Warm Bodies, Ender’s Game, Red 2, The Secret World Of Arietty, ParaNorman, American Horror Story, Métal Hurlant Chronicles
Summit Sets Release Dates
Summit has announced the US release dates for a number of SFX-themed movies (via Coming Soon):
Warm Bodies 10 August 2012 Director: Jonathan Levine Cast: Nicolas Hoult, Theresa Palmer
When a highly unusual zombie rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts, their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead, and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
Ender’s Game 15 March 2013 Director: Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Based on the award-winning, landmark best-seller by Orson Scott Card, on a futuristic earth, only the best and brightest children are recruited by a government desperate to fight back after an alien attack. When young Ender Wiggin emerges as a genius strategist, he suddenly becomes humanity’s last and best hope to destroy the alien Formic race.
Red 2 2 August 2013
The sequel to the action-comedy hit RED, which reunites our team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe.
The Secret World Of Arietty
While we’re getting a new TV version of The Borrowers this Christmas, Disney is preparing to release the Western version of the anime film based on the same book. The script was written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (the director behind Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle) and was produced by Studio Ghibli.
Focus Features has revealed the teaser poster (via Yahoo Movies) for ParaNorman, the animated film from Laika, the studio behind Coraline. The trailer is due on Friday. When a small town comes under siege by zombies, only a misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) is able to speak with the dead. He also faces problems from ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups. The voice cast also includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland and Elaine Stritch.
American Horror Story an FX Success
It’s official. American Horror Story, the freaky new US show from the creators of Glee, is now the most successful show on cable channel FX, in terms of viewers, reports TVLine. The previous title holder was The Shield. “These final numbers confirm, without question, that the series premiere was a bona fide success,” said FX president John Landgraf. “While the ratings for the premiere episode were outstanding, it’s even more impressive that the third episode delivered higher numbers than the premiere. I tip my hat to the producers, our amazing cast and crew, especially to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk who are proven hitmakers.”
Métal Hurlant Chronicles Bleeding Cool has posted this trailer for the French-produced series Métal Hurlant Chronicles based on the infamous SF and horror anthology comic (the basis of the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal). Metal Hurlant Chronicles consists of half-hour episodes directed by Guillaume Lubrano adapting one or two stories from the comic. The pilot’s two segments, “Red Light” and “Cold Hard Facts,” star David Belle (The Prince of Persia) and Jean Yves Berteloot (The Da Vinci Code). Other episodes will feature actors such as Michael Jai White, James Marsters, Rutger Hauer and Joe Flanigan. The series is currently being sold to networks worldwide.