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Thomas Jane and Kirk Acevedo Meet The Incurables

Posted by John Squires on June 14, 2016

Writer Jack Reher (Into the Grizzly Maze) will make his directorial debut with The Incurables, an adaptation of Jon Bassoff’s same-named novel that centers on real-life lobotomy specialist Dr. Walter Freeman. The ’50s-set film is gearing up to begin production, and Reher just scooped us on the latest casting news.

We’re excited to report tonight that Thomas Jane and Kirk Acevedo will star alongside Tom Sizemore. As we previously reported, Sizemore will also produce.

I’ve got the best crew,” Jack Reher excitedly told us. “Joseph White (Mother’s Day, Repo!) is my cinematographer. John Lind (Legends of the Fall) is my 1st AD. Kenneth Burke (Soul Surfer) is my producer/line producer. Jeff Grace (We Are What We Are, The Sacrament) is my composer.”

Reher wrote the script with Jean-Marie Sobeck.

Synopsis:
Disgraced in the psychiatric hospital where he’d practiced nearly 30 years, Dr. Walter Freeman (Sizemore) has taken to traversing the country and proselytizing about a very new kind of salvation: the transorbitol lobotomy. With an icepick and a hammer, Freeman lands in a town full of degenerates that test his own sanity.

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Tom Sizemore to Play Lobotomy Inventor Walter Jackson Freeman in The Incurables

Posted by David Gelmini on May 18, 2016

Word that Golden Globe-nominated actor Tom Sizemore will star as Walter Jackson Freeman, the doctor who created the lobotomy, arrived in our inbox; and of course we had to share the news! The new film is based on the book The Incurables by Jon Bassoff, and Sizemore will also produce.

A lobotomy is the barbaric process of severing the connection between the frontal lobe and the rest of the brain, which often left victims more or less braindead for the remainder of their lives. If you’ve read or watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, then you know just how awful the procedure truly was. One of the most infamous methods of lobotomy involved inserting an ice pick or similar instrument through victims’ eye sockets and twisting it around until it scrambled their brains. Did I mention that doctors are actually supposed to try to help their patients?

Freeman personally performed 3,439 lobotomies throughout his life, including several on children. So yeah, the guy was clearly a sadist who was far more sick in the head than any of his victims. Have a look at him performing a lobotomy below, and prepare to be repulsed.

Bassoff’s book was adapted by Jean-Marie Sobeck and Jack Reher. Described as a “dark psycho-noir novel of horror,” it was featured on the New Yorker‘s “Heat Index.”

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Thomas Jane Wields an Axe in New Trailer for Killer Bear Flick Grizzly

Posted by John Squires on February 24, 2015

It’s gone through many title changes since coming onto our radar, but one thing that hasn’t changed about Grizzly (formerly Red Machine, formerly Endangered) is our desire to see it. On tap for you today is a brand new trailer, and though it’s in German, the visuals are enough to make it worth the watch.

Check out the foreign trailer below, and look for Grizzly sometime in May!

James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn, Piper Perabo, Michaela McManus, and Billy Bob Thornton star in Grizzly, written by Jack Reher and directed by David Hackl.

Synopsis:
In the action thriller Grizzly, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife, who’s gone missing, before the bear does. As the body count mounts and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.

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Massive Bear Attacks in Gory New Clip from Sony’s Grizzly

Posted by John Squires on February 5, 2015

It’s gone through many title changes since coming onto our radar, but one thing that hasn’t changed about Grizzly (formerly Red Machine, formerly Endangered) is our desire to see it. We love us some killer bears here on Dread, and today we’ve got a little taste of this one for ya!

Check out a brand spankin’ new clip from the film below, which is headed stateside sometime in May.

James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn, Piper Perabo, Michaela McManus, and Billy Bob Thornton star in the film co-written by Jack Reher along with Guy Moshe from a story by Reher.

Synopsis:
In the action thriller Grizzly, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife who’s gone missing before the bear does. As the body count mounts, and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.

