Not happy with the new man, Travis proceeds to tell Burt that he could “fix” him, develop a new brand of survivalist as a monster hunter. Of course, Travis tries to get Burt to think “outside the box,” where his life is concerned. Butting heads with him, Burt becomes antagonistic and doesn’t listen.But there is a moment between Burt and Travis when there is a mention of a gun show in Florida back in the Sixties and Burt has a fleeting moment of reminiscence about that time until a visitor arrives: Erich Van Wyck (Daniel Janks), impeccably dressed in an off-white suit and matching hat, a dark-bearded South African gentleman who manages to obtain Mr. Gummer’s services, via Travis’s smooth-talking style, pop culture references, and savvy.
With only a few people left alive, TV media reports begin as Michael and Harper are now thrown together to survive a zombie-like apocalypse. Once the television goes, Michael digs out a radio so that both men could be informed as to what’s going on in the city. We see overnight how both of these individuals react to each other and begin to work together to keep safe while Michael is worried for his ex-girlfriend and wonders where she could be in all this carnage.
It was probably a matter of time before post-apocalyptic zombie game would follow in the footsteps of its predecessors toward cinema territory Granted, previous results like those stemming from that of the Resident Evil franchise don’t fare critically as well despite its commercial success, although maybe something different or better will come along to help provide some optimism.
On that note, hopefully Legendary’s latest foray into live-action territory with Capcom’s Dead Rising game franchise is on its way to fans following an announcement back in June. Leprechaun: Origins helmer Zach Lipovsky is directing the film for its upcoming multiplatform digital release as of August, and this week, Dumb And Dumber To and 22 Jumpstreet co-star, actor and comedian Rob Riggle is now set to take the lead, according to the latest press release from Legendary which has more info below:
Burbank, CA – October 20, 2014 – Legendary’s Digital Media division and Crackle announced today the principal cast for the upcoming feature-length project Dead Rising: Watchtower. Rob Riggle (LET’S BE COPS, 22 JUMP STREET), Harley Morenstein (Epic Meal Time, Epic Meal Empire, TUSK), Keegan Connor Tracy (Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time), and Aleks Paunovic (THIS MEANS WAR) will join previously announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.
Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered photo-journalist skilled in surviving Zombie attacks; Morenstein will play Pyro, a menacing biker and Logan’s (Paunovic) second-in-command; Paunovic portrays Logan, a hard criminal and the head of a biker gang and Tracy will take on the role of Jordan, a straight-laced journalist.Deafd Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.
The project is written by Tim Carter, who is also producing with Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner. Contradiction most recently produced the hit digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Red, G.I. Joe) will executive produce.
Crackle will debut Dead Rising: Watchtower in its feature-length form in the U.S. After Crackle’s exclusive distribution run, the project will also be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV. Content Media Corporation will distribute Dead Rising: Watchtower in both feature-length and episodic formats for all international platforms.
The Dead Rising® game franchise has sold over 7.6 MM copies worldwide. Publisher Capcom has sold over 200 MM game copies worldwide, including those from juggernaut series Resident Evil®, Street Fighter® and Mega Man®.
Drained World is set in 2080, many years after the end of the Third World War which saw the near-eradication of the human population due to constant violence and conflict. Those who’ve survived live in continuous strife. Money holds no vice, not in this new world – clean water and edible food serve as the new barter, and people do not hesitate to end lives to survive.
Eleven years doesn’t really seem too far off when recalling actress Kate Beckinsale’s portrayal of a vampire warrioress in director Len Wiseman’s 2003 hit, Underworld, on top of its fourth installment, Underworld: Awakening, just two years ago. However, the franchise has had some success over the years, and there was once a time when a then-skeptic Beckinsale may have wanted to a return for a possible fifth addition to the Vampire V. Lycan war/romance saga.
