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Netflix to adapt Keanu Reeves’ ultra-violent comic BRZRKR into movie & animated series

Keanu Reeves will star in adaptations of HIS OWN new ultra-violent comic BRZRKR

Keanu Reeves has ventured into something completely new and unexpected. He has just made his writing debut with a new ultra-violent graphic novel called BRZRKR. A new 12-part series written by Keanu Reeves with New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) & artist Ron Garney (Wolverine, Captain America).

Netflix did not take long to snatch up the rights to adapt BRZRKR. Keanu just cooked up a franchise and Netflix smelt what was cooking.

The first issue is was just released at the start of the month 03/03/21 by Boom Studios!.

Check out the amazing cover art for Issue 1

BRZRKR: VOLUME 1

BRZRKR” is a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000-year fight through the ages. The man known only as “B” is half-mortal and half-god, cursed and compelled to violence, even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the earth for centuries, B may have finally found a refuge — working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B will be granted the one thing he desires — the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence, and how to end it. 

The Wrap

That sounds so damn good!

We all know it, don’t we? – there is no better hardcore violence than what we see in graphic novels. They know no boundaries, they can go anywhere, right to the ultimate extreme, they can do anything. Those boundaries usually come with a screen adaptation where they would tone down the content to supposedly suit the viewer “cough cough” @Preacher. With streaming services like Netflix, or Prime, we are getting to see a more truthful version of graphic novel adaptations.

We also have another ultra-violent adaptation hitting Netflix next month called Homunculus. It is based on a Manga by Ichi the Killer creator Hideo Yamamoto & described as “extreme psychological horror”. What I am trying to say is that Netflix doesn’t care about certification or ratings – they care about viewers. Violence has more than proven to bring in the numbers. People like to see carnage, death and destruction. It’s pretty simple: violence sells. Netflix knows this & will be doing the same with BRZRKR. I can not wait to see the insanity that’s in store.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by GG
Founder?Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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New Cult Horror NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD Arrives on VOD, Blu-Ray & DVD August 4TH

Who doesn’t love a good Religious cult movie? Nothing But The Blood takes us into Jesus-loving small-town America

Nothing But The Blood takes place in rural Texas. It follows a journalist called Jessica who is sent to cover the opening of a new Church. As the Church starts to cast its fairytale stories of resurrection, redemption, sin and eternal hell-fire among the easily fooled town-folk, Jessica’s story becomes a real-life horrific religious nightmare

The press-release says Nothing But The Blood is a mix of Straw Dogs and Red State. These are two really good films to be compared to that sets the bar high for this film. I know a lot of critics cast Red State to the fiery pits of hell. I have no idea why though, I remember really enjoying it, especially the performance from Michael Parks. As for Straw Dogs, well that’s an actual cult classic now, and one I don’t think aged too well…but that’s just me. There was also a remake of Straw Dogs starring James MarsdenKate BosworthAlexander Skarsgård. Again, it was shit upon from the high-heavens, but just like Red State, I enjoyed it.

Nothing But The Blood poster

Official Plot

Jessica Cutler is a small-town journalist sent to cover the grand opening of a controversial new church. As the ministry digs its roots into the town and its residents, Jessica’s life begins to take an unexpected, violent turn that will shake her foundations to their very core.

Don’t miss this thrilling, dramatic look inside violent religious indoctrination, set against the eerie, idyllic backdrop of rural Texas.

Check Out The Trailer For NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD

Nothing but the Blood stars Rachel Hudson (Ashes to Ashes), Jordan O’Neal (Fabletown), Nick Triola (Remember to Forget), and Les Best (Scare Package)

Written & Directed by Daniel Tucker

A Moviehooker review will follow 1 week before release. It arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on August 4th. As always, thanks for reading

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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Silhouette Review: A Slow-Burner That Delivers To Those Who Wait

Silhouette is the new feature from writer/director Mitch McLeod

After the death of their only child, Jack and Amanda Harms move to a secluded home to try and start anew. Their daughter’s death has obviously added a lot more strain on what seems to be an already crumbling and fragile relationship.

