Constantin Film to Produce New ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot Movie

Just four days after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hit retail shelves on home video formats, Constantin Film has announced that they will be continuing the franchise in the form of an upcoming reboot movie. Constantin’s board chairman,  Martin Moszkowicz, confirmed to Variety at Cannes Film Festival that the project (based loosely on the popular Capcom video game series) is currently in development. 

It isn’t surprising that Constantin wouldn’t want to stop at The Final Chapter… the film earned over $312 million worldwide on a budget of just $40 million (low by big action movie standards). While interest in the franchise has waned in the United States over the years, its recent entries have been smash hits in international markets like China.

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Alien: Covenant Wins Weekend Box Office, But May Have a Tough Road Ahead

According to current box office estimates, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant narrowly beat out another set of “aliens” in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with a weekend gross of $36 million dollars.  Last week’s champ (Guardians) finished with just over $35 million at the weekend box office, ending their two week reign in the top spot.

While the win is a positive for the new Alien film, it did not bring in the estimated $40-$45 million that most tracking agencies predicted.  In fact, the much maligned Prometheus brought in $15 million more than Covenant with a total of $51 million in its first weekend in 2012.  Couple this with a summer packed with a new blockbuster or two every weekend until  mid-August, and Covenant may not last long at your local theater.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger On James Cameron’s Upcoming ‘Terminator’ Film: “I’ll Be Back!”

Fans of The Terminator have a lot to look forward to these days! In January, we reported that the rights to the franchise will revert back to James Cameron in 2019, and that he will be producing a new film with Tim Miller (Deadpool) directing. In March, Paramount removed an unnamed Terminator sequel from its release schedule, a likely indicator of the rights expiring and the studio’s lack of interest in progressing the lukewarm storyline of Terminator Genisys. All of that time, it was unclear if Arnold Schwarzenegger would be returning to the franchise. He will be notably absent from the upcoming film, The Predator; and despite the adoration of millions of hardcore fans, his name isn’t the marquee draw it used to be. However, recently at Cannes Film Festival, Arnold confirmed to Screen Daily the one thing that his rabid fan’s want to hear for the new Terminator movie: “I’ll be back!”

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Seven-Minute Preview Arrives For Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead

A seven-minute teaser for the TV series Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead has been released.

Filled with gore and bucket of blood, the trailer is seemingly a perfect follow-up to the hit 2015 film Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. (See our review here) As the trailer ends, we get a close look at Brooke (Bianca Bradey) controlling a handful of zombies to do her bidding, and Barry (Jay Gallagher) unloading a high-powered weapon.

Produced by Guerilla Films, Wyrmwood is the brainchild of Australian film makers, Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner.

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Trailer Released for Live Action ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Movie

Today is an exciting day for fans of the manga/anime series, Tokyo Ghoul! A 30 second trailer for the live action film based on the popular dark fantasy/action horror franchise has been posted to the web. Check it out below in all of its glory!

The live action Tokyo Ghoul movie will star Masataka Kubota (of the live action Death Note) as Ken Kaneki and Fumika Shimizu (of the live action My Neighbor Seki) as T?ka Kirishima. The film will open in theaters on July 29th, 2017 in Japan.

The following is a synopsis for the movie’s source material:

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Universal Orlando Announces House Based on the Shining for Annual Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando announced via their official Halloween Horror Nights website that Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining will be getting “the haunted house (or to be more specific, hotel)” treatment at the theme park’s 27th annual Halloween scare fest.

Universal’s show director Charles Grey is naturally excited about landing the property, and stated that “There are so many intense and creepy moments packed in the whole film. So we held hands, took a deep breath, and entered the Overlook Hotel. I just finished looking at some of the house designs and am thrilled by the story we’re telling. It will be the warped psychological thriller you know and love with our own Halloween Horror Nights twist.”

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Jim Henson Company to Produce ‘The Dark Crystal’ Prequel Series for Netflix

For the Jim Henson Company, everything old is new again! First came news that a feature film sequel to the David Bowie classic, Labyrinth, will hit the silver screen. Now, we’ve learned that Jim Henson’s other dark fantasy story will return to the public spotlight. Variety reports that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will hit Netflix as a 10-episode series.

The production is being described as a prequel series which takes place in the franchise’s world of Thra. The following is the synopsis for the series: “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”

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Tom Hardy to Star as Venom in Spider-Man Spinoff, Ruben Fleishner to Direct

Sony has announced big news today for Spider-Man fans who still can’t wash the taste of Topher Grace as Venom out of their mouths: the symbiotic menace will be played by Tom Hardy in the upcoming spinoff film!

Viewers know the always-intense, always-charismatic Tom Hardy for his memorable roles as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, James Keziah Delaney in Taboo, and Charles Bronson in Bronson. The intensity he brings to his characters is legendary, and it should translate well to the notorious supervillain.

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Twiztid to Bring Astronomicon to Detroit in 2018

Horror-core icons Twiztid, who recently started up their own record label (MNE Records), just announced that they’re ready to conquer the convention world as well.  In a video posted to their Facebook page, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide announced that on the weekend of February 9-11, 2018, the Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, MI will host Astronomicon.  This con, while still being heavy on the juggalo love, will be a celebration of all pop culture in a family environment.

 
Twiztid’s love of all things horror will be respresented at Astronomicon, as the first three confirmed celebrity guests are Mick Foley (Big Money Hustlas), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), and Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet).  While the Detroit area is home to the annual Motor City Comic Con (happening this weekend in Novi), this convention will be considerably more dark and horror-filled than its counterpart.  Astronomicon will not be an answer to the Gathering of the Juggalos (happening July 26-29 in Oklahoma City, OK), which was a concern following Twiztid’s social media-heavy recent split with ICP’s Psychopathic Records.  This will be more in line with Wizard World or MonsterMania.

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Netflix to Develop ‘The Witcher’ TV Series

Streaming supergiant Netflix continues to acquire foreign properties with the intent on producing a global juggernaut. Deadline is reporting that Netflix will be producing an English-language drama series based on the saga The Witcher, from Poland’s Andrzej Sapkowski. Following in the steps of other shows green-lit for production recently in the international landscape (France’s Marseille, Japan’s Hibana: Spark/Hibana, among others), The Witcher will be given a first-season run with hopes of others to follow.

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