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Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson join 'Winchester' as shooting begins

Sarah Snook in Jocelyn Moorhouse's 'The Dressmaker'.

Angus Sampson and Sarah Snook have joined the cast of Winchester, currently shooting in Melbourne..

The duo join the already-announced Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke in the film, directed by the Spierig brothers Michael and Peter. Snook starred in the Spierigs' last film, Predestination.

Mirren plays Sarah Winchester, who is convinced she's haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the construction of an enormous mansion to keep the evil spirits at bay..

When a sceptical psychiatrist (Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane at all.

The shoot is set to take place on location around Melbourne and at Docklands, as well as in San Jose, California.
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Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson join 'Winchester' shoot in Melbourne

Sarah Snook in Jocelyn Moorhouse's 'The Dressmaker'.

Angus Sampson and Sarah Snook have joined the cast of Winchester, currently shooting in Melbourne..

The duo join the already-announced Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke in the film, directed by the Spierig brothers Michael and Peter. Snook starred in the directors' last film, Predestination.

Mirren plays Sarah Winchester, who is convinced she's haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the construction of an enormous mansion to keep the evil spirits at bay..

When a sceptical psychiatrist (Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane at all.

The shoot is set to take place on location around Melbourne and at Docklands, as well as in San Jose, California.
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Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke supernatural thriller 'Winchester' starts shoot

Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke supernatural thriller 'Winchester' starts shoot
Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson join cast.

CBS Films has revealed that principal photography on the supernatural thriller Winchester, written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, has started in Melbourne, Australia.

The film stars Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke and follows the story of a firearm heiress who, after convincing herself that she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle, throws herself into the demanding construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay.

When a San Francisco psychiatrist is dispatched to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson have also joined the cast of the project, which will also shoot at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Calfiornia at a later date.

Winchester is financed by Eclipse Pictures and Blacklab Entertainment and has secured production investment from Screen
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Jason Clarke to join Helen Mirren in the Spierig brothers' Winchester

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Jason Clarke.

Jason Clarke (Everest, Zero Dark Thirty) is set to join the cast of Michael and Peter Spierig.s supernatural thriller Winchester, acting opposite Helen Mirren.

.Jason Clarke is an extremely talented actor and we look forward to seeing him face off against Dame Helen Mirren as well as any vengeful spirits that might be lurking about the Winchester house,. said the Spierigs.

Production of the film is set to begin in early 2017, following confirmation of Screen Australia Production Investment earlier this month.

The film is also being financed by Bullitt Entertainment, Diamond Pictures and Blacklab Entertainment with further assistance from Film Victoria.s Production Incentive Attraction Fund and production investment from Screen Queensland.

Winchester follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren) who, after the sudden deaths of her husband and child, believed she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle.

But when
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Jason Clarke to Co-Star with Helen Mirren in Haunted House Movie Winchester

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Company is coming to visit Helen Mirren's character in the upcoming haunted house movie Winchester, as CBS Films announced that Jason Clarke has joined the cast as a psychiatrist who gets a lot more than he bargained for when he's sent to the haunted Winchester mansion to check on Sarah Winchester's (Helen Mirren) mental well-being.

Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination, Daybreakers), Winchester will begin filming early next year in Melbourne, Australia, before coming stateside to shoot in the real-life Winchester Mystery House. For more information, we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Los Angeles – September 13, 2016 – CBS Films announced today that Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zero Dark Thirty) is joining Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Eye in the Sky) in the supernatural thriller Winchester. Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination) are directing the film based on their screenplay with Tom Vaughan.
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Jason Clarke to Star Opposite Helen Mirren in Thriller ‘Winchester’ (Exclusive)

Jason Clarke to Star Opposite Helen Mirren in Thriller ‘Winchester’ (Exclusive)
Jason Clarke is in negotiations to star opposite Helen Mirren in the CBS Films thriller “Winchester.”

Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig are directing the film from their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. The movie is produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin.

The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who’s convinced that she’s haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

Jason Clarke is an extremely talented actor and we look forward to seeing him face off against
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Spierig Brothers’ Haunted House Movie Winchester Acquired by CBS Films for Us Distribution

Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (who are expected to helm the new Saw movie), starring Helen Mirren, and taking place in the real-life—and quite possibly haunted—Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, the horror movie Winchester doesn’t begin filming until next March, but it has already been acquired for Us distribution by CBS films:

Press Release: Los Angeles – August 8, 2016 – CBS Films announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Winchester from Bullitt Entertainment and Diamond Pictures.

The film is being directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination) who wrote the screenplay for Winchester with Tom Vaughan. Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) will star, with Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin and Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan producing.

The film follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at
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Queen Mary Thriller ‘Vessels’ Attracts Ryuhei Kitamura as Director

Queen Mary Thriller ‘Vessels’ Attracts Ryuhei Kitamura as Director
Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura has come on board to direct “Vessels,” a supernatural thriller based on the history and hauntings aboard the Queen Mary, Variety has learned exclusively.

