winchester trailer

As someone with an unhealthy addiction to Travel Channel specials on America’s most famous haunted houses, I’ve been wondering for ages when someone would get around to making a movie based on the legend of the Winchester mansion. And here we are.

Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built takes one of the more intriguing ghost stories of the past century or so and builds it into a movie. It certainly helps that the great Helen Mirren, who seems to be discovering a Liam Neeson-esque love for genre fare at this stage of her career, is front-and-center as Sarah Winchester, the eccentric owner of a very famous “haunted” residence.

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Jigsaw trailer

Tobin Bell‘s twisted character Jigsaw, aka John Kramer, died in 2006’s Saw III, but his impact is still being felt ten years after the events of 2010’s now-incorrectly-named Saw: The Final Chapter. Kramer is somehow back to his old ways in Jigsaw, Lionsgate’s first sequel to the franchise in seven years, and that means more gruesome traps, more elaborate games, and the return of that sinister little tricycle-riding doll.

Check out the first Jigsaw trailer below.
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Spierig

The previous installment in the Saw franchise was titled “The Final Chapter.” Even at the time, it was hard to believe the violent moneymaking series was completely over with, and time has proven that belief correct. Earlier this year, it was reported Lionsgate was developing Saw: Legacy. The studio hired Piranha 3D and Piranha 3DD screenwriters Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger to reignite the franchise, which James Wan kicked off in 2004 with his thriller. Now, the sequel has attracted two very promising filmmakers: Michael and Peter Spierig (Predestination).

Below, learn more about the Saw sequel.

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Predestination trailer

When he’s not collaborating with Richard Linklater on beautifully understated indies about the passage of time, Ethan Hawke can often be found heading up thrillers. His recent genre successes include Sinister and The Purge, and now he’s reteaming with his Daybreakers directors Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig for Predestination.

The time-traveling pic is based on a 1959 short story by Robert Heinlein called “—All You Zombies—” but to our modern eyes it also seems to have shades of Looper and Source Code. Hawke plays a “temporal agent” who tries to stop crimes before they happen. Watch the new Predestination trailer after the jump.

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Predestination trailer

While the partnership between Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater has led to some of the most satisfying films in recent art-house release, Hawke is also indulging his genre interests in many other pictures. In the recent past he’s done films like Sinister, Total Recall, The Purge and Daybreakers. Now he has reunited with Daybreakers filmmakers Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig for Predestination, a time-travel thriller that seems like it has the ambition to grab the audience that loved Looper.

Hawke plays a “temporal agent,” who has pursued one criminal throughout his entire career. This first Predestination trailer is an intriguing tease, as it shies away from specifying too much about the plot. Instead it assembles a set of character beats and hints at a twisting storyline. Check out the trailer and poster below. Read More »

Development on a sequel to The Dark Crystal has been crawling along for several years. In May things kicked into gear, however, when The Henson Company announced that Undead and Daybreakers co-directors Peter and Michael Spierig would direct The Power of the Dark Crystal from a script by Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet).

In the two months since, we haven’t heard many new details. (No surprise.) But the Spierig Brothers recently appeared at a convention in Australia, where they talked a bit about their approach to the film. Read More »

Sorry, Samurai Jack fans – Genndy Tartakovsky is no longer attached to direct The Power of the Dark Crystal. Boo? Hiss? I know he was an incredibly popular choice, but for years all I was hearing was that his version of the film was going nowhere.

But there’s good news. According to a smoking hot press release from The Henson Company, the film is finally set to move ahead with newly appointed directors, Peter and Michael Spierig. If you’ve seen Undead or, even more so Daybreakers, I think you’ll agree that this tie-up is a very good thing indeed.

The full press release also includes details on who has written the script, who is doing the FX and much more.

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