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Very few films affect me the way that David Lynch’s 1997 mystery/thriller (I consider it a horror film) Lost Highway does. Maybe it was the adventure I had to go through to see it (read about that here), or maybe its surreal, noir-like mood and tone of the film that made it so very easy to rope me in, leaving a large imprint in my mind. While the film itself can stand so very firmly on its own, it was made even more effective and chilling, by what is, in my opinion, one of the greatest soundtrack of all time. A perfect compilation, and an even more perfect companion to the film, the mix of Angelo Badalamenti and Barry Adamson’s score, and a hell of a lot of great bands flow together perfectly, making it a soundtrack that deserves attention, even seventeen years later.
Beginning with noise, the »
- Jerry Smith
The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival will be taking place once again in Montreal and the first wave of programming has been announced, revealing an eclectic mix of genre films from around the world:
“Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.
Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic
On May 7 of last year, Ray Harryhausen, filmmaker and stop-motion special effects pioneer, passed away at the age of 92. Mr. Harryhausen created some of the most beloved and innovative fantastic film imagery of all time in such classics as The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad »
- Jonathan James
The grandaddy of all film fests, Fantasia 2014, is set to kick off on July 17th, and we have this year's artwork to share along with the first wave of event and film announcements.
From the Press Release:
The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitement starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be revealed shortly, but in the meantime here’s an early First Wave Announcement of several selected highlights and info to whet your appetite.
For this year’s edition and onwards, Fantasia will be returning to the freshly renovated Concordia Hall Cinema as its main base, which now features an even larger screen, new seating, and upgraded projection and sound.
Unveiling Our 2014 Poster Art: Fantasia Pays Tribute To Three Legendary Figures Of The Fantastic
On May 7 of last year, »
- Debi Moore
It is that time of the year again in which we start preparing for our favourite film festival in the world. For the unfamiliar, Sound On Sight has delivered some of the best coverage of the Fantasia Film Festival since we first launched back in 2008. In the past we’ve published up to 55 reviews, dozens of features and recorded six podcasts dedicated entirely to the three and a half week long event. So be sure to come visit us again and again throughout the months of July and August, as we will surely be all over the 2014 edition. The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is taking Montreal by storm, starting July 17 until August 5, 2014. They’ve just released their new poster and along with the first wave of films, and as expected, Fantasia’s programmers aren’t disappointing. Here’s the press release. Enjoy!
Montreal, June 19, 2014 – The 18th annual Fantasia »
If your animation history is spotty (or if you don't have a very young child in your life), Maleficent was the iconic sorceress from Walt Disney's very amazing 1959 animated feature "Sleeping Beauty" (in the original, she was sinisterly voiced by Eleanor Audley). Following the success of Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" (and other fairy tale blockbusters from other studios), it was time to give "Sleeping Beauty" the "Wicked" treatment, with a story from the witch's point of view.
Of course, Sleeping Beauty is there, too. Elle Fanning plays Princess Aurora, in a performance that gets a little lost (if you don't know the story of Sleeping Beauty, we pity you) and there are supporting performances from Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton, Leslie Manville, Sam Riley, and Sharlto Copley. Quite frankly, when you're standing in Angelina's shadow, »
- Drew Taylor
For many horror fans with kids, deciding which scary films are appropriate for children can be a challenge. It’s natural to want to pass on a love of the macabre to our offspring and bond over a shared interest in horror, but we also want to protect our children from nightmares or from being scarred by exposure to gratuitous onscreen violence. There are some more obvious kid-friendly choices like The Watcher in the Woods or Something Wicked this way Comes but it can be tricky to determine what is and isn't age-appropriate when it comes to films that were not necessarily made with children in mind. To remedy this, we've begun a recurring segment that spotlights classic titles we deem suitable for most young viewers... at least those old enough to understand the difference between fantasy and reality. Do keep in mind that these are our opinions, and only »
- Tyler Doupe
Ed Helms will star in Epic Fail; Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx might team up; Sony Animation has revealed plans for several upcoming releases; Disney is preparing an adaptation of Something Wicked This Way Comes; Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace are set for Taken 3; and Guy Pearce joins Black Mass.
