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In development since at least 2009, the remake of the obscure cult Spanish western Cut-Throats Nine finally looks set to go ahead, following an international deal struck by Canadian "genre distributor" Raven Banner Entertainment. Harvey Keitel, Mads Mikkelsen and Jordi Molla have been attached for years, with Kris Holden-Ried (Underworld: Awakening) and Julian Richings (Cube) just joining. Rodrigo Gudino (The Last Will And Testament Of Rosalind Leigh, which also featured Richings) is the director.If you haven't had the considerable pleasure, the original Cut-Throats Nine involves a lone cavalry sergeant escorting the titular chain gang across hostile territory, trying to keep his daughter safe from his murderous charges and identify which of them killed his wife. There's also the small matter of the actual chain binding the prisoners, which is a camoflauged horde of gold, and the real reason for making the journey. Things don't go so well when the Nine »
For those of you that had Kite release before your time, it's an incredibly violent, gory, graphic, sexual (hentai) anime that debuted back in 1998 which followed teenage school girl Sawa and her attempts to unravel the mystery of her parent's murder. Fate brings her together with two detectives who train her to become a ruthless killing machine under the pretense of finding the killer of her mother and father. But that's only the beginning of the story and things take a very atypical (and far worse) turn once Sawa's tragic backstory is established. The live-action film stars nineteen-year-old India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening, Maleficent) as Sawa, sixty-four-year-old Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Karl Aker (Akai) and eighteen-year-old Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby) as Oburi. If you've seen the original anime, you know why the ages are important here. Filming just »
Fox has announced their new show pickups for next season, and of the four dramas, two are genre shows. Score!
First up is Sleepy Hollow, from Fringe co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The supernatural-procedural sounds very similar to NBC's Grimm, in that it incorporates classic folklore in a modern day police drama. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie) to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Len Wiseman (Underworld) directed the pilot.
- Alyse Wax
We’ve got some new casting news: Kelly Reilly (Flight) has landed the female lead role in Heaven Is for Real, based on the book with the same name, about a young boy named Colton Burpo who comes out of an emergency operation with compelling stories of a visit to heaven. Greg Kinnear will also star as Reilly’s husband in the film. Model and actress Kate Upton (The Three Stooges) is in talks to join Nick Cassavetes’s The Other Woman, which will also star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. Tony Goldwyn (The Mechanic) has just joined director Neil Burger’s film Divergent, which is a futuristic thriller based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestseller. Divergent will also star Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Theo James (Underworld: Awakening), and Kate Winslet. Hit the jump for additional pertinent information on the casting. In Heaven Is for Real, »
- Gabe Chase
The patently familiar new psycho thriller 6 Souls actually played film festivals back in 2010 under the title Shelter before collecting dust on a Weinstein shelf for a few years, only to pop up on VOD this week. In April of 2013. That's not meant to imply that every genre title that suffers a long release delay is a generic, tiresome, and already outdated piece of low-end cable TV fodder, but in the case of 6 Souls (as well as the recent John Cusack flick The Factory) the plain truth is that it would have been a forgettable turkey three years ago. Today it's just a three-year-old turkey with some mild curiosity value.
The curious will be rewarded with a psychological thriller about a man with multiple personalities that seem to correspond to a half-dozen murder victims. Jonathan Rhys Myers is the lunatic suffering from what I call "early-career Edward Norton" psychoses; Julianne Moore »
- Scott Weinberg
After a three year delay 6 Souls is finally available to watch here in the states. The film was released in the UK under the title Shelter back in 2010. When a movie sits on the shelf that long it’s usually the sign of something rotten in Denmark, but 6 Souls is actually a pretty fun movie with a killer cast. The story follows psychiatrist Clara (Julianne Moore) as she attempts to unravel the mystery surrounding a Dissociative Identity patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) with a unique set of symptoms. Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein (Underworld: Awakening) and written by Michael Cooney (Identity), the film also stars Jeffrey DeMunn and Frances Conroy. During a recent press day for the film I landed an exclusive phone interview with Michael Cooney. We talked about the similarities between 6 Souls and Identity, the film’s impressive cast, his research for the mystical elements of 6 Souls, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Update: Divergent started filming today in Chicago. Summit will release it in what it calls "The Hunger Games slot" of March 21, 2014. Here is the official description of the movie:
"Divergent is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late."
