- August 06
New Anime from director Yoshiaki Kawajiri - 'Highlander :
Vengeance’ is to be an animated spin-off of the cult
hit film Highlander. The movie is to be helmed by the acclaimed
Japanese director Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, the mastermind behind some of the most well
know Anime to come out of Japan. ‘Ninja Scroll’,
‘Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, and ‘Wicked City
to name but a few. The storyline is being written by David
Abramowitz who was also the writer for the ‘Highlander:
The Series’. Synopsis: Lone warrior Colin MacLeod
travels with the ghost Amergan through the ages searching
for the immortal despot Marcus Octavius, who killed his lover
on the Celtic plains tens of centuries ago. On his quest,
he discovers New York is submerged, and one dominant monolith
fortress towers over the seas. Colin can save the survivors,
but his sword only hungers for the blood of one man. Despite
many lifetimes of training, Colin has failed to vanquish Marcus
on the great battlefields of history. Can he finish what he
started and stop Marcus? Will Colin lead the people to freedom
or become consumed by hate? An animated feature is definitely
an interesting direction to take what was otherwise becoming
a very tired and long in the tooth series of live action feature
films. If anyone can inject some magic back into the world
of the Highlander, Kawajiri would be a good bet. The movies
website quotes the release date as this year, but the latest
info makes it more likely 2007.‘Highlander:Vengeance’
Residue' update - new stills online
back in April we first highlighted the extremely promising
upcoming British independent Zombie horror 'Human Residue'.
We were more than a little Intrigued by the movie and have
been covering the project from near the start. We have just
learnt that the principle photography is complete, which means
we can start to look forward to some real goodies appearing
on the films website. First of these is a swathe of great
new stills from the film, including some of the best shots
yet of the zombies, which you can check out here.
We were lucky enough to get an opportunity to interview the
director Chris Bouchard back in May before he began shooting.
If you missed it first time around you can read it here.
The final phase of filming begins in September and should
wrap soon after. This we are looking forward too. A lot! 'Human
Residue' (Official site)
trailer for - 'Curse of the Golden Flower'
trailer is up and running for Zhang Yimou's 'Curse of the
Golden Flower'. It's an intriguing first glimpse of the film,
and it looks like it will be one sumptuous piece of cinematography.
poster for Belgian Horror - 'The Room'
American poster for the dark Belgian Horror flick ‘The
Room’ by director Giles Daoust has turned up online.
That coupled with an “Exclusive U.S. trailer”
to check out on the films official site, would seem to confirm
that it has got (or soon will have) a distribution deal in
the States. Synopsis: "Alex (Pascal Duquenne) is
a man stuck in a wheelchair since a mysterious fall in the
stairs. Alex is traumatised by his parents: Max (Philippe
Résimont), a frustrated composer turned completely
mad and violent; and Marie (Françoise Mignon), a cold
and hysteric woman. Alex’s only friend is his sister
Melinda, who’s been taking care of him for years. But
Melinda, 9-months pregnant of an unknown man, also maltreated
by her parents, is about to leave the family home to start
a new life, leaving Alex behind. At the peak of the family
crisis, a mysterious door appears in the house, at a place
where there was nothing before. And everyone who enters it
disappears with a terrifying scream. The members of the family
discover they’re trapped in the house – every
exit seems unnaturally blocked – and they start disappearing
into The Room one after the other. Due to these terrifying
events, the family will have to face their most terrible secrets,
which will almost make them kill each other. But what mystery
is hiding inside… The Room ?". Nothing yet
as to an exact release date, but we will keep our eyes peeled.
