A24 is hot on the trail of its third film acquisition of the Sundance Film Festival as Deadline reports that the label is near a deal for U.S. rights to Life After Beth, the Jeff Baena written and directed comedy that stars Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Dan DeHaan, Paul Reiser, and Anna Kendrick.
This is going down as part of a deal for international territories that will bring the price to around $3.5 million for all the deals.
The pic is about, “Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down…” READ MORE
EW landed the first clip from Jeff Baena’s horror comedy Life After Beth, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser.
The pic is about, “Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down…”
In the clip, which can be viewed by clicking the below image, Beth’s parents (John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon) deem that contradiction a minor semantic quibble. For Zach, he’s stuck in the rarely diagnosed stage of grief some medical professionals describe as Freaked Out. READ MORE
XYZ Films will kick off international sales in Toronto on the all-star zombie comedy Life After Beth, reports ScreenDaily.
Aubrey Plaza (pictured below; “Parks and Recreation”, Safety Not Guaranteed), Dane DeHaan (pictured above; Chronicle), John C Reilly (Step Brothers, Guardians of the Galaxy), Molly Shannon (“SNL”, Hotel Transylvania), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Matthew Gray Gubler and Anna Kendrick (End of Watch) star.
Life After Beth recently wrapped production in Los Angeles and “centers on a young man whose life takes a turn for the worse when he attempts to make amends after his recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead.”
Jeff Baena makes his feature directorial debut from his own screenplay. READ MORE
With the June 8th release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus fast approaching, we thought we’d take a look back at the original Alien franchise with which it “shares strands of DNA.” Whether or not there are xenomorphs as we know them in Prometheus, it’s abundantly clear that it takes place in the same universe.
In the weeks leading up to the release of that film I’m going to revisit the four films in the Alien franchise (sorry, not going to subject myself to AVP) in order to gather my thoughts in anticipation of the new outing. Last week I revisited Alien: Resurrection and absolutely hated it. The week before that I revisited Alien 3 and discovered a lot to like.
Now we come down to the two titans in the series, and this week I’m taking another look at Aliens. This is one of my favorite movies and I bet it’s one of yours as well. But what makes it tick? And is it better than Alien?
Let’s talk more inside. READ MORE
The only survivor of the Nostromo, Ripley is discovered in deep sleep half a century later by a salvage ship. When she is taken back to Earth, she learns that a human colony was founded on the same planet where the aliens were first found. After contact with the colony is lost, she finds herself sent back to the planet along with a team of warriors bent on destroying the alien menace forever, and saving any survivors — if any remain.