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'Fear the Walking Dead' Web Series Puts Zombies on a Plane

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Long before Fear the Walking Dead debuted on AMC, it was confirmed that the series would not connect to the flagship series The Walking Dead, meaning there won't be characters crossing over from each show. This makes sense, since Fear the Walking Dead is set just before the zombie apocalypse starts, in Los Angeles, thousands of miles away from Rick and his crew in The Walking Dead. While that plan hasn't changed, Entertainment Weekly reveals that AMC is planning a standalone web series that will air in brief snippets during commercial breaks of The Walking Dead this fall, which will reveal a new character appearing in Fear the Walking Dead Season 2.

AMC is producing a half-hour special that is set on a commercial airline flight, during the Fear the Walking Dead timeline, where passengers must contend with a zombie attack in mid-flight. One character who survives this attack will be »

- MovieWeb

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First Details on The Walking Dead’s Zombies Airline Attack Special, Starring a Fear The Walking Dead Season 2 Character

12 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Crammed in a metal tube over 40,000 feet in the air is one of the worst situations to be in when the zombie infection hits, but that's exactly where AMC is taking viewers in an upcoming half-hour special that will feature a future Fear The Walking Dead character.

EW reports that AMC is developing a standalone special set in the shared world of Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead. The half-hour special / prequel will follow "a group of passengers facing a walker attack on an airline while in flight. One character who survives that encounter will then join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead in season 2."

Currently untitled, this infection-in-the-air story takes place during the outset of the zombie apocalypse. The special will premiere online and will also be shown on TV in separate segments during the commercial break slots of The Walking Dead Season 6.

Details on the »

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No Escape Review Roundup: Did Critics Like the New Owen Wilson Action Thriller Movie?

27 August 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Owen Wilson chucks the comedy and takes on the role of dad hero in his latest film, No Escape, an action thriller. The actor plays a Texas businessman who moves with his family to a Southeast Asian country. The group finds themselves in grave danger as rebels launch a violent political coup and attack their city, turning it into a war zone. Lake Bell plays his wife, while Sterling Jerins, who played Brad Pitt's daughter in World War Z, stars as their kid. Claire Geare plays their younger daughter. No Escape also star Pierce Brosnan as a seasoned—and shady—fellow traveler. Find out what five critics said about the movie. 1. Rolling Stone's Peter »

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Round-Up: Turbo Kid UK Blu-ray, Exclusive Extinction Clip, It Came From Candi’S Lab Web Series

27 August 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When you add a pinch of '80s nostalgia with a dash of action and gore and mix them together you get Turbo Kid, which will be released in the U.K. on Blu-ray in October. Also: an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from Extinction and first details on the web series It Came from Candi's Lab.

Turbo Kid: Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Turbo Kid on Blu-ray in the U.K. on October 5th. Turbo Kid stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, and Aaron Jeffery.

From Blu-ray.com: "Synopsis: Turbo Kid is a celebration of all things that were awesome about the age of movies on VHS. It's packed with nods to 1980s pop culture (even down to Atari-style credits and its synth-tastic score) and riffs on the kids' adventure movies such as BMX Bandits, The Monster Squad, and The Goonies.

And for the hardcore fans, there's »

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World War Z 2: Steven Knight turns in new draft

25 August 2015 10:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With production starting early next year, Steven Knight has given a quick update on the Brad Pitt-headlined World War Z 2...

Plans continue for a sequel to the $540m box office hit that was 2013's World War Z. We've known for some time that director Marc Forster wasn't coming back for the sequel, with The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona instead taking on the job. And we also know that Steven Knight - the writer/director behind Locke, Hummingbird and Peaky Blinders - has been working on the screenplay.

Knight has given an update to Collider on the project, revealing that he's turned in the latest draft of the screenplay. "I was approached with the idea of 'how do we move this along?' so how could I resist?", he said.

Where the new film picks up remains a mystery. Is it going to pick up after the first movie, »

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World War Z 2 Writer On What He Liked About The First Movie

25 August 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A World War Z sequel has been in the pipeline for quite some time, but now the man who has been tasked with scribing the film, Steven Knight, has provided an update on it. He.s not only revealed that he.s just finished up writing his first draft of the screenplay, but also the key elements that he loved so much about the original. Knight, an English screenwriter who has put together a resume of titles including Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders, and Locke throughout his eclectic career, recently spoke to Collider about his work on Pawn Sacrifice, but the conversation turned to the status of World War Z 2, and Knight admitted that he jumped at the opportunity to work on the follow-up because he loved the pace and zip of the first film. He explained, I think the beauty of the first film was the »

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FrightFest announces launch titles for FrightFest Presents

25 August 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading horror fantasy film festival, have announced the first films which will be released under the curated banner ‘FrightFest Presents’. The seven titles – Aaaaaaaah!, The Sand, Afterdeath, Landmine Goes Click, Emelie, The Lesson and Estranged – will all have their UK theatrical premieres at the FrightFest five day festival in August, before being released across the UK and Ireland via the distributor’s digital partners including iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google Amazon, Xbox , Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta.

