Thursday, September 20, 2018

THE FREEZE WILL STRIKE THIS DECEMBER

THE FREEZE WILL STRIKE THIS DECEMBER
 Writer Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night, SHADOWHAWK) and artist Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, THE TITHE) team up for THE FREEZE, an all-new science fiction series coming this December from Image/Top Cow.

The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event…all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now—with the fate of the world in his hands—he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved?

“THE FREEZE is a post-apocalyptic survival story where the biggest danger is man’s true nature,” said Wickline. “We strip the world down to one decent person and then give him the power to rebuild society from scratch, not knowing if those he awakens will benefit the new world or indulge their darkest inclinations. It’s an intriguing concept to explore as a writer, and Phillip is just hitting it out of the park with his art.”

“Great sci-fi is about taking a cool concept and using it as a vehicle to examine the choices,
attitudes, thoughts, and prejudices we, as people, have,” added Sevy. “The premise and its execution in THE FREEZE is what drew me to the project and keeps me fueled as I work on it. I can’t wait for people to read it—Dan’s written a great book!”

THE FREEZE #1 (Diamond code: OCT180028) hits stores on Wednesday, December 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 12th.

Advance praise for THE FREEZE:

“Wow! It so rare to find someone who can do the end of the world in a way we have not seen. But Dan Wickline and Phillip Sevy have pulled it off with their wicked apocalyptic game of freeze tag that has me wanting more…a lot more! Wickline’s usual sense of character is on full display while Sevy’s art is crisp and cinematic and serves the conflict beautifully. This is fantastic, intriguing stuff!”
—Adam Marcus (director of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday)

“It’s a great concept. I smell a movie adaptation.” —Dan Brereton (NOCTURNALS)

“THE FREEZE is kind of like… what if Left Behind was good, and less religious? A
fantastically fresh concept that begs to be explored, expertly rendered with art that’s surprisingly vibrant and dynamic for a book about people that literally can’t move.”
—Ryan Cady (INFINITE DARK)

 

FANTASTIC FEST ANNOUNCES FINAL WAVE OF PROGRAMMING





 
FANTASTIC FEST'S FINAL WAVE OF PROGRAMMING INCLUDES BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE 
AS CLOSING NIGHT FILM,
THE US PREMIERES OF 
MID90S AND
UNDER THE SILVER LAKE
AND A HALLOWEEN-THEMED OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Plus Walking Dead star Steven Yeun in attendance for BURNING, 
the World Premiere of the new Nicolas Cage & Franka Potente movie BETWEEN WORLDS, Karyn Kusama's DESTROYER, 
Terry Gilliam's THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, and more!
 
September 20 - 27, 2018 - Austin, TX

Fantastic Fest promises an explosive grand finale with the Texas Premiere of Drew Goddard's outrageously entertaining mystery-thriller BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE. Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.
 
Karyn Kusama will be in attendance alongside screenwriter/producer Phil Hay to present their gritty noir thriller DESTROYER starring Nicole Kidman in an astonishing role as detective Erin Bell, as well as the U.S. Premiere of Jonah Hill's directorial debut MID90S with the writer/director Jonah Hill in attendance.
 
Also debuting at the festival is the North American Premiere of Terry Gilliam's long awaited THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, with Adam Driver as the world-weary ad man taken on a fantastical journey by Jonathan Pryce's Don Quixote. And David Robert Mitchell's Cannes sensation slacker-noir UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough, will have its U.S. Premiere at the Festival.
 
Fantastic Fest deepens its cornucopia of genre titles from across the globe, including the World premiere of Quarxx's visually hypnotic ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY, the International premiere of Polish-children-vs-rabid-dogs thriller WEREWOLF, and the North American Premiere of Venice Critics Week closer DACHRA, the first-ever horror film to come out of Tunisia.
 
Further additions to the program include the World Premiere of the new thrill ride from Nicolas Cage and Franka Potente, BETWEEN WORLDS, the World Premiere of the brilliant documentary AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS about the iconic '80s musicians Matt & Luke Goss and the band Bros, and the U.S. Premiere of the terrifying frontier horror masterwork THE WIND.
 
