Final Wave of Fantastic Fest 2013 Lineup Includes THE ZERO THEOREM, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER 3D and Many More

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We brought you the initial lineup for Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2013 about a month ago, and now the final wave of films has been released.  Terry Gilliam will close the festival with his new film, The Zero Theorem, but before that bittersweet moment, audiences will enjoy many more anticipated films.  These include a special screening of Jonathan Levine’s 2006 feature directorial debut All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, starring Amber Heard and Anson Mount; the controversial guerilla film Escape from Tomorrow, shot without permission inside Disney World and Epcot; and the metal-movie mash-up Metallica Through the Never 3D, starring Dane DeHaan and the members of Metallica.

Fantastic Fest 2013 runs from September 19-26 in Austin, Texas.  Hit the jump for the full line-up of the festival’s final wave of films.

Check out the full list of Fantastic Fest 2013′s final wave of films below (via Badass Digest):

fantastic-fest-2013-posterAustin, TX—Thursday, September 5, 2013— Fantastic Fest is excited to announce its final wave of film programming, including Terry Gilliam’s unique dystopian vision of the future, The Zero Theorem, as the closing night film on September 26th.  The ninth edition of Fantastic Fest, will take place September 19 – 26 at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline in Austin, Texas.  See below for descriptions of twenty-five new World, North American & US premiere films at this year’s festival.

ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (USA, 2006)
Special Screening
Director – Jonathon Levine, 98 min

All the boys love Mandy Lane and all the girls want to be her. There’s at least one person, though, that wants Mandy and her friends dead.

CHANTHALY (Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director – Mattie Do, 98 min

A sickly young woman experiences visions of her dead mother. Is the apparition simply a side effect of her daily medication, or her mother actually reaching out to her from beyond the grave?

CONFESSION OF MURDER (Korea, 2012)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Jeong Byeong-Gil, 119 min

After the statute of limitations expires on a series of high profile murders, a man writes a book claiming to be the killer, setting off a firestorm of media attention as the families of the dead and the cop in charge of the case hunt for justice.

DETECTIVE DOWNS (Norway, 2013)
World Premiere
Director – Bård Breien, 90 min

What makes Robert a unique P.I. isn’t that he has Down Syndrome; it’s that he uses empathy to solve his cases. And empathy will come in handy as he investigates a complicated, conspiracy-laden disappearance.

THE DIRTIES (Canada, 2013)
Regional Premiere
Director – Matt Johnson, 83 min

A pair of cinema-obsessed high school geeks are caught up in an escalating cycle of violence when the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur.

escape-from-tomorrow-posterESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (USA, 2013)
Regional Premiere
Director – Randall Moore, 90 min

A family vacation at the happiest place on Earth devolves into a hellish nightmare.

THE FAKE (South Korea, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Sang-ho Yeon, 101 min

Yeun Sang-ho’s follow-up to THE KING OF PIGS tells the story of a brutal scumbag who tries to expose a religious fraud.

FATAL (South Korea, 2013)
Texas Premiere
Director – Lee Don-ku, 103 min

A Korean teen’s desire to overcome a horrible crime committed as a youth turns into violence in Lee Dong-ku’s passionate and moving debut.

GATCHAMAN (Japan, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Touya Sato, 113 min

The classic anime series – known variously as BATTLE OF THE PLANETS and G-FORCE – explodes on the big screen with its first live action adaptation.

GREATFUL DEAD (Japan, 2013)
World Premiere
Director – Eiji Uchida, 97 min

A young female peeping tom develops a fatal attraction to a virile old man.

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (USA, 2013)
Texas Premiere
Director – Frank Pavich, 88 min

This is the story of the greatest film never made: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s DUNE.

JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (China, 2013)
North American Premiere
Directors – Stephen Chow & Chi-kin Kwok 110 min

One of the undisputed Chinese masters of comedy, Stephen Chow (SHAOLIN SOCCER; KUNG FU HUSTLE) returns with an action-packed love story about competing demon hunters vying for the same conquests.

jodorowskys-dune-posterLOVE ETERNAL (Ireland, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Brendan Muldowney, 94 min

When a young shut-in is forced back out into the real world following the death of his mother, he discovers he can find peace and love only amongst the dead.

METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER 3D (USA, 2013)
Regional Premiere
Director – Nimród Antal, 92 min

Director Nimrod Antal creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, combing a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most influential rock bands in history.

MISS ZOMBIE (Japan, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director – Hiroaki Tanaka, 85 min

Cult director Sabu returns with his first original story in a decade! When a family has a zombie unexpectedly delivered to their house, they decide to keep her as a domestic servant.

MOEBIUS (South Korea, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Kim Ki-duk, 89 min

A transgressive taboo-shattering psychodrama from Korean auteur Kim Ki-Duk.

MONSOON SHOOTOUT (India, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director – Amit Kumar, 88 min

When a rookie cop corners a suspected murderer, he must make a choice with far-reaching effects in this violent Indian thriller.

NINJA II: SHADOW OF A TEAR (USA, 2013)
World Premiere
Director – Isaac Florentine, 95 min

Scott Adkins returns as Casey Bowman, a Ninjitsu master out to avenge the death of his wife in director Isaac Florentine’s follow-up to his 2009 film NINJA.

RAGNAROK (Norway, 2013)
World Premiere
Director – Mikkel Brænne Sandemose, 100 min

The ancient and modern worlds collide in this rousing Norwegian action adventure.

metallica-through-the-never-posterRIGOR MORTIS (Hong Kong, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Juno Mak, 105 min

A former movie star gets a battle he didn’t bargain for when he moves into a haunted public housing tenement inhabited by various degrees of the undead.

THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS (France, Belgium, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Directors – Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet

A man finds violence and sex at every turn as he searches his apartment building for his missing wife in this stylish mystery from the directors of AMER.

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (USA, 2013)
Texas Premiere
Director – Jim Mickle, 105 min

Director Jim Mickle paints a gripping portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.

WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE (USA, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Simon Hawkins & Zeke Hawkins, 91 min

Three fun-seeking teenagers end up on the VERY wrong side of a bloodthirsty crew of rural crimelords.

WOLF (The Netherlands, 2013)
U.S. Premiere
Director – Jim Taihuttu, 120 min

Freshly released on parole and hailing from an immigrant family, Majid’s only real assets are his fists. He’s inexorably drawn into the worlds of competitive fighting and organized crime in this gritty crime thriller.

THE ZERO THEOREM (United Kingdom, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director – Terry Gilliam, 107 min

An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof – once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.




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  • Tim

    The poster for “Escape from Tomorrow” piqued my interest and I just did some research. Wow, movie sounds pretty kooky. Real cool how they shot at Disney without permission; the black and white is a good way to hide the lack of lighting and mismatched color timing.

    Sounds like it could be an underground classic, based on early reviews! Here’s hoping it’s not like a shallow imitation of superior surrealist movies or anything. Color me hopeful it’ll at least see an internet release.

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