Around these parts there are several of us looking forward to this movie as if it were the event of the summer. Well, namely Foy and I. Finally we have the home video plans and even three incredibly bloody new stills for you to dig into!
From the Press Release
He's not your grandfather's Paul Bunyan, the powerful, cheerful lumberjack clearing fields to help build America. No, he's 15 feet and half a ton of brutality, and he's on the loose in AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN. The award-winning creature feature slashes its way onto DVD from Virgil Films on June 18, 2013, wielding an SRP of $19.99.
Veteran horror film writer/producer/director Gary Jones (Boogeyman 3, Ghouls, Spiders) and writer/producer Jeff Miller (Hellblock 13, Ballistica) turn one of North America's legendary heroes into a monster who lets trees stand but has a thing about young people running around his forest. AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN is a contemporary take on the tall tale of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. When young people are sent to a first-offenders' boot camp nestled in the woods, they quickly discover that their biggest worry isn't grueling exercise - it's that Paul Bunyan is no myth and he's not a kindly sort of hero. After they inadvertently incur the wrath of the monstrous giant, who was banished from town 100 years ago and thought dead, the kids must team up with the local sheriff to stop his new rampage of terror.
The film stars genre vet Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty (TV's "Grizzly Adams"), Tom Downey (Syfy's War of the Worlds), and Tim Lovelace (Mosquito). Amber Connor, Jesse Kove, Kristina Kopf, Clifton Williams, Victoria Ramos, Jill Evyn, and former WWF wrestler Chris Hahn ("Johnny Paradise") round out the cast. This is the first major role for Kove, son of actor Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, Rambo).
Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps created the extraordinary makeup effects that help bring this reimagined Paul Bunyan to horrific life, with Kurtzman (creator of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) and Philip R. Garrett joining the team as co-producers. Newcomer Jason Ancona wrote and produced with Miller and Jones.
Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate composed the score. Country punkabilly singer Hick'ry Hawkins wrote and performed the original theme song, "The Ballad of Paul Bunyan."
AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN won the Audience Award at the Shockfest Film Festival. Film Radar named it one of the top indie horror films of the year, with reviewer Jonathan Weichsel calling it "a real fun ride. You rarely see this kind of genre film made today with so much care."
Apparently that extended promo The CW released yesterday for its new series "The Originals" just wasn't enough as they've now provided us with a preview entitled "Jealousy."
Whether or not Episode 1.01 of "The Originals" will be called "Jealousy" isn't clear - but as soon as we get an announcement about the show's premiere date, the ep's title probably won't be too far behind so stay tuned!
Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed, and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie.
Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister, Rebekah, will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again.
The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” Immortals) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, “Homeland”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” Sorority Row) as Cami and Danielle Campbell (StarStruck, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection) as Davina. “The Originals” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers. Plec wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries”).
The CW will be pairing "The Originals" with "Supernatural" on Tuesday nights, 8PM and 9PM, respectively. For more info visit "The Originals" on CWTV.com, "like" "The Originals" on Facebook, and follow "The Originals" on Twitter.
Pretty much all of us here at Dread Central are looking forward to seeing "Under the Dome" when it premieres in a few weeks on CBS. If you're planning to join us, here's a look at a big batch of images from the pilot to get you even more excited.
"UNDER THE DOME" is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.
The 13-episode summer series will premiere June 24th on CBS. It stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy, Ned Bellamy, and Aisha Hinds.
"UNDER THE DOME" is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, serve as executive producers. Acclaimed director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) directed the first episode.
Visit underthedome.com to sign up for more info.
Telltale Games has teased a new character for The Walking Dead. The character's name is Vince, and you can see a short video of what he is to look like. How Vince will be involved in the game's story and when he will appear are still unknown. Read on to see for yourself!
The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. Players experience life-changing events, meeting new characters and some familiar to fans of the comic book series, in events that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience - a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.
To learn more, visit the official The Walking Dead website.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be available to download on July 18th exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. PopCap Games has also released a new gameplay trailer to get fans excited for the game. Read on to learn more.
