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Relive Jigsaw's Killer Legacy in New Saw Recap Video

16 October 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been a long time coming, but Saw 8 is just around the corner. Despite the fact that Saw: The Final Chapter promised an end to the twisted murder games, Lionsgate couldn't resist giving us another installment of the legendary horror franchise this Halloween season. In order to scare up some excitement, the studio has released a brand new featurette for Jigsaw, which recaps the entire Saw franchise one gruesome kill at a time.

The featurette, titled The Philosophy of Jigsaw, reviews the reason that Tobin Bell's serial killer does what he does. As John Kramer reminds us in this video, "Those who don't appreciate life don't deserve it." The video opens up with a quick reminder of this exact philosophy, but then it transitions into a rapid-fire recap of some of the most iconic traps and kills, in order, from the entire franchise, leading up to some of the »

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Paramount Players Buys Horror Film ‘Eli,’ Sets 2019 Release Date

16 October 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Newly minted Paramount Players has acquired psychological horror movie “Eli,” its first film to go in to production, and set a Jan. 4, 2019 release date.

Sinister 2” director Ciaran Foy is attached to helm. Trevor Macy will produce via his Intrepid Pictures banner.

Foy will direct the David Chirchirillo screenplay, which was on the 2015 Black List script, which Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing revised. John Zaozirny will also produce through Bellevue ProductionsMatt Alvarez will executive produce, and Melinda Nishioka will co-produce for Intrepid.

The story centers on a young boy undergoing treatment for a rare disease at a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison with no way out.

Foy has a number of projects in the works with Blumhouse productions, including “The Shee,” which he will write and direct. Foy’s debut feature was “Citadel,” which premiered at SXSW in 2012 and won the festival’s Midnighters Audience Award.

Intrepid is currently in production on “The Haunting »

- Dave McNary

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Annabelle: Creation Soars Past $300 Million Worldwide

15 October 2017 5:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Conjuring universe continues to go from strength to strength.

With New Line and Warner’s creepy franchise beginning to take hold, Deadline brings word that its latest instalment, a nerve-shredding prequel by the name of Annabelle: Creation, has now surpassed $300 million at the worldwide box office (off a budget of $15 million, no less).

To be exact, it’s now sitting pretty at $301.5 million, this coming shortly after it became the highest grossing horror film of 2017 – well, until It came along, that is. Not only that, but to put things into perspective, the first movie earned $256.8 million back when it released in 2014 and now, the Conjuring franchise has reached $1.2 billion globally. Not bad, eh?

Directed by David Sandberg of Lights Out fame, Creation launched as a prequel in August and is still playing in select theaters across the States. That means New Line’s spinoff will likely collect a bit »

- Matt Joseph

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Jason Momoa says Aquaman is “not even really Aquaman yet” in Justice League

15 October 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the release of Justice League fast approaching, we’re starting to hear more and more from the cast of the DC blockbuster. Yesterday we brought you some comments from Ben Affleck with regards to Joss Whedon’s involvement in the film, and now Jason Momoa has been chatting to SFX Magazine about his role as Aquaman – although he stresses that Arthur Curry won’t be the Aquaman many fans will be expecting to see when we first meet him in the team-up movie.

Aquaman, he’s not even really Aquaman yet,” he reveals. “He’s not the King of the Seven Seas. We don’t really get there until my solo movie, at the end. Really, it’s a huge growth for me. It’s a gigantic arc for Arthur Curry. It may be tough for a lot of fans to watch what they’re gonna see, how I portray him. »

- Gary Collinson

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Benson & Moorhead’s ‘The Endless’ Is An Ambitious, Original Horror Pic [BFI London Film Fest Review]

14 October 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been an incredibly exciting half-decade or so in terms of the emergence of new horror directors. It seems barely a month or two goes by without some immensely talented filmmaker emerging from the genre and making a name for themselves. Some, like James Wan, Adam Wingard or David Sandberg, graduate to blockbuster fare. Others, like Jordan Peele or Jennifer Kent, win immense critical acclaim, and others still, like Mike Flanagan, continue to stick to the genre, winning more and more fans with each film.

