11 items from 2017
The pilot is written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle) and will take place 25 years after the original movie, as Perfection, Nv once again comes under threat from the killer Graboid worms. To defeat them, the town turns to Valentine McKee (the returning Kevin Bacon), who beat them once – but to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex.
- Gary Collinson
- Dan Zinski
Start looking for higher ground, because the pilot episode for the potential new Tremors series is digging closer to the surface. Following the announcement in June that Syfy had ordered a pilot episode of a new Tremors series from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television, it's now been revealed that Vincenzo Natali is lined up to direct.
Deadline reports the news about Natali's involvement, revealing that the filmmaker behind Cube, Splice, and Haunter has been "tapped to direct" the Tremors pilot episode starring Kevin Bacon, who will reprise his role as handyman-turned-hero Valentine “Val” McKee.
In addition to feature films, Natali has an impressive list of TV directorial credits to his name, having worked behind the camera on Darknet, Hemlock Grove, The Returned, Hannibal, Wayward Pines, Westworld, The Strain, and American Gods.
Natali will work from a script written by showrunner Andrew Miller, who starred as Kazan in Natali's first feature film, »
- Derek Anderson
Not only is Kevin Bacon returning his Tremors character for the new Syfy series of the same name, but they’ve just landed one hell of a director. Vincenzo Natali is going to direct the Syfy pilot “Tremors”, a reboot of the 1990 cult classic film, Deadline reports. Natali previously directed cult classics Cube and Splice, while also dabbling in […] »
- Brad Miska
Director Vincenzo Natali made a splash with Cube, followed by other films like Splice and Haunter; but where he’s really come into his own is on the small screen, especially with “Hannibal,” for which he directed six episodes. So we’re… Continue Reading →
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- Debi Moore
Two veterans of late-night sci-fi movie programming are about to come together, with Deadline reporting that Vincenzo Natali—whose credits include Hannibal, Orphan Black, and the ’90s sci-fi thriller Cube—has signed on to direct the pilot for Kevin Bacon’s new Tremors TV show. As announced earlier this year, the series, produced by Blumhouse, will star Bacon, and air on Syfy.
Natali has largely worked in TV in recent years, lending his visual talents to everything from Westworld to Netflix’s Luke Cage. He signs on to a series that’s apparently something of a passion project for Bacon, who’ll be reprising his role as delusional, aging alcoholic Valentine McKee, once again called upon to face off against the fearsome Graboid menace. »
- William Hughes
Anti Matter, 2016.
Written and Directed by Keir Burrows.
Ana, an Oxford PhD student finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who – or what – is behind the rising horror in her life.
The minimalist approach to sci-fi is difficult to pull off. When it’s done well, it’s a good way to grab and intrigue your audience, open up philosophical questions and work within the constraints of a tight budget. You can’t be expansive and huge like Avatar for example, but as long as you are effective in your use of budget, and create an intimate and interesting story, then it can be effective. I think of some of my favourite Sci-Fi »
After years (actually, now decades) of being stuck in development hell, it looks like a big screen adaptation of William Gibson’s iconic cyberpunk novel Neuromancer is finally back on again. Last we heard, Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) was attached to direct and Hayden Christensen was rumoured to star but then the project went silent for […] »
It’s been more than a year since the surprise success of Deadpool made its director, Tim Miller, a notable Hollywood name, a year that’s seen him depart the film’s high-profile sequel, bounce between a few different projects, and even get involved with Sonic The Hedgehog. Now, per The Hollywood Reporter, Miller has settled on a cinematic follow-up to the superhero farce, announcing that he’ll the latest director to try to bring William Gibson’s Neuromancer to the screen.
Gibson’s pioneering cyberpunk novel has defeated a number of directors over the years, most recently Cube’s Vincenzo Natali, who abandoned his own adaptation in 2015. Miller at least has some high-profile back-up for his efforts to capture Gibson’s influential world of manipulative A.I.s, cybernetically modified street samurai, and hapless hackers; Simon Kinberg, one of the big names behind Fox’s X-Men franchise »
- William Hughes
Ron Hogan May 29, 2017
This review contains spoilers.
1.5 Lemon Scented You
It's difficult for American Gods to get much better than it does in Lemon Scented You, if only because it provides viewers with everything they've been waiting for while also giving them something completely unexpected. The show features some spectacular acting heavyweights, and while they've all had plenty of chances to show off their skills, this week gives every major character in the show a showcase moment, and to list them all would be to do a straight recap of the show, minute-by-minute. Suffice to say, I could not be any happier with American Gods than I am this week. »
Canada’s Vincenzo Natali remains one of my favorite filmmakers and 1997’s Cube is still, in my opinion, one of the best high-concept thrillers of all time. The low-budget horror movie about a group of strangers trapped in endless levels of stark white cubes-that-kill was so popular it spawned two sequels and ushered in a host of one-room thrillers like Saw. […] »
- Chris Webster
11 items from 2017
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