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When Saw 3D was released on home media with the name Saw: The Final Chapter, it was about as convincing as when the fourth Final Destination movie was called “The“ Final Destination i.e. not at all. Sure enough, Final Destination 5 came out just a couple of years later and brought back the tried and tested formula of a group of people escaping a terrible accident only to be picked in Rube Goldberg-esque ways because Death was having a sulk over being cheated.
The Saw franchise is undoubtedly the most successful within the niche horror subset of torture porn, evolving from the simple but effective short film made by director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell (Click to continue reading Rumor Patrol: Another ‘Saw’ Movie in Development at Lionsgate
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Hours" thriller, starring Paul Walker (Fast Five) in a movie set primarily in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Check it out below. Plot: The story of a man (Walker) who battles looters, the elements and exhaustion for two days in a hospital while his newborn daughter clings to life inside a ventilator powered only by a manual crank. The new movie is written and directed by Eric Heisserer, writer of "The Thing" remake, "Final Destination 5" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake. It's set to hit theaters on December 13th, in limited release. Trailer: »
It debuted in March at South by Southwest, but the first trailer for Hours, directed by Final Destination 5 screenwriter Eric Heisserer and starring Fast and the Furious‘ very own Paul Walker, has finally appeared online. The film was announced ages ago, 2011 in fact, but it’s only just received a release date, along with the trailer.
Hours attempts to make you somehow sympathize with the plight of those affected by Hurricane Katrina by placing an extremely attractive couple at the centre of the disaster. When Paul Walker’s wife’s waters break prematurely, she’s rushed to hospital. After a difficult birth the baby is eventually born, and in the aftermath of that particular event, Hurricane Katrina hits. Paul Walker struggles to keep his daughter (and himself) alive throughout the maelstrom, wrestling with the weather and other people in a fight for survival.
Lionsgate are handling the theatrical release on this one, »
- Rob Batchelor
First announced in the fall of 2011, the Paul Walker-starring thriller, “Hours,” is finally seeing a release this winter. Set in New Orleans directly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the film’s first official trailer has arrived online. Helmed by “Final Destination 5” screenwriter Eric Heisserer in his directorial debut, the film focuses on Walker as a father fighting to keep his newborn daughter alive in a New Orleans hospital following the Katrina tragedy. The film seems to be set primarily in the hospital with some flashbacks to happier times in Walker’s life with his wife, played by Genesis Rodriguez. While we would have assumed a Walker-starring Katrina film would have been a strictly VOD affair, the film will actually see a wide theatrical release courtesy of Lionsgate. Walker’s success rate with outings away from the “The Fast and the Furious” franchise have been spotty at best »
- Cain Rodriguez
Sony rolled out the latest PlayStation Plus update today, revealing some scary-good discounts for the October “Sale of the Dead” Halloween promotion, and the addition of the top-down shooter Hotline Miami (PS3/Ps Vita) to subscribers’ free Instant Game Collection.
Starting with tomorrow’s Ps Store update, Sony will be offering up to 65% (up to 80% off for PlayStation Plus members) off a massive selection of zombie and horror themed games/movies/TV shows as part of the Sale of the Dead. The selection of discounted titles are divided up over the last two remaining weeks of October according to the following schedule:
Zombie Week: October 22 through October 28 (Games)
Game Title Ps Plus Price Sale Price Regular Price Dead Island Game of the Year $5.00 $9.99 $19.99 Dead Island Riptide $19.99 $24.99 $49.99 Dead Nation $3.00 $5.99 $14.99 Dead Rising 2 Off the Record $6.99 $9.99 $19.99 Plants vs. Zombies $2.50 $4.99 $10.49 Plants vs. Zombies Ps Vita $3.75 $7.49 $14.99 Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection $13.99 $19.99 $39.99 Red Dead »
- Justin Alderman
Before sunrise on August 29, 2005, Nolan Hayes (Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (Rodriguez), who has gone into early labor.
What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan’s life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation.
Nolan and his newborn baby are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters. With his baby completely dependent on a ventilator Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute by agonizing minute passes…becoming unimaginable hours.