Variety reported last year that the project would be the first in a slate of films for Ubiquity Studios, which is financing. It plans to start shooting early next year aboard the ship in Long Beach, Calif., as well as at Ubiquity’s studio in Irvine with Kitamura directing from a script by “Anabelle” writer Gary Dauberman.

Brett Tomberlin of Ubiquity is producing with Andrew Trapani (“Haunting in Connecticut”) and Brian Gilbert (“Wrong Turn”) of Nine/8 Entertainment and Mali Elfman (“Before I Wake”). Ubiquity’s Chris Carmichael and Connie Jordan are exec producing.

“The Queen Mary has an epic history through both glorious and hard times, and I’m fascinated by all the stories,” Kitamura said. “I’m determined to create a visually stunning,
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The Spierig Brothers Set to Rewrite and Direct Hammer Films' Winchester

It's hard to believe it was way back in April 2012 when we first got word that Hammer would be filming a new movie onsite in the Winchester Mystery House, but the project is now back on track with a new writing/directing team we're all quite familiar with.

From the Press Release:

Filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig have been tapped to rewrite and direct Hammer Films’ Winchester, a supernatural thriller based on the world famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.

The filmmakers are rewriting a script originally penned by Tom Vaughan that tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune. Hammer is eyeing an early 2015 start date.

After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, Sarah Winchester came to believe she was cursed by the rifle's victims and the lethal legacy of the "gun that won the West." At the instruction of a spiritualist medium,
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Spierig Brothers to Take on Hammer Films’ Winchester

*Updated* They first came onto the genre scene with 2003′s sci-fi/horror mash-up Undead and then looked ahead to a vampire-ridden future in 2009′s Daybreakers. Now the Spierig brothers are stepping into a real-life massive haunted house as they have been tapped to rewrite the screenplay for Hammer Films’ Winchester, and the brothers also have their sights set on directing the film.

“Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 2014 — Filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig have been tapped to rewrite and direct Hammer Films’ Winchester, a supernatural thriller based on the world famous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. The filmmakers are rewriting a script originally penned by Tom Vaughan that tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune. Hammer is eyeing an early 2015 start date.

After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, Sarah Winchester came to believe she was cursed by the rifle’s victims and
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Winchester Mystery House Movie Attracts Spierig Brothers

Winchester Mystery House Movie Attracts Spierig Brothers
Filmmaking brothers Michael and Peter Spierig have come on board to direct Hammer Films’ “Winchester,” a supernatural thriller based on the Winchester Mystery House.

The brothers are rewriting a script by Tom Vaughan that tells the story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune.

Hammer, which acquired the rights to the story in 2012, is planning an early 2015 start date.

Producers are Brett Matthew Tomberlin and Antonia Lianos of Imagination Design Works, Andrew Trapani and Brian Gilbert of Nine/8 Entertainment and Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes for Hammer.

The house, marketed as the “world’s most haunted house,” was built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune. The Victorian mansion in San Jose, Calif., was under construction around the clock from 1884 until her death in 1922.

It’s believed that Winchester was convinced she was haunted by the spirits of those killed by “the gun that won the
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Queen Mary Thriller Launches Ubiquity Studios Slate (Exclusive)

Ubiquity Studios is moving into feature films with a thriller to be set and filmed on the historic ocean liner The Queen Mary.

Ubiquity, based in Irvine, Calif., will finance development and production of the Queen Mary project. Exclusive Media will oversee international sales for the film.

Brett Tomberlin of Ubiquity Studios will produce along with Andrew Trapani and Brian Gilbert of Nine/8 Entertainment. The trio is also producing the previously announced “Winchester Mystery House” film with Exclusive Media.

Gary Dauberman will write the screenplay for the film, inspired by the history of the Queen Mary. His credits include “Crawlspace” for New Line, “Burst” for Mandate and “Hellfest” for CBS Films.

“We’re calling it ‘The Shining’ on a ship,” said Ubiquity CEO Chris Carmichael, who will exec produce along with Connie Jordan.

Shooting will start in the spring aboard the ship in Long Beach, Calif., as well as at Ubiquity’s studio in Irvine.
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Ron Shelton, Phil Jackson Attached to Showtime Basketball Project

Showtime is developing a one-hour scripted series that takes a peek behind the scenes of a professional basketball team, with NBA coaching great Phil Jackson and current Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis on board as exec producers. The series will focus on the family that owns the team, according to details provided by the CBS Corp. pay-cable service.

Ron Shelton, the creative talent behind such noted sports movies as “Bull Durham,” “Tin Cup” and “White Men Can’t Jump,” will write, direct and exec produce the project.

Jeanie Buss, the senior vice president of the Los Angeles Lakers and Linda Rambis will executive produce via production company Street Reason Entertainment. Rambis is married to the Lakers coach. Brett Tomberlin of Idw and Ubiquity Studios will also executive produce, with Brian Gilbert and Andrew Trapani of Nine/8 Entertainment.

