While scheduled re-shoots of big-budget Hollywood films are nothing new, adding an entirely new character into the fold during them is. This is precisely what Twentieth Century Fox will be doing with the horror-themed comic book film The New Mutants, set for an additional round of photography this summer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, in addition to new and revised scenes being shot a new character will be introduced into the mix as well. It’s a bold move for the much-anticipated film, which the studio hopes pays off at the box office.
While most people know R.L. Stine for his beloved Goosebumps series of books for children, Fear Street is where it all began in 1989! The literary franchise was aimed at older kids than the target audience of Goosebumps, and many of its memorable titles served as a gateway between the “kid’s stuff” and the more grown-up works of Stine’s contemporaries. This summer, Stine will be returning to Fear Street in the aptly-titled franchise, Return to Fear Street! The new series first hit store shelves in 2014 after a 15 year hiatus following the end of the original series. The next book will be called, You May Now Kill the Bride, and it will be available in bookstores on July 24th, 2018. read more
20th Century Fox have just unveiled a gripping new trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane, and it looks like a real treat fans of psychological thrillers! In the film, Claire Foy (The Crown, The Girl in the Spider’s Web) plays a character who is misled into being voluntarily committed to a mental institution after years of hiding from a viscous stalker who may or may not exist. You can watch the thrilling clip for yourself below:
Soderbergh, who will direct the movie, has tackled mental illness in his films before, most recently in 2013’s Side Effects. The script for Unsane was written by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer, who have previously collaborated on action comedies like The Spy Next Door and Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector… so this film is a dramatic departure from their earlier work. The movie will also star Juno Temple (Maleficent, The Dark Knight Rises) and Aimee Mullins (Stranger Things Season One). read more
2015’s Goosebumps movie, based on the legendary series of children’s horror books by R.L. Stine, received a largely positive critical reaction and enjoyed mild success at the box office (it earned a worldwide sum of $$150.17 million against a production budget of $58 million). While it didn’t make as big of a splash as some folks may have liked, there remains a large and devoted fanbase who cite R.L. Stine’s work as one of the inspirations that got them into the horror genre when they were youngsters. According to today’s news, we will soon see much more of Stine’s literary work on the big screen in the near future! read more
What do four of the six highest grossing major film studios of 2016 have in common? They each released a horror film that made enough money to compensate for another big budget box office flop on their roster.
Hollywood accounting is “creative” to say the least, but the general rule of thumb is that a tentpole film needs to earn two times its estimated budget worldwide in order to outweigh production and marketing expenses and begin to make money.
According to Box Office Mojo, Sony’s The Magnificent Seven earned approximately $160.4 million on an estimated budget of $90 million. Ghostbusters (2016) earned approximately $229 million on an estimated budget of $144 million. read more