Skydance Interactive to Develop Virtual Reality Game ‘The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners’

The Walking Dead franchise is about to get up close and personal! Fans are used to consuming the popular series in comic book and television formats, and there have been numerous video game adaptations… but none quite like this.

Variety reports that Skydance Interactive is currently working on a virtual reality game based on The Walking Dead. The game will be called The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners, and it will take place “in the flooded remains of New Orleans.” There are currently no details on which consoles the title will appear on, but at this time the game is set for a 2019 release date. read more

Trailer for J.J. Abrams’ WWII Zombie Movie “Overlord” Arrives

The trailer for the film Overlord dropped today and man, it looks gruesome. Directed by Julius Avery on a script from Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games) and Mark L. Phillips (The Revenant, Vacancy), Overlord tells the story of a group of American soldiers who get dropped behind enemy lines during D-Day and discover that the Nazis are working on some messed up experiments to fight their enemies with (ie. zombies).

With a cast that includes Jovan Adepo (Mother!), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), and Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock), Overlord looks sure to please horror fans not only with gore and scares but also with solid performances. When asked for a comment about the film, J.J. Abrams (producing under his company Bad Robot) plainly stated that “it’s bat-shit crazy”. read more

Greg Nicotero to Helm ‘Creepshow’ TV Series

Shudder general manager Craig Engler rocked the horror world today by announcing that the company has greenlit a new Creepshow TV series which will be directed and executive produced by Greg Nicotero. Each episode of Creepshow will feature a different director with Nicotero leading off the initial installment.

Nicotero, who met his mentor, makeup legend Tom Savini, while visiting the set of Creepshow and who later worked with Romero on Day of the Dead and Creepshow 2 added, “Creepshow is a project very close to my heart! It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror..thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ in which it was created.” read more

Anne Rice’s ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ Coming to Hulu

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears that Anne Rice’s popular vampire saga may finally make its way to television screens courtesy of Hulu.

Hannibal and American Gods’ Bryan Fuller (who was going to serve as the showrunner on the series) recently left the project because he didn’t want to “… step on the toes of longtime friends Rice and her son, Christopher, who penned the original script.”

Anne and Christopher Rice will executive produce the potential series, along with Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content currently have an option for all 11 books from the Vampire Chronicles. read more

McFarlane Toys to Produce ‘Cuphead’ Toy Line

CUPHEAD mania will be jumping off of the screens of game consoles and into toy store shelves everywhere soon enough!  McFarlane Toys, in a press release on Tuesday July 17th, officially announced the acquisition of yet another toy license that began as a game and has quickly transcended pop-culture lore.  Following in the footsteps of Five Nights at Freddy’s and Hello Neighbor, the toy and action figure super-company will begin production on Construction Sets modeled after the wildly popular game Cuphead.  Spawn himself would be proud. read more

Deborah Ayorinde Joins cast of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Season 3

According to Deadline, Deborah Ayorinde will be joining an already solid cast for HBO’s True Detective Season Three.

Ayorinde (Girls Trip, Luke Cage, Sleepy Hollow) will portray Becca Hayes, the estranged daughter of retired Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hayes (played by Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali).  The already announced cast includes Carmen Ejogo, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn, Michael Graziadei, Josh Hopkins, Stephen Dorff and Jodi Balfour. read more

Dark Horse Comics Celebrates Hellboy’s 25th Anniversary with Three New Mignolaverse Titles

According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics will publish three new Mignolaverse titles this fall/winter “…span(ning) the globe and showcas(ing) very different corners of the Mignolaverse — the occult cold war escalates in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956; Lobster Johnson’s biggest foe, the Crimson Lotus, is featured in her first ever, eponymous mini-series; and the annual Hellboy Winter Special features festive and supernatural stories from Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck, Tonci Zonjic, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.” read more

‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Will Screen With Two Different Theatrical Endings

Taking a page from 1985’s classic mystery-comedy ClueUnfriended: Dark Web will screen with two different endings this weekend.  In true mystery fashion, it also appears that the producers were not planning on revealing this detail until after people paid to see the film.  Which one will you get?  Only the projectionist knows!

According to IndiewireUnfriended: Dark Web (which takes place entirely on a computer screen) “…premiered at South by Southwest earlier this year, and no mention of an alternate ending was made then. Blumhouse’s latest offering appears to have either added the new conclusion or simply saved it for theatrical audiences, though that’s yet to be confirmed.” read more

Netflix Teases ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 with Starcourt Mall Promotional Video

With The San Diego International Comic Con just days away, Netflix has just released a”vintage” commercial that teases the premiere date of Stranger Things Season Three.

The commercial gleefully promotes a new shopping mall that is coming to Hawkins, Indiana, with all of the 80s stores you remember.  At the end of the video, the announcer states that the mall will be opening “next summer.”

You can also catch Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) at the end of the video, working at everyone’s favorite ice cream shop: Scoops Ahoy! read more

William Gibson’s ‘Alien 3’ Script to be Adapted by Dark Horse Comics in November

Fans of Ridley Scott’s original Alien film and James Cameron’s Aliens eagerly awaited the release of the third film in the series in 1992, helmed by first time director Davis Fincher.  Although Fincher would later be forgiven many times over (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac) most of those fans walked out of the theater on May 22 of that year disappointed and confused.

What fans did not know at the time that Alien 3 was released was that a script by sci-fi legend William Gibson (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive) had been scraped at the eleventh hour, resulting in a rushed production that took the film in a very different direction. read more