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Spoiler Warning A month after casting David Morrissey as iconic Big Bad The Governor, AMC's "The Walking Dead" has brought in "Treme"'s Danai Gurira (pictured below) as the badass Michonne, the legendary heroine from the Robert Kirkman comic series on which the zombie drama is based, reports THR. While I have yet to watch the finale, the hooded, sword-wielding badass made her onscreen debut in the final moments of Sunday's season two finale, saving Andrea (Laurie Holden) from an almost certain death when she arrived -- with a pair of armless and jawless walkers chained behind her -- to put down an approaching zombie. Based on the character in the long-running comic series by Kirkman, the hooded Michonne arrives much the same way she did in the AMC series: Saving Otis from a group of walkers and joining Rick and company in the safety of the prison, which was featured in the final scene of the season Sunday. The third season begins this coming October with much anticipation as the creative crew behind the series is quite aware of the pacing issues. In fact, things have been on the up and up IMO. What say you?
Benderspink has teamed up with Roddenberry Entertainment to co-develop the critically-acclaimed graphic novel series, Days Missing, for television and film, reports Deadline. "'Days Missing' is an accounting of extraordinary 24-hour periods of time that have changed the course of humanitys evolution, but have been erased from human memory by a mystical and ancient being known as The Steward. These days missing, recorded in the annals of The Stewards library, represent a lost human history that explains much more about who we are than we ever knew." Following "Days Missing" and "Days Missing: Kestus," the third installment of the graphic novel series is now in production and set for release in 2012. "Days Missing: Enox" will detail the anticipated conflict between The Steward and his nemesis, as the series protagonist is forced to decide between himself and humanity. The film will be produced by Benderspink and Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.
In some super brief news, South Korean sales company Lotte Entertainment is launching sales at Filmart on horror film Ghastly starring Hyo-min of popular girl group T-ara in her acting debut. "'Ghastly' follows the horror a family goes through after a twisted kidnapping, birth and death." Directed by Ko Suk-min, the film also stars Han Eun-jung from War Of The Arrows and Lee Hyung-suk from Mama. Check out the first official still pictured above.
Tonight is the last new episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" that you're going to see for quite some time. But if you're looking for tidbits to keep you satiated in those lean months unto the premiere of Season 3, here's one. Michael Rooker (Slither, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer) will be reprising his role as Merle. During a "Lollipop Chainsaw" panel at Wondercon yesterday the actor revealed he'd lost 20 pounds for the role - which is something you're not like to do for a cameo so this indicates he'll be in at least a few episodes. " "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth." The season finale, "Beside The Dying Fire" airs tonight. What do you think is going to happen? What do you want to happen? Head inside for a preview.
Ridley Scott's Prometheus is finally unleashing the deluge we've only been receiving hints of so far. And it looks amazing. No xenomorphs, but there are creatures, and Space Jockeys and - more importantly - the sense that whatever Prometheus turns out to be will be inspired. No matter what the label. Though, technically, it's impossible for it not to be an Alien prequel. Even if there aren't any xenomorphs, it's most certainly in the same universe. I personally think it's a good thing they might not be in the movie, there's no way Scott can recreate the terror of the first film by using a creature that's been drug through the mud after six installments (if you're counting the AVP stuff, which totally neutered the creature). "Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With 'Prometheus', he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race." In theaters June 8, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, Patrick Wilson all star. Hit the jump to check out the trailer! We've also included a 30-Second viral tease of Michael Fassbender's character!
The first full-length trailer for Darren Lynn Bousman's The Devil's Carnival is finally here. In the film, "sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. What chances do a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father stand when facing their own moral failings? Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies invite you to grab a ticket to The Devil's Carnival to find out!" The 55-minute short will hit the road in April as a 30-city rock tour turning venues into environments that tie to the movie and that will encourage audience participation. There will also be a 13-song album that gets released. Terrence Zduninch, who co-wrote Repo, also wrote the music for Carnival with Saar Hendelman. Zdunich stars alongside Taryn Manning, Bill Moseley, Briana Evigan, Emilie Autumn, J. Larose, Alexa Vega, Ogre, Paul Sorvino, Marc Senter, Sean Patrick Flanery and Slipknot's The Clown. Head inside for the full trailer along with detailed info on the film's upcoming roadshow!
