15 items from 2013
More, yes more, distribution news has come out of the Cannes Film Market, and the next flick to get U.S. distro is Fantasia and Fantastic Fest favorite Cold Blooded. Read on for the skinny!
From the Press Release
Uncork’d Entertainment and Viva Pictures announce the acquisition of U.S. rights to the dark psychological thriller Cold Blooded from Guildwood Entertainment. Cold Blooded was written and directed by Jason Lapeyre. Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard and Viva Pictures’ Victor Elizalde made the announcement today fresh from the Festival du Cannes.
“Cold Blooded had us mesmerized from the first scene," commented Leopard. “There are so many layers of suspense and surprise in this film that promise to keep viewers holding their collective breath.”
- Uncle Creepy
New announcements from Cannes continue to roll in and we have three press releases to share with readers. Continue reading to learn about the acquisition of Cold Blooded, actual space footage being used for Newcomers, and a Make My Horror Movie challenge from Dark Sky Films:
Cold Blooded: “Uncork’d Entertainment and Viva Pictures announced today the acquisition for U.S. rights to the dark psychological thriller Cold Blooded from Guildwood Entertainment. Cold Blooded was written and directed by Jason Lapeyre. Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard and Viva Pictures’ Victor Elizalde made the announcement today fresh from the Festival du Cannes.
“Cold Blooded had us mesmerized from the first scene,” commented Leopard. “There are so many layers of suspense and surprise in this film that promise to keep viewers holding their collective breath.”
“As proven by its award at Fantasia and selection at Fantastic Fest, Cold Blooded is an audience pleasure, »
- Jonathan James
Today we have the long awaited Riddick official trailer. Riddick will hit theaters on Sept 6 2013. The film has officially been branded the dreaded Rrating but given Riddicks following (the first two combined have raked in more than 150 million worldwide) that may not slow ticket sales too much. For more information you can follow the Riddick Facebook Page. In addition to Diesel and Urban Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) Katee Sackhoff (Halloween Resurrection) Nolan Gerard Funk (Deadgirl) Bokeem Woodbine (Devil) Raoul Trujillo (Cowboys Aliens) and Keri Hilson (Easy A) also star. »
If you are willing to admit to being a closet Shyamalan fan, then today’s news will be music to your ears. Crash actor Matt Dillon and the science fiction adoring director are teaming up for a 2014 TV series. This news is official, folks. Fox has served M. Night Shyamalan with a 10-episode order for his “event series” called Wayward Pines. Matt Dillon will star.
Described a thriller drama, Wayward Pines will come from Shyamalan and Chad Hodge. If you dig the X-Files and Twin Peaks, you will understand the sort of atmosphere showrunners are going for with the upcoming series.
THR explained that Wayward Pines will be based upon the best-selling novel of the same name by Blake Crouch. Dillon will lead the cast as Ethan Burke, “a Secret Service agent who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. »
- Sasha Nova
The production company Legendary Pictures is known mostly for its big budget superhero fare or their high-grossing R-rated comedies. I.m sure it.s worked on a few films released in the winter, but most of the films it has produced work best in the summer sun. This makes their next proposed project all the more interesting, at least in theory. Variety reports Legendary is getting into . and we use these words very lightly . .micro-budget. thriller territory, and will be funding As Above, So Below, a thriller from Drew and John Erick Dowdle, who last gave audiences 2010.s forgettable horror Devil and the meh remake Quarantine, but the rest of their films are of a higher quality. Their overseas thriller The Coup made quite a few casting choices last year, but has apparently hit a snag in the meantime. The details are rather sparse on the project, but sources told »
The found footage subgenre continues to press on despite many saying that it's in its death throes. Next on tap for you cats who are always on the lookout for some cinéma vérité flavored goodness comes the first word on As Above, So Below.
Variety reports that Legendary Pictures is now ready to try its hand at lower budget fare, setting up the aforementioned thriller with John and Drew Dowdle co-writing the flick with John directing and Drew producing. The two had previously worked on Devil for Fox, but that movie, while not bad at all, fell victim to the dreaded Curse of the Shyamalan.
No plot details were given, but sources say it would follow two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris. Partrick Aiello is also producing with Legendary Pictures. Alex Hedlund will oversee for Legendary.
More on this one as it comes. »
- Uncle Creepy
Legendary Pictures, known for its big budget superhero films like The Dark Knight films and the upcoming Man of Steel and Pacific Rim, is going smaller. The production company will make As Above, So Below for a mere $5-10 million. The flick is about two archeologists on a dig for buried treasure in the catacombs below Paris. John E. Dowdle, who directed M. Night Shymalan's horror film Devil (remember the trailers about the lights going out on an elevator and when the lights came on someone was dead? that one), will helm with his brother Drew Dowdle producing.
Legendary's most recent pic, 42, was made for a mere $40 million and 10 days later it's already at $53 million, so you have to figure someone there thought, why not go all the way to cheapsville and see what happens?
