Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Angie Han
DC’s Shazam has been in development for several years now, but it hasn’t shown any serious forward momentum since it cast Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam back in 2014. With that 2019 release date slowly creeping up, though, Warner Bros. is finally ready to take its next big leap forward. The studio has reportedly tapped director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) to direct.
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Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
2014’s Annabelle was no great shakes, trading the artfully crafted tension and atmosphere of The Conjuring for cheap scares lifted from other, better movies. But it did make a lot of money: $256 million, to be precise, which is all the more impressive when you realize it cost just $6.5 million to make. So of course there was going to be a sequel.
Annabelle 2 is directed by Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg, who just made his feature film debut with Lights Out. Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, and Stephanie Sigman star in the horror sequel, which has just revealed its first promo. Watch the Annabelle 2 teaser trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Michelle Rodriguez talks about Fast 8 and Paul Walker’s death.
- Director David F. Sandberg teases Annabelle 2.
- Taron Egerton has finished filming Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
- New covers for the that Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York crossover are revealed.
- Rob Lowe joins the cast of Super Troopers 2.
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Director David F. Sandberg makes his feature directorial debut with the James Wan-produced horror movie Lights Out. Sandberg’s journey towards making his first film began in 2013 with a short film that cost nothing. The director and his wife, Lotta Losten, made the short together, and Sandberg and Losten submitted it to the Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge, where it was well received.
But it wasn’t until a few months later that the short really gained its popularity. Once it hit online, the short was viewed over 20 million times. Then Hollywood came running and offered Sanberg the opportunity to turn the short into a feature, which is now in theaters and stars Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, and Alexander DiPersia.
Below, read our Lights Out interview with David F. Sandberg.
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While James Wan was at Wondercon presenting his own sequel The Conjuring 2, he also presented a new horror film he produced. Lights Out is based on a Swedish short film of the same name that has garnered over 150 million views online. /Film spoke to the director, David F. Sandberg, producer Lawrence Grey, actor Maria Bello and Sandberg’s wife Lotta Losten, who starred in the short and recreated a different version of the two minute scene in the feature film. Read More »
Director James Wan brings his brand of horror back to the big screen this summer with The Conjuring 2 (watch the most recent trailer right here), but he’s also got more scares up his sleeve as the producer of a new, original horror story called Lights Out.
Rebecca (Teresa Palmer of Triple 9) thinks she escaped her childhood fears when she left home. But now when she comes back, it’s clear that what scared her as a child is still lurking in her mother’s house, and it’s scaring the hell out of her little brother Martin. Not that the dark wasn’t already scary before, but this looks to make it even more terrifying.
Watch the Lights Out trailer after the jump. Read More »