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QC Entertainment and Good Universe snap up Max Landis horror Decon

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that QC Entertainment and Good Universe are teaming up to finance and produce Decon, a horror penned by Max Landis (Chronicle, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency).

The project, which is set to begin production early in the new year, revolves around a young medical prodigy who is pushed to the mental, physical and emotional brink over the course of one night, after joining an elite team of doctors that treat the rarest, most gruesome and dangerous illnesses on Earth.

“Max and his wildly imaginative original screenplay are the type of bold storyteller and storytelling we passionately discover and make at QC,” said QC’s McKittrick and Mansfield. “We can’t wait to make this film with him and our partners at Good Universe.”

Landis’ latest film Bright, which he has written and produced, is set for release this December. He is also attached to direct a »

- Gary Collinson

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Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)

19 October 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Meet Alex Russell, the 29-year-old Australian actor whose breakthrough role in 2012’s inventive found-footage sci-fi superhero thriller, Chronicle, has paid off in spades. Five years after the release of the film, the not-so newcomer is preparing for the simultaneous release of three projects: real-life, big-screen adaptations Jungle, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and Only the Brave, with Miles Teller and Josh Brolin, along with the upcoming premiere of the CBS drama, S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore

It’s been a nonstop ride for the actor ever since. Before 2017 rolled around, Russell -- whose first credited role came just seven years ago -- had a whirlwind year filming four movies back-to-back, taking him from Los Angeles to Colombia to Mexico to the Gold Coast with a quick 24-hour respite in between in Nashville to reunite with his love, Goliath star Diana Hopper, for a wedding.

The past several months, though, Russell has called Southern California home while he’s been in production »

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New featurette for David Ayer’s Netflix film ‘Bright’

19 October 2017 6:41 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic, »

- Phil Wheat

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New Featurette for Bright Explores the Magical, Deadly World of David Ayer’s Fantasy Thriller

18 October 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In a world divided among mystical species, everyone wants to get their hands on a magic wand with the power of a nuclear weapon in David Ayer's Bright. Ahead of the film's premiere on Netflix this December, a new featurette for Bright explores the violent world and dynamic relationships of Ayer's new fantasy thriller.

"Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it. »

- Derek Anderson

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Experience Mind-Bending Horror & Watch the First Episode of Channel Zero: No-end House Online for Free

23 September 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There's no going back. Syfy opened the doors to the No-End House with the second season premiere episode of Channel Zero on September 20th, and if you have yet to experience the mind-warping horror of the show or you need to decipher what you saw in the recent episode, you can now watch the first full installment of the No-End House online for free, courtesy of Syfy.

"Inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, Channel Zero: No - End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, played by Amy Forsyth (“The Path”), who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed. The second six-hour installment will be directed by Steven Piet (“Uncle John”). Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”) will return as executive producer, showrunner and writer for »

- Derek Anderson

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Eerie Artwork & Images from Channel Zero: No-end House

19 September 2017 4:41 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On Wednesday, September 20th, Syfy opens the doors to the No-End House, the second season of the unsettling, creepypasta-based anthology series Channel Zero, and to help prepare you for the mind-bending scares to come (which I'm still recovering from after seeing the premiere episode at Comic-Con), we've been provided with images from the first two episodes and a new poster.

"Inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, Channel Zero: No - End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, played by Amy Forsyth (“The Path”), who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed. The second six-hour installment will be directed by Steven Piet (“Uncle John”). Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”) will return as executive producer, showrunner and writer for the second installment alongside executive producer Max Landis (“Chronicle, »

- Derek Anderson

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Gremlins 3 Found Footage Pitch Sounds Like a Blast

16 September 2017 11:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For years now, we've been hearing word of a possible reboot of the Gremlins franchise, but Warner Bros. just can't seem to crack that particular nut. Or they just don't feel properly motivated to make the movie happen because plenty of filmmakers have pitched their ideas for Gremlins 3. One such filmmaker is Max Landis (Chronicle), (American Ultra) who actually has an awesome idea for a found footage version of Gremlins.

