Monarch, which was created in 1946 to study Godzilla after several attempts to destroy him with atomic “tests” failed, confirm that Godzilla is not alone.
It was revealed during a short “classified video” at the Legendary Pictures panel that Godzilla 2 will feature new threats, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah!
Gareth Edwards is confirmed to direct and will get back to business after he completes Star Wars. Thus, don’t expect this to happen for a few years from now. That gives them a lot of time to figure out how to do it correctly (note to filmmakers: watch Jurassic Park).
Following their APC from the hit sci-fi film Aliens, Hollywood Collectibles Group will unleash the Caterpillar P-5000, better known as the Power Loader, reports Figures out of the San Diego COmic-Con.
The statue on display at Comic-Con is said to be MASSIVE, cast in 1/4th scale! Attendees at the ongoing Con can get their badges scanned for a chance to win one, too.
Another cool Aliens replica shown was the M56 Smart Gun, the powerful heavy support weapon wielded by Drake and Vasquez in the movie, says the site.
NECA is also set to release a Power Loader with their new Ellen Ripley action figures. We’re hoping they reveal by the end of the Con.
Zack Snyder just blew the lid off of Hall H moments ago by bringing out Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck (In full leather daddy mode), and Gal Gadot for “Batman v Superman.” He teased he didn’t have any footage and offered a photo of Wonder Woman.
Not one for hyperbole, Snyder followed this up by saying he had a little something to show. The lights dimmed the audience was treated to the first teaser.
I’m going to take Slash Film’s description, as those dudes are iron clad.
The short teaser opens with Batman in a full armor suit from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Glowing eyes, very mechanical, it’s pouring rain He pulls down a lever on something and we realize it’s the Bat Signal. It has the new Batman logo (reminiscent of the one from Miller’s comic). The camera slowly pans up to reveal the signal projected in the air but right in the middle of it: Superman. He’s illuminated in the sky amongst the pouring rain with his red glowing eyes. Cut back to Batman, staring right back at Superman with his blue glowing eyes and we cut to the logo.
Sounds like a pretty fantastic rendering of Frank Miller’s famous comic that redefined Batman as a brooding badass. My problem remains to be addressed, Snyder is all style and zero substance. Let’s see if his actual story can trump the visuals when the movie hits.
Out of all the Tim Burton properties to be launched into a comic series “Edward Scissorhands” proves a little perplexing. However, the dark fairy tale offers a grim and beautiful world that is rather intoxicating especially explored through the lens of comic books. It’s been a while since I’ve checked out the film but I remember loving it as a child and really being chilled to my core with some of the surreal imagery.
So IDW has recognized the potential of the premise and has chosen to explore it in a new ongoing comic book series.
It fittingly launches in October.
Just in time for Halloween, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are proud to announce the first in a number of new projects together, with the first ever Edward Scissorhands comic book series. The long overdue all-new adventures begin in October, with New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time) on writing duties and Drew Rausch (Haunted Mansion) lending his delightfully spooky style to the interior art. Rounding out the creative team will be acclaimed Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez, who will provide a stunning and suitably creepy cover for the debut issue.
“Edward Scissorhands is one of those dream projects that only pop up once in a lifetime, so any new story set in its universe demands to be treated with love and reverence,” said IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos. “We’ve found a team in Drew and Kate, along with a crew of top cover artists who are not only exceptionally worthy of the task, but are bringing something completely fresh and relevant to the table.”
The 1990 cult-classic film from auteur Tim Burton,Edward Scissorhands ends with the heroine of the story, an aged Kim being asked by her granddaughter, “How do you know he’s still alive?” to which she answers, “I don’t know. Not for sure. But I believe he is.” In the comic book event of fall 2014, IDW Publishing revisits this modern classic two decades after the end of film to finally answer that question.
“I’m overwhelmed with excitement to be writing Edward Scissorhands. As a former (and lifelong) teen goth, few things are as close to my heart as Tim Burton’s cult classics,” said series writer Kath Leth. “We’re taking the story forward in time and telling a bit of a girl detective story—one of my favourite genres—a bit closer to modern times but still with that eerie, anachronistic touch. It’s a bit creepy, a bit scary, but always full of wonder. Drew and I have so much love for the film, and we like to think it shows. Keep your eyes peeled for easter eggs and plenty of spirals…”
Kim’s granddaughter, Meg, grows up with Edward Scissorhands only being a legend, a bedtime story. But when weird things start to happen in her sleepy little town, it reawakens her curiously and she decides to search out for the mysterious Edward Scissorhands.
