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New Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Slated for April 19th, 2019 Release

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Readers first learned that "sometimes dead is better" when Stephen King's Pet Sematary was published in 1983, and they'll soon learn that morbid lesson again with Paramount Pictures' new adaptation of the heart-wrenching horror novel, which has received a 2019 theatrical release date.

Multiple sources, including Variety, report that the new Pet Sematary movie is slated for an April 19th, 2019 theatrical release from Paramount.

Variety previously revealed that Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the filmmakers behind 2014's Starry Eyes, have been set by Paramount to direct a new take on King's classic 1983 novel about life, death, and the boundary between the two that should never be broken.

Kolsch and Widmyer, who have also directed several key episodes of MTV's Scream TV series, will work from a screenplay by David Kajganich (writer of the upcoming Suspiria remake and 2007's The Invasion) and Matt Greenberg, who has writing credits on other King adaptations such as 1408 and Mercy.
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Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer to Direct New Adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary

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Readers first learned that "sometimes dead is better" when Stephen King's Pet Sematary was published in 1983. The nightmare-inducing novel (perhaps King's most disturbing book and certainly one of the most haunting things I will ever experience) was first translated to the big screen by Mary Lambert in 1989, and now another rendition of King's living dead tale is in development with two directors at the helm.

Variety reports that Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the filmmakers behind 2014's Starry Eyes, have been set by Paramount Pictures to direct a new take on King's classic 1983 novel about life, death, and the boundary between the two that should never be broken.

Kolsch and Widmyer, who have also directed several key episodes of MTV's Scream TV series, will work from a screenplay by David Kajganich (writer of the upcoming Suspiria remake and 2007's The Invasion) and Matt Greenberg, who has writing credits on other
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Stephen King’s ‘It’ Arrives at a Terrifying Time for the Movie Business

Stephen King’s ‘It’ Arrives at a Terrifying Time for the Movie Business
Coming off this summer’s deadly box office, with domestic ticket sales the lowest they’ve been in more than a decade, studios and beleaguered theater owners are looking to the highly anticipated horror film “It” to scare up some serious business as the fall moviegoing season gets under way.

The R-rated adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name is projected to debut this weekend to at least $60 million, and potentially go on to amass tens, if not hundreds, of millions more during its run in theaters, on home entertainment platforms and in other ancillary markets. A follow-up film is already expected to begin production in the first quarter of next year.

Stocks of the country’s major theater circuits — AMC, Regal Entertainment, Cinemark and Imax — have been getting pummeled by the downturn. Summer box office, which ended on Labor Day, was down more than 20% from 2016, and year-to-date revenue is off 6%.

King, who
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'Hitman's Bodyguard' Tops Weekend with $21M+ Opening as 'Logan Lucky' Falls Short

'Hitman's Bodyguard' Tops Weekend with $21M+ Opening as 'Logan Lucky' Falls Short
Lionsgate and Summit's action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard finished ahead of pre-weekend expectations and took the #1 spot at the weekend box office while WB and New Line's Annabelle: Creation scored a second place finish over its sophomore frame. The weekend wasn't too kind, however, to Bleecker's Logan Lucky, which did manage to finish third, but was unable to crack double digits from over 3,000 locations. As for the weekend overall, the top twelve narrowly escaped becoming the worst weekend of 2017 by less than $1 million by combining for $81.5 million. As of right now, this means the month of August is currently pacing 34% behind August last year while the summer season is pacing 12.8% behind last year. With an estimated $21.6 million, Lionsgate's release of The Hitman's Bodyguard finished #1 at the box office. This outperforms Mojo's pre-release forecast and is just a shade below historical averages for a film of this size and genre from Lionsgate.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake coming from The Conjuring 2 writer and Predator producer

Another remake is on the way, and this time it’s for a film that has had several remakes already.

Deadline is reporting Warner Bros. is set to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers and has hired The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. He will be joined by John Davis, producer of the Predator films, including the forthcoming The Predator, who will produce the new version.

The original film was based on the 1954 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers written by Jack Finney. It followed a doctor in a small town who becomes convinced that the residents are being replaced by a race of aliens and attempts to uncover their invasion. Invasion of the Body Snatchers was released in 1956 and was directed by Don Siegel with Kevin McCarthy starring; it was remade for the first time in 1978 from Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland. Subsequent remakes
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‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’ Remake In The Works

Invasion of the Body Snatchers” remakes have a checkered history, to say the least. Here at The Playlist, we suggested that Philip Kaufman‘s 1978 remake “[surpassed] the original in sheer terror and execution,” that Kaufman “[cranked] up the fear factor,” and that the film boasts “one of the bleakest and most terrifying endings in sci-fi history.” Conversely, we referred to Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2007 “The Invasion” as a “rather lifeless hybrid of two halves of a movie that just didn’t sync up,” further writing that the film sported a “diluted political message coupled with half-baked performances in which no one involved comes out a winner.”

And yet, it looks as though Warner Bros.

