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Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales To Helm ‘Ambulance’

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Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales To Helm ‘Ambulance’
Exclusive: Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales have been set to direct Ambulance, the Good Universe/Mythology Entertainment remake of the 2005 Danish film Ambulancen. The filmmakers, who come from Israel and made their mark with the thrillers Big Bad Wolves and Rabies, will direct a script by Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak. The film is an action-thriller whose ambition is to combine the elevated character elements of Dog Day Afternoon with the adrenaline of Speed and the…
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Once Upon A Time In Palestine: The New Flick From Big Bad Wolves Duo

It could be said that there was disappointment when Big Bad Wolves and Rabies directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado bowed out of the Death Wish remake. Yet I think we would all agree that we would rather see something original from the Israeli directing duo. I know I was a wee bit disappointed with that turn of events then someone who had read their script, Once Upon A Time in Palestine, said no, no, this is way better. So when Variety reported that they have begun shopping their new flick to financiers at Cannes I could not be happier to read this news. “Once Upon a Time in Palestine” is an “at times funny and at times nerve-wracking portrayal of Israel’s birth...

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Death Wish: Eli Roth in Talks to Take Over The New Film

THR is reporting that Eli Roth is in talks with MGM to sit in the director's chair for their new Death Wish movie. He becomes one of a few directors to be attached to the film in recent years. Certainly his name alone carries enough clout in the film community to push this forward?  The post was recently vacated by Rabies and Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Kshales and Navot Papushado. Much to the chagrin of their fans around the World.  Bruce Willis is still attached to star in the flick. ...

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‘Big Bad Wolves’ Helmers Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado Exit Bruce Willis ‘Death Wish’ Remake

‘Big Bad Wolves’ Helmers Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado Exit Bruce Willis ‘Death Wish’ Remake
Exclusive: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado have exited Death Wish, the MGM/Paramount remake of the 1974 hit that Bruce Willis will star in, reprising the reluctant vigilante made famous by Charles Bronson. They are the Israeli filmmakers who made their debut with Rabies and then followed with 2013's Big Bad Wolves, a violent, high-octane thriller that became a cult favorite. They do stylized action, with a sense of humor, and they wanted to inject some of that into…
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'Death Wish' Remake Is Back on with Bruce Willis

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'Death Wish' Remake Is Back on with Bruce Willis
After languishing in development for several years, Paramount and MGM's long-awaited Death Wish remake is finally moving forward. Deadline reports that Bruce Willis has signed on to star, with Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) coming aboard to direct. Paramount and MGM will distribute the remake, which hopes to get production started this summer.

The original 1974 Death Wish starred Charles Bronson as an ordinary man who becomes a dangerous vigilante after his wife is killed by street thugs, who also raped his daughter. Joe Carnahan was initially attached to direct, and he also wrote a draft of the screenplay, before he dropped out of the project back in 2013. The filmmaker left the project over a casting dispute, since both Paramount and MGM wanted to cast Bruce Willis, but the director wanted to go in a different direction.

We reported in 2012 that Joe Carnahan wanted to cast
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Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ Remake Sets Israeli Directing Team

Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ Remake Sets Israeli Directing Team
Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado will direct the remake of “Death Wish,” starring Bruce Willis.

The Israeli directing team helmed the 2013 black comedy “Big Bad Wolves,” which was an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Paramount released the original “Death Wish,” starring Charles Bronson, in 1974 with Michael Winner directing and Dino De Laurentiis producing. The $3 million film was a major success, grossing $22 million at the box office.

Former MGM co-chairman Roger Birnbaum is producing the new project. He was a producer on the “Rush Hour” franchise, “Bruce Almighty” and 2009’s “Star Trek” before joining with Spyglass partner Gary Barber to take over MGM in 2010. Birnbaum returned to producing in 2013.

Joe Carnahan, Dan Gilroy and Graham Yost have worked on the script for the remake. The 1974 original was based on the Brian Garfield novel about vigilante Paul Kersey, who goes after criminals when his wife is murdered and his daughter
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Big Bad Wolves Duo To Direct Bruce Willis In New Death Wish Movie

According to a report over at Deadline Paramount and MGM have given their new Death Wish movie to directers  Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.    The Israeli duo burst onto the scene with their debut Rabies and cemented their reputation in the fantastic cinema circle with their followup Big Bad Wolves in 2013. Since then they made a chapter for the horror anthology ABCs of Death 2 but things have been quiet for them since then.    The new take hews closely to the book, about an architect whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated that the perpetrators are not held to pay for the violence and degradation these thugs inflicted on his family, the architect takes to...

