Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a trailer for Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s eagerly anticipated English-language film debut Stoker. The psychological thriller stars Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman as Evelyn, a mother who tells her daughter:
I’ve often wondered why it is we have children, and the conclusion I’ve come to is we want someone to get it right this time. But not me. Personally speaking, I can’t wait to watch life to tear you apart.”
Mia Wasikowska plays India, the lucky daughter—a lonely and awkward teen—and Matthew Goode is the uncle that moves into the family’s home after the death of their patriarch and starts to bang Evelyn while plotting some dastardly things with India, who has become infatuated with the charming sociopath.
Sexy Canuck Chelan Simmons is set to star on NBC’s “Hannibal,” an hour-long crime drama chronicling the early days of Hannibal Lecter, the notorious cannibal/serial killer first introduced in the Thomas Harris novels “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs.”
“Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as the eponymous villain, Hugh Dancy as FBI agent Will Graham, Aaron Abrams as forensic investigator Brian Zeller, Lawrence Fishburne as Jack Crawford and Caroline Dhavernas as profiler and Crawford love interest Dr. Alana Bloom.
The series is written by Bryan Fuller, creator of the ABC Emmy Award-winning series “Pushing Daisies” and Showtime’s highly underrated “Dead Like Me.”
Simmons genre creds include the hilariously awesome Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Final Destination 3, Percy Jackson & the Olympians,Malibu Shark Attack and the classic Chupacabra Terror. The soon to be 30-year-old also starred on the sci-fi show “Kyle XY.”
Film Koncept Scandinavia has released an English-dubbed trailer for director Fredrik Hedberg’s long-delayed slasher Mara. The film stars Scandinavian Playboy model Angelica Jansson as a busty Swede trying to keep her shirt on and survive a night in the woods (survival seems more likely).
To check out some on-the-set pics of Jansson, you could click here… but, who are we kidding? The nudes are here (I’m such an enabler).
Paramount Pictures released at midnight today a final full-length trailer for the fourth installment in its Halloween horror franchise Paranormal Activity. The new footage suggests Paranormal Activity 4 is going the Bad Seed route. Things get especially creepy at 1:40 mark. Oh, and great lungs on the new blonde.
Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman return to helm the project. The duo, first known for their 2010 social media suspense thriller Catfish, shot Paranormal Activity 3 for a reported $5 million, and watched as it grossed over $200 million worldwide, making it the most profitable film in the franchise.
Paranormal Activity 4 arrives in theaters on Oct. 19.
HBO Films is teasing the Oct. 20 premiere of its Alfred Hitchcock/Tippi Hedren-based tele-pic The Girl with an intriguing behind-the-scenes clip that includes interviews with director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane), star Sienna Miller and Hedren herself.
“The Girl” details Hitchcock’s dark and obsessive relationship with Tippi Hedren during the making of The Birds and Marnie. According to Hedren, an embittered and rejected Hitchcock ruined her career by keeping her under contract for two years, preventing her from working with other studios.
Twenty-one nights of bone-chilling horror are set to roll in this weekend at the Santa Monica Place mall. The inaugural run of Deep Lifestyle Group’s Paranoia Haunted Attraction will pit ill-fated guests against killer clowns, escaped mental ward psychos and even a rabid granny or two.
The Halloween event, which runs throughout October on the top floor of the newly renovated Santa Monica Place mall, spreads over 50,000 square feet and features three terrifying mazes: “Insomniac Clown Playhouse,” “The Infirmary” and “Granny’s Manor of Mayhem.”
Limping among the dead at the haunt will be vendors selling treats and merchandise. A Paranoia Pub will also be set up to make sure spirits are conjured up all night. For dates and times and to purchase tickets, click here.
AMC Theatres and Fever Productions have announced the limited theatrical release of Michael Gallagher’s Smiley, an internet-inspired slasher about an emotionally unstable college coed who believes the incarnation of a homicidal emoticon is out to get her.
The film stars Caitlin Gerard (Magic Mike), Melanie Papalia (Super Hybrid), Liza Weil (”Gilmore Girls”), Andrew James Allen (The Lovely Bones), YouTube actor Shane Dawson, Keith David (Men at Work) and the always awesome Roger Bart (Hostel 2).
Smiley opens in AMC Theaters on Oct. 12 in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta. It premieres on VOD on Oct. 11.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has set an Oct. 23 DVD and Blu-ray release date for Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, a sequel to Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings that serves as a second prequel to the 2003 original which starred Eliza Dushku.
This time out, Wrong Turn 5 places its hillbilly cannibals in a small mining town where the Mountain Man Festival (think Burning Man) is being held on Halloween. The film stars Doug Bradley (Hellraiser’s Pinhead), Roxanne McKee (”Game of Thrones”), Paul Luebke (Djinn) and Amy Lennox (Never Let Me Go).
For those who thought “Sex and the City” didn’t suck enough, Anchor Bay Films presents Vamps, a vampire comedy from Amy Heckerling, director of Clueless, Look Who’s Talking and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Vamps reunites Heckerling with her Clueless muse Alicia Silverstone and costars Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver in a story about a pair of vampire party girls (Silverstone, Ritter) who must choose between finding true love or living single for all eternity.
The film arrives in theaters for limited release on Nov. 2 with VOD following on Nov. 13.
Australian stunner Isabel Lucas is set to star in the Hyde Park erotic-thriller Careful What You Wish For as a young trophy-wife named Lena who starts an affair with an awkward high school student too blinded by his penis’ good fortune to notice the trouble brewing around him.
The project was announced during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Elizabeth Allen (Aquamarine) will direct from a script by executive producer Chris Frisina (”Pop Up Video”). Shooting is slated to begin early next year.
I look forward to bringing the fascinating characters to life in this provocative and sexy coming of age thriller. The lead character of Lena is a uniquely complex femme fatale — a compelling archetype that hasn’t been brought to the screen in some time and is due a revival. I am thrilled to be collaborating with the talented Isabel Lucas on this project and am excited by the depth and mystery she will infuse into the film.
Lucas is best known for her roles as Goddess Athena in Relativity Media’s The Immortals and as the long-tongued, short skirt-wearing Decepticon in DreamWorks’ Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. She will next be seen in The Loft, for which she goes nude, and in MGM’s long-delayed remake of the classic 1984 actioner Red Dawn.