Universal reveal release dates and synopses for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘Ouija’ and more





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Today Universal have announced confirmed release dates for some very exciting films, and what’s more each one now comes with an official synopsis too! Included in the announcement are Guillermo del Toro highly anticipated haunted house horror Crimson Peak, the horror films Ouija and As Above, So Below, and the action thrillers Everest starring Josh Brolin, and A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson.

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Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house horror, Crimson Peak, will arrive in cinemas on October 16th 2015.

Official synopsis:

Legendary Pictures’ CRIMSON PEAK, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s LabyrinthHellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.  In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider.  Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.  Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.

 

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Jason Blum and Michael Bay have produced Ouija, which arrives on October 24th 2014.

Official synopsis:

In OUIJA, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.  Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The PurgeThe Texas Chainsaw MassacreFriday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro.  Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for OUIJA, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide. 

 

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Josh Brolin stars in the dramatic action film Everest, due to release February 27th 2015.

Official synopsis:

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, EVEREST documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.  Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.  Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal, the epic adventure will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 GunsContraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes.  Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of EVEREST—in association with Walden Media—is adapted for the screen by Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God) and Oscar® winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire).  The film will shoot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Dolomites and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K. 

 

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Liam Neeson leads the cast of action thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones, the film will be released September 19th 2014.

Official synopsis:

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.  When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last.  Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.  Written and directed by Scott Frank (The Lookout), A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is produced by Jersey Films’ Danny DeVito, Double Feature Films’ Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust.  Universal will distribute the film in North America. 

 

Quarantine director John Erick Dowdle directs the new horror, As Above, So Below, due for release August 15th 2014.

Official synopsis:

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the secret of what this city of the dead was meant to contain.  A journey into madness and terror, AS ABOVE, SO BELOW reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.  Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (QuarantineDevil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, the psychological thriller is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle and Patrick Aiello.  Alex Hedlund serves as the executive producer.

 

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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