The sequel to A Haunted House.
Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House, which spoofed Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside, made $40 Million at the US Box Office and seems to be doing fairly well on home video. So, needless to say, Open Road’s A Haunted House 2 is still right on track. In fact, they now have a release date. March 28, 2014. I didn’t care for the first film, so here’s hoping for some improvement.
We don’t know much about the sequel yet, but I spoke with Wayans last week and he confirmed what Essence Atkins will indeed be returning, seeing as she’s this franchise’s “Katie.”
A Haunted House 2 will be financed and produced by IM Global’s genre label Octane and will shoot this summer. READ MORE
Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House, which spoofed Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside, made $40 Million at the US Box Office and hits home video on April 23rd. I would assume the production budget on these films is fairly low, since Variety is reporting that Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to A Haunted House 2.
Of course Wayans will be starring again, and he’s co-writing the script as well. No word on which (if any) of the original’s cast will be returning.
The film will be financed and produced by IM Global’s genre label Octane. A Haunted House 2 will shoot this summer and be released in the winter, one would think in the January slot occupied by the first installment.
Open Road will release Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills on September 13th. In addition to Danny Trejo the film stars Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, William Sadler, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan, Electra Avellan and Alexa Vega.
The sequel finds the titular ex-federale (Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop a terrorist named Mendez the Madman, who happens to be Mexico’s leading cartel dealer. 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 nuclear missile. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio. Pic co-stars Demian Bichir and Charlie Sheen as the U.S. president. The first film was based on Rodriguez’ faux trailer included in Dimension Films’ 2007 Grindhouse.
If you just recently got pregnant, you might have to wait for DVD.
Open Road, headed by ex-Lionsgate exec Tom Ortenberg, has come out swinging. The studio is taking the genre by storm having already released The Grey, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D and Silent House.
Next year they’ll ramp things up having acquired not one, but 3 high profile genre films that all of us Bloody readers are jonzing to get our hands on.
We toast Open Road for their valiant entrance into theatrical foray and then pray it continues! READ MORE
Open Road is getting into the horror genre, hardcore. With Silent Hill: Revelation primed for theaters next weekend, they’ve now got their next sequel on their hands.
The company behind The Grey has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Machete Kills, The Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel that brings back Danny Trejo as the blade-savvy former Mexican Federale, reports Deadline. Check out the first official image inside!
Michelle Rodriguez is back, and Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson also star. Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg sealed the deal. Kyle Ward wrote the script based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Rodríguez.
“This is the second film in what is meant to be a trilogy. Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.”
The film is expected to have a wide release in 2013. READ MORE
Cine1 has landed what appears to be the first international one-sheet for the hotly anticipated Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the Michael J. Bassett-directed sequel Open Road will release in theaters October 26. The poster depicts the Red Pyramid, his massive blade, and a horde of undead arms reaching out.
Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell all star in the sequel that’s based on the acclaimed survival horror video game franchise by KONAMI.
“For years, Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.” READ MORE
The original Silent House, which ran in Cannes Directors Fortnight this year, was directed by Gustavo Hernandez and told in 80 minutes of “real time” during one continuous take.
Silent House follows a young woman troubled a childhood trauma. Whilst visiting her family’s isolated summer home with her father and uncle, when they learn they are not alone in the house. The terrifying 80 minute period is told from Sarah’s point of view. Elizabeth Olsen, sister to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, takes the lead role.
In ‘The Grey,’ Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.