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Brian De Palma heads to China for Daredevil-esque action thriller Lights Out

11.09.2015
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Brian De Palma has earned his place in cinema with films like CARRIE, SCARFACE, THE UNTOUCHABLES, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, and others; but despite those classics, I've found it hard to get all that excited about his work over the past decade. Brian De Palma's next film will see the director returning to the land of action thriller's with LIGHTS OUT, a film which sounds as though it will be borrowing a few elements from Marvel's Daredevil.

LIGHTS OUT tells the story of "a blind Chinese girl unknowingly caught in a plot to expose a top-secret assassination program. Although blind, she is able to use her other heightened senses to fight back and become a hero." Now in pre-production, LIGHTS OUT is currently casting for the lead roles, as well as looking at an A-list Chinese actress to star as the female action hero lead.

Ying Ye, MD of Auroa Alliance, said:

De Palma is a proven master of suspense; in the hands of the legendary director, ‘Lights Out’  promises to be a thriller for the ages, full of empowering messages, harrowing plot turns and great action sequences.

No word yet on when LIGHTS OUT will premiere, but I always hold out a bit of hope that De Palma will give us something on par with his earlier work. Fingers crossed.

What's your favourite Brian De Palma film?

Source: Variety

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4:10AM on 11/10/2015

surprised how DePalma is underrated in his own country...

... he never won an Oscar, not even nominated (he guy who did SCARFACE, CARLITO'S WAY, THE UNTOUCHABLES !!!), I am surprised how in america almost everybody considers him as a casual director (when I talk to people about movies), in France, even the average movie-goer can say 1 movie of him... He his honored at least once a year in some movie festival in Europe...
YOU ARE THE BEST BRIAN !!!!!
... he never won an Oscar, not even nominated (he guy who did SCARFACE, CARLITO'S WAY, THE UNTOUCHABLES !!!), I am surprised how in america almost everybody considers him as a casual director (when I talk to people about movies), in France, even the average movie-goer can say 1 movie of him... He his honored at least once a year in some movie festival in Europe...
YOU ARE THE BEST BRIAN !!!!!
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6:52AM on 11/10/2015
He is sadly underrated. I was even surprised when he directed the first Mission: Impossible movie but even after that he pretty much went under the radar. He should make a big comeback movie for him.
He is sadly underrated. I was even surprised when he directed the first Mission: Impossible movie but even after that he pretty much went under the radar. He should make a big comeback movie for him.
11:36PM on 11/09/2015

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If you can't get excited about a new De Palma film, you're not a fan of cinema.
If you can't get excited about a new De Palma film, you're not a fan of cinema.
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4:48PM on 11/10/2015
Uhm, after six turds in a row I think it's pretty fair to stop getting excited about a director's work, no matter how good he once was.
Uhm, after six turds in a row I think it's pretty fair to stop getting excited about a director's work, no matter how good he once was.
9:51PM on 11/09/2015
I hope this is going to be a big comeback for him as Passion was a disappointment for me. Extra tidbit: Dressed To Kill and Blow Out.
I hope this is going to be a big comeback for him as Passion was a disappointment for me. Extra tidbit: Dressed To Kill and Blow Out.
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4:03AM on 11/10/2015
I agree
I went to see Passion at the theater being so happy to see a DePalma movie... but it ended as a huge disappointment : Passion was like a long Melrose Place episode...
Extra Tidbit : SCARFACE, CARLITO'S WAY, CASUALTIES OF WAR
I agree
I went to see Passion at the theater being so happy to see a DePalma movie... but it ended as a huge disappointment : Passion was like a long Melrose Place episode...
Extra Tidbit : SCARFACE, CARLITO'S WAY, CASUALTIES OF WAR
6:50AM on 11/10/2015
I know! I rented DVD with excitement of watching a new Brian DePalma movie and got let down by it. You're spot on with a long Melrose Place episode. It dragged on for too long by the time we got to see some Brian DePalma suspense was by the third act. Passion made Femme Fatale looks like a much better movie.
I know! I rented DVD with excitement of watching a new Brian DePalma movie and got let down by it. You're spot on with a long Melrose Place episode. It dragged on for too long by the time we got to see some Brian DePalma suspense was by the third act. Passion made Femme Fatale looks like a much better movie.
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