After a mild summer, the fall heats up with a cornucopia of films for horror fans. The fall schedule brings us highly anticipated remakes and sequels such as Halloween, Suspiria, and The Predator, potential franchise starters such as The Nun, Venom, and Overlord, as well as some scary movies that the whole family can enjoy including The House With the Clock In It’s Walls and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. So it is time to get ready for some cinematic treats (and inevitable tricks) this Halloween season with your favorite annual guide!
The trailer for the film Overlord dropped today and man, it looks gruesome. Directed by Julius Avery on a script from Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games) and Mark L. Phillips (The Revenant, Vacancy), Overlord tells the story of a group of American soldiers who get dropped behind enemy lines during D-Day and discover that the Nazis are working on some messed up experiments to fight their enemies with (ie. zombies).
With a cast that includes Jovan Adepo (Mother!), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), and Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock), Overlord looks sure to please horror fans not only with gore and scares but also with solid performances. When asked for a comment about the film, J.J. Abrams (producing under his company Bad Robot) plainly stated that “it’s bat-shit crazy”. read more
Gianopulos stated “If you told me five years ago that an almost silent film starring the very funny guy Jim from The Office would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, ‘Well, I should go work at Paramount.'”
In other movie news, according to the Hollywood Reporter, J.J Abrams,”…also appeared by video to tease the horror film Overlord, and to announce a new Cloverfield movie was in the works” and he was also clear, unlike earlier reports that Overlord “… is not a Cloverfield movie. We are actually developing a true, creative Cloverfield sequel.” read more
As the dust settles on the surprise release of The Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix, we are beginning to learn more and more about the inner workings of the Paramount franchise and where it will go from here. While the sale of the third Cloverfield film to Netflix’s streaming platform provided the studio with some much-needed instant revenue, it is being reported that the franchise will continue in cinemas.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s sources say that Netflix paid Paramount more than $50 million for the rights to stream The Cloverfield Paradox. Negotiations reportedly began over the holidays and were finalized in January in time for the major Super Bowl stunt we all witnessed on Sunday. The sale means that Paramount likely thought they couldn’t earn at least $50 million at the domestic box office, and the movie’s low critical reviews and mixed fan reaction suggests they probably made the right choice to sell the movie. The studio still plans to bring the movie to China, so it will be interesting to see how The Cloverfield Paradox performs on an open market. read more
Fans might go from “not much Cloverfield” to “a whole lotta Cloverfield” in just a few short months! In early January, we learned that the release date for the yet-to-be titled third entry in the Cloverfield franchise was delayed (again) to April of 2018. The original release date for that film was scheduled for way back in February of 2017. It then got pushed to October, 2017 and then February 2018 before landing on its final (?) release date this April. Now, according to a special report, the fourth Cloverfield film will hit theaters just six months after the third one premieres!