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John Carpenter to Return to Halloween

18 hours ago | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

John Carpenter’s returning to Haddonfield for another sequel to his 1978 slasher classic, Halloween. Variety reports the director of other esteemed flicks like The Thing and Starman is on board to exec produce the next installment in the long-running Michael Myers saga.

Carpenter jokes around with star Jamie Lee Curtis on the set of the original Halloween

The 68-year-old director-writer-composer-actor said, “Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween, I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.” (He seems to be counting Rob Zombie’s oughts remakes of both Halloween and Halloween II as sequels.)

Michael Myers slashes his way into infamy

He will co-produce with Jason Blum (The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, The Gift, The Visit) and Malek Akkad, who produced the tepidly received Rob Zombie remakes. Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is joining with Miramax to co-finance.

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Halloween Sequel Coming From Blumhouse Productions and John Carpenter

24 May 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Despite a few bobbles here and there, the Halloween series still has legs and Blumhouse Productions wants to put it to good use.  Today they've revealed they're working with John Carpenter on a new film in the beloved horror franchise.  Come inside to check it out!  

Despite seeing fairly decent success with a Halloween reboot, studios have struggled to get another film in the franchise off the ground.  Things seemed to get even more murky when this past December saw Dimension Lose the rights to the films.  Since then, things have been very quiet for Michael Myers, which makes this morning's announcement so surprising.  

Blumhouse Productions (who've been dominating the horror movie genre for the last several years with films like Insidious, The Conjuring, Sinister, and Paranormal Activity) are partnering with Miramax to develop a new Halloween movie.  Even better, they've brought John Carpenter, the original's director, on board to executive produce the upcoming film. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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John Carpenter To Produce "Halloween" Sequel

23 May 2016 9:53 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

For many years Dimension Films has been trying to get another "Halloween" film off the ground but ultimately in all that messing about, they lost the rights to the iconic horror series.

Now, in an unexpected announcement at an event in Los Angeles tonight, "Insidious" and "Sinister" producers Blumhouse Productions revealed that they are teaming with Miramax and Trancas International to co-finance a new "Halloween" sequel.

On top of that, director John Carpenter will be on board the film as executive producer - returning to the very franchise he created. Though not officially set to do so, Blum also reportedly made it clear at the announcement that the hope is to see Carpenter also return to score the new film.

In typical dry Carpenter fashion, the filmmaker says: "38 years after the original Halloween. I'm going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all." Malek Akkad »

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Marvel May Still Be Making The Sinister Six Movie, Here's Why

22 May 2016 3:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Truly, ever since it became clear that The Avengers was happening, fans had a lot of hope that Spider-Man would be a part of that world, and with the release of Captain America: Civil War, they finally got their wish. Tom Holland has delivered what very well may be the best on screen Spider-Man we have ever seen and he will be getting a big chance to really shine next year when Spider-Man: Homecoming is released and as the film nears production, we have been slowly learning details about the villains and loose plot details. Though it is very early on, it looks like Marvel Studios may be laying the seeds for something much bigger to come with Spidey's arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that thing could be The Sinister Six.

For those that may not be as familiar with their Spider-Man history, The Sinister Six is essentially »

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ – New Trailer & Posters

20 May 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America.

Once again returning to collaborate with writer/director James DeMonaco are the series’ producers: Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister series), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).

The Purge: Election Year stars Frank Grillo, Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel, Kyle Secor, Jj Soria, Mykelti Williamson and Elizabeth Mitchell.

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TV Promos: Outcast, Preacher, Peaky, CW

20 May 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Brandon Camp, son of Joe Camp, will write and direct a reboot of the cute dog franchise "Benji" for Blumhouse Productions.

Yes Blumhouse, the microbudget studio responsible for "Paranormal Activity," "Insidious," "The Purge," and "Sinister" franchises, is behind the project which will allow Brandon free creative rein on the film just like his father when he created the original 1970s films and series outside the studio system.

Described as a modern retelling of the dog tale with a newly rescued new Benji, the film will follow the pooch with an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, usually to help someone overcome a problem.

Both Camp and Jason Blum will produce the project.

Source: Deadline

TV Promos: Outcast, Preacher, Peaky, CW Outcast

Ahead of its June 3rd premiere, Cinemax has made the pilot episode of its new exorcism drama series "Outcast" available online. Created by »

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New trailer and posters for The Purge: Election Year

19 May 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer and poster for writer-director James DeMonaco’s third instalment in The Purge series, The Purge: Election Year, along with six character posters; check them out here…

Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America.

Once again returning to collaborate with DeMonaco are the series’ producers: Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister series), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).

The Purge: Election Year is set for release on July 1st in the States and on July 15th in the UK.

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Why Focus Features Ditched Horror Flicks and Returned to Its Indie Roots

14 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three months after a dramatic overhaul swept out one regime and replaced it with another, Focus Features is out in force at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The company is premiering Oscar-hopeful “Loving,” snapping up international distribution rights to “American Honey” with Shia Labeouf, and is reintroducing itself as a maker of indie films after a failed foray into genre and horror pictures. Under chairman Peter Kujawski, what’s old is new again.

