Weekly News Re-Cap: 06/03 – 06/10

Posted by Peter Hall - June 10th 2007 @ 10:38 am

Studio Trailers and Clips
The Invasion
– Early reviews have ripped it apart, so props to whoever cut the trailer; looks good.
30 Days of Night – Trailer pretty
I am Legend – Did the studio have a competition to see who could make a worse trailer?
Rogue – Original Fango hosting is down, AITH has the embed, though
Captivity – Teaser and Trailer at the end of this post

Studio News and Attachments
Danny Elfman is scoring Hellboy 2.
Dimension Films picks up much talked about Automaton Transfusion, slates for September 25th theatrical release.
Fox Atomic may or may not remake/re-adapt The Legend of Hell House.
I Know Who Killed Me gets an R rating, still not a chance in hell I’ll ever be interested.
Freestyle agrees to distribute 3 Uwe Boll films.  Three!!!
AVP2 star tells MTV the sequel will be a "true-blue monster movie" where, "Aliens and predators will be fighting to the death."  – I should fucking hope so, genius.
Stephen King gives the thumbs up to Miakel Hafstrom’s take on 1408.

Random and Indie news

Brian Yuzna says House of Re-Animator back on track for financing.
Unremarkable Tea Leoni cast in Ghost Town; ghost-based romantic comedy written/directed by remarkable David Koepp AND starring ridiculously-remarkable Ricky Gervais?  Sold!
Dead Birds director Alex Turner lines up The Stone House…a likely STD film that takes place in Afghanistan?  Good luck filming that
Original Blair Witch Project co-director mulls prequel.
YouTube is hosting a 4 part documentary on the Shining.
Tobe Hooper may skip stupid sounding Tequila Joe and go straight to the stupider sounding Training Ground, about backpackers who stumble into an Al Qaeda training camp
William Gaines, the man responsible for EC Comics/Tales form the Crypt, gets a bio-pic.

Indie/Foreign Trailers and Clips
Gimmie Skelter
Mother of Tears – Italians must love Argento if they bootleg his trailers with a camcorder…
Sick Nurses
Going Nuts
Bachelor Party Massacre

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  1. June 10th, 2007 | 3:19 pm | #1

    Request for AVP2: More scenes actually involving As V Ps.

    No more Blair Witch films, please. They’re diluting my enjoyment of the first one simply by discussing the possibility. (And if they don’t want to listen, we can strap them down to a chair and make them watch Book of Shadows on a loop, Clockwork Orange-style.)

  2. shawn
    June 11th, 2007 | 11:07 am | #2

    I am really excited about 1408 especially now that stephen king gave his thumbs up on it. He has fought with directors before about the adaptations of his books such as the shining. If you have read the book though and watched the stanley kubrick movie you will see that the two are so vastly different that it’s no wonder he was upset. He also wanted his name removed from the lawnmower man simply because nothing from his original short story was still in it. It’s nice that this at least will attempt to stay with the book it is based on.

  3. June 11th, 2007 | 3:27 pm | #3

    I agree on the 1408 front. That and The Mist are my most anticipated genre flicks of the year. Too bad they’ll likely be the only wonderful adaptations of King’s material over the next few years. We all know Eli Roth is going to date rape Cell.

  4. shawn
    June 11th, 2007 | 10:17 pm | #4

    Yeah I was very disappointed to hear Eli Roth directing that film. I don’t care for his movies at all, and feel he is overrated. He just does not impress me at all.

  5. R.J. Sayer
    June 13th, 2007 | 6:00 pm | #5

    i don’t like to be a naysayer here (as i am also excited about 1408), but King’s approval doesn’t always mean the film is good. in fact, i would call it something more akin to the kiss of death.

    remember… he HATED Kubrick’s take on THE SHINING, and approved of the god-awful miniseries version.

    plus, King knows nothing about film. in his Entertainment Weekly column he praised MYSTIC RIVER (vomit) while trashing KILL BILL VOLUME 1.

    THE MIST, however, is going to be awesome. that is not a guess. that is not a hope. it’s not even a clairvoyant prediction. it’s simply an immutable fact.

    i repeat:


  6. shawn
    June 13th, 2007 | 11:28 pm | #6

    see I totally disagree with you. I read the book and then saw the mini series version which I love to this day. I don’t understand how anyone can hate it as it has so much more too it than Kubrick’s version had. Which brings me to my second point which is that Kubrick had a movie call the shining that bore no resemblance to the book at all. It had nothing but the place and names out of the book and then changed everything else about it. I sat through the entire movie once and cannot again to save my life. Shelly Duvall drove me nuts as Wendy Torrence to the point I wanted Jack Torrence to kill her. I guess though it is just a difference of opinion.

  7. R.J. Sayer
    June 14th, 2007 | 12:55 pm | #7

    guess so.

    because i think the Kubrick version finds the core of what the story is really about without all the shennanigans and the miniseries is just superficial ornamentation.

    agree to disagree?

    but i bet we can both agree that THE MIST is going to be incredible.

  8. shawn
    June 14th, 2007 | 5:26 pm | #8

    Absolutely. I agree that we both see different things which is great. I see your point. Great debate. I love that this doesn’t become a flame war but just a discussion of differences of opinion. I love this blog AND the people that visit it. I completely agree that the mist will rock.

  9. June 14th, 2007 | 9:03 pm | #9

    I still need to get around to reading The Shining, but not until after The Stand. Has anyone heard the Audio Book/Radio-ish play of The Mist? Great stuff to listen to on a road trip…

  10. R.J. Sayer
    June 15th, 2007 | 5:33 pm | #10

    shawn – totally. i like the healthy, unassuming nature of this little corner of the interweb. does wonders for the great arts of debate and conversation. very little hyperbole. no trolls. love it.

    Peter – oh yeah that “3-D” audio version of The Mist is one of my favorite things to listen to… ever. perfect for road trips. even better for work.

  11. Sean
    June 16th, 2007 | 2:21 am | #11

    oh hey, that reminds me.

    If you get a chance, listen to 1408 when Stephen King reads it, I think it’s on Blood and Water.

    it freaked me out.

    I liked The Shining, for both parts, because one was how I read the book, and the other was a genuinely scary movie that happened to share resemblances.

    And, I don’t remember what The Mist is >_>

  12. June 16th, 2007 | 9:58 am | #12

    Well thanks for the site love, fellas. Its currently getting a rehaul which I think everyone will dig. At least it’ll motivate me to update more often.

    I love his reading of 1408. Audio books are the best when you’re stuck in a 2 hour commute round trip every day.

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