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‘Salvation’: Why the New CBS Thriller Made Sure to Include Diversity in Its Casting

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‘Salvation’: Why the New CBS Thriller Made Sure to Include Diversity in Its Casting
Right now, the folks at CBS are immeshed in the debate surrounding the loss of “Hawaii Five-0’s” Asian American series regulars. But at the very same moment, the network is also launching a new series with the sort of diversity that could serve as a positive example for the rest of the network.

Salvation,” CBS’s latest high-concept summer drama offering, doesn’t get nearly as crazy as “Zoo,” but instead takes a conspiracy thriller approach to what would happen if an planet-killing asteroid was discovered to be heading towards Earth.

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The show is centered around a small group of characters who are all-too-aware of the doom heading towards them, working to save humanity while also trying to prevent a panic. That cast is led by Ian Anthony Dale, who recurred
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Newswire: Game Of Thrones’ Rose Leslie will be Haunted in Henry James adaptation

Steven Spielberg recently got his long-gestating adaptation of Henry JamesThe Turn Of The Screw off the ground when he tapped Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intacto) to helm his passion project. The ghostly 19th-century tale centers on a governess who slowly loses her mind while minding the children of nobles—that, or the remote country estate where she lives and works is haunted. It’s easy to see the appeal of the material for Spielberg, who’s produced supernatural films before. And while he presumably searches for the right part for his latest muse, Mark Rylance, the production has taken another step forward by casting Rose Leslie as the lead.

Empire reports that the Game Of Thrones and Luther actress will play the young governess who remains unnamed throughout James’ novella. She’s joined by Alfre Woodard in the cast, who will play another employee on the estate ...
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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo To Direct Haunted For DreamWorks

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of Intacto, 28 Weeks Later, and Intruders, has been selected to helm Haunted, a new adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, according to Deadline. This is apparently a passion project for Steven Spielberg, and is based on a script by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring). Roy Lee, John Middleton and Scott Bernstein are on board as producers. Fresnadillo is one of Spain's most successful filmmaking exports: Intacto a cult favourite among cinemaphiles, a strange and surreal film (in Spanish and English) about luck and gambling; 28 Weeks Later was a well-made film and much better than the usual sequels to popular genre films. He has been busy of late working in television, directing the pilot for...

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo To Helm Ghost Tale ‘Haunted’ For DreamWorks

Exclusive: Amblin Entertainment is hiring Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct Haunted, a film that is inspired by the 1898 Henry James gothic ghost story Turn Of The Screw. Scripted by Chad Hayes & Carey Hayes, this is a passion project for Steven Spielberg, who really wanted to make a scary film. The pic’s being produced by Roy Lee, John Middleton and Scott Bernstein. The Spanish filmmaker’s breakout pic was 28 Weeks Later; his Spanish-language directing debut was Intacto,…
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Cannes Check 2014: Damian Szifron's 'Wild Tales'

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Cannes Check 2014: Damian Szifron's 'Wild Tales'
Welcome back to Cannes Check, In Contention's annual preview of the films in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 14. Taking on different selections every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Jane Campion's jury. Next up, perhaps the most unexpected selection of the lot: Damián Szifrón's "Wild Tales." The director: Damián Szifrón (Argentinian, 38 years old). Arguably the least familiar name in the Competition to most Cannes-goers, Szifrón is the only South American representative in a lineup that isn't as geographically diverse as it could be. (Asia, in particular, seems to have been sold short, but that's another discussion.) Perhaps there was an element of cultural balancing to his inclusion, perhaps not; either way, he's not a filmmaker who has previously been on the major festival radar, having largely been limited to
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Even More Ricardo Darin In This Teaser Trailer For Historias Salvajes

Whenever Argentina's top leading man, Ricardo Darin, shows up in a film, one can't help but feel giddy with anticipation, which makes the epic teaser trailer for next year's Historias Salvajes seem even more promising than it already is.Darin is the star of one of the six short stories that make up the film, which also includes other well-known faces such as Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto) and Dario Grandinetti (Talk To Her).Director Damian Szifron previously gained notice with 2003's psychological thriller The Bottom of The Sea and its follow-up, 2005's buddy-action movie On Probation. Where the director has truly made a splash though, is in television, having created ratings smashes such as Los Simuladores (sometimes referred to as Argentina's version of The A-Team) and Hermanos y...

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The 2000′s: A Vital Decade in Horror Cinema (pt 2)

Special Mention: The Fake Trailers from Grindhouse (2007, USA): The four fake trailers featured in the otherwise disappointing Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double-feature: Machete by Robert Rodriguez, Werewolf Women of the SS by Rob Zombie, Thanksgiving by Eli Roth and Don’t by Edgar Wright-are all very entertaining trips down horror/exploitation film memory lane and are easily the best part of the film.


2) Other Notable Horror Films Of The 2000’s:

This list focuses on films that are partially successful and even touch on brilliance at times but ultimately don’t pull everything together to fully deliver on their promise.

