Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

NEON Lands Rights to ‘Possessor’

Deadline has a report that NEON has landed the U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. Entertainment distribution label Well Go USA will handle the home release.

Possessor had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festical on January 25, 2020. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean & Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The picture is described as:
Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life, she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own. read more read more

Image to Publish New Dracula Graphic Novel ‘Dracula, Motherf**ker’

The classic tale of Count Dracula is getting a new graphic novel treatment by gong back to the past. And just in time for Halloween.

Alex De Campi (Archie vs. Predator) and Erica Henderson (Assassin Nation, Squirrel Girl) have teamed up to create 2020: Dracula: Motherf**ker for Image Comics. Described as “taking place in both 19th-century Vienna and Los Angeles in the year 1974,” the graphic novel is a “twist on the original story”. read more

‘Invisible Man’ Poster Sells for $182,400 at Heritage Auctions

A rare movie poster of the 1933 Universal classic The invisible Man sold for a whopping $182,400 at public auction Saturday night. Early speculation had the poster pegged at about $125,000 but bidders quickly surpassed that amount.

“Even in these troubled economic and uncertain times, this was a big success,” said Grey Smith, Director of Posters at Heritage Auctions.

Based on H. G. Wells’ 1897 sci-fi novel The Invisible Man and brought to the big screen by Universal Pictures in 1933, the film was directed by James Whale and starred Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Dudley Digges, Una O’Connor, Henry Travers and Forrester Harvey. read more read more

Goran Visnjic to Play Dracula in ‘The Brides’

Deadline has a report that Goran Visnjic is set to star as Count Dracula in ABC’s Brides of Dracula series. He joins Gina Torres, Katherine Reis, Sophia Tatum and Chris Mason. The series is written by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa and is directed by Maggie Kiley.

The Croatian-born actor has become a familiar face on the screen appearing in movies and television shows such as Santa Clarita Diet, This is Us, Timeless, Crossing Lines, Extant, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Deep. His stand-out role was playing Dr. Luka Kovac on ER. read more read more

HBO Reveals Trailer for ‘The Third Day’

HBO has released a trailer for their upcoming mini-series The Third Day. The series stars Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Paddy Considine, Emily Watson, Naomie Harris and John Dagleish.

The series is described as:
The show is divided into two parts: “Summer” and “Winter.” In “Summer,” one man (Jude Law) visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants’ intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half, aka “Winter,” a strong-willed outsider (Naomie Harris) comes to the island seeking answers — but instead causes a battle to decide its fate. read more read more

McKenna Grace Joins James Wan For ‘Malignant’

Deadline has a report that McKenna Grace will once again team up with James Wan in the upcoming film Malignant. The two worked together in 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home. Grace joins Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Jake Abel, Ingrid Bisu, Michole Briana White and Jacqueline McKenzie who have previously been cast in the film.

While not much is known about the plot, the story is written by Wan and Bisu (Wan’s fiancé) and will be produced through Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions company. read more read more

HBO to Develop ‘The Last of Us’ Series

Deadline is reporting that The Last of Us series is in the works at HBO with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann teaming on the adaptation.

Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment The Last of Us follows Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. This walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what’s left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price. Joel is asked by a dying friend to look after Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl with courage beyond her years. What starts out as a simple job to deliver Ellie to another Quarantine Zone, soon transforms into a profound journey that will forever change Joel and Ellie. As they trek across the post-pandemic United States, Joel and Ellie will encounter different factions of survivors that have each found a unique way of dealing with the infected humans, the lack of supplies, and the threat of other survivors. As Joel and Ellie struggle to persevere, they must learn to trust each other and work together in order to survive the realities of this new world. At its core, The Last of Us is about the bond that forms between Joel and Ellie – it is the story of love, loyalty, and redemption. read more read more

Netflix Unveils Trailer for ‘The Platform’

Netflix has unveiled the trailer for their upcoming feature The Platform. The preview shows us a dystopian future where inmates that live inside of a dingy prison get first dibs on meals, leaving very little food for the prisoners on the lower levels. Paranoia and anarchy soon set in leading to high tension and brutality.

The official synopsis of the film is:
In a prison where inmates on high floors eat better than those below, who get the scant scraps, one man tries to effect change so everyone gets enough. read more read more

IFC Midnight Debuts Trailer for ‘The Other Lamb’

IFC Midnight has released the official trailer for their upcoming film The Other Lamb. The pic is by award-winning Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska and stars Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman and Denise Gough.

The film is described as:
For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence – including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt. read more read more

Steven A. Roman Talks ‘From the Stars…a Vampiress: An Unauthorized Guide to Vampirella’s Classic Horror Adventures’

The year was 1969. Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The Beatles recorded their final album. And crashing to Earth aboard a damaged spacecraft was a lone survivor of a dead planet who discovered that the sustenance she needed in order to live flowed not in rivers but in the veins of the humans of this strange new world. A huntress named Vampirella.

In From the Stars…a Vampiress, bestselling author Steven A. Roman examines the Warren Publishing adventures of the queen of the bad girls whose reign has lasted through five decades of published comics and novels, and turns a critical eye toward her sole motion picture appearance, as well as the 1970s movie version that might have been. Combined with an extensive checklist of her Warren Era appearances and rare behind-the-scenes material, From the Stars is a smorgasblood of information for Vampirella fans. read more read more