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Fantasia Announces 2014 Off-Frontieres Film Market Selections

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, has just announced the Off-Frontières selections of the fourth edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.

Read on for a complete listing of all the titles being pitched at the event!

From the Press Release

Following the selection of the official Frontières line-up of film projects for the Frontières International Co-Production Market, another 12 projects have been chosen for the return of the Off-Frontières selection, for the market’s 4th edition.

The Off-Frontières projects line-up features a predominance of Canadian projects, complemented by projects from American, Mexican, Irish, British, French, German and Australian directors and producers. Highlights include the next features by Dario Argento (Suspiria) and by Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), as well as follow-up features by Fantasia alumni Rob Grant (Mon Ami), Pat Kiely (Who Is Kk Downey?), Kerry Prior
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Fantasia unveils Off-Frontières projects

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Fantasia unveils Off-Frontières projects
Line-up includes new features by Dario Argento, Jacob Tierney and Fantasia alumni Rob Grant and Kerry Prior.

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has announced the Off-Frontières selection for this year’s Frontières International Co-Production Market.

The line-up of 12 projects features projects from Canada, Mexico and the UK, among others, and includes the next features from Dario Argento and Jacob Tierney as well as follow-up features from Fantasia alumni Rob Grant, Pat Kiely, Kerry Prior and Olivier Sabino.

Stephanie Trepanier, Frontières creative director, told Screen: “The Off-Frontières line-up of project always allows us to include more projects we believe in, but couldn’t fit in the official 12-projects selection because of quota limitations or because the project is more advanced than the scope we set for the official Frontières line-up.

“I’m particularly happy that this selection allowed us to feature four more feature projects by Quebec talents, as well as a Canadian co-production to be directed
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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Day Four (July 21st) Light on Horror but Includes Supernatural, Under the Dome, The Skin Trade, and a Few Others

Two weeks from now Sdcc 2013 will be winding down, so are there enough horror offerings to entice attendees back to the show for Day 4 (July 21)? With "Supernatural" kicking things off bright and early, we say, "Yes!"

Also on the schedule for Sunday (traditionally the family-themed day of the event) are "Under the Dome," an update on the adaptation of George R.R. Martin's werewolf/Pi/serial killer mashup novella The Skin Trade, a chance to build your own monster, surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, a Neil Gaiman Spotlight panel, a look at what's coming from Diamond Select Toys, a how-to on creating suspenseful, exciting, anxiety-inducing stories, and per usual, a screening of "Buffy the Musical: Once More with Feeling" to close things out.

Since the horror offerings are so light, we've expanded our Day 4 highlights list to cover such topics as the future of sci-fi novels, the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who,
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Exclusive: Vincent Guastini's V.G.P. Effects to Deliver Last Blood

With Mutant Chronicles director Simon Hunter currently in pre-production on the apocalyptic vampire/zombie feature Last Blood, we caught up with Vincent Guastini, head of V.G.P Effects & Design Studio, who’s been tasked with delivering the flick’s special makeup effects, to get the skinny.

"I'm very excited about working with Simon,” said Guastini of the Last Blood director. “I'm a huge Mutant Chronicles fan, and during our Skype design meetings for Last Blood, we immediately started coming up with fresh ideas for the looks for the vampires and zombies. I have some pretty ‘out there’ ideas so we'll see after more locked in meetings this week with Simon, but he has an open mind and did say, ‘Lets do something never seen before.’”

Based on the Keenspot graphic novel of the same name, Last Blood follows a small group of human survivors of a zombie apocalypse, who
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Mutant Chronicles Director Moving Forward on Last Blood

Red Giant Entertainment Inc. announced today they have financing in place and have begun principal casting for their feature film, Last Blood. The Simon Hunter-directed film is a live action adaptation of a Red Giant Entertainment property that takes place after a zombie apocalypse, when vampires must battle to protect the last surviving humans to keep alive the necessary blood supply.

The film is being produced by Red Giant Entertainment's Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell, as well as exec producer Christian Arnold-Beutel and Keenspot's Chris and Bobby Crosby. The Crosby siblings created the graphic novel with illustrator Owen Gieni, and Bobby Crosby wrote the screenplay with Nick V. Sterling.

"Last Blood" was published as an online graphic novel in 2006, drawing almost 20 million readers around the world.

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"Last Blood" Comic Getting Adapted

Producer Rick Benattar ("Real Steel", "Ironclad") and Cascade FilmWorks are teaming on a live-action feature adaptation of the popular webcomic "Last Blood" says Deadline.

The story is set in a future in which vampires battle zombies to protect the last surviving humans and preserve their supply of fresh blood.

Simon Hunter ("Mutant Chronicles") will helm the project which begins shooting in November. More than 20 million readers worldwide have checked out the online comic since its debut in 2006.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Post-Apocalyptic Vampires vs. Zombies Flick Last Blood Secures Financing

Vampires continue to be all the rage. Sort of surprising considering how few films about them make any money at the box office. But here's a movie that has a pretty interesting premise. But will it make a good movie? I suppose we'll find out in the future.

