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Update: Lionsgate Not Taking Us to The Bay in October

29 July 2011 1:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Well. This is a bit on the strange side given the lack of any fanfare or news. If the following report from The Georgetown Times is to be believed, we may just be seeing Barry Levinson's tale of things gone horribly awry in a small town, The Bay, this October.

According to The Times the ecological horror movie that involved a large cast of people from Georgetown County will be released in October. This is according to the S.C. Film Commission, who heard from the producers of The Bay that the film would be released later this year.

The movie, first called Isopod, has no trailer and no movie poster. There is still no exact day that the movie will be released.

The film, which cost about $2 million to produce, was directed by Oscar-winning producer Barry Levinson. It is one in a series of horror films that includes Insidious and Paranormal Activity. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Lionsgate Will Distribute Barry Levinson’s Eco-Thriller The Bay

16 April 2011 7:45 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The production of Hollywood movies and the way in which they are commissioned is so brazenly exploitative they would make a pimp blush. Even a respected old hand like Barry Levinson (Rain Man) is not immune from such realities as his new film, a eco-horror thriller The Bay, demonstrates. A combination of the “found footage” type of cinema that is extremely cheap to make and particularly suited to suspenseful/horror type genre pieces, as well as the sort of ecological based threat that sees the dying planet we live on used as a basis for more fantastical manifestations.

chronicles a horrifying biological disaster that arises from the Chesapeake Bay — an isopod parasite that carries an untreatable disease. As it jumps from fish to the humans in a small town, the victims capture the terror on home videos and the web.

Concerns of avarice aside, however, Levinson has a suitable weighty »

- Ben Szwediuk

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"The Bay," "End of the Street" Acquired

15 April 2011 5:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate has announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson's found footage eco-horror film "The Bay" from Alliance Films.

The story chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay - an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town's victims.

The film was directed by Levinson, from a script he co-wrote with Michael Wallach. Much of the producing team behind "Paranormal Activity" are involved.

Meanwhile, Relativity has scored the distribution rights to the thriller "House at the End of the Street" from FilmNation and A Bigger Boat reports Reuters.

Jennifer Lawrence plays teenage girl who moves with her mom (Elisabeth Shue) to a new town and learns that their home is across the »

- Garth Franklin

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Early Edition: Barry Levinson Tackles Eco-Horror Thriller; Robert Zemeckis Deals With a Garden Gnome Attack; More

15 April 2011 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Barry Levinson is trying his hand at directing an eco-horror thriller that will be shot found-footage-style a la 'Paranormal Activity' and 'Cloverfield.' According to TheWrap, 'The Bay' chronicles a horrifying biological disaster that begins in the Chesapeake Bay -- an isopod parasite that carries an untreatable disease. The parasite jumps from fish to humans in a small town, and the victims capture the ensuing horror on home videos and the Web. Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film, which Levinson wrote with Michael Wallach, from Alliance Films.

You can't keep a good producer down. It was only a month ago that his 'Mars Needs Moms' flopped at the box office and already Robert Zemeckis and his Imagemovers banner are looking at a new animation project: an adaptation of the book 'How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, »

- Harley W. Lond

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Lionsgate Dives Into "The Bay"

14 April 2011 10:12 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Lionsgate reports it has acquired Us distribution rights to director Barry Levinson's 'found footage' eco-horror film "The Bay" from Alliance Films.

From the producers of the "Paranormal Activity" movie franchise, the film is the next installment in their series following "Insidious", chronicling an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, carrying a horrific disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts.

"...The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town's victims..."

The movie was directed by Levinson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Michael Wallach.

"The Bay" was produced by Levinson, Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli, from a screenplay co-written by Levinson and Michael Wallach.

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- Michael Stevens

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Lionsgate Acquires ‘The Bay’

14 April 2011 4:16 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson's found footage eco-horror film The Bay from Alliance Films.  The announcement was made jointly by Joe Drake, President of the Motion Picture Group, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.From the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, the film is the next installment in their series following Insidious, and chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town's victims.Joe Drake explained the choice to acquire the film: "Ingenious genre films are and always will be a specialty at LionsgateThe Bay is a shining example of the »

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Lionsgate Enters Barry Levinson’s ‘Bay,’ Relativity Finds ‘House at the End of the Street’

14 April 2011 4:04 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Formerly known as Isopod, it has been announced today that director Barry Levinson‘s found footage eco-horror film The Bay will be released by Lionsgate. The film “chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town’s victims.” I love much of Levinson’s previous work, most notably his directorial debut Diner. But he has been responsible for more classics such as Rain Man, Sleepers, and Wag the Dog. The Bay will see him returning to his horror roots found in Sphere.

