TRICK ‘R TREAT 2 IS FINALLY HAPPENING!

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That’s right boils ‘n ghouls. Perhaps one of the greatest Halloween Horror films to come our way in decades, TRICK ‘r TREAT  is finally getting a sequel. While I think the film is one of those masterpieces that doesn’t necessarily need a sequel, with the right people involved, I think we, the fans, may very well have another masterpiece on our hands!

From HorrorMovies.ca:

[Recently, at the] Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, there was a special screening of Trick ‘r Treat for Beyond Fest.  This screening was also live streamed and featured a Q&A with Bryan Singer and stars of the film.  It was during the Q&A that the subject of “Trick ‘r Treat 2? was brought up.  Michael Dougherty, the film’s director, said it was out of his hands.  That’s when a representative from Legendary Pictures stood up and shouted “Let’s make a sequel!” and then the screen behind the Q&A participants lit up with the Trick ‘r Treat 2 logo.  It was also revealed that Dougherty would be directing the new film.

HAWT DAYUM!

CHECK OUT THE Q&A VIDEO AFTER THE BREAK AND A BIT MORE FROM DOUGHERTY ABOUT WHAT WE MAY HAVE IN STORE FOR TRICK ‘R TREAT 2!

THE TWILIGHT ZONE MAY BE MAKING A RETURN TO TELEVISION WITH BRYAN SINGER AT THE HELM

Source: Shock Till You Drop

Coming down the wire from the boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop:

“In addition to a new in-development feature film, now The Twilight Zone is being groomed for its return to television.

 According to Deadline, Bryan Singer is spearheading the effort to revive the brand on the      small screen. He will develop, produce and (possibly) direct. Because it is so early in this project’s journey, it is too soon to tell where the series will land (Deadline speculates CBS) or who else will contribute.

The Twilight Zone was created by the great Rod Serling and it first aired in 1959. An anthology film in the ’80s brandished the brand and paved the way for the series’ small screen resurrection in ’85.

Currently, another TWILIGHT ZONE movie is kicked around Warner Bros. with writers and directors coming and going. Leonardo DiCaprio is on board to produce.”

PORTIA DE ROSSI CAST AS LILY MUNSTER IN NBC’S MOCKINGBIRD LANE

In an abrupt casting change, Portia De Rossi has been brought in to replace Mariana Klaveno to play Lily Munster (originally played to vampish effect by Yvonne De Carlo) for NBC’s THE MUNSTERS reboot MOCKINGBIRD LANE. Apparently, Mariana Klaveno couldn’t get a release from her contract for the project DEVIOUS MAIDS. Being a fan of De Rossi’s work in her various roles, I think this can only work out for the best and can’t wait to see what she’ll look like decked out as Lily Munster. Better than Mariana Klaveno, I think Portia De Rossi even has a better look for the role and her work in Arrested Development leads me to believe she can pull off the humorous, yet mysterious character.

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Wakefield joins Jerry O’Connell, as Herman Munster, Mason Cook as Eddie, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. Bryan Singer (producer of one of my favorite horror films TRICK ‘R TREAT) is slated to helm the pilot episode. The pilot is described as a “re-imagining” of the 1960s sitcom about The Munsters, a family of “monsters” — vampires, werewolves and a Frankenstein-esque monster, and their “plain” cousin (played in the reboot by Charity Wakefield) — that will feature interesting themes and visuals in the vein (pun intended) of Fuller’s PUSHING DAISIES. Mason Cook, playing Eddie Munster, is Lily (played by Portia De Rossi) and Herman’s (played by Jerry O’Connell) only child, an earnest boy scout and budding werewolf. Horrified to learn the truth about himself, he refuses to eat meat, arguing with Grandpa (Eddie Izzard) around the dinner table.

FIRST LOOK AT CHARITY WAKEFIELD AS MARILYN MUNSTER ON SET OF NBC’S MOCKINGBIRD LANE

Show “creator” Bryan Fuller has released the first image of Charity Wakefield as Marilyn Munster (originally portrayed by Beverley Owen with actress Pat Priest later assuming the role) on the set of NBC’s MOCKINGBIRD LANE. Seems like a damn good match to the original, which is the first time I can say that about the casting for the show.

Pat Priest As Marilyn Munster

Wakefield joins Jerry O’Connell, as Herman Munster, Mason Cook as Eddie, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. Bryan Singer (producer of one of my favorite horror films TRICK ‘R TREAT) is slated to helm the pilot episode. The pilot is described as a “re-imagining” of the 1960s sitcom about The Munsters, a family of “monsters” — vampires, werewolves and a Frankenstein-esque monster, and their “plain” cousin (played in the reboot by Charity Wakefield) — that will feature interesting themes and visuals in the vein (pun intended) of Fuller’s PUSHING DAISIES. Mason Cook, playing Eddie Munster, is Lily (no longer being played by ?) and Herman’s (played by Jerry O’Connell) only child, an earnest boy scout and budding werewolf. Horrified to learn the truth about himself, he refuses to eat meat, arguing with Grandpa (Eddie Izzard) around the dinner table.