Source: Variety »
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Known for its big-budget tentpoles, Legendary Pictures is now ready to try its hand at lower budget fare, setting up the thriller “As Above, So Below.”
No plot details were given but sources say it would follow two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris.
It’s not surprising Legendary would want to get in on the micro-budget trend, though the shingle has made a name for itself with big budget pics like “The Dark Knight Rises” and this years “Man of Steel” and “Pacific Rim.” Sources say the film would be set in the $5-10 million range — stretching the boundaries of what constitutes a micro-budget picture, a »
- Justin Kroll
"Is that a camera?"
Keanu Reeves' last big studio release was 2008's The Day the Earth Stood Still, with the actor preferring to keep to his roots and act in smaller, indie movies in the interim. Of course, there's also the upcoming samurai movie 47 Ronin which was originally supposed to come out last year but has been delayed not once, but twice. Fear not, however, Reeves' fans, as the actor has another indie drama arriving with Generation Um..., whose first trailer has arrived online.
As Reeves himself explains in his introduction to the trailer, Generation Um... follows the lives of three New York City friends (Reeves, Silent Hill: Revelation's Adelaide Clemens and Devil's Bojana Novakovic) during a 24-hour period and, apparently, things get intense after Reeves steals a camera and starts recording their conversations.
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- Ryan Gowland
The first trailer for writer/director Mark Mann's Generation Um... is now available. The film, starring Keanu Reeves (The Matrix), Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation) and Bojana Novakovic (Devil), centers on three adults in New York City across one day. I'm not 100% clear on what the film is really supposed to be about from the synopsis besides partying and a generation bent on ignoring disillusionment; unfortunately the trailer doesn't do much to clear up the synopsis. Also starring Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises), Generation Um... will be arriving on VOD in the Us on April 26th and hits limited theaters this summer on May 3rd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Here's the first trailer for Generation Um... (via Apple): Here's the official synopsis: The world is downtown New York City, present day - from the point of view of a driver for an escort service. »
- Dave Trumbore
Hollywood darling Emma Stone may be the first to check into Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house picture, Crimson Peak. Report has it that Stone is in negotiations to star in the ghostly tale penned by Del Toro and co-writer Lucinda Coxon.
In more del Toro-related news, Mama opens this weekend and the score by composer Fernando Velazquez, will be available for digital download. Velazquez has scored a number of genre films including The Impossible, Devil, and The Orphanage.
You can listen to a track here. Play it as background music and it makes any activity that much spookier. The entire score is available digitally via iTunes or Amazon.
via Variety and THR
- Sara Castillo
Fans of Twin Peaks were disappointed recently when rumours of the show’s revival were shot down. However according to Deadline, Fox has announced a new show in the mold of Twin Peaks which may interest fans of the cult TV series starring Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper.
Entitled Wayward Pines, the show is being developed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) and Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) from the best-selling novel Pines by Blake Crouch. It centres on Secret Service agent Ethan Burke who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. »
2013 is here. Obviously its extremely early in the game, but the biggest moneymaker of the year so far has been Texas Chainsaw 3D. That says something about a landscape of movies full of reboots, remakes and sequels.What it says is that they work.
Is this a sad fact? Yes, in some ways its a bit disconcerting. In my mind I see a film industry that no longer embraces the original. Just look back at the 80′s and nostalgia kicks in with bitter sentimentality. But if you go back 20 years to 1983 you’ll find six of the top 20 films from that year were also sequels. Granted, six of the top ten films of 2012 were also sequels, the others including one reboot, a comic book film and two films based on novels (The Hobbit can even be classified as a prequel).
Unfortunately we have to come to terms with what mainstream »
- Tony Nunes
M. Night Shyamalan has become such a laughingstock in many moviegoers’ eyes that his name gets left out of previews for his own movies now (see: the After Earth Trailer). However, as illustrated by the 2010 suspense/horror film Devil – which Shyamalan produced and wrote the screen story for – he remains a capable storyteller, especially while collaborating with others to craft entertainment with a deeper artistic significance.
That’s exactly what Shyamalan is doing with After Earth, in addition to developing sci-fi television projects for networks like SyFy (Proof) and NBC (Lost Horizon). We can add one more entry to the roster of developing small screen ventures from the filmmaker, with the announcement that Fox has inked a deal for his Wayward Pines adaptation.
- Sandy Schaefer
Like it or not, people will be talking about Ridley Scott's Prometheus for decades to come. If that's not the sign of a good film, I don't know what is; however, one YouTube user has assembled a video that outlines everything that's wrong with the flick. Agree or disagree? Let us know!
Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi adventure that “kicks ass so hard and often that it's impossible not to be thrilled by it” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Launching into space to discover the mysterious creators of the human race, the “genuinely epic” (Tom Long, Detroit News) film Prometheus debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An unmatched home entertainment experience, watch the highly-anticipated blockbuster hit in the format in which it was meant to be viewed: stunning 3D high-definition.
- Uncle Creepy
15 items from 2013
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