In fact, a little bird told me you may be seeing something REAL SOON.
And as you know, little birds are right sometimes.
Some geeky DBAOTD questions if Nunz feels like answering:
Do the unwelcome tinies still speak in the remake? (If so, anyone cool doing the voices?)
Is there still three of them? More?
Is it mostly camera tricks/little people, or is it computer effects?
Did you throw in any little tributes to the original movie? (e.g. echoes of that great score)
You won't betray the downer ending, right?
PARIS – Miramax and Pathe International are teaming up to turn on the lights across the globe for Don't be Afraid of the Dark with Pathe International set to distribute the Miramax-made film outside of North America, both companies said Friday.
The horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Johnson stars Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce in acclaimed comic book illustrator Troy Nixey's directorial debut.
The story follows a little girl sent to live with her father and his girlfriend in an old mansion who accidentally unleashes malevolent creatures who are out to destroy them.
Pathe International will handle distribution for the title outside of North America and will kick off sales at the EFM in Berlin next month.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Miramax, Guillermo and the film-makers to bring what is undoubtedly one of 2011's most eagerly awaited genre films to international audiences," Pathe's evp Francois Ivernel said.
IMDB still has Australian release as the 24th of February. Although, interestingly, the two BIG cinema chains, HOYTS and VILLAGE CINEMAS have removed Don't Be Afraid from their upcoming listings. Not sure why...
I'm off tonight to Lincoln Center where they are hosting a sold out screening with Troy, Guillermo, Ballie Madison, and Katie Holmes attending. Two and a half weeks to go before the US release. As I mentioned in another thread, I was lucky enough to see DBAOTD back in June. A beautiful and utterly terrifying film. Troy should be proud. I'm jealous of that talented motherfucker. Everyone who made that movie should be proud. This summer is going to go out with a bang (along with much frightened whimpering) for genre fans.
You know, it would be really cool if Nick were responsible for producing a movie that looked sort-of-kind-of-okay. Something like A Haunting in Connecticut, say. But the fact that this movie looks completely freaking terrifying is just great. I'd be super pumped for this if I'd never heard of Chud. Hell, even if I'd never heard of del Toro.
You do get a producing credit right, Nick?
Every time we've seen the trailer with an audience, it's been really effective. Vanessa is saying she's actually scared to see it, but she says that about a lot of movies, and we'll definitely be seeing this.