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Teaser Trailer For ‘Now You See Me 2’ Revealed!

Teaser Trailer For ‘Now You See Me 2’ Revealed!

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Check out the newly released Teaser Trailer for a sneak peek at NOW YOU SEE ME 2, coming to theaters June 10, 2016!

The first act was just the setup, for an even bigger reveal. After outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the Four Horseman [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return in NOW YOU SEE ME 2.

Together they resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate [Daniel Radcliffe]. Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, and Michael Caine, also return for the second act.

Synopsis: THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

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Alexandre Aja Discusses His Career and Bringing Joe Hill’s ‘Horns’ To The Screen!

Alexandre Aja Discusses His Career and Bringing Joe Hill’s ‘Horns’ To The Screen!

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Over the past decade, director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) has established himself as a dynamic filmmaker on the rise in Hollywood. A rarity when it comes to genre films, he isn’t afraid to take on new challenges and stretch as an artist. His latest film, ‘Horns,’ is a shining example of that mentality. The film is an amazing adaptation of Joe Hill’s original novel, which centers on Ig Perrish, small town guy who finds himself blamed for the brutal murder of his girlfriend. In light of that event, he finds himself ostracized by everyone he knows and hounded by the media. Matters are further complicated for Ig, played masterfully by Daniel Radcliffe, when he awakens one morning to find he’s grown a pair of horns. Armed with the supernatural powers they possess, he sets out to find the true killer. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Alexandre Aja to discuss what drew him to filmmaking, his evolution as an artist and the challenges involved in bringing “Horns’ to the silver screen. 

Alexandre Aja

Alexandre Aja

What was it about filmmaking that initially intrigued you and made you want to pursue it as a career?

I had the chance to have a family that was working in the industry. My father was a director/producer and my mother was a film critic. I kind of grew up on movie sets. As far back as I can remember my father was writing scripts and taking me on sets. At the time, I thought it seemed to be a very fun job because it was always changing and they were always making something different. What really sucked me in was, when I was 10 years old, my best friend and I started going from video shop to video shop to rent everything we could find. We would watch them and start writing scripts. The writing process for me became such an exciting part of the process. You can imagine, when we were 12, the scripts were not very good but they were fun to do. We discovered the excitement of creating a story and characters. Everything was possible! The writing was always my first passion. It was when we were a little bit older we started writing short films. We had one short film that was financed by the French State. We started thinking about directing and we got our start. I have to say that I have been lucky to have never stopped working for the past 17 years now. When you are working on something and are passionate about it, there is never a day that is the same as the previous one. It has been pretty exciting and I am very grateful to be able to do these movies.

You experienced so many different aspects of the filmmaking process. Do you still gravitate toward the writing process or some other part of the process?

I think there is really three different parts of the process when it comes to filmmaking. Of course, there is the initial writing of the script, the collaboration with the actors and then the editing, which is maybe the most important one. I love the three of them. I enjoy more and more the directing part and I feel more and more confident. It excites me to work and collaborate with the actors and all of the departments. The writing is still a huge part of my life and I try to write every day. I have also discovered the pleasure of directing scripts that I did not write. It is very interesting and a different process. I really enjoy the entire experience these days!

'Horns'

‘Horns’

Your latest film is “Horns,” which is an adaptation of Joe Hill’s amazing book. What was it about this story that made you want to pursue the project?

My agent and manager sent me the galley of the book when I was finishing “Piranha” at the time. I didn’t know anything about the novel or Joe Hill. I just started reading it and, from the very beginning, I was blown away by the way it went from a dark comedy to a suspenseful story to a dark drama to the supernatural. The mixing of all of those genres made it so interesting. Usually, when you make movies, you have to make something that fits in the box. Making this film was like making a film that fits in all those boxes together! I loved that! That was what got me! I felt, at the time, “If it works in the book, why wouldn’t it work on the big screen?” I knew I had to make this movie!

From what I read, Joe Hill was very involved with the project. What type of effect did working with him bring to this film?

I wanted him to be so involved. I wanted to make a movie that was as close to the experience that I had reading the book and I wanted to do it with his blessing. I was so happy that he was one of the producers on the project. It was so helpful to have him in the writing because he is someone who is really smart about the adaptation. He knew that an adaptation that was word by word would be boring, not interesting and a six-hour movie! We knew we had to find shortcuts and ways to hone the story but respect the DNA of the story. I wanted to make sure we respected what made the story so interesting. Having Joe next to me and being able to access his brain for solutions and shortcuts was terrific. The collaboration with Joe was really strong and I hope to work with him on another project very soon.

Was there anything you hoped to accomplish stylistically or technically with this film that you might not have attempted on your previous projects?

