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‘The Dry’ (Trailer #2)

‘The Dry’ (Trailer #2)
Robert Connolly’s The Dry stars Eric Bana as Agent Aaron Falk, who returns to his home town after an absence of over 20 years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.

When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected.

The film is based on the Jane Harper novel of the same name, adapted by Connolly and Harry Cripps.

The Dry, produced by Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson for Made Up Stories together with Connolly and Bana, also stars Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson, Julia Blake, Bruce Spence, Matt Nable, William Zappa,
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Hugh Keays-Byrne Dies, Mad Max Villain Was 73

Hugh Keays-Byrne Dies, Mad Max Villain Was 73
Hugh Keays-Byrne has passed away. He was 73-years old. The English-Australian actor played Toecutter in the 1979's Mad Max, then reunited with George Miller for 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road, where he played the villainous "Immortan Joe." The Man From Hong Kong director Brian Trenchard-Smith revealed that the Keays-Byrne died Wednesday in the hospital. No other information has been given as to the cause of death. Keays-Byrne is one of three actors to play two separate and characters in the Mad Max franchise, the others being Bruce Spence (Gyro Captain in Mad Max 2 and Jedediah in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome) and Max Fairchild (Benno in Mad Max and Broken Victim in Mad Max 2).

In addition to his work with George Miller, Hugh Keays-Byrne also was known for portraying the back-stabbing Grunchlk on the series Farscape and the following miniseries. He was also an accomplished stage actor. Between 1968 and
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Children of the Corn Remake First Look Arrives Following Surprise Release in 2 Theaters

Children of the Corn Remake First Look Arrives Following Surprise Release in 2 Theaters
Surprise! The Children of the Corn remake has been very quietly released in theaters. The reimagining of Stephen King's tale from director Kurt Wimmer was released in just two Florida theaters over the weekend. Depending on how things go, it may be expanded to more locations from there. At the very least, we now have a new poster, as well as an image from the remake.

Here’s your first look at the new Children Of The Corn film. #TheHorrorReturnsPodcast#TheHorrorReturns#THRPodcastNetwork#Horror#HorrorMovies#HorrorFilms#HorrorTV#HorrorSeries#HorrorPodcast#ChildrenOfTheCorn#StephenKing#KurtWimmerpic.twitter.com/Ez8I6uI432

— The Horror Returns (@horror_returns) October 27, 2020

Two theaters in Sarasota, Florida played Children of the Corn over the weekend. The studio rented out the theaters to help ensure health and safety protocols. Guests were required to wear masks when they weren't eating or drinking and temperature checks were performed. Producer Lucas Foster had this to say.
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Terry Goodkind Dies, The Sword of Truth Author Was 72

Terry Goodkind Dies, The Sword of Truth Author Was 72
It's been a very rough week in the literary world and the bad news continues with word that veteran author Terry Goodkind has passed away. Best known for penning The Sword of Truth fantasy novel series, which have collectively sold over 25 million books worldwide, Goodkind was one of today's most beloved writers. While a cause of death has not yet been revealed, a post on Goodkind's official Facebook page revealed that the author died on Thursday.

"This morning, Thursday, September 17th, we lost Terry Goodkind," the statement reads. "It is a great loss. An unimaginable loss. It is impossible to put into few words just how amazing of a man, a husband, a writer, a friend, and a human, Terry Goodkind truly was. He is already desperately missed. We are forever grateful for him having shared his life's work with all of us, as he was always grateful to be held in our hearts.
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Children of the Corn Remake Wraps in Australia Under Unprecedented Circumstances

Children of the Corn Remake Wraps in Australia Under Unprecedented Circumstances
Children of the Corn is getting a reboot at the hands of producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari). After completing the shoot for the film in Australia under unique circumstances, which defied the world's current state of affairs, Foster gave an interview. He revealed that this new take on the horror classic will be pulling most of its cues from the original Stephen King short story, rather than the 1984 outing, the version that most general audiences are familiar with.

"[It has] almost nothing to do with [the 1984 movie]. We went back to the story and free-associated from there."

