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The UK's Grimm Up North has partnered with the BFI to host a series of screenings in unique and atmospheric venues across Greater Manchester as part of their national Gothic season, and here are the details of what's ahead.
The two events that complete the BFI (British Film Institute)'s Gothic season will be site-specific, in which the atmospheric location will add an eerie element of supernatural ambience to the proceedings. The Innocents and The Others are screening at the supposedly haunted Tudor mansion Ordsall Hall on 13th December 2013 with Bride of Frankenstein and La Belle et La Bete following on 10th January 2014 at Victorian Gothic beauty John Rylands Library.
To learn more and for tickets, visit the official Grimm Up North website, befriend them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
Ordsall Hall, 13th December 2013
Doors open at 18.30 with the first film beginning at 19.00.
- Debi Moore
TWC-Dimension has set a release date of August 28, 2015 for its thriller Regression . The film stars Ethan Hawke ( The Purge ) and is written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Also a composer, Amenábar is best known on the genre scene for the Nicole Kidman-starring The Others . His latest effort . which is rooted in the supernatural - will find Hawke playing a father who is convicted for sexually abusing his daughter, but has no memory of it. He enlists the help of a psychologist and learns that he may be part of a nation-wide conspiracy. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) »
Ethan Hawke is becoming something of a genre king thanks to recent movies Getaway, The Purge and Sinister. Of course, he’s quickly building an entirely new fan base for his efforts. These same fans celebrated today’s Variety report confirming an August 28, 2015 date for Hawke’s upcoming Weinstein thriller Regression. Hawke joined Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar (The Others) on the thriller about a father accused of a terrible sexual crime involving his daughter but without any memory of it taking place. »
TWC-Dimension acquired U.S. rights to the project at the American Film Market. Shooting is expected to start in the spring.
Alejandro Amenabar will direct from his own screenplay about a man who has no memory of sexually abusing his daughter, despite charges against him, and who may be part of a nationwide conspiracy. “Regression” will be produced by his longtime partner Fernando Bovaira for his company Mod and by Amenabar’s own Himenoptero banner.
- Dave McNary
We told you recently that the Weinsteins are reuniting with The Others director Alejandro Amenabar on a new horror project called Regression starring Ethan Hawke, and right now we have a bit more info for you.
Look for it in theatres on August 28, 2015.
From the Press Release
Bob and Harvey Weinstein announced today that they have preemptively signed on to distribute the upcoming thriller Regression in the United States. The film, written and to be directed by auteur Alejandro Amenabar, will star Ethan Hawke (The Purge, Before Midnight) and be released under the new moniker TWC-Dimension in 2015. Regression sees the return of Amenabar to the thriller genre, where he and Dimension previously had great success with The Others, which grossed over $200 million worldwide and starred Nicole Kidman.
- Uncle Creepy
Bob and Harvey Weinstein have signed on to distribute the upcoming thriller "Regression" in the Us. The film, written and set to be directed by Alejandro Amenabar ("The Others"), will star Ethan Hawke and will be released under the new moniker TWC-Dimension in 2015. Dimension distributed "The Others," which went on to gross over $200 million worldwide. With limited information regarding release dates and other cast members, the storyline is being kept under wraps, but producer Fernando Bovaira said, "Alejandro plays in 'Regression' with our deepest primal fears to make us feel once again both profoundly human and extremely vulnerable." "Regression" is the fourth planned release under TWC-Dimension (the other titles so far are "Paddington Bear," "Murder Mystery" and "Passengers"), which has Bob and Harvey teaming up in acquiring, developing, producing, and distributing films. Although the brothers have built their company working side by side, they have been primarily responsible for »
- Ohad Amram
Set in a small Minnesota town in 1980, plays a man who is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter, though he has no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, he relives the memories and implicates a police officer as his partner in crime.
Suddenly other townspeople are also suddenly able to relive suppressed memories of horrific abuse. When reports come in from all around the country, the cops believe they’ve uncovered a national and potentially supernatural conspiracy. Is the abuse real, or something else?
The Weinstein deal is said to have a mid-seven figure minimum guarantee and involve a wide release-style marketing commitment.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
FilmNation Entertainment is selling English-language thriller “Regression” at the American Film Market for all territories outside the U.S. and Spain. CAA reps domestic rights.
Alejandro Amenabar will direct from his own screenplay about a man who is accused of sexually abusing his daughter but has no memory of it, and may be part of a nationwide conspiracy. “Regression” will be produced by his longtime partner Fernando Bovaira for his company Mod and by Amenabar’s own Himenoptero banner.
Variety first reported on Oct. 30 that Hawke had come onboard.
The Weinsteins plan »
- Dave McNary
According to Deadline with a mid-seven figure minimum guarantee and a wide release-caliber P&A commitment, The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. rights to Regression, an elevated suspense thriller that will star Ethan Hawke and will be directed by Alejandro Amenabar. This establishes the flm as a major title coming into the start of Afm where FilmNation will be selling offshore territories. CAA brokered the deal.
