5 items from 2013
Having heard a little yesterday from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about their as-yet-unfilmed Deadpool screenplay, the Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation scribes have now spoken about another comic book adaptation which is yet to see the light of day by offering up some details on a script they wrote for Sony's long-in-development Spider-Man spin-off Venom.
"We did [write a Venom script]," Wernick tells Collider. "A long time ago, and it likely will not become a movie in that form. Too many things have happened in between now and then and different people have been involved, and it’s just likely not to happen in the form that we wrote it, unfortunately."
Rheese described their version of Venom as "a realistic, grounded, a little more dark take on the character" (which seems to be par for the course with comic book adaptations these days), with Wernick adding that "it was definitely kind of dark and soul search-y. »
- Flickering Myth
Here's the thing... if you're gonna go ghost hunting, you might as well do it with hot chicks. I mean, if things go wrong and some supernatural entity ends up claiming your soul for all eternity, why not have the last thing you see be a beauty? Speaking of which...
THR is reporting that Cody Horn (pictured) has signed on to star alongside the previously announced Maria Bello and Frank Grillo in the currently untitled James Wan thriller for Dimension (formerly House of Horror). Scott Mechlowicz (Mean Creek) also stars in the flick with Wan producing and Will Canon directing. Max La Bella penned the script.
The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Bello), question one of the few survivors, »
- Uncle Creepy
*1/31- Updated with additional casting news* We’ve been talking about James Wan’s House of Horror since early 2011, but the movie is nearly ready to begin filming. Maria Bello has been the only confirmed cast member, but a new report reveals two more actors that have joined the project.
According to Variety, Frank Grillo (pictured below) will star alongside Maria Bello in the now-untitled horror movie. Grillo was recently cast as Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and has dozens of movie and TV credits, including Zero Dark Thirty, The Grey, and Mother’s Day (2010). Scott Mechlowicz (pictured below) has also been officially cast in the movie and you may recognize him from his work on EuroTrip and Mean Creek.
- Jonathan James
More casting news has come in for Dimension's untitled James Wan Presents thriller (formerly House of Horror) starring Maria Bello and Frank Grillo. Read on for the skinny on who else is setting themselves up for a good fright!
The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Bello), question one of the few survivors, who explains they were amateur ghost hunters seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying, and the suspect claims the responsibility doesn’t »
- Uncle Creepy
Blu-ray, Digital, DVD & VOD Release Date: Jan. 29, 2013
Price: DVD $26.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Flatiron/Cinedigm/New Video
The 2012 horror-thriller film Citadel asks a nifty question: How can you protect your family from evil when you’re afraid of everything?
Tommy Cowley (Aneurin Barnard) lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his very pregnant wife (Amy Shiels). The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone. So shaken by the events that he’s developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates his days hiding out from imagined threats in his new flat and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy. When the same hooded gang—seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter—begins terrorizing his life again, he’s torn »
5 items from 2013
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