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‘The Hunter’s Prayer’ DVD Review

Stars: Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech, Tina Maskell, Eben Young, Stephanie Dooley, Eudald Font, Amy Landecker, Martin Compston | Written by John Brancato, Michael Ferris | Directed by Jonathan Mostow

Lucas, (Sam Worthington) is a solitary assassin who is hired to kill a young woman, Ella (Odeya Rush). When he can’t bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse with both now marked for death. Forced into an uneasy alliance, the pair is relentlessly pursued across Europe, their only hope for survival lying in the exposure of those responsible for the brutal murder of Ella’s family…

Based on Kevin Wignall’s novel For the Dogs, The Hunter’s Prayer is a EuropaCorp-wannabe that sorely needed the guidance of Luc Besson and his team to pull this out of the by-the-numbers Bourne-inspired, generic action thriller doldrums within which it resides.
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‘Dead Rising: Endgame’ Review

Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Keegan Connor Tracy, Jessica Harmon, Dennis Haysbert, Marie Avgeropoulos, Teach Grant, Dakota Guppy, Stephen Lobo, Curtis Lum, Lee Majdoub, Luvia Petersen, Sandy Robson, Heather Roop, Patrick Sabongui | Written by Michael Ferris, Tim Carter | Directed by Pat Williams

There are a plethora of really shitty movies based on video games being released each year. None of them holding a candle to the source material it is based on. However each and every time I get suckered in because I want to be impressed by these attempts, as a movie fan and a gamer I need to be impressed. And let’s be honest, the premise of the Dead Rising games is just about absurd enough to work as a movie and with this being the second outing well have they learnt.

Based on the worldwide smash-hit video game series, Dead Rising: Endgame is the sequel to last years
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Dead Rising: Endgame Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Release Details & Cover Art

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Dead Rising fans can look forward to two stocking stuffers this holiday season. In addition to Capcom unleashing the wisecracking wrath of Frank West in the new video game Dead Rising 4 on December 6th, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will also release Dead Rising: Endgame on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on that same day.

Press Release (via Home Theater Forum): Culver City, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016) – Prepare for a nonstop assault of zombie-slaying action when Dead Rising: Endgame debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital December 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The action-packed sequel to Dead Rising: Watchtower chronicles the return of Jesse Metcalfe (“Dallas,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Chase Carter, an investigative journalist haunted by his past and now hunted by the military. After narrowly escaping a zombie quarantine, Chase—along with a group of dubious allies—slices, hacks and bludgeons his way through the zombie hordes that plague every corner of the abandoned city.
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Dead Rising: Endgame Review

I don’t understand Crackle’s Dead Rising franchise. Capcom built this zany, wild video game universe that’d be perfect for a hybrid experience somewhere between The Warriors and 28 Days Later, yet these movies are generically neutered. References to original content are just lazy winks, while the whole “psychopaths” arc is completely abandoned in favor of a boring Zombrex conspiracy. I was hoping that Dead Rising: Endgame would atone for Watchtower‘s forgettable adaptation, but, unfortunately, new director Pat Williams falls victim to the same dull tricks from Zach Lipovsky’s first attempt.

Jesse Metcalfe once again stars as investigative journalist Chase Carter, who must journey into the heart of East Mission to stop General Lyons (Dennis Haysbert) from killing every Zombrex-using survivor. Since the first film, technology has been developed that releases Zombrex doses through an implanted chip, but Lyons wants to overload the system and use the
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Exclusive Dead Rising: Endgame Posters Introduce Your New Favorite Zombie Hunters

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Ten days out from its anticipated premiere, we have a host of exclusive – and darn well stylish – character posters to share for Crackle’s flesh-munching sequel, Dead Rising: Endgame.

Due to make its bow via the streaming service on June 20, the horror actioner largely takes place in East Mission City, an area irrefutably crippled by the zombie outbreak. In a bid to quell that devastating pandemic, the government hatches a plan to send the undead packing, but it’s one that will also entail massive collateral damage – the death of millions of innocent people.

Taking a stand against that scorched earth tactic are your new favorite band of zombie hunters, with today’s exclusive batch of posters spotlighting Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe), General Lyons (Dennis Haysbert), Jordan (Keegan Connor Tracy) and wacky scientist Rand (Billy Zane). Following up on the largely successful Watchtower, it is Pat Williams
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New Trailer & Poster for Crackle’s Zombie Film Dead Rising: Endgame

“Friends don’t let friends go through Z Town alone.” Journalist Chase Carter and company return to East Mission City to slice and dice their way to the truth in the new trailer for Crackle’s Dead Rising: Endgame, the latest film adaptation of the popular zombie video game series.

