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More Evil Dead Is Coming Only Without Ash Says Bruce Campbell

More Evil Dead Is Coming Only Without Ash Says Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell still isn't going to suit back up as Ash Williams, but the Evil Dead franchise is going to continue, in some form or another. Campbell has played the iconic Deadite slayer ever since Sam Raimi's original horror classic was released in 1981. However, once the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead was canceled after three seasons, the actor announced his retirement as Ash. Though, he's remained positive about the prospect of more stories to be told in that universe and now, he's offered some reassurance on that front.

During a recent interview, Bruce Campbell cleared up some confusion. Recently, the actor posted an illustrated image of himself bloodied up like Ash Williams. Some took that as a sign more Evil Dead was on the way. That's partially true. The image, as it turns out, is from the paperback version of his book, Hail to the Chin, which hits stores in September.
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Bruce Campbell Says The Evil Dead Saga Will Continue With New Stories

Even though Bruce Campbell announced that he was retiring from the Evil Dead franchise after Starz cancelled Ash Vs. Evil Dead, it doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing more Evil Dead in the future.

During a recent interview with Inquisitr, the actor confirmed that fans are going to see more Evil Dead stories told. When asked about the future of Ash, Campbell said:

"They’re going to see different versions, they’re going to be seeing more Evil Dead, too. We’re not done with the Evil Dead saga, more stories to tell."

Now, Campbell most likely won’t be starring in any of these upcoming projects, but he’ll certainly be attached as a producer. Also, these new stories will be separate from the Evil Dead video games that Campbell will be providing his voice for.

As for whether or not director Fede Alvarez will return to
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Lionsgate enlists Fede Alvarez to assist Doug Liman with Chaos Walking reshoots

THR is reporting that Lionsgate has enlisted Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe and The Girl in the Spider’s Web director Fede Alvarez to assist Doug Liman on reshoots on the troubled sci-fi movie Chaos Walking.

Last week it was announced that “additional photography” was underway on Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley-headlined adaptation of Patrick Ness’ Ya novel at a cost in excess of $15 million, after studio executives deemed Liman’s original cut “unreleasable”.

The THR article states that Liman remains in control of the project and is directing the reshoots. However, Alvarez has reportedly provided Liman with extensive notes and the two worked together to plot new material. His role is said to be that of an on-set “consultant” for the duration of the three week shoot.

Chaos Walking sees Tom Holland as Tom Hewitt, who lives on the distant planet of New World—a new hope for
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Fede Alvarez Working With Doug Liman on 'Chaos Walking' Reshoots (Exclusive)

Fede Alvarez Working With Doug Liman on 'Chaos Walking' Reshoots (Exclusive)
Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind thrillers Don’t Breathe and The Girl in the Spider’s Web, is working on the reshoots of Chaos Walking, Lionsgate’s high-profile sci-fi movie starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

Doug Liman, the original director, remains on board and is directing the new shoot, described as “additional photography” and currently underway in Atlanta. Lionsgate is spending upwards of $15 million on this new round of shooting, according to sources, which is lasting around three weeks.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote in April 2018 about Lionsgate’s decision to undertake the reshoots for its adaptation of the Patrick Ness ...
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Screen Gems Horror Lab Launches to Focus on Original Horror Content

Sony Pictures' genre label is forging a partnership with Ground Control to open the Screen Gems' Horror Lab, an initiative that will focus on the development and production of horror genre proof-of-concepts. The program will collaborate with up-and-coming filmmakers to produce horror shorts with the primary goal of developing this new, original content into feature films. Scott Glassgold's Ground Control will serve as producer on the proof-of-concepts and prospective feature adaptations. Scott Strauss and Michael Bitar will oversee for the studio.

"We envision the Horror Lab as another step in the evolution of our label as a leading genre supplier," said Screen Gems' Steve Bersch. "We pride ourselves on supporting next generation creatives and see this as another way to bring exciting new talent and ideas to global audiences."

