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‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Series May Be Rescued by Amazon as Streamer Embraces Book Adaptations

‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Series May Be Rescued by Amazon as Streamer Embraces Book Adaptations
Just yesterday, Collider reported that Amazon had inked a deal for Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander books, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and according to a new report from THR, the streamer has set its sights on another literary hero -- Mickey Haller, who is otherwise known as The Lincoln Lawyer. Before we dive into Amazon's burgeoning literary strategy, let's back up first. According to author Michael Connelly, CBS had been days away from starting production on its own Lincoln Lawyer series starring Logan Marshall-Green (The Invitation) when the town in which it was supposed to …
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The Best Horror Movies Streaming Right Now

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The Best Horror Movies Streaming Right Now
Is general writing about anything tacky and shameful at this point? Penning words for any purpose feels almost insensitive, and the idea of pitching editors strikes me as a gross and selfish misuse of time. Am I looking to spur healthy distraction or instinctively capitalizing on paranoia? Do these questions need to be asked or should I skip pretentious self-questioning and get on with my cute little list as though nothing bizarre is heavily impacting every single one of our lives right now?

Hey, we all have to keep living despite terror; thus I'm forced to ask, "Should we schedule in bingeing horror classics on top of staying afloat amidst disabling uncertainty?" Absolutely. A semi-frequent check in on the news seems necessary but our days and nights can't purely be worry. What we need, in addition to food, water, conversation, meditation, moderate exercise, and the occasional nut, is film of the utmost escapist variety.
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Movie Review – 1Br (2020)

Movie Review – 1Br (2020)
1Br. 2020. Directed by David Marmor. Starring Nicole Brydon Bloom, Naomi Grossman, Giles Matthey, Alan Blumenfeld, Taylor Nichols, and Andrea Gabriel. Synopsis: Sarah tries to start anew in La, but her neighbours are not what they seem. David Marmor’s 1Br renovates horror’s “residential mistrust” subgenre by lifting inspiration from Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation and other […]

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The Silencing Acquired by Saban Films for U.S. Distribution

The Silencing Acquired by Saban Films for U.S. Distribution
Originally slated to have its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival before it was canceled due to the coronavirus, the crime thriller The Silencing (starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Annabelle Wallis) has been acquired by Saban Films for U.S. distribution:

Press Release: Los Angeles – Saban Films announced today that they will release Robin Pront’s (The Ardennes) The Silencing, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, in the U.S. An official selection of the SXSW Film Festival slated for the Midnighters program, the crime-thriller was penned by Micah Ranum as his debut feature film with Anova Pictures’ Cybill Lui Eppich producing. Saban Films, which partnered with Xyz Films on the project since script stage, executive produced along with Xyz Films’ Aram Tertzakian and Maxime Cottray.

The Silencing follows a reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary who becomes involved in a deadly game of
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Rian Johnson Shares Why He’ll (Probably) Never Make a Horror Movie

Rian Johnson Shares Why He’ll (Probably) Never Make a Horror Movie
Hate to burst your bubble, Rian Johnson fans, but it looks like the Knives Out director will probably never work in the horror genre. Johnson got candid about his horror movies feelings while in discussion with fellow director Karyn Kusama, who is no stranger to horror thanks to previous features Jennifer's Body and The Invitation as well as directing an episode of HBO's The Outsider. Johnson and Kusama's free-wheeling video conversation happened as part of Film Independent's "Coffee Talks" series. At around the 40-minute mark, Johnson opened up about both his appreciation for the …
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Rian Johnson Says He’s Unlikely to Make a Horror Movie, and It’s Because of His Childhood

Rian Johnson Says He’s Unlikely to Make a Horror Movie, and It’s Because of His Childhood
Rian Johnson has explored nearly every genre under the sun, from his cult-classic, neo-noir feature debut “Brick” and the Agatha Christie-inspired mystery of “Knives Out,” to the time-hopping sci-fi of “Looper” and the action-adventure of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” But one strand of movie the literate filmmaker and self-professed movie nerd has never explicitly taken on is the horror film. During a Film Independent-hosted webinar this week with Karyn Kusama, Johnson talked about his favorite horror movies, and why it’s a genre he’s unlikely to tackle. Watch the full Q&a via Film Independent below.