The prolific and outspoken screenwriter appeared last year on the Talkhouse podcast. Per Bloody Disgusting, somehow, Max Landis' pitch went largely unnoticed but it is really worth a look for those who want to see Gremlins 3 happen. The best part? He's actually pitching the idea to Gremlins director Joe Dante. The basic premise is that a kid gets a pair of Mogwai for Christmas one year. One nice and the other not quite as nice. As is usually the case with Mogwai, »

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Screenwriter Max Landis Wrote a 150-Page Ode to Carly Rae Jepsen – And It’s Brilliant Storytelling

15 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Max Landis is a writer’s writer. While his subject matter is thoroughly accessible, he isn’t the type of guy you hire for your standard studio fare. The screenwriter behind films like Chronicle, American Ultra, and Bright is obsessed with structure, with word play, with the subversion of tropes and clichés. He’s exactly the type of writer […]

The post Screenwriter Max Landis Wrote a 150-Page Ode to Carly Rae Jepsen – And It’s Brilliant Storytelling appeared first on /Film. »

- C. Robert Cargill

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Max Landis discovers music criticism, writes hundreds of pages about Carly Rae Jepsen

14 September 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Max Landis, director, writer, and producer on films like Chronicle and American Ultra, has discovered that songs have meaning. In a sprawling, slickly designed website, Landis presents a multi-part article (he calls it “a living document”) discussing his grand theory of Carly Rae Jepsen’s thematic concerns. Because…

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- Reid McCarter

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Not Even John Landis Wants His Son Max Landis to Remake ‘An American Werewolf in London’

13 September 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The last time somebody tried to mess with John Landis’ landmark 1981 horror movie “An American Werewolf in London,” audiences got the abysmal spiritual sequel “An American Werewolf in Paris.” The less said about that 1997 movie the better, but it did prove just how impossible it is to capture the revolutionary magic of Landis’ original.

Somebody should probably tell that to John’s son, Max Landis. The outspoken young Landis announced last fall he is planning on writing and directing a new remake of his father’s “An American Werewolf in London,” which sounds kind of cute until you realize just how perfect the original is and just how unqualified Max Landis is to be doing anything remotely related to his legendary father. John may be his son’s biggest supporter, but he also realizes a “An American Werewolf in London” remake is a bad idea.

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- Zack Sharf

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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘The Hatred’ and More

8 September 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(Aotn) Ok, Smt heads, tonight’s offering “The Hatred”  may seem like heavy subject matter… But don’t worry, if Thursday Trailers is going to get deep, we’ll be certain to do it indie horror style!

Anchor Bay’s “The Hatred” comes right here:

The hits just keep on coming!

Coming AttractionsVictor Crowley Update

Dark Sky Films proudly announces Victor Crowley, the surprise fourth film in the fan-favorite Hatchet franchise. Kept tightly under wraps for over two years, the slasher sequel unexpectedly debuted in La shocking fans, celebrities, and industry professionals who gathered to celebrate at an event coined as a “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration.” The film will now be available to fans in select theaters beginning October 2017, as Victor Crowley hits the road. Writer/director Adam Green (and other cast) will travel with and introduce the film at special one-night screening events across America. Additional tour dates will be added. »

- Jason Stewart

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Star Wars Episode IX: who needs movie directors, anyway?

6 September 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Sep 7, 2017

As Colin Trevorrow joins a growing list of departing filmmakers, we ask what role directors even have in major franchises like Star Wars...

It must be a good couple of years ago already by now, but in a corner of Hollywood far, far away, someone at Disney-Lucasfilm took a photograph of four film directors.

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On the left, Gareth Edwards, then on the cusp of making the Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. Next to him, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, »

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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘No-End House’ Trailer#2

31 August 2017 8:36 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(Aotn)- Smt Thursdays heat up as the the full-trailer for Syfy’s Channel Zero: No-End House is here!

