This should be interesting.
GREATLAND, featuring an ensemble cast of familiar faces, will hit November 1 on Amazon VOD via Indie Rights. Its set in a post-Covid future where “boys are married to trees, cats and dogs run for President and the Virus has become a new religion”.
Filmed in Los Angeles in a futuristic vintage style, GREATLAND stars Academy award-nominee Eric Roberts, Nick Moran (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), J.P. Manoux (Veep), former boxing champion of the world Shannon Briggs, and horror icon Bill Oberst Jr (The Devil’s Rejects), alongside up-and-coming young actors Arman Darbo (And Then I Go) and Chloe Ray Warmoth (Fuller House).
Set in an imaginary country dubbed the birthplace of love and endless source of fun, GREATLAND tells the tale of Ulysses, a rebellious non-binary teen on a mission to save his childhood sweetheart as an absurd election and a deadly virus wreak chaos and violence.
GREATLAND is quickly becoming something of an urban myth. Its COVID-inspired teasers, released at the height of lockdown in April/May, went viral generating millions of views on YouTube and TikTok, conspiracy theories and critical reactions ranging from “totally WTF?!!!” to “Bat**t brilliance!” Shown at the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) early this month, GREATLAND was hailed as “the most flamboyant and unusual canvass” by the festival organizers, with “brain-blown” movie critics calling it “stunning, mesmerizing with its courage and exuberant imagination” “among the most unforgettable movies of the year” and liking Ziyasheva’s creative ambition to that of Timur Bekmambetov, the President of the MIFF Jury — both are ethnic Kazakhs and have Hollywood on their resumes.
GREATLAND is Ziyasheva’s sophomore feature. The LA-based indie film-maker is a former journalist and a UNESCO diplomat with 20 years of development work around the world: Her drama “Defenders of Life” about child-brides set in the indigenous Ngäbe tribe of Costa Rica, prompted a national ban on under-age marriages and is available on Amazon Prime. Harvard-educated Igor Darbo who produced both Ziyasheva’s features under his Popcorn & Friends banner, counts on audience and movie critics’ sense of humor and detachment, to view GREATLAND as a farcical crash course in social engineering.
‘Monster Hunter’ trailer reunites Jovovich, Anderson
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Based on the global video game series phenomenon “Monster Hunter”, Paul W.S Anderson’s action-packed new flick hits theaters locally December 3. Check out the trailer below!
Trailer for ‘The Empty Man’ is full of scares
20th Century Studios’ “The Empty Man” is a supernatural horror film based on a popular series of Boom! Studios graphic novels. After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man.
As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.
Directed by David Prior from a screen story and screenplay by David Prior based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn, “The Empty Man” stars James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova. The film is produced by Ross Richie, p.g.a. and Stephen Christy, p.g.a.
Check out the trailer above, ahead of it’s theatrical release on October 29th.
Poirot is back in ‘Death of the Nile’ trailer!
Disney has released the first trailer for Fox’s “Death on the Nile”, director Kenneth Branagh’s follow-up to 2018’s “Murder on the Orient Express”.
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travellers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement. “Death on the Nile” reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit “Murder on the Orient Express,” and stars five-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot. He is joined by an all-star cast of suspects, including: Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright. “Death on the Nile” is written by Michael Green, adapted from Christie’s novel, and is produced by Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund and Kevin J. Walsh, with Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Matthew Prichard serving as executive producers.
Maggie Q, Liam Hemsworth in spinetingling ‘Death of Me’ trailer
Saban films have released the first trailer for “Death of Me”, starring Maggie Q, Liam Hemsworth and Alex Essoe, ahead of it’s October 2 theatrical and On Demand release.
“Saw” franchise staple Darren Lynn Bousman directs the film, with Ari Margolis, James Morley III, and David Tish snagging script credit.
Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine (Maggie Q) and Neil Oliver (Luke Hemsworth) awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on Neil’s camera, and watch, horrified, as Neil appears to murder Christine. With twenty-four hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, Christine and Neil attempt to reconstruct the night’s events—and are snared in a web of mystery, black magic, and murder.
David Arquette heist thriller ’12-Hour Shift’ gets new trailer
A new trailer for Magnet Releasing’s “12 Hour Shift”, starring, has been released ahead of the October 2 On Demand/theatrical release.
Written and directed by Brea Grant, the film stars Angela Bettis, Chloe Farnworth, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Kit Williamson, and David Arquette.
It’s 1998 and over the course of one night at an Arkansas hospital, a junkie nurse, her scheming cousin and a group of black market organ-trading criminals get caught up in a heist gone wrong.