Room' (Official sub site)
one but '4 Horror tales' from Korea
horror tales’ is a series of films created by four up
and coming members of the Korean film industry, most of them
trying their hand for the first time at directing. All the
movies were filmed on HD (high definition) Video, and considering
each was made on comparatively small budget (equivalent to
just $1 million) the quality of the finished products look
great. We’ve included a poster and synopsis for all
four films below. Also theres the link for the website were
you can check out trailers for each of them. Enjoy.
horror tales’ (Official site)
moves onto the fifth floor of a new studio apartment with
her six-year-old daughter, Joo-hee. She's concerned when her
downstairs neighbor, HAN Chang-soo, says that he cannot tolerate
the noise above him, even though the two women live tranquilly.
Furthermore, she is anxious about other residents' strange
behaviors – never mind the mysterious deaths. Min-young
hardens herself mentally after the move into the new house,
largely because of her daughter's unprecedented odd behavior
and continual run-ins with a bizarre woman. Convinced that
Joo-hee has fallen sick and perturbed by the mysterious events
around the studio apartment, Min-young looks to find the truth.
a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black
car, which pays a bloodstained ticket fee at midnight. Her
fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells her that
12 years earlier a prisoner transport vehicle caused a traffic
accident wherein all the prisoners involved died – and
some of the corpses disappeared. Afterwards, a murder occurred
near the tollgate on February 29th every four years. Soon,
odd events become increasingly frequent, usually involving
a doppelganger of Ji-yeon. When Jong-sook is killed on the
fateful February 29th, Ji-yeon – with the help of two
detectives – starts looking into matters herself.
Yoo-jin, Eun-soo, Bo-ram, and Da-young are cramming for a
college entrance exam. It's difficult for them to adapt to
the stifling atmosphere of the women's lodging institute –
and to get along with each other due to their differing personalities.
Yoo-jin has the most difficulty with the stuffy institute
life; she begins to have visions of events that took place
at the institute in the past – like the tragic fire
that occurred years ago. Yoo-jin gradually becomes consumed
with fear, and the relationship among the four intimate friends
begins to suffer.
Jung-ah and three other trekkers happily depart for a mountain
climbing trip. On the way into a forest – a forest which
is off-limits – Se-Eun and Joon-hoo are wounded and
the group is faced with a serious obstacle: they are disconnected
from any area where a cell phone is available and effectively
cut off from the world. Jung-ah is particularly uneasy; she
is unwillingly able to see the future, a residual influence
of her shaman parents. The stranded, frightened party soon
has an opportunity to discover the forest's startling secrets...
- Now to open in 2007
appears that Gillian Anderson’s new British film the
revenge thriller ‘Straightheads’ has dropped back
its release date from this year to next. A shame as we were
looking forward to seeing how Ms Anderson would handle the
part. We’ve seen her do period drama recently in the
excellent adaptation of Charles Dickens 'Bleak
House’, but this a very different role. Now she’s
a women out for revenge and it sounds like she gets the chance
in spades. For those not familiar with the film here’s
an updated synopsis: When Adam (Danny Dyer) is invited
by a beautiful, confident older woman Alice (Anderson) he
has just met to accompany her to a lavish party in the country
he knows he is going to have the best night of his life. That
night, exhilarated by the sexual chemistry they share, and
the highly charged sex they have just had, Alice and Adam
speed away from the party down a wooded and desolate road
in Alice’s fast car. In a moment of distraction, their
attention fixed on each other rather than the road, a fateful
collision occurs which catapults them both into the path of
a most vicious brutal and unprovoked attack, the consequences
of which leave them emotionally and physically scarred. A
dark and intensely disturbing thriller, ‘Straightheads’
exudes moments of eroticism fused with barbaric events that
lead Alice and Adam into a spiral of violence for the sake
of their own self-preservation, and revenge. So it seems
we will have to be patient. The latest information given by
the films distributors Verve Pictures, is that the movie is
now due out February 07. ‘Straightheads’
Victim' - Update and synopsis
big thanks to the guys at Thaicinema.org
who dropped us a line this morning with a synopsis of the
upcoming Thai flick ‘The Victim’. The story goes:
A young girl Ting (Pitchanart Sakakorn) wants to be an
actress. While waiting for her big chance, she is offered
parts in police reenactments of homicides. After several jobs,
Ting feels she is somehow connected to those victims who seem
to be coming alive again. Sounds promising. We have also
picked up that the official site for the film is live, but
no real content as yet.
