4 items from 2008
The pairing of Roger Corman, the 20th century’s king of B-moviemeisters, and the Sci Fi Channel, which doles out cubes of processed cheese week after week, should occur far more often. Not necessarily because their collaborations are that noteworthy, but rather because it seems predestined that these two work together.
The man responsible for The Saga Of The Viking Women And Their Voyage To The Waters Of The Great Sea Serpent (credited here as producer alongside his wife Julie) and the network that churned out S.S. Doomtrooper? They were made for each other, regardless of the results.
And what of these results? The most recent, Cyclops, is about as mixed a bag as they come. With shockingly impressive sets (for this network) and a well-rounded cast, this ancient-Rome-set epic should have been far better than it is—but still earns points for being less mediocre than many of »
Roger Corman's about to add a new monstrosity to his ever-growing menagerie of creature features: Cyclops. The Corman-produced sword & sandal, one-eyed monster romp - that claims to boast a $10-million budget - now has both a TV airdate and DVD release date.
Cyclops is set in ancient Rome where the title monster is captured by an arrogant Roman soldier named Marcus (Broadway and TV actor Kevin Stapleton) who then brings the beast back to the cruel and corrupt Emperor Tiberius (the guaranteed to be hammy Eric Roberts). The tyrannical emperor then forces Marcus to fight in the gladiatorial arena against the Cyclops with the assistance of a beautiful barbarian (Wraiths of Roanoke's Frida Ferrell). Once Marcus learns what it means to be a hero and the Cyclops' essential humanity is revealed, man and monster join forces to bring an end to the emperor’s brutal reign.
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Considering that last year's Wrong Turn 2: Dead End was the most successful Direct To DVD release for Fox, another sequel was inevitable! Fox is moving forward with Wrong Turn 3 and has just begun the casting process. Declan O'Brien has officially been tapped to direct the 2nd sequel. O'Brien recently directed Cyclops, Genesis Code and Rock Monster. No info on the plot yet but we'll keep you posted as the film develops.
Update: Bloody-Disgusting learned exclusively that Declan O'Brien (Cyclops, The Genesis Code, Rock Monster, Learn the Game: The Big Football Game) will be writing and directing the third installment. We received an anonymous tip this morning from a regular scooper who informs us that Fox Home Entertainment has officially begun casting Wrong Turn 3. In the franchise that begun in 2003 with Rob Schmidt behind the camera, six people found themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding. The franchise continued with Joe Lynch's awesome direct-to-dvd sequel last year. More on this soon »
4 items from 2008
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