Wow, it really is becoming the Harry Potter franchise with vampires ... Thompson on Hollywood has learned that both Juan Antonio Bayona (pictured, The Orphanage) and James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) are eying possibly directing the third movie in the Twilight franchise, Eclipse.
You may recall a while back we gave you a heads up about a new show being produced for the BBC called “Being Human”; the story of a vampire, werewolf and ghost co-habitating in an apartment in London. While the premise sounds ripe for wacky hijinks, the actual execution was smart, funny and engaging.
There isn't a lot of meat to this story since the motion picture in question has only just been announced and details are all but non-existent, but whenever someone decides to make a movie about gladiators in the Roman Colosseum being forced to battle werewolves, that gets a headline in my book.
You know it’s a slow news day when we’re doing stories on who will be in the director’s chair for New Moon, the upcoming Twilight sequel that Catherine Hardwicke recently stepped away from due to creative differences.
The latest entry in the saga of vampires vs. werewolves, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, is due out in theaters on January 23rd, so doesn’t it seem odd that there’s been so little publicity for it in the last few months? That ends now!
It’s pretty sad when the trailer for a short film has more promise than most trailers for theatrical releases these days. Or is it?
Ridley Scott, the man who jerked many of us into the horror genre with space truckers and xenomorphs, may be eyeing another murderous creature for a future film.
I do love finding out about potentially cool new movies, especially when they’re about werewolves, after the film is all done and ready to be seen by the masses! Nothing like taking out the pain of anticipation to make a movie that much more appealing.
Now this is the kind of news I just love reporting. Other than my overall adoration for all things horror, it's news like this that makes me happy to have the job I have, allowing me to share this kind of information with our community.
Jason Cuadrado, the Los Angeles filmmaker who made one of the most impressive indie films I’ve seen in a long time, Tales From the Dead (review) dropped me a line last night with some exclusive pics from and news on his latest venture, the short film called “Monstrous Nature”.
Between The Wolfman, Underworld 3 and now Lobo, it’s positively a lycanthropic revolution in horror these days. Variety learned this morning of Lobo, a new acquisition from Stone Village (Love in the Time of Cholera, The Master and Margarita. The spec script is about a colony of nearly extinct werewolves in Brazil.
The Underworld films actually improved from the first to the second, so one can only hope the third will follow suit. The directorial debut of effects man Patrick Tatopoulos, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, goes back to the beginning of the feud between the vampires and the werewolves.
Been looking for some better quality photos of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans for a few days now; leave it to Entertainment Weekly to nab them first!
Our man Tristan checked in a bit ago after sitting down with Underworld: Rise of the Lycans star Rhona Mitra with some more details on the sequel, due out on January 23rd, 2009.