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Fran Kranz Hunted by Bloodsucking Bastards

21 April 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Fortress Features (The Collector, The Collection, The Hunted ) is in pre-production on the indie flick Bloodsucking Bastards, directed by Brian James O’Connell, and the first casting news has arrived.

Fran Kranz (pictured, The Cabin in the Woods) stars alongside Pedro Pascal and Yvette Yates. Joel Murray, Joey Kern, Patricia Rae, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Parvesh Cheena co-star.

According to the Tracking Board, the horror comedy was pitched as “The Office” meets Shaun of the Dead.

Synopsis:

A down-on-his-luck cubicle worker must deal with the horrible reality that everyone in his office is turning into vampires.

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Joss Whedon Pushes 'In Your Eyes' to Vimeo On Demand

21 April 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For the distribution of his latest film, In Your Eyes, Joss Whedon has taken a page from Beyonce's "surprise digital release" playbook. After the film made its world premiere Sunday night at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon and the film's crew have made In Your Eyes available for a $5, 72-hour rental at Vimeo On Demand. 

From 'Buffy' to 'The Avengers': Joss Whedon's Best and Worst Projects

"It's exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution »

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The Fear Monger: Cabin Fever Gets A Remake, Sinister 2 Gets A Director, And Wolves Fight Mutants

19 April 2014 1:44 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Good day, voyeurs of all things salaciously gelatinous. Go back into the 1970s this weekend and celebrate both Record Store Day on April 19 and stoner holiday 4/20 on, well, that day. Death Waltz Recording will be releasing limited 7" splits of the themes for The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits on one vinyl, and the themes for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Munsters on another. And though the stoner horror sub-genre is pretty weak . Evil Bong! . there.s always The Cabin in the Woods. And now for a few quick tidbits. Christopher Landon.s dismal-sounding Scouts vs. Zombies suddenly became more legitimate with the casting of comedian and Cheap Thrills star David Koechner as the troop leader. Scream Factory is putting out separate special edition Blu-rays for Pumpkinhead and Pumpkinhead II: Bloodwings, while quality control specialists Criterion are bringing David Cronenberg.s classic Scanners to Blu-ray on July 15th, which »

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Fledgling Director Gillian Greene's 'Murder of a Cat' Is One to Watch at Tribeca

17 April 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Gillian Greene's TV star father had an adage about career arcs that was applicable to any actor: "Who's Lorne Greene?" "Get me Lorne Greene!" "Get me the next Lorne Greene!" "Who's the next Lorne Greene?" At the moment, the next Gillian Greene is Gillian Greene, whose first feature, "Murder of a Cat" premieres next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The off-beat comedy stars Fran Kranz (Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The Cabin in the Woods") as a manchild with a proto-Bieber haircut, various delusions, and who lives at home with his mother (Blythe Danner). Just coincidentally, all of Greene's children, ages 7 to 20, live with their mother. "Yeah, people are surprised I have so many kids, but I started kind of young," said the fledgling director, whose father was a star of the longtime NBC western "Bonanza" and, later, the original "Battlestar Galactica" TV series. She met her husband, »

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David Koechner Joins Scouts Vs Zombies

17 April 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just when you thought nothing more could be done with the zombie movie sub-genre, along comes a group of boy scouts and suddenly, we’re heading back into battle. With Paramount putting his new horror-comedy – Scouts Vs Zombies – together, writer/director Christopher Landon will be hoping that the appearance of beloved comedy actor, David Koechner, will help set the kind of tone necessary to bring a new edge to this familiar concept.

Centring on a small American town, Scouts Vs Zombies sees a group of Boy Scouts try to defend their neighbourhood from a zombie attack. Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Tye Sheridan (Mud) and Logan Miller (Growing Up Fisher) are already on board, and they will now joined by Koechner, as Scout Leader. No stranger to the horror-comedy arena, David Koechner featured in Piranha 3Dd in 2012, as well as being a well-known figure following his work on the Anchorman movies, »

- Sarah Myles

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Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #39: Brin Hill Chased Snow for 'In Your Eyes,' Written By Joss Whedon

16 April 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Writer-director Brin Hill is bringing his first feature since 2008 to Tribeca this year, after working as a writer on films like "Won't Back Down" and "Battle of the Year." Looking to Steven Soderbergh for inspiration and working with writer Joss Whedon ("The Avengers," "The Cabin in the Woods," and "Toy Story"), Hill is excited for the Tribeca audience reception of "In Your Eyes."  Tell us about yourself: I was a kid in Boston and a teenager in Santa Monica, from salty to sunshine, as if were. I’ve always been a filmmaker, but I’m also a recovering B-Boy and record digger, a decent two-guard who played college hoops, a creator of some cool branded entertainment, a teller of humorous stories about my seminal Little League experiences over a couple Jamesons, and a guy who nerds out on pulp and weird fiction. I’m excited for Tribeca audiences to see "In Your Eyes, »

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'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Sinister Six' Won't Include Original Line-Up

15 April 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six is quickly building speed, with many fans excited to see this classic line-up of villains on the big screen. But even though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is working hard to bring these guys together, which is a thread that will be carried over into The Amazing Spider-Man 3, don't expect to see the original comic book characters in the final movie.

