“Elizabeth Harvest” To Open In LA And NY In August

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Starring Abbey Lee, Carla Gugino, Ciaran Hinds, Matthew Beard, Dylan Baker, IFC Films is set to open this summer on August 10 in New York and Los Angeles.

Variety’s Joe Leydon describes writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez’s effort “a clever “Bluebeard” update in this idiosyncratic gothic sci-fi melodrama” after its play last March at SXSW.

The film is described as a “a modern-day riff on the French folktale of Bluebeard (in which a violent nobleman in the habit of murdering his wives is confronted by a new wife trying to avoid the fate of her predecessors) ELIZABETH HARVEST is a science fiction thriller told from a young woman’s point of view, acting as both fairytale gone wrong and parable about female empowerment.”

Here’s the synopsis for “Elizabeth Harvest”:

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Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the property. The house staff, Claire (Carla Gugino) and Oliver (Matthew Beard), treats her deferentially but she can’t shake the feeling something is off. Henry explains that everything in his world now belongs to her, all is for her to play in — all except for a locked-off room he forbids her from entering. When he goes away for business Elizabeth decides to investigate and finds she may not be who she thinks she is at all.

Hulu Drops Creepy Full Trailer For “Castle Rock”

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“You have no idea what’s happening here, do you?”

There is certainly no shortage of Stephen King film and tv series adaptation especially after the success of last year’s “It” as a new psychological-horror drama series “Castle Rock” gets a creepy new trailer today.

Set in the fictional Maine town of Castle Rock, the latest trailer features plenty of King references, including Cujo and IT among others.

It doesn’t hurt that the series features Bill Skarsgård, who had a big year in 2017 as Pennywise from the blockbuster phenomenon “IT”, this time playing “The Kid”, a mysterious, feral inmate discovered in a cage deep beneath Shawshank State Penitentiary.

From mega producer J. J. Abrams, in the series also stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy.

Here is the show’s synopsis:

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

Hulu has slotted the premiere of “Castle Rock” to July 25.

Fantastic Four #1 Honors the Great Mike Wieringo With Never Before Seen Art

This August, 57 years to the day of the FANTASTIC FOUR’s original debut, Marvel’s First Family returns as the Fantastic Four make their dramatic homecoming to the Marvel Universe.

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, Marvel is excited to reveal an existing piece of art from one of Fantastic Four’s best known artists, the late Mike Wieringo—never before seen as a cover until now.

“It’s so exciting to see Mike’s work gracing another Marvel cover after 10 years,” said Mike’s brother, Matt Wieringo. “The Fantastic Four was one of his dream assignments, and I’m sure Mike would have been pleased to participate in the return of Marvel’s first family. And, as Mike’s biggest fan, it’s a genuine pleasure for me to see his art on the stands again.”

“As the artist of my favorite run editing FANTASTIC FOUR, it’s especially nice that the late, great Mike Wieringo can make a contribution to the launch of this new one,” added SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. Don’t miss the epic return of Johnny, Ben, Sue, and Reed on August 8th, when FANTASTIC FOUR #1 hits your local comic shop.

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Devour $1 Billion At Boxoffice

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Dinosaurs are not going extinct soon, at least at the box-office, as Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom crosses the one billion dollar mark at the global box-office.

The Chris Pratt-starred sequel to Jurassic World crossed the mark on Thursday, $304m of it it made domestically, where it is still number one at the box-office. The Universal/Amblin Entertainment film still has to open in Japan on July 13.

With this feat, Universal joins Disney as the only studios to have two films in three different franchise films to reach $1billion. In Universal’s case, apart from the two Jurassic World films, it also includes two films from The Fast And Furious Franchise (Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious) and two from the Despicable Me franchise (Despicable Me 3 and Minions).

2015’s “Jurassic World,” ended its box-office run with $1.7 billion, which at the time was third in all time list, just below two of James Cameron’s juggernauts Avatar and Titanic.

Directed by J.A. Bayona, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ had a staggered release pattern, first opening mostly in Europe and Asia on June 6 ahead of it’s domestic release on June 22, 2018.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is currently playing in theaters everywhere.

