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“Amateurs,” “Paradise Hills” and “Kiken” feature among 13 genre pic projects to be pitched at 2015’s 3rd Austin Fantastic Market that offers a tantalizing mix for Latin genre cognoscenti of cutting edge Latin American, U.S. and European horror/fantasy fare.
Seven of the 13 projects are freshmen (or women) films, pointing to a new wave of genre directors breaking through often supported by producers – Gerardo Naranjo, Isaac Ezban, Andre Pereira – who have only emerged in the last decade. As Austin itself points out, pitch projects involve talent from “Miss Bala,” “Redeemer,” “Open Windows,” “”Shrew’s Nest,” “Elite Squad-The Enemy Within,” High Five” and “The Incident.”
In such a context, Argentina’s Ramiro Garcia Bogliano, at Austin with “Demon Driven,” or Uruguay’s Carlos Ameglia, “Kiken’s” helmer, seem positively veteran. The Market also features “Bandit Heroes,” from Chilean genre pioneer Ernesto Diza Espinosa (“Redeemer”), a Robin Hood-ish bank heists tale. »
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Director José Padilha, who made his U.S. studio debut with last year's RoboCop remake, has signed on to direct Mindcorp, based on a short story he wrote. Warner Bros. picked up the short story, with the director set to co-write the script with Dwain Worrell. Gianni Nunnari has signed on to produce through his Hollywood Gang production company.
Deadline describes the story as a high-concept sci-fi thriller that centers on "next-generation mind-body experimentation." The plot follows a priest who ultimately becomes responsible for the fate of all mankind. Shannon Gaulding will oversee the project for Hollywood Gang, with Jon Berg and Jon Gonda overseeing for Warner Bros.
Before he directed last year's RoboCop, José Padilha directed Brazilian thrillers such as Bus 174, Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. He also directed a segment of the anthology film Rio, I Love You. Dwain Worrell became the first screenwriter to »
2 items from 2015
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