Lead Actor Jack Huston Leaves THE CROW (2016)
Former lead actor of The Crow Remake, aka The Crow (2016), Jack Huston has just left the movie altogether. The new movie is about to start production in a few weeks but Huston left due to “scheduling conflicts”. Seems pretty weird that this was only now determined but maybe I am speculating too much. Director Corin Hardy seemed unfazed by the news simply stating that a new lead actor will be cast in the coming weeks… more fish in the sea I guess. It is reported that Jack O’Connell and Nicholas Hoult are possible replacements.
A&E Confirms Bates Motel Season 4 and Season 5
A&E officially confirms they have ordered Bates Motel Season 4 and Bates Motel Season 5. Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) will be returning to deliver more American Psycho fun in the future, hopefully Norma will be confirmed as the official cast. Serial killer Norman Bates played by Highmore has been really good and I am excited, I just have to catch up with the rest of Bates Motel Season 3 first. Production will start later this year and catch this, the press release even states that they “will air over two seasons, starting in 2016.” That is right, they say over TWO seasons more for Bates Motel.
Square Enix FINAL FANTASY VII HD Remake - E3 2015
Square Enix has finally revealed their Final Fantasy VII HD preview at E3 2015. This has been teased for years and they even mention that in this video. This game will release on Sony‘s Playstation 4 (PS4) first, then release to other consoles shortly after. I was shocked when I heard they will be releasing Final Fantasy VII HD for other systems too. I have been waiting for the HD release for a long time but sadly, there is no official release date for Final Fantasy VII HD yet. We will post once the release date is announced.
Microsoft Reveals DARK SOULS III - E3 2015 Trailer
Microsoft revealed the latest Dark Souls III trailer from developer From Software at E3 2015. Dark Souls III (Dark Souls 3) will be released Spring 2016 so we have a lot of time to be teased by more upcoming promos. No actual gameplay in this trailer but the cinematics are awesomely fantastic. We do see a crown, I am assuming this is the crown from the last Dark Souls II DLC, could be wrong. I love the last few seconds of this game trailer where we see a massive giant rise up and give a massive roar. Dark Souls III looks very promising and even more epic than before.
Michael Myers Confirmed in HALLOWEEN RETURNS
Dimension Films and Trancas International Films have confirmed that Michael Myers is back in Halloween Returns! Marcus Dunstan is set to direct Halloween Returns. This Halloween movie is said to be a standalone film. Malek Akkad is set to produce the new film and is actually the son of the Halloween franchise producer Moustapha Akkad. They have stated that this Halloween film will not be a remake, reboot or reimagining but a “recalibration” of the Halloween series.
Lou Diamond Phillips is Serial Killer Richard Ramirez in THE NIGHT STALKER Movie
Lou Diamond Phillips is set to star as the real life Los Angeles serial killer Richard Ramirez in the new serial killer movie The Night Stalker. The Night Stalker is currently in pre-production so news is slim but Megan Griffiths is set to direct the serial killer film. The story follows a lawyer who, "in order to save another man from execution, attempts to evoke a confession from the aging Ramirez." That sounds kind of similar, but not totally, to The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter so there can be a lot to work with considering the two life spans. The film will also include some of Richard Ramirez's real life killing spree which spans from 1984 - 1985. During this killing spree, Ramirez committed 13 counts of murder and 5 attempted murders without including the other sinister crimes. The movie plot will mostly revolve around a fictional serial killer story line. Richard Ramirez died on Death Row in 2013 of lymphoma. I know I am psyched to see this film, what about you?
Awesome Complete Nightwing Web Series Season 1!
The Nightwing Web Series is a fantastic web series that is fan made and is non-profit. How did the Nightwing Web Series come to be created? A few years ago Jeremy Le and Danny Shepard created a fan-made short film titled “Batman: Nightwing Vs. Red Hood”. The short film was a total success so they then created a Kickstarter campaign to go bigger. This also was very successful and gave them the funds they needed to go bigger and create a 5 part Nightwing Web Series. Additionally, MG Studios also provided extra resources to make it all happen. The videos are very up-there with huge Hollywood productions so definitely watch the web series and enjoy! We have all 5 episodes below but you can also go directly to the Nightwing: The Series - Episode 1 [Deathstroke] on YouTube.com
Scream Factory Releasing Wes Craven The People Under the Stairs Blu-ray
Scream Factory will be releasing Wes Craven‘s The People Under the Stairs (1991) Blu-ray this upcoming August 11, 2015. Bonus features that I like are the audio commentary with Wes Craven on one track and on the other audio commentary with actors Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Sean Whalen and Yan Burg. There are some cool interviews also, full details on all the bonus features are available below.
Scream Factory Releasing Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Blu-ray / DVD Release Details / Art
Scream Factory is releasing IFC Midnight and Kiah Roache-Turner‘s Australian zombie film Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014) on Blu-ray / DVD this upcoming August 4, 2015. So what bonus features are on the disc of interest. Deleted scenes, storyboards by the director, The Wyrmdiaries (behind the scenes Wyrmwood feature) and audio commentary with the director. Had to mention, the press release has the wrong spelling of Wyrmwood, really bad. Cast in Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead are Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill.
