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News Bits: Bond 23, Island, Scarface, Star Wars, Evil Dead, Muppets, Captain America 2, Mass Effect and More!

Welcome back for another edition of News Bits. What is it you ask? The film world can get quite overwhelming at times in the news that releases. Unfortunately some of this news is just too small to warrant a full article. Rather than deprive you of the news, we've created this section. This week in news bits we’ve got posters, official pics, announcements, rumors, and lots more!

* WhatCulture! attended a BAFTA event where they feel that John Logan (the James Bond writer on the new film) hinted that Blofeld might make his big screen return as the Bond 23 villain.

* Deadline is reporting that Universal is now set to make another version of the classic Scarface movie. They insist it won't be a remake/reboot, but that they want to infuse the basic elements of Scarface (both of the previous films) into an all new version. So basically they're
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Post-nuclear survival tale Island is new take on Lord of the Flies

In the first half of the 20th century, futuristic fiction often focused on shining cities with amazing spires and flying cars but, in this uncertain and faithless age, the utopian dream has faded away.

Instead we have dystopian nightmares of armageddon and, often, a scorched earth dominated by disease, aliens, machines, vampires, zombies or other horrors.

Tapping into this trope of man's fight for survival in a razed world is the upcoming British indie thriller Island, directed by London-born filmmaker Rehan Malik and co-written by Malik and Leon Hady.

Billed as a modern-day Lord of the Flies, it is set during a nuclear disaster. A group of students are trapped in a school and while some desire to build a new society, others attempt to subvert the situation for their own purposes.

From studio European Broadcast Ltd, this film-noir thriller, now in post-production, stars a young British cast including Donald Bentley,
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No Man Is An "Island"

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The upcoming British thriller "Island", currently in post-production from London-born filmmaker Rehan Malik is a futuristic take, inspired by author William Golding's 1954 novel "Lord Of The Flies".

Set during a nuclear disaster, "Island" focuses on a group of studemts trapped in a high school :

"...while some desire to build a new society, a few attempt to subvert the situation for their own purposes..."

Cast includes Lauren Kellegher, Thomas James Longley, Gabriella Montrose, Donald Bentley, Samuel Ranger, Tom Hurley, Alex Harvey, Robbie Curran, Matthew Ferdenzi, Bryony Neylan-Francis and Waseem Abbas.

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Indie Corner - British thriller Island looks to deliver a modern take on Lord of the Flies

Island in an upcoming British thriller from London-born filmmaker Rehan Malik (Radio London Movie) which is described as ‘a modern day Lord of the Flies’, referring to the classic 1954 novel by William Golding about a group of youths stranded on a deserted island.

Set during a nuclear disaster, Island sees a group of students trapped in a school; while some desire to build a new society, a few attempt to subvert the situation for their own purposes.

Currently in post-production, Island features a young British cast including Lauren Kellegher (Love Tomorrow), Thomas James Longley (Sparrow) and Gabriella Montrose (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), along with Donald Bentley, Samuel Ranger, Tom Hurley, Alex Harvey, Robbie Curran, Matthew Ferdenzi, Bryony Neylan-Francis and Waseem Abbas.

A trailer is expected in the next couple of months and Island is scheduled to premiere at the end of this year before going on to film
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Indie Round-Up

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Each weekend we feature independent horror news sent our way. If you want to be included in our next round-up, send us an email.

Divine: The Series: Episode 2 of the Divine webseries has recently been released. “A young priest must come to terms with his crisis of faith or risk damnation to the soul of a living miracle. With man’s freewill held in the balance, the bloody conflict surrounding Divine will take him further into his religion than ever he dreamed possible.”

To watch the first 2 episodes or for more information, visit: http://divinetheseries.com/

Island Plot Information: Described as “A modern day Lord of the Flies”, Island has finished filming and will be released later this year. A trailer will be released soon, but until then, we have the plot synopsis and cast list: “Set during a nuclear disaster, a group of students are trapped in a school.
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News Shorts: September 5th 2011

A ton of photos from the Steve McQueen-directed sex addict drama Shame starring Michael Fassbender, also some very nice concept art from The Adventures of Tintin.

