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Universal developing The Purge 2

Universal developing The Purge 2

Jun 11 2013, 5:07am CDT | by

Universal is developing a sequel to 'The Purge'. The Ethan Hawke-starring horror film was a surprise hit at the US box office this past weekend, topping the chart with $36.4 million in ticket sales...

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Universal developing The Purge 2

Jun 11 2013, 5:07am CDT | by

Universal is developing a sequel to 'The Purge'.

The Ethan Hawke-starring horror film was a surprise hit at the US box office this past weekend, topping the chart with $36.4 million in ticket sales, and now the movie studio are hoping to capitalise on the flick's success with a follow-up.

Producer Jason Blum confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: ''The Purge 2 is in development @UniversalHorror #ThePurge (sic)''

'The Purge', which was produced on a modest $3 million budget, proved to be highly profitable in its opening weekend and fended off strong competition from big budget blockbusters such as 'Fast & Furious 6' and Will Smith's 'After Earth'.

The futuristic horror flick is set in the US, where, for one night a year, all crime - including murder - is legal. The film centres on Ethan Hawke's James Sandin and his wife Mary, played by 'Game of Thrones' actress Lena Headey, who try to protect their family from home invaders during the annual purge.

The low-budget film was produced by Universal, Blum's Blumhouse Productions and 'Transformers' director Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes company.

Blum is also known for producing recent horror success stories including the 'Paranormal Activity' franchise, 'Insidious' and 'Sinister', which also starred Hawke.

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1 week ago

Sinister 2 Starts Shooting Next Week

Aug 14 2014 11:36am CDT | Source: ign

Filming for Sinister 2 will begin next week in Chicago, according to Blumhouse Productions and eOne. Sinister 2 is the follow-up to 2012's sleeper hit that starred Ethan Hawke and grossed over $82 million worldwide. Blumhouse also divulged the first plot details for the sequel, which takes place in the aftermath of the original: "Protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of Wayward Pines) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartania ...
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1 week ago

‘Sinister 2′ Will Star Shannyn Sossamon and James Ransone

Aug 13 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

As Sinister 2 approaches the start of production, some new details have been revealed about the cast and story. Shannyn Sossamon and James Ransone are set to star, with the latter reprising his role from the last film. Hit the jump for more on the Sinister 2 cast and plot. Focus Features announced today that Sinister 2 will begin shooting next week in Chicago. The studio confirms new film will pick up after the events of the last film, so it’s not a prequel as some have theorize ...
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3 weeks ago

Hammer Opens The Winchester Mystery House

Jul 25 2014 4:46am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Spierig Brothers prepare for a hauntingWinchester. So much to answer for. Haunted mansion connoisseurs will be aware of the sprawling and bizarre Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. Its doors are now set to be opened by Hammer, in a new film, simply titled Winchester, to be written and helmed by Daybreakers directors Michael and Peter Spierig.The strange true story of the house began in 1881 with the dea ...
Source: Empire Online   Full article at: Empire Online
 

 
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4 weeks ago

New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination

Jul 22 2014 3:45am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer businessThe austere man’s Wachowkis siblings, Michael and Peter Spierig are sci-fi-oriented kin with new action-thriller Predestination that promises to weave and duck through the fabric of time like a boxer in a Tardis. Ethan Hawke is the headliner but the real star of the show looks like Australian actress Sarah Snook as a mysterious time traveller.Hawke, who is reuniting with the pair after 2010 misfire Daybreakers, plays a temporal agent who travels through ...
Source: Empire Online   Full article at: Empire Online
 

 
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4 weeks ago

BOYHOOD: Unsurpassed Achievement In The Passing Of Time

Jul 17 2014 11:16pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Seeing human beings age through time has always made compelling cinema. But BOYHOOD surpasses all that has gone before. The film was shot intermittently over a period of 12 years using the same cast. Without any special camera tricks or makeup, the actors age before our eyes in this epic and deeply moving film. The narrative scope accomplished in the film takes an art form existing for over 100 years down a pathway unmatched in the history of cinema.No surprise that Richard Linklater d ...
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5 weeks ago

Box Office Preview: ‘The Purge,’ ‘Sex Tape’ And ‘Planes’ Bow As ‘Apes’ Expected At No. 1

Jul 17 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Deadline

This weekend will see the debut of three very different films — horror, family and adult comedy — amid the second weekend of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which is, once again, expected to take the top spot at the box office. It’s playing well during mid-week, audiences love this film so much so that it will pass $100M tonight. This is going to be a wild box office ride as three of the films are tracking in a similar range. Apes is on t ...
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5 weeks ago

The Purge Anarchy: Will You Be Purging Tonight?

Jul 17 2014 12:32pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

How excited were you to see The Purge last summer? I was so excited that I couldn't see straight. Ethan Hawke was still riding high on the Sinister train, Lena Headey had won over our black hearts with her amazing performance in Dredd and the entire concept of a yearly purge was genius. So, what happened? I can only speak for myself when I say that I was severely disappointed. There were a few good moments, but it felt more like an opinion piece on race and social standing than a home i ...
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5 weeks ago

It’s Official: 20th TV’s Dana Walden & Gary Newman Add Oversight Of Fox In Restructuring

Jul 14 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Deadline

21st Century Fox just announced a restructuring, which will see 20th Century Fox TV chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman overseeing a new business unit within Fox Networks Group, Fox Television Group, which will combine Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th  TV. The two will assume their new expanded duties later this month, reporting to Peter Rice, Chairman of Fox Networks Group. (Walden and Newman had previously reported to Chase Carey, president and chief operating office ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Patricia Arquette Talks BOYHOOD, Why the Film Was a Top Priority for Her, What Was Cut in the Editing Room, CSI: CYBER, and More

Jul 12 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: Collider

From writer/director Richard Linklater, the indie drama Boyhood is a very unique and special project, in that it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast.  As you watch Mason (Ellar Coltrane) grow up, from age 6 to age 18, you will see him navigate all aspects of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations, and all of the moments in between.  The film also stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, as Mason’s parents, and Lorelei Linklater, as his sister Samanth ...
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6 weeks ago

Box Office Preview: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ And ‘Boyhood’

Jul 10 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Deadline

This weekend, the industry has cleared the way for Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is opening tonight at 10 pm in late night screenings on a little under 3,966 screens with all its 3-D glamor — not on IMAX but on 3,130 large format screens. This is a quality pic, not as good as the first one –Rise of the Planet of the Apes (also produced by Chernin Entertainment) — but it delivers to its target demo. And it’s grabbing the interest of both old and new audiences ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline
 

 

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