Entries by Mark McCurley

Sony Delays ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and ‘Morbius’

In a matter of a few weeks, several Hollywood studios have postponed big-budget films due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 in an effort to reduce social gathering in movie theaters for the time being. Now Sony has hopped on that bandwagon with delaying seven of their films which include Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the Spider-Man Spin-off Morbius according to Variety.

The rescheduling of these two films is as follows:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife to March 5, 2021 from July 10, 2020. read more

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Resumes Pre-Production Remotely

In a slight shift of events in Hollywood, Variety is reporting that Disney and Marvel are moving forward with pre-production on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but remotely with hope that cameras will start rolling in June.

After the announcement earlier this year that Sam Raimi will direct, the gears are slowly turning. Time will tell if the studio decides to stay on track with this schedule where other studios have indefinitely delayed major productions, such as The Batman and Matrix 4 at Warner Bros. read more read more

‘Supernatural’ Season 15 to Go on Temporary Hiatus Following Episode 13

In what continues to be an ongoing trend of postponing for film and television series, Supernatural has now hopped on that wagon. Showrunner Andrew Dabb confirmed via his Twitter on March 23 that the series will air its thirteenth episode, titled Destiny’s Child, but go on hiatus until the remaining episodes can be completed.

According to Dabb who Tweeted to curious fans, “Due to the shutdown, this will be our last episode for awhile. Stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.” read more read more

Karyn Kusama Set to Direct ‘Dracula’ at Universal

That didn’t take long, the next films in a contemporary shared Monster Universe are already being planned and though many are only early on in development, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Karyn Kusama has been selected to direct Dracula with Blumhouse Productions and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay co-writing the screenplay.

After a few misfires with 2014’s Dracula Untold and 2017’s The Mummy, The Invisible Man hit the nail on the head this year by receiving very positive reviews and high box office return for Universal Studios with returning to its catalog of classic monsters. read more read more

James Wan to Produce Universal Monster Film

Just like that, the Universal Monsters have resurged thanks to the breakout success of The Invisible Man and now director James Wan is coming on board to produce a monster film of his own for the studio according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set to be created under Wan’s Atomic Monster banner, writer for Supernatural Robbie Thompson will pen the screenplay.

Although it is currently without a title, it is being said the story revolves around teenagers who discover their neighbor is creating a monster in his basement which gets loose. read more read more

‘The New Mutants’ Teaser Scares Ahead of Release

As if growing up isn’t scary enough, The New Mutants looks to take a horrifying turn for the world of mutants, people with powerful abilities who can use them for good as well as evil, in the latest teaser for the upcoming release showing these youngsters must face their demons.

Check out the teaser here:

Now under the brand title 20th Century Studios following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, The New Mutants is the final entry in the X-Men film series whether the studio admits it or not. The film was originally meant to be released within a few months of Deadpool 2 in 2018 and have more connections with the main series. read more read more

‘Ice Cream Man’ Comic Being Adapted on Quibi

I scream, you scream, we all scream for the Ice Cream Man because now the Image Comics horror series is getting an official adaptation on Quibi, according to Deadline.

An upcoming American short-form mobile video platform, Quibi’s start date is set for April 6 and as a show that goes with the premier, Ice Cream Man is an anthology series told by the title character, the Ice Cream Man whose real name is Rick.

As he narrates a string of twisted tales from his truck, Rick serves up cones of pain and suffering to the inhabitants of one suburb town for his own sick and twisted entertainment. read more read more

Netflix Gains Rights to ‘Red Rose’ Series

Adding to its expanding library of content, Deadline has reported that Netflix has obtained national and international rights to Red Rose, the horror drama that originally aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The storyline follows a group of teenagers from the town of Bolton who download a mysterious app, called Red Rose, which sets in motion a series of events that take their town by storm, bringing the friends together to battle the unseen forces of a seemingly supernatural entity. read more

Macaulay Culkin joins ‘American Horror Story’ Season 10

Apparently being left Home Alone as a child wasn’t scary enough for Macaulay Culkin who has been cast in American Horror Story‘s tenth season. He must be thirsty for more according to Deadline.

Coming off its highly rated ninth season in AHS: 1984, there is no word yet on what season 10’s theme, time period or location will be.

AHS creator Ryan Murphy made the cast announcement via his Instagram page that Culkin, along with Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters who were absent from season nine, are officially on board. read more read more

‘A Head Full of Ghosts’ adds Scott Cooper as Director

Love is in the air and ghosts are on our minds apparently because according to Deadline director Scott Cooper has been tapped to helm A Head Full of Ghosts set to star Margaret Qualley.

Cooper is known for his work on feature films like Crazy Heart, Black Mass and most recently Antlers. A Head Full of Ghosts will be his adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s Bram Stoker Award-winning horror novel of the same name.

The story follows 8-year-old Merry who’s older sister starts showing signs of an unending and horrifying affliction. As this happens the Barrett family is slowly tearing apart. 20 years later, Merry (Qualley) is confronted with her family’s traumatic past when a journalist named Rachel with a similarly haunted past looks into the case and causes Merry to relive the devastating memories of her childhood. read more read more