Want to know what we are all going to be watching next year?
Let’s take a look at a few exciting movies in various stages of production right now, due for release in the near future!
First up it was announced that Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are jumping in to another beloved genre franchise, with their reboot of Tales From The Darkside!
They will be teaming up with author Joe Hill to bring the classic series back to TV on the CW network.
The original series was created by George Romero and ran for 90 episodes from 1983 – 1989, followed by an awesome movie in 1990. Hill will write, with Kurtzman and Orci executive producing for CBS TV. Mitch Galin, Heather Kadin, and Jerry Golod (who produced the original) are also set to executive produce.
The original series was a staple of my childhood, and the story in the film about the gargoyle with a secret is still one of my all-time favorites. I hope the CW can do the series justice, and it looks like they have a solid creative team in place. If all goes well with the script, the show could premiere as early as summer 2014.
Looking forward to seeing how this develops!
Next on the list, film began rolling on a new project called “He Never Died” with Renaissance man Henry Rollins in his first lead role!
Henry has appeared in several horror films over the years, including Feast, Suck, The Devil’s Tomb, and his awesome role in Wrong Turn 2. However, this will be his first time as the main character, in this film being described as “a mix between a vampire film and a SIN CITY-esque neo-noir”.
“He Never Died” features Henry as Jack, a depressed and reclusive vampire living on nighttime television and stolen hospital blood bags, whose past leads him out of his nonviolent lifestyle and to take responsibility for his previous bloodlust.
The film began shooting Wednesday in Toronto under the direction of Jason Krawczyk, and also stars GRAND THEFT AUTO V’s Steven Ogg and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’s Booboo Stewart. The production is aiming for a 2014 release!
Next up, Jeepers Creepers 3 (apparently sub-titled “Cathedral”) is finally closer to being a reality, according to several reliable sources.
Victor Salva, who directed the first two films, is closer than ever to getting his second sequel off the ground. Although no further details are available at this time, Salva has reportedly written a script and shot a scene in October to prepare for the filming.
He is quoted as saying, “There may finally be some very good news for those waiting for the third Jeepers film to go before the cameras.”
We can all look forward to the return of the Creeper sometime in 2014, if all goes well!
The long-rumored remake of The Crow got some new attention this week when it was announced that Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston is in talks to reprise the role made famous by Brandon Lee in 1994.
This remake has been talked about for over four years now, with names like Mark Wahlberg, Brandon Cooper, and James McAvoy all being talked about to star at one point.
Hiddleston seems like a good choice, as he brought some life to the character of Loki in the Marvel films, and could bring some fresh life to this project!
According to The Wrap, Hiddleston “recently had dinner with producers and sent them a makeup test that he did on his own in London.” The report also states that Hiddleston will “undergo a proper makeup test in the coming days.”
The film is scheduled to begin production this fall, so we should expect to hear some more concrete news on casting in the next week or two.
And last but not least, according to thestudioexec.com, Ron Perlman has confirmed that he will play Tom Waits in a new biography of the singer/song-writer, to be directed by none other than David Lynch!
This one sounds like a dream come true, from all angles.
The script is based on Barney Hoskins’ biography The Low Side Of The Road, and has been kicking around un-produced for several years now. Apparently, Lynch agreed to direct after receiving this letter from Mr. Waits himself :
My name’s Tom Waits. I kinda hope you heard of me, heh heh. Yeah, ahem, I know, I know. You must get letters of this kind all the time, but let me be clear, I ain’t gonna grouse or grovel, gravel and chickens and an ol’ 45 as a plate outside the window fills with rain. They’re tryin’ to get a movie made, of crows breaking black against a low November sky. And I’d sure appreciate it, that is, if’n you’d put your hand to the helm and try and get this rickety ol’ ship of a project off of the blunt rocks before the scarecrows attack with their penknives and tattoos of weeping clowns. I’ll pay you five gallons of petrol and a valentine nailed to the forehead of the last lawyer you loved.
Yours in a nightmare’s gown,
To which the director reportedly responded :
Cut the bullshit and tell me how much I’m going to get paid.
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