Grizzly

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Jack Reher Adapting IDW’s The Shunned One For the Screen; New Book on its Way!

Posted by Steve Barton on May 2, 2014

Jack Reher Adapting IDW's The Shunned One For the Screen; New Book on its Way!It was during last year's Comic-Con that we first told you about the partnership between Life of Agony's Alan Robert and IDW which resulted in the graphic novel The Shunned One. Today we learned that it's being adapted for the screen.

Jack Reher is the man who is behind the adaptation. The book focuses on an Angel of Death who goes rogue after being ordered to take several innocent lives. This guilt-ridden death angel begins to carry out his own judgment on humans based on their actions instead of whether their names appear on the preordained Death List.

The Angel’s unsanctioned murders instantly alter the balance within the universe and trigger a string of unforeseen disasters that spiral out of control. Banished from Heaven by his Creator and hunted by a pack of vengeful death angels, The Shunned One must hide among the humans to survive while trying to reverse the damage he’s done.

Look for more on that soon!

The Shunned Ones

The Shunned Ones

In other news, Reher also has a new book coming out with author J.B. Skelter called REX’D: Welcome to Scholomance. Look for it online and in stores on August 18th, 2014.

Synopsis
MONDAYS. Oh, the horror. Going back to school after a nice weekend. Homework. Tests. Gym class. It’s even worse for Rex Gerard, the “new kid” at Scholomance High. Making friends, navigating the rough halls, avoiding trouble… But on this particular Monday, it’s also Halloween. Rex’s favorite holiday. It was his mom’s too before she passed away. And today, Rex will learn exactly how she died and what his purpose is in this life as he unlocks the hair-raising mysteries and lurking monsters of Scholomance. But is he… is ANYONE… ready?

REX’D: Welcome to Scholomance

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Jack Reher to Adapt Corrosion!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on March 13, 2014

Jack Reher to Adapt Corrosion!Just when you thought the news day was over... more comes rolling in! Good thing for you we don't eat, sleep, or have actual lives outside of the horror industry. We do, however, drink heavily whenever possible. In any event...

Variety is reporting that The Ring producer Mike Macari and Affirmative Entertainment’s Nicholas Bogner have optioned Jon Bassoff’s novel Corrosion and tapped Jack Reher to adapt the tome. We first told you about this back in September, but today it's official.

Corrosion is currently the number one selling noir novel on Amazon and revolves around a battle-scarred soldier making his way through the backwater towns of Colorado to get back to a woman, who might be his loved one or his next victim — or both. It is in the vein of Primal Fear, Se7en, and No Country for Old Men.

Production is set to start later this summer.

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Exclusive – Thomas Jane No Longer Involved in Wet House; New Details!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on June 26, 2013

Exclusive - Thomas Jane No Longer Involved in Wet House; New Details!Just a quick follow-up to this morning's story of a new director taking the helm of what was to be Thomas Jane's Wet House. After the announcement came, we did some digging, made a few calls, and now have an update for you.

Jane is no longer involved with the project as the producers decided to go in a different direction by opting for a female lead for the film. Casting is currently under way. Stay tuned.

South African writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil has signed on to helm Wet House for Zero Gravity Entertainment. The elevated psychological thriller from scribe Jack Reher revolves around a psychologist who becomes entangled with the mysterious resident of a wet house, whose apparent psychic abilities help her aid the police in solving a string of grisly, bath salt-fueled massacres.

“I like the idea that everything is layered with this atmosphere of unnamed trepidation — nothing can be trusted at face value, and that kind of foreboding really gives me a lot to work with when creating the world of this story,” Dewil said. Mark Holder and Christine Holder are producing and financing for Zero Gravity. The film will shoot this fall in South Africa as the first of three features Zero Gravity plans to shoot there.

Synopsis:
This elevated genre supernatural thriller is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story “The Signal-Man.” A doctor treats a patient after an horrific car accident and meets another resident who predicts tragic things that haven’t happened yet. Slowly the doctor loses grip on his sanity in the Wet House and becomes haunted by something sinister.