- Official website and trailer online
The official site for the new Horror ‘Bug’ directed
by the mastermind of the 'The Exorcist' William Friedkin is
live, with a spiffy new trailer to boot. 'Bug' is psychological
thriller starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick
Jr, and written by Tracy Letts. The film based on Letts' play
is about modern paranoia in the wake of the Gulf War, and
contains elements of black comedy, romance, and horror. Its
was - 'The Victim'
Japanese and Korean Horror film industry really need to start
watching their backs. Thailand just keeps upping the ante
with the quality and sophistication of the Horror movies they
are producing. We have picked up on another upcoming film
‘The Victim’. This seems to go even further to
show that Thailand might soon well be the place to
go for Horror in Asia. The posters alone made we want to (more
of which you can check out here
) see this movie! We are still looking for an accurate synopsis,
but in the mean time we managed to dig up a great looking
teaser trailer. That alone has massively upped its must see
status. More info as we get it.
- Malaysia’s first superhero
Malaysia are creating their very own (and first) superhero
'Cicak-Man'. Perhaps they didn't like being outdone by their
neighbors Thailand who have their own big budget superhero
Man' . The Malay film is to be produced by KRU Films and
will be shot on true-HD (High Definition), with intensive
use of CGI, motion control cameras and about 40% of the shots
done on green screen. 'Cicak-Man' is set in the fictional
city of Metrofulus and revolves around the lives of two best
friends Hairi (Saiful Apek) and Danny (Yusry). One day Hairi
unintentionally receives super powers and it is up to Danny
to race against time to help find an antidote to help cure
Hairi who is getting considerably weaker as his human cells
are changing to the cells of a lizard. 'Cicak-Man', directed
by Yusry Abdul Halim, stars some of Malaysia’s top actors
and actresses such as Saiful Apek, Fasha Sandha, Aznil Nawawi,
Aziz Satar and many more including Yusry himself. So far there
are only behind the scenes stills on the official site, so
we will have to wait for some trailer action to see what this
is going to look like. The film opens in Malaysia in November.
Angels' - hit Singapore
Angels, Thailand’s ridiculously over the top version
of Charlie's Angels is about to open in Singapore, but there
it seems to have been renamed with the rather dull title of
‘The Dangerous flowers’. The 5 glamorous girls
work as undercover secret agents, they have various disguises,
they fight criminal organizations, they look good while delivering
those high kicks, and even report to a "Bosley",
the list just goes on. Filled with plenty of camp, jokes,
implausible situations and crazy antics, you'd half expect
the Angels to be slick, efficient, and deadly. Not so. Our
leading ladies turn out on more than one occasion to be bumbling
and completely ineffective. The storyline (little that it
has) revolves around the girls defeating the evil plans of
an arch villain and his gender–bending head henchman.
While this is definitely a film not to be taken too seriously,
it still looks great fun. The movie opens in singapore on
August 24th. 'Chai-Lai
International Animation Festival opens today
London International Animation Festival (LIAF) is a much anticipated
annual event on the festivals calendar. It swings into action
today and climaxes with the ‘best of the festival’
programme on 27 August. LIAF will be bigger and better than
ever before - more than 200 short films from 25 countries
will be screened over six days at the Curzon
Soho. This is the UK's largest animation festival in terms
of the sheer amount of films that are screened. As well as
the best recently released British and international films
over seven competitive sessions, there are programmes devoted
to: digital animation, abstract animation, animated documentaries,
kids animation, a student panorama, retrospectives on Frederic
Back, Korean animation, a studio focus on Nukufilm from Estonia,
and a masterclass from visiting Canadian animator Marie-Josee
Saint-Pierre. For a full rundown of the festivals programme
check out the official site.
in from Thailand - 'Cadaver'
Asian horror seems to be coming through thick and fast at
the moment, and while quantity doesn't guarantee quality,
this latest offering from Thailand ‘Cadaver’ seems
to be quite promising. Synopsis: Mai is a medical student
who confronts a terrifying experience with an experimental
cadaver during her anatomy lesson. Soon after she begins to
be haunted by a woman ghost that keeps following her everywhere.
