13 items from 2014
Dimension Films has suddenly pulled two upcoming horror projects from their release slate, Demonic and Amityville: The Awakening, just a few months before they were both set to hit theaters. The studio has not issued new release dates for either project as of yet, and it isn't immediately clear why they were both pulled.
Back in late July, Dimension Films issued a December 12, 2014 release date for Demonic, which is written and directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood), based on an original story by producer James Wan. Frank Grillo and Maria Bello star as a detective and a psychologist who interview one of the survivors of a brutal massacre where five college students were killed. The survivor explains that they were all ghost hunters, trying to discover a paranormal phenomenon.
Filmgoers can knock all they want, but they’ll have to wait an undetermined length of time before theaters answer the door and let them into two upcoming haunted house movies from The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. Amityville: The Awakening and James Wan’s Demonic, both initially scheduled to be released this winter, have now been delayed.
According to Box Office Mojo, Weinstein/Dimension have delayed the debuts of Amityville: The Awakening (originally slated for a January 2nd, 2015 release) and James Wan’s Demonic (initially scheduled to hit theaters on December 12th, 2014). No new release dates have been penciled in on the calendar, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.
The latest installment in the horror movie franchise that began in 1979, Amityville: The Awakening follows a single mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her three children as they move into the dreaded 112 Ocean Avenue home in New York, »
- Derek Anderson
Channing Tatum is getting stripper-ready.The actor put his buff bod on display in Los Angeles earlier this week, where he was spotted leaving the gym in a revealing tank top, sweatpants and cocked baseball hat. Is it us, or does he looks like he just walked off the set of 2006 dance flick "Step Up"?The 34-year-old hottie is prepping for his role in "Magic Mike Xxl," the highly-anticipated (at least by us) sequel to the 2012 exotic male dancer movie inspired by Channing's real life past as a stripper.Steven Soderberg, who directed the first movie, revealed the eye candy-filled film started shooting last week, posting the first pic from the set on August 31. It's On! pic.twitter.com/zczZdpqzdt — Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) August 31, 2014 Channing previously told MTV that the follow-up will be a road trip film. "This one, we want to have a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, »
- tooFab Staff
Dimension Films announced today that it will release the supernatural thriller Demonic, presented by James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, Saw), on December 12, 2014. The film is produced by James Wan and Lee Clay (Beautiful Boy) and directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood). The script is based on an original idea of James Wan's.
The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.
Said Erik Lomis, President of Theatrical Distribution & Home Entertainment for The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films »
Ghost hunters want to hear from the dead, but what if a haunted house’s spirits gave them a powerfully violent response? Previously known as House of Horror, we’ve been tracking the James Wan-produced Demonic since early 2011, and now the movie about ghost-hunting gone wrong has received a release date from Dimension Films.
Horror fans looking to see a fright flick around the holidays can rejoice, as Demonic will hit theaters on December 12th. Produced by James Wan, Demonic was directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood) and filmed in Baton Rouge. The script was written by Max La Bella and is based on an original idea from James Wan:
“The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question one of »
- Derek Anderson
Beautiful and Twisted
Rob Lowe, Candice Bergen and Paz Vega have joined the cast of the Miami-set Lifetime true story telemovie "Beautiful and Twisted". Lowe plays Ben Novack Jr., the millionaire heir to the Fountainebleau Miami Beach hotel fortune who is found brutally murdered.
