Lucky McKee's "The Woods" (2006) ist ein weiterer Film des "May"-Regisseurs...
Die Falburn Academy ist ein renommiertes, tief in den Wäldern gelegenes Mädcheninternat. Die neue Schülerin Heather Fasulo (Agnes Bruckner, u.a. "Blue Car") ist nicht wie die anderen - sie hört Stimmen. Von ihren Eltern in der bedrohlichen Obhut der Direktorin Miss Traverse (Patricia Clarkson, u.a. "Dogville", "The Green Mile") und ihres unheimlichen Kollegiums zurückgelassen, erkennt Heather bald, dass in Falburn nichts so ist, wie es den Anschein hat. Als dann auch noch ihre Mitschülerinnen auf geheimnisvolle Weise im Wald verschwinden, entdeckt Heather ein schreckliches Geheimnis - und bekommt Unterricht im nackten Entsetzen. Denn die wichtigste Lektion, die die Schülerinnen in Falburn lernen, lautet: Aus dem Wald gibt es kein Entkommen!
Die Dreharbeiten begannen am 15. September 2003 in Montreal... Am 28. September 2006 erscheint Lucky McKee's "The Woods" als Kauf-DVD...
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Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik...
The Woods is a beautiful work by Lucky McKee with appearances by Bruce Campbell and Patricia Clarkson. Set in 1965 in an all-girls school, this film has an authentic, washed-out, grainy look, as if it were actually filmed in 1965. The pacing of the story is excellent and never seems to drag as tension builds from the arrival at the school all the way to the disastrous end. This is a notable role for Bruce Campbell, who is, perhaps for the first time ever, playing a completely sane and normal average Joe. I love it when a director is able to make a scary movie without resorting to overt, gory violence. The Woods garnered an R rating, but in my opinion should have been a PG-13. Even so, I think The Woods has the potential to be remembered as a classic. [...]
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment veröffentlicht die Leih-DVD am 31. August 2006 in Deutschland...
Bei Twitch gibt es den "The Woods" Trailer...
Things are sounding more and more damaged when it comes to Lucky McKee's The Woods, which is once again sitting without a release date. [...]
Apparently Screen Gems wants to release the rated "R" film as a "PG-13", but there's a major problem. According to our reliable anonymous scooper, I'm not exactly sure what the exact phrase is, but there's some sort of ongoing remark about one of the characters having "fire in her crotch" or something to that effect that causes the film to get the "R" rating, and without the phrase it ruins some sort of aspect of the film. How this will e resolved is beyond us and our scooper- so I guess we'll have to sit back and cross our fingers for good ol' Lucky McKee. [...]
Capone von AICN sprach mit Bruce Campbell, u.a. über "The Woods"...
Capone: [...] the last time we saw each other you were excited about THE WOODS [from MAY director Lucky McKee].
B.C.: That’s coming out in the fall. Now that I’m aging, I get to play fathers. Agnes Bruckner is the lead woman, my daughter. It’s great to play the father because the young person gets covered in blood, and I walk in and say, "What did I miss?" It’s not as dirty as a job anymore. It’s fun to play other types of roles. Here, it’s a geeky, nerdy professor-type father, who had no martial arts skills and doesn’t brandish a weapon. No, that’s no accurate. I do brandish an axe, I won’t lie to you, but only to come to the aide of his daughter. It’s not like, "Yo, she-bitch, let’s go." [...]
Bei Lee's Movie Info gibt es eine Kritik zu einer frühen Fassung des Films (B+)...
Bei LytRules.com gibt es einen weiteren Set-Bericht, sowie ein neues Bild !!!
Bei CS! gibt es einen Artikel aus "Entertainment Weekly"...
[...] 18-year old Bruckner plays Heather in the film, due next fall. "It's a psychological horror film," she says. With "a lot of schoolgirls and an ax. It's very gory."
