by Matt Goldberg Posted: January 13th, 2011Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to star in the horror-thriller Dibbuk Box for Lionsgate and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures. Lionsgate has already set the film’s release for October 28th, a Halloween weekend now absent their Saw franchise. Danish director Ole Bornedal (The Substitute) will direct a script by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White based on true events. According to Variety,
“Morgan will star as a recently divorced father whose youngest daughter becomes strangely connected to an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. As his daughter’s behavior becomes more erratic, the father senses a dark presence building until he discovers that the box was built to contain a dibbuk — a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”While many folks probably don’t know what a Dibbuk is (unless they saw A Serious Man), I suppose Dibbuk Box is a better title than Yard Sale Ghost.
by Matt Goldberg Posted: January 13th, 2011The first images from Mark Waters’ adaptation of the children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins have gone online. The film stars Jim Carrey as,
“Tom Popper, a New York real estate developer who tears down beloved landmarks (like Tavern on the Green) and erects cookie-cutter skyscrapers in their place. His one-track mind-set leaves him estranged from his family, including his wife (Carla Gugino), who has divorced him and moved on to a new relationship. And for years he has been out of contact with his “kooky” father, who leaves him with an unusual inheritance: a penguin. The bewildered Popper registers a complaint which is met with the arrival of another five birds.The film uses real penguins instead of CGI and used refrigerated sets to keep the adorable animals cool. Hit the jump to check out the images. Mr. Popper’s Penguins is due out August 12th.
Images and synopsis via USA Today.