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A New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie is in the Works and it Sounds Crazy!

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:44

Update: ‘Mortal Kombat’ co-creator Ed Boon tweeted that this is not happening. Tweet embedded below.

The 1995 video game-to-film adaptation of Mortal Kombat was not a good movie by traditional standards but it was fun as hell and absolutely captured the attitude of the game. Well, minus the excessive gore but that’s okay by me. It was more about being a fun martial arts/action spectacle than it was concerned with being a splatterfest and it 100% succeeded, at least in my opinion. The second movie, on the other hand… Well, let’s just not talk about that pile of garbage, okay?

Since Annihilation, which came out in 1997, there was a gritty web series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy that was very well received by the internet community. But rumors that it would lead to a new film ultimately fizzled out as nothing was confirmed.

In an interview with Loaded, Christopher Lambert, who played “Raiden” in the original film”, is now stirring the pot by saying that a third film is in the works.

They have a great idea for the third one. It will be very different,” he tells the site. While nothing was confirmed in terms of an official synopsis or any cast or crew, Lambert did explain the kind of mentality they’re going for, giving the following hypothetical example, “We are going to be travelling through time but in a very special way. So imagine characters having a battle in the middle of London and then whoosh, you smash through a window and find yourself on the hood of a New York cab.

We’ll be keeping a very close eye on this! Hopefully something materializes here because I’m all for seeing Goro come back to the silver screen!


— Ed Boon (@noobde) July 13, 2016

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‘Layers of Fear: Inheritance’ Returns With Surreal New Screens

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:25

One of 2015’s biggest surprises was Bloober Team’s psychedelic horror game Layers of Fear. Set inside a gorgeous Victorian-era mansion, the story revolves around an exceptionally talented painter and his rapid descent into madness as he struggles to realize his Magnum Opus.

If you haven’t finished the game, I suggest you remedy that before the arrival of its epilogue DLC Layers of Fear: Inheritance, which shifts the focus to the painter’s daughter and the horrors she’s forced to confront when she returns to her childhood home to resolve the trauma of her past.

A completely new narrative that expands the story of Layers of Fear
Explore the painter’s house from his daughter’s perspective
Two distinct endings based on how you play the game
A return to the terrifying and psychedelic experience that you loved from the base game

Layers of Fear: Inheritance hits PC, Mac, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One on August 2nd for $4.99.

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‘Lethe: Episode One’ Gets New Trailer and Screens

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:58

Strip away the Amnesia-esque monsters lurking about claustrophobic corridors and Koukou Studios’ upcoming episodic first-person horror game Lethe gives the impression that it’s more of a superhero origin story than the premise of a survival horror game. Even its lead character, a middling journalist with a mysterious past named Robert Dawn, has the name of a guy I suspect might spend his weeknights fighting crime.

In Lethe: Episode One, Robert is imbued with psychokinetic abilities by an “unknown substance” while exploring a secluded mining settlement for answers to the “sinister secrets” of his past. The timing couldn’t be better, as he’s quickly confronted by walking horrors for Robert to test his newfound powers on.

Lethe has been in development for four years now, and the game recently kicked off a closed beta to help test the game before it releases on PC in the “not too distant” future.

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Halloween Gets Silly in Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:30

Just a few days ago we posted a fantastic spoof poster for Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which paid homage to the infamous John Carpenter’s Halloween poster. Now a trailer has dropped and you can see what you’re in store for when the film slashes its way into theaters on October 21st.

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Bella Thorne, Jimmy Tatro, Diamond White, Kian Lawley, and Yousef Erakat also star in the film.

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‘Happy Birthday’ Has Convinced Me to Never Get Drunk in Mexico

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:19

A trailer and poster for the torture thriller Happy Birthday has been released and both can be seen below. The movie hits theaters on September 9th.

On his birthday, Brady finds out his girlfriend has been cheating on him. His best friend Tommy decides to take him on a raging drug induced birthday celebration in Mexico to forget his troubles. Things quickly take a dark turn when the two girls they meet at a bar are connected to a Mexican drug cartel and hold them for ransom. Drugged and tortured, Brady and Tommy now must fight for their lives and find a way to escape a desolate hotel room nightmare in a foreign land.

