Just yesterday (it feels like days ago) Twentieth Century Fox unveiled this first image from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, his planned PG-13 prequel to his 1979 Alien that was conceptualized and penned by “Lost” writer Damon Lindelof. Doing a little hunting, Bloody Disgusting was able to track down a second pic from the horror prequel arriving in theaters June 8, 2012. It looks like a photo from the early portion of the film where the military makes a “mankind-changing” discovery (we were created by aliens?!) It is not an official still, but a set pic.
“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.” READ MORE
Horror buffs are not going to want to rest at the San Diego Comic-Con tonight, with the world premiere of ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2 at the Gaslamp 15. Bloody Disgusting spoke to writer/director Rob Hall this afternoon and he said he’s excited to see it with an audience. (The world premiere of ‘ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2′ is tonight at the Gaslamp 15 (701 5th ave, San Diego, CA) at 9.45pm. Entry is free and afterwards there’s a Q&A with Hall, producer Kevin Bocarde and stars Thomas Dekker, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Nelson, Aimee Lynn Chadwick, Angelina Armani and Brett Wagner.)
“The maniac in the metal mask returns-and this time he’s not alone. After his gruesome encounter with the girl with no name, ChromeSkull has to rely on his assistant Preston, (Brian Austin Green, Desperate Housewives) to take care of business. With a growing taste for bloodlust, Preston slashes his way from one gory mess to another. Not to be outdone, ChromeSkull resurges with a massacre of his own that is nothing short of ‘jaw dropping insanity!’ ”
See what Hall and the crew had to say about the sequel, and if we’ll be seeing a third film in the franchise…
Nicolas Cage brought his signature craziness to the Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance press conference at the San Diego Comic-Con this afternoon. The actor talked cobras, compasses and the origin of the word weird and, erm, there was some Johnny Blaze stuff in there too.
Amid the kookiness, Cage did promise fans the second Ghost Rider film – directed by Crank duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor – is a departure from the lighter tone of the first and closer to the comic book series.
During my one-on-one sit-down interview today with Tucker & Dale vs. Evil director Eli Craig at Comic-Con – where he’s promoting the upcoming September 30th release of the hick-tastic horror/comedy – he opened up a bit about his future in the horror genre now that his beloved pet project will finally be seeing the light of day (thanks to indie genre distributor Magnet).
On a possible Tucker & Dale sequel: “You know, I’ve kinda learned the hard way to not talk too much about sequels…[and] I don’t wanna get too promotional about a second movie, but we do have a treatment,” said Craig. “Mainly the reason is because Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are just so much fun to work with. They played off each other so well. They feel like a comedy duo…[like a] Nick Frost/Simon Pegg kind of duo. And I don’t even know. I really wanna put them in a movie again. I mean, I just can’t imagine a better working situation. So that’s where the sequel comes from, and if it’s another ‘Tucker & Dale’ that’s great. I feel like they’re quality characters I’d like to breathe life into again. But if it were them in another movie, that’s a possibility too.”
On his possible next project, which he’s currently writing the script for: “Well, I’m working on another horror/comedy,” he told me. “We’ll see how this one goes over! But I can’t help but take a stab at the whole ‘devil child’ genre. ‘The Omen’, and…I love killer children! I don’t know what it is!…People are probably gonna think I’m crazy, but I wanna make a comedy out of that! [Laughs]…I’ve seen ‘The Omen’ a bunch too, right? And ‘The Exorcist’, which to me is probably the greatest horror film of all time still. But I think there’s a lot of comedy in there if you play it right. You know, you have like some like some demented-looking baby…’oh, you have a dermatitis problem, sweetie, let’s just cover up your skin!’ You know, and you have this overly doting, loving mother, that just tries to compensate for their evil son, you know?” [Laughs]
Speaking with Craig Gillespie at ongoing San Diego Comic-Con just a bit ago regarding Fright Night, his upcoming remake of the 1985 vampire classic, I managed to get the director to talk a bit about his next film, the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, which he he told me will begin production “hopefully by the end of the year,” and that they’re still trying to get the cast locked down.
