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The Weinstein Company Pulls Horror Movie ‘Polaroid’ From November Release

The Weinstein Company Pulls Horror Movie ‘Polaroid’ From November Release
The Weinstein Company has removed horror-thriller movie “Polaroid” from its Nov. 22 release date with no explanation.

Box office tracker comScore confirmed the move Tuesday. TWC’s Dimension Films began production in March in Nova Scotia on “Polaroid,” based on director Lars Klevberg’s short film about a high school loner who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera tainted with a dark secret. She soon discovers the camera has the power to murder those who come in contact with it.

The cast includes Kathryn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Grace Zabriskie, Tyler Young, Keenan Tracey, Samantha Logan, Priscilla Quintana, Madelaine Petsch, and Javier Botet. Producers are Roy Lee and Chris Bender.

At the 2016 American Film Market, Klevberg and Lee made a presentation to buyers and touted the fright factor for “Polaroid.” Lee, who helped develop “The Ring” and “The Grudge” franchises, asserted that “Polaroid” would be a franchise starter. Weinstein’s brother Bob Weinstein, founder and head of Dimension,
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Fox Finally Finds A Director For Gambit Movie

Too often we hear of film projects falling apart when a director/star walks away or, in the more common scenario, a studio pulls the plug altogether. From Fantastic Four 2 to Sony’s fabled Sinister Six crossover, you don’t have to search too far to locate a big-name project that failed to get off the ground. Thankfully, Gambit isn’t one of them.

Yes, the X-Men spinoff has encountered one setback after another since it was first announced, but despite all those frustrating false starts, Channing Tatum remains attached to headline as the ice-cool Remy LeBeau. That’s the real name of the titular hero, a card-playing Cajun who hails from New Orleans. Originally portrayed by Taylor Kitsch in the widely derided X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the torch has since been passed over to Tatum, whose long-time affinity for the character stretches all the way back to childhood.

To date,
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New December Release Date for Haunted Camera Film Polaroid

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As readers of R.L. Stine's Say Cheese and Die! books in his Goosebumps series know, not all old cameras can be trusted, and some can even be deadly. Such is the case in Dimension Films' upcoming horror film Polaroid, which now has a December 1st release date, several months later than its original August 25th slot.

"From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg, comes the next iconic and bold new vision in horror: Polaroid. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end."

Directed by Lars Klevberg and produced by Roy Lee and Chris Bender, Polaroid stars Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carter), Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files
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Sony snaps up rights to coming of age horror Summer of Night

Deadline is reporting that Sony is looking to channel the success of Stranger Things and It by snapping up the rights to a package based upon Dan Simmons’ coming of age horror novel Summer of Night.

Published in 1991, Summer of Night “revolves around a series of hauntingly sinister events that threaten a Midwestern town as a group of young teens unearths a centuries-old evil prophecy of biblical proportions.”

The film adaptation is set to be directed by Mexican helmer Isaac Ezban (The Incident, The Similars), with Ben Poole (Americatown) penning the script. The movie will be produced by Ehren Kruger and Daniel Bobker, whose previous horror releases include The Ring and The Skeleton Key.
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Exclusive: Spooky ‘Temple’ Clip Teases a Paranormal Predicament

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Today, we're happy to debut an exclusive clip for the upcoming horror thriller, Temple. From You're Next and The Guest writer Simon Barrett and Mike Macari, executive producer of The Ring trilogy, Temple follows three American tourists searching for an ancient temple, who stumble into a paranormal nightmare on their journey. When Kate (Natalia Warner) recruits her boyfriend (Brandon Sklenar) and her oldest friend (Logan Huffman) for a trip to explore Japan, tensions begin to rise between the trio as they follow a mysterious map through the jungles of Japan on the hunt for the titular temple and …
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‘Death Note’: Adam Wingard Defends Anime Adaptation Against Whitewashing Claims: ‘It Is a Whole New Thing’

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‘Death Note’: Adam Wingard Defends Anime Adaptation Against Whitewashing Claims: ‘It Is a Whole New Thing’
Like a lot of movies made in the last year, “Death Note” has faced criticism for whitewashing its source material. The upcoming Netflix drama is based on a Japanese manga and, not unlike “Ghost in the Shell,” has changed Japanese characters into American ones: Nat Wolff plays Light Turner (the updated version of Light Yagami), while Margaret Qualley is Mia Sutton (Misa Amane).

