Lionsgate’s Fido better get some shades because he’s moving to a new summer date, June 15th to be exact — but that’s not going to stop us from bringing you one of the first ever reviews from this year’s Sundance Film Festival next week! In addition to this update on the domesticated zombie opus, we did a little digging and were provided with synopses for a bunch of other upcoming Lionsgate films, most of which are now in pre-production. Read on for the skinny and don’t forget to read our Lionsgate 2007 Horror Movie Preview here.
Screenplay by: Satoko Okudera
Original Story by: Encho Sanyutei
Directed by: Hideo Nakata
Cast: Kikunosuke Onoe, Hitomi Kuroki, Mao Inoue, Kumiko Aso, Tae Kimura, Asaka Seto
Synopsis: 250 years ago Soetsu, a humble moneylender, is murdered by Shinzaemon, a cruel samurai, and his body is disposed of in the Kasanegafuchi, the pool of a river where it snakes around, and where legend has it, those who sink into the water will never float to the surface again. 20 years later, in a chance encounter, Shinkichi, the handsome son of Shinzaemon, meets Toyoshiga, the daughter of Soetsu, and they fall in love. When Toyoshiga dies from a mysterious disease, Shinkichi finds that not only is he unable to avoid the mysterious fatality of the past and Toyoshiga’s tenacious love for him, but he is also forced to confront the ghostly truths held by the Kasanegafuchi.
Written & Directed by: J.T. Petty
Synopsis: The Burrowers tells the story of a band of courageous men who set out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, the group prepares for a routine battle. But they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below.
Screenplay by: Sebastian Gutierrez, Hillary Seitz
Directed by: David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Cast: Jessica Alba
Synopsis: Sydney, a young, blind violinist is given the chance to see for the first time since childhood through a miraculous corneal transplant. As Sydney adjusts to a dizzying new world of colors and shapes, she is haunted by frightening visions of death itself capturing the doomed and dragging them away from the world of the living. Terrorized and on the brink of insanity, Sydney must discover whose eyes she has inherited, and what secret visions they have held.
Written & Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Synopsis: It is 2016, and it has been 10 years since the plague transformed ordinary people into Vampires dependent on human blood for survival. As the human race nears extinction and the Vampire population grows desperate for blood, a group of rebel Vampires battle military forces to save the last vestiges of humanity.