Continue reading Benson & Moorhead’s ‘The Endless’ Is An Ambitious, Original Horror Pic [BFI London Film Fest Review] at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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The 15 Best Horror Directors of the 21st Century

13 October 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“It” may be a box office smash, but it’s hardly the only horror movie worth talking about these days. Just 17 years in, and the 21st century has already played home to a remarkable number of truly chilling and inventive horror offerings, from a resurgence in J-horror remakes to a continued affection for the classic series of yesteryear, to the massive dominance of the “Conjuring” movie universe and even a “Saw” franchise so dominant that it’s already cycled back into resurrection territory, and that’s just the mainstream stuff.

Aided by a new crop of filmmakers beholden to both their own obsessions and formative years steeped in the classics, the past two decades are shaping up to be some of the very best for the genre, with still more terror being turned out at a frightening clip. From visionaries like Guillermo del Toro and Gore Verbinksi, who can happily »

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Aquaman Artwork Offers A Fleeting Glimpse At Atlanna And The Ocean Master

13 October 2017 6:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

New Mutants isn’t the only 2018 blockbuster to be tinged with horror; as Hollywood veteran Willem Dafoe noted late last week, Warner’s hotly-anticipated Aquaman is also steeped in the genre of shrill music and jump-scares, which isn’t all that surprising given it’s coming by way of The Conjuring mastermind, James Wan.

Placing Jason Momoa’s King of the Seven front and center, the Aquaman standalone pic has naturally taken a backseat to Justice League, which will find Momoa’s Atlantean rubbing shoulders with Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and The Flash late next month. There’s also the resurrection of Superman to consider, though we imagine Zack Snyder’s DC blockbuster will spend time establishing the titular team before drafting Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel into the fight.

And similar to how Batman V Superman introduced Gal Gadot’s Amazonian before the arrival of Wonder Woman, Snyder »

- Michael Briers

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New ‘Justice League’ Teasers Highlight Aquaman & Bring the Team Together

12 October 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Get ready for loads of Justice League teasers. With the latest Dceu pic landing in theaters next month, the marketing campaign is in full swing and today brings two new promo videos; a brief teaser that brings the team together and another of At&T's first look exclusives, and this one serves up a crash course on Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. I imagine we'll see more of these character featurettes in the coming weeks, but I'm not surprised to see the studio giving Aquaman a big push considering his James Wan-directed solo … »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Playback: Willem Dafoe on ‘The Florida Project’ and a Return to Superhero Movies in ‘Aquaman’

12 October 2017 10:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Willem Dafoe is making waves for his performance in Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” the critically-acclaimed story of a community of extended-stay motel guests in Central Florida. He plays the kind-hearted property manager Bobby in the film, and it’s a touching, tender portrayal that could net him his third Oscar nomination to date (after supporting bids for “Platoon” and “Shadow of the Vampire”).

In the film, Dafoe finds himself the central node, the recognizable face in a sea of non- and new actors. It was a varied ensemble experience featuring precocious children and even performers cast off Instagram.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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“Even in an industry movie, a studio film, sometimes you’re working with people from very »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Sean Patrick Thomas & Patricia Velasquez Join Producer James Wan’s The Children

11 October 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On Monday, we let you guys know that actress Linda Cardellini is to take on a horde of younglings in the James Wan-produced horror flick, The Children. And today we have news of two more names joining the cast of adults. Deadline… Continue Reading →

The post Sean Patrick Thomas & Patricia Velasquez Join Producer James Wan’s The Children appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Mike Sprague

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‘Barbershop’s’ Sean Patrick Thomas Joins James Wan’s Horror Film ‘The Children’

11 October 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barbershop” actor Sean Patrick Thomas will co-star with Linda Cardellini in New Line’s upcoming horror film “The Children.”

Michael Chaves is directing from a script by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. James Wan will produce through his Atomic Monster production banner, along with Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone. Michael Clear is exec producing.

The story follows a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy.

New Line has been on a horror win streak with its most recent film, the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” breaking numerous box office records worldwide. The movie is the highest grossing horror film of all time with more than $600 million at the worldwide box office and major international markets yet to open. “Annabelle: Creation,” an August release that is a part of Wan’s “Conjuring” universe, has earned $298 million-plus worldwide.

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Patricia Velasquez & Sean Patrick Thomas Join New Line’s Horror Film ‘The Children’

11 October 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Patricia Velasquez and Sean Patrick Thomas have signed on to the ensemble cast of New Line Cinema’s horror film The Children, joining Linda Cardellini. Genre staple James Wan, who is directing the upcoming Jason Momoa starrer Aquaman, will produce The Children via his Atomic Monster production company alongside Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone. Michael Chaves is directing the pic, which follows a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious… »

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Linda Cardellini to star in James Wan-produced horror The Children

10 October 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Linda Cardellini is set to star in The Children, a new horror film from New Line Cinema, which is being produced by James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring).

