Disney’s ‘Avengers’ Series, ‘Coco,’ ‘Call of the Wild’ Join China’s Post-Coronavirus Lineup… Neon Buys Amy Seimetz’s SXSW Thriller ‘She Dies Tomorrow’… Stuart Gordon, ‘Re-Animator’ Director, Dead at 72

All four of the Disney-owned “Avengers” movies and Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” are being lined up for re-release in China as cinemas nation-wide re-open in wake of the coronavirus epidemic there. They are expected to be made available to cinemas from today (Thursday, March 26th) up until the end of June, according to Chinese reports and a screenshot of an exhibitor’s internal lineup. Sources close to Disney in Asia said the studio is not involved in the re-releases, and that these are matters decided on by China Film.
(Source: Variety; Image: IMDb)

Neon has acquired the worldwide rights to Amy Seimetz’s apocalyptic thriller, “She Dies Tomorrow,” which had been set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival before the event was canceled. The film stars Seimetz’s frequent collaborator Kate Lyn Sheil and Jane Adams. “She Dies Tomorrow” is Seimetz’ second feature film as a writer-director following “Sun Don’t Shine,” which starred Sheil and premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.
(Source: Variety)

Stuart Gordon — the horror-film director who helmed the cult classic Re-Animator and co-created the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise — has died at the age of 72. Over a film career that spanned three decades, Gordon was best known for his ability to harness the weirdness of H.P. Lovecraft’s works and translate them to the big screen: In addition to 1985’s Re-Animator, a modern update of Lovecraft’s 1922 novella, Gordon also helmed From Beyond, Castle Freak, Dagon, and an episode of Masters of Horror, all based on stories by the weird-fiction pioneer.
(Source: Variety)

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