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New images from Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise adaptation

New images from Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise adaptation

High-Rise is directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) from a screenplay by his regular collaboratorAmy Jump. The film is an adaptation of JG Ballard’s classic British thriller and stars Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, James Purefoy, Sienna Guillory, Keeley Hawes andElisabeth Moss. High-Rise centers on a new residential tower...

Cool Supercut: Will Graham visits Hannibal 3 times

Cool Supercut: Will Graham visits Hannibal 3 times

Recovering the Mindset is a great video by Matthew Morettini that intercuts the three different interpretations of Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon; Manhunter by Michael Mann, Red Dragon by Brett Ratner, and Hannibal by Bryan Fuller. Here is what Matthew had to say about it: I’ve focussed on the scene where FBI profiler Will Graham...

Terence Davies’ Sunset Song gets a UK release date

Terence Davies’ Sunset Song gets a UK release date

Renowned British filmmaker Terence Davies’ most ambitious film to date, Sunset Song, adapted from the classic novel by Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, is set for release in the UK and Ireland on 4 December 2015 through Metrodome Distribution. The film will receive its World Premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival; a UK Premiere at...

Kenneth Branagh to direct Artemis Fowl adaptation

Kenneth Branagh to direct Artemis Fowl adaptation

Disney’s adaptation of Artemis Fowl, the series of novels by Eoin Colfer, has been in the works since 2001. It now appears to be moving forward as Kenneth Branagh has been attached to direct the first one. Irish playwright Conor McPherson is in talks to write the screenplay. The series follows the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal...

China Miéville’s The City & The City is getting a BBC adaptation

China Miéville’s The City & The City is getting a BBC adaptation

Tony Grisoni (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Southcliffe, The Red Riding Trilogy, The Unloved) is writing the adaptation of China Miéville’s The City & The City. I’ve read the book and thought it was great, but I have got no idea how they will make this work. I look forward to finding out. In a departure for science fantasy that will bend the...

New Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials features a Game of Thrones regular

New Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials features a Game of Thrones regular

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the...

The Shannara Chronicles gets a new trailer

The Shannara Chronicles gets a new trailer

The Shannara Chronicles, the MTV show based on the Terry Brooks novels. It stars Poppy Drayton as Amberle Elessedil, Austin Butler as Wil Ohmsford, and Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth) as Eretria. Shannara takes place in a world set thousands of years after the destruction of civilization as we know it. The 10-episode adaptation follows the Shannara...

Watch Chloë Grace Moretz in The 5th Wave trailer

Watch Chloë Grace Moretz in The 5th Wave trailer

The 5th Wave is the big screen adaptation of Rick Yancey’s series of books. In this tense thriller, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave,...

Film4 Frightfest 2015 review: Frankenstein

Film4 Frightfest 2015 review: Frankenstein

Bernard “Candyman” Rose’s Frankenstein stars Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), Danny Huston (American Horror Story) and Xavier Samuel (The Loved Ones), and is a modern retelling of Shelley’s story with “the monster” being created via 3D printing. Once the creature (Samuel) starts to exhibit signs of decay, his creators, the Frankenstein’s...

Goosebumps gets a new trailer

Goosebumps gets a new trailer

In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the...