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Oscar nominated Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man), Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) have signed on to the John F. Kennedy feature film Parkland. Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing in association with Exclusive Media, who will also be financing, It was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East.
As part of the production deal, Exclusive Media has optioned the rights to the book which provides the source material for the film . the epic Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. The work was published in 2007 by W.W. Norton & Company and won the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. Bugliosi, a three time Edgar Award winner, also wrote the number one New York Times bestsellers; .Helter Skelter,. .And The Sea Will Tell. and .Outrage..
- Michelle McCue
We are entering the hot season for horror movies, with The Possession lording over the box office the past two weeks, Resident Evil: Retribution out yesterday, and a slew of others on the horizon. It is the slew on the horizon that I’m going to focus on in this post as I round up all of the images, posters, trailers, and clips that you may have missed over the past week.
First up is…
The newest horror film in the burgeoning Blumhouse Productions umbrella (Paranormal Activity) comes from writer-director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism Of Emily Rose) and stars Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio. In the film, Hawke finds a mysterious box of home movies, and bad things happen. Similar to The Possession, minus the Dybbuk.
We have a couple new tidbits, first being the cool new poster for the film, seen above (Styd), and the slightly sad »
- Andy Greene
With a repertoire of directing credits under his belt that includes films such as Rain Man, The Natural, Wag the Dog, and Bandits, Barry Levinson is not a director many people associate with the horror genre, and even less so with the found footage sub-genre. However, he aims to change that with his latest venture, The Bay, which explores the effects of a viral outbreak in a small town. The movie is penned by first time writer Michael Wallach, and stars Kristen Connolly, Anthony Reynolds, Jane McNeill, and Christopher Denham. A trailer for the movie, which will be screening at Tiff 2012 during the Midnight Madness part of the festival, has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
Not even superhero heaven can save this summer from continuing its uninspiring dearth of quality posters. But what do you expect when there are four sequels/reboots in the mix?
A couple hipster designs save July from being a total disappointment as creativity is almost nonexistent while retreads are utilized in order to “keep consistency”. I understand a need to remind audiences about where these films came from, but I think you can dial it down a bit when you’re talking about some of the biggest franchises »
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4 items from 2012
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