Archstone Distribution’s A Resurrection (formerly The Sibling) hits theaters tomorrow March 22nd. The film stars Mischa Barton, Final Destination‘s Devon Sawa, Jonathan Michael Trautman and the late Michael Clarke Duncan (this is actually the last film he shot).
In the film, “A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.”
A Resurrection was written and directed by Matt Orlando and produced by Jamie Kennedy‘s new company, Jamie Kennedy Entertainment. To that end, I hopped on the phone with Orlando and Kennedy earlier in the week to find out how they came to team up on the project. Orlando also discussed casting Mischa Barton in a more mature role, working with Michael Clarke Duncan and his next team-up with Kennedy – a “surf horror” movie called Red Water.
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Jaime King (pictured; Silent Night, Mother’s Day, My Bloody Valentine 3D) and Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II) have boarded Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which began shooting on Monday in Austin, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Robert Rodriguez is directing the movie with Frank Miller, the comic book icon who created the “Sin City” comics that were published by Dark Horse in the 1990s. Rodriguez and Miller teamed up for the stylish 2005 hit adaptation. Rodriguez and Miller wrote the script for the new movie, which is a combination of comics storylines and a new one written specifically by Miller for the movie. One of the storylines being adapted is “A Dame to Kill For,” originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava.
Many of the original castmembers are returning for the sequel, including Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. (Rourke’s character Marv was killed by electrocution in the first movie but the Dame’s story takes place before and after that film’s events.) King played the golden-haired prostitute Goldie in the first movie and returns to play her twin sister, Wendy. Chung is stepping into the heels worn in the first movie by Devon Aoki, the katana-wielding, roller-skating assassin Miho. The character plays a key role in helping Dwight locate the double-dealing Ava.
An October 4, 2013 date is still set.
We’re sad to report that fellow Chicagoan Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away, his fiance tells AP. He was 54.
Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke’s fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital after nearly two months of treatment following the July 13 heart attack, adds USA Today.
Duncan best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He is also recognized for his appearances in famous motion pictures such as Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, Brother Bear, and Daredevil as well as voice acting such as Delgo. Source, Wiki.
He was also to star in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Brittany Murphy was also featured in the 2005 adaptation and passed away before the sequel could go into production. READ MORE
Sure he died in the first Sin City (via electric chair), but that won’t stop Robert Rodriguez from resurrecting ol’ Marv.
Website DL reports that Mickey Rourke is now in negotiations to make a return trip to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller sequel. He’ll reprise his role of Marv, the hulking tough guy with a soft spot for women.
In theaters October 4, 2013, “The film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.”
Michael Clarke Duncan, Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen and Jessica Alba are all said to be returning.
Some fresh sales art has been produced for two forthcoming Robert Rodriguez titles, with the first being a new poster for Machete Kills, the sequel that stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard and Sofia Vergara.
Being released through Twentieth Century Fox once again, “The sequel finds the titular ex-federale (Danny Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop a terrorist named Mendez the Madman, who happens to be Mexico’s leading cartel dealer. Mel Gibson is set to co-star as Luther Voz, a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a missile. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio.”
Also unveiled is a one-sheet for the hotly anticipated Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which comes once again from Frank Miller and Rodriguez. Rumored to return are: Mickey Rourke, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen and Jessica Alba. “The film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.” READ MORE
Wow. A lot of Mischa Barton (“The OC”) horror projects are cropping up lately. She’s got Into The Dark. She’s also got Into The Darkness. Those two are unrelated, but I like the consistency. Now we have The Sibling, which breaks from the recently established tradition of her going into the dark.
The film also stars Devon Sawa (Idle Hands, 388 Arletta Avenue) and Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, and BC’s favorite Armageddon). There’s no synopsis, but there is a trailer. So how about this? Everyone watch the trailer – and then write your very own synopsis in the comments! See what you come up with.
Filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, along with producer Alexander Rodnyansky, have announced that production will commence on the highly anticipated sequel to 2005′s Sin City, entitled Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The film will be produced by AR Films and Quick Draw Productions, financed through AR Films U.S and released domestically by Dimension Films.
The script and details of the film’s story have been kept tightly under wraps. Casting will begin next week, with Mickey Rourke, Michael Clarke Duncan, Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson and Michael Madsen all strongly been rumored to return.
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill” For was developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel, with a screenplay by Frank Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed). The book is about Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy (Jessica Alba) is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
The film is expected to begin production this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
The original Sin City was brought to the screen by Rodriguez and Miller and released by Dimension in 2005, and proved to be a landmark step forward in filmmaking, breaking ground with immersive green screen to create its iconic stylish look. The first film, released on April 1, 2005, grossed over $160 million (US) worldwide and is a consistently strong home video and television performer. READ MORE