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Fighting Fantasy interactive films, Slasher POV movies and more

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The Cannes Film Festival is in full force and as I was unable to attend this year I have been inundated with various press releases about all the goings on.

This latests one was all about a new British filmmaking fund launch. That is great for film makers but it didn’t really grab me. That is until I read a bit further. It then mentions the following:

Films included on the Movie Investors slate at launch are the first ever interactive movies from the Fighting Fantasy book franchise; including ‘House of Hell’ and ‘Appointment with F.E.A.R’

That is pretty cool. The old Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone books made into movies. If they can make it work then there is quite a bit of potential. I did a bit of digging and here is the website for the House of Hell movie.

It also mentions some other cool projects.

A major science fiction film produced by MTV film director Tim Edmund Burke, and Bini Lacrosse called ‘Planet X’ that has been described as a cross between ‘Star Wars’, ‘Avatar’ and this year’s ‘Prometheus’. The fund is also taking advantage of the huge growth in popularity of the low budget found footage genre with a stag party comedy called ‘Vegas Baaaby’ and new POV Serial Killer Horror; ‘L.A Slasher’.

Here is the full release:

Movie Investors, a new international movie fund for independent and studio supported movies is thrilled to announce its launch at an exclusive celebrity supported party at the Cannes Film Festival.

The party will take place on Saturday, 26th May at No 100, Avenue des Anglais, Cannes, one of the most stunning villas in Cannes and the location of parties held in the past by MTV, DSquared and Puff Daddy. The party will raise awareness of and showcase filmmakers needing revenues for their movies from micro-budgets of under $100,000 to big budget blockbusters of over $30,000,000.

Movie Investors is offering guests the exclusive chance to win cameos, speaking, starring, supporting and executive producer roles in the movies being financed on its website. Films included on the Movie Investors slate at launch are the first ever interactive movies from the Fighting Fantasy book franchise; including ‘House of Hell’ and ‘Appointment with F.E.A.R’ being produced by Pinewood Studios based Superteam productions and directed by Ian Patterson.

Also showcasing will be a major science fiction film produced by MTV film director Tim Edmund Burke, and Bini Lacrosse called ‘Planet X’ that has been described as a cross between ‘Star Wars’, ‘Avatar’ and this year’s ‘Prometheus’. The fund is also taking advantage of the huge growth in popularity of the low budget found footage genre with a stag party comedy called ‘Vegas Baaaby’ and new POV Serial Killer Horror; ‘L.A Slasher’.

The company also launches a new global charity idea supported by the Hollywood A-listers and a number of fractional-ownership, multiple-owner, schemes such as a new Hollywood Hills based digital effects company and a super yacht to be used for film locations and film festival events around the world.

A number of celebrities are expected to attend including Edward Norton, Bruce Willis of Wes Anderson’s Cannes opener ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, Cannes jury members Tim Roth and Ewan McGregor, actresses Eva Longoria, Diane Kruger and actors Shia LaBeouf and Sacha Baron Cohen who is in town promoting ‘The Dictator’. Kelly Brook, Model Natasha Poly and Cheryl Cole are also expected to attend for the gifting suite at the villa run by run by newly launched gifting series Strangelove Gifting Suites prior to the party starting.
Guests will enjoy an array of delicious cocktails by Belvedere, from 8pm to 12am, alongside music from acclaimed VJ’s The Urban Knights and international music producer Jimmy V.