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Exclusive: The Woman In Black distributor Tmg/Concorde picks up thriller for Germany.
The pact marks the first collaboration between the two companies. Tmg/Concorde previously did well in Germany with similarly pitched horror The Woman In Black.
Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise), George MacKay (Pride) and Andy Nyman (Death At A Funeral) are to star in the feature version of well-received supernatural stage production Ghost Stories, co-written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) and Nyman, who will reprise his role as professor Goodman.
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Screen Daily is reporting that Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) and George MacKay (Pride) have joined the cast of Ghost Stories, an adaptation of the supernatural stage production from Andy Nyman (Death At a Funeral) and co-writer and director Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen). Nyman will also reprise his role as Professor Phillip Goodman.
In Ghost Stories, Phillip Goodman (Nyman), professor of psychology and arch-skeptic has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet.
Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three unsolved cases that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, »
- Gary Collinson
Coldplay’s seventh studio album, which was released last year is a promising continuation of the British rock band’s new colorful identity established with the explosive Mylo Xyloto (2011) and the more balanced Ghost Stories (2014). The new album, which the band will promote on their upcoming European and North American tour this summer, takes us on a vibrant […]
The post ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ by Coldplay Album Review: A Familiar Palette of Sounds appeared first on uInterview. »
- Antonia Georgieva
I remember catching the stage show Ghost Stories at the Lyric in Hammersmith many years ago, before its successful couple of runs in the West End, and couldn’t believe how amazing it was – and how scary. Well, now it seems like a Ghost Stories film is on the way courtesy of Andy Nyman, the genius that co-created the original play.
Nyman, an accomplished actor (he appeared in Severance, Black Death and Death At A Funeral), and frequent collaborator with TV mentalist Derren Brown, will direct and reprise his role of Professor Phillip Goodman from the original play, a character described as ‘a psychology academic and skeptic who sees his belief in the rational tested when his old mentor, Charles Cameron, sends him a letter. »
- Paul Heath
Jeremy Dyson, best known for his screenwriting work on British TV series The League of Gentlemen, crafted a bona fide scarefest with 2010’s stage show Ghost Stories in tandem with co-writer Andy Nyman. More than half a decade later and Dyson and Nyman are primed to reunite once more, this time to transition the play from the boards to the silver screen.
That’s according to Screen International, revealing that the production has already tapped Sherlock and The Hobbit actor Martin Freeman along with George MacKay. They’ll star opposite Nyman himself, who assumed the role of Professor Phillip Goodman in the original stage show. Described as a “professor of psychology and arch-skeptic,” Goodman is a character that has “rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave.” Very spooky indeed.
What really drives home the fear factor for Nyman’s character is that »
- Michael Briers
Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise), George MacKay (Pride) and Andy Nyman (Death At A Funeral) are to star in a feature version of well-received supernatural stage production Ghost Stories, co-written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) and Nyman, who will reprise his role as professor Goodman.
Principal photography is due to get underway in September with Claire Jones (Sightseers) producing alongside Warp Films’ Robin Gutch (’71). Altitude Films has boarded sales on the thriller and will introduce buyers to the project at the Efm.
His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must »
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Samurai Rebellion (original title: Joi-uchi: Hairyo tsuma shimatsu)
Written by Shinobu Hashimoto
Directed Masaki Kobayashi
In 18th century Edo Japan, long-time friends Isaburo Sasahara (Toshiro Mufine) and Tatewaki Asano (Tatsuya Nakadai) of the Aisu clan joyfully anticipate a fast approaching annual festival, but all is not well. Isaburo’s son, Yogoro (Go Kato), needs to be wed soon, yet the perfect bride whose status would respect their family honour has yet to be found. This weighs on Isaburo’s wife, the severe Sugo (Michiko Otsuka), even more so than on Isaburo himself. Familial recognition and pride is at stake, two important factors put to the test when the Aisu clan lord, Masakata Matsudaira (Tatsuo Matsumura), decides that his former mistress, Ichi (Yoko Tsukasa), is to be given to them. Controversy stems from the fact that Ichi was actually dismissed from their lord’s court following a rather unorthodox and unexpected emotional outburst. »
- Edgar Chaput
[Editor's Note: We want to wish Daily Dead readers a Happy 2016! Continuing our Favorites of 2015, Monte shares his list, which includes movies, vinyl releases, and more.]
Bone Tomahawk: An absolutely impressive film from S. Craig Zahler, “Bone Tomahawk” is the western film I always wanted. It’s a mix of unusual humor with touches of thoroughly effective and satisfying horror and beautifully rendered western era compositions. Add some rather stunning performances from an impressive cast, Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, and especially Richard Jenkins, and you have one of the most unique horror, western, drama mash-ups you’ll experience.
Turbo Kid: Some call it a guilty pleasure while others, like myself, wholeheartedly defend the action, science fiction, and horror films of the 1980’s. “Turbo Kid” is a loving homage to all the era specific qualities you’d see from these guilty pleasure films combined into one. The fact that it gets nearly everything in tune with the 80’s is remarkable; the fact that it is also has an earnest and humorous story is an unexpected plus. »
- Monte Yazzie
8 items from 2016
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