The cast of young actors picked for the remake include Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall) and Kate Moyer (When Hope Calls) in starring roles. There is also Australian talent Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). Having the young actors involved in the movie during a
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New Children Of The Corn Will Have Almost Nothing To Do With Original

New Children Of The Corn Will Have Almost Nothing To Do With Original
One of the most surprisingly long-lived franchises, Children of the Corn will soon have its eleventh entry. The series that began with a 1984 Stephen King short story adaptation became a direct-to-video mainstay in the 1990s under Dimension Films, and has more recently received a Syfy remake and 2018’s Children of the Corn: Runaway.

We now know that the latest installment, again just titled Children of the Corn, has wrapped its challenging production though, with cast and plot details also recently being revealed. Producer Lucas Foster and director Kurt Wimmer have developed the new version of Corn as something distinct from the existing franchise, although we’d be surprised if there wasn’t a lot of corn and some creepy children in the mix. The film’s production in Australia was able to continue during the pandemic, and is being prepared for what appears to be a 2021 release, although whether this
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Kurt Wimmer Wraps ‘Children Of The Corn’ Reboot In Australia After Cast & Crew Isolate Together During Lockdown Shoot

Kurt Wimmer Wraps ‘Children Of The Corn’ Reboot In Australia After Cast & Crew Isolate Together During Lockdown Shoot
There can’t be many examples of this – Kurt Wimmer, whose credits include writing and directing Equilibrium, has wrapped production on a feature film shot on set entirely during the lockdown.

This project is a yet-to-be-titled reimagining of Stephen King’s short story Children Of The Corn, which has already spawned 10 feature movies prior to this one, and shot in Australia. It originally went into production in New South Wales at the beginning of March. When the Covid-19 pandemic forced productions to shutdown across the world (few of which have resumed yet), the producers say they consulted with local body Screen Nsw, which was a major investor in the pic, and decided to progress.

Collaborating with Safe Work Nsw and film safety expert Jon Heaney, they drew up a reconfigured shoot schedule and methodology that implemented health and safety measures for the entire production. As they were already on set together,
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‘Children of the Corn’ Wraps Coronavirus-Defying Shoot in Australia (Exclusive)

‘Children of the Corn’ Wraps Coronavirus-Defying Shoot in Australia (Exclusive)
Kurt Wimmer’s reimagining of “Children of the Corn” has completed its coronavirus-defying shoot in Australia. The filmmakers employed stringent health and safety protocols, and multiple insurance policies.

The producers revealed the previously undisclosed cast of young actors, with Elena Kampouris (“Before I Fall”) and Kate Moyer (“When Hope Calls”) starring. They are accompanied by Australian talent Callan Mulvey (“Avengers: Endgame”) and Bruce Spence (“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”).

“You can theorize all you like about safety protocols, but until you get on set, you don’t really know. But I can now tell you it is impossible to keep a camera crew 1.5 meters apart,” producer Lucas Foster (“Ford v Ferrari”) told Variety.

Principal photography began in New South Wales in early March, when the Covid-19 outbreak forced the majority of productions around the world to shut down.

“We ended up taking hundreds of measures.
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Vale esteemed talent agent Barbara Leane

Vale esteemed talent agent Barbara Leane
Barbara Leane has been remembered by friends and colleagues as a trailblazing talent agent, an astute businesswoman and a mentor to countless actors and young agents.

Leane died on Friday on the Gold Coast after being diagnosed with cancer in January. Her age was a ‘state secret.’

Barbara Leane Management mentored some of the country’s most successful actors including Luke Ford, Wendy Hughes, Max Cullen, Kerry Armstrong, Peter Phelps, Bruce Spence, Anne Looby, Ian Stenlake and Susan Prior.

Phelps was 18 and making his debut on The Restless Years when legendary actor John Ewart asked him about his agent. “What do they do?” Phelps asked, so Ewart urged him to approach Leane, who went on to represent him for 25 years until she retired.

“Barbara was the den mother to every one of her beloved actor cubs,” Phelps tells If. “She chose her client actors on who that person was as
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Familiar and new faces feature in ‘Back to the Rafters’

Familiar and new faces feature in ‘Back to the Rafters’
(L-r) Hugh Sheridan, Georgina Haig and Angus McLaren.

