Ever since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain dropped in 2015 and it was clear that Hideo Kojima- the franchise’s visionary creator- would no longer be working for Konami, fans of his work waited with baited breath to see what he would create next. Since E3 2016, we knew his new company, Kojima Productions, was working on a new title called Death Stranding, and we’ve since been treated to a variety of unusual teaser trailers featuring the uncanny digital renderings of Hollywood royalty such as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Guillermo del Toro. But as the years went by, so did many people’s hopes that we’d ever get to play the game any time soon. That all changes today with a brand-new trailer featuring extensive gameplay footage and the official release date for the highly-anticipated game!
Witches may soon be on the endangered species list, as Nicholas Winding Refn and John Hillcoat are preparing to remake the 1968 film which starred one of the perennial horror actors of all time, Vincent Price.
In an exclusive report from the Cannes Film Festival via Deadline, Refn (the director of Drive and Neon Demon) praised Hillcoat (best known for 2009’s bleak dystopian adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’ novel The Road), saying that “It is with extreme pleasure that both Rupert and I can incorporate John Hillcoat into our group as director for our production of Witchfinder General. It gives me enormous satisfaction to produce John’s vision and bring the retelling of this classic British film to a new audience.” read more
While remake news is always destined to trigger mixed reactions due to fan investment in the original production, this particular project has a lot going for it. Comic book writer turned screenwriter Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Batman: Black and White, an episode of Westworld) has written the script along with Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive, Neon Demons). Lustig will return to the production, serving as a creative producer, along with Refn. John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) is set to direct the project. read more
DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 27, 2016
This week’s releases include Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon, the Stephen King thriller Cell, along with new editions of An American Werewolf in London, Chopping Mall and Blood Diner. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
Grimm: Season Five
Starring: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell
Synopsis: At the heels of his mother’s beheading and Juliette’s “death,” Nick’s life has taken a turn he never expected. Having lost so much, Nick must now come to grips with fathering a child with his once sworn enemy, Adalind. With even more dangerous Wesen coming out of the shadows, the Black Claw uprising Team Grimm has been dreading is approaching in full force. Own all 22 episodes of Grimm: Season Five, the most chilling season of Grimm yet. read more
We have a new featurette for The Neon Demon to share with you today. Nicolas Winding Refn directs the film, which is in theaters now. You can view the new horror featurette below.
The Neon Demon
A film by Nicolas Winding Refn
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Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Written by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws and Polly Stenham
Starring Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Elle Fannning, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington and Karl Glusman read more
We have more horror news out of Cannes today. Nicolas Winding Refn and producer Rubert Preston have acquired the rights to remake Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (The Conqueror Worm in the US), which starred Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy and Hilary Dwyer. Refn is developing the remake with Preston and will be a producer, not a director.
Based on the Roband Bassett novel and set in Norfolk, England circa 1645, the original film was a fictionalized account of the horrific crimes committed by real-life witch hunter Mathew Hopkins during the English Civil War. It was so violent it stirred controversy in the U.K., and achieved cult status in the U.S. Refn and Preston plan to bring the story to a new audience and to go into production next year. read more