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Which supernatural trend will take over next? South Korean werewolves or Sam Raimi's warrior angels?

11.15.2012

With TWILIGHT coming to a close and HARRY POTTER in the past, what will be the next trend to take over? We have already seen witches, vampires, and zombies. Could the next trend be one of these new films?

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert have picked up the rights to the young adult novel series ANGELFALL, a self published series that aims to be the next TWILIGHT. As the title implies, the focus is on angels.

Synopsis: Six weeks after angels of the apocalypse descend to demolish the modern world, street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back… even if that means making a deal with an enemy angel Raffe, a warrior who has been left bleeding and wingless. Having only each other to rely on for survival, the two journey towards the angel's stronghold where she must risk everything to rescue her sister and he must decide whether to put himself at the mercy of his enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Raimi says “Susan is a brilliant writer. She has created a fantastic world with instantly engaging and real characters. I immediately connected with the material and knew that she had conceived the perfect combination for a great fantasy film.”

I don't know, angels? It is hard to make a movie without religious connotation when angels are your focal point. I never thought angels were really cool either. Warrior angels still sounds like an oxymoron. Raimi, when not directing, tends to support more schlocky endeavors, so I am not holding out much hope for this one.

On the other hand, South Korea's A WEREWOLF BOY is already a massive success and could translate to America pretty quickly. With UNDERWORLD already a successful franchise and Taylor Lautner playing one in TWILIGHT, maybe a lyncanthrope-centric series could do the trick?

Synopsis: Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of a boy she knew 60 years ago come flooding back to her. Then young Suni and her family moved to a small village in Korea. There, they encounter a bedraggled orphan boy hiding under a bush and take him in out of pity. Called a “wolf boy” by some for his feral behavior and uncommon strength, Suni teaches the boy how to eat at a table, and read and write so that he might one day live among people. He repays her kindness with a devotion unequalled by any human being, a love that exceeds all normal expectations. Then one day a threat to Suni exposes the boy’s deadly bestial instincts, and in an instant he becomes the subject of the villagers’ fears. In order to save the boy’s life, Suni must abandon him while promising, “Wait for me. I’ll come back for you.”

Check out the trailer and tell me if this doesn't look like a carbon copy of TWILIGHT. I mean, come on.

A WEREWOLF BOY is coming to US theaters soon in limited release and currently holds the #1 spot in South Korea's box office. Is the English remake far behind?

However you look at it, we are going to be doomed to getting crappy, romanticized fantasy movies like this to try and squeeze the teenybopper and lonely twenty year old girl markets. All the while, movies that are actually good bomb. Hopefully someone will come along and make something good we can all enjoy.

Extra Tidbit: Bill Condon is compiling a combined cut of BREAKING DAWN PART 1 and 2. And yet we still cannot get KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR?

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11:18AM on 11/16/2012
I think you're overthinking this. Twilight is over for the foreseeable future. It came toward the end of the Harry Potter franchise, with an actor who had been in a Harry Potter movie. Was it trying to be Harry Potter? Doubtful, but Hunger Games, while not trying to be Twilight, was marketed as such. For that matter, who knows what the "next Twilight" is going to be? And furthermore, who really cares (besides the studio heads)? Not even Twi-hards are looking for a new Twilight-esque franchise.
I think you're overthinking this. Twilight is over for the foreseeable future. It came toward the end of the Harry Potter franchise, with an actor who had been in a Harry Potter movie. Was it trying to be Harry Potter? Doubtful, but Hunger Games, while not trying to be Twilight, was marketed as such. For that matter, who knows what the "next Twilight" is going to be? And furthermore, who really cares (besides the studio heads)? Not even Twi-hards are looking for a new Twilight-esque franchise. If Twilight is their Star Wars or whatever, then expect plenty of movies to come try and be that for them, but most will fail. And the ones that will fail the most are the ones that attempt the most blatant rip-off.
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3:32AM on 11/16/2012

Werewolf Boy?

There already was a Teen Wolf series. And before that American Werewolf in London. And wasn't there a Michael J. Fox Teen Wolf movie?
There already was a Teen Wolf series. And before that American Werewolf in London. And wasn't there a Michael J. Fox Teen Wolf movie?
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8:58PM on 11/15/2012

enough of this...

"with twilight coming to an end" shit, it only reminds us that mote shit is on the way and we were happy just knowing it will be over.
"with twilight coming to an end" shit, it only reminds us that mote shit is on the way and we were happy just knowing it will be over.
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8:04PM on 11/15/2012
Oh no! Twilight has infected Korean films! And Korean films used to be so edgy. Damn you Twilight!
Oh no! Twilight has infected Korean films! And Korean films used to be so edgy. Damn you Twilight!
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7:03PM on 11/15/2012
Penryn and Raffe? And here I thought Katniss and Peeta sounded silly. Doesn't anyone in the future have normal names?
Penryn and Raffe? And here I thought Katniss and Peeta sounded silly. Doesn't anyone in the future have normal names?
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6:23PM on 11/15/2012
Angelfall sounds like a sequel to Legion. Only with less guns.
Angelfall sounds like a sequel to Legion. Only with less guns.
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1:15PM on 11/15/2012
Wow, double post about an HOUR later than the first one?
Wow, double post about an HOUR later than the first one?
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1:05PM on 11/15/2012
angle fall sounds like someone had 2 minutes to put together a plot with a gun to their head. It sounds reallly bad. The other one is just "meh". I also thought hunger games was the next (much better) twlight.
angle fall sounds like someone had 2 minutes to put together a plot with a gun to their head. It sounds reallly bad. The other one is just "meh". I also thought hunger games was the next (much better) twlight.
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12:14PM on 11/15/2012
Personally, I'm waiting for a rash of gill-men, err, people flicks. And aiming for the "next TWILIGHT" is never going to be a popular idea round these parts.
Personally, I'm waiting for a rash of gill-men, err, people flicks. And aiming for the "next TWILIGHT" is never going to be a popular idea round these parts.
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