17 items from 2013
Fresh off his starring role in The Dark Place, actor / writer Blaise Embry will next step behind the camera for his feature directing debut, helming his script In The Shadows of the Rainbow for BrambleArch Pictures.
In the shadows of the Rainbow is an unnerving ensemble family drama following the intersecting lives of a rural community in the wooded canyons and sunny mountain tops of Big Sur, California.
BrambleArch is the the avant-garde production company behind Another Stupid Day and the upcoming naturalistic musical The Amateur. The company is made up of partners Lauren Schneider (Red White & Blue) Tara Jane (formerly of production companies Strawdogs and Partizan), Lee Doud (Californication) and Embry..
The team’s first short film, Another Stupid Day, a dark coming-of-age story directed and starring Blaise, is currently playing the festival circuit. They are currently in post-production with the naturalistic musical feature The Amateur, starring Nick Gomez (Looper, »
To celebrate the UK theatrical release of The Last Exorcism Part II on Friday, June 7th, we're offering one lucky Flickering Myth reader the chance to win a horror bundle on DVD featuring The Last Exorcism, Chernobyl Diaries and Silent House.
Read on for a synopsis for The Last Exorcism Part II, along with details of how to enter the competition...
Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is found alone and terrified in the woods. Back in the relative safety of civilization, Nell realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning.
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- Flickering Myth
When ABC gave its “Upfront” presentation and announced its 2013-14 schedule two weeks ago, I told you about the return of Once Upon a Time and The Neighbors, and about upcoming series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
At the time I didn’t include new series Resurrection because, frankly, the trailer seemed a little too Touched By an Angel to be something we’d cover. Now that I’ve screened the pilot, I may have been premature. May have been. As with Touch and Awake and A Gifted Man before it, I’ve decided to give this one the benefit of the doubt. I’m hoping it will be more like Awake than like the other two; we’ll see. I really like the pilot, though, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes next.
Here’s the synopsis and the trailer. »
- Erin Willard
Anthony Stokes explains why he thinks Comic Book Movies have become more than just the latest trend...
The last decade has been incredibly good to Comic Book Movies. Not only are there a significant amount of comic book movies coming out every year, but they're making a lot of money. Comic Book Movies used to be a once a year thing, and now they're coming within weeks of each other (this year alone sees the release of Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, R.I.P.D., The Wolverine, Red 2, 2 Guns, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Thor: The Dark World). But all good things must come to an end eventually, right?
I would say no. Of course everything has an ebb and flow, and we may get to the point where we get back to one or two Comic Book Movies a year, but »
- Flickering Myth
At ABC‘s upfront, there were a few things that the network wanted to make sure you knew. 1) They are really impressed with the idea that people are going to watch Rebel Wilson do just about anything, and 2) There isn’t anything they’re happier about than bringing you more episodes of television created by Shonda Rhimes.
On these notes, the network would love for you to know that more Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are coming your way. These, ABC would like to impress upon you (as advertisers) are really good shows. Because… hellllooo… so many people watch them that we’re bringing them back. But wait, don’t think that you’re as excited as you can get yet, because if those are your favorite shows, then we have a new one for you to fall in love with, Betrayal.
Also on the agenda, and actually looking like they might be interesting, »
- Marc Eastman
As promised earlier today, ABC has released the official trailer for its upcoming new series "Resurrection," and we have a look at it for you right here. Again, no premiere date has been announced, but we expect more info soon.
"Resurrection" is expected to be a limited series, airing just 12 to 13 episodes per season.
The people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia; and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, »
- The Woman In Black
We already knew ABC had picked up "Resurrection" (formerly "The Returned") as a new series on its roster, and today we were hoping to learn what night of the week it will be airing on. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little while longer.
Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, is unveiling the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon, and we got a look at the schedule, on which "Resurrection" is sadly missing. But the network added the following to its press release: "Please note shows picked up but not listed on the schedule will debut later in the 2013-14 season." In addition, "Resurrection" will be a limited series, airing just 12 to 13 episodes per season.
Below is the full synopsis. ABC will be releasing a first look video of the series a little later in the day so be sure to check back around 4pm Et/1pm Pt. »
- The Woman In Black
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
Three first-time directors and a Brett Ratner did some casting today: Annette Benning and Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) are in negotiations to star opposite Al Pacino in Imagine, the directorial debut of writer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love). Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) star as two opposites in a co-dependent friendship in Life Partners, the directorial debut of Susanna Fogel. Adam Brody, Gabourey Sidibe, Abby Elliott, and Beth Dover co-star. Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) is in negotiations for the female lead in Dracula. Luke Evans stars in Gary Shore's directorial debut. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Chernobyl Diaries) landed the female lead in Ratner's Hercules. Dwayne Johnson plays the titular Greek hero. Ian McShane and Joseph Fiennes co-star. Hit the jump for more on each project. Fogelman's script for Imagine follows "an aging rocker (Pacino) who discovers a letter written to him by the late John Lennon and decides »
- Brendan Bettinger
The graphic novel describes Hercules as a tormented soul who walked the earth, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Berdal will play a warrior who fights alongside Hercules.
