Word’s been flying all over the web today that Mick Garris is, officially, no longer involved with the NBC Masters of Horror re-creation, Fear Itself. Of course, Mick had to officially exit the project when the writer’s strike began, but we decided to drop him a line and confirm that he’s still off now that the strike has ended, as well as verify the directors’ names that were revealed yesterday.
”I’ve left the show for good.” he replied, and to be honest we’re not surprised. The man’s got about 10,000 balls in the air at all times, so with all the downtime from the strike priorities had to be reevaluated.
In response to the director’s names, he was able to confirm all but Carpenter, and we’ve also found out that both Tobe Hooper and Joe Dante have no plans to direct, either. Too bad, but Garris did tell us, “Stuart Gordon started shooting the first one yesterday in Edmonton.” If memory serves Gordon was one of the first to shoot for Masters as well. Getting the best out of the way, perhaps?
Mick further verified that the next project he’s working on is Bag of Bone, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a man returning to the summer home he shared with his wife after her death. Hopefully we’ll learn more on it soon so stay tuned!
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