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[News Bites] Boom Goes “Day Men”; Infamouse ‘Escape from Tomorrow’ Gets Dated; Another ‘Joy Ride’…

Universal Pictures snatched up film rights to the new Boom! comic Day Men just about a month after it hit shelves, in what was a pre-emptive seven-figure bid, Deadline reports. “‘Day Men’ follows a secret order of humans charged with protecting vampires as they sleep during the day; when a war breaks out between two rival vampire families, one of the Day Men must intervene.” Boom!’s CEO Ross Richie and Stephen Christy are attached as producers on what could turn into a new action-horror franchise for Universal a la rival genre franchises Blade or Resident Evil.

The infamous festival film, Escape from Tomorrow, pictured above, which was filmed entirely at a Orlando’s Disney World and Epcot without permission, is actually getting a release. Directed by Randy Moore, “In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father’s sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.” In the film, star Roy Abramsohn literally foes insane at Disney. It sounds crazy. The .A. Times is reporting that Escape from Tomorrow will be released in theaters and on VOD on October 11! I am dying to see how dark this puppy is…

Lastly, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has set Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 3, Wrong Turn 4, Wrong Turn 5) for Joy Ride 3, the latest sequel that spawned from the 2001 film starring Steve Zahn and Paul Walker, and was written by J.J. Abrams, reports DreadCentral. “Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn — and this time it’s with a group of hothead twenty-somethings on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, an encounter with Rusty turns sour, and soon he is tracking, teasing, and torturing them until the end of the road.” Casting is underway for a shoot in Canada.



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