Nice to see that the Blood List is working. Fox Searchlight has picked up Zak Olkewicz’s Elimination, a horror pitch to be produced by Shawn Levy through his 21 Laps banner. This marks the second studio sale this year for Olkewicz, who made a Dimension deal last spring on Ink And Bone, a script which topped the 2013 Blood List which ranks genre scripts. This pitch is described as a high concept horror film involving a cerebral game of cat and mouse. They are keeping the logline under wraps as high concepts are easy to rip off. DanTram Nguyen will oversee for Searchlight and Dan Cohen for 21 Laps, the label which produced The Spectacular Now and Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Bad Day at Disney. Levy as director wrapped This Is Where I Leave You for Warner Bros, and he is prepping (gulp!) Night at the Museum 3 at Fox.
For those of you interested, in a similar vein the The Black List, The Blood List was created in 2009 to bring attention to unproduced horror screenplays in Hollywood. A calendar year for a script to be considered for the list is from October 31st to October 31st, and the list comes out every Halloween. Voting is done by over 100 executives. The top 13 horror scripts of the year make the cut.
November 30, 2013 | Categories: NEWS: Horror | Tags: Aliens, Art, Blood List, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Fox Searchlight, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Independent, List, Possession, Post Apocalyptic, Serial Killer, Shawn Levy, Slasher, Stephen King, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence, Zak Olkewicz, Zombies | Leave a comment
November 29, 2013 | Categories: Posters | Tags: Actors, Art, Body Horror, Brundlefly, Classic, Controversial, Cult, David Cronenberg, Disturbing, Fan Art, Fan Poster Art, Franchise, Gore, Horror, Horror Movie Poster Art, Images, Independent, Legend, Mondo, Poster Art, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Suspense, The Fly, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist, and a cultural icon.
Lee was born in San Francisco to parents of Hong Kong heritage but was raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. It was in Hong Kong where the largest influence on Lee’s martial arts development was his study of Wing Chun. Lee began training in Wing Chun at the age of 13 under the Wing Chun teacher Yip Man in 1954, after losing a fight with rival gang members. Yip’s regular classes generally consisted of the forms practice, chi sao (sticking hands) drills, wooden dummy techniques, and free-sparring. There was no set pattern to the classes. Yip tried to keep his students from fighting in the street gangs of Hong Kong by encouraging them to fight in organized competitions.
After a year into his Wing Chun training, most of Yip Man’s other students refused to train with Lee after they learnt of his ancestry (his mother was half Chinese and half Caucasian) as the Chinese generally were against teaching their martial arts techniques to non-Asians. Lee’s sparring partner, Hawkins Cheung states, “Probably fewer than six people in the whole Wing Chun clan were personally taught, or even partly taught, by Yip Man”. However, Lee showed a keen interest in Wing Chun, and continued to train privately with Yip Man and Wong Shun Leung in 1955.
Lee emigrated to the United States at the age of 18 to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time that he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles.
His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei’s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers’ Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse. Extended articles on each of these movies will appear here at a later date.
Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he initially trained in Wing Chun, he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favouring instead to use techniques from various sources in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist).
On 10 May 1973, Lee collapsed in Golden Harvest studios while doing dubbing work for the movie Enter the Dragon. Suffering from seizures and headaches, he was immediately rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnosed cerebral edema. They were able to reduce the swelling.
On 20 July 1973, Lee was in Hong Kong, to have dinner with George Lazenby, with whom he intended to make a film. According to Lee’s wife Linda, Lee met producer Raymond Chow at 2 pm at home to discuss the film Game of Death. Lee later complained of a headache, and actress Betty Lee Ting gave him an analgesic (painkiller), he went for a nap and never woke up. He died later that day in Kowloon Tong, he was only 32.
November 28, 2013 | Categories: Biography, Biography: ACTORS | Tags: Actors, Art, Biography, Bruce Lee, Chinese, Chuck Norris, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Dragon, Enter the Dragon, Fighting, Fist of Fury, Foreign, Franchise, Hong Kong, Icons, Images, Jeet Kune Do, Lee Jun-fan, Legend, Martial Arts, Suspense, The Big Boss, Thriller, Violence, Way of the Dragon, Wing Chun, Yip Man | Leave a comment
It’s the eve of a zombie outbreak, and Peter Parker finds himself protecting a mysterious bag along with his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Will they survive?
Check out this fan film directed, Shot & Edited by Brian Rosenthal.
November 27, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: Amanda Mitchell, ASH WILLIAMS, Benjamin "Panjo" Sweet, Brian Rosenthal., Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Dan Rollo, David VonHippchen, Eli David, Gwen Stacy, Horror, Icons, Independent, Joshua Borcyk, Kolin Roberts, Meaghan Lehrer, Michael Colon, Peter parker, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Trevor Talbot, Video Clips, Violence, ZOMBIE HULK, ZOMBIE IRON MAN, zombie outbreak, ZOMBIE SPIDERMAN, ZOMBIE WOLVERINE, Zombies | Leave a comment
Millenium Films has hired Mark Tonderai to direct a modern-day retelling of the George Romero-directed cult zombie film Day of the Dead. Tonderai, best known for House At The End Of The Street, wrote the script with Lars Jacobson. In this new version, years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of Earth’s population, a group of scientists and survivors attempt to find a cure, and instead open Pandora’s box. Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman are producers. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and Terry Dougas are executive producers. Beth Bruckner is co-producer.
Millennium and Campbell Grobman Films are targeting a summer 2014 production. Romero directed the original film back in 1985, and Millennium first remade it in 2008 with Steve Miner directing Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon.
The film was the third one in Romero’s zombie series and interest in the flesh eaters shows little sign of abating, with a World War Z sequel in the offing and AMC’s The Walking Dead still killing in the cable ratings.
November 26, 2013 | Categories: NEWS: Horror, Zombies | Tags: Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Campbell Grobman Films, Christa Campbell, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, George A. Romero, Horror, House At The End Of The Street, Icons, Independent, Lati Grobman, Mark Tonderai, Post Apocalyptic, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Steve Miner, Suspense, Terry Dougas, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Trevor Short, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
Check out these zombie themed posters by artist Matt Busch from a new collection called Hollywood Is Dead. Busch actually recreates each poster by hand, and then adds in the zombie effects. For the past several years, he has been displaying his handiwork on the Hollywood is Dead website, and now the Hollywood zombies are looking to shamble their way onto your coffee table!
You can check out more of his images and purchase the book HERE
November 25, 2013 | Categories: Promotional, Zombies | Tags: Art, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Franchise, Gore, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Legend, Matt Busch, Scream Queens, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Vampires, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
Valentine’s Day it’s not, but great love stories are always in season. And Rest, a story about a fallen WWI soldier unearths himself 90 years later and begins a long journey home that takes him across the continents, is one of the most unconventional you’ll find.
Click on the link HERE to view the film.
November 24, 2013 | Categories: Short Films | Tags: Actors, Art, Controversial, Cult, Disturbing, Festival, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Independent, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment