Dawn Of The Dead: According to Dark Horizons, Richard Rubinstein, producer of the Dawn Of The Dead Remake, has contacted Bryan Goluboff, who wrote the script for The Basketball Diaries, about penning a script for the zombie remake.
Leprechaun 6: You gotta love Warwick Davis. Not only did he portray everyone's favorite peck 'Willow', but he has also faithfully portrayed the Leprechaun in da hood. Lepconnie has a very extensive set visit report up at her site! CLICK HERE
Metroid The Movie:Gamers.com has posted a detailed treatment of what the video game turned big screen action film might be about:
"An intergalactic survey crew on a routine mapping mission to a distant planet has the misfortune of running across an especially virulent and dangerous form of life: the Metroid. Borne on the air, capable of absorbing all other lifeforms, they quickly grow into a true galactic threat. Enter bounty hunter Samus Aran, who's sent by the Galactic Federation to eliminate the Metroid (apparently she's sent in all by herself, which seems a tad silly if the threat really is that terrifying. Granted, that's the way the games are, but still...). She then discovers another mercenary group who've acquired their own Metroid specimen for use as a biological weapon. We're guessing that from there, things just get worse."
The Matrix' Final Flight of the Osiris: Serving as a prequel of sorts to this year's The Matrix Reloaded, "The Final Flight of the Osiris", a nine minute CG short will appear in theaters, attached to the beginnings of copies of the supernatural thriller, Dreamcatcher, which opens nation wide on March 21st.
This spectacular fusion of CG-animation and Japanese anime is one of nine short films that comprise "The Animatrix," a collection of stunningly visual stories that delve further into the mind-bending world of The Matrix and the characters who inhabit it. The film series was conceived by the Wachowski Brothers, the creators of The Matrix trilogy, who wrote four of the nine Animatrix episodes including "The Final Flight of the Osiris". The collection also features the directing talents of the world's foremost anime filmmakers.
Batman:Variety reports that Memento director, Christopher Nolan, has been picked up to direct the next Batman film for Warner Bros:
"All I can say is that I grew up with Batman, I've been fascinated by him and I'm excited to contribute to the lore surrounding the character," said Nolan, who last directed the studio's "Insomnia." "He is the most credible and realistic of the superheroes, and has the most complex human psychology. His superhero qualities come from within. He's not a magical character. I had a fantastic experience with the studio on 'Insomnia,' and I'm keen to repeat that experience."
"I'm led to believe that Michael Bay WILL NOT direct this movie. He couldn't agree terms to do it, Bay wanted a high percentage of the Box Office gross on top of his fee plus he was unwilling to leave Bad Boys 2 early to go and do Superman straight away. This also means that Josh Hartnett and Joel Silver wont be on the movie either. Now Ratner is gone, he has been for a few weeks now, which would explain why we haven't heard from him in any interviews about Superman. Seems he couldn't shut up about it before, he's gone quite for a reason. He is quietly developing Rush Hour 3 with Jeff Nathanson. WB are apparently in talks with a major director to do it but as of now LSOK doesn't know who it is".
In addition, Dark Horizons has also confirmed this news. More to come...
"Yes, Arnold did make a cameo appearance in Helldorado, directed by Peter Berg and starring The Rock. Arnold had lunch with the Rock in the catering tent with the cast and crew, where Arnold and Rock took photographs with various people. From there he headed to wardrobe where they fitted him with a very cool outfit. You'll have to see the film to find out what Arnold is wearing! The bit was shot on 1/15 at the Ivar Club in Hollywood and took about 20 minutes. Arnold had a great time.
From there he headed to the shoot for the super bowl teaser which runs tomorrow at approximately 3pm. I forgot...Rock did NOT do a cameo in T3."
Die Hard 4: Die Harder:Dark Horizons ha scored more on the Britney Spears scoop in the latest Die Hard film:
"The movie is going to take place in the Caribbean, where John McClane accidentally runs into his daughter, Lucy, who is a cabaret dancer. McClane has had very little contact with his daughter in the past 10 years. The movie will involve an villain of Japanese origin and an all-out rescue of Spears' character. (If she's confirmed to play the daughter). The surprising thing about the movie is that John McClane will use one gun in the movie and will fire it only twice, the rest will be fist-fights"
Jaws 5: A ton of sources on the net today are rumbling about a new Jaws film. Tests at Universal on a water tank that will be used for the film seem to be confirmed by various sources at the studio. Take a look at what Creature Corner has to say about the shark:
The sources that have written in have said that Jeannot Szwarc, helmer of 'Jaws 2', may be stepping behind the camera for the fifth entry (which might be called 'Jaws: The Return' according to one scooper) and that the writers behind the not-as-bad-as-it-could've-been 'Deep Blue Sea' are tackling the writing duties on this as well. One of the scoopers said they've actually been running tests in some of the bigger tanks at Universal to see how it looks.
Totem:Fangoria recently caught up with Darkness Falls producer, Jason Shuman, to talk about his new horror project, Totem, which was formerly titled Scarecrow:
"TOTEM is a different type of horror-thriller movie [from DARKNESS FALLS]," explains Shuman. "It's more like THE SHINING. It's the story of a man coming to terms with his faith on a farm that's not doing well and it really delves into the idea of faith and how far he will go to try provide for his family in the eyes of the town and then, also, the whole story a'la THE SHINING of losing your mind."
"There's a lot of fun things we do with sunflowers," Shuman enthuses. "I think the whole idea of 'corn' was already done in SIGNS and I don't want to explore that. That was done really, really brilliantly by M. Night and I'm not looking to copy him. We want this movie to be something on its own. Sunflower fields, which people probably aren't that familiar with, are exciting to us because visually, sunflower fields are really creepy with the whole way sunflowers work and how they move the heads of the sunflowers move towards the sun and seem to come alive in their own right. It's very creepy. I think we've come up with a good story that will not be what you think it is. Even though I'm saying it's THE SHINING and that may seem like oh-I've-seen-that-before-and-I-know-where-that's-going, it really has a lot of twists and turns that I think are really cool."
Why the title change?
"There was a movie called SCARECROW [starring Gene Hackman] twenty-five years ago," says Shuman of the title switcheroo. "It was a drama. For the time being, I didn't want to be confused with that movie and I think TOTEM, when audiences see the trailer if that stays the title they'll see that it's a lot more than just a scarecrow or THE SHINING. There's a whole history to why it's called TOTEM."
Once again I have to apologize for the lack of updates. Lights Out is almost at the point to be relaunched with TONS of new features. Trust me, you'll never need another movie website again. Stay tuned for this upgrade to happen within the next week or so. In addition, we'll be on the hunt for some new people to take over various sections of the site. We'll be looking for everyone from reviewers, journalists, editors, DVD people, and database managers just to name a few. If you're interested, drop me a line!
Stay tuned people...stay tuned...