Happy Birthday stars Bush (Adventureland), Britne Oldford, Vanessa Lengies (Waiting), Riley Litman, Steven Tyler (Be Cool), Erik Palladino, Matt Willig, Robert Miano, Sean McKittrick, and Robert Deleo. It’s directed by Casey Tebo.

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Top Five Horror Movies to Stream in Summer 2016

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:02

We’re deep into summer and the heat is hitting hard. What could be better than staying inside with the A/C blasting and popping on a solid horror movie? And here today to offer five suggestions on great horror movies to stream this summer is our own Jimmy Champane!

Below is a video that Champane created for our YouTube Channel, so check it out and then let us know your favorite horror movies to watch during this season!

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Jason Voorhees Lives On in GTAV Thanks to ‘Friday the 13th’ Mod

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:01

While we wait on pins and needles (machetes and spearguns?) for Gun Media’s Friday the 13th video game, that doesn’t mean that clever gamers aren’t creating other ways to play the iconic hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees. Case in point, YouTuber Spiderbrian has whipped up a very fun video that uses several mods to turn Grand Theft Auto V into Camp Crystal Lake. You can see the horrific results in the below video, which uses music and audio clips from the original film.

If you’re keen on trying this out for yourself, here’s the mod for Jason, here’s the mod for the forest setting, and here’s the mod for “scene director”. Note that we have no idea how this will affect your game, so you’re installing these at your own risk.

Now, grab these mods, make your own Jason/Friday the 13th scenes, and share them with us in the comments below!

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Enter the World of ‘Don’t Breathe’ in This Interactive Trailer

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:32

A new trailer-of-sorts for Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and it offers viewers an interesting chance to take control of where they want to look. In the below clip, viewers are able to look around in a 360 degree environment as Jane Levy and Dylan Minette are trapped in a pitch black basement with Stephen Lang, the man whose house they broke into to rob.

We’ve seen this kind of technology before, such as in this VR take on The Ring, so it’s really fun seeing studios take a similar approach to market their films.

Three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.

Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues wrote the script for the project, which is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert for Ghost House Pictures. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake and Erin Westerman executive produce.

Don’t Breathe hits theaters on August 26th.

[H/T SciFiNow]

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Here’s a Trailer for ‘Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens’

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:19

SyFy has released a trailer for Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, which can be seen below. The made-for-TV movie will be airing July 31st at 8/7c on Syfy.

Five years after the East Coast was ravaged in ‘Sharknado 3,’ Fin (Ian Ziering) and his family have been blissfully sharknado-free, but now sharks – and ‘nados. – are being whipped up in places (and ways) that are completely unexpected.

The film stars Tara Reid, Carrie Keagan, David Hasselhoff, Gary Busey, Steve Guttenberg, Alexandra Paul, Mindy Robinson, and more, most of whom I’m guessing are in the movie just to say they’ve been in one of the Sharknado films.

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You Saw “The Gunslinger”, Now Check Out “The Man in Black” From ‘The Dark Tower’

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:05

Earlier today, we got a first look at Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, aka “The Gunslinger”, from Stephen King’s book-to-film adaptation of The Dark Tower. Now, EW has revealed Matthew McConaughey as Walter o’Dim, who is known to readers as “The Man in Black”, a particularly evil individual and the main antagonist of the series.

Talking to the site, McConaughey explains how his character is more a human than a supernaturally trained force of evil. “Obviously there are mythical proportions of good and evil in Walter. But we didn’t want to go overly fantastic. That would drop the humanity. So Walter, for me, is a man who exposes hypocrisies.

Still, he wants to make sure that we know this character is the villain, even taking inspiration from one of heavy metal’s greatest bands. “You know, he’s not literally the Devil, but I sure as hell think about him like the Devil. I think like the Devil would. There’s a great Black Sabbath line that fits the guy very well: Follow me now / and you will not regret / leaving the life you led / before we met.

You can read the rest of the interview and EW’s set visit at the above link.

Related: Idris Elba Teases ‘The Dark Tower’ Lineage

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

The film will star Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, and we’ll also be seeing Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Wiggins.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes, The Dark Tower will be released on February 17th, 2017.

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The Invisible Man Laid the Groundwork for Truly Evil Movie Villains

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:01

Some (invisible) men just want to watch the world burn.