Silhouette was made on a shoestring budget of just $25.000. Even though I am not really a fan of haunted house horror, Sillohette offers us a lot more than just the average jump scares that plague Hollywood.

I do have to say that Silhouette is one hell of a slow-burner. This was so intentional and as the saying goes…”good things come to those who wait”.

The slow but consistent build-up to the finale is terrifically done and makes the slow-pacing understandable and relevant. I have to say, it even struck a nerve with me. April Hartman, who plays Amanda done a superb job at playing someone riddled with loss, regret, and guilt. Hartman is pretty much centre-stage throughout and more than delivers on every aspect of the role she is given.

The scares and ghostly content are done with eerie perfection. Although, I was able to guess what was going on for some part of the film. I was still thrown off-guard and left a little speechless as the credits rolled.

For an independent feature, Silhouette is confident and professional.

The sound design, direction, and camera work really are of top-quality. Mitch McLeod and DOP Marc Rouse throw in some clever colours and nauseating angles throughout.

Overall, fans of slow-burners and uneasiness will find a lot to love about Silhouette. You just gotta be patient for your pay-off!

Starring: April HartmanTom Zembrod, and Jessica Dawn Willis

Some awards that Silhouette has picked up…so far!

Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival 2019

Winner
Audience Choice Award
Best of Festival
Mitch McLeod
Absentia Pictures
Winner
Feature Film Award
Best Horror Feature
Mitch McLeod
Absentia Pictures
Skeleton Kreek Films
Winner
Independent Actor Award
Best Actress
April Hartman
Absentia Pictures

Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2020

Winner
Outstanding Achievement Award
Narrative Features
Mitch McLeod
Absentia Pictures

Freak Show Horror Film Festival 2019

Winner
Freaky Award
Best Actress
April Hartman
Absentia Pictures
Best Feature
Mitch McLeod
Absentia Pictures

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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ASHFALL: New South Korean Disaster Movie To Erupt Into US Theatres

A new South Korean movie called Ashfall has been a surprise hit in South Korea. Lucky for folks in the States, you’re all getting to see it on the big screen!

Below is a new Moviehooker Youtube video on the main reasons why I am looking forward to Ashfall. I also mention some other great S.Korean cinema. Listen closely.

Why I’m looking forward to the new South Korean disaster movie Ashfall

From Official Press Release

January 16, 2019 – Featuring an all-star cast, ASHFALL expands into additional theatres and will be released nationwide today (January 17th). The film, which stars LEE BYUNG HUN, HA JUNG WOO, DON LEE, JEON HYE JIN and BAE SU ZY, opened to a successful weekend over the holidays, which has led to an expansion in multiple top markets. In the face of a disaster that will engulf both North and South Korea, a mission is put into action to stop a supervolcanic eruption. 

FILM SYNOPSIS

An unexpected eruption of Korea’s tallest volcano, which straddles the China-North Korea border, leaves the Korean peninsula in shambles. Seismologists warn this is only the preliminary eruption — A devastating super-eruption is still to come. Yoo-kyung (JEON Hye Jin) is Chief Secretary to the President of South Korea. While her team puts together an emergency countermeasure for the impending national crisis, she meets renowned Korean-American seismologist, Bong-rae (Don LEE). Bong-rae presents a theory that could possibly stop the volcanic explosion.

