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Check In to the Winchester House Next February

Posted by Steve Barton on May 10, 2017

Winchester GifCBS Films announced today that the upcoming supernatural thriller Winchester will be released on Friday, February 23, 2018.

The film stars Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester along with Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, and Angus Sampson. Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig wrote and directed. Tim McGahan and Brett Tomberlin produced for CBS Films.

Synopsis:
Inspired by true events, WINCHESTER follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester Repeating Rifle.

After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, Sarah Winchester threw herself into the 24-hour a day, 7-day a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

The film will take audiences inside the labyrinth-like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.

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Winchester – First Look at Helen Mirren Is SPOT ON!

Posted by Steve Barton on April 26, 2017

The very first look at star Helen Mirren in Winchester has arrived, and it’s beyond perfect. You want to talk about being born to play a role? Check it out!

About Winchester:
Starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Eye in the Sky) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zero Dark Thirty), the film is being directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination) based on their screenplay.

Winchester

Winchester

The real Sarah Winchester

Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin are producing WINCHESTER. The film is being financed by Eclipse Pictures and Blacklab Entertainment and has secured Screen Australia major production investment, with assistance from Film Victoria (Production Incentive Attraction Fund) and Screen Queensland (Production Investment). CBS will distribute in the U.S., and Eclipse is handling international sales with Eclipse’s Benedict Carver and Daniel Diamond acting as executive producers.

The film follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24 hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

WINCHESTER will take audiences inside the labyrinth-like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world. In addition to Mirren and Clarke, Sarah Snook (The Dressmaker, The Glass Castle) and Angus Sampson (Insidious, TV’s “Fargo”) have joined the cast.

Tobin Ambrust, Andy Trapani, Toni Lianos, Brian Gilbert, Marc Shipper, and Simon Oakes are also executive producing.

Winchester Mystery House

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Cameras Rolling on Winchester

Posted by Steve Barton on March 15, 2017

A ghostly tale is currently being spun in the outback with plans to move Stateside soon. Just think, kids, soon the Winchester house will be haunting a theater near you!

From the Press Release:
CBS Films announced today that principal photography on the supernatural thriller WINCHESTER has commenced in Melbourne, Australia where the film will shoot before moving on to the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. Starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Eye in the Sky) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zero Dark Thirty), the film is being directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination) based on their screenplay.

Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin are producing WINCHESTER. The film is being financed by Eclipse Pictures and Blacklab Entertainment and has secured Screen Australia major production investment, with assistance from Film Victoria (Production Incentive Attraction Fund) and Screen Queensland (Production Investment). CBS will distribute in the U.S., and Eclipse is handling international sales with Eclipse’s Benedict Carver and Daniel Diamond acting as executive producers.

The film follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. WINCHESTER will take audiences inside the labyrinth like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world. In addition to Mirren and Clarke, Sarah Snook (The Dressmaker, The Glass Castle) and Angus Sampson (Insidious, TV’s Fargo) have joined the cast.
 
Tobin Ambrust, Andy Trapani, Toni Lianos, Brian Gilbert, Marc Shipper and Simon Oakes are also executive producing.

Winchester Mystery House

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AFM 2016: Winchester – A House on Fire at This Year’s Fest!

Posted by Steve Barton on November 7, 2016

Our friends at Screen Daily are reporting that one of the biggest flicks at this year’s AFM in Santa Monica, California, is Winchester starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke – selling out worldwide rights on the mystery thriller led by a UK deal with Lionsgate and a German sale to Splendid.

Danny Diamond has closed deals with Studiocanal for Australia, IDC for Latin America, Eagle for Italy, Svensk for Scandinavia, Pony Canyon for Japan, VVS for Canada, and Noori for South Korea. France and Spain are expected to close imminently.

Rights have gone for CIS (Volga), Benelux (DFW), Portugal (Lusomundo), Switzerland (Elite), Taiwan (Applause), Thailand (M Pictures), Malaysia (Soraya), Indonesia (Prima Cinema), Philippines (Pioneer), Turkey (Pinema), India (Pictureworks), Greece (Odeon), Israel (Shoval), Singapore (Shaw), and Iceland (Sam).

Diamond Pictures and Bullitt Entertainment are financing Winchester, which is scheduled to commence production in Australia on March 6, 2017. CBS Films holds US rights as previously announced.

Tim McGahan and Brett Tomberlin are producing, and Australian siblings and genre specialists Michael and Peter Speirig will direct Winchester.

The story centers on the efforts by Winchester Repeating Arms heiress Sarah Winchester to construct a huge mansion to keep at bay the spirits of those killed by the rifle manufactured by the family business. When a psychologist arrives to assess Winchester’s suitability to run the family business, a vengeful spirit is unleashed.

Winchester Mystery House

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Jason Clarke Heads to Winchester

Posted by Steve Barton on September 13, 2016

The famed Winchester mystery house has a new resident in actor Jason Clarke, and we have all the details you need… no seance required.

From the Press Release:
CBS Films announced today that Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zero Dark Thirty) is joining Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Eye in the Sky) in the supernatural thriller WINCHESTER. Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Predestination) are directing the film based on their screenplay with Tom Vaughan. Produced by Blacklab Entertainment’s Tim McGahan and Imagination Design Works’ Brett Tomberlin.

