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Bill Nighy added as main villain in I, Frankenstein

Variety is reporting that Bill Nighy and Socratis Otto have been cast in the Screen Gems production, I, Frankenstein. Nighy is said to play the main villain who is hunting Frankenstein’s monster, known as Adam, in hopes of studying him and learning how he was created so he can create an army of undead demons.

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26th Director Found for ABCs of Death

Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have announced T is for Toilet by Lee Hardcastle as the winner of their contest to find the “next great horror filmmaker,” which finalized the lineup of their international co-production of The ABCs of Deat, the anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen filmmakers. Inspired by children’s educational books, the feature is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were given free reign to choose a word to represent a form of death based on their letter. The ABCs of Death will be released through Magnet Releasing in 2012.

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The Walking Dead Season 2 – Episode 5 – Chupacabra

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This episode begins with a flash back of when the group finds each other. They are in a traffic jam along with many other refugees trying to get to a refugee center. Shane and Lori walk off to get a better look at what’s wrong as helicopters and fighter jets fly over head only to find that they are dropping napalm onto the streets of the city. Back at camp in Hershel’s farm Lori and Carol decide to cook dinner for Hershel and his family.

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BioShock Movie On Hold

Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine talked to Industry Gamers and asked if there has been any progress on the BioShock movie that was originally going to be directed by Gore Verbinski. According to Levine, a movie was “definitely still in the conversation,” but that doesn’t look like its the case anymore. “For us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made,” he said in the new interview. “For us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game.” He added, “There are differences between games and movies, no doubt, but the movie has to draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats. But you know, we don’t have a need to get it made.”

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D4 review

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D4 follows a team of special ops mercenaries on a mission to rescue a kidnapped kid believed to be held in an abandoned government facility. Hired by the boy’s mother, a wealthy doctor with high reaching influence, all seems to be an easy job. But as things unfold, what was meant to be a simple search and rescue turns into a fight for survival.

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AMC picks up Thunderstruck

Scott Derrickson, director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still, is in alien territory once again with Thunderstruck, a new television series. The series is set to star Charlize Theron, who will also be producing. Deadline reports the show was picked up by AMC. Derrickson is co-writing the project with Paul Boardman. The site says Thunderstruck is “about powerful and enigmatic entities that begin appearing all over the world. After one shows up in the town of Great Falls, Montana, the local citizens must grapple with the dramatic effects and growing mystery of repeated visitations.”

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Bruce Campbell Comments on Evil Dead Remake

Bruce Campbell spoke to TV Guide recently discuss Burn Notice, however, he was asked about the upcoming remake of The Evil Dead, without Ash. “We are going to remake it, the original. And people are a little iffy about that,” he said. “We wanted to remake a movie that would have better effects, we’re better at telling stories now, and so we found a young filmmaker, Fede Alvarez, who is from Uruguay who is going to direct the thing. There’s no Ash character in it. That pisses people off, because like “How can you have Evil Dead without Ash?” We didn’t want to have the direct comparison. You put Ash and all those characters in it, “Oh, that guy was okay.” I wouldn’t want to put an actor in that position.”

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Patricia “Magenta” Quinn to Join The Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie announced via his Facebook page today: ” I am thrilled to announce that PATRICIA QUINN has joined the cast as a local palm reader named MEGAN. Pat has been in everything from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life to Shock Treatment, but let’s face it she known and loved the world over as Magenta from the one and only ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”

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Stephen King’s Bag of Bones Prequel Site

A&E Network has launched an online narrative prequel, “Dark Score Stories,” to Stephen King’s Bag of Bones a four-hour miniseries based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel. DarkScoreStories.com is a visual and interactive exploration of the setting and characters of “Bag of Bones” through a series of eerie, animated images, black-and-white still photographs and audio interviews. In “Dark Score Stories,” characters from the upcoming miniseries (including those played by stars Pierce Brosnan, Annabeth Gish and Melissa George) come to life in seven striking, photojournalistic portraits and oral histories. Each vignette will provide a glimpse into every day life at Dark Score Lake, the setting for “Bag of Bones”, and is introduced with an animated still. Visitors to the site will find a series of secrets hidden in the rich detail of each image, recognizable especially to Stephen King fans. Part one of Stephen King’s Bag of Bones airs on December 11.

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Mother’s Day Coming in 2012

Anchor Bay Films has secured the U.S. distribution rights for Mother’s Day, the remake of the Troma film of the same name. Darren Lynn Bousman helmed the redo starring Jaime King, Patrick Flueger, Rebecca De Mornay, Warren Kole, Deborah Ann Woll, Matt O’Leary, Briana Evigan, Frank Grillo, Lisa Marcos and Lyriq Bent. Although made with a Mother’s Day 2011 release in mind, it looks like – according to Deadline – Anchor Bay will release the film sometime around Mother’s Day 2012.

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