“We’re really going back to what people still associate Focus’ name and brand with and what Focus had originally been doing, which is being a specialty company,” Kujawski told Variety.

That means leaving the films like “Sinister” and “London Has Fallen” to studio parent, Universal Pictures, and doubling down on prestige and filmmaker-driven fare such as “The Theory of Everything” or the upcoming spy thriller “The Coldest City” with Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.

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Michael Giacchino to compose Doctor Strange score

6 May 2016 1:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite getting many things right, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has long struggled with one thing: its film scores. While Alan Silvestri managed to make an alright theme for The Avengers, it didn’t stick around after Phase One of the McU, and was nowhere near as iconic as the superhero themes from composers like Danny Elfman, John Williams or Hans Zimmer.

That may be about to change, because we just found out that Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles, Jurassic World) will be the composer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Giacchino announced the news himself today on Twitter:

Things are about to get, well… really Strange.@scottderrickson @Marvel pic.twitter.com/LIhuCNy3lB

Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) May 6, 2016

Will Doctor Strange end up rivaling Guardians of the Galaxy for the greatest Marvel soundtrack to date? Oh, I can just imagine all of the great puns we’ll get in those track names… »

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‘Doctor Strange’ Director on Whitewashing, Asian Stereotyping: ‘I Am Listening and Learning’

5 May 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Doctor Strange” writer-director Scott Derrickson is the latest industry figure to weigh in on Hollywood’s pervading “whitewashing” issue.

“Raw anger/hurt from Asian-Americans over Hollywood whitewashing, stereotyping & erasure of Asians in cinema. I am listening and learning,” the director, who’s also known for horror films like “Sinister” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” expressed in a Wednesday tweet.

Raw anger/hurt from Asian-Americans over Hollywood whitewashing, stereotyping & erasure of Asians in cInema.

I am listening and learning.

Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) May 4, 2016

Doctor Strange” was recently under fire for being “whitewashed,” an accusation spurred by the casting of Tilda Swinton, a white Scottish woman, for the role of the Ancient One — a mystical character that originated from Tibet in its original Marvel Comics depiction.

Amidst the controversy, Marvel released a statement to address the accusations. “The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, »

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Giveaway – Win an action/western bundle with The Timber

4 May 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of The Timber from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, we’ve got an action/western DVD bundle up for grabs, which features The Timber, Sicario, Slow West, 3:10 to Yuma, Wild Card and Heist. Read on for details of how to enter…

In the 1898 gold rush of the Wild West, two desperate brothers take a job as bounty hunters to save their home and find their father. But in The Timber, brutality and bloodshed is the law of the land and what they find along the way is much more than they bargained for. The Timber is tense tale of greed and redemption.

Josh Peck (Red Dawn) and James Ransone (Sinister, The Wire) are the brothers at the centre of this gripping Western which also stars Julian Glover (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, The Tudors) and William Gaunt (EastEnders, »

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Scott Derrickson responds to white-washing claims in Doctor Strange

4 May 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was first seen as a brave move to cast a female actor in a male role when Tilda Swinton was announced as The Ancient One for Marvel’s Doctor Strange. However, comments about white-washing in Hollywood movies came to the forefront of discussions again, furthered by the first trailer for the movie which showed Swinton in the role.

Yesterday we reported on George Takei’s thoughts on Hollywood white-washing, and today the film’s director Scott Derrickson has taken to Twitter to give his thoughts:

Raw anger/hurt from Asian-Americans over Hollywood whitewashing, stereotyping & erasure of Asians in cInema.

I am listening and learning.

Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) May 4, 2016

“Raw anger/hurt from Asian-Americans over Hollywood whitewashing, stereotyping & erasure of Asians in cinema,” he tweeted. “I am listening and learning.”

See Also: Tilda Swinton addresses “whitewashing” of The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange

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- Luke Owen

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Watch an exclusive clip from The Timber

3 May 2016 9:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its home entertainment release this week, we have an exclusive clip from western The Timber, which you can check out here courtesy of Lionsgate…

In the 1898 gold rush of the Wild West, two desperate brothers take a job as bounty hunters to save their home and find their father. But in The Timber, brutality and bloodshed is the law of the land and what they find along the way is much more than they bargained for. The Timber is tense tale of greed and redemption.

Josh Peck (Red Dawn) and James Ransone (Sinister, The Wire) are the brothers at the centre of this gripping Western which also stars Julian Glover (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, The Tudors) and William Gaunt (EastEnders, The Champions).

The Timber is out now on DVD & Digital from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Order on Amazon.

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George Takei shames Marvel white-washing The Ancient One in Doctor Strange

3 May 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The topic of white-washing has been in the news a lot lately, following the first image of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell (which was denounced by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Ming-Na Wen) and the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The latter of which has caused George Takei to take to Facebook to discuss the issue.

