Filmmaker Gareth Evans has been responsible for some of the most jaw-dropping images to appear on movie screens over the past few years, thanks to his directing of 2011′s extraordinary action movie The Raid and his co-directing (with Timo Tjahjanto) of the insane “Safe Haven” segment of horror anthology V/H/S/2. So what’s next for the Welsh-born, Indonesia-based auteur? That would be The Raid 2, which expands the universe of the first movie well beyond its one-building locale as rookie Jakarta cop Rama (Iko Uwais) reluctantly goes undercover, and into prison, to take down a criminal empire — and beat the crap out of a whole lot of people.
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In the new thriller Grand Piano, a stage-fright-stricken classical pianist (Elijah Wood) is informed he must perform his comeback recital perfectly or get shot to death. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?
Directed by Eugenio Mira (Agnosia) and costarring John Cusack and Alex Winter, the film opens theatrically in New York and Austin, Tx., today. To mark the film’s release, we spoke to Wood about tickling the ivories — and why it pays to hang out in Austin bars.
SXSW: Tobe Hooper talks about the new, restored version of 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER
On Monday, March 10, a forty-year-old terror will return to Austin, Tx., when a newly restored version of horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is screened at the SXSW Festival ahead of the movie’s theatrical rerelease this summer. “It’s great on the big screen,” says filmmaker Tobe Hooper, who cowrote and directed the infamous 1974 film in the countryside outside of Austin, and also worked on the restoration. “It’s in 7.1 sound that completely wraps around you and in 4K [resolution]. The film works as well, if not better, than it originally did.”
Over the past few years, actor Nick Damici has faced off against bloodthirsty virus victims (Mulberry Street), vampires (Stake Land), and cannibals (last year’s terrific We Are What We Are). So what’s next on the agenda for the New York-based thespian and excellent cook? That would be werewolves.
In acclaimed director Adrián García Bogliano’s new horror-drama Late Phases, Damici is a war veteran whose son (Ethan Embry) forces him to move into a retirement community beset deadly animal attacks. “I play a blind 70-year-old guy who moves into a retirement community upstate,” elaborates the actor. “First night he’s there, a werewolf attacks him. And then it’s war — the blind guy against the werewolves.” READ FULL STORY
When Angelina Jolie told her kids she was thinking of playing the live-action version of Sleeping Beauty’s villainess in Maleficent, her six children all had the same response: NO!
“They went, ‘She’s so scary!’” Jolie tells EW this week, in her first in-depth interview about the film (out May 30).
Only Vivienne, one of her and Brad Pitt’s youngest children, proved not to be scared by the intimidating black horns and icy cackle. The now-5-year-old even ended up playing a young version of Princess Aurora in the film (as seen in this exclusive new image). But that casting was done more out of necessity than ambition.
“We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal for Brad and I at all,” Jolie says. “But the other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.” READ FULL STORY
It has been two and a half long years since the release of the last Human Centipede film — or two and a half very short years, depending on how you feel about the infamous movies, in which people are attached together to form the titular monstrosity. Either way, Dutch writer/director and series overlord Tom Six is now preparing to unleash the third film in the franchise, the U.S.-shot Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence). So what can horror fans expect from the final installment of this notoriously grotesque and much-parodied series?
Production on Midnight Rider, a biopic about rock guitarist Gregg Allman, has been suspended following a tragic train accident last Thursday which left one crew member dead and several others injured, multiple outlets are reporting.
In a statement obtained by Variety, production company Film Allman, LLC confirmed the suspension: “In light of the tragic loss, we have decided to put the production of Midnight Rider on hold.”
Second camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a train as she helped stage a scene for the film on train tracks near Savannah, GA on Feb. 20. Jones and other staff employed by Open Road Films and Georgia-based production company Meddin Studios were gathered on the tracks on the first day of production when a train operated by CSX Transportation en route from Memphis to Savannah unexpectedly arrived and fatally struck Jones. Approximately seven others were injured, according to Wayne County authorities.
Director Randall Miller’s production company Unclaimed Freight Productions has not responded to multiple requests for comment. A Los Angeles-based publicist for the company released a message of condolences Friday, stating, “All of us on the production team are devastated by the tragic accident that happened today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our crew member.”
A online petition to include Jones, a South Carolina native, in Sunday’s Oscars Memoriam tribute has earned nearly 38,000 signatures as of Thursday morning. Friends and family of Jones — who worked as a crew member on shows like Army Wives – offered condolences, photos and memories of the young woman on a Facebook page titled “Slates for Sarah.”
“She was an awesome person,” camera assistant Tony Summerlin said of Jones in an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “She was very organized. She was really great.”
Summerlin and Jones were in the process of assembling a “dream sequence” with the use of a hospital bed on the tracks, said Summerlin. A meeting had been held to review safety, Summerlin told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but he was not aware of whether a permit had been secured on the tracks.
“As a camera person you don’t show up and ask, ‘where’s the permit?’ You’re trying to make a movie,” he said. “You’re thinking safety but you’re thinking that’s someone else’s job.”
Two trains had passed by the crew during their work on the sequence, Summerlin confirmed. Then a third train appeared, “going full speed.”
“It seemed like it took half a mile to stop,” he said of the train. “We were running. She said, ‘I can’t carry all this stuff.’ I said, ‘Throw it. Throw it down.’”
But Jones was unable to move in time, said Summerlin, who shared that the two were “face to face up to the last second.”
An investigation of the incident is currently being conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
Open Road Films still plans to distribute the film domestically, EW can confirm, starring lead actress Eliza Dushku. Actors Tyson Ritter and William Hurt will play Allman in his younger and present-day incarnations, respectively.
In this directorial debut from E.L. Katz, Healy plays a freshly fired family man named Craig who, together with an old acquaintance portrayed by Ethan Embry, is convinced to undertake ever crazier challenges for money by a rich couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton). We don’t want to say too much more but we can confirm that Healy’s character undergoes all manner of mental and physical trials, including getting a bloody nose as the film’s poster clearly shows (see above). READ FULL STORY
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