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One Of The Most Terrifying Scenes In Unfriended Truly Cuts To The Quick

(Welcome to Scariest Scene Ever, a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror with your tour guides, horror experts Matt Donato and Ariel Fisher. In this edition: Matt champions "Unfriended" as the real, and Ariel grows resentful of Matt for his shenanigans.)At the dawn of Screenlife horror — a filmmaking movement coined by producer, writer, and director Timur Bekmambetov — where computer screens became a new terrifying frontier, "Unfriended" represented a cinematic r...
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Stan Lee's Horror Comics To Get The Cinematic Universe Treatment From Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov, the filmmaker behind the action banger "Wanted," is developing a new cinematic universe based on iconic comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee's work -- but this universe might hold more bumps in the night. Under Bekmambetov's production banner, Bazelevs, the "Night Watch" director is assembling a series of connected films based on Lee's unexplored horror works, with Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer, and Matt Greenberg taking care of the screenplay.Bazelevs will be working arm-i...
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Timur Bekmambetov Unveils Slate of Screenlife Titles in Toronto (EXCLUSIVE)

Russian-Kazakh multi-hyphenate Timur Bekmambetov has teamed up with MarVista Entertainment, Endeavor Content and Pulsar Content on a slate of feature films in his pioneering Screenlife format that will be presented to buyers at the TIFF market. Bekmambetov told Variety during the Toronto Film Festival, that the rapid growth, critical recognition and box-office success of Screenlife […]
Tags: News, Global, Toronto, Markets & Festivals, Toronto Film Festival, Variety, Timur Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Screenlife, MarVista Entertainment Endeavor Content

Koch Media Nets German and Italian VOD Rights to ‘#Blue_Whale,’ Which Gets Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Koch Media has acquired German and Italian VOD rights to Russian filmmaker Anna Zaytseva’s feature debut “#Blue_Whale” ahead of its Aug. 17 world premiere at the 25th Fantasia Int’l Film Festival. “Searching” and “Profile” creator and Screenlife format pioneer Timur Bekmambetov is a co-producer of “#Blue_Whale.” The cautionary tale is inspired by a news story Zaytseva […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Timur Bekmambetov, Fantasia Film Festival, Koch Media, Anna Zaytseva

‘The Suicide Squad’ Will Screen Early at the Fantasia Film Festival

The Suicide Squad is one of the most highly anticipated superhero movies of the year, and attendees of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival will be among the lucky few to get to see it early. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be shown in a special event screening at the Fantasia Film Festival, two days before the film opens in theaters on August 6. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Fantasia Film Festival announced that a special event screening of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will...
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Updates From Borderlands, Superman and Lois, and More

Peter Capaldi re-teams with Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat for a haunting new Amazon venture. Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson are getting time-bending with trauma for Alex Lehmann’s sci-fi rom-com. Plus, Godspeed’s back at it again on The Flash, and good news for Solar Opposites. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Superman, Kaley Cuoco, Fox, Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat, Eli Roth, Pete Davidson, Hour, Lois, Fantasy Island, Jessica Raine, Ricardo Montalban, Scooby Doo

Timur Bekmambetov Starts Shooting Screenlife Thriller ‘Resurrected’ With Dave Davis (EXCLUSIVE)

Timur Bekmambetov, the Russian writer-director-producer behind such pics as 2004’s “Night Watch” and 2008’s “Wanted,” has just started shooting the English-language sci-fi thriller “Resurrected” in L.A. with Dave Davis (“The Vigil,” “True Detective”). Up-and-coming Russian director Egor Baranov, whose credits include the Russian B.O. hit trilogy “Gogol” and Netflix’s “Sparta” series, is directing the film. […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Sparta, Gogol, Dave Davis, Timur Bekmambetov, Screenlife, Egor Baranov, Pulsar Content

‘Profile’ Director Timur Bekmambetov Believes Screenlife is the Future of Cinema [Interview]

It’s fitting interviewing director Timur Bekmambetov over Zoom. Towards the end of the conversation, when the pleasantries and goodbyes were over, something about my reaction to finishing the call made him say “You see!” I didn’t see. Maybe he saw how exhausted I actually was the morning of the interview after I hit pause on the recording and was exiting the digital room. I imagined he got a kick out of seeing something surprising over Zoom, something he wouldn’t have gotten over a phone call –...
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Review: Profile

— by RON WILKINSON — The best thing about internet social networking is the mutable nature of its reality. The truth as far as it goes, the user is ultimately in command of their profile. If this film is a cautionary tale it is to remind that mutability goes both ways. It is one thing […]
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Timur Bekmambetov Wants to Make a ‘Night Watch’ Sequel Using the Screenlife Format