"2018 has been one of the most challenging programs to put together for Fantastic Fest, with a plethora of quality titles turning up at every stage," said Fantastic Fest Creative Director Evrim Ersoy. "Even as we try to lock our program, we are confronted with brilliant, outstanding cinema and are determined to cram all of it into our program and dazzle Austin."
 
With HALLOWEEN debuting on opening night, it was inevitable that we'd champion the most important of all holidays with an omega-powerful Halloween-themed costume/music/sugar/dance party. Candy buffet! Apple bobbing! Ghoulish bands! And more more will shake the walls of The Highball, with legitimately major prizes given out for the best and most horrific outfits, so dress to distress!
 
Tenacious D will appear IN PERSON (!!!) at the festival to premiere their six-part animated series TENACIOUS D IN POST-APOCALYPTO, hand drawn by none other than Jack Black himself! True to its title, the series finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction! See them battle for the survival of the human race! Then watch them perform LIVE in a post-screening pre-apocalyptic music set that will shake the pillars of the universe!
 
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies will be at hand at this year's Fantastic Fest to present a one-off special lecture by academic and scholar Alexandra Heller-Nicholas titled "Ghouls to the Front: Rethinking Women's Horror Filmmaking" where she will be exploring examples from around the world from 1898 to 2018 of women's horror filmmaking finding ways we can collectively rethink the history of horror more broadly to be more inclusive, more representative, and more fun.
 
Fantastic Fest is also delighted to announce the Jury Presidents for the four competition categories for the 2018 edition of Fantastic Fest. Co-president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker will be overseeing the Main Competition Jury, academic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas will be the head of Horror Competition Jury, Toronto International Film Festival programming associate Dorota Lech will lead the Next Wave Jury, and director/animator Don Hertzfeldt will be heading the Shorts Competition Jury. Further details can be found at: https://fantasticfest.com/jury.
 
Fantastic Fest is also happy to announce the addition of Maya Perez to its advisory board. Maya Perez is a writer and producer. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, The Masters Review, Misadventures Magazine, and she is co-editor of the books On Story - Screenwriters and Their Craft, On Story - Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films, and On Story - The Golden Ages of Television, all from the University of Texas Press. She is also a producer on the television series Austin Film Festival's On Story, now in its eighth season on PBS. Maya is a 2018 recipient of a SFFILM Westridge Grant and teaches screenwriting at the University of Texas at Austin.
 
FINAL WAVE FILM LINEUP BELOW:
 
 
AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS
United Kingdom, 2018
World Premiere, 97 min
Directors - Joe Pearlman & David Soutar
In Attendance - Directors Joe Pearlman and David Soutar
Matt and Luke Goss were part of Bros, one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. With a number one album and sold out concerts at stadiums across the world, the rise of the band was meteoric... sharply followed by their downfall. Now, the two brothers reunite for the gig of a lifetime, facing fractured relationships, a new musical landscape, and the changes that time brings. Can they rekindle the magic and make Bros come alive once again?
 
ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY
France, 2018
World Premiere, 98 min
Director - Quarxx
In Attendance - Director Quarxx
Simon lives in an old house in the countryside with his severely disabled sister. He takes care of her day after day, hoping that "they" will come to ease their pain. The date of "their" arrival approaches.
 
BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
USA 2018
Texas Premiere, Run time not final
Director - Drew Goddard
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.
 
BETWEEN WORLDS
USA, 2018
World Premiere, 90 min
Director - Maria Pulera
Nicolas Cage plays Joe, a lonely trucker whose new girlfriend's daughter is possessed with the spirit of Joe's recently deceased wife, creating a love triangle no synopsis can do justice to.
 
THE BLOOD OF WOLVES
Japan, 2018
Regional Premiere, 126 min
Director - Kazuya Shiraishi
In the neon-soaked streets of 1988 Hiroshima , experienced detective Ogami Shogo is forced to partner with greenhorn Hioka Shuichi to investigate a routine disappearance case. Soon they're in the midst of a full-blown yakuza war that threatens to destroy all that the two men hold dear.
 
THE BOUNCER
France, Belgium, 2018
North American Premiere, 82 min
Director - Julien Leclercq
Representing the moody, grimy, realistic return of JCVD to more dramatic roles, THE BOUNCER wows with a taut, contained approach to crime and violence, and one father's fight to save his daughter.
 
