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English-Language Chinese Sci-Fi Flick Lost in the Pacific Plots Late 2015 Release

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You’d think at this point in the world’s cinematic history that filmmakers in China would have crafted an English-speaking sci-fi flick. However, you’d be very wrong in that assumption. In fact, co-writer Peter Cameron (Last Flight, Guillermo del Toro’s Carnival Row) and director Vincent Zhou’s upcoming endeavor Lost in the Pacific is the very first English-language science fiction movie from a Chinese production company. In other words, producers are hoping this thing sets the box office on fire. Figuratively, of course. Always figuratively.

Lost in the Pacific explores what happens in the year 2020 when “a group of international elite passengers embark on an inaugural luxury and transoceanic flight that later gets into a seemingly unexplainable catastrophe.” Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Zhang Yuqi (White Deer Plain) star. Peter Cameron co-wrote the screenplay with director Zhou.

Zhou says the finished product “will be an extraordinary visual and acoustical experience with a unique adventure story for the global audience without language barriers.” I’ll be honest — he lost me at acoustical, but it certainly sounds pretty cool.

Although the film is still in post-production, Zhou and sales agent Arclight Films hope to have the flick in theaters in the US by the end of 2015. While you’re waiting to see if the movie hits a big screen in your neck of the woods, have a look at some stills from Lost in the Pacific below.

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ALIEN Day Gets Emotional With This In Memoriam Video

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As we all know, April 26 is Alien Day. A reference to LV-426, the planet from both Alien and Aliens, today has been a celebration of the 20th Century Fox franchise that began in 1979 with director Ridley Scott and writer Dan O’Bannon’s screenplay. For nearly 40 years, the Xenomorph has terrorized audiences in multiple films, dozens of comics, plenty of video games, and more merchandise than pretty much any home could ever hope to store. But while we flood our timelines with the joy of celebrating this storied sci-fi/horror franchise, we should also take a moment to remember those that we have lost along the way.

It’s with this in mind that Job Willins has created a stirring and beautiful “In Memoriam” for the characters throughout the films whose lives have tragically been cut short either by an alien being or through their own stupidity. Yes, I’m looking at you scientists from both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

So let’s bow our heads and lend our thoughts to the poor souls who have died so that Weyland-Yutani’s shares could go up a quarter of a percent.

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Nice! Guess Who Replaces Clarence Williams III in Tales from the Hood 2?

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Keith David

One of the most underrated horror anthologies out there is Darin Scott’s Tales From the Hood. I love the film and so I’m excited as… wait for it… hell for the upcoming sequel.

And speaking of Tales from the Hood 2, today we have some killer updates in the form of a new behind-the-scenes shot and a new piece of classic casting.

First, we have news that Clarence Williams III will not be returning for this new film (he’s retired from acting) but today we learned via our very own podcast #Brainwaves that none other than Kieth David is taking over the role!

Nice! I’m all over this casting update and I think Keith David is positively going to… wait for it… kill it once the film hits. I mean I would have said that Clarence Williams III was irreplaceable yesterday, but now? You can’t argue with Mr. Keith David.

Next, an image from the film straight from director Darin Scott himself who took to Facebook to post the image below along with the caption: “I just got back from New Orleans, where I shot my latest film. Here is a picture from my seance scene. Time to turn down the lights and turn up the scares!🙂 #talesfromthehood2

Are you as excited as I am for Tales from the Hood 2? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Universal Orlando Unveils HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS House Dead Exposure: Patient Zero

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A few weeks ago, Universal announced that they would be introducing a Stranger Things maze at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in their Hollywood, Singapore, and Orlando locations. Today, the Orlando location has revealed another one of their treats – or would it be a trick? – in the form of their haunted house attraction “Dead Exposure: Patient Zero”.

The world doesn’t get any darker. The planet has been infected with the ultimate pandemic. A ghoulish biological outbreak is turning swaths of humanity into a plague of vicious, swarming zombies. In a flash, you’re lost in darkness—but the zombies can still see you, and soon your growing unease will turn to screams and despair. If you’re not already afraid of the dark, you will be.

You can watch a promo video for the house below. If you want to know more about Halloween Horror Nights, check out our write-up.

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