“I was not looking to stay in this genre, per se, but again, I got the script, David O. Russell wrote the adaptation [and] I just love when you can mix genres,” he said. “And this is, again, a mix of horror and humor. But the humor in this is from Jane Austen. And they stayed so true to the [original] book, and the banter, and the dialogue, from the actual ‘Pride & Prejudice’. And that to me is gonna be a lot of fun…they take it all very seriously, with the zombie threat.”
So how much of Russell’s original vision for the film will remain intact?
“A lot,” Gillespie responded, clearly not to keen to go into details. “He did a nice job with it.” READ MORE
Premiering this fall on AMC is “The River”, which comes from the mind of Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli. The series is getting huge hype at the San Diego Comic-Con having a series of viral posters placed around the event.
“The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).”
Below you’ll find the official emblem art for Guillermo del Toro’s giant monster movie, Pacific Rim, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi.
“Set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.”
Del Toro’s film has quietly booked itself into Pinewood Toronto Studios with the working title Still Seas for a six-month shoot through April 2012. Warner Bros. Pictures is shooting for a July 12, 2013 release.
From the San Diego Comic-Con Steven Spielberg confirms a fourth Jurassic Park is in the works with a story and writer already locked.
During the Hall H panel, Dead Alive and Frighteners director Peter Jackson continues to tease horror fans hoping he’ll return to the genre that made him. He explains that he does have a few ideas that he’s been playing around with proclaiming something will eventually happen in the future. I wonder if he’s still pondering the zombie Nazi concept teased a few Comic-Cons ago?
AMC revealed that “The Walking Dead” will return for their 13-episode second season on Sunday, October 16 during Frightfest. The project is set among a group of zombie survivors of an apocalypse who are led by a police officer, Rick Grimes, in search of a safe place to live. They’ve also unveiled the official trailer that can be enjoyed below!
Lastly, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con today that Hatchet’s Victor Crowley would be the next villain to face off with Cassie Hack in the hit comic series “Hack/Slash!” This marks the first time that Victor Crowley will appear in comic form as well as the first collaboration between “Hack/Slash” creator Tim Seeley and Hatchet creator Adam Green. Annual Number Three (“Hatchet/Slash”) from Image Comics will hit stores in November. Inside are the three covers released at Comic-Con.
Thanks to BD reader ‘Jarredah’ for tipping us off to EW who has the first clip from New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Final Destination 5, which pits Death vs teens for a fifth time on August 12. In the aforementioned clip posted inside, FD 5 star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood experiences one of the worst procedures you can imagine during a visit to the eye doctor. Yikes!
One of my close friends (not associated with the movie, at all) caught a special showing of Steven Quale’s 3-D horror pic and absolutely loved it – going as far as to call it the best sequel in the franchise!
In this fifth installment, “Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.”
My apologies if I’m over excited, but I’ve personally been aching to get my hands on some clear photos from NECA’s Evil Dead 2 figure line.
While setting up this past Wednesday, NECA teased some unassembled looks at good ol’ Ash (played by Bruce Campbell is the 1987 film directed by Sam Raimi), while some show floor photos gave us the reveal of the Henrietta cellar deadite (“I buried her in the celler, God help me I buried her in the earthly floor of the fruit cellar…” – I love this quote).
Thanks to the boys over at Figures.com we now have beautiful dead-on snaps of the three Ash figures (“Hero Ash,” “Deadite Ash” and “Farewell to Arms Ash”), along with “Henrietta” and her elongated demon head. I’ll chainsaw the crap all over these.
Again, my apologies for TRIPLE posting these guys, but they’re just so f*cking awesome!!! READ MORE
Just this evening at the San Diego Comic-Con I caught up with Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (review) helmer Troy Nixey, who made his feature-length directing debut with the film, a remake of the 1973 made-for-TV movie of the same name about a family that discovers murderous tiny creatures living in the basement of their new home. I asked the very friendly director what he took from the original film in executing the updated version arriving in theaters August 26 from FilmDistrict. Full story inside.
