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Review: 'Deliver Us From Evil' Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez & Olivia Munn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2014 9:01 AM
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The opening fifteen to twenty minutes of “Deliver Us From Evil” find co-writer and director Scott Derrickson delivering a pretty clear statement of intent. Within that span of time, soldiers in Iraq stumble across an unspeakable horror, a street weary detective finds a dead baby in a dumpster, and not long after, that same cop finds himself in the lion’s den at the zoo, with his gun drawn on two of the approaching big cats. There is nothing particularly subtle about Derrickson’s second time around exorcism genre, following 2005’s “The Exorcism Of Emily Rose,” and that’s part of the problem with this Jerry Bruckheimer produced exercise in horror (surprise, surprise).

Edgar Ramirez Says He's Taking Potential Role In 'Dr. Strange' Plus 2 Clips From 'Deliver Us From Evil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 6:35 PM
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"We're talking. We've been talking," Edgar Ramirez told IGN when asked about whether or not his "Deliver Us From Evil" director Scott Derrickson has discussed the upcoming "Doctor Strange" with him and that's all it takes at the moment to get the rumor mill churning. There's no word if it's for the title role, the villain or something else, but considering the film doesn't have a release date yet, it would seem it's in early stages. But it would seem Marvel, if anything, is trying to get their ducks in a row and we suppose that for now, you can toss Ramirez onto a wishlist pile that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy and Jared Leto.

Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Finds A Director In ‘Sinister’ Filmmaker Scott Derrickson

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 3, 2014 5:58 PM
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You know what’s the best way to detract from negative press? Take an alternate route to getting fan excitement back on track. And pardon our cynicism, but given all the negative press surrounding “Ant-Man”—Edgar Wright bailing on the project, for reasons detailed here—the timing of Marvel announcing the director of “Dr. Strange” feels pretty convenient. Nonetheless, the studio has found the filmmaker to helm the story of the Sorcerer Supreme.

Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne & More In The Mix To Play Dr. Doom In 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 12, 2014 9:22 AM
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Producer Matthew Vaughn and director Josh Trank have been doing everything in their power to distance their “Fantastic Four” reboot from the earlier goofy films. Not content with just casting great young actors as the famous superhero team, the filmmakers are looking to surprise with their villain choice too.

Watch: First Trailer For Eric Bana Horror 'Deliver Us From Evil' Introduces Two Types Of Evil

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 12:43 PM
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Here's a fun fact: Eric Bana made his name as a comedian in Australia before transitioning to the dramatic actor the rest of the world knows him as. You can thank Andrew Dominik's foresight to cast in him "Chopper" for that. And having proven his chops when it comes to moving the heart, Bana is now gonna try and scare the shit out of you with the upcoming "Deliver Us From Evil."

Video Game 'Deus Ex' Headed To The Big Screen From Director Scott Derrickson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2012 3:43 PM
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Between "Splinter Cell," "Assassin's Creed," "Need For Speed," and now "Deus Ex," it's safe to say that studios are interested (once again) in video game properties in a big, big way. And yet another best-selling title continues to inch foward to the big screen.

Eric Bana Goes Horror In 'Beware The Night'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 12, 2012 2:23 PM
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It’s been a little over a month since the U.S. release of the modestly successful Ethan Hawke-starring horror film “Sinister,” but helmer Scott Derrickson has already lined up a follow-up, with the ever-solid Eric Bana in talks to lead.

'Sinister' Director Scott Derrickson Will Learn Stephen King's 'Breathing Method'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • October 16, 2012 5:53 PM
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Trivia question: how many of Stephen King’s books haven’t been adapted for either television or cinema? We don’t actually know the answer, but percentage-wise it can’t be very high (even though his seven “The Dark Tower” novels look no closer to making it onto the big screen any time soon) and now yet another one of his novellas is being adapted for the screen. Deadline reports that one of King’s tales from 1982’s "Different Seasons," “The Breathing Method,” will be making the transition thanks to Scott Derrickson (“Sinister”) who is developing the project (presumably to direct).

SXSW '12 Review: 'Sinister' Starring Ethan Hawke Is A Satisfying Old-School Horror, But Lacks Resonance

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 11, 2012 8:18 AM
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As a horror movie that’s incredibly effective and yet evaporates pretty quickly once it’s over, Scott Derrickson’s “Sinister” defines the difference between "scary" and "haunting." Truthfully it’s a balance of a lot of things – ghost story versus murder mystery, found-footage “realism” versus pure fiction, theatricality versus raw emotion – but it exemplifies an era in which audiences, much less filmmakers, no longer distinguish between suspense and terror, which is why their payoffs work twice as brilliantly but linger half as long. Overproduced but occasionally deeply powerful, “Sinister” is a satisfying old-school thrill ride whose muscle eventually overpowers its brain.

Scott Derrickson To Direct Charlize Theron In Remake Of Dutch Horror Film 'Zwart Water'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2011 3:01 AM
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For a brief moment, it seemed as if Charlize Theron was going to be struck hard by the Oscar curse. Following "Monster," she hit a bit of rough patch. Yes, she was nominated for "North Country" but the film didn't exactly make waves with audiences. "Æon Flux" was nothing short of a disaster, and "In The Valley Of Elah" and "Battle In Seattle" weren't quite received as well as the filmmakers might have hoped. However, the actress is set to make a big leap back into public view. Later this year she'll make another run at Oscar with a starring role in Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" and 2012 finds her back in tentpole territory with two mega projects: Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" and the fairy tale movie "Snow White And The Huntsman." So forgive us if we think the actress can do much better than a tread through horror remake territory.

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