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“The Orphanage” producer Rodar y Rodar is teaming with Atresmedia, the film arm of top Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia group, to produce $20 million sci-fi thriller “Mirage,” Rodar’s English-language debut.
A typical character-driven psychological thriller, a mix that has won Spanish genre movies admirers and buyers around the world, “Mirage” turns on a mother battling to find her lost son. It is set in parallel worlds of 1980, 2000 and 2014, said Rodar producer Joaquin Padro.
“’Mirage’ is based on a terrifying premise,” Paulo said. “What if one life had to be lost in order to save another?”
A more detailed plot is under wraps.
Movie is set in a middle-class small U.S. town, he added. Rodar aims to shoot exteriors in North America, interiors in Spain, where costs are considerably lower. »
- John Hopewell
Universal has unveiled a new trailer for this summer's action-horror epic R.I.P.D., which you can watch below. Based on the Dark Horse comic series by Peter M. Lenkov, the 3D film stars Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges (Tron: Legacy) and Ryan Reynolds (Buried) as enforcers for the Rest In Peace Department, whose job is to protect the living from angry spirits evading final judgment who refuse to move on to the other side. Bridges plays jaded sheriff Roy Pulsifer, who is joined by recently-deceased detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as they hunt down renegade souls hiding out among mortals and uncover a plot to disrupt the balance between this world and the beyond. R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious), Mike Richardson (Hellboy) and Michael Fottrell (Live Free or Die Hard). It's slated to premiere on July 19th. Check out the trailer here! R.I.P.D. - »
- Gregory Burkart
Los Angeles, April 5: Actor Ryan Reynolds says before becoming an actor, he was keen to do something adventurous.
"When I was a kid, about 15 or 16, I did a year of a survival school in Canada called Trek. You do a year's worth of school in two months and then you spend the remaining 10 months in the wilderness in British Columbia. You live in the Rocky Mountains, on glaciers. You have to set up camps and learn to feed yourself with nothing. It was really. »
- Leon David
Dickerson’s Trapped-without-escape Ordeal Swims More Than Sinks
Utilizing a minimum amount of characters and locations within a trapped in a car, freak mudslide buried alive template, William Dickerson’s debut feature draws inevitable comparisons to the stuck between a rock and a hard place denouements recently pitched in Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried and Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. Detourhas, literally, more space to play with than its predecessors by presenting auds with a more familiar setting of the automobile, but while the ubiquity of a car enhances the idea of “this could happen to anyone”; such “familiarity” pretends to make this an even more terrifying experience than it really is.
Jackson Aider (Neil Hopkins) is a typical out-of-state transplant that has come to California to find luck in the entertainment industry. Now working in advertisement, Jackson lives with his pregnant wife in Los Angeles. An ordinary existence until one rainy day, »
- Carlos Aguilar
What to do with Ryan Reynolds? The poor guy barely catches a break. Just when it looks as though he could be catapulted into the stratosphere, his films just manage to be moderately successful. Perhaps part of the problem is that directors and studios see him as both the funnyman and the attractive leading man, which often leaves his characters as simply smug individuals. He’s been getting it right sometimes, with serious roles in Buried and Safe House, but what about his attempts at super heroics? After all, he has had three shots at the genre with Hannibal King in Blade Trinity, Wade Wilson in X-men Origins: Wolverine and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern. None of which were met with great acclaim.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Chapman Filmed Entertainment has announced today that Scott Glenn ( The Silence of the Lambs , The Bourne Ultimatum , Training Day ), Stephen Tobolowsky ( Memento , Groundhog Day , Buried ) and Chris Coy ( Random , Greenberg , Hostel: Part III ) will star in the company.s debut thriller Trigger . Said to be a suspenseful, character-driven thriller with a twist, Trigger examines two men fixated on what triggers the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster, a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father.s obsession. The film is being directed by Chapman alumnus Basel Owies from a script by Max Enscoe. Chapman Filmed Entertainment.s Travis Knox ( The Bucket List ) is producing with Bob Yari and William Immerman »
If you're all uptight about staking your hard-earned coin on this year's office basketball brackets, fear not... or fear a lot, depending on what really scares you. Either way, you'll have fun on FEARnet in March, 'cuz we've rolled out our own version of March Madness, and if you love new and/or classic horror flicks, we'll have you set up for the entire month with a "Tournament of Terror" that includes TV premieres, marathons and special events. Highlights of FEARnet's March programming include “Saw Sunday,” a double-feature beginning on Sunday, March 10th at 8Pm Eastern/5Pm Pacific with Saw VI, starring Costas Mandylor as the detective detemined to carry on Jigsaw's sadistic legacy. It's followed by the broadcast premiere of Saw VII, the series' (presumably) concluding chapter, with Mandylor returning and Friday the 13th alumnus Betsy Palmer as Jigsaw's widow, who has plans of her own. Also making its »
- Gregory Burkart
Here's a trailer for a new thriller called Detour about a man that gets buried alive in his car and has to struggle to survive. I would absolutely hate to be buried alive in anything. Especially since I happen to get a little claustrophobic. I think I would just go insane if there was really no way out. This new film is basically Ryan Reynolds' Buried, only it takes place in a car.
The movie stars Neil Hopkins (Lost, Skyline) and Brea Grant (Heroes, Friday Night Lights). The story follows a man driving home who ends up being buried in a massive mudslide. Here's the full synopsis,
On the road to a high-powered lunch meeting, smooth-talking ad man Jackson Alder is brainstorming his next big pitch when he is blindsided by Mother Nature. Swallowed up by a devastating mudslide, he awakens to darkness. Alone underneath an avalanche of mud, »
- Joey Paur
Mukunda Michael Dewil’s Vehicle 19 is an action-thriller based in South Africa that takes place entirely within the confines of a vehicle. It is the third project of that ilk – using the one-location setup – from producer Peter Safran, who also backed the 2010 Sundance breakout Buried (read our review) and the largely-ignored Atm.
The story involves Paul Walker as a recently-paroled American inadvertently given the wrong rental car, housing a mysterious woman named Rachel (Naima McLean) with key evidence for a trial concerning police corruption. That means Walker not only have to navigate a place he’s unfamiliar with, but do so while avoiding a fleet of crooked cops (and their cars) in order to deliver Rachel to the prosecution.
You get all that from the above trailer, but there’s little to no indication of the film’s conceit (ie. a ...
- Sandy Schaefer
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