Yeah. When I was reading the pages, behind all the sheets of tone and emotional and scary measuring, I could read the lines. I could see so many important things I wanted to attempt for such a long time. I always wanted to find a story that would give me the opportunity to create a world that was a very hyper-real vision of America. I wanted to create a small American logging town in the Washington State that has a very “Twin Peaks” aspect to it and oppose that to a much more out of time measuring. I wanted to make those two worlds live together. This story gave me that opportunity.

Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple shine in 'Horns'

Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple shine in ‘Horns’

The cast for the film is absolutely tremendous. What did they bring to these characters that made them jump from the screen?

I have to say that, when we finished the adaptation of the book and started with people in Los Angeles reading the script, we realized how much the story was a magnet for actors. People were really, really willing to be a part of it and excited about it. We were obviously excited about the project but to get such an amazing response from everyone involved was amazing. There are so many projects and scripts going around but this one was so exciting, original and singular. The material gave us the opportunity to have the characters start in a normal way but become very different when they are under the influence of the horns. It was a great challenge for the actors. Having the opportunity to cast whoever I wanted was the best thing possible. I am so happy with the cast of the movie. The collaboration with Daniel Radcliffe was amazing, obviously, but also with Joe Anderson, Juno Temple, Max Minghella and Kelli Garner were also great experiences. This film was definitely the best experience I have had working with actors in my career.

What was the biggest challenge of bringing “Horns” from script to screen?

I think the biggest challenge was linking all the genres together and making the movie feel like a journey. In the beginning, I was trying to explain the film to people by comparing it to other movies, because that is how you would usually do it. You would say, “It is like this movie meets this other movie.” With “Horns,” this was impossible! The only movie I could think of was a darker Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life.” It is so different and has nothing to do with our story but it was the only supernatural fable I could think about that has a similar tone and elements of trying to figure out what has gone crazy in his life. I kind of felt right away the best way to make these genres blend together and meet the challenge was to get the right Ig Perrish. I think the reason why the movie is multi-genre and also has a love story is because we have an amazing actor in Daniel Radcliffe. He managed to sell these different emotions with such skill. I can’t imagine anyone else playing the part.

Daniel Radcliffe and Alexandre Aja on the set of 'Horns.'

Daniel Radcliffe and Alexandre Aja on the set of ‘Horns.’

Looking back on your career so far, what is the biggest evolution you have gone through as a director?

That is a tough question. What I am trying to do every time is not choose something that would be a repetition of what I have done before. I try not to allow myself to take the easy path. In genre, that is something that can happen very fast because once you have done a slasher or a supernatural thriller, you can easily find yourself doing another one because you know the world, you improve and it becomes comfortable. I try to make different choices every time rather than doing the same thing again and again. If you look at “High Tension,” “The Hills Have Eyes” or now “Horns,” they are very different from one another. That is what I continue to try and do. It is not easy because people want you to repeat that thing when it is successful. That is what I am trying to keep as a guideline, to not let myself become repetitive.

'Horns' hits theaters on Halloween.

‘Horns’ hits theaters on Halloween.

Where do you see yourself headed in the future as a director?

I am starting a movie on Monday called “The Ninth Life of Louis Drax.” It is a very intense psychological thriller, very Hitchcockian with some supernatural elements. It is something very different from “Horns” and I am very excited about it. It is different from anything I have done previously, as we were just discussing, and it is a new challenge!

You serve as a huge inspiration to many aspiring filmmakers. What is the best advice you can pass along to someone looking to pursue a career in the industry?

I would say that it is all about the story. It is all about finding a story that makes you want to commit a full year of your life and makes you want to make it happen no matter what. It is a long process and every movie can take years. Some movies I have made took seven years in development and for some other filmmakers it can be even more. You need to have this starting point where you fall in love with the story and know that, no matter what happens, you have to tell that story. I think that is the most important thing to seek out.

Thank you for your time today, Alexandre. You are truly an inspiration and “Horns” is definitely a film to be proud of!

Thank you, Jason! Thank you very much!

‘Horns’ hits theaters on October 31st, 2014 and is available via VOD.

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Spooky New Poster For ‘The Woman In Black’ By Daniel Danger

Spooky New Poster For ‘The Woman In Black’ By Daniel Danger

Check out the NEW special edition poster debut from artist Daniel Danger and THE WOMAN IN BLACK, courtesy of EW.com! Featuring Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), this new thriller about a young lawyer’s (played by Daniel Radcliffe) journey to a remote haunted estate opens in theaters February 3rd!

In addition, check out the NEW Signs Your House Is Haunted tumblr page giving you all the tell-tale clues that your place is occupied!

