Studio News and Attachments
Viggo Mortensen cast as the father in John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic The Road.
In addition to Diary of the Dead, The Weinstein Co pick up The Mother of Tears, will likely horde it as they did with All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.
Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner and Casey Jones cast in The Haunting in Connecticut.
According to a ‘leaked memo’ Eli Roth’s adaptation of Cell is one of the Hollywooder’s fast-tracked to beat the impending strikes. Le sigh.
Magnet, the genre arm of Magnola Pictures, snaps up my very eagerly anticipated Shrooms for US distro!
Anthony Stuart Head cast as the lead in Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera.
Plenty of adaptation news this week, but no real remakes.
Random and Indie News
Tony Todd writes and directs Eerie, PA, which will probably have none of the coolness of "Eerie Indiana".
If you can make it to Sitges, here is the line-up. And if you can make it to Sitges, I hate you.
Same goes for Toronto After Dark.
Amy Smart lands a leading role in Ed Sanchez’s Seventh Moon.
After Dark Film’s Horrorfest 2 picks up the slightly well buzzed Mulberry Street.
Raw Feed, having rocked it with Sublime, starts filming Otis, moves on to Supermarket and Rest Stop 2.