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Laff Launches on Multiple Platforms, Acquires ‘Spin City’ Rights

15 April 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Laff, the country’s first-ever, over-the-air broadcast comedy television network officially launched on Wednesday. In time for its debut, the network has licensed the broadcast television rights to all 145 episodes of sitcom “Spin City” from Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution. Michael J. Fox headlined four seasons of “Spin City,” which centered around life inside the New York City mayor’s office.  The series also featured Heather Locklear, Barry Bostwick, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck and Connie BrittonCharlie Sheen replaced Fox for the series’ final two seasons. See Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 The addition of “Spin City” brings Laff »

- Joe Otterson

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Fox Developing 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake

10 April 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Campy cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show is close to turning 40 and fans can soon celebrate the milestone with an upcoming TV remake. Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Hocus Pocus) has been tapped to direct and choreograph the project, which is currently in development with Fox.

According to Deadline, the two-hour The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, as it is tentatively titled, will be a "reimagining" of the feature where book and score will remain untouched, but the visuals will be reworked. Lou Adler, who produced the original film, »

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'Rocky Horror Picture Show' TV Remake Happening at Fox

10 April 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox has decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1975 cult musical and midnight mainstay The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a TV remake. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event will be a 2-hour special, which is now in development. Original producer Lou Adler is coming back to executive produce alongside Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega, the later of which will direct and choreograph for Fox 21 TV Studios.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event will 'reimagine' the campy horror movie, which, 40 years after its release, continues to play in theaters across the globe all year long. It holds the record for longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history. A remake has long been in the works. While a movie remake was considered, the TV event was originally set up at Fox in 2002, back when executive producer Gail Berman was president of the Network. The plan was to »

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‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Special in Works at Fox

10 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox is developing an event special around “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the enduring midnight-movie classic that has been playing for 40 years.

Kenny Ortega is on board to direct and choreograph. Gail Berman is producing through her Jackal Group with Fox 21 Television Studios. Berman has long been looking to do a “Rocky Horror” revival — she set a similar project in motion more than a decade ago when she was entertainment president at Fox.

The “Rocky Horror” revival is in the early stages of development and is cast-contigent. It is described as a “two-hour event” special. Lou Adler, producer of the original 1975 pic starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, is also on board as an exec producer.

Pic helped launch Tim Curry’s career and is known for its signature musical number “Time Warp.”

Ortega, repped by Paradigm, is a natural choice to helm the project, given his background »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Getting TV Remake at Fox

10 April 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Fox wants to do the "Time Warp," again. The network announced a new TV version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is in the works, E! News has confirmed. Unlike it's upcoming Grease musical, Fox's Rocky Horror won't be done live. Kenny Ortega is behind the new two-hour flick. He's directing, executive producing and choreographing the movie. Original film producer Lou Adler and Gail Berman are also on broad, but no new writer is attached. The network plans to stick with the original 1973 script from Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien. Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and O'Brien starred in the original film. Fox's new take is set to coincide with the movie's 40th »

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‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ coming to TV with ‘High School Musical’ director

10 April 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Put another name down on the remake list.

Deadline reported on Friday that Fox is planning a television remake of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Gail Berman and Lou Adler attached to produce and Kenny Ortega to direct. The 1975 film starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick.

According to the report, the adaptation is tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event and is described as a reimagining of the campy horror feature, which, 40 years after its release continues to play in theaters around the world – the longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history.

They added that the project is cast contingent, but no word on whether the network will look for new stars or try and bring back a few of the famous faces from the original movie.

This also isn’t the first time that Fox has tried to bring back the musical. »

- Zach Dennis

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'Rocky Horror Picture Show' TV Special Is Coming to Fox... Maybe

10 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Are you ready to do the time warp again? Fox is reviving "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in what's being called a "two-hour event" TV special in honor of the cult classic's 40th anniversary. But can anything ever be more "special" than the 1975 film?

Kenny Ortega, who is probably best known for the "High School Musical" movies, will direct and choreograph the remake. Variety said the special is in the early stages of development and is cast-contingent. They'll never find anyone who can really fill the shoes of Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick, but people are always doing their own versions of "Rocky Horror" -- from "Glee" to local productions everywhere -- so we can just consider this another one.

Do you have casting suggestions for Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-n-Furter and company or do you hope they never find the right actors because they should leave this classic alone? »

- Gina Carbone

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2015 Stanley Film Festival Lineup Includes The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation

2 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.

We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.

"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror.  The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, »

- Jonathan James

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An Icon Battles Evil In The Helen Keller vs Nightwolves Teaser!

