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It's been a while since we heard much about Pulse 3, the Joel Soisson-helmed second sequel to the American remake nobody asked for. But since the DVD drops in just a few weeks -- December 23rd to be exact -- Genius Products and The Weinstein Company have released the box art for the disc along with a couple of choice stills.
Now that Alexandre Aja is done playing with mirrors, he's ready to get back to the business of skin shredding mayhem! Aja has reteamed with writing partner Grégory Levasseur to bring us Piranha 3D for The Weinstein Company.
Well, it’s official; Martyrs helmer Pascal Laugier is in negotiations with Bob & Harvey Weinstein to write and direct the remake of Hellraiser, which you should recall was once in the hands of the French duo behind Inside before their take on the material proved too freaky.
We’re now officially at the stage where anything you see in our genre that comes out from The Weinstein Co. or Dimension Extreme, you can expect some kind of prequel or sequel to it within a short window of time. Variety reports this morning that the Weinsteins have just greenlighted a batch of 18 direct-to-video pics for release in 2009.
The Weinsteins can’t seem to make up their mind as to who should be at the helm of their ill-conceived Hellraiser remake, having cycled through both the team who made Feast and the team who made Inside, but at least they seem to have settled on using a French director.
It looks like you may have to adjust your plans of taking the family out to see The Road this Thanksgiving, according to a story in this morning’s THR.
Showtime Networks and The Weinstein Company just announced a 7-year exclusive deal that will see some pretty interesting shows and movies being made. None more interesting, we think, than Scream 4.
Last we heard, the Hellraiser remake totally vanished from the Weinstein's slate (“Hellraiser Redux Moves” – January 2008). Some of us this project was as doomed as anyone who ever opened the Lament Configuration.
The Weinstein Company continued to make sure that very few horror films slip through their grasp this weekend with the acquisition of three movies from French sales house The Wild Bunch, according to a story in Daily Variety.
Now this is just weird. Maybe The Weinsteins can’t see Kevin Smith as anything more than a comedy machine, but something has made them pass on his upcoming horror film, Red State, according to the Silent Bob Speaks blog.
Though I tried to put a positive spin on it when it was originally announced ("Barker to Pen Hellraiser Remake" - October 2006), the possibility that the remake of Hellraiser that was so full-speed ahead not too long ago might be dead in the water is nothing but a relief.
Though many people who aren’t as embedded in this genre as much as we are may not understand it, there are many different levels of "horror". One of the truest and yet most dividing kind of horror is the kind that can and does take place in everyday life, though for the sake of fiction and "entertainment", as it were, its usually taken to an extreme.
It may not be the horror movie he keeps saying he’s going to do next, but according to Production Weekly Kevin Smith is inching closer to our genre with his next gig.
I reported on Prey back in October when it was just one of many movies being offered up at the then upcoming American Film Market. Now Fangoria has the first look at the film's DVD art and confirmed a January 30th release via The Weinstein Company's Genius Entertainment.
Doesn’t it seem like The Weinstein Co. has acquired the rights to way too many films in the last few weeks? Seems like every other day we’re announcing another of their acquisitions, from Black Sheep to All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.