Silvatar Media has released a trailer for first-time director Nick Simon’s upcoming psych-thriller Removal. Billy Burke (Drive Angry) stars as a highly medicated cleaning service employee working an all-nighter at an Italianate mansion while haunted by memories of a brutal murder/suicide he once witnessed.
Removal costars Emma Caulfield (”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Mark Kelly (Dead & Breakfast), Oz Perkins (Star Trek), Elliot Gould (Oceans 11), and the drop-dead gorgeous Kelly Brook, who is coming off Alexandre Aja’s well-reviewed fish-&-chicks frightener Piranha 3-D.
Brook, who plays real estate agent Kirby, talked to the Khaleej Times about the film and her character last December while attending the Dubai International Film Festival.
Kirby is trying to sell this house and needs the signature of Cole’s wife, but she’s gone missing. She goes into this situation and sees that all isn’t what it seems. You can’t pull the wool over her eyes, but you don’t know what part anyone else is playing. It’s a very psychological movie.
Brook’s additional horror creds include Survival Island, House of 9, and Ripper. No word yet on a release date for Removal, but I’ll keep you posted because you saved my life in ‘Nam. Consider us even.
“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam is set to star in director Guillermo Del Toro’s mecha-influenced robot movie Pacific Rim. Written by Clash of the Titans scribe Travis Beacham, the film revolves around human-piloted robots built to defend the earth against giant alien creatures.
Hunnam, best known for his role as Jackson “Jax” Teller on the F/X’s biker drama “Sons of Anarchy,” will play the heroic pilot who must save the day … or not. Plot details are being kept under wraps. The film marks Del Toro’s return to the director’s chair since 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
Pacific Rim goes into production in September. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are looking at a summer 2013 release.
Lionsgate has set a June 14 home video release date for Sideshow Pictures long-delayed slasher Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, starring horror hottie Danielle Harris (Hatchet 2) and genre bad-boy Bill Moseley (Manson Girls).
The film’s synopsis reads:
A local tradition of celebration turns deadly for a group of teenage friends. While celebrating the anniversary of the death of local student and axe murderer, Mary Hatchet, they find themselves face-to-face with their own mortal reality. Haunted, the friends run from the bloody rampage, but as the seemingly endless night wears on, they learn that they must expose the truth behind the urban legend of Bloody Mary.
Man, this is exactly why I’m so glad I didn’t have any friends as a teenager. You can’t get killed by creepy spirits when you spend your Friday nights playing Risk with your granddad and his blind pooch Elmer.
Disney hosted the world premiere for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides this weekend at the Disneyland amusement park in Anaheim, CA. Unfortunately, event organizers told me the shindig was over at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia so all I got were photos of gang affiliated young men (Wut up, Lil Puppet!).
Thankfully, the pros did make it out to the Happiest Place on Earth to take shots of POC’s star Penelope Cruz (in a form-fitting off-the-shoulder Marchesa evening gown), the film’s much buzzed-about sirens (pictured above), and party guest Vanessa Hudgens showing leg for the cameras.
Also in attendance: Johnny Depp, Ian McShane, Astrid Berges Frisbey (she plays Mermaid Syrena), Geoffrey Rush, Rolling Stone-turned-franchise-player Keith Richards, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and director Rob Marshall.
Out to be seen were: Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria (”Desperate Housewives”), Eliza Dushku (”Dollhouse”), Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Emma Roberts (Scream 4), Ashley Bensen (”Hellcats”), Shay Mitchell (”Pretty Little Liars”), Chelsie Hightower (”Dancing with the Stars”), Chelsea Kane (Bratz), and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for the fifth installment in their always-fun fright franchise Final Destination. The film stars Emma Bell (”Walking Dead”), Nicholas D’Agosto (”Heroes”), David Koechner (Piranha 3-DD), Arlen Escarpeta (Friday the 13th), and Tony Todd (Candyman).
The cast also includes Canadian starlet Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (pictured above) in her horror film debut. The 24-year-old babe is best known for her roles as Steffy Forrester on the CBS soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Julie Gunn in Disney XD’s family sci-fi flick Skyrunners.
Final Destination 5 arrives in theaters on August 26. The film will play in standard and 3-D formats.