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Release Dates Revealed for Holiday Horror Comedy ‘Krampus’ and Supernatural Thriller ‘Spectral’

19 August 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Those who are naughty are going to get something a lot worse than coal in Michael Dougherty’s Krampus, while a Special Ops team engages supernatural forces in Spectral. This pagan demon and ghostly threat will officially see the big screen, as Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just announced the release dates for both films.

According to Box Office Mojo, Krampus will come out in theaters on November 25th, 2015, while Spectral will see the silver screen in 3D on August 12th, 2016.

We reported in May that Legendary Pictures has signed Michael Dougherty to co-write and direct Krampus, a Christmas horror comedy co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields: “Based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Krampus is similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick R’ Treat.”

This is the second Krampus-based Christmas horror movie to begin development as of late, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Raid Remake to Have 12 Central Characters

19 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Raid remake is currently in development, and is being directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3). I saw The Expendables 3 over the weekend, and it was pretty entertaining, but I'm still not sure that Hughes has what it takes to make a movie like The Raid. In the end, the remake seems like it is going to be nothing like the original movies. 

Grantland recently sat down with the director for an interview where he describes the movie as being in the vein of Black Hawk Down and Zero Dark Thirty, both of which are nothing like the original Raid movies. He says that the ensemble cast will include twelve central roles that he's currently casting, and he's looking to start shooting early next year.

“After that, I’m pretty sure I won’t do a movie with ensembles, camouflage, and guns for a while.”

As of right now, »

- Joey Paur

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The Raid Remake Is “In The Vein Of Black Hawk Down And Zero Dark Thirty”

19 August 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though The Expendables 3 shot blanks at the box office last weekend, only mustering a weak $16.2 million, that threequel’s director Patrick Hughes is already moving onto hopefully bigger and better things by heading up Screen Gems’ remake of The Raid. It seems a little strange that an American remake would be thought necessary for a three-year-old Indonesian martial arts actioner that has already been widely embraced across the world, but here we are. And recently, Hughes provided more details on what we can expect from this new Raid.

In a Grantland article about The Expendables 3, Hughes briefly mentioned The Raid, revealing that the remake will boast twelve leads (one of whom is The Purge: Anarchy star Frank Grillo):

Stallone’s endorsement is already paying off for Hughes. As The Expendables 3 rolls into theaters, the director is prepping his next blockbuster: a remake of the 2011 Indonesian fight film The Raid: Redemption. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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"The Raid" Remake To Be An Ensemble Piece?

18 August 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The upcoming American remake of the Indonesian action thriller "The Raid" sounds like it could be quite different to its predecessor.

The original film is kind of famous for its spartan approach. Character development and narrative complexity is kept to a minimum in favor of a high-concept, fast pace and brutal series of action set pieces. The cast is also kept pretty tight with only five or six key characters and about a dozen non-speaking background characters who kick far more than they speak.

In an interview for Grantland, the remake's director Patrick Hughes says his version is more an ensemble piece in the vein of "Black Hawk Down" and "Zero Dark Thirty," and he's casting the twelve integral roles of the film's ensemble with the aim of shooting early next year. He says "After that, I'm pretty sure I won't do a movie with ensembles, camouflage, and guns for a while. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits $500 million worldwide, now highest-grossing Apes movie

10 August 2014 11:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has become the seventh movie of the year to cross $500 million at the global box office, with the simian sequel currently sitting on $503.9 million, having pulled in $197.8 million domestically and $306.1 million from international markets. That figure makes Dawn the highest grossing instalment of the Apes franchise, with its predecessor Rise of the Planet of the Apes having earned $481.8 million back in 2011.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In) and sees Rise of the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis returning as Caesar alongside Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Keri Russell (Mission: Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Enrique Murciano (Black Hawk Down), Kirk Acevedo (The Thin Red Line) and Judy Greer (13 Going on 30). Read our reviews here, »

- Gary Collinson

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Syfy Announces Z Nation Premiere Date, Full Fall 2014 Schedule, 7th Annual 31 Days of Halloween

9 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Syfy is entering the zombie fray with "Z Nation," and now we know when it'll be premiering. Here's the network's full fall 2014 lineup, which also includes event series "Ascension" and another "31 Days of Halloween" in October.

If Syfy Original Movies are your thing, keep your eyes open for the likes of Dark Haul, Finders Keepers, and Mutant World.

From the Press Release:

Syfy’s 2014 Fall Programming primetime lineup will feature the series premieres of "Z Nation" on September 12 and docuseries "Town of the Living Dead" on October 7.

In addition, the Season Five return of "Haven" airs September 11 with the special 10th anniversary season of "Ghost Hunters" beginning October 8. The highly anticipated six-hour event series "Ascension," starring Tricia Helfer, kicks off November 24.

For the seventh consecutive year, Syfy will celebrate the Halloween season with nearly 600 hours of ghoulish programming during the month-long "31 Days of Halloween" (October 1-31).

