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Kitamura Continues His Bloody Streak with Downrange: A Film Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by the film's publicity arm. Director: Ryûhei Kitamura. Writers: Ryûhei Kitamura, Joey O'Bryan. Cast: Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson and Rod Hernandez. Japanese director Ryûhei Kitamura is known to this film fan for his work on The Midnight Meat Train (2008) and No One Lives (2012). Both of these earlier horror films are dark, gory spectacles. Kitamura continues his trend, to bring bloody scenarios to the screen, with Downrange. Six college students are trapped along the side of the road as a sniper takes aim at them. They are one bullet away from becoming roadkill. The film's plot is very bare bones; Downrange is more of a scenario, than a typical story. Downrange is also similar to other films, like Joel Schumacher's Phone Booth (2002) and Doug Liman's The Wall (2017). The focus is on the victim and their psychology as the villain remains anonymous.
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To Be or Not To Be Dtv: The films of WWE Studios - Part 2

After the WWE's success with The Call, they would stay in thriller territory for the much darker No One Lives (2013), an extremely violent genre movie from director Ryuhei Kitamura. Like The Call, No One Lives only features a wrestling star in a small supporting role. This time it was the turn of Brodus Clay, making his film debut. There aren’t any heroes in No One Lives, with the film based around a group of criminals who try to rob the wrong guy. In this case it is serial killer Luke Evans, who wastes no time in setting up traps and dispatching his would be attackers. Kitamura had previously helmed another American feature, The Midnight Meat Train (2008). Like that film, No One Lives is...

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[Media] - "Downrange " New Photos Revealed !

Ryûhei Kitamura ("Versus", "Midnight Meat Train", "Alive", "Godzilla: Final Wars", "No One Lives", "Azumi", "Aragami") is heading to Tiff's Midnight Madness with "Downrange", a “terrifying” new thriller starring Stephanie Pearson ("Insidious: Chapter 2"), Kelly Connaire, Rod Hernandez-Farella, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames, and Jason Tobias. Produced by Kitamura and Eleven Arts' Ko Mori, the film is executive produced by Taro Maki. Screenplay is by Joey O'Bryan ("Motorway", "Fulltime Killer"), with a story by O'Bryan and Kitamura.Six college students are carpooling cross-country when one of their tires blows out on a desolate stretch of country road. Getting out to fix the flat, they quickly discover that this was no accident. The tire was shot out. With their vehicle...
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Joe Lynch to Direct Horror Film Taste from Screenplay by No One Lives Writer David Cohen

Filmmaker Joe Lynch recently enjoyed a well-received world premiere of his new movie Mayhem (read Heather's review here) at the SXSW Film Festival, and true to form, the Holliston co-star is showing no signs of slowing down, as he's now set to direct the horror film Taste from a screenplay by David Cohen, the screenwriter behind 2012's No One Lives.

Deadline reports the news of Lynch taking the directing reins on Taste, which will be produced by Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter of Penchant Entertainment, with Cohen on board to produce as well.

Filming on Taste is slated to start in Los Angeles this summer with a food-centric (and potentially cannibalistic) plot (via Deadline):

"When a young chef-on-the-rise is invited to cook for a revered master’s private supper club, what at first seems like a career-launching opportunity soon turns deadly with the discovery that she and
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‘Mayhem’ Director Joe Lynch Orders Up Horror Pic ‘Taste’

‘Mayhem’ Director Joe Lynch Orders Up Horror Pic ‘Taste’
Exclusive: Joe Lynch, whose directing credits include Knights Of Badassdom, Salma Hayek’s Everly and most recently the SXSW Midnighters thriller Mayhem starring Steven Yuen, has landed his next gig. He has been tapped to direct Taste, a horror pic penned by David Cohen. Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter of newbie production outfit Penchant Entertainment will produce with Cohen, whose writing credits include the Luke Evans-starrer No One Lives and the Black List…
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Adelaide Clemens Hops into Dark Thriller, ‘Rabbit’

