VHS revival, Dark Peak, Bloody Birthday
With the Cannes Film Festival upon us, and the sales market that comes with it, we’ve been inundated with project updates.
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â¢ Black Film posted the first image from the Halle Berry-starring thriller Dark Tide, which find the actress playing a shark expert (say wha..?) who can connect with the dangerous creatures. The film was written by Amy Sorlie, a journalist and accomplished shark diver in her own right. John Stockwell (Turistas) directs. You’ll find a full synopsis in this previous news item.
â¢ South Korea’s Sector 7 has an official teaser trailer. The creature feature opens overseas this summer.
â¢ Warp Films is developing a film called Numbers. Paul Fraser is adapting from a novel by Rachel Ward. Screen Daily got the scoop and says it’s “about a young woman who sees the dates of strangers’ deaths.”
â¢ Mondo and the Alamo Drafthouse are making Sledgehammer (the ’80s slasher flick) available on – get this – VHS under the new Mondo Video line. Details right here.
â¢ In anticipation of its Cannes premiere, a clip from Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia was release.
â¢ Sales art for the upcoming Dark Peak. Shock first told you about this title right here. Click on the link for more details.
â¢ The Valley of the Gwangi (cowboys ‘n dinosaurs!) is getting the Mondo Tees poster treatment. Get a peek at what will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, May 12) right here.
â¢ Severin Films has marked June 28 as the day to give Bloody Birthday, Nightmares and The Baby their DVD debuts.Bloody Birthday will come with a 50-minute interview with director Ed Hunt, a featurette with Lori Lethin and a “A Brief History of Slasher Films” featurette.
â¢ Wesh Orlando spoke to Sarah Michelle Gellar who offered her thoughts on the announced Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake. “It was a movie. It’s been made. They made it. They don’t need to make another one,” she said, adding, “I think it’s a horrible idea. To try to do a Buffy without Joss Whedon, I mean that’s, like, honestly, to be incredibly non-eloquent: that’s the dumbest I’ve ever heard.”
â¢ Vampires in Venice landed on our radar earlier this month. Now, we have a trailer.
â¢ Ready for Sand Sharks? The Mark Atkins-directed creature feature stars Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan, Eric Scott Woods and Gina Holden. The film is exactly what you would expect it to be about.
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor