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Spooky Teaser Trailer Rides in for Lifetime's Big Driver

3 hours ago | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

From the looks of this effective new teaser trailer for its upcoming "Big Driver" film adaptation, Lifetime really seems to be trying to change its image and appeal to the horror crowd. Will it work? We'll find out October 18th.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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The Two Faces Of January – Watch Two New Clips

22 hours ago | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Two Faces of January, which is available now in iTunes and OnDemand and in theaters September 26th, is a wild and inventive thriller based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst find themselves in a spot of trouble, and Oscar Isaac may be able to lend a hand, but as things escalate into a serious search for the couple, things become… complicated.

The film has released a couple of new clips, and though they don’t exactly reveal a lot insofar as the plot, they certain clue you in to the effort at tension you can expect.

Check them out below, and be sure to catch the trailer (also below) if you haven’t already.

 

The Two Faces of January Clip 1

The Two Faces of January Clip 2

The Two Faces Of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings, »

- Marc Eastman

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Lifetime to Air Big Driver October 18th; New Stills Released

26 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A couple of months ago we learned that Lifetime was adapting Stephen King's "Big Driver" short story from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and now the network has released some stills and revealed the film's premiere date.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Watch: First Trailer for Venice/Tiff Drama 'Far From Men' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Scored by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

23 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You may have noticed a change in actor Viggo Mortensen in the last decade. His last major studio effort was “A History of Violence” in 2005 but… it was a David Cronenberg project. Aside from mini-major studio projects like The Weinstein Company's "The Road" and Sony Pictures Classics "A Dangerous Method" (both of them still relatively small, limited release pictures), the actor has avoided major studio work, and in recent years, that’s been even more pronounced. Earlier this year, he starred in the spare and minimalist "Jauja," a Danish language film set in Argentina in which no English was spoken (Mortensen produced). Before that, he starred and produced in another off-the-beaten-path picture set in Argentina, “Everybody Has a Plan.” A renaissance man —publisher, poet, musician, photographer and painter— Mortensen even composed his first score for “Jauja” as well. It seems that Mortensen is participating in whatever project he wants, which is a. »

- Edward Davis

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Viennale unveils 2014 highlights

22 August 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vienna film festival to include a tribute to Viggo Mortensen and a retrospective on John Ford.Scroll down for list of higlights

Highlights of the 52nd Vienna International Film Festival (Oct 23-Nov 6) have been unveiled, including buzz titles from Cannes and Sundance as well as a tribute to actor Viggo Mortensen and a retrospective on director John Ford.

The feature film programme includes Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D, Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria and the Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night. Other titles include Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, Ruben Ostlund’s Turist and Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank.

In the documentary line-up, highlights include Nick Cave doc 20,000 Days On Earth, from directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard; Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery; and Tessa Louise Salome’s Mr Leos Carax.

The Viennale will pay tribute to American-Danish actor Viggo Mortensen, whose films range from The Lord of the Rings trilogy to David Cronenberg features »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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News Bits: Wick, Croods, Past, Equalizer

22 August 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

John Wick

The first photo is out of Keanu Reeves in Lionsgate's "John Wick" opening October 24th. Reeves portrays a hitman who is forced out of retirement to track down the gangsters who ruined his life. [Source: Yahoo]

DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation have shifted two Thanksgiving release films to the weekends before Christmas. Now, instead of opening against/between big-budget comic films they'll open against two of the "Avatar' sequels.

The two films that have undergone changes are "The Croods 2" which now hits December 22nd 2017, and "Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves" which now opens December 21st 2018. [Source: Coming Soon]

Past Due

Robert Lorenz ("Trouble with the Curve") is set to direct "Past Due," a film based on Thompson Evans' Blacklist script. The story is described as a female version of David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence". [Source: Variety]

The Equalizer

Following the recent extended TV spot, Sony Pictures has debuted a behind-the-scenes featurette »

- Garth Franklin

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'Jersey Boys' Producer Sets Up 'Past Due' at Warner Bros.

22 August 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. and producer Robert Lorenz are teaming up on the thriller Past Due. The studio previously collaborated with Lorenz on this year's Jersey Boys.

Robert Lorenz is the longtime producing partner of Clint Eastwood. Before Jersey Boys, the duo brought Trouble with the Curve to the screen, marking Robert Lorenz's directorial debut. Warner Bros. also bought the screenplay for Past Due for the producer to direct, but it's not yet clear if he will be taking the helm.

