Comic-Con may be one of the biggest movie-related shindigs on the face of the planet, but it still makes space for some of life’s smaller—not to mention Irish-er—things. That’s in reference, of course, to Leprechaun: Origins, the horror reboot starring WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl as the titular Emerald Isle monster.
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Twenty-one years ago, River Phoenix died at the age of 23 — leaving his last movie project, a desert-set drama called Dark Blood, in a state of limbo. In 2011, director George Sluzier revived the project by editing the footage he had shot and using a voiceover to fill in the movie’s narrative gaps. The finished product premiered in the Netherlands in 2012, had its North American premiere last January, drew a standing ovation at the Berlin Film Festival the following month — and now Cinemavault has announced that Lionsgate has bought Dark Blood‘s American distribution rights.
Shailene Woodley will be ruling March for even longer than we thought she would.
Lionsgate announced Friday that the Divergent trilogy’s final book, Allegiant, will be split into two films — following the franchise trend spurred by the Harry Potter films and aped by both the Twilight movies and the Hunger Games series. Allegiant — Part 1 will be released March 18, 2016, while Allegiant — Part 2 will arrive on March 24, 2017. The studio has not announced where they plan to split the novel’s story.
Directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman — the team behind the documentary film Catfish — have a lot of nerve. (Get it?)
EW has confirmed that the duo will direct an upcoming adaptation of Nerve, Jeanne Ryan’s hit YA novel, for Lionsgate. The novel follows a high school senior who decides to branch out by participating in an online game of truth or dare. The catch? The game is constantly being watched and commented on. Not surprisingly, she realizes it might not have been the best decision when she starts to advance to higher levels and suddenly finds herself in life-threatening situations.
American Horror Story‘s executive producer Jessica Sharzer wrote the adaptation.
I can testify that when you go to a film festival, and someone inquires about how the movies were that year, the answer you end up giving — “Really terrific!” “Lousy!” “They were okay!” — is often dictated by exactly one movie. If you saw something that totally knocked you out, the sort of film that you think is going to get major play in the real world, and you’re already dusting off a place on your 10 Best list for it, then that one movie can determine your entire perception of the festival. That’s what happened to me last year at Sundance when I saw Fruitvale (they hadn’t added the Station yet). The fact that you’ve witnessed a certified home run makes the festival feel to you, in hindsight, like…well, a baseball game in which your team hit a home run. It’s more than a good movie; it’s why you came — to see an unheralded filmmaker knock one out of the park. A single movie that rocks your world can define, year in and year out, the Sundance experience — the reason that a festival like this one exists. Some of the films I’ve seen at Sundance that have had that effect include Crumb (1995), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), Buffalo 66 (1998), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Chuck & Buck (2000), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), American Splendor (2003), Capturing the Friedmans (2003), Thirteen (2003), Hustle & Flow (2005), Precious (2009), and Fruitvale (2013). READ FULL STORY
Some Katnisses are born great, some Katnisses achieve greatness, and some Katnisses have greatness thrust upon them.
The heroine at the center of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire may seem to fall under the first category — but she sees herself as a member of the third. As the Girl on Fire tells her oldest friend Gale in this first uninterrupted clip from the film, she never intended to become a revolutionary leader. All Katniss Everdeen really wants is to ensure the safety of her family and loved ones.
Unfortunately, the restless, downtrodden citizens of Panem have other plans for her. And Gale is serving as their mouthpiece: “You haven’t hurt people, Katniss — you’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.”
Catch the clip below, as presented by Liam Hemsworth on Tonight Tuesday. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazes into theaters Nov. 22.
'Divergent' and 'Ender's Game' panel: Exclusive footage! British accents! Harrison Ford on the hypothetical meeting of Indiana Jones and Han Solo
The Project: Summit Entertainment’s Divergent and Ender’s Game
The Panel: From Divergent: author Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, leads Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Theo James (Four), Zoe Kravitz (Christina), Ansel Elgort (Caleb), Ben Lloyd-Hughs (William), Ben Lamb (Edward), Christian Madsen (Al), Amy C. Newbold (Molly), Miles Teller (Peter), Maggie Q (Tori) and Mekhi Phifer (Max). From Ender’s Game: Director Gavin Hood, producer Robert Orci, and lead actors Asa Butterfield (Ender), Hailee Steinfeld (Petra) and Harrison Ford (Colonel Hyrum Graff). READ FULL STORY
Lionsgate has released a statement addressing the controversy surrounding Ender’s Game, the studio’s upcoming film adaptation of the popular 1984 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, whose stance against gay marriage (and subsequent statement to EW declaring the issue “moot”) has caused boycott threats and riled up the Internet. Lionsgate says it does “not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card” and pledges to “host a benefit premiere for Ender’s Game” that will support the LGBT community:
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