Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is set to produce “Terrified,” a remake of Demian Rugna’s Argentinian horror film of the same name which is now on streaming service Shudder. Rugna himself will direct the English-language remake of his own film for Fox Searchlight.
The story follows a police officer on the brink of retirement asked to investigate a series of strange deaths happening doors apart from each other. There he meets a famed paranormal investigator who is looking into a disappearance in the area as well. They soon uncover a terrifying connection. [Source: THR]
Hide and Seek
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jacinda Barrett, Joe Pantoliano and Mustafa Shakir will lead the cast of Joel David Moore’s horror-thriller remake of the Korean hit “Hide And Seek” for CJ Entertainment. Filming begins this week in New York City.
Moore adapted the screenplay for the socially-minded horror which nods to the crisis in affordable housing and the growing chasm between rich and poor and follows a man searching for his long-lost brother who stumbles upon a secret world of squatters terrorizing the homes of unsuspecting tenants. [Source: Deadline]
Sundance Film Festival 2019
The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled several more additions to its schedule. Gregg Araki will premiere parts of his new Starz series “Now Apocalypse” which boasts Steven Soderbergh as executive producer. Stephen Frears will show his short-form comedy series “State of the Union” starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd,. Also, Amy Berg’s latest and currently untitled documentary will look at a new era of feminism that was catalyzed at the massively attended Woman’s March in 2017. [Source: The Playlist]
The Academy of Motion Pictures has announced the twenty contenders in the running for the 2019 Visual Effects Oscar. Later this month, the committee will select a shortlist of 10 films that will advance to nominations voting. The list is as follows:
“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Aquaman,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Bumblebee,” “Christopher Robin,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “First Man,” “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “Mortal Engines,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” “Paddington 2,” “A Quiet Place,” “Ready Player One,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Welcome to Marwen”. [Source: AMPAS]
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The CW has released the trailer for “Legends of To-Meow-Meow,” the upcoming mid-season finale of “Legends of Tomorrow”. In the episode Constantine (Matt Ryan) has broken the cardinal Legend rule, you can’t change the past. So he along with Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Zari (Tala Ashe) try to deal with the ramifications without telling the rest of the Legends.