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Christian Slater (Interview with the Vampire) will star in a new horror movie from Michael Nickles called playback. The film will be distributed by Magnet Releasing a division of Magnolia Pictures. “Playback is very scary and a lot of fun,” said Magnolia/Magnet President Eamonn Bowles. “We think it will be a hit with horror fans.” You can pick an e-book that is a prequel to to the film called Playback Light and Shadow to get yourself geared up for the film. The e-book is available anywhere e-books are sold for $ .99. »
In my last column, I wrote about 10 celebrity "Twilight" fans and how they have declared their love in public. Well, today takes a different turn. Let's head over to the dark side and out the celebrity "Twilight" haters.
Just yesterday, George Takei, voice actor extraordinaire and Hikaru Sulu in the "Star Trek" series, released a YouTube video urging "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" fans to put aside their differences and turn their attention toward hating "Twilight." While it's tongue-in-cheek and clearly an attempt to keep this 72-year-old actor's name in the media (mission accomplished), the vitriol he spews on our favorite vampire series seems to come from a very real place.
"Gone is any sense of heroism, camaraderie or epic battle. In its place we have vampires that sparkle, moan and go to high school," Takei says. "Sci-fi fans be warned, there are no great stories, characters or profound life »
- Ryan McKee
In an "Extra" personal interview with action hero and family man Tom Cruise, the "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" star said how lucky he feels to be with wife Katie Holmes. Cruise gushed to "Extra's" Aj Calloway, "She's amazing."
Cruise spoke of his other movie, "Rock of Ages," in which he teamed up with rocker Jon Bon Jovi for some singing advice. We previously talked to Bon Jovi about his meeting with Tom, and the singer recalled, »
Yesterday evening we brought you the first on-set images of Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) from Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, and today, thanks to The Sun, we have two more of the star vamping it up big time on the beach.
Also starring Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), the film is based on Moira Buffini’s play “A Vampire Story,” about two mysterious women, Eleanor and Claire, a mother and daughter, or are they sisters? Or are they vampires, on the look out for fresh meat, or simply troubled young women on the run?
Byzantium sees Jordan reuniting with longtime collaborator Stephen Woolley, who previously worked together on films such as Company of Wolves, The Crying Game and Interview With the Vampire amongst many, many others…
Check out these images of Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) on-set in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, which is based on Moira Buffini’s play “A Vampire Story,” about two mysterious women, Eleanor and Claire, a mother and daughter, or are they sisters? Or are they vampires, on the look out for fresh meat, or simply troubled young women on the run?
Also starring Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), the film – which is currently shooting in the UK on a budget of £8 million - sees Jordan reuniting with longtime collaborator Stephen Woolley, who previously worked together on films such as Company of Wolves, The Crying Game and Interview With the Vampire amongst many, many others.
Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is developing a new Jesus Chris movie, based on "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt," a novel by Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire). Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M.) will direct from a screenplay he penned with Betsy Nowrasteh. The story revolves around a seven-year-old Jesus, who departs Egypt with his family to return home to Nazareth and discovers the truth about his birth, who he is, and his purpose in life. "This film has the potential to be a cinematic classic, a picture that will appeal to all ages, all around the world," said Columbus. "I am proud to be part of this incredible production." »
More prominent for making vampires fashionable well before The Twilight Saga, Anne Rice will soon see her Jesus novel Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt adapted for the big-screen. Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures will produce the story of a 7 year-old Jesus, whose journey from Egypt to Nazareth eventually leads to young boy discovering who he is, how he came to be and what the world will expect from him. The news of the adaptation comes at the time of year when the world prepares to celebrate his birth or more important for the kids – when Santa comes!
The Stoning Of Soraya M director Cyrus Nowrasteh will adapt from a screenplay he co-wrote with Betsy Nowrasteh, who was brought to the project from Anne Rice herself. The author has seen her works Interview With The Vampire and Queen Of The Damned previously adapted to the big-screen.
Source: Variety »
- Craig Hunter
Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan first came to prominence with genre films such as The Company of Wolves, High Spirits and, most famously, the big-screen version of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. Though it's been several years since he last made a scary movie, it seems Jordan has found another tale of terror to tell.