“To be honest, it’s a genre that, because my family was really religious when I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to see a lot of intense stuff. It’s not a genre I have a grounding in emotionally,” said Johnson, who was raised Christian in Orange County
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Pandemic Parade 2: Electric Boogaloo

Pandemic Parade 2: Electric Boogaloo
Here are many more movies to watch when you’re staying in for a while, featuring recommendations from Jim Gavin, Karyn Kusama, Matt Christman, and Jonah Ray.

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Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode

Three Tough Guys (1974)

Two Gentlemen Sharing (1969)

Tower of Evil a.k.a. Horror on Snape Island (1972)

Blow-Up (1966)

Blow Out (1981)

Body Double (1984)

Rififi (1955)

The Big Clock (1948)

No Way Out (1987)

Funeral In Berlin (1966)

The Ipcress File (1965)

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

The Innocents (1961)

Miracle Mile (1988)

Femme Fatale (2002)

Main Street Women (1980)

Sleepwalkers (1992)

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Dracula’s Dog (1977)

Moneyball (2011)

Together (2000)

Contagion (2011)

Panic In The Streets (1950)

The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

The Satan Bug (1965)

A Prophet (2009)

Point Break (1991)

The Thing (1982)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Hit! (1973)

Outbreak (1995)

The Island (2005)

6 Underground (2019)

Pain And Gain (2013)

The Invitation (2015)

High-Rise (2015)

The ’Burbs (1989)

To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable
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The Other Lamb Review: A Stomach-Churning, Brilliant Cult Drama

The Other Lamb Review: A Stomach-Churning, Brilliant Cult Drama
There’s a scene in Małgorzata Szumowska’s dark, stomach-churning, brilliant drama The Other Lamb that perfectly encapsulates the life-on-the-outside longing of being born into a cult. A charismatic man referred to by his flock as Shepherd is leading his all-female acolytes on foot as they search for a new home; a visit from the authorities set this plan into action. One of his followers–his daughter–is Selah, a teenager whose mother passed away shortly after giving birth. Selah is simultaneously spellbound by and suspicious of Shepherd. As she and her fellow daughters and wives wander the harsh landscape, a car passes by. Selah imagines herself in the backseat, chewing gum, wearing a high school jacket. Her eyes meet the eyes of her imaginary double. And away the car drives.

Achingly memorable scenes like this make The Other Lamb a shattering film, the type of harrowing genre entry that should develop a strong following.
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First Official Trailer for Deranged 'The Dinner Party' Indie Horror Film

First Official Trailer for Deranged 'The Dinner Party' Indie Horror Film
"How often do you have these dinners?" Historia Films has debuted an official promo trailer for an indie horror film titled The Dinner Party, the latest horror creation from Mississippi native filmmaker / actor Miles Doleac. A budding playwright and his wife attend a dinner party hosted by wealthy, cultural elites, who've promised to bankroll his latest play to Broadway, but, in fact, have darker designs in mind for the couple. Sounds a bit too much like The Invitation, mixed with Ready or Not. This stars Bill Sage, Lindsay Anne Williams, Jeremy London, Mike Mayhall, Alli Hart, Ritchie Montgomery, and Doleac. It looks especially bland, but still might entice a few horror fans. Here's the first festival promo trailer for Miles Doleac's The Dinner Party, direct from YouTube: In the film, written and directed by the Banshee alum, a budding playwright and his wife attend a dinner party hosted by wealthy,
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New Dracula Movie in the Works with Jennifer's Body Director Karyn Kusama

New Dracula Movie in the Works with Jennifer's Body Director Karyn Kusama
A new take on an iconic blood-sucker is coming to the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blumhouse Productions — the studio that found recent box office success with its classic monster update The Invisible Man — is exploring a modern reimagining of Dracula. Karyn Kusama (Destroyer, Jennifer’s Body) is currently set to direct the project.

Though Bram Stoker’s 19th-century Dracula story is now in the public domain, sources told THR that the movie will likely end up with Universal Studios as it reboots its pantheon of monster-movie characters.

