LOOK: Scary creature intrudes in new ‘Krampus’ poster

Home invasion gets a “monstrous” twist as dark creature Krampus prepares to crash an unsuspecting house in the newly released poster for Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Krampus.

A darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, revealing an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday, “Krampus” is directed by Michael Dougherty, and stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, Allison Tollman, David Koechner, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

Opening across the Philippines on December 2, 2015, Krampus is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

— PRESS STATEMENT FROM UNITED INTERNTAITONAL PICTURES

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LOOK: New character posters of ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

Universal Pictures has just revealed the character posters for its new epic adventure, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the highly anticipated sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.”

The characters who are featuted in individual one-sheets are The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), The Evil Queen (Charlize Theron), The Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) and The Warrior (Jessica Chastain).

The fantastical world of “Snow White and the Huntsman” expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined.

Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.

Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen—including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain)—only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.

When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.

Opening across the Philippines on April 20, 2016, The Huntsman: Winter’s War is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

— PRESS STATEMENT FROM UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES

Micarulous true story of miners told in ‘The 33’

Based on the gripping real-life survival story that captivated the world’s attention, The 33 follows the never-before-told personal journeys and miraculous events surrounding the collapse of the Chilean gold and copper mine and the subsequent retrieval and rescue of all 33 miners after being buried alive 700 meters below the earth’s surface for 69 days under a megaton boulder twice the size of the Empire State Building.

Filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers, “The 33” is about the courage of those who did not give up — above and below the surface of the earth — during their ordeal, ultimately emerging as heroes.

More than a billion people around the world sat transfixed in front of their televisions as the now famous 33 Chilean miners were finally transported to freedom after 69 days trapped in the darkness thousands of feet beneath the unforgiving surface of the Atacama Desert — a world record for the longest underground survival.

As the world watched, Chilean president Sebastian Piñera declared that the miners would not be abandoned. Engineers worked for days and nights on end to drill their way to the miners. Finally, the world was captivated as the miners were miraculously drawn, one-by-one, from the ground in an unprecedented televised rescue.

“The 33” evokes the grand tradition of films depicting men trapped and isolated – pushed to their physical and mental limits by environmental forces beyond their control. Recent examples of the genre include such films such as Gravity, Apollo 13 and 127 Hours.

During the 2010 Copiapó mining accident, while still trapped in the mine, the 33 miners agreed to collectively contract with just a single author to write their official history so that none of the 33 could individually profit from the experiences of the others. The miners chose Pulitzer prize winning journalist Héctor Tobar to have exclusive access to the miners’ stories. His official account – published after filming was completed – titled Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free became a critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. The filmmakers developed the screenplay from Tobar’s book with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers.
The award-winning multinational cast features Antonio Banderas (“Desperado,” “The Mask of Zorro,” “The Skin I Live In”), Rodrigo Santoro (“300”), Academy Award® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Chocolat,” “Blue”), James Brolin (“Catch Me If You Can”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“La Bamba,” “Courage Under Fire,” “Young Guns”), Mario Casas (“Fuga de Cerebros”), Jacob Vargas (“Traffic,” TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Juan Pablo Raba (TV’s “Narcos”), Oscar Nuñez (“The Proposal,” “The Italian Job”), Tenoch Huerta (“Sin Nombre”), Marco Treviño (“Bad Habits”), Adriana Barraza (“Babel”), Kate Del Castillo (“The Book of Life”), Cote de Pablo (TV’s “NCIS”), Elizabeth De Razzo (“Eastbound & Down”), Naomi Scott (“The Martian”), Gustavo Angarita (“Tiempo de Morir”), Alejandro Goic (“No”) with Bob Gunton (“Argo,” “The Shawshank Redemption”) and Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne (“The Usual Suspects”).

The 33 opens November 25, 2015 in cinemas as distributed by Pioneer Films.

— PRESS STATEMENT FROM PIONEER FILMS