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Jason Statham to play The Killer’s Game with D.J. Caruso

For over 20 years, Hollywood has been trying to adapt Jay Bonansinga’s novel The Killer’s Game, and now THR is reporting that it finally looks to be heading out of development hell thanks to Stx Films.

According to the site, Jason Statham is currently in talks to star in the action thriller, with D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, xXx: Return of Xander Cage) in the director’s chair.

Statham will play “a veteran assassin who is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and takes a hit out on himself to avoid the pain that is destined to follow. After ordering the kill, he finds out that he was misdiagnosed and must then fend off the army of former colleagues trying to kill him.”

The project has passed through the hands of a host of directors over the years, including Alex Proyas, John Woo, Pitof, Rupert Wainwright, Renny Harlin and Simon Crane, while
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Jason Statham in Talks To Star In The Action Thriller The Killer's Game

Action vet Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in the action thriller The Killer’s Game that will be directed by D.J. Caruso (xXx: Return of Xander Cage). THR reports that this move breathes new life into one of Hollywood’s oldest unproduced scripts.

The Killer's Game is based on a novel by Jay Bonansinga; the story follows a veteran assassin who is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and takes a hit out on himself to avoid the pain that is destined to follow. The twist comes when he finds out that he was misdiagnosed and must then fend off the army of former colleagues trying to kill him.

The book was published in 1997, and since then Hollywood has been trying to turn it into a movie. Several great actors including Michael Keaton and Wesley Snipes were attached to star in the project during its early development.

A long
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Killer's Game Teams Jason Statham and Director D.J. Caruso

Killer's Game Teams Jason Statham and Director D.J. Caruso
An adaptation of an action-thriller book that has been in development for over 20 years may now finally see the light of day, thanks to star Jason Statham and director D.J. Caruso. Statham is in talks to star in Killer's Game, with Stx Films in talks to finance and distribute the film, with D.J. Caruso set to take the helm. Steve Richards of Endurance Media and Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance will produce, although there is no word on who will write the screenplay adaptation just yet. Over the past 20 years, there have been more than a few well-known writers, directors, and stars who have tried to bring this project to the big screen.

Killer's Game is based on the novel of the same by Jay Bonansinga, which was published in 1997, and Hollywood was seeking this project even before it was published. The story centers on an assassin, who, after learning he is dying,
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This April

"We're going to pull together and find a way to get out of here! First, we're gonna seal off this pool." Hopefully, this new batch of shark conservationists in Deep Blue Sea 2 doesn't end up like the person I just quoted, Russell Franklin (Samuel L. Jackson) from the first movie, and get eaten by any Great White sharks. We'll find out soon enough when Deep Blue Sea 2 comes to home media on April 17th:

Press Release: Burbank, CA – Building the better shark still isn’t a good idea in Deep Blue Sea 2, the long-awaited sequel to the hit theatrical thriller coming this spring from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature-length film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital starting April 17, 2018.

In Deep Blue Sea 2, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant
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Watch The Deep Blue Sea Cast React To The Sequel’s Zany Trailer

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Syfy and director Darin Scott launch plans for a Deep Blue Sea 2.

Indeed, it’s going on 20 years since the arrival of Renny Harlin’s cult thriller, in which a herd of frenzied, bio-engineered sharks begin turning on their captors. Think of it as the long-lost ancestor to Sharknado and you’ll begin to get a sense of the tone and over-the-top shlock horror underpinning Harlin’s 90s pic.

And though its upcoming sequel doesn’t make room for any of the original cast members – sorry, Samuel L. Jackson – this clever fan edit imagines a scenario in which the Deep Blue Sea gang react to the sequel’s bat-shit trailer. “Somebody please…tell me what that is.”

Sure, the chroma key is a little off, but it’s a fun edit from The Drew Reviews Podcast (h/t Bloody Disgusting) nonetheless.
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Deep Blue Sea 2 DVD Details Arrive with Chilling New Poster

Deep Blue Sea 2 DVD Details Arrive with Chilling New Poster
If audience interest is any indication, Deep Blue Sea 2 should be a big hit when it finally arrives on Blu-ray and DVD later this year. But sometimes, the trailer gets all the attention yet no one really wants to watch the whole thing. Two minutes is enough. Whichever side you fall on when it comes to Deep Blue Sea 2, we now have the full Blu-ray and DVD details along with an awesome poster that will send chills down your spine and reignite your passion for shark movies.

"When you make sharks smarter, man becomes an endangered species. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents Deep Blue Sea 2, coming April 17, 2018 to Blu-ray combo pack and DVD."

Building the better shark still isn't a good idea in Deep Blue Sea 2, the long-awaited sequel to the hit theatrical thriller coming this spring from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature-length film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack,
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Full Release And Blu-Ray Details For Deep Blue Sea 2 Surface

Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s 1999 sci-fi/horror fest that released during a fairly busy summer season, is a concept that would seem right up the alley of a Syfy original. Which is why it’s totally appropriate that the company is now bringing us a sequel in the form of Deep Blue Sea 2.

