Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears - just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it…
9:22 pm • 17 October 2014 • 2 notes
Scarlett Johansson Offered Ghost in the Shell!
Although The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was said to be up for the role earlier this year, Deadline is now reporting that Lucy and Marvel’s The Avengers's Scarlett Johansson has been offered the leading role in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the popular manga Ghost in the Shell. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will helm the feature from a script by William Wheeler, based on the series by Masamune Shirow.
Produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul and with the backing of Steven Spielberg, the rights to Shirow’s original 1989 complex futuristic thriller, about the members of a covert ops unit that takes on technology-related crime, were picked up several years ago with plans to use the latest 3D technology to film it. In Japan, the huge success of the comics led to a number of anime film adaptations, a TV series and a series of video games with DreamWorks releasing the second anime film in North America.
It remains to be seen whether or not Johansson will take the part, although Robbie is now said to be out of the running altogether, instead targeting a role in director David Ayer’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation, Suicide Squad.
Johansson, who also starred this year in Under the Skin and Captain America: The Winter Soldier will soon be reprising her Marvel Cinematic Universe role in next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
9:21 pm • 16 October 2014 • 7 notes
October 14th 2014
Hope you’ve got a region-free player because the Evil Dead films are being collected byVia Vision Entertainment. Available only in Australia and New Zealand, The Evil Dead Anthology is poised to street on November 26th.
This is the first time The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and the Evil Deadredo are being packaged and released. The set you see above comes with four Blu-Rays and an additional three DVDs devoted to rare and previously unreleased bonus material. The set also includes Invaluable which highlights the talents of the original Evil Dead special effects designer and illustrator, Tom Sullivan.
Tom Sullivan has also sculpted a replica Kandarian dagger and the “Book of the Dead” that features 16 of his original drawings all housed inside a cardboard display box. With commentaries from Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert, in depth documentaries, treasures from the cutting room floor, interviews with Raimi, featurettes on the music, the marketing and a profile on Campbell, reunion panels and more this is the ultimate Evil Dead collector’s edition.
The suggested retail price is $179.95.
What a beautiful package. I’m glad that someone finally is offering up a replica dagger!
8:44 pm • 14 October 2014 • 10 notes
The American Horror Story team can officially start mulling over a story arc for season 5. Per Deadline, FX has ordered up another season in the wake of American Horror Story: Freak Show‘s record-breaking debut (10 million viewers).
No other season 5 details have been revealed, but speculate away… Will they tell a contemporary story or another period piece? What subject can they use as a backdrop next?
In the next episode of Freak Show, airing Wednesday night: A citywide curfew threatens to shut down the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel’s troubled past arrives at camp. Gloria arranges a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins reveal a talent that could knock Elsa from the spotlight
7:32 pm • 13 October 2014 • 5 notes
The Purge 3 Moves Forward with James DeMonaco Helming
October 6, 2014
A third chapter in the dystopic thriller franchise is on the way today as Deadline confirms that The Purge: Anarchy helmer James DeMonaco will return for third entry in Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes and Universal Pictures’ The Purge series.
Details for the plot of the third film have yet to be revealed, but it will once again return audiences to a world wherein, for one night out of the year, all crime —including murder — is made legal.
The Purge: Anarchy has grossed an estimated $108 million worldwide with the original turning in more than $89 million.
Although the film hasn’t officially been set for any release date as of yet, the franchise’s marketing tagline of referring to the Purge as “an annual tradition,” means that we’re likely to see a third film in theaters sometime in 2015.
9:12 pm • 6 October 2014 • 2 notes
After a few cryptic tweets from David Lynch last week, the legendary director has finally confirmed a fresh pot of damn fine coffee is brewing with a video announcing the return of cult classic TV series “Twin Peaks” to Showtime in 2016. Watch the teaser below!
Cancelled by ABC in 1991 after two seasons, then followed by a controversial prequel/epilogue film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” in 1992, the third season of “Twin Peaks” will pick up on the fictional Washington logging town of the title in present day. Kyle MacLachlan, who played FBI Agent Dale Cooper but had a diminished role in the movie, is expected to reprise the role.
Nine new episodes will be written by Lynch and series co-creator Mark Frost, all of which Lynch will direct. The 2016 release date coincides with 25th anniversary of the cancellation date.
Here’s the full press release:
Dig into some cherry pie and rejoice! Today, SHOWTIME announced that the critically-acclaimed Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning series TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost are on board to write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series. Four-time Oscar nominee David Lynch will direct every episode. TWIN PEAKS will go into production in 2015 to air on the network in 2016, marking the 25th anniversary of when the program last aired. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers for the series’ passionate fan base. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc.
"What more can I say – TWIN PEAKS with David Lynch and Mark Frost on SHOWTIME in 2016!" said Nevins. "To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’"
Lynch and Frost added: “The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back. We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”
For viewers hoping to reminisce or for those discovering the series for the first time, SHOWTIME will re-air the first two seasons of TWIN PEAKS, in advance of the new episodes going on air in 2016. Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…
2:50 pm • 6 October 2014 • 3 notes
What a confused franchise The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is. Let me give you the news first, which comes fromThe Wrap (spinning off some rumors from B-D).
Seth M. Sherwood has been tapped to write the new installment of the series which is being called Leatherface – a moniker already used for the 1990 entryLeatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.
