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PET SEMATARY: Spine-Tingling New Trailer and Poster Art Revealed!

PET SEMATARY: Spine-Tingling New Trailer and Poster Art Revealed!

It’s time to get excited! The highly-anticipated theatrical trailer for the ‘Pet Sematary’ remake has arrived, along with some new poster art!

Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, the film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie and John Lithgow. The film is currently slated for an April 5th, 2019 release.

Synopsis: Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

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PET SEMATARY: First Trailer and Poster Art Revealed For Latest Adaptation of The Classic Stephen King Tale

PET SEMATARY: First Trailer and Poster Art Revealed For Latest Adaptation of The Classic Stephen King Tale

The highly-anticipated trailer for the ‘Pet Sematary’ remake has arrived! Directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, the film stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo & Lucas Lavoie and John Lithgow. The film is currently slated for an April 5th, 2019 release.

Synopsis: Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

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First Chilling Trailer and Poster Revealed For The Spierig Brothers’ ‘Winchester’ Starring Helen Mirren

First Chilling Trailer and Poster Revealed For The Spierig Brothers’ ‘Winchester’ Starring Helen Mirren

The dead are restless in the Official Trailer from The Spierig Brothers’ WINCHESTER! Inspired by the true story of Sarah Winchester (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), heiress to the Winchester fortune, who believes her family to be cursed and built the most haunted house in history to lay the vengeful spirits. The gothic thriller also stars Jason Clarke & Sarah Snook and opens in theaters everywhere Friday, February 2nd!

Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the troubled Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Final Trailer Unleashed

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Final Trailer Unleashed

dawn-planet-apes-poster2-2014BThe FINAL trailer for 20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, has been released! Check out the thrilling trailer below.

Catch all of the action on JULY 11, 2014, when the film swings into theaters!

Directed by Matt Reeves, the cast of the film includes Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano and Kirk Acevedo.

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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Caesar Flexes His Might On Awesome New Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’

Caesar Flexes His Might On Awesome New Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’

20th Century Fox has just unleashed a brand new poster for their highly anticipated film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere on July 11th, 2014! 

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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Check out a larger version here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/05/exclusive-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-poster-debut

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: See “Ape Evolution” In New Behind-The-Scenes Video

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: See “Ape Evolution” In New Behind-The-Scenes Video

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Taking over theaters on July 11th!

20th Century Fox has unveiled a NEW video for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, highlighting the amazing special effects that went into creating this film.  Catch an inside look of the transformation from actor to ape in this side-by-side comparison video, Ape Evolution! Watch the compelling,  behind-the-scenes video below.

In the film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Slated for a July 11, 2014 release, the film is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Enrique Murciano and Kirk Acevedo.

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Official Trailer For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

Official Trailer For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has just released the official TRAILER for their highly anticipated film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Check it out below along with the recently released theatrical poster!

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere on July 11th, 2014! 

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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Official Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

Official Poster For ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has just released a brand new menacing “Caesar” POSTER for their upcoming film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Be sure to check out the full POSTER SCROLL below, which includes a new look at 3 additional apes that are ready for war! DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere on July 11th, 2014! Stay tuned for the brand new TRAILER coming out next Wednesday 12/18! 

SYNOPSIS: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. 

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Dane Dehaan Talks Inspirations, His Career, The Making of ‘Lawless’ And More!

Dane Dehaan Talks Inspirations, His Career, The Making of ‘Lawless’ And More!

Dane Dehaan has spent the first four years of his professional career making an unbelievable impact with film fans and critics alike. Most recognizable from his emotionally charged role in 2012’s ‘Chronicle’, his hard work and dedication to his craft recently landed him the coveted role of Harry Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’. His most recent project pairs him with some of young Hollywood’s most prestigious names. ‘Lawless’ features an all-star cast which features Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska and was adapted from the 2008 novel “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant.  ‘Lawless’ is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County in the World,” the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.  Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Dane Dehaan to discuss his journey and evolution as a young actor, the challenges involved with bring ‘Lawless’ from script to screen and much more! 

Dane Dehaan

You are becoming quite a familiar face on the silver screen. How did you get started on this journey into the entertainment industry?

Acting is the one thing I have always been passionate about in my life. Looking back, I can’t think of a time when I didn’t love acting. When I was a three years old, I loved to play pretend and then it came to a point of me wanting to do community theater around my town in Pennsylvania. That turned into me wanting to do all of the school plays and eventually led me to acting school. After acting school, I jumped right in and started working. I have been really lucky in having something I am truly passionate about throughout my entire life and now I get to do it for a living!

Who would you cite as some of your biggest influences as an actor, be it a mentor or other actors?

I went to college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Two of my most influential teachers there were the dean at the time, Gerald Freedman, and a Mask teacher there named Robert Francesconi. They are the biggest influences, hands down, on me and the way I work, anytime I am creating a character. As far as actors, the first actor saw that truly excited me was Philip Seymour Hoffman. I remember seeing him hop out of that red convertible in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ and thinking “Who is that guy?!” [laughs] I became kind of a Phil Hoffman junkie when I was in high school. I have probably seen “Love Liza” more than any other youth in America! [laughs] My other two favorite actors are Al Pacino and James Dean. James Dean because I think he was amazing and I can’t even begin to imagine the work he would have gone on to do had he lived longer. I absolutely love the three movies he had done. Pacino I enjoy for many of the same reasons as Hoffman. He continues, day in and day out, to look for projects that challenge him and focus on the work and the craft of acting. That is what I love and that is so important to me. When I see actors out there who really keep that alive, it really turns me on to the whole thing.

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Your latest film is ‘Lawless’. What was it about this script or character that attracted you to the project?

It was a no-brainer to me to try and get involved in the project because I came in a little late in the game and by then the script was already amazing and it already had a cast of the most unbelievable young actors I had ever seen between Shia [Labouf], Tom [Hardy], Mia [Wasikowska] and Jessica [Chastain]. I also got to play a really interesting and complex character that was unlike anything I had done before, so it really was a no-brainer!

What type of research did you do for this role and do you have a typical process when it comes to bringing a character to life?

I have things that I always do. I always break down the script and have certain work I do on the character, just my normal actor work. I do also look at ever role I get as an individual person and I have to find my way into that person. For Cricket, I knew he had rickets, so it was a lot about finding the best way to have the physicality of the character but still make it believable and consistent. I started by looking at pictures of people with rickets and then talked to a few doctors about the condition. I didn’t want him to be this stereotype. I think it would have been easy for him to be the giddy, limping sidekick. I didn’t want to call to much attention to his rickets but in doing that, I felt I had to put an incredible amount of work into still making it accurate. I looked at a lot of pictures and I decided what I wanted my legs to look like. I worked very closely with the costume department to develop shoes that were essential on angles and kept the illusion of my feet being flat on the floor but kept my legs bent at a consistent angle throughout the movie. That was one specific thing that I did for the character of Cricket.

There is such a wealth of young talent in the film, as you mentioned. What did you learn from your time on set with these other very talented people?

I learn something from absolutely everybody. Whether it is someone like Gary Oldman, who is basically a living legend, or Shia, who has extreme success early on in his career or Mia, who is up and coming and someone who has had a career path very similar to mine. I came in and it was my first big movie. I will always look at different actors and figure out what it is they do better than me and how they do it, because that is what I can learn from.

We had the pleasure of speaking with director John Hillcoat. In your opinion, what did he bring to the table for a project like ‘Lawless’ and what was your experience working with him?

[John] Hillcoat is such a gentle soul. He is just as gentle as his movies are violent! [laughs] Which is something I didn’t expect! He is so open and a collaborator but he also has a clear vision. One amazing thing he did was give us two weeks of rehearsal time where we were sitting around the table with him and Nick Cave. We were just going through the script, scene by scene and line by line, discussing it all. We would discuss if it would make sense on the day we were going to do it and ended up making changes the script but ended up keeping, obviously, most of it. It gave us all a clear understanding of what he wanted to achieve in the scene, so when we were doing 30 setups a day on set, we could still move at a very efficient pace but feel like we were accomplishing the job we set out to accomplish. That is a really comforting feeling — being on the same page with the director.

Do you have any aspirations to one day explore work behind the camera?

I don’t know. I wouldn’t rule it out but right now, I am just having so much fun acting.

