bullied nerd who turns out to be a rogue spy. Paul will play Johnson's CIA partner who seemingly sacrifices himself for Johnson. [Source: THR]
The Belko Experiment
Greg McLean helms and James Gunn produces the film which deals with an American company after it’s mysteriously sealed off in South America. It's currently targeting a May 5th 2017 release. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Daniel Zovatto (above, left), of Larry Fessenden’s killer fish film Beneath and this year’s independent horror breakout It Follows has joined A Man in the Dark, the new thriller from Evil Dead 2013’s Fede Alvarez. Written by Alvarez and writing partner Rodo Sayagues (Evil Dead 2013), A Man in the Dark concerns three young thieves…
The post Evil Dead Director’s A Man in the Dark Gets Follows Star appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Daniel Zovatto has joined the cast of the Fede Alvarez-directed thriller A Man In The Dark. He’ll be playing Money, one of the three lead characters. The plot follows a trio of young thieves who see the home of a reclusive, blind millionaire as an easy target. After breaking in, they discover the mark is actually a dangerous psychopath who begins hunting them one by one. The script is by Alvarez and his writing partner Rodo Sayagues. The film reunites Alvarez with… »
This week, production began on the highly anticipated upcoming Starz series, Ash vs Evil Dead, which has creators Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell reuniting, this time in New Zealand, to bring fans a new iteration of everyone’s favorite chainsaw-wielding anti-hero.
Daily Dead had the opportunity to take part in a very special conference call with the trio about what we can expect from the first 10-episode season (and beyond), how Ash vs Evil Dead will fit into the overall Evil Dead universe, input into some of the new characters we’ll be meeting along the way and much, much more.
Ash vs Evil Dead will definitely be hardline horror but expect some quintessential Evil Dead comedy to show up from time to time: According to Raimi, Ash vs Evil Dead is definitely going to be an intense horror experience but when you’re working with someone like »
- Heather Wixson
St. Patrick’s Day is another fun holiday to celebrate with a few good movies between gulps of green beverages and hunts for that one person who forgot what day it was and will get your full wrath in one hard pinch. I wanted to take a little time to list a few films which will help you rewind after a hard day at work or at the local Irish pub. These are just a few of my favorites and a couple suggestions that give horror fans and family folks an alternative to the usual fare they’re bombarded with every year around this time.
Dan O'Grady (Shay Duffin) steals 100 gold coins from a leprechaun (Warwick Davis in a role far from his cuddly one as Wicket the Ewok) while on vacation in Ireland. The leprechaun follows him home, but Dan locks the murderous midget in a crate, held »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
When it comes to the new Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, star Bruce Campbell hasn't been shy about sharing facts with fans. Rather than keep the upcoming show's story a secret, he has given us all a pretty good idea of what we can expect. We'll get Ash living in a trailer home still working as a box boy for S-Mart when the Evil Dead return. He'll go to war against these Deadites with two new sidekicks, played by Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. And it was just announced this past week that Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless will play Ash's advisory, who believes Ash is responsible for the recent rash of Evil outbreaks. But one fact has yet to be revealed. Will this be a crossover with the 2013 Evil Dead remake? According to Bruce Campbell, the answer sounds like a yes.
You may remember that the end »
When Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake hit theaters in 2013, many fans of the cult horror franchise noticed several omissions hinted at in the film’s trailers. The use of footage in a preview that later lands on the cutting room floor is, of course, nothing new in the movie industry. With teaser trailers landing sometimes up to 18 months prior to a theatrical release, it’s no wonder the final cut can often feature new – and exclude old – footage.
On that note, thanks to an eagle-eyed Dead fan in the U.K. (via Bloody Disgusting), a handful of alternate and deleted scenes never-before-seen in the Us have landed online. This unseen footage was captured during the film’s recent U.K. television premiere on Channel 4. Transforming the gory hit into an extended edition of the normal version, it boasts some brilliant clips that have yet to make it onto an official home video release. »
- Gem Seddon
2013’s Evil Dead remake, directed by Fede Alvarez and produced by Sam Raimi, saw its UK television premiere this past week. To the surprise of many, this premiere was in its totally uncut form, featuring at least four scenes of deleted and alternate footage that fans of the film have been clamoring for. Bloody Disgusting posted…
The post Alternate, Bloody Evil Dead Remake Footage Unearthed appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
While DC and Marvel might already have a lock on several future release dates past the 2015 campaign with the Coen Bros. circling February on their calendars, for the most part, when it comes to American independent and foreign film flavored items, 2016 is still cloudy with a chance of…. 2015 just broke (we already have plenty to look forward to (Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films / Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films / Top 100 Most Anticipated American Independent Films – soon!) but we’re already excited about what is in store for several of our favorite auteurs. Here are picks 100 to 6, with our Nicholas Bell providing further analysis on current top five for 2016. Pictured above is Peter Strickland, who sits in our number six spot.
100. Untitled Edward Munch Project – Erik Poppe
97. Imagine – Benoit Graffin
- Eric Lavallee
16 items from 2015
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