Throughout its several years of development, Lionsgate's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies hasn't had an easy time trying to make it onto the big screen. With three directors dropping out (David O. Russell, Mike White, Craig Gillespie), Grahame-Smith has had to remain patient throughout several "almost" scenarios for a potential adaptation of his best-selling mashup novel (which can also be safely credited to Jane Austen). A script originally adapted by Russell and rewritten by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fright Night writer Marti Noxon is in place. Back in March, Grahame-Smith said "there's still a will at Lionsgate to do it," and that he hoped a successful Snow White and the Huntsman might encourage another try.
Grahame-Smith has seen his own career blossom in Hollywood in the intervening years, writing the scripts for the recently released Dark Shadows and the upcoming adaptation of another of his mashup novels, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Yet, as Grahame-Smith admits in a recent interview with Bloody-Disgusting, the author-screenwriter admitted that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is still "languishing." read grahame-smith's comments and watch the NSFW trailer >> Posted 06.20.12 by Ryan
Since making his debut with 2005's The Roost, writer-director Ti West has been devoted to making horror movies. The Innkeepers, West's first attempt at a ghost story, opens in theaters on Feb. 3rd (though it is already available on VOD), and the horror anthology V/H/S, which includes a segment directed by West, will debut at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Showing no signs of slowing down, West has cast Liv Tyler in the lead role of his next project, titled The Side Effect.
Deadline reports that Tyler will play Catherine Rigby, a woman who spends "several months alone in space as an experimental subject for a global pharmaceutical company and finds herself inexplicably pregnant." It won't be Tyler's first horror movie, having appeared in 2008's The Strangers, but she said she was drawn to the project because of West, calling the director "a super-talented exciting young filmmaker." Tyler called her role "a fantastic character within a great thriller."
A thriller? Don't worry, West explained that The Side Effect will stay in the horror genre. Somewhat. more on The Side Effect >> Posted 01.20.12 by Ryan
If you worked at a notoriously haunted new England hotel, wouldn't you spend the last night the hotel was open trying to capture evidence of the supernatural?
If you agree, you'll enjoy the premise of the upcoming horror movie, The Innkeepers. The movie is set, and was shot in, the Yankee Pedlar Inn, located in northern Connecticut where it maintains a reputation as a haunted destination. Writer-director-editor Ti West explained to Interview last June that he was inspired to write the movie when he stayed at the Yankee Pedlar while making his last horror movie, 2009's The House of the Devil.
watch the trailer >> Posted 10.31.11 by Ryan
They told us, "We found a hotel, it's [reasonably priced] and pretty cool," but when I checked in, having known nothing about it, I immediately thought, "This f**king place is weird." A lot of us generally felt the hotel was creepy.
At a time when many filmmakers are using their inflated budgets to cram movies with CGI or 3-D effects to make their movies slick and stylish, director Ti West has taken the opposite route and gone old school. His latest feature, The House of the Devil, not only takes place in the 1980s, but it has the look and feel of a picture made in the '80s. In a recent interview with Cinematical, West said that the subject matter of The House of Devil helped to inform his decision to make a modern "vintage" horror flick.
Well, the idea to do a satanic movie, it only made sense to set it in the 1980s, when there was the height of the "satanic panic" cultural phenomenon in the United States. I was always obsessed with that. I was obsessed with the fact that my mom would be like, "You can't go out by yourself down to the park because someone will come by in a van with no windows and kidnap you and sacrifice you to the devil." What a weird thing for everyone to be obsessed with!
So, when I set it in the '80s, a lot of people call it a homage or a throwback and I don't really see it that way. I'm not so ignorant to say there [aren't] a few nods in the movie, but [I] really just wanted to make an authentic period piece; if the movie had taken place in the '50s, I'd have made it as authentically '50s as possible. I'm sort of obsessive compulsive with detail, so I tried to be as accurate and as realistic [as possible] because so much of the movie is about realism, and it's played out like a realistic movie about a girl babysitting.
Some early reviews have been critical of the movie's pacing, saying that it was a little boring, but West says that he won't allow himself to be pressured by studios or anyone else when it comes to his creative vision.
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…if someone were to say to me, "People are going to hate the movie, we've got to change it," it's like, no, f--- them. Because if we change it then the people who loved the movie will hate it. You can't win, and it's all subjective.
The studios, the people in charge are idiots – most of the time. Not all of the time. But a lot of the time it's like frat dudes that got a job; they're in control of the kind of movies that you want, and you wonder why there's not better movies. Well, you've got to demand it, and you've got to support the good stuff and not support the bad stuff.