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Lionsgate’s 2012 Film Slate Includes Expendables 2, Tyler Perry’S Good Deeds, The Hunger Games, And The Possession

21 December 2011 8:29 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate has released a preview of their upcoming slate for 2012. Some of their upcoming films are The Possession, Safe, The Cabin In The Woods and the highly anticipated The Hunger Games.

One For The Money

Release Date: January 27, 2012

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, and Debbie Reynolds

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

Screenplay by: Stacy Sherman & Karen Ray and Liz Brixius

Based on the Novel by: Janet Evanovich

Synopsis:

Katherine Heigl brings Stephanie Plum – the popular heroine of Janet Evanovich’s worldwide best-selling eighteen-book mystery series – to vibrant life in Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment’s One For The Money.

A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: »

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MPAA Stands Firm on Possession Rating

17 November 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Variety reports the MPAA has, once again, given The Possession an R rating. Distributor Lionsgate appealed the rating in October, hoping for a PG-13, however, the MPAA isn't wavering on its decision. The film is getting an R for "violence, terror, and disturbing images." Directed by Ole Bornedal and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick, the film is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "Jinx in a Box" about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after World War II. The box, supposedly containing an evil spirit, brought devastating effects to a series of buyers. Inspired by these real events, "Dibbuk Box" centers around a cursed »

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Dibbuk Box Now in Possession of an R Rating

16 November 2011 9:10 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The journey to get Lionsgate's Dibbuk Box to the big screen has been a long and arduous one. The film, now known as The Possession, recently went before the MPAA and was slapped with an R rating. The filmmakers appealed, and now the final verdict is in.

According to Variety the rating stands. The Possession has been rated R for "violence, terror, and disturbing images." We don't really see how that's a bad thing but guess they were hoping for a PG-13 to broaden the movie's appeal.

The Ole Bornedal-directed horror film starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis will arrive in theaters August 31st, 2012.

Synopsis

A recently divorced father's (Morgan) youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that »

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MPAA Stands Firm on 'Possession's' R-rating

16 November 2011 6:46 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

The MPAA's rating appeals board has upheld the "R" rating given to Lionsgate's horror-thriller The Possession (formerly Dibbuk Box), the Sam Raimi Ghost House Pictures-produced supernatural horror starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis. The Classification and Rating Administration had assigned the movie an R for "violence, terror, and disturbing images" in October, prompting the minimajor to appeal. Directed by Ole Bornedal, it will arrive in theaters August 31, 2012, a far cry from the original January 6 date. "Morgan will star as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk -- a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host." »

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"Safe", "Wettest," "Possession" Set New Dates

15 November 2011 10:38 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate has moved Jason Statham starrer "Safe" back into the late spring season on April 27th 2012 from a March 2nd release says Variety.

The film was first scheduled for October 28th this year. Statham plays a former elite agent who fights to rescue a 12-year-old girl.

Meanwhile John Hillcoat's much anticipated adaptation of "The Wettest County in the World" starring Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Shia Labeouf has been set for April 20th 2012.

Finally the Sam Raimi-produced horror feature "The Possession" starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick has been pushed back eight months from January 6th to August 31st. »

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Netflix and Lionsgate UK Announce Multi-Year Streaming Pact; Films Include The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2, Dirty Dancing Remake

14 November 2011 5:23 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Netflix, Inc. and Lionsgate UK, a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for first-run feature films from the studio.

Lionsgate UK titles will be available for Netflix members in the UK and Ireland to watch instantly in the pay TV window on their televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones, for a low monthly price. Netflix announced last month that it would launch its service in the UK and Ireland early in 2012.

Appearing exclusively on Netflix within one year of their theatrical release will be such films as “The Hunger Games,” the highly-anticipated film based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling teen novel and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth; “The Expendables 2,” the sequel to the blockbuster hit starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Jet Li »

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Sam Raimi’s The Possession is Delayed Again

4 November 2011 9:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Previously known as “Dibbuk Box”, The Possession was expected to be released this October, but was pushed back to January 2012. Now, word has it that Lionsgate has further delayed the film’s release until Aug 31, 2012. The reason for the date change is said to be based on Paramount’s decision to release The Devil Inside on January 6th.