ASHFALL

Distributor: Capelight Pictures/ MPI Media Group Director: LEE Hae Jun, KIM Byung Seo Cast: LEE ByungHun, HA Jung Woo, Don LEE, JEONHye J in, BAE Su ZyWriter: Byung-seo Kim, Hae-jun LeeGenre: Action, DramaLanguage: Korean (w/English subtitles)Video Format: ScopeAudio Format: 5.1Runtime: 130 mins 

FULL THEATER LISTING AS OF JANUARY 17th

  • CGV Cinemas Buena Park, CA
  • CG V Cinemas Los Angeles, CA
  • AMC Ridgefield Park, NJ
  • AMC Plymouth Mtg, PA
  • AMC Bay Terrace Bayside, NY
  • AMC Alderwood Cinema Lynnwood, WA
  • AMC Mercado Santa Clara, CA
  • AMC IMAX Metreon San Francisco, CA
  • CENT Century 20 Daly City, CA
  • CNMK Century Sea Tac Mall Federal Way, WA
  • AMC Alderwood Seattle, WA
  • AMC Veteran’s Expressway Tampa, FL
  • AMC Streets of Woodfield Chicago, IL
  • AMC 20 Niles Chicago, IL
  • AMC Empire 25 New York, NY
  • AMC Forum 30 Detroit, MI
  • AMC Fullerton 20 Los Angeles, CA
  • AMC Studio 30 Houston, TX
  • AMC Grapevine Mills Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER!  

All above info from the official press release

As always, thanks for reading.

Gary Gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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Daniel Isn’t Real: A New Psychological Horror From Spectrevision

Production company Spectrevision has a couple of great new flicks releasing soon. An adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s much-loved The Colour Out Of Space directed by Richard Stanley and starring Nicolas Cage. And the other film is Daniel Isn’t Real, the film I am about to tell you all about.

I have been looking forward to seeing a trailer for new Spectrevision produced horror Daniel Isn’t Real. It has been on my radar for some months now but I had very little info to go on. Well, it was worth the wait, this looks a fun, dark psychodelic ride.

Directed and co-written by Adam Egypt Mortimer with co-writer Brian DeLeeuw.

The film follows a teen called Luke (Miles Robbins). After suffering a violent family incident and calls upon his old imaginary friend, Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him heal. But Daniel’s odd behaviour has the opposite desired effect on Luke, testing his sanity & pushing him further into obscurity.

OFFICIAL PLOT

Troubled college freshman Luke (Miles Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind — and his soul.

The trailer looks impressive and what a great choice of music to go with it. Daniel Isn’t Real looks beautifully mind-fuckingly good with a great vibrant visual tone just like what we’d get from a Refn movie. A great trailer as it just intices and draws you in without spoiling any of the plot.

You can check out the official trailer RIGHT HERE

Set for release on VOD and select theatres on December 6th via Samuel Goldwyn Films. A wider release is then expected for streaming platform Shudder although no date has been confirmed. I will make sure to update the article when I find out any more information.

More on Daniel Isn’t Real and other Spectrevision releases coming soon. As always, thanks for reading.

Words By Gary gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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ICYMI: New Trailer For Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

Not that long ago, we got our first glimpse at Rob Zombie’s highly anticipated sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, Three From Hell.

I am a fan of both, A House Of A Thousand Corpses and its follow-up, The Devil’s Rejects. It was sweet music to my ears when I heard Zombie announce that there was one more gory story to be told. His wife’s ass must have one last close-up we need to see, the ultimate ass-shot of the century.

I don’t think that Zombie has achieved or captured that sense of horror he created with The Devil’s Rejects.

A House Of A Thousand Corpses was nothing but gory, campy fun…but TDR, man, that was a vicious and nasty piece of work. At least it was back in 2005, I am not sure how well The Devil’s Rejects has aged.

That opening scene with Otis waking up beside those corpses. That whole opening sequence, was filmmaking at it’s very finest perfect mashing 70’s grindhouse horror with the classic gritty feel of dystopian road movies like Mad Max.

People were complaining about how they were going to be brought back for the movie. How is this possible with the ending of The Devil’s Rejects?

I will tell you how it is possible…money. No other reason and you bet your cinema ticket that if zombie’s last few features haven’t achieved quite the status he was hoping for, it only makes perfect bloody sense to bring back The Firefly Family.

He knows this is what the fans have wanted for years. Now we are getting it, do you think Zombie can deliver another road movie as nasty and near damn perfect as The Devil’s Rejects?. We won’t have long to find out.

Heres the official trailer for THREE FROM HELL.