Producers Matthew Tolmach and Avi Arad are promising the best 6 villains the Spider-Man universe has to offer, which means the debut incarnation of this bad guy gang may be changed or altered for the big screen. Tolmach explains,

"Nothing is sacred. I mean it's going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it's going to make sense in the world that we're building."

With The Cabin in the Woods' Drew Goddard in negotiations to direct, we can expect »

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Friday Report: 'Rio 2' Narrowly Defeats 'Captain America'

12 April 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Rio 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were neck-and-neck on Friday, though it looks like the weekend is going to the birds.Playing at 3,948 locations, Rio 2 took the top spot on Friday with $12 million. That's an improvement over the first Rio, which earned $10.3 million on opening day back in 2011. For the weekend, Rio 2 will take the top spot with at least $45 million.Captain America wasn't far behind with $11.9 million. That's a steep 68 percent drop from last Friday; in comparison, Thor: The Dark World fell 67 percent, while Iron Man 3 plummeted 71 percent. Captain America should earn just over $40 million for the weekend.Supernatural horror movie Oculus took third place with a solid $4.94 million. Among April horror movies, that's about on par with Insidious ($4.8 million), but below The Cabin in the Woods ($5.5 million). By Sunday, Oculus could earn as much as $13 million.In fourth place, Draft Day opened to an estimated $3.58 million. »

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The Week in Spandex – Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America vs. Batman vs. Superman and more

12 April 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Batman: Strange Days, Son of Batman, Teen Titans Go! and more….

We’ve already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier setting box office records, and now we’re just days away from the arrival of 2014′s second superhero offering The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to open here in the UK on Wednesday ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. The Marc Webb-directed sequel is currently tracking a $95 million opening weekend in the States, which would put it roughly on par with that of The Winter Soldier. Flickering »

- Gary Collinson

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Best of the Week: Plenty More '80s Remakes Are Coming, 'The Raid 2' Video Game, Marvel News Galore, and More

11 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Movie News: The Goonies, Wreck-It Ralph and Gremlins may be getting new movies. Oh, and Police Academy may be coming back, too. In more remake news, Timecop is back on. Captain America 3 is definitely happening. And a Mystique spin-off may happen as well. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will direct the Spider-Man spin-off Sinister Six. The Truman Show is getting its own TV show. Sadly, Mickey Rooney passed away this week.   The Geek Stuff: The discussions: Who should play a James Bond villain? What is the best movie about nerds? What child actor do you see having a long career? What female superhero should get her own movie first? Did you catch this Easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Speaking of Cap, Robert Downey Jr...

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What Is the Best Evil Object in a Horror Movie?

11 April 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Cabin in the Woods did a fine job of making fun of the whole evil-object concept by featuring a basement filled with occult jewelry and magic music boxes, etc. But the horror genre has to continue, and the subgroup in which an inanimate object is the killer remains among the hundreds of new scary movies each year.  This weekend, for instance, sees the release of Oculus, in which an ancient mirror seems to have caused the deaths of its owners for centuries, and the film's protagonists are likely next. Is it actually the mirror that does the killing? One thing about the items in The Cabin in the Woods is that they're all tied to something else, a homicidal family or a monster of some kind. But oftentimes the evil object, whether inanimate or mobile on...

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What Is the Best Evil Object in a Horror Movie?

11 April 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Cabin in the Woods did a fine job of making fun of the whole evil-object concept by featuring a basement filled with occult jewelry and magic music boxes, etc. But the horror genre has to continue, and the subgroup in which an inanimate object is the killer remains among the hundreds of new scary movies each year.  This weekend, for instance, sees the release of Oculus, in which an ancient mirror seems to have caused the deaths of its owners for centuries, and the film's protagonists are likely next. Is it actually the mirror that does the killing? One thing about the items in The Cabin in the Woods is that they're all tied to something else, a homicidal family or a monster of some kind. But oftentimes the evil object, whether inanimate or mobile on...

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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2": "The Sinister Six" Movie Spin-Off

10 April 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, Drew Goddard ("The Cabin In The Woods") will direct the first "Amazing Spider-Man 2" spin-off, based on classic Marvel Comics characters created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Steve Ditko:

"Sinister Six", one of the first "Amazing Spider-Man" spinoffs, is based on a screenplay Goddard wrote featuring a team of super-villains, drawn from Spider-Man's list of enemies. The original incarnation of the group was organized by 'Doctor Octopus' and first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #1 (January 1964).

Doctor Octopus contacts every known enemy of 'Spider-Man', but only 'Vulture', 'Electro', 'Kraven the Hunter', 'Mysterio' and 'Sandman' respond. Knowing he'd never be able to keep the team together for long, Doctor Octopus quickly formulates a battle plan in which each individual member of the 'Sinister Six' would battle Spider-Man in a carefully chosen location.

