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Last year we told you about an upcoming film called Peste, which was to be directed by Mark Ponderai (House at the End of the Street). Not only has the flick undergone a name change, but so too has the director been swapped out. Read on for the latest!
We've just learned via Bloody Disgusting that Peste has been re-named Viral and will now be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the team behind both Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3. Hit machine Blumhouse Productions will produce.
Last we heard, Abigail Breslin was attached to star, but we've gotten no word yet as to whether or not she's still on board. Hopefully we'll know more real soon.
A teenage girl begins a video documentary about her life for a school project just as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town. Quarantined with her family, she thinks they are out of harm’s way, »
- John Squires
The first trailer for Season of MTV's "Catfish" has arrived, and it packs quite a surprise. Among the many faces of people duped online was none other than former "Cold Case" and "Wonderfalls" star Tracie Thoms.
It's not clear exactly what she's doing there, but it seems hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph are helping Thoms track down someone who lied to her online. "Whose funeral was that?" she asks as one point. Thoms addressed her appearance on Twitter, writing, "As you can see, this season of @CatfishMTV is Not just about online dating. Tune in to see what happens!"
The rest of the trailer includes what fans have come to love most about the series, Nev and Max helping people who have been tricked track down those they've been talking to online.
Season 3 of "Catfish" will contain 10 episodes and premieres May 7 at 10 p.m. Et on MTV. »
Could we have a celebrity target on the upcoming season of "Catfish"? MTV just released the first look at Season Three -- and it's pretty intense!Both Nev Schulman and Max Joseph return to the insanely popular reality show, where they investigate whether people's online significant others are who they say they are.From online lovers asking for $6,000 or saying they work with Kanye West, there are definitely a lot of red flags in the trailer above.But it's the brief appearance of Tracie Thoms (who starred on Broadway and in projects like "Cold Case," the "Rent" movie and "Death Proof") that intrigues us the most."Was the plan to give her cancer and kill her? Whose funeral was that?" she's seen asking Nev at one point. We have no idea what the heck she's doing on this show, but we can't wait to find out!"Catfish" returns to MTV »
- tooFab Staff
Who's ready for another season of exposed lies and lost faith in humanity? Everyone? Awesome, because the trailer for season three of Catfish is here, and we're dying. Nev Schulman and Max Joseph are back as the hosts who aid hopeless romantics in the quest for online love, and this season looks even more insane than the last two. Of course, there are the usual suspects - people who haven't seen their Internet boyfriends or girlfriends, those who have sent piles of money in the mail - but then there are the people claiming their online loves work for Kanye West. Also, is actress Tracie Thoms (The Devil Wears Prada) involved? This is getting weird. Take a look; the show starts up again on May 7. Get More: MTV Shows »
- Maggie Pehanick
When filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman blew the world of pop documentaries wide open with 2010.s Catfish, they didn.t just create an engaging film, they created a slang term and a cottage industry thanks to MTV.s spinoff series. I.m not sure they can turn their upcoming project into a phenomenon, but then the Internet is a weird place. Lionsgate has signed the duo to helm an adaptation of Jeanne Ryan.s suspense-filled young adult novel Nerve, with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.s Allison Shearmur linked up as a producer. I guess we should imagine a sizable budget attached to this one. Published in the summer of 2012 by Penguin.s Dial Books, Nerve tells the story of a girl named Vee who gets caught up in the online reality-based game Nerve, which is essentially a high-stakes form of truth-or-dare with a stranger. Only the game »
As The Hunger Games franchise continues to bring in the big bucks at the box office, movie studios are feeling increasingly confident when it comes to adapting Young Adult novels. Some have flopped of course, while the next one – Divergent – should help give us a better idea as to whether or not this is a genre which can truly find its footing.
Regardless, Lionsgate are now moving ahead with an adaptation of Jeanne Ryan’s Nerve. It tells the story of a high school senior wallflower who, in an attempt to broaden her horizons, joins a global online game of provocative truth or dare while an audience of “watchers” vote and comment. But as she becomes a sensation and advances higher and higher, the game evolves and soon she finds herself in a dangerous and life-ending situation.
It sounds like an extremely interesting premise, and the movie version has been »
- Josh Wilding
With The Hunger Games series coming to a close next year, Lionsgate have signalled towards Jeanne Ryan's novel Nerve as the latest promising Ya property, with Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman signing on to direct. The synopsis for Nerve is as follows:
"When Vee is picked to be a player in Nerve, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses Nerve? »
- Gary Collinson
EW has confirmed that the duo will direct an upcoming adaptation of Nerve, Jeanne Ryan’s hit Ya novel, for Lionsgate. The novel follows a high school senior who decides to branch out by participating in an online game of truth or dare. The catch? The game is constantly being watched and commented on. Not surprisingly, she realizes it might not have been the best decision when she starts to advance to higher levels and suddenly finds herself in life-threatening situations. »
- Samantha Highfill
I hate Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. I also hate their films. And you know what else I hate, Ya adaptations. So to hear that these two directors are teaming up once more to adapt Nerve, based on Jeanne Ryan’s Ya novel of the same name, well, it just puts a real damper on my day.