CLOSE ENEMIES
France, 2018  
US Premiere, 111 min
Director - David Oelhoffen
A gangster film with heart, CLOSE ENEMIES refers to Driss and Manuel, childhood friends now on either side of the law, who discover the sacrifices both are willing to make in the name of family in this Paris-set contemporary thriller.
 
DACHRA
Tunisia, 2018
North American Premiere, 113 min
Director - Abdelhamid Bouchnak
Come for Tunisia's first horror film, following three students' filmed investigation of weird rumors in a remote village, and stay for the sickening madness, macabre witchcraft, ghastly beheadings, and gory cannibalism.
 
DEADWAX
USA, 2018
Regional Premiere, 110 min
Director - Graham Reznick
A young woman is pulled into a murder investigation revolving around a curious vinyl record which has driven those who possess it mad, and killed anyone who dared to listen to it.
 
DESTROYER
USA, 2018
Texas Premiere, 123 min
Director - Karyn Kusama
In Attendance - Director Karyn Kusama and Screenwriter/Producer Phil Hay
Nicole Kidman gives the performance of a lifetime as LAPD detective Erin Bell, a human weapon of escalating vengeance, in the brilliantly grounded new drama-action-thriller from Karyn Kusama.
 
FLASH GORDON
United Kingdom, USA, The Netherlands, 1980
Repertory Screening, 111 min
Director - Mike Hodges
He's here to save every one of us! Heroic earthling Flash Gordon protects the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless in this lavish, majestically camp adaptation of Alex Raymond's legendary sci-fi comic strip.
 
FOLKLORE: MONGDAL
Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, 2018
World Premiere, 49 min
Director - Lee Sang Woo
Lee Sang-Woo turns his camera on an unusual child and his mother in a visually striking and scary episode of HBO FOLKLORE.
 
FOLKLORE: TOYOL
Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, 2018
World Premiere, 49 min
Director - Ho Yuhang
Ho Yuang explores a strange and frightening relationship between a politician with a problem and a shaman who promises the solution in an episode of HBO FOLKLORE that's deeply rooted in Malaysian legends.
 
I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY
Australia, 2018
US Premiere, 96 min
Director - Jessica Leski
In Attendance - Producer Rita Walsh
The lives of four women from across the globe are radically changed by their deep love of boy bands in this fascinating, joyful exploration of intense fandom.
 
LEVEL 16
Canada, 2018
World Premiere, 102 min
Director - Danishka Esterhazy
In Attendance - Writer/Director Danishka Esterhazy and Producers Judy Holm and Michael McNamara
The teenage girls of Vestalis Academy are meticulously trained in the art of being "clean girls," practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what exactly are they being trained for? Vivien intends to find out.
 
LIFE AFTER FLASH
United Kingdom, 2018
Texas Premiere, 94 min
Director - Lisa Downs
In Attendance - Director Lisa Downs and Actor Sam J. Jones
Celebrating the iconic FLASH GORDON and focusing on the fascinating, unusual, and untold story of actor Sam J. Jones, the man behind the sparkly suit, LIFE AFTER FLASH is a celebration, an exploration, and a joyful scream all at once!
 
LORDS OF CHAOS
USA, 2018
Texas Premiere, 112 min
Director - Jonas Åkerlund
Based on the biography of the same name, LORDS OF CHAOS is the tale of an Oslo teenager who launches Norwegian black metal, setting off a chain of events that have made his band, Mayhem, infamous for decades.
 
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE
Spain, France, Belgium, Portugal, 2018
North American Premiere, 132 min
Director - Terry Gilliam
Once-ambitious advertising man Toby finds himself revisiting a student film he made long before his world became monochrome. Re-teaming with the Spanish cobbler he cast in the film who genuinely believes he's Don Quixote, Toby embarks on a soul-searching journey of magical proportions.
 
MID90S
USA, 2018
US Premiere, 84 minutes
Director - Jonah Hill
In Attendance - Writer/Director Jonah Hill
Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
 
MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOL. 1
Japan, 2018
North American Premiere, 53 min
Directors - Hiromasa Yonebayashi & Yoshiyuki Momose & Akihiko Yamashita
Delve into the world of Studio Ponoc and discover a trio of brilliant creations: lost crab siblings, a bizarre allergy to eggs, and an invisible man having an unusual day.
 
