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When we think of a zombie apocalypse we conjure up images of cities burning and mass hysteria. “The Walking Dead” has shown us the desolate landscape of Alexandria overrun by zombies whereas films such as World War Z depict the horror of a zombie apocalypse on a global scale. Films and television shows surrounding zombies have reached a frenzied height of popularity so it’s no surprise that Korean director Sang-ho Yeon decided to make his version of a zombie apocalypse for his latest film Train To Busan. However, what sets this film apart from the hundreds, if not thousands, of zombie movies out there is not only how good of a movie it is, but how the focus of the zombie attacks take place on a train.
Train To Busan centers on a group of passengers traveling from Seoul to Busan when a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea. »
- Shannon McGrew
Hordes of running zombies unleash literal Hell on Earth in Train to Busan, which promises to be the Korean answer to World War Z. The film, infecting its home country this weekend, looks like a whole lot of gruesome fun,… Continue Reading →
The post Korean Film Train to Busan Gets a New Trailer; Now with Subtitles! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- John Squires
Zombies! Love ’em or hate ’em, movies about zombies are here to stay. The majority of them will continue to head straight to DVD as their budgets and degree of film-making talent involved demand, but once or twice a year one comes along that truly benefits from being seen on a bigger screen. Yeon Sang-ho’s live-action debut, Train to Busan, is one of those exceptions despite hitting more than a few bumps in its journey.
Seok-woo (Yoo Gong) is a busy man doing important things at his job destined to make him both powerful and wealthy, but focusing on work leaves little time for his daughter, Su-an (Kim Soo-ahn, with a performance that once again suggests all child actors should train in South Korea). The girl is understandably lonely, and »
- Rob Hunter
For almost 45 minutes, Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan” is on pace to become the best, most urgent zombie movie since “28 Days Later.” And then — at once both figuratively and literally — this broad Korean blockbuster derails in slow-motion, sliding off the tracks and bursting into a hot mess of generic moments and digital fire.
But oh, those first 45 minutes: they’re genre heaven (or the undead equivalent). Equal parts “Snowpiercer” and “World War Z,” the film introduces itself as the rare pastiche with enough personality to feel like something new. A sequel of sorts to Yeon’s “Seoul Station,” which received limited festival play and never received U.S. distribution, “Train to Busan” unwraps its premise so elegantly that no prior knowledge is required to get swept along by its opening act.
Something is wrong in the verdant hills of Jinyang. A truck driver rattles his vehicle up to a military checkpoint, »
- David Ehrlich
Joining the previously announced Alyssa Sutherland and Frances Conroy, eight additional actors have signed on to face the otherworldly horrors of The Mist, Spike TV’s upcoming 10-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella:
Press Release: New York, NY, July 13, 2016 – Further casting has been announced for Spike’s new original scripted series “The Mist,” based on the classic Stephen King novella of the same name. From TWC-Dimension Television (TV), “The Mist” goes into production later this summer and premieres on Spike in 2017.
“The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear? The additional casting includes (in alphabetical order):
- Derek Anderson
Although Warcraft failed miserably at the U.S. box office, grossing just $24 million, the Duncan Jones-directed fantasy epic has performed rather well in China, helping to propel the film to a solid $430 million worldwide and making it the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time.
Universal and Legendary had franchise hopes for the movie (hence the Warcraft: The Beginning title in some markets), and it seems that the international box office may just help that to become a reality.
On the official Chinese Twitter account, a message has been posted which reads: “Warcraft’s theatrical run is coming to an end. But the chapter of a new decade has just begun. It’s a starting point, not an end point. We don’t say goodbye now because we’ll meet you again.”
See Also: Read our reviews of Warcraft here and here
Are you hoping to see a Warcraft sequel? »
- Gary Collinson
There’s no mistaking that Japanese helmer Shinsuke Sato’s Midnight Madness-ready title “I Am A Hero” is an adaptation of a manga — specifically, Kengo Hanazawa’s comic of the same name. Sato has never strayed far from the form: His directorial CV is a list of live-action and animated feature-length film versions of popular manga titles, and his cinematic style favors angles and framing that feel directly lifted from the page and brought crisply to life.
