Here’s What’s Going On 07/17/2013: Tom Cruise Film to Get New Title

Tomorrow will get a whole lot edgier… MAMA director to get post-apocalyptic… Science fiction thriller EXTRACTED gets dreamy…
From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of fantastic film & TV.


A Humble Country News Update: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:37

Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a newsreader!
Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a newsreader!

What can we say? There were no new genre films being released to theaters this week, and Steve and Larry had schedules that prevented them from syncing up for a planned discussion of TWILIGHT ZONE episodes (we’ll try to do that at some other point).
So, instead, Dan sat down with his trusty microphone and a stack o’ news, and brings you up-to-date on what happened in genre in the past week and what’s coming to theaters and home video in the coming week.
Everything will be back to normal next week (relatively speaking). Until then, click on the player, and enjoy!

Doug Liman Spins Us Right Round In ALL YOU NEED IS KILL

doug_limanDirector Doug Liman is no stranger to trippy action-adventure. He’s the man behind such notables as MR. & MRS. SMITH, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, SWINGERS, and JUMPER, just to name a few. Now, it seems he will be taking audiences through the death of a solider…over and over and over again. Variety reports that Mr. Liman is set to direct ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, a film based off of the novel of the same name. Check out the synopsis below (courtesy of Cinematical):

Described as a Groundhog Day/Starship Troopers mash-up, All You Need is Kill was originally published for a young adult audience (“light novel” in publishing parlance) with illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe. All You Need is Kill centers on a future war between humans and aliens, the Gitai. The central character, Keiji Kiriya, a young, raw recruit, dies on the first day of battle, but reawakens the next morning, alive, unscathed, and headed for the same battle. Caught in a time loop, Keiji attempts, to learn from his mistakes, living longer each time. On the 158th “day”, Keiji meets an experienced, female soldier, identified only as the “Bitch of War’ who may (or may not) hold the key to Keiji escaping the time loop.

Still deep in pre-production, no word on cast or start date has been released. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available!