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.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Haley Bennett Takes Lead Female Role

Deadline reported yesterday that Haley Bennett has landed the lead female role and reunite with The Equalizer's Antoine Fuqua and his go at The Magnificent Seven. She joins Denzel Washinton and Chris Pratt.In the pic, a town is taken over by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

AETHER: UTOPIA's Director Marc Munden In Talks To Helm UK Sci-fi Project

Deadline is reporting that Marc Munden, director of the now-defunct-thank-you-very-much-David-Fincher Channel 4 series Utopia, is in talks with FilmNation to direct a sci-fi script they picked up called Aether. FilmNation picked up the sci-fi screenplay, written by Scottish writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ROAR: Drafthouse Films Is Bringing Big Cats Back To The Big Screen

Aside from having good taste when it comes to acquiring some of the best titles from modern cinema Drafthouse Films also has a knack for finding gems long forgotten in cinema's past. And not just the already established cult faves... More »
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Neill Blomkamp Takes On ALIEN

Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9, Elysium, and the imminent Chappie, appears to not only have landed an Alien movie, but to have enticed Sigourney Weaver to return to the franchise.Next to nothing is known about the project other than it... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

DEADPOOL: Morena Baccarin Takes Lead Opposite Ryan Reynolds

THR is reporting that Homeland and Firefly star Morena Baccarin is taking the lead role opposite to Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool. She will play the love interest who struggles to love our horribly disfigured anti-hero. T.J. Miller and Gina Carano are already... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CineCoup 2015: Now Accepting Submissions

CineCoup is starting up its financing initiative for 2015. The program that was responsible for last year's Canadian werewolf movie Wolfcop is looking for a filmmaker with a tip top fantastic film idea. CineCoup will provide financing and a theatrical... More »
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'71's Yann Demange In Talks To Tackle Corrupt Cops In THE SEVEN FIVE

Deadline is reporting that '71 director Yann Demange is in final negotiations with Sony Pictures to take the helm for The Seven Five the feature adaptation of 2014 documentary by the same name directed by Tiller Russell(The) documentary (was) about... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CLOSE RANGE: XLrator Media Will Distribute Latest From Florentine And Adkins In The U.S.

Alright American action film fans. You have seen the clip and now you want to know when you can see Close Range, the latest collaboration between director Isaac Florentine and action star Scott Adkins. The answer is Fall, 2015. Xlrator Media... More »
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RUROUNI KENSHIN 3 THE LEGEND ENDS: Check Out This UK Artwork

Warner Bros UK should be commended for bringing the sword swinging action in the Rurouni Kenshin live action films to cinemas in the island nation. They have faithfully brought the first two fims and the trilogy will be complete when... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DEADPOOL: Gina Carano Joining The Cast

THR`s Heat Vision Blog is reporting that MMA fighter turned actor Gina Carano has signed on to have some tacos with Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. She is reportedly playing the role of a Marvel character called Angel DustCarano has been... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SPRING: Watch The New Trailer For The Monster Romance

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson`s romantic film on a slant, Spring, will bow theatrically and on VOD on March 20th thanks to Drafthouse Film and FilmBuff. Collider introduced the trailer today, you can watch it below. After the loss of his mother Evan... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CRIMSON PEAK: Guillermo Del Torro`s Gothic Horror Gets Haunting Teaser Trailer

Here is that Guillermo Del Toro that we all fell in love with. The director is back to horror and suspense in a big way in the teaser trailer for his upcoming gothic horror film Crimson Peak. The sets are... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DESIGN FOR LIVING: Watch The Trailer For Johnnie To's Musical

Johnnie To is defying expectations once again with this trailer from one of his latest projects, the film Design For Living. Design For Living is an adaptation of the 2009 musical and reunites To with stars Chow Yun Fat and Sylvia... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SPECTRE: Our First Look At Bond And A Behind The Scenes Featurette

Here is our first look at 007 (Daniel Craig) in action on the set of Spectre. The official site also released the first behind the scenes featurette with Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista commenting on the production during an action... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HOUSEBOUND: New Line Purchases Remake Rights For Kiwi Horror Comedy

THR`s Heat Vision Blog is reporting that New Line has purchased the remake rights for Gerard Johnstone`s Kiwi horror comedy and festival hit, Housebound. Johnstone will produce the remake, while New Line is looking for someone to adapt the screenplay... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive: Watch The Undead Rise Again In New ZOMBIE RESURRECTION Trailer

Jesus did his share of resurrections in his short time on Earth. Then he pulled his now you see now you don't job on the Romans after his Crucifixion. But I think the zombie, known only as Messiah, in the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SXSW 2015: Midnighter And Short Film Programs Announced, Includes Nightmares, Kiwis And Corpses

I have just looked over the lineup for the Midnighter program at SXSW this year and am instantly jealous of our writers who will be covering the festival this year. Man oh man, is everyone going to have a hell... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

David Koepp To Adapt Canadian Sci-Fi Novel THE THEMIS FILES For Sony

Deadline is reporting that David Koepp has been hired by Sony to adapt the Sci-fi novel The Themis Files by author Sylvain Neuvel for the big screen. Sony bought the rights for the novel last October which will be published by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ELI ROTH PRESENTS THE STRANGER: Raven Banner Acquires The Canadian Rights

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment will not leave Berlin empty handed after the EFM shuts down. They have acquired the Canadian rights for Guillermo Amoedo's Chilean English-language flick The Stranger, from this day on known as Eli Roth Presents... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SPIDER-MAN: Sony Is Bringing The Web Slinger To Marvel's MCU

As Sony attempts to revamp their precious and lucrative Spider-Man franchise, news has come that they will finally partner with Marvel Entertainment and give the web slinger his first appearance in a Marvel film. Though neither company is telling which... More »
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