Adelaide Clemens Hops into Dark Thriller, ‘Rabbit’
Adelaide Clemens, whose credits include Silent Hill: Revelations, No One Lives and The Great Gatsby, has taken on the lead role in Luke Shanahan’s dark thriller Rabbit, which starts shooting today, ScreenDaily reports. Clemens replaces the previously reported Abbey Lee in the role, which is pretty disappointing to say the least. Clemens stars as Maude Ashton, a young medical student […]
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Review: High-rise Effectively Proves That Humanity’s Greatest Threat Will Always Be Itself

Based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name, High-Rise is the latest from filmmaker Ben Wheatley and stars Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, and Elizabeth Moss. Written by Amy Jump (who collaborated with Wheatley on Kill List, Sightseers, and A Field in England), High-Rise is a fascinatingly surreal cautionary tale of how class systems effectively break down and why society will always be its own worst enemy.

Set in 1975, High-Rise follows Dr. Robert Laing (Hiddleston) as he moves into a futuristic and luxurious apartment building in which residents are ranked by their stature in life and relegated to live on the floors the building’s architect and overseer, Anthony Royal (Irons), and his aristocratic associates see fit. The poorest folks live towards the bottom, the middle class reside above them, and so forth all the way up to Royal’s insanely intricate penthouse, complete with
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Interview: Director Ben Wheatley on Working with His Cast, the Challenges of Adapting High-rise and More

Throughout his career, filmmaker Ben Wheatley has always taken chances as a storyteller, and his latest movie, High-Rise, may be his boldest and most ambitious work to date. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and many more as the residents of an idyllic apartment complex that promises its inhabitants a self-sustaining existence, but only results in destruction and madness once humanity’s inherent selfish nature consumes them all. A blistering and darkly comedic social satire, High-Rise is a not-to-be-missed affair arriving on VOD April 28th and in theaters on May 13th.

Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with Wheatley at the press day for High-Rise, and during our interview we discussed the approach to adapting J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel, his experiences collaborating with a stellar cast, and much more.

Congrats on the film, Ben. I want to start by talking about working with
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Competition: Win British thriller ‘Flutter’ on DVD

To celebrate the release of Flutter – available on DVD 3rd August 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway!

Flutter is the unmissable sexy British thriller starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold), Joe Anderson (Hannibal, The Grey), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, The Fast Show). Flutter adds its own dark twist to the urban crime world familiar from films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Layer Cake – making it a killer addition to one of British cinema’s most entertaining and popular genres!

Dark, gritty and packed with surprises, Flutter is quite simply a modern British cinema gem. Order your copy today: http://amzn.to/1LNnzUX

To win a copy of Flutter on DVD, just answer the following question:

Flutter stars Luke Evans, but in which of the following films does Evans also star? Is it:

a) No One Lives

b) Never Say Never Again
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Bluray Review: Dracula Untold

Ask any of my friends, and they will tell you that I’m a Dracula guy. Since childhood, the bloodsucker has been my all time favorite monster, and hell, I’ve got the ink to prove it. I’m very critical of new interpretations of the classic character and I’m a bit of a pain in the ass when it comes to giving my stamp of approval to any vamp film hitting theaters, DVD/Bluray or any other format. When Universal’s Dracula Untold was announced, and the combination of the origin story-take and the PG-13 rating just didn’t sit well with me. I was already used to the idea that I would hate the film.

Well, I’m very happy to be forced to eat my words, as the Luke Evans-led Dracula Untold is not only a pleasurable experience, but is quite easy the most entertaining
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New Director Attached to The Crow Reboot

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Dealing with unbearable pain from an unspeakable loss, 1994’s The Crow still leaves an indelible mark on viewers with its foreboding atmosphere, haunting soundtrack, and tremendous final performance by the late Brandon Lee. A reboot of The Crow has been in development for years and though its news front has been quiet for some time, it’s just been revealed that a new director has been lined up to take the reboot’s reigns.

