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Shawn Roberts returns as Wesker in Resident Evil: Retribution

Milla Jovovich confirmed wia her Twitter account that Shawn Roberts is back for Resident Evil: Retribution. He will reprise his role as series villain Albert Wesker. Resident Evil: Retribution will debut on September 14, 2012.

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The Thing trailer

A red band trailer has been released for The Thing.

The movie is described as: At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

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WWE Studios Acquires The Day

WWE Studios announced today it has acquired all US distribution rights to the Toronto International Film Festival cult hit The Day, Doug Aarniokoski’s visceral action thriller. The film screened to sold-out crowds in the Midnight Madness section of the Festival. WWE® will use its television, digital/social media and print assets, which reach more than 20 million people domestically each week, to help maximize the release of film. “The Day is a renegade thrill-ride that will not disappoint audiences,” said newly named WWE Studios President, Michael Luisi. “We went to Toronto looking for films to showcase and expand the WWE Studios brand and found exactly that with Doug’s exceptional film,” added Luisi. “The Day has been a wild ride from start to finish and we are very excited that we have found the right home to get the film out to the fans in a big way. We could not be happier to be in business with WWE Studios,” said director Aarniokoski. Aarniokoski is currently directing the Lionsgate film Nurse 3-D. The Day is a nightmarish 24 hour look into the lives of a band of survivors fighting to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic world. The Day stars Shawn Ashmore (X-Men Trilogy), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Michael Eklund (Watchmen, 88 Minutes), Cory Hardrict (Battle Los Angeles, Gran Torino), Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings trilogy), and Shannyn Sossamon (A Knght’s Tale, Road to Nowhere). The film features music by Rock Mafia. The film was written by Luke Passmore and produced by Guy A. Danella. Doug Aarniokoski, Michael Finley, Tim James, Antonina Armato and Ross M. Dinerstein served as executive producers.

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The Dead movie news

The Dead, a zombie picture set in Africa is getting a U.S. release on October 7. Synopsis: When Lt Brian Murphy finds himself in extreme conditions he must team up with local Daniel Dembele in order for both men to try and find their way back to what is left of their lives whilst battling a terrifying threat from which there seems to be no escape. A gripping and enticing film from Howard and Jon Ford.

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Super 8 Blu-Ray and DVD release information

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Super 8 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 22: Called “this year’s most thrilling movie” (Richard Corliss, Time), writer/director J.J. Abrams’ (Star Trek) breathtaking adventure SUPER 8 debuts in a Blu-rayâ„¢/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy November 22, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Produced by Amblin, Bad Robot and Academy Award® winner* Steven Spielberg, the exhilarating story follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town who witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. When they realize that it was no accident, they set out to find the truth—something more shocking than any of them could have imagined. Combining action, humor and heart, the film features outstanding performances from a fresh young cast including Elle Fanning (Somewhere), Gabriel Basso (“The Big C”), Zach Mills (Kit Kittredge: An American Girl) and newcomers Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee, along with veteran actors Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”) and Ron Eldard (“Blind Justice”). The SUPER 8 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy includes more than two hours of enthralling special features including eight behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the origins of the story, the casting, the locations, the music, the impact of 8mm film and more; an in-depth deconstruction of the breathtaking train crash; interviews with cast and crew including J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg; deleted scenes; and commentary by J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong. SUPER 8 will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

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Silent Night Zombie Night interview with Sean Cain

Silent Night Zombie Night horror movie

Silent Night, Zombie Night chronicles a viral outbreak the week before Christmas that turns the citizens of Los Angeles into the walking dead. On the brink of severing ties with both his wife and longtime partner, L.A.P.D. officer Frank Talbot finds himself trapped with them. As death closes in, their survival is further threatened by the fact that both men love the same woman.

We caught up with writer/director Sean Cain to talk about Silent Night, Zombie Night.

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Dracula: The Vampire and the Voivode interview

Dracula documentary

Few mythic figures have captured the imagination as has Dracula. But much confusion surrounds Count Dracula, the fictional vampire, and Vlad Tepes (The Impaler) Draculea III (1431-1476), the Voivode, a real-life royal whose violent, 6-year rule of Romania and many believe inspired the famed, fanged figure. Separating fact from fiction, sink your teeth into Dracula: The Vampire and the Voivode.

We caught up with director, Michael Bayley Hughes to learn more about this fascinating documentary.

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The Walking Dead season 2 poster revealed

AMC revealed the official Season 2 poster for The Walking Dead with artwork featuring Rick Grimes running, toward a farmhouse. In this latest season of AMC’s The Walking Dead TV series, the survivors arrive at Hershel’s Farm, where we will meet Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson), a vet; his daughter, Maggie (Lauren Cohan); and Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince), the middle-aged ranch foreman who’s such a sweetheart that he all but loses it when he accidentally shoots a fellow survivor. The new cast members join series regulars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale, Steven Yeun as Glenn, and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes.

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Hannibal TV series in the works

Deadline reports that French film studio Gaumont has become the latest foreign production company to establish a U.S. outpost and tap a seasoned U.S. TV executive to run it. Gaumont today announced today the launch of Gaumont International Television, an independent studio based in Los Angeles, designed to produce drama and comedy television programming for the U.S. and international markets. Former NBC head of drama Katie O’Connell will run the company as CEO, with Sony Pictures TV business exec Richard Frankie tapped as COO. GIT also announced its first two projects that will be taken to MIPCOM next month: Hannibal, a one-hour drama series written by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, and Madame Tussaud, a six-hour miniseries written by The Tudors creator Michael Hirst. Hannibal will explore the early relationship of Thomas Harris’ signature character, renowned psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler named Will Graham, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. Fuller is executive producing with Martha De Laurentiis who has produced three Hannibal Lector features: Hannibal, Red Dragon and Hannibal Rising.

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Vanessa Hudgens joins the cast of The Frozen Ground

Deadline reports that Vanessa Hudgens will join Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in The Frozen Ground. The Frozen Ground is described as: It follows Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (Cage) who sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to add up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public. Detective Flothe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer and risks his life to find him before the next body surfaces. When a seventeen year old escapee (Hudgens) comes running to the law, Detective Flothe finally finds his lead and nears his killer. But will he catch him in time to save the next victim, or will it be too late?

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