Universal Reportedly Wants Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson for ‘Dark Universe’ Franchise

Have you ever wanted to see Angelina Jolie as the Bride of Frankenstein, or Dwayne Johnson as the Wolf Man? Well, you may be in luck! The Hollywood Reporter recently crunched the numbers needed for Universal’s upcoming The Mummy to be considered a success (a $40 million domestic opening weekend, for starters). In their report, they state that, if all goes well, the studio is currently eyeing the two megastars for future installments in the franchise. 

The studio has reportedly wanted Angelina Jolie for quite a while to play the titular role in Bill Condon’s upcoming Bride of Frankenstein. However, formal negotiations have not yet begun. This is likely due to the fact that Jolie commands a hefty fee and the studio isn’t quite sure if their action-fueled reboots of their silver screen classics will become financial hits. read more

Tristan Roache-Turner Talks Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead

In 2014, Aussie film makers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner of Guerilla Films, unleashed the horror flick, Wyrmwood. The movie, which proved to be a masterful mix of blood, gore and comedy, had critics describing the film as Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead.
 
Earlier this month, we reported on the release of the minute trailer which continues Wyrmwood, Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead.  We recently caught up with Tristan Roache-Turne to get the gory details on what horror fans can expect from this highly anticipated new series. read more

Ridley Scott Confirms Over 20 Minutes Cut from Alien: Covenant

In a recent interview with Collider, Ridley Scott revealed that he cut just about 20 minutes from his latest film Alien: Covenant.

Scott cut the 20 minutes based on test screenings and in an effort to bring the film in at just over the two hour mark.  Scott actually appeared happy with the feedback from the test screenings and there were no signs that the director was told to trim the film by his producers (no Blade Runner-style creative showdowns it would seem). Scott asserted that sometimes a director “…thinks you know everything, but you don’t”. read more

J.P. Willie Talks Blood in the Woods

As young man growing up in my neighborhood, I remember certain times in my life when I was scared so deeply that is froze me on every level. Stories that echo that fright and a moment frozen in a sensation that immerses you in the dark is Blood in the Woods, written by J.P. Willie. Willie tells the coming of age story of friends, a small town, insidious acts of evil and the events that surrounded them all. Willie took some time out during the promotional tour for Blood in the Woods to talk friendship, the idea of evil, impact as an author and tone of the writing with Jay Kay and the Horror News Network. read more

Blackest of the Black: Atreyu Interview

Horror News Network caught up with Porter McKnight and Travis Miguel from Atreyu at the Blackest of the Black Festival on May 27, 2017 in Orange County, California. Watch as we discuss the horror/metal connection, horror movies, comics, and what’s coming up for Atreyu.

Blackest of the Black: Ministry Photos

See below for our photo gallery for Ministry at the Blackest of the Black Festival on May 27, 2017 in Orange County, California.

All photo credits to Brian Gray for Horror News Network.

Blackest of the Black: VAMPS Photos

See below for our photo gallery for VAMPS at the Blackest of the Black Festival on May 27, 2017 in Orange County, California.

All photo credits to Brian Gray for Horror News Network.

Sofia Coppola Becomes Second Woman Ever to Win “Best Director” at Cannes Film Festival

Sofia Coppola is officially the second woman ever to win “Best Director” at Cannes Film Festival. She was awarded this prestigious honor on Sunday for The Beguiled, a dark thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell. The film is being described as her most feminist work to date.

Starting off as an actress in various small roles in her father, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather series, Sofia Coppola first entered the world of directing in 1996. Her debut full length film, 1999’s The Virgin Suicides earned tremendous critical acclaim; and 2003’s Lost in Translation delivered one of Bill Murray’s and Scarlett Johansson’s best performances of their respective careers. read more

Blackest of the Black: COMBICHRIST Photos

See below for our photo gallery for COMBICHRIST at the Blackest of the Black Festival on May 27, 2017 in Orange County, California.

All photo credits to Brian Gray for Horror News Network.

Blackest of the Black: Atreyu Photos

See below for our photo gallery for Atreyu at the Blackest of the Black Festival on May 27, 2017 in Orange County, California.

Credit for all photos to Brian Gray for Horror News Network.