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Albert Hughes Not Directing Akira After All

Man, the Akira adaptation can't seem to catch a break. After losing a string of actors in quick succession for parts in the film, now its director is hitting the highway as well. Yep, director Albert Hughes has departed the project.

Ron Howard Chimes In with an Update on The Dark Tower

It should come as no surprise to Ron Howard that no matter what he's trying to talk about, all anyone else wants to discuss is the status of his film/TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Such was the case when he got on the phone with EW.com recently. Read on for what the director had to say about the project's current status.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy: Episode 7 - The Showdown Begins

Since the inception of Kevin Tancharoen's smash hit web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, fans have been waiting for one thing: Scorpion and Sub-Zero to get it on. Well ... the wait is over. From the Press Release:

Joe Hill Ready to Start Twittering from the Circus of the Dead on the Big Screen

The son of horror legend Stephen King, Joe Hill, is on the fast track to Hollywood gold as yet another of his stories have been picked up for adaptation. One that brings technology together with the living dead!

Exclusive Interview: Kevin Tancharoen Talks the Future of Mortal Kombat: Legacy

Last month Dread Central had the opportunity to chat with Kevin Tancharoen on the eve of the release of his web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. We recently caught up with Tancharoen to talk about the success of the series, what the future holds for Mortal Kombat: Legacy and how he’d also like to take a stab at another iconic 80s franchise.

50 Cent Joins Odd Thomas Cast as a Blind DJ

Curtis James Jackson III, better known to his fans across the globe as rapper 50 Cent, has joined the cast of Stephen Sommers' Odd Thomas adaptation in the role of blind deejay Shamus Cocobolo.

Voice From the Stone Starts Talking to Maggie Gyllenhaal

Ah, the Italian countryside! So rife with beauty! So filled with malevolent spirits who want nothing more than to haunt the living until they reach their breaking point and join their ranks. Those Italians are tenacious!

Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion One Step Closer to the Big Screen

The hottest trend over the last couple of years has been to rewrite history while throwing in the undead. Let's face it ... zombies make everything better, including the Fab Four. From the Press Release

Keanu Reeves Passes on Akira

Know that famous scene in The Matrix in which Keanu Reeves as Neo bends backwards while bullets fly by him in slow motion? That's kind of how we feel about him passing on a role in the big screen adaptation of Akira. Talk about dodging a bullet!

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 6: Raiden Rising!

Finally the thunder god makes his presence known in the latest electrifying episode of Kevin Tancharoen's smash hit web series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy! Dig it! From the Press Release

Russian Vampires Rule in Empire, V

Russian vampires made a splash with fans when Timur Bekmambetov's visionary Night/Day Watch films rolled out of the land of vodka and really thick accents, and they're about to take center stage once again in a big screen adaptation of Viktor Pelevin's Empire, V.

Anton Yelchin Talks Upcoming Odd Thomas Film Adaptation

During our recent Fright Night 3D edit bay visit, Dread Central was able to check in with actor Anton Yelchin about his recently announced participation in the feature-film adaptation of prolific writer Dean Koontz’s 2003 New York Times bestseller Odd Thomas.

Universal Reinforces The Dark Tower's Foundation

Well now. This is good news. A few days ago it was reported that Universal was on shaky ground in terms of getting the multiple TV and theatrical adaptations of Stephen King's The Dark Tower built the way it was envisioned by director Ron Howard. Today their tune has changed. A bit.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 5 Dishes Out More Girl on Girl Action

After a shaky and frankly overly-animated Episode 4, the saga of Kitana and Mileena continues. Who's ready for a cat fight? There's never a wrong time for some good old fashioned claw baring! From the Press Release

Keanu Reeves in Running for Akira? Ummm ... Really?

We're not sure what has happened to Keanu Reeves. He's not exactly the worst actor out there, but his last few performances have been painfully lifeless and one-note. Which is why today's announcement just boggles our minds.