The Children will see Cardellini as a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. Michael Chaves (Chase Champion) is set to make his feature directorial debut on the project, which has been scripted by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.

Cardellini recently starred in Netflix’s acclaimed series Bloodline, and will next be seen in the Will Ferrell / Mark Wahlberg comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2. There has also been rumours/speculation that we’ll see her back as Hawkeye’s wife Laura Barton in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. »

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James Wan's The Children Brings in Bloodline Star Linda Cardellini

10 October 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If there's a modern king of horror, his name is James Wan. The man responsible for The Conjuring and Saw is currently directing Aquaman, but he's got his plate full of other, horror-related projects he's producing as well. One of his next movies is a horror/thriller titled The Children, which has just locked down Linda Cardellini (Daddy's Home) for the lead role. Not much has been revealed about the movie, but with James Wan and an intriguing star leading the cast, this is already shaping up to be one you're going to want to keep on your radar.

It appears that, for now, New Line Cinema is keeping the details on The Children mostly under wraps. According to Variety, who broke the news of Linda Cardellini's casting, the movie "follows a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. »

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Linda Cardellini to Take on The Children in James Wan-Produced Feature

9 October 2017 2:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

James Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions has announced the star of their next project The Children in the form of Linda Cardellini (Grandma’s Boy, Scooby-Doo), per Variety. Wan will be producing for Atomic Monsters and Gary Dauberman & Emile Gladstone will… Continue Reading →

The post Linda Cardellini to Take on The Children in James Wan-Produced Feature appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Linda Cardellini to Lead James Wan Horror Flick The Children

9 October 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Cardellini will play a social worker investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children

The post Linda Cardellini to Lead James Wan Horror Flick The Children appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

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Linda Cardellini to Star in James Wan Horror-Thriller ‘The Children’ (Exclusive)

9 October 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Linda Cardellini has been cast as the lead in New Line’s upcoming horror film “The Children” sources tell Variety.

Michael Chaves is directing. James Wan will produce through his Atomic Monster production banner along with Gary Dauberman and Emile Gladstone. Michael Clear is exec producing.

The story follows a social worker who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children, discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy.

Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis penned the script.

New Line has been on a horror win streak with their most current film, the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s “It,” breaking numerous box office records worldwide. It is the highest grossing horror film of all time with over $600 million at the worldwide box office, and major international markets yet to open. “Annabelle: Creation,” an August release that is a part of James Wan’s “Conjuring” universe, has earned over $298 million worldwide.

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Hobbit Actor Teases Secret Aquaman Role

8 October 2017 9:34 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Aquaman has secretly added another cast member with The Hobbit's Graham McTavish confirming he has a secret role in James Wan's film. »

- Cooper Hood

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Outlander’s Graham McTavish cast in Warner Bros.’ Aquaman

8 October 2017 6:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As production on Warner Bros.’ Aqauman continues Down Under, The Hobbit and Outlander star Graham McTavish has taken to Twitter to announce his casting in the DC solo blockbuster, although his role is being kept tightly under wraps for the time being.

See Also: James Wan talks Aquaman stigma, casting Dolph Lundgren and the film’s technical challenges

Delighted to be able to announce my involvement in #Aquaman. Character has to be secret….for now. It's going to be awesome! @wbpictures

Graham McTavish (@grahammctavish) October 8, 2017

Aquaman is being directed by James Wan (The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Universal Announces Fast & Furious Spinoff Movie For 2019

5 October 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not unlike James Wan before him, Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray faced a monumental task upon taking the reins on The Fate of the Furious.

The sequel formerly known as Fast 8 shouldered a particular weight of expectation prior to release because of Paul Walker’s tragic, untimely death – even if Universal considered incorporating a CG Brian O’Connor a la Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – and it’s a testimony to Gray and his crew that The Fate of the Furious managed to carve out a new chapter in Universal’s petrolhead franchise, all the while scooping up roughly $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.

It’s the beginning of an all-new and seemingly final trilogy of Fast and Furious movies at the studio, but beyond that, there are also plans to extend the franchise in exciting directions via spinoffs of the main series. »

- Matt Joseph

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