H Collective Lands Aaron W. Sala Horror Spec ‘The Beast’
EXCLUSIVE: In a preemptive mid-six figure deal, The H Collective has acquired the Aaron W. Sala's horror thriller spec The Beast. Busted Shark Productions' Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield, Super 8) will produce alongside The H Collective, who will also fully finance the feature. After a passenger plane goes down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a woman finds herself washed ashore and the sole survivor on a mysterious island where she faces her worst fears.
A search for a… Read
Netflix Boards Coming-Of-Age Slasher Movie With ‘Stranger Things’ Outfit 21 Laps And James Wan’s Atomic Monster
EXCLUSIVE: In what looks like a combination to die for, Netflix, Stranger Things producer 21 Laps and horror maestro James Wan are teaming on the coming-of-age slasher movie There’s Someone Inside Your House.
I understand the streaming giant beat out multiple studios to the red-hot pitch based on YA author Stephanie Perkins’ NYT bestselling novel about a young girl whose high school friends inexplicably begin to die in a series of gruesome murders. This one is similar in… Read
Shout! Factory & China’s Ace Film Acquire Roger Corman Library; Remakes Ahead
Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film HK Company Limited have acquired the New Horizons Picture library from Roger and Julie Corman. The catalogue encompasses 270 Roger Corman films and an action sci-fi TV series. The partners plan on developing new content and remakes out of the vast roster that includes Rock'N'Roll High School, Piranha, Bloodfist, Black Scorpion, Eat My Dust! and Humanoids From The Deep. The deal gives Shout all rights in North America, Europe… Read
‘Baby Driver’s Eiza Gonzalez Set For ‘Paradise Hills’
EXCLUSIVE: Eiza Gonzalez is set to star with Emma Roberts and Danielle Macdonald in Paradise Hills, the directorial debut of Spanish helmer Alice Waddington. The pic is a sci-fi thriller written by Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo and Sofia Cuenca.
Gonzalez is coming off a breakout turn in the Edgar Wright-directed Baby Driver. A presenter at last week's Oscars, she next has the untitled Robert Zemeckis-directed Steve Carell starrer coming this fall, and she stars in the… Read
Netflix Wins Stop-Motion Animated ‘Wendell And Wild’: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key Aboard
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh off winning the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his directorial debut Get Out, Jordan Peele is at the center of a most intriguing feature re-team with Keegan-Michael Key, his longtime partner on the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series Key and Peele. Netflix has committed to finance and distribute Wendell and Wild, a stop-motion animated feature to be directed by James and the Giant Peach helmer Henry Selick. Key and Peele will supply the voices for two… Read
A ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Reboot? Fox’s Gary Newman Says “When Joss Decides It’s Time, We’ll Do It” – INTV
Buffy The Vampire Slayer “is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back,” Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman said this morning at the INTV conference in Jerusalem. He refrained from confirming such a move for fear of not being able “to get out of the building alive.” But he did allow, “It’s something we talk about frequently. Joss Whedon is one of the greatest creators we’ve ever worked for. When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it.”
The comments came during a… Read
‘Ghost Stories’ Directors Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman On Project’s Extraordinary Journey From Stage To Screen — SXSW
It’s been quite a run for Ghost Stories writer/directors Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. Bringing their horror film to South by Southwest this week, the creatives had originally conceived of Ghost Stories as a play many years ago, which was only conceived to run for six weeks, but ended up traversing the globe more than once.
“When we wrote the play of Ghost Stories, it ran on the West End in London for two years, and then it's been seen in Moscow, Toronto, Lima, Shanghai… Read
Colin Minihan Conjures Up Terrifying, Psychopathic Female Character With ‘What Keeps You Alive’ — SXSW
Premiering his first two films at the Tribeca Film Festival, writer/director Colin Minihan is in Austin promoting his latest outing, the tense horror thriller What Keeps You Alive. A two-hander of sorts starring Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen, the film centers on a woman (Allen) who learns the hard way that her wife (Anderson) is a psychopathic murderer, while at a cabin in the woods for the couple’s first year anniversary.
“A few things inspired it. The very… Read
Fox’s Gary Newman On Potential ’24’ Comeback; Renewal Possibilities For ‘Gotham’, ‘The Exorcist’ & More – INTV
Fox is considering returning to a terrorism-threat backdrop for its potential new take on the 24 franchise. Chairman Gary Newman says there are a few paths being explored, noting, “I think terrorism is uniquely suited for 24 because the timeliness and urgency is built in. You could be in the medical field or the legal field where a clock is ticking and something has to happen. But I wouldn't bet against terrorism” as a theme.
At the INTV conference in Jerusalem today… Read
Internalizing Childhood Fairy Tales, Director Fritz Böhm Makes Debut With ‘Wildling’ — SXSW
Growing up with fairy tales at bedtime from his mother, writer/director Fritz Böhm took these stories to heart. Indeed, these fairy tales were the critical influence behind the director’s feature directorial debut, the horror-fantasy thriller Wildling. Starring Liv Tyler, Troy Ruptash, and James LeGros, the SXSW-premiering film follows a blossoming teenager who uncovers a dark secret behind her traumatic childhood. In the film, as Böhm tells it, he would be able to create… Read
Jason Blum, Vera Miao And Horror Filmmakers Talk The Influence Of Identity In Their Films At SXSW
“The Bleeding Edge: A New Generation of Horror” panel at SXSW started off with a loaded question from Stage13’s Two Sentence Horror Stories filmmaker Vera Miao: “How does your identity shape how you are as a horror filmmaker?” Genre mega-producer Jason Blum immediately answered in a joking tone, “That’s a racist question!” But the thing is, he’s kind of right.
Miao, a female and first-generation Asian American, gets asked the question all the time, so she decided to ask… Read
‘Walking Dead’ Star Tells AMC To “Pay” Lauren Cohan; Actress Skips UK Fanfest
Season 8 of The Walking Dead has gone by the motto of “All Out War,” but off-screen, another type of battle is clearly still in full swing, as the contractual fate of star Lauren Cohan remains unresolved. A battle that has grown to now involve another cast member and even the actress herself, who has portrayed Maggie Rhee on the AMC zombie apocalypse blockbuster since Season 2.
Earlier this week, fellow TWD regular Khary Payton became seemingly the first of Cohan's… Read