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[News Bites] Cannes Round-Up: ‘Raze’ Set To Shoot, ‘Bad Kids Go To Hell’ & Snack On ‘Sushi Girl’

Quincy Pictures has joined Cosmic Toast Studios on the previously announced horror project Raze, starring Zoe Bell (Kill Bill, Grindhouse) and Rachel Nichols (Star Trek, P2, The Amityville Horror), says Screen Daily. Film will be directed and produced by Josh C. Waller from a script by Robert Beaucage; production is set to begin in June. Raze focuses on two abducted women and 50 other women who are forced to fight each other using their bare hands, all for the sadistic enjoyment of an elite, voyeuristic society that follows one rule — “Fight or Die.”

Announced for Cannes is the comedy thriller Bad Kids Go To Hell, which hails from from Matthew Spradlin based on the screenplay he adapted with Barry Wernick from the graphic novel of the same name, SCreen Daily reports. “The story follows six children at an elite prep school who die one-by-one while serving detention over the course of a stormy afternoon.” It’s described as The Breakfast Club meets The Grudge. Judd Nelson plays the headmaster in a delicious full-circle following his memorable role as the rebellious high school student in John Hughes’ 1985 cult classic The Breakfast Club. The cast includes Amanda Alch, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Roger Edwards, Ali Faulkner, Cameron Deane Stewart and Ben Browder. Red Sea Media will sell the film.

Epic Pictures Group is bringing the genre-bending action thriller, Sushi Girl to the Cannes Market, Deadline reports. Kern Saxton directs Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Tony Todd (Hatchet, Candyman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, The Divide, Aliens), Danny Trejo (Machete), Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill Vol. 1) and others in a story about an ex-con in his first night out of prison. Things don’t go well for him. Trailer inside!



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