Homer Simpson Is Voting For Romney; Michael Bay's Doritos Ad Contest: Biz Break
Also in Friday afternoon's round-up of mostly movie-related news briefs, Pakistan faces the deadliest day yet over riots stemming from anti-Islam video The Innocence of Muslims. The Napa Valley Film Festival unveils details for its upcoming event. And two new features are headed to theaters.
Here Comes The Devil Headed to Theaters
The thriller had its U.S. premiere Thursday at Fantastic Fest. Francisco Barreiro and Lura Caro star in the film by Bogliano as parents whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. Magnet Releasing picked up the film and announced it at the premiere. The filmmakers, cast and audience toasted the news with champagne at the screening.
Napa Valley Film Festival Sets Slate
Ten narratives and nine documentaries will screen in the festival's competition lineup at the second annual event taking place in California's famed wine country. The festival runs November 7 - 11. For details on its roster, visit their website.
Any Day Now Heads to U.S. and Canadian Theaters
Music Box Films picked up the film directed by Travis Fine. Inspired by a true story, the feature centers on a gay couple in the 1970s who take in an abandoned mentally handicapped teen. The film will have a theatrical releases in December.
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Make a Doritos Ad, Get a Part in Transformers 4
Hollywood director Michael Bay is partnering with Doritos on a competition that invites would-be filmmakers to shoot their own home-made chips advertisement. Two selected adverts will air during the Super Bowl in January and the final winner will get the chance to appear in Bay's next project, Transformers 4, The Guaridan reports.
Deadliest Day of Violence Over Innocence of Muslims
Despite calls for peaceful protest, violence raged in Pakistan where between 12 and 19 people were killed in the worst day of rioting over the anti-Islam video. Movie theaters were also burned in the Pakistani cities of Peshawar and Karachi, Deadline reports.
Homer Simpson Votes for Romney
It's not exactly film news, but animation's favorite dad is voting for Mitt Romney. In the season premiere of The Simpsons set for September 30th, Homer Simpson said he'll vote for the GOP hopeful because "he did invent Obamacare," THR reports.