According to Dread, the movie is expected to shoot from early-September in Northeast Pennsylvania with an anticipated release date of Summer 2014.
Here is the synopsis from the website:
The town of Elwood is a small, rural collection of color-ful characters, run by “The Mayor”, an elderly man whose wife seems to control the wealth of the town. “Doc” is a holdover of those country doctors that still make house calls, although for some reason, his calls are sometimes greeted with fear.
Seiler, a war veteran trains a group of 20 something’s in paintball skirmish strategy as a practice for real weapon and militia training. It is an eclectic team of young men and women with Brody seeing potential in trainee Ian Sommers.
The town is enclosed wide fencing that stretches miles around its perimeter. What lies beyond the fence is something awful, in the deep forests surrounding the town.
Households have their well water tested regularly as Doc searches for a bacterial contamination. If found, the homeowners are given a choice of death or “eviction” which is exile into the wilderness around Elwood.
The rural community of Elwood is fenced off from the outside world in the wake of an apparent plague. Humans die but keep moving & shamble the landscape looking to spread their infection in a grisly, horrific way. The community is guarded by a band of young people raised since children to be military combatants. Under the leadership of vet Seiler (Billy Zane), they are known by the community as “Zombie Killers” a negative term used behind their backs.
Ian Sommers tends to his dying mother Sharon (Dee Wallace) while having a semblance of normal life with girlfriend Nikki (Gabrielle Stone). The town is under the care of “Doc”, a stoic man who believes in keeping the residents
Rory and his young wife Toni (Mischa Barton) search for a reason behind the plague while Seiler and his Young soldiers discover something far worse coming For Elwood. Something that may target them or put them in the way of an “Elephant’s Graveyard” and Hell.
And here is early poster/artwork also via Dread Central.
Mischa’s indie dramedy Beauty & the Least has now been released on DVD and VOD in the USA. The movie was previously known as Ben Banks and The Misadventures of Ben Banks. You can grab your copy through Amazon, Family Video or DVD Planet. It is also available to rent or buy VOD through iTunes Canada.
Check out the trailer below:
Mischa’s spread from an April 2013 issue of Grazia UK have finally been added.
The photos from the spread have also been added to the photoshoots gallery.
If you follow the site on Twitter then you’ll already know that from now on mischa-b.com will be paparazzi free. This may not be a popular decision since this site has always been very active with sharing candids, especially since candids have sometimes been the only way to see what Mischa’s up to. However, I feel that Mischa’s attitude towards the paparazzi has changed, mainly over the last couple of years to the point where their presence is actively distressing her. This site has always existed to support Mischa’s career first and foremost and that will now be the sole focus moving forward.
I anticipate that this will mean losing some of the regular visitors of the site, but ultimately this shift in focus is simply about doing the right thing.
The existing candids will remain in the gallery for the foreseeable future, but if there are some pictures you love and want to keep, make sure to save them as there might come a point where candids are deleted altogether.
This strictly only applies to the candids, I’ll continue posting event photos and the like as normal.
If you’re in New York, make sure to head out this Friday night to support Mischa’s latest movie co-starring Ryan Eggold – I Will Follow You Into the Dark.
Candids of Mischa out and about at The Commons at Calabasas have been added.
Check out Mischa’s stunning beauty editorial from Marie Claire Korea earlier in the year. The ed seems to be promoting rouge holic lipstick from a brand called Hera. Thanks to this Korean blog for the pics.
Release dates are still being finalized with distributors but hopefully some solid news will be out soon. In the meantime, check out the trailer.
Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards.
Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani, a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva, he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson.
As Eva and Motwani endeavour to delve deeper into Carbide’s activities, Dilip is using every resource necessary to pay and plan for his sister’s wedding. When the wedding night arrives the family are full of joy and celebration as two families
join together as one. But as the music plays an invisible catastrophe is working its way throughout the town and wedding party. One by one the guests start to feel unwell the largest tower at the Carbide plant spews poisonous gas into the night air; one by one they collapse; and one by one they unknowingly become a statistic in the world’s largest chemical disaster to date.
Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy, Eva visits the now retired Anderson. Will he finally bow down and apologise? Or will he continue to deny that Carbide had any part to play…?