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If you’re a /Film reader, you’re probably familiar with the messy production of Solo: A Star Wars Story by now. We’ve written about the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the hiring of Ron Howard to finish the movie, how actor Michael K. Williams could not return for the reshoots, and how Paul Bettany stepped in to take his place. Now, we’ve reached the point where we can start talking about Solo as an actual movie and not something that is totally on fire.

Case in point: we can now talk a little about who Bettany is playing in the movie.

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Solo

Horror blog ShockTillYouDrop.com will soon begin distributing films, and their first foray into your home is called SoloIsaac Cravit wrote and directed the thriller which is about a young summer camp counselor (DeGrassi’s Annie Clark) who must survive on her own for two days as initiation to her new organization. How does it go down?Things are very, very quiet, she learns about herself in the wilderness, and goes home happy. Roll credits.

Of course that’s not what happens! Things get incredibly freaky and disturbing, which is why the horror movie blog is on board. Check out the first trailer for the independent thriller, which will be out October 22, below. Read More »

Antonio Banderas to Direct ‘Solo’

Briefly: In the US Antonio Banderas is thought of as an actor rather than a director. But he’s already made two features (Crazy in Alabama and Summer Rain) and is about to embark upon his third. Solo will be produced by and likely star Mr. Banderas as well, and it is a thriller with some sort of sci-fi element.

Variety says Solo will be “a psychological thriller with sci-fi touches turning on a Spanish colonel suffering post-conflict trauma.” Antonio Banderas will play the colonel, but we don’t have much more info other than that he says the film is ultimately about solitude. The script is by Erik Jendresen, who wrote a few episodes of Band of Brothers, but whose later feature credits (Otis and Crazy as Hell) aren’t all that appealing.

Solo will shoot next year, and despite being a Spanish production with Spanish actors, it will be shot in English. “Unfortunately, to reach large international markets, you have to shoot in English,” Mr. Banderas said.