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Rammbock: Berlin Undead poster

The US poster for Rammbock: Berlin Undead has been released. The movie is described as: Heartbroken and clueless, Michael (Michael Fuith) arrives in Berlin to win back the affections of brooding ex-girlfriend Gabi (Anka Graczyk). But he’s in for a little disappointment: she’s not home and the city is rapidly overrun by bloodthirsty hordes of zombiefied Berliners. His only companion? The plucky Harper (Theo Trebs), a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in the apartment complex. From their overnight redoubt in Gabi’s bedroom, the unlikely duo must escape the infested building, outwit the undead and find her…before it’s too late. Rammbock is hide and seek…with zombies!

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Craig Gillespie to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Craig Gillespie has officially been attached to helm Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for Lionsgate. “We are so excited to have Craig Gillespie on board this film. his sensibility spans from genre bending horror to elegant character driven comedy, which is perfect for this movie. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is precisely the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: sophisticated yet youthful and edgy. Our movie will be all of those things – with zombies- and it will benefit enormously from Craig’s unique perspective,” says Lionsgate prez Alli Shearmur.

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Patton Oswalt to join Odd Thomas

Variety reports that comedian, Patton Oswalt, is set to join Anton Yelchin in “Odd Thomas,” Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Dean Koontz’s bestselling novel. Oswalt will play Oswald “Ozzie” P. Boone, an eccentric artist who designs sculptures, including a steel pendant that the titular clairvoyant hero wears around his neck.

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The Bay picked up by Lionsgate

From the producers of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, the film is the next installment in their series following INSIDIOUS, and chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts. The true horror and scope of the event unfolds on footage captured on home videos and the internet by the town’s victims. “Ingenious genre films are and always will be a specialty at Lionsgate,” explained Drake of the choice to acquire the film. “THE BAY is a shining example of the kind of truly fresh horror film that audiences are always ready for, and that we excel at eventizing with them. Thanks to Barry, we’ll all be afraid to go in the water for years to come.” Adds Constantine, “We have been big admirers of Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli since their breakout hit PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, and are thrilled to be in business with them. This film works so effectively because it establishes a very natural, everyday world, places the audience intimately within it, and then sits back as everything takes a horrific turn. Barry has incorporated found footage to the most satisfying possible effect, and it’s all the scarier for not relying on anything supernatural.” “It’s exciting to see a company like Lionsgate embrace The Bay so enthusiastically. The found footage / multiplatform approach opened up the film to creative possibilities I hadn’t encountered in my previous films, and I think these sorts of films will only continue to push boundaries as the technology changes,” said director Barry Levinson. The film was directed by Levinson, from a script he co-wrote with Michael Wallach. THE BAY was produced by Levinson, Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, and Oren Peli, and co-produced by Mythodic Films, with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jason Sosnoff, Colin Strause, and Greg Strause executive producing.

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Rufus Sewell joins Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Variety reports that Rufus Sewell has landed the role of Adam, the lead vampire villain, in 20th Century Fox’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Sewell joins Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dominic Cooper in the Timur Bekmambetov summer tentpole. Pic, based on the bestselling book by Seth Grahame-Smith, revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as the real conflict behind the Civil War. Bekmambetov will co-produce with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley. Film, set to be shot in 3D starting in March, is skedded for a June 22, 2012 release.

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Asian Horror

Asian Horror

Staff member, Anthony Testani has submitted an article titled: Asian Horror.

For most of the Western culture, when we think of horror films, we might conjure THE SHINING or THE EXORCIST, perhaps, HALLOWEEN or TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Modern audiences might even go and reference SAW, BLAIR WITCH PROJECT or DRAG ME TO HELL as more relevant horror films. But what if I said ICHI: THE KILLER? or AUDITION? You might think, “Who ever heard of those?” It mostly demonstrates the divide that keeps the Eastern genres unfamiliar to us.

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Addison Timlin Joining Odd Thomas

Addison Timlin is in negotiations to play the female lead in writer/director Stephen Sommer’s adaptation of Odd Thomas, reports Variety. While it looked like The Blind Sides Lily Collins would be jumping into the female lead role for Stephen Sommers’ adaptation of Odd Thomas, she’s since decided that she’d rather pursue other roles. Adapted from Dean Koontz’ novel, the supernatural thriller will find Yelchin as Thomas, a cook with clairvoyant powers who discovers that dark and dangerous forces are threatening his desert home town.

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India Eisley joins Underworld 4

Actress India Eisley is the latest addition to the cast of Underworld 4, presently shooting in Vancouver with Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein directing. Eisley is said to be playing the role “Eve” opposite Kate Beckinsale’s Selene. Underworld 4 is described as: After being held in a coma-like state for fifteen years, vampire Selene learns that she has a fourteen-year-old vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter, Nissa, and when she finds her they must stop BioCom from creating super Lycans that will kill them all. Underworld 4 has a release date of January 20, 2012.

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First Locke & Key TV show image

Locke & Key TV show

USA Today has the first image from Fox’s Locke & Key pilot featuring the core Locke family.

The television series is being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and based on the comic book series by Joe Hill (distributed by IDW Publishing). It tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature named DODGE with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.

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Wire Hangers movie news

Alan Robert, of Life of Agony, is taking his comic Wire Hangers to the screen. Ted Adams of IDW Publishing serves as an executive producer. Wire Hangers is described as: Wire Hangers uses nightmarish visuals and graphic storytelling to depict a wave of abductions plaguing New York City. Pill-popping detectives, corrupt secret agents, and a mysterious, disfigured homeless man are all inter-connected in this horrific tale of revenge and redemption.

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