I guess our title scoop has been confirmed! A trailer for Amityville: The Awakening is playing before Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and a reader sent along some bootlegged shots from the promo and sent ’em over to Dread Central. Here are some of the highlights. Expect the actual trailer to hit the web soon.
If you had not heard, a new “Amityville Horror” film is complete. Director Franck Khalfoun (Maniac) spent the first half of the year lensing the latest production – inspired by the ominous abode at 112 Ocean Avenue – for Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions.
While plot details are scarce, we know Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan and Bella Thorne star as a family who move into the Long Island home.
Deliver Us from Evil opened at the start of the 4th of July holiday weekend. To date, it has grossed $15 million since opening Wednesday, July 2nd, but box office analysts are focusing their targets on the film’s $9.5 million weekend gross and taking fire. Understandable. That’s a pretty weak weekend performance. It was up against the new comedy Tammy and holdovers likes Transformers, 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon. If you recall, Deliver Us from Evil was pushed up from its original 2015 release date because Sony was so confident in the film that it thought Deliver could earn some big bucks akin to The Conjuring’s mid-summer success last year.
Regardless of the quality of Deliver Us from Evil, I honestly think the film would have had a tough go of it at the box office because, more or less…audiences are getting supernatural fatigue.
The latest Dimension Films/Blumhouse Productions team-up, Amityville, is about to get underway in the Long Beach, California area. Franck Khalfoun (Maniac) is the latest director to put his mark on the long-running series riddled with sequels, prequels and relaunches.
Pics from the set – featuring a newly-constructed Amityville house – hit Twitter via @aeromat and, yep, it looks like the iconic abode which haunted the Lutz family and others. Check out his pics here.
?Franck Khalfoun is getting ready to shoot Amityville, a new film in the “Amityville Horror” series that he penned for Dimension Films and Blumhouse Productions.
The Wrap is reporting today that Cameron Monaghan of Shameless and the upcoming Jamie Marks is Dead is set to co-star alongside Jennifer Jason Leight and Bella Thorne.
?Dimension Films has secured its director and star for Amityville, the new film about that famous Long Island abode that inspired “The Amityville Horror” novel and the films that came out in its wake. The next entry in the long-running series hits theaters on January 2, 2015 and both Bloody-Disgusting and The Wrap are reporting Franck Khalfoun of P2 and Maniac is set to helm.
Khalfoun took last year to shoot i-Lived, a thriller he penned starring Sarah Power.
Dimension Films has set a January 2, 2015 release date for their upcoming Amityville (previously titled The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes).
Written and directed by Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands, The Lost Tapes showcased the events after the time of the original The Amityville Horror book and movie through found footage dating back to 1976.