In all seriousness, you are doing a terrific job!

Oh! Thanks so much! I really appreciate that!

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Looking back at you time with ‘Lawless’. What do you feel was the biggest challenge it presented to you as an actor?

That is a tough one. I try to take it day by day and scene by scene when I am on set. If I had to pick the hardest day on set, I know what that was. It was the scene where Shia and I run out of gas in the car. That scene just wasn’t coming to life when we were filming it, whether it was because we were tired or something else, I don’t know. On that particular day, we were having trouble with that particular scene. We were going by the script and had the camera on dollies. We were getting frustrated that we couldn’t do it and frustrated with each other. A couple hours later, we had ended up going handheld and going completely off script and ended up coming out with something I thought was a really great scene. However, it certainly didn’t come easily! That is one we really had to fight for.

Your work has been very diverse. Do you ever take a moment to reflect on how you have evolved as an actor since starting out?

I haven’t given it much thought but I would like to believe that I keep digging deeper and that my work keeps getting more thorough. I think I have been afforded such amazing opportunities and have been around such amazing people that I have soaked up a whole lot of lessons over the past four years I have been a professional actor. My passion for the work and to continue to grow as an artist has never faltered. I just keep moving along and trying to do it better and better each time.

Is there a particular type of role or a genre that you are excited to explore as an actor in the short term?

Honestly, no. I look at every opportunity that come to me as it’s own thing. I have enjoyed every kind of movie and genre. It is really all about continuing to challenge myself and whether I think a script that is presented to me is something that could turn out to be great and if I can contribute to making it a great experience while making the film and an end product that people really enjoy. I love things to be hard and I get really frustrated if things are too simple. I am always looking for something to challenge me. If I read something and I say “I have no idea how I would every possibly do that!” that is probably the role I am going to do!

You have had a great 2012 and as it winds down, I was curious for what you are most thankful this holiday season?

I got married this past year, ya know? I am going to go with the fact I am most thankful for my marriage!

Good answer, my friend! That will keep you out of hot water! Congratulations on your marriage and your great work. All the best to you in the coming year!

Thank you, man! Happy Holidays!

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Director John Hillcoat Discusses Bringing ‘Lawless’ From Script To Screen

Director John Hillcoat Discusses Bringing ‘Lawless’ From Script To Screen

Director John Hillcoat made a strong impression with film fans with “The Proposition” and “The Road”. His latest film is no less captivating. ‘Lawless’ marks the director’s third collaboration with Nick Cave, which has been adapted from the 2008 novel “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant.  ‘Lawless’ is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County in the World,” the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave. The film features an all-star cast which features Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska and Dane DeHaan. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with director John Hillcoat to discuss his journey and evolution as a filmmaker, the challenges involved with bring ‘Lawless’ from script to screen and much more! 

John Hillcoat

I wanted to give our readers a little background on you. What originally intrigued you about the world of filmmaking and made you pursue it as a career?

How did this all begin? I had the great fortune of seeing loads of films in the ‘70s in America and Canada when I was growing up. These worlds, to be honest, were always too big and I was always in awe of the cinema of the experience. I never dreamed I would end up doing what I am doing. I was involved in fine arts and even a bit of animation way back when. I then decided to go to film school. The pictures and drawings started to be replaced by live action and people. I guess I just found fine arts and animation to be too isolating. I went to film school in Melbourne. It was a place that you had to do a little bit of everything because there were very few resources. I was very fortunate to have a gifted lecturer expose me to even more films from all around the world, different times, places and cultures. I probably learned more from that than anything. From there, I got involved with music videos which eventually led to me making my first film!

Who are your biggest professional influences who inspired you along the way?

There are so many! Peter Weir was someone who gave me great advice along the way. That was wonderful. His early films in Australia were a great inspiration. My friendship with Nick Cave and the collaborations with music and film have been terrific. Nick shares a love of film and watches more movies than anyone else I have ever come across and now it is TV! He watches TV because there are so many wonderful things coming out from the cable networks. I was inspired from a distance by American filmmakers such as Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola — the people who rewrote cinema in the 1970s. I have quite a wide range of interests. I love documentaries because I love research, so that is another huge aspect to everything I do. Really, writers and musicians are those that I have had the longest relationships with. The filmmakers in America were very inspirational when I made my first movie, “The Road.” People like David Fincher, Paul W.S. Anderson, Steven Soderbergh and etcetera. They were very inspiring and helpful when it came to advice and feedback.

