If you like horror anthologies like V/H/S, The ABCs of Death or S-VHS, then you might want to put Sanitarium on your radar. A new red-band trailer is now available for the picture, which features segments directed by Bryan Ramirez, Kerry Valderrama and Bryan Oritz. Sanitarium features a trio of stories that each take place within the titular institution and focus on a different patient. Malcolm McDowell, who narrates the trailer, appears to be the head doctor who likely connects each of the segments together. Also starring Robert Englund, Lacey Chabert, Lou Diamond Phillips and John Glover, Sanitarium will make its world premiere on March 1st at the Miami International Film Festival. Hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer.
We’ve got an exclusive new TV spot for the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation 3D to share with our readers today. The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl. When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened. When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is.
Hit the jump to check out the exclusive TV spot. The film also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opens on October 26th.
As far as horror survival game adaptations go, it’s easy to see that Resident Evil has proven more successful than Silent Hill; that won’t stop a sequel to the 2006 horror thriller from coming out later this month. Director Michael J. Bassett’s Silent Hill: Revelation 3D follows nearly-18-year-old Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) as they attempt to escape the living nightmares that plague them. When her father disappears (and for Bean, disappearing > dead), Heather becomes trapped in a demonic world and learns she’s not who she thinks she is.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, Malcolm McDowell and Kit Harington, and opens October 26th. Hit the jump to see the posters.
Tonight we’ve got our first look at a trailer for the interesting project, Tbilisi, My City. The ambitious feature is actually a collection of twelve short films from various writers and directors in the nation of Georgia. The trailer gives us glimpses of each of these independent stories that take place in the capital city of Tbilisi. We also get snippets of scenes with Malcolm McDowell and Ron Perlman, who are the most recognizable names in the project (at least here in the states). Hit the jump to check out the synopsis and trailer for Tbilisi, My City.
The Greendale Seven are about to be schooled by Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) when he joins the cast of Community this fall. McDowell is set to star in two episodes as a history professor (I hope they find a way to work A Clockwork Orange in). THR reports that his character will be named Professor Cornwallis. McDowell is the latest addition to the faculty, as British comedian Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids) recently joined as well. Look for Community’s return to NBC in its new time slot, Friday nights at 8:30pm starting October 19th.
The first theatrical trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D has been released. The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl. When her father goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened. I’m not familiar with the video game series or the first film, but Game of Thrones fans might get a kick out of seeing Sean Bean and a clean-shaven Kit Harington. The pic also looks to have some interesting creature design, and it’s obvious from the footage that the 3D will be put to heavy use.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and if you missed it you can watch the first clip from the film right here. The pic also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger, and Martin Donovan. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opens on October 26th, 2012.
Director Doug Rath has nabbed Gary Oldman and Dominic Monaghan to star in his upcoming indie Monster Butler (best title ever). The film tells the true story of Roy Fontaine, “a bisexual jewel thief/con man/serial killer who chronicles his personal descent into darkness leading up to his eventual capture.” Malcolm McDowell is set as Fontaine, while THR reports that Oldman will play “a taxidermist with anger issues” who partners with Fontaine on a few crimes before things get too intense.
Monaghan, meanwhile, will play David Wright, a man who struck up a relationship with Fontaine in prison only to rekindle things when they both work on an estate. A blackmail attempt “forces Fontaine’s hand and begins his descent into murder and mayhem.” These are certainly a few juicy roles for Oldman, Monaghan, and McDowell so it should be interesting to see how the finished film turns out. Oldman recently signed on to take an integral role in the RoboCop remake. Production on Monster Butler begins in Scotland on June 6th.
Lots of casting news to catch up on, so here it is in brief:
- Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) has been cast to voice a character in Despicable Me 2, starring Steve Carell and Al Pacino.
- Malcolm McDowell (The Artist) will star in a vignette of Tbilisi, My City.
- Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street) is a recent addition to Beautiful Creatures, the adaptation of the Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl novel.
- Abigail Spencer (Mad Men) will join the indie drama Kilimanjaro, starring Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).
- Vik Sahay (Chuck) rounds out the cast for the werewolf film, Wer, directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).
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Last year’s Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival included screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan & J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, a Jon Favreau-hosted double bill of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and Warren Beatty opened the festival with his 1990 film Dick Tracy. The event sounded like a lot of fun and proved more than insightful with some truly swell panels. The line-up for this year’s iteration of the festival has been announced, and as expected it’s a fun mix of old and new films with special guests galore. Hit the jump for more info.
