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Rhys Ifans Stars in Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Gateway 6

With a great cast in , Rhys Ifans, Sofia Boutella and Ed Skrein Gateway 6 sounds like it could be a pretty cool sci-fi Pa thriller.

The film was penned by Malachi Smyth who wrote the UK cyber horror flick Ghost Machine and is being directed by Tanel Toom.

Producers are Ben Pullen of Sentinel Entertainment and Matthew James Wilkinson (The Call Up) for Stigma Films with Pippa Cross (Bloody Sunday) serving as executive producer.

Long Synopsis:

Earth in the not too distant future...The Global population has risen to unsustainable levels as [Continued ...]
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'Star Trek Beyond' actress Sofia Boutella joins sci-fi 'Gateway 6'

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'Star Trek Beyond' actress Sofia Boutella joins sci-fi 'Gateway 6'
Exclusive: Star Trek Beyond and The Mummy actress joins cast of upcoming thriller sold by Altitude.

Burgeoning star Sofia Boutella, who is currently filming opposite Tom Cruise in Universal’s The Mummy and will have a major role in Paramount’s upcoming Star Trek Beyond, has signed on for sci-fi thriller Gateway 6, which is currently in pre-production.

Boutella and veteran Jurgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code) are joining Deadpool villain Ed Skrein and Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) in the story of a squad of soldiers stranded on an abandoned military base in a post-apocalyptic Earth who are waiting for the relief or the enemy…whichever comes first.

The Malachi Smyth (Ghost Machine)-written project, which topped the most recent Brit List of the best unproduced screenplays, marks the feature debut of director Tanel Toom, whose short The Confession was Oscar nominated in 2011.

Altitude Film Sales is handling international sales on the film, which is due
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'Star Trek Beyond' actress Sofia Boutella joins Ed Skrein, Rhys Ifans in sci-fi 'Gateway 6'

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'Star Trek Beyond' actress Sofia Boutella joins Ed Skrein, Rhys Ifans in sci-fi 'Gateway 6'
Exclusive: Star Trek Beyond and The Mummy actress joins cast of upcoming thriller sold by Altitude.

Burgeoning star Sofia Boutella, who is currently filming opposite Tom Cruise in Universal’s The Mummy and will have a major role in Paramount’s upcoming Star Trek Beyond, has signed on for sci-fi thriller Gateway 6, which is currently in pre-production.

Boutella and veteran Jurgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code) are joining Deadpool villain Ed Skrein and Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) in the story of a squad of soldiers stranded on an abandoned military base in a post-apocalyptic Earth who are waiting for the relief or the enemy…whichever comes first.

The Malachi Smyth (Ghost Machine)-written project, which topped the most recent Brit List of the best unproduced screenplays, marks the feature debut of director Tanel Toom, whose short The Confession was Oscar nominated in 2011.

Altitude Film Sales is handling international sales on the film, which is due
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Generator Entertainment Scout Irish Film Locations for 'The Federation'

Belfast's Generator Entertainment is currently in development and sourcing Irish locations for new feature film, 'The Federation'. The spy thriller is set to shoot in September and October of this year and will mark the feature film directorial debut of English writer Sven Hughes (Ghost Machine, Roach). Casting for the film is currently underway. The producers on board for the upcoming feature include Mark Huffam (Game of Thrones), Simon Bosanquet (Killing Bono, Ripley's Game) and Aidan Elliott (Whole Lotta Sole, Killing Bono).
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Exclusive Clip from The Descent Part 2

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The Descent Part 2 has been described as ‘The Feel Sh*t Scared Film of the Decade‘ for a reason and when you see this clip you might start to understand why!

Pathé / Warner Bros Pictures UK have been kind enough to give us an exclusive clip for their latest movie, The Descent Part 2 which is released in cinemas December 4th (with previews on the 2nd & 3rd December). As you’ll see from the clip below, the movie takes you back underground where monsters can be lurking and where the most claustrophobic movie of all time is back for another round!