Synopsis: Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance. Directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE), written by Jane Goldman (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) and co-starring Ciarán Hinds (TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY) and Golden Globe®-nominee Janet McTeer (ALBERT NOBBS).

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New Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘The Woman In Black’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe

New Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘The Woman In Black’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe

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Non-believers and paraskevidekatriaphobics beware – today is indeed Friday the 13th!

In celebration of this creepy, horror-filled holiday, we’re very excited to share a NEW behind-the-scenes look about what goes into “Creating a Classic Ghost Story” from cast and filmmakers courtesy of your friends at THE WOMAN IN BLACK — in theaters February 3rd.

Featuring exclusive interviews from cast and filmmakers, “Creating A Classic Ghost Story” is a behind-the-scenes look at what makes a classic, atmospheric ghost tale and how writer Jane Goldman alongside production company Hammer Films drew inspiration from Susan Hill’s acclaimed novel and theatre versions to create that film.

In addition, check out the NEW Signs Your House Is Haunted tumblr page giving you all the tell-tale clues that your place is occupied!

THE WOMAN IN BLACK opens in theaters February 3, 2012!

Synopsis: Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost… and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance. Directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE), written by Jane Goldman (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) and co-starring Ciarán Hinds (TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY) and Golden Globe®-nominee Janet McTeer (ALBERT NOBBS).

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Sneak Peek of Daniel Radcliffe In ‘The Woman In Black’

Sneak Peek of Daniel Radcliffe In ‘The Woman In Black’

Creepy like Black Friday, but with more vengeful homicidal spirits and fewer discounts – here is the NEW :60 Sneak from the thriller about a young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) who travels to a remote village in to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman who is terrorizing the locals. Have a Happy Thanksgiving… because The Woman In Black is coming February 3rd. Check out the clip below!

Be sure to check out WhatDidTheySee.com! The NEW mysterious site invites users to take a look inside Eel Marsh House and discover the answer to “What did they see?” Visitors have only a partially obscured view, just enough to see through the doorway and into this young girl’s room. By using motion recognition with the computer’s webcam, visitors to the site can shift their perspective within the room by simply moving right & left in front of their own computer to see what lurks behind the door and in the shadows. No matter how scared you get, expect to receive your own customized photo, compliments of THE WOMAN IN BLACK!

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A New Look At Daniel Radcliffe In ‘The Woman In Black’

A New Look At Daniel Radcliffe In ‘The Woman In Black’

Just in time for that other movie he has coming out on DVD this week, we’re excited to share a NEW still of Daniel Radcliffe in THE WOMAN IN BLACK! From the acclaimed novel by Susan Hill, this new thriller about a young lawyer (Radcliffe) contending with a vengeful spirit opens nationwide February 3rd, 2012!

Be sure to check out WhatDidTheySee.com! The NEW mysterious site invites users to take a look inside Eel Marsh House and discover the answer to “What did they see?” Visitors have only a partially obscured view, just enough to see through the doorway and into this young girl’s room. By using motion recognition with the computer’s webcam, visitors to the site can shift their perspective within the room by simply moving right & left in front of their own computer to see what lurks behind the door and in the shadows. No matter how scared you get, expect to receive your own customized photo, compliments of THE WOMAN IN BLACK!

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New Viral Site For ‘The Woman In Black’ Unearthed!

New Viral Site For ‘The Woman In Black’ Unearthed!

WhatDidTheySee.com is now live! The NEW mysterious site invites users to take a look inside Eel Marsh House and discover the answer to “What did they see?” Visitors have only a partially obscured view, just enough to see through the doorway and into this young girl’s room. By using motion recognition with the computer’s webcam, visitors to the site can shift their perspective within the room by simply moving right & left in front of their own computer to see what lurks behind the door and in the shadows. No matter how scared you get, expect to receive your own customized photo, compliments of THE WOMAN IN BLACK!

THE WOMAN IN BLACK opens in theaters February 3rd, 2012!

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New Teaser Poster For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’

New Teaser Poster For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’

Warner Bros. has released the first official teaser poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 which is set to open in 3D on July 15th. Check it out below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

Synopsis: In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.


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Three New Character Posters For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

Three New Character Posters For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

Warner Bros. Pictures has released three new character posters for the next chapter of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check them out below! The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Miranda Richardson, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, and Robbie Coltrane.

Synopsis: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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Epic New Trailer For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Unleashed!

Epic New Trailer For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Unleashed!

Warner Bros. Pictures has released an epic new trailer for the next chapter of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check it out below! The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Miranda Richardson, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, and Robbie Coltrane.

Synopsis: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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