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*Updated with the new 35th anniversary Blu-ray cover art.* “Keep clear of the Moors,” because Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing An American Werewolf in London on a restored, 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray this fall.
Scheduled for a September 27th release, An American Werewolf in London 35th anniversary Blu-ray comes with new cover art (see below) and features a restored version of the film, giving viewers a better look at John Landis’ lycanthrope mayhem and Rick Baker’s incredible, Oscar-winning makeup effects.
So far, the list of special features for the anniversary Blu-ray are the same ones that were included on the 2009 Full Moon Edition Blu-ray, making the restoration the only new element, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements regarding this release. In the meantime, we have a list of the special features and a look at the new cover art below. Will the »
- Derek Anderson
32 years ago today, the acting debut of a music icon we lost this year opened in theaters. Audiences were first treated to Purple Rain on July 27, 1984. Purple Rain proved that Prince could be just as captivating in a feature-length film as he was onstage and in music videos. The rock musical debuted a month after the album of the same name hit record stores, giving us such hits as “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and “I Would Die 4 U.” Other notable July 27 happenings in pop culture history; • 1940: Bugs Bunny made his official debut at a screening of the short film A Wild Hare. • 1979: The Amityville Horror opened in theaters. • 1982: Little Shop of Horrors had its Off-Broadway opening at the Orpheum Theatre. The writing team behind the wacky musical, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, went on to write some of Disney Animation’s most beloved songs. »
- Emily Rome
Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are producing through their Universal-based Bluegrass Films company. Robbie is producing through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner and LuckyChap’s Josey McNamara will serve as executive producer.
Robbie was most recently seen as Jane in “The Legend of Tarzan” and will star as Harley Quinn in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Suicide Squad,” which has been primed for a massive opening weekend in the $125 million range. She is currently in production on LuckyChap’s “Terminal.”
Ruff’s previous books include “Lovecraft Country,” “Fool on the Hill,” “Set This House in Order,” and “The Mirage. »
- Dave McNary
Beloved, best-selling comic book series "Mouse Guard" is about to get the big screen treatment, and the project has already locked in some major talent. Matt Reeves, the man responsible for Cloverfield and the latter two modern Planet Of The Apes movies, will sit in the director's chair, while Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Book Of Eli) will be writing it.
The Hollywood Reporter has brought to light that the production will utilize groundbreaking technology from the Apes franchise, as well as the tools Jon Favreau used to make The Jungle Book, to bring Mouse Guard vividly to life.
"In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions
and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one village to another.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Tony Sokol Jul 19, 2016
Mouse Guard, David Petersen‘s Eisner-winning comic book series, will be adapted for the big screen by Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves and Gary Whitta, who wrote the screenplay for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Created, written and illustrated by Petersen, Mouse Guard follows a brotherhood of anthropomorphic mice living in medieval times.
"Let me tell ye about the Guard,” it says in the book. “We mice have little chance in this world, considering all the critters that eat us. We know how to build our cities hidden and protected; deep within rock outcroppings, »
Matt Reeves, director of “War for the Planet of the Apes” is producing “Mouse Guard” through his 6th and Idaho production company along with Ross Richie and Stephen Christy, both of Boom! Stuidos — the publisher of “Mouse Guard.”
Fox is planning a live-action movie through performance capture technology employed in the “Planet of the Apes” films. Reeves directed 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in addition to the upcoming “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which opens in July, 2017.
David Peterson created, wrote and illustrated the “Mouse Guard” series, set in a medieval times world without humans. The stories center on a brotherhood of mice sworn to serve their fellow mice.
The series was first published in 2006 by »
- Dave McNary
Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) have teamed up to bring classic films back to the big screen as part of their TCM Big Screen Classics series. This month, they put a spotlight on the seminal sci-fi film Planet of the Apes, and we’ve been provided with one pair of tickets and five Planet of the Apes figures to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
(4) Runner-up winners will receive (1) Planet of the Apes figure.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Planet of the Apes Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address. Before entering the contest, check Fathom Events’ website to make sure the film »
- Derek Anderson
After a few years of development under director writer-director Shane Black, 20th Century Fox's The Predator is finally getting ready to move forward. We reported last month that production is scheduled to begin this September, wrapping up in December, but no cast members have been confirmed quite yet. There have been rumors that original Predator star Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to play Dutch, while other reports claim that rapper/actor 50 Cent has also come aboard. Today we have yet another rumor, which claims that one of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is pushing James Franco to star in Predator.
The news comes from the YouTube series Meet the Movie Press, where The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider teased that CAA is pushing for James Franco. Of course, nothing has been confirmed at this time, and it isn't known if Shane Black would be interested in casting James Franco, »
The legendary 1968 science fiction masterpiece Planet of the Apes is returning to the big screen, crash landing in U.S. cinemas on July 24 and 27 thanks to Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The duo are working together… Continue Reading →
The post Fathom/TCM Bringing Planet of the Apes to Theaters Again! Win a Pair of Tickets and/or a Collectible! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
Estella Warren's jaw was crushed and she was knocked out cold after she was attacked by a man she repeatedly rejected ... according to the actress. The "Planet of the Apes" star got a temporary restraining order after she says a man whose boats she helped redecorate began harassing her ... first breaking into her apartment and threatening her life, shoving her and spitting at her before jumping off the balcony. Estella says a week later »
- TMZ Staff
Can studios really expect theater audiences to keep coming back to old franchises decades after their original release? Looking at data over the last couple decades, the answer has become a resounding yes. This is an in-depth look at why that is.