Guided by Patricia Clarkson, who plays the headmistress of an all-girls school in the spooky sticks, Bruckner uses her telepathic gifts to determine who's killing of her classmates. "There's running and screaming, falling and axing - a lot of fun".
The psychological part? "Sometimes you watch a horror movie and the first five minutes, someone gets killed and you don't even know the character. That's definitely not this movie. You really get to know these characters, so once something does happen, you actually feel for them."
Plus, she adds, "the acting is a lot, you know, better."
Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Bruce Campbell...
[...] I'm on a break now from filming THE WOODS, directed by Lucky McKee. I play the father of the lead girl. We're about two-thirds of the way done, and I have to go back to the set to fight the woods. [...]
I'm back battled the trees again in one arena while trying to save them in another. And the girl is only about 17, so it's not like I'm playing old here. [...]
Bei LytRules.com gibt es - neben einem kurzen Set-Bericht - das erste Bild von Bruce Campbell in Action... SPOILER !!!
[...] We’ve been filming near McGill college, which is not that famous but maybe you know this place? On the first night Bruce showed up, it started to rain for the first time in weeks! Makes for the drama, no? We filmed anyway, and while the action was happening I took a photo of Bruce in action. I do not know the script, but it looks like he is planning to cut something into many pieces. Perhaps he is upset because he is cold, and needs firewood. Or maybe he is hungry, and seeks some... meat. He appears frustrated. [...]
Jaye Barnes-Luckett bzw. Go Little Records meldet...
[...] The weekend of 20-22, David Lopez and I recorded some original prerecorded music for the film, joined by a host of lovely, talented ladies and other awesome cats at Paramount Recording Studio Hollywood. The production folks have already shot scenes with our major pieces and the enthusiasm seems to be running high. Besides all that, the other biggest highlight of my week was receiving not one, but two prank calls from none other than Bruce Campbell, courtesy of Mike and Lucky. [...]
AICN zitiert Bruce Campbell...
[...] Think the original "The Haunting." The Woods takes place in 1965, and now that I'm old enough to play fathers, that's what I play - Joe, the semi-nerdy father of the lead actress. Lucky McKee, who did the film "May" recently will helm - he's a newcomer who's making some noise. It might be okay, because it's not some BS horror film with jokes every 5 minutes - it's for real... [...]
[...] I also got word from one of my favorite sources, Pack-ew, that Bruce Campbell is signed, sealed and delivered to appear in Lucky McKee's THE WOODS. [...]
No word yet on who Bruce will be playing or how big the role is [...]
"Blue Car" star Agnes Bruckner will team with Patricia Clarkson to star in "The Woods" for United Artists and director Lucky McKee. Shooting is scheduled to start Sept. 15 in Montreal. In addition to casting the rest of the film, MGM's specialty arm and the producers are clearing up any potential title dispute with M. Night Shyamalan's "The Woods" at the Walt Disney Co., and it looks as if McKee's project will get to keep its name. A Disney spokesman said Wednesday that Shyamalan's "The Woods" is just a working title.
Harry von AICN berichtet über Lucky McKee's und M. Night Shyamalan's "The Woods"...
[...] when M. Night Shyamalan announced that his project was called THE WOODS, the folks at MGM advised Lucky that he needed to change the name of his film, lest being confused with M. Night's project, which... well obviously you'd never want to be confused with an M. Night film and the stigma that that leaves one with.
However, try as Lucky may, he hasn't been able to quite nail the title yet. I've suggested THE THICKET, SHRUBBERY and TREES, but Lucky just sort of... well, he ignored me. The Great News regarding Lucky's timber affair is that it has the GREEN LIGHT! Yes, that's right, the all systems go news, which means that Lucky is as of now busily assembling his cast and crew, which I'm sure will include the amazing fantastic Angela Bettis and the film is supposed to shoot up in Toronto I hear. [...]
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Ton: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch (DD 5.1), Italienisch (Dolby Surround)
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 28. September 2006
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