Available to play for only two weeks — the Ghostbusters live event for PikPok's Into the Dead 2 is going on right now. Continue reading for more details. Also in today's highlights: Hi-Death trailer and poster released, Streetwalkers first production details, and Daughters of Dismay teaser trailer revealed.
Two-Week Only Ghostbusters Live Event for Into the Dead 2: "Leading games publisher PikPok today announced an all-new Ghostbusters live event for the hit videogame Into the Dead 2 will be coming to the App Store and Google Play on February 21, 2019 (EST). An officially licensed event developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Ghost Corps, the event will feature the beloved characters of the original Ghostbusters movies and will be available for the limited time of two weeks only.
The Ghostbusters event in Into the Dead 2 is the most ambitious event yet for the game, and for the first time will take place as a two-part live event spanning over two weeks. Ghostbusters expands on Into the Dead 2’s exclusive week-long event offerings which have also included a licensed Night of the Living Dead event, as well as a fundraising event Untamed to benefit the wildcat charity Panthera.
“Ghostbusters has been a beloved and enduring property for 35 years, and it has been wonderful to see the care and love the team at PikPok have brought to this project,” said Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Products for Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Fans of Ghostbusters have never seen an event like this before, and we can’t wait for them to experience this latest journey into the Ghostbusters universe that PikPok has created.”
Fans of the Ghostbusters franchise will be reunited with familiar characters and antics, alongside brand-new adversaries and storyline building on the Ghostbusters universe, mixing classic dry humour with high stakes action. The game will also rely on iconic characters and gadgets from the Ghostbusters franchise, including the mischievous ghost Slimer and the famous Proton Packs.
“Working with the Ghostbusters franchise has been a tremendous opportunity for us, and one which has stretched us creatively,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of PikPok. “Being able to marry the iconic characters, world, and humour of Ghostbusters with the unique gameplay and storytelling experience of Into the Dead 2 we hope will be a welcome addition to the Ghostbusters canon.”
PikPok’s original titles Into the Dead and Into the Dead 2 have amassed over 100 million downloads since the series launch in 2012. In Into the Dead 2, players journey through the zombie apocalypse in a race to save their family. Armed with an arsenal of powerful weapons, players must fend off ever-increasing zombie threats while crossing treacherous terrain.
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Hi-Death New Trailer and Poster Released: "Wild Eye Releasing has acquired Nightfall Pictures’ horror anthology HI-DEATH, scheduling it for a June release.
From the makers of “Hi-8”, five new twisted tales showcasing the talents of both veteran and emerging horror filmmakers. When two young women take the “Terror Tour” through the underbelly of Hollywood, they are led into a bizarre world of unspeakable horror. Their first stop proves that “Death Has a Conscience”, but doesn’t spare the unlucky souls who stumble into his path. Next, a meeting with the “Dealers of Death” exposes the perils of collecting murder memorabilia. Then, it’s off to a quick “Night Drop”, where your next movie rental may be your last. An actress’ worst nightmare unfolds as she is forced to perform a terrifying “Cold Read”, and our Terror Tour comes to a disturbing end as we meet the ancient, seductive evil known as “The Muse”.
The film is written and directed by Anthony Catanese, Tim Ritter, Amanda Payton, Brad Sykes, and Todd Sheets. Cast includes Fabiana Formica, Jay Sosnicki, Todd Martin, Thomas Kindler, Jensen Jacobs, Craig Kelly, Nick Randol, Dilynn Fawn Harvey, Christopher Preyer, Eric Salinas, Kristen Adams, and Kate Durocher."
Streetwalkers First Production Details: Press Release: "Night Fox Entertainment's STREETWALKERS has begun filming in Los Angeles February 17, 2019. The film stars actress Steffani Brass, (Six Feet Under, Babysitter's Black Book), David Gridley (The Last Ship), Tony Todd (Candyman), John Beasley (Sinister 2, The Purge: Anarchy), William Lee Scott (The Magnificent Seven & Pearl Harbor), Vince Hill-Bedored (Adopted) and making a cameo appearance is Danny Nucci (Titanic, The Fosters). STREETWALKERS is being directed by Benjamin Louis (State’s Evidence) based on a screenplay by Jonah Kuehner (Lab Rats, Good Luck Charlie). The plot follows three students who go missing while filming a horror movie. They are being held captive by a madman; and their only hope for survival is two detectives who find the camera they left behind, as they track their every step before time runs out. Night Fox’s Timothy Christian (Z for Zachariah, Wildling) and Rab Butler (Wildling) are producing.
For more information, visit http://streetwalkersmovie.com"
Daughters of Dismay Teaser Revealed: "Sodom & Chimera Productions has revealed the first tease for Daughter of Dismay, the first narrative short to be shot in 70mm IMAX. The film will be an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, focusing on a different kind of witch than usually portrayed in media, one that doesn't focus on cliched depictions of devil worship, but on a much deeper and more human side.
Directed by arthouse horror veteran James Quinn (Flesh of the Void, The Temple of Lilith) and produced by Justin Schenck (Swordfish, Fox's "The Exorcist"), Daughter of Dismay included behind the scenes talent including composer Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Insidious, Annabelle), Kodak award-winning director of photography Ben Brahem Ziryab (The Negative, Room for Rent), sound engineer Steve Maslow (The Empire Strikes Back, The Thing, Beetlejuice) and foley artist Martin Langenbach (The Perfume, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Goodnight Mommy).
Of the new short, Quinn said, "There's a certain magic about seeing something on actual film on the big screen, especially in 70mm. I was always extremely interested in this epic aspect of movies, where you don't just go to watch something, but actually experience the entire movie to a point that's almost physical, as part of a spectacle that evokes greater feelings than just simple entertainment. As a big fan of horror cinema, I wanted to combine this experience that 70mm and 70mm IMAX brings with occult and horror elements, something that's very unusual for this format, something that I think is very exciting."
Daughter of Dismay tells the surreal and mystical tale of an emotionally broken witch. She enters the darkness of the woods to fulfill her biggest desire, for which she takes extreme and radical measures that will have sinister consequences. Portrayed in elegant painting-like images, the film is an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, leading to a heartbreaking and melancholic finale.
Daughter of Dismay is currently in post-production and will be released in IMAX theaters, 70mm theaters and film festivals in late 2019, presented in both digital, as well 70mm IMAX, regular 70mm as well as 35mm prints."