23 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

She's deaf and blind and mad as hell. Someone's handed Helen Keller a pair of knives and she's clearly itching to use them in the first teaser for Helen Keller vs Nightwolves.Helen Keller vs Nightwolves tells the shocking story of how a group Nightwolves terrorized a tiny village taking people's hearing and eye sight... and the one woman who fought back.Fdr: American Badass writer Ross Patterson continues to revise history into a far bloodier form in this latest effort starring Jessie Wiseman, Lin Shaye and Barry Bostwick. What's coming for you? Take a look at the teaser below!...

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‘The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power’ Review

20 March 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Victor Webster, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Biehn, M. Emmet Walsh, Esmé Bianco, Barry Bostwick, Roy “Big CountryNelson, Royce Gracie, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Ellen Holman, Rutger Hauer | Written by Michael D. Weiss | Directed by Mike Eliott

You know you’re in trouble with a direct to DVD movie when the writer has a resume whose titles are made up of over 50% direct to DVD sequels to films that a) didn’t deserve a sequel or, even worse, b) didn’t need a sequel. Yes, from the pen of Michael Weiss – who has written such lauded films as Octopus 2, I Always Know What You Did Last Summer, The Butterfly Effect 2 and Hostel III – comes The Scorpion King 4. A film that is, given just how truly terrible the last film was (a shock given the great Dtv credits of its director Roel Reine), truly unexpected… After all, when all you »

- Phil Wheat

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Horror Round-Up: Ouija Seance Event, Burying the Ex, The CW’s ‘Dead People’ Pilot, New Tales of Halloween Images

3 February 2015 9:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another horror news round-up, this time focusing on a recent seance event that took place in Hollywood ahead of Universal’s home media release of Ouija. We also have acquisition details on Joe Dante’s zom com, Burying the Ex, as well as news on another supernatural pilot order from The CW, and new images from Epic Pictures Group’s upcoming horror anthology movie, Tales of Halloween.

A Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes film from Universal Pictures, Ouija comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today and to celebrate the film’s home media release, Universal recently hosted a get-together in Hollywood that included Jason Blum and real life Ouija guru Robert Murch (an advisor on the film), who showed those in attendance how to conduct a proper seance:

“CEO of Blumhouse Pictures Jason Blum, director Stiles White, actress Bianca Santos, and Ouija historian & expert Robert Murch »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview with the Cast of ‘Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power’

14 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The adventures of the Scorpion King continue.

The next installment of the Scorpion King series with “Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power” is out this week on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.

The action-packed humorous film takes the Scorpion King to stop a villain from unlocking a magical ancient power to conquer the kingdom.

The film stars Victor Webster, Ellen Hollman, Will, Kemp, Barry Bostwick, Lou Ferrigno and Don “The Dragon” Wilson.

Latino-Review had the opportunity to have a sit-down video interview with the entire cast as we discuss about the movie and the fun they had with.

Check out video interview.

Source: Latino-Review »

- Gig Patta

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Exclusive: Behind-The-Scenes Clip Of Ellen Hollman From The Scorpion King 4

13 January 2015 11:43 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Join an exciting new chapter in the action-packed adventures of the legendary warrior, The Scorpion King! When the king of Norvania is assassinated, the evil heir to the throne frames Mathayus and sends an entire kingdom of soldiers after him.  Mathayus’ (Victor Webster) only allies are a mysterious woman and her unconventional father, whose primitive science may hold the key to disrupting the evil ruler’s quest for an ancient and unstoppable mystical power. Featuring Lou Ferrigno (“The Hulk”) and an all-star cast of fighters, including Roy “Big CountryNelson (Winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”), Royce Gracie (Ufc Hall of Fame) and Don Wilson (11-time World Kickboxing Champion).   Also starring Ellen Holman (“Spartacus” TV series), Rutger Hauer (Batman Begins), Barry Bostwick (“Cougar Town” TV series), and Michael Biehn (The Terminator). Don't forget about our Scorpion King bundle giveaway! Click Here to learn more! »

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Epic Pictures readies Tales Of Halloween

12 January 2015 9:34 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Epic Pictures Group has rounded out the cast of directors and actors on its upcoming horror anthology.

The list of 11 directors who have committed to the series of connected ten short stories about Halloween include the previously announced Neil Marshall, Paul Solet, Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn and Mike Mendez.

Adam Gierasch will direct Trick, Marshall will direct Bad Seed, Carolyn helms Grimm Grinning Ghost, Solet is on board The Weak And The Wicked and Mendez directs Friday The 31st.

Ryan Schifrin takes charge of The Ransom Of Rusty Rex, Andrew Kasch and John Skipp partner on This Means War, Bousman directs The Night Billy Raised Hell, Dave Parker directs Sweet Tooth and Lucky McKee helms Ding Dong.

Carolyn created the Tales Of Halloween anthology concept and produces with Epic CEO Patrick Ewald and co-founder Shaked Berenson and Mendez.

