Given the success of this year's remake of Friday the 13th (it did, after all, rake in a total domestic gross of $65 million), we figured we'd be seeing a sequel at some point. And now we know exactly when Friday the 13th Part 2 -- the 13th film in the series -- will be making its box office debut.
After weeks of talking about it, and casting news coming from the weirdest of places, ScreenGems and Constantine Film have announced today that filming has officially begun on Resident Evil: Afterlife.
More news ... and the first image ... has trickled out about Zebediah de Soto's 3D "American anime" Night of the Living Dead remake. Not only did we get confirmation that Joe Pilato will indeed be portraying Cooper, but we also learned the name of one of the actors being considered for Ben.
Between the Paranormal Activity midnight screenings that took place last night and Dread Central's Fantastic Fest activities that are ongoing in Austin, TX, this weekend, we're stretched a little thin so thought we'd just cut to the chase with the latest developments on two projects that we're keeping a close eye on: Zebediah de Soto's 3D Night of the Living Dead: Origins and Oren Peli's Area 51. Most of the info on both came to us via Twitter.
Could it be that after years of making no-budget, nearly plotless, factually inaccurate, pseudo-art films based on the exploits of real-life mass murders (like Nightstalker, review here), Ulli Lommel is actually about to try his hand at making a real motion picture, albeit still a really low budget and possibly factually inaccurate film based on a real-life serial killer? How else does one explain Ken Foree signing on to star in Lommel's take on the DC Sniper?
Color us disappointed. The one-sheet for Joe Dante's The Hole broke out yesterday, and for all the wonder and imagination weaved into this project, the poster is about as bland and direct-to-video-ish as they come. See for yourself.
On the heels of the announcement earlier this week that a 3D Night of the Living Dead remake is in the works (read that story here) comes news that the original NOTLD has been restored, colorized, and converted, frame by frame, into full 3D and will premiere at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 3, 2009, as a part of the 5th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute.
Here are a few of things that, when put together, can turn into something completely bitchin': Clive Barker, 3D, and comic books. Got your interest? Kind of figured we would. Get ready for IDW's latest property -- Clive Barker's Seduth, which will be presented in 3D.
Didn't we just get treated to a 3D remake of Night of the Living Dead a few years ago, and didn't it pretty much suck to high heaven? Here we are once again, and for the record George A. Romero has nothing to do with this production either. This time it's being produced by Simon West, director of the abysmal remake When a Stranger Calls and the equally atrocious Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Director Mary Lambert is leaving the Pet Sematary behind in lieu of some more oceanographic terrors. Seems she has developed a serious case of Hydrophobia, the title of a new chiller about a killer mermaid that can only be stopped by a man afraid of water. Think of it as the anti-Splash.
Even though Saw VI hasn't even graced a single screen yet, Lionsgate is pushing forward with the seventh entry into its long-running franchise entitled Saw VII 3D.
A couple of updates came through via Twitter recently that we thought newsworthy but not quite detailed enough for their own individual stories.
The estimated four-day Labor Day weekend box office numbers are in, and they paint a somewhat surprising picture for the latest genre offerings. 3D is still obviously high on everyone's end-of-summer fun-o-meter, as are prawns -- and not just the kind you throw on the barbie.
The fans have spoken, and The Final Destination won its opening weekend box office battle with Halloween II. But the real test of its mettle is how Trembles sees it, so of course it's the topic of this week's Motion Picture Purgatory.
With the box office success of The Final Destination this weekend, we expected to hear about upcoming 3D projects over the next several days and weeks, but nothing prepared us for the prospect of Nicolas Cage and his hair being involved in one of them. However, seeing the names Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer attached to the same film does engender a bit more confidence in it.