Synopsis: Shauna Macdonald (Mutant Chronicles, The Descent) returns as Sarah, continuing the story of 2005’s hugely successful horror thriller The Descent, in which a group of young women disappear during a caving trip in the Appalachian Mountains.

Emerging from the cave system alone, distraught and covered in the blood of her missing companions,
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Trailer for new Brit cyber-horror Ghost Machine

Part Gamer, part Stephen King, I've actually had my eye on Chris Hartwill's Ghost Machine for well over a year now, secretly hoping that its promise of ghostly goings on in a virtual reality game environment would offer something unique to the horror genre. Sort of like Harsh Realm but with teens if you will.

Then, last week, it was reported that the film would be dropped direct to DVD on December 22 and my hopes drooped a little bit. Now that the trailer's arrived it's hard to be too enthused, but this still looks like something I would definitely watch.

Synopsis:

Thrill-seeking military technicians and computer-game enthusiasts Tom (Faris) and Vic (Ford) recklessly smuggle a top-secret, virtual warfare training programme out of their base and into a spooky disused jail, while a vengeful spirit infiltrates the software and draws them into an all-too-real game of life and death.

When
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Anchor Bay Revs Up Ghost Machine

We've just received the official press release for Ghost Machine , which arrives on DVD December 22nd courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Read all the full details below! One of the ancient rules of horror films . never disturb the spirits of the dead . gets a 21st century jolt of adrenaline when Anchor Bay Entertainment premieres Ghost Machine on DVD December 22nd. Starring a hot cast, including teen heartthrob Sean Faris ( Forever Strong , Never Back Down ), Rachael Taylor ( Transformers , Shutter ) and Luke Ford ( The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ), Ghost Machine promises a technological journey into extreme horror! Srp is a translucent $26.97. A group of young U.S. military techs borrow a top-secret combat simulator for a weekend of unauthorized gaming. Alcohol,...
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Exclusive Ghost Machine pics, DVD specs

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Anchor Bay Entertainment sent along a few exclusive photos (see them below) from Ghost Machine, the British chiller it releases on DVD December 22. The company also let us know about the special features that will accompany the movie.

The Belfast-lensed Ghost Machine stars Sean Faris and The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor’s Luke Ford as military technicians/video-game fans who steal a virtual-reality training program from their base and smuggle it into an abandoned jail—where a vengeance-seeking spirit uses the software to come to murderous life. See No Evil and Shutter’s Rachael Taylor co-stars as a Special Forces trainee who gets in on the action; Chris Hartwill directed, and Sven Hughes and Malachi Smyth scripted. The disc extras are:

• “The Making Of Ghost Machine” featurette

• Interview with screenwriter Hughes

• Trailer

Retail price is $26.97.
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Japanese Poster: Descent 2

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We were lucky enough to see Descent Part 2 at the World Premiere during Frightfest a month or so ago. It’s not out until 4th December so we’ve still got an age before we can post our review but keep your eyes peeled.

The Descent Part 2 stars Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Krysten Cummings, Anna Skellern, Gavan O’Herlihy (Seven Days of Grace), Joshua Dallas (Ghost Machine, “Doctor Who”) and Douglas Hodge (Mansfield Park).

In the meantime, we have this new Japanese poster (click it to enlarge) which basically sums up the film in one image. It has a lady looking scared, a monster’s face and she’s in a pothole. What else could you want?!

If you want to read our report from the premiere you can check it out here and you can check out the trailer here.
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DVD news: Home Movie art/details, Bad Biology date, etc.

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IFC Films and Mpi Home Video gave Fango the scoop on the details and a first look at the cover art for its DVD release of Home Movie, Christopher Denham’s unnerving story of a family unraveling in frightening ways as seen through the lens of their camcorder. The disc arrives December 8.

Written and directed by Denham (an actor who appears in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Shutter Island) and produced by Offspring and The Girl Next Door’s Andrew van den Houten, Home Movie stars HeroesAdrian Pasdar, Cady McClain and real-life young siblings Austin Williams and Amber Joy Williams; see our review here. The movie will be accompanied on the disc by a making-of featurette and the trailer; retail price is $19.98.