Director Adam Wingard addressed those claims to Vulture, saying that his take on “Death Note” isn’t “just taking a character and trying to say a white kid is a Japanese kid. It is a whole new thing. The characters are all very different and it is a different kind of experience all together.”

Read More:‘Death Note’: Controversial Netflix Adaptation Gets Mixed Reaction at Comic-Con

Wingard, who also directed “You’re Next” and “Blair Witch,” got defensive about the same subject a couple months back: “Just clearing up misconceptions.
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[Media] - "Polaroid " Trailer

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Here's the trailer for "Polaroid", Dimension Films' new horror film that stars "The Hive"‘s Kathryn Prescott. The Lars Klevberg-directed "Polaroid" also stars Mitch Pileggi ("The X-Files"), Grace Zabriskie ("The Grudge"), Tyler Young ("Eyewitness"), Keenan Tracey ("Bates Motel"), Samantha Logan ("The Fosters"), Priscilla Quintana ("Stranded"), Madelaine Petsch ("The Hive") and Javier Botet ("Mama"). The film is produced by Roy Lee ("The Ring", "Blair Witch") and Chris Bender ("The Ring", "The History Of Violence"). Written by Blair Butler, it's based on the short by Lars Klevberg. "Polaroid" opens in theaters on December 1, 2017.High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't...
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The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made

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The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made
Just because you’re a well-established director with award-winning hits and/or commercial successes doesn’t mean you can make any movie you want. Just ask Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, and more. All these auteurs have had passion projects over the years they’ve had to kill or put on indefinite hiatus for a variety of reasons, which is a shame given how incredible all of them sound on paper.

Read More30 Essential Directing Tips From 30 Master Filmmakers

Christopher Nolan taking on Howard Hughes. Spike Lee making a boxing epic around Joe Louis. Kathryn Bigelow resurrecting Joan of Arc for a female warrior saga unlike any the big screen had ever really seen in the 1990s. We’d buy a ticket for all them years in advance if we knew they were definitely happening.

With many of our favorite auteurs currently in production on new movies,
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‘Temple’ Poster Shows its Evil Side (Exclusive)

‘Temple’ Poster Shows its Evil Side (Exclusive)
After acquiring the film out of Cannes, Screen Media Films will release Temple in theaters and VOD day-and-date on September 1, 2017. Directed by Michael Barrett, and starring Logan Huffman, Brandon Tyler Sklenar, and Natalia Warner, Producers include The Ring‘s Neal Edelstein and Mike Macari, with Eric Bassett and Shinya Egawa. Temple follows three Americans on a trip to […]
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Naomi Watts and Son Sasha Visit ‘Impassioned Team’ at Children’s Home in Kenya: ‘It Was So Inspiring to See’

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Naomi Watts and Son Sasha Visit ‘Impassioned Team’ at Children’s Home in Kenya: ‘It Was So Inspiring to See’
Naomi Watts‘ son can officially call himself a globetrotter — and he’s not even 10!

Alexander “Sasha” Pete, who hits double digits later this month, accompanied his mom on a trip to Africa this week, where the duo paid a visit to a children’s home in Kenya.

“Wonderful visit today at #Nyumbani Children’s Home in Nairobi,” Watts, 48, captioned a photo of herself and her son surrounded by kids. (Sasha was even holding one of the youngsters for the shot!)

“It was so inspiring to see how loved and well supported these vulnerable kids are by such an impassioned team,
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Win A Cure For Wellness on DVD

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To mark the release of A Cure For Wellness, out now, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of The Ring, comes the new psychological thriller, A Cure For Wellness.

