“These guys are coming after you…!” Cinedigm has released an official trailer for a new crime thriller titled Gangster Land, from director Timothy Woodward Jr., of the western film Hickok also being released this year. Not quite Gangster Squad, not quite The Godfather, this indie mob film follows Al Capone’s second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, as played by Sean Faris. It tells the story of Capone’s rise, but through the the eyes of McGurn. Milo Gibson (one of Mel’s sons) plays Capone, and the full cast includes Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Peter Facinelli, Michael Paré, Jason Patric, Don Harvey, Mark Rolston, and Al Sapienza. This actually looks better than expected, but doesn’t look like a knock out either. Take a look. ›››
“You look like a friendly crowd!” Samuel Goldywn Films recently debuted this official trailer for the new horror thriller titled Psychopaths, which first played at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. This is also the latest film from Mickey Keating, director of the films Ritual, Pod, Darling, and Carnage Park, which was also released this year. Psychopaths is about seven different serial killers whose paths cross over one single, blood soaked night. This looks flashy and stylish, though it’s hard to tell what exactly is going on in this trailer. The ensemble cast includes Ashley Bell, Angela Trimbur, James Landry Hebert, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Jeremy Gardner, Ivana Shein, and Larry Fessenden. If you’re into indie horror, and masks, and serial killer films, then this is for you. But if you’re not into that, well, maybe not. Have fun. ›››
Keep Watching trailer and poster for the horror thriller
Sony Pictures, Screen Gems and Voltage Pictures have released the new trailer and poster for the horror thriller Keep Watching, which will debut in theaters for one night only this Halloween, October 31 at 10pm! Check out the Keep Watching trailer below, along with the poster in the gallery!
A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game. As the night unfolds, the game’s mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted viewers all over the world, who are compelled to KEEP WATCHING…not knowing if what they’re seeing is real, or staged.
The film stars Bella Thorne (The DUFF), Natalie Martinez (End of Watch), Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead), Leigh Whannell (Insidious) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four).
Directed by Sean Carter from a screenplay by Joseph Dembner, Keep Watching is produced by Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona, Nicolas Chartier and Craig J. Flores.
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“The only thing more terrifying than the Western Front… is what lies beneath it.” A trailer has debuted online for a WWI zombie horror thriller film titled Trench 11. This indie horror has been playing at various genre film festivals the last few months, including Fantasy Filmfest in Germany and Toronto After Dark, but still doesn’t have any US distribution set yet. Trench 11 is about a special biological weapon the Germans developed that turns its victims into deranged killers. The plot follows a group of Allied soldiers stuck deep under ground trying to figure out and stop the spread of this dangerous, deadly disease/weapon. The film stars Rossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse, Shaun Benson, Charlie Carrick, Ted Atherton, Adam Hurtig, Robert Stadlober, and Luke Humphrey. This looks dark, and gnarly, and very violent. Dig in. ›››
TIFF kicked off yesterday and the talent behind Borg/McEnroe sat down to discuss how the film is about far more than just a game.
Danish filmmaker Janus Metz, who made his feature debut with the acclaimed 2010 doc Armadillo, is making his first foray into fictional films, though this one is based on a real-life, world-famous rivalry that changed the sports world in the 1980s. Borg/McEnroe chronicles how in the early 1980s, tennis was changed forever by the rivalry between Björn Borg and brash American upstart John McEnroe, who became infamous for his temper (and acted as an indirect inspiration to filmmaker Wes Anderson.)
But the director said that his film, scripted by Ronnie Sandahl (Underdog) was not just the story of a sports rivalry. According to Metz, “it doesn’t make sense to make a sports movie…unless you have a story,” and while the tennis “had to sell” on screen, as a director he approached the film as a “psychological thriller,” albeit one that was played out (at least in part) before millions of people, in this case at Wimbledon in 1980.
