Even though they own the rights to all of the elusive “Universal Monsters”, Universal Pictures hasn’t been too kind to the horror genre. In fact, this past year saw the release of only two, both of which sucked complete ass: Dream House and The Thing. It only gets worse…
For the sake of intrigue, Universal Pictures’ upcoming genre list is filled with films either in production or going into production. While most won’t find their way into theaters until 2013, a few may find a very late 2012 release.
[UNIVERSAL PICTURES] 2012 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW
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Based on the board game, this is conceived as a big budget family adventure film in the tone of “The Mummy,” set in multiple locations around the world. Action-adventure horror story in which a group of twenty-somethings violate all the mythic “don’ts” of the Ouija board and unleash a Pandora’s Box type of evil spirit bent on revenge.
In the 2003 Korean original, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.
Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
The story follows a talk show psychiatrist who moves back to her childhood home following the death of her father, only to engage in a game of cat-and-mouse with a sinister paperboy who targeted her father.