Synopses and Info on 2012 Lionsgate Films Including the EVIL DEAD Remake, Spike Lee’s OLD BOY, MURDER OF A CAT, FLIGHT 7500, and More

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Each year, a number of films are presented and sold at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. The 2011 AFM takes place this week, and in preparation for the AFM, Lionsgate has compiled production information and synopses for the properties that they plan to sell at the convention to both domestic and international buyers (for the territories that they have the rights). Lucky for us, that info is now public, and we’ve pulled together cast, director, and writer information as well as official synopses for some high profile 2012 Lionsgate films. We’ve got info on the Evil Dead remake, Spike Lee’s English-language adaptation of the now classic Park Chan-wook film Old Boy, Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, the comedy Murder of a Cat starring Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, and Rob Lowe, and much more. Hit the jump for all the details.

bruce_campbell_evil_dead_2_movie_image_01Evil Dead

Director: Fede Alvarez

Writers: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues, Diablo Cody

Synopsis:

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

takashi-shimizu-imageFlight 7500

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Writer: Craig Rosenberg

Synopsis:

After a passenger mysteriously dies on Flight 7500, those remaining on board begin experiencing frightening supernatural phenomena and are left to wonder if they’re next.

jay_baruchel_image(3)Murder of a Cat

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Dianne Wiest, Rob Lowe, JK Simmons

Director: Gillian Greene Raimi

Writers: Christian Magalhaes, Robert Snow

Synopsis:

A hapless 28-year-old eccentric vows justice when he finds his beloved cat shot dead with a crossbow arrow. After some sleuthing, he is shocked to discover that his cat was living a double life with a mysterious young woman. Forced into an awkward partnership, the two cat owners must embark on an epic suburban murder mystery that leads them to a conspiracy far greater than they ever imagined.

spike-lee-imageOld Boy

Cast: Josh Brolin

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Mark Protosevich

Synopsis:

A man kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughter’s birthday is held captive for fifteen years. Upon his release he embarks on an obsessive mission to find the reason for his imprisonment and soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than solitary confinement.

michelle-monaghan-imagePenthouse North

Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Michael Keaton

Director: Joseph Ruben

Writer: David Loughery

Synopsis:

Haunted by a tragic event in her past, photojournalist Sara Frost (Monaghan) escapes the world in an upscale New York penthouse. But the world comes after her with a vengeance in the form of Hollander (Keaton), a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a fortune in stolen diamonds hidden in the apartment. Trapped and cut off from the rest of the world, Sara must find the inner strength to survive an endless night of physical and psychological torture at the hands of an increasingly desperate Hollander, building to an explosive climax that will have the audience on the edge of its seat.

colin-firth-03The Railway Man

Cast: Colin Firth

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson

Synopsis:

What if all your life, all you had ever wanted was a chance at revenge? If the moment came – would you take it? What if love gave you a different choice?

From the international best-seller THE RAILWAY MAN comes the story of a war hero and the woman who matched his courage to reclaim the man she loved.

diablo-cody-imageUntitled Diablo Cody Project

Cast: Julianne Hough, Russell Brand

Director: Diablo Cody

Writer: Diablo Cody

Synopsis:

A sheltered young woman (Hough) loses her faith after a plane crash and goes to Las Vegas to experience the wild life, meeting an unlikely companion (Brand) who helps her find her true self.

Untitled Paul Schrader

Director: Paul Scrader

Writer: Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Schrader

Synopsis:

After enduring a brutal, humiliating assault at the hands of a group of affluent youth, an awkward loner seeks his revenge by disguising himself aboard their chartered yacht and sets a deadly trap that leaves the group marooned in the shark infested sea.




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