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.

Pet – Official Trailer looks Thrilling

What could a drugged girl in a cage, possible have in common with friendly little Hobbits? Read on and I’ll explain it to you.

Let’s start from the beginning, though.

The upcoming indie horror Pet revolves around Seth, a sweet, lonely guy that works in an animal shelter while longing for someone to love. One day, the gorgeous waitress Holly crosses his path and Seth falls for her – hard – and embarks on an ambitious campaign to conquer her affection. As he learns that she isn’t interested, he gets obsessed and his delusional mind comes up with a plan.

Seth kidnaps Holly and places her in a cage, under the animal shelter. It doesn’t take long for Seth’s plan to fall apart as Holly begins an unsuspected form of psychological warfare against her abductor. The situation begins to spiral out of control, and soon Seth has trouble discerning which one that is the predator and the victim of the two.

This role takes Dominic Monaghan, who plays Seth, far away from the beauty and peacefulness of the Shire, where he played his most famous part, Merry the Hobbit. Judging by the trailer, there is not a trace of any friendly Hobbit in Monaghan’s acting, and instead he presents an interesting stage four closet psycho, which I cannot wait to see more of. Ksenia Solo, which recently starred in TV-shows like Turn, Lost Girl and Orphan Black, portrays Holly.

Pet is written by Jeremy Slater, who recently wrote for the TV-show The Exorcist, and Carles Torrens directed. Pet will go up online (VoD, iTunes) and in theaters on December 2. Have a look at the official trailer below and see what you think.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – Red Band Trailer

I think that this red band trailer for the upcoming movie, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, gives a thrilling and eerie impression. I like the subtle feeling of confinement, and that the story is shown close to the characters.  The unnerving theme helps too.

The story takes place in a morgue, where a father and son are working. One night an unidentified woman, victim of a mysterious homicide, lands on their table. As they go ahead with their post-mortem examination of the woman, strange events start to manifest, with clues to who their Jane Doe is and how she got there.

André Øvredal, the Norwegian behind Trollhunter (2010) has directed the movie.  Ophelia Lovibond, who did a great job as Kitty Winter in Elementary, plays the part of Jane Doe, while Brian Cox, who won an Emmy award for Nuremberg (2000), plays the father and Emile Hirsch, from Into the Wild and Lone Survivor, plays the son.

You can step into the morgue on the movie’s limited release on December 21, but before that you can catch the trailer below and see what you think about it.

Red Band Trailer for The Autopsy of Jane Doe on TrailerAddict.

Twin Peaks Quiz

Twin Peaks had me glued to the TV-set in the beginning of the 90’s and it turned into one of my absolute favorite shows. Even today, around 26 years later, the characters, story and quality is still a blast to watch and the shows is worth binge watching. Depending on where you live, you can catch the show on either HBO or Netflix. If you’re a Showtime subscriber, you can stream both seasons of the show, sometime in December, 2016. You could also buy the complete series at Amazon, or others.

While we wait to go back to Twin Peaks, sometime next year, I have done a little Twin Peaks Quiz that you can take, to how much you remember from the show. Don’t worry there isn’t any spoilers in it.

Also, as a bonus objective, there are clues to another TV-show, lurking inside the quiz, can you figure out which one?


Question #1: What was the name of the soap opera that was aired inside the show?

Question #2: How many Emmy Awards did the first season of Twin Peaks win?

Question #3: Everybody knows that it was Kyle MacLachlan that played the FBI agent Dale Cooper, but who played his side-kick, Sheriff Harry S. Truman?

Question #4: Twin Peaks has been an inspiration for many TV-shows and video games, which one of these games did Twin Peaks have a direct influence on?

Question #5: The Twin Peaks Theme, is a surrealistic blend of different melancholy modes that conveys a both eerie and intriguing atmosphere, which is hard not to like. Who composed it together with David Lynch?

Question #6: Twin Peaks is filled to the brim with fascinating and puzzling side characters like the one armed man and The Man from Another Place. Another one that I have a vivid memory of is the log lady. Do you know what that character’s real name, in the show, was?

Question #7: Talking about The Man from Another Place. Besides his red suit and dress shirt, what was his other characteristic thing?

Question #8: In which state was Twin Peaks primarily filmed in?

Question #9: Which character said the following quote: ‘’The owls are not what they seem.’’?

Question #10: What was the name of Twin Peaks High School’s sports team while Laura Palmer was a student there?

Split – Movie Poster

I think that this poster, for the upcoming movie Split, with Kevin behind  shattered glass, conveys the core of the story in a both smart and simplistic way. In the middle of the story we find Kevin, portrayed by James McAvoy, a man with a severe personal disorder, with 23 personalities residing inside him. When Kevin abducts three teenage girls, a 24th personality – “The Beast” – awakes.

I guess there’s more to it than that, and since it’s M. Night Shyamalan who has both penned and directed it, I assume that there is a mind-bending twist lurking somewhere.

Take a gander below and see what you think about the Split poster. Split will head up on the big screen on January 20, but it has already gotten a favorable buzz around it since it was screened at a couple film festivals this autumn.

Split © 2016 - Universal Pictures

Split © 2016 – Universal Pictures