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Bits and Bites for January 17, 2005

-- The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's follow-up to House of 1000 Corpses, has secured an R rating. (bloody-disgusting.com)

-- Wes Craven has signed on as executive producer of The Breed, the directorial debut of his longtime DP (and assistant director on Cursed) Nick Mastandrea. The film involves two estranged brothers under siege by wild dogs. (moviehole.net)

-- A new trailer for Spielberg's War of the Worlds (the horror status of which is still up in the air) will debut during the Super Bowl (waroftheworldsfilm.com)

-- McG's production company is set to co-produce Stay Alive, a film about video game players who die in real life when their characters do in the game.

-- Two pieces of new production art for Peter Jackson's King Kong appeared in the Los Angeles Times's 2005 preview. You can view them here. (theonering.net)

-- Actor John Leguizamo has confirmed that the zombies in George A. Romero's upcoming Land of the Dead will not be trendily speedy. They will maintain the shamble established in the previous three Dead films. (filmforce.ign.com)