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New Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Adaptation Released

Netflix released a new (and probably final) trailer today for their highly anticipated manga adaptation Death Note. 

The film was directed by Adam Wingard, known best for recent horror hits You’re Next and the Guest (and less known for the recent Blair Witch remake disaster.)  Wingard was also recently named as the director for the upcoming Godzilla vs.  Kong film, due out in May of 2020.  The script for Death Note was written by Charley & Vlas Parlapanides (Immortals) and Jeremy Slater (Fox’s The Exorcist). read more

David Harbour on ‘Stranger Things’: “Justice for Barb is a Big Thing in Season 2”

Something strange happened following the overwhelming success of last summer’s debut of Stranger Things on Netflix. While many fans were fascinated by the series’ addictive nostalgia, or its sharp blend of sci-fi and horror, or its ensemble cast of characters, a vocal group of viewers became obsessed with Shannon Purser’s Barb. The character appeared in a handful of scenes across four episodes, but some internet crusaders couldn’t get over the secondary character’s death and the lack of impact it had on the main story and its main characters. “Justice for Barb” memes could soon be found all over the internets, along with wild speculation that the character wasn’t dead, or that the second season would surely right the wrongs of its predecessor. read more

Game of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman Cast as Steven Crane in Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House

As reported in April by HNN’s John Evans, Netflix announced a new series based on Shirley Jackson’s seminal haunted house tale The Haunting of Hill House to be directed by Oculus director Mike Flanagan.

Now comes news from The Hollywood Reporter that Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman has been cast as the lead character in the Netflix horror series.

Huisman will portray “…Steven Crane, the oldest Crane sibling and a published writer of supernatural books — including a memoir about his family’s time living at Hill House.” read more

Castlevania Teaser Trailer Debuts

The first trailer for the upcoming animated Castlevania series on Netflix has been released.

The series, which stars Fred Tatasciore, Alejandra Reynoso, and James Callis is set to debut on Netflix July 7th.  According to the streaming juggernaut Netflix, the series follows a warrior who fights to save Eastern Europe from the grips of an undead vampire menace.

Originally released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, the Castlevania series became an instant hit spawning countless sequels on various game consoles. The series is centered on the Belmont family and their quest to destroy the evil Dracula. read more

Jim Henson Company to Produce ‘The Dark Crystal’ Prequel Series for Netflix

For the Jim Henson Company, everything old is new again! First came news that a feature film sequel to the David Bowie classic, Labyrinth, will hit the silver screen. Now, we’ve learned that Jim Henson’s other dark fantasy story will return to the public spotlight. Variety reports that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will hit Netflix as a 10-episode series.

The production is being described as a prequel series which takes place in the franchise’s world of Thra. The following is the synopsis for the series: “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.” read more

Netflix to Develop ‘The Witcher’ TV Series

Streaming supergiant Netflix continues to acquire foreign properties with the intent on producing a global juggernaut. Deadline is reporting that Netflix will be producing an English-language drama series based on the saga The Witcher, from Poland’s Andrzej Sapkowski. Following in the steps of other shows green-lit for production recently in the international landscape (France’s Marseille, Japan’s Hibana: Spark/Hibana, among others), The Witcher will be given a first-season run with hopes of others to follow. read more

Oculus Director Mike Flanagan Working on The Haunting of Hill House Series for Netflix

Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, inspired both a 1963 film adaptation by director Robert Wise and a 1999 CGI spectacle starring Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Now, Variety reports that writer-director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is in the early stages of creating a 10-episode series for Netflix which will be based upon the world of Jackson’s novel.

The original novel all but established the “mysterious strangers in a haunted house” concept which would later be popularized by a variety of imitations. The new series is being described as a “modern re-imagining” of the novel. Flanagan will executive produce the series along with longtime collaborator Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount TV will produce the series. read more

Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet Renewed for Second Season

Netflix has announced that surprise zombie/comedy hit Santa Clarita Diet has been renewed for a second season and fans of the show couldn’t be happier.

The show, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, centers on a married professional couple who live in Santa Clarita, CA with their teenaged daughter. Life for them is quite vanilla until Barrymore becomes a zombie and needs to dine on human flesh to survive.

The ten episode first season debuted on Netflix to mostly positive reviews in February and instantly created a buzz due to the nature of the show as well as it being Barrymore’s first role in a regular series. read more

Netflix Reveals Teaser Trailer for Devilman

Netflix Japan recently revealed a trailer for their upcoming Devilman anime series. The trailer, which is just over a minute, doesn’t really give us anything except a quick glimpse at the titular character.

Created by Go Nagai, Devilman revolves around meek teenager, “Akira Fudo” and what happens to him after putting on a mask which is actually a fossilized demon skull. Shortly thereafter “Akira” is fused with an incredibly strong demon named “Amon” and together they become Devilman. read more

Godzilla Anime Film Will Debut on Netflix in 2017

According to the Anime News Network, an animated Godzilla film is being produced by Toho Studios and Polygon Pictures for a late 2017 debut on Netflix.

The film (which marks the first time that Godzilla has appeared in an anime film) is directed by Kubon Shizuno (Detective Conan: the Darkest Nightmare) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia).

The concept art appears futuristic and may transport the “thunder lizard” to an untraditional setting.

No date for the film’s release has been announced at this time, but more information should be provided soon, as “The film will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on Sunday, March 26. The six main voice actors will appear at the event.” read more