A remake of the 1974 classic Death Wish has been in the works for quite some time now, but development has seen its fair share of speed bumps. The film was originally a passion project for director Joe Carnahan, who wanted Frank Grillo to star, but he dropped out once the studio insisted on casting Bruce Willis. Then Gerardo Naranjo stepped in to direct, but nothing came of that.
Now, two new filmmakers are attached to the project and this thing suddenly has my undivided attention all over again. Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado may not be household names, but this duo has been on the rise and their track record suggests that they’re a perfect match for a new Death Wish.
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Comc book fans who were looking forward to seeing Justice League Dark hit the big screen with director Guillermo del Toro behind the camera had their hearts broken when the filmmaker stepped away from the project over the summer. Since then, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was rumored to be offered the job, but he has chosen not to be involved as well. Now a new rumor gives us a couple more options for a potential Justice League Dark director.
As of now, Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez and Big Bad Wolves directing duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are said to be the top contenders for the job, which gives us a good idea of what kind of tone Warner Bros. might be going for with this supernatural comic book adaptation. Read More »
Quentin Tarantino called the Israeli revenge film Big Bad Wolves the best film of 2013, and that instantly minted the movie as a must-see for many audiences. The film has been playing festivals around the globe for most of 2013, but that nod from Tarantino is all it really needed.
A few trailers have been around for the movie, but here’s the version from Magnolia/Magnet, along with a great US poster. The film follows three men tied together by the abduction and murder of children. Check out the new look at the movie below. Read More »
A couple weeks ago at Fantastic Fest, a lot of people were talking about the Isreali revenge film Big Bad Wolves. Written and directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the film follows a detective (Lior Ashkenazi) who is hot on the heels of a the man he believes to be a murderer of children (Rotem Keinan).
The film also played the recent Busan International Film Festival, and as we know, Quentin Tarantino was on hand at the fest. During a post-show Q&A about Big Bad Wolves, the director praised the film saying, “Not only is this the best film in Busan, this is the best film of the year.”
While Magnolia has distribution rights to the film in the US, there’s no date set at this point. But you can have a look at a festival trailer, below. Read More »
The horror anthology V/H/S did well enough that a sequel went into production pretty fast, and you can already see the red-band trailer for V/H/S/2 from Magnet. Now another Magnet-released anthology, The ABCs of Death, is also going to be followed by a sequel.
The hook for The ABCs of Death was that the film featured 25 directors (and a 26th crowd-sourced entry) making short films based around a single letter. The sequel will take the same approach, and as with the first film the hook isn’t the concept, but the people bringing it to life. The new crew includes animator Bill Plympton, Day of the Beast and The Last Circus director Álex de la Iglesia, and Room 237 director Rodney Ascher. More participants in the gruesome sequel are listed below. Read More »