In other distribution news, THR reports Relativity Media will distribute Mark Tonderai‘s thriller House at the End of the Street. The film stars Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, »

- Jordan Raup

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Lionsgate to unleash biological disaster movie The Bay

14 April 2011 3:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just received the following press release, which announces that Lionsgate are set to distributea biological disaster movie entitled The Bay. The film is brought to the screen by the producers of horror movies Paranormal Activity and the upcoming Insidious.

Take a look at the press release in full below.

Santa Monica, CA, April 14, 2011- Lionsgate® (NYSE: Lgf), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson’s found footage eco-horror film The Bay from Alliance Films. The announcement was made jointly by Joe Drake, President of the Motion Picture Group, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.

From the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, the film is the next installment in their series following Insidious, and chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, »

- Paul Heath

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Lionsgate To Distribute ‘The Bay,’ A Found Footage, Biological Horror Film By Barry Levinson

14 April 2011 2:59 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson has just found a distributor for his first horror film [1], a found footage tale of what happens when a deadly disease moves from the sea onto the land, called The Bay. Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the film, which was produced by the team behind Paranormal Activity and Insidious: Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli. Read the official press release and more after the break. One of the most intriguing aspects of The Bay is that we finally get a found footage movie from an experienced filmmaker. An Oscar-winner at that. The biggest successes in the genre - The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity, just to name a few - all came from relatively inexperienced directors at the time, so it's going to be interesting to see if Levinson's decades of experience in almost every genre - from sports, to dramas, »

- Germain Lussier

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'Paranormal Activity' producers to terrorize audiences with eco-horror film 'The Bay'

14 April 2011 2:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The producers of "Paranormal Activity" have found a new way to scare horror fans. Director Barry Levinson's found footage film "The Bay" is heading to theaters later this year. Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. distribution rights. The eco-horror film centers around a biological disaster originating in Chesapeake Bay, where a disease-ridden parasite is transferred from fish to human hosts. Like "Paranormal" (and "The Blair Witch Project" before it), the horror plays out on simulated home video and streaming Internet footage. Levinson co-wrote the script with Michael Wallach. Levinson also produced, with Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, and Oren Peli. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, »

- Dave Lewis

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The Bay Goes to Lionsgate

14 April 2011 2:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson's found footage eco-horror film The Bay from Alliance Films. The announcement was made jointly by Joe Drake, President of the Motion Picture Group, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.

From the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, the film is the next installment in their series following Insidious, and chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town's victims.

"Ingenious genre films are and always will be a specialty at Lionsgate," explained Drake of the choice to acquire the film. "The Bay is a shining example »

- MovieWeb

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Lionsgate Takes Us to The Bay

14 April 2011 1:25 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Finally Barry Levinson's tale of things gone horribly awry in a small towm, The Bay, has a home, and we have got all of the details that you need to get the blood pumping for some good old fashioned nature-run-amok action! Dig it!

From the Press Release

Lionsgate® (NYSE: Lgf), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson’s found footage eco-horror film The Bay from Alliance Films. The announcement was made jointly by Joe Drake, President of the Motion Picture Group, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.

From the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise, the film is the next installment in their series following Insidious, and chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The »

- Uncle Creepy

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Lionsgate Acquires U.S. Rights To Barry Levinson Thriller 'The Bay'

14 April 2011 12:57 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Lionsgate picked up U.S. distribution rights to the Barry Levinson-directed eco-horror film The Bay from Alliance Films. Michael Wallach wrote the script, and among the producers is the Paranormal Activity team. The pic chronicles a biological disaster unleashed from the waters in Chesapeake Bay. It's an isopod parasite that carries an untreatable disease that jumps from fish to human hosts. ICM and CAA packaged the film. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Lionsgate Picks-Up ‘The Bay’ – latest horror from ‘Paranormal Activity’ Producers

14 April 2011 10:30 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Paranormal Activity producers Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Pelli showed their commitment to the found-footage horror genre when they partnered with veteran director Barry Levinson on his ecological horror film The Bay. Their commitment paid off today when Lionsgate acquired the film from Alliance Films with plans for a theatrical release. Working from a script he co-wrote with Michael Wallach, Levinson described The Bay as a thriller about a biological disaster in the Chesapeake Bay that leads to an untreatable disease for the people in the area. »

