It looks like horror-master Joe Dante (Gremlins) finally has a theatrical release date for The Hole, a thriller centering on a family who discovers a padlocked door in their basement that covers a bottomless hole. Obviously, nothing good can come of this as the hole seems to be a portal to Hell which houses the family members’ deepest fears. You can get a better look at the film in this newly released theatrical trailer.
The Hole, starring Teri Polo, Bruce Dern, Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett and Nathan Gamble opens in theaters September 28th. Hit the jump to check out the synopsis, trailer and poster.
After signing a first-look deal with Warner Bros., Tom Hardy (Warrior) is looking to produce and star in an outlaw biker picture. Having wrapped on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and with The Road-director John Hillcoat’s The Wettest County coming out this August, Hardy’s schedule is otherwise free. His first project under his new Executive Options banner will be an as-of-yet untitled film focusing on a wounded Vietnam war veteran returning home to San Francisco in 1969. The clashing cultures of the Haight-Ashbury district will be featured in the film, a period piece in which Hardy’s character emerges as the leader of California’s most violent outlaw biker gang. Hit the jump for more on this project.
by Phil Brown Posted: August 17th, 2011 at 4:44 pm
Three-time Oscar nominee Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu isn’t exactly a director known for picking up studio work for hire. He’s not the type of guy who takes meetings to discuss the latest board game adaptation. No, Inarritu is an intensely personal filmmaker responsible for such dark, punishing dramas as Amores Perros, Babel, and Biutiful. All of his work to date has been crafted by Inarritu from the screenplay up with a group of regular collaborators. That’s why it’s odd to hear that he’s signed on to direct a film for Warner Brothers based on a pre-existing property.
The filmmaker is officially attached to an adaptation of Michael Punke’s novel The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge. Fortunately fans of the filmmaker’s difficult, but often enthralling work needn’t be concerned. This won’t be some sort of Hollywood sell out movie. The material is right up Inarritu’s twisted little alley. Hit the jump for more info on the upcoming adaptation.
by Jason Barr Posted: December 14th, 2010 at 12:09 am
Universal Pictures is teaming up with Dino De Laurentiis Co. to rekindle the flame that was their 1984 sci-fi/horror flick Firestarter. Based on Stephen King’s 1980 novel of the same name, the original starred Drew Barrymore as Charlie McGee, a young girl who is sought by a government agency for her pyrokinetic abilities. Mark L. Smith (Vacancy) is currently working on the script with the hopes of getting the project out to directors and into production sometime next year.
According to Variety, the Universal/De Laurentiis production team is looking to make the film a “franchise property” with the latter party citing a “timeless concept” as well as “recent visual effects advances” as key motivators in its reboot. While plot specifics are limited as of now, it is believed that firebug Charlie McGee will be reinvented with “a little more edge” this time around (apparently starting fires at will isn’t quite enough edge for desensitized 21st century moviegoers). Although it never received a theatrical follow-up, the original Firestarter was proceeded in 2002 by a Syfy television miniseries entitled Firestarter 2: Rekindled.
During an interview, writer Mark L. Smith (Vacancy) revealed that he had been tapped to pen the script for John Hillcoat’s (The Road) upcoming thriller, The Revenant. Smith also told Bloody Disgusting that Christian Bale is in talks to star. The screenwriter ( whose latest film is Joe Dante’s The Hole 3D) didn’t say much else about the project other than it’s a “period action/revenge piece.” Smith also said he wrote the latest draft of Martyrs, which is a remake of the French horror film of the same name.
Hillcoat’s latest project is a short animated film set in the world of Rockstar’s excellent new game, Red Dead Redemption. The film will air this Saturday at midnight on Fox. As for Bale, he’s attached to star in Terrence Malick’s next film and can be seen later this year alongside Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams in David O. Russell’s The Fighter. Oh, Bale’s also doing some superhero movie involving a flying rodent but no one cares about that.