Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

At what point are you considered a seasoned veteran of online journalism? How many years must pass before someone says, "Damn. You've been doing this for a while now, haven't you?". Andrew has been writing for Twitch from day one. Ten years ago. Surely he has found something better to do with his life in that time? Also, programming for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival does not count apparently.

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE: Emile Hirsch And Brian Cox Join New Film From TROLLHUNTER Director

Yesterday we announced that Trollhunter director Andre Øvredal receieved a grant from the Nordic Genre Boost to help make his next Norwegian genre film, Bright Skies. And Deadline announced yesterday that Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox have signed on to lead... More »
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Nordic Genre Boost: New Films From THALE, TROLLHUNTER, METALHEAD Directors, And More

Fans of Nordic fantastic film have reason to celebrate because the Nordic Genre Boost initiative will provide development grants and access to two residential workshops to a handful of genre films projects. Of the 113 entries this year seven were chosen... More »
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PORTAL TO HELL: Shots From The Set With Roddy Piper In Action!

Production has begun on Vivieno Cladinelli and Matt Watts' short film Portal to Hell with Roddy Piper as a building manager who faces off against the legendary Cthulhu. It is the battle of the century as a wrestling legend and... More »
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SOMETHING WICKED: Watch The Clip, Win The DVD

This is a two birds with one stone kind of deal. Something Wicked comes out on DVD on March 17th. This was the last movie that Brittany Murphy worked on before her tragic death in 2009. We have an exclusive clip... More »
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BUSHWICK: EVIL DEAD's Jane Levy Takes Lead In Action Thriller From COOTIES Directors

Jane Levy (Evil Dead and Subergatory) has signed on to take the lead role in the upcoming action thriller Bushwick, produced by XYZ Films and Bullit Pictures. According to the announcement over at Deadline this is the next film from... More »
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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Our Heroes Will Stand And Fight In New Trailer

It is from Marvel Entertainment. It is the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Do we really need to say anything else? Yeah. What is with the shaky borders? Does anyone else see this? I'm not having a seizure right? The... More »
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BIG GAME: Things Still Blow Up Good In U.S. Trailer

Hands up, all of you who cannot wait for the U.S. theatrical, digital HD and On Demand release of Jalmari Helander's action flick Big Game? Okay, okay. Put your hands down so I can count the rest of you at... More »
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THE NIGHT WATCHMEN: Director Of HOLY GHOST PEOPLE Is Back With A New Horror Comedy

Mitchell Altieri, one half of The Butcher Brothers (The Violent Kind and The Hamiltons) and director of Holy Ghost People, has started on his next film, a horror comedy called The Night Watchmen. The story and screenplay were written by... More »
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MILE 22: Ronda Rousey And Iko Uwais In Peter Berg's Action Film

There you were on Saturday night and you hardly had time to blink before MMA fighter and rising action star Ronda Rousey retained her bantamweight title. And it got you thinking, "Heck. I wonder what I have to do to... More »
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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE`s Sullivan Stapleton To Star In Luc Besson's THE LAKE

Luc Besson has found his new action star according to a report over at Deadline. Sullivan Stapleton, the lucky bastard who went a couple rounds, some more exciting than others, with Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire has been... More »
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SPIDER-MAN: Drew Goddard In Talks To Write And Direct

Drew Goddard, writer and director of Cabin in the Woods and writer of Sony's upcoming Sinister Six, is in talks to write and direct Sony and Marvel's new Spider-Man according to the report at THR.Other than Cabin and Sinister Goddard also... More »
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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Ethan Hawke Is In Talks To Join Antoine Fuqua's Western

Predestination and Boyhood's Ethan Hawke is in talks to re-team with his Training Day partner, Denzel Washington, in Antoine Fuqua's interpretation of The Magnificent Seven, according to a report at Variety. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett are already attached to the project. ... More »
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WOLFCOP: It's TwitchFilm's Hairiest Giveaway Yet!

Okay, have we got a great, and possibly enabling, giveaway for you! To mark the Blu-ray, DVD and digital download release of the Canadian horror comedy Wolfcop in the U.S. next Tuesday, March 10th we have a terrific and bountiful prize... More »
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Leonard Nimoy: 1931 - 2015

Actor Leornard Nimoy, forever known around the world as Spock from the Star Trek franchise, passed away in his home in Bel Air today. He was 83. Nimoy had revealed to his fan base in January that he had Chronic Obstructive... More »
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BLADE RUNNER Sequel: Ford Is In. PRISONERS' Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct

According to the report over at THR Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's sequel to the popular 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi film Blade Runner. French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, director of popular titles Prisoners, Enemy, and... More »
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BRAQEURS: Production Underway On Julien Leclercq's Crime Thriller

Production began earlier this month in France on Julien Leclercq's latest film, Braqeurs. It is his fourth film since his debut Chrysalis caught our eye back in 2007. Since Chrysalis he also directed The Assault and The Informant. Leclercq reunited with... More »
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Giveaway: Win This Zombie Survival Pack And Poster From ZOMBIEWORLD

Hey, fans of free swag, our next big giveaway is a whopper. We have ten (TEN!!!) zombie survival packs and posters to give away for the upcoming "Zomnibus" film Zombieworld. Zombieworld is being released on DVD and digital download tomorrow,... More »
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JUNE: New Poster Art Barely Contains The Coming Of Rage

We have the brand new key art from L Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June to share with you. It debuted in Berlin at the EFM and now that the market is over TwitchFilm is privileged to be able... More »
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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Haley Bennett Takes Lead Female Role

Deadline reported yesterday that Haley Bennett has landed the lead female role and reunite with The Equalizer's Antoine Fuqua and his go at The Magnificent Seven. She joins Denzel Washinton and Chris Pratt.In the pic, a town is taken over by... More »
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AETHER: UTOPIA's Director Marc Munden In Talks To Helm UK Sci-fi Project

Deadline is reporting that Marc Munden, director of the now-defunct-thank-you-very-much-David-Fincher Channel 4 series Utopia, is in talks with FilmNation to direct a sci-fi script they picked up called Aether. FilmNation picked up the sci-fi screenplay, written by Scottish writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns,... More »
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