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Designed as a continuation of the original film adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, Fox’s TV series The Exorcist takes the mythos in a bold new direction, while honoring the original film, directed by William Friedkin. In this interview, conducted at San Diego Comic Con, Academy Award-winning star Geena Davis discusses her role in the series, while executive producer Jeremy Slater dishes on the fact that the series is most definitely not a reboot or a remake.
Geena, you’ve done some horror movies in the past; I consider Beetlejuice a horror movie, and of course there’s Cronenberg’s The Fly. Those movies have lasted the test of time. Now you’re in The Exorcist, so there’s been a long gap of no horror for you. »
- Amie Cranswick
When many think of the opening of a film, it’s the score, the opening image, that initial moment. But sometimes the unsung hero of a film’s memorable beginning is the title design, the specific font and kerning, how it enters the image, how it draws the eye, and what it says about the story it is introducing.
A new video by The Academy titled Title Design: The Making of Movie Titles delves into openings of films with title designer Dan Perri, who talks about gems such as Raging Bull and Star Wars. “I fell in love with letter when I was about 12 years old,” Perri recalls, who has since worked on a vast amount of title designs — including Days of Heaven, Raising Arizona, and The Exorcist, not to mention Nashville, Taxi Driver, and All the President’s Men.
See the full video below.
- Mike Mazzanti
Over the weekend at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, Daily Dead had the chance to speak with several cast members as well as the writer for Fox’s upcoming new series The Exorcist. Geena Davis, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, and Jeremy Slater all dished on what’s to come once the series premieres in September, and they also discussed the pressures of taking on such an iconic name as The Exorcist.
Geena, you’ve done some horror movies and now you’ve returned to the genre for The Exorcist. How does it feel for you to be back in the genre?
Geena Davis: I love it. I love horror. I love to watch horror movies and to be in them, too, is something I’ll always love. Just hearing the title of this series when they called and said they wanted to talk to me about doing it, I was like, »
- Heather Wixson
Forgive me and the rest of the planet for being skeptical of Fox's upcoming Exorcist TV series, but when you reboot the most iconic horror film of all time, there's bound to be a little blowback. Then again, maybe we're looking at this thing all wrong? Here's creator Jeremy Slater, who claims the show isn't a remake/reboot at all but a "continuation" of the original film, which I guess is supposed to make us feel better. "If you watch the pilot, you'll see that we have some...homages to some of the famous moments," said Slater during Comic-Con press rounds for the forthcoming non-reboot. "If you watch the pilot, you'll see there's a scene where they reference the original exorcisms in Georgetown [the setting of the film]. That's our way of letting fans know that the story you love isn't being written out of existence. This is a new story with new characters that »
- Chris Eggertsen
Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016
They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...
The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.
The Exorcist II (1977)
Budget: $14 million
Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »
Lethal Weapon isn't the only classic film that Fox is rebooting as a TV series this fall: At Comic-Con, the network unveiled their latest trailer for The Exorcist, based on the 1973 groundbreaking horror film.
Like its source material, the film pits a priest against a demon that possesses a teenage girl. While the series is inspired by author William Peter Blatty's original novel, the TV show features all-new characters, including Alfonso Herrera as the naïve young priest tasked with exorcising the demons, Ben Daniels as a veteran exorcist and »
Widely considered to be one of, if not the scariest films ever released, Fox is poised to pump fresh blood into a genre classic with its TV reboot of The Exorcist. And with all eyes in the industry directed at San Diego Comic-Con, the network has now conjured the show’s twisted, bloodcurdling first trailer.
After finding success through Netflix’s Sense8, Alfonso Herrera will be the one confronting pure evil as Father Tomas Ortega. Held up as the “new face of the Catholic Church,” Ortega is considered a progressive, ambitious and compassionate soul, but he’s about to go up a force not from this world. There’s also a nod to the famous scene of Linda Blair’s belligerent young girl included in the trailer above.
Whether or not you condone the practice of lending old properties the serialized treatment, repackaging Hollywood feature films and dragging them onto »
- Michael Briers
Ever since William Friedkin scared the world with “The Exorcist” in 1973, he’s set a bar so high for films about demonic possession that even decades later, very few movies manage to get close. The sequels to his film couldn’t get there, and countless exorcism pics are often more insipid than inspired. But can a […]
The post Possession Takes Hold In First Trailer For ‘The Exorcist’ TV Series appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Assessing the Legacy of Ken Russell’s Masterpiece 45 Years Later.
Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971) holds the distinct honor of simultaneously being the most controversial and the most banned film of all time. It is a film lauded by film critics as a masterpiece, one that routinely tops Must See and Best Film lists, and yet it is still largely unavailable on DVD and has never been released without the interference of heavy handed studio censorship and edits. It is a film that critics encourage viewers to watch via an illegal stream, simply because it must be seen. So what is it about The Devils that makes it so beloved by everyone but the studio holding the key to its release?
