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11 items from 2015


Pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Team for Syfy Espionage Pilot

7 April 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In development since last Fall, "Incorporated" has now been given the greenlight on a pilot order from the cable network Syfy. This futuristic spy thriller marks Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's first-ever scripted cable project. (THR reports.) "Incorporated" follows executive Ben Larson, who must change his identity in order to infiltrate a dystopian future world of all-powerful corporations to save the woman he loves—and take down the corrupt system. Affleck and Damon will executive produce under their Pearl Street Films banner. David and Alex Pastor will write and produce the pilot, with "The Good Wife"'s Ted Humphrey serving as showrunner and executive producer. Also attached to produce is Jennifer Todd, president of Pearl Street, which is also producing Ben Affleck's directorial adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel "Live By Night," slated for a Fall 2016 release from Warner Bros. Read More: Fincher, Affleck and Flynn Team for. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Team for Syfy Espionage Pilot

7 April 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In development since last Fall, "Incorporated" has now been given the greenlight on a pilot order from the cable network Syfy. This futuristic spy thriller marks Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's first-ever scripted cable project. (THR reports.) "Incorporated" follows executive Ben Larson, who must change his identity in order to infiltrate a dystopian future world of all-powerful corporations to save the woman he loves—and take down the corrupt system. Affleck and Damon will executive produce under their Pearl Street Films banner. David and Alex Pastor will write and produce the pilot, with "The Good Wife"'s Ted Humphrey serving as showrunner and executive producer. Also attached to produce is Jennifer Todd, president of Pearl Street, which is also producing Ben Affleck's directorial adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel "Live By Night," slated for a Fall 2016 release from Warner Bros. Read More: Fincher, Affleck and Flynn Team for. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck’s ‘Incorporated’ Lands Syfy Pilot

6 April 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Syfy has greenlit Matt Damon‘s and Ben Affleck‘s “Incorporated” pilot, which hails from the duo’s Pearl Street Productions, in association with CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The espionage thriller is set in a future where companies have unlimited power. “Incorporated” tells the story of executive Ben Larson, forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world to save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system — with deadly consequences. The project was announced in October. Created by David and Alex Pastor, who wrote and will direct the pilot, »

- Tony Maglio

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Syfy Greenlights Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Thriller to Pilot

6 April 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has ordered “Incorporated,” a pilot from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Productions, the cabler announced Monday.

The futuristic espionage thriller is also produced by CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.

The pilot, set in a future where companies have unlimited power, follows an executive, Ben Larson, who’s forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world to save the woman he loves. While doing so, he will take on the entire system with deadly consequences.

The dystopian future of the series will explore contemporary trends — the growing influence of corporations and private interests in Washington; the slow but steady dismantling of the public sector; and the increase of an substantial amount of wealth by an ever-shrinking minority — bringing viewers into a future world where the ethical boundaries that we know have been completely redrawn.

“Syfy is working with the best »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Watch: First Trailer for Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Self/Less’

4 March 2015 4:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Ryan Reynolds’ sci-fi thriller “Self/Less,” five months ahead of its July 31 opening.

The film is about a terminally ill billionaire, played by Ben Kingsley, who buys a chance for eternal life through an experimental underground medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the cadaver of a younger man, played by Reynolds.

Things go well at first as Kingsley’s character inhabits the new body but problems quickly arise.

“Immortality has some side effects,” warns Matthew Goode’s character.

The film is directed by Tarsem Singh from a screenplay by Alex Pastor and David Pastor (“Carriers”).

 

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- Dave McNary

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Video Round-Up: Self/less, He Never Died, Echoes

4 March 2015 12:26 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In our latest video round-up, we take a look at the first trailer for the science fiction thriller, Self/less, starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds, a clip from the SXSW Midnighters selection He Never Died, featuring Henry Rollins, and a look at the sleep paralysis horror film, Echoes.

Self/less: "In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause."

Self/less stars Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Victor Garber and Derek Luke. Directed by Tarsem Singh off a screenplay by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor, Self »

- Derek Anderson

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First Trailer & Poster for the Upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller Self/Less Starring Ben Kingsley & Ryan Reynolds

4 March 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Welcome to your future. There is no turning back. The next phase of the process has begun. Are you ready? The provocative, psychological science-fiction thriller Self/Less comes to theaters nationwide this summer. In this , an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell) off a screenplay by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, Self/Less stars Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Michelle Dockery, and Academy »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Viral Promo For New Ryan Reynolds Sci-Fi Movie Self/Less

4 March 2015 12:37 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Focus Features’ original plan was to release Self/Less in September of last year but, at some point, the decision was made to punt it back to Summer 2015. We’ll now be seeing it on July 31st.

The film has been directed by Tarsem Singh, the stylist behind Rem’s Losing My Religion, cult-movie The Fall and J-Lo embarrassment The Cell. He’s only ever as good as his scripts, and sometimes not quite, but Self/Less at least has the benefit of a screenplay by David and Alex Pastor.

The Pastors wrote Carriers and The Last Days, both of which were low-key but smarter than average genre films. I’m certainly alway interested when I see their name on a film.

And the stars of Self/Less are Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley, the latter playing a billionaire who wants his consciousness transferred into the body of the former. »

- Brendon Connelly

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Video Round-Up: Game of Thrones Season 5, Out of the Dark, Joe Dante on X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes & The Premature Burial

28 February 2015 2:10 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're back with another video round-up, this time featuring clips from HBO's Game of Thrones Season 5 and the Julia Stiles-starring horror film, Out of the Dark (now in theaters), as well as two videos featuring renowned filmmaker Joe Dante discussing a pair of Roger Corman titles that Kino Lorber is releasing to Blu-ray this May: X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes and The Premature Burial (we also have a look at the final cover art and details on the bonus features for both Ray Milland-starring movies).

Game of Thrones Season 5: “Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch an Exclusive Clip from Out of the Dark

27 February 2015 8:43 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

South America was a fresh start for the Harrimans, but their new home stands on cursed ground, and the visitors coming to see them won't be bringing welcome baskets. Starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman, Out of the Dark hits theaters today from Vertical Entertainment, and we have an exclusive clip that takes place on a dark and stormy night.

"Starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, Out Of The Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family’s new life turns from promising to terrifying when they are forced to confront ancient legends, ghosts, and a haunting family secret."

Directed by Lluís Quílez off a screenplay by Alex Pastor, David Pastor, and Javier Gullón, Out of the Dark stars Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea.

The post Watch an Exclusive Clip from Out of the Dark appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Derek Anderson

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Out Of The Dark: An Atmospheric but Predictable Horror Film [Review]

21 February 2015 10:58 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Q: When is a J-horror not a J-horror?

A: When it’s written and directed by a spanish team including David and Alex Pastor  of    Carriers and The Last Days fame and Javier Gullon, the writer of Enemy.

I don’t have a problem with mainstream horror movies as such. Of course, as with most of the people who frequent this site, I find that my tastes are satisfied by the films that exist a little more towards the fringe, but on the whole I find that even the most formulaic of horrors can provide some thrills and chills.

I say this because Out of the Dark is one of the most derivative and predictable horror films I’ve seen in a long time. Surprisingly (and perhaps the only surprising thing about this film othe [Continued ...] »

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