Dead Rising: Endgame will premiere on the streaming network Crackle on Monday, June 20th:

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): Culver City, CA (June 1, 2016) – Sony’s streaming network Crackle today released its first trailer and key art from the upcoming original movie Dead Rising: Endgame, set to premiere on Monday, June 20th.

Dead Rising: Endgame stars Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dallas”), Keegan Connor Tracy (“Once Upon a Time,” “Bates Motel”), Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Marie Avgeropoulos (‘The 100’), Billy Zane (Zoolander 2, Titanic), and Jessica Harmon (“iZombie”). The film is based off of the popular
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Crackle Posts "Dead Rising: Endgame" Trailer

Sony's streaming network Crackle has released the first trailer for "Dead Rising: Endgame," the upcoming sequel to the first "Dead Rising" film based on the popular Capcom video game franchise.

The film will premiere exclusively on Crackle on June 20th and stars Jesse Metcalfe, Keegan Connor Tracy, Dennis Haysbert, Billy Zane, Jessica Harmon and Marie Avgeropoulos. Pat Williams directs from a script by Michael Ferris ("Terminator Salvation").

Set in the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City, investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy which will kill millions of innocent civilians in its attempts to quell the undead threat.
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Dead Rising: Endgame Brings More Over-the-top Zombie Killing Action: First Trailer

A sequel to Dead Rising: Watchtower is coming this way. The film is titled Dead Rising: Endgame. Several characters return to this second film including Chase (Jesse Metcalfe), Jordan (Keegan Connor Tracy) and General Lyons (Dennis Haysbert). And, the film's action-packed trailer shows Chase investigating another zombie infestation and government conspiracy. The entire trailer is hosted here. As well, the film's first poster is available here. The graphic shows the central characters, with various improvised weapons. Based on the popular game series, the movie poster for Dead Rising: Endgame also displays lots of blood splatter. More on the film is coming your way, before the June 20th release date. Release Date: June 20, 2016 (VOD, Crackle). Director: Pat Williams. Writers: Michael Ferris and Tim Carter. Cast: Jesse Metcalfe, Keegan Connor Tracy, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Sabongui, Billy Zane and Marie Avgeropoulos. The film's first trailer is here: Source: Dead Rising:...

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Dead Rising: Endgame Premiere Date and New Photo

The Dead Rising film sequel is almost here! Premiering this summer, Dead Rising: Endgame takes us back to the quarantined zone and stars Jesse Metcalfe, Keegan Connor Tracy, Dennis Haysbert, and Patrick Sabongui.

From the Press Release: “‘Dead Rising’ Feature Film Sequel, ‘Dead Rising: Endgame’ To Premiere On June 20th.

Based on the hugely popular Dead Rising video game franchise by Capcom, which has sold over 9.1 million copies worldwide, Dead Rising: Endgame drops us into the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City where investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy which, though seemingly aimed at ending the country’s zombie epidemic, will also kill millions of innocent civilians. Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dallas”) returns to Dead Rising: Endgame as Chase Carter, the well-known television journalist who goes back underground to stop the military’s rogue operation and break the ultimate story. Keegan Connor Tracy (“Once Upon a Time,
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Round-Up: Terminator Genisys Figure, Dead Rising: Endgame, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, Terror Tales, Scream Queen Stream

Re-enact the war against Skynet with the new Endoskeleton figure from Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. Also: production details for Dead Rising: Endgame, a trailer for the horror thriller Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, details on Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop 1 & 2) in Terror Tales, and the Scream Queen Stream.

Terminator: Genisys Figure: From Sideshow Collectibles: “In Terminator: Genisys, Judgment Day has arrived and more than 30 billion human lives have been lost in the attacks by Skynet. Survivors were captured and put into camps for extermination. In 2029, Human Resistance leader John Connor has led a final intense battle against Skynet and its menacing armies of Endoskeletons in order to eliminate the hellish artificial intelligence.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are pleased to officially present the new sixth scale Endoskeleton Collectible Figure from Terminator: Genisys.

