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Brad Anderson took viewers on a mind-bending tour through a vacant mental asylum in 2001’s hauntingly atmospheric horror film, Session 9. The director heads to a another institution for the mentally unstable in Stonehearst Asylum. Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether”, Stonehearst Asylum will come out on home media in time for the holidays.
“Los Angeles, CA (November 26, 2014) — Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce that audiences can take home the gothic thriller, Stonehearst Asylum, on DVD and Blu-Ray™ December 16, 2014. Directed by Brad Anderson (Transsiberian, The Machinist, The Call), the haunting film features the all-star cast of Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld series, Total Recall (2012)), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21, One Day, »
- Derek Anderson
Sony Pictures has hired Brad Anderson to direct a new action thriller called Shadow Run. I’m a big fan of Anderson’s past work, which includes The Machinist, Session 9, and Transsiberian. The guy is a talented filmmaker who is good with the characters and stories he tells. He has also worked on TV series such as The Wire, Fringe, Boardwalk Empire, and The Killing.
Shadow Run comes from a spec script by Joe Gazzam. The story begins when "a viral attack puts lives in danger, forcing a CIA agent to enact a secret prisoner exchange: Russia’s most notorious spy for the American scientist who can create a cure.”
Anderson recently helmed The Call, which starred Halle Berry, as well as last month’s Stonehearst Asylum, starring Kate Beckinsale. I’m looking forward to seeing how this new project of his pans out. I think Marvel needs to »
- Joey Paur
Exclusive: Morris Chestnut, who made his film debut in John Singleton’s seminal 1991 drama Boyz N The Hood, has signed a three-picture deal with Sony’s Screen Gems as an actor and producer. The first of the pics is upcoming thriller The Perfect Guy, which stars Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, and Chestnut. The next film to follow will be When The Bough Breaks, a psychological thriller that will star Chestnut and Regina Hall.
Bough, directed by Jon Cassar, tracks a professional couple who hire a blue-collar surrogate who develops a violent obsession with the husband. The pic is being produced by New Line founders and Lord of the Rings EPs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, and Chestnut will exec produce.
Chestnut’s third Screen Gems project will be The Syndicate, from writer Cliff Dorfman (Entourage, Warrior). Chestnut is producing that project, which is exec produced by Jeff Waters and James Farrell. »
- Jen Yamato
The project emerged first as a spec script by Joe Gazzam, which became the object of a financial tug of war between studios last February. Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti have been tasked with handling the film for Sony, and they’ll work alongside producers Neal H. Moritz and Hernany Perla.
Plot details are scarce at the moment, but Anderson’s involvement indicates that the script impressed the well-respected director. His past projects include Halle Berry thriller The Call, star-studded period mystery-thriller Stonehearst Asylum and episodes of acclaimed series like The Killing, Boardwalk Empire, Fringe, The Wire and Treme.
No casting has yet been announced, though Sony will likely be searching for a bankable, already established action star who can carry the pic. »
- Isaac Feldberg
“The Machinist” director Brad Anderson has signed up to helm Sony’s “Bourne-esque spy tale” (aren’t they all?) “Shadow Run,” according to Deadline. The script, written by “Cliffhanger” writer Joe Gazzam, was the subject a frenzied bidding war earlier this year and is being kept under tight wraps with no plot details revealed yet. Truth be told, an action thriller isn’t too much of a stretch for Anderson’s sensibilities, since his filmography has trended towards genre fare with films like “Session 9” and “Vanishing on 7th Street.” If anything, at least “Shadow Run” has a bigger potential to actually reach audiences, as opposed to his latest output, “Stonehearst Asylum,” which saw release last month unbeknownst to anyone. Here’s hoping the next one washes away the stink of Anderson’s Halle Berry-starring “The Call.” Jon M. Chu, who has made dance ("Step Up 2: The Streets »
- Cain Rodriguez
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Plot specifics are under wraps, but it has been described as "'Safe House' on a plane". Joe Gazzam penned the script. [Source: Variety]
Filmmaker Patty Jenkins ("Monster," "The Killing") has closed a deal to direct a remake of the 2011 Norwegian action comedy "Jackpot" at Focus Features. David Callaham ("Godzilla") is penning the script based on a story by "Headhunters" novelist Jo Nesbo. »
- Garth Franklin
Sony has just signed The Machinist‘s Brad Anderson to direct Shadow Run, the action thriller script by writer Joe Gazzam (Cliffhanger, Replay) that the studio picked up in February. The Bourne-esque spy tale is produced by Neil Moritz for Original Film and exec produced by Hernany Perla; Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee for Sony. Anderson, who broke out with the Christian Bale starrer The Machinist and has notched features Transsiberian, The Call, and the recent Stonehearst Aslum in recent years, has also been directing for TV on shows including The Wire, Fringe, Boardwalk Empire, and The Killing. Anderson recently helmed the pilot for Forever for ABC, WB TV, and Lin Pictures. He’s repped by Wme, Lbi Entertainment and Sloss Law.