“I keep having to remind myself that this is happening—but if there was ever a team made for telling the further tales of Edward Scissorhands, it has to be Kate and I,” said series artist Drew Rausch. “No—seriously, IDW just built us a few months ago from some parts they had lying around. It’s been a little weird. We’re still getting the hang of all this “living” stuff but we promise to deliver a story that’s just as perfectly timeless, chilling and heartwarming as the original—cross our cookie hearts!”
In a weird and unexpected development IDW and BOOM! have announced a Planet of the Apes and Star Trek crossover. It’s fantastic news since this is the first time that IDW has partnered with another publisher to release a series. IDW will officially release the ground breaking title which is launching at the perfect point as both series are experiencing a renaissance thanks to their reboots.
I’m surprised the worlds have never crossed over before and it completely makes sense that Kirk and his crew would land on the Planet of the Apes. The films explore the tough moral issues that made Trek such a household name and a thoughtful series would make a great contribution to their history as amazing comic book titles. This is one to watch, as the men behind the fantastic Doctor Who and Star Trek crossover are penning the scripts. We’ll find out if the crossover feels natural once the title launches.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes.
IDW will publish the crossover, which will mark the first time BOOM! Studios has partnered with another publisher on a series. Together they will bring Star Trek,licensed by CBS Consumer Products, and 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes together in a way that is sure to delight existing fans and make new ones. The series will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apesfilm.
“Planet of the Apes and Star Trek are groundbreaking science-fiction properties and both deal with many of the same social issues and themes,” says Greg Goldstein IDW President & Chief Operating Officer. “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”
“Before I could read comic books as a child, I could watch science fiction on my television. My dad used to wake me up way past my bedtime to watch Star Trek in syndication—it came on after the nightly news—and I took a Planet of the Apes lunchbox with me to kindergarten every day,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie. “Suffice to say, teaming up these two titans of science fiction on the page in a way that they probably will never meet each other on the silver screen is a huge moment for me personally and emotionally.”
The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trekscribes Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.
“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius’ orangutans,” explains David Tipton. “Taylor won’t be happy with that!”
“What an epic pairing! I’m so excited to see Taylor, Kirk…and those damned dirty apes…in our upcoming comic,” says IDW editor Sarah Gaydos, “We’re eager to team up these exciting creative forces to bring this to life.”
20th Century Fox gave Yahoo! the latest theatrical one-sheet for The Maze Runner, based on the best-selling Young Adult novel by James Dashner.
The previously released trailer looks like a cross between Lord of the Flies, “Lost” and Hunger Games. I’m also intrigued by the tease of creatures outside of the gates…
“When Thomas (O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner.”
Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter and Aml Ameen star in the film, which is directed by Wes Ball.
Dashner has penned four entries in the “Maze Runner” series to date, with “The Scorch Trials” and “The Death Cure” serving as sequels and “The Kill Order” acting as a prequel.
The Maze Runner will open in the States on September 19, and in UK cinemas October 24.
Let me preface this article by saying that I’m not a drummer. I’m a guitarist and have been for almost two decades. So my knowledge of the intricacies and little flairs that drummers do often times gets lost on me. But I still listen very carefully and still appreciate a drummer who takes a song and gives it something special rhythmically. That’s why I wanted to put together a list of five drummers that I feel are doing amazing things but seem to be overlooked by other lists. So, head on below to check out my personal choices!
Alaya – David Jacob Robison
It’s not easy being able to come up with a groove when the music doesn’t always revolve around 4/4. And yet Robison nails it pretty much every time, creating a fierce rhythm section that bolsters some incredibly infectious music.
Also, dem ghost notes… Unf…
Natalie Dormer [Cressida], Mahershala Ali [Boggs], Evan Ross [Messalla], Elden Henson [Pollux], and Wes Chatham [Castor] appeared yesterday to premiere The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 teaser trailer on the Galaxy Tab S to fans in the Capitol Gallery at the Samsung Galaxy Experience.