Posters for Killer Joe and Wilde Salome along with an impressive fan made poster for Man of Steel.

Some HD behind-the-scenes footage of Chris Evans shooting "The Avengers" in New York City over the weekend. Also more photos of Henry Cavill in the Superman outfit shooting Man of Steel which recently wrapped its Piano, Illinois leg of shooting.

A Facebook page has opened for the indie British thriller "Island" about a group of students trapped in their school during a nuclear apocalypse. Lauren Kellegher, Thomas James Longley and Gabriella Montrose star.

The official site is open for Luke Poling's documentary feature "Plimpton!" about writer/editor and amateur sportsman George Plimpton. The dock features audio and video from Plimpton's many interviews along with
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Actor Thomas James Longley Drops Out Of New British Indie Thriller Hayze

Actor Thomas James Longley, star of the 2010 teen slasher 'Sparrow', has reportedly left the cast of found-footage style indie flick 'Hayze'. Produced by UK company Birmingham to Blackpool and headed by James Layton (director of 2010's WebKam) the film was expected to shoot on location in Birmingham throughout March and April. After problems with the script and alleged multiple cast line-up changes, the film is said to have now moved away from production and back into the stages of early development. Longley was to play the role of lead character Thomas Vinterburg, but has since removed himself from the project....
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Sparrow Breaks Up Camping Good Times with Blood Reds and Murder

Sparrow Movie PosterThe Polish shot, campers-in-the-woods film Sparrow now has a blood red poster, with a tagline. The lines on the graphic read: "If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise." The teaser seems to echo that, as six friends find a stalker and a machete instead of campfires, ghost stories, and natural landscapes. This film has set a goal of releasing in 2010, possibly September, and this independent film hopes to bring a unique take to the cliche of campers being slaughtered in the woods theme. All the available info', including a second poster - showing the killer, is below.

The synopsis for Sparrow here:

"Six teenage friends, Matt, Cindy, Kirsty, Duncan, Sitcom, and Dawn set off on a camping trip in the forest. However ‘Camp Happy Dreams’ turns out to be ‘Camp Nightmare’ as legend states it’s the site of a presumed historic murder.
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Teaser of UK Slasher 'Sparrow'

The teaser of the upcoming British slasher Sparrow has finally arrived online. So far, no release date has been announced for the film.

According to IMDb.com, this is the story:

Six teenage friends take a camping trip to a forest which is the site of a presumed historic murder. But their disbelief in this urban legend is soon changed when strange happenings begin to occur to each of them.This film from British director Shaun Troke was shot in Hamerla, Poland. The storyline was written by Matthew Mosley.

The film stars Jack W. Carter, Sarah Linda, Alexis Jayne Defoe, Eric Kolelas, Thomas James Longley and Faye Sewell.

Finally, in order to have the latest developments on the film, which is in post-production, you can follow its Facebook page or its official web site. Moreover, here's the teaser.
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The UK Brings Urban Legends in to Reality with Sparrow

Sparrow Movie PosterSome news on UK's Sparrow came out last week and now 28Dla is getting caught up, with help from a fan. Sparrow is from director Shaun Troke (Martyr) and the film involves an urban legend in a dark forest. Except this horror myth is real, as six campers find out the hard way. The film stars Jack W. Carter, Alexis Jayne Defoe, Eric Kolelas and others; a short teaser is available now, as the film finishes up post-production.

The synopsis for Sparrow here:

"Sparrow follows 6 teenagers on a camping trip in the forest - as legend states it’s the site of a presumed historic murder. The group’s disbelief in this urban legend is soon changed when strange happenings begin to occur to each of them..." (Sparrow).

Director: Shaun Troke.

Cast: Nikki Harrup, Thomas James Longley, Joseph Stacey, Sarah Linda, Faye Sewell, Jack W.Carter and Leonora Moore.
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