Intacto (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 2001, Spain):

This film about a group of people blessed with supernatural good luck has a great premise, several great scenes-the revelation of the plane crash early in the film, the blindfolded race through the trees and the Russian roulette climax-plus the welcome presence of
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Congratulations, World! Ryan Reynolds is Your ‘Highlander’

According to The Tracking Board, Ryan Reynolds has nailed down the theoretically coveted role of Conner MacLeod for the reboot of The Highlander being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Insert your own “there can be only one” joke here. So, okay. The truth is that mustering up any form of excitement for this news or this project is just too much work. It’s the movie equivalent of room temperature tap water. Of course, I can’t wait to hear Reynolds’ Scottish accent attempt, but other than that, what is there to care about? Is this really what you get rewarded with for making a flick as imaginative as Intacto? Or for showing excellent acting range in The Nines? Not to sound anti-mainstream, but there can’t be anything left in the Highlander well. There just can’t.
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Exclusive Featurette: Ella Purnell Talks Intruders

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Intruders hit DVD and Blu-ray yesterday and to mark it’s release, Universal Pictures (UK) have given us this exclusive mini featurette / interview with one of the stars of the movie Ella Purnell who plays Mia opposite fellow cast-members Clive Owen, Carice van Houten and Daniel Brühl. You can order your copy of the movie here.

The British and Spanish joint project created by visionary director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intacto) stars Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man), Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave, Bright Star), Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds, Bourne Ultimatum) Ella Purnell (Never Let Me Go) and Carice Van Houten (Valkyrie, Repo Men) in this chilling tale of two parallel struggles for survival.

The lives of two families living in different countries are disrupted by a menacing faceless intruder who wants to take possession of their children. Although no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in corners
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Fresnadillo Briefly Talks the Highlander Reboot

I mention in my review of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s “Intruders” that I was somewhat surprised the supernatural thriller is actually only his third film, because it just feels like I’ve been hearing about Fresnadillo for so long. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s been attached to so many high-profile films since “28 Weeks Later”, which was actually his second movie in the span of 10 years (with 2001′s “Intacto” being his first movie). Fresnadillo is now attached to direct the “Highlander” reboot for Summit now that Justin Lin has taken a flyer on it. But if you ask Fresnadillo, that gig isn’t a sure thing, either. When asked if the reboot will indeed be his next (and fourth) movie, he said this: Probably. I wouldn’t say with total security that it’s going to be, because you never know in this industry. But I’m working
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[Review] Intruders

Intruders is a film that relies on buildup, but delivers all too little payoff. In terms of suspense and structure, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo‘s psychological horror tale never quite lives up to what it’s promising. There’s impressive sequences scattered throughout, but they never form into an all-around absorbing film.

Mia, a young girl played by Ella Purnell, one day discovers a mysterious scroll while climbing a tree at her grandparent’s. On that scroll she reads of Hollowface, a “horrifying” nightmarish figure. She takes that faceless man in search for a face to steal and starts writing a story about him. As she does, he starts to come alive; instead of putting her story away, she goes the obvious route and continues to write about Hollowface. There to defend her, as much as an average father can, is her dad John Farrow (Clive Owen). Paralleling this story
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Intruders (2011) Movie Review

Hard to believe, but “Intruders” is only the third film from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who made his bones in his native Spain with 2001′s “Intacto”, before parlaying that into Hollywood work on “28 Weeks Later”, the zombie sequel to Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later”. For a while there, it looked like Fresnadillo was going to continue his Hollywood streak with another high-profile project on the reboot of “The Crow”, but that eventually fell apart. In-between “28 Weeks Later” and waiting to direct “The Crow”, Fresnadillo occupied his time with the supernatural thriller “Intruders”, a film that has been playing the festival circuit for the last two years, and is now due out in limited release this Friday. Essentially two tales about the same subject, “Intruders” stars Clive Owen as a dad name John Farrow, whose precious tween daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) begins seeing visions of an intruder in her bedroom.
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'Bioshock' Film Loses Yet Another Director, Put On Hold (Again)

It seems like a decaying, undersea dystopia can't quite catch a break on the big screen as Juan Carlos Fresnadillo joins Gore Verbinksi among the ranks of filmmakers unable to get a Bioshock movie made.

It all comes down to budgets, it seems: this time as with The Ring and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski's attempts to get Bioshock onscreen, as back in 2009, the money men  balked at an R-rated, north of a $100 million movie based on a video game. Universal, the studio backing the film, wasn't too keen on the $160 million price tag that Verbinski put together for the movie and it seems like Fresnadillo wasn't able to get the cost down to something the studio was happy with either.

There are a couple of things going on here, a lot of to do with the general currents swirling around in Universal HQ. Over the last couple of years,
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SXSW Dialogue: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Talks 'Intruders' and Finding Horror in Childhood Memories, Plus Updates on 'Bioshock' and His 'Highlander' Reboot

A supernatural horror mystery about a faceless entity pursuing and attacking children in their own bedrooms? Yep, Intruders felt right at home in the SXSW Midnighters bracket. A tense, intriguing movie that tells two parallel stories (one set in England, the other in Spain) about separate families being menaced by a vicious monster known as Hollowface, the film is the latest from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto, 28 Weeks Later). We sat down with Fresnadillo to discuss the origin of the film, the importance of filling a genre movie with believable actors and his potential filmmaking future, including an adaptation of the popular video game Bioshock and a remake of Highlander. Are you enjoying SXSW? Fresnadillo: Yeah, but it's super rushed. I...

