Weekly News Re-Cap: 09/09 – 09/16

Posted by Peter Hall - September 17th 2007 @ 3:11 pm

Theatrical Trailers and Clips
Resident Evil: Extinction – Another damn clip
Funny Games – Haneke’s own remake
Saw IV – The clip ‘banned’ from Comic-Con
Solstice

Studio News and Attachments
Viggo Mortensen cast as the father in John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic The Road.
In addition to Diary of the Dead, The Weinstein Co pick up The Mother of Tears, will likely horde it as they did with All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.
Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner and Casey Jones cast in The Haunting in Connecticut.
According to a ‘leaked memo’ Eli Roth’s adaptation of Cell is one of the Hollywooder’s fast-tracked to beat the impending strikes.  Le sigh.
Magnet, the genre arm of Magnola Pictures, snaps up my very eagerly anticipated Shrooms for US distro!
Anthony Stuart Head cast as the lead in Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Remakes
Plenty of adaptation news this week, but no real remakes.

Random and Indie News
Tony Todd writes and directs Eerie, PA, which will probably have none of the coolness of "Eerie Indiana".
If you can make it to Sitges, here is the line-up.  And if you can make it to Sitges, I hate you.
Same goes for Toronto After Dark.
Amy Smart lands a leading role in Ed Sanchez’s Seventh Moon.
After Dark Film’s Horrorfest 2 picks up the slightly well buzzed Mulberry Street.
Raw Feed, having rocked it with Sublime, starts filming Otis, moves on to Supermarket and Rest Stop 2.

Indie/Foreign Trailers and Clips
Final Draft – Clipage
Body – Thai trailer
Eden Log – English language trailer
The Devil’s Chair – Give Minutes


rss 2 comments
  1. sean
    September 23rd, 2007 | 3:40 am | #1

    who was surprised that the RE kinda wasnt good in an off handed meh way? :P

  2. September 23rd, 2007 | 1:36 pm | #2

    Those trailers were so goofy crazy I really wanted to believe they could just cut loose and make a goofy crazy movie, but I guess they just fell back onto retardation…

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