The directors have agreed to abide by what they style as ‘anti-Dogme 95’ film-making tenets that demand they not »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Giveaway – Win A Copy of The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power

12 January 2015 6:26 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The great Scorpion King and a disloyal rival race against time to find a treasure that possesses the power to rule the world in The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, debuting on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ on January 13, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The epic next chapter in the billion-dollar The Mummy franchise, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power  propels the enormously successful series to new heights with a cast of renowned veterans and icons from the mixed martial arts and professional wrestling worlds as well as the intrigue and pulse-pounding action than fans have come to embrace.

Victor Webster (The Scorpion King: The Battle for Redemption) stars as the heroic warrior Mathayus  and is joined by Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”), Ellen Holman (“Spartacus”), Barry Bostwick (“Cougar Town”),  Michael Biehn (The Terminator) and Rutger Hauer (“True Blood,” Blade Runner »

- Movie Geeks

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Neil Marshall directs a killer pumpkin in 'Tales of Halloween' video diary -- exclusive

9 January 2015 1:42 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Do they teach budding directors how to shoot a killer pumpkin at film school? Maybe they should start, given that's just the scenario British filmmaker Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) faced while overseeing his segment of the new anthology horror movie, Tales of Halloween. Due to be released this coming Halloween, the film comprises ten interconnected terror tales, with other participating directors including Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV) and the delightful Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider). The ensemble cast, meanwhile, features Pat Healy, Barry Bostwick, Noah Segan, Booboo Stewart, Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, »

- Clark Collis

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Tales Of Halloween: Cast, Cameos And Chapter Titles Announced

9 January 2015 1:38 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Epic Pictures, the production company behind the upcoming horror anthology Tales of Halloween have announced the production's cast, a bevy of awesome cameos and the titles of all eleven chapters. We have talked about the list of directors shooting the eleven chapters but check out these cameos. Joe Dante, John Landis, and Stuart Gordon? Giants in the horror genre. Other notable additions include Barry Bostwick (picture above) and Adrienne BarbeauAnd the crop of young talent attached to the project approaches a staggering level as well. Pat Healy, Noah Segan, Adam Green, the lovely Pollyana McIntosh and Marc Senter, to name a few. Read these excerpts from the press release to see how talent loaded this anthology is. This production is pulling out all the stops to make...

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New Details on Tales of Halloween

9 January 2015 1:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Late last year, Epic Pictures Group teased Tales of Halloween, a horror anthology movie that will feature segments from Lucky McKee, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, and more. Today, we have a new details on the short films, including with the cast list, which reveals planned cameos from Joe Dante, John Landis, Adam Green, Mick Garris, Stuart Gordon, and Adrienne Barbeau:

“Hollywood, Calif., January 5, 2015 – Epic Pictures Group is proud to announce the cast, cameos and short stories surrounding the highly anticipated horror anthology Tales of Halloween.

“We have received so much support from the horror community in this film,” said Epic Pictures Group CEO Patrick Ewald. “Joe Dante and Adam Green and many notable actors came to the set and showed their respect and enthusiasm, even participating in the film with key cameo roles. I can’t wait until the film is finished for everyone to enjoy.”

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- Jonathan James

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Tales Of Halloween Anthology Filled To The Brim With Cameos; Story Titles Revealed!

9 January 2015 11:34 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Last month, we reported the announcement of  “The October Society”, a group of horror filmmakers coming together to give fans Tales Of Halloween, a series of interconnected stories each with a unique Halloween theme.  The concept was created by Soulmate director Axelle Carolyn and the list of directors involved is an impressive one, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at Home Dad), and Paul Solet (Grace) all tackling their own story. Epic Pictures, responsible for Big Ass Spider! and the upcoming (and highly anticipated) Turbo Kid is producing.

“The ten stories will be woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, »

- Jerry Smith

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Tales Of Halloween Adds Some Big Horror Directors To The Cast

9 January 2015 9:27 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Everybody loves a good horror anthology nowadays. The likes of the V/H/S and The ABCs of Death franchises (not to mention the Halloween-themed Trick ‘R Treat) have brought back the telling of short, scary, and interconnected tales and this October will see the release of another anthology: Tales of Halloween, featuring shorts from some of the best contemporary horror directors, including Neil Marshall (The Descent) and Lucky McKee. The film will also remember to nod to its influential forebears with the addition of cameos from some major horror filmmakers and stars.

Tales of Halloween recently added some big names to the cast. There will be cameos from horror greats Joe Dante, John Landis, Stuart Gordon, and Mick Garris. Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Barry Bostwick will also appear, along with a bevy of recognizable genre performers. The addition of these cameos certainly reminds us of the horror greats of yesteryear, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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