That could suggest a lack of dynamism in the final result, or a slavish aestheticization of the image — as in the Hollywood adaptations of “Sin City” or “The Spirit,” for example. But Sato does not just get the style of his film from the graphic tradition of its source material. He and co-writer Akiko Nogi also understand the other secret of the medium’s massive popularity: the addictive, page-turning genre thrills it can deliver. »
- Jessica Kiang
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that James Badge Dale has signed on for the lead role in 20th Century Fox's upcoming film adaptation of Cullen Bunn & Vanessa Del Rey's graphic novel The Empty Man. The story follows an ex-cop, plagued by the violent death of his wife and son, who battles to find a missing girl but soon discovers a sinister presence around him. Up-and-comer David Britten Prior will helm the project from his own script, which will deviate somewhat from the original six-issue miniseries. Boom! Studios' Ross Richie & Stephen Christy will produce and the studios are looking at a fall start date in South Africa. Badge Dale is of course best known to comic book movie fans for his role as the villainous Eric Savin in Iron Man 3. His other credits include a series regular role during the third season of 24, The Departed, Shame, The Grey, World War Z, »
Rob Leane Jul 15, 2016
British crowdfunded films that sound brilliant, including a Ghostbusters documentary and loads of horror...
It's not easy to get an indie film made these days. Especially not through studios and traditional financial methods. That's why, all around the globe, crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter are becoming more and more popular among first-time/early career filmmakers.
We perused crowdfunding websites, and found loads of in-development British films that sound really interesting. Aiming to shed some light on these films that don't have the might of a major studio's marketing team behind them, here's our list of 25 upcoming British movies that have been crowdfunded, and could turn out to be brilliant...
Harvey Eaton has been working in the advertising sector of filmmaking for years, and even directed legendary Spanish footballer Andrés Iniesta for a Powerade commercial once.
Black Wolf - a "short film about a woman terrorised by »
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. shot down rumors that Justice League was being delayed and Zack Snyder was being removed as director. Instead, they announced a production start on April 11 at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. In the nearly three months since production kicked off, Warner Bros. has remained relatively quiet about the movie. Though they have revealed an official synopsis, a full cast list was never announced. Perhaps it's because the ensemble is still being finalized. A new rumor sparked over the 4th of July holiday, claiming that Colin Farrell and Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman are in talks for unspecified roles.
The news comes from a Russian Twitter user dubbed "CutTheCrapTV" who claims that both Colin Farrell and Michiel Huisman are in negotiations to join the superhero adaptation. Of course, there is no word about who they may be playing, or confirmation from the studio that »
After years spent trying to get George A. Romero a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, fans of the Night of the Living Dead director are finally getting their wish. At the age of 76 and three years after Orlando Bloom, the Godfather of the Undead has been bestowed with the dubious honor of paying $30,000 to have his name immortalized in a chintzy terrazzo and brass star on the grungy, gum-spackled sidewalks of Hollywood (note: the requisite funds do not normally come from the celebrity’s own pocket). The decision was announced in a YouTube video that revealed the names of all 972,000 2017 honorees, a list that includes Amy Adams, Jason Bateman, Goldie Hawn, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Brett Ratner, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo and Rita Wilson (and that’s just on the “film” side). Romero has been the subject of Walk of Fame talk for awhile now, most notably in »
- Chris Eggertsen
There’s nothing like the movies to provide a respite from reality — and there’s nothing like rock star of science Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring reality crashing right back down on them. During a pop-in at TheWrap studios, the astrophysicist submitted to a fun little game that’s as timeless as it is one we just made up: “Neil deGrasse Tyson Ruins Your Favorite Sci-Fi Movies.” We asked him about films like “Ex Machina,” “The Martian,” “World War Z,” “Jurassic World” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” to get his take on the sometimes shaky science portrayed within them. Also Read: Emmy Quickie: Neil deGrasse Tyson. »
- Jordan Burchette
Warcraft never really found its feet domestically, and has dropped out of the Top 10 after just three weeks (earning around $2 million over the weekend), and its domestic total of $43 million is much lower than the likes of other adaptations like Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Mortal Kombat and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
However a fantastic campaign outside of the Us has pushed Warcraft over the $400 million mark to $412 million. If you go by the industry rule-of-thumb (that a movie needs to do 2.5x its budget in order to turn a profit), Warcraft is now making money. Expect to hear news of a sequel soon.