Continue reading ‘Invasion Of The Body Snatchers’ Remake In The Works at The Playlist.
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A Fifth Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Movie Is Headed Our Way

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is undoubtedly one of the most iconic stories in science fiction, which is perhaps why it’s been resurrected in cinema on a semi-regular basis. Since the first version of the tale arrived in theatres in 1956, we’ve seen a further three takes on that same narrative – some attempting to apply the social concerns of the time to the themes explored in the story. Now, we have a fifth heading our way, and this one comes from Warner Bros.

The source material is the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney – which began life as a serial published in Colliers Magazine in 1954. For those unfamiliar, the story sees alien seeds drift to Earth through space, and grow emotionally void clones of unsuspecting town residents while they sleep. The residents are then turned to dust, and the clones replace them in their community. The clones do not reproduce,
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Warner Bros. to remake fourth Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Author: Zehra Phelan

Warner Bros. alongside producer John Davis are about to embark on another remake, this time coming in the form of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

This latest outing will be the fourth time in which the story has been resurrected, the first being in 1958 which had Don Siegel at the helm and had tones of film noir, the remake came twenty years later in 1978, directed by Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy and Brooke Adams and was considered to be one of the greatest film remakes. The most recent, entitled The Invasion, came in 2007 and starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig was a complete box office disaster.

Based on Jack Finney’s 1954 sci-fi novel, The story takes place in a small town invaded by aliens who plant pods that eventually open to become humans, a copy of those who lived in the town.
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‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake in the Works at Warner Bros.

‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake in the Works at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has launched a remake of the classic science-fiction movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and set the project up with producer John Davis.

The Conjuring 2” screenwriter David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to write the script.

The original 1956 movie is based on Jack Finney’s 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” in which the small California town of Mill Valley is invaded by aliens plant pods, which replicate humans as they sleep. The resulting replicants have no emotion.

The movie, set in the fictional California town of Santa Mira and shot in less than three weeks in black and white in Sierra Madre, Glendale, Chatsworth and Los Felix, ended with the aliens taking over. It was produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel and starred Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers” grossed $3 million in its initial release and grew in critical stature to the point that it was selected in 1994 for
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Newswire: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is getting yet another remake

Since it seems like the idea of everyone you know being replaced by some kind of other will never not be relevant, Warner Bros. has decided to remake Invasion Of The Body Snatchers for a fourth time. This comes from Deadline, which says the latest version of the story comes from producer John Davis and The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson. Like all of the others, this latest movie will be based on Jack Finney’s 1954 sci-fi novel about alien replicas that come out of pods and gradually take the place of everyone in a small town.

The book was first adapted into a movie in 1956, but the 1978 version—starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams—was a big hit, and it introduced the now-iconic concept of the pod people letting out a scream when they discover humans. The most recent remake, The Invasion, came in 2007 ...
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‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Scaring Up (Another) Remake at Warner Bros.

‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Scaring Up (Another) Remake at Warner Bros.
Just in time for the ten-year anniversary of its last remake, Warner Bros. is reportedly scaring up yet another take on the 1956 horror classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Deadline reports that John Davis will produce the new version for the studio, with David Leslie Johnson (best known for “The Conjuring 2” and “Orphan,” and recently tapped for both “Dungeons & Dragons” and the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake) on board to write the script.

Based on the 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” from Jack Finney, “Invasion” has been adapted for the big screen repeatedly, first with Don Siegel’s original hit, which was later followed by Philip Kaufman’s lauded 1978 remake (also a hit) and Abel Ferrera’s 1993 “Body Snatchers.”

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In 2007, Oliver Hirschbiegel tried his hand at a new take, starring
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‘The Conjuring 2’ Writer Penning ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake

‘The Conjuring 2’ Writer Penning ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake
Jack Finney’s 1954 novel The Body Snatchers first became the feature film Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1956, which was followed by a same-named remake in 1978. And let’s not forget 1993’s Body Snatchers and 2007’s The Invasion, both based on the novel. Forty years later, a brand new adaptation is in the works. Deadline […]
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Doctor Who: The Lie Of The Land geeky spots and Easter eggs

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Doctor Who series 10 episode 8: join as we dig deeper into The Lie Of The Land...

Everything’s wrapped up, and much later than usual… After three episodes, we’ve finally said goodbye to the Monks. Fortunately, we’ve not said goodbye to our weekly round-up of references, similarities and general observations, so here’s our guide to this week’s episode… If you’re more eagle-eyed than we are, let us know what you’ve seen in the comments below!

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The Memory Cheats

Though this is the first time the human race’s memories have been rewritten en masse (as opposed to time itself being rewritten, which has happened on multiple occasions, particularly since 2005), individuals’ memories have been played with from time to time,
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Netflix Picks Up ‘Downfall’ Director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Six-Part Series ‘The Same Sky’

While Oliver Hirschbiegel is still accurately referred to as the director of the meme-spawning “Downfall,” to be quite blunt, he hasn’t quite made anything worthy of similar note in the dozen years that have passed since the release of that film. His attempt to go Hollywood badly backfired with the trouble-plagued “The Invasion,” his pretty decent low key thriller “Five Minutes Of Heaven” went largely ignored, while the less said about the atrocious “Diana,” the better.

