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

by Britt Hayes April 27, 2015 @ 5:19 PM
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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’

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.’

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

by Jacob Hall September 15, 2014 @ 2:50 PM
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

by Nick Romano June 26, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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

by Britt Hayes March 14, 2014 @ 12:07 PM
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?

'V/H/S 2' Loads Up On New Talent with Directors of 'The Raid' and 'The Blair Witch Project'

by Britt Hayes October 31, 2012 @ 5:15 PM
The horror anthology 'V/H/S' may not have been a huge box office success, but the festival favorite has certainly earned enough of a following for a second go-round with some fresh talent, including directors Gareth Evans ('The Raid') and Eduardo Sanchez ('The Blair Witch Project').

'You're Next' Filmmakers Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett to Adapt 'Dead Spy Running'

by Britt Hayes September 14, 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are the duo responsible for 'You're Next,' a fantastically fun horror flick that won't be released until next August, but the pair are already lining up their next project: Warner Bros. has just signed Wingard and Barrett to adapt 'Dead Spy Running,' based on the series of novels by Jon Stock.