The best premise for a horror movie is unique, but once heard, it’s surpising nobody has ever tried it before. In my opinion, that’s what Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey did with their script for Grim Night. The premise: “Grim Night takes place once a year, where Grim Reapers come to Earth to collect souls.” I didn’t fully comprehend until I saw the eerie promo trailer that producers Bryan Bertino, Adrienne Biddle, and Marc Platt put together to spark interest in it from the studios. It worked on me, fully tapping into my fear of the personification of death. More importantly, it worked on the studios. After a bidding war, Universal landed Grim Night with a deal in the high-six figure range (against seven figures). Watch the million dollar trailer below the cut.
The way the YouTube description is phrased makes it sound like Bertino, the writer/director behind The Strangers, shot the trailer. The report from Deadline lists Bertino only as producer, though, so I am curious to see if he will assume the reins or pass the job along to another director.
The video was uploaded on August 20, and the trailer warns that Grim Night is August 20, 2012. I don’t know if it will stick, but the filmmakers clearly have a release date in mind. One catch: August 20, 2012 is a Saturday. I would expect the date of Grim Night to line up with a Friday for marketing purposes. That said, if I saw Grim Night on October 19, I would not sleep that night. As you know, fright-induced sleeplessness is the goal of the horror film.
For all fans of detective novels, Sweden and general kick-assness, today brings good news! The characterLisbeth Salander, of the best-selling thriller books turned Hollywood film franchise, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – is being honoured with her own fashion range. That’s right. Our favourite High Street chain, H&M is launching a range designed by the lady responsible for the film costumes, Trish Summerville. The film, which looks like it’ll be ace because it’s been directed by David Fincher, will be out in cinemas on December 26th, by which time fans of Gothy motorcycle leathers and knitted snoods will have had a week to get kitted out in the H&M gear because the clothing range launches on December 14th. Yay!
Grace Kelly, who went from Hollywood royalty to genuine royalty, is heading to the big screen one more time.
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, the Europacorp co-founder who recently launched his Stone Angel production and financing company, has acquired Grace of Monaco, a spec script by Arash Amel that sets Kelly's personal story amid the politics of the time, in the vein of The King's Speech.
Le Pogam won the script in a competitive situation, and the project is already generating heated interest from filmmakers itching to tell Kelly¹s tale.
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CBS has given full season orders to the season’s top two freshman dramas—Unforgettable and Person Of Interest.
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Starz Entertainment has green-lit a new original adventure series titled “Da Vinci’s Demons,” developed and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. This is the first project to enter production under the multi-year agreement Starz signed with BBC Worldwide Productions earlier this summer.
The series was jointly announced today by Starz Media Managing Director, Carmi Zlotnik and BBC Worldwide Productions Head, JaneTranter.
Written by David S. Goyer, co-writer of blockbuster and critically-acclaimed films Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and writer of the highly anticipated Man of Steel, the eight-episode series is scheduled to begin production in early-2012.
Robert Downey Jr. and his costar talk Sherlock’s bromance
The Soup better not get canceled because it has to compete with Ryan Murphy's shit. At least this will be more time for re-runs Fuck the Kardashians. I don't know for sure if they're behind this but I blame them tbh.Source