Image/RLJ has set a June 19th release for the new feature from Gremlins and The Howling legend, Joe Dante.
The proposed Joe Dante film Monster Love – which Shock first told you about way back in 2011 – has been retooled over the years and is now being called Ombra Amore, and while the central premise remains the same, some of the plot details have been changed.
Financing for the project is underway at The Rome Film Festival
Right on the heels of posting Shock’s interview with Joe Dante, the reps handling Burying the Ex sent along a clip from the film.
His latest project is described as a “zombie romantic comedy” about what happens when a deceased ex-girlfriend rises from the dead and expects her relationship with her boyfriend to continue as normal. BURYING THE EX follows Max (Anton Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashely Greene).
Burying the Ex is the clever name for the latest horror-comedy to come from genre vet Joe Dante. The film, poised to make its debut this week at the Venice Film Festival, features a young cast that includes Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin, the Twilight franchise’s Ashley Greene and True Detective’s Alexandra Daddario.
Yelchin plays a guy caught in a relationship with an overbearing woman (Greene) that he’s afraid to cut ties with. She’s sexy as hell, but a tad too much to deal with. When she’s killed in a freak accident, he’s free and it’s not long until he finds a new romantic interest (Daddario) who is a better fit for his personality. His life takes a macabre turn, however, when his ex rises from the grave to give him hell.
While the film wasn’t shown completely to press before its festival debut, I did get a peak at a two-minute clip that definitely demonstrated that Dante-esque blend of dark humor. To learn more about the production – Dante’s first feature since Holes – and its tone.
?Joe Dante is in post-production on Burying the Ex, a new horror-comedy starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario. Today, we’ve landed a pair of first-look pics featuring the cast.
Burying the Ex follows Max (Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare.
The short film Burying the Ex is now becoming a feature film under the direction of Joe Dante. According to The Wrap, Ashley Greene (the Twilight series), Anton Yelchin (Fright Night), Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Oliver Cooper (Project X) are set to star.
Shooting begins in Los Angeles this month.
Dante’s last feature was The Hole and, since then, he has been directing episodes of Hawaii Five-O.
His latest is scripted by Alan Trezza.
According to The Wrap, the film…