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First Locke & Key TV show image

Locke & Key TV show

USA Today has the first image from Fox’s Locke & Key pilot featuring the core Locke family.

The television series is being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and based on the comic book series by Joe Hill (distributed by IDW Publishing). It tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature named DODGE with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.

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Wire Hangers movie news

Alan Robert, of Life of Agony, is taking his comic Wire Hangers to the screen. Ted Adams of IDW Publishing serves as an executive producer. Wire Hangers is described as: Wire Hangers uses nightmarish visuals and graphic storytelling to depict a wave of abductions plaguing New York City. Pill-popping detectives, corrupt secret agents, and a mysterious, disfigured homeless man are all inter-connected in this horrific tale of revenge and redemption.

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Static to star Ventimiglia, Paxton and Shahi

The Wrap reports that Milo Ventimiglia, Sara Paxton and Sarah Shahi have been cast in Static, a 3D supernatural thriller from director Todd Levin. Levin is making his feature debut with the film which follows a couple nearly driven apart by the death of their child until a strange visitor comes a-callin’.

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Thomas McDonnell joins Dark Shadows

Deadline reports that Thomas McDonnell has joined the cast of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. McDonnell will play a young version of Barnabas Collins, the vampire character to be played as an adult by Johnny Depp.

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Dementia 13, The Terror and Poor Pretty Eddie on Blu-Ray

Film Chest has announced plans to release these horror movieson Blu-Ray, all remastered to HD for the first time. Poor Pretty Eddie is classic “hicksploitation” about a woman whose car breaks down on a road trip, leaving her at the mercy of a creepy mechanic, pervy sheriff, Elvis impersonator, and a motel owner named Bertha (have you ever met a normal Bertha?). The flick has surprising star power: Leslie Uggams (Roots), Shelley Winters (A Place in the Sun), Slim Pickens (The Howling), and Ted Cassidy (The Munsters). Dementia 13 was considered Francis Ford Coppola’s first legitimate, mainstream film, even though it was produced by perennial B-movie god, Roger Corman. In it, a young widow hides her husband’s sudden death in hopes of being written into her wealthy mother-in-law’s will. To win favor, she travels to Ireland to partake in a bizarre family ritual, and discovers a killer picking off would-be heirs. The Terror, stars Jack Nicholson as an 18th century French lieutenant. When separated from his company, he gets caught up in the dark, evil games of a witch bent on driving a Baron to suicide. Boris Karloff also stars. All three films will be individually released on DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack on April 26th.

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Chew coming to Showtime

Chew coming to Showtime

Showtime has bought a pilot script for a television show based on Chew from Image Comics.. The acclaimed John Layman and Rob Guillory title has inspired a half-hour comedy cop show, reports Deadline. Stephen Hopkins is attached as director and executive producer on the project, which is the work of Circle of Confusion, the company responsible for the hit adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. The comic tells the story of FBI agent Tony Chu, a ‘cibopath’ who can learn a things history by eating it.

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Husk DVD

After Dark Films has announced that Husk comes to DVD via Lionsgate Home Entertainment on March 29. Husk is described as: Stranded in a desolate field after a car wreck, a group of young friends go in search of help. Coming to a farmhouse, they think they’ve found sanctuary. Instead they are drawn to the center of a terrifying supernatural ritual.

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Lords of Salem news

Rob Zombie updated his Twitter account today with news on The Lords of Salem movie: “Heading out for more location scouting on The Lords Of Salem.” The Lords of Salem is described as: The movie is set in contemporary Salem, Massachusetts where the inhabitants receive a demonic visit from a 300 year-old coven of witches.

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Derek Mears joins Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Derek Mears (Jason from Friday the 13th 2009) has been cast in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is described as: Catching up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches.

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Stephen King to write a Walking Dead episode

Stephen King is in talks to write a season two episode of AMC’s Walking Dead, actress Laurie Holden said at a panel event at the C2E2 this weekend. Holden, who plays Andrea on the show, didn’t provide further details.

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