Posted: March 7th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Back in November, we learned that Lionsgate was pre-selling rights to a 3D "Silent Hill" sequel, which will be directed by Michael J Bassett (Solomon Kane).
Now comes word that the new film, called "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," has started shooting today in Toronto, and stars Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones"). We also have the first photo of Clemens. Check it out below.
"We are all excited to have the 'Silent Hill' team reunited in Toronto," said producer Samuel Hadida. "With Michael at the helm, we will be building on the first film and taking 'Silent Hill' into new territory with an exciting storyline and visuals that should grab both new audiences and fans of the 'Silent Hill' franchise."
Plot: For years, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by terrifying nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her in Silent Hill forever.
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John Cusack To Star In Screwball Comedy Dictablandapublished: 2011-03-07 22:09:34 Author: Eric Eisenberg
John Cusack doesn't always make the greatest movies in the world, but the guy is so incredibly likable that it's even easy to sit through some of the worse ones (*cough*2012*cough*) . That in mind, when Cusack gets something great to work with - like Grosse Pointe Blank or High Fidelity - it becomes something truly special. Dictablanda sounds like it could fall into the latter category.
Variety has learned that Cusack has signed on to star in the aforementioned film (which translates from Spanish into "Soft Dictator") that is described as "a screwball comedy of errors." Directed by Alejandro Agresti and based on a script by Agresti, Cusack, Kevin Morris and Paul Hipp, the actor plays a man caught up in an international situation. Hipp, who previously starred with Cusack in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will co-star. Sold with the tagline "People don't die, they get killed" the film is set to go into production later this month in Argentina.
I truly love a well-made screwball comedy, and I must say that Cusack getting a co-writing credit instills great hope (he co-wrote both classic Cusack films that I mentioned above). Let's hope this is one to look out for come next year.
Malin Akerman And Jim Sturgess Will Go For Romance In Wildwood Innpublished: 2011-03-07 16:37:48 Author: Katey Rich
Malin Akerman and Jim Sturgess, both actors known primarily for being attractive more than their actual talent, were in two movies recently in theaters that showed off their genuine acting chops. Akerman currently stars in the fluffy comedy happythankyoumoreplease, showing off surprising depth in an ensemble cast that's mostly pretty shallow, and Sturgess starred in Peter Weir's epic The Way Back, leading with quiet force a cast that included Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan-- no easy feat. In the last few months Akerman and Sturgess have proved that they're far more talented than we might have given them credit for previously, and now the two will be starring together in a film to hopefully prove it again.
According to Bleeding Cool, the two will enjoy some unlikely romance in Wildwood Inn, which will be the directorial debut of actor Christopher McDonald (known as Shooter McGavin Happy Gilmore among many, many other screen roles). The story takes on the somewhat preposterous plot of two couples visiting the same vacation home at different times, learning about each other through the guest book in which everyone writes notes about how much they loved the place, and eventually falling in love with the other partners in the couple. It sounds complicated ,but then again The Lake House-- which involved time travel-- was a hit, so who am I to judge.
No word on who the other halves of the couple will be, or even if Akerman and Sturgess will play an unhappy pair or will fall in love themselves. But for all the people who may doubt the two of them, I'll be looking forward to what they might bring to the screen together.
Producers Share Some Details About The New Blade Runner Filmpublished: 2011-03-07 06:42:07 Author: Katey Rich
When the news hit last week that another movie in the Blade Runner was very close to becoming a reality, there was both a lot of groans and excitement among the chattering nerd crowd. With the producers claiming no intention of remaking Ridley Scott's film, just expanding the massive sci-fi universe the movie was set in, it seemed possible they could really take off on the ideas of the first one and make it even bigger; it also seemed possible they could ruin the coolness of replicants and pleasure models forever.
Now io9 has caught up with producers Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Bud Yorkin-- among the only people formally attached to the project, which Alcon Entertainment is financing-- and they're making even more promises about how they won't ruin Blade Runner. While Kosove won't talk specifically about whether or not they've reached out to Ridley Scott, he promises that the director's "blessing to what we're doing is very important to Alcon. It's important to Bud [Yorkin], and certainly we have the greatest degree of respect to him as a filmmaker. He's one of the greatest living directors and one of the greatest directors of all time. So of course he's very important."
The trio wasn't revealing whether or nor they were planning a prequel or a sequel, and with no script in place it seems that they might not actually know; they did promise that replicants will be part of the story, and even went along with speculation that they could make a great prequel by showing the replicant uprising that preceded the first film. And they also name-dropped one of the most successful directors Alcon Entertainment has worked with, Christopher Nolan, in talking about what they want to make of the film:
"To be clear, we cannot remake Blade Runner. As a legal matter, we have not bought the remake rights we have no interest in remaking it we can only do prequels or sequels. But I think the methodology that Chris Nolan brought to Batman is precisely what we aspire to whomever the filmmaker is, whether Ridley comes back and joins us or it's someone else. It's precisely what we aspire to with Blade Runner, that's the template for us."
Note that they're not suggesting they'll bring in Nolan to direct the film-- he's plenty busy with his own stuff anyway-- but just that they're trying to mimic his skill and style. You can read a lot more of what the producers had to say about io9, and decide for yourself if it's encouraging. Something about their enthusiasm strikes me as genuine, and for the first time, I'm wondering if this prequel/sequel idea might work out well after all.
John Cusack Leads Dictablanda
Source: Variety March 7, 2011
John Cusack has been announced as the lead of Dictablanda, a comedy from The Lake House director Alejandro Agresti, Variety reports.
Cusack was involved with co-writing the script, alongside Agresti, Kevin Morris and Paul Hipp (who will also appear).
The title is a political term used to describe dictatorships with a high regard for civil liberties and is described as being a "screwball comedy of manners."
Production on Dictablanda is set to begin immediately, shooting this month and the next in Buenos Aires and Mar de Ajo, Argentina.
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