With the 1923 release of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Universal Studios began its reign as the leading purveyor of horror cinema, soon thereafter introducing a roster of movie monsters that will forever be the most iconic of all time. Some of the characters were wholly original creations while others were based on earlier literature, but there’s no denying that none of them would exist, as we know them today, if not for Universal bringing them to life on the silver screen. The Universal Monsters, it goes without saying, paved the way for all horror movie monsters we’ve seen since.

If there’s any commonality that links the majority of the Universal Monsters it’s that they are, at the end of the day, tragic figures. Quasimodo, the Phantom, Imhotep, Frankenstein’s monster, the Creature, and Larry Talbot can all be considered reluctant monsters, and one could argue that even Dracula, though decidedly more sinister than the others, does what he does because he has to do it in order to survive. Universal’s monsters were often cursed by forces beyond their control, their terrifying outward appearances masking the sadness and sympathetic humanity that lie just underneath the scary exteriors.

But not all of the Universal Monsters were created equal.

After helming Frankenstein and before giving it a sequel with The Bride of Frankenstein, director James Whale introduced The Invisible Man in 1933, based on H.G. Wells’ same-named novel from decades prior. The oddball horror-comedy, most notable for its groundbreaking special effects, centers on Dr. Jack Griffin, a chemist whose dangerous experiments with a drug called monocane have resulted in him literally becoming invisible. Though he at first sets out to find a cure, he soon realizes that his newly-acquired superpower makes life a whole lot more enjoyable.

Being bad? Turns out it feels pretty damn good.

There’s of course something inherently tragic about an experiment going wrong and transforming an ordinary man into a mad monster, but when it comes to Jack Griffin, he’s not exactly a tragic figure. As portrayed by a then-unknown Claude Rains, the titular Invisible Man is a maniacal sociopath who relishes being evil and doing terrible things, laughing wildly as he derails a passenger train, pushes over a baby carriage, and just generally wreaks havoc on a world that he feels jilted by. He’s simultaneously the most human and most monstrous of the Universal Monsters, racking up the highest body count of them all and, unlike the others, thoroughly enjoying the “curse” he’s been saddled with.

An invisible man can rule the world,” Griffin excitedly exclaims. “Nobody will see him come, nobody will see him go. He can hear every secret. He can rob, and rape, and kill!

Thanks to Rains’ brilliantly unhinged performance, the invisible Jack Griffin is without question the most flamboyant and charismatic monster in Universal’s stable, and watching the film today, it’s hard not to view the character as the prototype for a whole new breed of movie villain that came in the wake of Universal’s “golden age.” Cracking wise, singing, dancing, and deriving such a sick sense of pleasure from killing that you can’t help but love him, the Invisible Man was the first monster to fully embrace being a monster, and it’s this character trait that made the 1933 film quite a few years ahead of its time.

Villains in modern cinema are often the coolest and most likable characters in their respective movies, and in that realm, the Invisible Man predates fan-favorite icons like Freddy Krueger and Captain Spaulding by so many years that their origins can at least be loosely traced back to the path Whale and Rains carved way back in the early ’30s. Even Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker, as many fans have noted, seems to have been informed by the gleeful sense of killing-for-the-fun-of-it that made the Invisible Man such a different and unique villain in the Universal Monsters oeuvre.

At a time when movie monsters were reserved and downright reluctant to be, well, monsters, Jack Griffin’s comically over-the-top approach to villainy must’ve been a breath of fresh air when the film came out, and it feels right at home with today’s crop of wicked evil-doers. Whale broke the mold, and he did it in such a way that makes The Invisible Man a classic horror movie that feels surprisingly modern when watched in the present day, well over 80 years after its initial release.

If there’s one Universal monster movie that demands a revisit, it may be this one.

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’31’: Malcolm McDowell’s “Father Murder” Gets a Poster

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:50

Looks like director/musician Rob Zombie is on a kick of revealing character posters for his upcoming film 31 this week. We say Richard Brake’s “Doom-Head” and Lew Temple’s “Psycho-Head” and now a new poster has been released for Malcolm McDowell’s “Father Murder”, which you can see below.

