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Here's some news on the latest TV adaptations: Paramount is recreating Jerry Zucker's 1990 film, Ghost, as a TV series. The film starred Patrick Swayze as a murdered man who attempted to avenge his death after becoming a ghost. Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner will write the pilot. The CW is looking to reboot Tales from the Darkside, the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. Joe Hill will write the half-hour series and will produce alongside Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Hit the jump for more on both projects. The Wrap reports that Paramount will be developing Ghost as part of their newly launched TV division. The studio is looking to develop its own properties - like Ghost - in this manner, but will also produce original programming. Goldsman won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his writing on A Beautiful Mind and is currently »
- Dave Trumbore
Man lives in the sunlit world that he believes to be reality. But there is, unseen by most, an underworld populated with pretty teenagers, a network known simply as The CW... the daftside!
With a couple of exceptions, a lot of The CW's shows look exactly the same. It's like young adult heaven. Thankfully we have stuff like "Supernatural" and "Arrow" to counteract most of the nonsense, and it sounds like we just may be adding another show to that duo of goodness... a rehash of "Tales From the Darkside."
According to Deadline, The CW has teamed with producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and writer Joe Hill for "Tales From the Darkside," a reinvention of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. Hill will write the project, which will keep the original series’ 30-minute format, for a summer run consideration. Hill, Kurtzman and Orci will executive produce with Heather Kadin, »
- Uncle Creepy
After successfully rebooting Whose Line Is It Anyway last summer, the CW is looking to bring back another half-hour series this coming summer. The network has teamed with producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and writer Joe Hill for Tales From The Darkside, a reinvention of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. Hill will write the project, which will keep the original series’ 30-minute format, for a summer run consideration. Hill, Kurtzman and Orci will executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios, where Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products is based. The project reunites Kurtzman and Orci with Hill, son of horror master Stephen King. The three previously worked together on Locke & Key, a drama adaptation of Hill’s graphic novel, which went to pilot at Fox. Tales From The Darkside, which is in the vein »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
News Simon Brew 13 Nov 2013 - 06:44
A couple of weekends back, three films converged on my eyeballs. I watched the apparent uplifting love story, An Officer And A Gentleman. The Spielbergian family adventure Batteries Not Included. And I caught a bit of Disney's The Fox And The Hound for the first time in a decade or so.
Each of these films, and the others I'm about to discuss, has a reputation of being something warm, cuddly, friendly and easy. But is that the minds of the consensus playing tricks? Because the truth is that there are films that we tend to remember as being one thing, that turn out to be far, far darker. Some of that is down how the film was originally marketed. Some down to how »
With Tom Holland’s latest series now available on FEARnet and VOD entitled “Twisted Tales” and his group of short stories exclusively for the Kindle, “Untold Tales”, Holland is entering into a new creative stage in his long and varied career as an actor, writer, director, and producer.
The legendary creator of Fright Night, Child’s Play, Cloak & Dagger, and Psycho II (just to name a few), Holland recently reached out to Dread Central to discuss his thoughts on the new incarnation of Fright Night 2: New Blood (review) from director Eduardo Rodriguez, the new FEARnet series, and his upcoming projects including his desire to remake his 1982 screenplay The Beast Within. There’s also a great update about adapting Stephen King’s “The Ten O’Clock People” showing how both writers are working together to make the story fit more into the modern world.
Dread Central: So, you saw the »
- Drew Tinnin
While we anxiously await the return of Spooker Washington and his Halloween picks this year, IMDb (the 'self-proclaimed' authoritarian voice on movies and TV) have revealed their top 13 must-see movies and TV episodes to watch this Halloween, as selected by their own team of experts. From sinister classics like Hellraiser (which we included in our own classic horror movies list), The Shining and Alien, to family fare like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the diverse list covers a spectrum of genres and tones. Also included among the (un)lucky 13 are episodes of The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as a documentary on the history of witchcraft called Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages*. And if that wasn't enough, our own Spooker Washington has chimed in with alternative picks in case you've already seen these.
Not long after the Rubik's cube was introduced to Americans came »
Happy 75th birthday to one of our favorite actors, Christopher Lloyd!
The actor, who's played some of filmdom's most beloved characters, including Doc Brown in "Back to the Future," Professor Plum in "Clue," and Uncle Fester in the "Addams Family" films, was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Conn.
