Stephen King‘s effective, often praised murder mystery novel Bag of Bones was released in 1998, but it will get new life this December as a four-hour movie that will air on AMC over two nights.
Frequent King adapter Mick Garris (TV versions of The Stand and The Shining) directed from a script by Matt Venne. The film stars Pierce Brosnan as troubled writer Mike Noonan, and features Melissa George, Jason Priestley, Annabeth Gish, and Anika Noni Rose. The first teaser has been released, along with a featurette that offers more footage. Check both out below. Read More »
The last time we saw footage from Texas Killing Fields, we were looking at a trailer dubbed into Italian. Now we’ve got a somewhat different trailer in English, which will give you a much better idea of what to expect from the film. Item number one: Sam Worthington‘s pretty dodgy Texas accent. Next: a tone that really does seem more like a TV police procedural than a feature film to stand up against giants like Zodiac.
And we wouldn’t normally be tempted to compare this to Zodiac, but the film is based on a script that Danny Boyle once called “almost too dark to get made ,” and the director who ended up taking it on is Michael Mann’s daughter Ani Canaan Mann. So there has been reason to hope that the film might be better than the one dubbed trailer made it out to be. Watch the English trailer below and see what you think. Read More »
Texas Killing Fields (also referred to as The Fields) has been in development for some time, once with Danny Boyle, who called the script “almost too dark to get made,” set to direct. The script passed into new hands, and the film finally shot under the direction of Michael Mann’s daughter Ani Canaan Mann, with Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chloe Moretz, Stephen Graham, Jessica Chastain and Annabeth Gish in the key roles.
The film follows a set of real-life killings in Texas and two cops, one a local and the other a New York City transplant, who pursued the killer. The film was recently one of the surprise announcements for this year’s Venice Film Festival — a surprise because it has flown under the radar so far, with the high-profile festival berth being the film’s first big PR splash — and a trailer, dubbed in Italian, is now available to go along with that announcement. Read More »
WWE Studios announced today that Kevin Corrigan (American Gangster), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) and Annabeth Gish (“The West Wing”) have joined WWE® Superstar Paul “Triple H” Levesque (who had a small role in Blade: Trinity) in the cast of the studios’ upcoming comedy, The Chaperone.
Triple H plays ex-con Ray Bradstone, a former getaway driver determined to turn his life around and establish a relationship with his estranged daughter Sally. Stephen Herek (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, The Mighty Ducks, Criters, 101 Dalmations, Holy Man, Rock Star) will direct the film from a screenplay by playwright S.J. Roth. The film will begin principal photography today in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. Read the full press release after the jump.
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