Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
What do Maleficent 2 and Justice League Dark have in common beyond an interest in the fantastical and supernatural? Well, they both just reminded us of their very existence because their respective studios have hired new writers to tackle their screenplays. Someday, these movies could exist. Maybe!
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It’s not the biggest surprise that the New Zealand horror/thriller Housebound would be targeted for a remake. The movie is a lot of fun, with some excellent thrills, a couple of great scares, a very memorable lead character, played by Morgana O’Reilly, and some excellent supporting roles. O’Reilly plays a troubled young woman who is placed under house arrest, and while stuck in her mother’s home experiences unsettling things happening within the house. (See the original movie, is what I’m saying.)
But the film didn’t get the distribution it deserved, even with Peter Jackson’s name attached as an endorsement. Now Jackson has helped bring the film to the attention of New Line, which has picked up the Housebound remake rights. Read More »
Somehow we’ve missed posting the trailer for Housebound, and that’s a huge oversight. The New Zealand film stormed SXSW when it debuted there this past March, and is open in NZ now. The film also hits Fantastic Fest in the next couple weeks, and opens in the US in October. It’s easy to see why people at tests have loved the film, as this trailer makes Housebound out to be a hell of a ride. The film follows a young woman (Morgana O’Reilly) who returns home on house arrest, only to discover that more than just her family might be living in the house. Read More »