5 items from 2015
Underneath Safe House's over-reliance on flashback and cheap tricks lies a beautifully directed, strongly performed drama...
This review contains spoilers.
We’ve reached the halfway point in this new ITV drama starring former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston, and the dramatic moments of the previous instalment hang heavy throughout Safe House episode three.
During part two’s denouement, we were introduced to new character Gemma Underwood. And then we were quickly unintroduced to her as she was murdered by the villain of the piece, Michael Collersdale (played very devilishly by Peter Ferdinando). Her link to the ongoing events with the Blackwood family (who have been stashed away in the lake district in the titular safe house along with Eccleston’s Robert after an attack by Collersdale) is revealed - she’s the sister of mother Ali (Holby City’s Nicola Stephenson).
As we discover over the course of the proceedings, »
Lionsgate is reportedly readying a remake of the cult 1997 Canadian sci-fi film Cube.
Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) is on-board as one of the producers, with director Saman Kesh, whose short Controller has turned some heads in Hollywood, set to make his feature debut with the film, which will be entitled Cubed. Philip Gawthorne, who has cut his teeth on British shows such as Eastenders and Holby City, is set to pen the screenplay.
The original film, directed by Vincenzo Natali, sees seven complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.
- Scott J. Davis
Book author El James has tightened her iron grip over the creative direction of Fifty Shades Darker, the green-lit follow-up to this year’s hit erotic romance, now that her husband Niall Leonard has closed a deal to pen the script for the sequel.
Rumor had it that James herself wanted to scribe the adaptation of her bestselling book, after being dissatisfied with the experience of working with director Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel on Fifty Shades of Grey. Leonard, though obviously still close enough to his wife that she’ll be able to have the final say over every aspect of the sequel, may be better-qualified. He’s a novelist with titles like Crusher, Incinerator and Shredder, but he’s also written scripts in the past, for shows like Ballykissangel, Holby City, Monarch in the Glen and Wild at Heart. He landed the job after writing an outline for the sequel, »
- Isaac Feldberg
You’ve probably read our exclusive Unhallowed Ground review by now, but if you haven’t here’s the skinny: Unhallowed Ground is a brand new British horror film written by Paul Rachid, who also appears in the film, directed by Russell England (Holby City, Paranormal Witness) and starring Morgane Polanski, Poppy Drayton, Rachel Petladwala, Thomas Law, Marcus Griffiths, Will Thorp and Ameet Chana.
Six late teen/early twenties from North London single-sex private schools spend a night patrolling the eerie grounds of the historic Dhoultham School as part of an initiative with the British Army to provide rich kids with basic military training. As each hour passes and the teenagers complete their mundane tasks, they witness a series of increasingly disturbing occurrences: slamming doors, self-governing lights and ghostly apparitions.
As they spend more and more time together, personal conflicts are magnified and the School’s history erupts onto the surface of proceedings. »
- Phil Wheat
They purchased the haunted mirror on eBay and hung it on a wall in their flat with hopes of winning the $1 million Paranormal Prize offered by the James Randi Foundation. But as they film their application for the fortune of a lifetime, three young friends learn that being truly haunted comes with potentially fatal consequences. Written and directed by Edward Boase, The Mirror is now available on iTunes and we have an exclusive clip in which the flatmates break out the Ouija board.
Synopsis: “Three flatmates buy a haunted mirror on eBay to claim the One Million Dollar Paranormal Prize offered by the James Randi Foundation. Their desire to win blinds them to the evil forces they have brought into their world, which exact a terrible revenge. Based on a true story.”
- Derek Anderson
5 items from 2015
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