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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new clip from Preservation, release details for Lfo, App, the first photo from Altergeist, an interview with Felissa Rose, and much more:

First Clip from Preservation: “Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director’s chair with this finely crafted horror-thriller starring Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange is the New Black), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire). Brothers Sean and Mike Neary, along with Mike’s wife Wit, head out on a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. But ignoring the “closed” sign and heading deep into an overgrown nature preserve, they soon find their troubles are only beginning. When all of their gear is stolen, they immediately turn on each other. But the hunted »

- Tamika Jones

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Scavenger Killers to Bloody Up DVD

18 April 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"Mind-Blowing Psychopaths!" is what the artwork for Scavenger Killers promises, and given the last few weeks we've had around here, we could use a little blowing... mind or otherwise. Okay, scrape your mind up from the gutter and read on!

From the Press Release

Everyone’s heard of the “long arm of the law.” What if there was a homicidal maniac attached to it? Midnight Releasing announces the July 1st DVD, VOD, and Digital Download release of Scavenger Killers, a blood and guts contemporary tale of justice gone very, very wrong.

Scavenger Killers will be available across the Us and Canada on a variety of platforms, for the ultimate convenience in viewing. DVD availability is set to include Walmart, Target, Redbox, and more. On the digital side, the film will be available on all major and minor cable VOD channels as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, »

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10 Reasons Why The Scarface Remake Shouldn’t Happen

16 April 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Universal Pictures

Even with the lukewarm box office of Robocop, the Hollywood remake machine shows no signs of slowing down. Having butchered Paul Verhoeven’s original with a decidedly tepid update, executives have now turned their attention to another iconic 1980s film: Scarface. News surfaced three weeks ago that Universal Pictures have hired Chilean director Pablo Larraín (No) to direct an updated version with a Mexican lead, working from a script from Donnie Brasco writer Paul Attanasio.

At first glance, you might not have grounds to be worried. The line-up of talent involved is pretty good, particularly if you add in Marc Shmuger, the award-winning producer of Wikileaks documentary We Still Secrets. Making Tony a Mexican is an interesting idea, particularly if the film sticks to the news article’s claim that he will be bicultural and bilingual. And the much-loved Brian De Palma film is in itself a remake, »

- Daniel Mumby

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DVD Release: Arthur Hailey’s The Moneychangers

10 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014

Price: DVD $19.99

Studio: CBS/Paramount

Money is power in the 1976 television mini-series Arthur Hailey’s The Moneychangers, an adaptation of Hailey’s 1975 bestselling novel.

The tale of corruption and greed in the banking business stars Christopher Plummer (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) in his Emmy-winning role as the suave, hypocritical and skilled Roscoe Heyward and Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory) as the honest, hard-charging and focused Alex Vandervoort, both of whom are vying for the top position in one of the nation’s largest banks. Along they way, they have run-ins with such supporting cast members as Anne Baxter (The Ten Commandments), Robert Loggia (Scarface), Lorne Greene (Earthquake) , Helen Hayes (Airport) and a seductive-as-ever Joan Collins (Sins).

Yes, it’s a very dated piece as far as the banking industry goes, with the storylines including bits on such problems as credit card fraud, embezzlement, inflation, »

- Laurence

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Andy Garcia: The Hollywood Interview

7 April 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Andy Garcia Finds Love At Middleton

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Alex Simon

Since making a splash as crack shot George Stone in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, Andy Garcia has become one of the cinema’s most prolific and diverse actors. The Cuban-born Garcia boasts over 100 credits on his resume, with roles ranging from actor, director, producer and musical performer. At Middleton, which arrived on DVD and Blu-ray April 1 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent (Vera Farmiga) while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college. Andy Garcia spoke with us recently about this and other career highlights. Here’s what transpired:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen you play a guy who’s not cool, so it was a pleasant surprise to see you in At Middleton, which marks a change of pace. »

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‘The Family’ DVD Review

2 April 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle PfeifferTommy Lee JonesDianna Agron, John D’Leo, Jimmy Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Stan Carp, Vincent Pastore, Jon Freda, Michael J. Panichelli Jr. | Written by Luc Besson, Michael Caleo | Directed by Luc Besson

Remember that Robert De Niro guy, the one that impressed us in movies like Mean StreetsTaxi Driver and Goodfellas? Along with Al Pacino more recently we’ve seen them move more to comedy with somewhat mixed results.  It’s fair to say that Pacino has suffered more, with De Niro and up to a point he’s been able to keep that wise guy style image intact, which probably made casting him in The Family easy.