In 2008, SyFy show Ghost Hunters went international. Longtime hosts Jay and Grant left the franchise in the hands of Rob Demarest, an old time friend. In 2010, Demarest was let go from the franchise but not before putting in two solid seasons. One night on Facebook, Demarest went down in a blaze of glory ranting about his firing. In this explosive episode, he went off the deep end, solidifying Syfys decision to not have him return to the show going as far as to insult fans (I was lucky enough to be called dumbie - yes, that was the spelling). Even still, Ghost Hunters International is by far the most intriguing of the series.
Twentieth Century Fox brought Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D, their horror historical retelling from Russian director Timur Bekmambetov, to Wondercon today and now there's a new trailer on the web! This one continues the ass-kicking, more serious than you'd expect, epic vibe of the first trailer while expanding the scope significantly. My only complaint? Not nearly enough Mary Elizabeth Winstead. In theaters June 22, "Seth Grahame-Smith's revision of a Jane Austen classic explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold history that shaped our nation. As a young boy, Abraham Lincoln (Walker) witnesses the shocking death of his mother, leading him on a path to an ongoing war - and ultimately to the presidency - he chronicles in a hidden diary. The journal reveals the incredible story of a clandestine warrior who never stopped fighting for the country he led and the people he loved." Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell, Robin McLeavy, Robin McLeavy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson and Alan Tudyk all star. Hit the jump to check it out!
Our winner for last week's contest is Dutchess with the caption "Funny, Roy. He kinda looks like you!" Extra points for it working within the context of the film and its twist ending! Our runner up is PsykoMyk with "Some people will do anything for a Klondike Bar...." Unfortunately, like in Top Gun, we can't give prizes for second place right now. Dutchess, please DM me your mailing address. You are the winner of the Paranormal Activity 3 Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack! Everyone else - I really liked a lot of the submissions, keep at it! On to this week's contest! Also, you no longer have to include the name of the film with your submission. Rules: 1. We pick a still from a movie. It's included after the jump. You head to the comments section and submit your best one-liners, zingers, pathos riddled couplets etc... 2. You can enter as many times as you like and submit as many captions as you want, but each caption must be in a separate comment. Otherwise it will be too hard to tell where one caption ends and the other begins. Your entries can be posted anytime during the first five days after the still is announced (you don't want to submit your winning zinger after we've picked the winner). Also any racist, homophobic or generally hateful jokes will be disqualified. You don't have to be insanely PC - just use your best judgement. 3. We pick the winner and announce them and their winning caption when the next photo in the contest is posted. We will address you by your BD Infected name. You can then DM me your address and I will send you your prize in a timely manner (i.e. you should have it in about a week). Sound good? This week's prize is a the A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 & 3 Blu-ray. Hit the jump to check out the still!
It looks like someone used Weyland Industries' technology to leak the second trailer for Prometheus, Ridley Scott's Alien prequel taking off June 8. Below you'll find all sorts of dazzling new imagery from the flick starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster, Patrick Wilson and Ian Whyte. In other news, all of Twentieth Century Fox's alleged fake fansites have all simultaneously crashed (what an odd coincidence) as the official website for Weyland Industries has released the entire timeline for their company. "With 'Prometheus', Scott creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."
Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the U.S. DVD debut of the apocalyptic thriller The Collapsed on June 5th. A chilling glimpse into one family's battle to stay alive while traversing a hellish landscape of barbarism and cannibalism. "In wake of an unknown event that has catapulted civilization into a fatal downward spiral, the Weaver family father Scott (John Fantasia), young adult son Aaron (Steve Vieira), mother Emily (Lisa Moule) and teenage daughter Rebecca (Anna Ross) desperately tries to survive. Fleeing the city, their only hope of sanctuary is a rural hometown from their past, Dover's Bend. With the constant threat of violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest. However, they soon discover that the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries. Someone -- or something -- seems to have followed them into the wilderness..." Go behind-the-scenes behind the end of the world with the bonus features on The Collapsed DVD, including: Feature length behind-the-scenes documentary "Apocalypse On A Budget: The Making of The Collapsed", Two audio commentaries: director/writer/producer Justin McConnell & co-story/co-producer Kevin Hutchinson; lead actor John Fantasia;, Music Video: Rob Kleiner's "Devil In Disguise;" and Trailers, photo gallery, original score jukebox & MP3 album download, original screenplay, easter eggs and more! In addition, The Collapsed DVD will have a special QR code, giving fans even greater inside access into the making of the film!
Todd Stashwick ("Justified," "Heroes"), Audrey Marie Anderson, and Alexa Lydon (pictured) has been set to star in Mockingbird, the Blumhouse thriller being made by Universal with The Strangers director Bryan Bertino at the helm, THR reports. The project falls under the micro-budget film label run by Jason Blum; the production banner has a first look deal with Universal. Blum is producing with Adrienne Biddle, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel and Bryan Bertino. Bertino is directing the movie, which will begin shooting April in Los Angeles. The project, formerly known as "Red Balloons," tells the story a couple, who are given a camera and a set of instructions. They must carry out what's on the document or someone will die. Stashwick will play the husband, Anderson his wife. Lydon's part is unknown. An earlier synopsis Bloody got their hands on went like so: "Found footage thriller centering on three cameras that are given to three separate households on the same night with instructions to keep filming if they want to live, but as the night wears on, the characters are pulled into a deadly confrontation with each other at the behest of their unseen tormentor."
TV stars Margo Martindale ("Justified") and Zoey Deutch (pictured; "Ringer") are in final negotiations to join the cast of Alcon Entertainment's Beautiful Creatures, says Variety. Richard LaGravenese is writing and directing the supernatural love story based on the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's popular series. Alcon has film rights to all three books, hoping "Creatures" will kick off a possible franchise at Warner Bros., which will distribute. Newcomers Jack O'Connell and Alice Englert star as Ethan and Lena, teenage lovers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Martindale will play Lena's Aunt Del, who helps to protect her from the family's dark side. Deutch will play Emily Asher, Ethan's ex-girlfriend and the ringleader of the high school's popular clique that conspires against Lena. Pic co-stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Project X star Thomas Mann. Filming begins next month in and around New Orleans.
Director Harald Zwart (Karate Kid) has boarded Mortal Instruments, the adaptation of Cassandra Clares YA fantasy novel being made by Constantin Film and Unique Pictures, reports THR. The move puts the adaptation back into focus after it lost Screen Gems as its partner and after director Scott Stewart (Priest) left to work a TV series based on his film Legion. "Lily Collins remains attached to star as young woman who discovers she is the descendant of a line of secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect the world from demons." Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script. Constantin has set August 15 as the start of principal photography in Toronto.
Vin Diesel has added yet another slew of behind-the-scenes look at Riddick, the now-filming R-rated David Twohy-directed sequel to Pitch Black. The above look displays some sort of alien creature, while inside you'll see Katie Sackhoff as Nordic mercenary Dahl and another look at Diesel as the title character. Riddick also sees the return of Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Vaako and introduces to the series previously announced cast member Jordi Molla as Santana, the arrogant captain of the mercenary ship; Matt Nable (Killer Elite) as Boss Johns, a man looking for answers; Katee Sackhoff (TV's Battlestar Galactica) as the Nordic mercenary Dahl; and Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall) as bounty hunter Moss. Rounding out the cast are Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Nolan Funk (Aliens in America) and two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Keri Hilson. "The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy."
