So it’s lunch time. What are you eating? Would you like some human? Yum, delicious human meat. Tastes like chicken, right? Well now you can be the judge. Hold on. Don’t freak out. No where, and no business, is serving actual human meat because if nothing else it would attract a lot of attention from the city’s health and safety office, not to mention the police department. But in the spirit of cannibalism (if that’s a thing), a pair of chefs from the United Kingdom are giving fans of the series The Walking Dead a chance to enjoy an opportunity for virtual cannibalism, all in the name of promoting the fifth season of the zombie apocalypse drama. (more…)

So Ridley Scott isn’t slowing down, and he’s now adding mentor to his list of hyphenates. Focus Features International and Scott Free London have reached a deal that will see Sir Ridley oversee a slate of at least six low-budget features of the “horror, thriller, and sci-fi” variety over three years.

For added cultural bonus, the films will be produced in association with Northern Ireland Screen Commission, a government agency that supports the creation of Irish film and TV shows. So the films being produced as part of this deal will also do their share of promoting the creativity of the Irish.

“Our target is to create a structure that enables filmmakers to push boundaries and to excite audiences,” said Scott in a press release. “Our proposed model of filmmaking allows us to give helmers the opportunity to really innovate through narrative, production techniques and distrib strategies.”

It’s a model that’s worked for other countries who have used low budget films, particularly horror films, to promote their own national film cultures on the international stage. Spain’s [REC] series of films are a primary example.

More news as it develops.

Source: /Film


Hard to believe there was once a time when Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings was considered such a major risk by a little studio, that its failure threatened to ruin the reputations of everyone involved in perpetuity throughout the universe.

And now The Hobbit has its own menu at a national chain restaurant.

In conjunction with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Denny’s is promoting a special Hobbit themed menu with such delicious concoctions as the ‘Hobbit Hole Breakfast,’ ‘Gandalf’s Gobble Melt’, Frodo’s Pot Roast Skillet’, ‘Shire Sausage,’ and ‘Seed Cake French Toast.’

So when you walk into your local Denny’s in the near future, the menu you get will look more like this:

And here’s a sneak preview of the kind of fun you’ll have on your next Tolkien-esque trek to Denny’s

Source: Geek Tyrant