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Nightfall Vampire Prison Film Picked up by Sony Pictures

According to a recent report Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to the film adaptation of the vampire prison graphic novel Nightfall. The film was announced about a year ago, and Insidious director James Wan was attached to direct it, but that doesn't seem to be the case any longer. According to Bloody-Disgusting there's a rumor that Uros Stojanovic is in talks to replace him. I have no idea who this director is and I'm not familiar with the little work that he's done. 

I love the concept for this and it has potential to be a pretty awesome movie. The story follows a man who is sentenced to time in a prison that is run by vampires. The comic was published in 2001 and created by Scott O. Brown and artist Ferran Xalabarder.

I really wish Wan would have stayed on board the project. He's really become a great storytelling.
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Sony Pictures Nabs Vampire Prison Horror 'Nightfall'

Bloody Disgusting is being told that Sony Pictures has nabbed the rights to the film adaptation of the graphic novel Nightfall. The most recent draft of the screenplay was penned by Peter Woodward. The book follows David Paxton, a criminal who finds himself on the way to a tough Texas prison run by vampires that feed on the inmates. The graphic novel was published in 2007 and written and created by Scott O. Brown with art by Ferran Xalabarder. James Wan (Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious) is no longer attached to direct. There's rumor that Uros Stojanovic is in talks to replace him.
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Tears For Sale review

(Before it gets swamped under the upcoming flood of Tiff coverage, here's my take on this cracking little film, to coincide with the forthcoming UK DVD release courtesy of Icon Home Entertainment.)

Uros Stojanovic's Tears for Sale is a lush, exuberant, fantastical fable of a movie, the kind of film where it's plainly obvious you don't ask why something is possible, or what the logic is behind the plot twists - you simply sit back and let the ambience carry you away. It's a history lesson, of sorts, in that it gets the viewer to ask precisely what real world events could have prompted its creation. It's a love story, a bold, shamelessly theatrical, tragic romance and it's a hugely entertaining matinee adventure.

It's the 1920s, the aftermath of the first world war has descended on rural Serbia, and the tiny village of Pokrp is in trouble. All the
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Fantasia Audiences Award A Serbian Film, IP Man 2, Summer Wars and Symbol

You might have noticed the coverage of this years ultra-sized Fantasia film festival in the Reviews and Interviews column of the site from a number of contributors taking in the festival:  Mack, Shelagh, Peter, Todd, and myself, as well as a plethora of other Twitch writers hither and yon.  Covering a festival of this size is a massive undertaking and I hope you enjoyed all the updates, interviews, and reviews.  Rest assured there are still a few more to come.  As Fantasia winds down with a screening of Metropolis Extended Edition and full orchestra, it seems to have been a raging success this year across the board.  The festival announced its Jury and Audience awards, and they are below.  It seems that the Subversive Serbia sidebar was a big hit, with controversial A Serbian Film getting one of the big audience awards.

Montreal, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - As the 14th edition
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Fantasia 2010: Tears For Sale Review

[At some point we are hoping to get up a review of the new, meatier, cut of Uros Stojanovic's wonderful Tears For Sale, which is screening at Fantasia as a part of the Serbian Sidebar.  For the moment, however, let us all reconsider Todd's take on the film back at the 2008 edition of Tiff.]

Serbia may be an unlikely source for the next wave of European fantasy films but someone obviously neglected to tell this to the makers of Tears For Sale (aka Charleston and Vendetta). A visually stunning bit of work that incorporates and satirizes the region's tragic past without ever getting preachy or sentimental the film was years in the making, held up for a lengthy stint of post production to get everything looking just right. And does it ever. While there are a few bumps on the script end of things, director Uros Stojanovic may very well have the goods to best Jean Pierre Jeunet at his own game.

In an unnamed town in the remote Serb countryside every boy tall enough to hold a rifle has been sent off to join some war or another for generations resulting in a town populated with nothing but women and one feeble, bed
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'Fantasia' remake opens Fantasia Film Fest

'Fantasia' remake opens Fantasia Film Fest
Toronto -- Jon Turtlelaub's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a live action remake of Disney's classic animated feature "Fantasia," will suitably open Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival on Thursday.

Montreal's Jay Baruchel, co-star of "Fantasia" along with Nicolas Cage, Alfred Molina and Teresa Palmer, will be on hand for the Canadian premiere in Montreal.

And Eli Craig's horror satire "Tucker & Dale Vs Evil," a Sundance and SXSW standout, will close North America's largest genre film festival on July 28 after, in all, over 120 horror, fantasy, Euro psycho-drama or just edgy documentaries unspool over the event's three-week run.

Festival highlights include world premieres for "The Shrine" from Canadian director Jon Knautz ("Jack Brooks Monster Slayer"), U.S. director Steven Monroe's "I Spit On Your Grave," a remake of the notorious 1978 rape and revenge movie "Day of the Woman," to be released by Anchor Bay in October, and Frank Henenlotter's "Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore.
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Fantasia 2010: First Event Information and Films Announced!

