UPDATE 2: WARNER BROS. WERE ON US LIKE WHITE ON RICE LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER POSTING! GOOD JOB TO THEIR SHARP EYED LEGAL DEPT. NOW WE KNOW WHY THEY MAKE SO DAMN MUCH! SO THAT’S A WRAP, UNFORTUNATELY. OTHERWISE THEY’RE GOING TO, I DON’T KNOW, CALL JOHNNY LAW ON ME OR SUE ME, AND I’D RATHER REMAIN ON FRIENDLY TERMS WITH MEDIA GROUPS TO KEEP THIS SITE GOING! SORRY ‘BOUT IT, BUT I HOPE YOU CAUGHT IT WHILE YOU COULD!
UPDATE: I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND THE VIDEO ANYWHERE ELSE, BUT HERE IT IS FOR BACKWOODS HORROR READERS! LOOK UPON ITS GLORY AFTER THE BREAK!
It’s taken two-years for this video to leak and it’s getting pulled down in a hurry everywhere. Act fast if you want to see it. Don’t be surprised if it’s already gone by the time you hit PLAY.
I’ve just played the SDCC GODZILLA Teaser Trailer now about 5 or 6 times. It’s fucking BRILLIANT! While not much of the big guy can be seen, plenty of what he has wrought is…and it looks like this time Legendary has done right by the fans. Take a look after the break, but don’t wait too long because this little bit of leaked video is being taken down everywhere.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that director James Wan’s The Conjuringarrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and digital download on October22!
The Conjuring stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren; Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor as Roger and Carolyn Perron. The film also stars Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy and Kyla Deaveras as the Perrons’ five daughters; Sterling Jerinsas as Judy Warren; Marion Guyot as Georgiana; Steve Coulter as Father Gordan; Shannon Kook as Drew; and John Brotherton as Brad.
During a licensing expo in Brazil, someone snapped a sneaky photograph of one of the new posters that, at last, gives us our first glimpse at what Legendary Pictures’s new GODZILLA will look like, staying true to the rumors that they’re sticking very close to the classic design as opposed to a giant iguana. All we’ve had up until this point has been a fuzzy image clouded by haze or dust and a brief glimpse as seen on the Godzilla Experience at SDCC. Get a good look after the jump while you can because there’s probably a good chance that Legendary will be sending me an email asking me (and others) to take the post down.
Little has been released about the film thus far, but we are looking at a project that involves one hell of a cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, C.J. Adams, and Ken Watanabe.
I didn’t pick up on this story when it first hit the press last year, but it recently came to my attention during a conversation with a friend of mine who, like me, is quite the fan of all things Vincent Price. When I posted the story yesterday of the new Scream Factory Vincent Price Collection, he reminded me that there have been some rumors that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were in talks with Warner Brothers to do a remake of THEABOMINABLEDR. PHIBES while they collaborated on the ridiculously awful DARKSHADOWS remake.
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.”
It was announced last week that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has gained exclusive rights to physical Blu-ray and DVD distribution of more than 600 Paramount catalog titles (Paramount keeps VOD rights). While nothing major was announced, horror fans have been in a frenzy hoping that we’ll now see that Friday the 13th Blu-ray box set we’ve been demanding.
Daniel Farrands, producer of the absolutely incredible A Nightmare on Elm Street documentary “Never Sleep gain,” already has inside word from Warners regarding the future of the Friday franchise: “It’s confirmed that Warner Bros. DID acquire the F13th titles from Paramount,” Farrands states on his Facebook page. “But they haven’t yet decided whether they will release a full Blu-ray box set or simply release “one offs” of each title.”
What’s exciting is that we can now have one solid set that contains Friday the 13th through Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan alongside Jason Goes to Hell, Jason X and Freddy vs. Jason!
I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m still a big fan of the show SUPERNATURAL. I was a bigger fan in the beginning, with the whole “monster of the week” thing going, but I’m still a faithful viewer, so I was excited as hell when I’d heard it’d been picked up for another season (though moved to Wednesday nights). Now we’ve gotten our claws on the full length promo video for SUPERNATURAL: SEASON 8.
The series stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester. SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”), Jeremy Carver (“Being Human”), and Phil Sgriccia.
The executive producer and creator of the Halloween films, Irwin Yablans, is releasing his first book, The Man Who Created Halloween, just in time for the yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31st.
The full title is The Man Who Created Halloween: How a Bit of Desperation and Inspiration Gave Birth to the Movie that Changed Hollywood, and it’s chock-full of insider info from Yablans, who is known for his work in the horror film industry. He produced films that include Halloween (1978), Roller Boogie (1979), Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979), Halloween II (1981), Hell Night (1981), Blood Beach (1981), and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).
The Man Who Created Halloween is the fascinating story of one man’s improbable journey from the tenements of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg to fame and fortune in Hollywood. It is also a chronicle of the shifting winds of change from the old studio system to the emergence of a new breed of independent producers and filmmakers. Replete with fascinating first-hand anecdotes, The Man Who Created Halloween shows us that tumultuous era thru the eyes of famed producer and film executive Irwin Yablans.
Yablans’ career encompasses the entire gamut of motion picture experience from his early years at Warner Brothers to sales chief at Paramount and Orion Pictures, culminating with the start of his own company, Compass International Pictures. But his story is much more. It is a tale of the determination and perseverance that enabled him to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in a rough and tumble business.
Told in his own words, this candid, no holds barred autobiography finally relates the truth about how the iconic film Halloween came into being. The discovery of John Carpenter and Yablans’ relationship with Moustapha Akkad and Joseph Wolf are discussed in never revealed before detail. Written with humor and fidelity to the truth, The Man Who Created Halloween is an essential addition to any movie lore library as well as an inspirational example of the possibilities for any man who will not be denied.
Warner Bros. is planning to split ‘IT’ into two films and has tapped Cary Fukunaga to direct its adaptation of Stephen King’s horror thriller with Fukunaga co-writing the script with Chase Palmer.
A quarter of Warner-based producers — Roy Lee, Dan Lin and the team of Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg via their Katz-Smith banner — are producing the long-in-development project.
Warner Bros. tapped Dave Kajganich to adapt the novel in 2009 and had planned for a single movie at that point. “It” centers on seven children in a small Maine town who confront the source of a series of murders in 1958 and again in 1985, when the cycle begins again.
I was never overly impressed by the original television mini-series/movie, so I’m interested to see what’ll happen with this project. I think splitting IT into two films is actually a good idea, it’s a massive book with quite a lot of information that was left out of the original film.
For those of you interested in seeing something other than the face of Jesus on your toast, Warner Bros. and Dynamic Forces are collaborating to create a series of toasters that will brand images from WB properties onto your toasty white or wheat. Friday the 13th, Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, The Goonies, and A Nightmare on Elm Street are just some of the property designs that will be available. Why? Who knows, but it’s weird and it’s horror, so I’m passing this oddity on to you.
BleedingCool.com received a press release today that may give us some idea as to what this insanity is all about:
These collector toasters will imprint iconic images from your favorite Warner Bros. films and television series onto slices of bread to make a fun impression on your breakfast, lunch or midnight snack! The extra-wide slots allow you to not only toast bread, but also bagels and more. UL tested and approved, it includes illuminated function buttons for cancel, reheat and frozen. The toaster design is a beautiful glossy black finish featuring the logo from the film or television series, and is a compliment to any counter top.
Hmmmmm, what’s really sad is that I might be interested in getting a Friday the 13th toaster if they aren’t too terribly pricey. We can look forward to toaster horror in September.