The project reportedly follows an elite Special Forces team that packs equal parts firepower and dysfunction. As if that wasn’t enough, the team is led by an elite soldier codenamed “The Walrus.”
In addition to starring, likely as The Walrus, Helms will produce the comedy through his and Michael Falbo’s Pacific ...
- Anthony Taormina
Ff Comic book movie fans still have their Underoos in a bunch over the casting of the title superheroes in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot — Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch and Jamie Bell as the Thing — but at least they can rest easy knowing that a female actress won't be cast as Dr. Doom, as was rumored a few weeks ago. According to TheWrap, four male actors (with accents!) are on the short list to play the evil ruler of the fictional Eastern European nation of Latveria: Sam Riley (Maleficent), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor) and Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd). The Fantastic Four reboot is slated for a June 19, 2015, release.
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- BJSprecher Sprecher
The Movie News: Jason Sudeikis is your new Fletch. Here's the buzz on the new Captain America, Noah and Dumb and Dumber To. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart will star in a hit man comedy called Black Phantom. Eighties classics Explorers and Something Wicked This Way Comes are being remade. Captain America 3 has picked a release date, and it happens to be when Warner Bros. was planning to release Batman vs. Superman. Here's this week's gallery of new movie posters. The Geek Stuff: More Marvel goodness with Fantastic Four buzz and Avengers 2 hype. We've got a deleted scene from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Kevin Bacon explains the '80s to millennials, and it's great. Here's why Dune deserves the Game of...
- Peter Hall
Like it or not, Robocop 2014 happened and was an arguable success while it half-humanly, half-robotically stormed through the box office delivering justice. And with that justice comes another price: every ’80s movie and its sequel is continuing to get the reboot treatment while we all just wait around and see what sticks. Up next in the time machine is the 1983 Disney classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. The studio is redoing its own material by taking the Ray Bradbury story and giving it to writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), who will make his feature directorial debut with the project. For those who said “I’m okay” after Fahrenheit 451 and haven’t familiarized themselves with other Bradbury novels, this one follows Mr. Dark, the evil owner of a traveling carnival (is there any other kind?). Dark gets his kicks by bartering with the residents of each town his carnival visits, their »
- Samantha Wilson
Ray Bradbury's classic 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes is set to be adapted into a feature film by Walt Disney Pictures. They've hired Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dark Shadows scribe Seth Grahame-Smith to script the film. The guy can write fun novels, but so far his movie scripts haven't been that impressive.
The book was previously adapted into a film back in 1983. It's been so long since I've seen it that I honestly don't remember if it was good or not. The story follows a character named Mr. Dark, the evil proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on the residents of a small town by bartering possession of their souls for the dreams each one has. Smith had this to say in a statement:
“I have been so crazy about this book, and it was such a formative title in my life that I actually »
- Joey Paur
Attention book lovers! A classic tale is being revived for the big screen, and with Disney backing the adventure, we know this is going to be a sure-fire hit!
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" is a Ray Bradbury book about a traveling carnival run by an evil man. He goes from small town to small town, gathering souls in return for giving the townsfolk what they dream of most.
Disney has picked Seth Grahame-Smith to make his directorial debut for Something Wicked This Way Comes, but don't worry, Seth has more than enough experience with the dark and sinister. He's worked on the sets of movies like Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so there's plenty of experience supporting this choice!
This isn't the first time Something Wicked This Way Comes has made the leap to the big screen, and Seth plans to include many of the elements that »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave B.)
