Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter update

Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter

In addition to the recently announced Black Lightning, Timur Bekmambetov is also shepherding a live-action adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smiths Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Bekmambetov told Variety today that there is no start date for the production, but it will be a serious but entertaining movie that deals with the most interesting and powerful person of the 19th century within an imaginary scenario that he was also an ax-wielding vampire hunter.

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Human Centipede DVD

Human Centipede movie

The film that had audiences talking, The Human Centipede, is coming to DVD on October 5.

IFC made the announcement and also revealed DVD plans for some of their other titles. Look for The Tormented on August 31, Coffin Rock and Doghouse on October 12 and Mutants on October 26.

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Serkis to Star as Caesar in Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis Caesar

20th Century Fox announced on Twitter that Andy Serkis is reteaming with the Weta Digital team (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, King Kong) for Rise of the Apes! He’ll do the performance capture for Caesar, portraying the chimp who leads the simian revolt.

Set in present day San Francisco, Rise of the Apes is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. For the first time ever in the film series, the movie will feature photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.

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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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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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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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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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