Also at The Capitol Gallery, fans had the opportunity to participate in a variety of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 activities including having their portrait taken in President Snow’s chair with holograms of Peeta & Johanna and picking up a limited edition Mockingjay pin.
Check out some on-site photos, courtesy of Lionsgate, after the press release.
Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, have teamed up on the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The collaboration will launch with all fans getting a sneak peek of the film’s first official teaser trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, exclusively on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab® S ahead of its online release.
In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25. For those outside San Diego, beginning Saturday, July 26, fans can visit participating Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy locations nationwide throughout the weekend to preview the trailer. Samsung will also provide visitors that view the trailer at Samsung Experience Shops one complimentary ticket to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters worldwide on November 21, while supplies last.
Additionally, owners of select Galaxy devices* will have the opportunity to download the all-new Hunger Games Movie Pack App, via Google Play™ for access to exclusive content from The Hunger Games franchise.
“We’re giving our consumers the unique experience to premiere the official trailer ofThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I on our new Galaxy Tab S,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. “Together with Lionsgate, we will give Samsung Galaxy owners access to experience The Hunger Games franchise like never before.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering onMockingjay 1 with a company that has the global stature of Samsung and whose innovative technologies touch every aspect of consumers’ lives around the world,” said Paula Kupfer, SVP of Consumer Products & Licensing at Lionsgate. “They are a perfect fit with our franchise, and together we envision unlimited opportunities for expanding the world of The Hunger Games in exciting and visionary ways.”
During San Diego Comic-Con:
On Friday, July 25 at 12:00pm PT, cast members from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will introduce the trailer on the Galaxy Tab S in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).
Nationwide at Best Buy:
Fans outside the San Diego area can also get an exclusive preview of the first officialThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1trailer beginning on Saturday, July 26 and extending through Sunday, July 27 by visiting Samsung Experience Shops inside select Best Buy locations. While supplies last, visitors will receive one complimentary pass to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters November 21.
The Hunger Games Movie Pack App:
As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices* beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Gamescontent, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.
Galaxy Tab S owners will have the opportunity to download the first twoHunger Games films for free, in addition to receiving all the exclusive content through the app. Samsung will continue to deliver exclusive Hunger Games content to Galaxy owners through the app leading up to the film’s premiere on November 21. *
Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Tab are all registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
*The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 starting July 28.
*Limit to 200,000 downloads per movie. Available through December 31, 2014.
Debi Moore reports out of the press room for “Bates Motel,” and while showrunners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin are saving the big announcements for the panel, we did glean a few clues of what’s ahead in Season 3.
First we spoke with Norma Bates herself, Vera Farmiga. When asked how she reconciles Norma’s behavior in the series, Vera said she sees herself as Norma’s “court appointed lawyer in her defense” and “approaches her with outright compassion.”
She focuses on what she appreciates about the character; Norma’s “terribly flawed but trying to be the best mother she can be.” She had a very grim upbringing with no role model, and her relationship with Norman is a “lifejacket.” Theirs is a noble love, and Norma is a “lioness with a lame cub.”
She couldn’t tell us much about the upcoming third season as she hasn’t seen a script yet (shooting begins in October), but now that Norma “knows” about Norman, her objective is to nurse him back to health. She believes no one can help him like she can.
Exec producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin were up next, and while they said all the big surprises are being held until this afternoon’s panel, they promised they have a “good gameplan” with the theme of Season 3 being the good and evil that live in everybody and which side wins out.
Cuse said that with Norman’s ending already known, their goal is to “subvert expectations” without a literal reenactment. His story is a tragedy, but there is some fun involved in seeing which version of him will emerge.
Ehrin added that while there are milestones to be reached, they are not beholden to them and are building toward making “Bates Motel” the best story possible.
Cuse did tell us that they felt the drug story needed to end so they could move on to something else. There will be “new forms of menace and new romances.” Ehrin teased that she thinks of White Pine Bay as a “real place” and the effects of the drug war blowing up will have an impact on the town’s economy and politics, just as it would in real life. Cuse said that in Season 3 the town will be “living in the aftermath,” which will change its character. We’ll have a “new set of circumstances and ramifications.” In a place where evil has lived for so long, there is now a vacuum.