Gundam Live-Action Film In The Works

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Get ready, Mobile Suit Gundam is about to get a live-action feature film treatment, as Legendary and Sunrise are teaming up for the production, Variety is reporting.

The collaboration to produce the first ever live-action film of the popular mecha anime was announced at Anime Expo 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The multibillion-dollar Gundam franchise is massively successful, having grossed over $5 billion in retail sale, animated films, models and books among others.

The original Mobile Suit Gundam debuted in 1979 and was set in a fictional universe Universal Century wherein human space colonies wage war against earth for their independence. It is here where we saw mobile suites, a new type of humanoid weapons.

Recently, one of the more popular Gundam mecha made a special appearance in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s science fiction adventure film which references various pop-culture characters. It was a crowd pleasing cameo which sees the character battle against Mechagodzilla and possibly aided the film’s box-office success.

The film’s plot has not yet been revealed, and no actors or director is currently attached.

Legendary has a new film set for release this month in the form of Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson’s latest action-thriller.

Two New Kodansha Manga Series Debut on ComiXology Originals

Media Alert: ComiXology Originals Debuts Two New Manga Series from Kodansha Comics with BECK and Seven Shakespeares by Master Mangaka Harold Sakuishi

Today, comiXology and Kodansha Comics, announced the debut of two new manga series BECK and Seven Shakespeares from master mangaka Harold Sakuishi as part of the growing line of comiXology Originals titles. Sakuishi’s best-selling manga series BECK returns to readers with new, never-before-translated volumes and debuts today with the first 14 volumes available to read now. This release of BECK will see the series completed for the first time in English. In addition, Sakuishi’s new ongoing series Seven Shakespeares launches for the first time ever in English with 4 volumes available today.

Readers can enjoy the first 14 volumes of BECK and the first four volumes of Seven Shakespeares free to read for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited customers. Volumes of BECK and Seven Shakespeares can also be purchased on Kindle and comiXology.
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Swim Deep Confirms New Album

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Swim Deep’s second studio album “Mothers” from RCA

“We’re off to a studio by the sea to finally finish the album,” the band shared the news via their official Twitter page.

Following the announcement, the band shared some of their photos from the studio. Check them out here.

British indie rock band’s long-awaited album would be their follow up their sophomore album “Mothers”. Release in October 2015, the album was received positively by music critics.

The post also confirms the departure of Tom Higgins (guitar, keyboard) and Zachary Robinson (drums, percussion) though remains optimistic about the recent changes, adding “it’s been a great change, and we’ve been making waves with some incredible new friends who you’ll meet soon.”

Intense New Trailer for Peter Berg’s “Mile 22”

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Mark Wahlberg is back in action as STX Films releases a new red-band trailer for “Mile 22,” his latest collaboration with Peter Berg.

The two clearly work very well together, having previously collaborated three times in Deepwater Horizon (2016), Patriots Day (2016), and Lone Survivor (2013).

With Wahlberg playing a badass intelligence officer, the film looks is incredibly violent, perhaps a fitting film to slot a late summer release, a strategy that worked well with The Bourne Identity film franchise.

The upcoming thriller also stars Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich. “Mile 22” is set for release on August 30, 2018.

Here is the film’s official synospsis:

In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.

Teens Hunt A Serial Killer In “Summer of 84” Trailer

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Its the 80s and there’s a serial killer in the neighborhood. Four teenage kids are out to investigate it. No, we’re not talking about supernatural creatures as in “Stranger Things” and or “It” remake this time, but it does ring a bell.

Gunpowder & Sky has released a new trailer for “Summer of 84” and its full of nostalgic thrills and and chills, complete with an 80s tunes of synth music soundtrack, giving viewers an idea of what the film has in store.

Its a great time for nostalgic horror fans right, and “Summer of 84” seem aimed at an audience that has made similarly theme horror films that’s come out lately.

Co-directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell from a screenplay by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith, the film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The fil stars Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, and Rich Sommer.

Gunpowder & Sky is set to release “Summer of 84” on August 3, 2018.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:
Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and care free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

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