It can’t be understated what a big deal Night Watch was in Russia. It was the highest-grossing Russian film ever produced and changed the game there when it was released in 2004. With a small budget by Hollywood standards, director Timur Bekmambetov created an ambitious and morally ambiguous horror-fantasy film for adults. The sequel, Day Watch, expanded on the world, cranked up the action, and went wild with its candy store visuals. Hollywood wasted no time calling Bekmambetov, who went on to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Russia, Fantasy, United States, Sequels, Adaptation, Hunter, Abraham Lincoln, Night Watch, Ben Hur, Sergei Lukyanenko, Profile, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Day Watch

Trailer for Bekmambetov's Epic WWII Pilot Film 'V2 Escape from Hell'

"We'll escape by air." Sony Russia is about to released this new WWII action movie titled V2 Escape from Hell, which is a different English title - since in Russia it's just being released under the title Devyataev, the name of the pilot it's about. It's co-directed by acclaimed Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, known for Wanted and Black Lightning and plenty of other stylish action movies. The film is based on the true story of the Hero of the Soviet Union Mikhail Devyataev. He was captu...
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First Trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s Screenlife Thriller PROFILE

Bekmambetov continues to explore the 'Screenlife' format in this thriller. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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‘Profile’ Trailer: ‘Wanted’ Director Timur Bekmambetov Mines Real Dangers for Screenlife Thriller

Inspired by the 2015 nonfiction book In the Skin of a Jihadist, Profile takes the real story of ISIS recruitment to the screen. To the Screenlife format, specifically — the computer-screen “genre” that has been gaining recent popularity in films like Unfriended and Searching. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov, who produced both of those films, takes the helm of his own Screenlife film with the thriller Profile, which follows an undercover British journalist who attempts to expose a terrorist re...
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Profile Trailer: The Profile is Fake, The Danger is Real in Screenlife Thriller

Profile Trailer: The profile is fake, the danger is real in Screenlife thriller Over two years after debuting at the Berlin International and South by Southwest film festivals, the first trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s latest Screenlife thriller Profile has been revealed, teasing the dangerous journey inspired by a true story. The trailer, offering a look at the lengths its central journalist goes to get her story and the thin line she walks before going over the line, can be viewed below! ...
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First Trailer for Computer Screen Film 'Profile' Starring Valene Kane

"He's a hunter, he wants to seduce me first!" Focus Features has unveiled an official US trailer for an indie computer screen thriller titled Profile, from filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov. This originally premiered back in 2018 at the Berlinale & SXSW Film Festival, which is when I first saw it (here's my positive review). The content might be exactly why it has taken so long for it to finally open. An undercover British journalist infiltrates the online propaganda of the so-called Islamic State...
Tags: Isis, Movies, Trailer, Islamic State, US, Indies, Focus Features, To Watch, Timur Bekmambetov, Valene Kane, Valene Kane Shazad Latif, Christine Adams Morgan Watkins Amir Rahimzadeh, Emma Cater

Profile: Focus Features Nabs Rights to Timur Bekmambetov Screenlife Thriller

Profile: Focus Features nabs global rights to Timur Bekmambetov’s screenlife thriller Focus Features has successfully acquired the worldwide distribution rights to director Timur Bekmambetov’s 2018 terrorist thriller film titled Profile. It had its world premiere three years ago at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Audience Award. Focus Features will distribute the film domestically while Universal Pictures will distribute it internationally, excluding CIS/Russia. T...
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Eva Longoria Joins Ice Cube in Universal’s Science Fiction Movie — Film News in Brief

MONDAY Oct. 19 Longoria Starring in Story of Sci-Fi Surveillance Eva Longoria has joined Ice Cube in an untitled science fiction movie for Universal Pictures with Patrick Aiello and Timur Bekmambetov producing. Rich Lee will direct from a Kenneth Golde script that contains themes of privacy and surveillance. Universal plans to go into production this […]
Tags: News, Ice Cube, Universal, Eva Longoria, Universal Pictures, Timur Bekmambetov, Rich Lee, Patrick Aiello, Kenneth Golde, Sci Fi Surveillance Eva Longoria

Ice Cube is Making a Screen Capture Sci-Fi Thriller with the Director of ‘Wanted’

