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14 items from 2016


Park Chan-wook To Helm "Genocidal Organ"?

6 February 2016 8:20 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy," "Stoker") is looking to helm an adaptation of Project Itoh's 2007 novel "Genocidal Organ" for The Sean Daniel Company says Twitchfilm.

Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by a homemade nuclear device, the story reflects a world inundated with genocide. An American named John Paul is responsible for all of this and an intelligence agent named Clavis Shepherd treks across the wasteland of the world to find him.

Sean Daniel ("Everybody Wants Some," "Ben-Hur") will produce. Manglobe was previous developing an anime adaptation to be written and directed by Shuko Murase, but that project was shelved indefinitely after the company went bankrupt. »

- Garth Franklin

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Universal’s The Mummy Reboot Hit With Three-Month Delay

21 January 2016 11:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Conflicting reports may have raised question marks over Tom Cruise’s actual involvement in Universal’s upcoming The Mummy reboot, but today the studio has secured the Mission: Impossible stalwart for the monster movie with a new release date to boot.

Previously slated to open on March 24, 2017, Alex Kurtzman’s reimagining will now loom into theaters in all of its mythic glory on June 9, 2017. That’s almost a full year after the film’s original release date of June 24, 2016, which has been shuffled around as Universal maps out the formative entries into its budding ‘Universal Monsters’ shared universe.

Working from a script produced by Prometheus‘ Jon Spaihts, word is that The Mummy of 2017 will be set in the present day, tackling the ancient Egyptian lore from a different angle entirely than the Brendan Fraser-fronted adventure flicks. Much like previous reports had suggested, Spaihts and Kurtzman have selected a female »

- Michael Briers

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Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Gets New Release Date

21 January 2016 10:51 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Now that Tom Cruise has officially signed on, Universal has set a new release date for its reboot of “The Mummy”: the film will bow on June 9, 2017.

Sofia Boutella is on board to play the classic monster with Alex Kurtzman directing.

Pic was originally set to bow on Mar. 24, 2017.

The studio tapped Kurtzman and Chris Morgan last summer to help develop a universe for Universal in which its classic monster movie library is front and center. Kurtzman is also on board to direct and will produce alongside Morgan as well as Sean Daniel.

Jon Spaihts is penning the script. Plot details are vague other than it will be set in present day, unlike the previous three installments starring Brendan Fraser.

Cruise isn’t expected to produce, but he will play a major part in development. Characters from the monster universe films are expected to crop up in each other »

- Justin Kroll

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Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' Gets New Release Date From Universal

21 January 2016 10:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Universal Pictures has moved the release of The Mummy. The monster movie, which was originally scheduled to bow March 24, 2017, will now open on June 9 of that year. The next film in the Divergent series, Ascendant, and the sequel to Brad Pitt's World War Z also are slated to hit theaters on that date.  The action-adventure will star Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and will be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a screenplay penned by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Kurtzman will produce the project, along with Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel, with Bobby Cohen

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- Mia Galuppo

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Tom Cruise ‘Mummy’ Remake Pushed Back 11 Weeks

21 January 2016 10:45 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal has pushed “The Mummy” remake starring Tom Cruise back 11 weeks, from its initial release on March 24, 2017 to June 9, 2017. Sofia Boutella joined the cast of the Alex Kurtzman-directed film in December. Unlike the previous films starring Brendan Fraser, the remake will be set in present day. Other plot details remain under wraps. Also Read: 'Star Trek 3' Actress Sofia Boutella to Play The Mummy Opposite Tom Cruise Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel will produce alongside Kurtzman. Jon Spaihts is writing the script. The film is set to be the first in a series of monster movies. The studio hopes to build a. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Tom Cruise's "Mummy" Reboot Gets Delayed

21 January 2016 9:04 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has pushed back the release of its reboot of "The Mummy" by three months. Originally slated for March 24th 2017, it will now open June 9th of that year opposite "World War Z 2" and the final film in the "Divergent" series.

Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella are confirmed to star in the action-adventure which hopes to serve as the launching pad of a cinematic universe starring the classic Universal monsters line-up including Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein and Van Helsing.

Alex Kurtzman directs from a script by Jon Spaihts. Kurtzman, Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel will produce.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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del Toro Produces, Might Direct "Scary Stories"

15 January 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

CBS Films has scored the rights to develop a feature film based on Alvin Schwartz's beloved children's book trilogy "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro attached to produce and potentially direct.

del Toro himself broke the news on his Twitter feed along with a photo of himself standing by some original pieces of Stephen Gammell's horrific art which helped make the books so popular.

