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I just came across this teaser trailer for a really interesting and cool-looking horror anthology called Fear Paris. They are gearing up to start shooting the full film, but this teaser is pretty impressive.
The movie will feature several connected stories that will come from directors such as Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Burbs), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky). They will explore the supernatural side of France’s capital city.
The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending Fear Paris, an ambitious new film of unique interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights.
Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre bending and connected stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before, in a combination of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Casting is under way as »
- Joey Paur
The recently launched Helsinki-based production company Roger! Pictures has struck a co-production and financing deal with Patrick Ewald’s Epic Pictures Group for historical action title Viking - Rise Of The Warrior. Marko Mäkilaakso directs from Mathew Sansom’s script.
Roger!’s slate also includes Mäkilaakso’s Salem-set horror story Night of the Witch and Mäkilaakso’s action comedy The Troublemakers.
“We are committed to bringing strong and entertaining stories with high quality visuals. We have a solid lineup of films in development and we have received a very positive response. In addition, we are building a reliable, first-rate production pipeline and constantly looking for partners to produce genre films for our audience,” says producer/CEO Teemu Virta. »
- email@example.com (Wendy Mitchell)
Formerly referred to as 'Paris I'll Kill You' the new and upcoming horror anthology 'Fear Paris' has been on the radar for nearly 4 years now. Back in the day it was a planned 10 segment anthology with a whole host of great genre directors at the helm each taking on their own tale. 'Splice' director Vincenzo Natali was already talking about his planned segment 'Ready to Eat'. Now here we are in early 2014 and it seems only Joe Dante ('Gremlins') and Xavier Gens ('Frontier(s)') remain from the original directorial lineup. 'Iron Sky' helmer Timo Vuorensola has joined the project and now a new sales trailer has finally been made public with the promise that the project will officially slip into production this Summer/Autumn time, with casting already underway. »
Today we have the sales trailer for the upcoming "Fear Paris" anthology, which will comprised of connected horror stories about Paris. Check out the trailer below. Some of the segments will be directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins), Xavier Gens (Hitman) and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), Christian Alvart (Pandorum), Christopher Smith (Triangle, Severance), and Jorn Heitmann (Rammstein: Lichtspielhaus). The plan is to find a cast and officially begin filming this summer/fall. No word if additional directors will join the team. Trailer: »
After the likes of V/H/S/ and The ABCs of Death, it seems the anthology horror is back in business and it's now been revealed that directors Joe Dante (Gremlins), Xavier Gens (Hitman) and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) are set to contribute to the "genre bending" fantasy, horror and sci-fi anthology Fear Paris.
Coming from the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman, Fear Paris is described as "an ambitious new film of unique interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights". It's said that two further filmmakers will join the project before production gets underway in the summer, however the official website lists another four directors in Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein's Army), Christian Alvart (Pandorum), Eron Sheean (Errors of the Human Body) and music video director Joern Heitmann.
Here's a "mood teaser", which was used as a proof of concept for Fear Paris....
- Gary Collinson
Dark gothic cityscape, an accordion, a mime, this is most definitely Paris. The teaser trailer for Fear Paris, a horror anthology from directorial trio Joe Dante (Gremlins), Xavier Gens (Hitman) and TimoVuorensola (Iron Sky). Based on this teaser, which isn’t actually of footage from the film as that is yet to start shooting, the film has the potential to be phenomenal. The trailer below presents us with a short story in and of itself as we see a group of mimes, with the ability to use their powers to create invisible weapons, go in search of their lost tongues. That in itself is a wonderful premise, and the aesthetics are very engaging.
Here’s the official press release:
The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending Fear Paris, an ambitious new film of unique interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending Fear Paris, an ambitious new film of unique interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights. The new horror anthology is a combination of fantasy, horror and science fiction and will feature multiple connected stories from directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), with two additional directors expected to join. The project doesn’t start shooting until the summer or fall, but an announcement teaser is available which you can watch below. Enjoy.
Crowdfunding films in Europe is still in its infancy, but some enterprising producers have launched campaigns, using a few opportunities not yet available in the U.S. — and are facing a different set of challenges.
American filmmakers have mainly used reward- or prize-based campaigns on such sites as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, which some EU filmmakers use, and there are also country-specific sites like Touscoprod in France and Startnext in Germany. (For EU filmmakers, crowdfunding is usually a local affair, often limited to five-figure campaigns for niche interests or small populations within any given country.) Europe also has donation crowdfunding (with no rewards at all) and equity crowdfunding (soon to begin Stateside), in which investors take a stake in the film as they would a share in a company.
But because there are a limited number of equity crowdfunding investors allowed in Europe at the moment (a maximum 149 per country) and »
- Gregg Goldstein
A few other sites out there are talking about the feature anthology Fear Paris as if it were a new project; however, in reality what we basically have is a title change from Paris I'll Kill You. Read on for the sales trailer and more.
Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre-bending and connected stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before in a combination of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
Casting is under way as the film will go into production this summer/fall. Two additional directors will join the lineup soon.
- Uncle Creepy
Press Release via /Film: “The producers behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Iceman join forces on the genre bending Fear Paris, an ambitious new film of unique interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the city of lights.
Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre bending and connected stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before, in a combination of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Casting is under way as the film will go into production this Summer/Fall. Two additional directors will join the line up soon.
- Jonathan James
Calling all genre nerds! The first teaser for "Fear Paris," a genre-bending tripartite horror featuring vignettes by Joe Dante ("Gremlins"), Xavier Gens ("Hitman" and Timo Vuorensola ("Iron Sky"), has landed. From the producers of spine-tinglers "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" comes this ambitious new film of interconnected stories exploring the dark underbelly of the City of Lights. Watch below.Judging from this teaser alone, "Fear Paris" looks to be a delicious cocktail of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Genius production designer Tony Noble ("Moon") will supply art direction, with Kristyan Mallet ("Harry Potter") onboard for special effects, makeup and prosthetics. VFX collaborators are Pixomondo ("Hugo") and Prime Focus ("Gravity").Wme Global and Rister will handle North American rights. The film will enter production this summer/fall, with two additional directors to come. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
We've seen horror anthologies in the form of V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, but now the terror is headed overseas in a new series of interconnected horror stories called Fear Paris. The producers behind Paranormal Activity and Insidious have rounded up directors Joe Dante (Gremlins), Xavier Gens (Hitman) and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) for a collection of stories within the realm of fantasy, horror and sci-fi, all set in "the dark underbelly of the City of Lights." The project doesn't start shooting until the summer or fall, but an announcement teaser is available. It's rough with lots of green screen, but looks dark. Here's the announcement teaser for the horror anthology Fear Paris via SlashFilm: The official press release for Fear Paris says: Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre bending and connected stories will present »
- Ethan Anderton
After movies like V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, I’m all for horror anthologies abiding by a particular theme. There’s something inherently fun about such a cornucopia of treats, as different directors populate one single film with so many distinctive styles and traits – as long as the segments set the stage for such fun. I’ll always give a horror anthology a try, from Chillerama to The Theatre Bizarre, which is why I’m happy to say we’ve got an exciting anthology coming our way with Fear Paris.
Newly announced, Fear Paris will join the likes of Joe Dante (Gremlins), Xavier Gens (Hitman/Frontier(s)), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), as they explore the horrific underworld of France’s iconic capital city. Here’s the full press release, accompanied by a tonal teaser below:
- Matt Donato
In the new documentary Tim’s Vermeer, Texas-based inventor and non-painter Tim Jenison attempts to prove that seventeenth century artist Dutch Johannes Vermeer used an optical device to craft his masterpieces by adopting that technique to painstakingly recreate Vermeer’s The Music Lesson. If that sounds like a snooze on paper, the film is anything but, partly thanks to Penn Jillette’s enthusiastic narration, and his magic-partner Teller’s assured direction. but mostly because of the possibility Jenison might actually drive himself insane attempting to complete his Herculean task. (EW’s Owen Gleiberman recently described the movie as “exquisitely fun” in his “A”-grade review. »
- Clark Collis
At Rotterdam’s CineMart, industry experts advised filmmakers to start early and make marketing and PR an integral part of any production.
Moderated by Screen International editor Wendy Mitchell, a panel of experts shared tips and strategies on how to cut through the noise for festival and cinema releases and grow new audiences as well.
They started off by entreating filmmakers to secure the most basic of things – stills and other press kit materials.
Laurin Dietrich of Wolf Consultants, which will be handling press for films including Snowpiecer at Berlin this year, said: “It’s shocking how bad the stuff is sometimes.
“You need to think before you start shooting - what are the iconic scenes and key moments from my film that I need. You don’t need an incredibly expensive photographer nor do you need one for the whole shoot - just maybe ten days when the cast is all together that you can’t get »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Noh)
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- Pat Bellavance
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details and photos from Muck, a teaser trailer for Stranger in the Dunes, the Truth or Dare Pajama Party event, the UK premiere of Iron Sky: Dictator’s Cut, and more:
Exclusive Photos from Muck: “Muck is the highly stylized and hyper-violent middle chapter of a true horror trilogy that unfolds like a love letter to horror fanatics everywhere. Filmed completely on the Red Epic in ultra HD without any CGI, Muck simultaneously pushes the limits of what can be done both within the horror genre and independent filmmaking.
Starring Lachlan Buchanan, Jaclyn Swedberg, Lauren Francesca, Puja Mohindra, Bryce Draper, Stephanie Danielson, Laura Jacobs, Gia Skova, Grant Alan Ouzts, and horror legend Kane Hodder as Grawesome Crutal.”
Release details for Muck are expected shortly and we »
- Tamika Jones
Thn have received news that Film 4 FrightFest and 4Digital Media are hosting the UK premiere of Iron Sky: Dictator’S Cut, ahead of its special collector’s steelbook DVD release on February 10th.
This version features an additional twenty minutes of never seen before footage, and will screen with Director Timo Vuorensola and Producer Tero Kaukomaa at a special one off event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square on Saturday 1st February at 6Pm. The event will include special meet and greets, signing opportunities, one of a kind Frightfest posters and chance to purchase signed copies of the film on limited edition, special steelbook format before its general release. Director Vuorensola had this to say:
“This is the cut that I always wanted for the film – I can’t wait for everyone to see this version, it’s crazier, bigger and more fantastical than the first!”
Film4 FrightFest »
- Dan Bullock
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