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As for where the production stands in direct comparison to other found footage films well... thats difficult to accurately judge. Its infinitely inferior to films like Rec Troll Hunter The Blair Witch Project Cloverfield and Apollo 18 (erase preconceived notions instilled by detractors and dont for a single second believe its only about moon rocks) but its stronger than features like Area 407 Bigfoot The Lost Coast Tapes The Devil Inside and Paranormal Activity 4. Therefore its probably safe to say this one resides somewhere in the middle of the pack. You arent likely to love it but you probably wont hate it outright. »
Last year, it was announced that director Andre Ovredal (Troll Hunter) and producer Adrian Askarieh were gearing up to make a franchise out of the Enormous, the comic book from Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour. Those plans included a web series, tv show and feature film. A year later, it appears that the first leg of those ambitious plans is kicking off as Variety reports that Machinima is moving forward with plans to make a web series from the comic. Enormous follows a futuristic setting where humanity is poised on the brink of extinction in the wake of gigantic monsters produced from a vast ecological cataclysm. That premise brings to mind another Image comic book series, The Walking Dead but this time, it's giant monsters instead of zombies. BenDavid Grabinski (Cost of Living) will direct the pilot from a script he wrote with Ovredal. Casting is »
We told you a few days ago about an upcoming adaptation of the Tim Daniel comic property Enormous with Trollhunter's André Øvredal attached in some capacity, and now we have a much clearer picture of the monstrous goings-on!
Variety reports that online entertainment player Machinima, whose audience is made up mostly of young males age 18-35, has paired with producer Adrian Askarieh to produce a 10-minute pilot based on Enormous, a graphic novel that revolves around a cataclysmic ecological event that creates massive beasts that overrun human civilization and puts mankind at the bottom of the food chain.
Askarieh’s Prime Universe Productions will produce the pilot for Machinima before turning it into a full-fledged series that can play on various digital platforms the company appears on, including the new Xbox One.
BenDavid Grabinski, who helmed the short Cost of Living, will direct the pilot whose concept is a »
- Uncle Creepy
With the world poised to catch a giant-sized bug leading to unending bouts of "Godzilla Fever," there's rumbling of another Enormous creature feature looking to stomp its way directly into our monster-loving hearts.
Godzilla Universe recently caught up with Tim Daniel, writer of the stellar monster-themed graphic novel Enormous, to see if there's been any progress in getting his work turned into a big screen adaptation. His answer? Music to our ears.
"Here’s what I know and I’m at liberty to share," Daniel tells the site. "Enormous is being actively adapted for the screen. Producer Adrian Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films is heavily involved. The first step he took was to recruit writer-director André Øvredal of Trollhunter – which made me swoon. I’ve seen several treatments and scripts to date. They are fantastic, in keeping with the spirit of the story established in the One Shot while building »
- Uncle Creepy
Goldcrest will fully finance The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a psychological horror about father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim.
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Set to shoot this winter, the film marks a return to production for Goldcrest, which in recent years has focused on sales and distribution, especially of documentaries.
Spearheaded by managing director Pascal Degove, former head of international at EuropaCorp, Goldcrest will also be shopping buzzed-about documentary The Square about the ongoing struggle within Egypt.
A work in progress at Sundance, the film won an Audience Award despite being unfinished at the time and went on to win the »
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Former Indomina executive Catherine Quantschnigg has joined sales outfit Goldcrest Films as vp international sales, where she will report to MD Pascal Degove.
The exec was most recently vp of international sales and acquisitions at Indomina Releasing and was formerly vp international sales for Im Global where she also managed genre label Octane, including global breakout Paranormal Activity.
The addition comes as London-based Goldcrest has recently begun revamping its slate. Screen last week announced that the outfit will finance and sell Troll Hunter director Andre Ovredal’s English language debut, the horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
Degove commented: “Catherine’s understanding of the market place combined with her inexhaustible contacts make her an invaluable addition to the team.” »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
London-based sales and financing shingle Goldcrest Films has beefed up its exec team with the addition of industry vet Catherine Quantschnigg as VP international sales.
