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Pumpkinhead Reboot Is Happening with Saw Producer

Pumpkinhead Reboot Is Happening with Saw Producer
There are a staggering amount of reboots, long awaited sequels and the sometimes confusing requel being made right now. Horror movies have always been a big moneymaker for studios, so it isn't at all surprising that some classic horror icons are in the process of being brought back to the big screen. The latest of these icons is none other than the cult classic Pumpkinhead, which is being revived by Saw producer Peter Block.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Block has obtained the rights to the classic horror franchise, which was originally brought to life by visual effects legend Stan Winston, his directorial debut in 1988. The original Pumpkinhead tells the story of a grieving father who loses his son in a tragic accident, who then conjures up a vengeful, terrifying demon to punish the teenagers responsible. According to the report, the reboot is set to start shooting in 2017, but no
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‘The Steps’ Exclusive Clip: Two Adult Siblings Meet Their Father’s New Wife and Grown Children

‘The Steps’ Exclusive Clip: Two Adult Siblings Meet Their Father’s New Wife and Grown Children
The Steps” follows Jeff (Jason Ritter), an uptight New Yorker who was just let go from his job, and his party girl sister Marla (Emmanuelle Chriqui) who go meet their father (James Brolin) who has recently gotten married to a woman (Christine Lahti) with three adult children of her own. The meeting prompts a culture clash that sends both sides of the family into chaos, but when the “step” parents announce they’re adopting a child, tensions rise and bitterness is shared as everyone struggles to learn the meaning of family. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Jeff and Marla admiring a painting of their father only to find him having sex with his new wife behind the living room couch.

Read More: Watch: ‘The Steps’ Trailer Puts an Adult Twist on ‘Yours, Mine & Ours’

The film is directed by Andrew Currie, who previously directed works like
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When zombies attacked... Neighbours (& other shows)

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Fringe, Supernatural, Bob's Burgers... zombies pop up in all kinds of surprising places. Remember that time Ramsay Street was invaded?

Back in the 80s and 90s, the only groups regularly enjoying zombie movies were habitually stoned students, young lads looking to prove their mettle by lobbing VHS grenades of gore at each other's minds, and great sweating giants with mutton-chops corseted into two-sizes-too-small Iron Maiden T-shirts. Very few couples partook of the genre; liver-ripping and eye-gouging was rarely seen as the essential romantic complement to an evening entwined on the couch.

Aside from George A Romero’s satirical side-swipes at society, the majority of zombie movies were gloriously nasty, schlocky yuck-fests, with names like ‘Return Of The Great Zombie Intenstine Carnival III’, 'Zombies! Zombies, Oh, Christ Zombies, They're Eating My Eyes!' and ‘I Claw-hammered My Zombie Grandma’S Head Off’. Anyone with access to a video camera,
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Seville International boards 'The Steps'

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Anick Poirier and her team will commence world sales in Toronto on Quadrant Motion Pictures’ film about a dysfunctional family reunion.

Andrew Currie, whose Fido premiered in Toronto in 2006, directed from a screenplay by Robyn Harding about a family reunion at a lake house in northern Ontario that goes wrong.

James Brolin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Christine Lahti and Jason Ritter star in the Contemporary World Cinema selection.

Mary Anne Waterhouse, Daniel Iron, Currie and Jason James produced The Steps and Anne-Claire Villeneuve, Mark Slone, Neil Tabatznik and Harding serve as executive producers.

eOne will distribute in Canada.
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What does George A. Romero think of all those other zombie movies?

  • Hitfix
What does George A. Romero think of all those other zombie movies?
Let's get one thing straight: George A. Romero isn't particularly thrilled with the zombie renaissance in general. "I don't get it," he responded when asked during a Q&A at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. "I honestly don't. First of all, I'm a little pissed off because I used to be the only guy and now everybody's in my playground." Often called the "godfather (sometimes grandfather) of the zombies," the director ushered in not only the modern zombie film but the modern horror film with his 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead," which he followed up with five sequels (and counting?). So what does he think of all the movies (and TV show[s]) he influenced with his low-budget B&W masterpiece? With Romero's recent lambasting of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the Brad Pitt vehicle "World War Z" making making the rounds, we thought it was time to collect his opinions
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Christine Lahti Ascends ‘The Steps’; ‘Destined’ Calls Cast; Jude Law Eyes ‘Knights’; ‘Money Monster’ Adds Jack O’Connell & Julia Roberts

  • Deadline
Christine Lahti Ascends ‘The Steps’; ‘Destined’ Calls Cast; Jude Law Eyes ‘Knights’; ‘Money Monster’ Adds Jack O’Connell & Julia Roberts
Exclusive: Oscar winner Christine Lahti is joining James Brolin and Jason Ritter in The Steps, an indie drama from director-producer Andrew Currie (Fido). The pic follows down-on-his-luck Jeff (Ritter), who accepts his father’s invitation to spend the weekend at his lake house to meet his new wife (Lahti) and family. Robyn Harding scripted. Mary Waterhouse is also producing with Currie. Lahti recently shot indie Safelight with Juno Temple and Evan Peters and Mania Days with Katie Holmes. She recurs on Netflix’s Grace And Frankie opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire), Zulay Henao (Fighting), Rob Riley, Jason Dohring, Mo McRae, Hill Harper (CSI NY), and Lala Anthony (Think Like A Man Too) have joined the cast of Destined for director Qasim “Q” Basir and producer Tommy Oliver’s Confluential Films. Oliver (The Perfect Guy) is producing with Whitewater FilmsRick Rosenthal
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Review: Barricade