Jordan is gearing up to shoot Byzantium, which is based on a play for young adults by Moira Buffini called A Vampire Story, about two women who arrive in a small British town and may or may not be vampires.
A Vampire Story was written in 2008 in connection with London's National Theatre Connections program, wherein successful playwrights are commissioned to deliver plays for performance by youth groups at festivals all across the U.K.
Byzantium was adapted by Buffini, but there's no word on how closely the flick will follow her play, which examines »
The tale of composer George Antheil and Hedy Lamarr's invention in the 1940s of a type of spread spectrum radio, a technique essential to wireless communications to this day, may be relatively well-known, but Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World "is the first book-length attempt to rescue this odd and marvelous story from the dustbin of history," writes Laura Miller in Salon. Richard Rhodes, "who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1986 book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, unites the social history of Vienna, the classic era of Hollywood film, Paris in the 20s, experimental music, weapons design, the niceties of patent law and the technology of information transmission — a real grab bag of elements — in this short, charming and remarkably seamless book."
Writing for Slate, Sam Kean finds that "Rhodes succeeds in the most vital thing — capturing »
It is nine-all on the outdoor table-tennis table in Regent's Park, London, a score arrived at somewhat chaotically due to the fallen autumn debris on the playing surface. The match began with Helen McCrory protesting a lack of interest in the score, but things have become more intense as the winning 11-point mark approaches, and the 43-year-old actor (soon to appear as a Parisian grande dame in Martin Scorsese's children's film, Hugo) has put on glasses. She's stubbed out her cigarillo. As a shot missiles by she says, "Lucky bounce! The ball hit a twig!"
Ten-nine ... understandably she's stopped paying our interview such careful attention. Earlier, a question about Hugo elicited a brilliant digression about life on a "family-like" Scorsese film set, always waiting for a »
- Tom Lamont
While there are many beautiful images from the first frames of the new Lars von Trier film Melancholia, the most striking is one that comes later in the film when a completely naked Kirsten Dunst lies outside in the grass under the moonlight with a dreamy stare on her beautiful face. The moment is almost a turning point for character who, as everyone else around her becomes unhinged at news that a planet called Melancholia is going to collide and destroy the Earth, seems to come out of her deep, debilitating depression just when the end is near.
Such is the kind of juxtaposition one would expect from a Trier film, but Dunst, who walked away with the Best Actress award earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, brings a vulnerability and rawness that reminds us that she’s capable of much more than what we see in her »
- J. Halterman
The highly anticipated "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" opens next week (Nov. 18) and the plot -- which involves a pregnant Bella (Kristen Stewart) -- has us wondering: Are vampire babies even possible?
Since we were raised on a steady diet of "Interview with the Vampire," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "True Blood," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Twilight," we mostly assumed vampires could only be born, so to speak, when a living human is bitten by a vampire who then allows that human to drink his or her immortality-giving blood. Pop culture lore would also have us believe that when one is transformed into a vampire, she remains forever the age she was at transformation. Hence Kirsten Dunst's little girl vampire in "Interview."
Kirsten Dunst has revealed that she is proud of many of the movies she has made throughout her long career. The actress, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her breakthrough performance in 1994's Interview with the Vampire, said she finds the positive reaction from the public rewarding. She told Moviefone: "I'm proud of so many movies. I've always done things that... I was proud of Virgin Suicides.
