20 items from 2015
'And Then There Were None' movie with Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, June Duprez, Louis Hayward and Roland Young. 'And Then There Were None' movie remake to be directed by Oscar nominee Morten Tyldum One of the best-known Agatha Christie novels, And Then There Were None will be getting another big-screen transfer. 20th Century Fox has acquired the movie rights to the literary suspense thriller first published in the U.K. (as Ten Little Niggers) in 1939. Morten Tyldum, this year's Best Director Academy Award nominee for The Imitation Game, is reportedly set to direct. The source for this story is Deadline.com, which adds that Tyldum himself “helped hone the pitch” for the acquisition while Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010, The Thing 2011) will handle the screenplay adaptation. And Then There Were None is supposed to have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, thus holding the »
- Andre Soares
Tyldum, who was Oscar nominated for his work on The Imitation Game, is to work alongside Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps production company on the project. Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street) has been hired to adapt the 1939 story, which has sold over 100 million copies to become the best-selling mystery novel of all time.
The novel tells the story of “10 strangers who are tempted to come to Soldier Island for different reasons. They soon realize they were brought there under false pretenses and are trapped, and are being bumped off one by one for crimes we learn they committed but were never punished for. They begin to realize that the killer is one of the 10.”
The film is set »
- Scott J. Davis
Agatha Christie needs no introduction as she's one of the greatest mystery novelists of all time. At some point during your life, you've stumbled across an adaptation of her works either on TV or on the big screen; there's plenty of both to choose from. That said, there haven't been too many films based on Christie books in recent years, but one of the author's most acclaimed and influential novels is headed there (again). Deadline reports that "The Imitation Game" helmer Morten Tyldum will direct "And Then There Were None." Eric Heisserer — whose credits include the remake of "The Thing," the remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street," and "Final Destination 5" — will write the screenplay, and certainly he has nowhere to go but up in regards to his current CV. 20th Century Fox is developing the project, and for a primer on the plot, here's the book synopsis: Read »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Britain-set action sequel London Has Fallen has been dealt another blow as its release date in the USA has been postponed for the second time.
See Also: London Has Fallen gets a first teaser trailer
The sequel to 2013 blockbuster Olympus Has Fallen was initially set for a release in autumn of this year, but was subsequently moved to January 2016.
This would position the film at a similar time to the release of its predecessor, which became a surprise hit after grossing nearly $100m in the Us alone.
The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. »
- Tom Beasley
New Line Cinema is moving forward with a new A Nightmare on Elm Street film, and fans are split as to the announcement. After Samuel Bayer’s underwhelming 2010 remake, there’s good reason to call for pause. Perhaps the franchise needs… Continue Reading →
The post Ranking the A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise from Best to Worst appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Matt Molgaard
With the news of another reboot to A Nightmare on Elm Street coming our way soon, many horror fans have had horrible memories of the 2010 remake come to mind – a movie that is universally hated by the community.
And someone else who doesn’t like the remake? The movie’s make-up artist Bart J. Mixon, who had also worked on A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
“Like most remakes or reboots, it is sort of a waste of time,” Mixon told iHorror. “I thought Jackie was a great choice for Freddy, and I like the fact that he towers over the children, but they are bigger than him as adults. But any scenes that are direct copies of what was done in the original just fail to improve in any way over the original. Maybe by »
- Luke Owen
One, two, another reboot coming for you. Three, four, the more franchise movies the better. Five, six, you get the point. Over at the Tracking Board, they're reporting that New Line Cinema is ready to try again with A Nightmare on Elm Street. Just a few years ago we followed very closely the most recent remake that came out in 2010, directed by Samuel Bayer starring Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy. And, once again, since that remake didn't end up doing so well they're simply going back to the drawing board and restarting because of course it's a successful name-brand horror franchise so they can restart and it still has a fanbase. Here's all the information Tracking Board has about the new version - which is currently being scripted. Plot details are kept under lock and key, though fans can safely assume that the red-and-green sweater/fedora wearing Freddy »
- Alex Billington
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Rumor has it that New Line Cinema is planning to reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street -- again. Jackie Earle Haley starred as the iconic Freddy Krueger in a 2010 remake (above) that failed to find much favor with critics or audiences. The new version will be written by David Leslie Johnson (Orphan), who recently signed on to adapt Dungeons and Dragons for the big screen; he's also working on a sequel to The Conjuring and Disney's new version of Something Wicked This Way Comes. [Tracking Board] Fantastic Beasts: Colin Farrell (True Detective, above) has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter franchise. Farrell will play a supporting role, a wizard who meets...
- Peter Martin
Why concentrate on establishing new horror franchises when you can just recycle old ones? That’s the plan at New Line anyway, as A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is in the works. Freddy Krueger was last seen in the disappointing 2010 movie starring Jackie Earle Haley. That terrible reboot will be ignored by this one though, and David Leslie
- Josh Wilding
A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is reportedly in the works Following the lackluster reception and box office for the 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot starring Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Gallner, the bastard son of 100 maniacs, Freddy Krueger, went back to sleep. Now, Tracking Board reports that “The house that Freddy built,” New Line…
The post New Line Developing A Nightmare on Elm Street Reboot? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Spencer Perry
The man of your dreams is returning! That’s right, Freddy Krueger is being resurrected once more by “the house that Freddy built”, New Line Cinema.
Sources say that Orphan and The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is taking a slice at remaking A Nightmare On Elm Street once more. No major plot details were revealed since it’s in the early stages of development, but of course we can expect our favorite dream demon to return for another round of sleepless nights!
