Director Adam Egypt Mortimer Some Kind of Hate is back with a new horror film called Daniel Isn’t Real, which tells the story of what happens when a man’s imaginary friend from childhood comes back into his life and begins exerting control in dangerous ways. We’re giving away two posters from the film signed by Mortimer and star Patrick Schwarzenegger, and you can find out how to enter to win below.
Just in case you need a refresher, here’s the trailer for Daniel Isn’t Real:
Our review says the film opens with raw, unreasoned violence and immediately puts the viewer on edge before ultimately shifting into a third act that “is a neon-soaked torture chamber of weird that I liked more the longer I sat with it.” With its imaginary friend conceit, I can’t help but think that this film looks like a more modern and horror-tinged riff on Fight Club. And while it certainly doesn’t have that undefinable X factor that David Fincher brings to his movies, this one hails from the producers of Mandy, a violent, psychedelic, freak out of a film that gave me one of my most memorable moviegoing experiences of the past ten years. They’ve earned my attention.
To win, all you have to do is send us an email at [email protected] with “Daniel Isn’t Real Contest” in the subject line, and tell us your favorite movie that features an imaginary character in it. You must send in your entries by 12:00pm PT on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 to qualify. We’ll select two winners at random and forward the winning entries to the publicists, who will be able to ship the signed posters directly.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Troubled college freshman Luke Miles Robbins suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel Patrick Schwarzenegger to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind - and his soul.
Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Daniel Isn’t Real in theaters, on digital and on demand December 6, 2019.
Since Solo: A Star Wars Story ended up being a box office disappointment, it’s not likely that we’re going to get a sequel, and that’s coming from the film’s co-writer Jon Kasdan. But if the story arc that began in the spin-off were to continue, it would be awesome if it ended up making Lando Calrissian even more prominent. Apparently artist Peter Stults thought the same thing, which is why he used his quarantine time to make a trio of posters for a film series called The Calrissian Chronicles. Check out the Lando Calrissian trilogy posters and all the cool details within them below.
This imagined trilogy would be directed by Michael Anderson Logan’s Run, with a script Stanley Mann Conan the Destroyer, Irvin Kershner director of The Empire Strikes Back, and story by George Lucas himself. However, instead of John Williams doing the movie, Peter Bernstein The Ewok Adventure would be composing the score.
The overall vibe of the trilogy feels like a mix of 1970s blaxploitation and sci-fi with a little bit of fantasy tossed in there, which you can see in each of the posters below.
Peter Stults Lando Calrissian Trilogy Posters
The first installment of The Calrissian Chronicles obviously features Billy Dee Williams in the role of Lando Calrissian. It would also have prominent roles for Tamara Dobson, Ron O’Neal and Moses Gunn. But the best tidbit here is that Shirley Bassey would play Lando’s beloved droid counterpart L3-37.
The second installment looks to have somewhat of an Asian influence with the addition of Tatsuya Nakadai and Meiko Kaji joining the cast. There’s also a role for Vonetta McGee, and Shirley Bassey is still around as L3-37.
In the final installment, a bit Star Wars returns with Peter Mayhew returning as Chewbacca, as well as a “special appearance” by Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Otherwise, the cast expands again with Angela Brent and Robert Urich. However, Shirley Bassey isn’t listed as L3-37 anymore, so maybe she met her end in the second installment.
But the real treat here in this final installment is imagining the introduction of Jean-Claude Van Damme to Hollywood as none other than Darth Maul. It’s a nice reference to the character’s return in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and just thinking about the skilled martial artist playing Darth Maul is so fun.
Unfortunately, we’ll never get to see movies like this with Billy Dee Williams in the lead. But these would make great comic books. Then again, maybe there’s hope for a Lando Calrissian film series starring Donald Glover. After all, Sleight director J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens are on the verge of becoming the first black creators to tackle Star Wars behind the camera and on the page, so maybe they have something...