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Movies like Wonder basically have “emotional button-pushing” baked into their very DNA. It’s the story of a young boy with facial disfigurement who is entering the fifth grade in a public school for the first time, trying to find friends, all while enduring the cruelties of other children. It has the obvious potential to be mawkish, sentimental pap—and god help us, we’re probably going to cry like newborn babies the second it starts, regardless of any cheap tactics, damn it all.
Still, there’s some hope for optimism here. It’s co-written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, the man behind the refreshingly blunt The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. It’s got solid talent like Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as the parents, Daveed Diggs as a teacher, and suddenly omnipresent Jacob Tremblay (Room, Before I Wake, Shut In, The Book Of Henry, the forthcoming The Predator »
- Alex McLevy
"I knew I'd never be an ordinary kid." Choose kindness! Lionsgate has debuted a second official trailer for the film Wonder, adapted from R.J. Palacio's book of the same name. Wonder stars acclaimed young actor Jacob Tremblay (seen in Room, Before I Wake, The Book of Henry), who plays Auggie, a kid with an awkward facial difference who decides to go to public school despite being made fun of by other students. He makes a few new friends who help him learn to be himself. The full cast includes Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as Auggie's parents, and also featuring Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga, Izabela Vidovic, Ali Liebert, and Bryce Gheisar. This looks so wonderful, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a huge hit this fall. I like that it is all about laughter and good friends - the most important things in life. Here's the »
- Alex Billington
Before I Wake was completed in 2013. Relativity acquired Mike Flanagan‘s (Oculus) horror movie a year later and set a release date for May of 2015. The film, which stars Thomas Jane, Kate Bosworth, and Jacob Tremblay, was pushed back four months. After Relativity ran into some serious financial troubles, its release date was scrapped. Then […]
- Jack Giroux
While he’s had great success with films such as Oculus, Hush and Ouija: Origin of Evil, Mike Flanagan hasn’t had so much luck with Before I Wake. The film, starring Thomas Jane, Kate Bosworth and Jacob Tremblay, was moved around the release schedule so many times that it became impossible to keep track of, and […] »
- John Squires
You probably already forgot about “Before I Wake,” and no one would blame you for that. The film got its first trailer in 2015, had its release date bumped back, and then another promo in 2016. However, the horror flick from “Oculus” director Mike Flanagan, starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, and Jacob Tremblay never wound up hitting multiplexes in the U.S.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Per our sister site, Deadline, Gugino will be one of the series’ leads. At the moment, all other character information is under wraps.
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In the 1959 Shirley Jackson novel on which the series is based, a supernatural scholar rents the titular, allegedly haunted mansion and invites people who’ve had run-ins with the »
"You're the toughest kid in that school - show them!" Lionsgate has revealed the first official trailer for an upcoming film titled Wonder, adapted from R.J. Palacio's book of the same name. Wonder stars acclaimed young actor Jacob Tremblay (seen in Room, Before I Wake, The Book of Henry), who plays Auggie, a kid with an awkward facial difference who decides to go to public school despite being made fun of by all the other students. He makes a few new friends who help him learn to be himself. The full cast includes Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as Auggie's parents, also featuring Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga, Izabela Vidovic, Ali Liebert, and Bryce Gheisar. This looks incredibly charming and, I don't mean to be so cheesy, but "wonder"ful. It's set for release in the fall right in the middle of the awards season. Here's the first »
- Alex Billington
"I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist," McQueen said. "I attended Nyu film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with Tupac's through a mutual friend in a small way. Few, if any shined brighter than Tupac Shakur. I look forward to working closely with his family to tell the unvarnished story of this talented man. »
Exclusive: Laura Moss is set to helm supernatural horror film Hide Your Eyes, written by Ant-Man actor David Dastmalchian and scheduled to begin production this summer in Kansas City. The pic follows a young woman from a small Midwest town who unleashes a relentless, unseen entity when she experiments with drugs. Blade Runner: 2049 producer Steven P. Wegner is producing the project with Mali Elfman (Before I Wake). Wegner and Dastmalchian pegged Moss to direct the pic… »
After haunting theaters early this year, The Bye Bye Man is now available on Digital HD and comes out on Blu-ray and DVD beginning April 11th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. To commemorate the home media release, we caught up with producer Trevor Macy, who discussed the unrated version of The Bye Bye Man and also talked about his exciting slate of upcoming projects, including Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Gerald's Game and the anticipated sequel The Strangers 2.
Thanks for taking the time to talk with me and congratulations on the upcoming unrated version of The Bye Bye Man. What can horror fans expect to see in the unrated version that they didn't see in the theatrical cut?
Trevor Macy: There's a bunch of things. The interesting thing about this particular movie is that the Blu-ray version is the way the movie was originally designed. So, when I »
- Derek Anderson
Those ghosts just won’t leave Hill House alone.
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Jackson’s book was previously adapted for the screen as the 1963 and 1999 films The Haunting.
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* Amazon has released »
Relativity’s The Disappointments Room took on an entirely new meaning when it stole the slot originally set for Mike Flanagan’s (Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil) long delayed Before I Wake (read our review), a fresh child-horror film starring Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Dash Mihok, Annabeth Gish and Jacob Tremblay. Flanagan’s film has been getting shafted for years now, being […] »
- Brad Miska
The chilling prequel to the horror hit invites audiences again into the lore of the spirit board when Ouija: Origin of Evil arrives on Digital Download on 13th February and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on 27th February, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Set 50 years prior to the events that took place in Ouija, director and writer Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake) tells a terrifying new tale as a grieving spiritualist mother and her young daughters discover the buried dangers of an ancient game. And celebrate the release of we're giving 2 lucky winners the chance to win a copy of the film on DVD. Contest Ends on Friday, March 17, 2017 »
Steve Mnuchin may be headed for U.S. Senate approval as America’s next treasury secretary, but he’s getting a big thumbs down from a film lending company that alleges in a lawsuit that the Wall Street and Hollywood financier helped cheat it out of more than $80 million.
