Briefly: What could be further from Centurion, the bloody action film from director Neil Marshall? How about Marshall making a film set in the world of underground supper clubs? Yeah, you read that right. Underground, scripted by David Cohen, is a horror / thriller set in the “world of gourmet underground supper clubs.”
Now, I have a really close friend who runs one of Atlanta’s bigger supper clubs, but having spent a lot of time in that circle, I’ve never even thought about using that as a setting for a horror thriller — the biggest horror is usually whether the soup is going to be any good. But maybe throw some evil competition in there, some cannibalism (fingers crossed for cannibalism!) and things could get fun. And since these things are all unregulated, anyway, there’s plenty of opportunity for weird illegal stuff to go down. And it’s got to be better than Eat the Rich. (But will it have a Motorhead theme song?) Still, I just have one question: where’s Paul Bartel when you need him? [Deadline]
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WYRD Studios is releasing a documentary titled The Splat Pack, directed by Mark Henry and Frank H. Woodward. The movie takes “a look back at the first decade of 21st Century horror films and the filmmakers that re-energized the genre.” The documentary features new interviews with Alexandre Aja (High Tension), Darren Lynn Bousman (the Saw series), Adam Green (Hatchet), Alan Jones, Harry Knowles, Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Greg Nicotero, Eli Roth (Hostel), Staci Layne Wilson and more. The doc seems to be mostly a talking head retrospective, mixed with clips from the horror films discussed. WYRD has released the first movie trailer for the upcoming release, which is embedded after the jump.
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Magnet Pictures has released a new Red Band movie trailer for Neil Marshall‘s survival thriller Centurion on Hulu. Watch the trailer right now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Neil Marshall‘s upcoming film Centurion has generated a good bit of excitement based on Marshall’s reputation and the bloody, grimy trailer released not long ago. That was an international trailer, because at the time the clips was released the film did not have US distribution. Now it has been picked up by Magnet, the genre arm of Magnolia, which will release Centurion later this year. Read More »
I like the ‘men behind the lines’ movie. It’s a great action flick setup that never really goes out of style. It was good enough for Quentin Tarantino and Inglourious Basterds, and I hope it’ll be good enough for Centurion, Neil Marshall‘s follow-up to the insane and ridiculous (those are good things) Doomsday. We’ve seen a few photos and some behind the scenes video showing what Marshall has come up with for a tale of Roman legionnaires trying to escape a vengeful Pict force. Now there’s a trailer that sets up the whole picture; check it out after the break. Read More »
A new and curious rumour suggests that Peter Berg is no longer attached to the next big screen adaptation of Dune and the studio are shopping around for a new director. Normally, when rumours like this have something to them it’s been after a fair bit of radio silence but it hasn’t exactly been all quiet on the Atreides front, with Peter Berg discussing progress on the picture only a couple of months ago. Okay – it’s possibly more accurate to say he was discussing a lack of progress.
If this rumour is true, however, there’s a little more to it. As well as informing us that Berg and his Film 44 company have made a break for the door, the story goes that some frontrunning candidates for the canvas chair have already come in to focus: Neill Blomkamp and Neil Marshall. Bafflingly, it’s Marshall who is said to be the frontrunner.
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There’s a new rumor about the Robert Rodriguez-produced Predators, according to Latino Review: supposedly Nimrod Antal is at the top of the list to direct the film. Which would actually be great news, if true. What, you don’t recognize the name? Read more after the jump. Read More »
Update: As expected AICN has contacted Robert Rodrigez for comment on this rumor, and according to Harry, “Neil Marshall is one of about 7 names that Robert is looking at and meeting with right now.” So it is not a done deal just yet.
Neil Marshall is close to signing on the dotted line to direct Predators for 20th Century Fox, according to Bloody Disgusting, who obviously have sources close to this production.
Marshall broke onto the scene with Dog Soldiers, but the horror film The Descent gained him more mainstream attention a couple years back. His follow-up last year, Doomsday, was a critical and financial disaster, but his new movie Centurion seems a bit more focused. Still, I’m not sure about the choice. I’m sure we’ll get a confirmation or denial real soon from AICN, as they have a direct line to Robert Rodriguez, who is producing the film at Troublemaker Studios.
Written by Alex Litvak, and based loosely on a treatment from years past penned by Rodrigeuz, the reboot is expected to expand on the universe of “both the Predators and other species live in.” Rodriguez has also said that he wants to “feel free to walk to the Predators soundstage, pick up a camera and co-shoot the coolest scenes,” but I really wonder if a filmmaker like Marshall would be comfortable with that kind of producer collaboration.
Discuss: Who do you want to see direct Predators? Is Marshall a good choice?
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