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08 Oct 2020

First Look at Operation Christmas Drop!

Premiering Nov. 5, the holiday rom-com is the first scripted film to shoot on the island of Guam. People Magazine can exclusively announce that Operation Christmas Drop will premiere Nov. 5. Starring Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig and Virginia Madsen, the rom-com is the first movie to shoot in the U.S. territory.

Here’s the synopsis: “Chasing a promotion, congressional aide Erica Miller forgoes family Christmas to travel across the Pacific at her boss’s behest. Upon landing at a beachside Air Force base, she clashes with her guide, Captain Andrew Jantz, who knows her assignment is finding reasons to defund the facility. The pilot’s pet project  Operation: Christmas Drop, a genuine, decades-old tradition where gifts and supplies are parachuted to residents of remote neighboring islands has lawmakers wondering if his unit has too much spare energy. Despite their initial opposing goals, Erica softens once she experiences the customs and communal spirit of Andrew’s adopted home.”

Written by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer, the movie was directed by Martin Wood and produced by Brad Krevoy and Steve McGlothen. Amanda Phillips Atkins, Jimmy Townsend, Eric Jarboe and Amy Krell served as executive producers. Operation Christmas Drop releases globally Nov. 5. on Netflix.

01 Jul 2020

Candyman 2020 Can Bring Back Helen Lyle!

The 2020 Candyman “spiritual sequel” will reportedly include original movie protagonist Helen Lyle, and here’s what we think she might be up to.

The 2020 Candyman “spiritual sequel” will reportedly include original movie protagonist Helen Lyle, and here’s what we think she might be up to. As with most slasher franchises, the Candyman series’ only consistent element is the presence of its titular killer in each installment. With slashers, as long as the monster people love to be scared by is included, the people that monster targets tend to basically be interchangeable, outside of the occasional recurring protagonist like A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Nancy Thompson or Friday the 13th’s Tommy Jarvis.

Outside of some very minor characters that show up in more than one film, the cast supporting Tony Todd in Candyman’s two sequels were entirely different both times. However, that isn’t the case for Universal’s upcoming Jordan Peele-produced, Nia DaCosta-directed follow-up to the original Candyman movie. Several characters who appeared in the first film are set to return, including the new focal character Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), who previously appeared as a baby Candyman kidnapped.

 

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30 Jun 2020

Virginia Madsen joins ”The Devil’s Light”

Jacqueline Byers is set to play the lead role in the upcoming thriller movie, “The Devil’s Light”.The project, which hails from Lionsgate and Gold Circle, will be directed by Daniel Stamm of “The Last Exorcism” fame.

Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen and “13 Reasons Why” star Christian Navarro will also feature in the movie alongside Ben Cross, Colin Salmon, and Nicholas Ralph. Robert Zappia has penned the script from a story he co-wrote with Earl Richey Jones, and Todd Jones.

The film follows Sister Ann, who devoutly believes performing exorcisms is her calling and studies at a school to master the ritual, confronts a demonic force that infests her school and has mysterious ties to her past.

The screenplay for the project is written by Robert Zappia, Earl Richey Jones and Todd Jones. Earl Richey Jones and Todd Jones will also serve as producers on the project alongside Paul Brooks and Jessica Malanaphy, with Brad Kessell, Jeff Levine and Mick Flannigan serving as executive producers. Meredith Wieck, Eda Kowan and Scott O’Brien will oversee the production on behalf of Lionsgate.