"I'm proud of a lot of things in my career. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I was very proud to be in that movie. "When (more) »
- By Kristina Bustos
In Melancholia, which is out today in limited release, Kirsten Dunst plays a character faced with her own mortality when a distant planet is on a collision course with Earth. But back in 1994, she portrayed a frustrated young immortal Claudia in Interview With the Vampire opposite a much-older Louis (Brad Pitt). Watch as the child vampire implores Louis to make her an immortal mom, because her tiny vampire form lacks the strength to convert a human. Though she's petite and looks absolutely doll like with her tightly wound ringlets, she has no trouble barking demands at Louis until she breaks down in tears in his arms. »
Although I can't say it was a huge surprise, Steven Spielberg's Minority Report topped last week's poll of Tom Cruise movies with over 20% of the votes. The sci-fi action/adventure had just the right mix of critical and commercial success to take out all of the other choices. Michael Mann's Collateral came in at #2 thanks to a villainous turn by Cruise, followed closely by Tony Scott's iconic Top Gun. Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire rounded out the top 5. Way down at the bottom of the list, The Color of Money didn't seem to get much love, but I suppose a lot less people have seen it. Do you agree with these results? 1. Minority Report -- 22.2% 2. Collateral -- 14.7% 3. Top Gun -- 12.9% 4. Eyes Wide Shut -- 9.3% 5. Jerry Maguire -- 9% 6. Interview with the Vampire -- 8.6% 7. Rain Man -- 8.1% 7. A Few Good Men -- »
You want more eye candy and some new casting news to go along with it? Of course you do! Time to get a little bitey as we have some new details and artwork for the next vampire opus headed your way!
Danny Mays (The Adventures of Tin Tin), Bradley James and Sam Riley (Control, Brighten Rock) will join Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Caleb Landry Jones in Neil Jordan's Byzantium, the thriller from the filmmakers behind Interview with the Vampire.
On the run for murder, two young "sisters" arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet, they both hide the same secrets: They are really mother and daughter, and they are both ... vampires!
Eleanor is exhausted by 200 years on the run and desperate to settle down. »
- Uncle Creepy
Some news out of the Afm as we've learned that Danny Mays (The Adventures of Tin Tin), Bradley James and Sam Riley (Control, Brighten Rock) will join Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Caleb Landry Jones in Neil Jordan's Byzantium, the thriller from the filmmakers behind Interview with the Vampire that's about a pair of women who claim to be vampire siblings. In addition, we've landed some Afm art and the first official plot details: "On the run for murder, two young "sisters" arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet they both hide the same secrets: they are really mother and daughter, and they are both ... vampires!" »
At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the paparazzi couldn't get enough of Lars von Trier's meltdown after he made a joke about Nazis and Hitler to the press. For those there for the films, however, the big story was Kirsten Dunst's performance in von Trier's "Melancholia," which garnered her a well-deserved best actress win. Having starred in "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles," "Little Women," and "Jumanji" as a child, Dunst is one of the few successful young actors who seamlessly transitioned into a successful adult actor. She has worked steadily for years in comedies such as "Bring It On," "Dick," and "Drop Dead Gorgeous" the big-budget "Spider-Man" trilogy; and dramas such as "The Virgin Suicides," "Crazy/Beautiful," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Elizabethtown," and "Marie Antoinette." Dunst has no plans to stop, either. "I'd like to continue working, always," she says. "This is what I love to do. »
- email@example.com (Jessica Gardner)
Back in June it was first rumored Universal was looking to re-write and rework Michael Tabb's would-be sequel to the failed 2010 effort The Wolfman starring Benicio del Toro and directed by Joe Johnston into a new werewolf franchise. A month later, Moviehole reported Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead, The Hitcher: I've Been Waiting and Carnosaur 2 helmer Louis Morneau would direct for a fall shoot. Now, it has become a reality as Universal announced the start of production on what they describe as an "all-new supernatural Untitled Werewolf Thriller" with Morneau directing. Filming will take place in and around Bucharest, Romania and the film won't be heading to theaters as the studio confirms it will be part of their DVD Originals line alongside such titles as The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior and the upcoming January release of [amazon asin="B005TK0WG8" text="The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption"] starring Ron Perlman and Billy Zane. This Untitled Werewolf Thriller will be released on Blu-ray, »
- Brad Brevet
Ah, Halloween. A time to reflect on everything scary in life, be it Justin Beiber (who terrifies me), reality TV (Jeremy Kyle I’m looking at you) or even horror movies. Actually there’s nothing I like better than dipping into my vast DVD collection and pulling out some of my favourites to watch as the darkness closes in on this spooky day… I’m not the only one who looks to DVDs for Halloween entertainment it seems – the folks over at the Official Chart Company have compiled a Top 50 chart of the biggest-selling horror DVDs of all time, and there are some surprises, including a number one “horror” film that isn’t in the least bit frightening – unless you count the bad CGi of course! Check out the list:
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