Ash vs. Evil Dead Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015
That is right folks, the Ash vs. Evil Dead panel is coming to the San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Present at the panel will be Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Lucy Lawless and Rob Tapert. Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead TV Series is currently in production in New Zealand set to premiere this Fall 2015. Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 1 will contain 10 episodes of pure awesomeness! Oh, I need to see some new promos for this horror TV series soon or I might have to make an unexpected trip to New Zealand soon.
The Pact 2 Blu-ray / DVD Release Date Details / Art
Co-directors Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath‘s The Pact 2 (2014) is releasing on Blu-ray / DVD this July 7, 2015. There are no details yet on if there are any special features on the Blu-ray which is dull. The press release below just regurgitates the same old synopsis and basic movie info. Cast in The Pact 2 are Caity Lotz, Camilla Luddington and Scott Michael Foster. We will keep you updated is any special features are announced.
Zombie Film Cooties (2014) New Poster Looks Awesome!
Co-directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion‘s have just unleashed a new movie poster for their horror comedy Cooties (2014), a SpectreVision film. This poster looks awesome and features the craziness of the zombie film beautifully. Love the tagline “Please Don’t Feed the Children”. Cooties releases in movie theaters and On Demand September 18, 2015. Cast in Cooties are Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Alison Pill.
FX's The Strain at San Diego Comic-Con 2015
FX’s The Strain will be present at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Featured appearances include Guillermo del Toro, Corey Stoll, David Bradley plus more. Who better to hear about del Torro’s and Chuck Hogan‘s vampires then from the actors and minds behind the horror TV series. FX’s The Strain Season 2 premieres this Summer 2015.
RIP: Christopher Lee - A Legend Like No Other
Horror legend and icon Sir Christopher Lee has passed away Sunday June 7, 2015 at the age of 93. This is sad, terrible and horrible news. Sir Christopher Lee’s wife only released this news recently because she first wanted to notify all family and friends first. Lee was hospitalized in London recently for respiratory problems but passed away due to heart failure on Sunday June 7, 2015. Sir Christopher Lee, born May 27, 1922 has nearly 300 films to his acting career besides his heavy metal music. Lee started acting in the 1940’s where he met Peter Cushing during The Curse of Frankenstein in 1957. Cushing and Lee became life long friends. Other highlights of his career are from The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars: Episode II & III, James Bond’s The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) or his many great roles as Dracula in various Hammer Films. Sir Christopher Lee will be missed by many generations of fans including myself.
First Look at Mulder and Scully from 'X-Files' Revival
FOX’s X-Files Revival Season 1 has started production and today we have a glimpse at Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) via the X-Files Twitter account. Are you ready and stoked to see the return of X-Files on January 24, 2016? The behind-the-scenes photo features the differences between the two characters beautifully and I know they have a lot to catch up on. I just don’t see Mulder (Duchovny) the same since Californication but I would have loved to have seen a little of that character in X-Files, that no where fits in the world of X-Files but it would have been the pinnacle of excellent writing.
Gregg Bishop Directing Full-Length Feature of V/H/S Amateur Night Segment
The “Amateur Night” segment was definitely one of my favorites in the entire V/H/S franchise and I remember saying, right after watching, I wish there was more. Good news it that there will be. Director Gregg Bishop and Chiller TV are putting together a full feature film adaptation of “Amateur Night.” Bishop has many other films under his belt like “Dante the Great” from V/H/S Viral (2014) and Dance of the Dead (2008). Gregg Bishop‘s Siren (2016) will release somewhere in 2016 and I hope they give more info on the monster and the purpose for which it kills people.
Independence Day 2 (2016) - First Concept Art / Synopsis
Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day 2 (2016) first concept art has the “Mother Ship” at large proportions… I mean it looks larger than the Earth itself. Independence Day 2 (2016) releases in movie theaters on June 24, 2016 so we have a bit of time for more teases in the near future. Cast in Independence Day 2 are Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, William Fitchner, Maika Monroe and Bill Pullman.
Unfriended (2014) Blu-ray / DVD Release Details / Cover Art
Unfriended (2014) aka Cybernatural (2014) released the upcoming Blu-ray / DVD release details and art. Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Unfriended on Digital HD on July 28, 2015 and on Blu-ray / DVD / On Demand this upcoming August 11, 2015. This horror thriller was directed by Levan Gabriadze (as Leo Gabriadze) with the cast including Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer and Courtney Halverson.
Chris Hemsworth is the Receptionist in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016)
Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters (2016) has added Chris Hemsworth to the cast as the Receptionist. Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters film is going to be a comedy sci-fi film and this is hilarious news, Thor answering the phones. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters will be an all female Ghostbusters cast (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) so I guess it seems fitting that the receptionist should be male. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters releases in movie theaters this upcoming July 22, 2016.
Jon Bernthal to Play The Punisher in Netflix's Daredevil Season 2!
Jon Bernthal (AMC’s The Walking Dead TV Series) will be The Punisher in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2. Movie stars who have played Marvel’s The Punisher have included Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. The Punisher will help Daredevil (Charlie Cox) clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, no matter the lethal results. Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb had great things to say about Jon Bernthal as The Punisher. Bernthal killed the role as Shane on AMC’s The Walking Dead so I know he will bring something ideal to Daredevil Season 2.