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Gaiman’s Graveyard Book Headed to Big Screen

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Gaiman's Graveyard Book to the big screen!Neil Gaiman’s latest novel, The Graveyard Book, just hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller’s list, and Gaiman couldn’t be happier about it. He recently chatted up the folks at MTV to talk all things scary and revealed that a movie version is already in the works.

The book, about a young boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard that’s told in a similar way to The Jungle Book, has been a desired property since before it was even published. A few companies wanted to do it as animation, but Gaiman held out for live-action “I want to see the ghosts for real. I want to be able to touch the graveyard,” he told the site.

The rights for The Graveyard Book have been awarded to UK effects house Framestore whose credits include, among others, Harvey Dent’s incredible Two-Face transformation in The Dark Knight. They’re branching out into filmmaking, and Gaiman was impressed with all they had to say when they pitched for the right. ”I don’t think it’s going to be transported to a graveyard in Los Angeles where they’ve been burying bathing beauties or anything,” he said. ”I think we’re actually going to stick with where the book is written and film that. And I think part of the idea is that they know they can also do the special effects cheaply.”

Sounds tantalizing, no? Make sure you hit the MTV link to read more cause it gets better. And be sure to use the link below to get The Graveyard Book for yourself!

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – First Trailer and Artwork!

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As a fan of flicks like Mad Monster Party, I was surprisingly pleased with the last two Hotel Transylvania affairs. For my money you can put the classic monsters in just about anything, and I’ll watch it happily, and these animated features feel like a natural progression of the 1967 Rankin and Bass classic. Which is why I’m looking forward to Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and if you are too, check out the film’s new trailer and poster.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, who co-wrote the film with Michael McCullers, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, and Mel Brooks.

Look for it in theaters on July 13, 2018.

Synopsis:
In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans.

But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

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New Beyond Skyline Poster Invades the Internet

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The unlikely sequel to Skyline, the 2010 alien film that starred Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, entitled Beyond Skyline (review), is well on its way. To help it along over the finish line we have the third official poster for it.

The film stars Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Day), Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me to Hell, Devil), Jonny Weston (Under the Bed, Project Almanac), Iko Uwais (The Raid), Callan Mulvey, Antonio Fargas, Pamelyn Chee, Yayan Ruhian (The Raid), Jacob Vargas, Valentine Payen, Betty Gabriel, Jack Chausse, and Kevin O’Donnell. It was directed by Liam O’Donnell.

Grillo plays a tough-as-nails detective who embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship.

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Universal Acquires Riley Sager’s Final Girls for Film Adaptation

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The “final girl” has long been a staple of the horror film genre, and lately there have been several films with just about that very same title focusing on her and/or them. Well, guess what… there’s another one coming as Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has won a bidding battle to option rights for Final Girls, the bestselling novel from Riley Sager that hit shelves this past July.

The movie adaptation will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens along with Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta and Michael Sugar as that stand-alone company continues to ramp up.

Sager’s book centers on Quincy Carpenter, who 10 years ago as a college student went on vacation to Pine Cottage with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant, the press dubbed her a “Final Girl,” coined for the group of similar survivors.

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