Deadline reports that the folks at Relativity Studios have set their sights on Corin Hardy to helm The Crow reboot. F. Javier Gutiérrez was previously going to direct the long-gestating remake, but instead opted to take on the third movie in The Ring series. The Crow reboot is scheduled to begin production in the spring. Hardy will direct off a screenplay by Cliff Dorfman and Gutierrez will stay involved as an executive producer. Dracula Untold and
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Ryûhei Kitamura Reveals the Arduous Three-Year Journey to Bring Lupin The Third to the Big Screen

Lupin the Third is an icon in Japan. The manga by Monkey Punch has inspired a slew of content – five animated films, four anime television shows, two live-action films, a video game and even a musical. Yet until about three weeks ago, I had never even heard of the property. How can something be so omnipresent in Japan yet so niche here in the Us? It’s strange in that Lupin - a pretty straightforward comedic caper – seems very easily translatable to these here shores. Think Ocean’s 11 except a little bit goofier and with a lot more swords and gunplay. The basic plot follows the world’s greatest thief, the titular Lupin III, as he and his motley crew (an expert marksman, a Buddhist swordsman & his on-again-off-again traitorous paramour) plan and steal the world’s greatest treasures. Filmmaker Ryûhei Kitamura, who got his start with the Japanese indie Versus
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More Stills and Us Date Shift for Dracula Untold

Gary Shore's 'Dracula Untold' will arrive on Us shores a little earlier now than originally expected. The movie that focuses on the early years of the infamous vampire has been pushed up a week slamming it into theatres on 10 October. Us lucky UK'ers, however, will get to check it out an entire week earlier from 3 October. Now let's celebrate with a trio of new stills from the project featuring stars Luke Evans ('No One Lives') and Dominic Cooper ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'), 'Dracula Untold' also stars Sarah Gadon ('The Amazing Spider-Man 2'), Zach McGowan, Thor Kristjansson, Art Parkinson, and Samantha Barks ('Les Miserables'). Check out the new pics below....
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Ving Rhames Boards ‘Operator'; ‘Threshold’ Ramps Up; Five Join ‘Clavius’

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Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the beat-the-clock indie Operator, directed by sibling duo Obin and Amariah Olson (Unknown Caller). Mischa Barton, Michael Pare, and Luke Goss also star in the action-thriller about a 911 operator and her estranged cop husband whose daughter is abducted, forcing them to dispatch the city’s police and fire units to remote locations at the kidnappers’ bidding. Timothy Woodward Jr. and Larry Olson are producers. Story is by the Brothers Olson, Dwain Worrell, and Anthony Feole, while script is credited to Feole, Worrell, and Amariah Olson. Rhames is also set to return to the Mission Impossible fold for M:i-5 alongside Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. He’s repped by Kramer Management.

Psychological thriller Threshold has set its cast with filming underway in L.A. Randy Wayne (To Save A Life, Honey 2), Trilby Glover (Righteous Kill), Leslie Stevens (A Chorus Line, The Young And The Restless
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Kami Naghdi joins Clintons

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Entertainment lawyer and producer Kami Naghdi has joined London-based boutique law firm Clintons, where he will head the firm’s film and TV practice.

Former lawyer Naghdi took a six-year hiatus from law to produce on a number of features including Bille August’s The Color of Freedom, Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn and Ryuhei Kitamura’s No One Lives.

Prior to producing, Naghdi had provided legal services to films including Woody Allen’s Match Point and John Hillcoat’s The Proposition.

Naghdi said: “Clintons offers my clients an array of top class expertise. I have admired their work in music, theatre, digital media, brand management and advertising for many years. The opportunities for cross over and adaptations between the various media has become a key factor to exploiting intellectual property in this sector.