Here are the seven titles, from the official press release…

Aaaaaaaah!, the world premiere and feature directorial debut of Steve Oram, co-writer of Ben Wheatley’s cult UK hit and British Independent Film Award-winning and Cannes selection feature Sightseers. Oram also stars with Noel Fielding (The It Crowd, The Mighty Boosh), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lucy Honnigman (The Ex-pm), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, »

- Gary Collinson

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World War Z 2 Picking Up Pace As Steven Knight Completes First Draft Of Script

25 August 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount’s apocalyptic sequel World War Z 2 is beginning to pick up steam, after Locke screenwriter Steven Knight revealed in an interview with Collider that he has just completed an early draft of the zombie follow-up.

Pegged for a release in the summer of 2017, we’re still a ways away before seeing the return of the rampant flesh-munchers, though Knight is already anticipating the sequel. In an interview with the outlet, the scribe touched upon the breathless nature of the 2013 original, and how he was ostensibly presented with a blank slate – surely a screenwriter’s dream – after signing on for Paramount’s big-budget installment.

“I was approached with the idea of, ‘How do we move this along?’ so who could resist? I think the beauty of the first film was the way that it never paused for breath. It never spent a moment thinking, ‘Hang on a minute, we »

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Icon, FrightFest confirm first films for new genre label

24 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Sand and Aaaaaaaah! among first FrightFest Presents acquisitions.

UK distributor Icon Film Distribution and UK horror festival FrightFest have set the first films to be released under their FrightFest Presents banner.

An initial seven genre films have been selected by the distributor and festival for the new online label, with others to be added soon.

The films will premiere at FrightFest, which gets underway in London on Thursday (Aug 27), before unspooling online between October and February 2016.

Digital partners will include iTunes, Virgin Movies, Sky, Google  Amazon, Xbox , Blinkbox, Google, Wuaki, TalkTalk and Volta.

First titles

Among the first batch of titles is Sightseers actor-writer Steve Oram’s surreal ‘monkey comedy’ Aaaaaaaah!, which Icon will release online this October.

Oram stars alongside Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lucy Honnigman (The Ex-pm), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) and Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia) in the story of a tribe of warring ‘monkeys’.

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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No Escape movie review: start the revolution without them

24 August 2015 6:17 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Enjoyably intense, if you can get past the cultural narcissism that Western corporate colonialism only matters when it impacts a nice white American family. I’m “biast” (pro): like Owen Wilson and Lake Bell

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

If you took No Escape for a light action movie, something like a flick in which Liam Neeson would beat up villainous cartoon foreigners in a exotic land of generous film-production tax credits, you are forgiven. It’s certainly the way the film has been marketed. Plus it stars Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, comic actors known for lighthearted snark and offhand insouciance. I figured Wilson was making a preemptive bid for aging into Gray Action Hero; it seems an unlikely move for him, but they are the new hotness, after all; see: Neeson. Or maybe Pierce Brosnan, whom we are also promised here, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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No Escape Review

23 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Part of the escapist fun of horror movies is how they can employ death as the ultimate equalizer. Though billed as an action thriller, No Escape presents a disturbing “What If” scenario in which defining social constructs suddenly mean nothing. Instead of egalitarian xenomorphs relentlessly tearing through any and all humans they encounter, No Escape’s threat is something more tangibly upsetting to Western audiences: a situation where your income, race, nationality, or parenthood don’t keep you safe from violence. It’s a pointed premise that No Escape does almost nothing with.

For the first 20 minutes, all is perfectly wrong with No Escape’s blending of garden-variety xenophobia with the paranoid fear that society could unravel in a heartbeat. Devil and As Above, So Below director John Erick Dowdle (who co-writes No Escape with brother Drew) puts his genre chops to terrific use in the opening sequence, an icy »

- Sam Woolf

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UK film industry tax breaks approved by EU

20 August 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chancellor George Osborne wants more projects like Gravity and Avengers: Age Of Ultron to shoot in the UK.

A new higher rate of film tax relief (Ftr) for the UK has been given State Aid approval by the EU - giving a green light to the plans first outlined in March.

It means that the rate of Ftr will be increased to 25% regardless of budget level for all qualifying core expenditure, for all eligible film productions.

Therefore, a British film costing £40m will receive an additional £1m towards productions costs from the change.

Previously, Ftr applied at a rate of 25% for the first £20m ($31m) of qualifying expenditure and 20% to amounts thereafter.

The plans were first announced by the government in the March 2015 Budget and have been running through the various governmental processes to secure approval.

Backdated to April

Chancellor George Osborne announced the approval to the scheme, which will be backdated to apply from April 2015, whilst »

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

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EU greenlights UK film tax relief boost

20 August 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chancellor George Osborne wants more projects like Gravity and Avengers: Age Of Ultron to shoot in the UK.

A new higher rate of film tax relief (Ftr) for the UK has been given State Aid approval by the EU - giving a green light to the plans first outlined in March.