As for Norma’s journey this season, Ehrin said the primary question is “Who can you trust?” There will be an even darker environment with shooting taking place during the winter. We asked about the relationship between Norma and Dylan, which seemed to be on the mend, and certainly their “relationship cannot get fixed in one conversation; there will be a lot of push and pull and confusion.” We will come to know a bit more about Dylan’s past. He’s on the axis of good and evil; is he going to step into the void and accept the role Romero offered him at the end of Season 2, and what will be the consequences of his choice? Cuse said he will make the decision at the beginning of the season.
We ended our chats with Nestor Carbonell and Olivia Cooke (unfortunately Freddie Highmore had another panel to attend so we missed out on speaking with him). Carbonell described Sheriff Romero as “manipulative” and commented that he often “rewrites history” so that he comes out on top. While we enjoy how mysterious Romero can be, we were pleased to learn that in Season 3 some of back story will be revealed.
Cooke discussed Emma’s illness and explained that she wanted to make her “more than her disease” and keep her full of life. As for what’s in store for the character, she thought she was part of the Bates family and was unhappy to be shut out of their secrets, and now that she’s aware that Norman is a product of incest, she still wants to be part of it so they can “wallow in misery together.”
Carbonell explained that with the drug business shakeup, the structure of his work is broken. His offer to Dylan to take over will play a big part in what’s ahead for him. Will they team up or go against each other? Stay tuned!
The affection the two co-stars share for each other was obvious. Carbonell wrapped things up by saying he’s fortunate to work with such an “unusually great group of people” who are all extremely talented and incredibly generous. He called “Bates Motel” a dream job.
During the “Bates Motel” panel, we learned that Season 3 will see the return of Nicola Peltz as Bradley. As you may recall, the last time we saw her, she was fleeing White Pine Bay with blood on her hands.
Much more interesting is that Kenny Johnson (“The Shield”, “Dexter”) will return as Norma’s brother, Caleb. Best of all? Johnson will be upgraded to series regular!
For you Norman and Emma shippers, there may be additional complications as Cuse hints at a potential love interest for her.
Season 3 of “Bates Motel,” from Universal Television, is slated to air in early 2015.
Straight from the Scream Factory! panel at the San Diego Comic-Con comes news of not one, not two, but ten new classic horror titles getting Blu-ray releases!
Also note that available exclusively at the event at the Shout/Scream booth (#4248), will be a limited edition blood red Scream Factory t-shirt as well as a button pack. The company will also be selling copies of several upcoming Blu-ray releases before they hit stores, including Ginger Snaps, Phantom of the Paradise, Motel Hell, and Without Warning.
Start saving your pennies if you want one of the following some 2014:
Escape from New York (Collector’s Edition)
Mad Max (Collector’s Edition)
Dolls (Collector’s Edition)
Invaders from Mars (1986)
New Years Evil
The Dark Half
Phantom of the Opera (1988)
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
No word on release dates or special features yet, but we’ll bring them to you as soon as we hear something.
Head all the way back to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con where it was first announced that the Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films was developing a TV show based on David Cronenberg’s 1981 cult classic Scanners with director Alexandre Aja serving as executive producer.
During the press conference for Horns, we got a quick update from Aja on where the show is at.
“I’ve always been a huge huge fan of Cronenberg and especially Scanners,” Aja told us. “I think it’s one of the best worlds and best universes created. There’s been a few years where I’ve tried to figure out a way to create a TV show. Hopefully, next year here at the same place we’ll be revealing a lot, but yes, but this is definitely something I want to do next.”
“It’s gonna be so good your head’s gonna explode,” chimed in author Joe Hill (also on the Horns panel with Aja) with a laugh.
No matter what he says, I don’t think there’s any chance of this getting off the ground, although my head would explode if Aja were to pull it off.
The 1981 film begins when a scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.
We told you that Joe Lynch‘s next film, Everly (releasing next February), scored distro via Dimension Films and RADiUS a couple of months back, and just yesterday we caught up with Lynch and his star Salma Hayek at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Everly is an intense action thriller centered on a down-on-her-luck woman (Hayek) who is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her ex, a dangerous mob boss, while trying to save her estranged mother and daughter.
