The Swedish press has been running articles on Swedish director Daniel Fridell who is due to shoot Apartment 1303 with Mischa early next year. Big thanks to Marie for finding the article. Below is the relevant English translation:
A new horror movie with actress Mischa Barton in the lead role. It is Swedish director Daniel Fridell’s new project, writes Expressen. 3-D horror film “Apartment 1303″ recorded in Los Angeles and Montreal in January and February next year.
It is really unlike anything else I’ve done before and that’s precisely what’s fun. I like the classic 70’s horror, this is more about “Shining”-direction, not as “Saw” and these splatter-horror ice, “says Fridell told the newspaper.
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Here is the Russian trailer for You and I. It has unfortunately been dubbed into Russian although you can follow the essential storyline just from the visuals. Thanks to both briaan and IanaLouise for the tip!
Here is another poster for You and I with thanks to briaan. It’s kinda hard to tell if these posters are officially commissioned since both are photoshop debacles. In this poster, they’ve used a photo of Mischa from a The O.C. press conference in 2005. I have no idea why since they surely had still photographers of their own.
Here is the Russian poster for Mischa’s upcoming film “You and I.” The film also stars Shantel VanSanten and Anton Yelchin who you might recognize from One Tree Hill and Star Trek respectively. The poster itself seems to have been photoshopped to within an inch of its life as it appears all three actors had their heads placed on random bodies.
Big thanks to TwilightPrincess for sharing the poster.
In release news, and also thanks to TwilightPrincess for sharing, the film is due to have its world premiere in Moscow on January 25th with theatrical release on February 3rd. Mischa is rumoured to be attending.
I don’t know of any dates for the United States yet, apart from the fact that the MPAA issued an R rating for the film which would seem to indicate that either a theatrical or DVD release is pending.
A little thriller was shooting under the radar until a local Pittburgh paper broke the news today.
Michael Clarke Duncan, Devon Sawa and Mischa Barton are starring in Sibling for director Matt Orlando.
Producer Brian Hartman is keeping the plot under wraps, it seems, as all he told the paper is that the film is a “whodunit.” The narrative is set at a school, however, where Duncan plays the principal and Mischa Barton is the guidance counselor. Really? The school sounds like a friggin’ party. Sawa is apparently playing a cop.
Filming is expected to wrap by Christmas and we’ll see Sibling sometime next year.
Wilkinsburg native producing star-studded ‘Sibling’ in Pittsburgh
With three Pittsburgh films currently in theaters, a sibling rivalry could be forming.
“Sibling,” a horror movie being filmed almost exclusively at the former Knoxville Middle School, started shooting last week. It stars Michael Clarke Duncan (“The Island,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Green Mile”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.” television series, “The Sixth Sense”) and Devon Sawa (“Nikita” television series, “Final Destination”).
Duncan, who arrived Monday in Pittsburgh, plays a principal. Barton is a guidance counselor, and Sawa is a local police officer. They both arrived last week. “It’s sort of a whodunit,” said producer Brian Hartman, a Wilkinsburg native who moved back to Pittsburgh to make films after working in Los Angeles.
“Sibling” is Hartman’s 10th producer credit and third project to be shot in the area in the past year. The others were “Riddle,” starring Val Kilmer and directed by local filmmakers Nick Mross and John Hartman, and “Mafia,” with Ving Rhames and Pam Grier. Both of those films are expected to be released next year, the same as “Sibling,” Brian Hartman said. Directing “Sibling” is Matt Orlando. Joining Hartman as producers are Phillip Glasser and Aaron Levin. Amanda McBride is co-producer.
Hartman came back to Pittsburgh to make “The Bridge to Nowhere” in 2008, because he thought the script fit the city. Pittsburgh’s film industry has boomed recently, with recent major motion picture releases such as “Unstoppable,” “The Next Three Days” and “Love & Other Drugs.” “I came back when it started to get busy here,” said Hartman, 43, of Collier. “Now, it’s like a dream come true.” Pittsburgh offers things that make filmmaking easy, including a film-friendly environment and an existing film-crew infrastructure, Hartman said.
And projects such as “Sibling” help sustain the local film industry, said Dawn Keezer, executive director of the Pittsburgh Film Office. “All film projects are important to the local film industry,” Keezer said. “It keeps everyone working and helps to train the newer members of our film crew.” And that is good news for Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, said executive director Charlie Humphrey.
“First, it means jobs for students, faculty and members,” he said, “and second, it raises awareness about filmmaking as an art form.” Soon to join “Sibling” will be the production of “Locke and Key,” a Fox television pilot to start filming early next year.
“Silbing” will wrap filming around Christmas, with about 20 shooting days total, Hartman said.
The producers plan to sell the movie in May at France’s Cannes International Film Festival.
Ryan Phillippe joins Bruce Willis in Grand Rapids for ‘SetUp’
The cast of the 50 Cent/ Bruce Willis movie, SetUp, which is currently filming in Grand Rapids, MI, is growing quickly.
Today, MLive confirmed the news that WSNX broke this morning: Ryan Phillippe has joined the movie and is already in town to shoot his scenes.
The movie is also expected to add Jerry Ferrara (who plays ‘Turtle’ on Entourage), Ambyr Childress, and Will Yun Lee to its cast.
WSNX’s tipster also mentioned that The O.C.’s Mischa Barton had joined the movie (which we would love to see) but we haven’t been able to confirm her involvement. Not to mention, the last we heard she was busy with her new reality show.
Apartment 1303, the American remake of the Japanese ghost film, is one of the horror flicks making a splash at this year’s American Film Market. Now, a very reliable source is telling us that actors Mischa Barton and Rebecca De Mornay are rumored to have signed on to the film.
Our souce is also telling us that the remake might begin shooting in Detroit early next year.
As we reported yesterday, Apartment 1303 revolves around a rental unit that has the distinction of driving young women to suicide. The director behind the project is Daniel Friedell. And the film is expected to shoot in 3D.
I’m personally happy to hear about this one so hopefully it turns out to be true. Shooting in 3D basically guarantees wide theatrical release which is something Mischa has had a lot of bad luck achieving with the indies she’s filmed.