The film follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hour a day, seven-day a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. WINCHESTER will take audiences inside the labyrinth like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.

“Jason Clarke is an extremely talented actor, and we look forward to seeing him face off against Dame Helen Mirren as well as any vengeful spirits that might be lurking about the WINCHESTER house,” commented the Spierigs.

WINCHESTER is being financed by Bullitt Entertainment, Diamond Pictures, and Blacklab Entertainment and has secured Screen Australia Production Investment, with assistance from Film Victoria’s Production Incentive Attraction Fund and Production Investment from Screen Queensland. Diamond Pictures is handling international sales. Bullitt’s Benedict Carver, Diamond’s Daniel Diamond, and Tobin Armbrust are executive producing. Andy Trapani, Toni Lianos, Brian Gilbert, Marc Shipper, and Simon Oakes also serve as executive producers.

Jason Clarke

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Tidbits; Alternate Ending and Watch Real Chimps Watch the Film!

Posted by John Squires on July 15, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Tidbits; Alternate Ending and Watch Real Chimps Watch the Film!If you haven't yet gone out to your local theater to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (review), we strongly encourage you to do so as it's one hell of a kick-ass summer blockbuster. So what the hell are you waiting for, fool?!

On tap for you today are a couple of fun Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tidbits so let's get right to it, shall we?

First up, /Film has just revealed details about a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes deleted scene, which would've ended the film on a different note.

Director Matt Reeves spilled the beans on the alternate ending in an interview with the site, and you'll find his full explanation of the scene, and why he cut it, below. We encourage you to avoid reading the next paragraph if you've yet to see the film as it includes spoilers!

"What was different about the ending was that after the ending that you see in the final film, the idea was that the apes went out on a kind of exodus through the city and they gathered on the Golden Gate Bridge in order to look into the distance for the approaching warships," said Reeves. "And I felt that it was taking us too far into the next movie. And almost starting the next movie and not letting the emotion of what had just happened, of what Caesar had just achieved and... the price that he had paid. It wasn’t letting that resonate... but the final shot was actually in a way the very same final shot. It was actually him on top of the Golden Gate Bridge which was covered in apes, all looking out way, way into the distance and to see this really like messed up armada way in the distance showing up like... ships in disrepair. And it moved into his eyes as he took in the uncertain future."

"It was kind of cool," he continued, "but I realized that we had skipped too much of the emotion by doing that. And that it actually in a way boxed us in too much... also when we started showing this to people, some people are going, 'Wait, so does that mean the battle…' like I meant for those ships to be way in the distance and they hadn’t even seen the apes, ’cause obviously the apes weren’t gathering to begin the fight. The apes were gathering to look and see the fight that was coming toward them... but it was hard to render that idea. And when I showed it to some people they were like going, 'So that’s it? They’re gonna start fighting right now?' And I was like, 'Well no...' and I realized that we didn’t have the right ending. So actually that last beat, that is the last beat on Andy; this is actually kind of a cool thing too."

In another interesting tidbit that's sure to put a smile on your face, ABC News reports that a safari park boss in South Carolina took two young chimps to the theater to see the movie, where they munched on popcorn and sipped sodas.

Most amazingly, the two-year-old chimps appeared to actually pay attention to and follow along with the movie and even picked out which characters were good and which were bad. Over 1,000 humans were in attendance at the same showing, with many of them expressing fears about the chimps learning world-dominating skills from the film. Most, however, basked in the awesomeness of the unique experience.

Check out video footage of the chimps watching Dawn of the Planet of the Apes below, which is about as adorable as life gets!

For more info visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – The Survivors Tell Their Story

Posted by Steve Barton on July 10, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - The Survivors Tell Their StoryDawn of the Planet of the Apes is heading our way tomorrow, Friday, July 11th, and right now we have a quick video focusing on the survivors of the Simian Flu along with another TV spot. We also heard from Fandango, and Apes is dominating ticket pre-sales, owning over 70% of the market!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matthew Reeves, stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).







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HBO Give Us Advance Notice of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted by Debi Moore on July 7, 2014

War Has Begun in this New TV Spot for Dawn of the Planet of the ApesHBO recently sat down with Andy Serkis and Jason Clarke, who provide us with a special rather harrowing sneak peek of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, heading our way this coming Friday, July 11th.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matthew Reeves, stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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War Has Begun in this New TV Spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted by Debi Moore on July 5, 2014

War Has Begun in this New TV Spot for Dawn of the Planet of the ApesWe've seen tensions rise and attempts being made to avoid it, but in this latest TV spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the inevitable happens: War has begun, and nothing will be the same for either the apes or man.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matthew Reeves, stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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Everyone’s Depending on You to Watch this TV Spot for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted by Debi Moore on July 4, 2014

Declare Your Independence with this New Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #FourthOfApes TeaserIn case yesterday's special #FourthOfApes teaser for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wasn't enough to get you in the holiday spirit, we're back today with yet another TV spot for the film. Check it out before you head out for some 4th of July frivolity!

Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.

Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

For more visit the official Dawn of the Planet of the Apes website, "like" Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook, and follow Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Twitter (#DawnOfApes).




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