Life in a Day

Life in a Day is an experimental documentary film produced by Ridley Scott (Gladiator) and directed by Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void). The film is experimental because it was made by 80,000 different individuals who filmed their entire day then submitted the footage via YouTube. This is an aggressive and interesting attempt by Macdonald and if he can manage to form one cohesive thought from all the muddled video chatter then he could be up for another Oscar.

Below is the official synopsis for Life in a Day:

Life in a Day is a historic global event to create the first user generated feature film documenting a single day on Earth.  It’s a unique time capsule that will tell future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July 2010.  On that day, people around the world captured a moment of their lives on camera and over 80,000 videos were uploaded to YouTube.

Life in a Day will premier worldwide on YouTube and at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.

Source: Collider

The Beaver

Actress/ director Jodi Foster (Contact) teamed up with her good friend Mel Gibson (Edge of Darkness) earlier this year to make a movie about a depressed middle-aged man who only communicates with the outside world through a beaver puppet on his hand. Appropriately enough, it is titled The Beaver.

As uproarious as the concept for The Beaver sounds, potential distributors have been reluctant to invest in Foster’s film because of Gibson’s recent run-ins with the law,  his inebriated racial tirades and accusations of domestic violence. Still, Summit Entertainment put together several images, including the one above, to help promote the film to distributors. Of course it didn’t take long before the Internet population took this innocent promotional photo and turned it into the latest meme on Gibson’s life – which our friends at Film Drunk have been so kind to post.

The Beaver is still gnawing on a release date.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Red State

The tag line for Kevin Smith’s (Cop Out) horror film Red State pretty much sums up this movie’s view on organized religion – “Fear God”. Smith wrote and directed this horror story about a group of young people who fall prey to extreme fundamentalism in Middle America.

Supposedly, Smith wrote Red State as a way to depict the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, whose members make headlines on an almost daily basis due to the way they express their extreme religious views.

Red State stars John Goodman (The Big Lewboski), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom), Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Michael Parks (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2) as Pastor Abin Cooper.

Red State serves the Kool-aid sometime in 2011.

Source: Twitch

Wolf Creek 2

The American Film Market is in full-swing in the city of Santa Monica, and during the film festival Darclight Films announced they will begin work next year on Wolf Creek 2. The film will be a sequel to Greg McLean’s horror film Wolf Creek, which won over judges and audience members at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Along with their announcement, Darclight also released the above promotional poster – head over to Bloody Disgusting for the full size image. They also released this synopsis for the Wolf Creek 2:

While seeking an authentic Australian adventure, one unlucky backpacker learns the deepest, darkest secrets of the Outback’s most infamous serial killer.

John Jarratt played the heartless serial killer Mick Taylor in the first film and has been confirmed to reprise his role in the sequel.

There is currently no release date for Wolf Creek 2.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

In 2003 Finnish director Jalmari Helander put together a humorous short film with a rather unusual take on Christmas. To full understand the uniqueness of his story you have to watch the short film below:

The short film was such a hit that Helander was able secure funding and produce a full-length adaptation of his holiday story. This Christmas, the world will get a new take on Santa Claus in Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. The film will be distributed by Oscilloscope Pictures and stars Per Christian Ellefsen, Tommi Korpela, Jorma Tommila and Peeter Jakobi as Santa. Watch the trailer for the movie below:

In case you couldn’t figure out what was going on from the trailer, here is the official synopsis for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale:

On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there’s Santa’s elves, who are determined to free their leader.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale slides down theater chimneys December 2nd, 2010.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

That’s all of the images and posters we have today – which of these films are you most looking forward to seeing?

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