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BBC Preps Rillington Place Mini-Series Based on Real-Life Serial Killer

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As everyone’s tongue is a-wagging about the Steven Avery story in the unprecedented Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” BBC Drama Production has teamed up with Bandit Television to produce a three-part drama based around another real case of suspected injustice.

Going by the title of “Rillington Place,” the BBC’s latest mini-series will follow the lives of John Reginald Christie; his wife, Ethel; and their neighbor, Timothy Evans, amidst a spate of murders that shook London’s Notting Hill district to its very core in the 1940s and ’50s.

The case triggered all kinds of controversy when Timothy Evans was first charged for murdering his wife and daughter, Beryl and Geraldine, respectively, and hanged in 1950 before evidence of John Christie’s guilt was discovered some three years later. Christie was sentenced and hanged for having murdered at least eight women, including his wife, Ethel, whilst Evans received a posthumous pardon in 1966 and capital punishment was subsequently abolished in Britain.

This won’t be the first time the story has been adapted into a screenplay with Richard Fleischer’s 10 Rillington Place having been released back in 1971 starring Richard Attenborough, John Hurt, and Judy Geeson.

No cast members have been attached to the project at time of writing. This new adaptation comes from writers Ed Whitmore (“He Kills Coppers”) and Tracey Malone (“Born to Kill”) with Craig Viveiros (The Liability, Ghosted) taking on directorial duties. Principal photography is scheduled to begin at the end of March this year.

In the meanwhile, we’ll leave you with the late, great Richard Attenborough discussing working with John Hurt and Richard Fleischer and performing the role of a murderer for the 1971 film adaptation.

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Paul Tremblay’s Novel The Cabin at the End of the World Gets Feature Adaptation

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A tremendous book ― thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain. The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.” — Stephen King

Author Paul Tremblay already has a feature film adaptation of his novel A Head Full Of Ghosts coming our way with Robert Downey Jr.’ producing and Oz Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter) writing and directing.

And today we have word via Deadline that feature film rights to Tremblay’s novel The Cabin at the End of the World have been acquired by FilmNation.

Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman will pen the script. The screenwriting team just sold their spec script, Harry’s All Night Hamburgers to Warner Bros. in a bidding war and their screenplay, Orb, made the 2016 Black List and topped off the 2016 Blood List.

Have you read Paul Trembly’s The Cabin at the End of the World? Are you excited about a big screen adaptation? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:

The psychological horror and suspense novel centers on a vacationing family terrorized by four strangers who claim to be either attempting to bring about or trying to avert the apocalypse.

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When Will World War Z 2 Begin Filming?

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Supposedly the upcoming David Fincher World War Z sequel was rumored to begin shooting this fall, but now that doesn’t seem to be happening.

The Playlist reports that the script for World War Z 2 – written by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders, Taboo) and Dennis Kelly (Utopia) – is still in development and apparently not ready quite yet. Add to that, Brad Pitt‘s schedule may be an issue as he’s shooting Tarantino‘s new movie soon.

While some location scouting has taken place in Bilbao, Spain, Sweden, Texas and other spots around the world, evidently Fincher will be taking on the second season of Netflick’s Mindhunter first.

Are you upset to know that World War Z 2 might still be a ways off? Hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it’s no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread.

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Epic Stephen King DVD Collection Coming Soon For $20

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This summer, Paramount is bringing us a killer Stephen King DVD Collection featuring seven films and miniseries in one set for $20.

The DVD set includes Mick Garris’ The Stand miniseries (1994), Tom Holland’s The Longoliers miniseries (1995), Golden Years miniseries (1995), David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone, Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary, Dan Attias’s Silver Bullet, and Ralph S. Singleton’s Graveyard Shift.

That’s a lot of f*cking King footage for $20 so I’d jump on this quick if you don’t already own all the films/miniseries individually. Will you be snatching up a copy of this new Stephen King Collection on DVD? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

This title will be released on June 12, 2018.

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