Director Alejandro Amenábar, who directed Open Your Eyes, The Sea Inside, and The Others, goes back to dark atmospheres once again with Regression, which stars Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke. (You’ve seen the picture above, so you probably knew that.)
We find their characters in Minnesota in 1990, where Watson’s character accuses her father and others of coercing her into some unspeakable deeds. Hawke plays a detective investigating, and David Thewlis plays a psychologist who helps with the inquiry. Now we’ve got a Regression teaser, and a great poster, both of which you can see below.
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It’s not the biggest surprise that the New Zealand horror/thriller Housebound would be targeted for a remake. The movie is a lot of fun, with some excellent thrills, a couple of great scares, a very memorable lead character, played by Morgana O’Reilly, and some excellent supporting roles. O’Reilly plays a troubled young woman who is placed under house arrest, and while stuck in her mother’s home experiences unsettling things happening within the house. (See the original movie, is what I’m saying.)
But the film didn’t get the distribution it deserved, even with Peter Jackson’s name attached as an endorsement. Now Jackson has helped bring the film to the attention of New Line, which has picked up the Housebound remake rights. Read More »
Vengeance never goes out of style. John Travolta has just signed for a film called I Am Wrath, which was once going to be a Nicolas Cage movie. Now it belongs to Travolta, and he’ll play a guy who is out for justice when cops fail to corral his wife’s killer. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
The last attempt to launch a movie franchise based on the Hitman games stalled after just one 2007 installment starring Timothy Olyphant. But Fox seems determined to make it work, so today we have the first trailer for the relaunch, titled Hitman: Agent 47.
Rupert Friend leads this time around as 47, a specially engineered assassin who sets out to stop a corporation from unleashing an army of even more specially engineered assassins. Hannah Ware and Zachary Quinto also star, and Aleksander Bach directed. Check out the Hitman Agent 47 trailer after the jump.
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We’ve just seen the first image from High-Rise, the upcoming film from Kill List, Doctor Who and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley. But his follow-up, Free Fire, already has a great cast. And now Martin Scorsese has lent his name to Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, as executive producer. Read More »
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In the thriller Cut Bank, Liam Hemsworth plays a guy living in the so-called coldest spot in the United States. Naturally, he wants out. When he captures video of a murder, he gets the idea to use that video as his ticket out of town. And naturally, that doesn’t go so well. If that all sounds like it has the potential for a real Coen Brothers sort of vibe, the trailer will sell that idea even further. This Cut Bank trailer is great — it’s cut with a catchy, rhythmic and percussive attitude.
We don’t know if the film is also good, but the cast is hard to argue with (Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, seen above, and Oliver Platt) and having A24 as the film’s distributor suggests good things. This could all be taking place just down the road from Fargo; have a look. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Aspiring actors, disillusioned suburbanites, and little plastic men figure in today’s edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- The Fight Club comic book sequel launches in May
- China and France will get to see Taken 3 in 3D
- Pirates of the Caribbean 5 adds a few more mates
- Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a new poster
- Martin Starr says a Party Down movie is “unlikely”
- The Lego Movie 2 will introduce Emmet’s sister
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Beyond the Reach gives Michael Douglas a high-powered rifle and an insane sense of entitlement — not a good combination. Douglas plays a rich guy who hires a desert local (Jeremy Irvine) to lead him on a hunting expedition. But when Douglas shoots the wrong target, things go bad really quick. Soon Douglas is hunting Irvine, but the local kid has some pretty good tricks up his sleeve. See how the two battle in the Beyond the Reach trailer. Read More »
In Faults, talented character actor Leland Orser takes center stage as Ansel Roth, a psychological deprogrammer who has fallen on hard times. When the movie opens, the guy is pretty much at the end of his rope, scamming meals where he can. But an old couple approaches him, requesting aid with their daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who has joined a cult. The four of them hole up in a pair of hotel rooms for a few days in order to bring her back to normal society. The first Faults trailer is out, and it’s a great ride. Read More »