Ground Control has had considerable prior success in setting up shorts to film adaptations and has already begun the
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Alfonso Cuarón, Kenya Barris, Tina Fey and 750 More Sign Letter Backing WGA in Battle Against Agencies

  • The Wrap
Alfonso Cuarón, Kenya Barris, Tina Fey and 750 More Sign Letter Backing WGA in Battle Against Agencies
More than 750 screenwriters and showrunners, including Alfonso Cuarón, Kenya Barris, Tina Fey and Adam McKay, have signed a letter supporting the Writers Guild of America in its battle against and the Association of Talent Agents over packaging fees and conflicts of interest.

“We are voting Yes to support Guild implementation of an Agency Code of Conduct after the current Amba expires on April 6th, if there is no negotiated settlement,” read the letter. “We agree a new agency agreement should 1) Confront practices that constitute a conflict of interest: agency packaging fees and agencies functioning as producers and 2) Require the agencies to work with the Guild to protect writers’ interests by providing writer contracts, invoices and other information.”

Fede Alvarez, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Berg, Greg Berlanti, Kay Cannon, Peter Farrelly, Simon Kinberg, Mindy Kaling, Barry Jenkins, Patton Oswalt, Amy Poehler, Issa Rae and Colin Trevorrow, among many more, signed the letter as well.
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Almost 800 Writers Sign Statement Vowing To Fire Agents If WGA Gives Order

  • Deadline
Some 778 showrunners and screenwriters have signed a statement saying that they will fire their agents if the WGA fails to reach an agreement with the Association of Talent Agents for a new franchise agreement. Signers include a slew of A-listers, including Greg Berlanti, Alfonso Cuaron, James L. Brooks, Aaron Sorkin, Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, Seth MacFarlane, Mike Schur, Tina Fey, Joss Whedon, Kenya Barris, Peter Farrelly, Oliver Stone, John Wells, Matthew Weiner, Noah Hawley, Vince Gilligan, John Singleton, David Chase, Barry Jenkins, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Colin Trevorrow, Eric Roth, David Shore, David Simon, Shawn Ryan, Lena Waithe, Paul Haggis, Mindy Kaling, Drew Goddard, Jenji Kohan, Carlton Cuse, Howard Gordon, Kurt Sutter, Krista Vernoff, Mara Brock Akil, Danny Strong, Rob McElhenney, Jason Katims, Terence Winter, Peter Lenkov, Michelle and Robert King, Al Jean, Robert Towne, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Kevin Williamson, Darren Star, Rashida Jones, Pamela Adlon, WGA West president David A. Goodman
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Jennifer Connelly Didn't Know Labyrinth 2 Was Even Happening Until Last Week

Jennifer Connelly Didn't Know Labyrinth 2 Was Even Happening Until Last Week
Jennifer Connelly didn't even know that Labyrinth 2 was happening. The actress recently sat down for an interview to promote Alita: Battle Angel when she was asked about the long-awaited sequel. When asked if she was interested in returning, Connelly looked pretty surprised and said, "I didn't even know that, to be honest."

So, it doesn't look like Jennifer Connelly will be back as her Sarah character from the iconic Labyrinth unless something pretty big happens in the near future.

It has been reported that the script for Labyrinth 2 is complete, but director Fede Alvarez recently clarified and revealed that a draft of the script is complete, which means that there will more than likely need to be some rewrites before the production process begins. With that being said, Alvarez states that he never believes that a script is truly finished and went on to say that the first draft that they have is "amazing.
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January 2019 VOD & Digital Releases Include Suspiria (2018), Rust Creek, and The Standoff At Sparrow Creek

  • DailyDead
Happy (almost) 2019, readers! With the new year quickly approaching, it’s time to check out a brand new batch of digital and VOD releases coming our way over the course of the month of January. Uncork’d Entertainment is wasting no time with both The Demonologist and Lifechanger hitting various platforms on January 1st, and then just a few days later both Rust Creek and American Hangman are making their digital debuts on the 4th.