Open Road Films announced today that they have acquired distribution rights to the sequel Silent Hill: Revelation 3D and have slated the film for release on October 26th. Adelaide Clemens stars in the film as a young girl who, on the eve of her 18th birthday, is plagued by nightmares and the disappearance of her father. She soon discovers that she’s not who she thinks she is. Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger reprise their roles from the first film, and Clemens is joined by series newcomers Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Carrie-Anne Moss, and Malclom McDowell.
I’m not exactly the biggest fan of the franchise, but I’m assuming those who enjoyed the previous entry will be happy to finally see this sequel after a six-year wait. You can check out some intriguing set photos here and here to appease you until this Halloween. Hit the jump to check out the full press release.
Many children around the world can’t sleep on Christmas Eve because of the excitement that Santa Claus brings; I couldn’t sleep for fear he’d murder me with an axe. That’s part of being brought up with classic horror movies such as Tri-Star Pictures’ 1984 Silent Night, Deadly Night. Now, Anchor Bay would like to re-awaken my old nightmares as they’ve picked up rights to Silent Night, a modern interpretation based loosely on the original. The picture, from The Genre Company and Inferno’s Ember Productions, was scripted by Jayson Rothwell (The Order of the Seven) and will be directed by Steven C. Miller (The Aggression Scale). Silent Night will also star Malcolm McDowell (Halloween) as Sheriff Cooper, “a small-town hero ready for some big-time action.” Hit the jump for more on Silent Night.
Let’s be honest, the Home Alone franchise has been dead ever since Alex D. Linz tried to sit in for Macaulay Culkin as an all new character defending his house against criminals in Home Alone 3. A young Scarlett Johansson even appears in that film, but she probably wants to forget that as much as we do. Since then another terrible sequel with a new young actor bringing Kevin McCallister back into the mix and new burglars featuring French Stewart, but nobody has really been paying attention. Now, on the brink of the predicted end of the world, ABC Family has announced the apocalyptic sounding sequel Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark. Hit the jump for more.
Gary Oldman wrapped up his 3-day, 7-film retrospective at New York’s Landmark Sunshine Cinema with a fun, extended Q&A after Wednesday night’s screening of his Oscar-nominated performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The first time Academy Award nominee fielded questions from a theater filled with hundreds of his fans with nearly an hour. Oldman also hung around for autographs, pictures and additional questions. Hit the jump for stories from the set of The Dark Knight Rises, his paralyzing doubt on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and what he thought while watching Heath Ledger as The Joker.
Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is often a touchy subject between myself and some of my film-enthusiast friends. As a fan of the film, I often find myself defending its audacity and sense of humor as a satirical work. In return, some of my aforementioned friends point to the film’s iconic “Singin’ in the Rain” scene in arguing two things: 1) the film goes too far in making its “point” and 2) that I have a sick sense of humor.
Regardless of your feelings towards the film and/or that particular scene, it’s hard to deny the unsettling first impression and lasting impact that they have on you as an audience member. As a result, I was delighted to hear Malcolm McDowell describe the five-day shoot that eventually lead to the controversial scene in his own words. Even if you’ve already read our interview with McDowell and Leon Vitali (if you haven’t, be sure to check it out by clicking here), I recommend hitting the jump to see the former talk about the events that helped lead to one of Kubrick’s most memorable scenes.
Last week I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Malcolm McDowell and Leon Vitali for the upcoming 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition of Stanley Kubrick’s seminal sci-fi satire, A Clockwork Orange, which hits stores on May 31st. While most of you know McDowell from his career defining turn as Alex in Kubrick’s film, Vitali is also an important part in the filmmaker’s legacy. After first collaborating with Kubrick on Barry Lyndon, where he played the role of Lord Bullingdon, Vitali became a friend and adviser to the iconoclastic director. After Kubrick’s death, Vitali was put in charge of the DVD restoration of all of Kubrick’s films.
We got to chat for about an hour, so this interview is loaded with great information on both the artistic elements of acting in a film and the technical minutia of actually making a film. We discussed everything from the invention of Steadicam, to Kubrick’s often blunt interactions with actors, to Anthony Burgess’s original thoughts on the film adaptation of his novel, and much, much more. Hit the jump for the full interview.