Everyone familiar with Lynch, who directed The Knights of Badassdom and Wrong Turn 2, knows that he has a habit of putting his actors through the proverbial wringer so we wondered if his approach would be different with Hayek. He laughed, “Believe me, it was all on the page already. I didn’t have to coax Salma into anything!
“Honestly, the amount of heart that got installed into the movie because of her was monumental, and every day – and this is to Salma’s credit – she would ask, ‘Where’s the truth in this?’ That really made me evaluate every single beat in the film.”
He continued, “I had lived with the script so long and Salma came in totally fresh and totally objective and said, ‘Wait. You might have had that really cool shot in your head for five years, but is it resonating the truth of the moment?’ We would literally throw everything out and say let’s focus on how we can get the most emotional impact into the moment while still making the film engaging because it’s all in one room. So it was definitely a mutual masochism I guess you could say. She set me straight plenty of times.”
Given that Salma spends a good portion of the film locked in one room, we asked if maybe she became a tad claustrophobic during the shoot. “I am actually claustrophobic,” said Hayek. “It was the same room, but there were so many different things happening in there. What was really claustrophobic was the time I spent tied up and in a cage during that short segment…
“We had some technical problems that day, and so you are building up emotionally and then you hold it because we are going to go again. At some point at one take when they said cut, I cried for an hour and they were all freaking out. For me, it was very challenging. So yeah, it wasn’t so much the room that made me feel claustrophobic, but that one scene that looks like nothing was REALLY tough.”
Given that Hayek spends most of the film being terrorized, it turned out getting free and giving back some pain was especially gratifying.
“I had to go train to learn how to use a gun, and everyone else on the crew was all excited about the training… I detested it. *laughs* I remember that every time we shot them, I was like, ‘Oh, the noise!’ By the time we reached the end of the shot, I remember that I was shooting and I was not even blinking anymore. By that point so much emotion had built inside me I was ready for revenge. I was just in control of my body… in control of the gun. In the beginning I was supposed to be a good, unassuming victim, but at the end Everly’s a different person.”
“That was one of the benefits of shooting chronological, too, because we really got to work through the emotional beats every step of the way,” adds Lynch. “By the end, you really feel like she’s the phoenix rising out of the ashes.”
TWC-RADiUS will release next February.
“I don’t wanna die in Canada,” Long’s character whispers as he trembles in fear keeping hope that he’ll be saved. That’s the final shot of the impressive first trailer for Tusk, Kevin Smith’s toothy horror film about a man (Justin Long) who is surgically turned into a walrus by a mysterious seafarer (Michael Parks).
Fright night the San Diego Comic-Con hosted “The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith,” which also featured stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment on the panel. After the panel Smith revealed the trailer to the world. It’s dark, creepy, and surprisingly funny – but what I like is that the humor is in the situation and appears to be unforced. This is just a trailer, clearly, but I’m impressed. There’s a lot going on, and yet, we still haven’t seen Long transformed into a walrus. Saying this aloud, how the fuck does this movie exist? It reminds me of classic horror that was daring and didn’t give a shit. #WalrusYes
A24, who has been on fire as of late, is releasing The Human Centipede-inspired horror in theaters September 19, 2014.
Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright has been tapped by Sony to helm Grasshopper Jungle, an adaptation of the YA novel by Andrew Smith, the Hollywood Reporter writes out of the San Diego Comic-Con.
Wright, who recently left Marvel’s Ant-Man over creative differences in May, will direct Grasshopper Jungle from a script by Scott Rosenberg (Beautiful Girls).
Dutton’s book, which hit shelves in February 2014, “follows a teen in Ealing, Iowa, as he and his friends accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army of six-foot-tall praying mantises.“
The indie horror game Quadrant first appeared back in January. We don’t know much about it, other than the now very familiar concept of being hunted and alone in an unfamiliar environment. This time it’s a NASA lab in 1979, where something has gone horribly wrong. As a member of a hazardous waste disposal crew, your goal is to locate the problem and remedy it — possibly through the liberal use of a flamethrower.
Oh, and the thing that’s hunting you looks like a giant alien spider. I hate spiders.
As we all patiently wait for a look at the Doom reboot, the makers of Brutal Doom — a mod that updates the original two games with modern shooter mechanics and lots of gore — is about to see a new update. Brutal Doom v20 isn’t far off, and when it hits it will add ragdoll physics and the ability to separate individual limbs from enemies, among a bunch of other things.