The Endoskeleton collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the terrifying robot from the film. It features
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Crackle’s Undead Army Marches On With Zombie Sequel Dead Rising: Endgame

Ducking out of a theatrical run in the vein of its predecessor, Sony’s Crackle and Legendary are partnering to release zombie-infested sequel Dead Rising: Endgame across streaming and video-on-demand services later in 2016, and it’s understood production is now officially underway on the film’s Vancouver set.

Continuing on the undead adventure, Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die) reprises his Watchtower role as Chase Carter, now tasked with unravelling new mysteries that spawn a government conspiracy. In attempting to manufacture a cure, the plot description hints that the afflicted residents of East Mission City were instead used as the test subjects for Billy Zane’s “handsome, cruel” scientist, Rand.

Behind the lens, director Zach Lipovsky won’t return for Endgame and is replaced by Pat Williams (Cotinuum). That said, Crackle’s follow-up kept hold of its writing duo from the original, ensuring that both Tim Carter and Michael Ferris
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‘Dead Rising’ Zombie Film Sequel Under Way at Sony’s Crackle, Legendary

‘Dead Rising’ Zombie Film Sequel Under Way at Sony’s Crackle, Legendary
Sony’s Crackle online network is coming back for more undead action.

Crackle and Legendary Digital Media have begun production in Vancouver on “Dead Rising: Endgame,” the sequel to last year’s original feature film on the streaming-video service, “Dead Rising: Watchtower.” The second installment in the film series, announced at Crackle’s upfront last year, is scheduled to debut on this summer.

Dead Rising: Endgame” is set in the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City. Investigative reporter Chase Carter (played by Jesse Metcalfe) must stop a secret government conspiracy which, though seemingly aimed at ending the country’s zombie epidemic, will also kill millions of innocent civilians.

The “Dead Rising” films are based on Capcom’s popular video-game franchise, which has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide.

“With last year’s success of ‘Dead Rising: Watchtower,’ there was no question that Crackle viewers had an insatiable
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xXx 3: Tony Jaa and Jet Li join Vin Diesel in cast

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Xander Cage edges closer to a return, as the cast for xXx 3 starts to come together...

It's looking like the long-mooted xXx 3 might finally be getting moving. Whilst Vin Diesel's immediate priority is to shoot Fast & Furious 8 ahead of its release next year, he's expected to film the third Xander Cage movie before 2016 is out (with Riddick 4 next after that). What's more, we've learned of some casting for the movie, that suggests it may well be full steam ahead for the xXx sequel.

Diesel will be reprising the role of Xander Cage, and he's set to be joined in the movie by Jet Li, Tony Jaa and Deepika Padukone. Their exact roles have not yet been revealed.

xXx 3 is set to be directed by D J Caruso, with Michael Ferris and John Brancato on scripting duties. More on the movie has we hear it.
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Tony Jaa, Jet Li Join "xXx 3" Cast

Tony Jaa, Jet Li and Indian star Deepika Padukone have joined the cast of the third film in the "xXx" film series.

Entitled "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," Vin Diesel returns to the role of the extreme sports enthusiast enlisted to become a secret agent which he first played in 2002. Samuel L. Jackson's Nsa agent Augustus Gibbons is also back, while Ufc Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor is said to have a role.

Michael Ferris and John Brancato ("Terminator Salvation") penned the most recent script draft with Neal H. Moritz to produce and D.J. Caruso set to direct.

Source: Twitchfilm
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Samuel L. Jackson will return for xXx 3; Conor McGregor also set to appear

Samuel L. Jackson will return for xXx 3; Conor McGregor also set to appear
Vin Diesel’s Xander Cage will soon be returning to the big screen in the upcoming third installment of the xXx series, titled xXx: Return of Xander Cage, but a recent post on the actor’s Facebook account confirms that another actor is set to reprise his role as well.

On Monday, Diesel sent out the following picture with a caption that read, “Excited to work with Sam again… his portrayal of Gibbons was so good… timeless. Welcome to the Xander Zone!”…

Samuel L. Jackson played Nsa Agent Augustus Gibbons in both 2002’s xXx and 2005’s xXx: State of the Union (which in fact didn’t star Diesel), and Diesel’s post makes it clear that he will return. At this point, he is undoubtedly a staple of the franchise and a necessary addition to the cast.