“Understand this – when we lay our heads down out here, we’re all prisoners…” To go along with the buzz out of the Telluride Film Festival, the first teaser trailer has arrived for Scott Cooper’s new wild west thriller Hostiles. Set in New Mexico in 1892, the film follows a legendary Army captain who reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne war chief and his family through dangerous territory. Christian Bale stars as Captain Joseph J. Blocker, and Wes Studi stars as Yellow Hawk. It’s described as a “heroic odyssey of survival” that “becomes a story not about the miles traveled nor the battles fought, but the journey towards respect, reconciliation, and forgiveness.” The cast includes Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster, Peter Mullan, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Lang, Q’orianka Kilcher, Timothée Chalamet, and Rory Cochrane. This did get quite a few great reviews at Telluride and plays at TIFF next, so keep an eye out for it if you’re intriuged. ›››
“Attention students, the rules have changed. I am your new principal.” Yes, I fully admit this looks terrible, but thankfully you don’t have to waste any time or money on this if you don’t want to – all trailers are free to watch! Deadly Detention, originally known as The Detained before the title change, is a new horror thriller about five “archetypal teens” (eye roll already) serving detention who “find themselves in a life or death situation.” The main cast includes Henry Zaga, Alex Frnka, Sarah Davenport, Coy Stewart, Jennifer Robyn Jacobs, Kevin Blake, and Gillian Vigman. At least they admit in the description that the characters are archetypal, because everything about this looks cheesy and awful and not worth watching. ›››
In ‘Good Time’, the Safdie brothers use their characteristic scrapyard DIY to bring Robert Pattinson into the ‘warped moment.’
“We wanted it to feel like lightning,” Josh Safdie said of his new film in an interview with No Film School.
And it does. Good Time is electrifying: every turbocharged moment of the bungled heist film has a lightning rod’s power to transform or destroy. Co-directors Josh and Benny Safdie, brothers who are known for their gritty, homemade movies, put the audience through its paces. Their film teems with manic energy, breathless performances, neon and strobe lights, and a pulsing synth soundtrack from Daniel Lopatin that underscores the film’s relentless experience.
In fact, watching Good Time is like riding the Coney Island Cyclone: it’s a genre film, or a “pulp movie,” as the brothers describe it—a thrill ride old as time. Its rickety structure threatens to collapse at every turn, and you emerge from the theater with whiplash.
“Once the movie starts, you have no option but to just accept it as, ‘I’m in the crazy story and I’m experiencing it.'” — Josh Safdie
“It was supposed to be the most secure prison in Europe. It wasn’t supposed to have a flaw.” Lionsgate UK has debuted the first official trailer for an action thriller titled Maze, telling the true story of how 38 IRA prisoners escaped from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland in 1983. The full cast includes Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Martin McCann, Barry Ward, Eileen Walsh, and Aaron Monaghan. This premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, and will be released in UK cinemas in September, but there’s still no US release date yet. I don’t know much about the history of this story, but I am intrigued to find out how they escaped. The main guy kind of reminds me of Ralph Fiennes. This is worth a look, might be good. ›››
Phillip Noyce to direct WWII thriller The Devil’s Brigade
Foresight Unlimited has announced that Phillip Noyce (Salt, The Giver, The Bone Collector) has been tapped to direct The Devil’s Brigade. Moshe Diamant will produce the World War II action-thriller, and Foresight Unlimited will handle international sales. Principal photography is set to begin at the end of this year in France, with casting currently underway.
The Devil’s Brigade tells the true story of how Davie Berman, the only Jewish member of the Luciano mob, is requested by the U.S. military to help turn the tide of events against the Germans in Italy. In organizing a team of Sicilian Cosa Nostra to work with the Americans, he almost single-handedly drives the Germans out of the southern region of Italy, and returns to America as a decorated hero.
Australian-born Noyce is known for his work across various action-dramas, most notably he directed Academy Award-nominated Salt starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber for Columbia Pictures. His previous work also includes the box-office smash hits Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games, Collector also starring Jolie and Denzel Washington for Universal Pictures, and the critically-acclaimed Rabbit-Proof Fence and The Quiet American.
Noyce is currently in production on TV drama series Reside, starring Emily VanCamp and Matt Czurchry. He most recently completed crime-thriller Above Suspicion for Bold Films starring Emilia Clarke, Thora Birch and Jack Huston.
Noyce is represented by WME, Cameron Creswell Agency, and Fireman Entertainment.
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