March 2, 2013 - British actor Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Great Expectations) will play Will, Tris' eventual best friend, in Divergent. Other Dauntless members are in place, as well: Ben Lamb is playing Edward and Christian Madsen is playing Al. Christian Madsen is the son of actor Michael Madsen.
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
One of the movies’ least convincing three-faces-of-Eve routines occupies centerstage in “6 Souls,” a schlock supernatural shocker that has finally escaped into a handful of U.S. theaters five years after it was shot and more than three after it first opened internationally. Cannily retitled (from the original “Shelter”) to ensure better placement in alphabetized VOD menus, this Doa pickup for Weinstein Co. sub-label Radius may scare up a few smallscreen curiosity seekers, owing to the presence of top-billed Julianne Moore, before taking its rightful place in the genre graveyard.
For a film that involves the stealing — and swallowing — of human souls, one wonders how much Moore was paid for hers when she agreed to star as a Pittsburgh forensic shrink whose latest patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) appears to suffer from multiple personality disorder. A skeptic who doesn’t believe in Mpd, and an atheist to boot (generally bad news in »
- Scott Foundas
For me, the horror bug is one I’ve been unable to kick in all the years since I’ve been infatuated with cinema, in spite of the fact that the genre has slid significantly from grace (and general watchability). Last year alone the four worst films I saw (of 145) were horror flicks and it’s come to the point where scouring the indie circles is close to the only way to find fare of note. I had no expectations when I ventured into 6 Souls, from the fact it hasn’t seen the light of the big screen despite being shelved since 2010 to the generally toxic reviews it had already received. The signs weren’t promising.
Imagine my amazement (as in check as it may have been) that 6 Souls, is actually far from a total disaster. It is in fact a compulsively watchable effort. More than I can say for most films of this ilk, »
- Simon Brookfield
Great Kate! Kate Beckinsale and daughter Lily have been enjoying some R&R in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico -- and in new poolside photos, the 39-year-old actress revealed the stunning rewards of her strenuous, butt-kicking work in action films like Total Recall and Underworld: Awakening. Wearing a black bikini top and skimpy white bikini bottoms on March 28, the sunglasses-clad British brunette showed off her flat abs and toned arms and legs. Also remarkable? The striking similarity between Beckinsale and 14-year-old Lily, her only child with ex Michael [...] »
- Justin Ravitz
Some more original genre programming is making its way to Netflix, this time from the duo who brought us The Matrix trilogy, Andy and Lana Wachowski. Read on to find out what horrors are in store for those of you with "Sense8."
The 10-episode Season One of “Sense8” marks the first foray into television by the Wachowskis, the creative geniuses behind Bound, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas, and is the latest project from veteran showrunner J. Michael Straczynski, creator of the Hugo Award-winning “Babylon 5″ TV series whose film credits include Changeling, Thor and Underworld: Awakening.
- Uncle Creepy
Shailene Woodley continues to rack up the co-stars for her upcoming sci-fi/thriller "Divergent." Relative unknowns Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen have been cast as Will, Edward and Al, respectively, in the adaptation of Veronica Roth's popular young-adult novel, joining the likes of Kate Winslet, Theo James ("Underworld: Awakening"), Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q. Neil Burger ("Limitless") is on board to direct the Lionsgate project from a script by Vanessa Taylor, with filming set to commence next month in Chicago. Set in a futuristic world in which the human population is divided into factions based on »
- Chris Eggertsen
And the quest to mine every young adult novel as a means to find the next Twilight Saga or Hunger Games continues as another flick in that young-adult-laden line has officially found a star.