Nevertheless, Lakeshore Entertainment is ordering a complete revival of the franchise once again, with Priest scribe Cory Goodman providing the screenplay for the new reinterpretation of the sci-fi horror saga, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The previous four films began as the brainchild of author and creator, franchise co-star and actor Kevin Grevioux, with Beckinsale principally starring in the franchise along with actress Rhona Mitra in the epic story of forbidden love amidst a long and enduring war between royal vampire families and werewolf clans. Actors Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, and Scott Speedman also played key roles.
The sequel, Underworld: Evolution (2006), the prequelized third, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) and Evolution‘s follow-up, Underworld: Awakening (2012), were modest hits worldwide after the success of the first film, ultimately banking on its worldwide gross of well-over $450 million. Wiseman also directed the second film, as well as produced all three follow-ups with Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg, who are also returning to produce the new movie.
Stay tuned for more info!
It was announced back in July that actor, writer and director Kevin Smith was developing a sequel to his upcoming September 19 horror release, Tusk. The new TIFF 2014 entry contributes as a first to the True North Trilogy which will span three films rooted itself in Canadian folklore and mythology with Smith’s daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, and actress Lily-Rose Depp co-starring.
As of this week, an official announcement was released stating the return of both actresses for Smith‘s new sequel, Yoga Hosers, which also include Lily-Rose‘s father, Mortdecai star, actor Johnny Depp. The film is being pitched an action adventure horror comedy which will also mark’s Smith‘s first foray into comic book movie territory with both daughters leading.
Smith is popularly known as a leading voice with certain inside knowledge on what’s what these days pertaining to comic book movies and all things sci-fi and film. He’s a fan favorite and while most of us are still waiting for Clerks 3, it will be interesting to see where he goes with his vision for this film. Superheroines are always awesome to catch in almost any feature-length capacity, so this will likely catch the interest of most fans who dig something like this.
As a noteworthy mention, father Depp is set to appear in the upcoming action comedy, Mortedcai next February while is following foray as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will bow on July 7, 2017.
As for all things Yoga Hosers, read below!
Asana-kicking enlightened-action and eerie adventure awaits in the Great White North, as StarStream Entertainment (OTCQB:SSET) announces principle photography on YOGA HOSERS, a horror comedy starring Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, and Johnny Depp. Written and directed by Kevin Smith, YOGA HOSERS is the second installment of Smith’s True North Trilogy, spinning out of the director’s upcoming TUSK. The entire cast of TUSK returns for YOGA HOSERS, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach and Harley Morenstein. In YOGA, they are joined by Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes.
15-year-old yoga-nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smart phones and hate their after school job at Manitoban convenience store Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with the legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe to fight for their lives with all seven Charkas, one Warrior Pose at a time. Depp, Depp the younger and Smith the younger are returning in the roles they created for TUSK.
“People always ask me ‘Are you ever going to make a comic book movie?’” said director Smith. “This is it – but instead of yet another dude saving the day, our antiheroes are the most feared and formidable creatures man has ever encountered: two fifteen year old girls.”
Adds Smith, “I’m absolutely in love with the StarStream team and to say I’m tickled to be making a movie with my only begotten kid is an understatement. Also happy to report that this will be the first PG-13 horror movie I’ve made since JERSEY GIRL.”
StarStream Entertainment’s CEO Kim Leadford comments, “We are thrilled to be making a teen comic book movie with Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as so many production companies are struggling to find content to fill a serious void in the market of female superheroes and antiheroes. And, it’s pretty exciting to have their dads making the film with them.”
StarStream Entertainment is financing and producing the film in association with Invincible Pictures, Abbolita Productions and Smith’s SModcast Pictures. Kim Leadford and Charles Bonan of StarStream Entertainment will Executive Produce alongside Abbolita Productions’ Tim Nye and XYZ Films with Liz Destro, Jordan Monsanto and Jennifer Schwalbach producing.
XYZ Films will be selling foreign rights for the film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival with WME Global handling North America. XYZ Films is also handling foreign sales on TUSK, which is set to have its world premiere at the festival in September.
A24 Films released StarStream Entertainment’s LIFE AFTER BETH in theaters on August 15th, and Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions will release StarStream Entertainment’s LIFE OF CRIME on August 29th. The films premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and 2013 Toronto International Film Festival respectively.