Mai frightened by the fearsome ghost, turns to her teacher
Prakit as the only hope for help. But, when she discovers
the truth behind this unknown cadaver, it leads her to find
the horrible story of a girl called Dawan, who links to the
cadaver. From the trailer
and the synopsis the movie seems to follow the familiar pattern
of Asian ghost films. But one surety about the Thai film industry,
when doing Horror they rarely hold back on the gruesome scares.
‘Cadaver’ opens in Thailand on August 24th. ‘Cadaver’
aka 'Slaughter Night' - Full trailer
full length trailer for the good looking Dutch Horror 'SL8N8'
is now available on the official site. We originally covered
news about the film in an article back on June 4th.
You can read a more detailed summary of the storyline in the
Night' (Official Site)
Thai Fantasy film - 'The Queen of Lung-Gasuka'
Everingham star of the excellent Thai Horror 'Shutter'
has a new project in the offing to be called ‘The Queen
of Lung-Gasuka’. The movie is to be a big budget historical
fantasy epic and is directed by Nonzee
Nimibutr. The script of Queen of Lankasuka, or Puen Yai
Jom Salat, has been written by Sea-Write winner Win Leowarin,
and it involves ambitious sequences such as CGI-enhanced underwater
fights, a couple of magical adventures with giant whales and
deep-sea creatures, a feisty cannon battle among the warring
parties, and locations as disparate as sea gypsy villages
and pirate' gunships. Synopsis from the production company’s
website: "War rages on … Princes of neighboring
dynasties have formed a coalition with rebel pirates, plotting
to seize the powerful cannon from the Land of Lankasuka. The
mass destruction juggernaut, capable of obliterating foes
in a matter of seconds, is much coveted by any party seeking
to tip the balance of power to their advantage. Artillery
is deployed, the infantry is mobilized, the Doo Lam force
is unleashed ... The clash is critical. The three princesses
of the Land of Lankasuka must at all cost protect their realm
from the evil clutch of the ongoing wave of invaders –
even with their lives on the line". As well as the
synopsis, we also have a load of great looking concept art
for the film that you can see here.
The Shoot began in early August, and the film is due out in
Seed' - First ever Malaysian film in Cantonese
Malaysian Horror movie 'Nephesh Seed' – is to be the
first full-length Chinese language feature film to be made
in that country. The word nephesh in the Old Testament means
“soul” and can be alternatively translated to
mean “heart” or “breath”. Hence, filmmakers
Michael Chuah, Oliver Lee and Aron Koh, who jointly set up
production company Dream Image, decided to call their new
film project ‘Nephesh Seed’. The story deals with
the life of a single mother, who undergoes a medical procedure
known as in-vitro fertilisation in Singapore, to have a child
of her own. Five years later, she moves into a new apartment
and she notices that her child begins to behave oddly. Her
fears begin to mount when she finds her child frequently talking
to himself in the presence of a shadowy figure. The Cantonese
movie marks a turning point in Malaysia’s Chinese film
industry, as it is the inaugural full-length horror made in
the country and could be the first of many to come.'Nephesh
Seed' (Official site) [source]
: 'La Hora Fría' - New poster and website online
website for the upcoming spanish Horror 'La
Hora Fria' has just come online. The
majority of the things of interest (for non Spanish speakers)
are to be found in the downloads section. There is only one
trailer so far and its the one we covered on August 14th,
but from the way the menu is arranged it looks like there
will be a lot more due. Soon
Mortensen's Spanish epic - 'Alatriste'
of you who have a weakness for (me included) period epics
and who haven't had enough of Pirates and all things Swashbuckling,
you might like to take a look at Viggo Mortensens (The Lord
