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In 2008 a little movie called The Outpost was released direct-to-video and ended up being one of the best flicks to come out that year. Don’t remember it? Haven’t seen it? Do yourself a favor and start playing catch-up immediately.

After talking about it for a couple of years, we’ve just received word that its sequel, Outpost: Black Sun, has officially begun production. Read on for the details, including the first bit of casting news.

From the Press Release:
Content and Black Camel are pleased to announce that principal photography has begun on Outpost: Black Sun, the sequel to the 2008 Outpost. Content co-developed the script with Black Camel Pictures, and it is produced in association with Matador Pictures with development and production investment from Creative Scotland.

Outpost: Black Sun sees the reunion of the original Outpost creative team. Steve Barker again directs from the script he co-wrote with screenwriter Rae Brunton.

The cast includes Richard Coyle (W.E, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, A Good Year, The Libertine) and Catherine Steadman (“The Tudors”) with Julian Wadham (Outpost, The English Patient) returning as Hunt and Johnny Meres as The Breather.

Synopsis
The year is 1945, the closing stages of WW2, and a German scientist by the name of Klausener is working on frightening new technology with the power to create an immortal Nazi army. Flash-forward to the present day, and a NATO task force is hurriedly deployed to Eastern Europe, where a sinister enemy appears to be mercilessly killing everything in its path. But this is no ordinary foe. Only Helena (Steadman), a gutsy investigator on the trail of notorious war-criminal Klausener, accepts the reality of what they are facing, a battalion of Nazi Storm-Troopers, a veritable zombie army on the march. With the help of Wallace (Coyle), a man who’s been chasing Nazi secrets for years, the two team up with a Special Forces Unit to venture deep behind enemy lines. Their mission: to fight their way back to the source of this evil army and prevent the seemingly inevitable rise of the 4th Reich.

Outpost: Black Sun Begins Production

Outpost: Black Sun Begins Production

Outpost: Black Sun Begins Production

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iZOMBIE Season 5 Will Be Final Season

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Last week we let you guys know that, while The CW passed on the Supernatural spin-off Wayward Sisters, they had given a fifth season to fan-favorite zombie-comedy series iZombie.

And as cool as that news was, it looks like it comes with a caveat. Yes, it looks like the upcoming fifth season of iZombie will be it’s last.

Series star Rose McIver took to Twitter to confirm the news the other day writing: “So the fifth season of iZombie will be our last. I am therefore committed and excited to make it the best one yet! Really proud to be on a show that celebrates the misfits and I pinch myself every day that I get to be a part of the iZombie world with you guys. Thank you.”

The show, which is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, is rumored to return during the midseason schedule. We’ll let you know when we hear more.

Are you sad to see the series go? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:

Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver) was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible.

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Must See: Gorgeously Grotesque THE AXIOM Trailer

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Six months ago out very own RKSDooM reviewed an indie horror movie called The Axiom. Specifically, he called the film a “stylish and clever slice of independent horror” and his review really caught my interest. So much so in fact that the film shot onto my must-see list as soon as if finished the review.

You can read said review HERE.

Anyhow, info on the film has been scarce since but that all changes today as we have your first look at the film’s poster and gorgeous trailer. Genre sales specialists Devilworks is repping world rights on the supernatural thriller, which was launched at the recent Cannes Film Festival.

You can check the poster out to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is written and directed by Nicholas Woods and stars William Kircher (The Hobbit), Hattie Smith, Zac Titus, and Nicole Dambro. There isn’t currently a release date but we will make sure to keep you guys up to date on the film.

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A young woman who, at the risk of her friend’s safety, travels into a National forest, in search for her missing sister. Once in the wilderness, they discover they have entered a multi-dimensional world full of monsters.

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Wes Craven’s SWAMP THING Finally Coming to Blu-ray in the UK this September

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Although it’s certainly not considered to be one of his best films, I’ll always have a soft spot for Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing. Based on the DC Comics character, the film opened to mixed reviews when it was originally released in 1982, although it since gone on the earn a cult following, and even spawned both a sequel and a live action TV series spinoff.

88 Films will finally release Swamp Thing on Blu-ray in the UK on September 10, which will be the first time the film has been available on the format in the country. Extras will include two separate audio commentaries, one by Craven himself, and the other by critic and fan Ian Jane, and an interview with production designer Robb Wilson King. More extras will be announced closer to the date of release, although we know that the Blu-ray will come will also come with a booklet by critic Calum Waddell. The box art revealed on 88 Films’ Facebook page also promises that it will include a limited edition slipcase.

Swamp Thing starred Ray Wise as the scientist Alec Holland, with Dick Durock his titular monstrous alter ego. The supporting cast include Adrienne Barbeau, David Hess, Nicholas Worth, and Louis Jourdan. Whilst it was notably lighter in tone than most of the films that shaped Craven’s career, it’s still a film that all horror fans should watch at least once.

UK readers can pre-order their Blu-ray copy of Swamp Thing on Amazon.

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