This is the second trailer that has been released with the first being a “teaser trailer”. I wasn’t overly impressed by the teaser, it seemed like a fanmade trailer to me. It really didn’t feel like an official release, bt hey that’s just me.

Zombie has more than redeemed himself with the first full trailer for 3 From Hell. I am pretty sure that fans of the series are gonna excited.

More news to follow as it is announced. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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TRAILER: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Based on a series of short stories, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is produced by none other than Mr Guillermo Del Toro. André Øvredal, director of Trollhunter and The Autopsy Of Jane Doe is the man in the director’s chair.

The first chapter of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark was first released in 1981. The first book featured 29 short horror stories, so that’s a lot of content to play with. This film will focus on some of the stories from the first chapter of the series.

The second instalment which was called More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was then released in 1984. The third instalment was not released until 1991 and was called Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones.

This movie really doesn’t look like my sort of flick but I was still impressed by the trailer.

I am not sure about the direction the plot is taking us. I would much rather prefer straight-up retellings of the stories. Now, we have a bunch of kids who find a book with the infamous scary stories…but the stories come to life.

I know a lot of people this will scare the absolute shite out of and I will look forward to showing them this. That, and you’re always going to have the die-hard fans who are familiar with the original stories. I am sure they have been waiting for someone like Del Toro to come along and take the reigns and bring these terrifying children’s tales to life.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark trailer
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark poster

The original series was written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Even looking at the illustrations now looks freaky but Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is still a kids story. Del Toro has confirmed that he wants to keep that family-vibe for the film adaptation. He wants Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark to be a family horror movie.

The film has been officially rated PG/13 and from what I have seen in the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be terrifying a whole new young generation.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is Due for release August 23rd. Enjoy the trailer.

More updates to follow as they are announced. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble 
Founder/OwnerBigCheese @ Moviehooker

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Review: Josh Lobo’s I Trapped The Devil

Josh Lobo’s I TRAPPED THE DEVIL brings to light a promising new name in the indie horror scene

I knew before watching Josh Lobo’s I Trapped The Devil that this was an independent feature. As indie features go, I Trapped The Devil is most definitely another amazing example of what can be done with very little money, one cool location and some really good actors.

Christmas is almost here and Steve’s family decide to pay him an unexpected visit to keep him company. Steve’s brother, Matt and his wife, Sarah are worried about Steve. We never really find out the backstory but Steve is grieving the loss of someone or something.

When they arrive, Steve tells them that he has kidnapped a man and he is being held captive in the basement cellar of his house. But, Steve believes that his hostage is no ordinary man. He believes that the person he has kidnapped is the Devil himself.

Their first response is to call for help, that Steve is obviously going through some sort of psychotic break. But then, there is always that one question: What if this person trapped in the basement cellar is actually the Devil? what happens when they release the purest form of evil into the world?

I TRAPPED THE DEVIL POSTER

We never really find out how Steve captured Satan, he’s just sort of there. I keep looking for clues to why a few padlocks would keep someone as powerful as the Devil imprisoned in a basement cellar. I thought that maybe he was never really trapped; the Devil was just playing mind games…because, why not? he’s the Devil.

overall


If you’re looking for possessions, demons screaming ancient Latin into your face while floating in the corner ceiling then you will not find it here. I Trapped The Devil may not be fitted for everyone, but it will find an audience in indie horror fans.

A slow-burn chiller, eerie setting, excellent use of lighting, solid script and great acting and characters. A great character study in uncertainty and paranoia.

If you look at Josh Lobo’s I Trapped The Devil as a dark, psychological drama, I think you’ll find it belongs in that sub-genre more fittingly.

Cast: AJ Bowen, Susan Burke, Scott Poythress

Film Length: 83 minutes
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Release Date: April 26th, 2019 (Select Cinemas and VOD)

6.5/10 
Word by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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EXCLUSIVE: First Look @ Hodeløse Forviklinger / Headless Entanglement + Interview With Per-Ingvar Tomren

You may remember Per-Ingvar Tomren from the nasty ambitious B-movie slasher Christmas Cruelty (O’Hellige Jul).