31, which stars Sheri Moon Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), Golden Globe Nominee Malcolm McDowell (“Mozart in the Jungle,” A Clockwork Orange), Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem) and Meg Foster (The Lords of Salem), follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Zombie has been fighting to have this movie released to the public for a long time. He went through a strong crowdfunding campaign only to be hit twice with the dreaded NC-17 rating, which would’ve severely restricted the viewing potential. After some edits, it got dropped to an R-rating, but Zombie assures we’ll see an uncut version. The new edit still bears all the earmarks of a Rob Zombie film, as it features, “…strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use.

The film is going to be released on VOD platforms on September 16th and in limited theaters on October 21st via Saban Films.

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Here’s Idris Elba as “The Gunslinger” From Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’!

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:41

The book-to-film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is currently filming in South Africa, so leaked shots from the set are popping up left and right. However, we want to show you the high-quality good stuff, which is why we’ve been waiting for an official look at the film. Today brings us that day as a crystal clear shot of Idris Elba as “The Gunslinger” has been released and can be seen below, per EW!

Related: Idris Elba Teases ‘The Dark Tower’ Lineage

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

The film will star Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, and we’ll also be seeing Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Wiggins.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes, The Dark Tower will be released on February 17th, 2017.

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Artsploitation Films Wants You to Meet ‘The Perfect Husband’

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:25

Late last year we learned that Luca Pavetto’s The Perfect Husband was getting a Blu-ray mediabook release in Germany from Illusions Unltd. The film now has an American release courtesy of Artsploitation Films. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and exclusive streaming via Vimeo on July 26th and then later in the year on October 25th the streaming will expand to most major VOD outlets.

Check out the trailer as well as the details on the Blu-ray/DVD release below.

This terrifying psychological horror film follows Viola (Gabriella Wright) and Nicola (Bret Roberts) as they try to reconcile after an unexpected termination of pregnancy puts a strain on their marriage. They decide to spend a weekend in a family cottage in the woods but what was supposed to be a romantic weekend suddenly turns into a deadly nightmare as seething suspicions, maddening paranoia and blind rage explodes around them. A bloody, unsettling thriller from Italian horror filmmaker Lucas Pavetto.

Bonus Features:Il Marito Perfectto (short film) (38 minutes), The Perfect Husband Behind-the-Scenes (24 minutes), Artsploitation trailers

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This Creepy Art Turns ‘Pokemon’ Characters into Nightmare Monsters

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:01

Gotta catch ’em all. And then kill them. With fire.

Nintendo has another massive hit on their hands with Pokemon Go, an app game that is quite literally sweeping the nation. Just this week, shortly after the launch, the app registered more active users than social platforms like Twitter and Tinder, and if you leave the comfort of your home right now and venture outside, there’s a good chance you’ll see at least a few people out there hunting for colorful little monsters. How will you know? They’ll be holding their phones out in front of them and shambling around like Romero zombies.

Then again, that’s kinda been the societal norm for years now.

It’s hard not to poke fun at the craze, but the reality is that Pokemon Go is getting people out of the house, forcing them to explore their cities and towns in a way they probably never have before. And it’s also bonding people in the way that only silly entertainment really can. It’s both a simple game and yet so much more than a game, and you need only read any news website right now to see just how much of an impact it’s having on our society. Hell, one teen girl even found a dead body while out hunting for Pokemon characters!

Why are we talking about Pokemon here on Bloody? There’s a good reason, I promise.

Artist Gavin Mackey has a passion for reimagining beloved Pokemon characters in his own vision, and the fun project has resulted in some truly nightmarish pieces of art that we wanted to share with you while we’re in the midst of the Pokemon Go mania that’s impossible to escape at the moment. Mackey’s art turns Darkrai into a James Wan villain and Mr. Mime into something out of Guillermo del Toro’s worst nightmares, and characters like Lickitung, Gengar, Vaporeon, and Wobbuffet have also been given the “nightmare fuel” treatment.

Check out the spooky art below!

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Revisiting Universal’s “Ghostbusters Spooktacular” Show! (Video)

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:01

After the success of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 Ghostbusters, the studio expected the sequel, released in 1989, to be just as successful. In the 80’s and 90’s, corporate tie-ins were on the rise, but nothing like they are now. Ghostbusters had a huge following, and plenty of action figures and products, so it made sense to kick it up a notch. Hence the creation of the “Ghostbusters Spooktacular” at Universal Studio Orlando. The stage show launched in 1990 and ran through 1996, when it was closed to make room for “Twister…Ride it Out” (another wild ride). When you’re young, it makes no sense why big companies change the things you love – but in retrospect it makes a lot of sense why this attraction was closed, as with “Black to the Future: The Ride”, “Jaws”, “King Kong”, and even Disney’s “Journey into Imagination”. It hurts nonetheless. But thanks to YouTube, our memories can live on until the sun dies, or civilization falls, or aliens destroy the planet.