We all know that sequels are rarely better than the original film. And sequels of sequels tend to be even worse. Audiences are aware of this fact, which is why traditionally sequels usually gross less in theaters than the original film. If audiences don’t respond to the sequel as well as the original film, they are less inclined to see it more than once, or tell their friends to go see it.
It becomes a matter of diminishing returns; studios try to eke out as much business from one franchise before it no longer makes financial sense to release another sequel. And with each sequel making less money, »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Even though this year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for the classic 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a good reason to see the movie on the big screen. And the good news is that at the end of the month, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events will […]
The post Original ‘Planet of the Apes’ Returns to Theaters for Two Nights at the End of July appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
"You maniacs! You blew it up!" This is one film definitely worth seeing on the big screen. Fathom Events is hosting a special event screening of the original Planet of the Apes movie from 1968, starring Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter and Roddy McDowall as Cornelius. The event is part of Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, and they will be showing this classic sci-fi movie in cinemas only two nights this month - on July 24th and on July 27th. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the film. It will be screening in more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide at 2:00Pm & 7:00Pm local time each day - Sunday & Wednesday. Don't miss it! Old trailer for the original Planet of the Apes, released the same year as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Bullitt: For more on the Apes screenings »
- Alex Billington
The legendary 1968 science fiction masterpiece “Planet of the Apes” will return to the big screen, crash landing in U.S. cinemas on July 24 and 27 as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’(TCM) yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.
As part of this special presentation, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will provide exclusive commentary before and after the feature, offering an inside look at the out-of-this-world classic. The event will screen at more than 650 select movie theaters nationwide, four times only, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.
Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) finds himself on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon, Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).
When it was released »
- Michelle McCue
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Fake Movie of the Day: From NBC's Maya & Marty, here's a fake trailer for an adaptation of the classic children's book Everyone Poops: Movie Villain Parody of the Day: You may think villains always have impeccable timing, but sometimes it's just a matter of a lot of trial and error (via Neatorama): Character Interview of the Day: On TCM, Ben Mankiewicz interviews Dr. Zaius (played by comedian Dana Gould) to promote the upcoming airiings of Planet of the Apes: Dr. Zaius (aka @DanaGould) chats with @BenMank77 about Charlton Heston on #PlanetOfTheApes. #TCMBigScreenhttps://t.co/OpbpsMRHJ8 — TCM (@tcm) July 7...
- Christopher Campbell
King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito’s groundbreaking literary property Skull Island. Boom! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.
Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island—their new home.
- Amie Cranswick
Ben Mortimer Jul 6, 2016
The director and producer of The Legend Of Tarzan talk to us about making the movie...
The Legend Of Tarzan swings into UK cinemas this week. And a month or two back, we had a chance to natter with its director - David Yates - and its producer - David Barron. Here's how it all panned out...
Let's start with something obvious: why Tarzan?
David Yates: Well, I was reading dozens and dozens of scripts, and trying to find something after [Harry] Potter that felt really fun, immersive, and had lots and lots of colours. Potter was a big arena experience, and in terms of storytelling it always had a funny bit, it always had a dramatic bit, always had something that was very emotional, always had something that was very beautifully thematic. It always took you to four or five different places, and as an experience that was always very enjoyable. »
The final chapter in The Long Earth series, The Long Cosmos shall resonate in memory for being perhaps the final piece of published writing from the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett, who sadly died in 2015. The series, co-authored with hard science writer Stephen Baxter, originated from an idea Pratchett had tucked away since before even he started his long-running Discworld series, on which he made his name, and came to fruition following a dinner party with Baxter in the late-2000’s after which they decided to collaborate on bringing it to life.
Originally sketched out as a trilogy, The Long Earth saga ultimately needed extra room to breathe and this fifth and final entry was completed by Baxter upon Pratchett’s untimely death. He does a fine job in bringing to a conclusion what could have been a »
- Tony Black
A spluttering opening weekend makes Independence Day 2 the latest sequel to underperform in 2016. Ryan wonders what's going on...
By and large, critics didn't really like Independence Day: Resurgence. But then again, they didn't much care for 2012. Or The Day After Tomorrow. Or White House Down. Or pretty much any of the big, glossy entertainments director Roland Emmerich has brought us over the course of his long career. As Emmerich recently said himself, "If you went by the critics, I shouldn't make movies."
But as Michael Bay knows only too well, critical notices don't sell tickets, and Emmerich's films reliably sell at the box office. Away from the smaller-scale passion projects like Anonymous and Stonewall, Emmerich's effects-led disaster-adventure movies have made millions, even when their aggregate scores on Rotten Tomatoes have struggled to pass the 50 percent mark. So what's going on with Independence Day: Resurgence? Domestically, the invasion »
Check out the haunting new trailer for Tim Burton’s latest weird fantasy. Though some snottier readers may opt to argue, there has never been a bad Tim Burton movie. Even less successful works like Mars Attacks! and Planet Of The Apes are ripe with innovation, style, ambition and filled with magical moments previously unseen on…
The post Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine Gets Ethereal and Macabre New Trailer appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Chris Alexander
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