- Alien: Covenant poster and new release date
- The Strangers 2 not happening?
- Don’t Breathe Blu-ray Luncheon, Sequel in the Works
- Premiere: exclusive Eyes of My Mother clip
- Anne Rice says she’s bringing Vampire Chronicles to television
- Update on upcoming Tremors Amazon series
- Jump Scares: Why are there no new horror icons?
- Twitter questions
In space, no one can hear you scream, but on Twitter, much excitement was had when 20th Century Fox dropped not only the first poster for Alien: Covenant but also the news that the movie was being moved up to a May 19, 2017 release date. The movie puts Ridley Scott’s latest up against Warner Brother’s big move releasing Annabelle 2 as a summer movie. The R-rated comedy Baywatch is slated for the May 19th weekend too.
Noomi Repace and Michael Fassbender return to reprise their roles from Prometheus with Fassbender playing a second mystery role. Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride co-star.
Bad news for fans of Bryan Bertino’s breakout home invasion thriller The Strangers – producer Adrienne Biddle gave an update to Rue Morgue on the long in development sequel and bad news was heard by all: Bertino, Biddle and their production company are no longer involved with the film. Stating that while the movie has almost gone into production multiple times over the last few years, financial woes are currently preventing a second movie from being made. Further, Biddle clarified that while Bertino did write the script, he was never going to direct the film.
Before the Thanksgiving holiday I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon with Fede Alvarez, his writing partner Rodo Sayagues and producer Sam Raimi to discuss this years well reviewed hit thriller Don’t Breathe. The Blu-ray is out now and is worth picking up if for no other reason than to hear Fede, Rogo and Stephen Lang talk about the making of the film. It was here at this luncheon that Alvarez revealed he and Sayagues believe they have cracked an idea for a second film involving The Blind Man character, which Sam Raimi called, “The greatest idea for a sequel” he’s ever heard.
Alvarez admits that they’re not sure the studio will be thrilled with their take, or in their words, an “anarchic” approach to a movie and that they haven’t begun writing yet. He also hasn’t decided if he would like to direct a second installment.
Exclusive clip titled Surgery
Synopsis: “In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter Francisca to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the ideal of their family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a distinctly dark form.”
The Eyes of My Mother has been receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews and is in theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes this Friday, December 2.
What’s In The Box?!:
Anne Rice has taken to Facebook to make an announcement: she has regained the rights to The Vampire Chronicles from Universal and Imagine and is planning a sprawling television series said to begin with the second book in the series, titled The Vampire Lestat. Rice and her son Christopher will executive produce the saga that follows Lestat, Louis, Armand and the entire vampire tribe through the centuries. Neil Jordan’s Interview With The Vampire had an all star cast with Tom Cruise famously playing the iconic role, and co-starring Brad Pitt, Thandie Newton, Antonio Bandaras, and Kirsten Dunst. Queen of the Damned starring Aaliya and Stuart Townsend also has its fans but the franchise stalled on the big screen while it continued in novel form. Rice has not announced if the proposed television series has found a home yet but something tells me it won’t be long.
For those of you who are not up to date on the latest Tremors news, let me get you up to speed: Amazon has ordered a ten episode series based on the original cult favorite. Kevin Bacon will return and according writer Andrew Miller on the Nerdist Writer’s Panel podcast, he’s not in great shape. Miller said that Bacon’s character is much older and a bit of a loser in his town.
Miller continued echoing a sentiment that has been also very popular on South Park this season saying that nostalgia is something to look back on and over time, if you don’t accept the reality, monsters will grow beneath the surface. In the case for this show, the worms are literally growing beneath them.