- Jamie Righetti
Being a big fan of horror movies in general, I understand that to fully enjoy them there has to be a suspension of disbelief. Most of the times with the genre this isn’t a problem, but what if the horror movie you are watching comes with those dreaded words attached “Based on a True Story”. The cynic in me tells me that pretty much all the story will be bullshit, with only a modicum of truth. Most of the times this doesn’t bother me, but how far can the true story be changed and stretched before it becomes a bare faced lie. My favourite film of all time is still William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973). Although I am pretty much an atheist, the films atmosphere,...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Hot Toys has unveiled a batch of promotional images for its latest 1/6th scale Star Wars: The Force Awakens figure, featuring Daisy Ridley’s Rey in her Resistance Outfit from the final scene of the movie; check them out here…
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The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring the highly detailed head sculpt, meticulously tailored outfit as seen in the final scenes of the film, Rey’s signature staff, a blaster pistol, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hilt, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver »
- Amie Cranswick
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
1819 The bicycle is patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. which could be why June has lots of bicycle holidays like "bike to work week" and such. There's even a Bicycle Film Festival happening in NYC this very weekend.
1904 Peter Lorre is born
1922 Underappeciated film star Eleanor Parker is born. Her two best known classics are Caged (1950, her first nomination in one of the all time best Best Actress years) and The Sound of Music (1965, snubbed in supporting actress). Also born on this day is two-time Oscar recipient Dick Smith, an indisputable giant in movie makeup. Among his classics: The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus, and Taxi Driver
- NATHANIEL R
Yesterday we brought you a batch of promotional images for Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Han Solo figure, and now we’ve got a look at the collectible figure for Han’s buddy and Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca as he appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; check out the images here…
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a new face sculpt with articulated jaw, newly developed multiple layers of fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout whole body capturing Chewbacca’s unique appearance, all-new bowcaster and bandolier bag, and a specially designed figure stand.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition »
- Amie Cranswick
Hot Toys is kicking off its latest wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectible figures by releasing a batch of promotional images for its 1/6th scale Han Solo, based on the likeness of Harrison Ford in Episode VII; take a look below…
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the movie. It features a newly developed head sculpt and hands, finely tailored outfit and winter gear, all-new blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »
- Amie Cranswick
The Munich Film Festival kicks off June 23 with some 180 feature films, documentaries and TV movies, including Maren Ade’s Cannes competition title “Toni Erdmann,” which opens this year’s event. Festival closes July 2. Germany’s second-biggest film fest offers an ideal summer platform for world cinema, cutting-edge German films, and new discoveries while also showcasing young talents. “We have a fantastic line-up with well-known directors, but also discoveries from countries like Vanuatu or Nepal, which are in our program for the first time,” says festival director Diana Iljine. Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic” closes the event.
The Spotlight sidebar is known for presenting lavish productions, big-name filmmakers, and major stars. This year is no different. The lineup includes: Paul Schrader’s “Dog Eat Dog,” starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe; Jason Batemen’s “The Family Fang,” with Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken; Werner Herzog’s documentary “Lo and Behold, Reveries »
- Ed Meza
The Conjuring 2, 2016.
Directed by James Wan.
Enfield, North London, 1977. The Hodgson family are plagued by a terrifying poltergeist, attracting the attention of American paranormal investigators, Ed & Lorraine Warren, who must take a leap of faith to help them…
If ever proof existed that ghosts and poltergeists are much more than just fiction, the Enfield haunting of 1977 is probably the closest we’ve ever gotten, making it ripe for big screen adaptation and a perfect choice when it comes to a sequel to The Conjuring. Arguably one of the most potent, stylish and ultimately scary horror movies of the last decade, James Wan’s original fictionalised the real-life work of legendary, God-fearing married American paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren, who anyone with even a passing interest in paranormal activity will probably have heard of. »
- Tony Black
Before Shia Labeouf was known for turning hitchhiking into performance art, making a paper bag the most-talked about red carpet accessory, and being an actual cannibal (well, at least in this awesome song), he was Louis Stevens. 16 years ago today, Even Stevens premiered on Disney Channel, making a star out of then 14-year-old Labeouf. The shenanigans of the Stevens family were on display on the Disney Channel for three seasons, plus The Even Stevens Movie, serving as the series finale. Other notable June 17 happenings in pop culture history: • 1964: The Supremes released the single “Where Did Our Love Go.” It was their first song to hit the top of the U.S. singles chart. • 1967: Barbra Streisand sang for over 135,000 fans in New York’s Central Park. A recording of the free concert was released as her first live album, A Happening In Central Park. • 1977: The much-maligned sequel to The Exorcist, »
- Emily Rome
Making the transition from book to big screen to small screen is none other than the seminal horror classic, The Exorcist. With the most recent incarnation filming now, and a somewhat divisive teaser already in circulation, the question has been: when can we actually see this revised take on William Peter Blatty’s iconic novel?
As Fox released its Fall 2016 schedule today, we now know when to expect this next slice of possession to hit the box: Friday, September 23rd at 9pm. Rather amusingly, the series premieres directly after Hell’s Kitchen, and looks to be retaining that slot all season. Despite taking its cues from the aforementioned tome, and the scary-as-hell 1974 movie, Fox’s approach to the show is a sorta-kinda reboot. It won’t follow the trials and tribulations of Regan McNeil, instead focusing on a new family wracked with horror when their daughter is taken hold by an evil spirit. »
- Gem Seddon
Hot Toys has unveiled its Star Wars: The Force Awakens C-3Po (gold chrome version) and R2-D2 Cosbaby Bobble-Head collectible set, which is being released exclusively through the company’s new Shanghai store to mark its grand opening; take a look here…
The collectible set specially features C-3Po and R2-D2 as they appear in the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens! R2-D2 stands approximately 8cm tall with base while C-3Po stands approximately 11cm tall with base and is specially painted in gold chrome color and featuring the distinctive red colored left arm as seen in the film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis »
- Amie Cranswick
Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code. »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
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