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‘Awakening’ Advances as Chinese Remake of Singapore’s ‘Little Nyonya’ Begins

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‘Awakening’ Advances as Chinese Remake of Singapore’s ‘Little Nyonya’ Begins
The budget for the China remake of the hit 1984 Singaporean television drama “The Awakening,” could exceed $40 million, according to production executives at Ghy Culture and Media.

Ghy, a China-backed Singaporean production outfit, recently signed a licensing deal with national broadcaster Mediacorp for the remake rights to selected library titles. “The Awakening,” a 60 episode period epic following the first generations of Chinese immigrants in Singapore, is planned for a mid-2019 production start.

The remarks were made on the sidelines of the launch of principle photography on Ghy’s first production under the licensing deal, “The Little Nyonya,” held at Pinewood Studios Iskandar on Thursday. The $20.5 million, 40 episode series “Nyonya” is a co-production with China streaming giant iQIYI, and Changxin Pictures.

Like “The Awakening,” “Nyonya” is a period drama following the lives of mixed-race Chinese immigrants in South East Asia. The original series was produced by Mediacorp in 2008. Both series represent a
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The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies’ Upcoming Events Include an Exploration of Aquatic Horror and a Conversation with Stephen Volk

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The expansion of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies into Los Angeles and London gives horror fans new opportunities for expert explorations of horror sub-genres and live conversations with some of the genre's most influential figures. We have details on two upcoming October events: "I Dream of Deep Water: An Exploration of the History and Psychology of Aquatic Horror" with Rebekah McKendry in Los Angeles, and "Live from Miskatonic: Stephen Volk in Conversation with Sean Hogan" in London.

For more details on both events, visit: https://www.miskatonicinstitute.com/

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - La Presents: I Dream Of Deep Water: An Exploration Of The History And Psychology Of Aquatic Horror at the Philosophical Research Society October 24th!

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies - La explores the depths of underwater horror from Jaws to Lovecraft and from the screens to the real-life seas. Miskatonic La co-director Rebekah McKendry uses cinema,
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Interview: ‘The Awakening’ screenwriter Stephen Volk

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to BAFTA winning screenwriter Stephen Volk about writing his period ghost story screenplay The Awakening (2011). Directed by Nick Murphy and stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Shaun Dooley, The Awakening is available to watch on Netflix UK at www.netflix.com/gb/title/70208816

In 1921, in London, the arrogant and skeptical Florence Cathcart is famous for exposing hoaxes and helping the police to arrest con artists. The stranger Robert Mallory tells her that the headmaster of a boarding school in Rookford had invited her to travel to Cumbria to investigate a ghost that is frightening the pupils to death. He also tells that many years ago there was a murder in the estate and recently pupil Walter Portman had died. The reluctant Florence finally accepts to go to Cumbria. On arrival, she is welcomed by governess Maud and the boy Thomas Hill.
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Get Ready Because a Ton of Great Movies Are Leaving Netflix Next Month

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Netflix gives, and it takes away. While there are a few exciting additions coming to the streaming service next month, we will also have to say goodbye to a handful of classic films. Everything from childhood favorites like Anastasia to Nicholas Sparks romances like Safe Haven will be gone come the end of March. Better start binge-watching now! RelatedBates Motel, Queer Eye, and 53 Other Exciting New Titles Hitting Netflix in February March. 1 A Gang Story Anastasia Baby's Day Out Eyewitness FernGully: The Last Rainforest First Response Forget and Forgive Hitch Jaws Jaws 2 Jaws 3 Jaws: The Revenge Less Than Zero Memento Slums of Beverly Hills The Chase The Craft The Panic in Needle Park Trigger Point Two Wrongs xXx March 4 Chloe Safe Haven March 6 The Finest Hours March 8 Victoria March 11 Believe Glitch March 12 Standby Disney's The Santa Clause Disney's The Santa Clause 2 Disney's The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause March 13 Breakout Kings,
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in March 2018

New movies are coming to Netflix, which means some titles are also on their way out. The streaming service has announced what’s leaving next month, and there are some solid titles that will be disappearing (which is why you should build your own collection rather than depend on streaming services to supply all the movies you like). March 2018 will see the departure of Jaws, Memento, Hitch, The Craft, xXx, The Finest Hours, The Santa Clause, Archer, Zootopia, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Awakening, and more. If you’ve had these titles on …
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Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray Reviews: Gothic and Class Of 1999

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Why do we respond to some filmmakers and not others?

I’m a pretty film literate guy, so I’ve seen my share of both classics and avant-garde movies and understand both the films that influenced them and those on which they had a big influence. I don’t mind being challenged or taken outside of my comfort zone. But the older I get and the more movies I see, the more I resign myself to the notion that I like what I like and that I shouldn’t try to fight those feelings in the interest of appearing “highbrow.” If it comes down to a classy mess or good trash, I’ll take the good trash any day.

