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After scoring a big success with The Bible miniseries, The History Channel is now turning its attention to the New Testament for a series exploring the undocumented years of Jesus' life, with the cable network is in talks writer Scott Kosar (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Eli Roth (Hostel) and Eric Newman (The Thing) for The Lost Years.
If there's a strong horror connection there, it's no coincidence. According to Deadline, The Lost Years will portray Jesus in "a controversial light" and has been "conceived in the horror genre, and it explores a theory about Jesus' origins as an exorcist." That is of course familiar ground for Roth and Newman, with the duo having produced The Last Exorcism and its sequel The Last Exorcism Part II. »
- Gary Collinson
I am not what many would call a religious person, but there are two parts of The New Testament particularly fascinate me. Both of them are, literally, what isn't actually there. They are the parts before Jesus was curing people's illnesses and feeding thousands of people, and after he was resurrected, where it abruptly ends by saying, "and he performed many more miracles," before adding that it was basically too long to write down. Regardless, it looks like a trio of horror guys: Scott Kosar (The Machinist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror) and producers Eli Roth (the Hostel franchise) and Eric Newman (The Thing), both producers on The Last Exorcism, are looking to fill in the blanks of what happened to Jesus between the ages of 13 to 30 with their show, "The Lost Years." However because it is so early in development, it is not known to be a »
Are you turned off by the New Testament’s lack of action sequences? History will try to remedy that problem with The Lost Years, an exploration of the unknown events that occurred between Jesus' adolescence and his adult ministry. Did we mention it’s a horror project? The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake co-writer Scott Kosar and producer Eli Roth are behind Lost Years, which will focus on Jesus' powers of exorcism because sure, why not. In all honesty, Jesus is overdue for a reboot and he could do worse than “28-year-old demon-fighting Jewish virgin.” »
- Halle Kiefer
We've all heard it said that Jesus was the first zombie, but the first exorcist? If this latest news of a potential series on History is correct, that's exactly how he'll be portrayed! Read on for the details.
Per Deadline, following the success of its blockbuster "The Bible," the cable network is exploring another project about Jesus that would show him in a more controversial light with deals being finalized with feature writer Scott Kosar (The Machinist) and producers Eli Roth (pictured; the Hostel franchise) and Eric Newman (The Thing remake).
Titled "The Lost Years," the program will explore the undocumented years of Jesus’ life as a young adult. Because the project is in very early stages, it is unclear whether it would be developed as a regular series or a miniseries.
Here's how the site describes it: "The Lost Years" is based on an original idea by Kosar, who »
- Debi Moore
Exclusive: History scored big with its blockbuster The Bible miniseries. Now the cable network is exploring another project about Jesus that would portray him in a more controversial light. I’ve learned that the network is finalizing deals for the project, from feature writer Scott Kosar (The Machinist) and producers Eli Roth (the Hostel franchise) and Eric Newman (The Thing). Titled The Lost Years, the drama explores the undocumented years of Jesus’ life as a young adult. There is very little information about Jesus’ life from about the age of 13, following a pilgrimage to Jerusalem he took with his parents, to age 30, when he began his ministry and was baptized by John the Baptist. Because the project is in very early stages, it is unclear whether it would be developed as a regular series or a miniseries. The Lost Years is based on an original idea by Kosar who developed it with Roth and Newman. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Stephen King is one of the world’s most successful contemporary authors. Selling over 350 million books since his career began, King has seen the vast majority of his stories adapted for both the big and small screen. It all started in 1976 when King’s first novel Carrie was adapted by director Brian De Palma. Carrie starred Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and a then unknown John Travolta, and saw outcast Carrie turn the tables on her tormentors at her high school prom thanks to her newfound telekinetic powers. Since the film’s success, numerous other stories by the author have come to life and most have been lucky enough to follow in Carrie’s footsteps. This week we see things come full circle as Carrie receives the remake treatment courtesy of Boys Don’T Cry director Kimberly Peirce. Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) will be stepping into Spacek’s rather big shoes, »
- Kat Smith
John Landis has heavily criticised big movie studios in a new interview.
The Animal House director lamented the current state of the film industry, denouncing the cutthroat nature of the business.
