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


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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: March 22nd to the 29th.


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Theatrical Trailers and Clips

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Studio News and Attachments

  • EVIL DEAD 4 – Sam Raimi admits to spitballing pages back and forth with brother Ivan for a hypothetical part 4.
  • THE GOON – David Fincher’s produced CGI adaptation of the comic is, apparently, not in actual production.
  • STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT – Ron Howard is being courted to direct the adaptation of the ongoing comic series.
  • PSYCHO KILLER – Fred Durst is directing a script from Andrew Kevin Walker?!?!?  Is the apocalypse nigh?
  • NONSTOP – Len Wiseman will produce the plane abducted mid air flick for effects man turned director Patrick Tatopoulos.

Remakes

  • NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET – Latino Review gives the script a review, praising it rather uniformly and pointing out a few of the new introductions.
  • THE THING – The man who did the rewrite for NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is also doing the rewrite on THE THING, after Universal shrugged Ronald D. Moore to the side.
  • H2 – Rob Zombie is ditching the Carpenter score?

Indie, Foreign, and Random News

  • WORST CASE SCENARIO – Don’t worry, the movie with the greatest promo real ever is still not anywhere close to being finished.
  • THE GRAVES – I do not believe that either of these girls love Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman.
  • THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT – Directed by C. Thomas Howell.  ’nuff said.

Non-Theatrical Trailers and Clips

  • THE TELLING – Starring one of the ex-GIRLS NEXT DOOR.
  • THE DEAD – One of the more interesting looking zombie flicks out in the indie world, methinks.
  • SKELETON CREW – DVD Art and trailer.
  • PSALM 21 – Teaser



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