Frankenstein adaptation on NBC

Variety reports that NBC is moving forward on an adaptation scripted by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner. The duo are executive producers on House. The film will be set in modern day. Frankenstein has proved a popular subject on the feature side, with at least six different productions in development at 20th Century Fox, Summit, Universal and Lakeshore Entertainment to name a few.

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World War Z continues shooting on a battleship

World War Z continues production today in Falmouth, U.K., working towards a 2012 release. Set in the near future, it revolves around UN employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the zombie pandemic that is toppling its armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Mireille Enos also stars as Gerry’s wife, Karin.

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Fright Night review

Fright Night remake review

Melissa Frolich was fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of the new Fright Night movie, a remake of the memorable film from the 1980s.

What did she think of it?

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The Ward coming to DVD and Blu-Ray

ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media bring John Carpenter’s The Ward to DVD and Blu-ray August 16, 2011. DVD and Blu-Ray includes exclusive commentary by John Carpenter and Jared Harris. The Ward is described as: The film follows a young woman in a 1960s mental institution who becomes terrorized by malevolent unseen forces. Kristen, a beautiful but troubled young woman, finds herself bruised, cut, drugged with laughing gas. The other patients in the ward—four equally disturbed young women—offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and frightening sounds. It appears they are not alone. One-by-one, the other girls begin to disappear and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before she, too, becomes a victim. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.

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The Vault movie announced

The Vault movie

Sam Sarkar is proud to announce that his latest title, THE VAULT, is being adapted for film by Graham King’s GK Films and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil. Based on the comic miniseries created and written by Sarkar (Caliber: First Canon of Justice), illustrated by Garrie Gastonny (Senior artist at Imaginary Friends Studios, Warren Ellis’ Supergod) and edited by Dave Elliott (current Editor-in-Chief of Benaroya Publishing), THE VAULT will be produced by Johnny Depp, along with Infinitum Nihil’s president, Christi Dembrowski, as well as Graham King and Tim Headington from GK Films. Sam Sarkar is repped by Jon Levin at CAA and Nicole Romano and David Schiff of The Schiff Company.

THE VAULT is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the “Graveyard of the North Atlantic.” Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature’s fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash.

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Final Destination 5 to open in IMAX

MAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Final Destination 5 will open in IMAX. The fifth installment will be released in 223 domestic and select international IMAX 3D digital theaters simultaneously with the film’s worldwide release on Aug. 12, 2011. In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.

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NECRONOS – Tower of Doom images

Necronos horror movie

Some new images from Necronos have been released.

The movie is described as: Necronos, one of the mightiest minions of the devil himself has come to earth to create an invincible army of the undead under leadership of barbaric demons, called Berzerkers. To achieve his goal Necronos needs numerous often very macabre and difficult to come by ingredients. So Satan sends him two assistants to achieve his goal – Goran, a Blood Demon and footman lo…yal to Necronos as well as The Mighty Witch (Manoush) to locate the chosen one – a virgin witch.

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Mothman DVD news

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing the SyFy movie Mothman, to DVD on October 25th. Mothman is described as: Desperate to put the horrific events of her past behind her, Katherine (Staite) relocates to Washington, DC after high school to become a journalist. Ten years later, she is summoned back to her hometown to cover the annual Mothman Festival. There she must face her estranged friends, and the life-altering drowning they covered up as high school seniors. The group begins to experience terrifying visions, and soon figure out that the Mothman isn’t a mere fairy tale…and it wants its revenge for their crime.

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Ghost Projekt movie news

SyFy is developing the the Oni Press comic book series by Joe Harris and Steve Rolston, Ghost Projekt, into a mini-series.. Harris writes, via his blog, “Plans include a 2-hour premiere special and I’ve had some nascent discussions regarding things. The direction and particulars are still coming together, but it’s all very exciting…and highly gratifying.” Ghost Projekt is described as: Russia is often remembered from the shadow cast during the Cold War-era when every stranger was a spy, but now that the Cold War is long over, some things left behind from that era may not stay lost. An abandoned Soviet research facility somewhere in Siberia has been home to a strange and dangerous weapon that is now in the hands of thieves claiming it for their own. U.S. weapons inspector Will Haley has been assigned to find out what dangers the weapon poses and with the help of Russian agent Anya Romanova they will find the answers, but it will be far from easy.

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Nurse 3D adds Katrina Bowden

Katrina Bowden has now officially signed onto co-star opposite Paz de la Huerta in Nurse 3D. By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect to justice. The film is directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.

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