Movies/TV

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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Doctor Strange movie news

Twitch Film reports that Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have just turned in their script for Doctor Strange and Marvel is now moving forward with the property, sending the script out to a number of directors. Marvel is looking to attach a director to “oversee continued development” of the property. Doctor Strange is a surgeon who is becomes Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe following a serious car accident. Endowed with magical powers, Strange protects Earth from outside attacks.

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Ehrenreich and Still join Stoker

Alden Ehrenreich and Lucas Till have joined the cast of Park Chan-wook’s Stoker, written by Wentworth Miller. A logline attached to the film is: After India’s father mysteriously dies and her estranged uncle comes to live with her and her mother, people start to go missing in her hometown and India discovers that her uncle may be the cause.

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Trespass poster

A poster for Trespass has been released. The movie is described as: As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

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Red State official poster

The official poster for Kevin Smith’s Red State has been released. RED STATE is a horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America. A group of kids encounter a crazed preacher (based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a whole new meaning to the term “extreme fundamentalism. Red State unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose.

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Robert Kazinksy joins Pacific Rim

Variety reports that Rob Kazinsky has joined Guillermo del Toro’s alien-invasion epic “Pacific Rim,” and Willem Dafoe is in early talks for the Legendary Pictures project. Dafoe is being eyed as a rogue scientist with expertise on alien creatures, while Kazinsky would portray a member of the team trying to defeat the invaders. Charlie Hunnan, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Max Martini are already cast. Production is expected to get under way this fall. Travis Beacham’s script is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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Dead Cert DVD and Blu-Ray release date

This fall get ready for a bloodthirsty mix of From Dusk Till Dawn and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels when Dead Cert debuts for the first time in the U.S and Canada on Blu-rayâ„¢ and DVD September 27, 2011, from Shout! Factory, in association with Black and Blue Films. Jam-packed with all the ingredients of both a vampire flick and a gangster film — creepy monsters, scantily-clad women, tough-talking wise guys, gratuitous bloodshed and a seemingly crazy vampire hunter — Dead Cert features a star-studded cast of familiar British acting talent including Craig Fairbrass (The Bank Job), Dexter Fletcher (Kick-Ass), Billy Murray (Rise of the Footsoldier), Lisa McAllister (Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes), Steven Berkoff (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Dave Legeno (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Jason Flemying (X-Men: First Class) and Danny Dyer (Dead Man Running).

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Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Collection

Take a ride down memory lane with everyone’s favorite psychotic killer Jason Voorhees in the to-die-for DVD set FRIDAY THE 13TH THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION arriving just in time for Halloween on October 4, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  When the originalFriday The 13th debuted in 1980, it captured audiences’ imaginations and permeated our collective psyche.  31 years later, the iconic machete-wielding killer continues to haunt, fascinate and terrify a new generation. This comprehensive set includes every murderous moment from  
Friday The 13th-Uncut Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part 2 Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part 3-3D Deluxe Edition (with two pairs of 3D glasses), Friday The 13th-The Final Chapter Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives Deluxe Edition, Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood Deluxe Edition and Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Deluxe Edition.  This extraordinary collection, which will be released in a Limited Edition of only 50,000 numbered units worldwide, includes a replica of Jason’s hockey mask, an 8-page Collector’s Booklet and hours of special features including slashed scenes, making of featurettes, killer commentaries and much, much more.  FRIDAY THE 13TH THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION will be available for the suggested retail price of just $39.99 U.S./$42.00 Canada.

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Tales From Crypt TV series in the works

Deadline reports that fifteen years after horror anthology Tales from the Crypt ended its seven-year-run on HBO, a new TV series based on the popular and controversial 1950s EC Comics anthology is in the works with Gil Adler, producer on the HBO Crypt series, and Andrew Cosby, co-creator of Syfy hit Eureka and co-founder of comic book publisher BOOM! Studios. The new hourlong series will neither be anthological nor related to the HBO show. “It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context,” Cosby said. “It’s all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences.” Cosby and Adler first started discussing reviving the franchise on TV and then approached Joel Eisenberg, whose company with Timothy Owens EMO Films had partnered with William M. Gaines Agent, Inc., the rightsholder of all EC-related properties, which is run by he late Crypt creator Gaines’ daughter Cathy Gaines Mifsud, to exploit those properties. After a lengthy legal process to make sure that all rights have been properly secured, the TV series project is now moving forward with William M. Gaines Agent and EMO on board. Producing are Adler, Cosby and Steven Sawalich of Articulus Entertainment. Eisenberg will executive produce, while William Gaines’ grandson Corey Mifsud will be credited as associate producer.

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