"Now if a movie doesn't make money its first two days, you're f**ked!" he told The Hollywood Reporter at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, which is currently showing a retrospective of his work.
"Some of us were very lucky. I started to make movies for the studios in the '70s. They were dying, but at least they were still studios," he said.
When asked about his thoughts on Hollywood's tendency to choose remakes over original projects, he replied: "There are no original ideas. What there is - and this is something no one understands - is that it is never about the idea, it is about the execution of the idea.
"The film studios are all »
In a transcript up at THR, he let loose a huge amount of frustration and anger about how the business has changed. It's a lengthy speech, but it makes for an interesting read:
"Some of us were very lucky. I started to make movies for the studios in the '70s. They were dying, but at least they were still studios.
There are no original ideas. What there is -- and this is something no one understands -- is that it is never about the idea, it is about the execution of the idea. The film studios are all now subdivisions of huge multinational corporations.
Time Warner, British Petroleum, Sony -- these aren't companies, they are f*cking nations. They are these »
- Garth Franklin
While speaking at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, director John Landis (Coming to America, Trading Places) spoke about the current state of the movie business, pointing out everything that he believes is wrong. "The studios are not in the movie business anymore," he said. "There are no original ideas. It's never about the idea, it is about the execution of the idea. The film studios are all now subdivisions of huge multinational corporations. Time Warner, British Petroleum, Sony -- these aren't companies, they are f*cking nations. They are these giant international things that don't pay taxes. It's ridiculous. They're like pirates. It really has to do with desperation, because they don't know how to get people into the theaters, so they bring back 3D and make all this kind of shit." He continued: "It's very common now to spend more money selling a movie than making a movie. »
Universal Pictures will release the next chapter of The Purge on Friday, June 20, 2014. The other two films scheduled for that date are Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys and Tim Story's Think Like a Man Too . Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions. Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier ( Assault on Precinct 13 , Four Lovers ) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay ( Pain & Gain , "Transformers" franchise), Brad Fuller ( The Amityville Horror , A Nightmare on Elm Street ) and Andrew Form ( The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , Friday the 13th ). The Purge , made for just $ 3 million (not including marketing »
Some countries hate an f-word; in others, politics will kill your box office with a high age certificate. We look at the movies that proved censors didn't know their Rs from their elbows
Harvey Weinstein enlisted Dame Judi Dench to revive her role as M in Bond this week in a spoof video that convinced the Motion Picture Association of America to downgrade Philomena's R rating to the less restrictive PG-13. The MPAA turned a blind eye to one "fuck", as two would normally make Stephen Frears's film unfit for teen viewing. Film ratings, as can be seen from the following, are often strange and unaccountable creatures...
1) The King's Speech (2010)
Harvey Weinstein is no stranger to lobbying film boards for classification downgrades. He and director Tom Hooper did much the same thing in relation to The King's Speech when the British Board of Film Classification certified it a »
“For the first time on Blu-ray, John Carpenter Presents Body Bags features John Carpenter as a creepy-looking coroner introducing a trilogy of blood-curdling tales: “The Gas Station” (starring Robert Carradine, Revenge of the Nerds and Alex Datcher, Passenger 57), “Hair” (starring Stacy Keach, The Bourne Legacy), and “Eye”(Directed by Tobe Hooper, Poltergeist, and starring Mark Hamill, Star Wars). With special appearances by Deborah Harry (Scarface), Sheena Easton (Miami Vice), Twiggy, David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), John Agar (Tarantula), David Warner (The Omen) and cameos by notable horror film legends Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Lifeforce, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead), Roger Corman (House of Usher »
- Jonathan James
The 21st Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 16-23), has revealed the competition jurors who will judge entries at this year’s event in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Jury members of the main competition jury are:
Tom Stern, cinematographer (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, The Hunger Games);Ed Lachman, cinematographer (Erin Brockovich, The Virgin Suicides, I’m Not There);Todd McCarthy, journalist and film critic;Denis Lenoir, cinematographer (Paris, je t’aime, Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes);Adam Holender, cinematographer (Midnight Cowboy, Smoke, Fresh);Timo Salminen, cinematographer (The Man Without a Past, La Havre, The Match Factory Girl);Franz Lustig, cinematographer (Don’t Come Knocking, Land of Plenty, Palermo Shooting);Jeffrey Kimball, cinematographer (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible II, The Expendables).Polish Films Competition
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
We've been talking about Richard Schenkman's Halloween-set home invasion flick Mischief Night for quite some time, and we're happy to report that Image Entertainment has finally locked a video release date in stone. The thriller will be available on DVD December 17th!
