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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 60 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror film “The Gallows” from “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister,” “The Purge,” “Whiplash” and “Ouija” producer Jason Blum!
“The Gallows,” which opens on July 10, 2015 and is rated “R,” stars Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Travis Cluff and Price T. Morgan from writers and directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
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According to rumour specialists Heroic Hollywood, Rachel McAdams (True Detective) has been offered the female lead in the Phase Three release. No character details have been mentioned, but there’s speculation online that the role could be that of Clea, a love interest to the Sorcerer Supreme, daughter of Umar and neice of Dormammu.
Doctor Strange is set for release on November 4th 2016, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that so far includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange alongside Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mondo.
- Gary Collinson
Bughuul's presence will be felt this week at Comic-Con. Projections of Sinister 2 images will pop up in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, bringing the film's eerie vibe to life and also giving fans a chance to win a trip to L.A.'s Six Flags Fright Fest.
"Sinister 2 will be taking over San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter with a slew of sinister projections from Thursday, July 9th until Saturday, July 11th between 8Pm-1Am. Share a photo of the projection that you spot and then post it to Instagram or Twitter with #SinisterSightings for a chance to win a trip to La with a friend and receive VIP access to Six Flags Fright Fest. Follow @SinisterMovie to get more information on the sweeps, and learn where you can find the next Sinister Sighting. See Official Rules http://bit.ly/1BT2xCl."
To get an idea of what images to keep an eye out for, »
- Derek Anderson
As we gear up for the release of Ant-Man, it seems only right that Marvel head honcho Kevin Fiege start the hype machine for upcoming releases from the McU schedule. In particular, Doctor Strange.
Feige has confirmed at a press event for Ant-Man that Stephen Strange will indeed be living in New York saying, “The Sanctum is on Bleeker Street, the modern day Bleeker Street. He will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street.”
Casting for the movie is currently taking place in London ahead of the movie starting production in November. One bit of casting that has caused a few stirs around the Internet is Tilda Swinton playing The Ancient One. “As we were developing this film we looked at The Ancient One as a mantle more than a specific person,” Fiege said of the gender change. “The sorcerers have been around for millennia, protecting us from »
- Luke Owen
Marvel Studios is poised to make its first foray into the realm of the mystical with 2016’s Doctor Strange, and while the initial casting process for the comics adaptation was rather lengthy, things are now barreling towards a late 2015 start-date for production. The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson is helming the picture, with Benedict Cumberbatch starring in the lead role of Doctor Strange, a Tony Stark-esque cocky surgeon who loses the use of his hands in an accident and, while on a subsequent quest to heal himself, stumbles across magic. Casting is underway, with Tilda Swinton in negotiations to play Strange’s mentor the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to reportedly play the villainous Baron Mordo, but we’re still about a year and a half away from the film’s release. With Marvel skipping Comic-Con this summer, we shouldn’t expect to see »
- Adam Chitwood
Producer Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions really only started to branch out beyond the Paranormal Activity franchise three years ago, but those three years have been ridiculously prolific. In that short time, Blumhouse has established itself as a powerhouse in Hollywood horror, with a consistent string of hits like Insidious, Sinister, and The Purge proving that low budgets don't have to equate to bad movies. Blumhouse has even begun dipping its toes outside of the horror genre, most notably with last year's Best Picture nominee Whiplash. And it's all because Blum had this crazy plan to enable filmmakers to make the kind of movies they want to make so long as they aim high and spend low. Last week one of Blumhouse's most recent hits...
- Peter Hall
The Paranormal Activity series is heading towards its big conclusion with The Ghost Dimension, the first film in the series to come in 3D, and the one that will finally explain what the heck has been going on. As the first trailer for the film is just dropping, I had a chat with producer Jason Blum about the series overall, the promise of this alleged final chapter, and the state of the nation with Blumhouse and their pantheon of responsibly-priced, often risky horror movies. Here's how the conversation went down.
Who is the overall boss of the Paranormal Activity series? We've had different writers and directors come and go, but when it comes to the whole sequence, who is steering the ship?
There are multiple captains. It's a combination of Oren [Peli] and I, »
Everyone keeps expected video game movies to take off the way superhero movies have, but that just hasn't happened yet, with most being critically derided and not very well received by fans. Hollywood is hoping to change that with two big 2016 releases, Warcraft and Assassin's Creed. If they are as successful as expected, more will surely follow. Including a movie based on the popular Deus Ex franchise. Square Enix, publisher of the title, arrived at E3 2015 with, not news of the movie, but news of an announcement for the movie. Yes, according to producer Adrian Askarieh, we'll definitely know more about the Deus Ex movie sometime this summer.
