And you thought they had tied everything up in a neat little package. Shoot, they even paid Cary Elwes enough to come back for a couple of days of work. Regardless though of what you may have thought, sources say that Lionsgate is looking to get back into the Jigsaw Killer business by putting an eighth Saw movie into active development. (more…)
Welcome to The BastardCast Halloween Outhouse of Horrors episode!
On the show we’ve got Brad McHargue from Dread Central, Chris Cummins from Topless Robot/Geekadelphia/HibernationSickness.com, Matthew Jackson from Blastr, and your hosts, Jeremy R! Hudson and Jason Tabrys! (more…)
It seems as though horror movies usually have too easy a time getting their sequels greenlit with studios running fresh concepts down through the soil and past the root in pursuit of the all-mighty dollar. Look at Saw, Paranormal Activity, and others for examples of that, but for Trick R’ Treat, nothing has ever been easy.
Apparently, in real life, the boomstick is his mouth.
Bruce Campbell took to the stage at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con on Friday, answering a direct fan question about the possibility of an Army of Darkness sequel, prompting the 55 year old big-chinned cult icon to say…
What you are about to listen to is not for the faint of heart. Discovered by Park Rangers outside a blood smeared cabin, this podcast is an account of a heinous BREAKING BAD podcast, recorded by three friends who did not make it out alive.
On the show, they discuss the latest episode, Todd’s messed up face, whether the flash-forwards were a mistake, common uses for cow brains, Martin Lawrence movies, and the desert stand-off between Jesse, Walt, Hank, Gomez, and a barrel full of badass biker dudes.
Throughout the recording, there are strange occurrences that may be troubling, so discretion is advised. As for the ending, well… while we have our foul, blood curdling theories, we don’t actually know what happened, as this recording is the only thing that survived the latest episode of HEISENBERG’S PLAYHOUSE.
Listen and share… if you dare.
There’s a new fad in the horror genre: The “Novel Turned Film Turned TV Show”.
First Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho became Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho, and is now A&E’s series Bates Motel.
Then Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter books were made into a vaguely connected series of films–about half of which were quite good. The first novel, Red Dragon, was adapted into two films: Michael Mann’s Manhunter, and Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon–and is now the basis for NBC’s new cult series Hannibal.
And it seems likely that William Peter Blatty‘s brilliant novel The Exorcist–which became William Friedkin‘s groundbreaking film The Exorcist, will now become somebody’s TV series The Exorcist.
The project is still looking for a network to call home. Little else is known except that Fantastic Four reboot scribe Jeremy Slater will be working on it, and Roy Lee of Bates Motel is attached to executive produce.
Source: Coming Soon
Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications Inc. today announced plans for a new network called El Rey created by renowned American director/producer Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures. The El Rey Network will be in English and geared towards a young-adult audience. The network is scheduled to launch in December 2013 and have nation-wide distribution with initial carriage via Comcast.
Rodriguez, best known for his work with Quentin Tarantino and as director of such films as Desperado, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Machete, and Sin City, also announced what will likely be the flagship series of the El Rey Network: A television series adaptation of his “South of the Border” vampire/bandito franchise From Dusk Till Dawn.
Randy Falco, Univision‘s president and CEO, spoke about working with Rodriguez, and the company’s vision for their new network:
We are pleased to partner with Robert, FactoryMade and the teams at El Rey Network to launch a new network to serve one of the most influential, rapidly growing audiences in America: young Hispanics. Today at our upfront, we spoke about Univision’s unparalleled brand connection and showcased our world-class content offerings across our multiplatform portfolio, as well as our firm commitment to providing Latinos with the best in-culture programming available.
Rodriguez responded with:
I’m thrilled to be partnering with Univision on this groundbreaking initiative to deliver high-quality original programming to our community and the wider, mainstream audiences. El Rey Network will serve as a launching pad to satisfy the tastes of young adults looking for exciting, cinematic, action-packed content. As a broadcast leader in media, Univision is the best partner to support us in achieving this vision.
According to Rodriguez – who will write, direct, and produce – the televised iteration of From Dusk Till Dawn will expand upon the characters and story line from the film trilogy, increasing the scope and centering more on the Aztec mythology aspects.
News regarding casting, production, and release dates is not yet available…but we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this show, and bringing you updates as they become available.
Dead Space is a very popular video game franchise that obviously takes its inspiration from the haunted spaceship horror motif coined by Alien. So it would be a natural fit to have a horror movie director slip into the role and bring Dead Space to life in a live-action movie, right? But how about a horror movie legend like John Carpenter? Could you see the man behind Halloween, The Thing, Star Man and Assault on Precinct 13 directing a Dead Space movie?
Well, John Carpenter thinks he can? He told IGN that he was seriously interested in the possibility:
“I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made. You know it’s great. The first game was more – I guess it was like Alien – but not quite. It was a little different than that. I maintain that Dead Space would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something’s on board. It’s just great stuff. I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made.”
Of course, Carpenter’s last trip into space, 2001′s Ghosts of Mars, didn’t turn out so well, but his last film, The Ward, I enjoyed a lot, so I wouldn’t mind seeing what Carpenter could do with an established brand like Dead Space.
What do you Bastards think?
Source: Comic Book Movie
MTV recently announced it’s green lite the development of a television series based on the horror franchise Scream. The word is that MTV is in talks to bring Horror Master Wes Craven into the production to direct the pilot episode. You can check out the portion of the MTV press release below.
NEW YORK, NY (April 25, 2013) – MTV announced today a pilot greenlight based on the hugely successful horror film franchise “Scream” with Dimension Films for MTV, plus the addition of three new series to its diverse programming slate, including “Generation Cryo,” “Nurse Nation” and “The Hook Up,” at its annual Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition, the network announced the season three renewal of “Snooki & JWOWW” and highlighted an impressive programming slate of 15 returning hits. MTV is a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
MTV and Dimension Film’s one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed “Ghostface” to a legion of unsuspecting fans. MTV and Dimension Films are in discussions with various writers for the potential series which would be slated for a summer 2014 debut on the network. Dimension Films is in discussions with the films’ original director and renowned filmmaker Wes Craven to direct the one-hour pilot. DiGa Vision will serve as a producer.
What do you think? Has it got a snow balls chance in hell of snagging Craven or getting past one season? I have to say the first thought that comes into my mind when I heard was:
“Oh great, it’ll be like Scary Movie and not Scream by the time MTV gets done with it.”
Do you have any faith in this project? Without Craven in at least an advisory role it’s got no chance to recapture that original magic. Although these days, a horror show on television has a much better chance of making it, look at Bates Motel and Hannibal. Peel back that one layer of psychological thriller and you’ve got a horror story.
I have to admit that I’m having a little trouble getting into this post. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is an all time horror classic of my youth and I’m leery of this, and any other for that matter, attempt to bring it into contemporary times. That’s what A&E and executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) have done with their Psycho prequel Bates Motel.
It’s the story of Norman Bates in his teenage years portrayed by Freddie Highmore, yep that kid from Johnny Depp’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have to say that raises the “creep” meter for me right there. The show premieres next Monday, March 18th at 10PM Eastern time.
Highmore is joined by a solid cast with Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed) as his mother, Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender).
Check out the first six minutes and a teaser and some other stuff we’ve collected below.
What do you think, will you give it a chance? I’m hearing some good things when I have looked around the Internet, but I hope it starts off quick, I don’t know how long I can hang around with some of my other favorite shows returning to television in the coming weeks.