Carlos Gallardo, producer of the acclaimed El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico trilogy, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and the owner of Heavy Metal Publishing, are proud to announce their involvement as executive producers on Zombie Apocalypse, a forthcoming movie to be directed by hot new writer/director discovery, Chee Keong Cheung, says the extended press release.
“In Zombie Apocalypse, when zombies start to take control of the world they turn into malevolent versions of their former selves with any previous physical combat skills enhanced to almost superhuman level, making eradication near impossible. Into this seething hell a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned a suicide mission to rescue a scientist from a city ruled by the undead.”
Check out the first art inside, along with Comic-Con signing details. READ MORE
Keeping with the frenzied hype of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox has released yet another clip out of the San Diego Comic-Con that rattles star Tom Felton when he gets too close to the monkey cage.
Rupert Wyatt’s prequel arriving in theaters August 5 is described as an origin story, and is “set in present day San Francisco and deals with the aftermath of man’s experiments with genetic engineering that lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.” James Franco will play a driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes. READ MORE
Andrea (Laurie Holden), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal), Carol (Melissa McBride), Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) topline the first of many new images from the Atlanta, Georgia production of The Walking Dead: Season Two.
In addition, inside you’ll find a limited edition Comic-Con poster designed by Tim Bradstreet.
The project is set among a group of zombie survivors of an apocalypse who are led by a police officer, Rick Grimes (Lincoln), in search of a safe place to live. In this latest season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” TV series, the survivors arrive at Hershel’s Farm, where we will meet Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson), a vet (as in a veterinarian); his daughter, Maggie (Lauren Cohan); and Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince), the middle-aged ranch foreman who’s such a sweetheart that he all but loses it when he accidentally shoots a fellow survivor. The new cast members join series regulars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale, Steven Yeun as Glenn, and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes.
The second season will consist of a 13-episode arc and will premiere this Fall on AMC. Click the image below for the full gallery.
The one-man film crew – Robert Rodriguez – is set to be busier than Guillermo del Toro after announcing a slate of new projects in Hall H at the San Diego Comic Con this afternoon.
Danny Trejo’s bad-ass Mexican mercenary Machete is set to return to the big screen, with Rodriguez confirming they have began pre-production for sequels Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again, while Rodriguez also revealed he’ll be working on the adaptation of “Heavy Metal.” All will be revealed inside!
Twin producers Dan and Josh Braun (American History X) just announced at the San Diego Comic-Con that they’re developing “Eerie” and “Creepy” into a TV series with Chris Columbus (Goonies, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) getting behind the camera.
They also say that Ti West (The Roost, House of the Devil, The Innkeepers), Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) and Mark Duplass (Baghead) are potentially directing episodes under the newly launched Creepy Studios banner.
Creepy and Eerie, which were released by Warren Publishing in the 1960s, reached the peak of their popularity in the 1970s. They focused on macabre and otherworldly stories in the manner of “Tales From the Crypt” and “The Twilight Zone.” Their success even prompted comics giants DC and Marvel to launch horror titles. READ MORE
Having just premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con, Showtime has released the FULL trailer for the forthcoming sixth season of “Dexter”.
As previously reported, “Battlestar Galactica”‘s Edward James Olmos, “Mad Men”‘s Colin Hanks, “Deadwood”‘s Molly Parker, “Off The Map”‘s Aimee Garcia, and “Light’s Out”‘s Billy Brown have landed major recurring arcs.
“Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) spent Season Five atoning for the death of his wife, Rita. He committed to being a part of her children’s lives and entered into a deep, passionate relationship with Lumen, unlike anything he’d ever had before. But Dexter’s need to kill overpowers his desire for human connection. And now that one person knows the truth about him, and a few others are close, how much longer will America’s favorite serial killer be able to keep his dark side a secret?”