In a legal filing late Thursday, Rka Film Financing accused Mnuchin and eight others of allowing money intended to release films from Relativity Media to be misspent for other purposes. Some $50 million of the misspent money went to a bank that the treasury secretary-designate founded, the lawsuit contends.
Mnuchin served as co-chairman of the financially-struggling, Beverly Hills-based Relativity at the same time he was chairman and CEO of Pasadena-based OneWest Bank. The lawsuit by Rka Film Financing alleges a suspicious chain of events in which Mnuchin and the other defendants purportedly allowed millions of dollars to be directed away from film promotion, »
- James Rainey
Folks in the Brooklyn area are in for a treat. Nitehawk Cinema is hosting a screening of the highly anticipated horror anthology, Xx. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: the Twenty Twenty-Four screening details, Shriekfest 2017 call for submissions, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween home media info, a new trailer for Diane, and Child Eater release details.
Nitehawk Cinema’s Brooklyn Xx Screening Details: “Nitehawk presents a preview and midnite screenings of the new all female-helmed horror anthology, Xx. We also ask the Xx directors to select a couple of their influential films for midnite screenings and they chose: Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary.”
To learn more, visit Nitehawk Cinema’s official website.
Twenty Twenty-Four North American Premiere Details: “We have two screenings in San Francisco, hosted by San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Twenty Twenty-Four is making its North American premiere at »
- Tamika Jones
Author: Jon Lyus
The news that 20th Century Fox were bringing back the Predator following a critically disappointing Robert Rodriguez rebootquel in 2010 was something of a surprise. Then Shane Black’s name became attached and interest in the project was suddenly elevated. Black’s The Nice Guys was an unsung hero of last year’s cinematic offerings, and the man has a keen eye and ear for making good movies. The news today that he has secured the services of Room’s Jacob Tremblay for a lead role makes a lot of sense given Black’s previous films, in which a young actor often made a real difference to the tone, and success, of the movies.
Tremblay revealed his casting in typically ebullient fashion.
Time for me to #Gettothechoppa!!! #ThePredator pic.twitter.com/pwqlG7D8op
— Jacob Tremblay »
- Jon Lyus
With production expected to begin this February in Vancouver, the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator is coming together with some truly talented performers. The latest addition to the cast is certainly no exception, as it’s been revealed that Jacob Tremblay, perhaps best known for his stunning turn opposite Brie Larson in Room, has joined the sci-fi film’s ranks.
The news of Tremblay’s casting comes from THR, who reveals that the actor is set to portray the bullied, autistic son of Boyd Holbrook’s ex-Marine character. Tremblay’s role will also play a pivotal part in his dad’s fight against the Predators thanks to his quick learning of and expert grasp on languages.
In addition to Tremblay and Holbrook, The Predator cast also includes Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, and Olivia Munn, with Thomas Jane in discussions to also appear in the film. »
- Derek Anderson
Over the past few weeks, 20th Century Fox has been assembling a strong cast for its Predator sequel, recently adding breakout Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes and comedy superstar Keegan Michael Key. With director Shane Black planning a February production start in Vancouver, the sequel has added yet another cast member, with Thomas Jane in final talks to star. No details have been given for his character at this time, but hopefully we'll get more details about the story and these characters when production gets under way in just a few weeks.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on the casting, with the publication still presumably standing by their earlier report that the story takes place in the suburbs. Shortly after that report surfaced in November, director Shane Black clarified that the movie won't be set in the suburbs. Today's report claims that this movie will feature "an array of the »
This Friday, The Bye Bye Man arrives in theaters everywhere, and in advance of the film’s release, Daily Dead caught up with producer Trevor Macy to talk about his involvement with the project, working with director Stacy Title, and his thoughts on trying to keep up with the expectations of modern audiences. Macy also gave us an update on the release of Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake, which has been delayed due to some issues over at Relativity Media.
Great to speak with you today, Trevor. You've been involved with a lot of really fantastic genre films over the years, so I'm curious, what was it about the story of The Bye Bye Man in particular that made you think, "This is definitely something I want to be involved with?"
Trevor Macy: Well, it has a couple things going for it that I like. One is, I »
- Heather Wixson
Relativity Media employees cite various moments when, for them, the entertainment company reached rock bottom. Some people point to the days when movie release dates came and went, unfulfilled. For others, it was the bankruptcy filing in July 2015. The departure of key employees — notably the October resignation of president Tucker Tooley — cut others to the core.
But a few note, as an unsettling new low, the arrival at corporate headquarters of yet another media offshoot: the raunchy, flesh-fixated website Egotastic. To them, the proximity of the online T&A emporium was the surest sign that Relativity would never be resurrected as a mainstream entertainment concern.
Beginning in mid-2016, Egotastic set up housekeeping alongside regular Relativity employees. According to witnesses, on at least a few occasions, photographers and scantily clad models would traipse through the office. Some employees found it embarrassing that the site, featuring unvarnished discussion of the anatomies of multiple actresses, »
- James Rainey
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