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Warner Bros. Shortlist of Directors for "Justice League Dark" Revealed

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According to JoBlo, Warner Bros. Pictures have a short list of possible frontrunners to helm the Guillermo del Toro-scripted "Justice League Dark" film adaptation. Del Toro wrote the recent screenplay with the desire to direct but decided to step down due to his commitment to helm "Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom", which is set up with Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

JoBlo revealed that the directing team of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado and Fede Alvarez are in contention for the job. Keshales and Papushado are known in the horror genre for "Big Bad Wolves", "Rabies" and the anthology film "ABCs of Death 2." Alvarez directed 2013's "Evil Dead" remake, which was produced by original director Sam Raimi. Alvarez is currently in post-production on his latest film, "A Man in the Dark". 

Latino-Review recently revealed the list of actors that Warner Bros. would like to cast in the film which includes
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'Justice League Dark' Targets 'Evil Dead' Remake Director

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'Justice League Dark' Targets 'Evil Dead' Remake Director
There have been no shortage of rumors for Justice League Dark, a.k.a. Dark Universe, this week. One report claimed that Colin Farrell is being eyed to play John Constantine, while yet another report claimed Ben Mendelsohn is being eyed to play the main villain, Anton Arcane. None of these details have been confirmed just yet, but now we have another rumor to throw onto the pile. JoBlo reports that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) and the Israeli filmmaking duo of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) are considered the directorial front runners at this point.

Warner Bros. has been searching for a director ever since Guillermo del Toro dropped out back in June. There didn't seem to be much traction on the project in the intervening months, until we reported last month that Scott Rudin came aboard to produce, with the studio hoping to get production started
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Exclusive: Epic Pictures' Award-winning 'Jeruzalem' U.S. Premiere Slated for August 23rd

Epic Pictures Group Co-Founders Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson have accepted Wizard World Chicago's respected closing night invitation for their highly anticipated, award-winning horror film, "Jeruzalem." The Paz Brothers-helmed project will have its U.S. premiere at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival on August 23rd at the giant Wizard World Comic Con Chicago. Winner of the Audience Award and Best Editing Awards at the recent 32nd Jerusalem International Film Festival, "Jeruzalem" is expected to play to an Sro audience at the Muvico Theatre.

"Jeruzalem" is directed by Doron & Yoav Paz (Tiff and Berlinale’s "Phobidilia") and stars breakout actress Yael Grobglas ("Jane the Virign," "Reign," Rabies"), Yon Tumarkin (Berlinale’s Panorama Award-winner "Rock Ba-Casba," TV’s "Split") and Tom Graziani ("A Place in Heaven"). The chilling story follows two American girls on vacation who join a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio is caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them.

Epic Pictures, one of the fastest rising independent all-in-one studios based in Hollywood, also has the opening night film, the long awaited "Tales of Halloween" on Aug 20th, as well as its quirky horror romance, "Nina Forever," screening at the festival on August 23rd.

"Jeruzalem"comes out in U.S. theaters later this year.

Epic Pictures Group will also release Sundance retro hit "Turbo Kid" on August 28th. The company produces, finances, licenses and distributes top-quality and unique entertainment across the world. Since its inception in 2007, Epic Pictures has grown to become one of the most creative and dynamic movie studios in the entertainment industry, hand-picking only the most exciting projects and shaping them from script to launch.
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2015 Fantasia Film Festival to Feature Tales of Halloween World Premiere

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Halloween is coming to Montreal this summer, as the star-studded (both in front of and behind the camera) anthology horror film, Tales of Halloween, is scheduled to make its world premiere at the festival. JeruZalem, Turbo Kid, Deathgasm, and many more movies are also slated to screen:

Press Release -- "Montreal, May 6, 2015 – The 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to rush Montreal with three weeks of cinematic inspiration and fantastical visions from across the world from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

Our complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here’s an early First Wave Announcement of selected highlights and info to whet your appetite for the exciting things to come!

Unveiling Our 2015 Poster Art: Fantasia Continues Its Celebration Of Regional Folklore With The Wendigo

In recent editions, Fantasia has showcased poster art informed by various regional legends and myths,
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Fantasia Fest 2015 opens with ‘Ant-Man’, animated ‘Miss Hokusai’

The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, now in its 19th year, is one of our favorite festivals around and a fan favorite for Sound on Sight readers for several years now. This year’s festival runs July 14 to August 4, and the first wave of films on the lineup has just been revealed.

Marvel’s highly anticipated Ant-Man, with Paul Rudd, will be the opening night film, along with the Japanese animated film Miss Hokusai. Miss Hokusai comes from Production I.G., known for its other classics including A Letter to Momo and Giovanni’s Island.

Fantasia ’15 will also be home to several World Premieres, including Tales of Halloween, a collection of 10 short horror stories, and Jeruzalem, a horror film from Israeli directors and Tiff honorees Yoav and Doron Paz (Phobidilia).