When snitching on the Mafia it’s assumed you are signing your own death sentence, so when CIA Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) once again has to relocate Giovanni Manzoni now known as Fred Blake »

- Paul Metcalf

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Ben Stiller Dancing With ‘Chippendales’; Alan Ball Pic Being Shopped With Weinstein Co In Pole Position

31 March 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Ben Stiller is in early talks to take a lead role in I Am Chippendales, a movie that Alan Ball wrote and will direct that’s being shopped right now. The Weinstein Company is the favorite to make a deal on the film. It’s an adaptation of the Rodney Sheldon book that sounds like a mix between Magic Mike and Scarface. Chippendales tells the story of Steve Banerjee, an immigrant who went from pumping gas in Culver City to running a high-end nightclub that evolved into Chippendales. As the male-stripper concept became a phenomenon in the 1980s at the height of the women’s lib movement, Banerjee was consumed by excess and competition. After hiring a New York choreographer to polish the all-male dance troupe, he  became wildly rich, and just as paranoid. Banerjee hired a hitman to murder the choreographer when negotiations went sour. After being arrested, Banerjee died in jail awaiting trial. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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‘Sabotage’ Review: Schwarzenegger Came Back to Hollywood for This?

27 March 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nothing really gets sabotaged in “Sabotage,” unless you're counting the career of director David Ayer, who got some of his best reviews to date for “End of Watch” just two years ago. Apparently forgetting everything he knows about filmmaking in the intervening months, he's delivered up a schlocky and semi-incoherent shoot-'em-up, the most notable factor of which is a torrent of fake blood that rivals the gallons of Karo syrup Brian De Palma sprayed over “Scarface.” It's a testament, perhaps, to Arnold Schwarzenegger's star power that this choppy mess (co-written by Ayer and Skip Woods, who gave the world “A. »

- Alonso Duralde

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Win a goody bag and Blu-ray from The Family

27 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of The family on 31st March, we’ve been given 3 sets of a goody bag and the Blu-ray to give away.

The Family stars a line up of Hollywood heavyweights including: Academy award® winner Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook, Meet The Fockers, Taxi) as tough and fiery family man Fred Blake; Academy award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln, No Country for Old Men, Hope Springs) as CIA Agent Robert Stansfield; Academy award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Scarface, Dark Shadows, Stardust) as wife and firecracker Maggie Blake; Dianna Agron (Glee) as All-American Belle Blake; and John D’Leo (The Wrestler) as wise guy Warren Blake.

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the Witness Protection Program after breaking the sacred code and snitching on the his crew. However, despite Agent Stansfield’s (Jones) best efforts to keep them in line, »

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By Moroder: An Interview with Giorgio Moroder

25 March 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The reemergence of Giorgio Moroder to mainstream prominence over the last year has been one of the great unexpected gifts for music enthusiasts. In the wake of his seemingly inevitable collaboration with dance icons Daft Punk, Moroder has been collaborating, remixing, and working on new material of his own—not to mention DJing live for the first time in his storied career. In the process he has introduced himself to a new generation of fans, rightly receiving his due as an influential producer and sonic innovator. But what has yet to be widely recognized is the thumbprint Moroder has left on modern film composing. His iconic, Oscar-winning scores and songs for many of the biggest films of the late-1970s and ‘80s (Midnight Express, Top Gun) have long since entered the pantheon, but with the recent popularity of nostalgia-fueled films such as Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, Moroder’s influence »

- Jordan Cronk

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Scarface Remake Finds a New Director

25 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It looks like that Scarface remake is still happening, only it's not happening with Harry Potter director David Yates anymore. The movie is set up at Universal Pictures, and they've hired Pablo Larrain to take Yates' place as the director. Larrain directed a movie called No back in 2012 that was an Academy Award nominee for foreign language film.

According to the Variety, the movie will be "a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. The new film will be set in Los Angeles and explore an immigrant’s rise in the criminal underworld."

They also say that the main character will likely be Mexican. The character Al Pacino played in the 1983 version was Cuban.

Paul Attanasio wrote the current draft of the screenplay. I can't say I'm very excited about this remake. The Pacino version is such a classic, and I don't see how a remake could be any better. »

- Joey Paur

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Universal secures a director for Scarface remake

25 March 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal's Scarface update has taken a step close to becoming a reality, with The Wrap reporting that Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain (No, Tony Manero) has signed on to direct the studio's planned remake of the gangster classics from Howard Hawks and Brian De Palma.

According to the site, the new version "will reimagine the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films [and] will be an original story set in modern day Los Angeles that follows a Mexican immigrant's rise in the criminal underworld as he strives for the American Dream."

Scarface has been written by Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco), with Mark Shmuger (We Steal Secrets) producing alongside Marty Bregman, producer of the 1983 version. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Scarface will be 'Mexican hustler in La'

25 March 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Producers of forthcoming film want to cast 'an authentic Latino' in the role, and seem set to hire Chilean director Pablo Larraín

The latest manifestation of Scarface will be a Mexican hustler working his way up on the streets of Los Angeles, according to The Wrap.

Universal has been working on a second remake of the classic gangster story since at least 2011, with Harry Potter's David Yates at one point in talks to direct. The studio now looks set to hire Chilean film-maker Pablo Larraín, best known for the Oscar-nominated political drama No, to oversee the new iteration.

Paul Muni took the central role of Italian newcomer Antonio "Tony" Comonte in the 1932 Scarface, a tale of warring Chicago gangs which teamed Howard Hawks with the legendary producer Howard Hughes. Al Pacino played Cuban drug baron Tony Montana in Brian de Palma's 1983 remake, which was critically panned on release but »

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Chilean director Pablo Larrain set to direct Scarface remake

25 March 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Mar 25: Chilean director Pablo Larrain is in talks to direct a planned Scarface remake, according to reports.