The Possession is produced by Sam Raimi, directed by Ole Bornedal and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick. “A recently divorced father’s youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.” »

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Ghost House Pictures The Possession Opens Its Haunted Doors Next August

4 November 2011 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Originally due to hit theatres on 6 January 2012 was Ghost House Pictures' 'The Possession'. I said was because sadly the horror project, formerly known as 'The Dibbuk Box', has been pushed all the way back to a late Summer release. Jeffrey Dean Morgan -below ('Supernatural', 'The Resident'), Madison Davenport, Natasha Calis and Kyra Sedgwick all star in the flick which comes from Sam Raimi's Ghost House outfit and will finally be unboxed in cinemas from 31 August 2012. And for those not in the know a Dibbuk box is the name of a wine cabinet which is supposedly haunted by a Jewish spirit. »

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Possession Moves for Devil Inside

4 November 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Possession - the Sam Raimi-produced horror film formerly known as The Dibbuk Box - has moved to an August 31 release date. It was originally slated to open January 6. Our best guess is that this shift had to do with Paramount's The Devil Inside opening in that January slot. The Possession stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis. The film is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "Jinx in a Box" about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after World War II. The box, supposedly containing an evil spirit, brought devastating effects to a series of buyers. Inspired by these real events, "Dibbuk Box" »

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Lionsgate Sets Dirty Dancing Release Date, Pushes Back The Possession

3 November 2011 7:25 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We last reported that Maria Maggenti (Monte Carlo) would be scripting the remake of Dirty Dancing for director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical). Now the creative minds have a deadline to follow, as Lionsgate has set a July 26th, 2013 release date. Perhaps the studio is banking on those summer nights to stir up some reminiscence for the 1987 original. Though a cast has not been announced as of yet, you can rest assured that no one will yet be able to put Baby in a corner. Lionsgate has also decided to delay their horror-thriller The Possession, produced by Sam Raimi. The pic, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) will move from January 6th, 2012 to August 31st, 2012 to take advantage of the Labor Day weekend. Hit the jump for more on both projects. News of the release dates comes via THR. The Dirty Dancing remake will pay tribute »

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Lionsgate Packs Up its Dibbuk Box and Moves The Possession to Next Summer

3 November 2011 5:42 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Poor Dibbuk Box. First it gets a title change, and now its release date is bouncing around Hollywood like an errant piece of Flubber. Break out the old planners, folks; it's time to add a new date. Use a pencil. You never know.

Look for The Possession in theatres on August 31st, 2012, over Labor Day weekend. The flick was originally slated for release this January, but we're thinking that Paramount's stellar looking The Devil Inside may have spooked them.

Ole Bornedal directed this latest horror film starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis.

Synopsis

A recently divorced father's (Morgan) youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk -- a dislocated spirit that »

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First Details on the Playing with Fire Online Horror Screenplay Event

18 October 2011 1:51 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

At midnight on October 18, 2011, author and journalist Harold Goldberg launched a unique Web experience and experiment: Playing with Fire, a horror-based script collaboration with three brilliant Oscar- and Emmy-nominated craftsmen. Read on for all the details of how you can participate.

The Goldberg-penned fright script features a bored, disaffected group of kids who come of age as they play a strange, seemingly anthropomorphic fighting video game. Creepiness ensues as the teens try to unravel the terror-filled mystery behind the game.

Those who go to the Playing with Fire website will have the chance to interact with it beyond the features that will be launched each day. Fans can submit their own drawings and trailers -- and suggestions for the script as well. Those who submit are eligible for prizes, everything from cash to video games to Goldberg’s best-selling book All Your Base Are Belong to Us to an eerie dinner with Goldberg. »

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Paramount Moves Release Dates for Eddie Murphy’s A Thousand Words and Horror Thriller The Devil Inside

16 September 2011 3:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paramount has changed up the release dates on a couple of its upcoming films: the Eddie Murphy dramedy A Thousand Words and the Italian-set, horror/thriller The Devil Inside. Here are the details of the changes: A Thousand Words moves from January 13th to March 23rd, 2012. The change now pits the film against Lionsgate's The Hunger Games The Devil Inside moves up from February 24th to January 6th, 2012. The film will now go head-to-head with the Sam Raimi-produced horror/thriller The Possession starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick News of the release date changes come courtesy of THR whose report astutely points out that Paramount's reasoning for moving A Thousand Words most likely stems from Murphy's gig hosting the 2012 Oscars on February 27th and the near guaranteed publicity it will bring to the pic. A Thousand Words is directed by Brian Robbins (Norbit) and sees Murphy play a »

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‘Seventh Son’, ‘Underworld 4′, Sam Raimi Horror Pic Snag Release Dates

14 July 2011 11:04 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

A trio of supernatural-themed films have secured official release dates – namely, Warner Bros.’ The Seventh Son, Screen Gem’s Underworld 4, and Lionsgate’s (formerly titled) Dibbuk Box.

The fourth Underworld pic now also has a new subtitle, Underworld: Awakening, while the Sam Raimi-produced Dibbuk Box has been redubbed The Possession. Both those titles will hit theaters in January 2012, while Seventh Son won’t be out until early 2013.

