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Exclusive: Anthony C. Ferrante Talks Sharknado 5; Mock Poster Debut

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This Sunday saw the premiere of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming on Syfy, and director Anthony C. Ferrante was kind enough to share some rather cool stuff with us to keep the storm going!

When we decided we were going to have some of SHARKNADO 5 set in London, and we were actually going to film there, it was a no-brainer that we needed to pay some love to AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON,” Ferrante tells us. “One of the first things I knew we had to do was create an update on John Landis’ SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY movie in-joke. Since we’re a remake culture, I guessed that the skin flick version of SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY would likely be transformed into a legitimate Broadway play in present day, which is what we did. Our amazing production designer Felix Coles had her graphic designer Lee F-W put this artwork together, and it appears throughout the London sequence on billboards and a London bus. The poster also has some cool Easter egg credits on it too. I also won’t say that’s not the only visual WEREWOLF references you’ll find, but I won’t spoil all of them here.

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The other big thing was getting David Naughton in SHARKNADO 5. While we had a couple of London-based gags we wanted to pull off with David (I thought it would be funny if David tried to convince a London bobby that sharks were falling from the sky), the timing didn’t work out to recreate that, but we did give David a really fun role playing a NATO Ambassador, whose last name should be very familiar.

Ferrante continues, “Since I’m obsessed with AMERICAN WEREWOLF, I also couldn’t resist recreating the pose from the poster of that film with David (curiously enough we had similar jackets from LONDON for another blink-and-you-miss-it Easter egg in the film). David Naughton was super cool about it, and months later Lee F-W created AN AMERICAN SHARKNADO IN LONDON poster using that photo. It turned out pretty awesome, and I thought it would be cool to share it.

Naughton also took a second to give us this quote, which is short, sweet, and quite fitting, “Beware the Shark!

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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!

Synopsis:

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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