Universal Studios had been sitting on “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” for 6 decades.
For dozens of different reasons they were never able to reboot the franchise. I suppose that director Guillermo deo Toro was tired of trying to pull blood from a stone. So he set out and did it his own way by designing his own creature (without ever using the word “creature” to describe it, by the way) and, now, the rest is cinematic history.
You snooze, you lose!
Congratulations to Fox Searchlight for helping Guillermo get it done!
You a fan of The Purge franchise? Personally – I could take it or leave it but- I have to admit that this prequel (of sorts) has got my attention with their first teaser trailer. Playing heavily off the current political climate – it certainly hits home.
The synopsis lays it all out for your vote:
“Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.”
Gerard McMurray directs with Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei all attempting to survive the night.
July 4th brings freedom to this one so – do your part – be an American and support The Purge!
The latest from IFC Midnight will be heading our way in a few weeks – titled Midnighters, it looks to be on par with the other spookfests IFC has sent our way of late. Got a trailer and poster art for you so – lets get into it.
“Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. From Walking Dead director Julius Ramsay, Midnighters is a layered, enigmatic thriller set in the Gothic backwoods of New England – the perfect place to get away with murder.”
Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dylan McTee and Ward Horton star with Julius Ramsay handling the directors duties.
March 2nd is when it hits theaters, Bllu-ray and VOD.