Simon Rumley

‘The Last Word’ Gets Director Simon Rumley

‘The Last Word’ Gets Director Simon Rumley Rumley has signed on to direct FilmDistrict's upcoming supernatural horror project The Last Word.

The film centers on the events that took place during the trial of a young Texas man who was wrongly convicted and executed for the rape and murder of a nun. The film is based on actual events and was written by Ben Ketai.

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‘The ABCs of Death’ Announces Full Director Lineup

Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have announced the full roster of directors signed on to participate in their international co-production The ABCs of Death, an anthology horror film featuring segments directed by over two dozen leading talents in contemporary genre film from around the world. The feature is comprised of 26 individual episodes, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet inspiring a single word about death. Currently in pre-production, the film's producers reserved the 26th director slot for a worldwide contest to find tomorrow's next great horror filmmaker. The contest ends October 1st. More submission information can be found here.

In May 2011, the film's producers announced that enlisted directors were to include Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun), Ti West (The House of the Devil and the upcoming The Innkeepers), Ben Wheatley (SXSW 2011 favorite Kill List), Srdjan Spasojevic of A Serbian Film infamy, and 18 others. Joining the roster are recent signees Jon Schnepp (co-director of Adult Swim's epic animated series Metalocalypse) and Jorge Michel Grau, whose jarring 2010 cannibal drama Somos Lo Que Hay (We Are What We Are) garnered a great deal of notice and established him as one of the more fearless rising filmmakers of the era.

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‘The ABCs of Death’ Teams 26 Horror Directors

Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing are teaming up for a project called The ABCs of Death, bringing together 26 different directors to create short films, each based on a letter of the alphabet, featuring "death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty." Production begins next month, with completion slated for January 2012.

The ABCs of Death was released March 8th, 2013.

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