Director Takashi Miike is well on his way with another potential hit with his next film, Yakuza Apocalypse. Marking the acclaimed director’s latest “rampage back to the basics” with a script by Yoshitaki Yamaguchi, the film sets lead actor Hayato Ichihara as a gangster caught in the nightmare of his life when he finds out his boss is a vampire.
The film also stars Yayan Ruhian, best known for his memorable performances in Gareth Evans’ recent hits, The Raid and The Raid 2. “Miike is the first director I’ve worked with since Gareth Evans,” said Ruhian in a recent set report from Screendaily’s own Jason Gray. “Miike is very good with a unique character. Whatever I do, I make it fun for myself. I like Japan. I am making new friends.” Miike also clarified a bit more about the film’s setup and direction in the same report, adding “My aim is not to shoot an all-out action film. It’s not action per se that I’m interested in but what comes out of the struggle between the main characters”.
This week, Twitchfilm provided a bit more info from the production, including a brand new synopsis and first official below:
Akira (Hayato Ichihara) admires Genyo Kamiura who is the most powerful yakuza. Genyo Kamiura has been targeted numerous times, but has never died. He is called the invincible person.
Because of Genyo Kamiura, Akira enters the world of the yakuza. His yakuza colleagues treats him like an idiot, Akira can’t even get tattoos because of his sensitive skin. Akira becomes disappointed in the yakuza world, because it’s not like what he say in the movies. Especially, in terms of loyalty and charity depicted of the yakuza.
An assassin is then sent to take out Genyo Kamiura. The killers know that Genyo Kamiura is a vampire.
Yakuza Apocalypse is produced by Shinjiro Nishimura and is Miike’s latest return to the set with Ichihara since working on the 2008 film, God’s Puzzle. The film has since wrapped principal photography before being shopped at Cannes by Japanese distributor, Nikkatsu, and is now in post-production for release next year.
Ruhian is also set to star with Chilean action hero Marko Zaror in, One Good Thing, directed by Killers co-helmer Kimo Stamboel from a script by Twitchfilm founder and editor Todd Brown.
The first installment of The Purge got some mixed reactions by critics when it was released last year. I personally enjoyed the first and look forward to the sequel, The Purge: Anarchy when it releases later this summer.
Bearing this in mind, those who enjoy the dystopian future America that writer and director James DeMonaco has crafted will get to endulge the experience first hand in the form of what is being described as an “immersive real-life horror escape-experience” when Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions launch “The Purge: Breakout” this summer. The official press release below has all the details:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Purge: Breakout, an immersive real-life horror-escape experience, will travel throughout the United States this summer, offering fans an opportunity to step inside the world of the film franchise The Purge, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions announced today. The Purge: Anarchy arrives in theaters nationwide on July 18, 2014.
In The Purge: Breakout, it’s the annual Purge Night, when citizens across the country exercise their right of anarchy. Your group is being held captive by a demented psychopath, 30 minutes before The Purge begins. Trapped in his house, groups must work together—solving a series of increasingly complicated, mind-bending puzzles and clues—to breakout from captivity and survive the most terrifying 12 hours of the year.
“Our goal with The Purge: Breakout is to bring the universe of The Purge films directly to the audience,” said Jason Blum, founder and CEO, Blumhouse Productions. “This experience allows fans across the county the chance to immerse themselves in the intricate world that the series’ writer/director, James DeMonaco, has so painstakingly crafted. We hope that they enjoy being scared out of their minds.”
Based on popular escape-room adventures taking Asia and the United States by storm, this mobile attraction will be set up in unique locations across America, fully immersing visitors into a horror experience like no other.
The Purge: Breakout tour begins in Atlanta on May 30 and travels to Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas throughout the summer. Its last stop will be from July 11 – 20 in Los Angeles.
For more information, FAQs and ticketing, please visit www.thepurgebreakout.com.
If you’re new to The Purge franchise, the first film is already available wherever films are sold. The sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, releases on July 18, and if you missed the most recent trailer, check it out below.
