More "Found Footage" Movies In The Offing

Lorenzo di Bonaventura Alerts

The surprising success of The Devil Inside is likely to trigger a plethora of "found footage" movies in 2012, the Los Angeles Times observed today (Tuesday). "There's a freshness to it -- the camera work gives you an intimacy, because you feel like you're inside something that is real," Lorenzo di Bonaventura, executive producer of The Devil Inside , told the newspaper. "[And] these films are so wildly profitable -- and even when they're not, the cost of them is so little that it's an easier shot to take." Such films are to the movie theater what reality shows are to TV, Steven Schneider, executive producer of Devil , told the Times . "It's born of our desire to have genre narratives that still seem very grounded and real." But some analysts aren't so sure, attributing the success of Devil to an effective trailer and online marketing campaign. Audiences coming out of the theater who were polled by CinemaScore gave the movie an "F."



Tags: Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Lorenzo di Bonaventura Alerts

More Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

With each film in the Transformer saga, Michael Bay makes it clear that all he's interested in are massive metallic special effects bashing into each...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie Review

There's nothing very original in this spy thriller, but director Branagh gives the film a weighty sense of importance that at least makes it feel...

RED 2 Movie Review

That A-list cast of "retired, extremely dangerous" spies is back, coasting through another amiable but uninspired action-comedy. It may be occasionally funny, but the script...


G.I. Joe: Retaliation Movie Review

By ignoring everything that made 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra a hugely entertaining guilty pleasure, the all-new writers and director of this sequel...

Side Effects Movie Review

Thrillers don't get much more enjoyable than this one, which shifts cleverly from an issue-based drama to an intriguing mystery and finally into riotously camp...

The Last Stand Movie Review

Korean filmmaker Kim played with the Western genre before in his wacky 2008 pastiche The Good the Bad the Weird, and this film is just...



Lorenzo di Bonaventura Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All