The Reckoning, the latest from The Descent director Neil Marshall, has found a home: RLJ Entertainment and horror streaming service Shudder have purchased the film for a 2021 release. The movie, which follows a woman falsely accused of being a witch, has had somewhat of a bumpy road. The project was originally set up at MoviePass Films (remember them?), and then, things got further bogged down when star and co-writer Charlotte Kirk, who is also dating Marshall, became embroiled in two Hollywood scandals.
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Rumors of the death of MoviePass have been greatly exaggerated. Sort of. While the theater subscription service has gone through an extremely rough patch in the last few months, they’re still around – and so is MoviePass Films, the folks that brought us Gotti! The latest venture from MoviePass Films is a horror flick from The Descent and Hellboy reboot director Neil Marshall. Called The Reckoning, the film is centered in England around the witch hunts and the great plague of 1665.
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The murder trial of O.J. Simpson was one of the most surreal and talked-about events of the ’90s, and one of the most heavily-reported criminal trials ever mounted in the US. A constant media frenzy surrounded the Hall of Fame football player accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson fled from police in a white Bronco driven by a friend, and went to trial in late 1994. He was acquitted of the charges months later, after a trial featuring spirited, soundbite-heavy defense from Simpson’s team, and dialogue about LAPD racism.
It’s a story so wild not even Hollywood has touched it. But the Simpson trial might soon get the big screen treatment.
British filmmaker Joshua Newton is prepping An American Mystery, a $65 million independent thriller about the Simpson case. He recently cast actress Charlotte Kirk as Nicole Brown Simpson, and reportedly has new facts that will present multiple new suspects. From there, the film will be structured in a way that leaves the truth of the matter up to the audience. They’re aiming at a 2014 release, so the film could arrive almost exactly 20 years after the horrible crime. Read More »