Partly because of his height, and partly because of his manic intensity and commitment to even the wildest characters, he's portrayed a series of eccentrics, from mad scientists to aliens; had an impressive, award-winning theater career; and will always be remembered as Reverend Jim on "Taxi."
In honor of his 75th birthday, we've come up with 75 reasons why he's so awesome.
1. He's played a Klingon, a cartoon, the Wizard of Oz, an angel, a leper, and a geriatric vampire.
2. He stands an impressive 6'1."
3. Because he's so tall, he had to hunch over to appear in the same frame with "Back to the Future »
- Sharon Knolle
We’re back! Just in time to detail the most interesting Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases from the last week. Comedy, Shakespeare, Sci-fi, TV, and, of course, because it’s October, horror. What will you find on New Releases shelves at your favorite store? What could you order on iTunes this week? What should you check out and what should you avoid? Here’s your latest primer for What to Watch, in the order we think you should check ‘em out.
Photo credit: Sony
Seth Rogen’s directorial debut holds up very well on repeat viewing at home when the extreme nature of its comedy plays even better than it did in theaters. It’s a larger-than-life comedy that will probably play even better for stoners than those of us who don’t partake. What I like about “End” is the incredible, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
This fall, fans celebrate new seasons of shows like "The Walking Dead" "American Horror Story" and other creepy TV shows, fears we learn to love from the comfort of our couches -- and right in time for Halloween. HitFix has cobbled together and voted on our top 10 favorite scary shows. Some would be considered horrors, others are anthologies and original programs that simply sent our scare-hairs on end. Recount with us our favorite shocking moments of television like scenes from "The Twilight Zone," "The X-Files," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "American Gothic," "Twin Peaks," "Unsolved Mysteries" and more. Series like "Amazing Stories" and »
What’s in the box?
For months, ever since Disney revealed that its upcoming, epic sci-fi saga would be called Tomorrowland, the studio has teased fans with the contents of an archived box containing a hodgepodge of mysterious items.
The contents of the container, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Just as they did Friday (August 9) with their animated slate, Disney is ready to preview their upcoming live-action movies. Expected for the presentation are previews of "Thor: The Dark World," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Muppets Most Wanted," "Tomorrowland," "Maleficent" and "Saving Mr. Banks." If previous D23 Expos are any indication, there's also bound to be quite a few surprises.
Let's all send out positive thoughts that there's a "Star Wars: Episode VII" announcement. That's what the people are really here for, even if Bob Iger tried to convince fans it wasn't going to happen during the animation panel. There may also be news related to "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron" or "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Stick with Zap2it as we live blog the entire presentation. This shindig is scheduled to get underway at 1:30 p.m. Et. A Disney employee assures us they won't be running late like yesterday. »
Yesterday, Disney kicked off their annual D23 Expo by showcasing several animated features they have in various stages of development, including The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Finding Dory, The Pirate Fairy and more. As exciting as that news was, the big event is happening today with the two-hour panel Let the Adventures Begin: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios.
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, Disney Live Action Production President Sean Bailey, and Marvel Studios President and Producer Kevin Feige are hosting this two-hour panel, which will include footage from upcoming movies such as Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Saving Mr. Banks and Tomorrowland. And those are just the ones they have officially announced, with plenty of surprises (*cough* Star Wars: Episode VII news maybe? *cough*) in store throughout the panel.
I'll be updating this story with all the details as soon as they come in, »
Greg Cox is a New York Times bestselling author who has written the movie novelizations for everything from Daredevil to The Dark Knight Rises, and most recently Man of Steel. He's also penned books based in comic books like Infinite Crisis and 52, as well as TV shows such as Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the following interview, Greg talks to us about the process behind writing Man of Steel and much more. You can find out about his work by clicking Here. Details on the novelization from Titan Books can be found Here. Firstly, can you tell our readers about yourself and how your writing career started? I started out selling short stories to magazines like Amazing Stories and Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine before getting a full-time job as an editor at Tor Books, where, among other things, I edited tie-in novels based on Zorro, Mortal Kombat, »
Writer Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend, Duel, The Night Stalker, Somewhere in Time, Twilight Zone: The Movie, episodes of the original The Twilight Zone including William Shatner’s “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” the split personality episode of the original Star Trek “The Enemy Within,” episodes of Night Gallery, the 1980s Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, even Family Guy, and just so much more, has passed away.