January 8th is the day that both Terror Tales and Loophole come home, and just a week later, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria heads to digital along with Dry Blood and Doom Room. The Standoff at Sparrow Creek invades various platforms on January 18th, and the month’s digital genre-related releases are rounded out on the 22nd with I Am Not A Witch, West of Sunshine and The Girl in the Spider’s Web from Fede Alvarez.
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Film News Roundup: Andy Garcia’s Spy Thriller ‘Against the Clock’ Bought by Gravitas

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Andy Garcia’s Spy Thriller ‘Against the Clock’ Bought by Gravitas
In today’s film news roundup, Andy Garcia’s spy thriller is sold, “Battlestar Galactica” gets a screenwriter, and Brooklyn Decker gets an award.

Acquisition

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to spy thriller “Against the Clock,” starring Andy Garcia, Dianna Agron (“Glee”), and Justin Bartha, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film, formerly titled “Headlock,” is written and directed by Mark Polish and produced by Benaroya Pictures. “Against the Clock” will be available in theaters and on demand Jan. 11, 2019.

Polish plays a CIA agent who is seriously injured during a mission, and Agron portrays his wife, a former CIA operative who becomes determined to find out what happened — a truth the CIA director, played by Garcia, wants concealed at all costs.

“Mark has fused a mind-bending premise with stylish visuals and a strong female protagonist, delivering an experience that is both ahead of its time and of the moment,
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Battlestar Galactica Movie Brings in Labyrinth 2 Writer

Battlestar Galactica Movie Brings in Labyrinth 2 Writer
The Battlestar Galactica movie has found itself a new writer. Universal Pictures has been developing a new big screen adaptation of the classic sci-fi series for several years now. As is often the case with projects such as these, it takes a while to crack the right story and for the stars to align. Now, the studio has brought in writer Jay Basu to help get the screenplay where it needs to be in order to make this movie a reality.

According to a new report, Universal has hired Jay Basu to rewrite the screenplay for Battlestar Galactica, working from a previous draft penned by Lisa Joy, of Westworld fame. Basu most recently worked on Sony's reboot of the Dragon Tattoo franchise, The Girl in the Spider's Web. He's also working alongside Fede Alvarez on Labyrinth 2. Some of his other credits include the upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot and Monsters: Dark Continent,
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Girl in the Spider's Web scribe to pen Battlestar Galactica feature

  • JoBlo
Word has traveled across the stars and into our eager ears that Jay Basu, the writer behind Fede Alvarez's 2018 adaptation of author David Lagercrantz's The Girl In The Spider's Web, has been tasked to pen a re-write of the screenplay for Universal's Battlestar Galactica movie. As the story goes, Basu will be re-tooling the project's previous draft written by…
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Red Band Trailer for Braid Offers No Escape from Terrifying Game of Make Believe

In Braid, the “robbers in peril” tropes established by Fede Alvarez in Don’t Breathe are completely upended in a horrifying tale of sex, drugs, and make-believe. A plan to swindle riches from an “easy target” turns out to be a one-way ticket to terror. Check out the violent trailer at the top of the article! […] The post Red Band Trailer for Braid Offers No Escape from Terrifying Game of Make Believe appeared first on Dread Central.
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‘Girl In The Spider’s Web’s Sverrir Gudnason Inks With ICM Partners

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‘Girl In The Spider’s Web’s Sverrir Gudnason Inks With ICM Partners
Exclusive: Sverrir Gudnason, who broke out playing Björn Borg opposite Shia LeBeouf in Borg Vs. McEnroe last year and co-starred alongside Claire Foy in Sony’s The Girl In the Spider’s Web this fall, has signed with ICM Partners.

The news comes as the Sweden-born actor is attached to star in Falling, which will serve as the writing and directing debut of Viggo Mortensen. Gudnason will next star opposite Welcome to Sweden’s Josephine Bornebusch in Love Me (Älska Mig), a six-part comedy-drama series for Nordic Entertainment Group that will bow in fall 2019.

Gudnason played journalist Mikael Blomkvist to Foy’s Lisbeth Salandar in Spider’s Web, a reset of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium franchise directed by Fede Alvarez.