- Jen Yamato
The plot details are being kept under wraps, but insiders have described the film as “Safe House” on a plane.
He is repped by Wme and Lbi Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
"Mad Men" vet James Wolk is taking up residence at the "Zoo." The actor -- best known for his portrayal of Bob Benson on AMC's "Mad Men" -- will star in the new drama series based on James Patterson's bestseller. Wolk will play Jackson Oz, an American zoologist running safaris in Africa, where he begins to notice the beginnings of a worldwide epidemic of deadly animal attacks. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg will executive produce, along with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Steve Bowen an Patterson. Brad Anderson ("Session 9," "The Call") will direct. "Zoo" will air summer 2015. Wolk recently co-starred in "The Crazy Ones,” which was also on CBS. He'll soon be seen in the independent films "The Stanford Experiment" and "This is Happening." »
- Dave Lewis
Film follows a former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that’s broadcast to the public.
Orton, one of WWE’s top stars, reunites with Reine on “The Condemned” sequel after having previously worked together on “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded.”
“The Condemned 2″ will start production in New Mexico later this year.
- Marc Graser
Fresh off the surprise box office success of 2013’s Halle Berry headlined The Call, director Brad Anderson returns to the creepy confines of the mental ward with Stonehearst Asylum, reminiscent of his well received 2001 film, Session 9. Assembling another terrific cast for this period piece, those familiar with a fine tradition of Gothic cinema will immediately begin to pick up on the threads of Edgar Allan Poe that inspired the macabre switcheroo generating the dramatic conflict. But even before we get to that point, Anderson’s latest arrives Doa, a cold, tepid turkey that isn’t ever sure of the mood it wishes to generate. Scenes fluctuate rapidly, and we’re left to decide whether this is supposed to be a prim and proper brooding romance of stiff corsets and constricted consecrations, a downright queasy »
- Nicholas Bell
I’ll be the first person to say that 2006’s See No Evil didn’t really warrant a sequel. It has its core fanbase, but for the most part, its place in the $5 Bluray bin says a lot about my feelings for the WWE slasher film, so when American Mary directors Jen and Sylvia Soska were tapped to directed a sequel to that film, a good eight years later, I’d like to think that a good amount of people were left scratching their horror-loving heads. When casting was announced and stars Danielle Harris (Halloween 4/5, the Hatchet series), Katherine Isabelle (American Mary, Ginger Snaps) and The Divide/The Call star Michael Eklund were thrown out there, it added an even greated level of confusion to the mix, due to the first film featuring a cast of relatively unknown actors. Things just didn’t seem in favor of the talented twin directors, »
- Jerry Smith
Exclusive: Hell On Wheels star Anson Mount has joined the cast of Mr. Right, the hitman action romance starring Anna Kendrick as girl unlucky in love and Sam Rockwell as the assassin she accidentally falls for. Filming begins next week in New Orleans under helmer Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh), who’s directing from a script by Chronicle‘s Max Landis.
Mount will play Richard Cartigan, a member of a New Jersey crime syndicate who’s jockeying to become head of the family. Also joining Mount alongside Rockwell, Kendrick, Tim Roth, RZA,and James Ransone in the cast are Michael Eklund (Bates Motel, The Call) as the tattooed thug Johnny Howl, and Katie Nehra (Alex Of Venice), who’ll play the bookish roommate to Kendrick’s Martha.
