Harker movie news

Deadline reports that: Warner Bros is closing a deal to acquire Harker, a spec script by Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy for a re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The filmmaker’s latest is the Liam Neeson-starrer Unknown, which will be released February 18 by Warner Bros. Harker will be produced by Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, in a coproduction with Mad Hatter Entertainment. That label’s Michael Connolly will also be involved as a producer. The script focuses on Jonathan Harker as the Scotland Yard detective who is tracking Dracula, and the script sets up the sleuth as a potential new franchise character. DiCaprio isn’t planning to act in the film. Appian Way has a first look deal at Warner Bros, and the studio had the inside track even though other studios looked at the project over the weekend. The deal contains progress to production language and so the picture is expected to move quickly. Appian Way produced Collet-Serra’s last directorial outing, the fright film Orphan.

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Husk review

When a murder of crows smash into their car windshield, a group of young friends are forced to abandon the vehicle, leaving them stranded beside a desolate cornfield. Hidden deep within the cornfield they find a crumbling farmhouse – but they soon discover that instead of a sanctuary, the house is actually the center of a terrifying supernatural ritual that they are about to become a part of…

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Husk to premier on SyFy February 5th

After spectacular reviews and a limited theatrical release, Husk will be premiering on the SyFy network this Saturday February 5th at 9:00 PM with a special Encore Presentation at 1:00AM.

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The Task interview with Texas Battle

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Something diabolical is taking place on the set of “The Task” a new reality show in which players complete terrifying missions within the confines of an abandoned prison hoping to win a hefty cash prize. As six young students explore their new environment, malicious spirits make their presence known in the most gruesome ways imaginable, Unable to escape the labyrinthine prison, the contestants become unwitting pawns caught at the centre of a blood-soaked night of terror.

We caught up with actor, Texas Battle, to talk about The Task.

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The Dead Hour interview with Daniel Iske

Dead hour horror movie

The Dead Hour is a new webseries from the creators of the indie horror film The Wretched. In the tradition of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Tales from the Crypt, The Dead Hour is an anthology series that will bring new original webisodes from the horror, fantasy, thriller, slasher and sci-fi genres to the web each week.

Staff member, Errin Whitney, caught up with Daniel Iske to talk about the web series, The Dead Hour.

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Slash to Wake the Dead

Slasher Films, the movie company of Slash, of Guns N’ Roses fame, has announced a slate of four films, one of them is an adaptation of “Wake the Dead,” the Steve Niles and Chee horror tale that put a modern riff on Mary Shelley’s 19th century bookshelf classic, “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.” Jay Russell will direct the film.

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Kevin Smith to Self-Distribute Red State

Following the official first screening of his latest film, Red State, writer/director Kevin Smith surprised the Sundance audience by revealing that he’s not using the festival to look for a distributor for the film after all. Instead, Smith has plans to self-distribute as a traveling roadshow. Starting March 5th at Radio City Music Hall, Smith will tour the film across North America before releasing Red State on October 19th.

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Anthony Hopkins in talks to play Alfred Hitchcock

The Hollywood Reporter has news that Anthony Hopkins is in talks to portray the Master of Suspense in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Montecito’s adaptation of the Stephen Rebello non-fiction book. Sacha Gervasi, who helmed the acclaimed documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil, is in talks to direct Hitchcock. Montecito is developing the project and will give Paramount, with which it has a pact, first crack at the project. The book, published in 1998, tracks how Hitchcock, at the height of his game as a director, decided to make a “lowly” horror movie. No studio wanted to touch it initially so Hitchcock scrounged for financing by himself. The movie, of course, became one of his biggest hits and one of the most influential of all time.

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Bold Films picks up Evidence

Deadline reports that Bold Films has bought John Swetnam’s spec script Evidence. The movie is described as: Police arrive at an abandoned gas station following a brutal massacre. The only evidence at the crime scene is the victims’ personal electronic devices, including a camcorder, flip Cam, and two cell phones. With nothing else to go on, a detective must analyze the bits of ‘found footage’ to piece together the identity of the killer.

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Scream of the Banshee and 51 to have their own debut

After Dark announced today that it will release Scream of the Banshee and 51 films on their own later in the year, and separate from the After Dark Originals festival which hits selected theaters around the country on January 28th this year.

After Dark Films CEO, Courtney Solomon said, “We love our partnership with Syfy and look forward to expanding on this exciting line-up. Scream of the Banshee and 51, will be the first Syfy Saturday Original Movie to also get a theatrical release thru After Dark”.

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