Set to revolve around “a scientist conducting experiments on bull sharks,” which naturally doesn’t go well, we’re finally beginning to learn more about what’s in store. After the film’s first trailer dropped over the weekend, we’ve now been gifted some details on when exactly it’ll debut and what else we’ll see on the Blu-ray.

Directed by Darin Scott, and starring Michael Beach, Deep Blue Sea 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital starting April 17 and can currently be pre-ordered on Amazon. Unfortunately, the special features won’t be plentiful,
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Trailer Features the Return of Genetically Altered Sharks

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Nearly 20 years after its initial release, Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea is still regarded as one of the most fun and intense entries to the cinematic shark pool. While Steven Spielberg's Jaws remains the apex predator in the eyes of many film fans, Harlin's 1999 movie—like its genetically enhanced sharks—cannot be ignored, and Warner Bros. is diving back into shark-infested waters with Deep Blue Sea 2.

Coming soon to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital platforms from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Deep Blue Sea 2 is teased in its first trailer (see below) that premiered exclusively on IGN.

While it has a similar plot to the original movie, the rated-r Deep Blue Sea 2 doesn't seem to have any ties to the first film when it comes to surviving characters, so it doesn't look like any familiar faces from the 1999 movie will pop up in this one. The trailer definitely channels
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Trailer Surfaces!

“Deepest. Bluest. My head is like a shark’s fin…” Two months back we let you guys know that the upcoming sequel to Renny Harlin’s shark-attack classic Deep Blue Sea had snagged an R rating from the MPAA for “creature violence and gore and for language.” And today we have the trailer for Deep Blue Sea […]

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Shark sequel Deep Blue Sea 2 gets a first trailer

IGN has revealed the first trailer for Deep Blue Sea 2, the upcoming sequel to Renny Harlin’s cult 1999 thriller. The film is directed by Darin Scott and features a cast that includes Michael Beach, Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Darron Meyer, Nathan Lynn and Kim Syster; check it out here…

As per IGN: “In Deep Blue Sea 2, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach). When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly.”

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Deep Blue Sea 2 Trailer Will Get Your Blood Pumping

Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s 1999 sci-fi/horror fest that was unleashed during a pretty loaded summer season, is a concept that would seem right up the alley of a Syfy original.

For those unfamiliar with it, here’s the gist. In an effort to cure Alzheimer’s, a team of scientists working on a floating laboratory named Aquatica in the middle of the ocean have genetically engineered a trio of Mako sharks whose brain tissue fluids, once drained, serve as the key to unlocking the cure. Unfortunately, the sharks’ increased brain size only results in making the beasts even smarter, and it’s not long before the sharks enact a plan to gain their own freedom by picking off everyone they can and sinking the facility itself in the process.

As you probably know, there’s nothing deep about Deep Blue Sea. It knows it’s not Jaws, and
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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Mj Dixon on ‘Mask of Thorn’

Mask of Thorn is a throwback to the classic 80 slashers from writer and director Mj Dixon, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Mj a few questions about the continuing legacy of Thorn, his influences in horror and what else is coming in the ever expanding Mycho horror universe.

What can we expect from the film?

I guess it’s hard to say without giving too much away, but we usually try to take the classic slasher formula that the Mychoverse is built on and then turn it upside down and at least approach it from a very different angle. We’re not really interested in making the same film again and again, so it was important find a fresh way to tell the next part of the story. I guess the influences for the film were
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea sequel Nemo Rising set for release in December

Novelist and filmmaker C. Courtney Joyner (the Shotgun western series, Renny Harlin’s Prison) is set to release his new novel, the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea sequel Nemo Rising, this December courtesy of Tor Books.

Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

Nemo Rising is set for release on December 26th.
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Afm: Media Asia to Co-Produce Renny Harlin's Crime Thriller 'Bodies at Rest'

Afm: Media Asia to Co-Produce Renny Harlin's Crime Thriller 'Bodies at Rest'
Hong Kong film studio Media Asia has joined Wanda Studios as a co-producer of director Renny Harlin’s forthcoming action crime thriller Bodies at Rest.

Starring Hong Kong’s Nick Cheung, Chinese actress Yang Zi and Taiwanese actor Richie Jen, the action flick kicks off in a morgue, where a hardworking forensics expert and his assistant are accosted by masked intruders who demand access to a body involved in a crime.

Media Asia is handling worldwide sales of the title and began shopping it to buyers at Afm. The film already has begun shooting in mainland China and is targeting a late...
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American Film Market: Hudson Boards Fun Academy’s ‘Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero’ (Exclusive)

U.S.-based sales agent Paul Hudson is handling world sales on CGI feature “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” inspired by the true story of an Wwi American soldier’s bonding with a stray dog that became a war hero.

Budgeted at $25 million, animated by Technicolor’s Mikros Animation in Montreal and the official movie of the 2018 Wwi Centennial Commission, “Sgt. Stubby” marks the maiden feature from Georgia-based Fun Academy Motion Pictures.

Fun Academy will release “Sgt. Stubby” in April on 3,000 screens, said Fun Academy CEO Richard Lanni, also the film’s writer-director.

