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.”
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Australian actor Luke Bracey has been cast in the upcoming remake of the 1991 film Point Break, playing Johnny Utah, the role originated by Keanu Reeves. Invincible‘s Ericson Core will direct.
The project was first announced back in 2011. Kathryn Bigelow, who went on to win a Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker, directed the original. Gerard Butler is set to play Bodhi, the leader of the gang of surfers played by the late Patrick Swayze.
Bracey’s name has been in the headlines recently for another high-profile job: It was announced last week that he’s taking over for Paul Walker, who died in November, in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me. The 24-year-old is best known for taking over for Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander in the 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He also played Leighton Meester’s love interest in 2011′s Monte Carlo.
Box office update: 'Lego' and 'About Last Night' freeze out the competition with $13 million each on Friday
The Lego Movie built a second floor to its box office success yesterday, earning $13.03 million and just beating out the Kevin Hart-starring About Last Night, a remake of the Rob Lowe- and Demi Moore-topped 1986 comedy.
To call the new film We Are What We Are a “cannibal movie” is both misleading and does a disservice to this latest collaboration from writer-director Jim Mickle and actor-writer Nick Damici, whose previous credits include 2010′s apocalypse vampire movie Stake Land. A thoroughly reimagined remake of Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s acclaimed 2010 film, Mickle’s movie is as much about family, religion, and the unique flavor of beautiful-but-beleaguered upstate New York as it is about people eating human flesh.
Actor and screenwriter Nick Damici’s new film We Are What We Are concerns a close-knit clan of cannibals. So when he welcomes EW into his New York apartment for a home-cooked dinner one obvious question springs to mind: You’re not going to eat me, right? “No, but you’ll notice my girlfriend’s not here,” Damici chuckles, before handing out plates of spicy peppers and what one hopes are pork sausages to EW and We Are What We Are director and cowriter Jim Mickle.
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Filmmakers don’t get much more fantastic — in every sense — than Terry Gilliam, the agreeably bonkers auteur whose filmography includes Time Bandits, Brazil, and Twelve Monkeys. So it seems appropriate Fantastic Fest has decided to close this year’s event with his new movie, The Zero Theorem. The Christoph Waltz-starring film, which concerns a reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst, will screen at the Austin, Tx.-based genre festival on September 26.
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