Amenabar returns to the English language terrain on Regression, which is set in 1980 in a small Minnesota town where a man is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter. He admits his guilt despite having no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, he relives the memories and implicates »
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: In a whopping deal with a mid-seven figure minimum guarantee and a wide release-caliber P&A commitment, The Weinstein Company-Dimension has acquired U.S. rights to Regression, an elevated suspense thriller that will star Ethan Hawke and will be directed by Alejandro Amenabar. This establishes the film as a major title coming into the start of Afm where FilmNation will be selling offshore territories. CAA brokered the deal. This marks a re-team between Amenabar and Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who last worked with the helmer at Miramax on The Others, the sleeper hit thriller that starred Nicole Kidman and grossed $97 million U.S. and $210 million worldwide in 2001. Amenabar returns to the English language terrain on Regression, which is set in 1980 in a small Minnesota town where a man is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter. He admits his guilt despite having no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Victor Rasuk ("How to Make It In America," "Godzilla") has scored the role of aspiring photographer and love rival Jose in the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" film adaptation at Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
Jose is a classmate and friend of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and wants to be more. He ultimately becomes a rival for her affections with businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). [Source: Deadline]
Amenábar helms from his own screenplay, plot details are under wraps. Filming is slated to start in the spring. [Source: Variety]
Passmore will play an investment banker who attempts to satisfy his married midlife crisis by quitting »
- Garth Franklin
Though nobody seems to be willing to say what, exactly, Alejandro Amenabar's upcoming new feature Regression is actually about the quotes about 'primal fears' and 'suspenseful thrills' in the official announcement make it pretty clear that the director of The Others is headed back into over genre territory. And he's bringing star Ethan Hawke with him as the lead.With shooting planned for the spring, Regression is being presented at the American Film Market by international sales company FilmNation so hopefully we'll see some more details there. But, in the meantime, here's the official word at Variety....
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
It's been a while since we heard the name Alejandro Amenábar. After a terrific run of films including "Open Your Eyes," "The Others" and "The Sea Inside," the filmmaker stumbled slightly with his epic "Agora." But it looks like he's ready to return with a new film "Regression," which will star Ethan Hawke. Plot details are being kept secret for now, but it's being called an "elevated genre project," according to Variety, and one that will play with "our deepest primal fears." Production will begin next spring. Though he made his directorial debut last year with “Quartet,” Dustin Hoffman will be heading back in front of the camera in his first film appearance since 2010’s “Little Fockers.” Variety reports Hoffman will join Alfred Molina and Kathy Bates in the indie “Boychoir.” The film, written by “Source Code” scribe Ben Ripley and directed by Francois Girard, will focus “on a troubled »
- Cain Rodriguez
FilmNation Entertainment will begin selling “Regression” at the American Film Market next week for all territories outside the U.S. and Spain. CAA will rep domestic rights.
Amenábar will direct from his own screenplay with the logline kept under wraps. “Regression” will be produced by his longtime partner Fernando Bovaira for his company Mod and by Amenábar’s own Himenoptero banner.
“Alejandro plays in ‘Regression’ with our deepest primal fears to make us feel once again both profoundly human and extremely vulnerable,” Bovaira said.
FilmNation CEO Glen Basner said, “This suspenseful and thrilling story, coupled with what we know will be a truly atmospheric setting, is going to be unforgettable for years to come.”
- Dave McNary
It’s that wonderful, frightful, cool and creepy time of year again, when everything including the leaves on the trees are dying and our taste buds are craving sugary sweets and pies made from the guts of our jack-o-lanterns. It’s October, which means Halloween is nearly upon us! Get you costumes completed, your home haunts constructed and your candy collected for trick’r treaters, because you have to make time to watch some of the scariest movies this time of year.
In an effort to assist you in your cinematic scare-fest, we’ve come up with a list of the scariest movies to watch on Halloween… with one caveat. We have excluded virtually all “slasher” flicks. Why? Well, let’s just say we all know them, we all love them on some level, but really… don’t we all want something more in our scary movies? In honor of »
- Movie Geeks
With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!
Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.
Let the scares begin!
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- Uncle Creepy
Fionnula Flanagan, who starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the 2001 film “The Others,” has been cast in Amazon Studios’ “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.’ Also read: Clive Barker to Rewrite ‘Zombies vs. Gladiators’ for Amazon Studios “Partners” alum Sloane Morgan Siegel has also been cast in the title role of Gortimer Gibbon. Drew Justice (“The Little Rascals Save the Day”), Ashley Boettcher (“Aliens in the Attic”) and “Saving Grace” alum Robyn Lively are also among the principal cast. Luke Matheny, who won an Oscar for his 2010 short film “God of Love,” is directing the pilot. The live-action children’s pilot, »
- Tim Kenneally
Paula Wagner: Former Tom Cruise partner to produce the Academy’s 2013 Governors Awards Paula Wagner, a former partner of Tom Cruise, will produce the 2013 Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has announced. At the Governors Awards, to be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to Angelina Jolie, while Honorary Oscars will be handed to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, and Piero Tosi. (See also: “Honorary Oscars Bypass Women.”) Previous Honorary Oscar winners range from D.W. Griffith and Mary Pickford to Robert Redford and Sophia Loren, from Greta Garbo and Cary Grant to Paul Newman and Jean-Luc Godard. Recent honorees at the Governors Awards include Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, Gordon Willis, James Earl Jones, and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipients Oprah Winfrey and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Paula Wagner movies, »
- Anna Robinson
credit: ©Richard Phibbs
Paula Wagner will produce the 5th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and three Honorary Awards will be presented to Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, respectively, on Saturday, November 16, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.
“Paula’s expertise, coupled with her love for film, makes her the ideal person to produce this special event,” said Boone Isaacs. “She is certain to deliver an exciting and memorable evening for our honorees and guests.”
“It is a privilege to work with the Academy to produce this year’s Governors Awards, honoring iconic talents who have deeply influenced our contemporary culture with their artistry,” said Wagner. “I look forward to being a part of an event that illuminates and supports these artists’ incredible achievements.”
- Michelle McCue
Paula Wagner will produce the 2013 Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it was announced Thursday. Angelina Jolie will be given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and three Honorary Awards will be presented to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, at the fifth annual event at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. Story: Oscars: Academy to Honor Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, Piero Tosi and Angelina Jolie Wagner has produced or executive-produced more than 20 feature films, including Vanilla Sky, The Others, The Last Samurai and the first
- Rebecca Ford
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