Bibo Bergeron (“Shark Tale”) serves as head of story, while Patrick Doyle (“Brave”) is the film’s composer.

Hudson, who also runs L.A distribution-sales house Outsider Pictures, is introducing “Sgt. Stubby” to buyers at this week’s American Film Market. He is in negotiations to sell rights for Poland, Hungary, Latin America, China and the Middle East and has closed South Korea.

“Sgt
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Transmedia Project ‘Back to Earth’ Launching at Afm (Exclusive)

Transmedia Project ‘Back to Earth’ Launching at Afm (Exclusive)
Transmedia project “Back to Earth” will be previewed at the American Film Market with demonstrations of the multi-platform narrative in which a new technology could destroy the world or save it, Variety has learned exclusively.

Creator Clay Space and producers Shad Adair and Behnam Karbassi will be at Afm with a web series, graphic novels, an animated series and an interactive experience with StarCredits tokens, which allow players to alter the interactive experience, receive exclusive content and earn discounts on merchandise.

The story centers on the fictional mega-corporation StarFate with users discovering the true origins of the apocalypse and uncovering secret plans for the future of the human race.

The story world of “Back to Earth” was created by No Mimes Media while M2 handled the visualization of the graphic novel and animated series. Frederico Heller directs the web series.

Space has been a member of the bitcoin community since 2014 and is the founder of Blockspace Media, a
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Afm: Icelandic Wilderness Story ‘Indigo Valley’ Gets Fast-Tracked (Exclusive)

Afm: Icelandic Wilderness Story ‘Indigo Valley’ Gets Fast-Tracked (Exclusive)
Jaclyn Bethany is fast-tracking her feature “Indigo Valley,” about a honeymoon trek in the Icelandic wilderness, Variety has learned exclusively.

Indigo Valley,” based on Bethany’s short film of the same name, marks the first collaboration between Bethany and Harmstone under their new banner Indigo Films, which will focus on female-driven narrative content, with a focus on international markets.

Indigo Valley” is a U.S.-UK-Icelandic co-production, with Courtney Harmstone producing. Matthew Helderman of Buffalo 8 is coming on board as an executive producer. Fenrir Films of Iceland is a co-producer.

Bethany will direct and star in the film in which a newlywed couple is on a hiking trip through the Icelandic wilderness. The couple is unexpectedly joined by the woman’s estranged sister, played by Bethany, an actress recently released from rehab. Jealousy, insecurity and sexual tension run high in the desolate landscape of Iceland, highlighting the tumultuous future these three people face.

Icelandic actor Atli Oskar Fjalarsson
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True-Life Third Reich Story ‘The Invisibles’ to Travel Worldwide (Exclusive)

“The Invisibles,” a docu-drama theatrical feature film based on a little known true-life story about four young Jewish people who survived the Nazi terror in Berlin, has been sold to multiple territories, including major markets like the U.S., Britain, China and Japan.

Munich-based sales company Beta Cinema has sold the movie, directed by Claus Raefle, to Greenwich Entertainment in the U.S., Signature in the U.K., DDDream in China, Lucky Red in Italy and New Select in Japan. It has also signed contracts for Brazil (Mares Filmes), Israel (Nachshon) and Portugal (Pris). Further deals are being negotiated.

The film, which was released in Germany by Tobis last week, intertwines dramatic reenactments with interviews with the survivors, describing their lives as teenagers and young adults “under the most dangerous circumstances and with an unknown future,” according to a statement. “The two [elements] blend together into an intense, emotionally moving film, with its authenticity
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10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw

10 Freddy Krueger Movies You Never Saw
Freddy Krueger is one of Halloween's most celebrated horror movie killers. A Nightmare on Elm Street, from the brilliant mind of the late fright master Wes Craven, is a stone cold classic. While the many sequels are a mixed bag, there's no disputing the greatness of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, or the bold adventurousness of Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which reimagined the entire franchise in a fascinating new way, years before "meta" became a trendy buzz word.

Jack Sholder put Freddy Krueger inside another dude, Renny Harlin put him in sunglasses, and Rachel Talalay nearly finished him off in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Though he once hosted his own TV show and finally faced off with the killer of the Friday the 13th franchise in Freddy vs. Jason, there are still multiple Freddy Krueger projects that were in some stage of development that simply never got made.
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Deadly Pleasures: A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

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Like with any long-running slasher movie franchise, every horror fan has a favorite Nightmare on Elm Street sequel when asked. The most popular response is Dream Warriors, which, based on anecdotal evidence, many fans prefer even to the first film. Some like its follow-up, the Renny Harlin-directed The Dream Master, best. Very rarely, if ever, do Nightmare fans name the fifth installment, 1989’s The Dream Child, as their favorite. It’s the unloved orphan of the franchise, lacking even the novelty of Freddy’s Dead with its 3-D climax and the fact that it’s designed to end the series for good (even if Wes Craven’s New Nightmare would render said closure impotent just a few years later). For many, The Dream Child represents the franchise overstaying its welcome for one film too many before wrapping up. And, yes, the movie has its share of problems both in
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