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Possible Directors for "Hellraiser" Remake?

Hellraiser 20th Anniversary DVD

The fine folks over at Bloody-Disgusting have exclusive word on who might be directing the on-again, off-again, on-again Hellraiser remake for Dimension Films. The news is cool enough that I'll let them tell you all about it. You can click here to read the news over at their site (link opens a new window).

Full Details for Unrated "Hatchet" DVD

Hatchet DVD

Anchor Bay has passed word to Fangoria that Adam Green's retro-slasher Hatchet (read our enthusiastic review) will be hitting DVD on December 18th, 2007, just in time for Christmas. Not only that, but the film will be uncut and unrated, which is great news for gorehounds. Special features will include:(read more...)

Del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness" Charging Ahead?

Astounding Stories - At the Mountains of Madness

According to Latino Review, who received an anonymous tip, director Guillermo del Toro will follow Hellboy 2: The Golden Army with his long-in-gestation adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. LR's source also said Universal was putting up the backing for the film, along with Angry Films (Shoot 'Em Up). In Lovecraft's novella, which debuted as a three-part serial in the pulp magazine Astounding Stories, a scientific expedition to Antartica discovers an ancient city of gods and monsters.(read more...)

Robert Englund to Direct Film Based on "The Viy", In Talks with Christopher Lee

Robert Englund

Fangoria has some really interesting news regarding Robert Englund's next project. He'll be directing an adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Viy". Gogol's tale served as Mario Bava's main inspiration for Black Sunday. Englund told Fangoria that he hoped to convince horror icon Christopher Lee to star in the film, which begins filming in Italy next month.

New "Friday the 13th" Confirmed to Be a Remake

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the upcoming Friday the 13th film from Platinum Dunes will be a remake, in a manner of speaking. The film, written by the Freddy vs. Jason team of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, will focus squarely on Jason Voorhees, who will wear his infamous hockey mask as he stalks the campgrounds of Crystal Lake. As you may recall, Jason barely features in the original Friday the 13th and he doesn't acquire the mask until Friday the 13th Part 3. From the sound of it, this is more of a franchise reboot a la Casino Royale rather than a strict remake.(read more...)

Spyglass Entertainment Remaking Cronenberg's "The Brood"

The Brood DVD

David Cronenberg is about to see another one of his films remade. Screenwriter Cory Goodman is set to write a script for a new version of Cronenberg's 1979 horror-thriller The Brood. Spyglass Entertainment will produce the film alongside Clark Peterson (Monster). Dimension Films is already putting together a remake of Scanners, Cronenberg's 1981 science fiction film, with Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II and III) attached to direct.(read more...)

Recall of "Children Shouldn't Play..." DVD

DVD Drive-in reports that VCI Entertainment has issued a recall on all copies of Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things: Exhumed Edition after discovering a major error in the disc. A miscommunication in the final stages of production resulted in a cut version of the film with unfinished video corrections being released. VCI will begin an immediate recall of the problem DVDs and will replace them as soon as the corrected DVD master can be replicated. All direct wholesale and retail customers should contact a VCI Customer Service Rep by calling 800-331-4077, emailing vci@vcient.com, or faxing 918-254-6117 to make arrangements. Instructions on how consumers who have already purchased the DVD can get a replacement disc will be posted on the VCI website within the next few days.

Goyer to Helm "Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire"

Baltimore Graphic Novel

The graphic novel "Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire" by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden is coming to the big screen courtesy of production company New Regency and director David S. Goyer. Variety.com reports that New Regency acquired the rights to the book, which was just published by Bantam, in a deal worth seven figures. Mignola and Golden will write the script themselves. "Baltimore" follows Lord Henry Baltimore, who is turned into a vampire in WWI and watches the vampiric plague ravage his family.

New NBC Series "Fear Itself" = Third Season of "Masters of Horror"

Producer-director Mick Garris told Fangoria that his recently announced series "Fear Itself", produced by Lionsgate and set to air on NBC during Summer 2008, is the third season of "Masters of Horror." The main difference betweens the series are shorter episode runtimes (to accomodate commercials) and the content will have to meet a stricter set of standards regarding violence, language, and sexuality. However, Garris revealed that Lionsgate would be releasing uncensored versions of each episode that would run a least five minutes longer than the network versions.

Russell Mulcahy Directing "Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires"

Director Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) is attached to direct an adaptation of Steven-Elliott Altman's novel "Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires" for CP Productions, according to Variety.com. Altman will write the screenplay himself. The book follows a man who is turned into a vampire and seeks the path of Buddhist enlightenment to fight his cravings for human blood. A video game is also being developed to dovetail with the film.

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