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quietearth [Celluloid 08.31.10] movie news

Since I've been sick, I've got a long list of items for this MPD, so I'm going to keep it brief.

#1: Human Centipede: Full Sequence is already filming in London and word is that it will attach 12 people. I loved the first sequence (trailer, review), but to be honest, a room full of friends didn't. F' em.

#2: Black Dynamite (review + trailer) was always a planned trilogy and director Michael Jai White recently told the Mirror that he's working on the sequel which is "gonna start where Black Dynamite left off - there's lots of things we didn't get a chance to do in the first one" and that it will be a fitting sequel. While the article doesn't specify, I'm guessing "starting work" means writing the script.

#3: JJ Abrams is developing a film with Lost director Jack Bender who called 7 Minutes in Heave which is based on the game where kids go into a closet and makeout. Except when they come out, all their friends are dead. Normally I wouldn't report on this, but hell, it's JJ Abrams and after watching Cloverfield, which I thought would be a huge disappointment, we'll keep following his career. [via Heat Vision]

#4: Hellraiser: Revelations will begin shooting next month in LA, and no, it's not a sequel or re-imagining. Instead, it will revolve around two friends who open the box and one backs out of the deal. I love Hellraiser, especially Bloodlines which showed the origin of the box, but this really sounds like crap.

#5: We've talked about Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, the second film from Dead Snow (which I absolutely hated) director Tommy Wirkola before, but word is that it's set to shoot later this year. If you missed it the film follows the kids, who are now bounty hunters, 15 years after the gingerbread house thing.

#6: The Consequence, "an intelligent, well-written and harrowing psychological thriller with an indie/art-house feel that will film in and around Cape Town, South Africa" which is apparently about another intelligence which has developed here on Earth which fights humanity in a small town, will hopefully be shooting later this year. The breakdown here sounds fascinating and I love the poster which I'm headlining this MPD with.

#7: We reporter earlier on fx powerhouse WETA being behind WWII supernatural horror Panzer 88, and apparently they're also behind Devil's Rock which will be Paul Campion's first feature length film. Story is "set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D-Day. Two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war and apparently it's all set in a bunker and will be very claustrophobic.

#8: Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will executive produce a film based on an original script by Josh Zetumer. No director is reported attach to this project which is being kept under wraps, and while they say it isn't scifi, it's supposed to have a "genre component" and "can't be put in a box". You better show us something profound with that kind of intro. [via Heat Vision]

#9: Judge Dredd is getting a re-imagining courtesy of Pete Travis (Vantage Point). Someone put this thing to rest before it starts because this fan film will be better. [via Heat Vision]

#10: Darren Lynn Bousman, who made the torturous Repo Genetic Opera, is said to be working on a flick based on the "11 11 11" phenom which will open on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The film will "take on the idea of 11 gates of Heaven and how on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month, the 11th gate will open up and something from another world will enter the earthly realm for 49 minutes." [via Heat Vision]

#11: Looper, the scifi film from Rian Johnson, the genius behind Brick is set to shoot from January 24th to April 1st in New Orleans. [via Production Weekly]

#12: Guillermo del Toro is in active pre-production on a gothic, stop-motion version of Pinocchio. I hope he drops this and does Mountains of Madness. [via AITH]

#13: Warner Bros has acquired film rights to a scifi trilogy written by David Goyer and Michael Cassutt which is about "an object [is] discovered heading for earth. Initial panic gives way to a competition between governments to be first to intercept what they believe is a breakaway meteor. What the astronauts discover leads to an encounter with alien forces that are a threat to humanity." Goyer will adapt the first novel which is called Heaven's Shadow. [via Deadline NY]

#14: Doug Liman will be directing All You Need Is Kill which is based on the 2004 Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. "Story centers on a new recruit in a war against aliens who finds himself caught in a time loop in which he wakes up in the past after having been killed on the battlefield. As the soldier's death and resurrection repeat, his skills as a soldier grows as he attempts to change his fate." Liman did Jumper among others, so this isn't very promising, but we're going to support this huge boon of scifi. That is, until I see a trailer. [via Variety]

#15: More genre fare from Spain comes in Manuel Martin Cuenca's Canibal which "freely adapts a short story by Cuba's Humberto Arenal turning on a man who kills and eats men and women, until he discovers love. [via Variety]

#16: Children of Men producer Hilary Shor has optioned Psychopomp, a script by Blake Leibel. Story turns on "a foul-mouthed anti-hero who roams international hot spots with state-of-the art weapons and technology with the aim of destroying those who violate his code.. They're comparing it to Clockwork Orange and Dark Knight. [via Heat Vision]

#17: James Wan (Saw) will be directing an adaptation of the graphic novel (er, I mean comic) Nightfall which is about "a man sentenced to time in a prison run by vampires." [via Deadline NY]

#18: Endangered Species, the one film I want to see from Eli Roth, might be his next. Read more in out interview here. [via AICN]

#19: Danny Trejo's son, Gilbert, will likely co-direct his pops and Michelle Rodriguez in an upcoming indie called Skinny Dip which is a "revenge picture involving a young woman who kills a policeman." I haven't even seen Machete yet and I'm already looking forward to this. [via 24 Frames]

#20: Brit sci-fi flick Transmission will be shot in 3D and revolves "around an alien invasion during an solar eclipse." Described as "Pitch Black meets 28 Days Later", they're currently in talks with Willem Dafoe to star. [via moviehole]

That's all!

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Lenny (11 years ago) Reply

Good stuff. yay for Looper!!


James (11 years ago) Reply

Wow - great news about Looper and Black Dynamite but you do know that Michael Jai White didn't direct it, right? He co-wrote it with Scott Sanders who directed it.


Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

Thanks for the news :)

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