EDDIE IZZARD SUITS UP AS GRANDPA MUNSTER FOR NBC’S ‘MOCKINGBIRD LANE’

Show “creator” Bryan Fuller released the first image today of Eddie Izzard suiting up as Grandpa Munster during a wardrobe fitting for NBC’s MOCKINGBIRD LANE. It seems, just from costuming, that they’re definitely straying from original wardrobe design.

Bryan Singer (producer of one of my favorite horror films TRICK ‘R TREAT) is slated to helm the pilot episode. The pilot is described as a “re-imagining” of the 1960s sitcom about The Munsters, a family of “monsters” — vampires, werewolves and a Frankenstein-esque monster, and their “plain” cousin (played in the reboot by Charity Wakefield) — that will feature interesting themes and visuals in the vein (pun intended) of Fuller’s PUSHING DAISIES. Mason Cook, playing Eddie Munster, is Lily (played by Mariana Klaveno) and Herman’s (played by Jerry O’Connell) only child, an earnest boy scout and budding werewolf. Horrified to learn the truth about himself, he refuses to eat meat, arguing with Grandpa (Eddie Izzard) around the dinner table.

NBC TO CAST JERRY O’CONNELL AS HERMAN MUNSTER FOR ‘MOCKINGBIRD LANE’

That’s right, NBC has decided to make THIS GUY their next HERMAN MUNSTER in NBC’s THE MUNSTERS reboot MOCKINGBIRD LANE. From Bloody Disgusting:

The actor will play the patriarch of the family, who in the 1960s CBS comedy was played by Fred Gwynne. In the reboot, Herman — like in the original series — has a permanent home under Grandpa Munster’s thumb. O’Connell joins the previously cast Eddie Izzard, who will play the powerful and quick-witted vampire in a role that was originated by Al Lewis. Mason Cook will play Herman and Lily’s werewolf son, Eddie. Bryan Singer will executive produce and direct the pilot.

NBC initially eyed the reboot, from “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller, for this development season but pushed the project to summer.

Fuller and NBC first made an attempt to revive the sitcom last year, with the network ultimately passing. His newer version is said to be an edgier and slightly darker take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster (originally played by Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo) and how they arrived at the famed 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.

The original series, produced by Universal Studios, aired 70 episodes from 1964-66.

What do I think about this? I think it’s a horrible casting choice. I’ve never been a big Jerry O’Connell fan, however, so I may be just a little biased. I don’t think he has the chops to fill the platform shoes of Fred Gwynne’s Herman. I could always be wrong, but in this case…I doubt it…

Just look at this guy, do you think Jerry O’Connell can ever do half the job he did?

EDDIE MUNSTER CAST FOR NBC’S ‘THE MUNSTERS’ REBOOT

In yet another example of a severe lack of ideas, THE MUNSTERS reboot is still a go for NBC. The new version will be titled MOCKINGBIRD LANE, written by Bryan Fuller (PUSHING DAISIES, DEAD LIKE ME) and starring Eddie Izzard and Charity Wakefield. Additionally, it has been reported that Mason Cook (SPY KIDS 4D) will be joining the cast as the young werewolf Eddie Munster.

Bryan Singer (producer of one of my new favorite horror films TRICK ‘R TREAT) is slated to helm the pilot episode. The pilot is described as a “re-imagining” of the 1960s sitcom about The Munsters, a family of “monsters” — vampires, werewolves and a Frankenstein-esque monster, and their “plain” cousin (played in the reboot by Charity Wakefield) — that will feature interesting themes and visuals in the vein (pun intended) of Fuller’s PUSHING DAISIES. Cook, playing Eddie Munster, is Lily and Herman’s only child, an earnest boy scout and budding werewolf. Horrified to learn the truth about himself, he refuses to eat meat, arguing with Grandpa (portrayed by Eddie Izzard) around the dinner table.

Hmmmm, I have a lot of fond memories of the original series, and still watch the show when in need of a good chuckle. Still, with the talent of Fuller and Singer behind the project, I may find myself actually enjoying it. Below is an example of concept art for the house at 1313 Mockingbird Lane and character design from Entertainment Weekly.

NEW ‘TRICK ‘R TREAT’ TRAILER HITS THE WEB

SOURCE: FANGORIA

A new trailer for Michael Dougherty’s upcoming anthology of good ‘ol Halloween carnage, TRICK ‘R TREAT has hit the web courtesy of Fangoria.   The DVD and BLU-RAY are set for release on October 6th, 2009 after quite a long delay thanks to Warner Bros. (nearly 3 years).  Check out the trailer below:

Trick ‘r Treat is set on Halloween night with 4 terrifying tales of the supernatural interwoven throughout.  This synopsis from Fango:

A high school principal (DYLAN BAKER) moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin (ANNA PAQUIN) for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man (BRIAN COX) battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.