From the Press Release
PopCap Games, creator of some of the world’s most beloved video game franchises and a division of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), has provided additional details regarding Plants vs. Zombies™ 2. The highly anticipated sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, a fan favorite among players of all ages, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be previewed by invitation only at E3 in Los Angeles next week and will launch worldwide on July 18 exclusively for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®. PopCap has also unveiled a trailer for Plants vs. Zombies 2 on its YouTube channel.
Designed from the ground up as a live service, the ever-expanding universe of Plants vs. Zombies 2 continues the epic struggle of plants defending your brainz against zombies from your backyard through the vast reaches of time, both past and future. New worlds with new levels, plants, zombies and new ways to play will be released on an ongoing basis. Leveraging the touch interface of Apple’s popular mobile devices, Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes all-new touch-screen power-ups that enable players to “break the fourth wall” and interact with zombies directly, as well as via plant defenses.
Also returning for the sequel is Crazy Dave, the addled neighbor who serves as a guide for players and shopkeeper for special plant upgrades and other tools and weapons. New touch-screen power-ups, plant food that supercharges plants, and novel new game mechanics that both help and hinder players’ efforts to thwart the zombie hordes will enthrall existing fans and new players alike.
Free to download, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will expand and extend the classic gameplay of the original and provide players with dozens of all-new levels, plants and zombies across multiple worlds at no cost. While the vast majority of the game will be entirely free to play (players can face every zombie and access every level in every world at no cost), Plants vs. Zombies 2 players will also be able to purchase upgrades and other in-game items.
“It’s about time!” said Allen Murray, Senior Producer for Plants vs. Zombies 2. “We’re confident that players will see the love and attention we’ve put into this game. We’ve created wild new ways to experience the plants and zombies you know and love as well as packing the game with tons of completely new content, and we’re still hard at work coming up with even more cool stuff that will keep Plants vs. Zombies 2 fresh and evolving in the months and years following launch.”
To learn more, visit the official Plants vs. Zombies website.
We've already seen a few sneak peeks of "In the Flesh," premiering on BBC America this Thursday night, June 6th, but now we have the opening three minutes of the series and some new artwork to share. Check 'em out, and let us know if you'll be tuning in.
"In the Flesh" explores a post-zombie-uprising - from the zombie’s perspective. The series follows 18-year-old Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry; Anna Karenina, Quartet), a Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer who, now treated with the medication Neurolax, is deemed ready to return to his parents’ home in the small village of Roarton. Since the passing of the PDS Protection Act, the government has set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of The Rising and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued. A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment boils in Roarton, the home of the ‘rotter’ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF). Can Kieren’s neighbors forgive him for what he did in his untreated state? More importantly, can Kieren forgive himself?
"In the Flesh" takes a fresh approach to the zombie genre, using it to tell a story that tackles real family and domestic issues. It’s about feeling ‘other,’ exploring how chaos is born, and the destructive effects it can have on both the individual and the community.
Emily Bevan ("The Thick of It"), Steve Evets ("Shameless"), Kenneth Cranham ("Upstairs Downstairs"), Ricky Tomlinson ("The Royle Family"), David Walmsley ("Doctors"), and Harriet Cains (Human Beings) also star in this thought-provoking series about redemption, forgiveness, and the battle against prejudice. The three-part series, created and written by Dominic Mitchell, is directed by Jonny Campbell, with Ann Harrison-Baxter serving as producer and Hilary Martin as executive producer.
Part One premieres Thursday, June 6, 10:00pm ET/PT:
Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer Kieren Walker returns home to the cauldron of Roarton but doesn't receive a warm welcome. His parents, Steve and Sue, are undoubtedly pleased to see him, but his sister, Jem, isn't so ready to pick up where they left off when Kieren died back in 2009. Meanwhile, the zombie-hating Human Volunteer Force, led by the violent Bill Macy, is ready to take action against any PDS sufferer reintegrated on their patch.
Part Two premieres Friday, June 7, 10:00pm ET/PT:
Feeling trapped at home, Kieren escapes to his grave, where he is reunited with his old hunting partner, Amy Dyer, who persuades him to take a dangerous day trip. Kieren discovers that Rick, his former best mate who died in Afghanistan, is back in town. Amy convinces Kieren to go and see him at The Legion. After an awkward reunion, Kieren finds himself on an HVF hunting mission in the woods, where the night patrol has reported live rabid zombies roaming free.