Thompson Evans wrote the screenplay, which wound up on the Blacklist. No story details have been shared at this time, but it is said to be a female version of A History of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen. The 2005 thriller followed a man trying to forget his violent past, but attracts unwanted attention when he thwarts a robbery.

Past Due is not set up at Clint Eastwood's Warner Bros. »

- MovieWeb

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Warner Bros. Moves Forward on ‘Past Due’ with ‘Trouble with the Curve’ Director (Exclusive)

22 August 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has come on board “Past Due,” setting up the action project with Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood’s longtime producing partner.

The studio has acquired the Blacklist script by Thompson Evans as a possible directing vehicle for Lorenz, who made his feature directorial debut on 2012’s “Trouble With the Curve.”

“Past Due” is described as a female version of David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence,” released in 2005 by New Line.

The project is not set up at Eastwood’s Warner-based Malpaso banner. Lorenz is producing and Evans’ manager, Rich Freeman, is executive producing along with Code Entertainment.

Jon Berg and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing for the studio.

Lorenz has produced Eastwood’s films for more than a decade and received Best Picture Oscar nominations with Eastwood on “Mystic River” and “Letters from Iwo Jima.” He and Eastwood are currently in post-production on “American Sniper,” which stars Bradley Cooper »

- Dave McNary

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James Wan and Dimension Films Set a Demonic Release Date

31 July 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Though James Wan may be taking a break from directing horror films, that doesn't mean he has completely abandoned the genre. Wan recently produced a spook-show titled Demonic, which has just been given a release date courtesy of Dimension Films.

Read on for everything you need to know along with some stills we got our hands on at the last Afm.

From the Press Release

Dimension Films announced today that it will release the supernatural thriller Demonic, presented by James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, Saw), on December 12, 2014. The film is produced by James Wan and Lee Clay (Beautiful Boy) and directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood). The script is based on an original idea of Wan’s.

Golden Globe nominated Maria Bello (A History Of Violence) stars as the lead female along with Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy).

The film centers on the aftermath of an horrific massacre where five college »

- John Squires

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Release Date Announced for James Wan’s Demonic

31 July 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ghost hunters want to hear from the dead, but what if a haunted house’s spirits gave them a powerfully violent response? Previously known as House of Horror, we’ve been tracking the James Wan-produced Demonic since early 2011, and now the movie about ghost-hunting gone wrong has received a release date from Dimension Films.

Horror fans looking to see a fright flick around the holidays can rejoice, as Demonic will hit theaters on December 12th. Produced by James Wan, Demonic was directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood) and filmed in Baton Rouge. The script was written by Max La Bella and is based on an original idea from James Wan:

“The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, question one of »

- Derek Anderson

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Frank Grillo and Maria Bello team with 'Conjuring' creator James Wan for 'Demonic'

31 July 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

James Wan, who scared audiences with "The Conjuring," "Insidious" and "Saw" franchises, is getting "Demonic." Wan is producing the film starring Maria Bello ("A History of Violence," "Third Person") and Frank Grillo ("The Purge: Anarchy"). Dimension Films will release it this winter. Will Canon ("Brotherhood") will direct, with Lee Clay ("Beautiful Boy") co-producing.   "Demonic" follows Detective Mark Lewis (Grillo) and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Bello) as they interview a survivor of a mysterious massacre where several amateur ghost-hunters died. What really happened?   "James Wan is the new master of terror and we are thrilled to be releasing his film this December," said Dimension Films' Erik Lomis in a press release. Wan recently wrapped on the beleaguered "Fast and Furious 7," which will hit screens in 2015.   "Demonic" will be in theaters December 12. »

- Dave Lewis

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Dimension Unleashing James Wan's ‘Demonic’ in Theaters This December

31 July 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Demonic,” a horror film produced by James Wan, will be released by Dimension Films on Dec. 12, the studio announced on Thursday. Maria Bello (“A History of Violence”) and Frank Grillo (“The Purge: Anarchy”) co-star as a psychologist and detective, respectively, investigating the brutal murder of five college students inside a home the victims believed to be haunted. Also read: ‘The Purge: Anarchy': How Jason Blum Deal Complements Universal's Monster Mash Strategy Will Canon (“Brotherhood”) co-wrote and directed the movie, based on an original story from Wan, the director of horror hits including “Saw,” “Insidious” and “The Conjuring.” Wan took a break from horror. »

- Greg Gilman

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Dimension Films Sets Demonic for December 12th

31 July 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Dimension Films announced today that it will release the supernatural thriller Demonic, presented by James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious), on December 12, 2014. The film is produced by Wan and Lee Clay (Beautiful Boy) and is directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood). The script is based on an original idea of Wan’s.

