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'Twas the countdown to Christmas and all through the house... all the creatures were stirring wondering what frights were hitting stores this week...
With only four more shopping days until Santa arrives, there's not a lot of new genre fare hitting retail, though the high-profile District 9 is finally hitting the street - bumped up a week from it's previous 12/29 release date. Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores tomorrow, Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List. If you're shopping for yourself or your favorite boils and ghouls, a gift card might be the way to go as there's some good stuff coming next week, including Jennifer's Body, 9, Paranormal Activity, A Perfect Getaway and more. Preview those selections here, and check out this weeks list below!
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (James Zahn)
Each day we're celebriting the birth of various cinematic persons. Can someone in Hollywood please give their Oscar to Ed Harris today? I mean, my god how long does he have to wait for that damn thing? The rest of today's Sagittarians are less easy to shop for. What could we give Jon Stewart, for example, that he doesn't already have?
Ed, Laura and Jon
1923 Gloria Grahame, Oscar winner (The Bad the Beautiful)
1941 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress, sex symbol
1949 Alexander Godunov, like Baryshnikov, he was a Russian ballet star who defected to America and co-starred in movies. It didn't go quite as well. He never achieved anything close to Misha's level of fame though he made for a memorable screen presence (Witness, »
- NATHANIEL R
Hideo Nakata is set to direct the supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone." Nakata directed the original Japanese version of "The Ring" ("Ringu") and the English sequel "The Ring Two" starring Naomi Watts.
Mark Wheaton ("The Messengers," "Friday the 13th") has written the screenplay based on an Italian novel of the same name. The story revolves around a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother. The promise? He will remain silent until her spirit returns. Tan dan dan...
Nakata is the perfect choice to helm this project. "Voice From the Stone" has a strong female character and a perturbed young boy at its core, much like "The Ring" films with Watts' Rachel protecting her young son Aidan (David Dorfman). »
Variety reports that Hideo Nakata, who helmed the Japanese Ringu chillers among others as well as the American The Ring Two, will direct Voice From The Stone for Zanuck Independent. The project is based on the Italian cult novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio Raffo.
The story concerns a female psychologist treating a young boy who has vowed to remain silent until his deceased mother’s spirit returns—and discovers that the mother’s ghost intends to use her body as the vessel to live again and be reunited with her child. Former Fango contributor Mark Wheaton, whose credits include The Messengers and the Friday The 13th remake, wrote the script. Shooting will take place next spring/summer for producers Dean Zanuck, Stefano Gallini-Durante, Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur. »
- email@example.com (Michael Gingold)
Earlier this decade, director Hideo Nakata had a lot of things going for him. The American remake of his Japanese horror flick The Ring was a huge hit and launched a new sub-genre in Hollywood. A number of his films were tabbed for remakes and some made it through development (Dark Water) and some didn't (Chaos). But the J-horror genre started to play itself out and by the time Nakata made his English-language debut on The Ring 2, the movie was widely panned and Nakata's buzz stateside had »
- Mike Sampson
Hideo Nakata, helmer of the original Japanese version of "The Ring" as well as the second English version "The Ring Two," will helm Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone." Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante are to produce alongside Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur from K5 Film. Production will start in the spring or summer, 2010. Mark Wheaton wrote screenplay for "Voice," adapted from an Italian novel of the same name. The story tells of a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a boy who made a promise to his dying mom to remain silent until a time when her spirit returns. »
Mark Wheaton wrote the screenplay. This project will get underway in the spring or summer.
Voice From the Stone is adapted from an Italian novel. It centers on a female child psychologist who starts working with a young boy. She comes to learn that he made a promise to his dying mother that he would not talk until her spirit comes back.
Hideo Nakata, the director behind the original The Ring (aka Ringu) has signed on to direct Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller Voice From the Stone , according to Variety. Based on the Italian cult novel of the same name, the story centers on a female psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns. The psychologist begins to realize that the boy's dead mother has manipulated her in order to take possession of her body so she can be reunited with her son. Nakata is best known for directing the original first two Ringu movies, as well as the American sequel The Ring 2 . Mark Wheaton who also wrote The Messengers , Infected and is credited for the story of the Friday The 13th remake »
5 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
More Afm news
Hideo Nakata, who directed the original Japanese version of "The Ring" and the second English version "The Ring Two," has been tapped to direct Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone."
K5's Bill Stephens is handling worldwide sales at Afm for the production, set to begin shooting in the spring or summer.
"Voice," adapted from an Italian novel of the same name, centers on a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns.
At Afm, K5 also is repping "Separation City, »
- By Gregg Kilday
This Is It was all there was as far as new nationwide releases went this Halloween weekend, but it was sufficient to help propel overall business nine percent higher than the same timeframe last year.
Though it may not be commensurate with the raft of pre-release hype surrounding the movie and Michael Jackson's death, This Is It performed exceptionally well for a concert picture or music documentary, charting second only to the opening of the Hannah Montana concert. It raked in an estimated $21.3 million on approximately 5,500 screens at 3,481 sites, ranking as the fifth highest-grossing Halloween debut on record, and has grossed $32.5 million in five and a half days. Add in foreign grosses of an estimated $68.5 million from 98 countries, and This Is It's five-day worldwide haul was $101 million, which exceeded the lifetime tally of the Hannah Montana concert.
While morbid curiosity was part of the appeal, spurred »
- Brandon Gray
Orci made a post on the Don Murphy forum saying he and Kurtzman won’t be involved with the third film. That means that Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, The Ring, The Ring Two, The Brothers Grimm), who also worked on the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen script, will be going it alone on part three, laboring under the iron fist of director Michael Bay.
“He (Ehren Kruger) really did his homework. He’s awesome.”