Pantelion Films will distribute »
- Michelle McCue
It was in the year 2000 that we met the unseen force of Death itself, in our very first introduction to the franchise known as Final Destination. The unique and original premise of a group of characters cheating death and then being hunted down one by one was originally pitched as an episode of The X-Files – an idea that was inspired by the infamous 1996 crash of Twa Flight 800. In short, the show’s creator apparently wasn’t interested in the idea, though it caught the attention of two members of the writing staff. They fell in love with the concept and decided to work together to go bigger and turn it into a feature film. With that decision, a hit franchise was born. It’s now been 13 years since the release of the original Final Destination, and to date we've seen five installments of the series – with the last one spewing »
- John Squires
You’d be forgiven for thinking that studios had skipped 2014 and were waiting until 2015 to release, well, the majority of films. But Warner Brothers have now slated their found-footage Into The Storm to be released on 8th August, 2014 in the Us.
Steven Quale, who directed Final Destination 5, will be working on the movie, which is about a group of high school students who document the events and repercussions of a tornado, you’d be forgiven for thinking this might be Final Destination 6.
The post Stephen Quale To Direct Warner’s Tornado Thriller ‘Into The Storm’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Ellen Daniels
New Line Cinema's untitled found footage-style tornado thriller has scored a new name and release date.
Armitage plays a widowed father who, with the help of storm chasers, tries to rescue his son from the aftermath of a string of tornadoes.
Source: New Line Cinema »
- Garth Franklin
Tornado pic Into the Storm will rip through theaters on Aug. 8, 2014. Directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), the found-footage film stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Nathan Kress, Arlen Escarpeta, Jon Reep and Jeremy Sumpter. Photos: 25 of Fall's Most Anticipated Movies: 'Ender's Game,' 'Catching Fire,' 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and More The Warner Bros. film -- previously titled Black Sky -- follows a group of storm chasers trying to document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes that ravage a small town. While some residents seek shelter, the storm chasers prove just how far
- Pamela McClintock
Formerly titled Black Sky , New Line Cinema's "found footage" tornado thriller has been retitled Into the Storm and set for an August 8, 2014 release. Directed by Steven Quale ( Final Destination 5 ) from a screenplay by John Swetnam, Into the Storm stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Nathan Kress, Arlen Escarpeta, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis and Jon Reep. The faux found footage film documents high school students caught in a deadly, tornado-spawning hurricane. Richard Armitage will play a widowed father who, with the help of storm chasers, tries to rescue his son from the aftermath of a string of tornadoes. The August 8, 2014 release date puts Into the Storm up against Lasse Hallstrom's The Hundred-Foot Journey and Jonathan Liebesman's »
Pantelion Films has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to the suspense thriller Hours, directed by Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5, The Thing) and starring Paul Walker and Genesis Rodriguez, it was announced today by Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger. Pantelion will distribute the film theatrically and on VOD in the U.S. on December 13, 2013.
Pantelion production executives Sandra Condito and Paul Michael Perez found the film, which is set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and follows a father's desperate attempt to keep his newborn daughter alive in the wake of the storm's destruction, at this year's SXSW Film Festival.
"The compelling story of Hours, »
Pantelion, a partnership between Lionsgate and Televisa, will release “Hours” theatrically and on VOD on Dec. 13.
See Also: SXSW Review ‘Hours’
The movies is set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and follows a father’s desperate attempt to keep his newborn daughter alive in the wake of the storm’s destruction. Pantelion execs found the film at this year’s South by Southwest Festival.
