Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Álvarez has a new series for Apple TV+, and it’s not your typical show. Over the course of nine episodes, the new series Calls will present viewers with a series of phone calls accompanied by “minimal abstract visuals” as creepy, short-form stories unfold. This appears to be more of an old school radio drama than a TV show, and it’ll be interesting to see how viewers react. To help draw folks in, Calls has assembled a big cast that includes Aubrey Plaza, Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Judy Greer, and more. Watch (or I guess I should say listen to) the Calls trailer below.
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Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind Don’t Breathe and the remake of Evil Dead, has a new thriller in the works. He’ll tackle 16 States, a zombie pandemic thriller (timely!) which was written by the guys behind Crazy Stupid Love and Bad Santa. Lionsgate just secured the rights to the script after a bidding war. Get the details below. Read More »
There’s a new Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot in the works – and it looks like it’s found its directors. Ryan and Andy Tohill, the duo behind the 2018 British-Irish film The Dig, have just landed the gig, with Fede Alvarez set to produce. Is there really anything left to do with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre story at this point? My gut reaction is to say “no” – but I could be wrong!
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Cannibals and politicians – what could be scarier? Fede Alvarez, director of Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead remake, has two new horror projects lined-up, and both are bound to garner attention. One is a reboot of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The other is being described as “The Shining set in the White House.” And really, what more do you need?
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Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
After 2017’s disappointing prequel Leatherface, it looked like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film franchise may have closed its tool shed for the last time. But it looks like the ol’ saw has been gassed up and the door has just been kicked open once again, because a new report says we’re getting another Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel, this time in the vein of what David Gordon Green and Danny McBride did with last year’s Halloween movie. Here’s what we know about the project so far. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, director Fede Alvarez breaks down an action-packed fight scene from last weekend’s release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Plus, the second part of a video essay series focusing on Michael Bay dives deeper into the filmmaker’s auteur style, and Sarah Jessica Parker breaks down the most iconic and recognizable roles from her career. Read More »
Fede Alvarez is out hyping his new film, the Dragon Tattoo sequel The Girl in the Spider’s Web, but his fans are more curious about sequels to two of his other films: Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead remake. According to Alvarez, Don’t Breathe 2 script is in good shape – but you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up for Evil Dead 2 anytime soon.
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Even though the end of the year brings plenty of awards season titles to the table, that doesn’t mean everything else goes into hiding. There are still plenty of movies coming over the next couple months bringing chills, thrills, excitement and laughs. The release of Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, might be a little light on the latter when it hits theaters in a couple weeks. But a new clip shows it will have plenty of suspense and action. Plus, who knows, maybe there’s a chance Claire Foy could land an Oscar nomination.
Watch The Girl in the Spider’s Web clip below. Read More »
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It’s been 32 years, but the ’80s cult fantasy movie Labyrinth still has the power of voodoo over us. And just when the thought of a Labyrinth sequel had slipped our minds, director Fede Alvarez is here to remind us of the babe. The long-gestating sequel to the Jim Henson classic is finally starting to come together, Alvarez teased, confirming that a Labyrinth sequel script has been completed.
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The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Director Fede Alvarez, who captivated audiences with the suspenseful thriller Don’t Breath a couple years ago, is behind The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a sequel to David Fincher’s 2011 Dragon Tattoo remake. This time, The Crown star Claire Foy plays hacker Lisbeth Salander, and she’s earning much of the praise from critics in the first batch of reviews.
Find out what they’re saying about the film in our early buzz round-up below. Read More »