International HORNS Trailer Ditches the Comedy and Puts Creepy Visuals and Suspense in Its Place

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It’s been a little tough getting used to Daniel Radcliffe as a guy with horns on his head, but ever since the trailers for Alexandre Aja’s adaptation of the Joe Hill novel, Horns, started hitting, it’s become easier and easier to take it for what it is and appreciate the fun and absurdity of the situation.

That last trailer was a major game changer courtesy of the surprising sense of humor and playful tone and now this new one does the same, but by taking a different approach.  There are no jokes here, but rather a very thoughtful representation of Ig’s love life followed by a far darker and horror-like summary of what goes down after his girlfriend (Juno Temple) is murdered and he winds up with horns on him.  Hit the jump to catch the latest Horns trailer yourself.  The film will arrive in theaters on October 31st and also stars Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner and James Remar.

THE PYRAMID Trailer: Denis O’Hare vs. The Curse of the Pharaohs

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Before anyone dismisses The Pyramid because it’s yet another found footage horror film, hear me out.  It’s the feature directorial debut for Grégory Levasseur, the guy who wrote High Tension and the remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Maniac, it’s produced by Alexandre Aja and it stars Denis O’Hare, Ashley Hinshaw and James Buckley.  See?  How can you have a team like that and not have some serious potential?

To further prove the point, the very first trailer for the film just hit and it’s far stronger than you might expect.  Hit the jump to check out The Pyramid trailer for yourself.  The film is due in theaters on December 5th.

Alexandre Aja Talks HORNS, The Perks of Working with Daniel Radcliffe, Blending Genres, His Approach to Adapting a Book, and More at Comic-Con

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With Horns, arriving in theaters October 31st, we get to see a softer side of Alexandre AjaHorns stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, a grieving man widely believed to have raped and murdered his beloved girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple).  When Ig wakes up with a set of horns and a newfound ability to make people do and say the most devious of their desires, he sees it as an opportunity to seek revenge on the real killer.  As a director and producer known for intense horror films (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension) it’s fun to watch Aja stretch his range and deliver some genuinely sweet romance and touching dramatic moments.  However, fans don’t need to fear he’s lost his horror touch – Horns also delivers on genre elements, including some beautifully bloody practical effects.

Before his Comic-Con panel on Friday, I sat down for a one-on-one interview with Aja.  He talked about navigating through so many genres in a single film, why he loves Joe Hill‘s novel, whether or not adapting a novel is different from remaking a film, casting Daniel Radcliffe, and More.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

HORNS Trailer Startles With Surprising Humor; Strong Performance From Daniel Radcliffe

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Wow.  For some reason I was kind of expecting Horns to not be any good or, at least, not be something I’d be into.  I’ve actually been carrying this perception around since the film started shooting some time ago.  But this trailer just changed my mind and I’m now looking forward to it in a major way.  I was totally underestimating this movie and certainly wasn’t expecting this kind of biting sense of humor.  Especially from director Alexandre Aja, a talented guy whose work I have yet to be able to connect with.  Now, thanks to this trailer from today’s presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con, I’m legitimately enthusiastic.

In this adaptation of the Joe Hill novel, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple).  Hit the jump to check out the new Horns trailer and poster, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Temple and Aja from TIFF.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli GarnerHorns opens in theaters and on VOD this Halloween.

HORNS Trailer and Poster: Is Daniel Radcliffe the Devil?

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The first Horns trailer and poster have arrived for director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) adaptation of the Joe Hill novel.  The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple).  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  RADiUS-TWC is bringing the pic to Comic-Con next week, and it’s not hard to see why.  There’s an obvious genre bent here, but I’m really curious to see how Radcliffe fills the lead role.  We don’t see much of his performance in this teaser trailer, but hopefully we’ll find out more during the film’s Hall H panel next Friday.

