A new red-band trailer is now online from writer/director Xan Cassavetes’ Kiss of the Damned. Starring Milo Ventimiglia as Paolo, a screenwriter who falls for the vampiress Djuna (Josephine de La Baume), Kiss of the Damned takes audiences into vampire society and explores what happens when Djuna’s rogue sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) threatens to upset the balance. I can’t tell if the new trailer is a grown up version of Twilight or a more serious take on True Blood, but it’s somewhere in between. Kiss of the Damned will be available on demand March 28th and in theaters on May 3rd. Hit the jump to check it out.
Just last week the official lineup for the upcoming 2013 SXSW Film Festival was announced, and today the fest has unveiled its lineups for the midnight and shorts categories. While films like Before Midnight, Much Ado About Nothing, Evil Dead, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will screen in the film festival’s other sections, the midnight lineup includes films like Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, the anthology sequel V/H/S/2 (which recently changed its title from S-V/H/S), and the much buzzed-about horror pic You’re Next. Hit the jump to take a look at the full lineup.
The new original series Chosen, available on Sony’s multi-platform online entertainment network Crackle, is a heart-pounding thriller that follows Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia, who is also an executive producer on the project), a husband, father and lawyer who discovers a mysterious box on his doorstep that contains a loaded gun and a photo of a stranger he is instructed to kill within the next three days. Transformed into an unwilling assassin, Ian must risk everything to protect his family while looking for a way out of his predicament.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actor/producer Milo Ventimiglia talked about why this web series appealed to him, how he first got involved with Crackle, when he started to see the viability of online programming, how much fun he had exploring such a full arc for his character in only six episodes, and how much he appreciates being in a position where he can contribute more, both creatively and on the business side of things. He also talked about how excited he is to get back to work on Frank Darabont’s crime drama L.A. Noir, picked up by TNT for six episodes. Check out what he had to say after the jump.