of the Rings) next project 'Alatriste'. Leaving behind middle
Earth to reappear in 17th century Spain, Mortensen is donning
his swords once again. Synopsis: 17th century imperial
Spain under the reign of Philip IV, a weak and easily manipulated
monarch dominated by a corrupt court. Intrigue and betrayal,
duels and battles, love and hatred are the stage for the adventures
of "Captain Alatriste". In his Majesty's service,
a proud soldier in Flanders and in times of peace, a hired
sword in Madrid and Seville. He wasn't the most virtuous of
men, nor the most devout, but he was a man of valour. His
name was Diego Alatriste. The film is based on Arturo
Pérez Reverte's best selling novels
and directed by Agustin Diaz Yanes. Co starring is Elena Anaya
(Van Helsing, Talk to Her, Sex and Lucia). Backed by 20th
Century fox it seems to be getting a reasonably wide release
outside of Spain, with the exception so far of the UK! 'Alatriste’
opens in Spain in September. 'Alatriste’
new Horror from Malaysia - 'Susuk'
and introduction from the official sites Intro:Su·suk
(noun) The forbidden practice of inserting and embedding
foreign objects such as gold, silver, and diamonds under a
person's skin in order to increase the person's allure. The
wearer will have to respect a few taboos for this magical
spell to work, failing which the consequences will be dire.
Synopsis: "Beauty has a price. Soraya is a young
trainee nurse who is starting to feel disaffected by her life.
A chance introduction to the world of glamour piques her earlier
ambition to be a star. She does not succeed at first, but
she is told that the forbidden practice of susuk can help.
She has to make a choice whether to stay the way she is, or
cross the line... Meanwhile, Suzana is a prominent diva with
an air of mystery. She has long been a practitioner of the
black arts due to her use of the extreme susuk keramat. Every
time she violates a taboo, a human life is required. We follow
the eventful lives of these two women until we get to the
true secret of this dreaded charm". No trailer as
yet, but the premise sounds great. There are however some
production diary videos to been seen on the website. 'Susuk'
: First trailer for Clint Eastwoods - 'Flags of our Fathers'
turned up a trailer for Clint Eastwood's epic WWII retelling
of the life stories of the six men who raised the flag at
The Battle of Iwo Jima. Its just appeared on the Warner Bro's
Japan website, and it looks stunningly good! Synopsis
: February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally
within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the
most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle
for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would
become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines
and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi.
The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol
of victory to a nation that had grown weary of war and made
instant heroes of the six American soldiers at the base of
the flag, some of whom would die soon after, never knowing
that they had been immortalized. The film was inspired
by James Bradley’s quest to learn more about the famous
photo of six soldiers raising an American flag at Iwo Jima.
His father, Navy corpsman John Bradley, was one of the six
men. The trailer also has excerpts from Clint's other film
'Letters from Iwo Jima' , which is about the battle this time
told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought in it.
'Flags of our Fathers' Trailer
subbed teaser for Spanish Horror - 'La Hora Fría'
were the first to cover news of this upcoming Spanish Horror
'La Hora Fria' aka 'The Cold Hour' back on July 7th.
Now a teaser trailer for the film has turned up on Youtube.
An added bonus is the one we have found has excellent English
subtitles. It's light on any action, but it gives you a good
idea of the dark mood of the film. One we can definitely add
to the looking forward too list.
