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During the summer of 2015, while shooting A Cure for Wellness in Germany, Dane DeHaan went through what he describes as “my month of torture”. In the space of a few weeks, the then-29-year-old star of Chronicle and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was strapped down and subjected to drill-induced dental abuse; had a tube rammed down his throat; and was immersed in a huge, water-filled sensory-deprivation tank.
They call it ‘suffering for your art’, but DeHaan has taken it to a whole new level.
“The dentist scene was more or less shot in a day, but for me it was just a terrifying circumstance to be in,” he explains, a good year and a half later and now sitting very comfortably in a London hotel suite. “That was fast and psychologically demanding.” The tube-gagging sequence, meanwhile, »
If you didn’t know any better, you’d assume next month kicked off the summer. Between Logan, Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island and Ghost in the Shell, it’s filled with tons of blockbusters, and that’s without mentioning Power Rangers. Director Dean Israelite’s revamped reboot is a younger, slicker take on the corny children’s TV series, and this final trailer isn’t afraid to flaunt that.
The new one-minute teaser favors jokes as much as it does the goofy, larger-than-life action, and while it’s unclear if the final product will work, it looks like the filmmakers took a tongue-in-cheek approach here. What a relief. While screenwriter Max Landis is given a writing credit, his script was ultimately discarded – though you might think otherwise, with the film seemingly mimicking Chronicle just as much as it does Iron Man.
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- Will Ashton
I think when most people heard about the dissolution of the Bioshock film adaptation, which was to be helmed by A Cure for Wellness director Gore Verbinski, our genre-loving hearts deflated a bit. Once the trailers came out for A Cure for Wellness it seemed like we may be getting some leftover concept designs from that failed adaption into this film. Verbinski’s 10th film in the span of 20 years is a bold film. There is really no doubt that this man has such a strong visual sense that he still remains relevant to talk about after 2 decades into his career.
A Cure for Wellness stars Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Lockhart who is in a high-pressure financial job and in a position where he has climbed up the ladder and works himself non-stop to have done so and plans on continuing to do so until he gets to play with the big boys. »
- Andy Triefenbach
I went into the whole idea of a Power Rangers movie with some hard skepticism. It’s a film based on one of the campiest, cheesiest properties known to mankind — a property that doesn’t exactly hold up when actually looked at with a critical eye. This doesn’t make it the easiest thing to bring to the big screen. Heck, they tried doing that back in the 1990s, when the franchise was in its heyday, and despite the good ol’ college try they gave the film, it didn’t really do a whole lot of business.
So could they possibly succeed in this new Power Rangers adaptation? That certainly remains to be seen, but from the trailers Lionsgate has released thus far, it’s possible. Rather than try to deviate too far from the source material, or to stick to close to it, they seem to have found a solid middle ground. »
- Joseph Medina
Bron Studios in association with Creative Wealth Media has come on board to produce and finance European Film Market (EFM) sales title Fonzo, the latest addition to its ambitious stable of titles.
Bloom is selling international rights to the drama that will star Tom Hardy as Al Capone and is scheduled to shoot in the autumn.
Josh Trank, who broke out with Chronicle, will direct the profile of the gangster in his final years in prison, tormented by dementia and harrowing memories of his violent past. CAA and Wme represent North American rights.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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The Rangers have been assembled and the supporting players cast, which means but one thing: it’s almost morphin’ time. With little over a month to go before Lionsgate’s live-action Power Rangers movie lights up the big screen, Empire has premiered a brand new poster for Dean Israelite’s blockbuster, one designed to separate friend from foe.
Evoking memories of the film’s very first one-sheet – “together we are more” – below you’ll find all five Rangers striking battle poses under the looming shadow of Rita Repulsa, the all-powerful alien megavillain to be played by Elizabeth Banks. It heralds the actress’ return to franchise filmmaking following a brief spell in The Hunger Games, another of Lionsgate’s tentpole series, and we’re excited to see how Banks bends the character of Rita to her will. »
- Michael Briers
After witnessing the horrors of Candle Cove, viewers haven't even stepped into the No-End House yet, but Syfy and Universal Cable Productions have already renewed the anthology horror series Channel Zero for a third and fourth season, with Ucp also inking a deal with the series' executive producer Nick Antosca to create additional programming.
