Thursday, March 14, 2019

PAUL POPE'S "HEAVY LIQUID" FINDS A NEW HOME AT IMAGE FOR ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

PAUL POPE’S HEAVY LIQUID FINDS NEW HOME AT IMAGE COMICS THIS AUGUST WITH 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
“Both technically assured and wonderfully expressive.”
—Publishers Weekly
Image Comics is pleased to celebrate two decades of Paul Pope’s (Battling Boy, Batman: Year 100) Eisner Award-nominated, science-fiction/cyberpunk classic Heavy Liquid with an exuberant, all-new, 20th anniversary trade paperback. This gorgeous new edition will collect issues #1-5 of the Heavy Liquid series and feature newly remastered colors by Pope to restore them to his original vision, making them more vibrant and powerful.

TIME magazine listed Heavy Liquid among the 100 most important science fiction graphic novels of the decade when it originally debuted in the 2000s, and its relevance and influence continues to grow. This new edition is designed and edited by the artist himself, restores the artwork for the first time to its original “widescreen” format (wider that typical US comics), and features a newly refined two-color palette. The opening and closing 16 pages are in full color, including newly designed artwork for this edition and all of the original “virgin” cover designs, with logos and added type removed.

In a future where New York has evolved into a sci-fi metropolis, Heavy Liquid follows a fugitive called “S”—on the run from a murderous gang—who becomes entwined in a mystery that’s littered with love and drugs. At the heart of this mystery is an addictive substance called Heavy Liquid that’s both a drug and an art form. In his search for the one artist skilled enough to render Heavy Liquid into a perfect sculpture, S finds himself battling deadly psychopathic foes as well as the inner demons of addiction. If he can survive these physical and mental trials, S might just discover the shocking secret behind heavy liquid, and find a love he thought lost forever.

Heavy Liquid 20th anniversary trade paperback edition (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1404-7) will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, June 19 and available in bookstores on Tuesday, June 25. It can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Heavy Liquid will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play. 

EPIC PICTURES AND DREAD ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THE PRE-ORDER LINK FOR "BOOK OF MONSTERS"

Epic Pictures and DREAD are excited to share the pre-order link for their next monsterific horror, BOOK OF MONSTERS! We are now scheduling interviews with director, Stewart Sparke (The Creature Below), writer, Paul Butler (The Creature Below), and stars, Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser), Lyndsey CraineLizzie Aaryn-Stanton, and Michaela Longden.




Synopsis: Sophie's 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to hell.

BOOK OF MONSTERS is directed by Stewart Sparke (The Creature Below), written by Paul Butler (The Creature Below), and starring Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser), Lyndsey CraineLizzie Aaryn-Stanton, and Michaela Longden.

                        
                             

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A JOURNEY ABOUT THE MAN WHO TAUGHT US ABOUT LOVE, COURAGE AND FELLOWSHIP

TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.


 Only In Theaters May 10, 2019

Directed by: Dome Karukoski

Written by: David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford

Produced by: Peter Chernin p.g.a., Jenno Topping p.g.a., David Ready p.g.a., Kris Thykier p.g.a.

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris and Derek Jacobi


         

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LARRY FESSENDEN'S "DEPRAVED" TO DEBUT AT WHAT THE FEST!?

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DEPRAVED
Written and Directed by: Larry Fessenden
Produced by: Larry Fessenden, Chadd Harbold and Jenn Wexler
Executive Producers: Joe Swanberg, Edwin Linker, Peter Gilbert
Co-Executive producers: Andrew Mer, Sig De Miguel, Stephen Vincent
Starring: David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine, Owen Campbell and Addison Timlin

WHAT THE FEST !? OPENING NIGHT (WORLD PREMIERE) : IFC Center, 323 6th Avenue, NYC
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00PM

Shot on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, veteran genre writer-director Larry Fessenden’s brings his unique vision of the literary classic in DEPRAVED, set in modern Brooklyn. This meditative reimagining of the novel explores the crisis of masculinity and ideas about loneliness, memory and the subtle psychological shocks that shape us as individuals.

Alex (Owen Campbell) leaves his girlfriend Lucy (Chloë Levine) after an emotional night, walking the streets alone to get home.From out of nowhere, he is stabbed in a frenzied attack, with the life draining out of him. He awakes to find he is the brain in a body he does not recognize. This creature, Adam (Alex Breaux), has been brought into consciousness by Henry (David Call), a brilliant field surgeon suffering from PTSD after two tours in the Mideast, and his accomplice Polidori (Joshua Leonard), a predator determined to cash in on the experiment that brought Adam to life. Henry is increasingly consumed with remorse over what he’s done and when Adam finally discovers a video documenting his own origin, he goes on a rampage that reverberates through the group and tragedy befalls them all. 

