GRACE’s Paul Solet to Direct Thriller THE FACES
Sounds like a winner, if you have not seen GRACE...well, you should.Here’s the press release:
(Los Angeles, CA) August 25, 2011 – FilmNation Entertainment announced today that director Paul Solet will direct The Faces, an acquired script from up-and-coming writer Eric Reese. Solet previously directed the highly acclaimed Grace, based on his award-winning short film of the same title. The Faces will be produced by FilmNation Entertainment and Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, The Roommate). Chuck Simon will executive produce the film. FilmNation will also be handling international sales.
A year after narrowly escaping a brutal kidnapping, a pair of newlyweds find themselves plagued by a horrifying series of events. They soon discover the existence of an elite underworld society which uses terror as a means of entertainment.
“The Faces is an original and gripping tale which will no doubt captivate audiences,” said FilmNation’s President of Production, Aaron Ryder. “Eric is a talented genre writer with a very long and prosperous career ahead.”
Paul Greengrass Eyeing Adaptation of THE FEAR INDEX?
Here’s the synopsis for The Fear Index:
A chilling contemporary thriller from Robert Harris set in the competitive world of high finance.
Dr Max Hoffman is a legend. A physicist once employed on the Large Hadron Collider, he now uses a revolutionary and highly secret system of computer algorithms to trade on the world’s financial markets. None of his rivals is sure how he does it, but somehow Hoffman’s hedge fund — built around the standard measure of market volatility: the VIX or “Fear Index” — generates astonishing returns for his investors.
Late one night, in his house beside Lake Geneva, an intruder disturbs Hoffman and his wife while they are asleep. This terrifying moment is the start of Robert Harris’s new novel — a story just as compelling and timely as his most recent contemporary thriller, The Ghost. Over the next 48 hours, as the markets edge towards another great crash, Hoffman’s world disintegrates. But who is trying to destroy him?
Oh Great, Now We’re Going To Have To Wait Even Longer For ‘Tinker Tailor Solider Spy’ > The Playlist
D'OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!While those in the U.K. will be lucky to enough to see the film when it opens on September 16th, Universal is testing the patience of those of us stateside as they’ve pushed back the date from the planned November 18th release date three more weeks to December 9th. The eagle eyed RopeOfSilicon noticed the date change that was confirmed by Pete Hammond over at Deadline in the midst of his latest awards season update.
Watch: Trailer For The Excellent Mexican Thriller ‘Miss Bala’
Playing to strong reviews and even bigger word of mouth, “Miss Bala” was one of the most talked about entries in the Un Certain Regard slate at Cannes this year. Starring Stephanie Sigman and Noe Hernandez, the film follows the story of a young beauty pageant contestant (Sigman) who becomes drawn into and eventually trapped in Mexico’s criminal underground. It’s a great piece of kinetic filmmaking from Naranjo who not only coneys the unforgiving violence of the Mexican drug wars but also the complex psychology on all sides that has let it reach such unprecedented levels of bloodshed. It was one of the surprise highlights of Cannes this year, and no surprise that Fox International plans to build on that buzz by giving it a U.S. release. The trailer does a great job of establishing the tenor and tone of the film without giving much away at all and we definitely urge you to track it down should it hit your town
‘Resolution’ Trailer Offers A Cabin In the Woods With a Twist | Film School Rejects
It takes a lot to make horror seem shiny and fresh. When a movie comes along that feels like a breath of bloody air, it’s worth noting and celebrating.
Resolution focuses on a friend who chains up his best bud in a secluded building in order to make him stop using, but from the look of the trailer, there’s a hell of a lot more going on.
As Twitch rightly points out, the woods, hand-held camera and violence are all stock and trade for a genre that attracts low-budget filmmakers. Fortunately, filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have delivered enough to raise an eyebrow and some interest here:
APOLLO 18 Review
Putting this here because from what I skimmed it sounds more appropriate. This review is from an acknowledged non-fan of 'found-footage' and he gave it a 'B'. Not too many reviews out there yet.
Apollo 18 (2011) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central
ouchWith no tension built, no momentum achieved, no love for our potential victims to be had, and very little terror to be found anywhere, save for one forced jump scare, you are left with a film you would skip past on basic cable in favor of watching Iron Man for the 100th time. I barely even believed they were on the moon, much less in mortal danger. This is no fun at all.
Sadly, Apollo 18 is another pretty film that fails on all levels but pacing. Strangely, while there was plenty of snickering and joking with suggestions that our heroes would find Bigfoot footprints around the Lunar Lander, the movie never dragged so badly that I wanted to mock end my life, perhaps by water boarding myself with an extra large diet soda. Maybe the joking saved us, but now we'll never know. Suffice to say, you'll find plenty of comedy in this film, but none of it was in the script.