In theaters March 30, we've just now added four new clips from Millennium Entertainment's Intruders, a flick we caught it at last September's TIFF and was not a fan (read the review). Starring Clive Owen, Daniel Brühl, Carice Van Houten, Pilar López de Ayala, Ella Purnell, Izan Corchero and Kerry Fox, the supernatural thriller was directed by 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. "Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrows beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out."
"Kill or be zombie..." Taking cue from Fox's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the indie Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, which is currently in post after lensing in Savannah, Georgia. Bloody Disgusting has landed the exclusive trailer premiere that can be enjoyed after the break. Watch as Honest Abe and his motley crew battle the undead! Written and directed by Richard Schenkman for Asylum, "When the brutal Civil War rages on, Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task: Destroying the Confederate Undead!" The first pics below show Bill Oberst Jr. in full Lincoln-mode.
The trailer and poster for Chernobyl Diaries have just landed. The Oren Peli and Brian Witten-produced horror survival film is directed by Brad Parker, and stars Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Dimitry Diatchenko. In theaters May 28 from FilmNation, "A group of friends become stranded in an eerie and desolate city. Years before in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, nature has begun to reclaim everything. As the sun sets on this radioactive ghost town, inhuman cries cut through the night air. It seems they are not alone." I like the concept, and the film looks entertaining - but it seems a little more goofy than scary. What about you? What's the fallout? Head inside and let us know.
[Script To Scream]: Awkward Sex, Different Characters, Gargoyles, A Freddy Dog And More In 'A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'!
A film lives many lives before it ever hits the screen. A script is usually revised multiple times (sometimes dozens) before a single foot of film is exposed (or the digital equivalent thereof). Im not just talking about smaller stuff like dialogue polishes and the addition or deletion of scenes. Many times the core story is reworked in profound ways. Sometimes its downright shocking how different the final film can be from the initial drafts. In this new (semi-regular) feature for Bloody-Disgusting, Im going to take a look at some early drafts of scripts for horror films that you may have already seen and discuss the differences, whether they took a turn for the worse, better or just different. There are also a handful of scripts for sequels and remakes that never happened that are worth checking out - just to see what might have been. These arent script reviews, and only rarely will I be breaking the stories down on a beat-by-beat basis. Im just going to point out some cool, interesting and/or disastrous choices that happened along the way. Each installment will be different, and each installment will be fun. Ill also be including sample pages (when available)* so you dont have to take my word for it! *This applies only to older and previously released films that are already part of the culture. We're not in the business of leaking or sabotaging projects in development. My first installment was a look at Joe Dantes Gremlins, written by Chris Columbus. Next, I took a crack at Zombieland written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Today - in the longest installment by far - we're gonna dive into an early draft of A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Tom 'The Dude Designs' Hodge left quite an impression early last year with his posters for Hobo With A Shotgun and The Innkeepers, both of which put the art back into 'poster art.' In the era of the quick, sloppy Photo Shop job, his montages of memorable scenes and character designs always stand out. For those who want to see Tom try something a little different, his new one-sheet for David Guy Levy's Would You Rather will be right up your alley - it kind of reminds me of the poster for The Mirror Crack'd. "I really wanted to create a visual which had this totally alternative aesthetic," said Tom about his minimalistic design. "There's a scene in the film where the guests sit down at the dinner table to Wendy Carlos' 'Funeral of Queen Mary,' and her music has such a powerful unnerving quality that I wanted something which looked like that felt, even down to the title placement. I wanted it all to follow that sort of beat. It also reflects the atmosphere of the Lambrick foundation and the unnerving tone of the film as the game of 'Would You Rather' unravels over dinner." [NOTE: 'Queen Mary' has since been replaced with a new track by Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) and Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang)] Check past the break for our exclusive look at the Would You Rather poster, which blows last month's foreign sales art out of the water,and make sure to check back here next week for the trailer premiere. "In the wake of her parent's death, Iris (Brittany Snow) struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick (Jeffrey Combs), a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick's mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly."