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« on: November 16, 2006, 11:52:34 AM »
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Mitra Counts On Doomsday
Source: Sci-Fi Wire

Rhona Mitra has signed on to star in Rogue Pictures' Doomsday, a futuristic action thriller that will be Neil Marshall's follow-up to his much-buzzed-about horror movie The Descent, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Doomsday, written by Marshall, is set three decades after a lethal virus tears through a major country, leading to the country's walling off. When the virus, known as the Reaper, resurfaces in another country, an elite group is dispatched to the infected country to find a cure. There, they end up shut off from the rest of the world and must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. Mitra plays the leader of the elite group. Production is slated to begin in early 2007.

Mitra, who was one of the women in an ill-fated caving expedition in The Descent, next appears in the horror movie Skinwalkers and New Line's Jim Carrey thriller The Number 23.
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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 05:38:55 PM »
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Quote from: Sci-Fi Wire
Mitra, who was one of the women in an ill-fated caving expedition in The Descent

Yeah... no she wasn't.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 04:16:18 AM »
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Warner Bros. gets a clue
'Sherlock Holmes' to investigate the bigscreen
Source: Variety
 
It's elementary, my dear Watson -- reimagine Sherlock Holmes as an action-adventure sleuth and you may uncover a new film franchise.

Warner Bros. Pictures is teaming with producer Lionel Wigram to adapt Wigram's upcoming comicbook "Sherlock Holmes" for the bigscreen. Neil Marshall ("The Descent") will helm, while tyro scribe Michael Johnson penned the script.

"Sherlock" is expected to be Marshall's next directing project, as the studio is eager to push ahead. Helmer is currently lensing "Doomsday" for Rogue Pictures.

Exact storyline is being kept under wraps, but creative execs at Warners say they are looking for the "Sherlock" team to reinvent the sleuth and his loyal No. 2 Dr. Watson in much the same edgy way that Christopher Nolan has reimagined Batman for Warners.

Wigram, a former Warners creative exec who oversaw the first three "Harry Potter" pics and who now has a first-look deal with the studio, intends to play up parts of the detective's character that have been largely overlooked when adapting Arthur Conan Doyle's books for other media.

Wigram's vision has Holmes losing some of his Victorian stuffiness and being more adventuresome, including playing up his skills as a bare-knuckle boxer and expert swordsman as he goes about solving crimes.

Marshall, Johnson and Wigram are all Brits, like Holmes, who has likely been portrayed on film and TV more than any other fictional character. By some accounts, more than 75 actors have played the pipe-puffing, practical-minded London detective in 200 films and TV shows since 1900.

Studio and Wigram are working closely with the Conan Doyle estate. The Holmes character is in the public domain in the U.S. and most other countries, but there were still rights issues for Warners to work out. Those issues have been closed.

Wigram, who worked on the "Harry Potter" pics while at Warners, developed his "Sherlock Holmes" comicbook as a selling tool for the movie. Comicbook will likely be published to coincide with the release.

Marshall was last in theaters with "The Descent" from Lionsgate.
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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 06:14:54 AM »
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Wigram developed his "Sherlock Holmes" comicbook as a selling tool for the movie.

so you know it's good!
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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 12:44:22 AM »
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McDowell Spells Doomsday
Heroes thesp joins Marshall's next pic.

British thesp Malcolm McDowell has joined the cast of Rogue Pictures' action thriller Doomsday, which is in its final month of principal photography under writer/director Neil Marshall (The Descent).

The genre vet is currently seen as Linderman on the hit NBC series Heroes, and recently wrapped his role as Dr. Loomis in Rob Zombie's Halloween update.

In Doomsday, McDowell will play Kane, the brilliant scientist who is the only true expert on the lethal Reaper virus that an elite group of specialists -- led by Eden (Rhona Mitra) and monitored by Nelson (Bob Hoskins) -- is battling through what one character calls "hell on earth" to retrieve a cure for.

McDowell's credits include A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek: Generations, Blue Thunder, I Spy, and the HBO series Entourage.
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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 12:39:33 AM »
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Marshall to direct Rogue's 'Sacrilege'
Period horror film will be set in the Old West
Source: Variety
 
As Rogue Pictures prepares to release Neil Marshall's "Doomsday" on Friday, the Focus Features genre arm has made a deal for the writer-director's follow-up, "Sacrilege," a horror film to be set in the Old West.

Marshall pitched the project to Rogue topper Andrew Rona, and he will write and direct it.

"It is set during the Gold Rush, a time remembered for incidents like the Donner Party," Marshall said. "It is meant to be a pitch-black, gritty, period horror movie."

