Hey, remember The Apparition? It’s okay if you don’t. The film snuck into theaters at the end of August, looking all slick and spooky, managed to con $9 mil worth of suckers into seeing it, and quickly faded away. From the script to the screen, The Apparition offered absolutely nothing new to the genre and didn’t bring anything exciting to its tried and true tropes. The best that can be said is “at least it’s not found footage.” So why bother with a review of the Warner Bros.’ Blu-ray? Because the special features are more entertaining than the movie. Find out why after the jump…
We’re currently in the midst of August as the summer movie season winds down to a close, and that means that we’ve got a batch of new horror movies headed our way over the next couple months. One such film is the horror thriller The Apparition, and 22 new images from the pic have been released for our perusing pleasure. The film centers on a young couple played by Ashley Greene (Twilight) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) who accidentally conjure a terrifying apparition that feeds on their fear. They’re turn to Tom Felton (Harry Potter’s resident dickhead) to help them get rid of the supernatural being.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Directed by Todd Lincoln, The Apparition opens on August 24th.
File this one under rumor for now, but word on the street is (and by street, I mean the highly accurate interwebs) that the feature film version of Danger Girl now has three very good-looking women attached to star. Latino Review reports (via tracking boards) that Kate Beckinsale, Milla Jovovich and Sofia Vergara are attached to the adaptation of the Wildstorm comic book series Danger Girl from J. Scott Campbell. Benderspink is apparently shopping the rights to the project, which is described as Kill Bill meets Raiders of the Lost Ark, with the team element of Mission: Impossible thrown in for good measure. Todd Lincoln (The Apparition) is supposedly attached to direct.
The casting seems a bit too “teenage boy’s fantasy” to be true, so I’m reluctant to report this as solid fact at the moment. Then again, it could also turn out to be spot-on (egg, meet face), but for now just take this with a grain of salt. When the Danger Girl film was first announced, producer Adrian Askarieh said that the film would be the anti-Charlie’s Angels and more in the vein of Batman Begins. Hit the jump to read the supposed logline as well as a brief synopsis of the comic.
A film adaptation of the comic The Nye Incidents is moving along, with Todd Lincoln (The Apparition) set to direct. The comic, created by Whitley Strieber and Craig Spector, is set in the world of alien abductions and centers on a medical examiner hunting down a serial killer committing crimes in the alien abductee community. Unfortunately, Bill Nye the Science Guy is nowhere to be found. Strieber will be involved as a consultant on the film, and Heat Vision reports that the approach is to make an “anti-alien invasion” movie, with the tone never veering into X-Files territory while remaining terrifying.
Daniel Alter is producing the adaptation for RKO. They’re currently looking for a writer to work with Lincoln on the project. Hit the jump to read a synopsis of The Nye Incidents.
Mandalay Pictures has solidified its place atop the Joe Hill fanclub by acquiring the film rights to Hill’s short story Twittering from the Circus of the Dead. Heat Vision reports that the studio that is already adapting Hill’s novel Horns for the big screen is quickly assembling a creative team behind their latest Hill acquisition. Per the report, director Todd Lincoln (upcoming The Apparition) is in talks to helm the pic from a screenplay by Chris Borrelli. Hill will serve as an executive producer on the project. In addition to Twittering and Horns, the author (and son of Stephen King) has also seen his comic book series Locke & Key adapted into a television pilot by Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Josh Friedman, and director Mark Romanek. His first novel, Heart Shaped Box, currently resides at Warner Bros.
Originally published in the horror anthology The New Dead, Twittering from the Circus of the Dead is told entirely from the perspective of a teenage girl’s tweets as she and her family embark on a cross country road trip. In a somewhat surprising twist, Mandalay has received Hill’s blessing to take the adaptation outside of the zombie genre for fear of over-saturation (apparently a new concern in the film industry). That said, the report doesn’t elaborate on the alterations outside of noting a “few surprise changes.” As for potential director Todd Lincoln, his aforementioned directorial debut The Apparition stars Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan and is currently eyeing a 2012 release stateside for Dark Castle/Warner Bros.
Producer Adrian Askarieh (Hitman) revealed today that director Todd Lincoln (the upcoming horror-thriller The Apparition) will helm the upcoming adaptation of the Wildstorm comic series Danger Girl. Speaking to the LA Times, Askareih says the comics are “Kill Bill meets Raiders of the Lost Ark with the “team” element of Mission: Impossible.” However, Askareih says they’ll be taking a Batman Begins approach the film by taking the characters “very seriously.” The producer says it will be the anti-Charlie’s Angels.
Hit the jump for more about what Askarieh had to say about the project and more details about the property.
Men, if you find yourself forced into watching “Twilight” or “New Moon”, don’t panic. There is a way to survive. Be on the lookout for Ashley Greene, who plays some vampire lady, I wasn’t really paying attention because her character is not the point. The point is Ashley Greene is jaw-droppingly attractive and every time the camera looks at her the suffering momentarily ends. She is the life-saver which you must cling to for dear life. At the end of it all, you will thank the gods and the casting director for putting her in that franchise.
Today we have news that she’ll be starring in Dark Castle’s upcoming horror movie “The Apparition”, which means you won’t spend time between scenes praying she’ll show up. You just get to gaze upon her and let your adulation creep out others around you. Hit the jump to go Greene.