Hit the jump to check out the first Horns trailer and poster, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Temple and Aja from TIFF.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli GarnerHorns opens in theaters and on VOD this Halloween.

V/H/S: VIRAL and Alexandre Aja’s THE PYRAMID Both Due Later This Year

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After Deliver Us From Evil failed to live up to Sinister’s standards, news that we’ve got two new horror movies with some serious potential heading our way later this year couldn’t have popped up at a better time.  With The Conjuring spin-off, Annabelle, in the mix, October is looking pretty good for Halloween-appropriate new releases.  After Annabelle drops on the 3rd, we’ve got both Ouija and Paranormal Activity 5 on the 24th and then ABCs of Death 2 gets a limited release on the 31st.

But that’s not all.  The latest installment of the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral, just took a spot on the October line-up as well.  Find out when and where you’ll be able to catch it after the jump.

Dimension and RADiUS-TWC to Release Alexandre Aja’s HORNS Starring Daniel Radcliffe in 2014; New Image Unveiled

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Director Alexandre Aja’s new film Horns has secured distribution, as Dimension/RADiUS-TWC announced today that the film will be released theatrically in 2014.  Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, the pic centers on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  Steve caught the film at TIFF and described it as “unique and cool,” and you can watch the first clip from the pic right here.

Hit the jump to read the full press release and to check out a new image.  If you missed them check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Juno Temple, and Aja.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli Garner.

Exclusive First Clip from Alexandre Aja’s HORNS Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) new film Horns.  Based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, the pic centers on Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  Horns also stars Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James RemarJoe Anderson and Kelli Garner.  I caught the world premiere here at TIFF and am happy to report the film is really well done.  Aja has managed to craft a film that mixes together a few genres (horror, comedy, love story) and results in something unique and cool, and the entire cast was great.

While Horns doesn’t yet have a domestic distribution or a trailer, I’m happy to be able to offer our readers the first footage from the film.  If you were curious what Radcliffe would look like moving around with the horns, watch the clip after the jump.  Also, look for some exclusive video interviews with Aja and Radcliffe/Temple in the coming days.

First Look at Daniel Radcliffe in HORNS

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Daniel Radcliffe has traded in his Harry Potter scar for some more obvious prosthetics in Hornsa new film from director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes).  Adapted by Keith Bunin from the Joe Hill novel of the same name, Horns centers on Ignatius “Ig” Perrish (Radcliffe), a young man who wakes up to find himself accused of the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend.  Oh, and he has horns growing out of his forehead that seem to come with the bonus powers of forcing people to confess their sins and getting them to give in to their darkest impulses.  Horns also stars Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James Remar and Kelli Garner.  Hit the jump to see the horns and to read what Radcliffe had to say about the much darker role.

Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, and Kelli Garner in Talks to Join Daniel Radcliffe in Fantasy Thriller HORNS

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Just yesterday we learned that The Social Network star Max Minghella was in talks to join Daniel Radcliffe in the supernatural fantasy thriller Horns.  Now three more names are looking to be added to the cast, as Variety reports that Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Joe Anderson (The Grey) and Kelli Garner (Lars and the Real Girl, Pan Am) are in talks to sign on.  To be directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), the film is based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill and centers on Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aids him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.

Temple, who was seen this summer in The Dark Knight Rises, is in advanced negotiations to take on the girlfriend role in this fairly crazy-sounding pic.  No word on who Anderson or Garner would play, but production is set to get underway this fall.

Paddy Considine Reteams with Edgar Wright for THE WORLD’S END; Max Minghella Eyes HORNS Opposite Daniel Radcliffe

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We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this afternoon.  First up, Hot Fuzz scene-stealer Paddy Considine is set to reteam with director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the comedy The World’s End.  The plot centers on five childhood friends going through an epic pub crawl in order to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End.  But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.  Rosamund Pike is set as the film’s female lead, a woman who shares a romantic past with Pegg’s character, and Variety reports that Considine will play “a former ladies man and musician who has grown up to be a divorced architect.”

