On this week’s episode of Collider Nightmares (July 5, 2016) Clarke Wolfe, Perri Nemiroff, Jon Schnepp and Terry Matalas will discuss the following:
- The 9th Life of Louis Drax trailer
- 12 Monkeys renewed for season three
- AMC’s Preacher renewed for expanded season two
- Bryan Fuller on Hannibal season four in 2017?
- Monster of the Week: The Wicker Man
- Twitter questions
Fresh off the premiere of an outstanding pilot episode for Cinemax’s comic book adaptation of Outcast, director Adam Wingard is a busy man. He officially began production on his feature film version of Death Note for Netflix and a new poster was revealed for his latest (very scary) horror movie The Woods. It was also announced that the much anticipated horror film from Lionsgate would screen at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Horns director Alexandre Aja’s latest movie, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, got its first trailer last week. Starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon, the psychological thriller tells the story of a psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall and finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality. The 9th Life of Louis Drax hits theaters on September 9.
Oh, remakes. They are, what seems to be, a necessary evil in the horror world. Before you get all upset don’t forget that John Carpenter’s The Thing, David Cronenberg’s The Fly, and Gore Verbinski’s The Ring were all remakes. So there’s hope for the Jacob’s Ladder remake (or, sigh, “reimagining”), which has David Rosenthal, director of The Perfect Guy, at the helm. It was announced that Karla Souza would take a major role, joining Michael Ealy in the lead and a supporting cast that includes Sleepy Hollow’s Nicole Beharie and Jesse Williams. Variety previously reported that the new film would be “a modern-day paranoid action thriller.” Huh?
Additionally, Bloody Disgusting revealed exclusive images of actor Jonathan Schaech portraying a new take on the iconic Bub zombie in a new version of Day of the Dead. His character, Max, can be seen in the remake directed by Hector Hernandez Vicens.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX!?
Fan-favorite 12 Monkeys was renewed by Syfy for a ten-episode season three. Since we have show runner and co-creator Terry Matalas on the program, let’s talk about Monday’s season two finale and the great renewal news.
Last week AMC’s Preacher was also renewed for a new season. While it’s no secret that ratings have been slightly lower than the network would have hoped, they appear to be doubling down on the Seth Rogen/ Evan Goldberg series based on the comic book with an expanded season two order of 13 episodes up from ten this season.
Fannibal’s, listen up! The show that will not die had new life breathed into it when Collider’s own Steve Weintraub hit the red carpet of the Saturn Awards. He spoke with Bryan Fuller about a potential Hannibal return and when, theoretically, we could expect it. He told Frosty, “Two years after the last airing of the show, we can investigate our options. August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about it. That’s when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story, and see who’s interested and how we get it done. I have the story, and the cast is excited for the story, so we’re ready to go if somebody wants to go.” It should be noted that earlier this year Hugh Dancy, who played Will Graham, stated that he had discussed a potential fourth season with Fuller and it was NOT the Clarice/Silence of the Lambs storyline.
MONSTER OF THE WEEK
Director Robin Hardy, director of the seminal horror classic The Wicker Man, passed away a few days ago. The Guardian ran a great obituary for him, noting that while he only made one movie that was somewhat notable, that movie left an impact on audiences around the world and those who have seen it ever since.