Part Three premieres Saturday, June 8, 10:00pm ET/PT:
After visiting the supermarket where he used to hunt with Amy, Kieren remembers that Jem once spared his life. Together, brother and sister confront the demons in their pasts and visit Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster (the parents of the girl from Kieren’s flashbacks, who fell victim to Kieren and Amy in the supermarket). Kieren feels momentarily better but then has to say goodbye to Amy, who is leaving Roarton in search of The Prophet. Will Kieren and Rick be able to find peace and acceptance as PDS sufferers in this highly-charged new world?
Warner Bros. Entertainment has revealed that Mortal Kombat's Scorpion will be a new DLC character in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Players will be able to step into the shoes of this epic character on Xbox Live and PSN. Read on to learn more.
From the Press Release
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released an all-new video revealing legendary Mortal Kombat character Scorpion as the next DLC character that will be available for the DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The version of Scorpion seen in the game is designed by Jim Lee, Co-Publisher at DC Entertainment, and pays homage to NetherRealm Studios’ original blockbuster franchise.
Scorpion will be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points and PlayStation Network at a price of $4.99.
Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a new franchise in the fighting game genre and a brand new story created in collaboration between NetherRealm Studios, DC Entertainment and comic book writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. As the story unfolds, players will experience the power, gadgetry and unparalleled strength of some the most popular DC Comics heroes and villains, such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, The Joker and others, as they engage in epic battles in a world where the line between good and evil is blurred.
To learn more, visit the official Injustice: Gods Among Us website.
Konami has announced that it will be revealing a new gameplay trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and much more on June 6th. The company will show off exclusive first access with the game's developer MercurySteam with tons of new content leading up to E3.
From the Press Release
Brand-New Trailer for CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2, Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Next PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER Title, New Announcements from KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS and More to Debut on June 6th
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced that it will stream its third annual Pre-E3 show in multiple languages. Debuting at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on June 6th, Konami's "Pre-E3 Show 2013" will be streamed in seven different languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and Japanese subtitles for those countries.
During this year's show, KONAMI will update fans and gaming enthusiasts for the third year in a row by releasing company news, game trailers and exclusive interviews all prior to E3. The company's Pre-E3 show will provide insight into upcoming products from its social games studios, feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews for the next addition to the PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER franchise with Producer Kei Masuda, and provide the inside scoop on Hideo Kojima's next title in the METAL GEAR SOLID series, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. Exclusive first-time access with developer MercurySteam and a brand new gameplay trailer for CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 will be unveiled, in addition to other major company announcements.
To learn more, visit the official Konami website.
Remember Me (review) is now available for purchase for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Players will step into the shoes of the memory hunter Nilin for an adventure they won't soon forget. Read on to watch the launch trailer.
From the Press Release
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, confirmed that the third person action adventure title Remember Me releases today across North America and on June 7 for European territories. Available at retail for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, the title will also be available to download digitally starting from today via the PlayStation Network Store and Steam, with a Games on Demand version for Xbox 360 to follow.
Developed by Paris based DONTNOD Entertainment, Remember Me has garnered real attention since its announcement at last year’s Gamescom, receiving praise for its visual style, combat system, innovative memory gameplay mechanic and the underlying theme of loss of personal identity.
Remember Me transports gamers to 2084 and the city of Neo-Paris where, thanks to a device known as the Sensen, its citizens can now digitize their memories and then not just share but trade or sell them. These citizens are blissfully ignorant to the way that their memories are being used by the company behind the Sensen technology, Memorize, and how their overuse of technology is eroding their identity. It is only the Errorists, led by Edge, who see the threat and, with the help of the game’s protagonist, Nilin, set about to bring the corporation down.
Former elite memory hunter Nilin has the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even remix their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities arrest her and erase her memory. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, a search that sees her turn from hunter to hunted. On Nilin’s journey through Neo-Paris, players will experience a diverse mix of combat, boss fights and platforming alongside exploration, puzzles and the unique memory remix sections.
At the heart of Remember Me’s combat system is the Combo Lab, which will appeal to both those who enjoy the intricacies of a deep combat system and the more traditional action adventure gamer. The former can delve into a system that allows for 1000’s of different combo possibilities and fine tune the combat their way, but its intuitive interface allows the latter to adapt their combos at any time during the game to best tackle any given situation.