Each season of Channel Zero brings a creepypasta to life on screen, and while it's not yet known which creepypastas will be the focus of the show's third and fourth seasons, viewers can look forward to seeing the adaptation of Brian Russell's NoEnd House in season 2 of the series, premiering this October.
Antosca will continue to be the executive producer, showrunner, and writer for the third and fourth seasons of Channel Zero, with Max Landis also continuing to serve as executive producer. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for updates on the anthology series, and for more information, »
- Derek Anderson
Right ahead of the season 2 premiere of Channel Zero, Syfy decided to renew the show for a 3rd and 4th season. In addition, Nick Antosca has signed an overall deal with Channel Zero producer Universal Cable Productions. Under that pact, Antosca will develop and produce scripted programming with Ucp for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio and for external networks and streaming services. Antosca also will return as executive producer, showrunner and writer for the two newly ordered installments of Channel Zero alongside executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle). What’s interesting about Channel Zero is that each is based on user-generated
Channel Zero Gets Renewed for 3rd and 4th Season by Syfy »
- Nat Berman
Power Rangers, a big-screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, hits U.S. theaters in late March and, surprise surprise, it looks as gloomy and self-serious as many other supposed-to-be-for-kids franchises these days. Just watch the trailer; it’s got a freakin’ Halsey cover of Johnny Cash playing under it, for Christ’s sake.
It wasn’t always supposed to be so. Screenwriter Max Landis hasn’t been silent about how much he believes in the draft he wrote, nor about how it seemed the powers-that-be just wanted him to recycle his breakout hit, Chronicle.
I wrote a silly, fun, goofy retro teen action adventure movie.
They fired me, and five or so writers later, it appears they made Chronicle.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) October 9, 2016
Well, now we can judge just how silly, fun, goofy, and retro it is, because Landis’ draft has appeared online. And, according ...
- Randall Colburn
Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha (Anna Kendrick) has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight – and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis (Sam Rockwell). To anyone else, Francis’ approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can’t help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she’s bananas, he’s bananas… except he’s also a professional assassin.
However Francis is a hitman with a cause: he kills the people ordering the hits. Just as Martha begins to realize her new beau wasn’t joking when he said he had to step out for a moment to shoot someone, things start heating up for Francis. »
- Phil Wheat
There is a level of audacity to Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness that I can’t help but admire. On paper, it’s not the type of film that generally gets a big studio push in this day and age, but yet, 20th Century Fox is going all out for Verbinski’s weirdly surreal exploration of the one thing none of us can escape—our mortality—and I dig that he once again takes an avant-garde route to give us a grandiose, epic gothic horror movie that wears its influences on its sleeves, yet at times feels like nothing we’ve ever experienced before.
If you distill Cure down to its basic elements, though, it’d be safe to say it feels like if Hammer Films did their own version of Shutter Island, but really, that only accounts for about 30% of what Verbinski achieves here. The bottom line is, »
- Heather Wixson
Director Gore Verbinski has spent a long time making very expensive studio blockbusters, including three Pirates of the Caribbean movies and the disastrous reboot of The Lone Ranger. However, he did direct the most successful horror remake of all-time with The Ring and it is easy to forget that this man knows how to tackle a genre flick. With A Cure for Wellness, he is once again let loose on the horror/thriller genre and for better or for worse, he seemed to be totally unconstrained. This has resulted in an absolutely crazy, unhinged, unsettling and surely divisive movie. It is probably the most off-the-rails crazy, mainstream studio movie audiences are going to have the chance to see all year.
20th Century Fox's latest centers on an ambitious young finance executive who is sent to bring back his company's CEO from a very mysterious and remote "wellness center" in the Swiss Alps. »
Along with Lake, the film will be produced by QC Entertainment’s Sean McKittrick and Ray Mansfield along with Thruline Entertainment’s Sherman. Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Shaun Redick will be executive producers. Erica Steinberg will serve in a producing capacity.
