Following up on the first look at test art for JT Petty’s long-delayed monster movie The Burrowers (see it here), the boys at Bloody Disgusting got the first bit of casting news for the project today.
We last told you about Lordi's movie project here. Things have been moving pretty well since then for the band. Variety is reporting that Lordi started shooting their film, Dark Floors, this month and the entire project will be ready for Christmas!
There is some good news for those of us who were unable to get The Host Limited Complete Edition DVD (review here) because of either the price or the sad fact that we lack a multi-region DVD player.
Well, The Host sure is doing well outside of the US, where it got a decent release instead of just an arthouse run (don’t think I’m complaining; it’s better than nothing) and it was announced via the trades today that the film picked up a total of 4 Asian Film Awards at the recent inaugural event.
In celebration of this weekend’s U.S. release of The Host, Dread Central was invited out to The Orphanage to sit down with Visual FX Supervisor Kevin Rafferty, who discussed the creation of the great Korean beast.
The traveling man/toy expert known as Nomad forwarded some new information over to us from the folks at WizKids, Inc., creators of the wildly popular HorrorClix game, with the news that the first expansion for the series is making its way to stores now. Called simply The Lab, this add-on features a total of 96 new miniature monsters to collect from Zombie Astronauts to Pod Creatures and more! You can see some pics from the add-on below, but that’s the tip of the tip of the iceberg in terms of all the cool new minuscule mutations they have to offer.
Here’s what you guys have been waiting for: the debut of the domestic trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s monster epic The Host. MSN Movies got their well-manicured hands on said trailer today so wait no longer to give it a look!
Nothing sucks worse than the last hour of work on a Friday, let me tell you. I try to spend as much of that time as I can doing as little work as possible, and today it paid off pretty well for you guys!
You know it. You love it. You want to hug it and squeeze it and make it your own. Some call it "monster," but you?
The other day we reported the great news that J. T. Petty had been signed on to bring new life to the long-thought-dead Faces of Death franchise. We dropped a line to J. T. to find out just what he thought about the project and what he hopes to see happen with it.
Now this is just flat-out disturbing. Bong Joon-ho just finished work on The Host after well over two years of hard work getting the look of the monster just right and balancing a horror story with a family drama, and now Universal’s going to come along and muck it all up. Like they always do.
The first chunk of casting for the upcoming monster/sci fi/Viking epic Outlander has taken place, and as I always predicted would happen, Jesus has stolen the role. Specifically, Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s gore film The Passion of the Christ, is in talks to take the lead role in the Weinstein Co. flick, which is set to roll next month in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Wow, how many movies do you hear about being made in Newfoundland? Weird.
So the predominant question that’s been on Asian cinemephiles’ lips for the past year or so is "When the hell do I get to see The Host?" Finally, we have an answer. January 29th, 2007... This is the word from Magnolia Pictures (via Bloody Disgusting), though it was not specified if it will be theatrical (damn well better) or straight to DVD.