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Rian Johnson Shares Why He’ll (Probably) Never Make a Horror Movie

Hate to burst your bubble, Rian Johnson fans, but it looks like the Knives Out director will probably never work in the horror genre. Johnson got candid about his horror movies feelings while in discussion with fellow director Karyn Kusama, who is no stranger to horror thanks to previous features Jennifer’s Body and The Invitation […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Set HP Lovecraft Thriller Film At Warner Bros

Exclusive: Game of Thrones creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss have set at Warner Bros an untitled thriller inspired by the graphic novel Lovecraft. Set to write the script are Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, the scribe team behind such films as Aeon Flux, Ride Along and the Karyn Kusama-directed The Invitation and Destroyer. Kusama […]

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Xyz Films Raises $100 Million in Production Financing

Los Angeles-based production, sales and management outfit Xyz Films has raised $100 million in production financing across a slate of 15 to 20 films.Venture capital firm Ipr.Vc, based in Helsinki, Finland, is co-financing the slate. Xyz made the announcement Thursday on the second day of the American Film Market.Notable Xyz titles include Gareth Evans’ “The […]

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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama on ‘Destroyer’, Realistic Violence, & Non-Linear Storytelling

There isn’t any magic in the gritty neo-noir drama Destroyer, but director Karyn Kusama certainly manages to make Nicole Kidman disappear. Donning prosthetics and a frayed wig, Kidman plays Lapd detective Erin Bell, a burnt out shell who has to revisit a tragic undercover operation from decades ago in the wake of a new murder. […]

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