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'I Am Love' Director Luca Guadagnino Gets 'A Reliable Wife,' 'Catfish' Directors Touch A 'Nerve' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 4:52 PM
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A Reliable Wife Luca Guadagnino
It's been five years since Luca Guadagnino delivered the heady and swooning "I Am Love," and while he's been working steadily since on various fashion campaigns, shorts and documentaries, there hasn't been much movement on a feature film. Now it looks like he's ready to return, with another tale of domestic trouble.

Remember That 'Akira' Remake? Well, It's Back On With Jaume Collet-Serra Returning To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 10:35 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Cue fanboy panic! While devoted anime heads likely breathed a sign of relief when Warner Bros. kiboshed plans for a live action remake of "Akira" in early 2012, the project never really disappeared. Within days of that announcement, word circulated that they were looking at a new screenwriter and it looks like whatever reservations they had last time out have disappeared, as they are bringing the gang back together for another crack at the project.

Review: 'Paranormal Activity 4' Makes A Compelling Argument For The Series' Swift Cancellation

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 19, 2012 9:49 AM
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A new "Paranormal Activity" movie coming out has now become a season tradition, like bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins, or wearing itchy sweaters. The first "Paranormal Activity" was a no budget chiller made in 2007 but not released theatrically until 2009, almost as an afterthought, even though, the story goes, it seriously spooked Steven Spielberg (it was originally acquired by DreamWorks and Paramount as remake fodder). Since then we've had a new sequel every year, all built around the same found footage scenario and less-is-more aesthetic – who needs buckets of blood when you have creaky footsteps, mysteriously opening doors, and blurry shadows? It's had a surprisingly good run, possibly peaking with last year's '80s-set "Paranormal Activity 3," but all good things must come to an end, and "Paranormal Activity 4" is listless and dreadful and boring, an almost painfully inert and superficial ghost story that lacks specificity or scares. Time to turn the camera off, guys.

Watch: 'Paranormal Activity 4' Trailers Answers Question 'What If Chatroulette Was Haunted?'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2012 1:02 PM
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Horror is often one of the most profitable of genres: cheap to make, rarely reliant on names, and always popular on home video. And as such, once you've got a good thing going, the instinct is to milk it into the ground. Which is how we ended up with a dozen Jason movies, ten "Halloween"s and seven "Saw" pictures. So it shouldn't surprise you that a fourth "Paranormal Activity" is on the way.

'Catfish' Directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman Take On 'The Monkey Wrench Gang'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 8, 2012 10:17 AM
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Two years on and we're still none the wiser about whether Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman's debut film "Catfish" was in fact a documentary or not. Regardless, few would argue that it’s anything but a compelling watch, and that’s more than you can say for their follow up -- “Paranormal Activity 3” -– despite their best efforts. Thanks to the mammoth box office haul of the latter, however, they were invited back to direct the fourth entry in the franchise (which is currently in pre-production) and that should keep them busy until its release around Halloween later this year.

Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman Return To Direct 'Paranormal Activity 4,' Hits Theaters On October 19th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2012 12:35 PM
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It looks like Paramount loves Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Fresh off the announcement that "Paranormal Activty 4" would be coming to theaters this year, Paramount is moving fast, mostly because they have to, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that the studio has re-hired the directing pair to crank out another cheapie movie fast.

'Catfish' Directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman To Helm 'Paranormal Activity 3'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 5, 2011 2:02 AM
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After cravenly exploiting the misery and loneliness of someone who needed therapy in private and not on 500 screens nationwide, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost established themselves not as filmmakers but as crass, dishonest provocateurs. So is it a surprise that the "Catfish" directors would make a lateral move into a nakedly opportunistic film series that prides itself on being fast and cheap? Bloody Disgusting has learned that the two of them are jumping into production as co-directors on "Paranormal Activity 3," which is already slated for a Halloween release this year.

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