LionsGate Developing ‘Cube 3D’?

Briefly: Before there was Saw there was Cube, the twisty horror/thriller series created by Vincenzo Natali (Splice) that featured groups of people trying to escape number-coded trapped rooms that are part of a maze-like structure. The series was made up of the original 1997 film and two follow-ups, a sequel and a prequel, in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

Now STYD says that LionsGate is putting togehter another film, though whether sequel, prequel or reboot is uncertain. All the site has is a title, possibly a placeholder: Cube 3D. Check out trailer for the earlier films in the series after the break, should you need a refresher. Read More »

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The Cube Video Game That Never Was

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Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 film Cube didn’t have a huge theatrical release when it first came out, but it subsequently became a hit on DVD, enough to warrant two direct-to-DVD sequels. During my interview with Natali, he spoke about how he never wanted to make a sequel to Cube. But a video game? That’s another story.

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A few weeks ago, after Splice screened in Boston for the first time, I had the opportunity to sit down with director Vincenzo Natali for a lengthy, 35-minute long interview. Vincenzo spoke about how he first got his start directing films, his attitude towards the Cube sequels, the themes of Splice, and his approach towards adapting Neuromancer and High Rise. Plus, some insights about the ending of Splice (with spoilers clearly marked in the video).

Hit the jump for some highlights, plus the full video interview. Splice is out now in theaters everywhere.

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Shutter Island PosterIn this week’s episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the difficulty in crafting a good Comic-Con documentary and the virtues of Brett Ratner. Special guest C. Robert Cargill (AKA Massawyrm) joins us from Aint It Cool News. Also, special thanks to /Filmcast listeners Daniel G., and Tom in Houston for writing in with some great questions that we discussed during this episode.

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