Check it out in the video below.
We told you about Joston Theney's sequel to his flick Axeman, entitled Axeman 2: Overkill, a couple of weeks back; and right now we have the first ever interview with star Angelica Bridges ("Baywatch," "The Bold and The Beautiful").
Dread Central: The producers, Joston "El Rey" Theney and Dr. Christopher Otiko, have been a little tight-lipped about the script. What can you tell us about the film?
Angelica Bridges: I don't want to give out too many of the gory details, but I will say they are going for more horror, if that's even possible. They will be taking the "killings" in the film to a whole other level of profoundness! People that usually don't ever cover their eyes while watching horror films will probably be starting a new trend after watching this film.
DC: You play "Dungie" in the film. What can you tell us about the character? How does she fit into this world?
AB: My character is just a complete badass. She has military background, and with that also comes her love for large firearms. She fits into the crazy mix by being greedy as some of the other characters are in the film, but in different ways. You will have to watch and see how her quest pans out.
DC: The character seems to be quite a departure from previous characters you've played. Do you think your personality is closer to her or other characters you've portrayed in the past? What similarities do you share with the character? And if she isn't closest to your personality, which character from you previous work have been?
AB: What most people don't know about me is that I love playing strong, powerful characters. I think being a badass character fits my personality more than anything else. My two other favorite roles I have portrayed were also tough females. The first was "Omegis," an evil sorceress with split personalities on the TV series "Mortal Kombat," and the other was "Red Sonja" on the "Conan the Barbarian" TV series. I also enjoy firearms. I got my first taste of firing an automatic rifle on the set of the movie Mystery Men. The stunt and firearms coordinator took me into the back of an enclosed semi truck, handed me a rifle, and said, "Let her rip!" I tried a few rounds and then was sent straight to the set to shoot. I was hooked after that experience. I know I will have some fun with Dugie's array of artillery in the new film!
DC: We didn't find any horror in your resume. Have you worked in horror before? Are you a little fearful walking in?
AB: I have done one horror film before called The Perfect Woman, which was shot in a castle in the UK. I had a fight scene in that film and broke my nose. The whole crew just stopped once the blood started splattering out of my nose and dripping all over my co-star. I was upset because they stopped rolling when the fight got real and blood started flowing! They were so worried about me and I wanted to keep rolling because it was so authentic and I was in the moment. It was an amazing two weeks of my life so I think I will fit in just fine with the Axeman clan!
DC: The original Axeman was pretty dark yet funny, and the minds behind it have said the sequel is going to be darker, grittier, and bloodier. You've read the script - what's your take on it? What are we in store for?
AB: Like I mentioned earlier, be prepared for horror on a whole other level. Death will feel like a 4D experience with how far they are going to take the scenarios.
DC: What can tell us about working with Joston "El Rey" Theney so far? Have you guys gotten into the collaborative process?
AB: Josten is amazing and obviously has a brilliant, twisted mind for horror. He knows what he's doing and his veteran-ship of horror shows tremendously. Everyone that has ever worked with him has an incredible experience and can't wait for the sequel to work with him again.
DC: You're known from your "Baywatch" fame. Do we get a "Baywatch" run in this film?
AB: If there is any type of "Baywatch" run in this film, it will be a much dirtier, grittier run. I won't be looking so "cute" this time. I also will be carrying a big gun instead of a red can. Big difference!
DC Any future projects beyond Axeman 2: Overkill that you're working on? What can you tell us?
AB: I just had the amazing opportunity of co-starring in Pharrell's new video, "Come Get it Babe." It is supposed to drop in a week. There haven't been too many times that I can say, "Wow, today I hung out at a swimming pool for three hours while Pharrell lip synced, sang, and flirted with me and I had to brush him off and act disinterested!" Only in Hollywood. LOL
I just shot a starring role in a comedy pilot titled "The Rent," which is a modern day "Three's Company" set in an chic dysfunctional apartment in Beverly Hills. It's hilarious, and all fingers and toes crossed it will get picked up!
DC: Any website, social media, or event of yourself, the film, or future projects you'd like to share?
AB: I can be followed on Instagram for all of my updates and new projects.
