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ScannersHere’s an interesting news item that joins the crush of Comic Con news. The Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films is developing a TV show based on David Cronenberg’s 1981 cult classic Scanners and director Alexandre Aja will serve as executive producer.

Deadline Hollywood broke the news last week of the plans to turn Cronenberg’s sci-fi horror tale about warring factions of psychics called “scanners” with the power to read people’s minds, control the minds of others, and, most famously, make heads explode in spectacular fashion into a weekly television series.

For any purists out there upset over the prospect of rebooting Scanners in any form, might I remind you that a pair of direct-to-video sequels were already produced in the early Nineties and (my personal favorite), a pair of spin-off Scanner Cop movies arrived on video shelves in the mid-Nineties.

This also means the David Goyer scripted theatrical remake that had been in the works for years now is presumably dead.

No stranger to remakes having helmed the remakes of The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha, Alexandre Aja will serve as the show’s executive producer and possibly direct the pilot episode.

No work yet on what network a “Scanners” series might air on. Unless the plan is to make it about young, attractive, newbie scanners engaging in romantic bed-hopping while dealing with the day-to-day turmoil of being a brain-bursting psychic then I think we can rule out this ever airing on ABC.

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Zac Efron Looks Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile as Ted Bundy

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We told you a while back that Zac Efron would be assuming the role of charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy in Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (that title is a wondrous mouthful); and today Efron himself took to Twitter to share the first image of himself as Bundy. Check it out!

Michael Werwie wrote the script for the project, which is told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly murders.

Principal photography began back in October 2017.

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Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is nothing short of a friggin’ gift for fans; and if you aren’t watching it, you need to fix that like yesterday. Teally… you don’t have much of an excuse. It’s on DVD. Blu-ray. Digital. Netflix. You name it!

Season 3 is just around the corner, and the good folks over at Arrow in the Head got themselves the first look at Ash and his bride-to-be, Candy, played by Katrina Hobbs.

Look for Season 3 to premiere on February 25th at 9PM ET/PT.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick; Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell co-star alongside newcomers Arielle Carver-O’Neill and Lindsay Ferris. Lee Majors returns as Brock Williams to warn Ash from beyond the grave.

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan, has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs. Evil Dead!

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Well, that headline’s not entirely accurate… you wouldn’t want to be a third wheel now, would you? What we’re talking about here is William Friedkin’s new documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. In it Friedkin witnesses first-hand the work of the Vatican’s in-house exorcist; and if that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will!

Deadline is reporting today that we can expect to see the flick sometime this spring in theaters via The Orchard.

Known as the “Dean of Exorcists,” Father Amorth (who turned 92 not so long ago) has performed thousands of exorcism rituals to rid evil from the human body.

In the early 1970s when I directed The Exorcist, I had not witnessed an exorcism; but I wondered how close I had come to portraying reality,” Friedkin tells the site. “I had been curious to meet Father Amorth for many years; and when he granted permission to meet and film him in Rome last May, it was the opportunity to complete the circle and see how close that film came to reality.

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