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‘The Twilight Zone’ Reboot Enters Production

On the heels of last week’s announcement that Jordan Peele will be taking Rod Serling’s narration role in the upcoming The Twilight Zone series, Deadline reports that the reboot has entered production in Vancouver, British Columbia.  CBS All Access released the below video not only promoting the newly reimagined series, but also celebrating the 59th anniversary of the iconic series, which premiered October 2, 1959.

Produced by Peele, along with Simon Kinberg, The Twilight Zone is slated for release in sometime in 2019. Although the buzz around the show is high, not many other details have been revealed on this reimagining of the classic anthology series.  Horror News Network will keep you up to date as details become available. read more

Jordan Peele Steps into ‘The Twilight Zone’

Currently one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood right now, recent Academy Award winner, Jordan Peele, has been confirmed to host and narrate the CBS All Access reboot of genre classic The Twilight Zone, according to Deadline.

Peele, who also serves as Executive Producer, spoke about The Twilight Zone’s legendary creator, “Rod Sterling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours.” The revamped version of The Twilight Zone will be produced by CBS Televisions Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. read more

Coming Soon from Jordan Peele – The Horror Bits

From the latest feature on Variety, many directors in Hollywood have all too great a challenge coming up with something new that audiences will pay to see. For Jordan Peele, director of 2017’s Get Out, he hit a home run with his directorial debut achieving critical acclaim and commercial success that earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Now, Peele has his eyes on all new projects with his production company, Monkeypaw Productions, that includes Lovecraft Country at HBO and The Twilight Zone to be streamed on CBS All Access. read more

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Adds Additional Cast and Starts Production

According to Deadline, Jordan Peele’s latest film, Us began production today in California. Prior to rolling, it was announced that Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon have joined the cast.

The newcomers will join the previously announced Tim Heidecker, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss.

Peele’s Get Out exceeded expectations earning $255 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget. The film received 39 major nominations in 2018, winning 17 awards including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Can Us have the same success as Peele’s freshman feature? The top brass at Universal certainly hope so but only time will tell. read more

Tim Heidecker Cast in Jordan Peele’s Upcoming Horror Film, ‘Us’

Us, Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his award winning smash hit Get Out– already sports an incredible cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, and Winston Duke… and today’s announcement makes it even more interesting!

Variety reports that Tim Heidecker has been cast in Us in an unspecified role. Mainstream moviegoers may recognize Heidecker from his appearances in big budget films like Ant-Man and the Wasp and Bridesmaids; but legions of die-hard fans love him for his writing, directing, and acting in cult classics such as Tom Goes to the Mayor, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, and Decker. His works are often known for their dark and disturbing themes and a sense of humor which can only be described as “an acquired taste.” Heidecker and longtime collaborator Eric Wareheim recently ventured into the world of horror with their ongoing series, Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, which explores everything from slapstick hijinks in a haunted house to the terrors of automated exercise equipment in the digitized world. In addition, Heidecker co-hosts a satirical movie review show with Gregg Turkington called On Cinema At the Cinema, which just completed its tenth season. Surely upon its release, Us will deserve the prestigious rating of “5  bags of popcorn” and several additional ceremonial trinkets, which Peele could display with his Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Get Out! read more

Courtney B. Vance to Join the Cast of HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’

What would another week in pop culture be without a Jordan Peele-project update?  This week it involves the HBO drama Lovecraft Country, in which Peele will produce along with heavyweights like screenwriter Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and many others.  It was just announced over at Deadline that award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance has been added to an impressive cast that already includes Elizabeth Debicki (The Cloverfield Paradox), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood) and Aunjanue Ellis (The Birth of a Nation.) read more

Jordan Peele Bringing ‘Gargoyles’ Back to Life?

Perhaps Jordan Peele is serious about not acting anymore?  Following the sketch comedy veteran’s wildly successful directorial debut (2017’s box office smash Get Out), Peele apparently now has his sights set on tackling a cult 90’s cartoon.  According to a recent edition of The Ankler newsletter, industry writer Richard Rushfield reveals that Peele is reportedly considering a run at the movie version of the 1990s cult animated series Gargoyles.  This would appear to be an odd choice for a director who is fresh off an Oscar win, but not altogether surprising based on his track record. read more

‘Get Out’ Screenplay Wins Ray Bradbury Nebula Award

The traditional Hollywood awards season may be over, but Get Out isn’t done scoring prestigious awards yet! The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America organization announced the winners of this years prestigious Nebula Awards this weekend at their conference in Pittsburgh, and it turns out that Get Out is winner of the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation.

Jordan Peele’s script won over such nominees as the screenplays for The Shape of Water, Logan, and Wonder Woman. Peele previously earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in March, and today’s Nebula Award further reinforces the power and impact that his strong script had on his great motion picture. read more

Jordan Peele Teases Next Film: ‘Us’

Without giving anything in the way of details, Jordan Peele (Get Out, Key & Peele) has piqued the curiosity of film fans everywhere with a post from his Twitter account of what is apparently his next movie. Titled Us, the art features two human heads facing away from each other with the tagline, “A new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele”; a release date of March 2019 is also on the poster. The post has so far received nearly 270,000 likes and 77,000 retweets. read more

Horror and Genre Favorites Pull Big Wins at 2018 Academy Awards

The 2018 Academy Awards have come and gone and fans of horror and genre film have something to smile about this morning as there were big wins, and nominations, for genre films.

Jordan Peele’s Get Out was the winner in the Best Original Screenplay category and had nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya) and Best Director (Peele).

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was the biggest winner though with wins for Best Picture, Best Director (del Toro), Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat) and Best Production Design (Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shane Vieau). Shape also had nominations in Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Cinematography (Dan Laustsen), Original Screenplay (del Toro and Vanessa Taylor), Best Film Editing (Sidney Wolinsky), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Sound Mixing (Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke and Brad Zoern), Best Sound Editing (Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira), Best Costume Design (Luis Sequeira) and Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins). read more