Several press releases went out today featuring some huge news coming out of Canada's Fantasia Film Festival including the first batch of films that will be populating this massive three-week long event. Pull up your chair, kids! You're gonna be here for a while!

Dig on the wealth of information below from today's releases and look for more announcements and of course full coverage soon!

Spotlight: Between Death And The Devil

Recent times and crimes have seen extraordinary levels of disillusionment with organized religion, particularly with the Catholic Church, and genre cinema has mirrored this anger with startling impact. In the face of this, we’ve put together this troubling spotlight focused on the abuse of faith, the horrors of ideology and the corruption of Godliness. Several of these films will absolutely stagger you.

Black Death (UK) Dir: Christopher Smith – North American premiere. Hosted by Director Christopher Smith

With the Black Death sweeping across England,
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Fantasia 2010 Brings The Best Of The World To Montreal!

You want the best of genre film from Canada, the Us and around the globe? Fantasia is the place.

Montreal, June 29, 2010 - For its fourteenth edition, the Fantasia Film Festival is proud to present over 50 titles from Asia. Once again, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China are widely represented, demonstrating the great quality and diversity of their industries. And, as always, the programming team is also dedicated to exposing several hidden gems hailing from emerging national cinemas. Through these, audiences can discover new visions and new sensibilities. Therefore, the public will be privy to works hailing from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and - a first for the festival - Indonesia. The filmic multicultural feast prepared by the 2010 Fantasia Film Festival promises to satisfy film lovers of all kinds.

Fantasia's 2010 occidental lineup of World Cinema is once again on fire with an astounding kaleidoscope of styles and sensibilities.
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Fantasia 2010 Presents Subversive Serbia!

The Fantasia 2010 announcement onslaught continues ...

Montreal, June 29, 2010. Serbia's terrifying recent history has birthed a confrontational new generation of filmmakers who are using the medium to express their wounded psyches in ways the Western World can barely get its head around. Our spotlight, which we are calling Subversive Serbia showcases the key entries in this intelligently transgressive and politically-charged filmmaking scene. We're also going to showcase a string of retro Serbian genre films never before screened here, programmed in association with Dejan Ognjanovic and the Belgrade Cinematheque.

Beyond the screenings, Mr. Ognjanovic will be presenting a multimedia presentation and panel discussion - An Introduction To Serbian Horror Cinema - where he will be joined by the makers of many of the films showcased in our spotlight.

Your eyes are about to be opened. Wide.

"The voices emerging from the new wave of independent Serbian cinema are some of the rawest and
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Fantasia 2010 Announces Subversive Serbia!

Though Montreal's Fantasia Festival normally waits another month or two before announcing any titles this year they're jumping to it early with an announcement of their first spotlight program. And get ready because they're bringing A Serbian Film to Canada and it's bringing along some friends ... read on!

A Serbian Film to have its Canadian Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival as part of scorching "Subversive Serbia" spotlight.

March 9, 2010

The Fantasia Film Festival has announced a first slice of programming for its 2010 event. Subversive Serbia: a spotlight on the blistering new wave of confrontational  and edgy Serbian cinema.

At this early stage, the festival can announce only an initial trio of titles: Srdjan Spasojevic's A Serbian Film (Srpski Film), which is about to have its North American premiere at SXSW, Mladen Djordjevic's  Raindance hit The Life And Death Of A Porno Gang (Zivot i smrt porno bande) and,
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Fantasia Fest Celebrates Serbian Filmmakers

Fantasia Fest Celebrates Serbian Filmmakers
The Fantasia Film Festival has announced the first slice of programming for its 2010 event. Subversive Serbia: a spotlight on the blistering new wave of confrontational and edgy Serbian cinema. One of the first titles announced is Srdjan Spasojevic's controversial flick A Serbian Film (Srpski Film) which is having its world premiere at SXSW next week. Hit the jump for a sneak peek at what else the 2010 Fantasia Film Festival has in store for you. In addition to A Serbian Film (Srpski Film) , Mladen Djordjevic's  Raindance hit The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (Zivot i smrt porno bande) and, making its long awaited Montreal debut, Uros Stojanovic's Tears for Sale...
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Subversive Serbia to Debut at Fantasia 2010

The first sliver of programming news came in today for the 2010 Fantasia Film Festival, and as always Canada's premier festival looks to deliver a heaping helping of the kind of flicks we love to watch!

From the Press Release

The Fantasia Film Festival has announced a first slice of programming for its 2010 event, Subversive Serbia: a spotlight on the blistering new wave of confrontational and edgy Serbian cinema.

At this early stage the festival can announce only an initial trio of titles: Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film (Srpski Film), which is about to have its world premiere at SXSW, Mladen Djordjevic’s Raindance hit The Life And Death Of A Porno Gang (Zivot i smrt porno bande) and, making its long awaited Montreal debut, Uros Stojanovic’s Tears For Sale (Carlston za ognjenku), an adored selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, co-written by A Serbian Film screenwriter Aleksandar Radivojevic.
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