Anchor Bay Entertainment presented MTV with an exclusive look at the new one-sheet (pictured above) for their upcoming psychological thriller After.Life. The poster is less creepy than the first and showcases its three lead actors: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, and Justin Long.
(UPDATE: To see first official After.Life trailer, click here)
After.Life, which held its premiere back in November as part of the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, is director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo’s long-awaited feature film debut. The film’s plot centers on a young woman (Ricci), the victim of an automobile accident, who awakens to find that she is being prepped for burial by a mysterious mortician (Neeson) who insists that she is ready to crossover to the hereafter.
After.Life will have a limited theatrical run starting on April 9. The film is rated R for its disturbing images, language, and generous helping of Christina Ricci nudity.
Director Zack Snyder’s 3-D animated feature debut Guardians of Ga’Hoole is undergoing a name change to appeal to moviegoers who may think a Ga’Hoole is a terrorist sleeper cell. Warner Bros. is now calling the film Legend of the Guardians.
(UPDATE: To see images from the movie, go here. To find out about Ga’Hoole’s first official trailer, go here)
Guardians of the Ga’Hoole is the best-selling 14-book series by children’s author Kathryn Lasky. It tells the story of a young orphaned barn owl named Soren and his quest to escape a group of war-mongering owls by seeking refuge on the island of Ga’Hoole among wise and virtuous owls. The film adaptation is based on the first three volumes in the series: The Capture, The Journey, and The Rescue.
Voices for the project are provided by Jim Sturgess, Sam Neil, Hugo Weaving, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Abbie Cornish, Emilie De Ravin, David Wenham, Ryan Kwanten, Jay Laga’aia, and Emily Barclay.
Legend of the Guardians is slated for release on Sept. 24.
Seth Grahame-Smith took the publishing world by surprise last year with his clever Jane Austen-meets-the-living dead mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (a film adaptation is in the works). The New York Times bestselling author is now sinking his teeth into American history with his new novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, available March 2 from publishing house Grand Central.
A trailer for the book has been circulating the web. Check it out:
The book’s official synopsis reads:
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
Man, I really hope someone writes The Diary of Ann Frankenstein next. That might actually make me leave my 60″ Bravia to seek out a library card.
Looks like screenwriter Michael Cooney has been brainstorming with the voices in his head to dream up his latest split-personality thriller Shelter.
The man behind the 2003 gem Identity, has once again penned a suspenseful mind-fuck that centers on a schizophrenic murder suspect (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and the religious psychiatrist (Julianne Moore) working his case.
Check out the trailer:
The film’s synopsis reads:
Dr. Cara Jessup has made a career out of defying the notion of multiple personality disorders. In the courtroom, her views and testimonies as an expert witness against multiple personality disorders have resulted in the death sentence of more than half a dozen murderers. Cara is devoted to science, but even her husband’s horrific murder did not cause Cara to lose her faith in God. Not so for her young daughter Samantha, a committed unbeliever.
After a particularly troubling court case, Cara’s father Dr. Harding introduces her to his new patient – Adam. The more she unearths about Adam, the more her life and those closest to her are endangered. As she explores Adam’s past, Cara’s world begins to fall apart and she is forced to question her strong beliefs in science and in God. Racing against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding Adam, Cara must not lose faith or it could have grave consequences for her and her family.
U.K. moviegoers can seek Shelter on April 9. Sadly, a U.S. release date has not been announced.
Julianne Moore can also be seen in the erotic-thriller Chloe. Click here to see an interview.
Based on the book “Dark Fields” by Alan Glynn, Limitless is the story of a struggling copy-writer (Cooper) who finds financial success after stealing an experimental pharmaceutical drug called MDT-48 that makes people smarter, but slows down their perception of time.
Cornish will play Cooper’s character’s ex-wife, while De Niro takes the role of the powerful financial mogul out to get him.
A drug that makes people smarter would probably make folks realize they shouldn’t be taking drugs. Sounds like a market-killer to me. I’ll stick to pushing meth, thank you.