Just two years ago, Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter director Timur Bekmambetov said he was developing no less than 14 movies that would use his Screenlife screen capture technology to tell stories that unfolded across the screens of computers, tablets, and phones. This narrative format has already been used with the likes of Host, Searching, Unfriended, and the sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web, which Bekmambetov produced. Now he’s got a new screen capture movie being fast-tracked at Univ...
Tags: London, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Thriller, Sydney, Universal, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Ice-Cube, Rich Lee, Patrick Aiello, Kenneth Golde

Screen Life Horror

Director Timur Bekmambetov coined the phrase “Screen Life” (usually used for a horror film) to describe an emerging form where the action takes place entirely on a screen of some kind. Computers, cell phones, laptops, whatever. A cousin of the Found Footage sub-genre, it shares many of the same strengths and weaknesses. A low budget approach with an eminently familiar aesthetic, it speaks to the unglamorous, unending march of technology, social media, and our compulsion to engage online. It’...
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‘Host’ Director Rob Savage on What It Was Like to Make a Horror Movie During Lockdown [Interview]

I reckon there won’t be many good things that come out of our country’s current pandemic reality. Maybe only one good thing, if we’re honest. Luckily for horror fans, that one good thing is a terrifying Zoom-based horror movie that the Shudder streaming service commissioned and dropped rather rapidly. Rob Savage’s Host has been the talk of Horror Twitter these last few weeks, and with fantastic reason. It’ll undoubtedly be one of my favorite horror films of the year once 2020 finally release...
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Daily Podcast: [email protected], Gone with the Wind, Evil Dead Now, Wanted 2, Dracula, AMC Theatres, and the Possible Death Blow to Theatrical Mid-Budget Movies

On the June 10, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Comic-Con at Home , Gone with the Wind , Evil Dead Now , Wanted 2 , Blumhouse’s Dracula , Hollywood resuming production, AMC Theatres reopening, and the potential death of theatrical mid-budget movies. In The News : HT: Comic-Con at Home Details: A...
Tags: Movies, Amc Theatres, Bram Stoker, Chris, Brad, Ben Pearson, Blumhouse, Timur Bekmambetov, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Mid Budget Films, HBO Max Library, Dracula AMC Theatres

Film News Roundup: Stephen Lighthill Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

In today’s film news roundup, Stephen Lighthill becomes president of the American Society of Cinematographers, Universal is teaming with Timur Bekmambetov and the DGA health plan is offering three months of free coverage to some members. NEW PRESIDENT The American Society of Cinematographers’ board of governors has elected Stephen Lighthill as president, replacing Kees van […]
Tags: News, American Society Of Cinematographers, DGA, Timur Bekmambetov, Stephen Lighthill, American Society of Cinematographers Universal, Kees van

Could a ‘Wanted’ Sequel Happen in the Screenlife Format? Director Timur Bekmambetov Hopes So

For years, Hollywood was considering making a sequel to Wanted, the 2008 film starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie as assassins who can curve a bullet’s trajectory in mid-air. And even though the movie came out more than a decade ago, it seems like the idea for a Wanted 2 isn’t dead just yet – at least, not in the mind of the first film’s director. Timur Bekmambetov, the director of Wanted and the producer of films like Searching and Unfriended, now suggests that a Wanted sequel could be ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fox, Sequels, Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Universal, Wesley, Action/Adventure, Timur-Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Derek Haas, Wanted-2, Deadline Bekmambetov

Universal Inks Five-Film Deal With Unfriended’s Timur Bekmambetov

Universal inks five-film deal with Unfriended’s Timur Bekmambetov Timur Bekmambetov became one of the most high-profile producers in Hollywood with the release of the first installment in the Unfriended horror franchise and after continuing that success in Screenlife storytelling with the 2018 follow-up, he has inked a five-film deal with studio Universal Pictures for more films in this genre, according to Deadline. RELATED: Searching Producer Developing 14 More ‘ScreenLife’ Movies The Scr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Universal, Ryan Gosling, Skype, Universal Pictures, John Cho, Langley, Timur, Donna Langley, ComingSoon, Movie News, Timur Bekmambetov, Bekmambetov, Bazelevs

Roskino Unveils Program for Russia’s First Virtual Content Market

Russian film promotion body Roskino has unveiled the program for its digital Key Buyers Event, a virtual content market that will present over 300 projects from more than 120 leading Russian companies to international buyers. Presented with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Moscow city government, the digital market will run from […]
Tags: News, Russia, Global, Markets & Festivals, Moscow, Ministry of Culture, Timur Bekmambetov, Fedor Bondarchuk, Roskino, Ilya Stewart