Posts Tagged ‘william friedkin’

Trailer for KILLER JOE Starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012


Matthew McConaughe plays a killer, is that a first?  If Kate Hudson isn’t around, that even better.  You can watch the trailer for Killer Joe below, in the NC-17-rated film Emile Hirsch and his father Thomas Haden Church hire cop/hitman Matthew McConaughey to murder their mother in order to get her insurance policy.

Killer Joe was directed by Academy Award winner William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and also stars Juno Temple and Gina Gershon.

Killer Joe opens July 27th.


an exorcist mini-series, yes please

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

exdanceWould you like to see an EXORCIST mini-series?  I would.  And the goods is that this news is coming from the same team who brought us the classic film, director William Friedkin and scriber William Peter Blatty.  Blatty recently chatted with Cemetary Dance magazine as JoBlo pointed out, where he divulged the information. The scoop came in the answer to a question asking if there’s anything Blatty would change about his epic story:

“Yes and no. I would love to have been able to include the subplot involving Karl and his daughter Elvira which I did in my first draft, but that script ran to 172 pages, much, much too long. But I might have it my way in the near future, inasmuch as I’ve written an Exorcist miniseries script that not only faithfully includes all the main elements of the novel, but also some rather spooky new material and scenes, as well as a totally new (and perhaps much more satisfying) ending. I’ve also updated it. Billy Friedkin has agreed to direct.”

Well that sounds terrific.  The original movie scared the piss out of me and still stands the test of time as one of the best horror films ever made.  People wouldn’t work on the movie for religious and personal beliefs, people protested the release and Best Picture Oscar nomination.  It’s just the devil people, you see Martin Lawrence movies all the time.  Same difference.  Jump for one of the funniest videos I’ve seen.