Quantschnigg most recently served as VP of international sales and acquisitions at Indomina Releasing. Previously, she was VP of international sales for Im Global, and also ran their genre label Octane. Pascal Degove, Goldcrest managing director, said: “Catherine’s understanding of the marketplace, combined with her contacts make her an invaluable addition to the team.”
- Leo Barraclough
Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal caught our attention back in 2011 with his inventive horror-fantasy Troll Hunter. And at long last he's offering us a follow-up called The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Digital Journal reports the film will also be of the horror genre, but unlike Trollhunter it will be in English. As you might rightly assume, The Autopsy of Jane Doe begins with the autopsy of an unidentified woman, who was young, beautiful, and evidently murdered. Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing penned the original screenplay that's plot follows a father-and-son team of coroners, whose quiet life working in a small town mortuary is disrupted by the curious questions that arise from bizarre clues found on the body of this Jane Doe. These clues not only hold the key to how she was killed but also to some truly terrible secrets. Speaking to the Norwegian news source The Local, Øvredal said of »
The film is based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. The story "takes place in a small-town, family-owned mortuary, where father and son coroners receive a mysterious homicide victim — a beautiful young 'Jane Doe.' As they attempt to figure out how she died and who she is, they discover increasingly bizarre clues, which hold the key to terrifying secrets."
I really enjoyed Troll Hunter, and it will be good to see the director to take on this project. It's definitely different for him, and I think he'll do a god job bringing this story to life. »
- Joey Paur
According to Screen Daily the flick will be based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is produced by Fred Berger (Taking Chance) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) under their Impostor Pictures banner alongside Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh of 42 (Welcome to the Punch, Monsters: Dark Continent).
Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Pascal Degove are serving as executive producers. Production will take place in London this winter with casting under way.
Set in a small-town, family-owned mortuary, the film follows father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim – a beautiful young “Jane Doe.” As they attempt to figure out how she died and who she is, »
- Uncle Creepy
Andre Ovredal is going to make his English-language filmmaking debut. According to Screen Daily, he'll helm The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
Ovredal is the helmer of the Norwegian found footage creature feature Troll Hunter.
The site says the film is "set in a small-town, family-owned mortuary" and "the film follows father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim – a beautiful young “Jane Doe.”
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Based on an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, the story follows a family of morticians who receive the body of a beautiful young woman whose death and identity are a mystery.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Trollhunter writer and director André Øvredal has lined up a new genre project with The Autopsy of Jane Doe . Variety reports that Øvredal will helm the project with an original screenplay by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is said to follow a family of morticians who receive the body of a beautiful young woman whose death and identity are a mystery. Goldcrest Films is financing the project with Impostor Pictures' Fred Berger and Eric Garcia producing alongside 42's Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh. Pascal Degove and Nick Quested will executive produce. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is planning to shoot in London this winter. »
In the world of horror cinema, the best way to fight a monster–be it supernatural, human, or natural one–is with a character that possesses special knowledge and skills. These experts, recruited into battle by other characters or colliding with the conflict intentionally, are the savants of the horror world.
Examples of savant characters include David Warner’s bat expert Phillip Payne in Nightwing, Zelda Rubinstein’s spiritual medium Tangina in Poltergeist, Matthew McConaughey’s dragon slayer Denton Van Zan in Reign of Fire, Lin Shaye’s paranormal investigator Elise Rainier in Insidious, and Otto Jespersen’s monster killer Hans in Trollhunter.
This article, divided into three sections based on what type of monstrous force is being fought, focuses on the greatest savant characters the horror genre has to offer.
