Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Netflix’s ‘Midnight Mass’ Begins Casting

Deadline is reporting that casting has begun for Netflix’s Midnight Mass series. Mike Flanagan will direct the seven-episode series which focuses on an isolated island community which experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.

Kate Siegel who starred in The Haunting of Hill House will get top billing along with Zach Gilford (The Purge: Anarchy) and Hamish Linklater (Legion). Other cast members include Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Annabeth Gish, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Henry Thomas, Rahul Abburi, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Annarah Shephard and Igby Rigney. read more read more

Trailer Arrives for Latest ‘SAW’ Chapter, ‘Spiral’

Lionsgate just revealed the highly anticipated trailer for the next chapter in the SAW franchise, Spiral. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger, Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The synopsis of the film is:
A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game. read more read more

‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Tapped for Series Development at Amazon

Deadline is reporting that the soon to be released novel The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is among the first projects on producer Patrick Moran’s Amazon development slate.

The book is written by Bram Stoker Award-Winning author Grady Hendrix who scribed My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Paperbacks from Hell, Horrorstör, and We Sold Our Souls.

The synopsis of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is as follows:
Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this horror novel set in 1990s suburban Charleston read more read more

CW Greenlights ‘The Lost Boys’ Pilot

Deadline is reporting that the CW has green light a pilot for The Lost Boys. After passing last year on the project the network decided to rework the script and called upon Marcos Siega to direct the pilot episode. Siega has previously worked on The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Dexter, The Following and You.

The synopsis for the series is:
When a mother and her Gen Z sons move to the seaside town where she grew up, they discover there’s a sinister reason the local cool kids sleep all day, party all night, never grow up and never get old. Family bonds are tested as the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a mythological struggle. read more read more

‘The Invisible Man’ Shines in Super Bowl Spot

If you are one of the millions that watched the Kansas City Chiefs triumph in Super Bowl 54, you may have caught a 30 second spot for The Invisible Man. Directed by Leigh Whannell, The Invisible Man stars Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Aldis Hodge.

The film is described as:
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. read more read more

Epix Reveals Season 1 Trailer for ‘War of the Worlds’

Epix has revealed the Season 1 trailer for War of the Worlds which is written by Howard Overman, and directed by Gilles Coulier and Richard Clark. The initial season consists of eight episodes and first aired in France on October 28, 2019.

The series is described as:
Set-in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series, based on the story by H.G. Wells.  When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with baited breath. read more read more

Amazon Nabs Rights to ‘Fear Agent’

The Hollywood Reporter has news that Amazon has won a bidding war against HBO Max, TNT and Peacock for the rights to Fear Agent. David F. Sandberg, Matt Tolmach and Seth Rogen will come together to adapt the series.

The series synopsis is as follows: Interstellar invaders. Time travel. Clones of clones of clones, and lots of whiskey. Whether he’s battling the scourge of space, going back in time to stop the alien invasion that changed Earth forever, or winning his ex-wife back, there’s nothing that Heath Huston won’t do to try to right the wrongs and gets his family back. He is, after all, the last Fear Agent. read more read more

Seth Rogen to Adapt ‘Memetic’ for Lionsgate

Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate has picked up a spec script of Memetic from Seth Rogen’s production company Point Grey. Mattson Tomlin who co-wrote the upcoming Batman movie will be handling the script.

Released in 2014 by Boom! Studios, Memetic was written by James Tynion IV with art by Eryk Donovan. The story is about a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything. read more read more

Bad Robot to Develop ‘Justice League Dark’ for Film and TV

Deadline is reporting that Bad Robot will be developing film and TV ideas based on Justice League Dark from DC Comics. While there aren’t and specific projects at this point, Bad Robot’s Head of Motion Pictures Hannah Minghella and Head of TV Ben Stephenson are preparing to meet with writers to move forward.

Justice League Dark has had more than a handful of members and associates including Andrew Bennett, Frankenstein, John Constantine, Deadman, Madame Xanadu, Doctor Fate, The Phantom Stranger, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and Man-Bat. Created by Peter Milligan, the team made their first appearance in the September 2011 issue of Justice League Dark #1. read more read more

New ‘Bloodshot’ Trailer Released

Sony Pictures has released a second trailer for their upcoming Bloodshot film. Based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name, Bloodshot tells the tale of a marine Ray Garrison who is resurrected by a team of scientists after him and his wife’s murder. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he thought. read more read more