Golden Globe nominated Maria Bello (A History of Violence) stars as the lead female along with Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy).

The post Dimension Films Sets Demonic for December 12th appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Silas Lesnick

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Fantasia 2014: ‘Cold in July’ is one of the year’s finest

25 July 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cold in July

Directed by Jim Mickle

Written by Nick Damici

2014, USA

Fans of pulp fiction will get a kick out of Cold in July, a gritty – at times bloody – and darkly funny crime yarn directed by provocateur Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stakeland). This rigid and enthralling Texas thriller is one the most hyperbolic and stylish crime yarns in years. Think Drive, but with a better cast – a better script – and a sense of humour as sharp as a knife.

Jim Mickle’s violent black comedy stars Michael C. Hall as Richard Dane, a suburban family man who has a small-town framing shop, a beautiful wife and son – and a gun hidden away in the house which he should have no business owning. The opening scene gets the plot moving fairly quickly as he confronts and then fatally shoots a burglar who’s broken into his home. The local sheriff »

- Ricky

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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New Photos and Synopsis from Max Steel

18 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We have some new photos from Open Road Films' Max Steel for you to check out today thanks to Collider. I have to say I've been impressed with what I've seen from this movie. This is one of the films that could have easily ended up looking terrible, but these images show off something that could prove to be really cool. 

The movie is  based on the Mattel action figure and animated series on Disney Xd. Director Stewart Hendler wrapped production last month in Wilmington, North Carolina, and we should be getting our first trailer soon, as the movie has a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

The movie stars Ben Winchell (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness), and apparently he trained for 6 to 8 hours a day studying parkour, martial arts, boxing, and fencing to prepare for the role.

The feature also stars Ana Villafañe (Hiding) as Sofia Martinez, Maria Bello »

- Joey Paur

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More Max Steel Images Showcase a Better Look at the Suit and a More Polished Aesthetic

16 July 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Just a couple weeks after the first Max Steel images landed online (check those out here) we have a look at some new pics, which have a much more polished, high resolution look.  The Stewart Hendler directed film based on the Mattel action figure and its accompanying Disney Xd animated show just wrapped production last month in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The shoot saw star Ben Winchell (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness) training 6-8 hours a day studying Parkour, martial arts, boxing and fencing to prepare for the role. Max Steel also stars Ana Villafañe (Hiding) as Sofia Martinez,  Maria Bello (A History of Violence) as Max’s mom, Molly McGrath and Andy Garcia (the Ocean’s 11 franchise) as Dr. Miles Edwards.  The film was penned by Marvel Studios veteran Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World).  Hit the jump to take a look at the new Max Steel images. Take »

- Evan Dickson

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New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

15 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its North American release next month, a new trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller Swelter, which sees Jean-Claude Van Damme leading a cast that includes Lennie James (Snatch), Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Bridge), Grant Bowler (Killer Elite) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2). Take a look after the official synopsis…

“In the vein of the brutal heist drama Reservoir Dogs, the modern crime thriller A History of Violence, and the classic western High Plains Drifter, Swelter is a violent story of greed and retribution.”

Swelter hits DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in the States on August 12th, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.

The post New trailer for Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

12 July 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

Idw »

- Debi Moore

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Film Review: ‘Rage’

12 July 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When an ex-mobster’s daughter is found dead, the repressed return with a vengeance that feels more like a whimper in “Rage,” a silly and shopworn Nicolas Cage action vehicle that plays like a poor man’s “Taken,” “Mystic River” and “A History of Violence” rolled into one. Proficiently made but fatally unpersuasive in its portrayal of internecine gang warfare, this thuggish melodrama piles on the foreign accents and paint-by-numbers brutality, all served up with a grim, operatic self-seriousness that gives Cage’s antihero little room to maneuver. Spanish genre helmer Paco Cabezas’ English-language debut will find a few fans on VOD, where it’s rolling out simultaneously with its limited theatrical release.

Commercially and, er, culturally speaking, “Rage” is unlikely to do for Cage what the “Taken” movies have done for Liam Neeson; as scripted by James Agnew and Sean Keller (who previously collaborated on Dario Argento’s ill-fated »

- Justin Chang

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