Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Takashi Miike Already At Work On Next Film, 'Sinister 2' Gets A Director & Mary Harron Lines Up New Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 18, 2014 4:19 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Takashi Miike
As fans of director Takashi Miike know, the dude is prolific. As soon as one project is done, he's one to the next, and with "Over Your Dead Body" in the can (but not playing Cannes like some had predicted), the director has already gotten started with his next movie. Miike is currently in production on the awesomely titled "Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld."

'The Purge 2' Reups Director, Horror Anthology 'XX' Lines Up Jennifer Lynch, Karyn Kusama & More

  • By Ben Brock
  • |
  • November 12, 2013 1:50 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
No sooner have you got the last fake blood stains out of your best shirt and put away the Peter Cushing DVDs until next Halloween than a whole raft of horror news appears, like a grasping undead hand from the frozen earth. And undead is right, because some of this news concerns resurrections and reanimations, or as they're more commonly known in Hollywood, “sequels”.

Watch: Trailer For Lifetime's 'The Anna Nicole Story' From The Director Of 'American Psycho'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 4, 2013 12:24 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
So, should we give up on Mary Harron ever matching the accomplishment of her first two features, "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho"? Because since then, it's been mostly a downward trajectory with lots of TV work, the disappointing "The Notorious Bettie Page" and the forgotten (and not very well received) vampire flick "The Moth Diaries." And now in what must be a career nadir, Harron has retreated to Lifetime to crank out one of their cheapie biopics, "The Anna Nicole Story," ripped from the headlines of six years ago.

'American Psycho' Helmer Mary Harron To Direct 'The Anna Nicole Story'; Virginia Madsen & Martin Landau To Co-Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 5, 2012 10:48 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
How the mighty have fallen... There was a time when Mary Harron was looking like a rare and unique talent in the filmmaking world, particularly after coming off the one-two punch of "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho." But it has been dimishing returns since then. She spend most of the aughts working in television, but delivered one feature, the potentially promising but ultimately undercooked "The Notorious Bettie Page." And last year her vampire flick "The Moth Diaries" dropped with a barely a sound. And now she's doing Lifetime schlock.

Venice '11 Review: Mary Harron's 'The Moth Diaries' Is A Teen Vampire Tale Without Any Fangs

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • September 6, 2011 6:09 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It's remarkably tough to get any film financed, at least one that doesn't have 3D talking animals from a popular cartoon series. So it's no surprise that some filmmakers, for all their best efforts, can go three, four, five or more years between pictures. Worryingly, it seems to be doubly true for female directors. Look at Kimberley Pierce, who's only made one film in the twelve years since "Boys Don't Cry," or Tamara Jenkins, for whom nearly a decade separated "Slums of Beverley Hills" and "The Savages," or even Kathryn Bigelow, who might be an Oscar-winner now, but had a six-year break before "The Hurt Locker." One of the key examples here is Mary Harron, who since her 1996 debut "I Shot Andy Warhol" had only made two other films: "American Psycho," and the biopic "The Notorious Bettie Page," the latter of which was five whole years ago. None of her films to date have been stellar, but she's always displayed more than enough filmmaking nous to make an upcoming Harron picture something to look forward to.

Universal Drops Mary Harron's 'Wicked Lovely' After Only 2 Months Of Director Being Attached

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 26, 2011 2:37 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Universal continues their year of cleaning house having already put "At The Mountains Of Madness," "Memphis," "In The Heights," "The Dark Tower," "Clue" and "Ouija" out to pasture, and now yet another project has been given the pink slip.

First Look At 'American Psycho' Director Mary Harron's 'The Moth Diaries'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 11, 2011 3:17 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It has been six years since we've heard from Mary Harron, at least on the big screen. The director who made waves with the one-two knockout of "I Shot Andy Warhol" and "American Psycho" stumbled with the workmanlike and disappointing "The Notorious Bettie Page" and spent the next few years largely working in television. Well, she's back and headed to Venice with the hopes that her latest effort "The Moth Diaries" will put her on the map. Certainly, with the story centering around vampires, she's locked onto a genre that is currently en vogue.

'American Psycho' Director Mary Harron Gets 'Wicked Lovely'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 3, 2011 3:34 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Mary Harron came into the film world in a blaze of glory. With a one-two punch of the colorful "I Shot Andy Warhol" followed up with the contemporary classic "American Psycho," it seemed that the director was a vibrant, exciting new voice, but her subsequent efforts failed to live up to that promise. "The Notorious Betty Page" was a sturdy, if not particularly memorable biopic and since then she's padded out her television directing CV and has a Canadian vampire flick, "The Moth Diaries," in post-production right now. But it looks like Harron is going to get her first taste of potential franchise fare.

Email Updates

Recent Comments