Green Butler vs. Planet-Killing Comet in ‘Greenland’ trailer
The trailer for Gerard Butler disaster thriller “Greenland”, hitting U.S theaters in August via STX, has been released.
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
In addition to the “300” and “Firefly” alumni, the film also features Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, Hope Davis, Andrew Bachelor, and Joshua Mikel. Ric Roman Waugh directs.
‘Woodland’ sends Richard Harmon to the spooky Pacific Northwest
Freestyle Releasing has released the trailer for upcoming thriller “Woodland”, starring Richard Harmon of “The 100”.
In the Jon Silverberg written-directed film, Harmon plays a photojournalist whose future is revealed to him through the images he shoots. Set in 1989, photojournalist Jake is out-of-work and struggling with addiction when he takes a job as watchman of a wilderness lodge on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, alongside veteran handyman, Sparky. Jake sets up a darkroom to develop his photographs, which begin to expose disturbing premonitions of their future.
Amanda Tapping is also on the cast block.
“Woodland” will be available to rent and own on DVD and North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on July 28, 2020.
‘In Search of Darkness’ set for July premiere
Shudder has skedded a fantastic doc for July (July 10), a four-hour-plus offering titled “In Search of Darkness” that tracks “major theatrical releases, obscure titles and straight-to-video gems” as it explores ‘80s horror films year-by-year.
“Topics include groundbreaking practical effects; the home-video revolution; poster art and project marketing; creative and budgetary challenges; sound design and musical scores; the 3-D resurgence; heroes and villains; sex, nudity and “the final girl” controversy; and the pop culture context that fueled the genre. Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, In Search of Darkness is a nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade, as told by both experts and the icons who influenced the modern landscape of genre cinema”.
Featuring Tom Atkins, Doug Bradley, Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy the Mail Girl, Lori Cardille, John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Larry Cohen, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, Keith David, Katie Featherston, Mick Garris, Michael Gingold, Stuart Gordon, Andre Gower, Spencer Hickman, Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, Graham Humphreys, James A. Janisse, Lloyd Kaufman, Eric Kurland , Heather Langenkamp, Don Mancini, Harry Manfredini, Kelli Maroney, Robbi Morgan, Bill Moseley, Greg Nicotero, Phil Nobile Jr., Cassandra Peterson, Mike Redman, James Rolfe, Ken Sagoes, Ben Scrivens, Mark Shostrom, Corey Taylor, Cecil Trachenburg, Ryan Turek, Caroline Williams, Alex Winter, Heather Wixson, Tom Woodruff Jr., and Brian Yuzna,. Directed by David A. Weiner.
Check out the trailer!
Blumhouse’s ‘You Should Have Left’ serves up Bloody Bacon!
As reported earlier today, Blumhouse and Universal have opted to fast-track “You Should Have Left” to VOD beginning June 19.
Here’s the first trailer :
In a new psychological thriller from Blumhouse Productions and legendary screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Panic Room), Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star as a couple seeking a restful vacation on an isolated edge of the world only to discover that secrets demand a reckoning … and travel with you.
In this terrifying, mind-twisting tale, a father fights desperately to save his family from a beautiful home that refuses to let them leave.
Theo Conroy (Bacon) is a successful middle-aged man whose marriage to his much younger actress wife, Susanna (Seyfried) is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past.
In an effort to repair their relationship, Theo and Susanna book a vacation at a stunning, remote modern home in the Welsh countryside for themselves and their six-year-old daughter, Ella (Avery Essex). What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a perfect nightmare when Theo’s grasp on reality begins to unravel and he suspects that a sinister force within the house knows more than he or Susanna have revealed, even to each other.
Based on the novel by best-selling German literary sensation Daniel Kehlmann (Measuring the World), You Should Have Left is written and directed by David Koepp (Stir of Echoes). The film is produced by grandmaster of terror Jason Blum (The Purge and Halloween franchises), Kevin Bacon and Dean O’Toole (Walk Like a Panther), and is executive produced by Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson and Derek Ambrosi.
‘Tenet’ trailer hints to a very cool plot!
Christopher Nolan’s ostensibly plot-less “Tenet” (a point to marketing there!) is due to open theatrically July 17. If all goes to plan, the Robert Pattinson-starrer will be one of the first new films released after the Coronavirus pandemic.
Warner Bros released a new trailer today which gives us a better idea – well, kinda – as to what “Tenet” is about.
John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.”
Armed with only one word – Tenet – and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Not time travel. Inversion.