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Body Snatchers

Is the third time the charm for Jack Finney's stubborn human duplicator pods? Abel Ferrara keeps the faith and makes a straight, effective revisit of the paranoid classic. Does it all seem too familiar now, or are we just more Pod-like and less excitable? Body Snatchers Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1993 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date October 18, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Gabrielle Anwar, Forest Whitaker, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Billy Wirth, Reilly Murphy, Christine Elise, R. Lee Ermey, Kathleen Doyle, G. Elvis Phillips. Cinematography Bojan Bazelli Film Editor Anthony Redman Original Music Joe Delia Screenplay Dennis Paoli, Nicholas St. John, Stuart Gordon story by Raymond Cistheri, Larry Cohen, from the novel by Jack Finney Produced by Robert H. Solo Directed by Abel Ferrara

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Still the most potent and meaningful movie expression of modern paranoia is Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the first film made
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Review: Scream Factory's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Blu-ray

In 1978, Philip Kaufman's remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers hit theaters. The all-star ensemble cast included Art Hindle, Brooke Adams, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Veronica Cartwright. Whatever side of the ongoing remake debate you're on, it's doubtful that you'd call this version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers a bad film. Scream Factory has just released a new Blu-ray edition with cool new art and lots of extras: New 2K Scan Of The Interpositive New Star-Crossed In The Invasion – An Interview With Actress Brooke Adams New Leading The Invasion – An Interview With Actor Art Hindle New Re-Creating The Invasion – An Interview With Writer W.D. Richter New Scoring The Invasion – An Interview With Composer Denny Zeitlin New Audio Commentary With...

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August 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include High-rise, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, Bite

August’s home entertainment releases are off to a strong start this Tuesday, as horror and sci-fi fans have a lot to look forward to this week. Scream Factory is keeping busy with a trio of releases—Bite, The Binding, and the Collector’s Edition release of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)—and Anchor Bay has a pair of indie genre offerings, Viral and Lazer Team, coming out on August 2nd as well. Ben Wheatley’s stunning adaptation of High-Rise is also coming home on Tuesday, and if you missed it last month, Most Likely to Die makes its way to DVD this week, too.

Other notable releases include DVDs of Panzer, Summer Camp, The Suffering, and the Blu-ray release of The Night Visitor.

Bite (Scream Factory, Blu-ray & DVD)

Your Fear Is Her Appetite.

While on her bachelorette party getaway, bride-to be Casey (Elma Begovic) gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect.
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Contest: Win Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

With aliens walking around in disguise, it’s difficult to trust anyone in Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but you can confidently know that you’ll have a good time with Scream Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of the 1978 film, and to celebrate its upcoming August 2nd debut, we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Invasion of the Body Snatchers Collector’s Edition.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Invasion of the Body Snatchers Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on August 5th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

The fight for humanity’s fate begins in San Francisco in Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Featuring a phenomenal cast that includes Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum, the 1978 film will be celebrated by Scream Factory on August 2nd with their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release that’s teased in high-def clips and a trailer.

Press Release: The seed is planted…terror grows. On August 2, 2016, the terrifying sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers will be presented like never before in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory. Featuring a new HD transfer, this release also comes packed with new bonus features, including interviews and audio commentary with cast and crew, and a limited-edition collectible slipcover with newly rendered artwork.

Under cover of darkness, while an unsuspecting city sleeps, an alien life form begins to sow the seeds of unspeakable terror.
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Get Ready to Be Taken Over When Scream Factory Unleashes Invasion Of The Body Snatchers This August!!

I absolutely Adore body snatcher films. I don’t know what it is about them, but they just do it for me. My favorite film having to do with body snatchers is the aptly titled, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, the 1978 remake of the classic 1956 film of the same name. The remake took concerns and metaphors subtly present in the original film and amplified them, raising the stakes, the social statements and boasted excellent performances from Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright and Jeff Goldblum. It’s just a perfect film, and one that I try to show every friend or house guest who hasn’t seen it. Thanks to the ever-reliable group over at Scream Factory, we’re getting a special Collector’s Edition Bluray release of Philip Kaufman’s 1978 masterpiece, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, complete with enough special features to make the most avid collector blush with excitement.

Special Features:

· New 2K scan of the interpositive

· New Star-Crossed in The Invasion – an interview with actress Brooke Adams (9 minutes)

· New Leading the Invasion – an interview with actor Art Hindle (25 minutes)

· New Re-Creating The Invasion – an interview with writer W.D. Richter (16 minutes)

· New Scoring the Invasion an interview with composer Denny Zeitlin (15 minutes)

· New Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman

· Audio Commentary by director Philip Kaufman

· Re-Visitors From Outer Space, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod – including interviews with director Philip Kaufman, screenwriter W.D. Richter, director of photography Michael Chapman and actors Donald Sutherland and Veronica Cartwright (15 minutes)

· Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod (4 minutes)

· The Man Behind The Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – an interview with Ben Burtt and sound editor Bonnie Koehler (12 minutes)

· The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod (5 minutes)

· Theatrical Trailer

· TV Spots

· Radio Spots

· Photo Gallery

· An episode of Science Fiction Theatre, Time is Just A Place, based on Jack Finney’s short story. Directed by Jack Arnold.
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