Diesel also recently made two other interesting announcements on his Instagram account regarding the film.
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Vin Diesel confirms that xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will shoot this year

After enjoying monumental success with this summer’s Fast & Furious 7 ($1.51 billion so far), Vin Diesel looks like he might be stepping back into another old familiar with word from his official Instagram that xXx 3 is on the horizon.

xXx 3 has long been touted as a potential future vehicle for Diesel, moreso after he ressurrected Riddick in 2013. Set to be entitled xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, it looks like the third installmenet will go before the cameras this Christmas, with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines writer Michael Ferris and John Brancato working on the most recent version of the script. No director is yet attached.

xXx, directed by The Fast & The Furious‘ Rob Cohen, was released in 2002 and grossed over $277 million worldwide from a $70million budget; the sequel, xXx: State of the Union, which starred Ice Cube, replacing Diesel as the “new” XXX, grossed $71 million worldwide with Lee Tamahori
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xXx3 will start filming in December, says Vin Diesel

xXx3 is said to be set to start filming in December. xXx3: Vin Diesel reveals that the revival of his other action franchise will kick off shooting in December.

Action star Vin Diesel has announced to the world via his Instagram account that xXx 3 will start shooting in the Phillipines in December.

The film will be the second sequel to xXx, which was released back in 2002, and the Diesel-less sequel xXx: State Of The Union (aka xXx2: The Next Level in the UK), which hit screens with Ice Cube starring in 2005. The new movie, which is rumoured to be titled xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, and will hit cinemas in 2017.

Both of the previous films starred Samuel L. Jackson as Agent Gibbons, an Nsa chief who recruits Xander “XXX” Cage, notorious for his death-defying public stunts, to become a different kind of undercover agent. Asia Argento and
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Vin Diesel announces xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage to shoot in December

Vin Diesel announces xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage to shoot in December
It's official: Vin Diesel will return as Xander Cage in, um, xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage.

Last seen playing the extreme sports super spy - which is definitely a thing, by the way - back in 2002, this is the latest in an increasingly long line of Diesel-powered franchises.

While I was filming XXX, guys on set called me Air Diesel... The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines. #ILiveForThisShit

A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:36pm Pdt

Announcing the news on his Instagram page, Diesel said: "The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines. #ILiveForThisShit"

Previously, he didn't live for this shit, with the second movie in the series, 2005's xXx: State of the Union, helmed by Ice Cube and proving to be a critical disaster.

Diesel's return to one of his earlier works comes
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Sierra/Affinity draws heat on The Hunter's Prayer

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Sierra/Affinity draws heat on The Hunter's Prayer
The company has wrapped up a slew of sales on Jonathan Mostow’s upcoming thriller starring Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush.

Principal photography is set to begin this week in Yorkshire on the story of a hitman who goes on the run across Europe with the woman he was hired to kill. Martin Compston, Amy Landecker and Verónica Echegui also star.

Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato and Michael Ferris adapted the screenplay from Kevin Wignall’s novel The Dogs.

Deals have closed in Germany (Square One), Latin America (Sun), South Korea (Focus And Company), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Hong Kong and Taiwan (Sound Space), Switzerland (Ascot Elite) and former Yugoslavia (Blitz).

Sierra / Affinity licensed rights in Bulgaria (Tandem), Greece, India, Middle East and Turkey (Italia), Iceland (Myndform), Israel (United King), Indonesia (Pt Prima), Thailand (Mongkol), Malaysia and Vietnam (Roarlion) and Asia pay-tv (Star).

Financiers are Ingenious Senior Film Fund, Ingenious Project
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'Hunter's Prayer' Casts 'The Giver' Star Odeya Rush

'Hunter's Prayer' Casts 'The Giver' Star Odeya Rush
The Giver star Odeya Rush has signed on to star in the action-thriller Hunter's Prayer, which was formerly known as For the Dogs.

The actress is playing Ella, a young woman who is aided by a contract killer named Lucas (Sam Worthington) on her quest for justice, where she encounters a number of thugs and other assassins. Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Roberts were previously attached to play Ella before Odeya Rush won the starring role.

Jonathan Mostow (Surrogates) is directing from an adapted screenplay by Oren Moverman, Paul Leyden, John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris, based on the book by Kevin Wignall. Navid McIlhargey and Anthony Rhulen are producing for Film Engine, alongside Mid Summer Films' Christopher Milburn for Midsummer Films, and Full Clip's Sam Worthington, Paul Leyden, John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz. No production schedule was given at this time.

Odeya Rush will next be seen in Sony's Goosebumps.
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