Studio News and Attachments
The Weinstein Company passes on Kevin Smith’s Red State because it isn’t ‘commercial enough’.
Bloody Disgusting says Scream 4 is, despite rampant rumors otherwise, is not in production in any capacity.
JJ Abrams is going to be producing "Fringe" for Fox TV, which sounds, intentionally, like an X-Files retread.
10/18/08 has been earmarked as belonging to the DL Bousman directed, David Goyer written remake of David Cronenberg’s Scanners.
Len Wiseman off, Brett Ratner now on the remake of Escape From New York. Could this finally be the moment some noble fan rises to the call and stabs Brett Ratner in the cranium?
The guy who directed the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit to direct a script from the guy who wrote Disturbia for the remake of Near Dark.
Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, of the recent festival success Inside, get the Hellraiser remake gig.
Random and Indie News
Finally squelching fan desires, Bats is getting an STV sequel for Sci-Fi; Bats: Human Harvest.
Cinematical has a nice list up of seven ‘Great Books About Horror Movies’.
JT Petty, who made the elusive S&Man, will write and direct an adaption of the manga Goth.
Indie/STD/Foreign Trailers and Clips
Burial of the Rats
Black Devil Doll
Wrong Turn 2 – Clip
Grizzly Park – Produced by one of the guys from CHUD (the website, not the movie)
Beneath the Mississippi – Trailer