Made with practical fx, and starring Per-Ingvar himself CC really went for the jugular. So much so, I let an old friend take my signed copy home to watch. He texts me 5-minutes into the film, saying ‘dude, wtf did you just give me to watch?’. He turned it off because… let’s face it, it starts off pretty dam hardcore and that nasty tone remains throughout the entirety of the movie. It was a B-movie horror done right. If someone in their 20s’ can’t get through the beginning of your movie due to the level of gruesomeness and cruelness then, as a horror filmmaker, you’ve done your job right, sir!.

What made CC even more special is when I actually got to know Per-Ingvar, I couldn’t have been more impressed with his enthusiasm, drive and overall passion as a filmmaker. Per-Ingvar is also wheelchair bound with brittle-bone disease (he’s like Mr. Glass). This still doesn’t stop Per-Ingvar involving himself with nearly every department during production…even doing his own stuntwork (which is a little silly…isn’t it, Per-Ingvar?).

Things have been quiet with their follow-up to Christmas Cruelty but that doesn’t mean Per-Ingvar, Raymond Volle and Co aren’t working their asses off to bring us their next installment of craziness. Well into production, Hodeløse Forviklinger  (Headless Entanglement) looks like it’s setting out to offend absolutely everyone. A concept I can totally get behind.

HEADLESS ENTANGLEMENT ENGLISH POSTER


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Per-Ingvar Tomren

MH: What did Christmas Cruelty teach you in regards to becoming a better filmmaker?

PIT: I don’t know if I did become a better filmmaker… but I did learn some lessons from my Christmas Cruelty experience, like how important it is to have a good time while making a movie. It’s often very long and hard days, so if you don’t enjoy it, it will become insufferable.

Surround yourself with people you get along with and that wants to make the same movie you do, so you all pull in the same direction. If you have brittle bone disease, don’t do stunts. If you are going to spend thousands of hours making special effects using loads of dubious chemicals, invest in some protective gear and find a place with good ventilation to work in. If you make a bloody holiday movie with a chainsaw-wielding Santa, it will make one hell of a mess… my apartment is still not habitable for sentient beings. And if you want to reach a mainstream audience, don’t start your movie by killing a baby with a circular saw.

MH: So tell me about your new film!

After Christmas Cruelty co-director Magne Steinsvoll and I decided to part ways and make our own movies. I teamed up again with producers Raymond Volle and Kim Haldorsen and we started working on a ghost film called Angst. After a while, we realised that making a ghost movie would be too expensive.

We tried desperately to find a solution to finance this project, and we soon came to the conclusion that there was no legal way we could do this, so we started exploring not so legal options.

One of the ideas that came up was to kidnap the Norwegian minister of culture, at the time a stupid bitch that was filthy rich. So maybe we could get a large enough ransom for her to finance Angst.

However we agreed that this probably was a pretty bad idea to try in real life, but it might make a fun movie. We could use it as a plot for a cheap little black comedy, that we could make on a shoestring budget. We started writing the screenplay, and the first words we wrote were: “INT – SERBIAN AIRPORT – DAY”… OK, so we had to build a Serbian airport, but after that, we wouldn’t spend any more money… Well, we weren’t able to follow that plan either.

And ironically it turned out that our former collaborator, Magne Steinsvoll, managed to make a great ghost movie called Killungard, for way less than we spent on our cheap alternative movie.

We got permission to film the opening scene in our local mall one easter. So we had 50 hours to transform the mall into a Serbian airport, shoot the scene and remove all traces we had ever been there. One of the main reasons we were able to pull this off was the enormous contribution of Jan Rune Ødegård, who single-handedly built most of the airport, played a Serbian airport guard, then tore it down and removed it. Jan Rune, by himself, is like having a team of 30 skilled workers. He has saved us time and again performing inhuman tasks and execute to perfection all my crazy demands.