See Also: Read our reviews of Warcraft here and here
- Luke Owen
When Pride and Prejudice and Zombies came out it book form in 2009 it was a breath of fresh air for the shambling undead genre, and a clever use of mashing up classic literature that had become out of copyright with something quite unexpected. Having never read Jane Austen’s original, I found it reasonably enjoyable, but nothing to write home about.
Seven years, and much development hell, later Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally a film, and while, like your humble scribe, you may think it’s a good way to get your classic literature loving other half to sit down and watch a horror film with you, the reality is that while there are indeed undead things popping up at regular intervals, there is far more Jane Austen than George A Romero on offer.
How much you enjoy P&P&Z (as we shall call it henceforth) apparently »
Summer 2016 is heating up after last week's massive opening for Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory and its impressive day-to-day performance ever since. Hoping to add some fuel to the box office fire, this weekend's crop of new releases are led by Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to the blockbuster hit of Summer 1996. Also opening this weekend, Stx will target adult audiences with Free State of Jones, Blake Lively must survive a killer shark in The Shallows and Broad Green is delivering Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon into just over 780 theaters. It's a crowded marketplace with a little something for everybody. Quelling some of the suspense, the battle for box office supremacy this weekend might not be much of a battle at all. Pixar's forgetful fish should handily take down the alien invaders as Finding Dory is looking at a $70+ million second weekend while Fox's Independence Day sequel carries a big budget, »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When a zombie virus strikes South Korea, it’s Snowpiercer meets World War Z in the first full-length trailer for director Sang-ho Yeon‘s (The Fake, The King of Pigs) next feature Train to Busan. The trailer is in Korean with no English subtitles, but between the clear conceit, good visual language, and solid cutting, the message comes across loud and clear. Starring Yoo Gong, Sohee, and Dong-seok Ma, the film screened at Cannes to mostly positive reviews.
Screen Daily said in their review, “Although it lacks the layers evident in Yeon’s acclaimed animations (including the thematically-linked Seoul Station), this is still an entertaining ride, as well as providing political commentary when it overtly references the Korean government’s response to the Mers virus alongside commenting on the country’s class system.”
See the trailer below with a hat tip to CineMaldito, along with a poster.
While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, »
- Mike Mazzanti
Similar to the infected in 2013’s World War Z, the hordes of Freakers in the upcoming video game Days Gone swarm the wilderness as if they are one being, spilling over each other in pursuit of survivors unlucky enough to attract their attention. Ten minutes of Days Gone gameplay footage show what the Freakers are capable of, while the announcement trailer offers an apocalyptic look at the Pacific Northwest.
“Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game set two years after a devastating global pandemic. Play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter facing a brutal struggle for survival, searching for a reason to live.
At its core, Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love – and hope. It’s about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy they find a reason to live. Hope never dies.”
Developed by Bend Studio, »
- Derek Anderson
Warm Bodies, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Arnie’s turn in Maggie, World War Z and, of course, Zombeavers – the last few years have proved that the dead horses refused to be flogged. Zombies are still the number one movie monster, and are still providing a tasty backdrop for filmmakers to tell their stories. […]
- Jon Lyus
With aliens returning to Earth for more city-crushing chaos in this week’s belated sci-fi sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, how well do you know other scenes of wanton carnage?
Fast & Furious 6
Die Hard 4.0
Fast & Furious 7
London Has Fallen
7 and above.
You're safe in a bunker!
0 and above.
You're a disaster
4 and above.
You're the »
- Benjamin Lee
E3 2016 has come and gone but there are still some loose ends that need to be tied up. The first being the Cinelinx award for Best of E3! Please note that we tried to avoid any games that were only cinematic showings. We wanted to actually see gameplay in order to nominate the game. So without further ado, the nominees for Best of E3 2016 are...
Call of Duty: Infinite War
Call of Duty takes to the stars in the awesome new edition to the long-running franchise, Infinite War. In this version, you fight your enemies using gravity-defying bullets, dynamic explosives, spaceships, even the unforgiving vacuum space, among other things. Despite the many outcries from fans of CoD unhappy with the game, it’s gotten a lot of us at Cinelinx pretty pumped for Infinite War.
Days Gone was unveiled during Sony’s epic Press Conference, and the results were dynamic. »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
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