Your latest project is “Lawless.” What attracted you to this project?

I love the genres of gangster films and westerns. “Lawless” was really a combination of both, where the west ends and the era of the gangster begins. Really, it came from the book, which was steeped in research, which I loved. Then I took the book to Nick Cave and it sort of took off from there. I had been looking for a gangster film for a long time but what was most refreshing about it was that it broke a lot of the rules. It was set in the countryside and tells the story where the police are the gangsters in terms of the corruption at that time and there are a lot of reversals of the traditional gangster film model.

What was the biggest challenge for you on this particular project?

It started as a studio film and when we hit the budget crisis, the budget for the film dropped dramatically from in the 30s to all the way down to 21 million, yet the script did not change. If anything, it got bigger! Really, it was a logistical challenge. I never had less time to prep and shoot a film.

How did you prepare yourself to tackle this film stylistically? How challenging is it to shoot a period piece in an ever-evolving modern world?

That is absolutely a challenge! We were fortunate to find so many vintage car collectors in Georgia. We also had weather challenges. We needed to find the areas of America that had the right ingredients. We ended up building the set on location. The landscape was the most critical element. The problem with going forth in American film is you have to go where the rebates are but, even so, we went up to the Carolinas to scout. There were so many mobile homes and modern things in sight, that it took us to Georgia where there were remote towns and locations where you wouldn’t see parts of the modern world.

There is no shortage of talent in this film. What can you tell us about the cast and what they brought to the table to bring the whole thing to life?

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That is a big question! I was totally thrilled with the cast that we got and each of them brought something very special. With Mia [Wasikowska], in addition to being a great actress has a wonderful face of that time and world of a secluded religious community of the South — there is a real innocence there. Shia LaBeouf was the first one aboard. He was so brimming and enthusiastic. Much like the character, he wanted everything at once and couldn’t sit still! There was that quality in the character of Jack that I think translated really well. Jessica [Chastain] and Tom [Hardy] have this beautiful complicated relationship, like they are two damaged souls coming together. They are so brilliant at exploring their vulnerable sides. Jason Clarke has a real physicality to everything he does, whereas Tom had a very distilled manner. There were points where he wouldn’t say and do anything for so long. We all looked at each other and realized that he brought this incredible distillation into the process. He also brought the idea of the matriarch and ran with in an audacious way. It was brilliant, the idea of this mother hen protecting the coop. Dane Dehaan had such a superb, youthful innocence and vulnerability that was quite heartbreaking. Gary [Oldman] and Guy [Pearce] had the courage to really let loose with this and do things they had never done before. Guy works from the outside in, so the outrageous choices of dress and hair started to come forward from Guy very early on. Of course, Gary is the ultimate chameleon. Together, they personified the outrageousness of Chicago in that era, the larger than life Jimmy Cagney types. We had a terrific cast and I could go on and on. All of these people were quite impressive. They are from all around the world and came together to form a very close-knit, small community for the film. That was quite an impressive feat.

You have quite a few projects under your belt at this point. How do you feel you evolved as a director through the years?

John Hillcoat

Wow! That is a tough one. I would certainly like to work more frequently. That is something I am working on. In the future, I hope the gaps will be not as long between projects. That is one great evolution! I have grown up loving the great genres of American cinema. Now that I am living in America, I would love to do something contemporary. I have learned a lot about working with actors. They inhabit the characters and can teach you more about them than anyone because they personify those characters. I have also learned a lot about action, which is a whole different skill set to direct. You are always picking stuff up. I have become attracted to these ambitious, extreme other worlds where the stakes are quite high. I would love to do a sci-fi film. I want to keep going in a direction where you can do a genre film but try to find something fresh about them and have characters that are fresh in them. That is an increasing challenge!

Thank you very much for your time today, sir! We will spread the word and look forward to everything you bring to the screen in the future!

Thank you, Jason!

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