Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

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

New Photo Emerges of David Harbour in ‘Hellboy’

Our friends at Empire revealed a new photo of David Harbour as the titular character in the upcoming Hellboy movie. The still shows Hellboy seemingly preparing for battle as he moves through some sort of tunnel.

“It was always a case of, ‘When in doubt, go back to the source material.’ Some of the stuff is pretty sick,” director Neil Marshall tells Empire in the January 2019 issue. “More violent and more bloody. We weren’t making it with handcuffs on.” read more

Viral Website Launched for Upcoming ‘Child’s Play’ Film

MGM and Orion are chugging forward with their Child’s Play remake and the latest from the film is a viral site called BestBuddi.com. The site showcases the latest product from the fictional Kaslan Corporation, a company that specializes in technological interconnectivity. Their current creation is a Buddi doll, a product which connects and controls all Kaslan products and smart home devices. The doll comes equipped with a cloud-backed voice recognition engine capable of identifying speech and can learn from human interaction. read more read more

Keanu Reeves Brings Back the Dead in ‘Replicas’ Trailer

Entertainment Studios released a minute and a half trailer of the upcoming Replicas film. The trailer follows Will Foster (Keanu Reeves) as a scientist who is obsessed with bringing his immediate family back after they perish in a car accident. After he succeeds, a government corporation comes for what they claim is their “property,” his family. As tensions ratchet up, Foster proves that he will go to any length to protect his family.

In addition to Reeves, Alice Eve, Emily Alyn Lind, Emjay Anthony, Thomas Middleditch, John Ortiz, Nyasha Hatendi, Amber Townsend, and Amber Rivera star in a film directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Chad St. John wrote the screenplay based on a story by Stephen Hamel. The film is rated PG-13 and is set to debut in theaters on January 11, 2019. read more read more

Orion Pictures Lands ‘Casa’

Deadline is reporting that Orion Pictures has acquired Casa, a pitch from filmmaking brothers Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes. The flick is described as a socially conscious horror-thriller with an intergenerational tale centering on a Latino family.

The brothers commented on the project saying that “My brother and I have been genre fans our whole lives growing up in Miami. We are excited that we get to make such a terrifying story with a filmmaker-supportive group and especially the Orion brand that we’re such fans of.” read more read more

Trailer Arrives for ‘The Intruder’

Sony Pictures Entertainment released the official trailer for The Intruder today. The movie follows a newlywed couple as they purchase their dream house in Napa Valley. Things get creepy as the seller of the home proceeds to harass the family, leaving the couple with no other choice than to fight back.

Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora, and Dennis Quaid start in the film which is directed by Deon Taylor and written by David Loughery.  Sony acquired the film while at Cannes back in May. The film is set to debut in theaters on April 26, 2019. read more read more

Apple Teams With A24 to Produce Slate of Films

Variety is reporting that Apple has entered into an agreement with A24 to will produce a slate of films for the tech giant. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this agreement as many of A24’s flicks receive an R rating while Apple is known as a family-oriented company. While there are no details as of yet on the deal, it is said to be a multiyear agreement and involve multiple films.

Since coming on the scene in 2012, A24 has brought a solid slate of horror/sci-fi films including Ex Machina, The Witch, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, It Comes at Night, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Hereditary. As of 2018, A24 has received a whopping twenty-four Academy Award nominations. read more read more

R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ Films Still in the Works

Although it has been a while since we heard anything about the Fear Street films, R.L. Stine took to Twitter to alleviate concerns and confirm that three Fear Street movies are still in the works at Fox.

Every day, people ask me if there will ever be movies based on the Fear Street books. The answer is yes. THREE Fear Street movies are in the works at Fox. While you wait, you might try the newest book… pic.twitter.com/qzoPN9RLZE

— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) November 15, 2018 read more

Bad Robot Adds Six New Films

Get ready horror fans, it looks like Bad Robot has some interesting films in the work. Deadline is reporting that Bad Robot has locked in six new projects from rising filmmakers.

While there isn’t too much to learn about the films just yet, The Steps is a demonic possession story written by Blair Butler and directed by Stefan Grube. Megan Amram will be writing a horror film which is yet to have a title but is described as a female-driven horror allegory. read more