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If a movie does well for a studio and there is franchise potential, more often than not, they are eager to get details out to the public and get cameras rolling as fast as possible in order to cash in. Sure, Fox announced Deadpool 2, but beyond that, they have been pretty hush, hush on the details and haven't given much in the way of official statements about the movie. It currently doesn't even have a release date. It turns out, the screenplay may be to blame. So, they have brought in a brand new screenwriter to try and help get it into shape, and that writer is Drew Goddard.
The report comes courtesy of Collider, who are reporting that the Daredevil showrunner and Cloverfield writer has been brought in to help Ryan Reynolds finish up the screenplay for Deadpool 2. Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who wrote the »
A lot of fans like to think that their favorite movies came out of perfect, conflict-free little ovens. That the filmmakers knew they had gold from day one and went on their merry little ways to success. While last year’s Deadpool was the ultimate underdog story, a lot of fans still were under the impression that the ones behind the camera got along like in a happy fairy tale. Given the departure of director Tim Miller from the sequel, that’s clearly no longer the case. No matter how great the film, chances are they went through strenuous rewrites, and that those developing had pretty heated arguments.
As such, it should come as no surprise that Deadpool 2 has brought on Drew Goddard to help out with some of the rewrites. There’s likely a knee-jerk reaction from fans to lash out against this news. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick »
- Joseph Medina
The film dubbed as one of the best Star Wars films ever made is finally coming home! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the tale of the brave few who infiltrated, fought, and stole the plans of the Death Star so Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest of the rebellion could take it down, is coming to Blu-Ray Combo Pack on April 4, 2017! That's a week after the Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere copy arrives on March 28, 2017.
If you haven't seen it, check out our official review of what was one our favorite movies of 2016!
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film It Stains The Sands Red at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Colin Minihan (pictured below with star Brittany Allen) chats about the creation of his ‘zombie love story’, the challenges of shooting in Death Valley and his new movie Still/Born.
Are The Vicious Brothers still an entity? You’ve only co-directed Grave Encounters under that moniker – Extraterrestrial and It Stains The Sands Red carry your separate credits. That’s the way you want it from now on?
Our roles were just less defined when we made Grave Encounters because we were both very young. If we make a film together and feel like it’s a Vicious Brothers film, then I think we’d use it again…But then again there are far too many “brothers” right now – it starts to feel a bit gimmicky.
- Phil Wheat
Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Keene, John Skipp, David J. Schow, Issac Marion—if reading those names in the same sentence gets your blood pumping a little quicker, then you're in for a real treat, because all of those acclaimed authors, along with many more, are coming together for a new short story anthology set on the evening of the zombie outbreak in the world of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead.
Last February, Brian Keene shared the exciting news about the upcoming zombie anthology Nights of the Living Dead, and now the official cover art, synopsis, and release date for the collection have been revealed by St. Martin's Griffin.
Not only does this anthology take place on that fateful night in 1968 when the dead rose to eat the living, but it is also co-edited by Romero himself (with the great Jonathan Maberry). And in addition to co-editing the anthology, »
- Derek Anderson
Visionary Chinese director Yimou Zhang has delivered a rousing take on the venerable traditions of the monster movie. Though promoted as a historical epic, The Great Wall is a B-movie at heart, and it’s a lot of fun. The story opens in the Gobi Desert in Northern China in the 17th century as soldiers-for-hire William Garin (Matt Damon) and Pero Tovar (Pedro Pascal) are searching for gunpowder when they are attacked by an unseen creature whose paw they manage to lop off. The pair then arrive at a military post on the Great Wall and are captured by the Nameless Order, an army led by General Shao (Zhang Hanyu) and his right-hand gal Lin Mae (Jing Tian). Impressed by Will’s archery skills, the Generals recruit him to help battle the Tao Tei, thousands of ferocious beasties that rise from the nearby Jade Mountain every 60 years to wipe out »
- Tom Stockman
There is an alternate timeline wherein the image of a large wall keeping monsters at bay might not be soured by notions of contemporary xenophobia; where Matt Damon didn’t white-mansplain diversity to a successful black female producer before appearing as the bankable white face in an otherwise predominantly Chinese-cast blockbuster. In that time and place, maybe Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall feels like a better film. Although even here and now it succeeds a bit more than it should. The Hollywood-infused epic fantasy plays like Warcraft meets The Last Samurai by way of Zack Snyder — but shockingly better than all that sounds.
A large portion of the film’s moderate success is born from its narrative efficiency. Clocking in at 103 minutes, it moves from set piece to set piece with a nimble pace often absent from even the best epic swashbucklers. We’re introduced to Damon’s unkempt »
- The Film Stage
The Great Wall, 2016.
Directed by Yimou Zhang.
European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Don’t buy a ticket with great expectations coming into The Great Wall. Yimou Zhang is certainly a gifted director (most known for Hero and House of Flying Daggers) now making his English-speaking film debut, but he’s unfortunately working with a highly generic and cliché story. Will dishonorable mercenary William (Matt Damon in one of his weakest and little defined roles ever) change his selfish ways and begin fighting for honor over greed? Will Willem Dafoe’s completely superfluous and useless character betray everyone at some point? Will the beastly »
- Robert Kojder
Happy "Horror-tine's Day", readers! With Jordan Peele's Get Out hitting theaters soon, Universal Pictures is giving you the chance to make your own memes based on the movie. Ashy Slashy, Ghostface, and more make appearances in Fright Rags' recently teased February releases. Also: It Stains the Sand Red Q&A with director Colin Minihan, Ghost Brothers Season 2 premiere details, and the short film 8 Bodies.
