“Spartacus” star Viva Bianca is helping us ring in the New Year with the new slasher Minutes to Midnight. Helmed by 2-Headed Shark Attack director Christopher Ray, the film follows seven friends as they’re hunted down by masked maniacs while on holiday at a ski lodge on New Year’s Eve.
Bianca is best known for playing Roman socialite Iliythia on Starz’s hit swords-and-sandals series “Spartacus.” The Aussie stunner can also be seen as a burnt-out prostitute out to do one last big trick in IFC Midnight’s X and as a tormented cheater in the revenge thriller Scorned.
Resident Evil star Li Bingbing is set to star and produce the biggest budgeted Chinese and Australian co-production in the history of movies! It’s called Nest and is a creature feature from Kimble Rendall, director of the very awesome shark thriller Bait.
Nest follows a group of scientists trapped in an ancient labyrinth with a swarm of man-eating funnel web spiders after making after making a monumental discovery. Co-stars include Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Kelsey Grammer (”Frasier”).
Bingbing is a famous international actress known in North America for playing Ada Wong in Resident Evil: Retribution and Transformers factory CEO and martial artist Su Yueming in Michael Bay’sTransformers: Age of Extinction. She’ll next reprise her role as Ada Wong in Resident Evil: Final Chapter.
Production has wrapped on director Meir Zarchi’s I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu, a sequel to his controversial 1978 revenge-thriller Day of the Woman—re-released as I Spit On Your Grave in 1980. Camille Keaton reprises her role as rape-victim-turned-ball-breaker Jennifer Hills.
I always envisioned Camille Keaton returning to continue the saga of Jennifer Hills. Getting together with Camille to film the sequel was a surreal, deja-vu-like experience.
Setdecades after her acquittal for the brutal murder of the four men who gang-raped her, Jennifer is now a bestselling non-fiction author and the target of the surviving members of her “victims” families, who are hellbent on vengeance.
Model and actress Olga Kurylenko is set to star in the sci-fi thriller Android. Written and directed by White Noise scribe Niall Johnson, the film stars Kurylenko as the deceased wife of a lonely man stationed on a spaceship orbiting Neptune who brings her and their son back to life as androids.
Things go terribly wrong of course when his wife starts nagging him about his diet and his kid starts hating him for not buying him the newest iPhone, leaving him to wonder why he didn’t just build an android goldfish… or not.
Kurylenko is best known for her roles as Tom Cruise’s wife in Oblivion and revenge-seeking Bond girl Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace. The Ukrainian stunner can also be seen in Neil Marshall’s Centurion and the big-screen video game adaptations Hitman and Max Payne.
Universal and Legendary Pictures have released a first trailer for their big screen adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s hugely popular PC game World of Warcraft. Titled Warcraft, the movie is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) and follows the battle between Orcs and humans over the kingdom of Azeroth.
Fans of the are most likely going ape shit over the trailer, but we’re not feeling the Orcs and aren’t crazy about the effects. Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) as Orc/human hybrid Garona does look hot though.
French actress Pom Klementieff is the first cast in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2014’s original blockbuster. She joins returning players Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Benicio Del Toro, and stunner Zoe Saldana.
According to Deadline, Klementieff will play the key role of Avenger and Guardian of the Galaxy member Mantis, an exceptional martial artist who may be the Celestial Madonna.
Klementieff has mostly starred in international films, but genre fans may recognize her from her role as Haeng-Bok, the yellow umbrella carrying femme fatal from Spike Lee’s 2013 remake of the Park Chan-wook’s 2003 classic Oldboy.
WE tv has released a trailer for its new horror series “South of Hell,” premiering Nov. 27. Produced by fright masters Eli Roth and Jason Blum, the show stars Mena Suvari as a demon slayer possessed by an evil she must feed with the wicked souls she pulls from people.
Suvari is the star of all things American, including American Beauty, American Pie, and “American Horror Story.” She made her feature debut in Paramount’s Kiss the Girls and can be seen in 2008’sDay of the Dead and Stuart Gordon’s fact-based hit-and-run thriller Stuck.
Bella Thorne is joining Aussie model-turned-actress Samara Weaving in New Line Cinema’s upcoming horror-comedy The Babysitter. Producer and director McG (Terminator: Salvation) helms from a script by Brian Duffield (Insurgent).
The Babysitter follows a 12-year-old boy (Judah Lewis) and his ridiculously hot nanny (Weaving) on a night when dreadful things occur. Variety broke news of Thorne’s casting, but gave no details on what role she plays (slackers). Here’s hoping it involves a clingy white tee. Cameras roll this fall in Los Angeles.
Thorne most recently starred in MTV’s adaptation of Wes Craven’s Scream and wrapped Voltage Pictures Home Invasion. She will also be seen in Dimension Films Amityville: The Awakening, a reboot of the chilling 1979 classic horror film about a family tormented by the demonic forces occupying their home.
Screen Gems has revealed the cast for Underworld 5, the newest entry in its vampires vs. werewolves series. Among those joining franchise star Kate Beckinsale this time out are “Game of Thrones” heavy Charles Dance, reprising his role as vampire elder Thomar, and “Da Vinci’s Demons” star Lara Pulver (pictured) as an ambitious vamp.
Pulver plays Clarice Orsini on Starz’ historical fantasy series “Da Vinci’s Demons” and is, perhaps, best known to horror fans as Sookie Stackhouse’s fairy godmother Claudine Crane on HBO’s vampire soap “True Blood.”
Shooting in Prague for 10 weeks, Underworld 5 is directed by Anna Foerster (”Outlander”) and written by Cory Goodman (Priest). Additional cast includes Tobias Menzies (”Outlander”), James Faulkner (”Da Vinci’s Demons”), Peter Andersson (Vatican Tapes), Bradley James (”iZombie”), Daisy Head (Fallen), newcomer Clementine Nicholson, and Theo James (Divergent).
The Los Angeles premiere of Blumhouse and The Safran Company’s remake of controversial French thriller Martyrs will take place tonight at the 15th annual Screamfest LA Horror Film Festival, running now through Oct. 22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood, CA
Martyrs is directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz and written by Mark L. Smith (Vacancy). Bailey Noble (”True Blood”) and Troian Bellisario (”Pretty Little Liars”) topline the film as childhood friends looking to take revenge against the people who victimized and abused them.
A Q&A with the Goetz Brothers and Bailey Noble and Troian Bellisario will follow the screening. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Screamfest website.