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Exclusive – Thomas Jane No Longer Involved in Wet House; New Details!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on June 26, 2013

Exclusive - Thomas Jane No Longer Involved in Wet House; New Details!Just a quick follow-up to this morning's story of a new director taking the helm of what was to be Thomas Jane's Wet House. After the announcement came, we did some digging, made a few calls, and now have an update for you.

Jane is no longer involved with the project as the producers decided to go in a different direction by opting for a female lead for the film. Casting is currently under way. Stay tuned.

South African writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil has signed on to helm Wet House for Zero Gravity Entertainment. The elevated psychological thriller from scribe Jack Reher revolves around a psychologist who becomes entangled with the mysterious resident of a wet house, whose apparent psychic abilities help her aid the police in solving a string of grisly, bath salt-fueled massacres.

“I like the idea that everything is layered with this atmosphere of unnamed trepidation — nothing can be trusted at face value, and that kind of foreboding really gives me a lot to work with when creating the world of this story,” Dewil said. Mark Holder and Christine Holder are producing and financing for Zero Gravity. The film will shoot this fall in South Africa as the first of three features Zero Gravity plans to shoot there.

Synopsis:
This elevated genre supernatural thriller is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story “The Signal-Man.” A doctor treats a patient after an horrific car accident and meets another resident who predicts tragic things that haven’t happened yet. Slowly the doctor loses grip on his sanity in the Wet House and becomes haunted by something sinister.

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A New Director Checks in for the Wet House

Posted by Uncle Creepy on June 26, 2013

A New Director Checks in for the Wet HouseIt's been awhile since last we spoke about the upcoming flick Wet House, but today news broke of a new director taking the helm, which was originally supposed to belong to star Thomas Jane.

Deadline is reporting that South African writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil has signed on to helm Wet House for Zero Gravity Entertainment. The elevated psychological thriller from scribe Jack Reher revolves around a psychologist who becomes entangled with the mysterious resident of a wet house, whose apparent psychic abilities help her aid the police in solving a string of grisly, bath salt-fueled massacres.

“I like the idea that everything is layered with this atmosphere of unnamed trepidation — nothing can be trusted at face value, and that kind of foreboding really gives me a lot to work with when creating the world of this story,” Dewil said. Mark Holder and Christine Holder are producing and financing for Zero Gravity. The film will shoot this fall in South Africa as the first of three features Zero Gravity plans to shoot there.

Synopsis:
This elevated genre supernatural thriller is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story “The Signal-Man.” A doctor treats a patient after an horrific car accident and meets another resident who predicts tragic things that haven’t happened yet. Slowly the doctor loses grip on his sanity in the Wet House and becomes haunted by something sinister.

Wet House

Wet House

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A New Director Checks in for the Wet House

Posted by Uncle Creepy on June 26, 2013

A New Director Checks in for the Wet HouseIt's been awhile since last we spoke about the upcoming flick Wet House, but today news broke of a new director taking the helm, which was originally supposed to belong to star Thomas Jane.

Deadline is reporting that South African writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil has signed on to helm Wet House for Zero Gravity Entertainment. The elevated psychological thriller from scribe Jack Reher revolves around a psychologist who becomes entangled with the mysterious resident of a wet house, whose apparent psychic abilities help her aid the police in solving a string of grisly, bath salt-fueled massacres.

“I like the idea that everything is layered with this atmosphere of unnamed trepidation — nothing can be trusted at face value, and that kind of foreboding really gives me a lot to work with when creating the world of this story,” Dewil said. Mark Holder and Christine Holder are producing and financing for Zero Gravity. The film will shoot this fall in South Africa as the first of three features Zero Gravity plans to shoot there.

Synopsis:
This elevated genre supernatural thriller is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story “The Signal-Man.” A doctor treats a patient after an horrific car accident and meets another resident who predicts tragic things that haven’t happened yet. Slowly the doctor loses grip on his sanity in the Wet House and becomes haunted by something sinister.

Wet House

Wet House

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