Kick me in the balls I'm excited about this one. John Carpenter's classic film "Halloween" will once again be thrust into theaters on October 25th. Just to make things even better the super fun documentary "You Can't Kill The Bogeyman: 35 Years Of Halloween" will be shown right after the movie. Just so we're clear I don't really want anyone to kick me in the balls. It's just a saying. Not one people use really, but it's still a saying.
Remember "Manimal"? If you don't all you need to know is that it was a 80's TV series about a guy who can change into different animals. Sounds intense right? Well it looks like the show's creator, Glen A. Larson, has officially signed on to produce the upcoming big screen relaunch of the show in film form. That sentence was confusing wasn't it. No word on release date or casting for this yet but Sony plans to make this a live action/CG romp. There better be a live panther that's all I'm saying.
If there's one I think I love it's a good old fashioned creepy van. Who doesn't, honestly? Well this coming Holiday season a new film titled "Creep Van" will make all my dreams come true. Being called a cross between "Christine" and "Saw" the film revolves around a killer who uses a van equipped with it's very own torture chamber to pick people off. I assume the relationship to "Christine" is based solely on the fact that it's an automobile but I'll go with it. I'm no one to judge.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, my favorite of all the Seymour Hoffman's, is lining up a new ghost story for his next directing project. Titled "Ezekiel Moss", the film focuses on widow and her son who come in contact with a man who may be able to contact the dead. No word on casting yet but I have always thought I would make a terrific Ezekiel. I have the thighs for it.
In Real People News:
A Florida man destroyed his neighbor's trailer because he thought, and I quote, "it looked like he was going to get froggy". I have no idea what that means or how it even happens but I 100% agree it's a reasonable excuse to destroy a man's home.
A New Hampshire woman was arrested 4 times in 26 hours. Twice for playing Ac/DC to loudly, once for playing Guns n Roses too loud and the last time for throwing a frying pan at her boyfriend's head. I think I'm in love.
Keri Russell, who will always be Felicity to you and your cat, has been confirmed to be taking the lead in Scott Stewart's new film "Dark Skies". The film is about a family who finds they're being terrorized by aliens every night and can't seem to find any help. Maybe the aliens are pissed because she straightened her hair. or cut it or something. Isn't that something people flipped out about back when the show was on? Am I the only one who remembers this? I can't be. Don't judge.
I don't know anyone who's excited about "Dredd", the updated version of the comic book tale we all know and love from the Sylvester Stallone flick, but that isn't stopping writer Alex Garland from making a trilogy out of his tale. That is if the first film makes enough money. It's a bold move, to make a sequel to a film if it does really well, I can't wait to see how this plays out.
I for one am very excited that script writer Dean Devlin is saying hat he's working on a sequel to the 1996 hit "Independence Day". I know I've gone on a few rants about this movie and honestly I don't know where I left off. Let's just go with Vivica A. Fox is really hot and leave it at that.
Philip Seymour Hoffman has officially joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", the second chapter in the Hunger games trilogy. He'll play Plutarch Heavensbee, the game maker who appears in the 2nd and 3rd book. If you don't know what a game maker is then I don't really want to be your friend.
A Florida boy is now down to 1 arm after a 11-foot alligator attacked him when he decided to take a dip in a local lake. This isn't really anything crazy, I mean it's awful sure, but the exciting thing here is that something awful happened in Florida and it was an animal's fault. Not some guy on bath salts, not some weirdo screwing a stuffed animal and not a woman running down a highway naked. Way to go, Florida.