Deadline is reporting that Reel Steel producer Rick Benattar is working with an upstart production and financing company called Cascade FilmWorks to finance a live-action adaptation of successful indie webcomic Last Blood. Published online beginning in 2006, Last Blood has accumulated 20 million readers worldwide, according to the Deadline article. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires battle zombie hordes to preserve their fresh blood depots.

The flick is slated to be helmed by Simon Hunter (Martin Chronicles) and production begins this fall. No word on casting as of yet, but we'll keep a close eye on this project. At the very lest,
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Comic-Con 2012 - Full Sunday Schedule is Live!

Sunday July 15th is the last day of Comic-Con 2012, and most of us will be completely worn out looking like Spider-Man in the image above. Chances are he's asleep under that mask. Sunday has always been a cool down day for us, we kind of just try to relax a little bit more and enjoy it. That doesn't mean their isn't anything to see or do though!

We've got a Fringe screening and Q&A, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary, Sons of Anarchy, the annual Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical screening, and more! I've always wanted to go the Buffy musical sing-a-long, but am usually trying to leave San Diego before it starts.

Just a little reminder, we will be having our annual GeekTyrant meet up this year to meet our readers, which is something we always enjoy doing! That will take place on Wednesday night, and
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Sunday Schedule For San Diego Comic-Con 2012

The organizers of San Diego Comic-Con have released the official schedule of events for Sunday, July 15 which you can now view below.

San Diego Comic-Con – Sunday, July 15

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-to: Publishing Industry: From Manuscript to Industry — So you have the desire to write a book and get it published, but what does that really mean? Agents, editors, publishers, reviewers, self-publishing, traditional publishing, print on demand, ebooks, foreign language-the list goes on. What does it mean to “write for profit,” and what are the pitfalls to watch out for? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake gives you some insights into the real world that is the Publishing Industry. Warning: this seminar is not for the weak of spirit. Room 2

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Jason Shiga — Comic-Con special guest Jason Shiga is best known for his interactive comics, including Meanwhile and Knock Knock. He will present a career retrospective detailing
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Simon Hunter in talks to direct Last Blood

Simon Hunter (Mutant Chronicles) is in talks to helm the adaptation of the post-apocalyptic zombie/vampire graphic novel "Last Blood".

The film is being produced by Christian Arnold-Beutel whose Ironclad with James Perfoy recently hit shelves herre in the states.

Synopsis:

After zombies take over the Earth, vampires must protect the last surviving humans so they can live off their blood.

Though Deadline Hollywood reports that Hunter is attached, Simon says these are early talks with more details to follow. He does say the film will provisionally shoot in the Summer of next year.

More as it comes
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“Last Blood” To Be First Film From Webcomic?

This is a milestone: it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that a live-action adaptation of Last Blood, a webcomic first published on Keenspot back in 2006, is in the works with Simon Hunter (The Mutant Chronicles) directing with an anticipated 2012 release. To our knowledge, this is the furthest any webcomic has gone towards being adapted into a feature film.

The premise is amazingly simple: After zombies take over the Earth, vampires must protect the last surviving humans so they can live off their blood. Wackiness, as they say, ensues.

Last Blood will be produced by Ironclad exec producer Christian Arnold-Beutel as well as Red Giant Media’s Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell, and Chris and Bobby Crosby. The Crosby siblings created the graphic novel with illustrator Owen Gieni, and Bobby Crosby wrote the script with Nick V. Sterling.
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Last Blood Graphic Novel To Become A Movie

Last Blood Graphic Novel To Become A Movie

In yet more comic-to-film news, Deadline reports that the vampire-themed graphic novel Last Blood will be receiving the sliver screen treatment, with Simon Hunter set to direct. Taking advantage of both the current vampire fad and zombie mania, Last Blood will be a thrilling survival horror set in a zombie apocalypse where the vampires are protecting the last of humanity.

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Simon Hunter Directing "Last Blood"

Simon Hunter ("Mutant Chronicles") is set to direct a live action adaptation of the Keenspot's 2006 online graphic novel "Last Blood" reports Deadline.

The story is set after a zombie apocalypse when vampires must battle to protect the last surviving humans to keep alive the necessary blood supply.

Christian Arnold-Beutel, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Benny R. Powell, Chris and Bobby Crosby will produce. Since its release, the comic has been read by over 20 million people around the world.
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Simon Hunter To Direct Last Blood!

