Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Legendary Entertainment to Reboot ‘The Toxic Avenger’

Deadline is reporting that Legendary Entertainment has nabbed the film rights to The Toxic Avenger and will reboot the Troma horror franchise. The series will seemingly be in good hands as Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers.

Released in May of 1984, The Toxic Avenger follows the story of Melvin Ferd a 98-pound weakling who constantly gets teased and harassed at his health club job where he works as a janitor. A malicious prank goes wrong and sends Melvin flying out of a second story window and into a truck loaded with drums of toxic waste. Upon hitting the drums Melvin is set on fire and eventually the chemicals from the drums cause him to transform into the creature known as Toxie. read more read more

Tom DeLonge’s ‘Strange Times’ in Development at TBS

Things are about to get strange as Tom DeLonge’s graphic novel Strange Times is being made into a series for TBS. Variety reports that Aaron Karo is set to write the series which follows five teenage skateboarders who also happen to be paranormal researchers.  The show will center around the group being chased by government agents.

“My love for all things paranormal and skateboarding are sometimes only superseded by my love for offensive humor,” says DeLonge. “This series combines them all into one.” read more read more

Johannes Roberts to Helm ‘Resident Evil’

Prepare to enter Raccoon City once again as Variety is reporting that Johannes Roberts will be writing and directing the Resident Evil reboot. Constantin Film has been geared up to reboot the franchise since May of 2017 as they confirmed the choice with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.

Roberts is the director behind 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night. Released on June 16, 2017 in the United States, 47 Meters Down follows two sisters whose dream vacation quickly turns into a nightmare. A sequel, 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter is slated for a June 2019 release. read more read more

Toby Kebbell Lands Male Lead Role in Upcoming Apple Series

Deadline is reporting that Toby Kebbell has landed the male lead role opposite of Lauren Ambrose in Apple’s upcoming series from M. Night Shyamalan. The untitled psychological thriller comes from Rony Basgallop (who is handling both the writing duties and serving as a co-executive producer) and will consist of 10 half-hour episodes. Shyamalan is set to co-executive produce the series and will direct the first episode.

Kebbell has appeared in Wrath of the Titans, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four, Warcraft, Ben-Hur, Black Mirror, Kong: Skull Island, and War for the Planet of the Apes. Back in May it was reported that the British actor joined the cast of Becoming, a film which sees a couple encounter a terrifying evil force. Kebbell will also be a part of 2020’s Bloodshot which is based on the Valiant comic book series. read more read more

Horror Legend, Steve Dash Updates Fans on Health

Our friend Steve Dash, who played the iconic Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part 2 posted an update on his health via Facebook. The fan favorite actor stated that he had been suffering from diabetes, blood clots and a bad heart over the past year.  The actor, who many horror fans refer to as “Burlap Sack Jason” due to the iconic costuming in the second installment of the franchise, will be undergoing a procedure to amputate his leg. If you know Steve, you know that one of his passions is golf, and one of the main reasons he is opting for surgery is that he will be able to play again within six to eight weeks after getting a new leg. read more read more

Ben Mendelsohn to Star in ‘The Outsider’

Variety is reporting that HBO has committed to a series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider. Jason Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes under his Aggregate Films banner which was founded in 2012. Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Bloodlines, Ready Player One, Captain Marvel) has landed the lead role of Ralph Anderson in the series.

Written by Stephen King and published on May 22, 2018 by Scribner the 560-page novel quickly landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The synopsis of the book is: read more read more

Kirby Johnson Talks ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’

As you can probably hear from the screams coming from the movie theater,  The Possession of Hannah Grace is currently playing. The movie tells the tale of an exorcism gone bad leading to a loss of a young woman’s life. As the body is transported to the morgue the attendant soon learns that evil has visited the mortuary.

We caught up with Hannah Grace herself, Kirby Johnson, to talk about her role in the film.

Did you do any special research for your role as Hannah in The Possession of Hannah Grace? read more read more

Mckenna Grace Among Those to Join Cast of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

Deadline is reporting that Mckenna Grace, one of the young stars in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House will play a young Sabrina Spellman in the upcoming holiday episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina titled A Midwinter’s Tale. Back in September we passed along the news that Grace was also added to the Untitled Annabelle film which will be released on July 3, 2019. The horror flicks listed above only add to the actress’ solid horror resume which includes Amityville: The Awakening, The Bad Seed, Independence Day: Resurgence and 2015’s Frankenstein. read more read more

Samuel Hadida Dies at 64

We have sad news to pass along today as Deadline is reporting that producer Samuel Hadida has passed away. Horror fans know Hadida as the driving force behind the film adaptation of the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises.

Born in Casablanca, Morocco on December 17, 1953, Hadida co-founded Metropolitan Filmexport with his brother Victor in 1978. The company is the currently French distributor for Lionsgate films. In 1993 his first horror venture Necronomicon: Book of the Dead was released which starred Jeffrey Combs as H.P. Lovecraft. In 2002, Hadida quarterbacked the beloved Resident Evil video game franchise to the big screen. The film starred Milla Jovovich as Alice, Michelle Rodriguez as Rain, and Eric Mabius as Matt. The film garnered over $100 million at the box office and spawned five more additions to the franchise. read more read more

Zoey Deutch Joins ‘Zombieland 2’

Deadline is reporting that Zoey Deutch has been added to the cast of Zombieland 2. Deutch joins the returning Zombieland cast which includes Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee, Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus, Emma Stone as Wichita, and Abigail Breslin as Little Rock.

The next installment follows the survivors from the nation’s capital all the way to the American heartland as they try to survive living with each other and the evolving zombie threat. read more