Entries by Mark McCurley

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Gets New Release Date

Unsurprisingly, with the postponement of Black Widow, The Hollywood Reporter brings word the new slate of films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe have all been given new release dates, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which will now premiere November 5, 2021.

As the final MCU movie set to release in 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was previously set to kick off the summer movie season in May.

Plot details of the film are scarce but according to producer Scott Derrickson, the film will explore more of the “gothic” horror elements from the comic books than the first installment. read more read more

‘Don’t Go in the Water’ Adds Director Stephen Williams as Director

Following the release of February’s breakout success of The Invisible Man, Universal Pictures is now seeking writers and directors for the studio’s next “Creature Features” and now Watchmen series director Stephen Williams has been brought on to helm Don’t Go In the Water, which is being described as a suspenseful monster movie, according to Variety.

With the script being written by Peter Gaffney the story is being kept under lock and key with details scarce, but if Universal is looking to make a return for The Creature from the Black Lagoon, there’s a strong possibility this would be it. read more read more

‘The Last of Us Part II’ Release Postponed Indefinitely

With the current COVID-19 virus situation, many films, TV series and other releases are being affected by getting shutdown in production and postponed. One industry though that one might think would keep putting out releases with the amount of people who are staying at home is video games which now has the PS4 release of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II delayed per the game company’s Twitter account.

A message from us about the delay of The Last of Us Part II: pic.twitter.com/aGsSRfmJ8a read more read more

Sony Delays ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and ‘Morbius’

In a matter of a few weeks, several Hollywood studios have postponed big-budget films due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 in an effort to reduce social gathering in movie theaters for the time being. Now Sony has hopped on that bandwagon with delaying seven of their films which include Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the Spider-Man Spin-off Morbius according to Variety.

The rescheduling of these two films is as follows:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife to March 5, 2021 from July 10, 2020. read more

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Resumes Pre-Production Remotely

In a slight shift of events in Hollywood, Variety is reporting that Disney and Marvel are moving forward with pre-production on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but remotely with hope that cameras will start rolling in June.

After the announcement earlier this year that Sam Raimi will direct, the gears are slowly turning. Time will tell if the studio decides to stay on track with this schedule where other studios have indefinitely delayed major productions, such as The Batman and Matrix 4 at Warner Bros. read more read more

‘Supernatural’ Season 15 to Go on Temporary Hiatus Following Episode 13

In what continues to be an ongoing trend of postponing for film and television series, Supernatural has now hopped on that wagon. Showrunner Andrew Dabb confirmed via his Twitter on March 23 that the series will air its thirteenth episode, titled Destiny’s Child, but go on hiatus until the remaining episodes can be completed.

According to Dabb who Tweeted to curious fans, “Due to the shutdown, this will be our last episode for awhile. Stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.” read more read more

Karyn Kusama Set to Direct ‘Dracula’ at Universal

That didn’t take long, the next films in a contemporary shared Monster Universe are already being planned and though many are only early on in development, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Karyn Kusama has been selected to direct Dracula with Blumhouse Productions and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay co-writing the screenplay.

After a few misfires with 2014’s Dracula Untold and 2017’s The Mummy, The Invisible Man hit the nail on the head this year by receiving very positive reviews and high box office return for Universal Studios with returning to its catalog of classic monsters. read more read more

James Wan to Produce Universal Monster Film

Just like that, the Universal Monsters have resurged thanks to the breakout success of The Invisible Man and now director James Wan is coming on board to produce a monster film of his own for the studio according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set to be created under Wan’s Atomic Monster banner, writer for Supernatural Robbie Thompson will pen the screenplay.

Although it is currently without a title, it is being said the story revolves around teenagers who discover their neighbor is creating a monster in his basement which gets loose. read more read more

‘The New Mutants’ Teaser Scares Ahead of Release

As if growing up isn’t scary enough, The New Mutants looks to take a horrifying turn for the world of mutants, people with powerful abilities who can use them for good as well as evil, in the latest teaser for the upcoming release showing these youngsters must face their demons.

Check out the teaser here:

Now under the brand title 20th Century Studios following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, The New Mutants is the final entry in the X-Men film series whether the studio admits it or not. The film was originally meant to be released within a few months of Deadpool 2 in 2018 and have more connections with the main series. read more read more

‘Ice Cream Man’ Comic Being Adapted on Quibi

I scream, you scream, we all scream for the Ice Cream Man because now the Image Comics horror series is getting an official adaptation on Quibi, according to Deadline.

An upcoming American short-form mobile video platform, Quibi’s start date is set for April 6 and as a show that goes with the premier, Ice Cream Man is an anthology series told by the title character, the Ice Cream Man whose real name is Rick.

As he narrates a string of twisted tales from his truck, Rick serves up cones of pain and suffering to the inhabitants of one suburb town for his own sick and twisted entertainment. read more read more