“Films are made into stage musicals, ballet, concerts and sports events are exhibited live in cinemas and every filmmaker wants to speak to Netflix
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‘The Signal’ is hampered by weak performances

The Signal

Written by Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, and David Frigerio

Directed by William Eubank

USA, 2014

Whether or not we are alone in the universe is an age old question that has racked the brains of mankind for millennia. Extraterrestrial life has been explored and researched countless times over. We have not received a definite answer to the question of whether aliens exist or not but it seems that motion pictures and other forms of art have attempted to answer that question for us. Science fiction allows us to create creatures and worlds that reach out into deep space. The Signal attempts to continue this eternal quest for knowledge and present alien life in a believable, sometimes scary fashion. Unfortunately, the film doesn’t do a very good job at answering the questions it asks.

The Signal is a bizarre, twisted, uninteresting tale about three college students Nick (Brenton Thwaites
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May 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Evilspeak and I, Frankenstein

Hey everyone! We’re back again with a look at the DVD and Blu-ray horror titles coming your way this week. Not only does Scream Factory have a double dose of terror in high definition on tap for you guys but we’ve also got two different collections of modern horror goodies being released by Anchor Bay Entertainment as well.

And for those of you who might have missed it in theaters earlier this year, I, Frankenstein is making its home debut this week as well. It’s kind of a light week for horror fans but there are definitely some worthwhile goodies to bring home this week- check them out below!

Spotlight Titles:

Evilspeak (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Life sucks for Stanley Coppersmith (Clint Howard, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School), a teenage outcast who’s bullied by everyone at a strict military academy. When Stanley discovers the crypt of a
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Luke Evans Talks Bard The Bowman in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | Exclusive

Luke Evans Talks Bard The Bowman in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | Exclusive
In just four short years, Luke Evans has risen through the acting ranks in rapid succession, going from smaller roles in Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood to much bigger parts in The Three Musketeers, Immortals and The Raven. Following roles in No One Lives and Fast & Furious 6, the actor capped off a stellar 2013 by playing Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD April 8. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actor about taking on this coveted role, the archery training he had to go through to play Bard the Bowman, working with director Peter Jackson, while giving us updates on upcoming projects such as Dracula Untold and The Crow. Take a look at what he had to say in our exclusive interview below.

First off, did you read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings
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WWE Studios to Co-Produce Vince Vaughn Thriller ‘Term Life’ (Exclusive)

WWE Studios to Co-Produce Vince Vaughn Thriller ‘Term Life’ (Exclusive)
WWE Studios has joined PalmStar Media Capital to co-finance and co-produce the Vince Vaughn thriller “Term Life” that Peter Billingsley will direct and Universal Pictures will release in 2015.

The film is currently lensing, and co-stars Jon Favreau and Hailee Steinfeld.

WWE Studios plans to promote the film across its various platforms, from weekly TV shows, including flagship “Monday Night Raw,” websites, magazines, social media and the recently launched WWE Network.

Billingsley, who directed Vaughn’s “Couple’s Retreat,” helms “Term Life” from a script by A.J. Lieberman, who wrote the graphic novel on which the film is based. Lieberman created the Image Comics-published book with Nick Thornborrow.

Movie revolves around a man who plans and sells heists to the highest bidder, but when his latest job goes horribly wrong he finds himself hunted by everyone he knows — mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops. With no way out, he takes
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WWE Studios Finally Finds its Footing in Hollywood

For a decade, WWE has wrestled with the kind of movies it wants to make, shifting from actioners and horror fare headlined by wrestlers John Cena, Kane and “Stone ColdSteve Austin to silly comedies and treacly dramas that seemed more at home on the Hallmark Channel. But over the past year, the company’s film arm, WWE Studios, appears to have found its footing.

Its biggest hit to date, the Halle Berry thriller “The Call,” earned nearly $69 million at the worldwide box office. Produced with Troika Pictures and released by Sony’s TriStar banner last year, the film represents the kind of projects WWE now wants on its slate: movies with notable names it can pair with other producers on and offset the financial risk that has dragged down so many others in Hollywood.

In March, that included co-producing the latest Scooby-Doo caper — set at WrestleMania, of course — with
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