Takei was responding to this article, in which Marvel announce they cast Swinton in the role – traditionally a male Asian character – to appease the Asian market. The former Star Trek star responded, “So let me get this straight. You cast a white actress so you wouldn’t hurt sales…in Asia? This backpedaling is nearly as cringeworthy as the casting. Marvel must think we’re all idiots.”

“Marvel already addressed the Tibetan question by setting the action and The Ancient One in Kathmandu, Nepal in the film, »

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Doctor Strange Is Next Step in Marvel's Evolution Says Cumberbatch

27 April 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Doctor Strange is one of the few movies that was in development long before Marvel Studios even existed. Marvel had been working on the project independently, much like they were with Ant-Man, a few years before Marvel Studios was established. Next week, Marvel will launch Phase 3 of their lucrative McU, with Captain America: Civil War, followed by Doctor Strange, arriving in theaters November 4. As fans noticed when the first trailer arrived earlier this month, the Sorcerer Supreme is a character unlike any we've ever seen in the McU thus far. And star Benedict Cumberbatch agrees. He says this movie will push the Marvel Cinematic Universe to new heights.

Fans previously caught a glimpse at the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the 2014 blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, but Doctor Strange showcases some of the mystical elements of the McU here on Earth. Benedict Cumberbatch recently spoke with Empire Online, »

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"Doctor Strange" Scribe On Ancient One Casting

25 April 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

C. Robert Cargill, the "Sinister" scribe and the co-writer behind Marvel Studios' upcoming "Doctor Strange" film, says that no way the studio could avoid upsetting audiences in regards to the cast of The Ancient One role in the movie.

The character has traditionally been an elderly Asian man, but when it came time to cast the film it was tall, caucasian actress Tilda Swinton that scored the role. It was a left field casting choice that has been met by good reaction in some circles for smashing stereotypes, but bad in others for it being yet another case of Hollywood whitewashing.

Speaking with Double Toasted podcast, Cargill drops a "Star Trek" reference in his explanation as to why they couldn't win whatever choice they made:

"There is no other character in Marvel history that is such a cultural landmine, that is absolutely unwinnable. I've been reading a bunch of people talking about it, »

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Tilda Swinton addresses “whitewashing” of The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange

22 April 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week, Hollywood was once again accused of “whitewashing” with the release of the first image of Scarlett Johansson in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, but that isn’t the only movie which has come under fire lately for culturally reappropriating a character traditionally depicted as Asian.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange features a bald Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, mentor to Benedict Cumerbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange, and a Tibetan-born male character in the Marvel comic book universe. Despite Marvel receiving praise for casting a female, the studio has come in for some criticism due to this being a white female, and Swinton has addressed the controversy during a screening of her new film A Bigger Splash.

“Well, it’s not actually an Asian character — that’s what I need to tell you about it,” said Swinton (via THR). “I wasn’t asked to play an Asian character, »

- Gary Collinson

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It’s about time that we all watched that amazing Doctor Strange title sequence again

18 April 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week saw Marvel debut their first trailer for Doctor Strange. Being a teaser, the promo focused on establishing the movie’s tone than giving away plot details. That tone does not seem to be a comedic one.

There will undoubtedly be some humour in the eventual Doctor Strange movie. That’s the Marvel way. But, for the initial marketing at least, Scott Derrickson and company are emphasising mind-bending visuals and car accidents over campy, magical fun.

In other words, this ain’t Thor with a goatee.

But 10 months ago, This Is Productions made a terrific opening credits sequence for Doctor Strange. Aptly using The Flaming Lips track The W.A.N.D., he gave the film a considerably more psychedelic interpretation than the teaser we got, referencing the character’s 60s-infused first decade. Enjoy the trip below…

What do you think of a campier, Guardians of the Galaxy-esque version of Doctor Strange? »

- Oli Davis

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What Marvel’s Doctor Strange trailer Didn’T show you – comparing last year’s D23 Concept Art presentation with the film’s first teaser

17 April 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis and Luke Owen compare what we saw in the first Doctor Strange teaser with the film’s Concept Art trailer screened last year…

This week saw Marvel debut their first trailer for Doctor Strange on Jimmy Kimmel. Ben ‘Batman’ Affleck must be fuming given his and Kimmel’s history. The trailer didn’t give away much in the way of story and we didn’t even get a proper look at Strange in his full gear; just a tantalising ‘up-the-cape’ shot (as the superhero gossip magazines call it). Instead, the teaser focused on conveying a sense of tone, setting up the mood of the film and introducing the first magical elements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Asgardian mumbo jumbo not withstanding).

Back in October, however, Flickering Myth’s Luke Owen was invited to Disney’s presentation of their 2016 release slate. There, they showed a concept art trailer for Doctor Strange, »

- Oli Davis

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Ben Affleck Batman Film Confirmed! Spider-Man: Homecoming To Feature Iron Man? | Scooperhero News #6

15 April 2016 3:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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Doctor Strange is set for release on October 28th in the UK and November 4th in the Us, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) with a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong (The Martian) as Wong and Rachel McAdams (True Detective »

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