Last Week in Horror News: June 28th to July 5th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • CARRIERS – Studio PG-13 horror that looks Badass?  Like woah.

Studio News and Attachments

Remakes

  • PREDATORS – AICN confirms that Nimrod Antal will be directing the Robert Rodriguez produced franchise reboot, complete with an encouraging Q&A with Rodriguez about.
  • HELLRAISER – An official sign that, after two director’s dumping the project, HELLRAISER has hit a red light.
  • LET THE RIGHT ONE IN – Director Matt Reeves passionately defends the remake decision, expressing hope that people will give the film a chance.
  • AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON – John Landis confirms to BD that Dimension films is busy approaching the paperwork for getting rights tot he remake.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • I SELL THE DEAD 2? – Director Glenn McQuaid has plans to develop a sequel titled THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF GRIMES &BLAKE, first as a comic and then, hopefully, as a film.
  • BEWARE THE DEVIL – Shane Meadows makes horror his next genre stop, exorcisms and all.
  • ORPHAN Controversy – Apparently parents are shouting at WB over a line from the trailer for THE ORPHAN.  Offense in question?  “It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own.”
  • FEED – Orbit Books has just picked up the FEED trilogy books about a future in which bloggers are the key to surviving a global zombie outbreak.
  • GRACE – You can pick up GRACE, which Scott Weinberg describes as “easily one of the best horror films of the year”, on September 15th on DVD and Blu-ray.
  • FANTASIA 2009 Lineup – Very impressive roster of films, though, for my interests, not as on the money as:
  • FILM4 FRIGHTFEST – Damn do I want to be in London for this.  Who wants to fly me out?

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Last Week in Horror News: June 7th to the 14th


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Look, over there!  It’s a Weinberg!  It’s a blog!  It’s HorrorSquad.com, a new blog managed by HND friendo and general genre wunderkind Scott Weinberg!  Enjoy.


Theatrical Trailers and Clips

Studio News and Attachments

  • TRICK ‘R TREAT – Michael Dougherty tells Fango that the forthcoming DVD will be rather bare but the Blu is packed with features and as yet recorded commentaries.
  • THE HUNGER – Tony Scott mentions scripting progress for a sequel to his ’83 vampire flick THE HUNGER.
  • Eli Roth’s Arcade – Roth’s new production house is producting 1) COTTON, a faux documentary about a shame exorcist who comes across a real possession, 2) PSYCHO KILLER, a slasher ‘from the killer’s perspective’ written by Andrew Kevin Walker, 3) a remake of Tobe Hooper’s FUNHOUSE.
  • RED STATE – The Weinsteins, no doubt in an attempt to try to actually make money for once, have passed on Kevin Smith’s horror film.

Remakes

  • HELLRAISER – MARTYRS director Pascal Laugier has removed himself from the troubled Barker remake.
  • PIRANHA 3D – Carnage and mayhem and apparently Wild, Wild, Wild Girls in these set pics from Aja’s remake look red water fantastic.
  • FRANKENSTEIN – Guillermo del Toro is, naturally, casting Doug Jones as the lead in his mad science remake.  No details on whether the lead is alive or undead.
  • PREDATORS – Neil Marshall is the first public name of seven to be in line for helming duties on the Rodriguez produced franchise reboot.
  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – Joss Whedon was offered the gig to bring (a new) the chosen one to the big screen, but he wisely turned it down, wishing them luck in the process.
  • CONAN – Marcus Nispel steps into the fantasy realm to direct the now Ratner-less reboot.  Assume this means that Sean Hood’s SUBTERRANEAN and THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER are shelved for now.
  • NOES – Wes Craven tells IGN about the sting of Platinum Dunes never getting in touch with him about their remake of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
  • UNSEEN – Sony Screen Gems is once again giving money to PROM NIGHT ’08′s principal creative forces to remake another piece from the past, this time opting for 1971′s BLIND TERROR starring Mia Farrow.

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • NIGHTBREED Lost Footage – Clive Barker spilled that 40+ minutes of unseen NIGHTBREED has been dusted off, though no official commitment to implement it yet exists.
  • Michael Cunningham – The novelist/screenwriter behind dramas like THE HOURS mentions a pseduo-slasher and monster movie in his pipeline, the former of which has the super original plot of an ugly duckling femme who exacts revenge on all those pesky students who teased her.
  • DEADWORLD – David Hayter helping produce a film franchise based on the comic series about zombies with feelings who ride motorcycles…

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • [REC]2 – Teaser.
  • DOGHOUSE – New trailer from EVIL ALIENS writer/director Jake West.
  • THE BOOK OF ZOMBIE – Trailer: “A small, sleepy Utah town gets an undead wake-up call when all of the townspeople of Mormon faith suddenly transform into flesh-eating ghouls!”
  • SALVAGE – Trailer for this Brit flick about the mysterious contents of a container that washes ashore
  • THE CANYON – I always love me a folk stuck in the wild flick and this may just be the first one set in the Grand Canyon?
  • MOTHGIRL – Teaser

Last Week in Horror News: April 19th to the 26th


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • CASE 39 – This Renee Zelwegger vehicle has been bounced around so many times I’m not positive it’ll ever end up theatrical.
  • H2 – Trailer for Zombie’s HALLOWEEN sequel looks even more unnecessary than his first go at running a treasure into the trailer park mud.

Studio News and Attachments

  • BIOSHOCK – Gore Verbinski’s adaptation of the wildly popular retrofuture first person shooter has been stonewalled by budget concerns.
  • ECLIPSE – David Slade, he of HARD CANDY and 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, will be directing the third installment of the TWILIGHT series.
  • 30 (more) DAYS OF NIGHT – Steve Niles tells MTV that a script has been turned in and that the lights are getting closer to green.
  • SILENT HILL 2 – Having not heard anything in what feels like a long time, I’d of assumed a sequel fell by the wayside, but now Horror-Movies.ca claims things have stopped entirely in an attempt to retool the haunter with a teen cast.
  • THE NYE INCIDENTS – Todd Lincoln, who still has HACK/SLASH on his bill, will be directing an alien abduction flick for Dark Castle.

Remakes

  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Kata Mara’s younger sister, Rooney Mara, will take on the role of Nancy.
  • PREDATORS – What I thought must be bullshit is now confirmed. Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios is producing a reboot of the intergalactic head hunter(s).

Indie, Foreign and Random News

  • BUBBA NOSFERATU – Ron Perelman thinks that he’ll be stepping into Bruce Campbell’s shoes for the role of Elvis this fall/winter.
  • THE WAR OF THE WORLDS PLUS BLOOD, GUTS AND ZOMBIES – Alright this insert zombies into classic literature malarkey is out of control, as evidenced by this forum post-cum-press release.
  • DANTE’S INFERNO – Game trailer looking great, except for the complete lack of gameplay.
  • THE STRAIN TRILOGY – In addition to having his name attached to every supernatural project of the next millennium, apparently Guillermo del Toro still has time to help write a trilogy of books.
  • THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL – Ti West, understandably, does not appreciate having producers excise scenes from his new movie.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips




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