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Zac Efron Starring in ‘Firestarter’ Reboot From Blumhouse, Universal

Zac Efron will star in “Firestarter,” a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel.The film centers on a young girl who develops pyrokinetic powers and the ability to see the future. She is abducted by a mysterious government agency that plans to weaponize her superhuman skills. The film is backed by Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions […]

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‘Violation’ Review: Disturbing Rape-Revenge Thriller Subverts Genre Trappings

You know something terrible is going to happen when the early moments of a film greets you with an obvious reference to “The Shining” — in the case of the time-and-memory-twisting psychological horror “Violation,” the bird’s-eye view of a lone car, creeping ahead on a narrow road through dense trees, accompanied by a screechy score. […]

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Kevin Bacon in ‘You Should Have Left’: Film Review

In a good haunted-house thriller, architecture is destiny. Early on in “You Should Have Left,” when Theo (Kevin Bacon), a wealthy retired banker with a tabloid scandal in his past, shows up with his movie-actress wife, Susanna (Amanda Seyfried), and their six-year-old daughter, Ella (Avery Essex), at the vacation home they’ve rented for a getaway […]

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Filmmaker Mike Flanagan Returning To Stephen King Onscreen With ‘Revival’

Deadline has confirmed that Doctor Sleep filmmaker Mike Flanagan is returning to the Stephen King world onscreen with a feature adaptation of the author’s 2013 novel Revival.Flanagan is adapting with an option to direct, we hear. He’ll be producing with Trevor Macy, his Intrepid Pictures partner.Revival follows Reverend Charles Jacobs, a minister in Harlow, Maine, […]

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Daily Podcast: Steven Spielberg’s Star Wars, Darren Aronofsky’s Batman, Rogue One, The Shining, Myst and More

On the April 17, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Rogue One, The Shining, Myst, Darren Aronofsky’s Batman and Steven Spielberg’s Star Wars. At The News: Chris: Cinemark Hopes to […]The […]

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‘Kubrick By Kubrick’ Trailer: The Legendary Filmmaker’s Own Words Tell The Story In This Tribeca Doc

Stanley Kubrick is obviously on the Mount Rushmore of film directors. His legacy has been cemented by films such as “The Shining,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and “A Clockwork Orange,” among many others. And now, the filmmaker is showcased in a new documentary, “Kubrick by Kubrick” that utilizes his own words to shape the story […]

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Krzysztof Penderecki Dies: Influential Composer With Music in ‘The Shining’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Was 86

Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, whose often disturbing and challenging avant-garde music has turned up in films from “The Shining” to “The Exorcist” and “Children of Men,” and as recently as the TV series “Twin Peaks: The Return,” died at his home in Krakow on Sunday, March 29. He was 86 years old.Penderecki’s greatest […]

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