Fast forward to today when the reverse tends to happen. Many films overprioritize their special effects but forget to begin from a quality script and craft memorable characters. Without starting there, all you’ve got is an exotic Lamborghini on the outside with a lawnmower engine failing to chug it along. Though Hollywood is currently addicted to eye candy, special effects should be a complement rather than a replacement.
“Into the Storm” is directed by Steven Quale. We’ve only seen him in the director’s chair once before at the helm of “Final Destination 5,” but he also served as a visual effects supervisor on “Avatar.” “Into the Storm” opens with a tense and well-executed introductory scene,
Directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), from a script by John Swetnam (Evidence), Into The Storm sees a group of high school students face the events and aftermath of an unprecedented series of devastating tornadoes that descend upon their town.
Swetnam, who penned "Evidence" in 2013 and the upcoming Warner Bros. thriller "Into The Storm", will make his feature directorial debut with this film, the shooting of which is expected to begin this summer, reports deadline.com.
The project has been billed as a "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation" as it will be the first feature film that will combine two sub-genres - dance movies and found footage in a plot.
The 'All of Me' singer has teamed with Step Up: All In screenwriter John Swetnam on Breaking Through, reports Deadline.
The film is described as a "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation".
Swetnam will make his directorial debut on the movie, which he will produce through his Mad Horse Films. Legend's Get Lifted Films is also backing the project.
Swetnam most recently wrote Evidence and Warner Bros's upcoming Into the Storm.
Breaking Through will begin casting with an eye on discovering new talent in the Step Up vein.
John Swetnam is writing the script and he will make his directorial debut with this project, described as a, "documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation." Casting is scheduled to start in the near future, with the filmmaker trying to discover new talent like the Step Up franchise has done in the past.
John Legend's Get Lifted Films is backing the film, with his Get Lifted partner Mike Jackson producing alongside Bb Films' Uri Singer, Fj Productions' Fabio Golombek and Perimeter Group's Luis Fragali. John Legend is serving as executive producer alongside Ty Stiklorious. Production is scheduled to begin sometime this summer.
John Swetnam's other writing credits include Evidence and the upcoming Into the Storm.
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Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Bill Paxton (Aliens), and Kevin Zegers (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) headline an all-star cast in this savage and unrelenting thriller about mankind's greatest enemy: himself. As an endless winter engulfs Earth, humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony 7 receives a distress call from a nearby settlement,
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Syfy Greenlights Dominion To Series For 2014 Supernatural Action Drama Produced by Universal Cable Productions Series Stars Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale
New York – December 4, 2013 – The ultimate celestial battle between good and evil will descend to Earth in 2014 as Syfy officially greenlights the scripted drama Dominion (working title) to series, it was announced today by Syfy President, Dave Howe. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, and filmed in Cape Town,
Syfy Rounds Out Cast For Dominion Pilot Anthony Stewart Head Is “David Weel,” Roxanne McKee To Play “Claire Rysen,” Luke Allen-gale Is “William Weel,” And Shivani Ghai Guest Stars As “Arika” In Supernatural Series Pilot Produced By Universal Cable Productions
New York – September 24, 2013 – Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming supernatural drama pilot, Dominion with the signings of Anthony Stewart Head, Roxanne McKee, Luke Allen-Gale and guest star Shivani Ghai. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the pilot is set to begin shooting this month in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Now we have more, including not only the casting of three major characters (at least two of whom are likely familiar to you) but a lot more in the way of plot and character detail.
Although I’m completely enthusiastic and encouraging about this pilot, the fact that one of the actors, Christopher Egan, was also cast in the pilot Gothica as Dorian Gray proves that casting a pilot by no means guarantees its pickup to series.
You have been warned; get excited about this, but don’t fall in love just yet:
Syfy Casts Christopher Egan,
What's It About? Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tells the heart-wrenching story of an elderly couple fighting against the deterioration of the body and mind in this brutally honest French drama. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired octogenarian music teachers whose lives vastly alter when Anne suffers from the first of several strokes. Georges struggles to take care of his wife as watches her gradually lose her ability to move and speak.
Why We're In: One of the most powerful films in recent years and winner of the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, "Amour" shows love at its most harrowing. Known as a horror master, Haneke uses slow-pacing and raw storytelling in this film to truly show life's real horrors. With some of the best performances ever from Riva and Trintignant, "Amour" is not merely a film that will make you weep,
Bedlam Stories Casting Update: “Director Pearry Teo’s (Necromentia, The Gene Generation, and the upcoming The Dark Prince) newest twisted horror movie has added a seasoned indie veteran to their cast, Scream Queen Jessica Cameron.
Set in the 1920s, intrepid reporter Nelly Bly fakes insanity to gain admission into the infamous Bedlam Asylum. While researching her expose, Nellie meets a young patient, Dorothy, who has delusions of a fantasy land she calls “Oz.” Digging deeper into the dark history of the asylum, Nellie uncovers evidence of human experimentation on another inmate, a young girl named Alice, who’s “Wonderland” mirrored Dorothy’s imaginary world.
Syfy Greenlights Series Pilot Dominion It’S Good Vs. Evil On An Epic Scale In Project Produced By Universal Cable Productions And Bold Films
New York – July 26, 2013 – The future of humanity hangs in the balance as the ultimate celestial battle descends to Earth in Syfy‘s compelling new series Dominion, which has been greenlit to pilot by Syfy. Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films are producing.
Pic opens with investigators arriving at the grisly crime scene, from which little is recovered aside from charred human remains and an assortment of camcorders and cell phones belonging to the victims — all conveniently fire-damaged just enough for their footage to be watchable, but interrupted by periodic blasts
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