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That said, Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse Productions, told TheWrap that while there is definite interest there to make a sequel, nothing has been greenlit — yet.
“It’s hard to make a great movie, period, and I always say, make a great movie first and we’ll figure out a franchise after,” Blum told TheWrap. “Of course we would want to make a sequel, in fact, we’re dying to make a sequel, but we’re guests in Malek Akkad’s house so there are a lot of people that have to be in the same mindset as us. Nothing’s been set in stone, but we’re certainly going to try.”
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Michael Myers is back to wreak havoc in “Halloween,” and perhaps one of the scariest scenes is when Michael goes from house to house on trick-or-treat night leaving a trail of dead bodies in various houses along a suburban street — all in one long horrifying shot.
“We were prepared to fail,” director David Gordon Green told TheWrap about the scene. “We had all these exit strategies: He could exit here, we could seam two shots here, or put a clever wipe there.”
The logistical challenge was so great that the crew spent extra time to prepare. “We spent half a day with camera operators talking through it,” Green said. “When we got to the day and all the background is running around, I didn’t want to be scientifically concerned with the precision of
“Halloween” should keep powering the domestic market as Universal’s R-rated slasher film eyes a massive opening in the $57 million to $65 million range. The studio is cautiously anticipating a $50 million bow, though some industry analysts think it could rocket past $70 million when it debuts in 3,928 theaters. “Halloween” is also releasing in 21 international territories this weekend.
Even the lower part of that range would easily shatter records for the best launch in the “Halloween” franchise. The 2007 reboot holds that distinction now with $26 million. “Halloween” also looks to notch one of the best starts for an R-rated horror film, joining the company of “It” ($123 million), “Hannibal ($58 million), and “The Nun” ($53 million). Given its $10 million production budget, the scary sequel is on track to be hugely profitable.
Forty years after narrowly escaping Michael Myers’ wrath, Jamie Lee Curtis
Carver Films’ Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw have enlisted an A-list cast and some Hollywood heavy-hitters as co-producers and executive producers for Natalie Erika James’ debut feature Relic.
Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin and Bella Heathcote will star in the horror movie which centres on three generations of women – daughter, mother and grandmother – who are haunted by a manifestation of aged dementia that takes over their family home.
Nine Stories’ Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker are producing together with McLeish and Shaw. Anthony and Joe Russo (directors of Marvel’s Captain America and Avengers franchise) and Mike Larocca are executive producing and co-financing via their upstart studio Agbo, which will handle international sales.
Co-written by James and Christian White, shooting starts in Victoria next week, with funding from Screen Australia and Film Victoria. Umbrella Entertainment is the Australian distributor.
“Relic was inspired by the experience of Alzheimer
News broke earlier this year that Gyllenhaal, star of projects such as Stronger, Nightcrawler and The Day After Tomorrow, has boarded Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home as Quentin Beck (Aka Mysterio), where he’ll presumably star opposite the returning Michael Keaton (Adrian Toomes/The Vulture).
Of course, the studio is yet to give us an official look at him in the role, but the mere fact that Gyllenhaal’s involved in the sequel is exciting in and of itself – not least because he apparently jumped right to the tip-top of Marvel’s wishlist after Ryan Gosling (!) bowed out of the race for Mysterio.
And now, with filming on the hugely anticipated sequel underway, we’ve received our very first glimpse of the A-lister in the role via a set photo and video.
Universal’s R-rated slasher, which was produced by Blumhouse and Miramax, is eyeing a start around $45 million when it opens on Oct. 19, though that number could shoot even higher as buzz builds around the spooky sequel. Some estimates show it could make over $55 million during the three-day period. That would be massively successful given that it was made for just $10 million. It would also rank as a series-best launch for the “Halloween” franchise. The 2007 “Halloween” reboot has the biggest debut to date with $26 million.
Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role for the fourth time as Laurie Strode, the former babysitter who is now a grandmother. Nick Castle also returns as Michael Myers, the deranged serial killer who readies for a final showdown with Strode on Halloween night.
Maslany will play Diana Christensen, the icy network executive so memorably performed by Faye Dunaway in the movie. (She won a Best Actress Oscar for the role). Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery played the character when the play premiered in London last year.
The casting was announced today by producers David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies. Network is presented in association with Dean Stolber. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Network begins performances Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Belasco Theatre. Official opening date is Thursday, Dec. 6.
Maslany, who won a 2016 Emmy Award for her lead role in BBC America’s Orphan Black, is currently featured in Destroyer,
Both a continuation of and departure from the writer-director’s signature aesthetic, the filmmaker’s latest docudrama is a movie in which Europeans speak accented English rather than their native tongue and speechify in a way their real-world counterparts likely did not. Beyond those minor transgressions, “22 July” proves an immersive
The question of how to approach human suffering on camera has confounded film-makers for decades. There’s no blueprint when it comes to turning news stories into cinema, and while the likes of Schindler’s List and 12 Years a Slave have been praised for providing insight into historical atrocities, in recent years, attention has turned to events that are fresh in our collective memory.
In many cases, this means acts of terrorism. The events of 9/11 became the narrative of United 93 and World Trade Center in 2006, while the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing inspired Patriots Day (2016) and Stronger (2017). It’s human nature to want to make order out of chaos, and these films speak to a collective yearning for answers
The “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star will play Mrs. Dickinson, Emily’s mother. Steinfeld steps into the role of the revered poet as she explores the constraints of society, gender and family, and fights to get her voice heard.
“Dickinson” is a comedic series that takes viewers into the world of Emily Dickinson, audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time, through her imaginative point of view. The series is Emily’s coming-of-age story — one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.
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The series is executive produced by Academy Award-winning Michael Sugar (“Spotlight”) and Ashley Zalta (“Maniac”) for Sugar23 Productions; Alex Goldstone
But not just any Blumhouse gig; the long-in-development Halloween sequel from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, who have approached their 2018 feature film from a very specific angle. Which is to say that they’ve ignored all Halloween sequels in favor of the original John Carpenter classic – a classic that is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style.
That said, handling such a revered IP comes with a particular set of expectations, and McBride even admitted to IndieWire that he’s now beginning to feel a little nervous about Halloween‘s impending release.
In this day and age, Hollywood is tapping into so many beloved franchises that it seems like any time anything comes out there’s the contingency of people that are stoked, and the contingency of people that are fucking pissed off and saying you ruined their childhood somehow.
During a recent interview, Danny McBride talked a bit about what they hope to accomplish with Halloween 2018 and the fact that Hollywood is very franchise-happy right now. With so many sequels, reboots and things of that nature happening currently, McBride is very aware that tends to create a divide amongst moviegoers. Here's what he had to say about it.
"In this day and age, Hollywood
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