The new video game sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was being showcased at E3. It is a follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a title in the franchise that became so popular, it rejuvenated the series and was set up as a movie at CBS Films. »
This weekend is Father’s Day, and the folks at Gramercy Pictures—a new genre arm under Focus Features—have taken the opportunity to tie the holiday into the upcoming horror sequel Sinister 2 in creepy fashion. Directed by Ciarán Foy (Citadel), the follow-up revolves around a new family moving into a rural house marked for death, as the spirit of Bughuul continues his reign of terror. This Father’s Day clip offers a brief new look at the film that serves as a healthy reminder that there’s a possibility—however slight—that your children might whack you over the head with a large hammer. Check out the new clip below, and click here to watch the film’s trailer. Written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, the film stars James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Lea Coco, and Robert and Dartanian Sloan. Sinister 2 opens in theaters on August 21st. »
- Adam Chitwood
Parents are receiving the gift no one wants this Father’s Day weekend-a visit from Bughuul in a new teaser video from the anticipated horror sequel, ‘Sinister 2.’ The children who have fallen under the influence of the antagonist pagan deity are saying “Night Night Daddy” in the clip from the follow-up to the hit 2012 horror film, ‘Sinister.’ ‘Citadel’ director Ciarán Foy took over helming duties from Scott Derrickson, who directed the original film, which starred Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and Fred Thompson. Derrickson stayed on board with the franchise to pen the sequel’s script with C. Robert Cargill, after the two wrote the screenplay for the first movie together. [ Read More ]
The post The Children of Sinister 2 Celebrate Father’s Day in Bughuul Video appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Sinister 2 Teaser Trailer 2. Ciarán Foy‘s Sinister 2 (2015) teaser trailer 2 stars Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Tate Ellington, Nicholas King, and Laila Haley. Sinister 2‘s plot synopsis: “The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity.”
We previously published these Sinister 2 articles:
Watch Sinister 2 trailer teaser 2 and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. »
- Marco Margaritoff
Gramercy Pictures has released a special Sinister 2 video message for all of the dads in the world. Also in this round-up: new stills from The Vatican Tapes, a second clip from The Gallows, and release details on the Psycho Beach Party Blu-ray.
"The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity."
- Tamika Jones
Celebrate Dad this Sunday with this Father’s Day Sinister 2 video.
What’s the gift no father wants this Father’s Day? A visit from Bughuul. Night Night Daddy….
Watch the trailer.
The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life brothers Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity.
Sinister 2 opens nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on August 21, 2015.
The post Happy Father’s Day From Sinister 2 appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks. »
- Movie Geeks
From the producers of The Purge, Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchises, Sinister 2 is the sequel to director Scott Derrickson's 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her 9-year-old twin sons (Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Bughuul continues to spread with frightening intensity. Directed by Ciarán Foy (Citadel) off a screenplay by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, Sinister 2 stars James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Lea Coco, Robert, and Dartanian Sloan and is scheduled for theatrical release on on August 21st, 2015. »
- Pietro Filipponi
Madhouse Entertainment is also producing. The story centers on a man who joins his estranged daughter on a mountain climb, before their expedition is interrupted by a tragic accident and a storm.
The writers’ credits include “Getaway,” starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight. Blumhouse created the “Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious” and “Sinister” franchises along with producing “Whiplash.”
The writers are repped by Paradigm, Madhouse and attorney Larry Kopeikin.
The news was first reported by Deadline.
- Dave McNary
"Next time use the stairs." The Game Show Network has placed an 8-episode order for Blumhouse's horror-themed game show, Hellevator. Slated to premiere this fall, Hellevator will feature an abandoned warehouse controlled by Jen and Sylvia Soska that's filled with frightening floors designed to scare both contestants and viewers. If participants can navigate the psychological horrors of the warehouse, they could win up to $50,000.
Press Release: "June 18, 2015 – Santa Monica, CA – Gsn, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that it has greenlit eight episodes of a new horror-themed game show, Hellevator. The terrifying new show from Blumhouse, the team that brought the world the “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “Sinister”, and “The Purge” franchises, dares contestants to survive a series of challenges from the depths of an abandoned warehouse. The new series is expected to premiere later this year, and continues Gsn’s growth into “gamifying” cultural trends, including »
- Derek Anderson
The first official clip for The Gallows has been revealed courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures UK. Also in this round-up: The Town That Dreaded Sundown Blu-ray and DVD details and news on the release of Supernatural Mystery Minis.
The Gallows: A Blumhouse film from Warner Bros. Pictures, The Gallows hits theaters in the U.S. on July 10th. Written and directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, and Pfeifer Brown.
"Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone."
Trailer from MTV:
- Tamika Jones
Warner Bros. have debuted the opening scene from their upcoming film The Gallows. The film, which comes to the screen courtesy of Blumhouse Productions, gives an all new definition to the term Hangman, as this eerie home video shot clip shows.
Here’s a bit more about the film.
Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.
- Paul Heath
Very slowly, the casting for the Doctor Strange movie is falling into place. The second of Marvel Studios' 2016 release, the film will star Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, with Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us From Evil, Sinister) directing.
A little while back, it was rumoured that Chiwetel Ejiofor was up for a role in the film. It increasingly seems like he's on board too, and Deadline has added a few more details.
Apparently, Ejiofor is in line to play Baron Mordo. The character was introduced as a villain originally in the comics, although Deadline notes that that may not be the case in the film. Rather, that Baron Mordo may be "an amalgamation of characters culled from Doctor Strange's mythology".
We already know that Tilda Swinton is playing The Ancient One, »
For a while now, there have been rumours that Marvel pursued Chiwetel Ejiofor for an undisclosed role in the upcoming Doctor Strange film alongside his 12 Years a Slave co-star, Tumblr boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch.
For those of you not in the know, Dr. Stephen Strange, a neuroseurgon, becomes involved in the mystical arts and starts jumping into alternate dimensions after a career-ending car accident. On his off days, he’s also the "Sorcerer Supreme," Earth’s protector against all mystical enemies. Sounds simple, yeah?
Though most expected that Ejiofor was up for the role of the Anicent one, director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) decided to gender-swap the casting – heck yes! – and invite Tilda Swinton into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for that particular role.
Deadline has now reported that Ejiofor is in talks to portray Karl Amadeus Mordo (a.k.a. Baron Mordon). In the comics, Mordo and Strange are both disciples of the Ancient One, »
- Sasha James
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