During the game’s memory remix sections, players are able to take control of another character’s memory. They become the hand of god, exploring the memory at will, rewinding and fast forwarding to search for memory glitches that can be rearranged to create a new outcome, dramatically altering how the character reacts to a situation or person back in the game world. Expect some emotionally charged sequences as changing a memory does not come without consequences…
Also launching today on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify and other digital music platforms is the original soundtrack to Remember Me. Scored by Olivier Deriviere, the soundtrack was recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra before being digitally processed and manipulated to produce a totally unique and immersive experience for the game.
The Remember Me soundtrack is available to purchase on the iTunes Store for $9.99.
To learn more, visit the official Capcom website.
With The Purge opening this Friday, word has come that a sequel is already in the works. So what do you guys think? Confidence, cart before the horse, or destined to go directly to home video? Read on for details on that and more.
The news comes from The Wrap, which lists the sequel on a list of fourteen film productions and seventeen TV productions that have been conditionally approved to receive California tax credits. The list also confirms a fourth season of MTV's "Teen Wolf" series.
Read our The Purge review here!
Directed by James DeMonaco (writer of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Negotiator), The Purge is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) as well as Sébastien Kurt Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13). It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, and Adelaide Kane.
Look for it in theatres on June 7th.
In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
Another sliver of poster art for the remake of the 1981 Bill Lustig classic Maniac has come our way, and though it's nothing new, it's always good to see everything. Especially when the movie is as good as this one truly is. Check it out!
Franck Khalfoun directs the script by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, which stars Elijah Wood. Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) co-stars in Maniac (review here).
Look for the film to open in select theaters, on iTunes, and on VOD platforms June 21st.
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in the present day, MANIAC is a reboot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made. Frank (Elijah Wood, in a tour de force performance) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates and the number of victims increases, it becomes clear that Frank is far more dangerous than he seems. With a pulsating electronic score by Rob, the film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
Back in March we showed you a poster for Machete Kills which featured Sofia Vergara lactating terror from her double-barrel breasts. Today a new one-sheet has come that's a bit tamer. Check it out!
Open Road Films will release Machete Kills - directed by Robert Rodriguez (Machete, Sin City, Spy Kids franchise) from a screenplay by Kyle Ward and based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez - on September 13, 2013. The film stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez/Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson.
In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
The details are in, kids! "The Walking Dead" Season 3 is officially on its way to Blu-ray and DVD, and we have all the details you need to know right now, including pricing on that tasty limited edition fish tank replica!
From the Press Release
It has become a cultural phenomenon. The fans embrace it, the critics adore it. And now the stakes have never been higher for the survivors... On August 27th, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes AMC’s original series THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Available as a 5-disc set in each format, the release contains all sixteen episodes from the past season. Like the previous releases, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON comes stuffed with tons of bonus features, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-seen featurettes, audio commentaries from cast and crew, deleted scenes and other surprises!
In addition, Anchor Bay proudly announces that, in response to overwhelming fan response to last year’s Season 2 limited edition “zombie head” packaging, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Blu-ray™ will be available in a limited edition “zombie head tank” package (water not included!) specially created once again by McFarlane Toys. SRP is $79.99 for the Blu-ray™, $69.98 for the DVD and $149.99 for the Blu-ray™ limited edition.
Based on the hugely popular graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON continues to draw in record audiences. Season 3 follows the weary group of survivors led by police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as they take refuge in a prison and attempt to set up a permanent camp. But while invading zombies are an ever-present danger, they must also battle the living, not only in the form of abandoned prisoners, but also the sadistic “Governor” (David Morrissey) and his followers. New characters introduced this season include Danai Gurira as Michonne, with her two “zombie pets” in tow, and Dallas Roberts (Shadow People) as the Governor’s lieutenant Milton, as well as the return of Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker).
THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON cast also includes Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, IronE Singleton, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, and Melissa McBride.
Season 4 of “The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC this October. To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
WGN America has ordered its first original scripted series, a drama titled "Salem" from Brannon Braga ("24," "Star Trek: TNG," "Terra Nova") and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), which will go straight to series with 13 episodes.
Per THR, "Salem" is set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts and explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials. The series will look to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. The witches featured are real, but they are not who or what they seem. What’s more, the drama, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem -- and an even bolder new vision of witches.
