Rogue Pictures 2009 Preview – New Images and Synopsis’

     January 6, 2009

Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

Universal and Rogue Pictures have just released their 2009 preview and since they’ve provided so many new images and synopsis’, I’ve decided to break it up by company. So up first…Rogue Pictures.

While they have three movies to release in 2009 beyond this Friday’s “The Unborn”, they’ve yet to set a release date for “The Last House on the Left” and “25/8”. I’d imagine we’ll see both movies after August…but we probably won’t know for a few months.

Anyway, here’s the synopsis’ and images we were sent. Click here for Universal’s 2009 preview.


April 24, 2009


Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

As Shawn’s manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he’s found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.

Genre: Action

Cast: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Brian White, Luis Guzmán, Zulay Henao

Directed by: Dito Montiel

Writers: Dito Montiel, Robert Munich

Produced by: Kevin Misher

The Last House On The Left

Release date: TBD


Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisittheir landmark filmthat launched Craven’s directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow:The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce thestory that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed their child.

The night she arrives at the remote Collingwood lakehouse, Mari (Sara Paxton) and her friend are kidnapped by a prison escapee and his crew. Terrified and left for dead, Mari’s only hope is to make it back to parents John and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her attackers unknowingly seek shelter at the one place she could be safe. And when her family learns the horrifying story, they will make three strangers curse the day they came to The Last House on the Left.

Genre: Suspense thriller

Cast: Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Sara Paxton, Garret Dillahunt, Martha MacIssac, Riki Lindhome

Directed by: Dennis Iliadis

Screenplay by: Carl Ellsworth

Based on the Film by: Wes Craven

Produced by: Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena, Sean Cunningham

Co-Producers: Jonathan Craven, Cody Zwieg


Release date: TBD


From writer/director Wes Craven comes a suspense thriller that warns us evil is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if you have any chance at beating it, you’ll have to fight for your life 25/8.

In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.

Adam “Bug” Heller (Max Thieriot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad’s terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that’s returned, he must face an evil that won’t rest…until it finishes the job it began the day he was born.

Genre: Suspense thriller

Cast: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Emily Meade, Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Paulina Olszyinski, Raúl Esparza

Written and Directed by: Wes Craven

Produced by: Wes Craven, Iya Labunka, Anthony Katagas

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