Considine has appeared in Submarine and The Bourne Ultimatum and made his directorial debut to much acclaim with last year’s Tyrannosaur.  Production on The World’s End begins next month.  Hit the jump for casting news concerning The Social Network’s Max Minghella teaming up with Daniel Radcliffe for a truly crazy-sounding fantasy thriller.

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Supernatural Fantasy-Thriller HORNS

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After starring in the fantasy franchise Harry Potter and making a departure with the horror/thriller The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe is now set to blend genres in the supernatural fantasy/thriller, Horns. An adaptation of the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, Horns centers on Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend.  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aids him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  The premise sounds awesome and this could be a great turn for Radcliffe, who will get to once again seek vengeance for the death of a loved one.  Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) is set to direct.  Hit the jump for more details.

PIRANHA 3D Director Alexandre Aja to Helm Comic Adaptation UNDYING LOVE

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Director Alexandre Aja, who most recently helmed the camp-heavy horror pic Piranha 3D, is now poised to take on vampires. Deadline reports that Aja is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of the Image Comics title Undying Love. The story is set in modern day Hong Kong and centers on an ex-soldier who strikes up a relationship with a Chinese girl who turns out to be a vampire. The protagonist learns that the only way he can be with his love is to defeat her vampire creator, who just so happens to be one of the most powerful creatures in history and is surrounded by an army of monsters.

The pic is decidedly darker material than Piranha 3D, as the story is set against the backdrop of the Hong Kong criminal underworld. Aja has experience with straight-horror, as he also directed High Tension and the remake of The Hills Have Eyes, so he won’t be completely out of his element here. In a film climate populated only by vampires that are either whiny or incredibly horny, a darker take on the creatures is much welcomed. The comic’s creators Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman wrote the screenplay so I imagine the film won’t veer too far from the comic. Aja most recently became attached to direct an adaptation of Horns but there’s no word on whether that pic or Undying Love will go first.

PIRANHA 3D Director Alexandre Aja to Helm Adaptation of Joe Hill’s HORNS

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In October 2009, Mandalay Pictures picked up the screen rights to Joe Hill‘s novel Horns.  The book centers on “a 26-year-old man who wakes up with a massive hangover and discovers horns sprouting from his head. He becomes convinced that their existence is tied to the unsolved murder of his girlfriend.”  That would also be my logical conclusion from sprouting horns on my head.  The movie has been churning through development hell ever since, but today Heat Vision reports that Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja will helm the adaptation.  Keith Bunin wrote the screenplay and Mandalay is in the process of packaging the movie in order to secure financing.  We reported back in March that Shia LaBeouf was set to star, but Heat Vision makes no mention of him in their story so presumably he’s dropped out.

The plan is to have Aja direct Horns in late spring-early summer 2012 before he moves on to adapt the manga Cobra the Space Pirate.  Hit the jump for the synopsis of Joe Hill’s novel.

Elijah Wood to Play Serial Killer in MANIAC

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Elijah Wood shined in the debut season of FX’s Wilfred, but now the actor is taking on hallucinations of a decidedly darker sort. The actor has nabbed himself the lead in the indie remake of the 1980 serial killer pic Maniac. Deadline confirms (as first reported by Bloody Disgusting) that Wood will play a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins, and spends his spare time stalking prey on the internet and planning out his kills. The character suffers hallucinations that take him back to when his mother abused him, and he gains a sense of revenge against his mother each time he kills a victim. Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) also stars, as reported by BD. Franck Khalfoun (P2) is directing the indie, and Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D) and Gregory Lavasseur (The Hills Have Eyes) are onboard to produce.

Wood is set to reprise his role as Frodo throughout the year-long production of The Hobbit, and recently completed work in the dramedy Celeste and Jesse Forever. His voice talents will be on display with the release of Happy Feet Two on November 18th.

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