- Dave McNary
Pantelion Films has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to "Hours," a drama set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina. The film boasts"Fast &Furious" star Paul Walker and is directed by Eric Heisserer ("Final Destination 5," "The Thing"). Pantelion plans to distribute the film theatrically and release it concurrently on VOD. It will debut domestically on Dec. 13, 2013. "Hours" screened at this year's SXSW Film Festival. It's a grittier role than Walker's standard leading man parts. It follow a father who his trapped in a New Orleans hospital with his »
- Brent Lang
Pantelion Films has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to the suspense thriller Hours , directed by Eric Heisserer ( Final Destination 5 , The Thing ) and starring Paul Walker and Genesis Rodriguez, it was announced today by Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger. Pantelion will distribute the film theatrically and on VOD in the U.S. on December 13, 2013. Hours is produced by the Safran Company ( The Conjuring ) in conjunction with Palmstar Media and the Hirsch Group. The deal was made by Rena Ronson on behalf of UTA and Pantelion's Presburger. Pantelion production executives Sandra Condito and Paul Michael Perez found the film, which is set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and follows a father's desperate attempt to keep his newborn daughter alive in »
It hasn’t even aired in the Us yet but Channel 4 have acquired the rights to Michael Sheen sex drama Masters of Sex in which he stars as Dr. William Masters who, alongside Virginia Johnson, led pioneering research into sex in the 1960s. This is Sheen’s first major TV role; the Welsh actor is mainly known for his big screen work where he is no stranger to a biographical role (he’s played Tony Blair 3 times!). He has also played football manager Brian Clough in The Damned United and talk show host David Frost in Frost/Nixon .
Masters of Sex, which features graphic sex, has already won a Critics’ Choice award for most promising new series. Here’s what Sheen had to say about the show:
‘What really attracted me was that there’s such potential there. With something like that, you could potentially end up doing seven seasons. »
- Victoria Bull
Universal Pictures is in talks with screenwriter Eric Heisserer to draft their upcoming Bird Box , The Wrap reports. The film, based on an upcoming book by Josh Malerman, is slated to be directed by Mama helmer Andy Muschietti. Malerman, part of the rock band The High Strung, is set to publish "Bird Box" in 2014. The plot is said to follow a woman and two children, all of whom travel down a river, blindfolded, surrounded by a seemingly post-apocalyptic environment. Heisserer is no stranger to horror. His credits include the rebooted A Nightmare on Elm Street , the recent prequel The Thing and Final Destination 5 . Bird Box will be produced by Chris Morgan, Barbara Muschietti and Scott Stuber with Ryan Lewis negotiating to executive produce. »
Next month's Film4 FrightFest will be providing the UK premiere of E.L. Katz's directorial debut 'Cheap Thrills'. The flick, penned by Trent Haaga ('Deadgirl') and David Chirchirillo is still waiting for an official Us release date following the acquisition by Drafthouse Films. It will eventually hit theatres, VOD and DVD but UK-ers whom have landed Frightfest tickets will be able to head to London on Saturday 24 August for the screening which will kick off at 11:30pm GMT. And while you wait why not check out this batch of new stills from the thriller. 'Cheap Thrills' stars Pat Healy ('The Innkeepers'), Ethan Embry ('Vacancy'), Amanda Fuller ('Red White and Blue'), David Koechner ('Final Destination 5') and horror hottie Sara Paxton ('Shark Night'). Check out the new collection of images below. »
What happens to the body during sex? We’ll leave the answering of that titillating quandary in the capable hands of Masters of Sex, Showtime’s new drama series starring Michael Sheen (30 Rock) and Lizzy Caplan (Party Down).
Bowing Sunday, Sept. 29 — following the Homeland premiere –Sex tells the story of William Masters (Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Caplan), the duo who led the field of human sexuality research in the 1960s.
Press Play below for a peek at the all-new series, then hit the comments: Does this show look Sex-y enough for you?
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- Megan Masters
Miles Fisher (Final Destination 5) and Mike Castle will topline the Comedy Central pilot Bad Advice From My Brother, lifting the contingency on the project. Reggie Watts co-stars in the project, based on Jordan Pope Roush’s blog of the same name, which follows the adventures of two brothers — Jason (Fisher), the older, not necessarily wiser brother who has spent most of his post-college life chasing women and the almighty dollar on Wall Street, and Ben (Castle), his younger brother who wants to follow in his footsteps — and their neighbor Reggie (Watts). When Ben moves in, Jason sees this as an opportunity to reflect on his mistakes and steer Ben onto an opposite path. Unfortunately for Ben, Jason’s advice is usually bad and creates more problems than solutions. Roush wrote the script and is executive producing with showrunner Brad Copeland, Chris Koch, who will direct, and Trevor Engelson. Tony Hernandez co-exec produces, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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