47 Meters Down – Killer sharks in the depths

Image of two sharks circling a cage

While on a trip in Mexico, the two sisters Lisa and Kate, grabs the chance to go diving among ocean’s fiercest creatures. As they sit protected in their steel cage and admire the huge white sharks swimming around them, the steel cable holding the cage snaps and they began to sink towards the ocean floor. After the dust settles and their panic diminish, they find themselves trapped in a steel cage, 47 meters down. Soon they’re in a lethal race towards the surface, against vile sharks and a fading air supply.

The unfortunate sisters are played by Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, while the captain of their boat is played by Matthew Modine. “47 Meters Down” is made by the duo of Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera, who gave us “The Other Side of the Door” last year.

I think that “47 Meters Down” seem to serve up a nail-biting and claustrophobic experience, which you might want to check out as it dives into the theatres on June 16th, 2017. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.

Micro – Another Crichton Adaptation

Michael Crichton gave us fascinating stories that often revolved around extraordinary science and technology, like Jurassic Park and Westworld, which have become huge successes in both movie and television. Now another book of his – “Micro” – is being adapted.

The plot in “Micro” revolves around a group of students that find themselves shrunken and tossed out in a forest, after they travelled to Hawaii to work for a biotech company. The only thing that stands between them and the dangers that lurk around them in the forest, are their scientific expertise and wits.

So far, the “Jurassic World” producer Frank Marshall, is tied to project, as well as screenwriter Darren Lemke (“Jack the Giant Slayer”). Even though no cast has been revealed, filming is allegedly planned to start sometime later 2017.

Crichton said that “Micro” was an adventure story that he enjoyed working on, and that it would be informative, in a fun way, about the environment. I think it sounds like an exciting project, and I hope that it will be at least as entertaining as the previous adaptions of his works.

While waiting for “Micro” to popup in a theatre nearby, you can pass the time with movies like, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, starring Rick Moranis from 1989 or and “Innerspace” with Martin Short and Dennis Quaid, from 1987. Both with fun and intriguing plots revolving around shrunken people. Albeit a tad aged, I think they are still worth watching. Or, you can always buy and read the book itself (“Micro: A Novel”), while waiting.

Incarnate Opens on December 2

On Friday December 2, director Brad Peyton’s Incarnate, starring Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten and David Mazouz, will enter the theaters. Judging by the story, which feels like a mix between Dreamscape and The Exorcist, I think it looks like a promising movie.

In the movie we meet the wheelchair-bound Dr. Seth Ember (Eckhart), a man with the ability to enter the minds of possessed people, to cast out their demons from the inside. As he enters the mind of a boy, he learns that the demon who set up camp there as the same that killed Ember‘s family in the past.

I like the variant of the bringing the actual exorcism inside the possessed, instead of going the usual stand-by-the-bed-chanting route, which gives the movie an interesting and fresh feeling. Have a look at the second trailer, for the Incarnate, below and see what you think.

You might recognize Eckhart from his role as Harvey Dent in the movie Dark Knight, Mazouz as Bruce Wayne in Gotham and van Houten from her role as Melisandre in Game of Thrones.

Intense Trailer for The Bye Bye Man

Even though the trailer for the upcoming Bye Bye Man starts a tad slow, it sure picks up towards the end, leaving you with an urge to see more. In The Bye Bye Man, three college friends moves into a house together and happens to awake a dark entity, which can drive a person to do unspeakable acts. Once The Bye Bye Man gets a foothold in your mind, he takes control and there’s only one thing that seems to break the curse, do not think or speak, about him.

This will be the first movie directed by Stacy Title in ten years, since Hood of Horror, 2006. In the cast we find Douglas Smith (Vinyl), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Doug Jones (The Strain) as The Bye Bye Man.

The Bye Bye Man premiers on January 13th, which cannot be a better setting to go and see a horror movie, since that date is a Friday! Check out the trailer below and see what you think about The Bye Bye Man.

Movies in the Works: 27 Nov, 2016

I found some interesting titles that are being in the works, which might be coming our way in the next couple of years.

First we have Inversion [2018]; a Sci-Fi movie where the earth’s gravity fades away and how two people are trying to halt it. Samuel L. Jackson, Travis Fimmel (Warcraft) and Yifei Liu (The Forbidden Kingdom) stars in the movie, which starts shooting early next year.

In He’s Out There, Yvonne Strahovski plays a mother on a vacation at a lake house, with her two daughters, as they fall prey to a psychopath.  It’s not Strahovski’s first meet with a serial killer, as she played Hannah McKay in the TV-show Dexter. Dennis Illiadis (The Last House on the Left, 2009) is directing a story written by Mike Scannell. There is no release date yet, but it is in post-production.

An American Werewolf in London from 1981, where two American tourists in England stumbles upon a local Werewolf, is getting a remake. Max Landis will direct, from his own script. Another werewolf related title in the works is The Wolfman, written by Aaron Guzikowski (Friday the 13th, 2017). Wolfman centers on a man, who starts to transform, after being bit by a wolf.

The immortal highlander Connor MacLeod is also getting a remake, with the John Wick director Chad Stahelski at the helm. Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, both involved with the upcoming Transformers movies, are behind the script. I liked the original and think it would be great if they could find a way to include Christopher Lambert in this one.