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It should be no surprise to anyone that there’s a Bp oil spill movie in development. It’s primo subject material in that it hits all the necessary check marks for any “based on a true story” event movie. It’s timely – it was a mere four years ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew, seeping a small ocean of oil into the Gulf. It’s exciting – the spill first stemmed from an explosion, which certainly perked up Hollywood’s ears — if Hollywood is a sucker for one thing, it’s non-fiction violence. Exhibit A through E: Twelve Years a Slave, The Hurt Locker, Titanic, Braveheart and Schindler’s List. It’s just as relevant today as it was in 2010 – did you know that the plugged-up well may still be leaking oil into the Atlantic? Deepwater Horizon already has its director in J.C. Chandor (All is Lost) and screenwriter in Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) and »
- Adam Bellotto
Jessabelle just wants to heal, but she’ll get hell for her efforts. Wheelchair-bound as she recuperates from a car accident that killed her boyfriend, Jessabelle returns home to be near her father, but ends up getting too close to a malevolent spirit. The first poster for Jessabelle shows a throat-tightening connection between the film’s heroine and her haunter.
From Blumhouse Productions and Lionsgate, Jessabelle hits theaters and VOD platforms on November 7th. We have a look at the first official poster below (thanks to Yahoo! Movies for the image!):
“From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.”
- Derek Anderson
Lionsgate is in talks with Mark Wahlberg to star in "Deepwater Horizon," the story of the Bp oil disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Jc Chandor, whose last directed the Robert Redford drama "All Is Lost," is directing the new film from a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z). The story is set on Deepwater Horizon, Bp's oil rig in the Gulf. In April 2010, it caught fire and exploded, killing 11 crew members and resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in United States history. If the deal is made, Wahlberg will play a manager on the rig who tries to save his men. »
• Mark Wahlberg may star in the Bp oil rig explosion film Deepwater Horizon from All Is Lost director J.C. Chandor. The movie is adapted from The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour” and is based on the true story of the men who worked on the rig in the Gulf of Mexico when it exploded in 2010, causing one of the worst oil spills in history. Wahlberg would play the No. 2 manager on site. Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) has adapted the latest draft based on an original version written by Matthew Sand. [Deadline]
• Warner Bros. has acquired »
- Jake Perlman
Those who are naughty are going to get something a lot worse than coal in Michael Dougherty’s Krampus, while a Special Ops team engages supernatural forces in Spectral. This pagan demon and ghostly threat will officially see the big screen, as Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just announced the release dates for both films.
We reported in May that Legendary Pictures has signed Michael Dougherty to co-write and direct Krampus, a Christmas horror comedy co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields: “Based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Krampus is similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick R’ Treat.”
This is the second Krampus-based Christmas horror movie to begin development as of late, »
- Derek Anderson
All Is Lost director J.C. Chandor is looking for Mark Wahlberg to tackle one of the worst oil spills in history with Deepwater Horizon. The movie is adapted from The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour” and is based on the true story of the men who worked on the rig in the Gulf of Mexico when it exploded in 2010. Wahlberg would play the No. 2 manager on site. Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) adapted the latest draft based on an »
- Graham McMorrow
The plot is based on the December 2010 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul. The article chronicles the final 48 hours leading up to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion off the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez.
Mark Wahlberg will play the rig's No. 2 manager in this adaptation which shows the events that lead up to the disaster, along with the acts of heroism by those who tried to rescue crew members in the water, most of which have not been made public. The explosion killed 11 people and injured 16 others.
J.C. Chandor is easily one of the most exciting directors working right now and the guy has only two films -- Margin Call, All is Lost -- under his belt. Just the mere range of his projects from his tackling of the Wall Street crisis to a nearly silent film featuring Robert Redford lost at sea, and his next film, A Most Violent Year, tackling 1981 New York's epidemic of violence has me begging to see it as soon as possible. Next up is Deepwater Horizon, a film based on the disaster surrounding the Gulf of Mexico explosion and subsequent oil spill based on David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul's New York Times piece detailing the rig's final hours. Just knowing Chandor's intimate way of filming makes the film a future top priority. Today the first bit of casting has been announced as Mark Wahlberg will star as the No. »
- Brad Brevet
Continuing his admirable trend of fluctuating between studio blockbusters and more narratively ambitious projects, Mark Wahlberg has entered into talks to star in Deepwater Horizon, which will tell the dramatic true tale of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez.
Wahlberg will star as the No. 2 manager on the doomed oil rig, who worked to rescue men in the water on that disastrous day. The project, adapted from The New York Times’ article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” specifically highlights the courage of those on the rig when it blew, killing 11 and injuring 16 others, as they attempted to salvage the rig and save their colleagues.
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in the J.C. Chandor-directed Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment and Participant Media. Based on the true-life story of the 2010 Bp oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez, the movie is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. The story, adapted from The New York Times’ article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” highlights the courage of those who worked on the oil rig when it blew, killing 11 and injuring 16 others.
Wahlberg will star as the No. 2 manager on the doomed oil rig in the story about what happened behind-the-scenes in the 48 hours leading up to and the day of the disaster. It revisits the acts of heroism that followed in trying to rescue men in the water, stories not known to the general public. The project is »
- Anita Busch
The BBC have released the full list of titles, writers and directors for each of the upcoming series 8 episodes of Doctor Who. While the titles offer up a few hints as to what we should expect from Peter Capaldi’s debut year as The Doctor, it’s also clear that the series has a lot of impressive talent behind the camera too.
