Monday, April 13, 2015

More animal attack movies on the way

In my last post, I listed the top 30 best-reviewed animal attack movies. But some might get bumped down the list by a few new films in production.
Before the new movies come out, the 1981 film “Roar” is being rereleased in select theaters starting Friday. (See articles by Drafthouse Films, Entertainment Weekly and the Daily Mail.)
The film stars Tippi Hedren, a young Melanie Griffith and a bunch of dangerous lions and tigers.

Later this year, a film based on the true story that inspired the classic tale of “Moby Dick” will hit theaters. “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on the 2000 non-fiction book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, is directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth.
It recounts the story of the whaling ship Essex, which was sunk by a very large and enraged bull sperm whale, in 1820. “In the Heart of the Sea” is scheduled for release on Dec. 11.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. is producing a movie based on the USS Indianapolis shark attack story.
In 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by torpedoes on its return trip from delivering the Hiroshima bomb. After the ship went down, the surviving crew members floated for five days, becoming easy targets for hungry sharks.
Tate Taylor is set to direct the still untitled movie, EW reported.
This summer, CBS will air a 13-episode TV adaptation of the novel “Zoo” by James Patterson. The story centers around an outbreak of mammal attacks on humans worldwide, EW reports.

Photos: Posters from “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Roar” and “Zoo.”


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