You can’t blame people today for wanting to get away from it all. Sometimes nothing sounds more appealing than retreating to a remote cabin in the mountains for some rest and relaxation. Shut off the phones and other electronic devices, or just leave them at home. However, it you are going to do this, have a contingency plan for emergency purposes. You never know when a blizzard could keep you stuck in cabin, completely cut off from the outside world.

In Fido director Andrew Currie and WWE Studios' Barricade, Terrence Shade (Eric McCormack) has decided to get out of the city and take his two kids to a remote cabin (which is really a very large house even though people continuously refer to it as a cabin).

A year prior Terrence and young Cynthia (Conner Dwelly) and Jake (Ryan Grantham) lost their wife/mother. She desperately wanted to have
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Barricade Out on DVD and Blu-ray September 25th

A father’s quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival in Barricade. From the director of the zombie comedy Fido comes this scary-looking PG-13 horror film.

There is an interesting free app the makers of Barricade are using to market this film. It allows you to play with Augmented Reality technology.

Here’s a video showing how to trigger Augmented Reality for WWE’s Barricade:

For seasoned actor Eric McCormack, the role of Terrance Shade was one of the most challenging of his career. Appearing in virtually every scene, it was both a physically and emotionally demanding role for McCormack. As a busy psychiatrist, Terrance is struggling to adjust to life as a widowed father whose main concern is the safety and well-being of his young children. The children, as well, must come to grips with having lost their principal caretaker,
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The WWE Sets Up a Barricade on DVD

Word has come from the great video gods in the sky that WWE Studios' new film Barricade is set to make its DVD premiere on September 25th! Yep, that's next week! Short notice, we know, but ghosts have a habit of showing up unannounced.

Fido director Andrew Currie helms Barricade for WWE Studios with "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack toplining the supernatural thriller from writer Michaelbrent Collings. Barricade marks the first original production from WWE Films to not feature one of their wrestling superstars in either a starring or major supporting role.

“One of the interesting things about Barricade,” notes director Andrew Currie, “is you are never really sure what’s real. So that becomes really exciting.”

Synopsis:

A holiday in the mountains is an opportunity for the Shade family to accept their tragic loss and start anew. Little do they know they’ll all be tested in unimaginable ways.
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New WWE Barricade Trailer Keeps the Ghosts Out

As if! Let's face it, man. If ghosts want in, they'll get in. That is, if you don't pour salt all around the perimeter of your house and entranceways like doors and windows and such. See what we learn from watching "Supernatural?"

Fido director Andrew Currie helms Barricade for WWE Studios with "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack toplining the supernatural thriller from writer Michaelbrent Collings.

Synopsis:

A psychiatrist (McCormack), seeking to find normalcy after the sudden passing of his wife, takes his two kids to a remote cabin for healing and bonding. Their joy soon turns to despair when the family is terrorized by unknown forces, and the father will stop at nothing to save them from peril.

Barricade marks the first original production from WWE Films to not feature one of their wrestling superstars in either a starring or major supporting role.

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Here's the Trailer for WWE Films' Barricade

A trailer has hit the web for the WWE Films title Barricade, starring Eric McCormack.  The thriller is dropping on DVD and Blu-ray September 25th.  McCormack plays a widowed psychiatrist who retreats to a cabin in the woods with his kids until they come under siege by "unknown forces."  Fido's Andrew Currie directs; head inside for the preview.

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Poster For WWE Produced Survival-Thriller ‘Barricade’

The number of decent feature films that have come from the WWE studios, you can pretty much count on one hand or make that one finger. However could their latest, Barricade, lead to us putting two fingers up (make of that what you will)? But if this latest poster is anything to go by then things do not bode well, with imaginative design spoiled by more than a touch of ropey ‘photoshopping’. Former gay icon of sitcom Will & Grace, Eric McCormack, headlines as a husband and father who takes his family to a cosy cabin retreat in the woods. It isn’t long before they’re fighting for their survival against unknown forces.

Barricade marks the first feature WWE has been involving with, that doesn’t feature one of their brainless brawlers. Which is a good thing in itself. The film will hit Us cinemas next month, whether it will
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WWE Reveals Barricade Poster from the Director of Fido

Way back in early 2011, it was revealed Andrew Currie - who previously gave us the amusing zom-com Fido - was attached to a thriller entitled Barricade.

He directed the pic for WWE Studios (See No Evil) in Vancouver with Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) starring alongside Jody Thompson, Ryan Grantham and Conner Dwelly.

McCormack plays a widowed psychiatrist who retreats to a cabin in the woods with his kids until they come under siege by "unknown forces." 

