Last Week in Horror News: 9/13-9/20


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • HEREAFTER – Matt Damon will star in Clint Eastwood’s next directorial outing, a supernatural thriller produced by DreamWorks.
  • SILENT HILL 2 – Roger Avary and producer Samuel Hadida will be returning to the franchise.  No director or cast yet, but the sequel will film in 2010 to when production on RESIDENT EVIL 4 ends.
  • JENNIFER’S BODY – Not too hot at the box office.  Whodathunk?
  • THE PASSAGE – GLADIATOR scribe John Logan will be doing multi-million dollar adapting duties on an unpublished vampire novel for Ridley Scott to potentially direct.

Remakes

  • HALLOWEEN 3D – Dread Central confirms that MBV3D and DRACULA 2000 director Patrick Lussier will be taking over the reigns on the first film in the franchise to be 3D.
  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – Is getting a pseduo-remake in the form of a 3D CGI prequel called NOTLD: ORIGINS, to be directed by the guy who did the remake of WHEN A STRANGER CALLS.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • DEATH ISLAND – Tom Savini finally heads back to the director’s chair for ‘fresh take on the undead genre’.
  • Ronnie Yu – FREDDY VS JASON director Ronnie Yu wants to direct a story about werewolves who run a bank in the Outback of Australia.  And if that isn’t sitcom awesome enough already, the bank is then robbed by vampires.
  • Clive Barker’s SEDUTH – Barker’s newest comic will be published in 3D.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • GROWTH – If the sub-cutaneous vine crawling of THE RUINS bothered you, do not watch this trailer.
  • NEVER SLEEP AGAIN – Trailer for the upcoming NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET documentary.

Does Your Lighter Glow Like the Sun?


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Yeah, neither does mine.  Then again, when I lay on my back my boobs don’t point straight up like the obelisk in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, so a little After Effects flame is not the only fake thing in this picture from JENNIFER’S BODY.

Not really complaining, by the way.  I like the lighter gag, that flame just looks like it was lifted off of the DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION poster.

Last Week in Horror News: July 12th to the 19th.


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • SAW VII – Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton are, of course, writing a seventh SAW movie.  A seventh SAW movie!!
  • WORLD WAR Z – J. Michael Straczynski’s screenplay for WORLD WAR Z is getting a rewrite from THE KINGDOM scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan, which I’m not so sure is a good sign since I recall Moriarty’s script review praising how Oscar worthy Straczynski’s was…
  • SCREAM 4 – Moves along with two Cox’ but no Campbell.
  • GRACE – Anchor Bay has picked up the much loved GRACE for a theatrical and DVD release!
  • RESIDENT EVIL 4 – Gets a bit more official with a start date and confirmation of Milla Jovovich’s return.
  • HACK/SLASH – Gets a new director, Fredik Bond, but still has Justin Marks writing the comic adaptation.
  • THE FLOCK – Prehistoric killer birds?  Game on!
  • CELL – Eli Roth is officially off of the project as it gets reborn in the form of a four hour miniseries.

Remakes

  • LET ME IN – International sales posters confirm the new, shorter title of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • SENSE AND SENSIBILTY AND SEA MONSTERS – Someone needs to drive a stake into the heart of this whole “tack on monsters to classic novels whose copyright has lapsed” genre.  It’s lazy writing.
  • HARPER’S ISLAND – The ‘slasher as a TV show’ experiment won’t be having a second season, which is a pity since it had some decent word of mouth.
  • DARK COUNTRY – I actually had a dream about this movie last night, I suppose because I went to sleep after watching Tom Jane in HUNG.  Weird.
  • THE WICKER TREE – Robin Hardy’s sequel to his THE WICKER MAN is already filming.
  • TERATOMA – Ryuhei Kitamara moves on to body horror after MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN.
  • THE SHORTCUT – I laugh at this awful idea of what horror movies should be.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • 12 BELLS – In which CUBE gets ripped off…
  • TRIANGLE – I’m hoping Christopher Smith’s latest film ends up getting a theatrical run in the states, but it isn’t confirmed at this point.
  • FRAYED – In which a homicidal son escapes an insane asylum…
  • STRIGOI – In which villagers comedically don’t know how to deal with a new vampire.

The Red Band Trailer for JENNIFER’S BODY Ain’t so Red.


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Shock Till You Drop went live with the “Red Band” Trailer for the Diablo Cody scripted, Karyn Kusama directed, Jason Reitman produced JENNIFER’S BODY.  The flick looks fun even with me not being a card carrying member of the Cody fanclub, but I’m a little thrown as to how this qualifies as a Red Band trailer.

The three creative forces mentioned attached a note to Shock’s coverage of the trailer explaining that this was their cut of the trailer, which is for horror fans, whereas the theatrical trailer soon to be attached to BRUNO is more of a mainstream trailer.  I don’t get it, though.  What’s Red Band about it?  Megan Fox makes a lame pun on the word phuking?  I heard worse in TRANSFORMERS 2: REVENGE OF SHIT.  There’s no nudity, no outrageous effects, no gratuitous cursing.  What makes this unfit for showing in most theaters?

I foresee this becoming an unfortunate trend, calling things Red Band that shouldn’t be for the sake of Internet marketing.  It’s like when filmmakers start talking up a project the public is dubious towards and say they’ve got a “Hard R”.  No, you don’t.  There is no “Hard R”.  If it’s rated R, it’s rated R.  There’s no gradation of toughness involved.

Idunno, I’m looking forward to JENNIFER’S BODY, but this in name only Red Band trailer backfired for me.  If this is what the filmmakers think is better suited to horror fans, I think they’ve polled the wrong focus group.  Because when I think Red Band, I think, “What’s on the soundtrack?”

Last Week in Horror News: June 14th to the 21st.

Last Week in Horror News: April 12 to the 19th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • HALLOWEEN 2 – Clip from Entertainment Tonight.
  • CREEK – Lionsgate has yet to pin a release date for Joel Schumacher’s Nazi experiments flick once titled TOWN CREEK.

Studio News and Attachments

  • Fox Atomic Dies – Fox Atomic is, in all likelihood, getting folded back in to 20th Century Fox.  How this alters plans for JENNIFER’S BODY or the hypothetical 28 MONTHS LATER is unclear.
  • OFFSPRING – Ghost House Pictures picks up Jack Ketchum’s OFFSPRING, joins already acquired THE CHILDREN and SEVENTH MOON.
  • DRAG ME TO HELL – Looks like Ghost House opted to release the PG-13 variant.  Don’t blame ‘em.
  • ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE – Has a US theatrical date of July 17th, which is 361 days after the film’s release on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK; oh, and those discs are only $8 and $15, respectively.  Despite having a region listing on the back, my Blu of MANDY LANE plays just fine in a PS3.  This wait is ridiculous.
  • THANKSGIVING – Eli Roth is currently pitching a deal to direct a more accessible disaster(ish) film for $80mil if the studio involved will also pay $5mil for a feature length do-up of the hit trailer.

Remakes

  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D – Lionsgate has no plans for a sequel, but has 30 minutes of deleted scenes and an alternate ending ready for the disc due in May.
  • FRIDAY THE 13TH – Out on DVD and BRD June 16th.
  • EYES OF LAURA MARS – Chris Fischer, writer of S. DARKO tells fans at Weekend of Horrors that he has writing duties on the John Carpenter remake.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • HATCHET 2 – Adam Green says the sequel is happening likely next winter, but is unsure the extent of his involvement.
  • I, FRANKENSTEIN – Classic monsters in a neo-noir mystery produced by Ryan Rotten of Shock and Robert Sanchez of IESB.net.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips




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