Spider-Man himself had his own problems, as he had somehow lost his »

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Drew Goddard Departs Sci-Fi Film The Martian; Matt Damon Courted to Star

9 April 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A couple of days ago, we learned that The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard has closed his deal to direct Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff film The Sinister Six.  However, it appears that his busy schedule has subsequently forced Goddard to back out of a different project.  The Wrap reports that Goddard has exited 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi film The Martian, which he signed on to last year.  With his impending schedule, Fox wasn’t keen to wait on the filmmaker to move forward on the project.  Not only is Goddard writing and directing Sinister Six, but he’s first running and directing Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series, so he wouldn’t be able to move his focus back to The Martian for quite some time. Hit the jump for more, including the potential involvement of Matt Damon. With Goddard officially off the film, 20th Century Fox is »

- Adam Chitwood

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Horror Movies: Is April the New October?

9 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The calendar may say it's springtime, with Passover and Easter around the corner, but at movie theaters, it's more like Halloween.

As many as seven horror films are opening this month, including "Afflicted," "Oculus," horror spoof "A Haunted House 2," and "The Quiet Ones." There are also the horror-themed sci-fi thrillers "Under the Skin" and "Transcendence." Even at the art house, there's a vampire movie, Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive."

Has April become the new October?

There are a number of possible reasons for the current pile-up of horror films, but it may not be a deliberate strategy on the part of the studios, according to box office experts.

"April is often a dumping ground for studios, which is probably why we're seeing a surplus of horror titles this year," says Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations. "Truth be told, it's also the calm before the summer storm, »

- Gary Susman

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Drew Goddard to direct Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six

9 April 2014 1:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in December Sony announced that it is to spin-off the main Amazing Spider-Man franchise with Venom and The Sinister Six, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinker signing on to write the symbiote’s solo movie, and Drew Goddard tackling villainous ensemble. Well, it’s now been revealed that Goddard will also handle directing duties when Spidey’s greatest foes join forces.

Goddard’s previous screenwriting credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, Lost and Cloverfield, while he made his directorial debut in 2012 with The Cabin in the Woods. The Sinister Six is the second Marvel project that Goddard is attached to, having also signed on to write and executive producer Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil miniseries.

 

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Drew Goddard Will Direct ‘Sinister Six’ As Sony Attempts to Out-Marvel Marvel

8 April 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We’re one step closer to the inevitable fiery collapse of the comic book movie. Maybe. Sony, one of the four studios (count ‘em: Marvel, Sony, Fox, Warner Bros.) currently building an expanded comic book movie universe, has just put another piece into its gargantuan, multi-movie puzzle. That piece? Drew Goddard. Who, technically, had already been ensnared in Sony’s many-Spiderman’d web — he was announced as the writer of Sinister Six back when Sony first rolled out their cinematic Spidey-verse. But now there’s more, as Variety reports Goddard will be directing Sinister Six as well. Goddard’s first and only directorial effort was The Cabin in the Woods, a film that took typical slasher movie conventions, whisked them together with LSD and then laid them all out in a jumble (or something to that effect). Sinister Six is the first big superhero movie in the Big Superhero Movie era that doesn’t have any superheroes »

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Drew Goddart Set to Direct Amazing Spider-Man spin-off Sinister Six

8 April 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

The Cabin in the Woods director is very close to getting the villain-centric Sinister Six director chair. Drew Goddart is also writing the movie. The Hollywood Reporter says Drew Goddart is in the final stages of negotiations with Sony to direct The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off. The Sinister Six are a band of super villains in […]

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Drew Goddard, director of 'Sinister Six': An introduction

8 April 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

So Drew Goddard is probably going to direct the Sinister Six movie, which is probably going to be released after Amazing Spider-Man 3, and which will probably star a lot of Spider-Man villains, at least one of whom will be less of a “villain” than an antihero who serves as the audience surrogate. (My money’s on Black Cat, but there’s always Sandman, the go-to not-really-evil villain for decades now.) Goddard was already announced as a member of Sony’s spin-off think thank, but if the news is not surprising, it’s still a bit unusual. Goddard’s sole »

- Darren Franich

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The 'Sinister Six' Movie Has a Director Now

8 April 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Sony's "Amazing Spider-Man" spinoff "Sinister Six" has snared a director.

Deadline reports that Drew Goddard, who wrote and directed cult horror hit "The Cabin in the Woods," is in talks to helm the film, which is being planned as the springboard for an "Avengers"-style franchise focusing on the bad guys who terrorize the world of everyone's favorite web-slinger. The villains who make up the Sinister Six are Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and The Vulture, according to Deadline. (HitFix has a slightly different idea of the lineup.)

Goddard has reportedly already written the "Sinister Six" script, and just has to finalize a deal to direct. While there's no timeframe yet for when "Six" is expected to hit theaters, it will most likely make its debut after the bow of "Amazing Spider-Man 3," which is currently slated to open on June 10, 2016. A standalone Venom movie, directed by Alex Kurtzman, »

- Katie Roberts

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