For our younger readers, or those who never traveled to Universal Studios in the 1990’s, I wanted to share a look at one of the coolest attractions that ever graced a theme park.

Guests queued through the outside of a soundstage where it was presumed that the Ghostbusters films had been shot, wiki explains. Then, they entered the building where the storyline would be revealed. It was later changed to where guests were queued outside a soundstage where a sign advertised a “Seminar Hosted by Louis Tulley Today.”

Inside, guests would seat at the base of the Temple of Gozer where the Ghostbusters would play around with Slimer, battle spooks, the Stay Puft Marshmallow-Man, and eventually Gozer.

“Your fate is sealed. Choose and perish!”





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The First 8-Minutes of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” Can Be Watched Now

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:51

Tomorrow sees the release of the Netflix original series “Stranger Things“, the Amblin-esque show that follows a town caught up in a mystery when one of their community goes missing. To give people a taste of what the show will bring, the first eight minutes can now be seen below, courtesy of EW.

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, “Stranger Things” is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

“Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Wayward Pines”) will be acting as writers, directors, and co-showrunners for the series with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen acting as executive producers.

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“The Walking Dead” Season 7 Key Art Picks Up Where Season 6 Ended

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:36

AMC has released the key art for “The Walking Dead” season 7, which you can see below, and it shows the main crew on their knees in front of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s “Negan”. If you’re someone obsessed with finding out who was given an intimate encounter with Lucille, AMC is saying you can get your first clues with this image, so grab your magnifying lens and enjoy!

The image shows series stars Steven Yeun (Glenn), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Chandler Riggs (Carl), and Josh McDermitt (Eugene).

If you’re going to be at SDCC, you can also check out their panel which will take place on Friday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. PT in Hall H.

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC this fall.

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‘Godzilla: Resurgence’ Synopsis and Runtime Released

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:07

We’ve been writing about Toho’s Godzilla: Resurgence for nearly a year now and the film is fast approaching its July 29th theatrical release date (in Japan, mind you). Up until today, we didn’t know what the synopsis of the film was but that’s changed thanks to a “community individual” contributed translation over at the Gormaru Island Facebook page:

A cause unknown, an accident has occurred in the tunnels of the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, causing an emergency cabinet meeting to convene. Immediately afterwards, a huge creature appears, destroying town after town with its landing reaching the capital. The mysterious giant organism named “Godzilla”.

Additionally, the informative post adds that the film will clock in at nearly two hours with a runtime of 118 minutes.

Lastly, a short promo featurette has been released that shows a little bit of new footage, although it’s nothing terribly exciting. I’m guessing they’re saving the good parts for the theaters!

Godzilla: Resurgence, the 29th entry in the franchise, will be hitting theaters in Japan on July 29th. It is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan). Anno has written the script.

The cast includes Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Rando Yaguchi, and Ren Osugi.

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Breaking: A New ‘SAW’ is Coming Next Year!

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 19:31

Bloody Disgusting has just confirmed that Michael and Peter Spierig will be directing the currently untitled eighth SAW with Lionsgate releasing in theaters on October 27, 2017.

Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger – the same scriptwriting duo behind Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, and Sorority Row – were previously reported as the film’s writers.

Franchise co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell are acting as executive producers.

As I wrote previously, Peter and Michael Spierig first broke onto the genre scene when Lionsgate released their undead horror Undead back in 2003. Since, they were hired by the studio to direct the vampire sci-fi epic Daybreakers, while also delivering the masterful sci-fi paradox horror Predestination. Next up, Jigsaw.

The brothers were recently attached to direct Winchester Mystery House, which has been in development for years. I think it’s safe to assume this is going on the backburner as SAW is scheduled to shoot from September-October in Toronto, Ontario.

The seven SAW films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time.

SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful Insidious franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as The ConjuringThe Conjuring 2, and produced Annabelle and the upcoming Lights Out.

Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer, with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping.

The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.

Watch this spot for more news as it breaks, including casting.

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