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Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired a sci-fi/action script called Rise, penned by first time screenwriter David Karlak, who teamed up with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Saw). Details on the project are being kept hush-hush, but Roy Lee (Old Boy) and Underground, along with Lawrence Grey (The Apocalypse) will produce the project.
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- Jason Moore
Mickell Liddell's Liddell Entertainment--which has been on a festival buying spree -- is launching a new domestic distribution company that will be headed by veteran indie executive David Dinerstein. Ld Distribution's initial slate includes The Collection, the sequel to Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton's violent The Collector, which was originally primed to be a Saw prequel. No release has been set. "Arkin (Josh Stewart) escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and save Elena from his sadistic rituals." »
"Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and save Elena from his sadistic rituals."
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In the pantheon of Project Greenlight winners, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have more than distinguished themselves. After winning the third (and unfortunately final) season of the series for their script called Feast, the pair went on to write two sequels to that film, the last four Saw movies, the upcoming Piranha 3Dd, and The Collector, which Dunstan also directed. They're also doing re-writes on Guillermo Del Toro's filming-any-day-now monster action film Pacific Rim and even wrote a supernatural crime novel called Black Light. That last project will soon make the pair's big screen resume as well. They've reportedly been tasked with turning the book into a screenplay. Read more about the book, and watch a trailer, the jump. Deadline  broke the news of Melton and Dunstan's latest project. Here's how Amazon  describes Black Light, which was just released last month: If you have a supernatural problem that won't go away, »
- Germain Lussier
With the Saw series (finally) over, screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are moving onto bigger and better projects. After scribing the last four Saw movies, Melton and Dunstan are currently working on an adaptation of their own novel, Black Light. [Deadline]
The novel, which they also wrote with Shock Festival creator Stephen Romano, revolves around private eye Buck Carlsbad who has unique gifts that help him solve supernatural cases. He’s obsessed with the killings of his mother and father and uses a black light to try and remember his past, as well as contact his parents. After being hired by a reclusive billionaire, pieces to his mysterious puzzle begin to fit together.
If we’ve learned anything from the final Saw movies, Melton and Dunstan are definitely interested in the gorier side of life and I think Black Light will fit in just perfectly. Although the final Saw films were basically panned by critics, »
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Dimension Films have released the first teaser trailer for Piranha 3Dd, the sequel to last years surprise horror hit. This time round the directing duties fall to John Gulager, who previously helmed the fantastic Feast trilogy, and the script comes from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (The Collector).
Piranha 3Dd stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer and the one and only David Hasselhoff (in his Baywatch uniform no less).
With the Us release of the film fast approaching, Dimension Films have released a new one-sheet poster for Piranha 3Dd, the sequel to last years surprise horror hit. This time round the directing duties fall to John Gulager, who previously helmed the fantastic Feast trilogy, and the script comes from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (The Collector).
Piranha 3Dd stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer and the one and only David Hasselhoff.
(Source: Dread Central) »
An interview with Dunstan just popped up on YouTube (of course), and it features your first look at some behind-the-scenes goodness from the upcoming flick. Dig it below, and look for more soon!
"Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's (who was kidnapped in the first film) wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and save Elena from his sadistic rituals."
Marcus Dunstan directed once again from a »
- Uncle Creepy
Shock reader "Ian" pointed our attention to the video you see below which features director Marcus Dunstan and his cast talking about The Collection , the sequel to 2009's The Collector . There's plenty of on-set footage to behold! Josh Stewart reprises his role as Arkin. Joining him: Lee Tergesen, Christopher McDonald and Emma Fitzpatrick. Here's a synopsis: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped hide out and »
Gary Tunnicliffe is one of the best special effects makeup artists working in Hollywood today. His laundry list of impressive credits includes Scream 4 , Drive Angry 3D , My Bloody Valentine 3D , The Collector , Feast , Exorcist: The Beginning , Blade , and several Hellraiser , Halloween , and Dracula movies. In addition to a plethora of horror movies, Tunnicliffe has also worked on several major Hollywood productions like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Mission: Impossible II . Last Friday saw the release of Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs remake. Tunnicliffe served as the movie.s Makeup Effects Supervisor (and also worked on Apollo 18 ). Renowned film critic Roger Ebert praised the makeup effects while discussing the onscreen bloodshed, saying "so much movie »
Of all the movies looking for distribution at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, Killer Joe is the one I'm probably most excited about.
Directed by William Friedkin, with a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts, Killer Joe is a twisted slice of noir that features a wonderful ensemble cast consisting of Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon and Matthew McConaughey.
Based on Letts' award-winning off-Broadway play, Killer Joe is a visceral character study centered on the problems of Chris (Hirsch), a low-class loser who ends up in debt to a biker gang because his mom stole his drugs. In order to pay up and save his life, Chris solicits Killer Joe (McConaughey) to murder his mom, who has a life insurance policy that should just about cover his debt. Of course, Chris' trashy family gets involved and let's just say things become complicated and leave it at that. »
This writer caught up with prolific horror screenwriter Patrick Melton (the man behind such frightful fare – along with cohort Marcus Dunstan – as the Feast series, Saw IV through 3D and The Collector) and now co-author of the novel Black Light last night to pick his brain on the latter as well as to gather his thoughts on his co-penned scripts Piranha 3Dd and The Collection (the latter the sequel to the 2009 Liddell Entertainment release The Collector).
“The Collection is coming along very nicely,” said the thirty-six year-old Illinois transplant of post-production. “We just picked up a couple of shots here in La and are working them into the new edit. The film is a tight little horror flick that expands the universe a bit and sheds more light on ‘The Collector’, our masked killer. For the first film we saw the killer out in the world, but for this one »
"Colombiana" isn't off to a great start... and we're not talking about box office receipts.
