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Fans of the Saw series know the scenario well: a group of regular individuals fighting to survive the deadly traps of a madman. It’s paid off quite well for Lions Gate Entertainment‘s last seven films, but what happens when the madman & his traps are being used against super powered heroes?

That’s the premise for All Superheroes Must Die, the latest film from Image Entertainment and Jason Trost, the co-writer/director and star of the independent hit The FP..

When four super heroes awake in an abandoned town, they find themselves at the mercy of their abductor and Arch Nemesis, Rickshaw, played by Dexter‘s James Remar. Stripped of their powers, the heroes — including Trost and X-Men: First ClassLucas Till — must compete in a series of deadly challenges in a race against the clock to not only save the lives of the innocent civilians, but also their own.

Take a look at the trailer, from back when it was still called “VS”, after the jump.

Being able to get Remar and Till on the cast for a film shot with a budget of less then a million dollars shows that at least some people think this film has what it take to be a hit, myself included. Hopefully audiences will see it that way too when All Superheroes Must Die is released in video on demand Jan. 1st, 2013, with a limited theatrical release a few days later on Jan. 4th.

Source: Bleeding Cool 

It looks like we may be seeing some more of the vampire Lestat! According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has optioned the rights to Anne Rice’s Tale of the Body Thief, the fourth book of Rice’s best-selling book series The Vampire Chronicles.

The script for this film will be written by Lee Paterson, and the movie will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

I don’t know how well this book fared with the critics, but I thought the story of Lestat swapping bodies with a psychic and experiencing human life was a fuckin’ crapshoot. For those of you who don’t know, Rice had a moment of clarity or some shit and became a devout Christian at some point in the middle of The Vampire Chronicles.  This is why you don’t find anything awesome when you look through the books she published during that period of her life.  

Two different actors have played Lestat in the past: Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend.  It doesn’t seem like either of them will be taking up the role again should this movie actually happen.  We’ll just have to see which sucker decides to throw himself into this mess.

Source: Comic Book Movie