Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note’ Adds ‘The Leftovers’ Star Margaret Qualley

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by Britt Hayes November 12, 2015 @ 9:05 PM
HBO
After delivering two great genre features back to back with the subversive horror flick You’re Next and throwback thriller The Guest, director Adam Wingard definitely has our full attention, regardless of what he does next. His new project is Death Note, based on the popular Japanese manga, with The Leftovers star Margaret Qualley now in talks to join the cast of the U.S. adaptation.

‘Fast and Furious 8’ Will Be Directed by F. Gary Gray

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by Britt Hayes October 6, 2015 @ 7:12 AM
Universal Pictures
With James Wan not returning to direct the next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, Furious 8 is in desperate need of someone to sit behind the camera before Vin Diesel decides to just do the job himself. But it looks like Universal has narrowed their options down to just a few directors, each of them interesting choices in their own right.

‘Death Note’ Live-Action Film Coming From the Team That Brought You ‘The Guest’

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by Britt Hayes April 27, 2015 @ 5:19 PM
Viz Media
Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett are keeping pretty busy following their well-received genre features You’re Next and The Guest. Up next, the filmmaking duo are working on a new horror movie called The Woods, and before that project is even wrapped, the pair have already selected their next: Death Note, a live-action feature based on the popular Japanese manga.

‘The Guest’ and ‘You’re Next’ Duo Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett Head into ‘The Woods’

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by Britt Hayes February 4, 2015 @ 7:17 PM
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Director Adam Wingard and his screenwriting partner Simon Barrett have yet to disappoint us—from the fantastic, subversive horror thriller ‘You’re Next’ to the throwback action flick ‘The Guest,’ the duo have been consistently delivering in the genre film department. Next up, the pair will head back to horror for the upcoming film ‘The Woods.’

Robert Kirkman's Cinemax 'Outcast' Conjures Patrick Fugit for Lead Exorcism Role

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 5, 2014 @ 6:28 PM
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'The Walking Dead''s success under Robert Kirkman remains assured through at least the next apocalypse, but the producer's Cinemax adaptation of exorcism comic drama 'Outcast' has today taken a major leap forward. 'Almost Famous' and 'Gone Girl' star Patrick Fugit has officially nabbed the pilot's leading role, while additional cast and a director have joined the supernatural thriller as well.

'I Saw the Devil' Remake Coming From 'You're Next,' 'The Guest' Team

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by Jacob Hall September 15, 2014 @ 2:50 PM
Showbox
Kim Ji-oon's 'I Saw the Devil' is one of the gnarliest thrillers ever made, a hyper-violent plunge into depravity and mayhem that has to be seen to be believed. It's one of the best recent examples of just how crazy South Korean filmmaking can get, and it's tough to imagine any Hollywood film getting away with what this one does. And, of course, it's getting an American remake. But let's not despair quite yet. It seems to be in good hands.

'The Guest' Trailer: The Horror Duo Behind 'You're Next' Are at It Again

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by Nick Romano June 26, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
Picturehouse
The gents behind that horror hit 'You're Next' are back, and 'The Guest' trailer looks like the duo have another winner on their hands. We've already seen Adam Wingard (director) and Simon Barrett (writer) give audiences a fresh take on home-invasion slasher flicks, and 'The Guest' is another creative spin on classic horror tropes.

'The Guest' Review

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by Britt Hayes March 14, 2014 @ 12:07 PM
Picturehouse
Director Adam Wingard and his writing partner Simon Barrett, who last gave us horror favorite 'You're Next,' return with 'The Guest,' a genre throwback to the dark suspense thrillers of the late '80s and early '90s -- but this isn't mimicry or simply homage. Wingard and Barrett put their wryly sinister spin on this consistently engaging and unnerving story, throwing in a dash of classic John Carpenter for good measure. And who knew 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens could be such a badass?

'You're Next' Review

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by Matt Singer August 20, 2013 @ 7:00 AM
Lionsgate
Watching Hollywood's endless parade of genre remakes, sequels and ripoffs can get pretty discouraging -- enough to convince you there's no undiscovered country left out there; that it's all been done before and filmmakers will keep repeating themselves over and over again until the end of time. Thank goodness, then, for something like 'You're Next,' which is scary and fun, and, best of all, fresh and original. It restores your faith in the future of horror movies.