Vendome Pictures announced their Ray Wright written thriller, The Widow, a few months back and have now found their director in none other than David Slade (30 Days Of Night, Twilight: Eclipse, “Game Of Thrones”, “Hannibal”), per THR.
The film, “follows a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence.” Producer Philippe Rousselet commented on the hiring, “We are thrilled to be working on this piece with David. He is such a dynamic filmmaker and we are excited about his vision to make this movie a throwback to some of the most iconic thrillers in cinematic history — not to mention the two females leads being the strongest and most interesting we have seen in some time.”
Wright previously wrote The Crazies, starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell. Steve Golin and Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content will co-produce along with Rousselet. Vendome will also finance.
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This is definitely a birthday worth mentioning. Director George A. Romero was born on February 4th, 1940, which makes him 72 years old today. There’s very little to say that many of you don’t already know, horror just wouldn’t be the same without him. Nor would the pop culture landscape. Even though many of the zombies we celebrate today are modernized, or faster, their DNA is very much entwined with the iteration of the creature that Romero brought to life in Night Of The Living Dead in 1968.
Romero would of course go on to expand his zombie universe in Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Land Of The Dead, Diary Of The Dead and Survival Of The Dead. Even though these films run the gamut from “masterpiece” to “skippable” they’re all unified by his urge to use zombies as a vehicle to discuss larger social issues. Without Romero, horror would have a lot less subtext.
Of course he hasn’t only done zombie movies! His filmography also contains Monkey Shines, Creepshow, The Dark Half, Martin, Knightriders and The Crazies (which is sort of zombie-esque I guess).
Wish George A. Romero a happy birthday and do yourself a favor and check out one of his lesser known works today!
Yesterday we brought you the news that Overture Films, paired with Starz Digital Media, are bringing a full motion comic version of Top Cow’s upcoming “THE CRAZIES” 4 part prequel mini-series. Now today they have released a viral trailer for the motion comic that promises pigs, zombies, zombie-pigs, and lots of gore! Read on to view the trailer.
There’s just something about Overture films upcoming remake of George A Romero’s grossly over looked “THE CRAZIES” that has me expecting great things. Maybe its the gigantic marketing campaign, or the fact that Timothy Olyphant has very rarely been a let down in even the worst of roles, but whatever the case the aggressive marketing just took a huge leap forward. Inside you’ll find the full details on Top Cows’ huge plans to release a 4 part prequal comic starting as soon as this Wednesday! “The Crazies tells the story of a sheriff whose small town of Ogden Marsh is infected with an unknown toxin, turning the residents sadistically violent. The sheriff and a small band of friends and family, including his pregnant wife, must somehow find a way to avoid the bloodthirsty masses while escaping from the town.”
Its code name is ‘Trixie,’ an experimental government germ weapon that leaves its victims either dead or irreversibly insane. When the virus is accidentally unleashed in Evans City, Pennsylvania, the small community becomes a war zone of panicked military, desperate scientists and gentle neighbors turned homicidal maniacs. Now a small group of citizens has fled to the town’s outskirts where they must hide from trigger-happy soldiers while battling their own depraved urges. But even if they can escape the madness of this plague, can they survive the unstoppable violence of THE CRAZIES?