Raymond and I wanted to make this movie as challenging as possible for ourselves and set the project up to be almost guaranteed to fail. We wanted to try a new genre, and a very difficult one at that, comedy. We wanted to make it about things that aren’t really funny; politics, religion, and terrorism. We wanted to play the main characters ourselves, knowing full well that we are horrible actors. We wanted to have a subject matter that would make it difficult to get a distributor, set up screenings and that might even get us killed.

And we also decided to make the bulk of the movie all by ourselves, were the two of us were the entirety of the cast and crew. So when we wanted a camera move or focus change we had to come up with different tricks, like Raymond reaching over to pick up a beer bottle and using that move to conceal that he leaned over to change the focus on the camera.

On another instance, we actually had to make a fake Raymond that the real Raymond had to operate and move using strings like a huge marionette puppet while making focus changes. After a while, our lives began to parallel the lives of the characters we had invented. Just like them, we went through our own radicalization process, watching the gap between us and normal people keep growing.

As the world outside screams for safe spaces, trigger warnings and trying to rid our society of offenses, we were trying to be as offensive as possible. It sure seems like we have some pretty strong masochistic and self-destructive tendencies, always choosing to do things that will end up harming us… I even came up with the brilliant idea of getting flogged for real in a shot for our title sequence. We contacted our regular enabler, Kay Olssen, who usually hooks us up with extraordinary services and people. I told him we needed someone to whip me in public and pour salt in my wounds, and as always he managed to get us the perfect person for the job. I received 40 lashes… a reference to Elmore Leonard’s novel and one more than Jesus received.

For a while, I became kind of popular in the S&M milieu in Oslo, and for my next few visits there I got approached by people who wanted to flog me. Considering all the pain and suffering my movies and I have been responsible for, I guess this could be karma.

Even though it can be both painful and dangerous working on our movies, we somehow got many of the actors from Christmas Cruelty to show up again in Headless Entanglement. Tormod Lien who played the killer in CC is the victim this time around. Eline Aasheim, Jan Rune Ødegård, Thomas Utgård, Frans Hulsker, and Cai-Thomas Gommesen all came back for our new movie, along with several actors we hadn’t worked with before, like Anita Nyhagen, Vidar Hoel, Aleksandar Todorovic, Marius Johansen, Einar Baltzersen and we were even fortunate enough to get a couple of national and international movie stars like Severin Eskeland, Sondre Krogtoft Larsen and Lynn Lowry

MH: Where did the idea and inspiration come from for the poster?

PIT: I am pretty old school. There is no CGI in our movie, so it wouldn’t feel right to make the poster on a computer either. And I have always loved those hand-painted film posters made by esteemed artist like Drew Struzan, Bob Peak, John Alvin, Steven Chorney, Tony Seiniger and Guy Peellaert. They have always been my favourite artists, surpassing Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Pablo Picasso by a landslide. And since we couldn’t afford to get Drew Struzan to paint our poster, unfortunately, I had to do it myself.

I wanted our poster to have humorous exploitation feel, with a naked girl and a big gun… an AK47 no less… accept no substitute. I wanted to bring as much of the theme from the movie into the poster as possible, so I chose to use cut out letters like in classic ransom letters for the names and title.

MH: If you had to compare HE to two movies which would they be?

PIT: I would probably say Chris Morris’ Four Lions (2010) and John Waters Cecil B. DeMented (2000). I actually hadn’t seen Cecil B. DeMented before we started on Headless Entanglement… I know this might sound like bullshit if you see both films, but I promise it is true… I was totally shocked when I saw Cecil B. DeMented, it had so many elements that we also have in our movie… and even more frightening it had loads of things from our real lives.

A lot of the dialogue in that film is almost verbatim conversations I have had with Raymond. Just like the characters in Cecil B. DeMented, I have the name of my favourite filmmaker tattooed on my arm. Cecil’s philosophy on making films is pretty much identical to mine… and so many other things… For fuck’s sake… I mean Stephen Dorff even ends up in a wheelchair in that film. After seeing Cecil B. DeMented I felt like I am only some fallout from the mind of John Waters. Even though I say our movie has a lot in common with Cecil B. DeMented, I am painfully aware we are nowhere near the gargantuan talent of John Waters.

