Magnolia Pictures has picked up distribution rights to Danish writer/director Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic thriller Melancholia. Budgeted at a modest $7 million, the film follows a group of people as they freak the fuck out upon discovering that the earth is on a collision course with the planet Melancholia.
Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg—last seen flashing her balloon-knot in Trier’s Antichrist—as estranged sisters trying to yada yada yada Dunst goes nude and Gainsbourg (pictured above) probably does too.
A creepy teaser trailer for director Darren Lynn Bousman’s (Saw 2-4) hotly anticipated damnation flick 11-11-11 has revealed itself on the net. The film stars Timothy Gibbs (Witchboard 2) as an American novelist haunted by the numbers 11-11 while visiting his brother and terminally ill father in Barcelona.
The premise behind 11-11-11 is rooted in the superstitious belief that celestial guardians use the numbers to warn us about the impending doom-and-gloom heading our way when the 11th gate of Heaven opens for 49 minutes and we, as a people, are too busy snorting coke, fucking whores, and/or watching HBO to care about repenting.
11-11-11 costars Wendy Glenn (”The L-Word”), Michael Landes (Final Destination 2), Ángela Rosal (El Asesino del Parking), and Salomé Jimenez (Una de Zombis).
Killer Films is sinking its teeth into the vampire genre with their big screen adaptation of author Jane Menelsohn’s young adult novel Innocence. Cougar/cub team Julianne Moore (Hannibal) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) are attached to star.
Innocence centers on a 14-year-old girl named Beckett (Breslin) who, after the death of her mother, is moved by her father to the Upper West Side of Manhattan to attend a hoity-toity school. The problem? The student body is comprised of vampires.
Breslin, who made her acting debut at the age of five in M. Night Shyamalan’s alien frightener Signs, is coming off Relativity’s monster hit Zombieland. Moore’s recent genre offerings include Chloe, Blindness, and Children of Men. She’ll next be seen in the Weinstein’s upcoming supernatural thriller Shelter.