The Canadian indie Turbo Kid, which we first caught up with at Sundance this year, will also be having its
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‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Blu-ray Review

Directed by Julian Barratt, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Jen & Sylvia Soska and many more…

It’s a second go around the alphabet of fear with The ABCs of Death 2. 2012′s first installment – an anthology of 26 stories, each representing a letter of the alphabet – was the very definition of a mixed bag, with (sadly) the bad often outweighing the good. However, given that the good was Very good I still held out hope that this sequel would live up to the expectations and potential that the format has.

Thankfully this time round the good outweighs the bad, although surprisingly there are some disappointing segments from directors whose work I’ve enjoyed; and whose feature work has been hailed as some of the best in the genre – not that there’s any evidence of that here – including
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Celluloid Screams 2014: ‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Review

Directed by Julian Barratt, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Jen & Sylvia Soska and many more…

It’s a second go around the alphabet of fear with the debut of The ABCs of Death 2 as part of this years Celluloid Screams film festival. 2012′s first installment – an anthology of 26 stories, each representing a letter of the alphabet – was the very definition of a mixed bag, with (sadly) the bad often outweighing the good. However, given that the good was Very good I still held out hope that this sequel would live up to the expectations and potential that the format has.

Thankfully this time round the good outweighs the bad, although surprisingly there are some disappointing segments from directors whose work I’ve enjoyed; and whose feature work has been hailed as some of the best in
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Keshales And Papushado To Remake Johnnie To's Vengeance

The Big Bad Wolves boys are coming to Hollywood, word breaking today that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado - the Israeli duo behind Rabies and Big Bad Wolves - have signed on to direct a remake of Johnnie To's Vengeance. And, honestly, if you're going to remake a Johnnie To film, this is a pretty good one to pick given that the story of a French chef with a past traveling to Hong Kong to exact revenge on the people responsible for the killing of his family has a fantastic premise and flashes of To's signature style while also being severely hampered by a poor central performance from French singer Johnny Hallyday in the lead role. There's room to improve here, basically, where if you...

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‘Big Bad Wolves’ Helmers To Remake ‘Vengeance’ At Sony

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‘Big Bad Wolves’ Helmers To Remake ‘Vengeance’ At Sony
Exclusive: Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales have been set by Sony Pictures to write and direct a remake of the 2009 Hong Kong-French thriller Vengeance. Sony Pictures has acquired the underlying material and hired the duo for a film that Matt Tolmach will produce with Michele & Laurent Petin. Latter are the original rights holders and producers.

Papushado & Keshales are Israeli filmmakers whose 2010 debut Rabies was followed by Big Bad Wolves, a revenge tale that Quentin Tarantino called his favorite of 2013. It was acquired and released by Magnolia’s Magnet last January.

The Johnnie To-directed Vengeance is about a French chef who swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter’s family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hitmen working for the mafia.

It is the first Hollywood studio job for Papushado & Keshales, who are repped by Wme,
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‘ABCs of Death 2′ Courts Controversy but Avoids Farts with “F is for Falling”

Let’s not beat around the proverbial toilet-shaped bush here… the first ABCs of Death is a pretty dire affair. Out of 26 short films there are maybe a Billy Barty-sized handful of good to great ones with the remainder being a mix of lazy, dumb and poorly executed ideas. The announcement of a sequel was met with tepid anticipation because while that first film is unfortunate the idea behind the anthology — 26 directors, each with a letter of the alphabet, a miniscule budget and free reign to create a short relating their chosen word to the idea of death — is still a fantastic one overflowing with potential. Happily, ABCs of Death 2 is a far more entertaining and creatively explicit collection of creepy, fun and wild short films. (Read my full review here.) Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado (Rabies, Big Bad Wolves) came on board with a request for the letter F, and
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The ABCs of Death 2 Trailer - Now in New Green Band Flavor!

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The ABCs of Death 2 will be making its VOD premiere via Magnet Releasing on October 2nd with a theatrical run set for October 31st. That being said a new work friendly green band trailer has come our way and it's fit for mass consumption. Dig it!

The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves); Splice and
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The ABCs of Death 2 Gets an Insane Red Band Trailer

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The ABCs of Death 2 will be making its VOD premiere via Magnet Releasing on October 2nd with a theatrical run set for October 31st. Right now we have a new red band trailer for you cats to dig on that is brimming with the good stuff!

The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves); Splice and
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ABCs of Death 2 unleashing in October

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By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The ABCs of Death 2 is coming to VOD through Magnet Releasing on October 2nd and will hit theaters on October 31st. Just what one needs after a night of tricks and treats.

About The ABCs of Death 2

The ABCs Of Death 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

The ABCs Of Death 2’s directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves, Rabies); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (Cold Fish, Suicide Club); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Room 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (On The Job, Magic Temple); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (Vanishing Waves); Splice and Cube's Vincenzo Natali
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