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Lionsgate Picks-Up ‘The Bay’ – latest horror from ‘Paranormal Activity’ Producers

14 April 2011 10:30 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Paranormal Activity producers Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Pelli showed their commitment to the found-footage horror genre when they partnered with veteran director Barry Levinson on his ecological horror film The Bay. Their commitment paid off today when Lionsgate acquired the film from Alliance Films with plans for a theatrical release. Working from a script he co-wrote with Michael Wallach, Levinson described The Bay as a thriller about a biological disaster in the Chesapeake Bay that leads to an untreatable disease for the people in the area. »

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Lionsgate Picks-Up ‘The Bay’ – latest horror from ‘Paranormal Activity’ Producers

14 April 2011 10:30 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Paranormal Activity producers Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Pelli showed their commitment to the found-footage horror genre when they partnered with veteran director Barry Levinson on his ecological horror film The Bay. Their commitment paid off today when Lionsgate acquired the film from Alliance Films with plans for a theatrical release. Working from a script he co-wrote with Michael Wallach, Levinson described The Bay as a thriller about a biological disaster in the Chesapeake Bay that leads to an untreatable disease for the people in the area. »

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Things Get Gruesome in The Bay

7 April 2011 12:36 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've been talking about Barry Levinson's The Bay for a while, and up until now all we've been able to do is talk. However, we have just gotten our hands on some nice slices of disturbing to get you through your afternoon.

Below you'll find a photo montage from cinematographer Josh Nussbaum that's brimming with all kinds of crazy. Click on it to see it larger, and look for more on The Bay soon!

The film stars Will Rogers (Happy New Year) as "Alex," Steven Kunken (All Good Things, "Law & Order") as "Dr. Abrams," Kether Donohue as "Donna," Frank Deal ("Fringe," Antibody) as "Mayor John Stockman," Christopher Denham (Shutter Island) as "Sam," and lastly, Kristin Connelly (Bicentennial Man) as "Stephanie".

Levinson has been working from a script by Michael Wallach. Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, along with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, are producing.

Thanks to DC reader Avery for the heads-up. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Horror Invades Georgetown in The Bay

10 February 2011 10:45 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Barry Levinson's The Bay is shooting as we speak and the ever-so-vigilant DC reader Avery sent us over information on this upcoming eco-thriller to share by the boatload!

The film will star Will Rogers (Happy New Year) as "Alex," Steven Kunken (All Good Things, "Law & Order") as "Dr. Abrams," Kether Donohue as "Donna," Frank Deal ("Fringe," Antibody) as "Mayor John Stockman," Christopher Denham (Shutter Island) as "Sam," and lastly, Kristin Connelly (Bicentennial Man) as "Stephanie".

Levinson will be in the director's chair working from a script by Michael Wallach. Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, along with Brian Kavanagh Jones, are producing.

The news bites come from several different articles which appeared in The Georgetown Times. Dig on them below, and click here for a behind-the-scenes image gallery.

Extras from Andrews, Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach showed their Blue Crab eating skills Tuesday as day two of »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Synopsis For Barry Levinson’s Eco-Thriller ‘The Bay’

1 February 2011 9:39 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Late last year we heard that Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man) was going into production on a low-budget 'eco-horror' film that was originally referred to as Isopod. The basic story for what became called The Bay was said to feature “the aftermath of a viral outbreak on the Eastern Seaboard" and it sounded as if the film would be built from a collection of character-filmed footage, emergency reports and other sources. (The Paranormal Activity team of Oren Peli, Steven Schneider and Brian Kavanagh Jones are producing, contributing to the expectation for something pretty low-fi.) Now there's a new synopsis for the film, which makes things a little bit more clear. Styd [1] has this synopsis: The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, »

- Russ Fischer

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New Synopsis for The Bay

31 January 2011 11:03 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A fresh plot crunch for Barry Levinson's new zombie eco-thriller The Bay has come our way and since we keep you guys abreast of every little thing, we figured we'd share!

The film will star Will Rogers (Happy New Year) as "Alex," Steven Kunken (All Good Things, "Law & Order") as "Dr. Abrams," Kether Donohue as "Donna," Frank Deal ("Fringe," Antibody) as "Mayor John Stockman," Christopher Denham (Shutter Island) as "Sam," and lastly, Kristin Connelly (Bicentennial Man) as "Stephanie".

Levinson will be in the director's chair working from a script by Michael Wallach. Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, along with Brian Kavanagh Jones are producing.

Synopsis

The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to »

- Uncle Creepy

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