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New Adaptation of Stephen King’s It Begins Filming in June

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After Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) departed the project last year over creative differences, Andres Muschietti (Mama) came on board to direct the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and as we recently reported, cameras are set to begin rolling this summer. Today brings an update in the form of an official start date, so read on.

Per Canadian paper 24 Hours, the new adaptation will film in Toronto from June 27th through September 6th.

Looks like it’s really happening this time!

“Gary Doberman wrote the most recent draft working with [director] Andy Muschietti, so it’s being envisioned as two movies,” producer Roy Lee recently said of the project. “It is very close to the source material in one way but very different if you look at it as a literary piece of work. We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.

Book Synopsis:
It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the first letter of his name on Ben Hanscom’s belly and chased him into the Barrens, the day Henry and his Neanderthal friends beat up on Stuttering Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak, the day Stuttering Bill had to save Eddie from his worst asthma attack ever by riding his bike to beat the devil. It ended in August, with seven desperate children in search of a creature of unspeakable evil in the drains beneath Derry. In search of It. And somehow it ended.

Or so they thought. Then.

On a spring night in 1985, Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six calls. Stan Uris, accountant. Richie “Records” Tozier, L.A. disc jockey. Ben Hanscom, renowned architect. Beverly Rogan, dress designer. Eddie Kaspbrak, owner of a successful New York limousine company. And Bill Denbrough, bestselling writer of horror novels. Bill Denbrough, who now only stutters in his dreams.

These six men and one woman have forgotten their childhoods, have forgotten the time when they were Losers… but an unremembered promise draws them back, the present begins to rhyme dreadfully with the past, and when the Losers reunite, the wheels of fate lock together and roll them toward the ultimate terror.

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Brutal New Trailer for Blumhouse’s UPGRADE Unleashed

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Blumhouse and writer-director Leigh Whannell’s new sci-fi horror thriller Upgrade is a flick that currently rests damn-near the top of my must-see list. Dread Central’s review even called the film, “a wickedly entertaining sci-fi body horror thrill ride.”

Thus I’m excited to share with you guys a brutal new red band trailer for the film – and a new green band trailer as well!

You can check out the brutal new trailer below and the poster to the right and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The new Blumhouse film is written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and stars Logan Marshall-Green (PrometheusThe Invitation) and Betty Gabriel (Get Out).

The film hits theaters June 1.

Synopsis:

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

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Hulu Premiere of Stephen King’s CASTLE ROCK Includes First 3 Episodes

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Later this summer we will be hit by one of the (potentially) coolest horror TV shows of all-time with Hulu’s Castle Rock. The series is based on the world of Stephen King and comes to us via J.J. Abrams.

And today we not only have new images to share with you guys via EW, but we have news that the first three episodes of the 10-episode first season will be premiering all at once on July 25th!

The three new images feature Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) locked up in Shawshank prison, Sissy Spacek and André Holland talking in a kitchen, and Scott Glenn’s Sheriff Alan Pangborn digging up – or burying – some dark secrets.

You can check out the three new stills from the upcoming series below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Liz Glotzer. It’s from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The show premieres on Hulu Wednesday, July 25th.

Synopsis:

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. 

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Did Rob Zombie Plan to Make a Firefly Family Trilogy?

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devilsrejectspost.jpgAs we all know by this point, Rob Zombie has a sequel to House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects heading our way in early 2019 called 3 From Hell. But did Zombie ever plan to make three entries in the Firefly Family series?

Turns out (obviously?) the answer is no.

Zombie recently spoke with Blabbermouth and said that he never envision the original story spanning three movies back when he first began writing 15 years ago.

After the second one, I thought, ‘We’re done with it,’ but I always think that with every movie,” he said. “And then you kind of live with it for a long time, and the movies sort of take on a life of their own, or they start getting popular and the fans really start embracing them and the characters, and you start thinking, ‘Well… Hmmm… What if I did this? What if I did that?’ This one, it’s 14 years in between the two films, so it’s been a long time; it wasn’t really a rush to make it, by any means.”

All said and done, are you glad Zombie went back to the Firefly clan for another film? I guess we’ll see… Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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