Variety has learned that Pirates of the Caribbean/The Ring helmer Gore Verbinski has been brought on board by Universal to direct BioShock (review), the film based on the incredibly good and incredibly original Xbox 360 game that was released last year and won the hearts of fans across the world almost immediatel
Imagine it; you're fresh back from fighting the Crusades, and all you want to do is chill at home and maybe hang with some ladies for a while. Then a damn vampire army has to show up and muck things up. See, this is why I hate bloodsuckers.
Though I guess it’s good to know things are moving along for the Creature From the Black Lagoon remake, which has been in various stages of pre-production for three years now, I can’t help but keep thinking about the Creature script I reviewed a while back and doing nothing but dreading it.
How many horror fans have stayed awake all night wondering when a Collector's Edition of Universal's Van Helsing would be available. Would they again get to see vampires fly around in daylight? Couches that can kill Kate Beckinsale? Beloved monsters getting the bastard treatment? Plenty of plot holes to trash even the most hardened drinking game veteran?
For a change, it looks like the next two years may have remakes we horror fans actually want to see. Shocking, I know. While there are some stinkers and iffy titles on the way, The Wolfman stands out mainly because of the talented cast assembled for the project ... and we haven't had too many good werewolf films in recent memory.
Good news came over the wire today for a new director to whom we’ve been giving some extra attention as of late: Gabriel (review) helmer Shane Abbess (interview) has been tapped to direct Source Code for Universal.
If the printed press in the UK is to be believed, everything’s going very well on the set of The Wolfman, the much –anticipated remake staring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving.
I wasn't too sure about running this, but the following "set report" that was forwarded to STYD does make for an interesting read for those of us following Benicio del Toro's Wolfman remake.
Since the news first broke so many months ago that Benicio Del Toro would be playing everyone's favorite lycan, The Wolfman, the biggest question has been what he'll look like. Of course we all have faith in Rick Baker, but nowadays you just can't be too sure of anything.
Now check this out! A site called Bauer-Griffin got the first behind-the-scenes shots from Universal’s remake of The Wolfman, starring and being produced by Benicio del Toro! The pic you see below seems to be of del Toro waking up after a night of carnage; very cool!
That was a short wait! Variety reports that not even a week after everyone made a big deal out of Ellen Page leaving Sam Raimi’s return to horror, Drag Me To Hell, already a replacement has been found; Alison Lohman.
Neil Marshall’s MySpace page just got a very sweet update featuring a ton of behind the scenes pics from his latest film, Doomsday, out March 14th from Rogue Pictures!
Not that it would be surprising in the least, but a new rumor about BioShock coming to the big screen found its way onto Joystiq today. The popular 2K Games videogame is about the most amazing piece of cinematic gameplay I’ve been immersed in for a long time, so the thought of seeing it made into a movie is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.
Jeffrey Lynch is out and Sam Raimi is now taking his place in the director’s chair for Drag Me to Hell, the first horror movie the diminutive helmer will direct for his horror production house, Ghost House Pictures.
Damn, it’s been a really long time since we've reported on Alice, the film adaptation of EA’s American McGee’s Alice video game from a few years back. After years of silence, different directors and writers and turnarounds galore, the project has resurfaced yet again!