Police ultimately untangled the sex, lies and payback behind Ben's marriage to his wife and former stripper Narcy (Vega), whom they identify as the prime suspect. Bergen will portray Ben's mother. [Source: The Live Feed]
The story chronicles a race against the clock to defeat an unseen enemy out to destroy the world by using the most unlikely and unsuspecting inhabitants on the planet: the children. Lily Rabe, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Webster and Kylie Rogers also star. [Source: TV Line]
- Garth Franklin
Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will join James Franco in Michael, directed by Justin Kelly. Based on the New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis titled “My Ex-Gay Friend,” the story follows a pastor who was formerly gay, but later renounced homosexuality. Quinto will play ex-boyfriend to Franco’s character; Roberts will play his girlfriend. Chris Zylca (The Leftovers) will play another former love interest. Gus Van Sant is executive producer, alongside producers Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer, and Scott Reeve. [Variety]
Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed its voice cast for Big Hero 6, which follows a young robotics prodigy, »
- C. Molly Smith
Hemlock Grove star Landon Liboiron, Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and Cody Horn are starring in Burning Bodhi, which will be directed by Matthew McDuffie, who also wrote the indie drama. Virginia Madsen and Sasha Pieterse also will appear in the movie, which begins shooting in Albuquerque this week. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films The script centers on a young man (Liboiron) in his 20s who learns that Bodhi, one of his best friends from high school, has died suddenly of an aneurysm. He heads back to his hometown in New Mexico and finds that in addition to dealing with Bodhi's death,
- Borys Kit
Exclusive: Indie comedy Worst Friends has been acquired by Level 33 Entertainment, which is planning a multiplatform September 16 release. Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, House of Cards‘ Kristen Connolly, Magic Mike‘s Cody Horn, Geoffrey Arend, and Larry Fessenden star in the pic from writer-director Ralph Arend, who conceived the story with Tanne and Barrow. Tanne stars as self-involved prankster Jake, who’s left in a wheelchair after a car accident with only his childhood friend Sam (Barrow) and his no-nonsense physical therapist (Horn) to care for him. When Sam’s high school crush Zoe (Connolly) moves back to town, old rivalries resurface. […] »
Bless you Joe Manganiello! Looks like your upcoming documentary about the male strippers working at famed Dallas club Labare could be even more entertaining than Magic Mike was. (Hey, it won’t have Cody Horn‘s downer of a character in it, so your doc already has a leg up!)
This just released clip from Labare features hot dancers demonstrating how to do the fundamental move in erotic dancing — the body roll.
It’s a great skill to add to your resume!
Labare opens in select theaters Friday, June 27
The post Now Here’s How You Do A Body Roll! appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
- Aaron Landry
Warner Bros. has set a July 3, 2015 release date for Magic Mike Xxl (aka Magic Mike 2) of which star and co-writer Channing Tatum recently discussed with MTV saying, "I think everyone's gonna be back, I think. Obviously no one's deals are done which is always kind of scary." As for the plot, it's just as before, the film is expected to be a road trip movie, but Tatum elaborated with MTV saying: This one will be a road trip movie. Without giving a lot away, we don't wanna make it a really serious, slice-of-life movie. We want to have reality in it, but we don't want to make it some dark drama. There was some darkness in the last one that I think surprised people and shocked people. This one, we want there to be a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, but we also want there to be a sh*t-ton of fun. »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier this week, "Magic Mike" co-star Joe Manganiello said that the male stripper dramedy's sequel will start shooting this fall and that more news was coming soon. Now that news has arrived. The sequel will be titled "Magic Mike Xxl" and will star Channing Tatum, Manganiello, and presumably more members of the 2012 film's buff, shiny cast. "Xxl" also has a new director, although Steven Soderbergh is staying on as an executive producer. The sequel will be directed by Gregory Jacobs, Soderbergh's longtime A.D., according to The Playlist. Jacobs also directed the 2004 caper film "Criminal," which starred John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and was produced by Soderbergh and George Clooney. "Magic Mike" also starred Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn, Alex Pettyfer and Cody Horn. »
- HItFix Staff
Channing Tatum confirmed in a Twitter Q&A that the sequel was happening, revealing that they’d already begun working on the concept, and were looking to flip the script and make the sequel even bigger.
Now Tatum has taken to Twitter once more to tease a photo of himself at work, starting to get underway on scripting the anticipated Magic Mike 2.
What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas? #runatribe pic.twitter.com/RalS3nQfro
Whilst nothing’s officially confirmed yet, we’re naturally expecting to see some of the original cast, led by Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn, and of course Matthew McConaughey, »
- Kenji Lloyd
13 items from 2014
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