Hayek will star as a down-on-her-luck woman, stuck in her apartment, who must fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss.
“Holliston” returns for its expanded second season on FEARnet tomorrow night (June 4th) at 10PM. As I did last year, I headed up to the Ariescope offices for an extended chat with writer/creator Adam Green and star Joe Lynch about the show.
Being that these guys also have plenty of other projects in the works in addition to “Holliston”, we naturally touch on a few of them including Hatchet III, Everly, Knights Of Badassdom and Digging Up The Marrow.
Season two will feature 10 episodes. Genre guest stars joining this year include Bill Moseley(Texas Chainsaw), Kane Hodder (Hatchet III), Sid Haig (The Lords of Salem), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), Danielle Harris (Halloween IV and V), Bailee Madison (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). READ MORE
Salma Hayek (Savages, The Faculty, From Dusk Till Dawn) is set to star in Joe Lynch’s actioner Everly, the new project from Adam Ripp and Rob Paris’s Crime Scene Pictures shingle.
Hayek will star as a down-on-her-luck woman, stuck in her apartment, who must fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss. She’ll be replacing Kate Hudson, who had previously been earmarked for the role. Yale Hannon penned the script, which was featured on the Hollywood Black List.
The film shoots in Belgrade, Serbia this summer. I’m quite glad Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) is working on a new feature while all of the business malarky around Knights Of Badassdom (hopefully) gets sorted out. Everly apparently takes place in one room, I’m not sure why that room needs to be in Serbia – but I’m speaking with Lynch soon and will find out.
When I first heard about “Holliston” I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I didn’t know if it was going to be an ongoing meta commentary about the careers of Joe Lynch (director of Wrong Turn 2 and Knights Of Badassdom) and Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) or if it was going to be some weird “Family Guy”-esque string of horror non-sequiturs. Turns out it’s neither. As you may know by now, it’s 100% a sitcom. Not a documentary style half-hour comedy like “Parks And Rec” or a single-cam show like “Community”, but an old-school three-camera proscenium sitcom taped in front of an audience.
While it’s a show made by, and in part for, horror fans – it’s worth noting that “Holliston” is concerned with more than just in-jokes and gory references (although there are plenty). The characters of Laura (Laura Ortiz) and Corri (Corri English) are featured almost as prominently as Lynch and Green, and the show has a lot on its mind in regard to relationships, disappointment, and the pursuit of “the dream”.
In advance of tonight’s premiere of the show, I visited the duo at Green’s Ariescope offices this past Friday. We chatted about a wide-ranging swath of topics – the show, Hatchet 3, Digging Up The Marrow and Lynch’s upcoming Everly – for about an hour and a half before Green and I sat down to watch some additional “Holliston” footage (and definitively conclude that “Mechanical Animals” is the best Manson record).
”Holliston” premieres tonight at 1030PM ET on FEARnet. If you don’t have cable, the show is available for purchase on iTunes 24 hours after the initial airing.
Hit the jump for some excerpts from our chat! READ MORE
Marking the second major deal of the European Film Market, Alliance Films has snapped up U.K. and Canadian rights to Kate Hudson starrer Everly, which was just announced last week.
Deal is estimated to be north of $1 million and saw a number of other foreign buyers at the table, notably eOne, which was also in the final running for the female-driven actioner.
Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has been shopping the $10 million actioner, helmed by Joe Lynch, to buyers here at the fest, which sees Hudson star as a down-on-her-luck woman, stuck in her apartment, fending off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss.
Story is based on a concept created by Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Chillerama, Knights of Badassdom). Yale Hannon penned the script, which was featured on the Hollywood Black List.
Pic, which is produced by Adam Ripp and Rob Paris’ Crime Scene Pictures, also sold to Splendid for Germany, Switzerland and Benelux for just north of $1 million. READ MORE
Kate Hudson (The Skeleton Key) is set to star in Joe Lynch‘s actioner Everly, the new project from Adam Ripp and Rob Paris’s Crime Scene Pictures shingle, reports Variety.
Sounding like it could tip in the direction of “ultra-violence,” Hudson will star as a down-on-her-luck woman, stuck in her apartment, who must fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss.
It’s based on a concept created by Lynch, who directed Wrong Turn 2, Knights of Badassdom and parts of Chillerama. Yale Hannon penned the script, which was featured on the Hollywood Black List.
The pic is being sold by Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity at the Berlin Film Festival next week. READ MORE