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John Carpenter's The Ward

Sounds pretty generic. 'Ghosts of Mars' sucked hard, but 'Cigarette Burns' was pretty decent.

According to someone over at dvdmaniacs the budget is 7 million. A paltry sum. Anyway...


Horror movie master John Carpenter will film his latest picture in Spokane.

Carpenter, directing his first movie since 2001’s “Ghosts of Mars,” will film portions of “The Ward” from July 27 through Sept. 4 at various locations in Spokane.

Local production company North by Northwest will handle the technical chores.

“The Ward” is about an institutionalized young woman who is terrorized by a ghost. The cast list includes actresses Amber Heard and Danielle Panabak



http://www.spokesman.com/stories/200...-film-spokane/
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

Well, not the most original idea, but I'm a sucker for a good ghost story and I always look foward to a Carpenter flick, even if he hasn't made a worthwhile movie in quite some time.
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Wow, finally he's "actually" shooting a movie, instead of the perpetual state of development. I agree it's a very generic sounding film and I wish he had done LA Gothic. Or Psychopath or Riot.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

Carpenter and Heard.

I'm in.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

If it's Carpenter, I'm on board.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

I liked Ghosts of Mars -- either way, glad to hear he's behind the camera again.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

Originally Posted by Mountain Biker View Post
If it's Carpenter, I'm on board.
What he said. I don't even care what it's about.
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I liked Ghosts of Mars -- either way, glad to hear he's behind the camera again.
Thank you - nice to know I'm not alone!
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I'll check out anything from the guy who did Halloween, Escape from NY, The Thing, Big Trouble in little China.
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Wasn't he filming some movie with Nicholas Cage in prison? Maybe I've got him confused with someone else.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

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Wasn't he filming some movie with Nicholas Cage in prison? Maybe I've got him confused with someone else.
The aforementioned Riot. The project fell apart, I guess.

I wish I lived closer to Spokane. I would really, really, really like to meet him. In fact, I might have to figure it out, if he actually did a signing or something.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

leaked image from the movie...

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The aforementioned Riot. The project fell apart, I guess.

I wish I lived closer to Spokane. I would really, really, really like to meet him. In fact, I might have to figure it out, if he actually did a signing or something.
Damn thats too bad. I thought I even saw a teaser poster for it on here a little while ago.
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Damn thats too bad. I thought I even saw a teaser poster for it on here a little while ago.
There was, but it was a mock-up to get investors involved in the package (Carpenter and Cage).
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

Isn't this the same plot of the new Scorcese flick?
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Thank you - nice to know I'm not alone!
You're definitely not alone. May have been far from his best but it was enjoyable.

John Carpenter directing and Danielle Panabaker in the cast? I'm in.
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What he said. I don't even care what it's about.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

I'll give anything Carpenter directs a chance, but my hopes aren't particularly high. I've hated everything he's done since In the Mouth of Madness, including "Cigarette Burns", whose interesting premise was ruined by lousy acting and lazy execution.
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I'll give anything Carpenter directs a chance, but my hopes aren't particularly high. I've hated everything he's done since In the Mouth of Madness

Kinda off-topic, but I thought In The Mouth of Madness could have been a great film if it just had a budget over $20 bucks.
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Carpenter and Heard.

I'm in.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

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Kinda off-topic, but I thought In The Mouth of Madness could have been a great film if it just had a budget over $20 bucks.
I thought Julie Carmen's non-acting was more of a hinderance than the budget. Her line readings were just awful. Was she the producer's cousin or something? I don't think I've ever seen her in anything else. As it stands, I still think it's one of Carpenter's best. The movie has a wonderful premise, and Sam Neill gives possibly the best performance in any Carpenter film.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

A casting update...

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/333...nters-the-ward
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

It amazes me to this day how many people still defend (And I'm not saying anyone here is, just in general) Ghost of Mars. That was an exteremly horrible film.

Carpenter is far from a hack (acutally just watched The Thing a week ago - think I end up loving that movie a little more with each viewing if that's even possible) and I hope this does well.

Man, he is getting old though (yes...age wise you freakin' die hards).
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

My hope is that he gets to make The Prince. I'll certainly see this, but I could care less about Riot or L.A. Gothic; I just think The Prince sounds like it could be a great, great movie.

If not Carpenter, I hope the project gets made at all.
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Re: John Carpenter's The Ward

First video from the set. Its not much but its something to prove its finaly happening.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/335...nters-the-ward

Now i believe that he is finally making a new film after all these years. I cant wait.

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