John August ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") is penning a new draft of the script while Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave are also producing.

del Toro is currently developing a remake of "Fantastic Voyage" at Fox which he hopes to direct, and is still developing a sequel to his 2013 sci-fi film "Pacific Rim".

I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! pic.twitter.com/yu »

- Garth Franklin

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Guillermo Del Toro To Make Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Movie

14 January 2016 11:55 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The series of short, scary tales from Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark are being brought to life by Guillermo del Toro. The director revealed the news via Twitter. Check it out below. 

I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! pic.twitter.com/yu31FkCz4K

Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 14, 2016

First published in 1981, the first book of what became a three-book series (it was followed by More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) is officially described as follows: This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz’s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone — skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who »

- Laura Frances

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Guillermo Del Toro Developing 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'

14 January 2016 10:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro took to his Twitter feed today to announce his next project in development, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. While the director didn't confirm if he is taking the helm on this project, a report from Heat Vision Blog claims that he may potentially direct. Guillermo del Toro is also producing alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was first acquired by CBS Films back in 2013, with Saw screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton set to adapt the scary story collection. John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) most recently came aboard to rewrite the script, but it isn't known if Guillermo del Toro is working from earlier drafts, or starting over from scratch.

The project is based on the short story collection from Alvin Schwartz, who compiled the stories from folklore and urban legend. The three-book »

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Guillermo del Toro Developing ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’

14 January 2016 3:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guillermo del Toro has come on to produce a movie version of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” with an eye to directing the project.

The project is based on the trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz, which includes illustrations by Stephen Gammell and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. John August has written the screenplay but plot details are being kept under wraps.

Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave are also producing.

The trilogy includes “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (1981), “More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (1984) and “Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones” (1991). Schwartz drew from folklore and and urban legends for content.

The collection was often banned by the American Library Association due to being considered too scary for children — particularly the nightmarish illustrations. Del Toro is repped by Wme and Exile Entertainment.

Del Toro has been in talks »

- Dave McNary

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Guillermo del Toro Developing 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Film

14 January 2016 1:53 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It looks like Guillermo del Toro has chosen his next project, and it might not be the Fantastic Voyage (or maybe it will be both). The filmmaker has announced via Twitter and press release that he is adapting the book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The screenplay for the feature film was written by John August. The press release states that "in addition to potentially directing, del Toro will also produce the film alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave." No other plot details have been revealed yet, but they do drop this freaky tease about a triptych: "so as to not remind people how badly 'The Red Spot', 'Harold' and 'The Wendigo' traumatized them as children." Ohhh goodness, yep, those freaky ass stories. Here's the tweet from Guillermo del Toro showing some of his art for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: I start »

- Alex Billington

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Guillermo del Toro to Work on Film Adaptation of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

14 January 2016 1:43 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Generations of readers have been spooked by Stephen Gammell's illustrations and haunted by Alvin Schwartz's words from the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy, and now Guillermo del Toro is looking to bring these timeless tales to life on the big screen.

Del Toro shared word of the adaptation on Twitter, writing, "I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!" Proving his love of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books, the tweet is accompanied by a photo of del Toro with framed drawings by Gammell (see below).

While the full extent of del Toro's involvement with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation has not been revealed, The Hollywood Reporter mentions that he could end up in the director's chair for the project.

What is known right now is »

- Derek Anderson

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Guillermo del Toro joins 'Scary Stories'

14 January 2016 8:58 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Mexican auteur will produce and may direct the CBS Films adaptation based on Alvin Schwartz’ trilogy of short story collections.

John August adapted the screenplay and del Toro will produce alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave

Stories include The Red Spot, Harold and The Wendigo.

Del Toro is pictured with several pieces of Stephen Gammell’s original Scary Stories art. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Round-Up: The Boy Blu-ray / DVD, Dark Blue, All Mistakes Buried, Axeman II: Overkill Stills, Serial Kaller

7 January 2016 8:36 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Get ready to meet... the boy. Scream Factory will release The Boy, produced by Chiller Films and Elijah Wood's company SpectreVision, on Blu-ray / DVD this spring. Also: Dark Blue first details, a new All Mistakes Buried poster, four images from Axeman II: Overkill, and Serial Kaller.

The Boy: Press Release: "From Elijah Wood's SpectreVision and Chiller Films comes a disturbing new vision exploring the birth of evil. On March 1st, Chiller Film’s enigmatic psychological thriller The Boy makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut courtesy of Scream Factory. Starring Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson (Cooties, The Office)), and David Morse, the release also includes a behind the scenes featurette as a bonus feature. Fans of this creepily suspenseful film can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ten Henley (Jared BreezeCooties) and his father John (David MorseTrue DetectiveWorld War Z »

- Tamika Jones

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