It looks like the Fantastic Fest shingdig down in Austin is getting even hotter, if that’s possible with titles like Donnie Yen’s “Legend of the First” and Ryan Reynolds’ “Buried” already announced.
The fest has now added four more titles:
Guy Moshe’s “Bunraku”:
In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett), a young samurai and a bartender (Woody Harrelson) plot revenge against a ruthless leader (Ron Perlman) and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins. This visually stunning film is filled with uniquely choreographed action sequences of a new style that melds east with west and old school with new. Director Guy Moshe will be live in person.
Eugenio Mira’s “Agnosia”:
The producers of Pan’s Labyrinth and The Orphanage present a truly unique romantic thriller from Fantastic Fest veteran Eugenio Mira (The Birthday). “I’ve read few screenplays in my life that have impressed me as much as Agnosia,” said director Guillermo del Toro. Director Eugenio Mira will be live in person.
“Saw” guy Darren Bousman’s “Mother’s Day” remake:
After a botched robbery, three brothers, one severely injured, burst into their mother’s house, only to find that she lost it months earlier in a foreclosure. The new owners (Jaime King and Frank Grillo) and their guests, gathered for an ill-timed birthday party, become the brothers’ unwitting hostages. With the situation quickly devolving, the brothers have only one choice: call Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) to mastermind their escape. Director Darren Bousman, Rebecca DeMornay & Jaime King will be live in person.
And a sneak peek preview of Bruce Willis’ “Red”:
Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels RED is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Frank, Joe, Marvin and Victoria used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history. Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings) will be live in person.
And also of interest to Donnie Yen or martial arts fans, Yen’s “14 Blades” will also be showing up for a screening, along with Adam Wingard’s “A Horrible Way to Die”, Sion Sono’s “Cold Fish”, and Tak Sakaguchi’s “Mutant Girl Squad”, among many others.
Head over to Fantatic Fest for the full schedule.