Georgina Haig has replaced Jessica Marais in Seven Studios’ Back to the Rafters, and HaiHa Le, Libby Tanner, Rose Riley, Aaron McGrath and Bruce Spence are among new additions to the cast.

Among the other fresh faces in the Packed to the Rafters reboot are Willow Speers as Ruby Rafter and Kaspar Frost.

Willow had a supporting role in Cjz’s Rocky and Me commissioned by ABC Me and Screen Australia as part of the DisRupted program, .

Haig, whose credits include Secret Bridesmaids Business and the Us ABC network’s sci-fi series The Crossing, is playing Rachel Rafter after Marais withdrew.

The first Australian drama commissioned by Amazon, the Bevan Lee-created series is shooting in Sydney, produced by Chris-Martin Jones and directed by Jeremy Sims, Lynn Hegarty and Catherine Millar.

Amazon Prime also acquired the streaming rights to the original Seven Network
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Competition: Win sci-fi epic ‘Occupation’ on Blu-ray

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Occupation which will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download 21st January 2019, we have a copy of the Blu-ray up for grabs, courtesy of Altitude Film Entertainment!

War of the Worlds Aussie-style, as small-town residents fight alien invaders in a slam-bang sci-fi epic packed with dazzling effects and bug-eyed beasties.

Luke Sparke follows up his hugely enjoyable action-horror Red Billabong with a no-nonsense alien invasion epic that mixes Red Dawn into Independence Day for an explosive burst of Ozploitation sci-fi entertainment, that has proved such a big hit in cinemas down under that a sequel is already being filmed.

Sparke has assembled the cream of the crop of Australian acting talent, with Dan Ewing (joined by fellow Home and Away stars Stephany Jacobsen and Rhiannon Fish) swapping the safety of Summer Bay for a small town invaded by aliens; also appearing is Temuera Morrison,
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Giveaway – Win Occupation on Blu-ray

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Occupation which will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download 21st January 2019, we have a copy of the Blu-ray up for grabs, courtesy of Altitude Film Entertainment!

War of the Worlds Aussie-style, as small-town residents fight alien invaders in a slam-bang sci-fi epic packed with dazzling effects and bug-eyed beasties.

Luke Sparke follows up his hugely enjoyable action-horror Red Billabong with a no-nonsense alien invasion epic that mixes Red Dawn into Independence Day for an explosive burst of Ozploitation sci-fi entertainment, that has proved such a big hit in cinemas down under that a sequel is already being filmed.

Sparke has assembled the cream of the crop of Australian acting talent, with Dan Ewing (joined by fellow Home and Away stars Stephany Jacobsen and Rhiannon Fish) swapping the safety of Summer Bay for a small town invaded by aliens; also appearing is Temuera Morrison,
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‘Occupation’ Arriving On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

From Saban Films comes Occupation, a story of survival and fighting off an alien invasion. The sci-fi film is arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from Lionsgate. Read all the details below.

Prepare for invasion when the sci-fi epic Occupation arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital September 25 from Lionsgate. This film is currently On Demand. When a fleet of spaceships cover the sky in darkness and invade Earth, a small group of civilians band together to fight off their attackers to save their lives along with all of humanity. Featuring eye-grabbing special effects, the high-stakes action film stars Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, and Stephany Jacobsen. Occupation will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

A town is suddenly plunged into darkness. In the sky, a fleet of spaceships appears. The aliens have been watching Earth for centuries
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‘Occupation’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced a September 25th release date for the Sci-fi thriller Occupation on Blu-ray with 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, DVD and Digital.

There are no plans to release Occupation on 4K Ultra HD at this time.

Occupation stars Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Rhiannon Fish, Jacqueline McKenzie and Bruce Spence. The film revolves around a group of regular townsfolk who rise up against an alien invasion.

There are no bonus features included on any home video version of Occupation.

You can pre-order Occupation on Blu-ray and Digital combo at Amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIrzaa-YSww
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The Conquest Begins in Trailers For The Alien Invasion Thriller Occupation

"We fight or we die."