The hourlong entry hails from Fox 21, the cable studio responsible for such cable dramas as "Homeland" and "Sons of Anarchy," and was initially developed at FX. Production is set to begin in the fall, with a plan to premiere on WGN in 2014.
“Brannon and Adam have an amazing vision for the world and characters that comprise Salem, Massachusetts, during the witch trials; and we believe that a great adventure full of supernatural, romance, and action awaits the viewer," said WGN America's newly installed president Matt Cherniss, who joined the company after a stint on the feature side at Warner Bros. Before that, he spent several years in top programming posts at both Fox and cable sibling FX. The new position reunites him with his former boss, Tribune CEO Peter Liguori.
“As we expand our cable television business through Fox 21, we are always on the lookout for new opportunities, and we couldn't be prouder to be the first studio to produce an original scripted series for WGA America,” noted Twentieth Century Fox Television chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
Fox 21 president Bert Salke added, “'Salem' is a passion project of ours at Fox 21, and Matt and Peter’s enthusiasm for it was instantaneous and incredibly gratifying. We are excited to be delivering WGN America its inaugural scripted series and look forward to continuing to develop with the network in the years ahead.”
"Salem," which was formerly titled "Malice," was created and written by WME-repped Braga and Simon, who will serve as executive producers alongside Prospect Park’s Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinetz.
Listen up, kids! Excited for Insidious Chapter 2? Well, pay attention! Director James Wan will be available tonight on Livestream at 7:00pm PT/ 10:00pm ET for a chilling Q&A. The best part? You can watch it right here by bookmarking this page!
The trailer will then be released shortly afterward.
The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins in Insidious Chapter 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is producing (with Alliance financing). FilmDistrict will distribute the film theatrically in the United States, with Sony handling the majority of domestic ancillary rights. Alliance will distribute in Canada, the U.K. (through its Momentum Pictures subsidiary), and Spain (through Aurum); and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in all other international territories.
Look for Insidious 2 on Friday, September 13th! Stay tuned for more as it comes.
Supernatural drama series "Lost Girl" has begun production on its fourth season in Toronto. The 13 all-new episodes will premiere on Syfy in early 2014, with George Takei (Star Trek) and Ali Liebert ("Harper's Island") among the guest stars appearing in Season 4.
From the Press Release:
In the upcoming season, fate casts a wide shadow over the Fae world. With Bo’s (Anna Silk; "Being Erica") return, the lines between Dark and Light Fae are blurred, causing Bo to venture into a journey of discovery. Bo and company will ultimately realize that regardless of the challenges and enemies they face, they’re stronger when they face them together.
Returning with Silk as the Succubus heroine Bo are Ksenia Solo ("Life Unexpected," Black Swan) as Kenzi, Bo's human sidekick and street-smart confidante; Kris Holden-Ried ("The Tudors," Underworld 4) as Dyson, the shape-shifting homicide detective and noble warrior of the Light Fae; Zoie Palmer (Sex After Kids, Devil) as Lauren, the brilliant human doctor who competes with Dyson for Bo’s affection; Rick Howland ("Billable Hours," "Murdoch Mysteries") as Trick, Bo’s grandfather and the ancient and mysterious Blood King; and K.C. Collins ("Saving Hope") as Hale, Dyson’s partner and a Light Fae siren born of noble blood.
Paul Amos (Sex After Kids, "Murdoch Mysteries") returns as the ever devious Dark Fae Mesmer, Vex; and Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw II and IV, "Two and a Half Men") reprises her role as the evil Dark Fae leader, The Morrigan.
"Lost Girl" was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone and Emily Andras. Vanessa Piazza and Wendy Grean are producers. "Lost Girl" is produced with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program.
If your name is Sandra Bullock, stop reading now. Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, the tattooed beauty who blasted into the public eye for being the other woman in the Bullock-Jesse James divorce, will be starring in a new film compiling and chronicling the Nazi sub-genre of exploitation films.
Entitled Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction, the film pairs McGee with gay rugby icon Ian Roberts as they bring you the best and worst of this fringe sub-genre. Exclusive stills from the movie can be seen below along with the artwork. The film will stream over Full Moon Features' Grindhouse Flix website beginning on Tuesday, June 11. This should be interesting.
