Following their original teaser, Showtime has released the full trailer for their upcoming Penny Dreadful”. Check it out in the player below!
In “Penny Dreadful,” some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street.
Samuel L. Jackson Introduces First Kite Trailer and Footage
A first look at anime OVA adaptation Kite has come online (viaBloody-Disgusting) in the form of a trailer and five-minute clip. Featuring an introduction by star Samuel L. Jackson, the video can be found below.
Also starring India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Cleo Rinkwest, Russel Savadier, Keci Eatock, Matthew Van Leeve and Jaco Muller, the Ralph Ziman-directed action thriller is based on “A Kite,” written and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu.
The anime OVA told the story of a sexually abused orphaned schoolgirl, Sawa, who becomes an assassin. The original is famous for its high level of sex and violence.
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith and Bae Doo Na.
In the new film from “The Matrix” directors, opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 25, 2014, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
CBS Films has nabbed the rights to a children’s book series likely to inspire nostalgia in Millennials. Deadlinereports that they are developing Alvin Schwartz’s anthology Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark into a feature film. Saw screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton will provide the screenplay, which follows a group of kids who are faced with their nightmares coming to life.
First published in 1981, the first book of what became a three-book series (it was followed by More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) is officially described as follows:
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz’s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone — skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories — and even scary songs — all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If You Dare!
Gammell’s illustrations were replaced with art by Brett Helquist for a recent 30th anniversary edition of the books, which led to some heavy criticism from fans who grew up with the original artists’s truly terrifying images.
The Sean Daniel Company’s Jason Brown and Sean Daniel are set to produce Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark alongside 1212 Entertainment’s Elizabeth Grave.
A new Friday the 13th film is indeed coming. And Paramount has confirmed this by locking in a release date of March 13, 2015.
Yes, that’s a Friday the 13th. (The 13th also falls on a Friday in February of that year.)
We learned in June that Warner Bros. relinquished the rights to the franchise and gave them bag to Paramount. The studio had five years to get a new entry in theaters before those rights reverted back to WB.
There are no further details other than that. We know Platinum Dunes will be producing the film. But there is no director and there are rumblings of the producers looking for a “found footage” approach.
Marvel and Netflix Team on Four Series Leading Up to The Defenders!
Source: Marvel, Netflix November 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Co. and Netflix Inc. today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.
Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.
"This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty," said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. "This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure."
"Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’, are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude."
This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disney nature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.
In an announcement well-timed for Halloween, Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has hired 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct their upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.
Pet Sematary, which was released in 1983, tells the story of a Northeastern pet cemetery built on a Native American burial ground and home to a monstrous, supernatural Wendigo. The story was previously adapted for the screen in 1989 with a sequel, Pet Sematary Two, following in 1992.
The script for the new version arrives from Matthew Greenberg (who previously adapted King’s 1408) and David Kajganich (who has also done work on a new version of King’s It)
Camp Arawak is getting ready to open its doors for another summer. In an appropriately Halloween-timed announcement, Deadline is reporting that producer Jeff Katz has optioned the rights to the cult horror classicSleepaway Camp and is looking to reboot the franchise on the big screen.
Written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, the 1983 original featured a surprising twist ending that set it apart from other slasher fare of the era. The series continued with two direct sequels, which featured a slightly more comical approach with Pamela Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen’s sister) in the lead. A fourth film, Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor, started production in 1992 and remained unfinished for two decades before going direct to DVD. Most recently, Hiltzik returned to the franchise for Return to Sleepaway Camp, which similarly languished in post-production before finally receiving a DVD release in 2008.
Katz will produce alongside Hiltzik, Michele Tatosian, and Felissa Rose.