Chris Fedak, one half of the duo that brought you "Chuck" has set his sights on a new project based on the magic of Mr. Harry Houdini. The story will focus on a high school kid who discovers a link to the legendary magician and must use clues left from him to uncover a great secret. No word yet on title, cast or filming dates so you're welcome for all the exciting details.
If you're excited about "Mockingbird Lane" then prepare to get a full on robot chubby when you hear the news that the show's producer Bryan Fuller has dropped word that some of your favorite Universal monsters will also be popping up in the show. The Wolfman, Frankenstein, Dracula and a gaggle of others are planned for the show which is a reboot of the classic 60's sitcom "The Munsters". I guess I don't know for sure one of those is your favorite. But I think it's a safe guess. I'm sorry I assume things sometimes.
I refuse to watch any web series because let's be honest if it was really that good it would be on TV because that's where good things go. But someone must have been watching "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" because the series creator Kevin Tancharoen has let the world know he's working on a second season that will focus on the tournament itself rather than character story. I assume that means the first season focused on the character's story. I don't know. I already said I didn't watch it. The web is dumb.
If you're a fan of the podcast you know that we were all pretty giddy over the Aussie flick "The Loved Ones". Well good news for all of you who don't have big Hollywood hook ups who give us big bags of cash to view screeners like us because the flick is going to hit DVD on September 11th. Why would someone from Hollywood pay us to watch a movie from Australia you might be asking. Shut up don't question me. The disc will include the unrated version of the film along with cast and crew interviews. You will not be able to understand a word of it.
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Writing your own obituary before you die is a nice touch. You can make sure everyone knows exactly what you feel without having to worry about them being pissed at you. Like this guy from Utah who admitted to stealing a safe from a drive-in back in 1971, being banned from Disneyland and Seaworld and having a fake PhD. It must have been nice to get that off his chest.
"Chuck" star Yvonne Strahovski has just been added to the cast of season 7 of "Dexter", bringing the show's Australian quotient officially up to par with 1. She'll play a young lass helping the Miami PD solve a homicide case while peaking Dexter's interest in her past. She'll also provide the entire cast with a direct line to delicious bloomin onions.
French director Alain DesRochers has been tapped by the good folks at Millennium Films and Nu Image to direct their upcoming vampire flick "The Rising". The script follows a group of mercenaries as they travel around the jungles of Cambodia looking for missing persons. As you might of guessed they run into some vampires. Because they call it a vampire film. Now that I think of it though it would be a great twist if there wasn't a single vampire in the film.
Paramount has just picked up the rights to Libba Bray's young adult novel "The Diviners". The book takes place in the 1920's and follows a group of youngsters with secret powers as they battle the forces of evil in NYC. They also do the jitterbug I assume. Everyone did the jitterbug in the 20's.
Joseph Fiennes, of "hey that guy looks like Ali G" fame has been added to the cast of the second season of "American Horror Story". Fiennes will play the head of a institution for the criminally insane where Jessica Lange's character works. Word is there will also be some romance in the air. Some old lady on middle aged man romance. The kind of romance that makes you a little uncomfortable and kind of sick.
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A 47 year old Delaware woman is under arrest after trying to seduce a 13 year old boy with pornography. That's got to be a pretty hefty blow to the self esteem. When I was 13 I'm pretty sure I would have dry humped a parked car if no one was looking and this woman has to try to trick the kid with porn. And it didn't work. Go easy on her, Delaware, she's had a rough day.
I've been on vacation for almost a week and I come back to dozens of people setting other people on fire stories. So here's one about a woman in Alaska who covered her boyfriend with lighter fluid and set him ablaze. I chose this one because most of the others were about a husband burning his wife. And I didn't want to seem like a woman hater.
Just for this week lets not call today "Hump Day". Let's call it "Turkish Piledriver" day. Trust me it's better.
Much to my surprise Cortney Palm is not the name of a porn star but apparently an actual actress who has done actual movies. She's been confirmed for the cast of the upcoming "Silent Night" remake. The killer Santa flick already has Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell and Jamie Kennedy on board so things are shaping up nicely. Seriously, last name Palm? That's fake, right?
"The Dead" is so hot with the kids right now and it looks like the cult hit has already scored itself a sequel Well alright it's not official yet. But there's a script. And everyone wants to make it. And they're going to make it. But it's not official.
If you're like me then you loved the show "Chuck" but lost interest around the second to last season and then saw that the show was ending and said things like "I should really catch up on that" and you never did. I'm sure there's a lot of you out there. So like me you're probably mildly happy to see Vik Sahay from the show joining the cast of the upcoming werewolf romp "Wer". Not happy about the movie or anything. Just happy to see the guy getting some work.
So Universal is going to remake "Van Helsing" with Tom Cruise? Because Hugh Jackman isn't.... well you know the rumors right? I mean about both of them. Not together or anything. Just in general. I mean all the Broadway crap. I don't know. You didn't hear it from me.
Further proof that there is no god, Mr. Tom Six himself has taken to the twitters to announce that "The Human Centipede 3" will feature no less then 500 plus people joined together. Sometimes I wish I was never born.
The words "erotic-thriller" make me really uncomfortable. Probably because the last time I saw a movie that was considered that it had Madonna pouring hot candle wax on Willem Dafoe's nipples. But "Attachment" is apparently a new one starring beaver vet Sharon Stone and today we've learned that Tom Felton has also joined the cast as the college student who has a one night stand with a married woman played by Stone. I pray for no candle wax. Or at least no Willem Dafoe.
"Piranha 3DD" has been a bit up in the air as of late but today we've learned that Dimension Films has given the boob-sploitation romp a June 1st release date. In case you've forgotten the film will be released both in theaters and VOD on the same day. Ya know, in case you can't handle seeing that kind of stuff with an audience. You sicko.
Of the 37 horror shows coming out shortly "666 Park Avenue" is the one that actually sounds kind of interesting. The show will focus on a couple that takes over running an apartment building that houses a number of residents who've sold their souls to the D-man. Matt Miller, the guy who produced "Chuck" has just signed on as executive producer of the show. I have no idea if that's a good thing or not.
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Way to think outside the box. A woman in Culver City California is dead after what appears to be suicide by chainsaw. I have no idea how you even go about doing something like that. The planning must have taken days.
It's Eric here, back on the news beat after taking a few days off. My apologies if I end up covering a story that Casey did last week... but if I do, you'll just have to deal with it. That's called "character building", folks.
Word from Robert Rodriguez's camp is that "Predators" will be a sequel and not a remake. There are also rumblings that they're trying to get Arnold Schwarzenegger back in some type of extended cameo, but we'll see how that turns out.
Not sure this is good news, but "Saw VI" director Kevin Gruetert calls his post production experience "mind numbingly complex". Ya, this should be interesting.
1986: Former UN Secretary General and Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria. One year later, the U.S. Justice Department places him on a watch list of undesirable aliens, making Waldheim the first foreign head of state legally forbidden from visiting America.