Here is the statement by his publisher:
Tor.com is saddened and staggered to learn of the passing of Richard Matheson, the esteemed author of I am Legend, The Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, Hell House, the script for the Steven Spielberg film Duel, and manyTwilight Zone scripts, among many more works.
The author’s passing was first announced via a protected Facebook post [via John Shirley] by his daughter Ali Marie Matheson:
My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved… »
- Erin Willard
Iconic science fiction and horror writer Richard Matheson has passed away at age 87. The author of I Am Legend, Matheson also wrote numerous episodes of The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Night Gallery, The Martian Chronicles and Amazing Stories as well as stories that would be adapted to big screen fare such as Steven Spielberg's Duel, The Incredible Shrinking Man and What Dreams May Come. An absolute titan in the world of speculative fiction, Matheson's passing leaves a large hole and he will most certainly be missed. For more on why Matheson matters - or just to stroll back through some memories - check out Fernando Toste's list of Ten Matheson Essentials here....
[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
We at Shadowlocked are saddened to announce the passing of a writing legend, Richard Burton Matheson. Born on February 10, 1926 to Norwegian immigrants, Matheson was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1943. He served as an infantry soldier in World War II, earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1949, and moved to California in 1951. He married Ruth Ann Woodson on July 1, 1952 and the pair had four children (three of whom – Chris, Richard Christian, and Ali Matheson – became writers of fiction and screenplays).
Matheson was a very influential writer, writing not only many novels, novellas and short stories that were adapted for television and film – I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come and A Stir of Echoes, to name just a few – but also writing 14 memorable episodes of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’ is probably his most known, »
Another of the greats has passed on. Richard Matheson, truly a titan of science fiction and horror, reportedly passed away this past Sunday. He died at the age of 87, and left us with a legacy that will not be forgotten. He was legend, and his characters and worlds will live on forever, long after the last man on Earth.
His career in the literary world and in Hollywood speaks for itself (spanning more than half a century), and includes I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come, The Omega Man, A Stir Of Echoes, The Shrinking Man, and droves more of intelligent and inspiring works of art.
He wrote Duel, Steven Spielberg’s directorial debut. He adapted Edgar Allan Poe’s classics with Roger Corman. He was a staple of the anthology series of the 1960s and 70s, penning the most indelible episodes of The Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, Rod Serling’S Night Gallery, »
- Andy Greene
Richard Matheson, the sci-fi and fantasy novelist and screenwriter influenced numerous modern genre writers and directors and wrote numerous stories and books that were adapted as films including “I Am Legend,” died on Sunday, according to his publisher. He was 87 and had been ill for some time.
As well as creating source material for films including “What Dreams May Come,” “A Stir of Echoes” and “The Shrinking Man,” Matheson was a prolific film and TV writer and responsible for some of the most popular “Twilight Zone” episodes as well as writing for nearly every other anthology series of the 1960s and 70s including “Lawman, ” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery,” “The Martian Chronicles,” “Amazing Stories” and “Star Trek” episode “The Enemy Within.”
- Pat Saperstein
Attention filmmakers... read on: Call for Submissions 2013: June 30 Deadline Celebrating Our Amazing Stories in Film http://caribbeantales-events.com/ The 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase Celebrate an explosion of films from the Caribbean Diaspora, with interactive workshops, screenings and networking sessions. September 4 - 15 2013. CaribbeanTales, produced in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, is accepting submissions until June 30, 2013 for its 2013 Film Showcase. The Caribbean is coming to voice in Film. An explosion of talent in images and sound is taking place across the Region and the world. Literally hundreds of filmmakers from the Caribbean and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The Spaniards are coming.
They have little choice. The number of big pics going into production is plunging, so top Spanish movie companies are reaching out abroad for sizable, sell-able movies to co-produce and sell.
For foreign companies, the trend opens up a slew of possibilities, such as Spanish production co-finance and sales agents’ minimum guarantees.
The outreach will allow more foreign companies to tap into a major lure: Selling to one of the world’s fastest-growing big movie markets, Latin America.
“Ten years ago, Latin America was dead and Western Europe very strong. Now it’s pretty well the other way round,” said Geraldine Gonard, at Imagina Intl. Sales.
There have been a flurry of recent Spanish outreach deals. On Friday, Barcelona-based Film Factory announced it had taken international rights to “Relatos salvajes,” a six-part omnibus helmed by one of Argentina’s most talked-about crossover talents, Daniel Szifron (“The Pretender, »
- John Hopewell
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