Leigh Whannell has his horror card stacked for 2015. This summer, he will finally make his directorial debut with Insidious Chapter 3, a franchise he helped create. And then, in September, he'll unleash a terrifying experience unlike any that has come before it, with Cooties! This very scary (and very funny) expose on the often cliche world of the zombie apocalypse brings the undead to the playground, and we have the first trailer!
Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, and Alison Pill as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.Read More
Elijah Wood is set to star opposite Nicolas Cage in Benjamin and Alex Brewer's The Trust. The film follows two crooked cops, David Waters (Wood) and Jim Stone (Cage) who discover a hidden safe, while working in the evidence unit of the police department. The duo's desire for the possessions of the safe throws them into a deadly well of corruption leaving them fighting for their lives and questioning their every move.
Benjamin Brewer and Adam Hirsch co-wrote the script with Braxton Pope and Molly Hassell, producing. Production is currently underway in Las Vegas.Read More
Elijah Wood and his SpetreVision company is teaming up with Drafthouse Films, Rook Films and Timpson Films to produce the upcoming thriller The Greasy Strangler. Production is slated to begin this spring in Los Angeles, with casting to begin shortly. While Elijah Wood is on board to produce, it isn't ultimately clear yet if he will also star.
Elijah Wood will produce alongside his SpectreVision partners Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, Rook Films' Andrew Starke and Timpson Films' Ant Timpson. Ben Wheatley (A Field in England, Sightseers) is executive producing with Drafthouse Films' Tim League. Take a look at the first teaser poster below for The Greasy Strangler, and stay tuned for more details on the production.Read More
New York poet and critic John M. Brinnin (Elijah Wood) finds out just how much trouble a fellow poet can be in a new U.K. trailer for Set Fire to the Stars, which is based on a true story.
Actor/co-writer Celyn Jones stars as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who is about to embark on his first trip to the U.S. in the 1950s, with John M. Brinnin being put in charge of overseeing his trip. Little does he know about Dylan Thomas' over-bearing personality and his penchant to drink to excess, which makes this task much more difficult than Brinnin first thought.Read More
Cinedigm has released the first clip from their new thriller Open Windows, starring Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey. The scene features Nick (Elijah Wood) unwittingly spying on actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), who is the target of a sinister hacker. Director Nacho Vigalondo uses a unique visual language with webcams and surveillance video to tell a nail-biting story in real time, all from the framework of the laptop of Elijah Wood's character. Take a look at this scene before Open Windows debuts on VOD formats October 2 and in select theaters on November 7.
Oscar-nominated writer-director Nacho Vigalondo (The ABCs of Death, Timecrimes, V/H/S Viral) creates an action-packed world of voyeurism and suspense in his thriller Open Windows. Nick (Elijah Wood, Maniac, The Lord of the Rings) is excited to discover that he's won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey, Would You Rather, The Girlfriend Experience). But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, her manager Chord (Neil Maskell, Wild Bill, Pusher) makes an offer he can't refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realizing that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing-and no one-are as they seem.Read More
Now that Wilfred is over, Elijah Wood is moving onto lighter fare. The acting icon stars in Open Windows, which looks at fame and the dangers of obsession. Wood plays Nick, a fan who wins a date with exciting actress of the moment Jill (former porn star Sasha Grey). When Jill refuses to go out with Nick, a series of events are set into play that actually expose a plot to have the Hollywood starlet executed. Watch as Nick goes on a wild chase to save the woman, using his computer and various other 'open windows' to stop the manic plans devised by Chord, a man posing as Jill's campaign manager. It's a wild cat and mouse action thriller directed by cult favorite Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes; Extraterrestrial).
When Nick discovers that he's won a dinner date with his favorite star Jill Goddard, he's incredibly excited to finally get the chance to meet her. That excitement deflates when Jill refuses to honor the contest and all of Nick's hopes are dashed. He's intrigued when Chord, a man claiming to be Jill's campaign manager, offers him something he can't quite refuse: Chord will give Nick the ability to constantly view Jill via computer. Nick is initially reluctant but Chord persuades him by saying that he should get at least some entertainment out of the actress. However, Nick is unaware that this decision will put him and Jill at risk.Read More