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Horror film experts to discuss the future of the genre.
Horror Channel FrightFest (Aug 25-29) has revealed the panellists that will debate the future of the UK horror film industry at the genre festival.
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British actor Andy Nyman (Severance, Kick-Ass 2), also known for co-creating hit stage show Ghost Stories, will be joined on stage by filmmaker Simon Rumley (The Living and The Dead, The ABC’s Of Death) and Arrow Films and former Universal Pictures exec Mike Hewitt.
Screen International will moderate the panel, which will take place at the Vue Cinema in London’s Shepherd’s Bush on August 28.
The UK has a rich history in the genre going all the way back to Hitchcock and Hammer, but whether or not it has a bright future will be discussed by the panellists.
Each will address the challenges, the new opportunities, the impact of the digital revolution and how multi-platforms offer more viewing »
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Distributor has made four hires, including Mike Hewitt from Universal.
UK distributor Arrow Films has bolstered its head-office team with four hires.
Mike Hewitt has joined as brand marketing and business development manager. Having begun his career at distributor Revolver Entertainment, Hewitt worked on the acquisitions of titles including Iron Sky. Joining Universal in 2011, he oversaw the theatrical and home entertainment campaigns of films including Wild Bill, Spring Breakers and Kick-Ass 2.
Daniel Perry has taken up the position of digital strategy manager, having previously worked at ITV Studios and Disney, where he managing digital releases and marketing strategies for franchises including Toy Story and Thunderbirds.
Kevin Lambert will be the company’s head of catalogue production and acquisitions. He joins having spent the past 16 years as production manager for Eureka Entertainment, which owns Masters of Cinema, the publisher of classic re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray.
Finally, Darren Kerr has joined as finance and operations director. Kerr is »
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Today marks the first day of San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest comic book convention there is, and the best place to live out your wildest fan fantasies.
The convention is a dream for comic book nerds, and really for anyone who enjoys popular culture. It's cool to be a nerd these days, so we're embracing our inner geek and getting ready for all of the news that is bound to come out of #Sdcc.
In the spirit of Comic-Con, and with this year's next biggest comic book adaptation hitting the big screens in August, Suicide Squad, we've made an epic playlist at the Cineplex Store to get you hyped up on all things comic books and superheroes. Since Suicide Squad features the ultimate team of super villains, we've narrowed down our own »
- Adriana Floridia
Back in 2013 before the overwhelmingly positive reception to Tim Miller’s test footage saw 20th Century Fox finally giving Deadpool the green light, the studio was inviting pitches from other filmmakers in an effort to drag the Merc with a Mouth out of development hell.
One such pitch came from Jeff Wadlow, director of Kick-Ass 2 – and a writer on Fox’s X-Force – who linked up with artist Kelton Cram to produce some concept art for his pitch. And thanks to Comic Book, we’ve got a look at some of the said artwork, including two images of Deadpool, and one of Random, a member of the Marauders, who Cram modeled on Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, »
- Gary Collinson
While the final costume in the "Deadpool" film was very accurate to the comics, and one point in its development it seems a quite different suit was under consideration.
Back in 2013, "Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was working on a pitch for his own take on the property and enlisted artist Kelton Cram to put together some mock-ups. The result were some concept designs that have gone up at Cbm and show a very different style 'origin suit' for the character.
The album also includes a design for what wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin would look like as Random, a character who would have appeared as one of The Mauraders in the film.
- Garth Franklin
Mike Cecchini Jul 14, 2016
We nearly got a very different Deadpool movie - and some concept art has landed online...
While Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's Deadpool movie script had been floating around since at least 2011, and it was a passion project for the writers as well as director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds, 20th Century Fox wasn't always all that keen on making it. Ultimately, the version of Deadpool that we got on the screen was very close to the version that was in that draft, but it turns out that at one point there was another version of the movie that 20th Century Fox was considering.
Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) was briefly involved with making a Deadpool movie. It would have been pretty different than the one we saw, though. Thanks to ComicBook.com, who spoke with concept artist Kelton Cram, we now know that Wadlow's Deadpool »
Back in 2013, Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was working on a pitch for his own take on the Merc With a Mouth's big-screen adventures, and enlisted the help of artist Kelton Cram to put together some Deadpool mock-ups. As you can see from the images below, the concept designs were pretty cool, but vastly different to the character's comic book duds and the costume Ryan Reynolds would eventually wear in Fox's R-rated blockbuster. The other character (Yes, that's Stone Cold Steve Austin) is Random (a.k.a. Marshall Evan Stone III), who would have appeared as one of The Mauraders in the film. Do you think any of these would have worked as an early attempt at a suit? You can find out more by checking out Comicbook.com's interview with the artist. View post on imgur.com Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story »
Before Tim Miller's leaked VFX test for Deadpool went viral and acted as a pitch that Fox couldn't turn down, there were other people who took a crack at bringing the Merc with a Mouth to the big screen. In a chat with ComicBook.com, artist Kelton Cram (Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, X-men: First Class) revealed that he'd worked on designs for a Deadpool film that would've been written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-ass 2).
Wadlow put together a pitch back in 2013. Cram revealed, during the interview, that it would've pit Deadpool against The Marauders- a super-villain team. Cram says the concept was to create "a self-made, makeshift suit made from motorcycle gear. As with most origin stories, this suit would go through a transition, eventually becoming something closer to the one he wears in the comics." Similar to what was depicted in Miller's Deadpool, as »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon, Anthony Fingleton, and Carlos Davis. The movie follows a team of tech hackers embarking on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. Mint facility the same time a disastrous Category 5 storm is set to strike.
Kebbel plays a meteorologist left in the deserted beach town along with a treasury agent (Grace) and his brother, an ex-Marine played by Kwanten. Ineson heads the team of thieves trying to accomplish the heist of the century.
Producers are Damiano Tucci, Danny Roth, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin, Michael Tadross Jr. and Rob Cohen. Bill Immerman, Mark Damon, Tamara Birkemoe, Christopher Conover and Allie Greenleaf Maldonado are executive producing.
- Dave McNary
"We're working on an idea for a prequel of how did 'Hit-Girl' and 'Big Daddy' become Hit- Girl and Big Daddy," said Vaughn.
"I think we've got to do this prequel to regain the love that we had with Kick-Ass..."
The first "Kick-Ass" feature released in 2010 on a budget of $30 million, earned $100 million world-wide, then sold over 1 million DVDs, scoring an additional $24 million. "Kick-Ass 2" on a budget of $28 million, released in 2013, earned $63 million world-wide plus an additional $15 million in DVD sales.
Although the numbers were not blockbuster, »
- Michael Stevens
Promoting the release of X-Men: Apocalypse in an interview with USA Today, actress Olivia Munn has expressed her hope that she’ll get to reprise the role of Psylocke alongside Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth in 20th Century Fox’s planned X-Men spinoff X-Force.
“That would be a really cool thing to do,” said Munn. “What [Reynolds] did with Deadpool was genius and I’m so excited for him. It would definitely be cool to see Deadpool and some of the other X-Men characters gather for an X-Force movie. I think that’s what the whole world is coming to — everybody unites together, right? It’s never just one character anymore. We all just become one movie.”
Fox has been developing an X-Force movie for several years now, with Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) originally attached to write the script [check out some early concept art here]. However, it looks like the project is being revamped post-Deadpool, »
- Gary Collinson
Hot dispatch from the rumor mill - we were contacted by a source close to Doctor Strange with a character name for Mad Mikkelsen's character. I was hoping that it would be “Kaecilius,” because that is what I had been telling all of you for awhile and - Boom - that was the name that we got.
Who knows how on we were with the whole sub-atomic particles and general breakdown of how Doctor Strange plays out in the first and second acts, but knowing that Kaecilius and his followers show up in the film from this report and the trailer, I’m feeling pretty good about the direction Doctor Strange is moving in.
Of course, the new question is how much will this Kaecilius have in common with the comic book version of Kaecilius who is a disciple of Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character). Not a lot about Mordo has been officially revealed, »
"The way I look at it is, I’m trying to start conversations," said Moretz. "You might not agree with my opinions, and that’s great—I would love to talk about it."