Marshall, who wrote and directed "Dog Soldiers" and "The Descent" as well as "Doomsday," grew up in England watching oaters and horror films in equal measure and dreamed of combining the genres. Marshall declined to disclose much detail on "Sacrilege," but the picture will draw on themes of isolation and paranoia and such influences as John Carpenter's "The Thing."

"This is 'Unforgiven' by way of H.P. Lovecraft, with that grim, gritty setting and a horror element nobody has seen before," Marshall said.

He added that he'd begin writing immediately.

"I've always got a few irons in the fire, but this has long been an ambition of mine," Marshall said.
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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2009, 02:32:31 PM »
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Marshall Gets "Burst" of 3D Inspiration
Source: Variety

Marshall will direct “Burst 3D” for Ghost House Pictures, a film that puts him back in business with Lionsgate, which distributed his 2006 pic “The Descent.”  Lionsgate has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film.

Ghost House partners Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce, and Nathan Kahane will be executive producer. Script is written by Gary Dauberman.

A group of stranded travelers meet during a blizzard and get stalked by a malevolent force that makes people spontaneously combust.

Deal marks the first collaboration between Lionsgate and Ghost House since Lionsgate co-COO Joe Drake joined the distribution/production company after co-founding Ghost House with Raimi, Tapert and Kahane. Drake put the deal together with Lionsgate Motion Picture Production prexy Mike Paseornek and the Ghost House team.

Marshall, the editor-turned writer/director who directed “Descent” and the apocalyptic 2008 “Doomsday,” is currently working on “Centurion,” the period film that stars Michael Fassbender. A group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is ambushed during the Roman invasion of England in 117 A.D.

“Burst” isn’t the only upcoming 3-D genre effort for Lionsgate, which earlier this year released “My Bloody Valentine 3D.” “Saw”-makers Twisted Pictures are closing a rights deal to re-launch the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise, and sources say the intention is to make the first one in 3-D. Twisted Pictures is in talks to partner in the film with Lionsgate as it has on all the “Saw” installments.
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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 10:07:32 PM »
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'The Descent' Director Boards Horror Thriller 'Last Voyage of the Demeter' (Exclusive)
The Last Voyage of the Demeter might finally set sail.
Source: THR

Neil Marshall, the noted horror filmmaker behind The Descent, is attached to direct the long-gestating Demeter, which is being set up at Millennium Films.

Demeter was the name of the ship that transported Dracula from Transylvania to London in Bram Stoker's classic tale. In that 1897 novel, the ship washes up on the shores of England, tattered and broken, with one raving-mad survivor. Written a decade ago by Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch), the script tells the tale of that journey, in which the crew is slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious passenger.

The project over the years has attracted such directors as Robert Schwentke and Marcus Nispel. Demeter almost left port last year with Twilight: Eclipse helmer David Slade and a cast that included Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace, but the tide turned, forcing the sails to fold.

Producing Demeter are Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Bradley Fischer -- who have made habit of incubating and sticking with projects for lengthy periods -- though new producing deals would have to be inked to bring Demeter into Millennium's harbor.

Marshall's upcoming projects include Burst 3D, Hellfest and Underground. He is repped by ICM, Principato Young and Bloom Hergott.
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Re: Neil Marshall
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 02:53:12 PM »
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What?! Neil Marshall is directing a new King Kong movie?!
Source: JoBlo

Neil Marshall is headed to Skull Island! According to The Tracking Board, Marshall, the man who gifted us with DOG SOLDIERS and THE DESCENT, is in line to direct and co-write an adaptation of Joe Devito and Brad Strickland's Based on Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland’s 2004 graphic novel KONG: KING OF SKULL ISLAND.

So while this isn't exactly a direct sequel to any of the KING KONG films that have come before, this can still be considered a brand new Kong film. Evidently the graphic novel was based on the original novel that inspired the all-time classic film. (It was also authorized by the estate of original KING KONG director Merian C. Cooper.) Pretty exciting!

Here's the book's synopsis:

In 1933, American showman Carl Denham returned from a mysterious, hidden island with a priceless treasure. A treasure not gold or jewels, but the island's barbaric god, a monstrous anthropoid called "Kong." The savage giant escaped and wreaked havoc among the man-made canyons of Manhattan, but within hours of the giant ape's death his body - and Carl Denham - disappeared.

Twenty-five years later, the son of Carl Denham makes a shocking discovery that leads him back to the site of his father's greatest adventure and to the answers that will unlock the century's greatest mystery and history's greatest miracle.

Ted Field's Radar Pictures (RIDDICK, THE BOX) is on board to produce the film, along with Steve Iles and Arnold Kunert's Spirit Pictures.
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