If we've learned anything from reporting the latest news here at Dread Central over the years, it's that Hollywood is a fickle place where ideas come and go, and many planned and proposed films find themselves in the dreaded development hell.
We hope you're ready, kids, because you're about to get a new news story like every five minutes or so until we're done with this madness. Next out of the gate from AFM, which kicked off this morning, is the sales art for Vin Diesel's The Last Witch Hunter.
Some quick news has come in for Summit Entertainment's The Last Witch Hunter. The film has found its director in Breck Eisner (The Crazies), and it looks like Vin Diesel is indeed in talks for the title role.
It's hard to believe that the Gerard Butler we all know and love now is the same dude who starred in Dracula 2000 as the famed bloodsucker. Man, would the marketing campaign for that flick change if it were being made today. So anyway, yeah, Butler's new flick...
It's been the better part of a year since last we talked about director Breck Eisner's adaptation of the comic Blood of the Innocent. Sometimes movie making is one hell of a waiting game, but when all the pieces fall into place, it's full steam ahead. Case in point ...
Witches and witchcraft seem to be getting a lot of play lately in terms of upcoming projects. Makes sense, too, with studios like Summit Entertainment carving out quite the niche for themselves with the tweener market.
Universal executives will have some food for thought over the holiday break as they try and decide just who should be at the helm of their upcoming movie which focuses on the Hasbro board game Ouija, which is said to let you communicate with the other side.
And the hunt for Snake Plissken continues, at least as far as finding an actor to portray the much beloved character in Breck Eisner's remake goes. That's right, kids, apparently we're not as close to finding someone who'll don the patch as we thought.
Ever since director Breck Eisner's remake of Escape from New York was mentioned, the one question instantly on everyone's mind was who in the world could possibly fill Kurt Russell's shoes as the new Snake Plissken?
Director Breck Eisner had a lot to say about his upcoming remake of Escape from New York, but today he revealed another bit of goodness in terms of who will play Snake.
Now that the dust has settled and The Crazies remake is making its home video debut, we caught up with director Breck Eisner to talk about all of the horrors he faced while working on the project.
Just a little while ago we had the chance to sit down with director Breck Eisner to discuss next week's DVD and Blu-ray release of The Crazies, and during all our crazy talk we also waxed on about some of his upcoming projects (i.e., The Brood, Blood of the Innocent, and of course his upcoming Escape from New York remake!)
Next week The Crazies hits DVD and Blu-ray so you know what that means, right? Time to give it away to you for free! Why? Maybe it's because we like you. Or maybe, just maybe, it's because we're a little crazy ourselves.
So what's next for the director of the successful new version of The Crazies in the field of horror? Why, what's next for everyone nowadays of course -- a comic to film adaptation!