One of its stars, Michael Showers, 45, was found dead yesterday in the Mississippi River.
According to The Wrap, a passing steamboat captain discovered the actor's body; the chief investigator for the Nola coroner's office told the outlet that "he appeared to have been in the water for two days." There's currently no more information on what happened as of this writing.
Showers played Captain John Guidry on the popular HBO show "Treme" and had been acting in TV and the movies since 2000's "Traffic." He appeared in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" as the abusive Mr. Brown and can be seen opposite Zoe Saldana in this weekend's "Colombiana." Showers was also in "I Love You Phillip Morris," "The Collector" and "Soul Men."
- Jenni Miller
This October, Mulholland Books publishes "Black Light," the first novel from Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. The duo penned the Feast trilogy and a significant portion of the Saw franchise. They also gave us The Collector . Now they've team with Stephen Romano for a book. Here is how it's described: If you have a supernatural problem that won.t go away, you need Buck Carlsbad: private eye, exorcist, and last resort. Buck.s got a way with spirits that no one else can match. But his childhood remains shrouded in darkness, forgotten in the wake of something horrible. Buck has spent years looking deep into the Blacklight on the other side of death, trying to piece together the mystery that destroyed his family and left him for dead. It.s dangerous, but it.s »
The Texas Frightmare Weekend ran this past April 29th-May 1st in Dallas, and as Dread Central's only North Texas operative, it fell to me to bring you everything I could from the con. Unfortunately, for the past month I was held captive by an illicit donkey show south of the Border that's also a front for a Satanic drug cult. Just the other day I managed to escape and file this report. Yes, I'm fine now -- but please, don't anyone call me 'Sniffles' or I might suffer a serious relapse.
Texas Frightmare Weekend is one of the biggest horror conventions in Texas; yet, somehow I'd managed to miss it every year I've lived here. This year I wasn't going to let that happen, and my coverage started with live tweets all weekend long so feel free to add me at MrDarkDC on Twitter and read back to see what you missed! »
- Mr. Dark
I wasn't exactly certain what to expect when I first walked into the auditorium for a Q&A with writer Stephen Romano regarding his new book Black Light.
Co-written with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, two Saw collaborators and the creators of The Collector, Stephen read us the first chapter of Black Light, an intriguing supernatural detective novel with stylish roots steeped in Dylan Dog (the comic) and Constantine (the comic).
Visual and gritty, Black Light follows the journey of its protagonist as he takes on spirits of all ilks and brings justice to the living. Afterwords, Stephen speaks about the process of writing with two of the biggest names in Horror film production, what he took away from the experience, and exactly what the publishing house thought of his original drafts. »
The man behind some of the sickest and most twisted death traps on the big screen is at it again. In the midst of writing the final four Saw films, Marcus Dunstan brought us another terrifying tale brimming with sinister snares, 2009.s The Collector. The Collector may not have reached Jigsaw status, but folks out there, maybe not the critics, did find potential in this sadistic killer and now, he.s back for more in the sequel titled The Collection. The cast is loaded with talent including the original Arkin, Josh Stewart, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, Andre Royo and more. Also on the roster is Tim Griffin. While in New York working on the pilot for the NBC show Prime Suspect, Griffin used his lunch break to tell us all about the show and a slew of upcoming projects including The Collection. Oddly enough, it wasn.t the gruesome nature »
It’s a good week for actresses who have appeared on Us comedy drama Californication nabbing film roles. With Addison Timlin already in serious consideration for Stephen Sommers’ supernatural thriller Odd Thomas, now comes word that show veteran Madeline Zima has won the lead in Matt Winn’s Storage.The claustrophobic-sounding thriller follows what happens to a young woman (Zima) who becomes trapped in an underground Storage facility alongside a group of strangers. Because good things rarely happen in those sort of situations, we’re going to guess events go seriously downhill from there."This script is a real page turner with great characters,” executive producer Gareth Jones tells the Hollywood Reporter. “Matt's vision will create an intelligent and tense thriller that will keep audiences guessing till the end."January 2nd director Winn wrote the screenplay with Chris Denne and plans to start directing the film shortly. Zima got her »
“As of Friday, February 25th, principal photography wrapped on The Collection,” co-writer (with director Marcus Dunstan) Patrick Melton told Dread exclusively today of their sequel to Liddell Entertainment’s 2009 horror flick The Collector.
“It was a rugged twenty-eight day shoot, but we got it all done,” Melton continued of the Atlanta-filmed The Collection, “and now it's back to Los Angeles to begin the post production process. In all, we're very pleased. This is a very ambitious film, yet with a great crew and dedicated actors, and we finished with everything we set out to achieve.”
As for what genre fans familiar with the duo’s penchant for scripting gonzo set pieces can expect (Melton and Dunstan previously co-scripted the ‘splatstick’ Feast franchise and Saw IV-VII as well as the currently in pre-production Piranha 3Dd), Melton teased, “I don't want to give anything away, but there is one sequence that »
We know that a lot of our readers are big fans of horror novels so we're always on the lookout for cool sounding projects to share. Today comes one of the coolest we've heard about in quite some time: Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are moving into publishing with a Little Brown deal for their first novel, Blacklight.
Melton's and Dunstan's names should be quite familiar to horror fans as their credits include the fourth through seventh Saw installments, the Feast franchise, The Collector and its sequel The Collection, as well as the upcoming Piranha 3Dd.
Deadline provided the following synopsis of Blacklight, which the scribes intend to be the start of a series surrounding Pi Buck Carlsbad: The book is the story of a ghost hunter private eye with psychic abilities who is hired to take the inaugural ride on the new bullet train that goes directly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. »
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