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Imogen Poots is the female lead in Fright Night

Imogen Poots

British actress Imogen Poots (Solitary Man, 28 Weeks Later) has landed the female lead role in DreamWorks’ Fright Night, reports Heat Vision.

She joins Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in the remake directed by Craig Gillespie from a script by Marti Noxon.

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Anchor Bay Releases Growth

Growth

Growth invades homes when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the film on DVD September 7.

The film stars Mircea Monroe, Christopher Shand, Nora Kirkpatrick, Brian Krause, Alexi Wasser, Ian Patrick Williams and Richard Riehle.

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Graham Reveals Her Role in Scream 4

Scream 4
Following up on yesterdays report which revealed Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls may appear in Scream 4, the actress appeared on the Jay Leno show last night.

She confirmed that she has indeed been cast in Craven’s sequel and will be playing Emma Roberts’ mother, Kate. Roberts is Jill Kessler, cousin to Sidney (Neve Campbell).

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Ridley Scott discusses Alien prequel

Alien prequel
In an interview with AICN, Ridley Scott discussed the upcoming Alien prequels he’s at work on. The director says he’s not stressed about the post-conversion process (which has been utilized on Clash of the Titans). “What’s happened is the scientists have gone in the room…because it is complex. The beam-splitter, the this and the that and blah, blah, blah…it all sounds very complex,” he says. “I always [camera] operate. I operated entirely on Alien, for instance. Because I’m an operator I think lenses. If you think lenses then the crossover to 3D honestly is nothing. I was told it was going to slow us down…it didn’t slow [Michael] Bay down. Bay is moving like lightning. Once he realized, ‘Oh, Jesus…there’s no difference, really. Except I’m adding dimension. They say, ‘Aren’t you worried about how it’s going to cut?’ No, because when I’m planning I think in 3D anyway. Even when I’m storyboarding the scene is already thought of in dimension. ‘When he comes in there, I’ve got a deep two-shot. Should I cover that in singles or not? Will I need a reversal?’ You’re already thinking in 3D.”

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Monster Squad remake news

Monster Squad movie

Mark and Brian Gunn have been tapped to write a remake of The Monster Squad for Paramount and Platinum Dunes. The duo were recently tasked to pen the upcoming Journey to the Center of the Earth sequel as well.

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Classic Slasher Maniac Gets Blu-ray Release

Maniac movie
Arriving on high def Blu-ray October 26 from Blue Underground is William Lustig’s awesome slasher, Maniac, which features a slew of brand new interviews to go along with features from the previous releases. Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of Rocky and The Godfather fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro) of The Spy Who Loved Me), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a Maniac.

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Dancing With Werewolves movie news

Chad Ferrin

Hannover House has partnered with producer Rohan Ghodsi’s Illusion Film Studios for the production Dances With Werewolves, a thriller by screenwriter David Chirchirillo based on the legendary, supernatural transformative powers of some Native American Indian warriors.

The film will be produced in 3-D for theatrical release in 2012 through Hannover House. Chad Ferrin (Someone’s Knocking At The Door) will direct the film, with Nicole Reid and Niklas Larsson sharing producing duties with Ghodsi.”The legend of Native American warriors transforming themselves into enormously powerful wolves is centuries old,” says Hannover House C.E.O., Eric Parkinson. “But it’s a concept that for many audiences was only recently re-introduced through the successful’Twilight’ series of books and films. We think that screenwriter David Chirchirillo has skillfully crafted a commercial thriller around this legend, and that Rohan, Chad and the entire production team will make a terrific movie from this property.”

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Producer wants Kristen Stewart for Martyrs

Martyrs movie

Twilight series producer Wyck Godfrey is in development on the long-mooted remake of Martyrs, the brutal French film by Pascal Laugier.

Fearnet spoke to Godfrey this weekend only to learn he would “love” to put Twilight’s Kristen Stewart in the lead role of the American version. Mark L. Smith penned the script; his credits include Vacancy and The Hole.”We’re doing it for an American audience with an American cast,” Godfrey told the site. “The script we’ve written for it is awesome.”

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Guillermo Del Toro talks Van Helsing

Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro commented on the Van Helsing rumors on his site:

Van Helsing (writing and producing) is still in talks and not quite certain. Even then, I would like to share my plans only at COMICON. I am taking it slowly and marking very, very carefully the calendar of projects that I will be involved as producer, writer, etc I will not announce the project I intend to direct until then. I am very happy to say that all the projects and partnerships being considered are both quite surprising and, I hope, powerful. Much as I want, I cannot say much more at this time but I anxiously await to share these with you. I will be shopping on the floor in San Diego for several days. See you there!!

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Splice movie review

Splice movie

Staff member, Daniel Ramirez took the time review Splice.

If you’re like me, you would look at a movie like Splice and not expect too much. All the previews seem to indicate a sci-fi horror flick that’s very generic. After seeing the movie I can safely say that nothing could be further from the truth. As a horror movie it doesn’t contain a whole lot of scares but it is intriguing and difficult to look away. The special effects add to the realism thanks to Guillermo del Toro’s involvement in the movie. Overall the movie is very well done with a story that not only keeps you on the edge of your seat but is disturbing on many levels. If you want to avoid spoilers I suggest you stop reading right now.

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