alexandre aja interview

Alexandre Aja learned firsthand the difficulties of making a water-based movie with 2010’s Piranha 3D, a well-received loose remake of 1978 horror classic. But nine years later, and the French filmmaker learned that all over again, the hard way.

“When I did Piranha, I got firsthand experience on…everything that was told about the making of Jaws was true and how like a nightmare it was to shoot with water on the water,” Aja said at the press junket for Crawl held at the Long Island Aquarium. “And I guess I forgot in between. And I went back, you know, and then as soon as I went back in the water, I was like, oh, what was I thinking about? And I’m sure we’ll forget again.”

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crawl review

A congregation of hungry gators are on the hunt in CrawlAlexandre Aja‘s gory B-movie that doesn’t quite want to admit it’s a B-movie. Moving at a brisk pace, and trimmed of almost all fat, Crawl manages to make a big splash, generating plenty of disaster-movie-meets-monster-movie chills. Yet Crawl is a film with an identity crisis. It’s not quite trashy enough to be an amusing B-movie, and one can’t help but think that Aja is taking all of this killer alligator stuff way too seriously. That’s not to say there isn’t fun to be had.

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crawl trailer

What happens when you flood a house during a hurricane, and then throw some alligators into the mix? You get Crawl, a new, deliciously goofy horror-thriller from producer Sam Raimi and director Alexandre Aja. The high-concept premise traps a young woman (Kaya Scodelario) and her father (Barry Pepper) in a house during a Florida hurricane. The house is slowly filling up with water, but that’s the least of their problems. A congregation of alligators (I looked it up – that’s the term for a group of gators) has invaded the water-logged residence, and they’re hungry. Watch the Crawl trailer below.

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DreamWorks Animation is set to bring the acclaimed Mice and Mystics board game to the big screen. A Mice and Mystics movie may soon be on its way, with The Hills Have Eyes director Alexandre Aja set to helm the adaptation of the role-playing board game.

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crawl movie

A Quiet Place was a big horror hit, so now Paramount wants more scary movies to strike box office gold. Enter Crawl, a new horror-thriller produced by Evil Dead filmmaker Sam Raimi and directed by High Tension director Alexandre Aja. The film focuses on a woman trapped in a house during a hurricane, and being forced to deal with fierce predators. More on the Crawl movie below.

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‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ Trailer

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Trailer

Lionsgate has released the trailer for The 9th Life of Louis Drax, the new thriller from Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, Horns). Based on Liz Jensen‘s best-selling novel of the same title, the story follows a psychologist who finds himself drawn into a mystery of a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall. The film stars Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul and Aiden Longworth. Actor Max Minghella (The Ides of March, The Social Network) penned the screenplay adaptation. Watch the The 9th Life of Louis Drax trailer now embedded after the jump.

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Alexandre Aja

Although Fifty Shades of Grey is getting all the buzz, it’s not the only movie Jamie Dornan has out this year. He’s also in Alexandre Aja‘s The 9th Life of Louis Drax, along with Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon.

As in Fifty Shades of Grey, Dornan plays a handsome hero who gets all conflicted over a beautiful woman. But that’s where the similarities stop. Dornan’s 9th Life of Louis Drax character isn’t a kinky billionaire, but a doctor who steps in after a kid falls into a coma. Get your The 9th Life of Louis Drax first look after the jump.  Read More »

Pyramid trailer

In December, Fox will release a found-footage horror film that looks basically like “Alien in a pyramid,” with a ravenous mummy standing in for the xenomorph. The film comes from producer Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) and director Gregory Levasseur (who wrote those two films of Aja’s), and follows a group of archaeologists as the venture into a newly-discovered pyramid. While just a bit peeks out over the surface of the ground, the three-sided structure appears to be massive. The team soon discovers just how big it is — as they also find that it may have been constructed to keep something within its monolithic stone walls. Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O’Hare, Christa-Marie Nicola and Amir K. star; watch The Pyramid trailer below.  Read More »

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Eight Harry Potter movies never brought Daniel Radcliffe to Comic Con, but playing the devil did the trick. Radcliffe showed up in Hall H for Alexandre Aja‘s latest film, Horns, and with him, a brand new trailer. Watch the full Horns trailer below. Read More »

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Horns Teaser Trailer Daniel Radcliffe

Here’s the first teaser for the adaptation of Joe Hill‘s novel Horns, which comes from director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Piranha 3D). Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ignatius, a guy whose girlfriend perishes under mysterious circumstances, leading most everyone to think Radcliffe is the person responsible. There’s more to it than that, and one of the story’s complications is that Ignatius grows horns, and finds that this new physical development also brings a power to compel others to admit hidden details about their lives. Juno Temple and Sabrina Carpenter also star in the film adapted by Keith Bunin; watch the Horns teaser below.

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