I Spit On Your Grave coming this October

I spit on your grave

Anchor Bay has a set a release date for I Spit On Your Grave, the remake based on the controversial film of the same name.

Expect the redo to roll into a limited theatrical release on October 8. Directed by Steven Monroe, this time it’s Sarah Butler who dishes revenge after being repeatedly attacked in her remote cabin.

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Tilda Swinton attached to Blood Countess

Bathory movie

Tilda Swinton may join the long line of actresses who have played Erzsebeth Bathory.

The Chronicles of Narnia and Constantine star is attached to play the eponymous role in The Blood Countess for writer-director Ulrike Ottinger. Unlike the two most recent films about the aristocrat who would bathe in the blood of virgins, The Countess and Bathory, Ottinger’s take sounds a bit far out and fantastical.

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Jacob’s Ladder on Blu-Ray

Adrian Lyne’s highly-effective 1990 film Jacob’s Ladder is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Blu-Ray debut on September 14, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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Addams Family Film is Happening

Coming Soon spoke to producer Christopher Meledandri about the rumored animated version of The Addams Family. Here’s what they had to say…Though he stressed that the project is in the very early stages, he did confirm that the film is planned for stop motion and not for computer animation. He added that the project will be based on the original Charles Addams comics that ran in The New Yorker and not the subsequent television series or the film adaptations thereof.

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M. Night Shyamalan – Twelve Strangers

Twelve strangers

M. Night Shyamalan has set the second feature to be made through his genre producing banner “The Night Chronicles”.

Shyamalan and Media Rights Capital have set Chris Sparling to write Twelve Strangers, a thriller that involves a jury deliberating a case involving the supernatural, reports Deadline. Sparling scripted Buried, the Rodrigo Cortes-directed Ryan Reynolds-in-a-coffin thriller snapped up by Lionsgate after a raucous midnight premiere screening at Sundance. The first “Night Chronicles”, Devil, arrives in theaters next February from Universal Pictures. It was directed by the Dowdle brothers (Quarantine, The Poughkeepsie Tapes) and is still shrouded in mystery.

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DVD Survival of the Dead

Survival of the Dead

Magnet is giving George Romero’s Survival of the Dead a DVD and Blu-Ray release on August 24. Fangoria got the advance drop on what to expect in the “Ultimate Undead Edition.”

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The Russellville Hacksaw Murders

Last Supper Hacksaw Murders
William Sanders is gearing up for a fall shoot for Last Supper: The Russellville Hacksaw Murders, what he calls a spin-off to the popular Halloween franchise. Last Supper is based on a line of dialogue from John Carpenter’s “Halloween”. In the film Dr. Loomis goes to a cemetery in search of Judith Myers’ grave, the graveyard keeper tells Dr. Loomis a story about Charlie Bowles, while in search of the grave marker, but in the middle of his story he is interrupted by Loomis about Michael Myers and Carpenter’s story of Halloween continues from there. Line of dialogue for reference Every town has something like this happen. I remember a guy over in Russellville. Charlie Bowles. About fifteen year ago, he finished dinner, excused himself from the table, went out into the garage and got a hacksaw, then came back into the house, kissed his wife and two children goodbye, and then proceeded to… In this small scene it has left many fans including myself wondering what did Ol Charlie Bowles do?

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Plot Details for The Howling Reborn

Howling Reborn wrote: Moonstone Entertainment has a plot synopsis on their official site for The Howling Reborn: On the eve of his high school graduation, unremarkable Will Kidman finally bonds with the girl he has long yearned for, reclusive Eliana Wynter. But he also discovers a dark secret from his past… that he is about to become a werewolf. Now, in an effort to fight destiny and save their love as well as their lives, they must battle not only Will’s growing blood lust but an army of fearsome beasts bent on killing them…and then, us all.

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John Lithgow and Freida Pinto Join Rise of the Apes

Planet of the Apes movie

John Lithgow and Freida Pinto have signed on for Rise of the Apes, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The sequel/prequel to Planet of the Apes sees James Franco as a scientist researching Alzheimer’s who, through his experiments, evolves an ape called Caesar to the point that he begins to lead his species to world domination.

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Scream 4 production schedule

Scream 4

Wes Craven and his production team have descended upon Ann Arbor, Michigan to begin production on Scream 4, scheduled for an April 15, 2011 release.

Shooting begins in a few weeks and, according to this blog and Michigan’s, Craven and company will be using the Dearborn-based Woodworth Middle School for a flashback sequence in the film.

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