The last Dracula movie to hit theaters was Dracula Untold
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How Blumhouse Can Reinvent 'Dracula'

How Blumhouse Can Reinvent 'Dracula'
Dracula has risen from the grave! Following the success of Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man in February, Blumhouse is forging ahead with another character in Universal's stable of classic monsters: Count Dracula. On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that director Karyn Kusama and writers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, the team behind The Invitation (2015) and Destroyer (2018), will bring Bram Stoker's legendary character into the modern age. The film will be unconnected to The Invisible Man, with Universal having abandoned its Dark Universe plans following the critical and financial disappointment of The Mummy (2017). Under Universal's recent filmmaker-driven ...
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Karyn Kusama to Direct New Dracula Film for Blumhouse

Karyn Kusama to Direct New Dracula Film for Blumhouse
The Dark Universe may be dead before it barely had a chance to breathe, but the Universal stable of classic monsters lives on. After the recent success of Leigh Whannell and Jason Blum’s The Invisible Man, which flipped our perspective and gave Elisabeth Moss another superb role, Blumhouse has now announced their next take on the monster movie.

THR reports that a Dracula film is now in the works with Karyn Kusama on board to direct and her collaborators Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay will write the script. Coming off Destroyer and The Invitation, the filmmaking team has not revealed any more details on what form this film may take, but we imagine it’s less Van Helsing and more of a grounded, visceral approach if Kusama’s previous films are any indication. Luke Evans last lead a live-action take on the Count Dracula character with 2014’s Dracula Untold,
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New Dracula Movie Coming from Blumhouse

New Dracula Movie Coming from Blumhouse
“To die, to truly be dead,” Bela Lugosi said in Hollywood’s classic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, “that must be glorious.” But beloved monsters never die, no matter how many stakes you drive through their hearts. They are rebooted. Following the box office and critical success of The Invisible Man, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse production banner is looking to resurrect Dracula, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While Universal hasn’t officially signed on, they do have a first-look deal with Blumhouse and a cloakroom of capes for the Transylvanian Count.

The new Dracula movie will be helmed by Karyn Kusama. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who teamed with Kusama on those latter two films, will write the screenplay. Kusama also recently directed an episode of HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider.

Universal has learned some lessons since unwrapping The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, in
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Dracula Will Be the Next Universal Monsters Movie from Blumhouse

Dracula Will Be the Next Universal Monsters Movie from Blumhouse
After finding great success with their new take on The Invisible Man, Universal is moving forward with their planned reboots of new movies starring the Universal Monsters - and Count Dracula is apparently next on the list. Since premiering on the big screen in late February, The Invisible Man has pulled in big profits in addition to flattering reviews, earning nearly $100 million so far against its budget of a meager $7 million. Needless to say, it's not surprising to see the studio reaching back into the well to bring new life to other classic monsters, and Dracula seems like the most logical choice of where to go to next.

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Karyn Kusama (Destroyer) will be directing this new Dracula movie with Jason Blum of Blumhouse producing. Kusama is no stranger to the horror genre, as she previously directed the Megan Fox monster movie Jennifer's Body.
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A New ‘Dracula’ Movie is On the Way From Blumhouse, ‘The Invitation’ Filmmakers

A New ‘Dracula’ Movie is On the Way From Blumhouse, ‘The Invitation’ Filmmakers
Blumhouse is following up its recent smash hit The Invisible Man with another classic Universal Monster. A new adaptation of Dracula is in the works, with Karyn Kusama set to direct from a script written by her frequent collaborators Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. As reported by THR, the movie isn’t officially at Universal yet, but Jason Blum’s hit-making production company has a first-look deal with the studio. It seems highly unlikely that they’d let the project go somewhere else. [caption id="attachment_594852" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Universal Pictures/caption] …
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Dracula Movie in Development at Blumhouse With Karyn Kusama Directing

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Dracula Movie in Development at Blumhouse With Karyn Kusama Directing
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, which generated a horror hit with “The Invisible Man,” has launched development of an untitled Dracula movie.

Karyn Kusama, whose credits include “Destroyer,” “The Invitation” and “Jennifer’s Body,” is attached to direct the Dracula project. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who teamed with Kusama on “Destroyer” and “The Invitation,” are writing the script.

