A new film, "Holy Ghost," is making its world premiere this week, bringing evidence of God's real-life presence on Earth to audiences everywhere on Saturday, Sept. 6.
The first film of its kind, "Holy Ghost" is a clear departure from the entertainment industry's business model since it is entirely unscripted. Furthermore, the film features two members of the heavy metal band Korn, several acclaimed recording artists, recognized faith leaders, authors and more. Wanderlust Production's "Holy Ghost" will also see appearances by DeVon Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, and Korn's Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Darren Wilson, who helmed "Holy Ghost," explained his goal of capturing actual instances of miraculous healing and other seemingly impossible events in improbable places.
"I come from an artistic home, and I've always believed that the best art is the most fearless art," the director said in a statement. "That's why I am never interested in playing it safe or avoiding controversy as a filmmaker. When I decided to make a movie about this largely unknown subject, it was clearly understood that we would be pushing boundaries, both for Christian and non-Christian audiences alike. At the end of the day, 'Holy Ghost' is fundamentally a film about risk. We believe audiences will find it fresh, appealing, and authentic - an unexpected spiritual journey filled with hope and surprise." more >>
After almost 30 years, the supernatural comedy film "Ghostbusters" still remains one of the most favorite films across languages and ages and is now rumored to once again hit the theaters for its third full-length feature sequel, "Ghostbusters 3."
It has been previously reported that Columbia Pictures was rooting to make the next installment. Delays and other issues, including Bill Murray's (Dr. Peter Venkman) refusal to participate quelled the project.
With the death of Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler), director and producer for the two Ghostbuster films Ivan Reitman stepped down from the directional chair. Latest rumors now indicate "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig is in talks to helm the upcoming film. more >>
"Attack on Titan" excitement among fans have never really quelled despite numerous disappointing news including the July 2015 Season 2 premiere prank from Otaku House. Wit Studios won't be making the second season yet until Volumes 15 and 16 of the manga series are completed. Perhaps the best update that fans of the TV series could hear for this week is the announcement from the series' official website Shingeki.tv saying that the whole anime episodes of AOT is being compiled into two full-length feature films.
The project is said to be carried out by Japanese anime studio Pony Canyon, which plans on focusing to the important aspects of the story and cutting out any filler.
A trailer was been released via Anime News Network on Saturday for the first film compilation with the title "Attack on Titan Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow" which will cover episodes 1 through 13. It will be available in Japan on Nov. 22. more >>
The Australian federal government has agreed to put up an amount of AUS$21.6 million (approximately $20.2 million USD) of financial incentives to secure filming of the fifth "Pirates of the Carribbean" sequel on the shores of Australia.
Disney and the Australian government had previously struck an agreement for the funding of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" but the film project was later suspended after director David Fincher abandoned the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Funds were reallocated to "Pirates of the Carribbean 5" instead.
"The government is pleased to agree to Disney's request to enable earlier funding to be repurposed for the production of Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Any decision to film productions in Australia is a commercial matter for Disney," George Brandis, the Federal Arts Minister, explained. more >>
Warner Bros. is set to release a new upcoming "Tarzan" movie on June 1, 2016. The film will be a 3D action-adventure work by director David Yates and will be based off of Edgar Rice Burrougs' "Tarzan" novel.
The film adaptation of the film takes place after Tarzan has made his move from the jungle to the city of London alongside his companions John Clayton III, Lord Greystroke, and his wife Jane Porter.
Tarzan is then sent back to the jungle to act as a trade emissary of the Parliament, unaware that he is only being used to further a plan by Belgian Captain Leon Rom. more >>
Pastors are being encouraged to take advantage of the current popularity of faith-based and faith-related movies by attending the 168 Film Festival in Los Angeles from Sept. 12 to 13, by the event's founder and executive director John David Ware.
Organizers say this year's festival takes on additional importance as the press declared 2014 as "The Year of Christian Film" following a host of box-office hits that grossed record numbers while dealing with faith-based themes ("God's Not Dead," "Heaven Is For Real," "Son of God," "Noah").
Because "Jesus' parables prove that story can change culture, and because of the volume of faith films," pastors are invited to attend and contribute to this dialogue regarding the current state of faith-based media and opportunities afforded by this current climate, says Ware. more >>