"With movies like 'Kick-Ass', 'Carrie' and 'Let Me In', I was able to push boundaries at a really young age. Now that I’m able to get projects funded, curate scripts, and make movies, it means a lot to me to go against gender norms. My biggest thing now is making gender-equalizing movies, where you can put a male actor or a female actor in that role, and it would work the same way.
"The word 'feminism' meant something very different when I was 13. I had four older brothers and a single mom, »
- Michael Stevens
It didn't take long after the massive success of 20th Century Fox's R-rated adventure Deadpool for rumors to surface about future superhero movies aiming for an R rating. Just last week, it was confirmed that Wolverine 3 has begun shooting, and it will be R-rated. But many feel that another X-Men spinoff the studio is developing, X-Force, should get an R rating as well. As it turns out, producer Simon Kinberg feels just the same way, teasing in a recent interview that the studio would be open to an R-rated X-Force.
X-Force has been in development since 2013, when Kick-Ass 2 writer-director Jeff Wadlow came aboard to write the screenplay. While we haven't heard much on the development of this project since then, Deadpool's post-credit sequence teased that X-Force leader Cable will be introduced in the upcoming sequel Deadpool 2, with actors such as Stephen Lang (Avatar) and Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables »
Back in 2013 and prior to the wild success of Deadpool, Fox hired Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) to write the script for an X-Force movie, based on the New Mutants offshoot conceived by illustrator Rob Liefeld and featuring a more militaristic and aggressive group of mutants led by the character Cable. Unfortunately the film never happened -- we've heard rumblings that it was too similar to X-Men: Apocalypse -- and when Deadpool crushed it at the box office, all the current creative energy...
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One of the assortment of X-Men movie projects that writer/producer Simon Kinberg is juggling is the mooted X-Force film. X-Force is the film that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was attached to at one stage, and it’s also a movie that Ryan Reynolds has expressed his determination to get off the ground.
X-Force centres on a team of superheroes led by Cable, the mutant that’s going to be appearing in Deadpool 2. Amongst other members of the X-Force over the years? There’s been Wolverine, Deadpool, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and Archangel, along with current X-Force members such as Psylocke and Doctor Nemesis.
Ryan Reynolds’ follow-up film to his record-smashing superhero hit Deadpool is now before cameras. Principal photography began today in London on Millennium Films’ action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, which stars Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung and Salma Hayek. Patrick Hughes is now directing the script by Tom O'Connor. Kick-Ass 2 helmer Jeff Wadlow had been attached to this one, but Hughes — who teamed with Millennium as director of Expendables 3… »
Netflix has released 2 new date announcement trailers for their original series The Crown and Marco Polo Season 2 and a full trailer for Bloodline Season 2. In addition Netflix has also released a cast shot from their upcoming new series Marseille, starring Gérard Depardieu.
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The Crown, the highly anticipated, new original series will premiere on Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, to a global audience on Friday, November 4, 2016. The 10-episode series will be available in 4K.
The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story »
- Kellvin Chavez
Bloodline season 2 trailer: Netflix debut the first promo for the second season of the drama, which debuts on May 26th, 2016.
The Bloodline season 2 trailer has just been released by the folks at Netflix ahead of its debut on the streaming service next month.
Bloodline, the unmissable thriller from the creators of Damages returns to the scene of the crime for a second season this May. The critically acclaimed cast are reunited in the Florida Keys for the next thrilling installment of this must-see series. All 10 episodes of Season 2 will launch only on the world’s leading Internet TV network on Friday, May 27th and they will be available in 4K. Welcome to the family…..you still have time to re-watch or catch up season 1 currently streaming on Netflix.
- Paul Heath
"I'm so free now," said the 18-year old former child actress.
"I don’t know what happened, but when I turned 17, this huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.
"I'm so open. I have a good time.
"I don’t worry about what people say about me.
"I know who I am, who I want to be, what I want to portray myself as, what I want people to think of me..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Chloë Grace Moretz as 'Hit-Girl'...
- Michael Stevens
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