- Jen Yamato
Dolphin Tale 2 and No Good Deed could be in a tight race for first place over what will probably be another slow weekend at the domestic box office.According to online ticket seller Fandango, these two new releases have sold essentially the same number of tickets headed in to the weekend. An opening in the $15 to $20 million range seems likely for both titles.At 3,656 locations, Dolphin Tale 2 reaches theaters almost exactly three years after the original Dolphin Tale became a minor hit with family audiences. After opening to a solid $19.2 million, the movie held well and ended its run with $72.3 million.It would be surprising if Dolphin Tale 2 replicated the first movie's success. The movie looks mostly redundant: the only noticeable change is that a new dolphin is added to the mix. Also, the "based on a true story" angle, which was a key selling point for the first movie, »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Finally the trailer is here for the Kickstarter success story Dark, which was executive produced by Joe Dante’s Renfield Productions. Check it out, and look for more on this one as it comes. Stay tuned!
Nick Basile (American Carny) directs from a script written by Elias (Gut). Michael Eklund (The Divide, The Call) and Brandon Sexton (Boys Don’t Cry) star with Whitney Able (Monsters) and Alexandra Breckenridge (“American Horror Story”).
Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah's Brooklyn loft, but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate's paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. »
- Steve Barton
She's had a few attempts by now, but Jennifer Lopez is still in search of her movie comeback. While one-time Bennifer partner Ben Affleck has reinvented himself as a director and as Batman, Lopez has gone a while without a real hit, with films like "The Back-up Plan," "What To Expect When You're Expecting" and "Parker" not quite delivering, and no big-screen appearance in two years (a sign, no doubt, of the relative sparcity of roles for women when they enter their forties). But Lopez has something on the way that seems like it could be a legit hit: falling in the footsteps of Halle Berry, who had a sleeper hit a few years back with "The Call," the star is going into thriller territory with next January's "The Boy Next Door," and a trailer has just arrived for the film. Produced by prolific horror maestro Jason Blum, and directed »
- Oliver Lyttelton
After last week’s news about Netflix securing The Blacklist for a record fee, a similar story came to light this week concerning the pre Batman prequel series Gotham. Now rather than getting it day and date after Us broadcast as per Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn, Gotham’s entire run will just arrive on Netflix after it’s finished its TV broadcast. Worse news is that this means you have to wait for Channel 5 to get their finger out and schedule it on one of their three channels and then muck it around the schedule just to confuse you further and for it to finish its run there. Kind of takes the wind out the sails doesn’t it? I wouldn’t expect to see Gotham on Netflix until this time next year at best but we will see.
In better news David Wain’s relatively well »
- Chris Holt
Next up for actress Halle Berry is another kidnapping thriller (see her last feature film, "The Call"), titled, simply, "Kidnap." We first alerted you to the project when it was announced at the Cannes Film Market (Marche du Film) earlier this year, where it was being shopped, repped by Lotus Entertainment. Skip ahead 4 months to today's news that distribution rights to the film have been acquired by Relativity Studios - the company's second pick up this week, along with "Woman in Black 2." Described as a heart-stopping action thriller, "Kidnap" will follow a mother (Berry) who will stop at nothing to rescue her »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Lionsgate have acquired Henry Hobson's feature debut 'Maggie. The movie was all set to make its first appearance at this weeks Toronto International Film Festival but will now unfortunately not be screening. The apocalyptic zombie flick is being lined up for a theatrical run across the Us in early 2015. It stars Abigail Breslin ('The Call') in the title role as the infected daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger's ('End of Days') character. The movie shot in New Orleans, which Arnie will be co-producing as well, also stars British milf Joely Richardson ('Nip/Tuck', 'Vampire Academy'). »
Kane and The Soska Sisters are resurrecting Jacob Goodnight in See No Evil 2, a sequel that begins where the 2006 film left off, bringing Jacob’s supposedly perished body to the morgue. But the massive slasher is about to get a second wind, unbeknownst to the young partiers in the same building. A new See No Evil 2 clip shows Katharine Isabelle’s Tamara getting friendly with the believed-to-be-dead killer.
“WWE Superstar Glenn “Kane” Jacobs reprises his role as the psychopathic mass-murderer Jacob Goodnight in the rebirth of WWE Studios’ franchise See No Evil 2,the blood-soaked sequel to See No Evil. The film will be available on Digital HD and Video On Demand Friday, October 17th, and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on Tuesday, October 21st. The film was directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska (American Mary) and also stars Scream Queen Danielle Harris (Hatchett II »
- Derek Anderson
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