Stephen King‘s IT adaptation has hit a major snag with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) leaving the director’s chair causing major delays in principal photography. It was reported that Fukunaga felt creatively compromised and with the filming starting in mid-June 2015, he jumped ship. The new IT movie has been delayed until further notice. Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema wanted to cut the budget down to 1 movie and cut the budget down from a pre-approved $30 million. Ben Mendelsohn was also originally sought out to star as Pennywise the Clown but passed on the role because of a pay cut; this led to Will Poulter being sought next as Pennywise the Clown. Not too sure if Poulter will stick around also. We also included a tweet from Stephen King. Long live Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown!
Christmas horror movie Slay Belles (2015) is directed by Dan Walker (SpookyDan Walker) and here is the movie trailer / poster. In a slew of Christmas horror movies coming out this year we have Slay Belles looking to stand out from the rest. Walker needs help though getting post-production finished in order to release the horror film this Christmas 2015. You can check out his IndieGoGo page to help out. Starring in Slay Belles are Barry Bostwick, Kristina Klebe, Susan Slaughter, Hannah Wagner Minx, Diane Salinger, Stephen Lunsford, Joel Hebner, Richard Manly and Richard Moll.
George A. Romero‘s new comic book series Empire of the Dead will be the next big thing to turn into a horror TV adaptation. Empire of the Dead is an epic tale taking place in Manhattan, NY with both zombies and vampires. This comic series was a short 15 issues so this can be a mini-series or a great starting point for a longer TV series. In the last few years we have seen great things from Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead TV series and Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan‘s The Strain TV series. Graphic novels tell great stories most of the time and need very little tweaking to be converted to TV or the big screen. Marvel and DC Comics is doing this for the big screen with huge profits in the last few years too. Tell us how excited you are to see this new horror TV series.
Producer Brad Fuller announced that they decided to drop the found footage angle for the new Friday the 13th film. Found footage films have their own credits and uses but no one could imagine how that would work out for a Friday the 13th movie. I mean… how would Jason Voorhees look in a found footage setting? Write your comments and tell us what you think, good move right?
Mike Peterson‘s Insectula! (2015) horror movie is now available on DVD / VOD. You can purchase the DVD from the link below. This movie looks funny but more on the B horror movie side. The art work clearly shows that the film is going for a very campy horror movie feel. Starring in Insectula! are Pasquale Pilla, Arielle Cezanne and Harrison Matthews.
FX’s The Strain Season 2 definitely has high expectations from fans of season 1 and I cannot wait to watch the first episode of The Strain Season 2 on July 12, 2015 at 10:00 EST. I cannot wait to see what Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have in store for us in the new season. I read the graphic novels so I have an idea of the general story and I am sure that we will get a few tweaks for the TV series.
I cannot wait to see Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead and every new piece of news I eat it up. Mimi Rogers (Mad Men, Ginger Snaps, Lost in Space (1998)) joined the cast and will play the mother of Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) named Suzy Maxwell. Details on Mimi’s character is that she is “a woman who is reunited with her family and several uninvited guests after a freak accident.” Production has already started in New Zealand with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell attached as executive producers. Sam Raimi will also be directing the first episode which he co-wrote with Ivan Raimi. I cannot wait to see the premiere this upcoming Fall 2015 with Bruce Campbell returning to the Evil Dead franchise as Ash Williams once again. Also starring in Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead are Lucy Lawless (Salem, Spartacus), Ray Santiago (Touch, Meet the Fockers), Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones.
Actor/singer Ruben Blades has joined AMC‘s Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 cast. Blades will play Daniel who is the father of Mercedes Mason‘s character Ofelia. Also starring in Fear The Walking Dead are Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez (Netflix’s Orange is the New Black) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia. AMC’s The Walking Dead TV spinoff takes place in Los Angeles closer to the beginning of the Zombie (walker) outbreak. I cannot wait until Summer 2015 when it premieres.