1408

(2007)

Based on Stephen King's short story, "1408" stars John Cusack as a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel.

Kate Hudson Has ‘Big Eyes’ for Her Next Role

Kate Hudson has just signed on to star as painter Margaret Keane in Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski's directing debut Big Eyes. According to Variety, Big Eyes will be produced by Dan Halsted, Bonafide partners Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, and Andrew Meieran.

The film will center on Keane's personal awakening at the onset of the feminist movement, leading to a lawsuit she filed against her husband, Walter, who claimed credit for her work. Big Eyes will be Alexander and Karaszewski third writing collaboration, having also worked together on 1408 and Ed Wood.

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CONTEST: Win Big in Our ‘1408’ Contest!

On October 2, 1408 checks in at DVD stores everywhere. Since the spirit of Halloween has overtaken MovieWeb, we want to give certain winning users an autographed poster (by John Cusack!) and DVD from this film.

CLICK HERE to enter our contest!

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‘1408’ Checks in on DVD October 2

Prepare to have a very scary DVD experience in October.

According to DavisDVD, the Weinstein Company will be bringing out 1408 in rated and unrated editions on October 2.

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Box Office Beat Down: ‘Evan Almighty’ Earns an Alrighty $32 Million

It was kind of a blase weekend at the box office. No real movie dominated the scene with its prowess. Evan Almighty came in on top, but only by $12 million dollars. That's small potatoes compared to what we saw at the end of May and the beginning of June. Evan Almighty really needed to hit that top spot, since it cost a mint to make. $32 million isn't bad for a comedy, but the film earned less than a quarter of its budget back. This is one of those pleasant little films that's not going to generate a lot of buzz or word of mouth. It will more than likely make its money back on the home video circuit.

Hot on its heels in third place was the comic book adaptation and sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. Its $20 million take brings its cumulative gross close to the $100 million mark. That's great for a flick in its second week, which hasn't exactly been getting much praise. I've heard its way better than the first film. I can't really comment. I haven't seen either of them.

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John Cusack and Sam Jackson Find Something Scary in Room ‘1408’

ohn Cusack and Sam Jackson Find Something Scary in Room 1408

There are three levels upon which to judge the new Stephen King short story adaptation 1408. You really have to look at the different elements in play. It's a pretty good movie. It's a great ghost story. More than anything, it's an excellent Stephen King adaptation. Possibly one of the best that has ever been done. And it doesn't wuss out on the ending.

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‘Captivity’ and ‘1408’ Horror Films Switch Mid-June Release Dates

After Dark Films announced that horror/thriller film Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert and Daniel Gillies, will open July 13, after switching release dates with The Weinstein Company's 1408, which moves to June 22.

On March 29, Captivity received a one-month suspension of the ratings process from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), due to advertising in Los Angeles and New York that was deemed "inappropriate for public viewing." The film received an "R" rating in May.

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Mary McCormack Replaces Kate Walsh In ‘1408’

Mary McCormack has signed on to star in the horror/thriller, 1408 for Dimension Films.

The actress takes over for Kate Walsh, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Grey's Anatomy, says Variety. The film is the adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a haunted hotel. The film stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson; it centers around a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel.

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Kate Walsh Checks Into ‘1408’

Grey's Anatomy's Kate Walsh has joined the cast of the horror/thriller, 1408 for Dimension Films.

The film already stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson is a film adaptation of Stephen King's novel where Cusack will play a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel, reports Variety. Walsh plays his ex-wife and mother of his young daughter.

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