September

"Haven" (Season 5 Premiere)

Returns Thursday, »

- Debi Moore

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Syfy Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Haven’, ‘Ghost Hunters,’ More

8 August 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has announced its 2014 fall programming schedule, featuring the return of an original series, two series premieres and the return of special horror-related events for October.

Highlights on the schedule include “Ascension,” a six-hour drama event series, new documentary series “Town of the Living Dead” and the seventh year of month-long programming block “31 Days of Halloween.”

Full Schedule Is Below:

Haven” (Sept. 11 at 10 p.m.) When the series returns for its fifth season, “Haven’s” protectors are thrust into uncharted waters: Duke (Eric Balfour) is now a ticking time bomb, fighting to contain the Troubles within him, while Nathan (Lucas Bryant) faces his greatest fear that Audrey (Emily Rose) – the woman he’s fought so desperately to save – may be gone forever. Haven, which rose 11 percent among Adults 18-34 and 3 percent among Adults 18-49 during its fourth season, is based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author Stephen King. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Gus Van Sant’s Sea Of Trees Begins Production – Stars Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, Naomi Watts

30 July 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has begun principal photography on Sea Of Trees. The film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible). Two-time Academy Award nominated producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), Ken Kao (Rampart, Knight of Cups, Silence) and Kevin Halloran (Million Dollar Arm, Parental Guidance, Water For Elephants) are producing, based on the Black List script by Chris Sparling (Buried). F. Gary Gray, Brian Dobbins and Allen Fischer are also producers. The film will shoot on location in Massachusetts and in Japan.

Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, »

- Michelle McCue

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Matthew McConaughey's 'Sea of Trees' Begins Shooting in Japan

30 July 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bloom, Waypoint Entertainment and Netter Productions announced that two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) began principal photography on Sea of Trees. The film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Dr.). Two-time Academy Award nominated producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), Ken Kao (Rampart, Knight f Cups, Silence) and Kevin Halloran (Million Dollar Arm, Parental Guidance, Water for Elephants) are producing, based on the Black List script by Chris Sparling (Buried). F. Gary Gray, Brian Dobbins and Allen Fischer are also producers. The film will shoot on location in Massachusetts and in Japan.

Ken Kao and Alex Walton's international sales, production and financing company, Bloom, launched and introduced Sea of Trees in Cannes, »

- MovieWeb

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Con Air director plans to team with The Who on TV series

30 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Simon West is working on Mods and Rockers with iconic band in talks to collaborate.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is in development on a TV series about London’s music scene in the 1960s, with iconic rock band The Who in talks to collaborate on the project.

West is currently working on the script for Mods and Rockers (working title).

The iconic UK band, including Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry, are in talks to handle music on the series and co-produce with West - who will direct and produce through his UK outfit Simon West Productions – and band manager and film producer Bill Curbishley (The Railway Man, Quadrophenia).

West envisages Mods and Rockers as an eight-part “international series”.

“We’re not remaking Quadrophenia but it’s that kind of world,” he told ScreenDaily. “It will also cover the rockers’ side of the story and spills out into the wider world of swinging »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Con Air director teams with The Who on TV series

30 July 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Simon West writing Mods and Rockers with iconic band.

Con Air and The Expendables 2 director Simon West is in development on a TV series about London’s music scene in the 1960s with iconic rock band The Who.

West is currently working on the script for Mods and Rockers (working title) with The Who band members including Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry.

The iconic UK band are set to handle music on the series and co-produce with West - who will direct and produce through his UK outfit Simon West Productions – and band manager and film producer Bill Curbishley (The Railway Man, Quadrophenia).

West envisages Mods and Rockers as an eight-part “international series”.

“We’re not remaking Quadrophenia but it’s that kind of world,” he told ScreenDaily. “It will also cover the rockers’ side of the story and spills out into the wider world of swinging ‘60s London, taking in gangsters »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway are coy about 'Penny Dreadful' season 2

29 July 2014 12:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego - When we last left "Penny Dreadful's" most eligible bachelors things weren't necessarily coming up roses. Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) had transformed into a werewolf type creature (although it turns out he isn't aware of what happens to him when he "blacks out" and goes wild) and suffered through the death of his lover, Brona Croft (Billie Piper). Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) had his heart unceremoniously broken by Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and found himself once more immortal and alone. Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) couldn't kill the Creature (Rory Kinnear) he created that was threatening to destroy everyone around him.  Instead, he took Ms. Croft's life earlier than her terminal sickness would have allowed so that he could properly transform her into a "bride" for his monstrous creation. These gentlemen of questionable morals and virtues are three reasons why John Logan's Showtime series is so fascinating. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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#SDCC14: Penny Dreadful Season 1 Heading to Blu-ray/DVD in October

26 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One bit of news from Sdcc that almost slipped under our radar is that Showtime original series Penny Dreadful: Season One will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on October 7th. It you're looking to add a bit of Victorian intrigue to your Halloween season, read on for the details!

From the Press Release:

From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment, and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Penny Dreadful: Season One Blu-ray collection will include every episode of the series' first season.

