Trades: Happening, Butterfly, Game

“An early review of M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” has slammed the film saying (SPOILERS AHEAD) – “the closest comparison I can draw is to Neil LaBute’s ‘Wicker Man’… this is not pent-up Shyamalan aggression or a desire to see him fail. This is bad in a jaw-dropping “they can’t really be serious, can they?” kind of way.” The review also makes it clear that not only is there no trademark Shyamalan twist but what sounds like an open ending as well…” (full details)

“Benderspink, After Dark Films and FilmEngine will produce “The Butterfly Effect 3” for the After Dark Horrorfest “8 Films to Die For” series. Holly Brix (“The Lost Girls”) wrote the screenplay, which centers on a young man with the power to time travel who attempts to solve the mystery of his high school girlfriend’s death. Production will start September 1st in Vancouver…” (full details)

“Lionsgate has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Mexico, to “The Perfect Game” from HighRoad Entertainment. The film is based on the true story of a team of boys from Mexico who in 1957 become the first non-American team to win the Little League World Series, doing so in a perfect game. An August 8 release is planned…” (full details)