Hora Fria' Teaser
DVD updates online
out what's caught our eye from this months new dvd releases
Jin-hee turns tough guy in - 'Su'
first teaser poster has been revealed for actor Ji Jin-hee’s
new film. Ji is to shed his previous gentle image that he
acquired doing such romantic films as 'Bewitching Attraction'
and Love Letter, to be transformed into a "tough guy”
in his first action movie, ‘Su.’ Playing double
roles in the film Ji Jin-he has agreed to portray the twin
brothers Tae-jin and Tae-su in this action/drama from Tree
Club productions. In the film, Tae-su (the 'su' of the title)
witnesses the murder of his brother, and gradually becomes
determined then obsessed to exact his own grisly revenge on
the perpetrators of the crime. Directed by Sai Yoichi (Blood
And Bones, Quill) under the Korean name Choi Yang-il, the
movie will also feature Kang Seong-yeon (King And The Clown),
Mun Seong-geun (Virgin Stripped Bare...), Lee Gi-yeong (Soul
Guardians, Marathon), Jo Kyeong-hwan (Born To Kill) and Oh
Exclusive : New Korean Sci-Fi - 'Brainwave'
have just stumbled across what looks like a very interesting
independent Sci-fi movie from Korea. As is always the case
with gathering information on new films in another language,
it can be hard to find. But we have done some digging and
here is what we know so far. ‘Brainwave’ was directed
by Shin Tae-ra, and first came to light at the 2005 Jeonju
International Film Festival where it was entered in the “Full
length Digital films section”. From what we can gather
the film so impressed the Korea
film council they granted the movie an award of 35 million
won ($35,000) to use towards the rental of equipment to transfer
the original from Digital to 35mm print, for a cinema release.
Finding a full synopsis for the film has proved difficult
so far, but the story seems to revolve around a man who discovers
he has extraordinary mental abilities. Take a peak at the
great looking trailer on the official site.
Kawasaki's - 'Everyone but Japan sinks'
they sink, now they're the only ones to survive! From director
Minoru Kawasaki, creator of the bizarre but fun comedy 'Calamari
wrestler' comes 'Everyone but Japan sinks'
a hugely over the top parody of this summer's big budget special
effects remake, of a strikingly similar name. Think 'Naked
Gun' but with earthquakes and cheesy CGI explosions and
your in the general area of silliness. Great stuff. [Source]
but Japan sinks' (Official site)
project for Darren Aronofsky - 'Lone Wolf and Cub'
are starting to get some info through about an upcoming project
of director Darren (The fountain) Aronofsky. He's planning
a remake of one of the most well known works in Japanese cinema
'Lone Wolf and Cub'. Known in Japan as 'Kozure
Okami' a well-known gekiga or manga created by the writer
Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima. Its story led to
the creation of six films the (most famous of which was 'Shogun
Assassin') starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, four plays, television
series and much more. 'Lone Wolf and Cub' chronicles the story
of Ogami Itto, the Shogun's executioner who uses the Dotanuki
battle sword. He was disgraced by false accusations from the
Yagyu clan and has been forced to take the path of the assassin.
Along with his three-year-old son, Daigoro, they seek revenge
on the Yagyu clan and are known as 'Lone Wolf and Cub'. Its
not clear yet exactly how the film is going to work style
and content wise, but we would assume (and hope!) that if
Aronofsky plans a sympathetic remake the film will be in Japanese.
His next film 'Flicker' is slated for 2007, so currently 'Lone
Wolf and Cub' is looking like getting a release in 2008. More
news as we get it.
posters and site for Korean release of - 'The sinking of Japan'
Korean site for the Japanese disaster flick ''The Sinking
of Japan' is now up and running. As is often the case it's
a damn sight easier to navigate than the Japanese version.
There's also a ton a of great new posters to be seen here.
For those not familiar with the film here's a brief synopsis:Japan
has just received its death sentence. In less than a year,
the island nation will sink! Earthquakes, tidal waves and
volcanic eruptions roil the country, leaving millions dead
and stranded. Japans only hope lies with one plan and one
man! 'The sinking of Japan' has some spectacular looking
effects, and made huge takings in its home
country. The critics apparently weren't as kind as the general
public, but hey its a disaster movie not Macbeth.
of Japan' (Official Korean site)
Slade talks on - '30 Days of Night'
video blog by the director David Slade (Hard Candy) has turned
up online. In it he talks about his upcoming Vampire film
for Sam Raimi’s Production Company Ghost House Pictures,
entitled ' 30 Days of Night’. For more info about the
films story check out our previous article back in March.