THE QUAKE
Norway, 2018
Texas Premiere, 105 min
Director - John Andreas Anderson
This sequel to THE WAVE follows the same family, off to Oslo where the earth will shake again. The experts warned that it would! Expect death, drama, and awesome SFX. 'Nuff said.
 
SHADOW
China, 2018
US Premiere, 116 min
Director - Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou returns to the screen with an explosive tale of intrigue and action set within the warring Three Kingdoms. A wild and ambitious ruler, his loyal but cunning commander, and a double he's set up as insurance play games of deceit as war rages through their kingdom.
 
SLUT IN A GOOD WAY
Canada, 2018
Texas Premiere, 89 min
Director - Sophie Lorain
Charlotte and her best friends Mégane and Aube must navigate their first times, first jobs, and first loves in this hilarious and touching Quebecois sex comedy.
 
STRIKE, DEAR MISTRESS, AND CURE HIS HEART
USA, 2018
World Premiere, 71 min
Director - Mickey Reece
Inspired by Ingmar Bergman's AUTUMN SONATA and conjured by a remarkably prolific obscure auteur who's been averaging two feature films a year since 2008, this offbeat and oft-chilling indie discovery depicts the uncanny psychological duress endured by the newlywed proprietors of an ancient hotel following the arrival of an estranged matriarch.
 
UNDER THE SILVER LAKE
USA, 2018
US Premiere, 139 min
Director - David Robert Mitchell
From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man's search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.
 
WEREWOLF
Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, 2018
International Premiere, 88 min
Director - Adrian Panek
In a makeshift orphanage forgotten by most, a group of children who just survived the Holocaust find themselves preyed upon by a pack of wolf dogs. Their fight for freedom has only just begun.
 
WHITE FIRE
France, Turkey, United Kingdom, 1984
North American Premiere of 2K Restoration, 98 min
Director - Jean-Marie Pallardy
A small team of diamond smugglers stumbles upon the location of the supernatural white fire diamond, but competing criminals pose deadly challenges in this forgotten and truly bizarre gem from 1985.
 
THE WIND
USA, 2018
US Premiere, 89 min
Director - Emma Tammi
In Attendance - Director Emma Tammi
In Emma Tammi's narrative debut THE WIND, the forces of nature in the isolated prairies of the American Wild West are playing tricks on Lizzy. Her paranoia only grows with the arrival of a mysterious young woman.

THE WORLD IS YOURS
France, 2018
Regional Premiere, 100 min
Director - Romain Gavras
Nothing goes as planned when a Parisian mid-level dealer must complete one last delivery to escape the drug life and open a Mr. Freeze franchise in Romain Gavras' (OUR DAY WILL COME) instant heist-comedy classic.
 
YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER
USA, 2018
World Premiere, 92 min
Director - Brett Simmons
In Attendance - Director Brett Simmons
Counselors are being killed off at summer camp, and Sam (Fran Kranz) is stuck in the middle of it. Instead of contacting the cops, he calls his friend and slasher-film expert (Alyson Hannigan) to discuss his options.

ATTEND:
 
FAN Badges, 2ND HALF Badges, and MIDNIGHT Badges for Fantastic Fest 2018 are available for purchase here.

New this year, the MIDNIGHT Badge guarantees admission to the movie of your choice for the final screening round of the fest (Thursday 9/20 - Wednesday 9/26), which typically begin between 11pm and 12am, and also includes access to all non-ticketed Fantastic Fest events such as the Highball bashes, Debates, and opening and closing night parties!
 
For the latest developments, visit the Fantastic Fest official site www.fantasticfest.com and follow on FacebookTwitter.

"MURDER FALCON" GETS A CLASSIC "HEAVY METAL" SALUTE

MURDER FALCON "HEAVY METAL" VARIANTS SALUTE THE CLASSICS
Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment are pleased to reveal the first “Heavy Metal” variant cover for Daniel Warren Johnson’s MURDER FALCON. Each issue of the head-banging action series will feature a “Heavy Metal” variant cover that pays tribute to a different classic heavy metal album cover. A variety of brutally talented artists will contribute to this variant cover line, kicking off with series artist Daniel Warren Johnson on MURDER FALCON #1 Cover B.
“MURDER FALCON is a series that has a little bit of everything that I love: kung fu, beer, having fun, playing music, and—most importantly—METAL,” said Johnson. “So what better way to celebrate this comic than to homage one of my favorite records, Painkiller by the immortal Judas Priest. YOU’RE WELCOME.”

