Movies/TV

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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Echo Bridge to Distribute Miramax Titles

Miramax has entered into a domestic distribution agreement to have Echo Bridge Entertainment distribute 251 of its titles on DVD and Blu-ray according to the Hollywood Reporter. The films include Music of the Heart, Marvin’s Room and selected titles from such franchises as Halloween, Hellraiser and Children Of The Corn. Echo Bridge chairman and president Michael Rosenblatt said they were excited about adding these titles to their library became “many have tremendous star power and are cult classics.” Miramax CEO Mike Lang said that although many of these movies have been around for years “in many cases” they “have never been fully exploited.”

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance features Blackout

Johnny Whitworth has confirmed with AMC Theatres that he’ll be playing Blackout in the upcoming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Blackout possesses the ability to cloak himself in darkness, creating an effective camouflage to attack his unsuspecting victims. In his original life, he had steel fangs implanted into his mouth. After his rebirth by Lilth, he possessed true demon fangs and his facial scars were healed. Blackout also possesses superhuman strength and agility, he is impervious to most weapons, and is able to heal at an accelerated rate. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance has a release date of February 17, 2012.

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Insidious viral sites launched

VoicefromtheFurther.com and SpectralSightings.com are two viral sites for the James Wan thriller, Insidious. Insidious is described as: When proud parents take possession of an old house, the young family makes the terrifying discovery that the body of their comatose boy has become a magnet for malevolent entities, while his consciousness lies trapped in the dark and insidious realm known as The Further.

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Wickersham, Bentley, Carpenter join Gone

Wickersham, Bentley, Carpenter join Gone

Variety reports that: Emily Wickersham, Wes Bentley and Jennifer Carpenter are going to “Gone” opposite Amanda Seyfried in the thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing alongside Sidney Kimmel, Chris Salvaterra and Dan Abrams. Summit has U.S. distribution rights

“Gone” will be directed by Heitor Dhalia from a script penned by Allison Burnett centering on a kidnap survivor who attempts to find the same killer whom she believes has abducted her sister. Seyfried came on board in February.

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Trent Reznor in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Trent Reznor talked to board members on the Nine Inch Nails forum about his involvement in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. “I am friends with Timur Bekmambetov. He’s an interesting and very talented director that caught my attention with his film Night Watch (check it out if you haven’t). He asked me if I was interested in scoring his new film he’s doing with Tim Burton entitled “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. I was familiar with the book, read the script and it felt like an interesting challenge as a composer – very different from the Fincher films. While discussing the film with Timur he started gently pressing me to play a small role in the film. The idea was a cameo-esque role that would be kept under wraps and be a surprise around opening night. I was considering this when I awoke a few days ago to the news I am now STARRING in ALVH (which is obviously not true). Fuck. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore. So…do me a favor and act surprised, OK?” Reznor will play a vampire in the film that kills Abraham Lincoln’s mother.

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