Media Blasters gave Fango the first news that it plans to release Frank Henenlotter’s latest feature Bad Biology, the touching story of two young people with aberrant—and hungry—sex organs,
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Trailer For The Descent: Part 2

Here at FilmShaft we love our trailers, hell we even have an entire section dedicated to them – little slices of cinematic thrills that should (hopefully) allude to the greatness of the whole. So naturally when we were sent the trailer for The Descent: Part 2 how could we resist?

The original you’ll remember, had people going crazy. An original plot in the horror genre is not something we see very often (more on that in a later article) so when audiences were plunged into the damp, claustrophobic caves of 2005’s The Descent, their fear was almost tangible.

Now with filmmakers are set to drag us back into the subterranean horror with The Descent: Part 2 the question is – are there any more surprises left?

Shauna Macdonald (Mutant Chronicles, The Descent) returns as Sarah, continuing the story of 2005’s hugely successful horror thriller The Descent, in which a group of
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UK Trailer for The Descent: Part 2

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Warner Bros. Pictures UK just sent over the latest trailer for Path Productions' sequel to Neil Marshall's 2005 film, The Descent (which we last reported on here).

Shauna Macdonald (Mutant Chronicles) returns as Sarah, continuing the story of the original film, in which a group of young women disappear during a caving trip in the Appalachian Mountains.

Check out the trailer below!

Emerging from the cave system alone, distraught and covered in the blood of her missing companions, Sarah is incoherent and half-wild with fear. Sceptical about her account of events and convinced Sarah's psychosis hides far darker secrets, Sheriff Vaines (Gavan O'Herlihy) doesn't waste time. Along with his partner Rios (Krysten Cummings), and their cave rescue team Dan (Douglas Hodge), Greg (Joshua Dallas), and Cath (Anna Skellern), Vaines forces Sarah back into the caves to help the rescuers find her friends.

Alongside Macdonald, The Descent Part 2 also features Natalie Mendoza
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UK Release Date, Art for The Descent: Part 2

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Warner Bros. Pictures UK just sent over the full details on their release plan for Path Productions' sequel to Neil Marshall's 2005 film, The Descent.

Shauna Macdonald (Mutant Chronicles) returns as Sarah, continuing the story of the original film, in which a group of young women disappear during a caving trip in the Appalachian Mountains.

Emerging from the cave system alone, distraught and covered in the blood of her missing companions, Sarah is incoherent and half-wild with fear. Sceptical about her account of events and convinced Sarah's psychosis hides far darker secrets, Sheriff Vaines (Gavan O'Herlihy) doesn't waste time. Along with his partner Rios (Krysten Cummings), and their cave rescue team Dan (Douglas Hodge), Greg (Joshua Dallas), and Cath (Anna Skellern), Vaines forces Sarah back into the caves to help the rescuers find her friends.

Alongside Macdonald, The Descent Part 2 also features Natalie Mendoza reprising her role as Juno.  Krysten Cummings,
See full article at Fangoria »

The Descent: Part 2 - UK Poster

UK Poster For The Descent: Part 2 in which Shauna Macdonald (Mutant Chronicles, The Descent) returns as Sarah, continuing the story of 2005’s hugely successful horror thriller The Descent, in which a group of young women disappear during a caving trip in the Appalachian Mountains.

Emerging from the cave system alone, distraught and covered in the blood of her missing companions, Sarah is incoherent and half-wild with fear. Sceptical about her account of events and convinced Sarah's psychosis hides far darker secrets, Sheriff Vaines (Gavan O’Herlihy) doesn’t waste time. Along with his partner Rios (Krysten Cummings), and their cave rescue team Dan (Douglas Hodge), Greg (Joshua Dallas), and Cath (Anna Skellern), Vaines forces Sarah back into the caves to help the rescuers find her friends.

Alongside Macdonald, The Descent: Part 2 also features Natalie Mendoza reprising her role as Juno. Krysten Cummings, Anna Skellern, Gavan O’Herlihy (Seven
See full article at LateFilmFull »

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