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Hell is looking to be a popular location for several upcoming projects.
First up, "The Hallow" director Corin Hardy has closed a deal to direct the Mike Finch-scripted action feature "Hell Bent" for Paramount Pictures. Casting will shortly begin while the script gets a polish, while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing.
Dubbed 'The Dirty Dozen Goes To Hell,' the story follows a group of mercenaries imprisoned in a Brazilian jail who are murdered and led into the depths of hell by a priest who wishes to use their skills to kill Satan.
Next up, Alcon Entertainment has optioned Christian minister Howard Storm's novel "My Descent Into Death," a supernatural thriller dramatizing his personal account of his near death experience. Jinder Ho ("There") will write the film adaptation, quite different from other accounts as his is a journey through Hell.
Finally comes word that "Another Earth" director Mike Cahill is attached to helm "Doctors" for 20th Century Fox. David Goyer is producing the adaptation of the Dash Shaw graphic novel which Ben Jacoby will script.
Though not dealing directly with hell, "Doctors" will follow a group of doctors who can go into a dead person's consciousness in the form of a memory and temporarily bring them back to life. When a woman hires the doctor to bring back her mother, the act poses an unintended question: What happens when the dead don't want to return?
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
What if you could call back someone you loved from beyond the grave, if only for a moment? Now what if that was a medical reality?
Dash Shaw’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Doctors will seek the answer to that question on the big screen. Overseen by Fox’s Matt Reilly, it will be adapted by indie-award-winning director Mike Cahill (I, Origins, Another Earth), screenwriter Ben Jacoby (The First Omen) and producer David Goyer (The First Omen), into what we can only imagine will be an eerie, provocative and even darkly comic film.
Doctors probes into the possibility of what could happen if a living person could take the form of memory and delve into the consciousness of someone who had recently died. At least that is what Dr Cho, the brains behind a new reanimating device, is trying to accomplish. Operating out of a Brooklyn basement that is more haunted house than hospital, and using a dusty Frankenstein-ed computer named Charon (after the ferryman of the dead in ancient Greek mythology), Cho’s procedure is supposed to breathe life into the dead — and give some closure to the bereaved — temporarily.
The trade-off is that the trauma this causes for the briefly zombified corpse is fatal all over again. It is a phenomenon shrouded in moral dilemmas. What if the dead would rather not return to flesh and blood just to remember their own demise? What if the dead become disenchanted when their pre-death vision of an afterlife is interrupted by a musty basement and a cold gurney? What’s the real divide between consciousness and unconsciousness, anyway? What if the dead just want to stay…dead?
No release date has been unearthed yet. More news on Doctors as we hear it.
Mike Cahill, the director of the sci-fi/fantasy romance Another Earth, has signed on to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel Doctors. Originally written by Dash Shaw, the story is being adapted for the big screen by Ben Jacoby (The First Omen) and will be produced by David Goyer, according to THR. The site says […] »
Burbank, CA (May 24, 2016) – Building on the momentum of its wildly successful first season, Gotham turned up the heat with a villain-centric second season that has elevated the series to No. 2 among Fox shows*. Fans have the chance to prepare for this fall’s suspenseful third season with the August 16, 2016 release of Gotham: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM including Digital HD and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe).
*Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 Men 12-17 Us AA%; excluding repeats, specials, sports, and <2 TCs; Season To-Date = 9/21/15-2/7/16
The Wbhe release of the Gotham: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray including Digital HD ($54.97 Srp) and DVD ($49.99 Srp) includes all 22 episodes of the series’ thrilling second, as well as fascinating featurettes, Gotham’s 2015 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes and a gag reel. Gotham: The Complete Second Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers. »
- ComicMix Staff
Now that you have had a few days to come down from the season finale of Gotham, you may have started wondering when you can own the home video release. Thankfully, Fox and Warner Bros. opted to not wait very long at all to announce that the complete second season will arrive on Blu-Ray on August 16. One would also expect a DVD release on that very date, but it remains unclear whether or not it will contain all of the featurettes included on its mighty Blu-Ray counterpart.
Speaking of featurettes, a full rundown can be found in the official press release, along with a thorough synopsis and cast details. We also have the front cover art to share with you, which bears what may be the coolest piece of promo art circulated for this past season.
- Eric Joseph
For a few years now, Hollywood has been trying to reboot "Masters Of The Universe," and make the 1987 version with Dolph Lundgren a distant memory. Back in 2012, Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") was tapped to direct, but left a little while later. Then in 2014, a shortlist of directors emerged for the project including Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”), Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2"), Chris McKay (“The Lego Batman Movie”), and Harald Zwart (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"), but not much movement happened on that. However, the project now has someone at the helm, and it's not much more exciting than any of those names. Read More: 5 Iconic '90s Music Videos Directed By McG Three letter wonder McG ("Charlie's Angels," "3 Days To Kill") is in talks to direct "Masters Of The Universe." Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (who paired on 2010's "Predators") penned »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The festival opens Jan. 21 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The winners will be announced Jan. 30 from the six juries along with five audience awards.
Filmmaker and Sundance Institute alum Taika Waititi, director of “What We Do in Shadows,” will host the awards ceremony. Waititi will be premiering his latest film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” at the festival and will direct the upcoming “Thor 3.”
- Dave McNary
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