Good news, horror heads! The powers that be over at Warner apparently are NOT shelving Mike Dougherty's highly praised anthology Trick 'r Treat. Notice that I said apparently.
The first promotional image from the BBC's remake of The Day of the Triffids slithered online today for your perusal, and we've got a look at it for ya!
A remake of Day of the Triffids is being prepped for production in the UK, and this morning Variety reports that a huge slew of stars have signed on for the project including Brian Cox, Eddie Izzard, Jason Priestly, Dougray Scott and Vanessa Redgrave.
It’s not much, but it’s something … just got word from one of our sources close to the film that Warner Bros. is finally test screening Trick ‘r Treat for audiences! I’m still not 100% on how the test screening process works, but it’s still a good sign that they’re trying to figure out what to do with it.
Some very good news for all you out there chomping at the bit for Trick ‘r Treat updates: The film just nabbed itself the Audience Choice Award at this year’s Screamfest! ”Not bad for a flick that doesn't even have a release date,” director Mike Dougherty commented. ”It's the little horror movie that could!”
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker, Lauren Lee Smith Directed by Mike Dougherty
While I hope this turns out to be just a rumor, unfortunately there’s too much validity in it to ignore. The STYD guys heard from one of their readers today that, since Warner Bros. have no plans to release Mike Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat in theaters, there’s a good chance we’ll only be seeing it on DVD.
**UPDATE: All right, we just got 100% confirmation from Warner Bros that they will NOT be releasing Trick 'r Treat. So I guess it's back to square one as the film looks for distro... it was fun while it lasted, though, wasn't it? ** I don’t want anyone getting too excited until we get something 100% official from Warner Bros, but a source very close to Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat just dropped us a line with a look at the brand-new poster for the film!
An interesting development went down yesterday that we’re still trying to get some kind of official details on one way or another. Warner Bros. sent out its fall preview to all us internet journalists, and though nothing specific was mentioned in terms of a release date, Mike Dougherty’s long-suffering Trick ‘r Treat was still on the list.
For a while now you’ve been reading about Red here on Dread Central, and finally as its release date approaches, we’re getting more and more to talk about. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Red review from Fantasia, which will hopefully make you look forward to it even more.
Starring Brian Cox, Noel Fisher, Tom Sizemore, Kyle Gallner Directed by Lucky McKee, Trygve Allister Diesen
Magnolia Pictures has finally settled on its release plans for Lucky McKee and Trygve Allister Diesen’s Red, an adaptation of the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name.
It’s not the good news we’ve been hoping for, but it’s close; Over the weekend the folks over at Moviehole talked to Trick ‘r Treat director Mike Dougherty, who gave them a very quick update on the status of his Halloween-set horror flick;
Variety is reporting that Magnolia Pictures has swept up the distribution rights to the adaptation of Jack Ketchum's Red.
Hey! Remember that flick by Michael Dougherty that we were so excited about this year ("Exclusive: Trick 'r Treat Set Visit!" - April 2007)? Remember when it was supposed to come out this past Halloween, but went missing?