ABC’s “The River” star Leslie Hope briefly talked about the series – from Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli – that was teased during a TV Guide panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. She tells audience members that she jumped at the chance to do the show because of the creative talent involved. In addition, she promises that it will be very scary, claiming that she’s actually been scared during the filming of it.
ABC described it as a horror drama, while Hope states that it’s not really a “horror” show since there’s not much blood and guts, explaining that there’s more of a supernatural thriller type setup. They put on display a clip that ends with the warning that now that “it’s” tasted blood, “it” won’t stop.
While you’ll find the teaser inside, clicking the image below will find out nearly 40 production stills!
If you’re not buying comics or meetings artists and writers I’m begging to know what the point is of going to the San Diego Comic-Con. Everything on display is now online, and studios have even dropped the panel sizzle reels just hours after premiering at the Con. What a jip.
Fox has unloaded their sizzle reel for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Rupert Wyatt’s prequel arriving in theaters August 5. I guess the point of dumping it online is because the film arrives in theaters in just a few weeks — but still, why can’t exclusive Comic-Con footage stay special?
Described as an origin story, “Apes” is “set in present day San Francisco and deals with the aftermath of man’s experiments with genetic engineering that lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.” James Franco will play a driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes. READ MORE
Two small breaking stories, one which will be expanded on when we have a full breakdown of the panel. Robert Rodriguez told San Diego Comic-Con attendees that he’s about to begin filming a sequel to Machete, his feature-length version of the faux trailer intertwined to the 2007 Grindhouse. A third film will be teased within (can you say Machete in space?!). Full story soon, with details on Machete and Heavy Metal.
During his San Diego Comic-Con panel Guillermo del Toro gave updates on several upcoming projects. Starting with his version of Mary Shelly’s “Franksenstein” del Toro promised that there’s one big thing different in his version of Frankenstein than all the others, but left it at that. What a cock tease.
He’s also determined to get the mega-budgeted, R-rated At Mountains of Madness H.P. Lovecraft project off the ground stating that he’s still committed to the project even if the studio isn’t. As for Hellboy 3, budget and the epic nature of the story is what’s holding it up. READ MORE
Some disturbing news out of the ongoing Fox panel in Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con. Director Ridley Scott shot a video introduction from the set of Prometheus, the still unconfirmed Alien prequel starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott and Ben Foster.
The biggest disappointment out of the panel is that the film is apparently PG-13 but Scott hinted they are covering their asses with more extreme material and do what’s right for the film in the end. He says it is not hindering the movie and that he wants “to scare the shit out of you.” As for the Alien connection, this is all he had to share: “It has the DNA of the original ‘Alien’ that’s it. Everything else is completely original.”
The thousands of fans were then treated to the first ever footage, as described by Andrew Kasch beyond the break. READ MORE
In the following new clip from Dreamworks’ Fright Night 3D Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) scoffs at best friend ‘Evil’ Ed Thompson’s (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) suggestion that his neighbor is “like the shark from Jaws.” It takes a jab at Twilight, which I guess is their way of proclaiming they’re an R-rated horror film.
In theaters August 19, “Senior Charlie Brewster (Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right–but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.” READ MORE
Mandalay Vision has picked up the film rights to Zenescope Entertainment’s graphic novel The Piper, and has tapped Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left) to pen the script adaptation of the horror thriller, reports Variety.
“The Piper” debuted in 2007, and is a modern retelling of the Pied Piper of Hammelin tale, this time about a high school student who methodically tries to kill all the student’s classmates and teachers. READ MORE
A zombie with heart? That’s the latest spin in the ever-popular zombie genre, with Summit Entertainment’s zombie love story Warm Bodies. Based on the book by Isaac Marion, the author talked about the guts of the film at a San Diego Comic-Con press conference earlier today.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane director Jonathan Levine is set to direct the adaptation that centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.
Read inside for the scoop from the press conference. READ MORE