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, announces the release of the horror-thriller Mischief Night, starring Noell Coet (Brother’s Keeper, Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire), Daniel Hugh Kelly (TV’s Hardcastle and McCormick, American Gun), Charlie O’Connell (Unlucky Charms), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Phobia), Stephanie Erb (The Ring), and Ally Walker (April Rain). Directed by Richard Schenkman (The Pompatus of Love, The Man from Earth), Mischief Night is available on DVD for an Srp of $27.97 on Dec. 17, 2013.
Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, »
- John Squires
New sales art has hit Afm with a fine Splat for the upcoming Halloween-themed home invasion flick Mischief Night, and we've got the bloody goods for you right here!
Mischief Night tells the story of a terrifying home invasion on the evening before Halloween. Emily Walton, a young woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother’s life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder.
The film’s talented ensemble cast is led by experienced young actress Noell Coet (Cowgirls 'n Angels, 5 Time Champion) and also includes veteran actor Daniel Hugh Kelly (Cujo, Someone to Watch Over Me, The Good Son), Charlie O’Connell (Dude, Where’s My Car, Cruel Intentions, “Sliders”), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Anything Else), Ally Walker (“Sons of Anarchy,” While You Were Sleeping, Universal Soldier), Stephanie Erb (The Ring, »
- Uncle Creepy
John Carpenter’s Body Bags is one of Scream Factory’s upcoming titles and will be released as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray / DVD combo pack. Here’s a look at the official trailer for the anthology horror movie:
“For the first time on Blu-ray, John Carpenter Presents Body Bags features John Carpenter as a creepy-looking coroner introducing a trilogy of blood-curdling tales: “The Gas Station” (starring Robert Carradine, Revenge of the Nerds and Alex Datcher, Passenger 57), “Hair” (starring Stacy Keach, The Bourne Legacy), and “Eye”(Directed by Tobe Hooper, Poltergeist, and starring Mark Hamill, Star Wars). With special appearances by Deborah Harry (Scarface), Sheena Easton (Miami Vice), Twiggy, David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), John Agar (Tarantula), David Warner (The Omen) and cameos by notable horror film legends Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Lifeforce, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead »
- Jonathan James
Why are there so many horror-film remakes? Here's why: Psycho, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Those titles immediately say something to a movie watcher, regardless if they're a casual fan of the cinematic arts or a seriously hard-core movie buff. These are "name brands," if we're being honest, and just because some of those remakes turn out to be good movies, the truth is that virtually all remakes are conceived with commerce in mind, not art. But then there are the true horror fans, those who recall some pretty decent scary movies from their childhood, but when they go to revisit a flick like, say, Wes Craven's Shocker (1989), they realize that nostalgic memories are sometimes better left unmolested. In other...
- Scott Weinberg
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
London, Oct er 29: A poll of film fans has named Hannibal Lecter as the scariest horror film character of all time.
According to a poll of 1,000 Brit film fans, the cannibal serial killer from 1991 hit film 'The Silence Of The Lambs, played by Anthony Hopkins, has topped the list by beating 'Nightmare On Elm Street's Freddy Krueger, the Daily Star reported.
- Lohit Reddy
For the construction of then-Crown Prince of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's horseracing arenas in 2003, sand was flown from the notably sandy nation from the UK, of all places, its purity allegedly far superior to the native counterpart. When you've got the money to spare, you can afford to bring in the best. That's the thinking, in slightly more thoughtful form, behind employing genre legend Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") to direct "Djinn," the first full-fledged horror feature in the United Arab Emirate's burgeoning film industry, produced under the auspices of Image Nation. Long awaited and long expected, it's been the source of no shortage of controversy for its two year-plus post-production process, in the course of which any number of rumors have emerged as to the cause of its delay, citing everything from extensive special effects work to political interference. Whatever the real reasons behind "Djinn"'s belated arrival, »
- Ronan Doyle
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