Vs. The Supernatural
- Terek Puckett
Uma Thurman To Present Lumière Prize To Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino muse Uma Thurman will be on hand Friday in Lyon to present the director with the fifth annual Lumière Prize, organizers said today. Tarantino is receiving the award for his body of work, his love of cinema, “the tributes he pays inside his own films to the entire mythology of the 7th art” and for “the way he’s always saying ‘Vive le cinéma!’ ” The ceremony will be part of the Lumière Festival of retrospectives and restored vintage titles that is overseen by Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux and Lumière Institute president Bertrand Tavernier. Per-Olav Sørensen Prepping Norwegian Mini ‘The Heavy Water War’ While Danny Boyle is prepping Telemark, a miniseries for FX in the U.S., Norwegian director Per-Olav Sørensen is putting together a similarly themed mini in Norway. The Heavy Water War is based on the »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
The headlines and articles back in summer 1999 said that the film had changed cinema forever. They made extravagant claims that the internet had now been used to such a degree that the marketing and distribution of films would never be the same again. This may have been premature, what these journalists didn’t quite grasp was that the majority of citizens with a connection to the internet were still on slow dial-up connections, and this made watching trailers or downloading porn a lengthy night’s chore at best.
The film that was causing all of the hoopla was none other than Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick’s The Blair Witch Project, although not the first ever in the sub-genre now known as ‘found footage’, it turned out to be the most memorable and acclaimed. Sanchez and Myrick had used the internet and showings at film festivals to build a major »
- Chris Holt
He signs six-year contract as production and development chief; Svensk Denmark appoints Birdi Bjerregaard as MD for Sf Film Production.
Golimo, 38, who has signed a six-year contract, will join the top management team headed by new CEO Sindre Guldvog, who will shortly replace managing director Nina Refseth. Starting next spring, he will succeed Ivar Køhn, who has become head of drama at Norwegian pubcaster Nrk.
Since 2001, Golimo has worked for Oslo-based production outfit Filmkameratene, now 50%-50% owned by its founder, Norwegian veteran producer John M Jacobsen and Sf Norge; for six years he was head of the Norwegian Film and TV Producers’ Association. He is currently producing Norwegian directors Hallvard Bræin’s Burning (Børning), Grethe Bøe’s Operation Arctic (Operasjon Arktis), and Per Olav Sørensen’s TV series »
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Neil Marshall is currently in Ireland directing the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones season four, but Deadline has revealed that the British filmmaker will soon be turning his attention to another fantasy, with the Dog Soldiers and The Descent director set to helm a remake of the fantastic 2010 Norwegian film Troll Hunter.
Directed by André Øvredal, Troll Hunter - or Trolljegeren, to give it its original title - is a found footage mockumentary which follows a group of students who set off into the Norwegian wilderness hoping to make a documentary about a bear poacher, who actually turns out to be a professional troll hunter.
The English language remake will be Marshall's first feature since 2010's Centurion, and is being produced by Harry Potter and Percy Jackson duo Christopher Columbus and Michael Barnathan along with original producers John Jacobsen and Sveinung Golimo. Marshall will also rewrite the script which »
- Gary Collinson
There’s still a little over a month until Halloween, but stores are already overloaded with horror-related candy, costumes, and decorations, and, appropriately, so is this Movie News Cheat Sheet. We’ve got an update on the “Troll Hunter” remake as well as the details on Fede Alvarez’s potential “Evil Dead” follow-up. Per usual, the folks at Blumhouse Productions are keeping busy. Not only are they moving forward with another installment of the “Insidious” franchise, but Aaron Eckhart is officially on board to lead their project called “Incarnate,” too. Ready to get into the holiday spirit a little early with those stories and more? It’s all coming at you in your weekly [ Read More ]
The post Movie News Cheat Sheet: Marshall For Troll Hunter, Alvarez For Dante’s Inferno And More appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Financiers Img Global are reportedly hoping for an early 2014 production start on the project.
The report also states that producers are seeking for a top male lead, who is not usually associated with the horror genre.
André Øvredal's original film was shot in the 'found footage' style, and follows a student film crew making a documentary about a mysterious man they think is an illegal bear hunter, before discovering that he is actually a government agent who hunts trolls.
He will also return »
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