This brings me to the two newest Blu-ray releases from Vestron Video’s Collector’s Series line: Ken Russell’s 1986 effort Gothic and the 1990 sci-fi actioner Class of 1999, written and directed by Mark L. Lester.
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Rebecca Hall Bio: In Her Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Rebecca Maria Hall (born May 3, 1982; age: 35) is a British-American actress. She is best know for her roles in the films The Prestige (2006), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Frost/Nixon (2008), The Town (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013) and The Gift (2015). Hall also starred in the films Transcendence (2014) and The Awakening (2011). Rebecca Hall Bio: Age, Early Life Hall was born in London to English stage director and Royal Shakespeare […]

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Steven Pullen’s horror ‘The Ballerina’ comes to the UK next month

101 Films have announced they are set to release Steven Pullen’s The Ballerina, an American horror film in the tradition of The Forest and The Awakening that takes the haunted forest sub-genre to terrifying new heights, on DVD and digital download next month.

On the run from Child Protective Services, Glenn and his nine-year- old daughter, Sophia, disappear into the swampy Virginia backwoods. In hiding they live off the land in a tattered tent, keeping a safe distance from other homeless outcasts and the gangs of rednecks who occupy the forest. The tragedy that has brought father and daughter to this desperate place has also torn a crater-like hole in their shattered lives, leaving the girl defenceless against nightly hauntings by ghosts who encircle the tent and breathe threats to carry her away. As the hauntings become increasingly violent and terrifying her father is forced to try everything in his
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Farrell promoted at Origin, Ed Rubin departs

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Farrell will be replacing Rubin as head of film and television.

Hannah Farrell is being promoted to head of film and television at Origin Pictures in the new year.

She will be replacing Ed Rubin, who is leaving the company. His new job is expected to be announced next week.

Farrell is currently running Origin’s development slate and has more than ten years experience at a senior level in development at Working Title and Ruby Films.

“Ed has played a key part in the founding and growth of Origin and we will all be very sorry to see him leave. He has been a great colleague and champion of our projects. I am pleased to say that we now have the strongest slate we have ever had across film and television and I want to thank Ed for his key part in this,” commented Origin’s CEO David Thompson.

“I am delighted
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Sarah Curtis, Michael Garland team on Flann O'Brien adaptation

Sarah Curtis, Michael Garland team on Flann O'Brien adaptation
Exclusive: The Awakening producer boards dark comedy adapted by the late Johnny Ferguson.

UK producer Sarah Curtis (The Awakening) of Forthcoming Films has boarded an adaptation of celebrated twentieth century Irish writer Flann O’Brien’s darkly comedic story The Dead Spit Of Kelly about a taxidermist who kills his boss and then dons his skin to hide the crime.

“It’s a very unusual story,” said Irish producer Michael Garland of Grand Pictures who initiated the project, which is based on a screenplay by the late writer Johnny Ferguson (Gangster No.1).

“We’ll be looking to use the Irish
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UK executives back diversity quotas for tax incentives

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Kate Harwood, Oona King among executives to express support for more regulation.

BFI board member Baroness Oona King and former BBC drama head Kate Harwood have backed recent calls for diversity quotas to be attached to the UK film and TV tax relief.

Speaking at Mbi’s Media Production Show in London during a session on gender equality, panellists including King, Euston Films managing director Harwood and War & Peace and The Awakening producer Julia Stannard expressed support for building quotas into the UK’s film and high end drama incentives.

At Screen and Broadcast’s Media Summit earlier this week Ken Loach producer Rebecca O’Brien suggested making tax credits dependent on “certain diversity boxes being ticked”.

Former BBC head of drama Harwood said: “Rebecca’s [O’Brien’s] suggestion about tax breaks and diversity is such a good idea. I think it’s a bit of a no brainer.”

Stannard agreed: “Our industry is largely a freelance industry…There is
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Star Wars: what we learnt from Force Awakens’ deleted scenes

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With the Star Wars Blu-ray now out, what do the deleted scenes tell us about Jj Abrams’ original vision for the movie?

Back in 1999, at the tender age of 21, some friends and I hopped on a plane and flew to Dallas, Texas to watch Star Wars Episode I. Global release dates weren’t as well co-ordinated as they are these days and faced with six weeks of waiting here in the UK whilst everyone stateside got to fill their boots, we made what seemed like the only real decision available to us at the time. Looking back, it was perhaps one of history’s grander acts of spoiler-avoidance, but the moment that will stay with me forever wasn’t the film itself - instead, it was the strange moments straight after.

My travelling companions and I stood around in the bright Texan sunshine, bloodless smiles plastered on our faces,
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Contest: Win The Hallow on Blu-ray

A fresh start could mean an early end for the newly moved homeowners in Corin Hardy’s The Hallow, hitting Blu-ray and DVD on April 5th from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Hallow.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Hallow Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on April 8th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Previous Press Release: “Vividly atmospheric and brimming with tension, the twisted modern fairy tale The Hallow makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight.
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The Hallow Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

Joseph Mawle and Bojana Novakovic star in The Hallow as parents who must fight off demonic forces they awakened after disturbing sacred, or hallowed, ground. Before Corin Hardy’s The Hallow debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on April 5th, Blu-ray clips from the film have been released by Scream Factory to get horror fans pumped.