MURDER FALCON #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, October 10th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, September 17th. 
  • MURDER FALCON #1 Cover A by Johnson (Diamond code: AUG180044)
  • MURDER FALCON #1 Cover B “Heavy Metal” variant (Diamond code: JUL189235)
     

GAMEMASTERS KIERON GILLEN & STEPHANIE HANS ROLL OUT ALL NEW SERIES IN "DIE"


GAMEMASTERS KIERON GILLEN & STEPHANIE HANS ROLL OUT ALL-NEW SERIES IN DIE
Writer and co-creator of bestselling and Eisner Award-nominated THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Kieron Gillen teams up with highly sought-after artist Stephanie Hans in an all-new, ongoing series titled DIE. The series will launch with an oversized debut issue from Image Comics this December.
DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players.

Perfect for fans of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE’s urban fantasy, DIE can best be described as Jumanji with goth sensibilities.
“It's worryingly zeitgeisty. Role-playing games are part of the cultural conversation in a way they haven't been since the 1980s,” said Gillen in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I suspect DIE is going to sit a little apart from most of it, especially the comics. Most of the D&D comics either are straight satires or leaning into the fun and games of those memories. We're a lot bleaker. It's me, so it's still playful, but I take fantasy games as seriously as I take pop music and this is a product of that.”
Hans similarly has experience in playing Role-Playing Games (RPGs) and likened the collaboration and creative process of building out the world of DIE to them. “I always think that working as a team is like a dance. You have to trust your partner while he does the same. Funny enough, I see panels as music notes,” Hans told The Hollywood Reporter. “But in this one, Kieron is a lot like the gamemaster, I trust him to build a beautiful narrative while I do the gesticulation. Worth mentioning: when I was still role-playing, I used to describe an RPG as a beautiful story that you create as a group. In a way, we have come full circle.”
DIE #1 Cover A by Hans (Diamond Code OCT180012) and DIE #1 Cover B by Jamie McKelvie (Diamond Code OCT180013) will be available on Wednesday, December 5th.

FIRST LOOK AT HUMAN HIBACHI

First Look at Human Hibachi   

Footage of a Japanese man documenting his girlfriends birthday. What he catches on film is the most vile, horrifying human acts imaginable.
Mario Cerrito III owner of Cerrito Productions is releasing some stills to his new horror project a documentary styled film titled HUMAN HIBACHI.

A Japanese man documents his girlfriends 35th birthday from the moment she wakes up to the moment everything goes wrong. Currently in post production and looking to premier in 2019.

Featuring Elizabeth Gaynor, Carmine Giordano, Wataru Nishida, Carley Harper, Sopheaktra Theng, Andrew Hunsicker, John Campanile and Stafford Chavis

Cerrito's first film Deadly Gamble was signed to worldwide release as was his second film The Listing which will also be going to Marche Du Film at Cannes film festival.
 
Official Human Hibachi IMDb page:
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt8941294/?ref_=m_nm_knf_i1

Official Human Hibachi Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/humanhibachi/
 

UNCORK'D ENTERTAINMENT ENROLLS IN BOUSMAN'S "ST. AGATHA"

UNCORK’D ENTERTAINMENT ENROLLS IN BOUSMAN’S ST. AGATHA
 
 

  Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to St. Agatha, the latest film from celebrated filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV,). The female-driven psychological horror film premiered at the Overlook Film Festival in April.

Written by Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels, and Clint Sears, St. Agatha is set in 1950’s Georgia, and fixes on a pregnant con woman who is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark lair where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.

Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson, Trin Miller and Seth Michaels star in the film, which Uncork’d will release theatrically and on digital first quarter 2019.

Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard negotiated the deal with Jack Campbell, President of Octane Entertainment.

"With brilliant direction from one of the new masters of horror and a unique and chilling script that features strong female characters, we’re certain audiences are going to really embrace St. Agatha” says Leopard. “Uncork’d is honored to be releasing such an incredible film”.

