It's been quite some time since we last heard anything about Ridley Scott's adaptation of the four Red Riding books by David Pearce (which were previously turned into a trilogy of UK films by three different directors - review here), but now news has come of a new writer signing on to the project.
There's been talk about a big screen adaptation of Garth Ennis' Preacher graphic novel for what feels like forever now. Various directors have spoken about it, production start date predictions have come and gone, yet still ...
Variety reported today that Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) is following up his rewrite of Spider-Man 4 with writing-directing duties on a solo spin-off movie based on the Marvel villain Venom that got shoehorned quite awkwardly into Spider-Man 3. I ask this in all honesty: Does anyone care about a Venom movie?
The man who made the jump from Darkness Falls to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Jonathan Liebesman, is now prepping to make yet another leap up the Hollywood ladder with the sci-fi/action pic called Battle: Los Angeles according to THR this morning.
Now this is an interesting development that may just make me want to get out and see the first Goosebumps feature when it’s all said and done.
Finally, the popular kids horror series Goosebumps is making its way to the big screen. The hopes and prayers of thousands of kids (who are probably far too old to care now) have been answered. I wonder if it’s too late?
Nothing like getting your start directing films with a zombie comedy! Such is the case for Ruben Fleischer (pictured), who Variety reported this morning is in talks to helm Zombieland, a comedy for Columbia Pictures and producer Gavin Polone (Primeval).