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 27th July 2017 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random
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The Grudge Reboot Gets Eyes of My Mother Director

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The Grudge Reboot Gets Eyes of My Mother Director
Nearly six years after The Grudge reboot was first announced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, a director has finally been found. Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, whose critically-acclaimed directorial debut The Eyes Of My Mother debuted at Sundance last year, has signed on to direct The Grudge reboot, and rewrite the script. While no production schedule or release date has been announced yet, it seems this horror reboot is finally moving forward in the right direction, after years of languishing in development hell.

Deadline reports that Nicolas Pesce will rewrite the existing script, which was first worked on by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), who came aboard to write the script in 2014. No details have been given about the existing script, or Nicolas Pesce's new vision for the project, or how it may diverge from the original Japanese movie, or the American remake. The original Japanese movie, Ju-on: The Grudge
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Naomi Watts Admits Her 8-Year-Old Son Is 'Dying' to See The Ring: 'I Think It's Too Scary'

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Naomi Watts Admits Her 8-Year-Old Son Is 'Dying' to See The Ring: 'I Think It's Too Scary'
Naomi Watts would prefer her children just forget their mom’s a movie star.

The 48-year-old actress makes a leap to television with her new Netflix series Gypsy, in which she plays a therapist who gets fluid with her sexuality, addicted to meddling in her patients’ lives.

However, it’s a role she’d rather her sons — Samuel Kai, 8½, and Alexander “Sasha” Pete, 10 this month, whom she co-parents amicably with ex-partner Liev Schreiber — never streamed.

But Gypsy isn’t the exception. The roles Watts, who has previously portrayed a pregnant stripper and a torture victim, doesn’t want them to see are “most of them,
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Polaroid Trailer Snaps One Killer Selfie

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Polaroid Trailer Snaps One Killer Selfie
Dimension Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming horror movie Polaroid, which is set to hit theaters on August 25, 2017. It was announced at the beginning of this year that production had started for the movie in Halifax, Nova Scotia and now we have the first trailer and official release date set. Polaroid is produced by Roy Lee and Chris Bender, the team responsible for The Ring and The Grudge. Lee believes that Polaroid could be the start of a franchise. The trailer does hint at a cool horror series in the same vein as Final Destination, even giving a hint that there could be a prequel sometime in the future.

The trailer comes to us via The Weinstein Company's YouTube channel and it's a little over 2 minutes of suspense and super creepy sound design that often sounds like somebody struggling to breathe mixed in with the unmistakable sound
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“Death Comes in a Flash” in Official Trailer for Haunted Camera Film Polaroid

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As readers of R.L. Stine's Say Cheese and Die! books in his Goosebumps series know, not all old cameras can be trusted, and some can even be deadly. Such is the case in Dimension Films' upcoming horror film Polaroid, which is teased in its first trailer ahead of its theatrical release this August.

"From the producers of the The Ring and The Grudge and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg, comes the next iconic and bold new vision in horror: Polaroid. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end."

Directed by Lars Klevberg and produced by Roy Lee and Chris Bender, Polaroid stars Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carter), Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files), Grace Zabriskie
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‘Glow’: Alison Brie Gets Slammed, Slapped and a ‘Crotch to Face’ in Behind-the-Scenes Video – Watch

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‘Glow’: Alison Brie Gets Slammed, Slapped and a ‘Crotch to Face’ in Behind-the-Scenes Video – Watch
“There’s a lot of crotch to face.”

Community’s” Alison Brie makes this observation in a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of Netflix’s new series “Glow,” which looks to be the most fun, spandex-laden series ever, and that includes superhero shows.

Read More: ‘Glow’ Trailer: Alison Brie Enters the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Ring for Netflix

The series is a fictional retelling of the rise of women’s wrestling in the 1980s. Brie stars as struggling actress Ruth Wilder, who gets her shot of stardom with Glow, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. She’s part of an elite, dirty dozen of misfits who are all looking to take their frustrations in life and channel them into take-charge personas in the ring.