From the Press Release
Full Moon Features is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction on their all-new video streaming service GrindhouseFlix.com on June 11.
Below the war-torn surface of Nazi Germany is a private bunker, built for two. This lecherous lair is the domain of Frau Bombshell (Michelle "Bombshell" McGee), the most sadistically sinful sexpot ever to grace the ranks of the SS! Goosestep inside as she takes you on a whirlwind march through the torturously torrid history of Nazi grindhouse cinema. From sex camps to neo-Nazis to supernatural soldiers, the Reich bares all in this celebration of Nazi exploitation.
"The Nazi sub-genre of exploitation films is undoubtedly the most infamous and bizarre of all," said Full Moon Features Founder Charles Band in a statement. "We scoured the archives to put together one of the most truly entertaining and mind-blowing compilations of all time, for sickos and scholars alike." Fans will be able to stream Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction for $1.99 or purchase a subscription to Grindhouseflix for $4.99 per month. The film will be released on DVD in July.
April Mullen's Dead Before Dawn 3D will be hitting VOD on August 2nd from Wango Films and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, and for you anxious Canucks out there, the film will also be released in 3D in Canadian theaters on the same date and then in select theaters in the US on September 6th.
From the Press Release
An ancient curse that puts a whole new spin on the horror genre, Dead Before Dawn 3Dslashes onto VOD and digital HD August 2 from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and Wango Films. Shot entirely in live-action stereoscopic 3D, the feature marks director April Mullen as the first and youngest female to direct a film of this kind.
Dead Before Dawn 3D stars Emmy Award® winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy), Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Brandon Jay McLaren (The Killing), Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Kyle Schmid (A History of Violence), Rossif Sutherland (High Life) and Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite).
Casper Galloway (Bostick) and his college friends visit an occult shop run by Casper’s grandfather (Lloyd) and accidentally unleash an evil curse, causing people to kill themselves and turn in to Zombie Demons, aka Zemons. Armed with a slew of homemade weapons and a Winnebago, the college kids race through the night, killing Zemons and fighting time while frantically searching for a way to reverse the curse within 24 hours. As the Zemon army starts to overpower the team, Casper finds himself with no choice but to face his fears and become the unlikeliest of heroes.
Dead Before Dawn 3D, the third feature film from April Mullen and Tim Doiron’s production company WANGO Films, will be available on Video On Demand and digital HD beginning August 2 in the U.S. and Canada. The film will also be released in theaters in 3D across Canada on August 2 and select theaters across the U.S. on September 6.
Another image from V/H/S/2 (review) has arrived to remind us that the flick will be hitting VOD in just two short days! Look for it on iTunes/On Demand on June 6th followed by a July 12th theatrical release via Magnet Releasing.
For more information right now, check out the official V/H/S/2 Facebook page!
V/H/S/2 is produced by The Collective, Salient Media, and Brad Miska and Tom Owen’s Bloody Disgusting. Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, and Jason Eisener all directed entries in this latest anthology. The cast includes Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L.C Holt, Kelsy Abbott, and Hannah Hughes.
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
A bunch of new stills and even a trailer have made their way online for The Fourth Kind director Olatunde Osunsanmi's latest film, entitled Evidence, and we have 'em for ya here! Look for the flick on unrated DVD and Blu-ray on August 20th.
Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kid), Evidence stars Stephen Moyer (“True Blood,” The Double) and Radha Mitchell (“Red Widow,” Silent Hill).
Two detectives (Moyer and Mitchell) attempt to piece together what happened at the scene of a brutal massacre using a number of recording devices found at the crime scene. The footage reveals a group of bus passengers who were forced to fight for their lives after they crash in the middle of the desert and a mysterious killer violently murders them one by one. The detectives use the scraps of video, shot by the victims, to hunt down the culprit. Dale Dickey (Super 8, Winter’s Bone), Torrey DeVitto (I’ll Always Know What You Did Las Summer), Caitlin Stasey (Tomorrow, When the War Began) and Harry Lennix (The Matrix Revolutions) co-star. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster produced for Bold Films, with Gary Michael Walters and Anthony Rhulen serving as executive producers. Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Nik Mavinkurve produced on behalf of Marc Platt Productions. John Swetnam provided the screenplay.