Relativity Media has released a new trailer for director Mike Flanagan’s (Absentia) new horror film Oculus. The pic stars Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) and Brenton Thwaites as siblings who set out to prove that an ominous mirror is responsible for the death of their parents 10 years prior, as well as the deaths of countless others over the centuries. The film looks to have a fascinating structure, as the lines between the past and the present are blurred and twisted until they become a part of the overall horror conceit.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane. Oculus opens in theaters on April 11th. [Update: We've also added a new poster and images to the article.]
Relativity has released the first trailer for the horror film, Oculus. The film premiered as part of the Midnight Madness lineup at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and per the festival’s synopsis, the story is about “two damaged siblings (Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites) who, as children, witnessed their parents’ harrowing descent into madness and murder. At long last, brother and sister reunite as adults to expose and destroy the paranormal entity they believe is responsible: the Lasser Glass — a legendary mirror their family once owned.” This trailer doesn’t touch the plot at all, and instead opts to showcase the spooky tone and imagery.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and creepy poster. The film also stars Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff. Oculus opens April 11th.
Various studios have been playing with their release schedules. Briefly:
- Jupiter Ascending – The Wachowski Siblings‘ sci-fi action film starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis has moved from July 25, 2014 to July 18, 2014.
- Oculus – Relativity Media has set Mike Flanagan‘s horror film for April 18, 2014.
- When the Game Stands Tall – Director Thomas Carter’s (Coach Carter) upcoming high school football drama starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Chiklis has moved from September 9, 2014 to August 22, 2014.
- Blackbird (tentative title) – David Mamet‘s new thriller starring Cate Blanchett, Catherine Keener, and Elizabeth Peña will open on November 14, 2014.
- Selfless – Director Tarsem’s film, which is about a dying man whose consciousness is transferred into a younger body, has moved from September 26, 2014 back to February 27, 2015. Ryan Reynolds stars.
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Opening this weekend is writer-director David Twohy’s Riddick. The R-rated film finds Vin Diesel’s character being hunted by mercenaries, and once again, they’re hopelessly outmatched by the anti-hero who can see in the dark. But the mercs and their bounty are forced to team up when lethal alien monsters attack. If you’re a fan of Pitch Black, you’re going to be very happy watching Riddick. The film also stars Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Molla, Dave Bautista, Raoul Trujillo, Bokeem Woodbine and Nolan Gerard Funk.
At the recent press day in Los Angeles I landed an exclusive interview with Katee Sackhoff. She talked about making the film, what surprised her about the filming process, how she was cut out of Pitch Perfect (but still gets residuals), the best part of attending conventions, Twitter, what she collects, Oculus, and much more.
Last week, the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its line-up for the Galas and Special Presentations categories. Today, they have revealed the nine movies in their Midnight Madness line-up. While I was hoping that Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer might make a showing here, there’s no such luck. Instead, genre fans will try to content themselves on other films. Midnight Madness will kick-off with All Cheerleaders Die, then new film from Lucky McKee (The Woman). The other notable inclusion is The Green Inferno, Eli Roth‘s first directorial feature since 2007′s Hostel: Part II. While these may be the genre movies with recognizable names, keep in mind that Midnight Madness can play host to great surprises. For example, two years ago, a little film called The Raid absolutely brought down the house.
Hit the jump to check out the line-up. The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.
Known as the Acting Outlaws, actresses Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer (who both worked on Battlestar Galactica together) participate in a variety of charity events, in an effort to raise money and awareness for causes they feel strongly about. With a merchandise store (at www.ActingOutlaws.org) that includes various t-shirts and a documentary of the motorcycle ride they took from Los Angeles to Louisiana, they now have a 2013 calendar that features 12 months of exclusive photos of the women in classy and provocative poses.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Katee Sackhoff talked about how the Acting Outlaws came about, what made them decide to do their first-ever calendar, where her interest in and love for motorcycles started, and more. She also talked about returning to her A&E drama series Longmire for Season 2, which starts shooting again in the middle of March, her experience making the next Riddick film with Vin Diesel, for which she had a nude scene that she needed to get her father’s permission for first, that she’s seen bits and pieces of the film while recording ADR and said that it’s bloody but that the R rating is definitely more for the language, how she’s attached to do the all-female Expendables movie with Gina Carano and that she’s excited about all of the women that they’re talking to for roles in it, and what it was like to work with Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) on the horror film Oculus. Check out what she had to say after the jump.