Since it doesn't seem like Seth Grahame-Smith will ever see his novel remix Pride & Preudice & Zombies hit the big screens, the author has found work with other big screen projects. While his Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter wasn't exactly a treat, Grahame-Smith has worked on the script for the gestating reboot of Fantastic Four, is collaborating with Tim Burton on a sequel to Beetlejuice, and there have been rumors that he's involved with a reboot of Gremlins. Now Deadline reports the writer is slated to make his directorial debut with a new adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel Something Wicked This Way Comes at Disney. For those who aren't familiar with Bradbury's book, here's the official synopsis: The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, »
- Ethan Anderton
Despite being a bit of a flop in North America, the moderate worldwide success of this year’s “RoboCop” remake has apparently proven to Hollywood that redos of ‘80s movies are profitable. They may not be breaking the bank, but they’re definitely putting more cash into these studios’ wallets. So, why not make more of them, right? First up, screenwriter/novelist Seth Grahame-Smith (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) has finally found a project to make his directorial debut with. He’s teaming up with Disney to remake the 1983 film “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” which is based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. The novel tells the story of an evil proprietor of a traveling carnival who takes advantage of small town residents by taking possession of their souls in exchange for the dreams each person has. Grahame-Smith wants to take the novel and make it relevant for a whole new generation. »
- Ken Guidry
Seth Grahame-Smith will be making his directorial debut with Disney's upcoming reboot of Something Wicked This Way Comes. He is also writing a treatment for the project with the studio hiring a writer to script the project.
Based on a 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury, the story follows two young boys named Jim Nightshade and William Halloway. The pair have a nightmarish experience with a traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one day. The carnival's leader is the mysterious "Mr. Dark" who bears a tattoo for each person who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the carnival. Mr. Dark's malevolent presence is countered by that of Will's father, Charles Halloway, who harbors his own secret desire to regain his youth because he feels as though he is too old for Will.
Here is what the director had to say about the project. »
In the long line of adaptations and remakes that will arrive in cinemas from now until the end of time, there are very few that actually seem necessary. One exception might be Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, which Disney made in 1983 and now plans to remake, with writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) penning a treatment for the adaptation and making his directorial debut on the film.
Something Wicked This Way Comes is the story of two young boys whose small town is invaded by a traveling carnival, lead by the malevolent Mr. Dark. The carnival offers wish fulfillment of a sort – a chance for the adults of the town to relive lost childhoods, and for the children to become the adults they dream of. But it all comes at a horrifying price, as the two boys discover. The book is nothing short of terrifying, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Whenever I stop to think about it, I’m always fairly amazed that the original Something Wicked This Way Comes doesn’t have a more enthusiastic pop-culture following. The Disney film, released in 1983, has a few big problems, sure. Yet it boasts a chilling autumnal atmosphere and an early performance from Jonathan Pryce. Furthermore, its story […]
The post ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Remake in Motion at Disney appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Something Wicked This Way Comes was one of the oddities of 1980s family films. This was when children’s films were dark and unpleasant, just look at The Dark Crystal. Based on the book by Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes tells the story of a carnival lead by Mr. Dark (alarm bells ringing), which arrives in small towns and has a sinister motive involving the transferal of souls for dreams. The 1962 book was first adapted by Disney in 1983, which Bradbury also scripted.
Now it will be the turn of ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’ author and Dark Shadows screenwriter, Seth Grahame-Smith to take on the classic tale as he takes to the director’s chair for the first time. Seth Grahame-Smith is currently working on a treatment, but the final script will be taken on by another, allowing Grahame-Smith to concentrate on directing.
Discussing the project, Grahame-Smith had this to »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Having released a film version of Ray Bradbury's dark fantasy novel Something Wicked This Way Comes in 1983, Disney has now hired Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author Seth Grahame-Smith to direct a remake, just as soon as he finishes that Beetlejuice sequel he's making with Tim Burton. First Cary Fukunaga plans to make a new version of Stephen King's It, and now this. Why not remake every movie that freaked us out as children? At this point, it's not like we were going to make clowns fun and wholesome again anyway. »
- Halle Kiefer
"Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" scribe Seth Grahame-Smith is set to make his feature directorial debut on a new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's thriller novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes" for Disney Pictures.
The story follows Mr. Dark, the proprietor of a traveling carnival who preys on a small town by making deals for the townsfolk's souls in exchange for the dreams that each one desires.
Disney previously adapted the property back in 1983 which Bradbury himself adapted, but later expressed disappointment that much was lost in translation.
Grahame-Smith says he plans to ignore the film and return to the book, including some of the classic scenes missing from the previous film.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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