LARRY FESSENDEN  (writer, director, producer, editor), winner of the 1997 Someone to Watch Spirit Award, and nominee for the 2010 Piaget Spirit Award for producing, is the writer, director and editor of the award-winning art-horror trilogy HABIT (Nominated for 2 Spirit Awards), WENDIGO (Winner Best Film 2001 Woodstock Film Festival) and NO TELLING. 

His film, THE LAST WINTER (Nominated for a 2007 Gotham Award for best ensemble cast), premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Fessenden directed SKIN AND BONES for NBC TV’s horror anthology FEAR ITSELF and the feature film BENEATH for CHILLER FILMS. He wrote the screenplay with Guillermo del Toro of ORPHANAGE, an English language remake of the successful Spanish film EL ORFANATO. 

He is the co-writer with Graham Reznick, of the hit Sony Playstation videogame UNTIL DAWN which won a BAFTA. As a character actor Fessenden has appeared in films such as the forthcoming THE MOUNTAIN (Rick Alverson), IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE (Ti West), BRINGING OUT THE DEAD (Martin Scorsese), BROKEN FLOWERS (Jim Jarmusch), THE BRAVE ONE (Neil Jordan), ANIMAL FACTORY (Steve Buscemi), WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt), as well as dozens of independent horror films including WE ARE STILL HERE, YOU’RE NEXT, I SELL THE DEAD and TV shows including “Louie” and “The Strain”. Since 1985, Fessenden has run GLASS EYE PIX  (“one of the indie scene’s most productive and longest-running companies”- Filmmaker Magazine), the fierce independent NYC-based production shingle with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts. 
         
On Twitter:  @GlassEyePix
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Director:Larry Fessenden
Running Time:114 min
Language:English
Country:USA
Year:2019

PRODUCTION STARTS ON MEATHOOK MASSACRE: THE FINAL CHAPTER


Production Starts on Dustin Ferguson's Meathook Massacre: The Final Chapter starring Danielle Brookshire, Alan Maxson, Vida Ghaffari, and Robert Lankford

 

 


Production Starts on Multi Award-Winning Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s Meathook Massacre: The Final Chapter Starring Alan Maxson, Vida Ghaffari, Danielle Brookshire and Robert Lankford

SoCal Cinema Studios starts production on multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s (“Nemesis 5”, “Sleepaway Camp IV”) much anticipated “Meathook Massacre: The Final Chapter,” which is the last installment in this popular cult franchise.

It's been 20 years since Dani (Danielle Brookshire, "Cheerleader Camp To The Death") and her friends were attacked by a meathook-welding maniac in rural Nebraska. Today, while relocating to live in Southern California with her sister Samantha (noted actress Vida Ghaffari, “RoboWoman, FOX’s “The Mindy Project”), she still suffers from nightmarish visions that the worst is yet to come. Soon after a visit from a fellow survivor, "Bubba" (Robert Lankford, "Nemesis 5") and his clan, including "Uncle Swine" (Alan Maxson, "Godzilla: King of The Monsters”), they track Dani down at her current residence for one last showdown. 

”It's been 5 years since my creation of the franchise, and I'm honored to return to put the final nail in the coffin - in the wildest installment of the series,” said Ferguson. 

Ferguson and Ghaffari are repped by Joseph Kelbie Williamson of The Williamson Management.

"THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL" LAUNCHING MARCH 29TH

“THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL” LAUNCHING
MARCH 29TH IN THEATERS AND VOD

See the brand new trailer and poster for the new horror folktale anthology from the producers of ABCs OF DEATH, featuring work from eight of the best new voices in contemporary horror.

“This is ‘folk horror’ par excellence” - SCI FI NOW
 
 

  On March 29th, the terrifying new horror anthology THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL will be released to theaters across America and all digital platforms. A new poster and trailer for the film debut today at fieldguidetoevil.com.

In FIELD GUIDE, eight of the most exciting new voices in international horror were asked to draw upon the folklore of their country, reimagining a legend through their own unique (and often twisted) creative lens. The film was also the very first equity crowd-funded feature in America, generating $500,000 of funding from 255 equity investors.

“We approach creating a project like this as fans. What do we want to see first and foremost. Then we assembled a team of filmmakers we felt to be among the most interesting new voices in horror on the planet,” says producer Ant Timpson. “We can’t wait for audiences to explore these diverse and dark paths they’ve created.” 

THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL features segments by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (GOODNIGHT MOMMY, THE LODGE), Peter Strickland (THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO), Agnieszka Smoczynska (THE LURE, FUGUE), Katrin Gebbe (NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN, PELICAN BLOOD), Can Evrenol (BASKIN, HOUSEWIFE), Calvin Reeder (THE RAMBLER), Ashim Ahluwalia (MISS LOVELY), and Yannis Veslemes (NORWAY).

In addition to Tim League and Ant Timpson, who produced the successful ABCs OF DEATH franchise, THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL was executive produced by investors Christos V. Konstantakopoulos (BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE LOBSTER), Keith and Jess Calder (ANOMALISA, BLAIR WITCH, YOU’RE NEXT), and Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company (MANDY, JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT).

Legion M will be hosting fan meet-ups for THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL at select theaters across the United States. FIELD GUIDE meet-up details can be found at legionm.com/evil.

"Being a fan-owned entertainment company, we're not only financially invested in FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL but our fast-growing community of 70,000 members and investors are empowered to share our project with the world so they can experience it with us," says Paul Scanlan, cofounder and CEO of Legion M. "FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL was one of Legion M's earliest investments and we have been eagerly awaiting this opportunity to activate our proven experiential meet-up model across the country, which will eventize screenings and feature cool perks like exclusive FIELD GUIDE merchandise for all meet-up attendees."

The film is being distributed by SuperLtd and will be released in select theaters and all digital platforms on March 29th. For more information – including the brand-new poster and trailer, showtimes, ticket information, Q&A screenings, and Legion M fan-meetup events – visit fieldguidetoevil.com. For stills, visit this following Dropbox link.

MAISIE WILLIAMS TO STAR IN JULIUS BERG'S THRILLER "THE OWNERS'"

MAISIE WILLIAMS TO STAR IN THE THRILLER ‘THE OWNERS’ DIRECTED BY JULIUS BERG AND PRODUCED BY BLUELIGHT



XYZ Films to Exec Produce and handle North American sales, with Versatile handling rest of the world at Berlin EFM

It was announced today that Maisie Williams is set to star in the 90’s-set thriller THE OWNERS, directed by Julius Berg, with a screenplay by Berg and Matthieu Gompel, based on comic book from renowned artist Herrmann and written by Yves H. The film is produced by Alain de la Mata at UK-based Bluelight, and executive produced by XYZ Films. XYZ will handle North American sales with Versatile handling international at the upcoming EFM in Berlin. The film will shoot this spring in Kent, close to London, in an isolated Victorian mansion, with casting by Dan Hubbard. 

The story takes place in rural England during the early 1990s. Childhood friends Nathan and Terry, broke and on the scrap heap at 20, are spurred on by an out-of-town sociopath named Gaz to rob Huggins, the elderly local doctor and his wife. Nathan’s girlfriend Mary (Williams) is dead against the plan but the lads are set – the doctor’s house is isolated, there’s a safe full of cash, no none will be home – it’s their way out of the world they’ve been born into. But the Huggins family returns early and is quickly subdued. The intruders are disguised but Dr. Huggins guesses the identity of his captors and reasons with them: stop now, before this goes too far… But it’s too late for that. Desperation leads to violence, the tables are turned and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, leaving Mary fighting to save herself from a nightmare she could never have imagined.  

Maisie Williams:

Williams is best known for her role as Arya Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which premieres its eighth season this April. Maisie Williams picked up a European Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival for her role in Carol Morley’s “The Falling”. In 2016 she received the London Critic’s Circle Award for Best Young Performer and The Evening Standard Rising Star Award for the same role. Last year Maisie appeared in “Early Man” with Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne. She will next be seen in Marvel’s “X Men: The New Mutants” alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton and directed by Josh Boone.

Williams is repped by Louise Johnston Management (UK) and WME.

This is Berg’s first feature, following numerous directing credits like the hit Netflix series “La Forêt” and the France Télévisions series “The Crimson Rivers.”  

I’m very proud that Maisie Williams is joining the cast of The Owners. Her already impressive experience will bring great force and vitality to her character and to the narrative of what promises to be a particularly intense thriller. Beyond her great talent she is an actor possessed of a profound humanity with who I am greatly looking forward to working,” said Berg.

STX FILMS RELEASES THE FIRST IMAGE FROM "THE BOY 2"

Below please find a first look teaser image of STXfilms horror sequel THE BOY 2, starring Katie Holmes. Directed by William Brent Bell and written by Stacey Menear.

He’s made a friend. #TheBoy2 coming soon to theaters.