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Cult TV Mini-Series V Big-Budget Film Adaptation Announced

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The Visitors are looking to return to the big screen and they will continue to not be our friends. Friendship is universal and so is rebooting 1980’s cult classics so here comes V The Movie!

V debuted in 1983 as a highly rated, hugely popular NBC miniseries. It would spawn a highly rated but less popular three-part follow-up a year later entitled V: The Final Battle (Star child, ugh!), which would then lead to a very short lived 1985 TV series. ABC already tried reviving it as another short-lived series in 2009 with a slick reboot that never quite captured the magic of the original or fully established itself as its own thing.

For the uninitiated (Spoilers ahoy!), V was initially designed as a War of the Worlds-style Nazi allegory about humanoid aliens in snazzy red jumpsuits and sunglasses that arrive on earth in giant motherships (zero doubt ID4 copied this visual aspect a decade later) claiming to be our friends and looking to make our world a better place in exchange for some water and hospitality. As much of the human race falls under their influence and those that resist get secretly rounded up by their stormtroopers, a smarmy TV news cameraman becomes the unlikely human resistance leader after he records video evidence that the “Visitors” are actually reptilian creature hiding behind human flesh facades and that their real goal is to enslave mankind to use as food.

In a time when Eighties nostalgia is all the rage and various forms of fascism seem to be rising up around the globe it seems only fitting and timely that a cult property with loads of potential like V would also see a resurgence.

Deadline reports “V the Miniseries” is set to be revived for the big screen as V The Movie as the first project from the recently revived studio Desilu.

Again, for those unaware, Desilu was a major production studio for decades founded in 1950 by “I Love Lucy” duo Lucille Ball and her then husband Desi Arnaz. No stranger to sci-fi; Desilu helped bring us a little something called “Star Trek”. The mostly defunct company was purchased last year and is currently being brought back. While CBS owns most of the Desilu library, looks like they still own a few of the properties and what better way to relaunch than with a relaunch?

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this news is that V The Movie is set to be written and directed by Kenneth Johnson, the writer of the original two miniseries. He hasn’t been involved with anything “V” since 1984 but did write a follow-up novel before going on to help create the TV version of “Alien Nation”, which, ironically, is another property currently in the process of being rebooted.

No casting or release date at the moment but Desilu Executive Vice President Steven Posen sounds not just confident in the guaranteed success of V The Movie, he might actually be a tad overconfident:

“V is a multi-billion dollar film franchise and merchandising juggernaut. We couldn’t be more excited and honored to bring this film to the millions of devoted fans worldwide.”

Okay, but as fan of the original miniseries, the Visitors better still be wearing the snazzy red jumpsuits or I’m going to protest by spray painting a big red V on the movie posters. Now that I think about it spray painting a big red V on a poster that’s already guaranteed to have a big red V probably isn’t the best way to protest.

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Breaking: Jurassic World 3 Stomps Into Theaters June 2021!

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J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t hit theaters until the June, but still, here comes Jurassic World 3!

Yes, Deadline just announced that the third entry in the massively successful Jurassic World series is going to be roaring into theaters come June 11, 2012.

Not only that but the film has already snagged a screenwriter in the form of Pacific Rim: Uprising co-writer Emily Carmichael, who will co-write along with Trevorrow.

The third entry’s script will be based off a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who wrote the first two Jurassic World films together, and Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow will return to executive produce, along with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.

“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” said Trevorrow in a statement. “I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought to Fallen Kingdom, and I know Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”

There have been no casting confirmations just yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything further! Are you excited for Jurassic World 3? Let us know below!

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. The film stars Chriss Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Look for it in theaters on June 22, 2018.

Synopsis:

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.

Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure, and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Jordan Peele’s Next Genre Movie Begins Shooting Later This Year

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I’m pretty sure that there aren’t many Jordan Peele haters out there.

The man is not only a brilliant comedian – as showcased in multiple seasons of his sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” – but the fact that he has earned Oscar nominations, along with boatloads of cash, for writing and directing his debut horror feature, Get Out, makes Peele damn near untouchable.

It is with this in mind that not only the horror community but the entire world are holding their breath in anticipation of Peele’s next film.

Well, today we have news on just that as Peele recently told THR that his next film will begin shooting later this year.

“I am currently writing it, and I’ll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

While the writer-director is being tighhtlipped about the details of his new film, he did tell the site that the new movie will tonally resemble Get Out.

“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he said. “That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Again, I don’t think there are many people out there that aren’t intensely curious about what Peele cooks up next, so we will make sure to keep you guys up-to-date as word pours in. Until then let us know what you think of Jordan Peele below!

Get Out is nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and we will find out just which categories it wins come March 4, 2018.

BUY GET OUT HERE!

Synopsis:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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Battle of the Hell Priests: Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Idea for Hellraiser: Judgment Sequel

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I think it’s safe to say that many of us were pleasantly surprised by director Gary J. Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser: Judgment. The film was a fun blast of twisted horror, and Tunnicliffe’s performance as The Auditor was a killer addition to the Hellraiser lore.

But has the director thought about a sequel to his film? Not during shooting evidently.

I had no concept of a sequel, a spinoff, nothing at all,” the director told Screen Rant. “People suggest, ‘Oh, you’re trying to write a sequel for The Auditor and stuff like that.’ It’s like, ‘Are you f***ng kidding?’ I was just trying to swim to the other bank and survive without being eaten by the sharks.”

But now that filming is long over with, Tunnicliffe says he does have some ideas for a sequel.

I have thought about it afterward, what I think would be great fun,” he says. “Maybe a new Cenobite ruler comes in or takes over, and a new head priest comes in, and it’s not working out and clearly this person, this Cenobite’s not doing a great job. And underhandedly, The Auditor is leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for the guy who is Pinhead to find his way back, and he gets pulled in. And then it’s like, he turns up, and it’s like a showdown between the newly born Pinhead and this guy who’s taken over his mantle… we do a bit of a standoff, and it’s like a battle of the Hell priests.

Battle of the Hell priests? Pardon the pun, but Hell, yeah! Would you like to see Tunnicliffe’s Hellraiser sequel? Let us know below!

Hellraiser: Judgment stars Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, Grace Montie, John Gulager, Diane Goldner, Heather Langenkamp, and Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead.

The film is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.

Special features:

  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Gag reel

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Synopsis:
The dreaded Pinhead returns in the next terrifying chapter of the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.

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