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The Random – The Wolfman, Cameron’s Doomsday Protocol, A Couple of Dicks renamed, Gears of War, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Priest, Butcher’s Crossing, The Social Network, A Nightmare on Elm Street

Posted by LiveFor on December 9, 2009

The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro has finally gone before the MPAA. It got an ‘R’ rating for “bloody horror, violence and gore”

– James Cameron is rumoured to be developing the Shane Salerno-scripted sci-fi action vehicle Doomsday Protocol for Fox. The ‘event’ film set in the future deals with a group of aliens and humans with various abilities who are brought together to save Earth according to Production Weekly

– Kevin Smith’s buddy cop comedy A Couple of Dicks has a new title that will be announced soon. The first trailer for the film will be attached to every copy of “Sherlock Holmes” when it hits theatres Christmas Day. Unlike his other work, Smith days the film is “not MY movie, [its] a movie I was hired to direct.”

– The 3D sequel Resident Evil: Afterlife has been pushed back several months from August 2010 to a January 14th 2011 release.

– Scott Stewart’s Vampire Western, Priest, starring Paul Bettany has been moved up two months from October to August 27th.

– Producer Wyck Godfrey (“The Twilight Saga”) talks about adapting hit XBox 360 game Gears of War to the big screen and says the film will be “Cloverfield”-esque where we start with the planet pre-Emergence Day and follow the action as the peace is shattered by the Locusts. Makingof have more.

– Joe Penhall (“The Road,” “Enduring Love”) is set to pen an adaptation of John Williams’ 1960 Western novel Butcher’s Crossing for Focus Features says The Hollywood Reporter. Set during the 1870s, the adventure story centers on a man who drops out of Harvard and heads west to the small Kansas town of the title. There, he joins the search for a great buffalo herd. Sam Mendes is considering directing the film.

– Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” “I Love You, Man”) has joined the cast of David Fincher’s The Social Network for Sony Pictures reports Variety. Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and Joe Mazzello star in the film which revolves around the founders of the social-networking website Facebook.

Spoiler TV reports that several roles are out to cast for reshoots on Platinum Dunes’ remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. All the scenes seem to be for a diner scene where the lead character Nancy works and only consist of a few lines at most.

Jonah Hex is getting another two weeks of reshoots according to Collider. They are currently casting for the new scenes that seem to deal with Jonah’s past.

Source: Dark Horizons

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The Road – New Poster

Posted by LiveFor on November 24, 2009

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The Road – Interview with Viggo Mortensen

Posted by LiveFor on November 14, 2009

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The Road – New trailer

Posted by LiveFor on November 1, 2009

Good to see a bit more of the adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s brilliant novel. However, it does seem to show many of the major beats of the story so watch with care as here be spoilers.

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The Road – New Poster

Posted by LiveFor on October 22, 2009

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Halloween 3D has a director and Children of the Corn to be remade

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

children-of-the-corn-child-cultBob Weinstein is hoping to add a whole new dimension to genre label Dimension Films with artier fare such as Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road, while staying true to the company’s core audience with a new version of Stephen King’s The Children of the Corn and the third part of its revamped “Halloween” franchise in 3-D.

“I can work with my brother Harvey on the artistic side of the film, which has the potential for awards,” Bob Weinstein told Variety. “There are also people out there who may not have read the book but would love the aspects that deal with the basic survival story and are like an action thriller.”

The Weinstein Co. is planning a domestic Thanksgiving release for the film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee.

However, the company isn’t about to give up on the genre pics that have brought it such success over the years.

Weinstein has tapped Ehren Kruger (“The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) to adapt Stephen King short story “Children of the Corn,” which tells the story of a boy preacher who persuades the children in a Nebraska town to kill all the adults. “Corn” was previously made into a feature in 1984 by New World Pictures.

“We felt the New World film was a missed opportunity,” said Weinstein. “If you read the short story, it’s got such a strong feeling to it and there’s this religious overtone to it as well. Ehren wants to hit it hard. It’s popular in Hollywood to say you re-envisioning a project but a lot of the time they’re just carbon copying the original. We are bringing something new to the story.”

Weinstein is also in negotiations with Patrick Lussier (“My Bloody Valentine”) to write and direct a third “Halloween” franchise in 3-D. Weinstein is hoping to release the pic next summer.

“Our core business is always going to be family films like ‘Spy Kids,’ comedies like ‘Scary Movie’ or horror films,” added Weinstein. “I’m not going to start making ‘Shakespeare in Love’ but if something like ‘The Road’ comes along then I’ll do it.”

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The Road – New posters. Bleakness turned all the way up to 11

Posted by LiveFor on September 5, 2009

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The Road – We now have a trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 14, 2009

A brilliant book looks to have a brilliant trailer.

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The Road – Esquire have seen it and loved it

Posted by LiveFor on May 12, 2009


John Hillcoat’s adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s brilliant novel, The Road, was due out last year, but was pushed back and back. It is now due in October of this year. Previously there have been reviews posted for rough cuts of the film and they were not that promising.

I really love the book so I wanted the film to be as good as it could possibly be so I was getting a little worried.

Now Esquire magazine have seen the final cut and it sounds as if things could be looking up. They say it could be the most important film of the year.

The Road is no tease. It is a brilliantly directed adaptation of a beloved novel, a delicate and anachronistically loving look at the immodest and brutish end of us all. You want them to get there, you want them to get there, you want them to get there — and yet you do not want it, any of it, to end.

You should see it for the simplest of reasons: Because it is a good story. Not because it may be important. Not because it is unforgettable, unyielding. Not because it horrifies. Not because the score is creepily spiritual. Not because it is littered with small lines of dialogue you will remember later. Not because it contains warnings against our own demise. All of that is so. Don’t see it just because you loved the book. The movie stands alone. Go see it because it’s two small people set against the ugly backdrop of the world undone. A story without guarantees. In every moment — even the last one — you’ll want to know what happens next, even if you can hardly stand to look. Because The Road is a story about the persistence of love between a father and a son, and in that way it’s more like a remake of The Godfather than some echo of I Am Legend.

A story without guarantees. In every moment — even the last one — you’ll want to know what happens next, even if you can hardly stand to look.” … “You have to see it. Really. You do. Not because it’s grim, not because it’s depressing, or even scary. The Road is all of those things, both acutely and chronically. But there was not a single stupid choice made in turning this book into this movie. No wrongheaded lyric tribute to the novel. No moment engineered simply to make you jump.

The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Academy Award winners Robert Duvall and Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and 12-year-old Kodi Smit McPhee.

Have a read of the full review if you wish.

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Viggo will walk along The Road in October

Posted by LiveFor on May 2, 2009


Dimension Films and 2929 Productions have finally announced that they will be releasing John Hillcoat’s adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel The Road, on October 16th 2009.

Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen, Academy Award winners Robert Duvall and Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and 12-year-old Kodi Smit McPhee star in the the story of a man (Mortensen) and his young son (Smit-McPhee) traveling through a desperate, post-apocalyptic world.

It was meant to be release last year, but was knocked back. I am made up it is finally going to be released as it was one of my favourite books of recent years.

Source: /Film

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