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Spoilers: Screenwriters would like to turn Life into a franchise

I didn't make it out to see director Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi thriller LIFE at the theatre this past weekend, and judging by the film's worldwide opening total of $28.7 million there are a lot of you reading this that can say the same thing. Arrow in the Head's own Eric Walkuski would likely tell us we didn't miss anything, since he gave the movie a 4/10...
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03.27.2017
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Life clips preview a couple minutes of space-based thrills and scares

In just eight days, director Daniel Espinosa's LIFE will be arriving in theatres to bring us some sci-fi thrills and help pass the time before the Xenomorphs return to the big screen in ALIEN: COVENANT this May. ZOMBIELAND / DEADPOOL writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese were obviously inspired by the original ALIEN when they were writing this film, which is about ...
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03.16.2017
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New featurette looks at the science of sci-fi thriller Life

Next month will see the release of the sci-fi thriller LIFE , directed by Daniel Espinosa from a screenplay by ZOMBIELAND / DEADPOOL writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The film is about  a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction...
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02.17.2017
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A planet-destroying creature gets loose in Life trailer and Super Bowl spot

When Ridley Scott was assembling the cast for his upcoming ALIEN prequel / PROMETHEUS sequel ALIEN: COVENANT , it was said that actress Rebecca Ferguson was in the running for the lead. That role ended up going to Katherine Waterston, but a few months later Ferguson did sign on to star in director Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi thriller LIFE - a movie about a space station crew...
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02.06.2017
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Gyllenhaal, Ferguson, and Reynolds stare at you from the Life poster

Next week, Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are going to be having some trouble in outer space when director Morten Tyldum's film PASSENGERS is released on December 21st. Three months later, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds are going to have some outer space troubles of their own in director Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi thriller LIFE , which is scheduled to...
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12.16.2016
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Reynolds and Gyllenhaal have alien trouble in trailers for Life

Ryan Reynolds has reteamed with his SAFE HOUSE director Daniel Espinosa and his DEADPOOL writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese for the sci-fi thriller LIFE , which centers on  the crew of the International Space Station, who are tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extraterrestrial life. And that life proves more intelligent than ever...
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10.31.2016
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Zombieland 2 is still kicking, gets co-financing

When Sony Pictures exec Doug Belgrad stepped down from his post after 10 years, we didn't think that news would ever find its way to our horror news corner. But something has happened. Belgrad has just created 2.0 Entertainment, which will become a co-financier on certain Sony projects including... ZOMBIELAND 2 . Although the ZOMBIELAND sequel isn't much further into...
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09.08.2016
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Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick keep hope alive for Zombieland 2

As insane as it is to think that it's already been nearly ten years since the release of the horror/comedy ZOMBIELAND , it's almost just as insane to realize that there is still some life left in the idea of getting a ZOMBIELAND 2 off the ground. Aside from a brief detour into TV land when a Zombieland series pilot was made for Amazon (and the series didn't get past the...
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08.30.2016
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Dykhovichnaya, Bakare, and Sanada join Ryan Reynolds in Life

Director Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi thriller LIFE recently began filming at London's Shepperton Studios, and with the start of production comes news of a few more cast members, who have joined previously announced stars Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Ferguson in the story of  the crew of the International Space Station, who are tasked with studying a...
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07.20.2016
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Zombieland 2 might begin production this summer

Naturally, the sequel to the cult hit ZOMBIELAND is having a tough time getting off the ground. If we can't get another FRIDAY THE 13TH right away, ZOMBIELAND doesn't stand a chance. The property has already suffered at the hands of an ill-fated Amazon series that more or less immediately got the axe, but rumors are swirling that  ZOMBIELAND 2 might just be rising from...
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04.27.2016
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Jake Gyllenhaal to join Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in Life

Details on Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi thriller  LIFE have remained pretty under wraps, but one intriguing nugget has slipped through the thick veil. Jake Gyllenhaal will be joining the cast, acting opposite Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. Gyllenhaal's choices have been very intriguing lately, ranging from the chilling indictment of news media ...
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03.10.2016
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Zombieland sequel still alive, according to Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese

  The last time we heard anything close to official about a ZOMBIELAND sequel was in 2014, when it was announced that the film was indeed moving forward with original helmer Ruben Fleischer and writer Dave Callaham (THE EXPENDABLES). Obviously, things have not progressed as some of us might have hoped. But all hope is not lost yet, as this appears to be one of those projects that simply...
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02.22.2016
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