Eli Roth has recently announced that The Green Inferno (2013) is pushing forward towards a August - September 2015 movie release date. Further more, we are talking a theatrical release date thanks to Open Road Films. That is right, possibly a full theatrical movie release date or at the very least, a limited theatrical release. Definite details may be released at The Sundance Film Festival 2015 so look forward to more details real soon. Starring in The Green Inferno are Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Aaron Burns.
Relativity Studios is now looking for a replacement for Luke Evans because he is no longer apart of The Crow Reboot, bummer. Corin Hardy is still attached as the director but Luke Evans is a busy guy in high demand, we could not expect him to stick around in this “limbo” surrounding The Crow Reboot/The Crow Remake. I am sad to see him go and I know that many would have seen the reboot/remake just because he was attached. We will keep you posted when his “replacement” is found.
William Brent Bell is making a new horror movie titled The Boy with Lauren Cohan (AMC’s The Walking Dead, CW’s Supernatural) to star in the lead role, her first feature film lead role. The Boy is a horror thriller that “centers on a nanny (Cohan) who is tasked with overseeing a lifelike doll by a bizarre couple who treat it as a real child. The couple use the doll as way to cope with the death of their young son, but the nanny becomes increasingly convinced that it is alive.” Involved in the project are Lakeshore Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment with filming scheduled to start this March 2015. The screenplay was created by Stacey Menear. All said, I am am very interested in this project and cannot wait to see more.
All-female horror anthology XX (2015) finally has a movie poster attached to the new film. The upcoming movie has terrific female horror directors like Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jenniffer’s Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance), Sofia Carrillo (La Casa Triste) and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird). The new movie will include four short stories/films. XYZ Films will produce the film. That is about all the news available right now so expect more as more news is released.
CONtv will release it’s new Fight of the Living Dead TV series. They describe it as Survivor meets The Walking Dead. So basically competitors face off against hordes of walking zombies. Sounds interesting and I cannot wait to see the first episode.
NBC and Sky TV has just greenlit a new futuristic dramedy “Apocalypse”. Set to star in Apocalypse are Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, Jenna Fischer and Mathew Baynton. NBC describes the series as out-of-the-box and original. I hate to call it so early but I am not sold on this new TV series… next.
Rose McGowan has signed on to make her directorial debut in The Pines. The Pines will be a psychological thriller. Shooting will start in Fall 2015 in upstate New York. Set to produce The Pines are Sundial Pictures and Tangerine Entertainment. Alex Mar has written the script which is described as “a troubled young woman’s dreams of stability are threatened by a family of healers who could help save her mind, or lose it completely.” News broke on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival 2015. Rose McGowan did create a short movie titled “Dawn” that she submitted to the Sundance Film Festival 2014.
ITV Encore‘s The Frankenstein Chronicles Season 1 already has Sean Bean in the cast. New to the cast are Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed-Miles, Ed Stoppard, Elliot Cowan, Hugh O’Conor, Joe Tucker, Kate Dickie, Lalor Roddy, Patrick Fitzsymons, Richie Campbell, Robbie Gee, Ryan Sampson, Samuel West, Shaun Mason, Steve Wilson, Steven Berkoff, Stuart Graham, Tom Ward and Vanessa Kirby. That is a huge announcement for ITV Encore’s first original drama since it was launched in 2014. Shooting for The Frankenstein Chronicles starts this upcoming January 26, 2015 in Northern Ireland.