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Eli Roth-Produced Clown Gets Italian Poster & Trailer!
This is coming at a good time. Clowns are in the news. Clowns are on the small screen (American Horror Story: Freak Show). And…it’s friggin’ Halloween! Today, we have a look at the Italian one-sheet and trailer. This international promo features a bunch of new footage. Clown began as a fake trailer directed by Jon Watts. The trailer garnered Eli Roth’s attention. He loved it and came on board to shepherd the feature film as a producer. Watts directed the feature and Robot and Frank scribe Christopher D. Ford provided the script.
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Carrie Keagan to Topline Indie Horror Film ‘The Fiancé’
Shooting is set to begin this December on The Fiancé for Firebreathing Films. Carrie Keagan has joined the cast; she’ll be joined by Mark Allen Michaels and Douglas Tait. Michaels also wrote the project and will direct. Keagan – who has contributed some editorials here at Shock – was recently seen in the short film Dinner and starred in Staci Layne Wilson’s Fetish Factory which lensed earlier this year.
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First Photo from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Our first look at director Burr Steers’ adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Jane Austen reimagining, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has arrived! EW has revealed an image of the Bennet sisters, assembled to to take down the undead. Starring Lily James as Elizabeth, Bella Heathcote as Jane, Ellie Bamber as Lydia, Millie Brady as Mary and Suki Waterhouse as Kitty, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies also stars Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, Jack Huston as Wickham and Matt Smith as Mr. Collins.
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Writers Come Aboard Ghost Train Remake, Produced By American Pie Team
Depth of Field – the production outfit for American Pie’s Chris and Paul Weitz – is aligning with All Nippon Entertainment Works and Shochiku Company to remake the 2006 film Ghost Train. The Japanese film, per THR, is “the story of what happens to a group of commuters who get on a subway train at a station deep underground and are terrified as the train’s passengers disappear.
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Saw 10th Anniversary Interview: James Wan & Leigh Whannell
Saw celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Let that sink in for a minute. Now, reflect on how far its creators – James Wan and Leigh Whannell – have come. The former is currently in post-production on Furious 7 (the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise) following directing gigs on horror hits like The Conjuring and Insidious. The latter also has Insidious to thank for his continued success; he penned the first two entries as well as the third which he directed. These are exciting times for Wan and Whannell and, recently, they took time out of their busy schedule for a Saw reunion press conference at Lionsgate. In attendance: producer Mark Burg and Oren Koules, Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell.
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Directors Come Together for Halloween Anthology Film
Epic Pictures is bringing a new anthology horror film to the American Film Market this year called Tales of Halloween. The project, according to Deadline, begins shooting in November and features 10 stories from 11 directors. Those on board to helm include: Neil Marshall, Darren Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Joe Begos, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, John Skipp, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin and Paul Solet.
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