- Allan Ford
23 September 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Embry, also managed by Karen Randall, most recently appeared in the films "Eagle Eye" and "Heart of the Dragon." He also starred in the Showtime series "Brotherhood." His feature credits include "Can't Hardly Wait," "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and "Sweet Home Alabama."
Merriman, also repped by Untitled Entertainment, has appeared in "Final Destination 3," "Halloween: Resurrection" and "The Ring Two." He recently completed filming the romantic comedy "Elevator Girl" for Hallmark and the indie film "The 5th Quarter."
Raymond, also repped by Untitled, has had recurring roles on the TV series "Lost" and "Cold Case." She has appeared in the features "The Garage," "Wild Cherry" and "Elsewhere" and next stars in the indie film "Trophy Kids." »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
The 3D craze is giving dormant franchises an excuse to churn out another film installment. The 3D technology is remarkable, but as the sophistication of visual presentation increases, the quality of the film seems to decrease. According to Bloody Disgusting, The Ring could be next in line to receive the 3D treatment. The Ring wound up pulling in just under $250 million worldwide and The Ring Two opened in the number one spot at the box office, so making a third film was inevitable from a financial standpoint. I bet the massive success of The Final Destination in 3D sealed the deal. When you think about it, some of the scenes in the original films might have benefited from an extra dimension. Normally I.d say a third film would only happen if Naomi Watts was attached to reprise her role, but we.re talking 3D here. When you.ve got »
Fangoria reports that screenwriter Ehren Kruger has been hired to write the upcoming film. Children of the Corn had previously been adapted, most notably as a 1984 New World film starring Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), which spawned several sequels released direct-to-video by Dimension.
Apparently, Dimension head honcho Bob Weinstein wishes his company had handled the original movie as well. "We felt the New World film was a missed opportunity," he told Variety. "If you read the short story, it’s got such a strong feeling to it and there’s this religious overtone to it as well."
Children of the Corn is set in a fictional Nebraska town, where a demonic entity known as "He Who Walks Behind the Rows" entices the children »
Paramount Vantage’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Carriers is about a quartet of young survivors of a virulent plague that has swept the United States, who try to make their way to safety while avoiding potentially dangerous major metropolitan areas. Now Fango has gotten the word that the film’s release strategy is following the same tack.
When it opens September 4, Carriers will bypass such larger markets as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. We got the list of the smaller cities where it will be playing:
Atlanta, Ga Charlotte, Nc Denver, Co Detroit, Mi Minneapolis, Mn Philadelphia, Pa Pittsburgh, Pa Phoenix, Az Portland, Or St. Louis, Mo Exact theater counts have yet to be determined, so check your local listings closer to the 4th if you’re in one of those areas. Written and directed by brothers Alex Pastor and David Pastor, Carriers stars Star Trek’s Chris Pine, The Cave’s Piper Perabo, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Gingold)
Curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.
Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores this Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List - updated with all the last-minute additions and deletions.
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Death Note 3: L, Change The World
Inspired by the best-selling manga Death Note, Death Note: L, change the WorLd reveals how L spends the last 23 days of his life. For his final case he takes on a bio-terrorist group, and must also save the lives of two children who have no one else to turn to. Directed by Hideo Nakata (The Ring Two) and starring Kenichi Matsuyama (Death Note).
Dexter: The Complete Third Season (DVD & Bd)
Dexter is an »
- email@example.com (James Zahn)
Àlex Pastor and David Pastor's Carriers is ready to infect theaters this fall through Paramount Vantage and we've received over 30 hi-res, and pretty graphic, stills from the film. Click on the hungry dog below for the gallery! Chris Pine ( Star Trek ), Lou Taylor Pucci ( The Informers ), Piper Perabo ( Coyote Ugly ) and Emily VanCamp ( The Ring Two ) star as four friends fleeing a viral pandemic who soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. »
Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite, TV’s “7th Heaven”) stars as Lee, a strong professional woman, who finds herself in the fight of her life when Backwoods debuts on DVD June 23 from Genius Products and Rhi Entertainment. Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3, The Ring Two), Danny Nucci (World Trade Center ) and Jonathan Chase (Eagle Eye, TV’s “Ring of Death”) also star as coworkers who test more than just their camping skills when a company retreat goes terribly wrong. In the gruesome, intensity-filled vein of Deliverance, The Hills Have Eyes and Wrong Turn, Backwoods is a riveting and visceral ride into danger and fear – an experience you won’t forget! Backwoods will be available on DVD for $14.95 Srp.
Synopsis: A group of seven co-workers venture into the woods on a corporate retreat to »
Hold up. No one told me about the adaptation of Jim Thompson's classic The Killer Inside Me. A true '50s noir, Thompson's book is a bite-your-nails tale about a Texas sheriff's deputy who is also the town murderer. He's calm and cool on the outside and a brutal killer on the inside. And yes, it's also a song by Mc 900 Ft Jesus.
I'm down with that, since the younger and less chinny Affleck proved his chops in Gone Baby Gone and The Assassination of Jesse Ford by the Coward Robert Ford, although IMDb pro also lists him as the director of "Untitled Joaquin Phoenix Documentary," so we've got him to thank for that sh*tshow. Bill Pullman and awesomely creepy Elias Koteas (Crash) also star.
On the other hand, the rest of the cast is a uneven, and this particular adaptation has quite the long back story. Kate Hudson »
- Jenni Miller
Simon Baker (Land Of The Dead, The Ring Two) has joined The Killer Inside Me as "an attorney on the trail of a murderer", according to The Hollywood Reporter.The actor, recently seen in CBS' The Mentalist joins Jessica Alba (playing a prostitute) and Kate Hudson (playing a schoolteacher) in the tale of a West Texas sheriff (Casey Affleck) and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer.
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