Millennium Films is once again spearheading this project. This is the company behind Texas Chainsaw 3D. Carl Mazzacone, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman will serve as producers.
A director is expected to be selected soon with a possible production start this winter.
The Wrap says that this entry will be a prequel set in the ’70s that depicts the early days of Leatherface before The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Yee-haw! You keeping up with me here?
Hooper’s film spawned three sequels, a remake, a prequel to the remake, then a modern-day “direct sequel” (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and now…another prequel.
10:34 pm • 15 September 2014 • 2 notes
Things Will Get Dark in The Amazing Spider-Man Spinoff, Venom
September 10, 2014
we got an update on Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six, Sony Pictures’ first spinoff of their successful The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Today, we’ve got details on another as writer/director Alex Kurtzman has shared with MTV a few details about his plans for Venom.
"The idea," says Kurtzman, "is that you can do things with Venom that you can’t do with Spider-Man… Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed. He’s a much darker character."
There’s still no word yet on which iteration of the character the film will follow. Not counting Peter Parker himself, Eddie Brock was the first character to wear the alien symbiote and the first to take on the brain-eating persona of the monstrous antihero. In 2011, however, Marvel Comics rebooted the character, turning the suit over to longtime Spider-Man character Flash Thompson.
No release date has, as of yet, been announced for Venom, but check back for details as they become available.
9:20 pm • 15 September 2014 • 1 note
I Know What You Did Last Summer Reboot in the Works
September 15, 2014
Sony Pictures is planning a reboot of the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise, Deadline reports. Oculus writer and director Mike Flanagan will script, re-adaptating the original source material, the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan.
The 1997 film version, directed by Jim Gillespie with a script by Kevin Williamson, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr. as a group of high school students who accidentally hit and kill a man with their car one night. Although they believe they have successfully covered up their crime, the group finds themselves at the receiving end of a slasher killer’s serial rampage one year later.
I Know What You Did Last Summer was followed by a theatrical sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer in 1998 and a direct-to-video third film, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, in 2006.
Neal Moritz will produce I Know What You Did Last Summer alongside Flanagan and Jeff Howard.
9:07 pm • 15 September 2014 • 6 notes
Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard to Write, Direct I Saw the Devil Remake
September 15, 2014
Last December, it was revealed that an English-language remake of Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil, and now TheWrap brings word that You’re Next and The Guest team of Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard will bring the project to life. Barrett will write the script with Wingard at the helm while Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder (who worked with the pair on both You’re Next and The Guest) will produce with Adi Shankar (Dredd) and Spencer Silna.
Shankar previously spoke about the film saying “Kim Jee-woon’s ‘I Saw the Devil’ is perfect in so many ways. The intention is not to remake the film per se, but rather to ‘port’ it for international audiences.”
Check back for further updates on the project as the outlet reports director Wingard has already begun meeting with talent for the film.
Released in 2010 to critical acclaim, Kim Jee-woon’s original film is described as follows:"The embodiment of pure evil, Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. On a freezing, snowy night, his latest victim is the beautiful Juyeon, daughter of a retired police chief and pregnant fiancée of elite special agent Soo-hyun. Obsessed with revenge, Soo-hyun is determined to track down the murderer, even if doing so means becoming a monster himself. And when he finds Kyung-chul, turning him in to the authorities is the last thing on his mind, as the lines between good and evil fall away in this diabolically twisted game of cat and mouse."
9:02 pm • 15 September 2014 • 1 note
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Returning for Bourne 5!
Source: Deadline September 15, 2014
There has been a surprise change of plans for the future of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise today as Deadline reports that the studio is now negotiating with star Matt Damon and The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass to re-team for a fifth big screen entry.
According to the outlet, this new film will take the July 16, 2016 release date previously assigned to a different Bourne sequel. That film, a big screen followup to The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner in the lead, will remain in development for release at another time.
This story is still breaking, so check back for details on Damon’s return to the Bourne franchise as they become available!
8:40 pm • 15 September 2014 • 3 notes
This was inevitably going to happen! Lionsgate Home Entertainment is going to release SAW: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray September 23rd. This set will include all seven entries in their unrated form. I’m presuming it will import all of the special features from the previous releases as well. If you hit up Amazon right now, the collection is ridiculously cheap (under 20 bucks!). So, now you have something to add to your other franchise collections!
11:13 am • 8 August 2014 • 2 notes
Sinister 2 is Coming in August of 2015
Focus Features announced today they will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit, wide on August 21, 2015.
Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film.
eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.
In the first film, Ethan Hawke played a true crime novelist struggling to find his next big story who discovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered, but his investigation soon leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.
Sinister opened in October of 2012 and earned $77.7 million worldwide on a $3 million budget.
8:31 pm • 25 July 2014 • 2 notes
Comic-Con: An Evil Dead Television Series is in the Works
A bit of breaking news out of the Screen Gems panel today which welcomed Sam Raimi back to Comic-Con. Raimi revealed to the audience that he’s working with his brother and Bruce Campbell to bring Evil Dead to the small screen.
Yes, an Evil Dead television series.
So, add this to the countless other Evil Dead sequel/sequel to the remake news we’ve been carrying since the remake hit the screen. No other details to share other than that, so stay tuned for more!
5:47 pm • 25 July 2014 • 3 notes