MH: Where are you with production?

PIT: With the exception of the end credits, we are done filming… Yes, we are going to physically make the end credits and film them. But we have to wait for everything else to be finished, so we can be sure to get all the names that should be there. We are also done cutting the movie, and I have started color correcting it, while Raymond has started with the English subtitles. Fortunately, we have some very talented people to help us with sound and music. Ole Jørgen Vik is doing an amazing job with the sound design and the brilliant composer Morten Rognskog is making the music for us. The world premiere of Headless Entanglement will be on July 13th, 2019, so we have to be finished by then.

MH: I hear you have an Irish producer on this film, tell me about him, he sounds great

PIT: We have been extremely lucky and gotten a spectacular Irish producer, who I am sure will be able to make our movie a huge hit worldwide, make us a ton of money and open the doors for us to pursue a carrier in Hollywood. English is a foreign language for us, so it is very helpful to have a producer that speaks English… at least kind of. He actually came up with the English title of the movie for us. OK… I am going to let the cat out of the bag here… You are our Irish producer, and the reason why we asked you, is that you were very supportive of our last movie Christmas Cruelty. People like you, Drew Mead, Jeff Abbott, and several others have made that film a lot more popular abroad than it is here in Norway, and we sure do appreciate that. That along with you helping us with several other things is the reason why you ended up as a producer on this movie… Yeah, and we have a joke about Ireland and terrorism, so we needed an Irish producer as an alibi.


Check out the amazing timelapse of Per-Ingvar Tomren’s crazy artistic talent. This is the hand-drawn poster for HEADLESS ENTANGLEMENT

FIRST LOOK AT HEADLESS ENTANGLEMENT 

This is what my site is all about – pushing the promotion of crazier and more challenging independent features. So, this article about this independent feature needs your support. All mentions, shares, views etc are of great importance and all is greatly appreciated.

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Words by Gary Gamble 

Founder/Owner/BigCheeese @ Moviehooker

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James Gandolfini’s Son To Play Young Tony Soprano In Upcoming Movie

 James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini has been cast as  young Tony Soprano in upcoming HBO movie

When it comes to The Sopranos, there is very little that comes close to its brilliance. The HBO series first aired in 1999 and ran up until 2009 with 6 unforgettable seasons. Everything was amazing about this series, it was quite simply, flawless.

It was with The Sopranos people started to realise that the good guys don’t always win. We felt every bit connected with these murderous characters as we did with any other good protagonist from a series. There was no doubt about it, Tony Soprano wasn’t a nice man, but yet we still loved the guy.

Now, all these years later the characters have been embedded in our minds forever. The series is just as important now as it was 20 years ago. And and I can’t think of a better time to bring the mafia family back and honour its brilliance than a 20th-anniversary movie, can you?. It will be so good to see the rise of one of tv’s most iconic characters.

Michael Gandolfini To Play Tony Soprano In HBO Movie. Image: HBO

Deadline has reported that Michael Gandolfini, the son of James Gandolfini will be playing the role of young Tony Soprano.

I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there can be no better casting choice

“It’s a profound honour to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano,” Gandolfini told Deadline. “I’m thrilled that I’m going to have the opportunity to work with David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled for The Many Saints of Newark.”


The new HBO movie is set in the 60s’ and is officially titled The Many Saints of Newark. The story will focus on a rival war between two gangs; the Italians and African Americans. David Chase and Lawrence Konner wrote the screenplay for the feature-length movie.

The Saints Of Newark stars Corey Stoll, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Alessandro Nivola. The film will be directed by Alan Taylor who has directed The Sopranos, Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, In Treatment…just about everything!.

More information to follow as it’s announced. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble 

Founder/Owner/Editor/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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