Saban Films has released a couple of new trailers for the sci-fi alien invasion thriller Occupation. The story centers on a small group of people from a small town who band together to fight off an alien invasion and try to survive. Here's the synopsis:

After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of local civilians evade capture and discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet. As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, they form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior enemy forces. On the frontlines of the battle for Earth, they are our last hope.

Occupation obviously doesn't look like the best sci-fi film, but I know there's an audience out there that enjoys watching movies like this. This one looks like it could have some fun moments.
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New Us Trailer for Action-Packed Oz Alien Invasion Film 'Occupation'

"We fight, or we die." Saban Films has released a brand new official Us trailer for the Australian sci-fi alien invasion thriller titled Occupation, from writer/director Luke Sparke. We posted the international trailer for this a few weeks ago and this looks even worse. The film is about a small group of town residents who have to band together after a devastating ground invasion from alien invaders. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back. The big Aussie cast includes Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Dan Ewing, Rhiannon Fish, Zachary Garred, Izzy Stevens, Charles Terrier, Charles Mesure, Felix Williamson, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Bruce Spence. This seems like another awful Red Dawn remake of sorts, and this trailer doesn't even show the aliens like the other trailer. Probably because they know they look bad?
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New Poster and Trailer for Alien Invasion Film Occupation

Saban Films have released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming release of alien invasion film Occupation. The film is written and directed by Luke Sparke.

It stars Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Rhiannon Fish, Zachary Garred, Izzy Stevens, Charles Terrier, Charles Mesure, Trystan Go, Felix Williamson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Aaron Jeffery, and Bruce Spence.

synopsis:

A town is suddenly plunged into darkness. In the sky, a fleet of spaceships appears. The aliens have been watching Earth for centuries; now they have arrived to seize control of our planet. As alien storm troopers cut a deadly swath through the countryside, a ragtag group of townspeople realize they must band together for a chance to strike back at the invaders in this explosive sci-fi
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Full International Trailer for Australian Alien Action Film 'Occupation'

"The life that we had is gone. These guys are here to stay.." A full trailer has debuted for an Australian sci-fi alien invasion thriller titled Occupation, from writer/director Luke Sparke. The film is about a small group of town residents who have to band together after a devastating ground invasion from alien invaders. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back. The big Aussie cast includes Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Dan Ewing, Rhiannon Fish, Zachary Garred, Izzy Stevens, Charles Terrier, Charles Mesure, Felix Williamson, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Bruce Spence. This looks cool, though it seems like standard invasion sci-fi action. Almost a bit like Red Dawn meets Beyond Skyline, if that interests you. Check it out. Here's the new international trailer (+ poster) for Luke Sparke's Occupation, direct from YouTube: After
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Alien invasion sci-fi thriller Occupation gets a trailer and posters

A trailer and two new posters have been released for the Australian sci-fi action thriller Occupation. Written and directed by Luke Sparke, the film stars Dan Ewing, Stephany Jacobsen, Temuera Morrison, Zachary Garred, Trystan Go, Charlie Terrier, Izzy Stevens, Rhiannon Fish, Felix Williamson, Charles Mesure, Aaron Jeffery, Bruce Spence, Ben Chisholm, Jacqueline McKenzie, Erin Connor, Rhylan Bush, Lai Peng, Kat Risteska, and Roy Billing; check them out here…

After their small Australian country town is annihilated by an overwhelming airborne attack, a group of civilians evade capture and discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet.

As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, they form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior enemy forces. On the frontlines of the battle for Earth, they are our last hope.

The post Alien invasion sci-fi thriller Occupation gets a trailer and posters appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Before Fury Road! The Road Warrior Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember the Road Warrior…”

The Road Warrior plays midnights this weekend (April 27th and 28th ) at the Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Boulevard) as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

In Mad Max(1979), director George Miller showed us a eerie Australia on the verge on some kind of apocalypse. Biker gangs roamed the desert roads raping and pillaging as they pleased, while a small group of cops did what little they could to keep law and order. Small communities still existed, shops were operational, and institutions still had some sense of organization, but when The Road Warrior picks up the story, civilization as we know it is gone, and thugs in fetish biker gear do as they like. Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson
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