Well, he won’t direct it, that much is almost certain given his current slate – but J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot shingle is currently negotiating for the rights to the Stephen King book “11/22/63″. The development of the project will happen through Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot has a deal.
Per Deadline, “ the plan is to adapt the book as a TV series or mini-series, likely for cable.”
The book, “centers on Jake, an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy which occurred on 11/22/1963.”
Are you more stoked for this or “Under The Dome”?
Last Friday, Paramount Pictures invited a group of journalists to the lot to check out about 20 minutes of footage from World War Z, which is out on June 21st. After a quick hello from Brad Pitt, we saw the 3D version of the trailer that’s hitting theaters today (it hit the web earlier this week), which actually looked pretty good for a post-conversion. Following the trailer we saw about 20 minutes of footage culled together from the first two acts of the film. Then we were given a group interview with director Marc Forster, during which he fielded the questions that have been on a lot of our minds during this film’s lengthy production process.
Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse all star in the film that “ revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.”
Head inside for my thoughts on the footage and the interview with Forster! READ MORE
Anchor Bay Films will be releasing Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem on April 26th, 2013. This comes along with the news that the film will be receiving a novelization co-written by Zombie and B.K. Evenson that hits on March 12th, 2013 – just in time to spoil yourselves a month ahead of time like you did back in ’89 with the Batman novelization.
The book has a new, more detailed synopsis. “Heidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station-a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information. She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen. The strange music awakens something evil in the town. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Who are The Lords? What do they want?”
Written and directed by Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem stars Sheri Moon Zombie (House of 1,000 Corpses, Halloween) as well as Bruce Davison (X-Men), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Halloween 2), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Dee Wallace (E.T.) and Judy Geeson (To Sir, With Love).
Check out Brad’s review of the film along with Mike’s alternate opinion here. Head inside for the cover of the novel and the film’s trailer. READ MORE
Black Label Society
and Ozzy Osbourne
guitarist Zakk Wylde
is releasing Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide to World Tour Domination
, a new book aimed at the younger crowd to instruct them on what life on the road is really like. The book will have personal anecdotes as well instructions for surviving the rigors of the touring lifestyle. You can preorder the book here
To promote this book, Zakk has released a video where he appears to read excerpts from the book to several children. End result? A few of the kids don’t make it. Check it out below!
She’s eighteen, she’s naive, and she’s a goddamn assassin. That’s the basic plot for Image’s upcoming title, Epic Kill by Raffaele Ienco set for release this May. Song must battle her way through swarms of enemies in order to find the man who sent them. I feel a Kill Bill vibe from this book, and Image promises to live up to the title with at least one epic kill in each instalment. Read on for the skinny…
There are some unconfirmed reports emerging that Halloween 3D may be getting pushed back from its October 26th release date. As of right now, STYD is reporting that the film has been moved to next year. Right now their story is unconfirmed, but the film hasn’t started shooting – or even firm casting yet. So I wouldn’t necessarily expect it this year.
When BD’s Brian Collins sat down for a chat with Todd Farmer about the status of that project back in September, the date still looked to be October of this year, if not sooner. “Absolutely. The date has been set. October of 2012. And even that can be pushed forward if the movie’s ready, like the last couple.” We’ll see what comes of it in the next few days. But in this town, it’s usually later rather than sooner. And the lack of momentum thus far does indicate that it might be pushed.
In other, better, Halloween news, if you liked “Crystal Lake Memories” then the writers of “Halloween: The Complete Authorized History” are looking to tickle your fancy as well.
Hit the jump for the press release on the new compendium. READ MORE
I love revisiting a classic, especially one that doesn’t get half the love it deserves.
Bloody Disgusting’s Ryan Daley went full-on undead this past weekend as he went back to 1985 and enjoyed Dan O’Bannon’s classic zombie flick Return of the Living Dead. In the film a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air that cause the dead to re-animate and go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains. You can read Daley’s fresh review here.
His trip back in time was inspired by Christian Sellers and Gary Smart’s “The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead,” a new book now available at a retailer near you. or the first time in 25 years, the cast and crew of all five films in this franchise reveal the stories behind the movies, offering their own opinions and details about life on the sets of some of the most fraught productions in cinema history. Supported by dozens of cast and crew members, the book features hundreds of previously unreleased behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive artwork.
Inside you’ll find Daley’s thoughts on the book that should be sitting on each and every one of your coffee tables (or tank lid).
I’ve always been a fan of superhero team-ups, or music mash-ups, but rarely are there literary conjunctions…until now! I’m sure many students that read through Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice wanted something little bit more punchy and now they have their wish. Chronicle books is releasing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this Wednesday. It is the original story but the characters are plagued with a zombie outbreak and must survive. Another great part of the book is the inclusion of the zombie illustrations that are done in the vein of the original C.E. Brock artwork. I’m pretty pumped for this and seems like a fun read. What do you think? More info after the jump…
Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide was a huge success and a must own for most zombie aficionados, now there is a graphic novel adaptation of it coming in May from Random House. Recorded Attacks shows many historical examples of zombie outbreaks throughout history in gory detail. I’m pretty psyched for this, what do you think? More info after the break…