Xavier Samuel to Play Modern-Day Frankenstein Monster

Xavier Samuel Frankenstein

Later this year, Xavier Samuel will be seen as part of David Ayer’s Fury, a film which features giant man-made machines. Now, for one of his next films, Samuel will be a man-made monster, as he’s set to play a contemporary version of Frankenstein’s monster in a film that updates Mary Shelley’s classic tale. What more we know about this upcoming Xavier Samuel Frankenstein project is below. Read More »

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At this point you probably have a pretty good handle on the style of a Paul WS Anderson movie — he turns out one b-movie after another that use affordable effects, attractive stars and genre concepts to lure in audiences. And the audiences always seem to show up, making Anderson one of the more reliable directors from a business perspective.

Here, he changes things up a bit for Pompeii. The attractive cast is there (Kit Harinton, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paz Vega) as are the big digital effects and gritty but pretty violence. But there’s also a real historic backdrop — the destruction of the ancient city of Pompeii after the explosion of the volcano Vesuvius — giving the story a real weight. Will it work? Get some idea via the new trailer below. Read More »

You might have forgotten that there is a new Silent Hill film that went into production last year, and has been in the editing room in recent weeks. Seems like the movie comes up every once in a while, then news on it goes quiet for months at a time.

But with a relatively well-received new Silent Hill game on shelves (I liked it OK, anyway) and an anthology of remastered classic chapters from the series also arriving, this is probably the best time to make a deal to distribute the new movie. And so Silent Hill: Revelation 3D has been picked up by Open Road, which will release the movie on October 26 of this year. Read More »

While some of her Friday Night Lights co-stars have made the leap into big-screen adventures, Connie Britton‘s still shining on the small screen. Fresh off of a single-season stint on FX’s American Horror Story, Britton has now signed on for ABC’s musical family soap Nashville. And yes, the “musical” part of the description indicates that we’ll be hearing the former Mrs. Coach Taylor sing.

R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) is set to direct the pilot from a script by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise), which centers around country star and married mom Rayna James (Britton). Unhappy with the weak sales of her latest record, her label forces Rayna to go on tour with a younger rising star (Hayden Panettiere). Eric Close, who guest-starred on Britton’s American Horror Story, will play Rayna’s husband. [Deadline]

After the jump, two leading ladies of sci-fi tackle television.

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‘Fireflies in the Garden’ Trailer

If you need proof that the old movie star system doesn’t really exist any longer, here’s a trailer for Fireflies in the Garden, aka the ‘lost’ Julia Roberts movie. The film was shot in 2007 and hit festivals in 2008, and is only not getting a release date. Then again, Fireflies in the Garden is only kind of a Julia Roberts movie — it’s a family drama in which Roberts and Willem Dafoe are parents of a boy who grows up to become a bearded, very serious Ryan Reynolds. You’d think, however, that even with Roberts playing a supporting role — and a very important one at that — the film would have seen some release based on the fact of her appearance alone.

The film also stars Hayden Panettiere, Emily Watson and Carrie-Anne Moss, and if you’re wondering what a movie with all those recognizable people has been doing sitting on the shelf for almost four years, you’re not alone. Check out the trailer below and see if you can figure out why this one has been unseen in the States for all this time. Read More »

New Fido Movie Trailer Revealed

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“While Shaun of the Dead played with the conventions of the Zombie film genre, Fido plays against them.”

Fido was one of the flicks we really dugg at Sundance this year. So much so that Lionsgate even quoted us on the theatrical movie poster. Soon enough you’ll finally be able to see the film for yourself. Watch the new trailer below, followed by the official plot synopsis and six production photos.

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Disturbia Movie Poster Revealed

Disturbia posterWe’ve been really excited about Disturbia since it was first announced. The film is basically a contemporary teen version of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. The trailer worried us a bit, as it wasn’t exactly what we were expecting. And now this poster… What were they thinking?
The poster, shown to the left, has the tag-line “Every Killer Lives Next Door to Someone.” As always, left click for higher resolution.

Directed by D.J. Caruso, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, and Carrie-Anne Moss. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on April 13th 2007.

Check out the official website at Disturbia.com.

New Firefly Movie Announced

Julia RobertsSorry Joss Whedon fanboys, I’m not talking about THAT Firefly.

I’m talking about a new ensemble drama starring Julia Roberts and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Written are directed by Academy Award Winner Dennis Lee (for his student short film Jesus Henry Christ), Fireflies in the Garden is loosely based on Lee’s life and “explores the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced with an unexpected tragedy.” Sounds about right for a Julia Roberts chick flick. SNORE.
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