Previous Press Release: Vividly atmospheric and brimming with tension, the twisted modern fairy tale The Hallow makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Wonderfully horrifying, this compelling and creepy film comes loaded with bonus features, including audio commentary with director Corin Hardy, a Surviving the Fairytale: The Making of The Hallow documentary, three behind-the-scenes vignettes, creature concept art, storyboard and sketchbook galleries, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and
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Round-Up: The Hallow Blu-ray / DVD, Road Games Release Details, I Fall Down VOD Info, The Samaritans

The Hallow Blu-ray / DVD will feature a “making of” documentary along with behind-the-scenes videos and much more. Also in this round-up: updated release details for Road Games and news on I Fall Down and The Samaritans.

The Hallow: Press Release: “Vividly atmospheric and brimming with tension, the twisted modern fairy tale The Hallow makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Wonderfully horrifying, this compelling and creepy film comes loaded with bonus features, including audio commentary with director Corin Hardy, a Surviving the Fairytale: The Making of The Hallow documentary, three behind-the-scenes vignettes, creature concept art, storyboard and sketchbook galleries, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his
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Round-Up: #Horror & The Hallow Blu-rays, Lilin’S Brood Q&A, The Hotel Barclay, Terror Tales, Blood Bath

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Scream Factory has announced two new Blu-rays that are set to hit shelves in April. We also have a Q&A with the directors of Lilin's Brood, details on the second season of The Hotel Barclay, stills from Terror Tales, and a teaser for Blood Bath.

#Horror and The Hallow Blu-rays: From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have two new IFC Midnight films planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this April!

The Hallow (2015) When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland with his wife and infant child to survey an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures who prey upon the lost. Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family against the ancient forces' relentless attacks. Starring Joseph Mawle (The Awakening,
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"The best kind of music comes from experimentation and messing up" - on Scoring 'Steve Jobs'

Daniel PembertonAs we move towards the Oscars each year the public tendency is to look back and reassess the most interesting contributions to cinema in a given year. From this impulse, a good one we'd argue, top ten lists, "best ofs" and awards traction are born. Though the legendary names of film scoring all seemed to be quite active this year -- even recently absent giants like Morricone and Williams -- some of the most innovative and exciting work was being done by the relative newcomers.

One of the buzziest among them is the 38 year old composer Daniel Pemberton. He made an award-winning name for himself in British television but his feature film work only began in force just a few years ago with highly praised work on the supernatural period drama The Awakening (2011). It's safe to say that 2015 will be regarded as his breakout year. He did stylish rethink
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Legend In St. Louis – Stars Tom Hardy

From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.

Written and directed by Helgeland, the Studiocanal, Working Title and Cross Creek film co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton.

Helgeland’s accomplished behind-the-scenes team is led by cinematographer Dick Pope (Mr. Turner, The Illusionist), editor Peter McNulty (42, The Master), production designer Tom Conroy (television’s Vikings, The Tudors), costume designer Caroline Harris (42, The Awakening), hair and makeup designer Christine Blundell (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes) and composer Carter Burwell (Twilight series, True Grit).

Legend opens in St.
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Guests announced for Grimmfest 2015

It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the skies are increasingly overcast, the weather is disturbingly unpredictable. There’s something dark coming. Grimmfest 2015 is almost upon us. And as ever, Grimmfest will be welcoming a handful of horror cohorts as guests to the event. This years line-up includes (from the press release):

Thur 1st Oct

For our opening night, we’ll be proving that it really is Grimm Up North, with our showcase of Northern shorts. This will feature the world premiere of The Box, which marks the directorial debut of SFX make-up guru, Shaune Harrison, who has worked on everything from Hellraiser 3, through to Harry Potter, The Avengers, World War Z and Star Wars, and now runs his own Make-Up Academy here in Manchester. Shaune will be joining us, alongside the film’s stars. Dominic Brunt, best known for his role in Emmerdale,
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Anna Maxwell-Martin as an exorcist in ITV's Midwinter of the Spirit

ITV’s new thriller about a country vicar who’s an exorcist, based on the books by Phil Rickman, also stars David Threfall and Siobhan Finneran

New three-part drama starring Anna Maxwell Martin, based on the books by Phil Rickman, and adapted by screenwriter Stephen Volk (Afterlife, The Awakening, Ghostwatch).

Maxwell Martin plays Merrily Watkins, a single mother who is also a vicar who’s trained to be an exorcist, “a job increasingly mistrusted by the modern Church and rarely talked about, and one that puts her faith and family to the test...”

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