Check out the full drop here:

Channel Zero: No-end House – Second Installment Premieres Wednesday, September 20 at 10/9c Inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, Channel Zero: No-end House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, played by Amy Forsyth (“The Path”), and her best friend Jules (Aisha DeeThe Bold Type”), who visit the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.  When Margot returns home, she realizes everything has changed. The second six-hour installment will be directed by Steven Piet (“Uncle John”). Franchise creator Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”) will return as executive producer and showrunner; Max Landis (“Chronicle,” “American Ultra”) will also executive produce.   For more information see Syfy.com Coming Attractions: AMC Networks »

- Jason Stewart

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‘Star Wars’ Spinoff: Obi-Wan Kenobi Film In Works, Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct — Report

17 August 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The “Star Wars” universe is getting much bigger.

As long suspected, The Hollywood Reporter shares that the sci-fi juggernaut series is teeing up a brand new spinoff feature, this one rumored to focus on Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The outlet reports that Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry “is in early talks for the film,” which would focus on the fan favorite, who has been played over the years by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.

Details on the project are scarce, as “sources say talks are at the earliest of stages and that the project has no script. If a deal makes, Daldry would oversee the development and writing with Lucasfilm brass. It’s not known at this stage if Ewan McGregor will reprise his role.”

Read More:Han Solo Upheaval: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s ‘Star Wars’ Exit

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- Kate Erbland

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Syfy’s Channel Zero: No-end House to Premiere on September 20th, Watch New Teaser Videos

11 August 2017 5:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"I think we're still inside the No-End House." Imagine entering an immersive experience or escape room that was so real, it seeped into your psyche and intertwined with your reality. That's what the characters in Channel Zero: No-End House go through, and you can watch their mind-bending adventures beginning Wednesday, September 20th when the second season of the creepypasta-based anthology series premieres on Syfy.

Channel Zero showrunner Nick Antosca revealed the September 20th premiere date (earlier than the expected October TV debut) for No-End House on Twitter, along with one of two new teaser videos that you can watch below.

Directed by Steven Piet, executive produced by Nick Antosca, and based on Brian Russell's creepypasta, Channel Zero: No-End House contains six one-hour episodes and is the second season of the Channel Zero series. The first season was based on Kris Straub's Candle Cove, and a third »

- Derek Anderson

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Exclusive Channel Zero: No-end House Teaser Video Awakens Underwater in Room 5

10 August 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Horror fans have a lot to look forward to this Halloween season, and Channel Zero: No-End House should be near the top (if not the very top) of their lists. A creepy concoction of suburban scares and dreamlike dread, the second season of the Syfy series features an engaging cast that pulls you into their living nightmare, including Aisha Dee, whose character, Jules, awakens underwater in Room 5 of the No-End House in our exclusive teaser video that Daily Dead readers can watch right now.

You can enter Room 5 of the No-End House in our exclusive video below, and keep an eye on other sites for videos featuring additional rooms in the No-End House. We've also been provided with images from the new season that you can check out below as well.

Directed by Steven Piet, executive produced by Nick Antosca, and based on Brian Russell's creepypasta, Channel Zero »

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The 9 Most Troubled Movie Productions Since 2000

3 August 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Dark Tower” is finally arriving in theaters after decades in development. Reports surfaced earlier this week that test screenings for the Stephen King adaptation were so awful that Sony Pictures considered replacing director Nikolaj Arcel and bringing in someone new to oversee post-production and turn the film around.

Read More‘The Dark Tower’ Tested So Poorly That Sony Considered Replacing Director

Unfortunately, news like this is becoming all too familiar in the age of studio-driven tentpoles. More and more, executives have the final call, not directors, and it’s leading to one production nightmare after another. As the studios become the driving forces behind blockbusters, directors’ voices continue to be stifled. No wonder the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Terry Gilliam, and Lynne Ramsay have all struggled in the studio system. Below is a rundown of the 9 most troubled film productions of the 21st century (so far).

The Bourne Identity” (2002)

Nobody expected “The Bourne Identity” to become a worldwide hit and a franchise-starting success story, especially not director Doug Liman and screenwriter Tony Gilroy. The production was living hell from day one as Universal and Liman became mortal enemies. The studio hated Liman’s slow pacing for the film and his execution of small-scale, intimate action scenes (which led to certain set pieces being entirely re-shot so they could be more fast-paced). Liman was forced into filming re-shoots, which raised the budget by $8 million to the $60 million mark. Gilroy was delivering script re-writes throughout the entirety of filming as Universal kept scrapping scenes. Other points of contention included the studio forcing Liman to set some of the film in Paris in order to keep the budget down and Liman’s demand for using a French-speaking crew.

