5/26/17

M. Night Shyamalan Will Fund "UNBREAKABLE" Sequel:




Have you watched M. Night Shyamalan's "SPLIT"? No? Than STOP reading now and go check it out, the film is pretty damn awesome!

I'm sure most of you know by now that SPLIT is somewhat of a sequel to "UNBREAKABLE".. The film is basically an origin story of a supervillain.. It appears M. Night will fund the upcoming sequel to Split/Unbreakable titled "GLASS" entirely on his own..

M. Night Shyamalan speaking with Deadline.com:

"I’m going to approach it the same way I approached The Visit and Split, with the same kind of philosophy—that this is the budget, I’m going to fund it, and we’re going to make it for that number. If we can’t afford it, then I can’t use that person, or I have to rewrite that scene. Just put those limits on myself, and for a reason—to come up with a type of film that, in its genetics, feels like it is ideas-driven and not money-driven."

This is great news, his last two films have been top notch - it's clear he functions better as a filmmaker when he is working with a limited budget..

Release Date For Joe Lynch’s "MAYHEM":




Press Release: RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks’ Shudder are partnering on the North American release of Joe Lynch’s action/thriller MAYHEM through a deal finalized at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. The film first premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival to positive reviews. Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly) and written by Matias Caruso, the film stars Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Samara Weaving (Monster Trucks), Steven Brand (The Scorpion King) and Dallas Roberts (Dallas Buyers Club).

RLJE plans to release MAYHEM in theaters and On Demand in Q4 2017, with the Shudder streaming premiere slated for early 2018. Mark Ward, RLJE’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, and Aurelie de Troyer, Shudder’s VP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions made the announcement today.

“Joe Lynch’s vision is captivating,” said Ward. “He has the ability to take stories and elevate them with his unique insight and direction.”

“MAYHEM is bold, fun, irreverent and incredibly fast on its feet,” said Aurelie de Troyer. “Steve Yeun and Samara Weaving deliver stunning performances. It’s a perfect fit for Shudder.”

“MAYHEM is a very personal film for us that has affected and engaged festival audiences looking for some insane, cathartic fun in these trying times,” said director Joe Lynch. “With RLJ Entertainment and Shudder working together to bring MAYHEM to the masses, I am confident that this crazy flick will find its audience in the best way possible. It will be for viewers who want the choice of a big, bold, loud theatrical experience but it will also have the convenience and careful curation of Shudder’s fantastic service. As a fan and customer of Shudder, I am proud to know that we are in great company. MAYHEM is coming for you all soon enough!”

In MAYHEM, an airborne virus infects the corporate tower of a major law firm on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out on their “mosterratic” impulses and viral rage takes over. Trapped in the quarantined building, Saunders is forced to fearlessly fight for his job, his redemption and his life.

MAYHEM was produced by Avva Pictures Mehrdad Elie & Parisa Caviani along with Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis & Matt Smith. Ward negotiated the deal with Aurelie de Troyer and Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.




Uncork’d Entertainment Acquires "Cute Little Buggers":



Press Release: Tony Jopia’s highly anticipated comedy-horror hybrid Cute Little Buggers has found a home with Uncork’d Entertainment and High Octane Pictures, respectively. Uncork’d has acquired rights to the film in U.S and Canada, while High Octane has the rest of the world.

Described as Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz, the film sees hostile aliens crash-land on local farmland where they proceed to snatch young women from the local ball. It is up to the villagers, and a visiting hero named Melchoir, to fend off the invaders and bring peace back to the sleepy English countryside.

Uncork’d President Keith Leopard is pleased to be back in business with director Jopia having previously distributed the filmmaker’s well-received 2015 film, Crying Wolf.

“Tony knows how to give audiences a good time – and his latest is no exception. Cute Little Buggers will spook you – there are moments in this that will make the goosebumps rise and then some - but it will also give audiences belly laugh after belly laugh! At its core, it’s a real throwback to the golden-age creature features.”

Galen Christy, the founder of High Octane Pictures, is equally excited about the film.

“Not many films can immediately hook you from the first frame… but this sure does! Cute Little Buggers is infused with an infectious energy, some high-spirited performances, and a unique premise - I defy anyone not to really enjoy it!”

Featuring genre icon Caroline Munro, Cute Little Buggers will be released later this year.

Uncork’d Entertainment’s upcoming releases include the acclaimed documentary Mom & Me, in select theaters throughout May, and highly-anticipated Summer release Gremlin.

High Octane Pictures releases Clowntergeist, comparable to Warner Bros’ big Summer release IT, in September.




Trailer For "Death On Scenic Drive":




The official trailer for Gabriel Carrer's "Death On Scenic Drive" has made it's way online.. The film Stars: Ry Barrett, Jessica Vano, Matthew Ninaber, Jeff Ash, Faith Singleton and Christian Burgess..

Plot: A young woman named Larissa (Stephanie Ash), encounters an entity that transforms her into death itself, and reins a violent storm against Dallas Henson (Ry Barrett) and the family that resides there...

Written and Directed By: Gabriel Carrer..