Michaelbrent Collings scripted the story and it appears the film is all wrapped up and ready for promotion as a poster has found its way online.  No word yet on a release date, but we'll keep you posted.  Head inside for a larger look at the one-sheet.

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Poster Premiere for the WWE's Barricade

It's been over a year since last we spoke about the new supernatural chiller from WWE Studios, Barricade, but a brand new poster just dropped an elbow on the interwebs, and we have it for you right here! Dig it!

Fido director Andrew Currie helms Barricade for WWE Studios with "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack toplining the supernatural thriller from writer Michaelbrent Collings.

McCormack plays "a psychiatrist, seeking to find normalcy after the sudden passing of his wife, who takes his two kids to a remote cabin for healing and bonding. Their joy soon turns to despair when the family is terrorized by unknown forces, and the father will stop at nothing to save them from peril."

Barricade marks the first original production from WWE Films to not feature one of their wrestling superstars in either a starring or major supporting role. More as it comes.

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First Poster for Erick McCormack starrer Barricade

"Lock Your Doors" and check out the first movie poster for Erick McCormack starrer Barricade. The WWE Studios and Barricade Productions film from helmer Andrew Currie, known for the hilarious zombie comedy Fido starring Billy Connolly and Carrie-Anne Moss, opens September 25th. Also in the cast of the Michaelbrent Collins-scripted action flick are Jody Thompson, Conner Dwelly and Ryan Grantham. In the film, a psychiatrist suffering from the passing of his wife, takes his two kids to a remote cabin to strengthen his parental bond with them.healing. The family is then terrorized by unknown forces and the father will stop at nothing to save his children.
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First Poster for Erick McCormack starrer Barricade

"Lock Your Doors" and check out the first movie poster for Erick McCormack starrer Barricade. The WWE Studios and Barricade Productions film from helmer Andrew Currie, known for the hilarious zombie comedy Fido starring Billy Connolly and Carrie-Anne Moss, opens September 25th. Also in the cast of the Michaelbrent Collins-scripted action flick are Jody Thompson, Conner Dwelly and Ryan Grantham. In the film, a psychiatrist suffering from the passing of his wife, takes his two kids to a remote cabin to strengthen his parental bond with them.healing. The family is then terrorized by unknown forces and the father will stop at nothing to save his children.
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Billy Connolly Joins the Cast of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit

Director Peter Jackson has announced that Scottish comedian, presenter and actor Billy Connolly (Fido, Brave) has joined the cast of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again as Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield, being portrayed by Richard Armitage.

Press Release:

Billy Connolly Joins The Hobbit Cast

Los Angeles, CA—February 8, 2012—Billy Connolly is joining the cast of Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic “The Hobbit.” The announcement was made today by Jackson, who directed all three “The Lord of the Rings” films and is currently in production on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” with the films shooting back-to-back in New Zealand.

In the films, Connolly (“The Last Samurai,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”) will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield.
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Billy Connolly Joins the Journey of 'The Hobbit'

The treacherous expedition to Lonely Mountain has gained another traveler.

It's definitely the more the merrier when it comes to "The Hobbit," as "Boondock Saints" star Billy Connolly has joined director Peter Jackson's two-part Tolkien adaptation, according to Deadline.

Connolly joins the campaign to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug in the role of Dain Ironfoot, a fearsome Dwarf warrior and cousin to Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). He's also the final actor to be cast in "The Hobbit."

"We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself," said Jackson in an official press release. "With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of 'The Hobbit' is now complete. We can’t wait to see him on the Battlefield!”

Connolly's casting comes after Jackson has already
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Alexia Fast Cast In ‘One Shot’; Karl Urban Back To ‘Riddick’; Michelle Rodriguez Joins ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’

  • The Film Stage
News of the latest addition to One Shot, Richard Jenkins, came only a few days ago, and yet there’s already a new name to add to the list. As THR tells us, Alexia Fast will appear in the Lee Child adaptation as “Sandy, a seductive young siren involved in a setup of [Tom] Cruise’s character.” Most of the actresses’ credits up this point are either for television shows or TV movies, so the name or face may not ring any bells. (There was a role in the 2006 zombie film Fido, although I’m not sure if anyone has really seen that.)

Joining One Shot will likely boost her profile, though, since she’s sharing a screen with the aforementioned Cruise and Jenkins, while also having an impressive supporting lineup that includes David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, shooting is set to kick off next month,
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Andrew Currie Directing Eric McCormack in ‘Barricade’

Andrew Currie Directing Eric McCormack in ‘Barricade’
WWE Studios, which was born WWE Films in 2002 and then took on its new name in 2008, is probably a non-entity to people who aren't fans of wrestling and the men who are (or were) stars in that sphere. But the company is now preparing to make a movie that doesn't star a wrestler, and the picture will be directed by someone who has made a movie with a well-deserved, if minor cult following. Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, The New Adventures of Old Christine) will star in Barricade, which is set to be directed by Andrew Currie. He last made Fido, in which Billy Connolly played a housepet zombie. THR [1] says "the supernatural thriller centers on a psychiatrist, seeking to find normalcy after the sudden passing of his wife, who takes his two kids to a remote cabin for healing and bonding. Their joy soon turns to despair when the family
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