Showing posts from January, 2012

'The Crow' Remake Lawsuit Settled

The on-and-off-again remake for the 1994 movie The Crow , starring Brandon Lee, has been plagued with issues by the studios involved.  Apparently all has been settled and the movie will seemingly go on. “The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning THE CROW has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned. In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of NINE, and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media.”  At one point Bradley Cooper was set to play the title role, but some time has passed since those days and it's unclear at this time where the project is headed. 

'Psycho' Gets A TV Prequel Series

Much like the 1987 TV movie Bates Motel , A&E is resurrecting the idea for their network.  Here's the latest... A&E is continuing its push into scripted programming, developing series projects based on the famed hotel featured in Psycho and a Danish format about serial killers. The network Friday announced it is in early development on Bates Motel , a potential series from Universal Television for A&E that would serve as a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock 1960 classic Psycho . The series would offer an understanding into how Norman Bates' psyche developed and would tell the back story of the film's killer, learning of how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged him, transforming him into serial-killing motel owner. Anthony Perkins played Norman in the film. Anthony Cipriano penned the script. The project is not the first time a Psycho spinoff effort has been attempted. NBC aired a 90-minute TV movie titled Bates Motel in 1987. Thanks to The Holly

'Re5ident Evil: Retribution' Plot Synopsis Revealed

The full plot synopsis for Re5ident Evil: Retribution has been revealed, as well as a slight title change (adding a '5' in place of the 's' [I'm sure it'll look better capitalized]). The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdow

'The Evil Dead' Remake Has Its Lead

The new lead character has been found for The Evil Dead  remake.  The original franchise's lead was Bruce Campbell who's character name was Ash, a girl's name.  So, naturally, this time around, the lead will be a girl.  Please welcome...Lily Collins. Ghost House and Mandate Pictures are going BIG with their casting for their forthcoming remake of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, which begins lensing this March in New Zealand.  Bloody Disgusting has learned exclusively that Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Priest, Mirror Mirror) is in final negotiations to play "Mia" in FilmDistrict's reboot aiming for release on April 12, 2013.   *Update* Mia is the LEAD, and is the female version of Ashley J. Williams (Ash), once donned by Bruce Campbell in the original trilogy. To reveal more would ruin the movie.  In this version, the story centers on five friends (David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia) holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the D

'Paranormal Activity 4' Officially Confirmed

 So it's officially official, Paranormal Activity 4 has been confirmed... This morning Paramount Pictures sent out a press release announcing that they earned $5.17 billion at the box office worldwide. Hiding within the story was a brief paragraph confirming that a fourth  Paranormal Activity is well on the way (obviously). We had previewed this title, among several others, in our  Paramount Pictures 2012 horror movie preview .  The  Paranormal Activity  franchise has pulled in approximately $577 worldwide at the box office alone making it a near billion dollar franchise when you include home video.  PA 3  took in a whopping $200 million worldwide, making a fourth film an obvious conclusion.  Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting for the scoop.