(Source: Bloody Disgusting.com)

"X-Men: The New Mutants" Will Be A Horror Movie:




It appears the next spin-off in The X-Men franchise will be more sci-fi horror than your stereotypical superhero/comic book movie.. Director Josh Boone told Entertainment Weekly, his upcoming "X-Men: The New Mutants" will be a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe..

"There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very" The film will center around five new mutants being held against their will in a secret facility having to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves...

Written By: Josh Boone, Kante Gwaltney, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber - based on the comic book By: Chris Claremont..

The flick will Star: Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, Morgan, The Witch and M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming Unbreakable sequel GLASS).. The cast will also include Game of Thrones Maisie Williams..





I Watched "The Blackcoat's Daughter":




Oh wow, another decent horror flick that didn't come out in the 80s or 90s.. "The Blackcoat's Daughter" The story centers around a couple of young women that get left behind at a all girls Catholic boarding school on winter break as a dark mysterious evil force begins to take hold..

The film was written and directed by Osgood Perkins (the son of screen legend Anthony Perkins) and stars: Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, Emma Roberts, James Remar and Lauren Holly..

The Blackcoat's Daughter is a dark moody brutal at times psychological horror flick that relies on a good story and an eerie atmosphere (over jump scares), the feel of dread is inescapable in this chiller..

My only real complaint with the film, it does take a bit to get started.. But once the story kicks into gear, you will be on the edge of your seat..

The Blackcoat's Daughter is a top notch horror movie! Grade: A-






5/24/17

New Clip For Edward Evers-Swindell’s "Dark Signal":




A new clip for Edward Evers-Swindell’s "Dark Signal" has worked it's way online.. The film Stars: Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd, Duncan Pow, Cinzia Monreale, Eleanor Gecks, James Cosmo, Sioned Jones, Amelie Leroy, Kai Coleman and Joanna Ignaczewska..

Plot: The story centers around a spirit of a murdered girl returning with a message for the staff of a local radio station...

Written By: Edward Evers-Swindell and Antony Jones - Directed By: Edward Evers-Swindell.. XLrator Media will release "Dark Signal" in to theaters (limited) on June 2nd, with a VOD and iTunes releasing coming June 6th..






New IMAX Poster For "THE MUMMY":


A couple of new IMAX posters have made their way online for Universal Pictures upcoming "THE MUMMY" reboot... Written By: Jon Spaihts and Directed By: Alex Kurtzman..

Plot: Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension..

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters...

Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Javier Botet, Courtney B. Vance, Shina Shihoko Nagai,Marwan Kenzari and Russell Crowe.. THE MUMMY' will land in theaters June 9th, 2017..






New TV Spot For "THE STRAIN" Season 4:




Another new promo spot (Good Morning) for the fourth and final season of FX's "THE STRAIN" has made it's way online.. Cast: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown, Ruta Gedmintas, Max Charles, Rupert Penry-Jones and Kevin Durand..

Season 4 will pick up nine months later, with the world having fallen into darkness and the strigoi in control following the explosion at the end of Season 3 that triggered a global nuclear apocalypse. The resulting nuclear winter liberated the strigoi, allowing them to move about during daytime, and allowing the Master to establish a totalitarian regime.

Preying on the fears of the populace, the Master and his minions have created an unsettling alliance in “The Partnership.” The majority of humans are now working for the strigoi, operating with a single understanding — collaborate or die...

Season 4 will premiere Sunday, July 16 at 10 PM..




First Sales Art For New "HALLOWEEN" Film:


The first sales art (spotted by Collider at the Licensing Expo in Vegas) for the upcoming relaunch of the HALLOWEEN franchise has made it's way online..






Just a couple of weeks ago writer/actor Danny McBride appeared on Jim Norton & Sam Roberts podcast.. In the interview he talked a little bit about the new upcoming Halloween flick..

"It’s not a reboot, it’s not gonna be a rehash. It’s a continuation of Michael Myers – where we’re choosing to continue it from, you’ll have to see when the movie comes out. I’d already seen all these movies but I’ve really been studying them now, and just thinking about all the people that have been hired to make a Michael Myers movie. Just trying to avoid any mistakes that those people might’ve made.

The first Halloween is scary as shit. And the second Halloween is scary, but not as scary. And then from there, it isn’t as scary. And I really think that what happens with it is that he basically becomes Frankenstein. No matter what anyone hits him with, he’s not gonna die. There’s no suspense.

We’re just trying to play with that. Make him real. Not make him real by giving him some crazy backstory either. Just getting back to the basics. Even the moment that they made Laurie and Michael Myers siblings – it also makes it not quite as scary. So all that kind of stuff to us… those are the things that took an amazing idea and took it somewhere it wasn’t quite as effective.
"

I'm not really sure what to make of this - It's not a remake/reboot but not really a sequel?? Hmmmmmm anyways.. The film is set for release October 19, 2018.. Written By: David Gordon Green, George Nikitin and Danny McBride.. Directed By: David Gordon Green, with John Carpenter returning to the franchise as executive producer..