If you’re not familiar with Joost and Schulman, then it’s probably better off that way. They first got on the map at Sundance a few years ago with their film Catfish, which was extremely over-hyped. Then they went on to find success with the Paranormal Activity series, having directed entries 3 and 4 (which were to most people, the two worst instalments). Somehow, they’re still finding themselves with jobs and their newest one will be the aforementioned adaptation.
Nerve, for those who don’t know, is sci-fi story about a “high school »
- Matt Joseph
The story centers on a teenager named Vee, who is lured in to join a global, online game of truth or dare, where an audience of "watchers" around the globe vote and comment on her performance. She is teamed up with a young man named Ian, and as they continue to advance through the game, they realize they just might be playing with their lives, as the game grows more and more dangerous. The book was published in 2012 by Penguin, and has been translated into six different languages.
The story follows a high school senior wallflower who joins a global online game of truth or dare while an audience of 'watchers' vote and comment.
She becomes a sensation, but the game evolves to the point that she finds herself in a dangerous life-threatening situation.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
They first nabbed the filmmaking world’s attention with controversial Sundance film Catfish, and parlayed that into work on Paranormal Activity 3 and 4. For a new gig, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost want to pull off an even tougher task: creating a successful young adult novel adaptation with Nerve.Written by Jeanne Ryan, the book follows high school senior Vee, a girl more used to lingering on the edges of her class, never catching the eye of the popular set. To try to break out of her rut, she joins a global online game built around a provocative, amped-up version of truth or dare, which features an audience of “watchers” who vote for their favourites and comment on what’s going on.Soon, Vee becomes a sensation, advancing higher and higher, until she discovers that the game at the upper levels becomes something quire different. And because it would be »
The Hollywood Reporter writes that the Catfish duo Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman have signed on to direct Nerve, an adaptation of the Jeanne Ryan Ya novel. The book tells the story of a high school student who gets involved in an intense online game of truth or dare that quickly and dangerously elevates. Joost and Shulman have previously directed Paranormal Activity 3 and 4. All the while, Nev Shulman has been busy being excited about online liars. »
- Jesse David Fox
With only two installments left in the highly lucrative Hunger Games series, Lionsgate/Summit is continuing to mine Ya properties for feature film fare, and now Heat Vision reports that Lionsgate has tapped Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman to direct an adaptation of the Jeanne Ryan novel Nerve. The story revolves around a high school senior who takes part in a global online game of truth or dare that plays out as “watchers” vote and comment (with her fate left to internet commenters, what could possibly go wrong?). As the game escalates and the girl advances higher and higher, she finds herself in grave danger. Joost and Schulman followed up the provocative Catfishwith Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4, but they’re currently in pre-production on an untitled thriller for Blumhouse so Nerve likely won’t be their next film. That being said, this certainly feels like »
- Adam Chitwood
Liosngate-based Allison Shearmur is producing via her Allison Shearmur Prods. banner. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer indicated during Friday’s conference call with analysts that the studio will continue to focus its efforts on young-adult properties and leverage its success with the “Hunger Games” franchise.
Jessica Sharzer adapted the screenplay. The story centers on a former wallflower who, as a high school senior, jumps headfirst into an online game of truth or dare. As she advances, she finds herself being manipulated by a knowing community of anonymous online “watchers.”
“Nerve” was published in 2012 by Dial Books, a division of Penguin Group, and has been translated into six languages.
Joost and Schulman’s “Catfish” led to the television show of the same name on MTV, on which they serve as executive producers. »
- Dave McNary
Lionsgate has tapped Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the directing team that broke through with the Sundance hit Catfish, to helm Nerve. Nerve is the company's adaptation of the Jeanne Ryan Ya novel being produced by Allison Shearmur. Photos: Teenage Dreams: 17 of the Most Popular Ya Properties Adapted for TV and Film The novel tells of a high school senior wallflower who, in an attempt to broaden her horizons, joins a global online game of provocative truth or dare while an audience of "watchers" vote and comment. But as she becomes a sensation and advances higher and higher, the game
- Borys Kit
Catfish and two-time Paranormal Activity franchise helmers Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman are getting ready to step outside "found" footage for an adaptation of Jeanne Ryan's 2012 novel Nerve . The Hollywood Reporter has the news, bringing word that the pair will work from a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer ("American Horror Story"). Nerve is officially described as follows: When Vee is picked to be a player in Nerve, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it.s exhilarating.Vee and Ian.s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn. »
No matter your age, get ready for one crazy, fun, exciting ride – The Lego Movie is coming to a theater near you this Friday.
Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”) the original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as The Special, the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
The film rolls out an arsenal of fantastical new vehicles, enabling Emmet and his friends to evade or face their enemies on the city streets, on the sea, under the sea, or in outer space. It also introduces a cast of brand new heroes and villains, who interact with a diverse group of »
- Michelle McCue
18 items from 2014
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