Focus Features has released the trailer for Zach Braff’s second directorial feature, Wish I Was Here. Check it out in the player below and catch it on the big screen in New York and Los Angeles on July 18th.
Wish I Was Here is arriving almost exactly a decade after Braff’s debut feature, Garden State. The new film is a comedy that tells the story of a thirty-something man who finds himself at major crossroads, forcing him to examine his life, his career, and his family.
In addition to Braff, the film stars Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Joey King and Pierce Gagnon.
Originally launched as a Kickstarter campaign, Wish I Was Here will offer advance screenings to backers in their local markets.
Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Bling Ring) is, according to Deadline, in negotiations to direct Universal Pictures and Working Title Films’ upcoming take on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytaleThe Little Mermaid. Joe Wright was previously looking to direct the live-action feature.
Edward Scissorhands scribe Caroline Thompson is currently rewriting the project, which has previously been drafted by Fifty Shades of Grey and Saving Mr. Banks screenwriter Kelly Marcel and, before that, Brick Lane and Shame's Abi Morgan.
Andersen’s story, which follows a young mermaid who gives up her life in the sea for a human prince, was first published in 1837 and has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen. Wright’s version is inspired by a children’s puppet theatre production of the classic at London’s Little Angel Theatre Company.
Following their original teaser, Showtime has released the full trailer for their upcoming Penny Dreadful”. Check it out in the player below!
In “Penny Dreadful,” some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street.
Samuel L. Jackson Introduces First Kite Trailer and Footage
A first look at anime OVA adaptation Kite has come online (viaBloody-Disgusting) in the form of a trailer and five-minute clip. Featuring an introduction by star Samuel L. Jackson, the video can be found below.
Also starring India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Cleo Rinkwest, Russel Savadier, Keci Eatock, Matthew Van Leeve and Jaco Muller, the Ralph Ziman-directed action thriller is based on “A Kite,” written and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu.
The anime OVA told the story of a sexually abused orphaned schoolgirl, Sawa, who becomes an assassin. The original is famous for its high level of sex and violence.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith and Bae Doo Na.
In the new film from “The Matrix” directors, opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 25, 2014, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
CBS Films has nabbed the rights to a children’s book series likely to inspire nostalgia in Millennials. Deadlinereports that they are developing Alvin Schwartz’s anthology Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark into a feature film. Saw screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton will provide the screenplay, which follows a group of kids who are faced with their nightmares coming to life.
First published in 1981, the first book of what became a three-book series (it was followed by More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) is officially described as follows:
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz’s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone — skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories — and even scary songs — all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If You Dare!
Gammell’s illustrations were replaced with art by Brett Helquist for a recent 30th anniversary edition of the books, which led to some heavy criticism from fans who grew up with the original artists’s truly terrifying images.
The Sean Daniel Company’s Jason Brown and Sean Daniel are set to produce Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark alongside 1212 Entertainment’s Elizabeth Grave.
A new Friday the 13th film is indeed coming. And Paramount has confirmed this by locking in a release date of March 13, 2015.
Yes, that’s a Friday the 13th. (The 13th also falls on a Friday in February of that year.)
We learned in June that Warner Bros. relinquished the rights to the franchise and gave them bag to Paramount. The studio had five years to get a new entry in theaters before those rights reverted back to WB.
There are no further details other than that. We know Platinum Dunes will be producing the film. But there is no director and there are rumblings of the producers looking for a “found footage” approach.