Aw, goddamnit. That was the first thought that passed through my head when I read the headline on THR this morning that John Carpenter’s classic alien conspiracy film, They Live, is going to be remade. Universal and Strike Entertainment are in negotiations with rights holder Les Moughs to acquire the film rights.
Hammer Films continues to prove that they’re done messing around with direct-to-online films and are ready to start working on serious movies today with the first casting for Antti J. Jokinen’s The Resident: Oscar winner Hilary Swank, according to Variety.
You know, rarely do I get excited about sequels. I loved the Ju-on movies, but for whatever reason, even with creator Takashi Shimizu at the helm of the American remakes, they still felt kind of stale. With the upcoming release of Ghost House Pictures' The Grudge 3 from Sony, some interesting surprises have been popping up. The latest one? Gone is the PG-13 rating, and in its place the MPAA has granted this third U.S. entry an R rating, the first in the franchise's history.
We recently got an update from one of the hardest working men in horror, Gris Grimly, as to what he's been up to, and two items definitely stood out. First is Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia, the long-awaited sequel to Grimly's 2004 Tales of Mystery and Madness.
Variety is reporting that Germany’s Studio Babelsberg has drawn up a five-year, fifteen-film production agreement with producer Joel Silver. The films will be produced under the banner of Dark Castle and are planned to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Anchor Bay has announced the details of its upcoming DVD release of The Alphabet Killer, which is slated to hit shelves January 6th of 2009. This marks a mere one month wait after the film’s limited theatrical release, which is scheduled to begin in early December.
Last summer when San Diego Comic-Con was in full swing, we reported on the new Sam Raimi-produced horror reality TV show called "13 - Fear is Real" …. and then promptly forgot all about it.
I've made no secret of the fact that one of my most anticipated films of early 2009 is Patrick Lussier's My Bloody Valentine 3D and no, it's not just because of Jensen Ackles' participation. Although it certainly doesn't hurt that we'll have a chance to see him stretch his wings a bit and portray a character other than Dean Winchester for a change.
Johnny Depp is one busy guy these days! Along with playing the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland and committing to yet another Pirates film, according to Variety, his production company Infinitum Nihil has acquired screen rights to the Nick Tosches novel In the Hand of Dante.
The hope, screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski told MTV’s Movies Blog, is to start production on World War Z by the first of the year. That’s a pretty quick turnaround since he’s still polishing the script based on director Marc Forster’s notes.
I know we have more than our fair share of comic and graphic novel fans here at Dread Central, and this news should be right up their alley. For the first time ever, IDW Publishing is holding a public sale at its San Diego headquarters this Saturday, December 6, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
We just got a heads up from our favorite author of disgusting vulgarity (not to mention poetry), Joe Knetter, about yet another film project he’s managed to find his way into. How does he do it?
There’s no official art or specs for it yet, but you can already pre-order yourself a copy of “True Blood: The Complete First Season” on DVD. Remember the old days when we had to wait years for a series to show up on VHS? No, you probably don’t ... I’m dating myself a bit.
I’m still not entirely sure if Jonah Hex has anything to do with horror, I’ve never read the comic myself, but since we’ve been giving you guys updates on the film version since it was announced, why stop now?
In a move I can only refer to as ridiculous, someone out there has brought a group of desperate, fame-hungry “reality stars" together for a new feature called, creatively, Reality Horror Night.