Underworld: Awakening sees the return of Kate Beckinsale as everyone’s favorite female vampire clad in gothic skin-tight latex, Selene. The film follows the blood-sucking warrior gal as she awakens (hence the on-the-nose title) from a long imprisonment, only to discover that humans have discovered the existence of vampires and lycans/werewolves, and are attempting to wipe out both species. J. Michael Straczynski (Thor) scripted the new Underworld movie, ...

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"Underworld," "Dibbuk," "Elysium" Changes

14 July 2011 9:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A couple of high-profile genre projects for 2012 have just undergone some name changes.

Screen Gems have confirmed that the fourth "Underworld" film will go by the moniker "Underworld: Awakening" rather than "Underworld: New Dawn" as it has been labelled in recent months.

Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene who escapes imprisonment to find the world has discovered the existence of Vampires and Lycans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Meanwhile Lionsgate has renamed the Sam Raimi-produced supernatural thriller "Dibbuk Box" into the more generic sounding "The Possession".

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick star in the story of a cursed relic containing mysterious familial tokens that is mistakenly purchased and its new owner must solve its mystery to save her own family.

Finally, "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp’s next science fiction project "Elysium" looks like it may have changed its title as well.

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Underworld: Awakening, Seventh Son, The Possession, and The Five-year Engagement Get Release Dates

13 July 2011 9:03 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As Frosty loves to say, when it has a release date, it's going to be made. For Sony's Underworld: Awakening, Warner Bros. Seventh Son, Lionsgate's The Possession, and Universal's The Five-Year Engagement, things are looking bright. Briefly, Kate Beckinsale will return for the fourth film in the Underworld franchise, this time in 3D. Seventh Son is an adaptation of a popular young adult wizardry novel series that stars Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore. Sam Raimi's upcoming horror film The Possession (formerly known as Dibbuk Box) stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick. Finally, we have The Five-Year Engagement, which reunites Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller from their great partnership on Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Here is when you can pencil (release dates shift... a lot) each of these films into your calendar: Underworld: Awakening - 1/20/12 - Stars Kate Beckinsale and Michael Ealy Seventh Son - 02/15/13 - Stars Jeff Bridges, »

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Dibbuk Box Now Officially The Possession

12 July 2011 12:25 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ah, yes. Generic titles. We love them. They're no nonsense and to the point. American audiences couldn't possibly deal with having to pay attention to more complicated titles like Dibbuk Box. Perish the thought.

Following up on a story originally broken by Bd, Lionsgate has changed the title of Ghost House Pictures' long talked about Dibbuk Box from Possession to The Possession. You know, because who wants to be reminded of that shitty Sarah Michelle Gellar movie of the same name? Can't say we blame them there.

The Ole Bornedal-directed horror film starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis will arrive in theaters January 6, 2012.

Synopsis

A recently divorced father's (Morgan) youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the »

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Dibbuk Box Makes New Title Official

12 July 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

When Lionsgate rolls out the latest Sam Raimi-produced supernatural thriller on January 6, it will now be called The Possession , you know, to avoid confusion with the other genre films that carry that moniker. The project was formerly known as Dibbuk Box and was originally slated to debut in October. It was then shifted to 2012. The film is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein's article "Jinx in a Box" about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after World War II. The box, supposedly containing an evil spirit, brought devastating effects to a series of buyers. Inspired by these real events, "Dibbuk Box" centers around a cursed relic containing mysterious »

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Lionsgate Give Ghost House Pictures Dibbuk Box A Title Rename Possession

4 July 2011 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures' has had 'Dibbuk Box' on its slate for quite some time now. It's due out next January but according to Bloody Disgusting the Ole Bornedal directed horror flick has been given an entirely new title. So thanks to Lionsgate wave goodbye to the stand-out 'Dibbuk Box' title and make way for 'Possession' - its much more forgettable and bland-eriffic counterpart. The cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan ('The Losers', 'The Resident'), Kyra Sedgwick (below), Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis. »

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Dibbuk Box Now a Tale of Possession

2 July 2011 1:41 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

And the generic title gods have once again smiled upon horror cinema as a means to spoon-feed the public and get their butts into seats at the theatre. Apparently Ghost House Pictures' long talked about Dibbuk Box is getting a new moniker.

According to Bloody Disgusting the studio that Jigsaw built, Lionsgate, has renamed the film to Possession. How's that for striking?!?!

The Ole Bornedal-directed horror film starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis will arrive in theaters January 6, 2012.

Synopsis

A recently divorced father's (Morgan) youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter's behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk -- a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

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