‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ Stars Russell Crowe From Director of ‘Overlord’
It was announced today that Russell Crowe (Unhinged, Gladiator), and director Julius Avery (Overlord) are teaming up for a new supernatural thriller titled, The Pope’s Exorcist. The movie is based on real-life exorcist to the Vatican Father Gabriele Amorth.
Crowe will play Amorth, who wrote two memoirs, based on his experiences dispelling demons for the Catholic hierarchy. The priest performed over 100,000 exorcisms and lived to tell about them. He died in 2016 at 91 years old.
You might remember Avery as the director of 2018’s Overlord. That movie was about a team of U.S. paratroopers who land behind enemy lines on D-Day. Their mission is to destroy a radio tower, but they find themselves face to face with Nazi experiments hellbent on killing them.
“It’s been a goal of mine to work with Russell,” said Avery in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “To collaborate with him on the amazing Pope’s Exorcist is truly a dream come true.”
This movie is scheduled to begin shooting in September.
The script is being penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos who in the past has written scripts for Disney (Beauty and the Beast, The Huntsman: Winter’s War). However, last year his screenplay The Unholy (PG-13) was a departure from the house of mouse. The movie got tepid reviews, unlike Avery’s Overlord which was critically praised.
Tim Burton Documentary Features Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, and Other Regulars
Tim Burton will always be a part of horror for us. He has a page indexed here and we love it. From Beetlejuice to Ed Wood the director has broken the mold time and time again. A documentary focused on Burton is headed to Cannes this year and will feature all of the director’s co-conspirators in action.
The four-part documentary features Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jenna Ortega, composer Danny Elfman, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito, Mia Wasikowska, and Christoph Waltz. All of these awesome actors to talk about their time with Burton.
“Tim continues to build his aesthetic, the Burton-esque style, derived from a wealth of art, cinematic, and literary genres,” the release says “The documentary explores how Burton brings his vision to life through his own joyous idiosyncrasy and his ability to meld the ominous and the frightful with a sense of whimsy. Tim’s films are just the tip of the iceberg.”
The documentary will take us through Burton’s life and many adored films.
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‘The Last of Us’ Fans Have a Really Long Wait Till Second Season
The Last of Us was a big hit with fans. It brought in both fans of the game as well as new fans entirely. It managed to give gut punches in the feels and still managed to create a terrifying experience. That’s great and all but the long wait for fans isn’t going to be an easy one.
While the writers strike wages on and the powers that be drag their heels to give the writers the wages that they should be getting paid, it is not an easy ride for fans.
The Last of Us was already going to take a year at the minimum to get back to season 2 premiere. But with the writers strike in action those timelines have been pushed even further back.
Writer, Francesca Orsi of The Last of Us says that it looks like at the moment there could be a 2025 date in mind… and that is saying everything does work out.
“We will have to assess what is the end of the ’24 schedule, what are the shows that are going to be delivered for 2025. At this point, those shows that I’m looking to air wouldn’t necessarily be ready if this strike lasts six to nine months. So yes, that’s a big question for us, but I think we’ll cross that road once we come to it.” Orsi said.
We are all at the mercy of the writers and the hands that need to feed them. So, the wait could get really long depending on the amount of greed that the folks in charge have.
What do you think about the long wait for a second season of The Last of Us? Let us know in the comments section.
‘Fear the Invisible Man’ Trailer Reveals the Character’s Sinister Plans
Fear the Invisible Man takes us back to the H.G. Wells classic and takes a few liberties along the way by adding some twists, turns, and of course more bloodshed. Of course, Universal Monsters also incorporated Well’s character into their lineup of creatures. And in some ways I believe the original Invisible Man film to be the most monstrous character among Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, etc…
While Frankenstein and the Wolfman might come off as the tortured victim of someone else’s doing, The Invisible Man did it to himself and became obsessed with results and immediately found ways to use his condition to break the law and to ultimately murder.
The synopsis for Fear the Invisible Man goes like this:
Based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a young British widow shelters an old medical school colleague, a man who has somehow turned himself invisible. As his isolation grows and his sanity frays, he schemes to create a reign of wanton murder and terror across the city.
Fear the Invisible Man stars David Hayman (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Mark Arnold (Teen Wolf), Mhairi Calvey (Braveheart), Mike Beckingham (Truth Seekers). The film is directed by Paul Dudbridge and Written By Phillip Daay.
The film arrives on DVD, digital and VOD beginning June 13.