The Brothers Grimm” (2005)

Terry Gilliam needed a hit after the box office failure of his passion project “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” and that pressure kept him away from the big screen for seven years. He finally decided to return with “The Brothers Grimm,” a fairy tale blockbuster from MGM and Dimension. Problems started when MGM dropped out after struggling to raise the necessary budget. The movie went into production with an $80 million price tag, but Gilliam always knew a movie of this scale required a budget upwards of $120 million. He ended up in a tense relationship with the Weinstein brothers, who took control of the film away from Gilliam and fired his cinematographer and regular collaborator Nicola Pecorini after six weeks. Things got so bad that filming was shut down for two weeks. Gilliam ended up finishing the project and has admitted the final version is the result of two competing visions and neither winning.

Fantastic Four” (2015)

Fantastic Four” was released in theaters on August 7, but it was not the version director Josh Trank had cut, nor was it the one actors Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell signed up to make. Trank had originally pitched his movie as a superhero spin on a David Cronenberg body horror film, but this darker version was not what 20th Century Fox ended up wanting. The studio believed the movie hewed too close to Trank’s own “Chronicle” than a superhero tentpole.

Producers Hutch Parker and Simon Kinberg rewrote Trank’s original script and gave the film a different ending during filming. Fox still didn’t like Trank’s theatrical cut, so they began making changes to certain scenes and omitting entire set pieces without Trank’s knowledge. The director bashed the film on Twitter when it was released, claiming it was entirely different than the version he originally cut. Only later was it revealed that the poor relationship between the studio and the director led the latter to completely shut down on set. Trank reportedly trashed some of the sets and appeared intoxicated during filming. The film never recovered and was a box office flop.

The Fountain” (2006)

It was only inevitable that a movie as ambitiously conceived as Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain” was going to have production troubles. The director originally planned to kick off filming in summer 2002 with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, but Warner Bros. got nervous over the budget and threatened to drop out if a co-financier wasn’t found. Aronofsky brought in Regency Enterprises and a start date was set for October 2002 with a $70 million budget. It would have been smooth sailing, but Pitt wanted script revisions and left the movie just seven weeks before production was set to begin. Warner Bros. dropped the film and expensive sets and props had to be auctioned off. Aronofsky remained committed to the film and rewrote it from the ground up in order for it to be made on the cheap. His revision did the trick. Warner Bros. returned and signed on to make the movie for $35 million.

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SXSW Award Winner ‘Assholes’ Acquired By Breaking Glass For Theatrical Release

26 July 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The controversial film Assholes from writer/director Peter Vack, who was an actor in Mozart in the Jungle has been acquired for theatrical release by Breaking Glass from Vack and producer Max Landis (ChronicleAn American Werewolf in London). Breaking Glass then pacted with Factory 25 to release the picture theatrically (in conjunction) this fall into New York, Los Angeles, and other markets prior to a DVD/VOD release. The film had its world premiere… »

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New trailer for Will Smith’s Netflix thriller ‘Bright’

21 July 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic, »

- Phil Wheat

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Review

21 July 2017 5:07 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Dane DeHaan stars in Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.

Photo Credit: Lou Faulon. Photo courtesy of Stx Entertainment. Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 Stx Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is writer/director Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi action/adventure film, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as a team of special agents wisecracking and flirting their way through danger as they race to unravel the puzzle of what or who is threatening to destroy the interstellar city of Alpha. The film also stars Clive Owen, Ethan Hawk and singer Rihanna.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is spectacular visually, with one fabulous, colorful, fantastical vision after another, and the film completely delivers on that level.

The 3D action/adventure film is based on a French sci-fi graphic novel series, “Valerian and Laureline,” or just “Valerian.” The long-running comic series, »

- Cate Marquis

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