“Every woman has a wresting character sleeping inside of them,” adds Betty Gilpin, who plays Ruth’s chief rival, a former soap star named Debbie who took a break from acting to have a baby.

A few of the other more colorful wrestler names include Cherry Bang (Sydelle Noel) and Sheila the She Wolf (Gayle Rankin). Leading the pack is Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia, the has-been B-movie director with the vision for Glow.

The behind-the-scenes video also show how the actresses trained for what we presume are their wrestling debuts, taking hits, getting clotheslined, learning to flip, fall and flop with grace, all while having an armpit or crotch in their face.

The series was co-created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive produced by “Orange Is the New Black’s” Jenji Kohan. Take a look at the series below:

Glow” will release all 10 episodes of Season 1 on Friday, June 23.

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Horror Highlights: Without Name, Nitehawk Shorts Festival Selects, Frontières at Fantasia, The Passing

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You never know what will be waiting for you in the woods... In today's Horror Highlights, we have two clips from the upcoming thriller Without Name, as well as details on the Nitehawk Shorts Festival Selects program, Frontières returning to the Fantasia International Film Festival, and the official trailer for The Passing.

Without Name Clips: Press Release: "Los Angeles, California (June 16, 2017) - Global Digital Releasing has set a distribution date for the award winning dramatic thriller Without Name. The North American release will be across multiple digital and VOD platforms, beginning Tuesday, June 20.

The story follows land surveyor Eric (Alan McKenna). He travels to a remote, unnamed Irish woodland to assess its suitability for a new development project. However, the assignment it is not as simple as it could be. Intrigued by the woods’ foreboding mysticism, Eric finds himself drawn into a dangerous game that could lead to him becoming
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Naomi Watts Reveals Why She Had 'A Real Hard Time With Saying Yes’ To The Ring

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Naomi Watts Reveals Why She Had 'A Real Hard Time With Saying Yes’ To The Ring
It was the hugely successful and extremely terrifying film that made everyone scared to answer their phones. But Naomi Watts says agreeing to her role in The Ring was not an easy decision.

The Book of Henry star sat down with People’s editor-in-chief for the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview to discuss her career and life, saying it took some convincing to get her to take on the role of newspaper reporter Rachel Keller in the 2002 horror film.

“I was having a real hard time with saying yes,” says Watts. “I remember having this conversation with my agent,
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Naomi Watts Says She Had a ‘Psychic Premonition’ She’d Be the Mother of Boys

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Naomi Watts Says She Had a ‘Psychic Premonition’ She’d Be the Mother of Boys
Even before she had kids, Naomi Watts felt she was destined to have sons.

“It’s funny, I always knew I would be the mother of boys,” says the actress. “It’s a psychic premonition.”

The two-time Oscar nominee sat down with People’s editor-in-chief for the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview and discussed motherhood and movies.

Throughout her career, Watts, 48, has also always played a mother to several boys in films such as The Ring, The Impossible and her latest drama The Book of Henry.

“I don’t have a lot of onscreen daughters,” admits Watts.

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Top Monsters In The Movies

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Scary films and monster movies are not only meant for the month of October, and this summer’s selection is proof – It, Annabelle: Creation, It Comes At Night and The Mummy.

The evolution of creature technology and the fundamental role technology have played a huge part in shaping monster movies.

From the evolution of creature technology beginning with King Kong (1933), Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954), Horror Of Dracula (1958), One Million Years B.C. (1966), Planet Of The Apes (1968), The Exorcist (1973), An American Werewolf In London (1981) and Aliens (1986) through the digital age of Jurassic Park (1993), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) and King Kong (2005), audiences love the monsters that grace the silver screen.

In honor of Universal’s The Mummy, opening in theaters this Friday June 9th, we decided to look back at one of our lists of those creepy, loveable characters that fill our dreams and
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