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Two eerie scarecrow creations make for an unsettling atmosphere in one of two new photos from Rob Zombie's 31. Currently in the editing stage, Zombie's latest Halloween-set horror film will feature eclectic, creepy characters aplenty, including Sick-Head, Doom-Head, Sister Serpent, Father Murder and more.
"Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man... a game called 31.
31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours.
Who are the opponents? Well... a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as The Heads. »
- Derek Anderson
An almsot recognisable Johnny Depp (Transcendence) stars as notorious gangster-turned-informant Whitey Bulger in the film from Warner Bros. and Cross Creek Pictures. Joel Edgerton (Exodus: Gods and Kings) plays FBI agent John Connolly, while Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) plays Whitey’s brother Bill. Peter Sarsgaard (Night Moves), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Juno Temple (Horns), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation) and Kevin Bacon (The Following) co-star.
Black Mass is released on September 18th, and in the UK a week later.
- Scott J. Davis
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is teaming up with Disney to develop a new version of the classic Jack & the Beanstalk fairytale simply titled Beanstalk. Deadline are reporting that Gilligan will co-produce and possibly even direct.
Double Emmy Award winner Thomas Schnauz – who wrote seven episodes of Breaking Bad and more recently two episodes of Better Call Saul – will work as screenwriter on the project and will adapt a detailed outline previously written by Gilligan.
The previous adaptation – which wasn’t funded by Disney – was Bryan Singer’s 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer starring Nicholas Hoult. It didn’t reap much of a profit at the box office and Disney are hoping that Gilligan can resurrect the classic fable. Beanstalk is just another in a long list of revisionist tales and remakes being lined up by Disney. Recent titles being given the live-action treatment are Beauty & the Beast, Mulan, Pinocchio, Pete »
- Gavin Logan
Cleveland Abduction premieres May 2 at 8/7Ct on Lifetime. What It’s Based On: The shocking discovery that former school bus driver Ariel Castro held three women hostage in his suburban Cleveland home for more than a decade, fathering a child with one. Lifetime of a Lesson: Truth is stranger (and scarier) than fiction. This stunning survivor story is told from the perspective of 21-year-old single mom Michelle Knight (Taryn Manning), who was abducted by Ariel Castro (Breaking Bad‘s Raymond Cruz) in 2002. Castro later added naive teens Amanda Berry (Samantha Droke) and Gina DeJesus (Katie Sarife) to his house of horrors. … Continue reading →
The post Preview: Lifetime’s ‘Cleveland Abduction’ premieres May 2 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Lori Acken
In this September’s Black Mass, Johnny Depp returns to the life of crime as Whitey Bulger, a character light-years away from Mortdecai’s moustache-twirling eponymous art dealer, or the wacky world of his frequent collaborator Tim Burton.
Bulger is perhaps best known to film audiences as the real-life inspiration behind Jack Nicholson’s Boston mob kingpin in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. If Jack’s Frank Costello is only the carbon copy of Bulger, then we should be in for a hell of a ride with Black Mass and the real deal.
“He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra—you never knew where he could strike,” says director Scott Cooper of Bulger, a regular on the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives list.
Bulger isn’t the first notorious crime lord brought to the big screen by Depp. He portrayed the infamous drug trafficker George Jung in Blow, »
- Sasha James
Even though Jack the Giant Slayer didn't fare too well at the box office, Disney wants another crack at the classic fable. Deadline reports the House of Mouse has picked up Beanstalk, yet another revisionist take on the familiar tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. However, this one just might get your attention, because the detailed outline that inspired Disney to pick u pthe project comes from "Breaking Bad" and its spin-off series "Better Call Saul" creator Vince Gilligan. And if you're a fan of those shows, you'll also be glad to hear the script will come from of the Emmy-winning writers, Thomas Schauz. Sounds like a sweet deal. As of now, there aren't any details on how this new take on the classic tale will go, but we'll trust in Gilligan that he's crafted something original. And since Disney is the one who picked it up, that certainly gives it some weight as well. »
- Ethan Anderton
Spider-Man: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) will write a treatment for and produce an animated Spider-Man movie. The much-in-demand creative duo will lay out the story for the project, which will exist independently of live-action plans for the lead character. Spider-Man first appeared in an animated series in 1967 (above); the next live-action Spider-Man movie is set for July 28, 2017, with the animated film hitting theaters on July 20, 2018. [EW.com] Beanstalk: Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) has written a detailed outline for Beanstalk, a "revisionist take" on Jack and the Beanstalk, and sold it to Disney. Gilligan will serve as a producer on the live-action project and may possibly direct; Thomas Schnauz (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul...
- Peter Martin
Gilligan has developed the concept for a reinvention of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk for Disney, and could be in line to direct the project.
The studio is working on new adaptations of The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, »
You might remember a couple years ago, Warner Bros. rolled out the expensive and terrible flop "Jack The Giant Slayer." Following the misfire, a chorus of voices suddenly called out for somebody to try again because they didn't get the fairy tale movie they thought the story deserved. Well, actually, that never happened, but Disney is pretending it did. The studio has picked up an outline for "Beanstalk" by "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" writer/creator Vince Gilligan, and have tasked him to write the script for a new, "revisionist take" (of course) on the fable. Gilligan may direct, too, but of course it's still the early days. No plot details are available yet, so sit tight. Read More: 5 Fractured Fairy Tale Movies Worth Watching After 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Meanwhile, the aforementioned WB is adding the pile-up of Robin Hood movies in development with yet another version, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Gilligan penned the treatment for Beanstalk, described as a "revisionist take" on the familiar story of the young man, magic beans and a greedy giant. Gilligan will continue to serve as a producer on the film, while Thomas Schnauz — a co-executive producer on both Breaking Bad and its new spinoff Better Call Saul — will write the script.