He continues to be repped by Tavistock Wood and Agent Firman.
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Millennium Road: Looking Back on the Original ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Movie

With the latest in the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson Millennium series now officially loosed upon the moviegoing public, there are now a total of 5 movies for audiences to choose from: the original Swedish trilogy, the Hollywood non-starter from Se7en (1995) director David Fincher and now horror emigre Fede Alvarez’s Bond-adjacent thriller. And while I unreservedly love the books from which these films have been adapted, and (mostly) love the adaptations themselves, it’s interesting how none of the films so much as begins to approach being a perfect adaptation of their source material. That’s not to say that these

Millennium Road: Looking Back on the Original ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Movie
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Ventana Sur’s Blood Window 2018: Gore is More

  • Variety
Ventana Sur’s Blood Window 2018: Gore is More
Ventana Sur’s Blood Window stands out as one of Latin America’s most important events for the promotion and advancement of genre filmmaking.

According to Blood Window coordinator Javier Fernández, genre filmmaking has become a Helms Deep-type bastion for independent filmmakers looking to create cinema on their own terms and with limited budgets.

“Genre is, in Latin America, where independent filmmaking is still happening,” said Fernandez. “Many independent filmmakers are turning to the fantastic to find a place in the market. Overall production for genre films has stayed steady, but more independent directors are turning to genre to save that independent nature of production.”

More than that though, it has provided a launchpad for a number of filmmakers looking to work internationally. Latin American genre provided the roots of filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro (“Cronos”), “Don’t Breath” director Fede Alvarez and “It” director Andy Muschietti, recently linked to
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UK box office: 'Robin Hood' opens fourth, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' stays top

UK box office: 'Robin Hood' opens fourth, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' stays top
Palme d'Or winner 'Shoplifters' achieves an impressive site average.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.28.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Nov 23-25) Total gross to date Week 1 Fantastic Beasts 2 (Warner Bros) £5.6m £22.0m 2 2 The Grinch (Universal) £3.3m £14,1m 3 3 Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) £2.2m £39.0m 5 4 Robin Hood (Lionsgate UK) £1.0m £1.3m 1 5. Nativity Rocks! (eOne) £811,010 £831,519 1 Warner Bros

It fell by 54% compared to last weekend but Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald easily held on to the top spot at the UK box office this weekend (Nov 23-25) with a three-day gross of £5.6m and a total cume to date of £22m.
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Fede Alvarez’s Don’T Breathe-Themed Thanksgiving Tweet Makes Us Glad We Didn’t Eat at His House!

There are certain horror movies that contain a single scene that out-does the rest in terms of shock and/or depravity; when discussing such examples, people need only say “That Scene” to get nods of immediate recognition. Examples include A Serbian Film, Hereditary, Antichrist. Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez and released in 2016, is another […]

The post Fede Alvarez’s Don’T Breathe-Themed Thanksgiving Tweet Makes Us Glad We Didn’t Eat at His House! appeared first on Dread Central.
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Director Fede Alvarez Explains That The Evil Dead Remake Is Set in the Same Universe as the Original Films

Even though the 2013 Evil Dead film featured callbacks to the original Sam Raimi films, a lot of fans still consider it a remake of the 1981 movie. After all, the movie didn’t really offer any direct connection to any of the original films in the story. The biggest connection was the post-credits scene that involved the return of Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams,

But after all these years, the director of the film, Fede Alvarez, has confirmed that the movie is actually set in the same universe and serves more as a sequel than a remake. When asked how the film fit into the continuity of the original films, Alvarez said:

It continues the first one. The coincidences on events between the first film and mine are not coincidences, but more like dark fate created by the evil book. (Ash car is still there rusting away) https://t.co/Y
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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Review: Dir. Fede Alvarez (2018)

The Girl In The Spider’s Web review: Hacker and vigilante Lisbeth Salander returns in this soft reboot, passing the dragon tattoo to The Crown’s Claire Foy and Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez.

Sony Pictures Releasing

The character of Lisbeth Salander, originated in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy of books, has been portrayed by three different actresses in the past nine years. First there was Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish adaptation, then Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s superior remake of the first book and now we have Claire Foy. The character has been a difficult one for people to connect with, with Fincher’s remake in particular not quite hitting the levels of success its expensive pay tag demanded.

The changing hand of actors and directing talent makes it easy to compare this franchise to the evolution of the James Bond franchise, and it seems like
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