Neil Marshall

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You know the drill by now—whenever a movie that wasn’t made in English happens to find a niche but enthusiastic audience in America, instead of spending some money to promote the original to the rest of the likely xenophobic and apparently illiterate country, Hollywood goes and does an English-language remake set in the US that can be easily digested by even the middlest of Middle Americans. Well, and probably bumpkins in other English-speaking countries as well. We here in the bread belt shouldn’t take all of the blame. Either way, Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal’s delightful 2010 film Trollhunter has been one of the latest imports planned to get updated with a shiny, new English-language version, and now Deadline has a report that the Christopher Columbus-produced project has found itself a director. According to the trade, England’s own Neil Marshall is being brought on board not just as the guy behind the camera, but also as the guy who’s going to re-write Øvredal’s original script into the likely less Scandinavian mythology-referencing Troll Hunter.

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Tyler Bates

If you have ever grabbed your arm rest in fright while watching the recent Halloween remake or buried your face in your scarf (as I often do during the scary parts of movies) when a particular stanza in the Dawn of the Dead score made you jump, you are already familiar with composer Tyler Bates‘ work. With Halloween upon us, I thought it only appropriate to sit down with Bates to pick his brain about all things horror from his favorite scary movies to what he loves about composing for them to his favorite Halloween memories (and costumes.) Read on to hear about his experience working with directors Rob Zombie and Neil Marshall, how his early exposure to horror films may have set his current career in motion, and what may happen when you attend a wedding on Halloween.

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What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a thing that happens nightly, bringing you news from the world of film, television and pop culture. Mostly film. Thus, the name. We begin tonight with a shot of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad? Quick show of hands: who among you is not excited about this movie? Those with their hands in the air can kindly leave the room, while the rest of us do more news.

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While both trying to cash in on a persistent craze and attempting to wipe the glitter off (it’s the herpes of the craft world for a reason), The Descent director Neil Marshall is the latest director ready to embark on The Last Voyage of the Demeter. The cruise will feature a vampire and a captive buffet aboard the high seas. According to a lot of nautical puns in The Hollywood Reporter, Millennium Films is taking the long-gestating script from Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch). It was written a decade ago, which means Schut has worked a long time to earn a single writing credit on a mediocre movie, but now his vision of extrapolating a minor plot point in Bram Stoker‘s classic novel will potentially see the light of day. For whatever reason, the project has attracted several directors (Robert Schwentke, Marcus Nispel, David Slade) and even a set of stars (Ben Kingsley, Noomi Rapace) but has never made it past the development stage. Now, it has a fresh start, an intriguing director, and a lot of potential for a trend that might be in its death throes (again) even if it’s going out with a prolific bang.

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What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly column about movie news that wasn’t big enough to get quality real estate on the home page. Or the stuff that everyone else missed. But you won’t miss it! Because it’s all right here! “I think he has a script ready to start of a new film, a Southern. I think it’s really exciting. It’s another new story and a fresh piece of material that he is channeling at the moment.” That’s Uma Thurman, talking about Quentin Tarantino’s next film.

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Director Neil Marshall has had somewhat a hit or miss career so far even if he has only made four movies. Dog Soldiers made a mild splash with genre fans back in 2002, but his follow-up, The Descent, quickly became a horror classic thanks to some truly frightening and claustrophobic scares. Then came 2008’s festering pile of rehashed feces, Doomsday. So… good, great, abysmally bad. Where will his latest land? It’s 117 AD and the Roman Empire is spreading across the globe like the bird flu. Families, villages, and nations are left quivering in their wake… everywhere except Northern Britain. There they face a fierce resistance from the Picts who fight using unfamiliar guerrilla tactics to hold the Romans at bay for two decades. Rome sends General Titus Virilus (Dominic West) on a mission to attack and wipe out the Picts with the mighty Ninth Legion under his command, but the plan falls apart when they’re quickly decimated in a well orchestrated ambush. Now a handful of survivors, including Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender), find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and in a desperate struggle to return home.

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So you haven’t heard of Centurion yet. That may be because you weren’t at Fantastic Fest last year, or it may be because of your unfair hatred of all things Roman. Well dust off that ancient racism and get ready to get some blood in your eyes. We’ve got an exclusive clip of the gritty mess of dirt, tears, and abduction that all find the spotlight when a small band of Roman soldiers has to head behind enemy lines in what will surely be come to known as the 2nd century version of Black Hawk Down. Check it out for yourself:

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Magnet has released a blood-soaked red band trailer for Neil Marshall’s upcoming war piece Centurion, a film that had our own Brian Salisbury crying out, “good lord, this film is bloody.” So if you like bloody films, it sounds like this one is for you. If you like bloody trailers, we’ve also got your fix as Marshall shows off his cast — including Michael Fassbender and Olga Kurylenko — getting their medieval weapons dirty.

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Neil Marshall

Centurion weaves the epic tale of Rome’s 9th legion. This was a legion stationed in the northernmost portion of the empire; modern day England. Rome found some of its greatest adversaries in the Pict tribe that inhabited this region. Masters of guerrilla warfare, the Pictish tribes attacked Roman garrisons in the dead of night and caused innumerable casualties.

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SXSW Film 2010

There was this super secret screening of a film last night here at SXSW. Eveyone No one knew anything about it, or what film it even was. It ended up being an exclusive engagement, and a lucky night for the people who had their eyes filled with Neil Marshall’s Centurion.

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SXSW Directing the Dead

I am not usually one for covering events. My niche is film review and that is really all that I have ever been asked to deliver. But when SXSW put together a panel discussion on horror films not only did I know that my attendance was a moral imperative, but I swallowed my reservations and accepted the task of covering it.

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Neil Marshall has a lot to answer for after the abysmally apocalyptic let-down of Doomsday. The promise he showed with Dog Soldiers and The Descent appeared not to translate very well to bigger, action-oriented movies outside of the horror genre. Which brings us to the seemingly long in-production film, Centurion.

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DUNE

Since Peter Berg might possibly, maybe, could not be directing Dune, we’ve decided to throw a few hats into the ring. Who do you think could helm one of the hardest science fiction adaptations of all time?

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To start 31 Days of Horror off with a bang, or a series of gunshots, we first look to Neil Marshall’s excellent werewolf film, Dog Soldiers.

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Doomsday and The Descent director Neil Marshall is dipping his pen in the ink and about to sign on to direct Predators for 20th Century Fox, according to our friends over at Bloody Disgusting.

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conan-directors

Conan has cleaved Brett Ratner in two and is now in search of a new director. Devin Faraci over at CHUD has gotten inside word on the four men in the running.

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The Descent 2

Announced a few months ago, the sequel is currently in production, and the first on-set photo is on display over at Fangoria. It shows one of the cave dwelling bat boys. Yawn.

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Hugh Jackman

British genre all star Neil Marshall takes a spin at directing Hugh Jackman in a car-stunt driven thriller.

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While far from perfect, Doomsday can be a blast if you like the action, like the violence, endure the language and like watching Rhona Mitra strut around in tight, black spandex. [Grade: B+]

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Doomsday

What better way to enjoy all this UK action served up in Doomsday is with a pint of Guinness, or maybe straight rum.

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