Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen, the footage looks crazy cheesy, but also crazy fun. We can only hope that this makes right what happened with the lame Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I totally dig these original retellings and want more.
In theaters January 11, 2013, “15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.” READ MORE
Musicvideo and commercials helmer Anthony Mandler is attached to direct Lionsgate’s Dead of Winter, a Black List thriller written by tyro scribe Sarah Conradt that has Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) attached to star, reports Variety from a scoop right here on Bloody Disgusting back in February. “Steinfeld is slated to play a teen who heads to a remote cabin in the mountains with her father and new stepmother — an experience he hopes will bring the two ladies closer together. When a dangerous fugitive posing as a park ranger shows up, the trio must put aside the family bonding to fight for survival.” Producers are aiming for an early 2013 start date.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Rosamund Pike (Doom, Wrath of the Titans, Die Another Day) has joined The World’s End alongside Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Edgar Wright directs the pic that starts 20 years after five childhood friends attempted an epic pub crawl. The friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. It leads into a horrific adventure.
Jonathan Daniel Brown, one of the breakout stars of Project X, is joining the cast of the New Artists Alliance’s horror comedy Milo, says THR. Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs and Peter Stormare make up the cast of the pic, which “Centers on a man (Marino) with intense stomach trouble who learns to his horror that he has a demon living in his intestines. When he gives it permission to come out during a therapy session, the man names it Milo and tries to live a life in which he, not his demon, is in charge.” Brown will play an intern who works for Marino. Jacob Vaughan is making his directorial debut on the pic, which the Duplass brothers are exec producing.
Collider has some of the most pointless news of the week as they confirmed with Paramount that their long-delayed Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D, in theaters January 11, 2013, will in fact be rated “R”. The original take on the classic fairytale, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, is set 15 years after the siblings killed the witch who kidnapped them. Hansel and Gretel have now evolved into bounty hunters who pursue witches.
Bait 3D now has a Dutch poster. It will arrive September 18 on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack from Anchor Bay. “This 3D thriller tells the story of a group of survivors in a sleepy beach town who suddenly find themselves trapped inside a submerged supermarket, following a freak tsunami.” Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson (You’re Next), Alex Russell (Chronicle), and Julian McMahon star.
Courtesy of EW comes the first official still from Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of Beautiful Creatures featuring Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”) as the supernaturally manipulative cousin Ridley.
“Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert star as Ethan and Lena, teenage lovers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Margo Martindale plays Lena’s Aunt Del, who helps to protect her from the family’s dark side.”
Zoey Deutch portrays Emily Asher, Ethan’s ex-girlfriend and the ringleader of the high school’s popular clique that conspires against Lena. The film co-stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Kyle Gallner, and Project X star Thomas Mann.
Look for Beautiful Creatures in theaters on February 13, 2013. READ MORE
Is this horror? No. But it does take place on the most important holiday we know: Halloween.
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Fun Size, a new comedy described as a cross between Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting on Halloween night. Only this doesn’t look funny…at all.
“In the film, Wren and her little brother Albert secretly head off to a party. The night turns to sh*t when Albert goes missing and it becomes a race to find him before ol’ mom finds out.”
In theaters October 26, the comedy is packed with stars: Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Jane Levy, Thomas Middleditch, Thomas McDonell, Osric Chau, Jackson Nicoll, Johnny Knoxville, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Pence, Holmes Osborne, James Pumphrey, Willam Belli, Peter Navy Tuiasosopo and Chelsea Handler. Josh Schwartz directs.
TV stars Margo Martindale (“Justified”) and Zoey Deutch (pictured; “Ringer”) are in final negotiations to join the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s Beautiful Creatures, says Variety.
Richard LaGravenese is writing and directing the supernatural love story based on the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular series. Alcon has film rights to all three books, hoping “Creatures” will kick off a possible franchise at Warner Bros., which will distribute.
Newcomers Jack O’Connell and Alice Englert star as Ethan and Lena, teenage lovers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Martindale will play Lena’s Aunt Del, who helps to protect her from the family’s dark side. Deutch will play Emily Asher, Ethan’s ex-girlfriend and the ringleader of the high school’s popular clique that conspires against Lena. Pic co-stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Project X star Thomas Mann.
Filming begins next month in and around New Orleans. READ MORE
Hot off his starring turn in Warner Bros.’ hit comedy Project X, Thomas Mann (pictured, center) – who will also be seen in Fun Size and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – is in negotiations to join the studio’s adaptation of Beautiful Creatures, the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular series that is being produced by Alcon Entertainment, reports Variety.
Richard LaGravenese is writing and directing the supernatural love story, which stars Jack O’Connell (Eden Lake) and Alice Englert as two star-crossed teens who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.
Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Emmy Rossum co-star, with the latter thesp playing a witch who is Englert’s cousin and enemy.
Mann is in talks to play Link, O’Connell’s best friend who’s fond of both music and magic, which Rossum’s character uses to get Link to obey her commands.
“In the first book, high-school student Ethan Wate meets and becomes bewitched by Lena Duchannes, a 16-year-old whose family has moved to the small South Carolina town where he lives. The two must confront a curse that has haunted her family for generations as she comes to grips with her powers.”
Production on the Southern pic starts next month in New Orleans. READ MORE
In theaters March 2, 2012 from Paramount Pictures’ is Dead Snow director Tommy Wirkola’s twisted spin Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the title characters.
Word on the street is that this flick is good, like really good. It’s an original take on the classic fairytale that is set 15 years after the siblings killed the witch who kidnapped them. Hansel and Gretel have now evolved into bounty hunters who pursue witches.
EW premiered the first ever image of both Renner and Arterton in the flick, with the promise of a trailer premiere next Thursday.
“You see a series of flashbacks with their experience of killing that first witch, which is brilliant,” Arterton says of continuing Grimm’s fairytale in flashback form. “The candy house, and the witches are really repulsive and quite frightening. The make-up is out of this world. It’s this bone-chilling scene. Very dark. The girl who plays my character is brilliant, with the horrified expression she has.” READ MORE
I know it’s barely genre, but a movie about a bunch of kids trick or treating always wins my love and affection.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters star Thomas Mann is in final negotiations to topline opposite Victoria Justice in Josh Schwartz’s comedy Fun Size, reports Variety.
Mann will play Roosevelt, the star of his school’s debate team who is in love with Justice’s character, Wren. The son of two gay women, he’s terrified of breaking the rules, but decides to throw caution to the wind and help Wren out when she needs him to help find her younger brother on Halloween. READ MORE