“We are extremely excited to be teaming up with Uncork’d on the North American release for St. Agatha,” adds Campbell. “The capable hands of Keith and his team give us the confidence that this film will have a very successful release.”

Sara Sometti Michaels produced alongside with Tara Ansley and Seth Michaels.

“After many offers we have found the perfect home for St. Agatha at Uncork’d Entertainment and we are very excited to be working together,” agreed Sara Sometti Michaels.

Phil Bedrin and Rick Le from Dragonblood Holdings executive produced the film, which early reviews claim revives the “nunsploitiation” genre.

THIS IS THE END OF MAN



THE OUTER WILD is now available to pre-order here:. https://apple.co/2NaWJv6
 
THE OUTER WILD was written and directed by Philip Chidel (SUBJECT TWO), and stars Lauren McKnight (SO UNDERCOVER), Christian Oliver (HOUSE OF GOOD AND EVIL), Jeffrey Vincent Parise (CW's "Supernatural"), Tory Taranova (EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!), Jimmy Jean-Louis (NBC's "Heroes"), Zach Roerig (CW's "The Vampire Diaries")
 
THE OUTER WILD is a genre-bending thriller, part post-apocalyptic western and part Sci-Fi/horror/thriller, a generation after the unnatural event that has destroyed mankind. A new breed of creature, mutated from man, now runs the earth. Survivors live in colonies meant for protection — but mutations continue, and numbers are dwindling. Man’s time on Earth is over.  
 
Now, a girl named Laura might hold the key to saving everyone. But when an experiment goes horribly wrong, she flees the colony to head for a refuge that may or may not exist — a fabled safe haven under a mysterious red star, where life is rumored to be as perfect as it should be. She is pursued by a bounty hunter named Cole, who ultimately helps her find this better place. But to get there, they must brave a dangerous wilderness infested with creatures both known and not.
 
As Laura discovers the lands outside the Colony for the first time, she finds this world is nothing like she had been told. Morality seems to have been lost along with mankind in the crisis that had killed the earth, and the lines between man and animal are blurred. Now, as she and Cole pioneer their way towards a better future, Laura questions whether mankind is worth saving — and in theend, she must face a final sacrifice that will determine the place for humanity at the end of the world.
 
THE OUTER WILD
On VOD (and limited theaters): September 28, 2018
Distributor: Red Hound Films
Production Company: Chambo Films
Written and Directed by: Philip Chidel
Produced by: Christian Oliver, Philip Chidel, Ashleigh Snead, Dean Stapleton
Starring: Lauren McKnight, Christian Oliver, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Tory Taranova, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Zach Roerig, Dean Stapleton
Runtime: 85 minutes
Not Rated
Tagline: This is the end of man.
Synopsis:
In this post-apocalyptic frontier western, mankind has given way to a new breed of beast, mutated from man. A survivor named Laura may be the cure to these mutations but she flees to save herself. Aided by a hunter sent to catch her, she braves the dangerous unnatural wilderness in order to find a fabled refuge of freedom — and only there will she discover the fate of humanity at the end of the world.
 
Official Hashtag: #OuterWild

"THE WALKING DEAD" DIRECTOR, GREG NICOTERO TAPPED FOR NEW "SPAWN" MOVIE

BREAKING NEWS! 

Spawn Movie Director/Producer Todd McFarlane and The Walking Dead Director Greg Nicotero
“The Walking Dead” Director, Greg Nicotero tapped for Todd McFarlane’s New “Spawn”  Movie

“The Walking Dead” Director and Effects Specialist, Greg Nicotero has been tapped for Todd McFarlane’s New “Spawn”  Movie

Nicotero, an award-winning executive producer, director, and make-up special effects creator on THE WALKING DEAD has come on board, with his company KNB EFX, to create the new Spawn design for the upcoming McFarlane/ Blumhouse Spawn feature film.

McFarlane, Nicotero and KNB EFX Group,  worked together on the 1997 Spawn movie. 
“I'm a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years,” said McFarlane “Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn 'look' so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process.” 

This year, McFarlane has announced an ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Spawn Movie Cast –  Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-man) has been cast as Spawn and Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, Wind River, The Avengers) has been tapped to play Twitch. 

This newest adaptation—a gritty, R-rated reimagining marks McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out and Split and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane.