Bethesda Softworks just announced the next game in the Wolfenstein franchise and it will be known as Wolfenstein: The New Order. Bethesda is going at it hard with this new Wolfenstein and The Evil Within, and I say cheers to that! The game will be coming out in the 4th quarter of this year, on the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, AND the next gen consoles. Exciting! They haven’t revealed much more about the game thus far, but I’m thinking it may be a bit more action oriented based on the trailer you can check out past the break. What do you guys think, excited? Nay?
Yes you heard it right, it looks as if our pal Bruce Wayne will be going the Lara Croft route. Batman Arkham Origins will take Batman back to the early days of his career. The game takes place years before the events of Arkham Asylum and before crime has overcome Gotham. You will play as an unrefined Batman, and meet a lot of classic characters in the story of an up and coming Batman. Also announced is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. It allows you to continue the Origins campaign on Nintendo and Sony’s handheld systems. Blackgate will be a 2.5D “companion game” to Origins. Origins will be releasing October 25th of this year on the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and WiiU. Head past the break if you’d like to gander at some pack shots.
The press conference is over, and the Playstation 4 Has been officially revealed! Even more crazy is they are planning on releasing the system this holiday season. Head past the break to check out all the notes I took during the press conference. Keep checking the video for the replay of the stream. It runs just about 2 hours long. It’s definitely worth the watch. I would assume someone has put it on YouTube by now. If the video past the break isn’t working go HERE to watch the stream over again if you missed it.
Head past the break for what we know so far, and the embedded live video!
Yanick Roy is the studio director over at Bioware Montreal, and via the Bioware Blog he officially announced they are working on the 4th installment of the Mass Effect series. Many fans are actually upset by the news of a 4th game. My sister has told me she wont even play the game. Being a massive Mass Effect fan, the fact that they “ended” the trilogy, and are now continuing on with the series is a big no no to many fans. Personally I say if a game is still awesome, selling well, and popular, why end it? It would be financially half retarded to end a series if that was the case. That’s why Resident Evil will never come to an end. More past the break.
Our friend lil’ Adam Dodd is of course sworn to secrecy or else he could be strung up in the Visceral Games offices. But what could it be? Honestly what I think I would want more than anything is a 4 player survival/horde mode. I can’t flippin get enough of those. A lot of people on Dead Space 3′s official FACEBOOK are speculating a special/collectors edition. The news will be announced tomorrow, but what do you guys think it will be?
Just announced today, Rising Star Games will be releasing a directors cut for their bizarrely awesomely terrible game Deadly Premonition the 1st quarter of next year. The catch is it is only going to be released on the Playstation 3. If you don’t remember the game or just need a refresher, check out Adam’s review of the game HERE. The additions to the game include an HD graphical upgrade, better fighting controls, and even DLC. Head past the break for the full list of new features.
According to the unreliable IMDB, the incredibly sexy America Olivo (pictured; Friday the 13th, Bitch Slap) will play the mother of Frank (Elijah Wood) in Franck Khalfoun’s now-filming remake of the 1980′s classic Maniac. They also report that Morgane Slemp (Hostel: Part III, R.I.P.D., Dracula 3D, Total Recall), Sal Landi (Poe), Dan Hunter, Freedom (Gangster Squad), Délé Ogundiran, Steffinnie Phrommany and Joshua De La Garza will also star alongside previously announced Nora Arnezeder and Genevieve Alexandra.
Produced by Alex Aja, “Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill.” READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting is exclusively being told that Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) and Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) have been cast as “Anna” and “Frank” in Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, Mirrors, High Tension) and producing/writing partner Grégory Levasseur‘s remake of William Lustig’s classic 1980 slasher Maniac.
As previously reported, Aja and Levasseur will be reteaming with P2 helmer Franck Khalfoun. Khalfoun will be directing from a screenplay by Aja and Levasseur.
In the original film, “a schizoid serial killer randomly stalks and kills various young women in New York, which he sees as revenge for the mistreatment he got while being raised by his own abusive mother.” READ MORE
Until now, the only thing people knew about this year’s Fearless Friends Tour was that is being headlined by blessthefall. Well, we here at Bloody-Disgusting Music are excited to have Motionless In White singer Chris Motionless tell us the full line-up and show us the full touring schedule!
FilmNation Entertainment announced today that director Paul Solet will direct The Faces, an acquired script from up-and-coming writer Eric Reese. Solet previously directed the highly acclaimed Grace, based on his award-winning short film of the same title.
“A year after narrowly escaping a brutal kidnapping, a pair of newlyweds find themselves plagued by a horrifying series of events. They soon discover the existence of an elite underworld society which uses terror as a means of entertainment.”
FilmNation recently completed House at the End of the Street starring Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men First Class) and The Raven starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe.
The Faces will be produced by FilmNation Entertainment and Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, The Roommate).
After hitting box office gold with Paranormal Activity and Insidious, Gaul’s Wild Bunch Distribution has acquired the latest Jason Blum production, helmer Scott Derrickson’s (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still) formerly untitled Sinister, reports Variety. The title was revealed exclusively by Shocktillyoudrop last week.
Repped by IM Global, pic was picked up by Summit Entertainment for domestic distribution earlier this month.
Penned by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, “pic turns on a journalist who discovers film footage revealing why a family was murdered in the house he’s just moved into.”
Sinister is produced by Blum’s Blumhouse banner and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik Entertainment. Production is expected to begin next month.
Wild Bunch Distribution rolled out Paranormal Activity, which grossed e6.52 million ($9.39 million) in France, and “Insidious,” which took $4.12 million.
Back in 2010 is was revealed that Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D, Mirrors, High Tension) and producing/writing partner Grégory Levasseur would be remaking William Lustig’s classic 1980 slasher Maniac, with rumors that the French filmmaker would possibly be directing.
Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned today that Aja and Levasseur will actually be reteaming with P2 helmer Franck Khalfoun. Khalfoun will be directing from a screenplay by Aja and Levasseur.
In the original film, “a schizoid serial killer randomly stalks and kills various young women in New York, which he sees as revenge for the mistreatment he got while being raised by his own abusive mother.”
In 1973, the face of modern horror cinema changed forever with the release of The Wicker Man, starring screen legend Christopher Lee and veteran character actor Edward Woodward. Now, nearly 40 years later, the time has come for a new offering…
Anchor Bay Films has officially announced the acquisition of the much-anticipated follow-up The Wicker Tree (mini-review). The film reunites producer Peter Snell with the original helmer, Robin Hardy. Directed by Hardy, based on his acclaimed novel “Cowboys for Christ,” and produced by venerable UK company British Lion (who also produced the original), The Wicker Tree will be released theatrically in early 2012. Anchor Bay Films has acquired all rights in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. to The Wicker Tree.
“ ‘The Wicker Tree’ tells the story of singer Beth (newcomer Brittania Nicol) and her cowboy friend Steve (Henry Garrett, “The Bill,” “Skins”), two virginal Texans who come to Scotland to spread the gospel. These two innocents don’t know what they’re getting into as they find themselves trying to spread their chastity message at the estate owned by Sir Lachlan Morrison (Graham McTavish, Rambo, the upcoming The Hobbit films), who has revived ancient local religious practices when an accident at the nuclear power plant he runs rendered the area men infertile.”
Although we already reported some of this months ago, we were asked to remove the story as the deal was far from complete. Deadline is reporting that Universal has now officially acquired remake rights to the awesome Phasma ex Machina, the small independent feature directing debut by Matt Osterman that was the toast of the genre film festival circuit.
The studio acquired the project as a pitch for a horror movie called Our House, and the studio has attached Gary Shore to direct the remake and Nathan Parker to write it.
Phasma ex Machina, which was retitled Ghost From the Machine when it was acquired by Screen Media and released on DVD and VOD, “ponders the grey area between life and death and how science can bridge the two. The protagonist is a young man who is raising his little brother after their parents die in a car crash. His desire to bring them back prompts him to invent a machine designed to be a conduit to the grey beyond, and his success proves dangerous to himself and everyone around him.”
The Fantasia Film Festival hasn’t even started and I’m already burnt out.
The first announced wave of films nearly gave me an anxiety attack, while today’s announcement sent me into cardiac arrest.
Inside you’ll find all of the newly announced genre titles from the 130-feature array that’s going to blow up Montreal on July 14 (through August 7). You’re going to need three weeks to even attempt to see all of these! (Breathe, Brad, breathe.)
Multi-award winning Spanish writer-director Daniel Monzón has revealed further details of his new projects to follow his hit Cell 211, reports Screen Daily.
Monzón and Cell 211 writer Jorge Guerricaechevarría have completed an original English-language screenplay called Murder Weekend, which promises to be far lighter in tone than Cell 211.
It’s a comedy-thriller “about a group of struggling actors who make ends meet by participating in staged “murder weekends” for crime enthusiasts. The hitch comes when they have to deal with a real corpse.”
The film is being set up as a coproduction between Spain, the UK and the US. Monzón is hoping to assemble a top-notch British ensemble cast.
Cell 211 is released in the UK by Optimum Releasing on July 15.
Of the two Blair Witch Project directors, I’d like to say Eduardo Sanchez has made the better films in his career. One of the most underrated direct-to-disc titles is his humans abduct an alien horror Altered.
Next up for Sanchez is a hunt for Bigfoot in Exists, which begins lensing this October from Haxan Films and Amber Entertainment, reports Variety.
Exists, written by Jamie Nash and Sanchez, “follows a group of twentysomethings who take a trip to a cabin deep in the wooded wilderness and are methodically hunted by a Bigfoot-like beast.”
“The film is the first in a trilogy exploring and reinventing the Bigfoot myth,” Sanchez said. “We all remember the terror of watching such classics as ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek,’ and I look forward to making Bigfoot scary again.”
Weta Workshop and Spectral Motion are collaborating with the production team on the design and build of the monster, to be portrayed by Brian Steele (Hellboy, Predators, Underworld). The film will be shot outside Austin, Texas, at Spiderwood Studios, and casting will begin in August with a focus on unknown actors.
Haxan and Amber are in post on The Possession, also directed by Sanchez, as the first film in the multipic pact formed by Haxan and Amber last year.Indie horror sensation The Blair Witch Project took in more than $140 million domestically in 1999 thanks to a variety of viral marketing campaigns. The film grossed $250 million worldwide.