Blumhouse is adapting their popular Purge film series to TV, bringing Purge Night to the small screen. Each episode of USA’s The Purge TV series will focus around the dangerous hours of Purge Night, when all crime is legal in near-future, dystopian America. Watch The Purge TV show trailer below.
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In this edition of Casting Bits:
- Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joins a Facebook Watch show
- Martin Freeman (Black Panther) will star in an espionage thriller
- Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) boards a new drama
- Eiza González (Baby Driver) signs on for the Kung Fury movie
- And many more!
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Against all odds, the Chucky franchise endures. Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Halloween have all been rebooted, and even before they were rebooted, their original creators usually departed after one or two films. Yet the Child’s Play franchise has maintained the same driving force for almost 30 years. Writer Don Mancini was the person who came up with Chucky, and he’s been writing the series ever since, eventually making the shift to behind the camera to direct the films as well.
Now, as Cult of Chucky, the latest film in the series, hits Blu-ray and Netflix, it’s time to do the only logical thing: it’s time to rank the Chucky movies.
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Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
The original Child’s Play in 1988 sent a whole generation of kids running away screaming from their My Buddy dolls. But the series has taken a turn for the comedic in more recent years, with 1998’s Bride of Chucky and 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Now the franchise is returning to its scary roots with the first installment in nearly a decade, Curse of Chucky.
Brad Dourif returns once again to voice the plaything from hell, who mysteriously shows up at the home of a woman named Nica (played by Dourif’s daughter Fiona Dourif). Her visiting niece quickly takes to the doll, but as the body count starts to rise Nica comes to suspect that the innocent-looking toy may have something to do with all the bloodshed. Watch the new red-band trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Karl Urban is pinning his hope on the fans to make Dredd 2 happen. Also after the jump:
- Sharknado 2 will terrorize New York City
- The Chinese government welcomes The Smurfs 2
- The Expendables 3 adds Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz
- Charlie Day says Horrible Bosses 2 might film this fall
- Mac and Farva say Super Troopers 2 will shoot this year
- Christopher Guest hints at a Spinal Tap reunion in 2014
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster takes to the sky
- See two new pics from Curse of Chucky
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Brad Dourif is a great character actor, as seen in decades of film work. Most people recognize him as Wormtongue from The Lord of the Rings or Doc Cochran from Deadwood, but if you haven’t seen his early turn in John Huston’s Wise Blood, get that Criterion release in your hands now. It’s great stuff, with Dourif capturing a petulant but particularly driven character in an unforgettably unique way.
Despite those roles there’s an audience for whom Dourif will always be Chucky first and foremost. That’s one of the weird/great things about the film business — voice a demonic doll once, and you might get to spend your life going back to the material.
Curse of Chucky is the sixth film to feature Dourif as the voice of the doll Chucky; this time his daughter Fiona Dourif is on board to play one of the family members tormented by the latest incarnation of the possessed toy. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
If ever a horror character deserved to be resurrected, it’s Chucky. The Good Guys Doll, who’s not good at all, made his debut in 1988 and was last seen in 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Since then a remake has been languishing in development hell, and a video game was rumored to be in the works. But now, finally, Chucky fans can rejoice.
Curse of Chucky, the previously announced sixth installment in the Child’s Play franchise, began filming in Canada Wednesday, aimed at a direct-to-DVD release. Brad Dourif (The Two Towers, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) returns as the voice of Chucky. The doll will stalk a character played by Dourif’s own daugther, Fiona Dourif, who will soon be seen in The Master. Read the plot description and see a behind the scenes image after the jump. Read More »
After all that nonsense calling Paul Thomas Anderson‘s new film the “Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Religious Film” it seems he’s gone back to his original title, The Master. Good choice. The film focuses on a man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who returns from World War II and begins his own belief system. Anderson has also added Josh Close (Diary of the Dead, The Pacific) and Fiona Dourif (The Messenger, True Blood) to the cast. Read More »