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Aaron Eckhart to star in exorcism horror movie Incarnate, from the producers of Insidious

Sep. 18, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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As the micro-budget horror film gains more and more traction at the box office (INSIDIOUS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, SINISTER), studios are going to try and get more and more big names into the movies. Next up from Blumhouse, the producers behind INSIDIOUS, comes INCARNATE which will star Aaron Eckhart. Eckhart will become the highest profile actor to join one of these horror movies.

INCARNATE will begin production in November and will be directed by Brad Peyton (JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND). It will tell the story of "an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed who meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past."

Eckhart is best known for his turn as Harvey Dent in Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT but has recently appeared in the mid-budget films OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and the upcoming I, FRANKENSTEIN. INCARNATE will likely be low budget and tell the same type of horror as James Wan's recent successful movies.

Horror tends to be better when it has a low budget. Studio horror that costs millions upon millions to produce end up being films like I AM LEGEND or WORLD WAR Z and stretch the definition of the genre. When you are limited in your budget you find more creative ways to scare audiences. Hopefully INCARNATE will be more like INSIDIOUS and less like THE DEVIL INSIDE.

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10:50AM on 09/18/2013
Eckhart deserves better than his last several roles. At Comic Con, he didn't seem to be particularly committed in marketing/selling the audience on I, Frankenstein, and perhaps he can't be blamed for that. I guess carving out a niche as a "screen king" like what Patrick Wilson has done to great effect could do the man some good.
Eckhart deserves better than his last several roles. At Comic Con, he didn't seem to be particularly committed in marketing/selling the audience on I, Frankenstein, and perhaps he can't be blamed for that. I guess carving out a niche as a "screen king" like what Patrick Wilson has done to great effect could do the man some good.
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11:57AM on 09/18/2013
Smaller the budget the better. If Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Sinister has taught us anything is that bigger isn't always better.
Smaller the budget the better. If Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Sinister has taught us anything is that bigger isn't always better.
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12:07PM on 09/18/2013

He looks so much like Christopher Lambert in that pic

Him, Lambert and Thomas Jane really need to do a movie together where they play brothers.
Him, Lambert and Thomas Jane really need to do a movie together where they play brothers.
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2:03PM on 09/18/2013

fingers crossed

i love this guy and have ever since Thank You for Smoking and have been waiting for him to get that role that pushes him into the next strata. Hopefully this is it.
i love this guy and have ever since Thank You for Smoking and have been waiting for him to get that role that pushes him into the next strata. Hopefully this is it.
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4:50PM on 09/18/2013
I'm actually surprised he hasn't done an exorcism movie before now. I'm not going to kid myself that there's much hope for this being great, as there are maybe two good exorcism films out there (of course purists claim only The Exorcist qualifies). As for Eckhart, he's a brilliant actor in the right role, but it seems somewhere along the way he wound up in a bunch of generic thrillers and action movies that, with few exceptions, are unmemorable. I want to see him in a good buddy movie, or
I'm actually surprised he hasn't done an exorcism movie before now. I'm not going to kid myself that there's much hope for this being great, as there are maybe two good exorcism films out there (of course purists claim only The Exorcist qualifies). As for Eckhart, he's a brilliant actor in the right role, but it seems somewhere along the way he wound up in a bunch of generic thrillers and action movies that, with few exceptions, are unmemorable. I want to see him in a good buddy movie, or another satire (he's got a particular talent with black humor). Maybe this will be an actually good horror movie, but I rarely expect much from a horror movie until the trailer breaks.
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