The project is not set at a studio. Blumhouse has a first-look deal at Universal and partnered with the studio on “The Invisible Man.”

The Count Dracula character was created by Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel “Dracula” as the vampire moved from Transylvania to England and battled with Professor Abraham Van Helsing. The character was memorably portrayed by Bela Lugosi in Universal’s “Dracula” in 1931. Luke Evans played the vampire in 2014’s “Dracula Untold,” which grossed $217 million worldwide for Universal.

Universal has already been moving towards duplicating the success of “The Invisible Man,
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Karyn Kusama to Direct New ‘Dracula’ Film for Blumhouse

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Karyn Kusama to Direct New ‘Dracula’ Film for Blumhouse
Karyn Kusama will direct a new “Dracula” feature for Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who have collaborated with Kusama on “Destroyer” and “The Invitation,” are writing the script.

Blumhouse is just coming off a hit with Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man,” which grossed $102.2 million worldwide based off a $7 million budget. While the “Dracula” project isn’t set up at Universal Pictures just yet, it would make sense given Universal has a first look deal with Blumhouse, and Dracula is part of Universal’s Classic Monsters, alongside Godzilla, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Invisible Man.

Also Read: 'Dracula' and 'Frankenstein' Theater Reviews: Our Favorite Monsters Get a Makeover

And with the recent success of “The Invisible Man,” which was distributed by Universal, the Monster Universe could be brought back on track after
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Horror Highlights: A Precise Understanding Of Darkness Concept Trailer, The Knock Short Film, Butt Boy

Horror Highlights: A Precise Understanding Of Darkness Concept Trailer, The Knock Short Film, Butt Boy
The chilling concept trailer for R. Shanea Williams' A Precise Understanding of Darkness tops today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Zach Lorkiewicz's new short film The Knock and details on Epic Pictures Group's acquisition of Tyler Cornack's Butt Boy for Us distribution.

Concept Trailer for A Precise Understanding of Darkness: "Horror fans will experience a unique tale of terror during the feature-length film A Precise Understanding of Darkness, and the filmmakers are giving an early look at this intense journey into myth and madness with the recently released concept trailer. The production is currently seeking investors for the project.

“This film is an ode to the psychological horror films over the years that have inspired me,” writer-director R. Shanea Williams says. “I believe there’s nothing scarier than the human mind, and this film will bring that belief to vivid life. And, because we are centering the
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Why ‘Parasite’s’ Historic Win Gives Hope to Gamechanger CEO Effie T. Brown

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Why ‘Parasite’s’ Historic Win Gives Hope to Gamechanger CEO Effie T. Brown
Effie T. Brown joined film financing fund Gamechanger as CEO earlier this year because she wanted to make a difference in the industry. After “Parasite’s” historic win at the 92nd Academy Awards, she finally feels hopeful.

“It was that feeling of — and it’s a bit of a stretch — ‘Wait, Obama is being elected.’ America is finally rising up to its convictions,” she said as the film took home four Oscars, including best picture, director, original screenplay and international feature.

She also believed the wins by “Hair Love” and “Jojo Rabbit” signaled change, hope and a reflection of the business.

“There is no excuse for anyone to say, ‘We don’t know anyone of talent or people of color.’ Ignorance is not bliss,” Brown said.

Gamechanger launched in 2013, created by and for women. As CEO, Brown planned to broaden the fund’s scope to include projects by and about people of color,
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The Film Arcade Launches New One-Stop Distribution Shop For Indie Films

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Exclusive: Indie film distribution company The Film Arcade is furthering its outreach to indie projects with its newly launched distribution arm The Film Arcade Carousel which will be a one-stop shop for small budget indie films via digital platforms.

The new company will be headed by producer Lindsay Lanzillotta and will serve as a boutique aggregator for indie films under the $2 million range. It will also handle distribution, marketing, and advertising for these films that will release via digital platforms. On top of that, they will hone in on underrepresented voices when it comes to filmmakers, artists, and stories.

“It is our hope that filmmakers will feel comfortable that we can provide experienced guidance of their distribution service options and to have a financially conscious outcome for their film while maintaining a level of control,” said Lanzillotta. “We hope to make filmmakers aware and
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