[News Bites] Joe Dante Reports ‘Air Disturbance’, ‘Skyfall’ Team For Vamp Drama, ‘

New Films Cinema has tapped Dylan Walsh and A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Robert Englund to star in horror movie Air Disturbance with Joe Dante (Gremlins) directing. Jeremy Sklar wrote the script. “Story is set on a transcontinental flight on which supernatural phenomena take place. Walsh plays a widowed father who protects his children and psychic girlfriend from some of the other passengers, particularly a fanatical minister (Englund).” The film will be distributed by Hason’s New Films, which is selling international territories at AFM. Shooting is set to take place late this month in Los Angeles. Variety reports.

Deadline adds that With the latest Skyfall co-writer John Logan and director Sam Mendes are re-teaming on the TV side. In what would be both Logan and Mendes’ series debut, the two have partnered for a drama project described as an origin story set in the 1800s London in the vein of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” which also was set in 19th century Europe, including London, and featured an assortment of fictional literary characters. The Logan/Mendes project features such characters as Van Helsing and Doctor Frankenstein as they hunt for vampires.

Lastly, check out an interesting image from the set of Spike Lee’s Oldboy. Josh Brolin looks “interesting”, but what caught our eye in the weird demon looking dude in the background. The images come courtesy of The Daily Mail. In Oldboy, Brolin portrays a man who has been captured and imprisoned for years in a private cell with no idea who has put him there. Upon his release, the perplexed prisoner attempts to unravel the mystery of what happened to him while social worker Marie – played by Elizabeth Olsen – helps investigate his past.

  • EvilHead1981

    Englund hardly disappoints, even in the more horrorible low budget movies.