In an interview, Buss said her experiences working with the Lakers as well as managing events,
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Hammer Developing Winchester Mystery House Movie!

We're finally going to get a movie based on the legendary Winchester Mystery House! I've been wondering when we would get to see an awesome movie based on this creepy old mansion. Hammer has announced that they've optioned the rights to develop a feature length horror film based on what's considered to be the “world’s most haunted house.”

It's fun to explore the realm of the supernatural world, and I took a trip up to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA a few years back to check it out for myself, and I really had a great time. It's such an incredibly creepy house with an intensely awesome and interesting history. I had an absolute blast taking the tour.

The Winchester Mystery House has a startling history and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. Popular belief holds that Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune,
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Hammer to Develop Winchester Mystery House Movie

Hammer has announced that they will be developing a movie based on California’s infamous Winchester Mystery House, which is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the world:

“In the first deal of its kind, the San Jose, California based Winchester Mystery House considered the “world’s most haunted house” is authorizing Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, the use of its unique property for a feature film based on its legendary story. Hammer has optioned all rights to develop and produce the feature film with Imagination Design Works (Idw) and Nine/8 Entertainment, it was announced today by Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media.

Production on the supernatural horror film currently in development will be overseen by Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust, President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions, and Shira Rockowitz, Director of Development and Production.
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Hammer Films Sets Up Winchester Mystery House Project

In the first deal of its kind, the San Jose, California based Winchester Mystery House considered the "world's most haunted house" is authorizing Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, the use of its unique property for a feature film based on its legendary story. Hammer has optioned all rights to develop and produce the feature film with Imagination Design Works (Idw) and Nine/8 Entertainment, it was announced today by Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media.

Production on the supernatural horror film currently in development will be overseen by Exclusive Media's Tobin Armbrust, President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions, and Shira Rockowitz, Director of Development and Production. Brett Tomberlin and Antonia Lianos will produce for Imagination Design Works, Inc along with Andrew Trapani and Brian J. Gilbert for Nine/8 Entertainment.

"The Winchester House has a rich and compelling history.
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Hammer To Develop And Produce Horror Film Based On Winchester Mystery House

In the first deal of its kind, the San Jose, California based Winchester Mystery House considered the .world.s most haunted house. is authorizing Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, the use of its unique property for a feature film based on its legendary story. Hammer has optioned all rights to develop and produce the feature film with Imagination Design Works (Idw) and Nine/8 Entertainment, it was announced today by Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media.

Production on the supernatural horror film currently in development will be overseen by Exclusive Media.s Tobin Armbrust, President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions, and Shira Rockowitz, Director of Development and Production. Brett Tomberlin and Antonia Lianos will produce for Imagination Design Works, Inc along with Andrew Trapani and Brian Gilbert for Nine/8 Entertainment.

.The Winchester House has a rich and compelling history.
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Hammer Enters the Winchester House of Mystery

Having toured the Winchester Mystery House personally, I can attest to the fact that the place is as odd as they come. Seriously weird. Windows in the floor. Doors that go nowhere. It's truly a sight and the perfect place for a ghost story based upon, well, the real life ghost stories!

From the Press Release

In the first deal of its kind, the San Jose, California, based Winchester Mystery House, considered the “world’s most haunted house,” is authorizing Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, the use of its unique property for a feature film based on its legendary story. Hammer has optioned all rights to develop and produce the feature film with Imagination Design Works (Idw) and Nine/8 Entertainment, it was announced by Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer, and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media.

Production on the supernatural horror
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'Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster' Comes to Home Video

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Scooby-Doo Continues his renaissance thanks to the well-received animated series on the Cartoon Network and his home video exploits also continue to perk along as witnessed by this press release:

Burbank, CA – (December 21, 2010) – Mystical moonstones, creepy creatures and unlikely romances are on the docket for Mystery Inc. in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, an all-new, live action movie featuring an exclusive extended cut of the film with never-before-seen music sequences coming to Blu-Ray™ and DVD March 1, 2011 from Warner Premiere and Cartoon Network. A follow-up to its smash-hit predecessor Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster will be available from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and single disc DVD. Order due date is January 25, 2011. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster finds the Mystery Inc. gang heading toward summer jobs at a country club owned by Daphne’s uncle,
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Peter Markle’s Immersion

Peter Markle’s Immersion
Peter Markle (Youngblood, Hot Dog... The Movie) has written and is attached to direct Immersion. The thriller follows a group of hardcore juvenile delinquents who are waiting to be tried as adults, and are granted "one last chance at redemption." "Venturing into the wilderness to participate in a brutal survival program, the teens encounter something far more horrifying than the mean streets they left behind." Brian Gilbert and Andrew Trapani of Nine/8 Entertainment, of Haunting In Connecticut, Wrong Turn, Scooby Doo 3 and 4 fame, are producing. Note: the photo above is from some random horror film, and not this project. via: specchaser
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