[News Bites] ‘Prometheus’ Viral Insanity, More From The Set Of ‘I, Frankenstein’, Rourke & Dawson Return To ‘Sin City’ & Original ‘Dark Shadows’ Star Passes Away

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Is it me or has this been once of the most insanely busy news weeks in months? No complaining here…the more horror the merrier! It just feels like I’ve done about 40 News Bites since we relaunched the site, and I still find a way to refill the front page with fresh stories by the end of the day. It continues today – and probably through Cannes – as we’ve got a slew of random genre goodness after scouring the Web.

It begins with more Prometheus viral madness as part of the below image gallery we’ve added a promotional one-sheet for the “David 8″ android model, which is played in the Ridley Scott-directed film by Michael Fassbender. In addition, Fox has launched a viral website dedicated to the David 8 model that displays all of the android’s emotional abilities. Lastly, the Project Prometheus website has unlocked a new vehicle bio, this time for the RT01 Transport. The Titanium-Alloy Coated Armor machine comes featuring an integrated Bio-Nomic Telecom Unit, Reinforced Touchscreen Blast-Shield, Carbon Matter Sensors and Split Axle Suspension.

Actor Jonathan Frid (pictured above), who played imposing and elegant vampire Barnabas Collins on the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows,” has died at 87. Frid passed away on April 14 from natural causes in his native Ontario, MSN reports. “Dark Shadows” ran from 1966 to 1971, drawing 20 million viewers at its peak. Frid joined the show in 1967 and his character, an elegant vampire recently freed from his chained coffin and returning to his family’s estate, Collinwood, quickly became the unquestioned star. Frid’s “Dark Shadows” co-star, Kathryn Leigh Scott, who played Maggie Evans and Josette du Pres, remembered Frid on her website.

It was announced last week that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have locked a summer shoot for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Troublemaker Studios and Dimension Films’ sequel to the 2005 comic adaptation that’ll lens in Austin, Texas. No cast was announced, although many were rumored to already be returning. Rodriguez confirms two of them: “We still have to cast,” he tells MTV, adding, “I just had lunch with Mickey [Rourke] this weekend. He’s all excited to come back, but he’s probably the first one. I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she’s pumped. They’ve always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun.” He confirms Angelina Jolie is still in contention for the title role.

On Tuesday night, I, Frankenstein star Aaron Eckhart, was seen in a long, dark overcoat on set, while stunt men practiced running over cars and flying through the air, says the Herald Sun, who also shared the below image from the Melbourne set. Directed by Stuart Beattie, there’s also a behind-the-scenes video that was upped to YouTube. Watch that below as well!

  • VictorCrowley

    Ugh @ jolie trying to get in on Sin City, of course now that it’s a proven money maker. Just say NO, guys!

  • djblack1313

    someone on another site recommended Christina Hendricks for the role Jolie may be considered for. i love both but Hendricks is super awesome!

  • Nothing333

    In reality, no one would buy a David 8, the commercial was way too creepy.

  • doctrina

    David8 should be the name for the new / next android ios 8.0. That trailer and PR-roll out is the best what i have seen from the prometheus movie now. The movie come to the the german theater on august 08, i dont know alien is a good stuff from 1 to 4 and the int. trailer and the person in charge are not pound for pound that i can say hey that looks like a killer movie?. We will see?.

  • crow454

    RIP Frid….at least this saves him seeing his legacy tarnished by the abortion that is Austin Powers…er…Burton’s Dark Shadows.

  • TwistedCritic

    I think Frid filmed a cameo for Burton’s movie. He must’ve punched his ticket once he saw the trailer.