M. Night Shyamalan is already ready to tease his next project. Jason Blum reveals plans for even more Universal monsters rework. David Gordon Green teases how the world of Halloween ends is reflected by ours. In addition, a new look at The witcher‘s back, and what’s next American Horror Stories. Spoilers get it!
Deadline reports Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, and Julika Jenkins will star alongside Ruby Barker and Freya Allan in Alberto Corredor feature film adaptation of his short film, Bag head. The story follows “the enigmatic Baghead, a wrinkled little person who is able to manifest the dead and bring them back to our world for brief periods. People are looking for a way to reconnect with their lost loved ones. Once in contact with Baghead however, the true powers and intentions of the main character are revealed and there is a high price to pay for his contact with the deceased. Barker portrays a young woman who must confront Baghead and put an end to her manic evil at all costs.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
James Gunn revealed to CinemaBlend that John Murphy (The suicide squad) replaced Tyler Bates as composter of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
I had to zoom down just before this zoom because I was talking to all my department heads. We were going through the final of [Volume 3] from shot to shot, shot, shot and explaining exactly how each shot was going to be done. Now this stuff we’re going to shoot in May. So it’s just about planning. Once I’m out of there, I’m going to have to go listen to some music that John Murphy wrote that we’re going to play during the movie. … I guess I’m spoiling the fact that John Murphy is doing the score for Guardians.
Knock on the hut
While plot details are not available at this time, M. Night Shyamalan’s the next horror movie is called Knock on the hut and is slated for release on February 3, 2023.
The Wolfman / Universal Monsters
We are working on the script, we need to do it right. Work on trying to get a script that [Gosling] feels good, comfortable and excited.
In the same interview, Blum revealed that his production company is also developing “two or three” other remakes of Universal Monsters.
We have two or three that we are developing. They haven’t been announced yet, so I can’t speak to them. But the status of Universal Monsters is no different than it has ever been. Universal is in charge of Universal Monsters. But we’ve found a few ideas that they like for a few of their others. And I hope we turn them into movies.
David Gordon Green revealed to Bloody-Disgusting that John Carpenter now gives notes on the last draft of Halloween is coming to an end.
Halloween ends is over, and in fact I get John Carpenter’s notes on the new project later. So, I’m excited about it. There is resolution. Like any trilogy, you want it to have a beginning, a middle, and an end. We had a concept for the ending, and two years ago we wrote the first version of it. So we had everything planned out before we started production on Kills. We knew where it was going, and we wanted Kills to be a symphony in the middle of the Strode saga book.
In a separate interview with Uproxx, Green confirmed Halloween ends is fixed a few years after the 2018 events Halloween and Halloween kills and so he tackles both the covid-19 pandemic and the “special politics” of our present time.
So if you think about it, I mean, where we leave these characters in Halloween 2018, the world is a different place. So not only is their immediate world affected by this trauma, they have time to deal with this trauma – and it is a specific and immediate traumatic event in the community of Haddonfield. But then they also had a global pandemic and a particular policy and another million things that rocked their world.
Halloween kills, Chucky
Meanwhile, Michael Myers meets Chucky in a new cross-promotion for Halloween kills and the Child’s play TV shows on Syfy (see below).
The spine of the night
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Zeros and ones
Ethan Hawke plays Jericho, “an American soldier stationed in post-apocalyptic Rome” who personally witnesses the “Vatican explosion” in the trailer for Abel Ferrara’s latest film, Zeros and ones.
Needle in a parking meter
There is also a new trailer for Needle in a parking meter with Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, and Freida Pinto. We had a exclusive extract from the film earlier this week if you want to check it out.
Jason blum revealed to Collider he’s still working on a TV series based on the 2018 film, To improve.
To improve should have been a wide exit. I was pissed off about it. We are working on a TV show. So work on the scripts. This first round, did not come out. I didn’t get the answer I wanted to get. I don’t want to be developing. I want an order. We’re working on the scripts again, so that we can get an order.
Weekly entertainment has our first look at Tony Curran as Despero.
At the same time, new photos from the shooting of the next Armageddon crossover have surfaced on social media, revealing Barry Allen is somehow becoming a new version of Reverse-Flash as her usual self finally gets her classic cartoon golden boots.
Legends of tomorrow
Weekly entertainment also has two new pics from the 100th episode of Legends of tomorrow, featuring familiar faces from back.
Meanwhile, Nate kills J. Edgar Hoover in the trailer for next week’s episode.
A new poster for The witcherthe second season of Netflix.
Elsewhere, The Deep sells recyclable canned water in a new promotion for The boys.
American Horror Story: Double Feature Film
The trailer for next week’s episode of american horror story prophecies that the first human-alien hybrids will be born in 2021.
Speaking of hybrids, Batwoman teams up with Alice to fight an all-new Killer Croc in the trailer for next week’s episode.
Finally, Tiffany returns, Andy makes his debut, and Chucky dons a homemade Hello Kitty mask in the trailer for his upcoming episode, “Give Me Something Good to Eat.“
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