The popular web comic Last Blood, created by siblings Bobby Crosby and Chris Crosby for the online entertainment company keenspot, moved forward with its planned movie adaptation by announcing its director. Deadline reported that producers Christian Arnold-Beutel, Red Giant Media’s Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell as well as Bobby and Chris Crosby for keenspot, announced that British filmmaker Simon Hunter (Mutant Chronicles) signed on to direct the live-action movie. Bobby and Chris Crosby created Last Blood with illustrator Owen Gieni and they attracted close to 20 million readers when they online comic debuted in 2006. Bobby Crosby adapted the comic with Nick V. Sterling for the feature film.
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Simon Hunter To Direct Last Blood!

The popular web comic Last Blood, created by siblings Bobby Crosby and Chris Crosby for the online entertainment company keenspot, moved forward with its planned movie adaptation by announcing its director. Deadline reported that producers Christian Arnold-Beutel, Red Giant Media’s Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell as well as Bobby and Chris Crosby for keenspot, announced that British filmmaker Simon Hunter (Mutant Chronicles) signed on to direct the live-action movie. Bobby and Chris Crosby created Last Blood with illustrator Owen Gieni and they attracted close to 20 million readers when they online comic debuted in 2006. Bobby Crosby adapted the comic with Nick V. Sterling for the feature film.
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Simon Hunter To Direct Last Blood!

The popular web comic Last Blood, created by siblings Bobby Crosby and Chris Crosby for the online entertainment company keenspot, moved forward with its planned movie adaptation by announcing its director. Deadline reported that producers Christian Arnold-Beutel, Red Giant Media’s Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell as well as Bobby and Chris Crosby for keenspot, announced that British filmmaker Simon Hunter (Mutant Chronicles) signed on to direct the live-action movie. Bobby and Chris Crosby created Last Blood with illustrator Owen Gieni and they attracted close to 20 million readers when they online comic debuted in 2006. Bobby Crosby adapted the comic with Nick V. Sterling for the feature film.
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Comic-Con 2011: Simon Hunter to Direct Last Blood Adaptation

Simon Hunter ( Mutant Chronicles ) is set to direct Last Blood , a live-action adaptation of the Keenspot graphic novel, reports Deadline . In Last Blood , created by Chris and Bobby Crosby, zombies have taken over the Earth and vampires must protect the last surviving humans so they can live off their blood. The title was written by Bobby Crosby and illustrated by Owen Gieni. The film will be produced by Ironclad executive producer Christian Arnold-Beutel, Red Giant Media's Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell, and Keenspot's Chris and Bobby Crosby.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Last Blood Pools Up

It's been a pretty long time since last we heard anything about The Mutant Chronicles director, Simon Hunter's next film, The Last Blood, but since it's Comic-Con of course there's some news!

According to Deadline, Simon Hunter has been set to direct Last Blood, a live action adaptation of the Keenspot graphic novel that takes place after a zombie apocalypse, when vampires must battle to protect the last surviving humans to keep alive the necessary blood supply.

Last Blood will be produced by Ironclad exec producer Christian Arnold-Beutel as well as Red Giant Media's Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell, and Keenspot's Chris and Bobby Crosby. The Crosby siblings created the graphic novel with illustrator Owen Gieni, and Bobby Crosby wrote the script with Nick V. Sterling. Last Blood was published as an online comic in 2006, drawing almost 20 million readers around the world. Two prequel novels
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Early Edition: 'Last Blood' Hits Big Screen, Kaufman & Cage, Rogen & Efron Team for Comedies

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Comic-Con used to be a comic, sci-fi and fan convention, but nowadays the annual affair has become so mainstream that every high-concept horror, science fiction and thriller feature -- no matter its comic or cult roots -- gets big play in San Diego. So it's refreshing when there's an announcement at Comic-Con about a an actual graphic novel (albeit an online one) being turned into a film. That would be 'Last Blood,' written by Bobby Crosby and illustrated by Owen Gieni, which takes place after a zombie apocalypse when vampires must protect the last surviving humans so they can live off their blood. The live-action film will be directed by Simon Hunter, who helmed 'Mutant Chronicles,' an actioner that stars Thomas Jane, John Malkovich, Ron Perlman and Devon Aoki. [Deadline]

Charlie Kaufman and Nicolas Cage are teaming on a project called 'Frank or Francis,
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Comic-Con '11: 'Mutant Chronicles' Director's 'Last Blood'

First announced way back in 2008, Simon Hunter has been set to direct Last Blood, a live action adaptation of the Keenspot graphic novel that takes place after a zombie apocalypse, when vampires must battle to protect the last surviving humans to keep alive the necessary blood supply. Hunter helmed the terrible Mutant Chronicles, the actioner that stars Thomas Jane, John Malkovich, Ron Perlman and Devon Aoki, as well as the James Purefoy-starrer Lighthouse. The pic will be formally announced at Comic-Con this weekend. Last Blood will be produced by Ironclad exec producer Christian Arnold-Beutel as well as Red Giant Media's Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins and Benny R. Powell, and Keenspot's Chris and Bobby Crosby. The Crosby siblings created the graphic novel with illustrator Owen Gieni, and Bobby Crosby wrote the script with Nick V. Sterling.
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