A revamp of the gritty 1983 drama, which starred Al Pacino as Cuban gangster Tony Montana, has been in the planning stages since 2011, but now movie bosses believe they have found their director, TheWrap.com reported.

The storyline will reportedly stay true to both the 1983 remake and the 1932 original, which starred Paul Muni, but the new movie will be set in modern day Los Angeles and the character will be of Mexican origin.

Producers are reportedly eyeing Oscar Isaac, Edgar Ramirez and. »

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Pablo Larrain Set For New Scarface

25 March 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As it pushes ahead in its attempt to craft yet another take on the immigration and crime tale that is Scarface, Universal has seen filmmakers come and filmmakers go. The studio might finally have found its man, saying yes to No director Pablo Larrain taking the reins.According to The Wrap, this version of a tale told previously by Howard Hawks in 1932 and Brian De Palma in 1983 will focus on a Mexican arrival into the Us who will go to any lengths to pursue the American Dream. His route is via the criminal underworld as he rises steadily through power and violence. The film will explore his physical and emotional wounds, and the role they had to play in making him the man he becomes. It's not yet clear whether anyone will say hello to anyone else's little friend.David Yates had been considering taking the job before his Tarzan »

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Director found for Scarface reboot

24 March 2014 11:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 25 Mar 2014 - 06:17

Chilean director Pablo Larrain will be tackling the new, modern day take on Scarface...

See that? Right at the top of the article? it's one of those headlines that does not make people very happy. Scarface, after all, is another entry on the 'films that do not need to be remade' list. Although, of course, Brian De Palma's 1983 Scarface was in itself a remake of Howard Hawks' 1932 original. Let's call this one a reboot of a remake then. That'll cheer people up.

Anyway, Universal is pressing ahead with a new Scarface, engaging producers Martin Bregman and Marc Shmuger (and Bregman also produced De Palma's take on the material) to oversee the project. Furthermore, a director has been appointed too, with Pablo Larrain, who made the film No, signing up.

The new Scarface will be set in present day Los Angeles, and Paul Attanasio »

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Scarface Reboot Hires Director, Tony Montana Will Be Mexican

24 March 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

About four years ago, Universal Pictures announced that it was developing another version of "Scarface," which was first released in 1932 and then turned into the iconic Al Pacino film in 1983. Then in August we learned that "Harry Potter" director David Yates was in talks to direct the new film from a script by David Ayer (Training Day). Now comes word that Yates is out and Chilean director Pablo Larrain (No) is in. And the script has been re-written by Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco). The new film will have very little to do with the first two versions, except the title and the general premise, which will focus on a Mexican immigrant who ruthlessly pursues his American dream. The story will be set in modern day Los Angeles. »

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Pablo Larraín Will Direct The Scarface Remake

24 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I’m still not sure who had the bright idea of remaking Scarface, but it’s happening. Originally set to helm was Harry Potter director David Yates, but now it seems like Universal is going in a different direction as The Wrap reports that they’ve hired Chilean director Pablo Larraín.

Best known for the 2012 film No with Gael Garcia Bernal, Larraín isn’t exactly a big name. At least, not yet. Scarface will undoubtedly be his most high-profile gig yet and should help to put him on the map. That’s for certain. As for whether Brian De Palma’s classic gangster film, itself a remake, needs to be remade, is another issue entirely.

Apparently, the plan here is to have the main character be of Mexican origin, with Donnie Brasco scribe Paul Attanasio’s script taking place in Los Angeles. The basic premise will be very similar, with »

- Matt Joseph

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‘Scarface’ Remake Gets a Director; New Plot Details Revealed

24 March 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Universal’s planed 21-st century rendition of Scarface looks to be moving faster now, after having spent the last 2-3 years slowly trudging along. The original 1932 Howard Hawks’ version was a film that dealt with what was – back then – the timely subject of American bootlegging; over fifty years passed before Brian De Palma’s 1983 redo hit theaters, updating the subject matter to focus on the then hot-topic issue of Cuban drug-smuggling.

It was over a year ago when rumor began to circulate that the new Scarface will address present-day concerns about Mexican drug cartels, as once again explored through the same narrative setup recycled from previous iterations: a young man from humble beginnings climbs his way to ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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A 'Scarface' Reboot Might be the Perfect Way to Test Today's Cinema

24 March 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

1932's Scarface, Howard Hawks' prohibition era tale of a gangster's rise and fall was loosely based on the life of Al Capone and starred Paul Muni in the title role. In 1983, Brian De Palma directed a remake from a script by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as a Cuban immigrant. Unlike the first film's focus on bootlegging, this one used cocaine to tell it's story of how power and greed corrupts. Both films are products of their time, both cinematically and socially. Now, another remake is in the works at Universal Pictures with Pablo Larrain (No) aboard to direct with a screenplay from Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco) who rewrote David Ayer's (Training Day, End of Watch) original draft. Word is the story will center on a Mexican immigrant and his rise in the criminal underworld, set in present day Los Angeles. The lead character will keep the first name Tony, »

- Brad Brevet

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