The film will begin sales at the upcoming European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival. It’s being co-represented for domestic film sales by ICM Partners and QC Entertainment, the recently formed partnership between McKittrick, »
- Dave McNary
Stx International will distribute the film in the United Kingdom and introduce the project to distributors at the Berlin Film Festival, where the European Film Market opens this week.
“Adrift” is written by Aaron and Jordan Kandell. Kormákur will direct and produce the film under his Rvk Studios banner with production set to begin in June. Aaron and Jordan Kandell will also produce.
“Adrift” is based on the true story of Tami Oldham who, after being knocked unconscious by the most massive hurricane in the history of the Pacific Ocean, awakens to find her fiancé Richard Sharp badly injured, their boat in ruins, and no means of communication or navigation. She must race against the clock to save herself and the only man she’s ever loved.
- Dave McNary
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The story follows star athlete Daniel Townsend (Russell), who undergoes an experimental surgery that permanently attaches a cutting-edge bionic arm and leg to his body after he loses his own in a car accident. But when he realizes the advanced intelligent prosthetics may have a destructive mind of their own, Daniel’s rehabilitation quickly transforms into a desperate fight to save himself and everyone around him.
- Rebecca Ford
Adam Schroeder, whose producing credits include “Chronicle” and “Sleepy Hollow,” will produce under his Adam Schroeder Entertainment banner alongside Rob Paris (“The Blackcoat’s Daughter”) of Paris Film. Highland Film Group will handle international sales, and introduce to buyers next week at the Berlin Film Festival. UTA Independent will rep the U.S. rights.
Russell will portray a star athlete who undergoes an experimental surgery that permanently attaches a cutting-edge bionic arm and leg to his body after he loses his own in a car accident. But when he realizes the advanced intelligent prosthetics may have a destructive mind of their own, he begins a desperate fight to save himself and everyone around him.
“We’re going to explore the most current and innovative science and technology in this film, »
- Dave McNary
Attach will star Russell (pictured) as a star athlete who is fitted with a bionic arm and leg after a car accident and discovers the prosthetics may have a destructive life of their own.
“We’re going to explore the most current and innovative science and technology in this film,” said Schroeder. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of Chris Gorak’s provocative vision and distinctive worldview.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Chris Gorak is set to direct the sci-fi thriller Attach, based on his original script and starring Chronicle's Alex Russell. Adam Shroeder will produce under his Adam Schroeder Entertainment banner alongside Rob Paris of Paris Film Inc. Highland Film Group will handle international sales and launch the project to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next week, with UTA repping domestic rights. Russell plays star athlete Daniel Townsend, who undergoes an… »
In a little under two months, Lionsgate will release their much anticipated Power Rangers reboot. While fans took issue with the tone and overall mood of the first trailer, our second look at the film painted a much prettier picture and now, it’s safe to say that excitement is pretty high to see what the studio and director Dean Israelite have cooked up here.
For those who don’t know, Power Rangers was written by John Gatins, but if you cast your mind back to 2014, you might remember that originally, Chronicle scribe Max Landis was hired to pen the reboot. Unfortunately, Lionsgate decided not to go with his script and we never really got a chance to see what the writer dreamed up. Until now, that is.
A Reddit user managed to get a copy of Landis’ original draft – don’t ask us how – and posted it online for all to see. »
- Josh Wilding
Kirsten Howard Jan 30, 2017
We've noticed that directors tend to get a bit wibbly when talking about actor Dane DeHaan, and Mr. Besson is no exception...
2017 looks set to finally be Dane DeHaan's time to shine.
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After starring in Josh Trank's 2012 sci-fi flick Chronicle as an abused lad driven mad with (super)power, and as a troubled soul in Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond The Pines in the same year, DeHaan became a hot ticket.
He's been incredibly picky since, with an appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Harry Osborn and a starring role in the indie rom-com Life After Beth his most prominent roles in the last five years, but »
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