Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

‘The Others’ Remake Coming From Sentient Entertainment

It seems like everything old is new again as Deadline is reporting that Sentient Entertainment has won the remake rights for the hit horror film The Others. Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the film.

According to the source, the plan is to modernize the story and is said to already be attracting top talent.

Sentient’s Renee Tab told Deadline that “I am honored to be able to work on my favorite horror film of all time, The Others, and to bring this reimagining to the big screen for new audiences. It is almost eerie and uncanny how timely the themes are today: self-isolation, paranoia and fear, and of course the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm. We look forward to unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose pain and demons draw viewers into a truly compassionate journey.” read more read more

‘Cannibal Holocaust’ Video Game Announced

2020 is shaping up to be one of the oddest years in recent history. So far we have had the US Senate acquit the President of the United States, a virus that has killed near 87,000 worldwide, a toilet paper shortage and now, on top of all that, a Cannibal Holocaust game as just been announced. Yes, you read that right…Cannibal Holocaust.

On their website, Fantastico Studio has announced that “On the fortieth anniversary of the release of the cult film Cannibal Holocaust, director Ruggero Deodato announces the fourth, highly awaited chapter of his cannibals cycle, with great news: the new episode will not be a movie, but a videogame created in collaboration with Fantastico Studio.” read more read more

Lee Fierro of ‘JAWS’ Passes Away Due to Coronavirus Complications

Sad news to pass along today as we have learned via Deadline that Jaws actress Lee Fierro has passed away from Coronavirus complications at the age of 91. Although her screen time as Mrs. Kintner in the classic horror flick was short it made an enormous impact.

Following her son’s death Mrs. Kintner approached Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) and calls out his name finishing the greeting with an open-handed slap across the face.

“I just found out, that a girl got killed here last week, and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! You knew it was dangerous! But you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things! But still my boy is dead now. And there’s nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that.” read more read more

‘October Faction’ and ‘V Wars’ Canceled by Netflix

Deadline has a report that two horror series recently got the dreaded axe by streaming giant Netlix. October Faction and V Wars, both adaptations of IDW comic graphic novel properties, have been canceled after just one season.

October Faction follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and they quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems. read more read more

NEON Lands Rights to ‘Possessor’

Deadline has a report that NEON has landed the U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. Entertainment distribution label Well Go USA will handle the home release.

Possessor had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festical on January 25, 2020. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean & Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The picture is described as:
Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life, she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own. read more read more

Image to Publish New Dracula Graphic Novel ‘Dracula, Motherf**ker’

The classic tale of Count Dracula is getting a new graphic novel treatment by gong back to the past. And just in time for Halloween.

Alex De Campi (Archie vs. Predator) and Erica Henderson (Assassin Nation, Squirrel Girl) have teamed up to create 2020: Dracula: Motherf**ker for Image Comics. Described as “taking place in both 19th-century Vienna and Los Angeles in the year 1974,” the graphic novel is a “twist on the original story”. read more

‘Invisible Man’ Poster Sells for $182,400 at Heritage Auctions

A rare movie poster of the 1933 Universal classic The invisible Man sold for a whopping $182,400 at public auction Saturday night. Early speculation had the poster pegged at about $125,000 but bidders quickly surpassed that amount.

“Even in these troubled economic and uncertain times, this was a big success,” said Grey Smith, Director of Posters at Heritage Auctions.

Based on H. G. Wells’ 1897 sci-fi novel The Invisible Man and brought to the big screen by Universal Pictures in 1933, the film was directed by James Whale and starred Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Dudley Digges, Una O’Connor, Henry Travers and Forrester Harvey. read more read more

Goran Visnjic to Play Dracula in ‘The Brides’

Deadline has a report that Goran Visnjic is set to star as Count Dracula in ABC’s Brides of Dracula series. He joins Gina Torres, Katherine Reis, Sophia Tatum and Chris Mason. The series is written by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa and is directed by Maggie Kiley.

The Croatian-born actor has become a familiar face on the screen appearing in movies and television shows such as Santa Clarita Diet, This is Us, Timeless, Crossing Lines, Extant, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Deep. His stand-out role was playing Dr. Luka Kovac on ER. read more read more

HBO Reveals Trailer for ‘The Third Day’

HBO has released a trailer for their upcoming mini-series The Third Day. The series stars Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Paddy Considine, Emily Watson, Naomie Harris and John Dagleish.

The series is described as:
The show is divided into two parts: “Summer” and “Winter.” In “Summer,” one man (Jude Law) visits a mysterious island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants’ intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half, aka “Winter,” a strong-willed outsider (Naomie Harris) comes to the island seeking answers — but instead causes a battle to decide its fate. read more read more

McKenna Grace Joins James Wan For ‘Malignant’

Deadline has a report that McKenna Grace will once again team up with James Wan in the upcoming film Malignant. The two worked together in 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home. Grace joins Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Jake Abel, Ingrid Bisu, Michole Briana White and Jacqueline McKenzie who have previously been cast in the film.

While not much is known about the plot, the story is written by Wan and Bisu (Wan’s fiancé) and will be produced through Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions company. read more read more