Axeman 2: Overkill Details
On the heels of successful early results from the May 5th release of Axeman, filmmaker Joston “El Rey” Theney and co-writer/executive producer Dr. Christopher Otiko of Blood Red Films announce plans for the sequel, Axeman 2: Overkill.
Officially in pre-production as of Thursday, July 2nd, cameras roll in early October on location in Frazier Park, CA. The upcoming sequel stars former 3-time World Champion (WWE “Adam Bomb / WCW “Wrath”) Bryan Clark as the titular character, former “Baywatch” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” star Angelica Bridges, recent “Big Brother” reality contest winner Rachel Reilly, and Farrah Abraham in her feature film debut.
Axeman alum Arielle Brachfeld returns to the retro 80s-inspired slasher as plucky, reluctant hero Deputy Darlene Whitfield, as does Theney, who reprises his role as the affable, death-defying Darren Cole. Newcomers to the slasher series are Jacqui Holland (My Best Friend’s Girl), Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3), Monique Parent (Profane Exhibit), and Hannah Landberg (Rabid Love).
When asked for details on the sequel, writer/director Joston Theney replied, “Well, it’s certainly a darker, grittier film than the first. We learned a lot from our first go ‘round. There’s no CGI blood splatters. No short cuts in SFX. No deeply, intertwined love trysts. This is a bloodletting! This film WILL live up to it’s name – Overkill. Guaranteed.”
The sequel will see an initial theatrical release in early 2015.
Get ready for another vacation to dismember with Axeman 2: Overkill.
EW landed two new images from “The Walking Dead’s” Season 5, which will be one of the bigger events at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.
The images depicts Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), as wel as baby Judith.
“The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel will take place Friday, July 25 at 12:20 pm PDT in Hall H.
“The Walking Dead” returns this October on AMC.
How about another band for you readers to check out? The past few entries into the ‘Check This Band Out’ series have been very atmospheric and moody. However, today we’re amping up the energy and bringing some female-fronted horror punk rock to your ears!
Meet Oshawa, ON band Black Cat Attack! The band dropped their third release, Bright Side Of The Moon earlier this year, and it features songs like “Slime Breathing Maggots”, “Vampires Of Planet X”, “Killing Spree At Zero Gravity”, and more.
The band states:
Marrying dark lyrical themes and the soft melodic vocals typically associated with Horror Punk acts with a rhythm section based on the hard, fast and driving bass and drums of the Hardcore movement has helped BCA carve out a place in Southern Ontario’s music scene that is truly their own.
JULY 25 – BURRO BAR – JACKSONVILLE, FL
JULY 26 – BACKBOOTH – ORLANDO, FL
JULY 28 – FUBAR – ST. PETERSBURG, FL
JULY 29 – HANDLEBAR – PENSACOLA, FL
JULY 30 – SIBERIA – NEW ORLEANS, LA
AUG 1 – BADLANDS – AUSTIN, TX
AUG 2 – THE GROTTO – FT WORTH, TX
AUG 6 – THE EMPORIUM – JACKSON, TN
AUG 7 – MILESTONE – CHARLOTTE, NC
AUG 8 – THE MAYWOOD BAR – RALEIGH, NC
AUG 9 – THE ROCK SHOP – GNO14 – FAYETTEVILLE, NC
AUG 10 – THE LAB ALL AGES – ALEXANDRIA, VA
AUG 11 – THE SAINT – ASBURY PARK, NJ
AUG 13 – DINGBATZ – CLIFTON, NJ
AUG 14 – THE PARLOUR – PROVIDENCE, RI
AUG 15 – O’BRIENS PUB – ALLSTON, MA
AUG 16 – STAFFORD PALACE THEATER – STAFFORD, CT
AUG 17 – TBA – PLATTSBURGH, NY
Obey your Father on August 19.
Directed by West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, V/H/S) and produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism, Aftershock, The Green Inferno), Magnet has announced an August 19 release for The Sacrament (review #1, review #2) on both DVD and Blu-ray. Extras include “The Making of The Sacrament“, “AXS TV: A Look at The Sacrament and a Theatrical Trailer.
The film stars Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), AJ Bowen (You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die, The House of the Devil, The Signal), Kentucker Audley (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Tiny Furniture) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men).
“The Sacrament follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.”