Matt Smith was the last actor to play The Doctor, and Peter Capaldi made a brief appearance as the twelfth incarnation of the character in the hugely popular “The Day of the Doctor” special. However, he didn’t officially take on the »
- Josh Wilding
Keep your friends close, and your costars closer! Nearly a year after she was caught kissing her married Smash director Michael Morris, Katharine McPhee has been spotted getting cozy with someone else at work — Elyes Gabel, her costar in the upcoming TV series Scorpion. McPhee, 30, was photographed kissing, hugging, and even playfully grabbing Gabel's butt between scenes on the L.A. set of their show on Friday Aug. 15. Set to debut this fall, the CBS drama stars the World War Z actor as a tech [...] »
With his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, horror director George A. Romero effectively re-invented not merely the zombie mythos but the horror genre as we know it today. Since that movie came out, zombies have become ubiquitous in pop culture, seeing a resurgence in the past decade with the smash TV hit The Walking Dead along with not only self-aware “zom coms” like Shaun of the Dead and World War Z, but also Romero's own work. Read on to learn more about his indelible contribution to the horror genre.
Night of the Living Dead is largely considered one of the most frightening films of all time. Made with just $114,000, it went on to gross more than $30 million worldwide, becoming a bonafide classic that is preserved in the National Film Registry, and it’s been imitated countless times. Beyond its introduction of the concept of “modern zombies” (though the film »
After being introduced to Dana Fredsti’s take on the zombie apocalypse last year in the form of Plague Town and Plague Nation (read my review here), I’ve been looking forward to the concluding part of the trilogy and I’m happy to report that I haven’t been disappointed.
Picking up right where Plague Nation left off, our heroine Ashley Parker is plunged straight into a battle with the undead, Fredsti launching into her trademark breakneck pace that doesn’t let up until the end of the book. As the title suggests, the zombie plague has progressed from its initial outbreak in Redwood Grove (a la Racoon City), via the whole of America, and now to the rest of the world, having finally gone airborne.
Ashley’s story is focused on San Francisco, where she and the rest of her Wild Card team – people who have survived zombie »
In anticipation of the film's release, Latino-Review is givinging away a few "If I Stay"-related items to some lucky readers, including a "If I Stay" Light Blue Backpack, "If I Stay" Metal Cello Bookmark on Card, and more.
In order to enter the contest, email Latinoreviewmail@gmail.com with your name and address and include "If I Stay" Giveaway in the subject headline.
This giveaway will be open until August 25th at noon Pst and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, only one entry per person. Once the giveaway ends, we’ll look over the entries and randomly draw winners that day. Winners will be advised via email.
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- Kellvin Chavez
London — Plans were unveiled Friday for a £40 million ($66.8 million) film and TV production facility, Pentland Studios, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.
Among Hollywood productions to shoot recently in Scotland was season one of Starz’s sci-fi fantasy series “Outlander,” which employed around 400 crew members. Bringing the show to Scotland led to the creation of a 140,000 sq. ft. production facility at Cumbernauld, but there is an urgent need for more production facilities. The extension of the U.K. film tax credit to big-budget TV drama series has seen a surge in Hollywood projects coming to the U.K., and underscored the lack of studio space there.
See Also: Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?
The 29-acre development at Straiton, where Pentland Studios would sit, includes hotel, leisure and retail facilities. The first four film stages are scheduled to open for business in 2017, with »
- Leo Barraclough
The original show, which ran from 1994-1998, chronicled the history of the titular 5-mile long ship which acted as a boon for interstellar peace and commerce in the year 2258. Creator of the show and writer Michael Staczynski (World War Z, Thor) has attempted to make three feature films since the show's end. This particular film would be a complete reboot, however, using only the concept of the show as a launching point for new stories. Straczynski's hope is that the »
- Sean Wist
Babylon 5 series creator J. Michael Straczynski recently revealed at Comic-Con 2014 that he is planning on writing a new feature film reboot based on his beloved sci-fi TV series, which ran for five seasons between 1994 and 1998.
J. Michael Straczynski said that he plans on getting the screenplay locked down by the end of 2015, with production tentatively scheduled to begin sometime in 2016. While the feature will be a complete reboot of the Babylon 5 concept, the writer stated that he wants to bring in Babylon 5 series stars such as Bruce Boxleitner and Mira Furlan to play new characters.
"I'd love to see Bruce as the President of the Earth Alliance."
The writer/producer also hinted that he hopes Warner Bros., the studio that produced the original series, will come on board and give the green light for this "big budget" feature, which will reportedly cost between $80 million and $100 million. However, »
Big news today: We’re excited to announce Amazon Studios’ third pilot season, beginning August 28th and featuring three half hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and two hour-long dramatic thrillers Hand of God and Hysteria. For one month, it will be up to you to watch, rate and comment – ultimately helping us decide which of them get the greenlight.
“There is something for everyone in this season,” says Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. The glamorous life of modern day expats in Paris. The hijinks of a summer job at a country club in 1980s New Jersey. The visions of a vigilante judge who appears to be channeling God. The complexities of marriage and friendship among a circle of friends in suburban Chicago. And the mysteries behind a psycho-physiological illness spreading through a small town in Texas.
You can help choose which of these stories should get “picked up” to become shows. »
The world of online television (is it really television? Nothing's being broadcast, technically...) is getting more and more interesting with each passing moment: Netflix is obviously killing it, with their stellar line-up of critical and commercial darlings ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black") and Yahoo is about to seriously get into the game by taking a page from the Netflix handbook and resurrecting a wonderfully cultish TV series ("Community," in the spirit of "Arrested Development"). Also: Hulu keeps plugging along. And while Amazon certainly has made strides, with several original shows developed in the last few years, it has yet to really breakthrough. That could change later this month, with its new "third wave" of pilots that boast an impressive line-up of exciting, starry projects.
As Variety notes, the site will debut five pilots as part of its third "pilot season" - they will all debut on August »
- Drew Taylor
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