David Hayter to star in The Devils Mile

David Hayter, known to millions of filmgoers as the screenwriter of the superhero hits X-Men, X2: X-Men United and Watchmen, and to millions of video game fans as the iconic voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, is set to return to the screen – this time in front of the camera, playing a lead role in the upcoming independent horror film The Devil’s Mile, currently in pre-production. The Devil’s Mile is a relentlessly paced hybrid of gritty crime thriller and Lovecraftian supernatural horror. The film follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages — two teenage girls — to their mysterious and powerful employer. When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence. But what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning, as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road — a road they realize they may never escape. Now captors and captive must fight together to escape the monstrous forces pursuing them and somehow survive…The Devil’s Mile.

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Satan Hates You DVD news

Satan Hates You will be released October 18th on TLA’s Danger After Dark label. Dubbed “a clever collision of flamboyant gore and social commentary” by Variety, the over-the-top shocker follows Marc (Don Wood) a homicidal maniac driven by demons buried deep within his soul, and Wendy (Christine Spencer) a young girl who lives life fast and hard without a second’s thought to the consequences. Their separate paths will eventually cross, but will it be on the road to salvation or the highway to hell?

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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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Melissa Wallack to write Emily the Strange

Melisa Wallack, the scribe who wrote the script for Relativity’s untitled SNOW WHITE Project has been hired by Universal to draft EMILY THE STRANGE, a project which has been developed by Dark Horse Entertainment since 2008. Dark Horse Entertainment President Mike Richardson announced his plans a few years back to bring the character to the big screen. First started as an iconic image in 1991 and used to promote a clothing line from Cosmic Debris, the Gothic teen has developed a back story through a series of Dark Horse comics, which have been published since 2001.

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