Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

At what point are you considered a seasoned veteran of online journalism? How many years must pass before someone says, "Damn. You've been doing this for a while now, haven't you?". Andrew has been writing for Twitch from day one. Ten years ago. Surely he has found something better to do with his life in that time? Also, programming for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival does not count apparently.

Frontières@Fantasia: Second Wave Of Projects Announced!

As the TwitchFilm team talk among ourselves about preparing for the Fantasia International Film Festival the team at Frontières@Fantasia are busy prepping for the sixth edition of this co-production market. We have the second wave of titles included in this... More »
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ADMIRAL: XLrator Media Picks Up North American Rights For Dutch Seafaring Epic

Known on it's native soil by the name of its titular character Michiel De Ruyter, the Dutch historical epic film by Roel Reiné has been picked up for North American distribution by XLrator Media on their Turbo label. Here in... More »
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BAD BOYS 3: THE GREY's Joe Carnahan In Talks To Take Over Action Franchise

Joe Carnahan, writer and director for action flicks like The Grey and The A-Team, has been reportedly approached by Sony to take over their Bad Boy franchise. According to reports Carnahan could be taking a look at a previous draft... More »
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DAREDEVIL: Jon Bernthal Joins Second Season As The Punisher

The second season of Daredevil on Netflix just got a mighty heft of firepower. News broke not long ago that Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead and Fury) is joining the cast for the second season as The Punisher. The Punisher has... More »
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FREE FIRE: Ben Wheatley's Next Is Underway, See Who Rounds Out The Cast

Filming began on Ben Wheatley's new film Free Fire yesterday and Deadline has an update on the cast. The film is already bolstered by a really good cast to start; Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Wheatley alumnus Michael... More »
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DAREDEVIL's New Showrunner Having A Go At Writing The AKIRA Film

It is time once again to add another name to the endless parade of writing and directing talent to take a stab at adapting the Japanese manga and anime Akira to the big screen. The Wrap is reporting that "an individual familiar... More »
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PILGRIMAGE: First Images From Irish Medieval Action Flick

THR's Heat Vision Blog got the first look at Brendan Muldowney's upcoming Irish action film Pilgrimage. Production recently wrapped up after a shooting in Ireland and Belgium. Pilgrimage centers around a group of monks who are escorting a holy relic... More »
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WOLFCOP 2: Fans Help Choose Big Name Cameos For The Sequel

The Canadian horror comedy Wolfcop turned out to be a pretty big deal for Canadian genre cinema last year. So much so that director Lowell Dean and his crew are busy prepping for the sequel. The production funds have already been... More »
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PHANTOM HALO: Watch Rebecca Romijn In This Exclusive Clip

Antonia Bogdanovich's debut film Phantom Halo comes out in cinemas and on VOD and iTunes on June 19th. We have an exclusive clip to share with you from the pic.Her debut features Rebecca Romijn and other notable talent Luke Kleintank (Pretty... More »
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THE MARTIAN: Matt Damon Sciences 'Something' Out Of The Official Trailer

The trailer for The Martian, starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, landed this morning. It is full of a wide range of thrills and chills, hope and despair, and action and adventure. Then Damon will 'science the shit'... More »
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TIME LAPSE: Win A Blu-ray And A Signed Poster

Bradley King's timey wimey film Time Lapse is being released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 16th by XLrator Media. We have one Blu-ray and a poster signed by King, co-writer BP Cooper and stars George Finn and Jason Spisak... More »
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DOWNHILL: Image From Chilean Survival Thriller And What Is Next For Its Director

Chilean director Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods) passed along this still from his survival horror Downhill before he heads over to Turkey to shoot his next film. More on that in a moment. Filming of Downhill wrapped up last week in... More »
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THE UNIVITED: Three Character Posters From Cambodian Fantasy Horror

Production will begin in Cambodia this weekend on a new fantasy horror called The Uninvited. It will be directed by Italian ex-pat Daniele Jimmy Henderson. We have three character posters to share with you below. Sometime in the past, in rural... More »
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Be In My Movie! Jason Trost And Parade Deck Films Offer A Chance To Be In Trost's THE LAST SUPERHERO

Cult film director Jason Trost and Parade Deck Films want to give one lucky fan the opportunity to appear in Trost's sequel to All Superheroes Must Die, The Last Superhero. We also have a sneak peak of How To Save Us... More »
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James Wan Confirmed For AQUAMAN And ROBOTECH

THR's Heat Vision Blog just reported that Furious 7 and The Conjuring director James Wan is now confirmed for DC's Aquaman and Sony's big screen adaptation of Robotech. "The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James's span of work... More »
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FURY ROAD's Zoe Kravitz Will Keep Counting Bullets In Gunslinger Flick BLACK BELLE

Deadline is reporting that Zoe Kravitz, who was recently seen playing Toast the Knowing in Mad Max Fury Road will play the role of a gun-slinging hit woman in post Civil War America in Shana Betz's Western, Black Belle. From an original... More »
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HAVEN: After ASSASSIN'S CREED Comes Psychological Chiller From MACBETH's Justin Kurzel

Macbeth director Justin Kurszel and screenwriter Michael Lesslie will continue working together after they have completed their work on the Assassin's Creed big screen adaptation. The duo had been working on their psychological chiller Haven before they began on Macbeth, with help from Film4 to... More »
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THE GOOD DINOSAUR: Watch The Teaser For Pixar's Next Animated Adventure

As the world prepares to embrace Pixar's Inside Out in a couple weeks a teaser trailer for their next project, The Good Dinosaur, dropped today. It has dashes of humor, danger and thrills. "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the... More »
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Eddie Redmayne Officially Attached To J.K. Rowling's FANTASTIC BEASTS

News began to pick up early yesterday (and rumored earlier than that really) that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was the man to take the lead in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, a prequel to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter... More »
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The Rock Wants To Produce And Star In Remake Of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

I am going to try to be as diplomatic about this news as possible. First, just to be clear, the original Big Trouble In Little China holds a special place in my heart. My soul even. I watch it at... More »
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