Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Stephen King Adaptations among Fantastic Fest First Wave

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Stephen King Adaptations among Fantastic Fest First Wave

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will open festival that runs September 21-28 in Austin, Texas.

Fantastic Fest 2017 has announced its initial line-up of films. This year’s opening night film is the US premiere of Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (pictured).

Among this year’s initial titles are the US premieres of S Craig Zahler’s Brawl In Cell Block 99, starring Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson and Udo Kier, Yorgos Lanthimos’ horror film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, and Takashi Miike’s Blade Of The Immortal.

Fantastic Fest will include cinema from the Middle East including Egypt’s rarely seen Rocky Horror Picture Show adaptation Anyab and the international premiere of Marwan Hamed’s The Originals.

“It’s truly a joy to be able to showcase a variety of Arabic genre films never before seen in the US to shatter preconceptions.” Fantastic Fest creative director Evrim Ersoy said. …

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