FEARnet’s original, off-beat, multi-camera horror-comedy sitcom Holliston returns for a 10-episode Season 2 in Spring 2013, but to tide fans over until then, there will be a one-hour holiday special airing on December 18th. Set in the small town of Holliston, Massachusetts, the show follows the lives of two friends (Adam Green and Joe Lynch), chasing their dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers, as they struggle with financial woes and the opposite sex. The show also stars Corri English, Laura Ortiz, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister and Oderus Urungus from GWAR.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Adam Green talked about doing a holiday episode to lessen the wait until Season 2 airs in the Spring, what fans can expect from the upcoming season, other themed episodes that will be coming up, already knowing what’s to come for Seasons 3 through 5, if he gets them, how unexpected the fan support was for Season 1, the special features that he put together for the DVD, the changes networks proposed for the show prior to the deal with FEARnet, and how much fun they have with their guest stars. He also talked about what fans can expect from the continuation of Victor Crowley’s story in Hatchet III, whether or not the family film Killer Pizza (which he wrote with the hopes of directing) might ever get made, and what Digging Up the Marrow, which started out as a documentary, has evolved into. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
MGM is in talks to pick up screenwriter Adam Green‘s adaptation of Greg Taylor‘s novel Killer Pizza. The story follows a teenager who gets a summer job working at the eponymous pizzeria, but then discovers it’s a front for a monster-hunting operation. Also a good front for a monster-hunting operation: Linens N’ Things. According to Deadline, Chris Columbus and his 1492 Entertainment Production Company brought the project to MGM believing it would fit with the studio’s desire to develop a movie in the vein of Gremlins and The Goonies. For those unfamiliar with Green, he previously wrote and directed Hatchet and Frozen among other popular horror movies. However, there’s no word at this point as to whether or not he’ll be getting behind the camera for Killer Pizza.
Hit the jump for a synopsis of Greg Taylor’s Killer Pizza.
Last December, we reported that Neil Jordan (The Brave One) would be adapting Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. It’s been quiet since then, but today Heat Vision reports that Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and South Korean company CJ Entertainment are coming on board to help produce the film. They’ll join producers Wayfare Entertainment, Framestore, and Gaiman.
Graveyard Book is like Ruyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” except the boy (named “Nobody Owens”) is raised by ghosts in a cemetery instead of animals in a jungle. He has a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy – an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. Also, if he leaves the graveyard, he will be attacked by a man named Jack has already killed Nobody’s family. It won the 2009 Newberry Medel and spent over 50 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. An adaptation of Gaiman’s book Coraline managed to grab $124 million worldwide last year along with an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Film. I’d say 1492 and CJ Entertainment have made a wise investment. Hit the jump for two other projects they’re investing in.