It’s no surprise that Platinum Dunes’ take on Freddy didn’t lead to a sequel after universal disappointment from critics and fans alike. Jackie Earle Haley’s donning of the fedora and glove was easily the highlight, but it wasn’t enough to save it from being an all around soulless production.
There’s no production company attached currently, which has left »
- Justin Edwards
Way back in 2011, news arrived that "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Final Destination" producer John Rickard set up an adaptation of quarter-eating arcade game "Rampage" at New Line. And that was the last anybody heard about it, because really, who is asking for a "Rampage" movie? Well, apparently Hollywood is, because they've just got a big star attached. Dwayne Johnson is now flexing his muscles for the project, with the live-action movie looking to shoot next summer. Ryan Engle ("Non-Stop") is writing the script, and while it's not certain how the game will be turned into a narrative, you may have forgotten that in the video game, the gorilla, lizard, and werewolf are actually the result of an experiment gone wrong on three humans, George, Lizzie, and Ralph. The more you know... Read More: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson To Star In Remake Of 'Big Trouble In Little China' No word yet either. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
On April 14th, the filmmaking team of Yousesef Delaraa and Victor Teran (Bedrooms) present the Blu-ray debut of their new thriller Enter The Dangerous Mind on the Well Go USA Entertainment label. Jake Hoffman (The Wolf of Wall Street), Nikki Reed (Twilight franchise), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills, 90210”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) and Scott Bakula (“NCIS: New Orleans”) all star in this terrifying study of mental illness and the destruction unleashed when someone finally snaps.
Enter The Dangerous Mind enters the dangerous mind of Jim (Jake Hoffman) – a socially awkward Edm musician with a traumatic past, a tenuous grip on reality, and voices in his head. Music makes the voices stop and that’s what Jim wants most – to hide away in his apartment, mixing original dubstep beats as a soundtrack to the insanity of daily life. When he meets Wendy (Nikki Reed »
- Tom Stockman
At MoreHorror.com, we see a lot of horror films seeking funding through Kickstarter. Here’s one that caught our eye. We think this is a film that actually matters to the horror community.
Hiroshi Katagiri is the mind behind “Gehenna: Where Death Lives”. Hiroshi has had a stellar career in makeup and special effects, and is known especially for sculpture, which is the art that “creates the creature”. He’s done three films with Spielberg, worked on multiple films with Guillermo del Toro, and his 39 film credits also include Wolverine, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alien v Predator Requiem, Cabin in the Woods, and The Hunger Games. His TV credits include being part of an Emmy winning team for The X-Files. He is also a true fan of horror and suspense, and has written and directed several acclaimed horror shorts.
But what caught our eye was his view on horror. »
Denis Villeneuve is on fire after 2010's Incendies followed by Prisoners and Enemy. Now he has Sicario coming later this year with an already impressive cast that includes the likes of Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, and to go with that he's attached to direct the Untitled Blade Runner Project, but it appears before he heads to the world of Blade Runner he has a project lined up for mid-June with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams set to star. The film is Story of Your Life, an adaptation of the short story by Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang. The story is set in motion when alien crafts land around the world, and an expert linguist (Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. amz asin="1931520720" size="small"As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid »
- Brad Brevet
The Paramount pic, an adaptation of Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang’s short story, takes place in a world reeling from the sudden arrival of alien crafts around the world. As world leaders grapple with the new species, an expert linguist (Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether the aliens come in peace or pose a grave threat to humanity. As she slowly learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins to experience intense flashbacks, which could hold the key to figuring out what the aliens want from Earth.
Renner will take on the supporting role of a physics professor who joins the linguist in her quest to understand the extraterrestrial visitors.
- Isaac Feldberg
From the filmmaking team of Youssef Delara and Victor Teran (Bedrooms) comes the thriller Enter The Dangerous Mind, starring Jake Hoffman (The Wolf of Wall Street), Nikki Reed (Twilight franchise), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills, 90210”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) and Scott Bakula (“NCIS: New Orleans”). Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 14 from Well Go USA Entertainment and Amplify, the film … Continue reading →
Beginning his acting career very young, Fear Clinic‘s Thomas Dekker has worked with everyone from John Carpenter to Jerry Seinfeld and most people in between. Always jumping into each role and doing a hell of a job with them, Dekker’s always good, even if certain films might not have been (I’m not the biggest fan of the A Nightmare On Elm Street remake, but still liked what Dekker brought to the table). When Dekker was cast as a young John Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, he met and began a creatively rich working relationship with FX maestro Rob Hall, who went on to cast Dekker in both Laid To Rest films, as well as Fear Clinic. Playing Blake, a mysterious (and somewhat catatonic) survivor of a shooting which comes to the film’s Fear Clinic to be cured of his fears, Dekker does an excellent »
- Jerry Smith
Screenwriter Eric Heisserer will make his comics debut at Dark Horse Comics with Shaper.
"A galactic empire hunts a race of shape shifters prophesied to overthrow its rule," reads Dark Horse's description.
"When orphaned teenager Spry discovers that he is one of the hunted - a Shaper - he must learn to use his newfound abilities to escape the empire's prime enforcer, Tor Ajax, and save his entire race."
Shaper #1 will be released on March 18. »
Ahead of its release next week, Warner Bros. has debuted a new ‘Guardians’ featurette for Cling Eastwood’s new film American Sniper, which stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a U.S. Navy Seal who recorded the most career sniper kills in United States Military history. Check it out below…
From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.
U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is »
- Gary Collinson
20 items from 2015
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