The Visit trailer

What if the gingerbread house witch in the story of Hansel and Gretel was the kids’ actual grandmother? That concept looks like part of the inspiration for The Visit, the new film from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. In the film, two siblings are sent off to visit their grandparents, and while the strictly-enforced 9:30pm bedtime seems weird right off the bat, the kids soon find that something is very definitely not right. There are late-night noises, strange behavior, and eventually some much weirder goings-on.

Check out The Visit trailer below. There’s even the beginning of a “kid in the oven” scene here, just to tie up the connection with the old Brothers Grimm tale. Read More »

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Area 51 trailer

Area 51, in which a group of people breaks into the famed government alien holding area, is the long-shelved film from Oren Peli that was once intended to be a follow-up to Paranormal Activity. The film has been stuck in limbo with Paramount’s small Insurge banner for quite some time; the last update on the film came in 2013, and before that 2011.

Now Area 51 is about to get a very short theatrical life. Along with Drunk Wedding, another Insurge film, Area 51 will play sixteen Alamo Drafthouse locations for one weekend in May, alongside their VOD debuts. The first Area 51 trailer is below.  Read More »

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer

Sony got the wheels turning on a second The Equalizer before the first The Equalizer even hit theaters, and now they’re finally ready to make it official. The studio has announced a sequel to the thriller, with Denzel Washington expected to return as vigilante Robert McCall. More details on the Equalizer sequel after the jump.  Read More »

Point Break header

Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have revealed the first look at Point Break, the Ericson Core-directed remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 classic. Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez are the new Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, or at least the new Johnny Utah and Bodhi. Do they live up to the originals? Get your Point Break first look after the jump. Read More »

War on Everyone image

Writer/director John Michael McDonagh is following up Cavalry with a new movie called War on Everyone, featuring Michael Peña and Alexander Skarsgård in the lead roles. They play “two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path.” Now the first image is out for the film, and while McDonagh’s name should be enough to raise your interest, seeing Skarsgård flip us the bird in this War on Everyone image might help.  Read More »

Capote

Like Full House and Coach before it, Truman Capote‘s In Cold Blood is also getting resurrected for the small screen. The Weinstein Co. has just picked up the rights to the true-crime masterpiece, with the intention of adapting it into an event miniseries.

Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski will produce, while Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) will write the script. Get all the details on the In Cold Blood TV series after the jump.

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The director of True Detective is taking on another full TV series — this time a period thriller set in New York City. The Caleb Carr novel The Alienist will be adapted for television, with True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga (above, with Matthew McConaughey, who is not attached to this series) in the director’s chair. He and Eric Roth will exec produce, with Hossein Amini (Drive) writing the pilot script and also serving as exec producer. The language of the announcement makes it sound like Fukunaga will direct the entire Alienist TV series, rather than just the pilot.

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True Detective S2 teaser

True Detective season two will premiere on June 21 on HBO, and now you can see the first footage from the new season. This tease doesn’t offer much, but the very first shot of a California highway interchange seems to link right to early reports about the season. Then there are shots of the primary cast, including Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, with some atmosphere that is similar to that of the first season — this looks just as heavy — but with a feel that is distinctly different. Check out the first True Detective S2 teaser below. Read More »

Free Fire cast
The original cast announcement for Ben Wheatley‘s next film Free Fire included Olivia Wilde, but with the announcement that she’s doing Tron 3 things have changed for Wheatley’s movie. Wilde is now out, but someone just as talented, and slightly more surprising for a film like this is stepping in to the role. Brie Larson has taken Wilde’s role in the Free Fire cast. Read More »