The film is set to start lensing in June. Paramount will release “Hercules” on July 25, 2014.
Berdal past credits include “Chernobyl Diaries” and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” She is repped by UTA and Scandinavian agent Anne Lindberg. »
- Justin Kroll
To celebrate the release of Bait on DVD and Blu-ray (2D & 3D) on April 29th, we are offering our readers the chance to win a great horror DVD bundle! The collection includes The Loved Ones, Road Train, I Saw The Devil, Silent House, Chernobyl Diaries and Cockneys Vs Zombies.
In Bait, a tsunami devastates a small Gold Coast town and leaves twelve people trapped in a flooded supermarket. Amidst the horror the group slowly realises that they may not be alone. Trapped with a hungry Great White shark, how many of them will have to die and will rescue ever come? Featuring a stellar ensemble cast including Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga; Eclipse), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow When the War Began), Dan Wyllie (Animal Kingdom) Alex Russell (Wasted on the Young), Martin Sacks (Underbelly), Cariba Heine (The Pacific), Damien Garvey (Daybreakers) and »
- Dan Bullock
Hey guys, you better get ready for Home Run ’cause David Boyd‘s movie (finally) opens this month! Looks that things are pretty clear with this sport drama – it’s here to share a quite simple message: freedom is possible! And we finally have an evidence to prove that. Make sure you check out the first clip from this movie in the rest of this report & let us know what you think! David Boyd directed the film from a script written by Brian Brightly, Candace Lee, Eric Newman and Melanie Wistar, but the whole thing is actually based on thousands of true stories that should...
- Jeanne Standal
Exclusive: Wme has signed Paranormal Activity helmer Oren Peli. Peli leaves CAA, shaking loose from that agency after longtime agents Martin Spencer and Adam Kanter moved to Jeff Berg’s Resolution. Peli is a big piece of business, at the forefront of the micro-budget found-footage horror craze. He produced and oversaw the sequels of Paranormal Activity, produced and scripted Chernobyl Diaries, and produced Insidious and the Rob Zombie-directed Lords Of Salem. Peli most recently wrote and directed Area 51. Peli also co-created The River for ABC last year. He continues to be lawyered by Linda Lichter. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Like an endless onslaught of zombies, wave after wave of found footage films just keep coming. The latest is writer-director David Ayer’s End of Watch, a film about a pair of Lapd cops and their adventures in policing one of the most notoriously crime-ridden cities in the Us. Ayer’s previous work includes credits on The Fast and Furious, Training Day and Street Kings, which is indicative of his experience in slick crime flicks.
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as Brian and Mike. Brian has kitted out his and Mike’s uniforms with small cameras for a film class he is taking and we witness their day-to-day activities through this medium. The cops tackle calls that are sometimes mundane, sometimes dangerous and occasionally deeply disturbing. »
- Jack Kirby
Momentum have done us all a favour by picking it up for distribution here in the UK, and with its release coming in just over a month’s time in March, they’ve put out a new trailer for our shores.
“The quaint coastal town of Claridge, Maryland thrives on the safe, tranquil and abundant waters of Chesapeake Bay. During their annual Independence Day celebrations, a gruesome plague is unleashed, quickly infecting the residents and turning them against each other.
A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, “The Bay” graphically chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.”
- Kenji Lloyd
Ever wondered how actor and singer Jesse McCartney might look in uniform? Fans of the Lifetime series Army Wives will find out when season seven kicks off this year. McCartney will act as Private Tim Truman.
Season seven of Army Wives is already taking shape. As I recently reported, actor Burgess Jenkins will play Maggie’s husband, Staff Sgt. Eddie Hall and Tony Award nominee, Joshua Henry, has been cast as Quincy, Latasha’s husband. Maggie is Torrey DeVitto and Ashanti is Latasha, by the way. There’s lot’s of new characters and all new drama in store.
Now, THR reports that Jesse McCartney has also been cast. His is a recurring role. The actor who has enjoyed stints on Greek, Summerland and All My Children, will play a very motivated, “enthusiastic” young soldier. This should be good to watch because McCartney has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards and a Grammy. »
- Sasha Nova
Each year horror fans are treated to some memorable and some horrifically bad films that either quench our appetites for shocks and scares or make us run for the exits of the theater. It’s no surprise that 2012 was any different. Although we had to suffer through such painful features as Silent Hill: Revelation, Paranormal Activity 4, and Chernobyl Diaries, at least we were given such terrifying treasures as Sinister, Silent House, and everyone’s favorite horror film of the year Cabin in the Woods. Unfortunately, there are so many independent horror films that get missed each year due to their lack of a wide release or only getting a DVD/Blu-ray release. We have all seen our fair share of direct-to-video crap, but there are always a few each year that stand apart from the rest. Just because it doesn’t have any major actors in it or »
- Michael Haffner
17 items from 2013
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