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More Details on the Failed Evil Dead 4 Sequel; Big Trouble in Little China 2?

So, about those guys from Awards Pictures who were gonna do a sequel to Sam Raimi's Evil Dead but were promptly bitch-slapped back into their place... they're friggin' crazy. Read on for additional details concerning their failed film and more!

MovieHole got some details on what would have been the completely unauthorized sequel, Evil Dead IV: Consequences:

“Evil Dead IV: Consequences: Horror, 136 mins. Prod co: Award Pictures. Prod/scr: Graham MacCrae, Glenn MacCrae. Budget: $71m. Pre-production. Delivery date: 2004. Ash may need a hand fighting deadites, demons, the FBI and reality TV.”

Related Story: Sam Raimi Stops Unauthorized Evil Dead 4

Well, they missed their delivery date, but they're nothing if not tenacious. And that budget! That runtime! A replaced Ash as you know Bruce Campbell would have had Nothing to do with this crap! Yes, dearest reader! We may have just dodged another bullet the likes of which was first
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Blu-ray Review: Lessons For An Assassin

Lessons For An Assassin

Stars: Shannon Lee, Robert Vitelli, Michael Dorn, Nicholas Guest, John Billingsley | Written by Gregory Amadeus Franzese | Directed by James Glenn Dudelson

Criminal Gavin Matthews finds himself an unwilling recruit, who’s identity and past has been erased by “The Corporation,” a secret underground organization that acts as a rogue Justice Dept., righting the wrongs the courts cannot. Now, held with other recruits at The Corporation’s training and reeducation facility, Matthews and the others will become useful and professional assassins… or they will be eliminated. As his training is completed, Matthews and his trainer discover The Corporation’s true purpose and learn they are to be eliminated when their assignment is complete. Now they must execute their own form of justice before it’s too late.

I’m a huge fan of Shannon Lee – her film And Now You’re Dead is one of my all-time favourite modern martial arts movies,
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Get This, Yet Another 'Day of the Dead' Remake, This Time in 3D

Wow, talk about something that doesn't need to happen. From 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and ending with 2008's Day of the Dead remake, you would think the studios would be done but this is Hollywood and if there is money to be made, money will be made on zombies backs...

According to Variety, producer James Dudelson of Taurus Entertainment, is working on yet another remake of Day of the Dead, this time in 3D. So the studio behind Creepshow 3 and Day of the Dead 2: Contagium gets another try to pay homage to George A. Rombero. We're not holding out breath. Stay tuned for more zombie in 3D news as we get it.

Source: Variety

Original post blogged on b2evolution.
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Taurus Entertainment Ready to Cash-in on Fans with Another Day of the Dead Remake in 3D

If there's one film company out there whom we take an extreme amount of issue with, it is James Glenn Dudelson and Ana Clavell's Taurus Entertainment. The reason is because the duo take properties they ended up owning through some minor miracle and then give them horrendous in-name-only sequels to fool fans into watching and possibly buying. They're back and ready to do more damage.

As if their laughable bad sequels Day of the Dead 2: Contagium) (review here) (btw, it's several years later and "Contagium" is still not a word) and Creepshow 3 (review here) were not enough of a piss poor insult, they're ready to screw with fans yet again.

According to Variety Taurus Entertainment is currently producing a remake of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead in 3D, and Dudelson said many buyers have requested 3D conversions of classic 2D movies because "3D works well for certain genres,
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House of the Wolf Man Finds a Home

Eben McGarr's love letter to the Universal classic monsters of the '30s and '40s, House of the Wolf Man , was introduced to genre fans during the fall. Shot independently, and starring Ron Chaney, the story tells of Dr. Bela Reinhardt (Chaney) and the five guests that he has invited to his castle to see which of them will inherit his estate. He has arranged for a competition of sorts, the victor shall be determined through process of elimination. Dracula, the Frankenstein monster, the Wolf Man, the gang is all here and I've heard great things about the Los Angeles screening they had here. Today, Shock Till You Drop has learned Taurus Entertainment has picked the film up. That's the production outfit behind Creepshow III , Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and the same very...
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Taurus to Strike Again -- Day of the Dead: Epidemic

Words escape me. Wait. No they don't. After the cinematic abortion known as Day of the Dead 2: Contagium (review here), I thought, nay, I prayed that the hacks over at Taurus "Entertainment"(!), James Glenn Dudelson, Ana Clavell and company, would have the common decency to leave poor Day of the Dead alone. Alas, they have yet more plans to cash in on that flick's good name -- enter Day of the Dead: Epidemic. Sigh.

Well, at the very least Epidemic is a word -- unlike Contagium. Maybe they finally got themselves a spell check! According to the official Taurus website Day of the Dead: Epidemic will be going the cinéma vérité route with pockets of survivors around the world broadcasting their stories. Obviously they couldn't figure out how to make this friggin' guaranteed mess any cheaper. Why not shoot it on VHS?

That's right, kids. Dudelson and company will
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