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This slightly NSFW new clip from ‘Raw’ is like ‘Fifty Shades’ but cannibal

Our first look at Julia Ducournau’s somewhat erotic tale of cannibalism arrived early last month in the form of a full-length red-band trailer that beautifully…

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Our first look at Julia Ducournau’s somewhat erotic tale of cannibalism arrived early last month in the form of a full-length red-band trailer that beautifully showcased Raw‘s true horror. Earlier today, Focus World was generous enough to treat us to a brand new clip from the upcoming film that further reveals what we can expect from this weird little movie, including creepy body paint parties and lip-biting (not the kind you’re probably thinking of right now). Yeah, you should probably just watch the clip above so that this can all start making sense to you.

Raw centers on a teenager named Justine, who comes from a long line of veterinarians in her family. Oh, and did we mention they’re also all vegetarians? That too. And so, at age 16, she seems to be a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she unknowingly enters a decadent, merciless, and dangerously seductive world full of hazing rituals. Desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family’s regular principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. The outcome? Her true self slowly begins to emerge.

Now, as someone who had a hard enough time getting through a couple of key scenes in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon (e.g. eyeball scene), I can already tell that Raw is going to be quite the adventure for me to watch. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in seeing what it has to offer. Oddly enough, this dark and twisted coming-of-age drama, which reportedly made multiple audience members sick and caused some to faint during last year’s TIFF, has me beyond intrigued at this point. I’m sold on this movie despite the fact that it looks weird as hell—horror and coming-of-age are two of my favorite genres.

Ducournau directed Raw from a script she wrote and stars Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella, Laurent Lucas, and Joana Preiss. The film generated quite a bit of buzz thanks to the rounds it made on the festival circuit and will hit theaters in a limited release on March 10 before expanding wide this spring.

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‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway will replace Bryan Singer as writer-director on ‘Red Sonja’

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Bryan Singer, in addition to being a pretty bad director, is also a pretty shitty and terrible person, as you probably already know. Earlier this year, The Atlantic published an exposé detailing new sexual misconduct claims against the Bohemian Rhapsody helmer made by several men who claim he sexually assaulted them when they were underage—the youngest being just 13-years-old.

That being said, it was pretty shocking when Millennium Films CEO Avi Lerner referred to the exposé as “agenda driven fake news” and said that he would not be removing Singer from his post as writer-director on the studio’s long-in-the-works Red Sonja, a female-centered superhero film that would reportedly earn Singer a whopping $10 million paycheck.

Fast forward a few months later, and it appears Lerner had a change of heart after all, as Deadline is reporting that Millennium has finally removed Singer from the project and replaced him with Transparent creator Jill Soloway, who is now set to write and direct the project that has been stuck in development hell for more than a decade now at this point.

“I can’t wait to bring Red Sonja’s epic world to life,” Soloway said in a statement to Deadline. “Exploring this powerful mythology and evolving what it means to be a heroine is an artistic dream come true.”

However, as exciting as it is to finally see Red Sonja get back off the ground and into development with someone that isn’t a dude at the helm, don’t expect to see the movie hit theaters anytime soon, as the original report notes that it still “has to be scripted, cast and prepped” and “it is likely Soloway will direct something before it.”

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‘Halloween 2’ will begin shooting this fall with Jamie Lee Curtis and David Gordon Green returning

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Earlier this month, we brought you a report about how Jamie Lee Curtis and Jason Blum had met up to probably discuss the development of another Halloween movie and it sounds like our speculation was right on point: The Shape isn’t dead after all.

According to Collider, Halloween 2 is indeed happening and is set to begin production this fall. Curtis will, of course, be reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode, while Judy Greer and Andi Matichak will also be back to play her daughter and granddaughter, respectively.

David Gordon Green, who directed and co-wrote last year’s Halloween along with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley, wrote the script for the sequel and is being eyed for a return to the director’s chair as well. It’s unclear as to what happened to the screenplay Scott Teems was reportedly working on earlier this year.

Last year’s Halloween was initially intended to be a one-off (the first synopsis for the film described it as Laurie Strode’s “final confrontation” with Michael Myers), but with it’s $255 million worldwide box office haul and open-ended conclusion, a sequel seemed all but likely to happen.

Halloween 2 is expected to hit theaters on October 16, 2020. We’ll bring you the official announcement from Blumhouse as soon as it comes across our desk.

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Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s short film ‘Anima’ is coming to Netflix next week

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“In a short musical film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead scores and stars in a mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.”

That’s the incredibly intriguing official logline for Anima, the latest and rather unexpected collaboration between director Paul Thomas Anderson and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, which is set to be released along with Yorke’s upcoming album of the same name later this month.

Despite the teaser trailer released by Netflix today, we still don’t know a whole lot about Anima other than the fact that it’s being described as a “one-reeler,” an outdated industry term that refers to “a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10-12 minutes duration and contained on one reel of film; popular especially in the era of silent films.”

This whole thing is beyond exciting (to say the least), especially given the surprise nature of it all, and although it hasn’t even been two years since we got the lush masterpiece that is Phantom Thread, it certainly feels like we’re long overdue for some new PTA and Anima seems like it’ll be just what we need to hold us over until his next feature.

Anima will hit select IMAX theaters (!) and Netflix on June 26 and 27, respectively.

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