The Blu-ray collection also boasts extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.

From three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall), Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping series that is "moody, mystical and wonderfully twisted" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Penny Dreadful, starring Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton »

- Debi Moore

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Penny Dreadful Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD Cover Art & Release Details

25 July 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the Penny Dreadful panel at Comic-Con where John Logan and the cast answered questions on the making of Season 1 and teased what’s ahead, Showtime announced that the first season will be making its way to Blu-ray and DVD in October:

“San Diego, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – The acclaimed Showtime® original series Penny Dreadful – Season One will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 7, it was announced today during the Penny Dreadful panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014.

From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Blu-ray and DVD collections will include every episode of the series’ first season, celebrated by critics as “scary, seductive, surprising, and smart” (NPR) and “solidly entertaining, well cast and oozing with atmosphere” (Variety). Both Blu-ray and DVD collections also boast extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.

From three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, »

- Jonathan James

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Flickering Myth Podcast – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

21 July 2014 5:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast Does. Not. Want. War.

On this edition of the Flickering Myth Podcast, we go ape (sorry) and look at the sequel to the prequel of the reboot of Planet of the Apes, Matt ReevesDawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen is joined by staff writers Rohan Morbey and Scott Davis to discuss the movie and their thoughts.

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Read our two ★★★★★ reviews here and here and Rohan’s ★★★ review here.

The episode is now live so if you refresh your iTunes or RSS feed it should automatically update. »

- Luke Owen

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Matt Reeves talks Planet of the Apes 3

19 July 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes currently tearing up the box office and garnering near universal praise [read our two ★★★★★ reviews here and here], director Matt Reeves has offered up some insight into where the already-announced third movie (which is set for July 26th, 2016) may head during an interview with The Playlist. Be warned, spoilers for the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Mark Bomback and I are going to be writing the next one and we have a lot of ideas but you know we’re going to take a moment to breathe. We just finished this one so we’ll see where it goes but we have a lot of ideas we just have to sit down and start it all up again. But it’s really important to me that whatever we do next is something that can be better than Dawn, so hopefully we can achieve that aim. »

- Gary Collinson

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20th Century Fox crosses $3 billion globally for 2014

18 July 2014 2:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To say it has been a very successful year for 20th Century Fox would be an understatement as news comes in today that the studio has crossed the $2 million mark domestically and $3 billion globally for 2014. They are the first studio to do so this year.

X-Men: Days of Future Past has been a huge help to this number, having taken $735 million worldwide.

This is the second time the studio has hit this point after doing so in 2010. The majority of that money came from James Cameron’s Avatar.

20th Century Fox have now hit $2 billion globally for the last six years in a row.

Here are the big contributors:

Grand Budapest Hotel ($168 million)

Rio 2 ($490 million)

The Other Woman ($195 million)

X-Men: Days of Future Past ($735 million)

The Fault in our Stars ($243 million)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 ($366 million)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($132 million)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »

- Luke Owen

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Saw Helmer Will Take Sci-Fi Apex, Described As “Predator Meets Call Of Duty”

11 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Darren Lynn Bousman, the man behind several of the ultra-successful Saw entries including the original sequel Saw II, has just signed on to direct an indie sci-fi actioner called Apex, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as “Predator meets Call of Duty,” Apex is set to center on a secretive Special Ops team deployed on a covert mission to North Korea in hopes of securing a weapon of mass destruction. During the mission, the team is transported to another world and finds itself pitted against a hostile and extremely dangerous alien species. So, basically Predators but with military men instead of criminals.

James E. Cavanaugh came up with the idea for Apex (right) and penned the script, putting an emphasis on bringing current scientific trends in physics and biology into the story. Cavanaugh will be producing Apex with Ambiance Pictures’ Joe Di Mao (Kid Cannabis), 2511 Productions and Aaron Ray (V »

- Isaac Feldberg

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When Aliens Invade: 8 Great Invasion Movies

9 July 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The alien invasion scenario is a common one in cinema – and for good reason. If movies are a mirror, reflecting social anxieties and regrets, then the alien invasion trope is one of the most adaptable allegories imaginable. For decades, filmmakers have used it to discuss military policies, fear of technology and concern over environmental abuses. Our scientific progress as a species, in conflict with the moral progress of our conscience, and our natural fear of change, are all to be found in the alien invasion movie. There are three main types of cinematic alien invasion – each serving a different purpose – although variations and combinations do occasionally appear. These are Occupation, Infiltration and Raid.

The Occupation alien invasion movie addresses two main concerns about the human condition. First, are the films featuring aliens that want our planet, and are entirely disinterested in us. We are inconsequential, and serve no purpose. We »

- Sarah Myles

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Sneak peek TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

9 July 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its North American release this Friday, 20th Century Fox has given us another look at the hotly-anticipated simian sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes thanks to a new ‘sneak peek’ TV spot, which we have for you below…

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In) and sees Rise of the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis returning as Caesar alongside Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Keri Russell (Mission: Impossible III), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans »

- Gary Collinson

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