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Piranha remake writere talks!Personally I’ve never had a problem with the remake of Piranha that was announced a while back (“Aja Bites Into Piranha” – March 2007), hell I’d love to see it remade every decade or so because it’s such a cornball idea it could easily be adaptable across generations, but Clint over at Moviehole had to be convinced that one was really necessary.

Which lead him to talk to Good Luck Chuck screenwriter Josh Stolberg who, along with Peter Goldfinger, has penned the remake that Alexandre (Haute Tension) Aja is attached to. ”I thought our take on the material was fun and different.” Stolberg explained as to why he and Goldfinger tackled it, ”I know there are a lot of people out there who hate remakes (especially of classics, which the original Piranha was). But I thought, hell, if it’s going to happen anyway, why not throw our hat into the ring and see if we can’t make it better than expected.”

Hopefully the combination of a couple of comedy writers tackling a horror script and a very serious director working on something with some humor infused will give the new Piranha more than enough reason to stand tall alongside the original. Of course, there’s always stuido interference to worry about, but its too early for all that.

Check out the whole article on Moviehole to learn more about the Piranha redux and keep it here for more info!

Johnny Butane

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Toho Planning “World of Godzilla” Shared Universe, SHIN GODZILLA 2 Dead



Looks like Legendary Pictures “Monsterverse” won’t be the only Godzilla-themed shared universe for much longer. Once Hollywood’s King of the Monsters sequel setting up his 2020 remake with King Kong have come and gone, Toho intends to transform Godzilla into Japan’s very own Marvel cinematic universe.

Godzilla-Movies.com has provided an English translation of an interview that appeared this past week in the Japanese publication “Nikkei Style” with Keiji Ota, Toho’s Chief Godzilla Officer (How do I get that job?), about the future of all things Zilla in his home country. The surprising news begins with an announcement that might prove a disappointment to many G-Fans.

There will never be a Shin Godzilla 2.

Despite being a box office sensation and achieving a level of critical acclaim that typically eludes Godzilladom, including winning the Japanese equivalent of the Best Picture Oscar, Shin Godzilla will forever remain a decidedly unique one-off entry in the storied Godzilla series. As proud as Ota claims they are of Shin Godzilla’s success, Ota and the members of Toho’s Godzilla Strategy Council (Again, how do I get on this council?) have something bigger in mind for the future of the 64-year old franchise:
…a World of Godzilla.

To further quote Ota:
The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character.

So, as of now, this is Toho’s plan: Marvel-style Godzilla features released on a consistent basis every 1-2 years beginning post-2021.

Why must we wait until 2021? Because the deal Toho structured with Legendary Pictures allowing for 2014’s Godzilla, next year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and 2020’s “Monsterverse” crossover event Godzilla vs. Kong gave Toho wiggle room to make Shin Godzilla and the current animated film trilogy but nothing more cinematic until after the deal between the two production companies expires in 2020.

Neither Toho nor Legendary have said anything about how Toho’s planned “World of Godzilla” may impact future plans for Legendary’s “Monsterverse”, or for that matter, if there will even be a “Monsterverse” after King Kong and Godzilla have their historic clash of the titans. In both cases, stay tuned for further details.

Either way, Godzilla fans can rejoice in knowing the king is going to be around for a long, long time to come.

Personally, I’m hoping one of these “World of Godzilla” movies is a Gigan solo movie that finally portrays Gigan as the bad ass kaiju terminator he was always created to be.


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Best Promo Stunt Ever: Deadpool Photobombs Predator, Terminator, and More



We don’t usually cover Deadpool here on Dread Central, but I think this is a rare case where an exception must be made. After all, this is one of the best promotional gags I have ever seen for a film and it needs to be shared to be believed.

Fox has released a collection of their best-selling movies with Deadpool photobombing the covers, including Edward Scissorhands, Logan, Predator, and The Terminator.

They are as fucking delightful as they sound.

These Wal-Mart exclusive Blu-ray covers IGN reports are part of Fox Home Entertainment’s special Two Year Anniversary Blu-ray of Deadpool leading up to the release of the sequel later this week.

I don’t know about you but there is a genuine part of me that wants to go out and snag each and every single one of these on Blu-ray. These are going to be classics one day and sell for hundreds online. That’s if everyone doesn’t just buy them and not open them. Which could totally happen.

Will you be snagging any of these classic titles with the Deadpool photobombs? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The full list of movies included in the promotion are:

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Cast Away
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Logan
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Office Space
  • Predator
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Speed
  • The Terminator
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • X-Men Apocalypse
  • X-Men Days of Future Past
  • X-Men First Class

You can check out all of the special covers below.


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First Look: The CW’s CHARMED Reboot



Original series poster

This Fall, the CW will premiere its reboot of the much-loved witch series Charmed Sundays at 9 pm. Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, and Madeleine Mantock are the new sisters in the show and today we have your first look.

The first look comes via a new banner poster, which you can see above and a larger high-res version below, and an “extended first look” video below as well.

The series co-stars Rupert Evans, Ser’Darius Blain, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki. It’s developed by Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin), who executive produces alongside Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin, Brad Silberling, Ben Silverman, and Carter Covington.

Are you looking forward to this reboot? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!


“Stronger together.” That’s what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie “Mel” Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women’s studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel’s amused dismay) and going “on” again with her on-again-off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it?

Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother’s death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn’t know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who’s been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can’t handle another shock and shuts her out.

With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibits impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women’s studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he’s not really a professor, he’s their “Whitelighter,” a witch’s advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother’s death was no accident – she was murdered by unknown dark forces.

It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones…and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us…one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together… even if they have no idea what they’re really up against.


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