While Gilligan and »
There must be something fashionable to the idea right now of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Hollywood now has four Robin Hood movies in production, more than anyone really needs, perhaps even the poor. Tuesday Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had “quietly” put a new Robin Hood movie into production, this one being developed by the script writer for the upcoming Aquaman movie Will Beall. Deadline counts three others for it to storm the castle with: a family friendly swashbuckler from Disney called Nottingham & Hood, a Batman Begins style origin story aptly titled Robin Hood: Origins, and one from Sony that’s described as “Fast & Furious meets Mission: Impossible style reinvention of the tale.” With those four incredibly original ideas, anyone think this is the rich stealing from the poor?
Robin Hood isn’t the only Hollywood property currently with competing projects. A few weeks back, »
- Brian Welk
Disney’s passion for live-action versions of classic fairy tale and animated stories continues unabated. Now Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, has sold Disney a “detailed outline” for Beanstalk, a film that will rework the old Jack and the Beanstalk story. While he won’t script, Gilligan may end up directing. […]
- Russ Fischer
Netflix does a lot of things right. From cheap DVD’s and blu-ray’s delivered right to your door to a streaming service that is damn-near perfect (thousands of shows and movies for only $9! You seriously can’t beat it.) But the Best thing they do are their Netflix Original Series. I mean, we as a society, are this close to relying on them solely for our television needs, amiright?
They create these amazing shows and give them to us in an entire season at a time to binge watch at our leisure. Almost every month, it seems a Netflix Original Series releases a new season to stream and it has made our lives infinitely better.
Of the dozens of original series and continuations of shows, these are the top five that you should be dedicating your precious time to because seriously, they deserve it.
- Sarah Sommer
Well, here's an odd pairing: Deadline has learned Disney has picked up a revisionist take on Jack and the Beanstalk from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Titled Beanstalk, the planned film is based on an outline by Gilligan, and his Bb and Better Call Saul screenwriter Thomas Schnauz will write the script. The site says Gilligan may also helm the movie, however "it’s very early days on the project." The most recent big screen adaptation of the Jack »
- Jesse Giroux
Based on the New York Times bestseller Black Mass: The True Story of an Untold Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, Black Mass tells the true story of Whitey Bulger, a feared Boston mobster who simultaneously served as FBI informant to help bring down the Italian Mafia.
Black Mass is set for release on September 25th, with a cast that also includes Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness), Kevin Bacon (The Following), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreaton), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Sienna Miller (Foxcatcher), and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey).
- Gary Collinson
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Vince Gilligan has given us a different look at meth cooks with Breaking Bad, and a new perspective on sketchy lawyers with Better Call Saul. Now he.s doing something very different, with a revamping of Jack and the Beanstalk, because of course. Deadline reports that Disney has acquired Gilligan.s Beanstalk, which is being described as a "revisionist take" on the classic legend that involves magic beans and a goose that lays golden eggs. It.s certainly a departure subject matter wise for Gilligan, whose current projects include Saul on AMC and the cop comedy/drama Battle Creek on CBS, but it.s one of those pairings that sounds so crazy and off-the-wall that it just might work. The studio picked up Beanstalk based on a detailed outline from Gilligan, who also reportedly has his eye on the director.s chair, even though it.s still very early in »
While it continues to mine its animated archives for films to convert into live-action adventures, Disney is turning its eye to other classic tales as source material. The latest target for the Mouse House is Jack And The Beanstalk, for which the studio has hired the services of Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to develop and one of his regular collaborators, writer Tom Schnauz, for script duty.Jack And The Beanstalk, for the three people who might not know the story, finds a farm boy sent to sell a cow at market who instead swaps the animal for magic beans. They then grow into a massive beanstalk that leads Jack to an adventure in a land of giants, where he encounters a golden goose and its very angry, very big owner. While Deadline reports that Gilligan – who has written a detailed outline – has cooked up a revisionist take on the traditional story, »
Disney and Vince Gilligan, the creator of the acclaimed and very gritty AMC drama Breaking Bad, are teaming up to adapt the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The studio is in negotiations to pick up Beanstalk, described as a revisionist take on the tale involving a young boy, magic beans and a giant, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Gilligan has written a treatment for the project which will be written by Thomas Schnauz. Gilligan knows Schnauz pretty well: The man was a writer and co-executive producer on Gilligan's Breaking Bad and is working on the spinoff show Better Call
- Borys Kit
Vince Gilligan has come a long way since writing Hancock back in 2008. He created one of the best TV shows of all time, Breaking Bad (in addition to writing and directing many of its episodes), and its so-far-so-good followup, Better Call Saul. But now he's ready to dive back into the feature world. Or at least dip a toe in the shallow end of the pool. Per Deadline, Disney has bought Beanstalk from Gilligan based on a "detailed outline" that he drafted. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul writer Tom Schnauz will pen the actual script from this outline, but there's a chance Gilligan could attach himself to direct the project. Gran Via's Mark Johnson (who is behind both of Gilligan's Albuquerque hour-longs) will produce. There's no doubting Gilligan's (or Schauz's) talent at this point in the execution department. I'm not sure if a Beanstalk movie is ultimately meant for me, »
- Evan Dickson
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