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Sunday, June 11th, 2006

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Lowe stirred by 'Echoes'

Daily Variety

May 17, 2006

Pg. 5

MICHAEL FLEMING and PAMELA McCLINTOCK

Rob Lowe will star in sequel "Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak," to be produced and financed by Lionsgate.


Ernie Barbaresh wrote the script for and will direct the horror thriller, which begins shooting in mid-July in Toronto.

Pic is a followup to the 1999 Kevin Bacon starrer "Stir of Echoes," which was written and directed by David Koepp and based on a Richard Matheson novel.

Story revolves around a soldier who returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq only to be haunted by visions of the dead. Producers are Toronto-based Philip Stilman, who has a deal with Lionsgate, and Claire Welland.

Barbaresh, a producer on "American Psycho," wrote and directed "Cube Zero." Lowe was just seen in "Thank You for Smoking."

LOWE POINT FOR TORONTO; ROB COMING UP HERE TO SPEAK TO THE DEAD

The Toronto Sun

June 2, 2006

Pg. E4

BY STEVE TILLEY

That creepy kid from The Sixth Sense could see dead people. Rob Lowe, on the other hand, can hear them.

The former West Wing star is heading to Toronto next month to shoot Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak, produced by Vancouver-based mega-indie Lions Gate Films.

The Dead Speak is a sequel to 1999's Kevin Bacon supernatural thriller Stir Of Echoes, which was better than you might think but didn't exactly scream out for a sequel, you know?

But if movie studios didn't put out sequels that nobody really asked for, they'd be forced to come up with new and innovative story ideas. And nobody wants to see THAT happen.

Written and directed by Ernie Barbarash, one of the producers of Cube 2: Hypercube and Cube Zero, Stir Of Echoes: The Dead Speak tells the story of a soldier (Lowe) who returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq but is haunted by visions of the dead. Maybe there will be a political edge to it? We can hope.

The flick begins shooting in mid-July for a 2007 release.

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Lowe leads Echoes sequel

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June 26, 2006 Monday

Pg. 15

Sean Davidson

Toronto - Rob Lowe will step into Kevin Bacon's shoes next month when cameras roll on Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak, a sequel to the 1999 thriller that starred Bacon as a man in touch with the dead. Lowe will reportedly play a similarly haunted solider who is just back from Iraq. Lionsgate Films is set to shoot next month in Toronto, aiming for a mid-2007 release. Ernie Barbarash (Cube Zero) directs from his own script.

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