Entries by Nick Banks

Second Alien: Covenant Prologue Reveals What Happened After Prometheus

In an attempt to generate interest for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and also serve as a bridge from his return to the world he created in 1979 (Alien) in the form of 2012’s Prometheus, Warner Brothers Pictures recently released a second prologue video (“The Crossing”) for the upcoming film.

The video features the only survivors of Prometheus,  Elizabeth (Noomi Repace) and android David (Michael Fassbender), as they attempt to locate their “creators”, but even David’s sweet, mellow voice can’t downplay his disappointment and horror when they reach their destination at the end of the clip.

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Plot Details Emerge About Monster Video Game Adaptation Rampage

According to SplashReport.com, the plot details to Brad Peyton’s upcoming monster video game Rampage adaptation have leaked.

The film (based on the 1986 Bally-Midway arcade game) is reportedly about a privately owned space station that is conducting secret experiments, and when the station is destroyed, “Three canisters from the crash land on Earth. One lands in the gorilla enclosure at the San Diego Zoo, the other in the plains of Wyoming and the last one in the Florida Everglades. The Griffin Technologies Group, headed by two siblings (Malin Akerman and Jake Lacy), tries to destroy any evidence of wrongdoing before the government finds out. It’s too late because the canisters have infected a gorilla named George, a wolf in Wyoming and an alligator. They start evolving and growing exponentially. To cover their track, the Griffin idiots decided to unleash a beacon that will make all three large animals head toward one destination: their head office located in the Willis Tower in Chicago.”

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Summer 2017 Horror Movie Preview

Coming off of an unusually busy (and profitable) winter season, this summer’s slate of horror films brings some well-known franchises, properties, and directors, as well as some expensive and inexpensive gambles to your local multiplex.  These films will not only be competing with each other for horror fans’ dollars, but they will naturally also have to contend with the usual high profile tent-pole action and super hero films.  Let’s take a look at the upcoming releases and trailers below and please use this as your Horror News Network guide for the summer season:

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Fox Wins Bidding War Over Neil Cross’ Monster Thriller Inside

Deadline reported today that 20th Century Fox outbid a number of rival studios to acquire Neil Cross’ first feature film Inside.

Cross is best known for the critically acclaimed BBC detective series Luther (starring Idris Elba).  Inside “…will be produced by the Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. Fox expands its relationship with Cross, Rona and Heineman, who are in the middle of the Escape From New York remake that recently got Robert Rodriguez aboard to direct. Mike Ireland is the Fox exec on that project and will serve in that role on the new project.”

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Hulu Orders Pilot Episode of Joe Hill’s Locke and Key

Deadline is reporting that Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic book Locke and Key is about to get a one hour pilot episode from Hulu to be directed by Dr. Strange’s Scott Derrickson.

Also involved in the project is the producer of Bates Motel and The Strain Carlton Cuse, who  “…developed Locke & Key with Hill who wrote the script on spec. The finished script was sent to one director, Derrickson, who came on board right away and, if the pilot goes to series, is expected to stay with the show for the first season and direct multiple episodes before segueing to the Doctor Strange sequel.”  Cuse will also serve as showrunner if the pilot turns into a series.

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Direct Sequel to Joe Dante’s The Howling Coming in Comic Book Form as Revenge of the Werewolf Queen

The direct sequel to Joe Dante’s original The Howling film is set for release on May 31st in comic form from SpaceGoat Publishing entitled The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen.

The four issue limited series takes places directly after Karen White’s transformation on live television and her subsequent on-screen demise at the hands of Chris Halloran.  According to Comixology, because of this, “Chris Halloran is having nightmares as he awaits trial for murder. Not in jail yet, Chris is conducting an investigation of his own: if he can prove the existence of werewolves, he might just have a chance at redemption—if only his witnesses would stop turning up dead.”

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Hellboy Into the Silent Sea Artist Gary Gianni: The Horror News Network Interview

Gary Gianni is an artist who has worked with numerous writers who are near and dear to fans around the world such as Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, George R.R. Martin, Michael Chabon, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.  The fact that Gianni continues to collaborate with such prominent writers  is a true testament to his artistic talent and unique style of illustration.  Horror News Network was lucky enough to speak Gianni about his upcoming Hellboy graphic novel Into the Silent Sea (which will be released on April 19th), as well as his career and upcoming projects.

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Get Out Blu-Ray Release to Include Alternate Ending

Although Get Out is still adding to its phenomenal total at the box office (over $164 million at this point) , the film will certainly disappear from theaters in the upcoming weeks due to the kick-off of the summer movie season and increased competition for screens at theaters around the country.

For those who missed the theatrical release, or for fans who want to own the debut film from director Jordan Peele, the film’s blu-ray release on May 23rd will include something that no one has yet seen: an alternate ending to the film.

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Walking Dead Fans Troll United Airlines With Images of Negan as New Customer Service Director; Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Draws Attention to United’s Dress Code Policies

Although not everyone agrees on the quality of last season’s The Walking Dead, all fans can agree that using the bat-wielding villain Negan in an internet Twitter meme is an appropriate tool for trolling and reacting to a viral video that has brought much unwanted attention to United Airlines customer service policy.

USA Today is reporting that “United has been under siege since videos of Sunday night’s violent confrontation on the plane at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport went viral, drawing hundreds of millions of views around the world. Social media outrage rained down on the Chicago-based airline.”

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Mike Mignola Returns to Comics with Vampire Graphic Novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home

Gizmodo recently reported that Mike Mignola will be returning to comics with the original Dark Horse graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home on October 25th, 2017.

Mr. Higgins Comes Home will be “…written by Mignola and with art from (Warwick) Johnson-Cadwell,  (and) is a send up of classic vampire stories, as two Vampire hunters convince the titular Mr. Higgins to return to the scene of his wife’s tragic death and confront the dark mysteries of what happened to him at the sinister Castle Golga.”

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