H/T: SF Business Times
A group of Special Forces soldiers on leave after a successful mission in Iraq head out to a cabin in the mountains with their beloved wives and their children in the name of having a good time and getting some well deserved relaxation. But as the night falls, it brings with it an unexpected and particularly strong snow storm hence forcing everyone to remain indoors. The following morning, the men wake up to find their children dead and their better halves missing, with the only clue left behind being an odd pair of footprints in the snow. Panicked, the men fall back on their military training to get them through the dire situation. They proceed to arm themselves and head out into the wilderness to find their spouses. What they will encounter will prove to be cunning, deadly and not of this world.
A few years after conceptualizing and finally realizing his vision for a new creature feature, writer and director Lowell Dean is ready to finally unleash his creation into the filmgoing wilderness with the new movie, Wolfcop, starring Leo Fafard in the title role. Nothing too difficult to comprehend here, it is what it is. It’s pulpy, gruesome, sexy and favorably explody. It’s a comedic action horror thriller with all the trimmings, and there’s a trailer below to show for it.
Plus, with just three weeks left as of this writing, the film’s official indiegogo campaign is looking forward to reaching even more stretchgoals to help bring Wolfcop the franchise potential it carries. And of course, there are AWESOME perks for your generosity to match.
Wolfcop premieres in Canada beginning on June 6, followed by a theatrical release everywhere in September. Watch the trailer below and feel free to open the description for subscription links to more cool content.
It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn.
Crime scenes seem oddly familiar. Lou’s senses are heightened, and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop’s quest to become a better man…
One transformation at a time.
It’s the end of the Century, at a corner of the city in a building riddled with crime…Everyone in the building has turned into zombies. After Jenny’s boyfriend was killed in a zombie attack, she faces the challenge of surviving in the face of adversity. In order to stay alive she struggles with Andy to flee danger.
Writer and director James DeMonaco‘s is cranking it up this summer for the forthcoming release of The Purge: Anarchy. Following up the success of the first film which released last year, the sequel now takes the battle to the streets of a not-too-distant future America where in order to sustain record crime lows and economic highs for the rest of the year, the government decriminalizes all crimes, allowing the nation one night of virtually complete lawlessness.
All hell breaks loose, body counts ensue, and its every man, woman and child for himself. And its the perfect setup for a film franchise that has something pretty good going for itself, in my opinion. I enjoyed the first movie for its gritty delivery as an action-horror piece, and I believe this one is well on its way to a impressive second act.
As noteworthy mention, both films bare the name of blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, who produced both movies, as well as the forthcoming release of the Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – the latter of which fans far and wide are still sorting their opinions on since Thursday’s first teaser, which I completely understand. In the meantime, with The Purge: Anarchy set to take affect this summer, hopefully you saw the first and enjoyed it as much as I did. If not, you may want to do so in order to catch up.
The New Founding Fathers of America invite you to celebrate the annual Purge. The sequel to 2013’s runaway sleeper hit will be released on Friday, July 18, 2014. Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
Thanks to archive site Filmsmash, we now have a new clip this week for the upcoming South Korean release of director Hwang In-Ho‘s new spectacular psychological murder thriller, Monster. Fans of recent film festival hits like Mo Brothers’ Killers could get a stab or two from this latest venture into slasher territory about a young, mentally unstable woman whose younger sister dies at the hands of a killer, initiating a two-way chase between two people thirsty for each other’s blood.
Monster stars Lee Min-Ki, Kim Go-Eun and Yoo Jae-Myung, and heads its way to big screens in South Korea on March 13.
Bok-Soon (Kim Go-Eun) lives with her younger sibling. She runs a street stand. Bok-Soon is slow, but when people anger her she goes crazy. That’s why she is known as the “crazy woman”.
One day, cold-blooded killer Tae-Soo (Lee Min-Ki) appears in front of her. To hide his secret, he kills Bok-Soon’s younger sibling. Bok-Soon then goes after Tae-Soo for revenge, but Tae-Soo goes after Bok-Soon.
Monster – Clip 1