From the Press Release:
Summit Entertainment's Divergent will star Oscar winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic), Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley (The Descendants ), and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening), who join other confirmed cast members Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, and Maggie Q. The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth's New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor and commences principal photography this April in Chicago. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon's Rachel Shane is executive producing. »
- Uncle Creepy
Brad Anderson's latest thriller 'The Call', starring Halle Berry, opened in the Us at the end of last week but today we're discussing his new up and coming directorial project 'Eliza Graves'. Based on the short story 'The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether' penned by Edgar Allan Poe in the mid-19th Century and adapted for the big screen by Joe Gangemi the story revolves around Eliza, a patient in an asylum where the inmates have taken control and are now pretending to be doctors. And the role of Eliza may be going to British beauty Kate Beckinsale -below ('Underworld: Awakening', 'Total Recall'). The star is in negotiations to play the part in the psychological thriller for Millennium/Nu Image. Mel Gibson and ex-Playboy hottie Christa Campbell are both on board as producers. »
Divergent fans: we have our Four. And that sentence will make zero sense to anyone who hasn't read Veronica Roth's bestselling novel. However, for those into the popular first book of Roth's series, you can now debate whether or not Theo James (Downton Abbey, Underworld: Awakening) fits how you pictured Four. (As a fan of the series, I can see James in the role).
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The actress is in talks to play the title role in the psychological thriller directed by Brad Anderson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the site, Graves is "a patient at a mental institution in which the inmates have taken over and are posing as doctors. She becomes the object of affection of a newly-arrived Harvard Medical School grad who has no idea of the topsy-turvy world he just entered".
Beckinsale is best known for her role as vampire Selene in the Underworld franchise.
Watch a trailer for Total Recall below: »
Divergent is set in a future world where the population has been divided into factions based on their personalities.
The Descendants' Shailene Woodley will play Tris Prior, who is warned she is 'divergent' and does not fit into any of the approved groups, before discovering that there is a conspiracy to destroy all those classified as 'Divergents'.
Tris then strives to find out what makes Divergents so dangerous before it's too late.
The mysterious Four is Tris's intense yet charismatic instructor and one of the leaders of the Dauntless faction, who aids her in her quest.
With the inexplicable success of The Twilight Saga, and the much more well-deserved accolades for The Hunger Games, Summit Entertainment seems to have cornered the market on young adult novel adaptations. Their latest film, Divergent, is on the way and has cast one of it's lead characters "Four".
I normally try and read the popular books, if nothing else, than to see what all the commotion is about. Divergent hasn't popped up on my shelf yet, thus I don't know a whole lot about it. So I think it's best if I let the press release take it from here:
Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate® (NYSE: Lgf) company, announced today that Theo James (Downton Abbey, Underworld: Awakening) will star as “Four” opposite Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, The Spectacular Now) in the highly anticipated feature film production Divergent. The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Twilight is dead, long live Twilight! It seems that Summit Entertainment is making moves to keep their stronghold on the young adult crowd after putting the shiny vampires in their grave, pushing forward with thier massively successful The Hunger Games series and now with Veronica Roth's Divergent, a sci-fi set series. Now, comes news that Theo James, star of Downton Abbey and Underworld: Awakening, will star as the character known as "Four" alongside the already »
- Paul Shirey
“Underworld: Awakening” and “Downton Abbey” star Theo James will portray leading man Four opposite Shailene Woodley in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming sci-fi action film “Divergent,” adapted from the bestselling Ya novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. Roth’s novel, set in a dystopian Chicago, concerns a futuristic society in which individuals who do not fit easily into certain personality types are labelled as “divergent.” Shailene Woodley, nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” will star as Tris Prior, one such Divergent who unveils a mass conspiracy to destroy the titular group. Hailing from a group called the Dauntless, Four is the charismatic instructor who aids her in her quest. 28-year-old James played a role in the first season of “Downton Abbey,” and has since enjoyed increasing success as David in 2012’s “Underworld: Awakening” and the leading role in CBS’s new crime drama, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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