Make Your Own Get Out Memes: "Create and share your own #GetOut meme at www.youhavetogetout.com
In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
- Tamika Jones
Although it didn’t have a great domestic theatrical run, Duncan Jones’ Warcraft was a huge success overseas and became the most successful video game movie ever made. We did hear word late last year that a sequel was in development solely designed for the Chinese market, but now the director has thrown some shade on those discussions.
When asked on Twitter if a sequel was getting made, Jones simply replied, “Id love it to happen! Waiting to hear from [the studio].
.@WellMax81 Id love it to happen! Waiting to hear from @Legendary
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 9, 2017
Me too! Up to @Legendary https://t.co/oa9mHPgTl3
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 9, 2017
@hanimishka Definitely. The hard work is done! The next film would be so much fun!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 9, 2017
He then retweeted praise from fans of the film, presumably in the hopes to get a sequel off the ground.
Jones did »
- Luke Owen
20th Century Fox has tapped Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps to produce a big screen adaptation of Raymond Villareal’s A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising, which is being pitched as “World War Z with vampires.”
THR reports that the book is a “fictitious oral history of the appearance, assimilation and ultimately epic, violent confrontation of vampires (who now prefer being called the Gloamings) with the human race.”
Similar to Max Brooks World War Z novel, A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising is told through multiple points of view including a Cdc investigator who discovers a mysterious virus, an FBI agent who forms the first Gloaming Crimes Unit, a civil rights attorney’s analysis of the Gloaming Equal Rights Act, an obsessive Vatican librarian, a celebrity gossip site, and a theological magazine.
Levy and Cohen’s 21 Laps recently produced the Oscar-nominated Arrival, and is »
- Amie Cranswick
If yesterday's Hot Rumor turns out to be correct, then Ben Affleck stepping down as director for The Batman last week was only the beginning of what looks like a large scale overhaul. I'll spare you a recap of what the latest rumors are (if you're interested you can Click Here), and instead...dive right into the fun stuff.
Since it's looking very possible that an entirely new creative team is going to be installed for The Batman, complete with a new script, we'd like to take this opportunity to let the incoming team know what we want (and don't want) to see in this movie.
And this isn't a final list. We expect You to add to it in the Comments. We're not intending to speak for you here, so please feel free to add (or subtract) from our list of suggestions for The Batman.
Let's get to it! »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
There are few recent big screen adaptations of books that are so wildly different from the source material than World War Z. If you've only ever seen the movie and know nothing about the book, you're missing out. We're not bashing the movie, which is big budget, undead fun, just the fact that it is totally divorced from its source material. The actual book isn't about one man trekking around the globe in the middle of an outbreak. It's a bunch of different stories from survivors recounting horrors they witnessed during the apocalypse. There's a reason the book's subtitle is An Oral History of the Zombie War. So when we say that someone is making a movie being pitched as World War Z with vampires, we're not talking about the movie version of World...
- Peter Hall
There’s a bit of a holdup on the World War Z sequel. We don’t know the exact reason why Paramount hasn’t green-lighted the movie, but they’ve created an opening for Brad Pitt to pursue another job for the near future. The actor is now thinking about starring in director James Gray‘s (The Lost City of Z) […]
- Jack Giroux
Toni Erdmann: Jack Nicholson will star opposite Kristen Wiig in a new version of German comedy Toni Erdmann. The Academy Award-nominated original follows a father who struggles to reconnect with his busy adult daughter. Reportedly, Nicholson saw the movie and enjoyed it so much that he suggested an English-language remake starring himself. It will be his first big-screen role since How Do You Know in 2010 (above). [Variety] World War Z 2: Last year, we heard that Brad Pitt wanted David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, above) to direct the sequel to zombie epic World War Z. The project was just pulled from its planned theatrical release by Paramount, but Fincher is still "very creatively interested in directing the movie," according to one...
- Peter Martin
While people are still wondering just what the hell is up with Paramount and the World War Z sequel, others are quick to capitalize on the vacancy. Case in point: Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s… Continue Reading →
The post It’s World War V – A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising Headed to the Screen appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Exclusive: Now that Paramount has pulled the World War Z sequel off the release calendar, the question around town is: What will Brad Pitt star in next? We hear the front-runner is Ad Astra, the futuristic sci-fi epic that James Gray co-wrote and will direct. Sources said work is being done to keep the budget manageable but that the project is on the verge of landing at New Regency — where Pitt’s Plan B has its deal — and could be in production by summer. Pitt produced… »
Fans of zombie movies are still waiting on a sequel to 2013's World War Z, which was, despite some bumps in the road, a success for Paramount. The development process for World War Z 2 has also been a little rocky so far, with the studio recently taking the sequel off of their release schedule for 2017. Paramount still wants the movie to happen and perhaps, more importantly, David Fincher wants to direct it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Fincher, who worked with World War Z star Brad Pitt on Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is "very creatively interested in directing the movie." It was reported last year that Brad Pitt was trying to court David Fincher to direct World War Z 2 after director J.A. Bayona departed the project. Apparently, it worked. Here is what a source with knowledge of the situation had to say about it. »
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Fox is taking a big bite into the vampire genre, picking up the rights to the novel A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond Villareal.
The novel was taken into all of the studios and engendered a small bidding war, with a deal that went into the high six figures.
Pitched as a sort of World War Z or Robopocalypse with vampires, the tome is an fictitious oral history of »
- Borys Kit
Six months ago it was reported David Fincher (The Social Network) was in talks to direct World War Z 2, following director J.A. Bayona‘s (A Monster Calls) departure from the sequel. Yesterday Paramount finally scrapped the project’s 2017 summer release date. But the good news is Fincher is still considering the World War Z sequel. The meticulous filmmaker reportedly wants to make […]
- Jack Giroux
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