Posted by: Peter Hall
For those keeping tabs, I’m back home. Don’t expect my rantings about Asian movies to end, though.
Theatrical Trailers and Clips
Studio News and Attachments
- Dan Simmons’ Sci-Fi series HYPERION coming to the big screen! At the hands of DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL remaker Scott Derrickson… Sadface.
- Gold Circle films is setting into motion a sequel to THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, starring Virginia Madsen and Beaver from “VERONICA MARS”, which itself is still a few months away from release. Or maybe they’re just announcing a “sequel” to remind people the first, unseen title still exists.
- Relativity Media purchased Rogue Pictures and thus all of their properties, which includes the comic TAG. Simon Crane will be directing the film about a pagan curse spread to strangers by touch.
- In the same purchase Relativity Media also acquired the rights to solar-flare-killed-all-of-mankind-except-treasure-hunters comic AFTERBURN, which is a co-production between (Toby) Maguire Entertainment and Original Films.
- Anchor Bay picks up the distribution for NOT FORGOTTEN, a “troubled past comes back to haunt” sounding flick starring Simon Baker and Paz Vega.
- Joss Whedon says that Jena Malone and Bill Nighy are not in CABIN IN THE WOODS, despite the internet wanting to believe otherwise.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins Hillary Swank in THE RESIDENT for Hammer Films.
- How does, “The screenplay is more akin to RE2 in terms of style, but with better dialogue. The overall tone is also very dark,” qualify as Exclusive RESIDENT EVIL 4 info? Get a job, internet.
Indie, Foreign and Random News
- Michael Shannon to headline the Herzog directed, Lynch produced MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE.
- Midnight movies for this year’s SXSW: A FILM WITH ME IN IT, THE CEREMONY, GRACE, LAKE MUNGO, TRAILERS FROM HELL.COM WITH JOE DANTE, ZIFT.
- SLAUGHTER HIGH uncut DVD set for April 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
- Spontaneous Human Bursting in…wait for it…BURST! Haven’t I written about this before?
- In talking about STRANGELAND 2, Dee Snider reveals his (unshared) belief that the first STRANGELAND inspired the torture porn craze.
- ZOMBIE HONEYMOON 2 to be produced by John Landis.
- Speaking of, Landis is suing Michael Jackson for unpaid THRILLER royalties.
- Unlike those idiots who say not to, I do judge a book by a cover, which is why I’ll be reading DEATHTROOPERS.
Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips
- NAK -Thai Ghosts for kids looks fun as hell