[News Bites] ‘Crow’ Creator Goes ‘Gothic,’ ‘Rabies’ Directors Meet ‘Satan,’ & ‘Livid’ Arrives in France

*Update: The fan Facebook page has been updated for Lionsgate’s Silent Hill: Revelation, which features a new clip and photos of Heather Mason, played by Adelaide Clemens, approaching Brookhaven Asylum. The sequel was shot under the direction of Michael J. Bassett earlier in the year at Central Tech School in Toronto on a rainy Friday 13th.

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the duo behind the Israeli zombie film Rabies, revealed to Twitch that they’re second film will take them head-to-head with the Devil. Satan Lives Within is “about this teacher at high school who we want to portray as the victim of a police interrogation for some really nasty crime, says Navot. “He’s the suspect in a very gruesome killing who goes free. And we thought for once it would be great to see the outcome of this kind of tragedy upon the suspect, as he tries to get his life back. He was a bible teacher and so this kind of accusation will no doubt be difficult to recover from.

In an interview with Guitar International, The Crow creator James O’Barr revealed a new project he’s developing for Dark Horse that’s also being primed for theaters. “I’m doing a book called ‘Gothic‘ for Dark Horse, and it’s a twelve issue series.” he explained. “It’s ‘Blade Runner’ meets ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, and we’re working on the film of that at the same time, with the same producers who did ‘The Crow.’ And I’m working on the screenplay and really heavily involved in the film. On this one, I’m picking all the actors and the artists for the soundtrack.” I like that he mentions the soundtrack as if we’re going back to the ’90s, which would be awesome. The Crow‘s album is still amazing (The Cure, NIN, Pantera, STP!)

While we wait to see what Dimension Films does with the film here in the States, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s nightmarish Livid will be opening in French cinemas on December 7. But don’t get your hopes up as a Blu-ray is still not available for the filmmaker’s bloody Inside.

Lastly, we scored your first look at the official theatrical one sheet for The Divide (review), which Anchor Bay will release January 13. 2012. Directed by Xavier Gens (Frontier(s)), the pic is a graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller in which nine strangers — all tenants of a New York high rise apartment — escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement.