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Posted Thursday 1/17/19 at 6:19PM EST
Naomi Watts to star in Wolves and Villagers for the Quibi streaming service
Watts, who is already starring in the Game of Thrones prequel pilot, will play a lead role in a short-form series from producer Jason Blum that Quibi co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg described as “Fatal Attraction 2.0.” Quibi is an upcoming streaming service from Katzenberg and Meg Whitman that was announced last August.
Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 4:37PM EST
The Purge renewed for Season 2
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
USA has announced a second season of the dystopian thriller based on James DeMonaco's movie franchise ahead of tonight's Season 1 finale. The Purge is USA's highest-rated drama series, averaging 2.3 million viewers. "James DeMonaco has done it again: The propulsive and compelling story he created for season one of The Purge truly resonated with audiences in a significant way," says Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse Productions produces the series with Universal Cable Productions. "We are thrilled to embark on season two and can't wait to bring more of James' vision to USA and fans of The Purge."
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:25PM EDT
Get Out and Halloween horror production company Blumhouse is trying to conquer TV
Source: The New York Times
Blumhouse has found big-screen success with horror films Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Get Out and, most recently, Halloween. But it's failed so far to generate the same enthusiasm for horror shows on TV. Its new horror anthology series Into the Dark barely got any attention when it recently premiered on Hulu, especially when compared to Netflix's new horror series The Haunting of Hill House. Blumhouse has found some success with non-horror fare like HBO's The Jinx and Sharp Objects, but many of its TV offerings have been forgettable.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Ghoul, Netflix's first horror series from India, releases a trailer that will give you the creeps
Blumhouse is one of the producers on the horror series, premiering Aug. 24 with Bollywood star Radhika Apte helming the cast. Apte also stars in the recently released Sacred Games, the first Netflix original series from India.
Posted Friday 7/06/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Blumhouse's Jason Blum: TV showrunners make the best directors for our movies
The producer of low-budget horror films like Get Out and The Purge, who is also producing HBO's Sharp Objects, tells indiewire of why he prefers hiring from TV: “The best directors for us, for our movies, are showrunners. Better than the man or woman who had the hottest movie at Sundance or the greatest resume or anything else, the best prototype to direct a Blumhouse movie is a showrunner.” That's because TV shows prepare directors to be flexible while making the most of their time on set. “Showrunners are used to our pace in the movie business,” says Blum. “We have a somewhat TV-pace in (our) movies, but also the movies are much more successful if the director writes, because you can do stuff on the fly, and the showrunner has a kind-of producer mentality.”
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Ethan Hawke to play abolitionist leader John Brown in a limited series he's co-writing
Hawke is co-writing the Blumhouse TV project based on James McBride's 2013 book on the 19th century abolitionist leader titled The Good Lord Bird. Hawke considers the book one of his six favorites. The project doesn't yet have a network home.