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8 movies directed by the last person you’d expect

With James Gunn having just stunned the world by going from pitch-black indie comedies to box office blockbusters, it’s time to consider other extraordinary cases of filmmakers going down a road few could have predicted. From romantic-comedies made by horror icons to action schlock from arthouse heroes, Mark Butler highlights eight well-known movies directed by the last person you’d expect. …

Film What's On August 19, 2014

8 iconic movie directors who have made video games

Did you know that the director of this summer’s biggest blockbuster wrote a video game about a high school cheerleader fighting zombies? From cult filmmakers to true giants of cinema, Mark Butler takes a look at eight iconic movie directors who have created memorable games. [Illustrious gamer Steven Spielberg – Photo: Getty] James Gunn Guardians Of …

Gaming July 28, 2014

11 movie trilogies you didn’t know were trilogies

The trilogy is a mainstay of Hollywood. Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Star Wars (actually in the process of becoming a trilogy of trilogies): all franchises that have gone on to rake in massive box set sales. But there are some films out there that form a whole different kind of trilogy. ‘Thematic’ trilogies …

Film What's On July 4, 2014

John Carpenter wants to make ‘Dead Space’ movie

Legendary director John Carpenter has said he “would love” to make a movie based on the popular Dead Space series of video games. Carpenter, who explored similar sci-fi horror territory in cult classic The Thing, claims the hit game franchise could be adapted into a terrific film. [B-Movie master wants to direct Dead Space – photo: …

‘Escape From New York’ remake in development

Another classic John Carpenter B-Movie is to get the reboot treatment courtesy of Hollywood – with an Escape From New York remake confirmed to be going ahead. Led by renowned producer Joel Silver, the project will in fact encompass a whole trilogy of movies and is being developed in conjunction with Studio Canal. Directed by Carpenter and starring …

Film What's On March 19, 2013

Cult favourites revisited at All Night Horror Madness – preview

Cult film connoisseur Matt Palmer’s self-explanatory All Night Horror Madness event returns with a selection of five more horror classics screened back-to-back to test the endurance of sleep-deprived gorehounds in Edinburgh and Glasgow. [John Carpenter’s They Live] Peter Jackson‘s splatterfest Braindead, the paranoid stylings of John Carpenter‘s They Live, and Giallo maestro Lucio Fulchi‘s The …

Film March 7, 2013