It’s Bloody Disgusting News Bites time again as we’ve got a truck load of delicious morsels of information from a bunch of forthcoming horror features. Beyond the break you’ll find the new one sheet for Dorian Gray, read about how the top French filmmakers are saying “f*ck you” to Hollywood, check out Lindsay Lohan on the set of Machete, see some casting news on Predators and even enjoy a little tease for Bubba Nosferatu (please happen already). Read on for all the goodness stirred into one monster story and check back to see if there are any new updated at day’s end.
THE FRENCH SAY “F*CK YOU HELLYWOOD
My boy Travis just pointed me to this very interesting article where some big French filmmakers have spoken out against Hollywood – and take a stab at the Elm Sreet reboot whle they’re at it. Here’s a tatse.
“I can only talk for myself, but Hollywood is not much of an attraction for me,” Mr. Du Welz (the director Calvaire and Vinyan) says. “I know I wouldn’t be happy on a film set having two line producers prodding me like on a commercial.”
“Directors like myself, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, and Pascal Laugier have all been getting sent the same scripts, it’s not like Hollywood is interested in us as individual talents,” he adds.
Mr. Bustillo (co-director of Inside) is in total agreement: “We [Julien Maury and I] have an American agent who couldn’t understand how we could turn down directing a remake of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street.’ He felt we were going to earn a lot of money and make a big hit — why refuse? But for us, the screenplay wasn’t any good, and we weren’t going to be able to rewrite it. We’re not interested in cheating, we want to make films we can be proud of.”
PREDATORS SHOOTS THIS SEPTEMBER
Robert Rodrigiez’s Troublemaker Studios is working fast as they plan on shooting Predators, their reboot of Predator on September 28th in Austin, Texas, where they are currently lensing Machete. Being helmed by Nimrod Antal (Vacancy, Bloody Disgusting has learned exclusively that they are currently seeking a “Black”, “Asian”, “Russian” and “Latino” marine. Got to have some flavor in this “prequel”.
In this version, a group of humans will find themselves stranded on a planet home to Predators and must survive the horrors they encounter. James Cameron pulled a similar move with his advancement of the “Alien” franchise in his “Aliens.”
LINDSAY LOHAN, GROSS
Speaking of Robert Rodriguez, below you’ll find some behind-the-scenes shots of Lindsay Lohan in Machete, which is shooting now in Austin, Texas under the direction of Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis.
Machete is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator. Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Don Johnsonand Jeff Fahey all star.
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SAY WHAT? THE FINAL DESTINATION IN 4 in 4-D?!
D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange) announced today that it will feature the world premiere of the first public screening of a 3-D film with D-BOX Motion Code(TM) technology with New Line’s The Final Destination, opening August 28th.
This is the first time D-BOX’s immersive technology will be combined with 3-D technology, offering moviegoers the opportunity to enjoy an unparalleled cinematic experience where they can watch the action in three dimensions and live the extraordinary sensations of onscreen action. D-BOX’s motion-enhanced seating provide an unmatched, realistic and immersive experience, utilizing refined subtle motion effects that work in perfect sync with the onscreen action.
Thriller sequel The Final Destination is the first 3-D movie to feature D-BOX Motion technology and is the first movie with New Line Cinema to be incorporating D-BOX Motion Code(TM).
A SHATTERED LOOK AT DORIAN GRAY
A new one sheet was revealed for Oliver Parker’s (one of the many) film version of Dorian Gray, whic is a step up from the horrid promo art floating around the web. The adaptation tells the story of the titular Dorian (Prince Caspian’s Ben Barnes), a privileged and beautiful young man in Victorian England who wishes, as he gazes at his latest portrait, that the picture could age instead of him. Lo and behold, it does – but as Dorian becomes older and more corrupt, the portrait in the attic becomes a monster.
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SCRIMM JOINS THE NOSFERATU?
“Well, I have this window that’s about to open,” actor Ron Perlman, who will be replacing Bruce Campbell as Elvis revealed. “I’ll be done shooting [his cable series] SONS OF ANARCHY in September, and we’re hoping to get into production on BUBBA in my hiatus between seasons two and three. I just spoke to [actor] Paul Giamatti [set to play Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker] and Don Coscarelli this morning, and we’re just moving the ball down the field, trying to get her done.”
They add that Perlman will likely reteam with his I SELL THE DEAD co-star Angus Scrimm…Scrimm is being recruited to play a Boris Karloff-like horror star who Elvis meets up with (pre-HO-TEP) in Los Vegas on the set of a vampire movie.