New Zealand Banned "Maniac" Remake

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New Zealand Banned "Maniac" Remake

They loved him as Frodo, but it seems New Zealanders won't get to see Elijah Wood as a killer.

New Zealand’s Office of Film and Literature Classification has banned Franck Khalfoun's "Maniac" remake from being released theatrically and on disc in the country.

The OFLC has ruled that the film can be shown only if it’s being used in a tertiary media studies course or a tertiary film studies course, or screened as part of a festival. In each case, the audience must be ...


Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole Join "Sundown" Remake

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Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole Join "Sundown" Remake

Veronica Cartwright ("Alien"), Gary Cole ("Talladega Nights") and Joshua Leonard ("The Blair Witch Project") have joined the cast of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's horror thriller remake "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" at MGM.

The story centers on a rural Texarkana town that was stalked by a serial killer in 1946. The maniac was never caught, and in 2013, he comes back.

Addison Timlin stars in the lead role. Cartwright will play Timlin's grandmother who is raising her after her parents ...


Travis Tope Leads "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

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Travis Tope Leads "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

Newcomer Travis Tope has scored the male lead alongside Addison Timlin in the remake of the 1976 true story slasher film "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" at MGM.

The story centers on a rural Texarkana town that was stalked by a serial killer in 1946. The maniac was never caught and in 2013, he comes back. Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum are producing.

Timlin plays a young high schooler being raised by her grandmother who’s targeted by the mysterious killer.

Tope w ...


David Lowery Writes "Torso" Adaptation

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David Lowery Writes "Torso" Adaptation

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" writer/director David Lowery has been hired to pen and helm the long-gestating adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko's graphic novel "Torso".

"Torso" tells the true but relatively unknown story of Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness' time after his Al Capone days, when he moved to Cleveland to be the city's public safety officer.

Torsos began appearing in the river, and Ness began receiving notes taunting him to catch the killer. ...


Lee Yo Won, Go Soo Reunite In "Empire of Gold"

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Lee Yo Won, Go Soo Reunite In "Empire of Gold"

The writer-director team from last year’s gripping daddy-revenge conspiracy drama The Chaser is getting the band back together for a new drama this summer called Empire of Gold, and is currently courting Lee Yo Won (The Horse Healer) and Go Soo (Bandage) to headline. The Chaser’s star and daesang winner Sohn Hyun Joo has already signed on to reunite with the production team, along with Jang Shin Young.

The 30-episode drama is set to air in SBS’s Monday-Tuesday s ...