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Psychothriller script finds home Within Screen Gems

1 March 2009 8:45 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jack Olsen’s psychological thriller spec script Within has been acquired by Screen Gems. Unique FeaturesBob Shaye and Michael Lynne (formerly of New Line Cinema) and Dylan Sellers will produce the movie.

The screenplay is a story of domestic madness in the Hand That Rocks The Cradle and Fatal Attraction mold, about a woman who’s hired by a married couple to be a surrogate mother, and then decides she wants both the baby and the husband for herself. No director or cast has yet been attached. Olsen has also worked on the screenplay for a remake of Fritz Lang’s 1956 noir film Beyond A Reasonable Doubt for Rko and The Relic/End Of Days director Peter Hyams. »

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Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 3

26 February 2009 2:51 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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The Final Chapter (read Part 2 here)! We have Howard the Duck, Freejack and Shyamalan flicks on the list; these are never good signs. Nonetheless we are bringing it all to you in full-color and in 3-D. (Ed. Note: Due to the economy, 3-D has been dropped and will be replaced by Smell-o-vision — check for your scratch and sniff cards in about 4-6 weeks.) Best Sound went to rage-zombie veterans Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke, leaving Mark Weingarten who worked on Rejuvenatrix in the dust. The Sound Editing section contains one too many references to Ron Silver, and at least two references to a Roger Corman film.

The visual effects category pulled on our heartstrings this year due to the loss of Stan Winston, who was noted en memoriam along with other heroes, Vampira, Leonard Rosenman and Charles H. Schneer »

- Heather Buckley

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Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 1

24 February 2009 3:04 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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It’s time once again for horror at the Oscars. Sunday’s festivities were filled with folks who have worked in the genre and per usual, I feel if it’s a win for Danny Boyle, it is a win for rage-zombie fans everywhere. Seems like a lot of folks this year are veterans of Exorcist: The Beginning, Amityville: A New Generation and Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Of course, the most important genre win would be Greg Cannom, a staple of 80’s horror effects; he worked on such films as Fright Night Part 2, The Lost Boys and The Howling.

Now some movies on this list might be “kinda horror.” These thrillers or genre-friendly frameworks are on the ghoulish cusp and are marked with an asterisk. Some flicks on the list are there because, what the fuck, »

- Heather Buckley

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James Whitmore dies at 87

6 February 2009 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

James Whitmore, who played such American icons as Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Theodore Roosevelt, died Friday of lung cancer at his home in Malibu. He was 87.

Whitmore was twice nominated for Academy Awards -- as best actor in 1976 for "Give 'em Hell, Harry!," in which he played Truman, and as best supporting actor in 1950 for the war movie "Battleground."

He also won an Emmy Award in 2000 for a guest-starring role on "The Practice," as well as a Tony Award for "Command Decision."

Whitmore was diagnosed with cancer a week before Thanksgiving. "My father believed that family came before everything, that work was just a vehicle in which to provide for your family," his son Steve Whitmore, who works as spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, told the Associated Press. "At the end, and in the last two and a half months of his life, he was surrounded by his family. »

- By Duane Byrge

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