It means that the rate of Ftr will be increased to 25% regardless of budget level for all qualifying core expenditure, for all eligible film productions.

Therefore, a British film costing £40m will receive an additional £1m towards productions costs from the change.

Previously, Ftr applied at a rate of 25% for the first £20m ($31m) of qualifying expenditure and 20% to amounts thereafter.

The plans were first announced by the government in the March 2015 Budget and have been running through the various governmental processes to secure approval.

Backdated to April

Chancellor George Osborne announced the approval to the scheme, which will be backdated to apply from April 2015, whilst »

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

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Watch: The First R-rated 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' Trailer Is Wickedly Funny

20 August 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

We haven't heard much about Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and so call it a nice surprise to see this first trailer for what looks to be a wickedly funny, raunchy and action-packed zombie comedy. There's not much to set up. Three lowly, nerdy cub scouts must join forces with a badass strip-club cocktail waitress when their small town becomes infested with zombies. Not only does this trailer show us that the film is chock-full of R-rated humor, but it's also amusingly inventive -- like when the group is attacked by a bunch of zombie cats. Following a series of some more serious zombie movies like World War Z and the more recent Maggie, Scouts Guide seeks to bring the fun back to the genre in a way that very much reminds us of movies like Shaun of the...

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Anthony Michael Hall to Star in Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ Netflix Original Movie

19 August 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony Michael Hall will star alongside Brad Pitt in “War Machine,” Netflix’s satirical comedy about the U.S.’ engagement in the conflict in Afghanistan, slated to be released in 2016.

Hall, whose credits include “Foxcatcher,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Breakfast Club,” will play the second-in-command to Pitt’s four-star general, who’s based on the real-life Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Cast also includes Topher Grace (“That ’70s Show”), who will play a civilian media adviser.

War Machine” is written and directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) and based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.” Film is to be produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, along with Ian Bryce (“World War Z”).

Netflix has said the original film will be available in theaters and to streaming subscribers in 2016 — although large theater »

- Todd Spangler

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From Romero to 'Walking Dead': A Brief History of Zombies in Pop Culture

19 August 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Think of a teeming metropolis like New York City. Now double that in size. If every single person who lived there, every hot-dog vendor, third-grader and euphoric Mets fan, was in fact a flesh-eating zombie, that would roughly equal the 17.3 million people that tuned into last October's fifth-season premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead, the most-watched episode of anything in cable history. Those are blockbuster numbers and they occurred week after week. The demand for the show has become so huge that a prequel spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, debuts this Sunday. »

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Andrew Calof Joins DreamWorks as VP of Production

18 August 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Studios has hired veteran executive Andrew Calof as vice president of production.

He will report to production president Holly Bario. Calof has worked for the past four years at New Regency Productions, where he held the title of VP of production and worked on best picture Academy Award winners “Birdman” and “12 Years A Slave.”

Calof joined New Regency in 2011 from Paramount Pictures where he served as director of creative affairs and worked on “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “World War Z” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”

He began his career at Dimension/Miramax Films and The Todd Phillips Co.

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Dark Places Blu-ray / DVD, The Walking Dead #1 Variant Cover, Mad Max Video Game Trailer

18 August 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Horror isn't just blood and gore. Dark Places, based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD this October. Also in this morning's round-up: details on The Walking Dead #1 variant for purchase at Wizard World San Jose and a new Mad Max video game trailer.

Dark Places: Lionsgate will release Gilles Paquet-Brenner's Dark Places on Blu-ray and DVD on October 6th:

Blu-ray.com reports that "Libby Day (Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were murdered and her brother Ben (Tye Sheridan, Joe) was jailed for the crime. Now, twenty-five years later, Libby discovers shocking evidence that Ben may be innocent and the real killer is still at large. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Chloë Grace Moretz (If I Stay), Sterling Jerins (World War Z), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Christina Hendricks (TV's "Mad Men") costar »

- Tamika Jones

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Resistance Fighters Unite to Steal Plans for Death Star in first image for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

15 August 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Gareth EdwardsStar Wars: Rogue One is still over a year away, but Disney has just released a first look at the cast of the upcoming spinoff film about a group of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans from the Death Star. Thanks to D23, the very first official photo has been revealed, featuring the cast which includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen. And if that isn’t enough to get you excited, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk are also announced to be joining Star Wars: Rogue One, along with Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn.

Unlike the previous live-action Star Wars films, Rogue One will not revolve around the Jedi or the Force. The film is set between the films Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, during the »

- Ricky

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Walt Disney Studios ‪D23 Expo‬ Panel Reveals Star Wars: Rogue One Cast Photo

15 August 2015 1:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18, 2015.

The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in “The Theory of Everything”; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning “Milk” and the critically acclaimed “Killing Them Softly”; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in “Bloodline” and co-starring  in the upcoming “Mississippi Grind”; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in “Ip Man” and “Blade II”; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, »

- Michelle McCue

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