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Movie Review: 'Intruders'

Movie Review: 'Intruders'
What a snoozer. I don't like to be that blunt, or that unkind, at the start of a movie review, but after two full visits with the new thriller Intruders, I still can barely remember what the movie is about. One would certainly hope for a more compelling, or indeed sentient, horror tale from the director of Intacto and 28 Weeks Later, but for all his cool frame compositions and creepy mood lighting, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is still saddled with one painfully dry screenplay this time out. Clive Owen plays a concerned father named John Farrow; his clever little girl has a gift for spinning creepy stories with which to entertain her friends and family -- but at night she suffers from horrible visions. At first...
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Watch: Clive Owen Searches For Hollow Face In New Trailer For 'Intruders'

When Juan Carlos Fresnadillo burst onto the scene with his Spanish-language feature “Intacto” in 2001, many took notice, including director Danny Boyle who would pass the torch of the undead along to the young helmer for the second installment of the “28 Days Later” franchise. Paying respects to Boyle’s work, while also acting as a perfectly capable standalone film, 2007’s “28 Weeks Later” surpassed many audience’s expectations. With so much momentum in his career, it was odd to watch the hype surrounding Fresnadillo dissipate, and that was certainly not helped by Bradley Cooper-starring remake of “The Crow” stalling before it ever really got off the ground. But never fear, Fresnadillo is back with “Intruders,” starring Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, and Daniel Bruhl in what is seemingly an update of the boogeyman mythos. With a script by Nicolás Casariego and Jaime Marques,...
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The Crow Reboot Is Alive Again With New Writer & Director

In recent years, all attempts by Relativity Media to reboot the mid 90′s cult classic The Crow movie series have been met with failure.

First up was director Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) who was attached to a scripted remake by singer Nick Cave. Their version would have been a lot different from the original, Norrington saying during his attachment that “the new movie will be realistic, hard edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style” and was likely to star Mark Wahlberg in the leading role, an action star who had entered talks. This version didn’t move passed the financing stage.

Relativity’s second reboot attempt was to throw out Cave’s script and find a new director/writer/star. Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto, 28 Weeks Later) was hired last Spring, working from a script by Alex Tse (co-writer on Watchmen). The Hangover star Bradley Cooper, who
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Intruders Acquired by Millennium Entertainment

Intruders Acquired by Millennium Entertainment
Millennium Entertainment's CEO Bill Lee announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's chilling Intruders, which had its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, followed by a European premiere in San Sebastian. Millennium Entertainment will release the film theatrically April 2012. Fresnadillo directed the haunting film, starring Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Daniel Br&#252hl, Pilar L&#243pez de Ayala, Ella Purnell and Iz&#225n Corchero, from a screenplay by Nicol&#225s Casariego and Jaime Marques. Intruders was produced by Enrique L&#243pez Lavigne, Bel&#233n Atienza and Mercedes Gamero, and executive produced by Jesus de la Vega and Ricardo Garc&#237a Arrojo.

Intruders is a disturbing film in which reality and imagination mingle and overlap. Juan (Iz&#225n Corchero) and Mia (Ella Purnell), two children living in different countries, are visited each night by a faceless intruder, a terrifying being who
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San Sebastián film festival: from ghosts to George Harrison

The Spanish film festival brings interesting new fare from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's chiller Intruders to Martin Scorsese's Harrison tribute Living in the Material World

The San Sebastián film festival began in a persistent shower of unseasonable rain, and with a semi-Hollywood-ised English language movie from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who made the excellent Intacto: a reasonably scary ghost story called Intruders. Clive Owen plays a troubled and protective dad – he is danger of becoming a little stereotyped in these roles – with a rather implausible blue-collar job sitting astride steel girders on buildings way up in the air, fixing rivets. His 12-year-old daughter has become weirdly obsessed with a creature with no face ("Hollowface"), having discovered an unfinished story about this character in a child's handwriting stuffed in a tree near her grandparents' house. She is finishing this story for a school project and in doing so appears to
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Tiff 2011: Intruders Review

I feel pretty conflicted about Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders. On the one hand I recognize that the director is trying to play with the horror genre a bit and take a more psychological and intellectual approach to what starts off as a fairly conventional ghost story. The thing is that I’m not entirely convinced that the experiment works, but I am entirely convinced that it’s not scary. I admire the attempt to create something different, but no matter how hard I tried and could never fully enjoy the movie. I guess you could call it a failed experiment and that’s a shame because it’s only the third film in Frenadillo’s 10 year career (after Intacto and 28 Weeks Later) and I desperately hoped that Intruders would build on the promise of his previous movies. Instead, I got a noble failure and will probably now have to
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