Slade (Video Blog)
L. Jackson is - 'Afro Samurai'
cool will this be! Premiering this autumn is ‘Afro Samurai’,
an animated series based on the graphic novel by Takashi Okazaki.
Voicing the title character and co-producing the five-part
miniseries is Samuel L. Jackson. Story: With his unusually
long blade, a cold-blooded attitude, and an occasional drag
of a hand-rolled cigarette Afro is a lone warrior who roams
the land knowing no love and shedding no tears. Upon his head
is a cloth band with a mark that ranks him as the #2 fighter
in the world. But in truth, he lives only to wreak revenge
on the man who killed his father in a duel. That man ironically
happens to be the world's top fighter, who wears another cloth
headband marked by the symbol of the #1! Intriguingly,
Jackson is also tipped to be starring in a live action version
of the Manga, rumored for release in 2007. Check out the teaser
trailer for the animated version on the official site here.
- New posters and trailer
extra updates have appeared online for this great looking
horror from Korea, including some new posters
and the best trailer yet. From the link below, select 'multimedia'
then 'trailer No2' on the far right.
trailer (Official site)
Ram Gopal Varma's hard hitting cop thriller- 'Shiva'
new poster and trailer has turned up for Ram
Gopal Varma's upcoming film about corruption and violence
in the police force of the Indian city of Mumbai. This is
not your usual Bollywood, theres no singing and dancing to
be had in this movie.
- New Horror from Taiwan
have picked up on what looks to be quite an interesting new
horror flick from Taiwan. The best synopsis we can find for
it so far is this — " A team of scientists
led by professor Hashimoto has managed to capture the energy
of a ghost child, thanks to their newly invented device called
Menger Sponge. The child, isolated in an empty flat, moves
his lips to words no one understands. Hashimoto enlists special
agent Ye Qi-Dong, who is able to read on lips, in order to
figure out how this child can shed light on life...and especially
life after death..." They have also found a great
looking trailer for the film. The one downside to it is the
incredibly cheesy narration over the top, which is very much
Trailer (Windows Media)
Grudge 2 '-Trailer
first full trailer for 'The Grudge 2' has arrived. I have
to admit to wondering just how much life was left in this
Franchise. The first 'remake' was an excellent retelling with
enough variation on the original to make it interesting in
its own right. But as with a lot of sequels there is always
that nagging feeling of worry that they will run out of steam.
Not so here. Damn this looks good!
from Earthsea' - No1 in Japan
Goro Miyazaki’s animated adventure ‘Gedo senki’
aka ‘Tales from Earthsea’ has gone straight in
at number one in Japanese cinemas nationwide. Based on the
hugely popular Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin it tells
the story of Ged who is on a journey, searching for the source
causing evil disturbances to the world. Ged — once an
impetuous and arrogant goatherd boy — is now a mature
man, called by others as "Lord Archmage", the greatest
of wizards. Initially, "Earthsea" author Ursula
K. Le Guin wanted Hayao
Miyazaki to direct the film. At the time however the elder
Miyazaki was tied up working on 'Howls moving castle' (2004),
so couldn't come on board at the right time. Not wanting to
pass up the opportunity to make the film, Miyazaki's son Goro
Miyazaki stepped up to the plate and decided to make this
his first film. Seems he's done a good job then!
season 3 teaser online
teaser trailer for the 3rd season of ‘Battlestar Galactica’
has appeared up on Youtube. We have also turned up a clip
of some of the Galactica cast being interviewed at Comic con,
but be warned, if you are going to watch it they apparently
drop a few big spoilers about the upcoming series. 'Galactica'
season 3 starts airing in October.