HORNS Review

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Everyone has got some ugliness deep down in our souls.  It may be a fleeting thought or repressed anger, but good people try to keep it hidden, which isn’t a bad thing.  It makes us human, and without that humanity, our brutal honesty shines through.  Alexandre Aja‘s Horns tries to explore this inner darkness by weaving together religion, salvation, damnation, and dark secrets, and the movie’s approach, albeit heavy-handed at times, is admirable.  There’s not much room for subtlety, but the darkly comedic aspects help balance out the somber tone, and although the plot stumbles across clunky storytelling, it’s a refreshing horror film that conjures up some sympathy for a devil.

First Look at Daniel Radcliffe in HORNS

by     Posted 2 years, 76 days ago


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.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Set to Direct Depression Era Ghost Story EZEKIEL MOSS

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With his performance in The Master ready to be seen by audiences this weekend, Philip Seymour Hoffman is already setting his sights on the director’s chair.  Hoffman is set to helm Ezekiel Moss, a Depression Era ghost story from Keith Bunin’s Black List script.  This picture would mark Hoffman’s second directorial effort after 2010′s Jack Goes Boating.  The story centers on a young boy in a small town who befriends a drifter who claims he can speak to the dead.  Hit the jump for more on Hoffman and Ezekiel Moss.

Will Gluck to Direct SKYJACK: THE HUNT FOR D.B. COOPER for CBS Films

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Will Gluck, director of comedies Fired Up!, Easy A and Friends with Benefits, will try his hand at action (comedy) in Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper.  The film is an adaptation of the Geoffrey Gray novel of the same name which tells the tale of D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a Boeing 727 in mid-flight to demand $200,000 and four parachutes.  After jumping out of the plane somewhere over the Pacific Northwest, authorities were never able to catch him.  Gluck is in talks to direct and produce the adaptation while Keith Bunin (In Treatment) will write the script.  Hit the jump for more on Skyjack.

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.

Shia LaBeouf to Star in HORNS

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Shia LaBeouf is attached to star in the feature film adaptation of the Joe Hill novel Horns.  LaBeouf will play Ig Perrish, a 26-year-old who drinks heavily on the first anniversary of his girlfriend’s murder and awakes the next morning with horns growing from his head: “As his horns grow bigger, Ig sets out to investigate the unsolved murder of his girlfriend and the case’s connection to his cursed fate.”

Keith Bunin (In Treatment) will adapt the screenplay for Mandalay Pictures, who optioned Horns in 2009 shortly before the book was published.  Hit the jump for the full synopsis, plus a look at the other projects Hill and LaBeouf have in development.

Michel Gondry Provides Updates for THE GREEN HORNET, the Animated Flick MEGALOMANIA, a Time Travel Movie to Star Ellen Page, and Much More

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At the SXSW Film Festival promoting a personal documentary The Thorn in His Heart, director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) provided updates on a variety of projects he has in the works.  Gondry spoke about post-production on The Green Hornet, an indie drama about community filmmaking called The We & The I, the sci-fi film Return of the Ice Kids, a time travel movie starring Ellen Page, and his animated movie, Megalomania.

Hit the jump for updates on all of these projects from this highly talented director.

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