No surprise here, Yvonne Strahovski will reprise her role as the flower sniffing killer tart in the 8th season of "Dexter", which is set to premier on June 30th. I would of liked a surprise to be honest. Like maybe they replace her with that guy from "Chuck," but don't say anything about it. All of the sudden Dexter is banging the guy from "Chuck". Boom, surprise.
When you think Jamie Foxx you think horror. It's a fact. That's why he's going to be bringing a yet to be named anthology series to Syfy in the near future. Foxx will apparently write, produce, and direct the series and possible make a few guest appearances. If he was only a hansom debonair gentleman I'd be inclined to call Mr. Foxx the full package. Oh wait. He is. Wink wink, boys.
I feel like you don't hear much about "The Bermuda Triangle" anymore. In the 80's you couldn't spit without hitting a TV special on the mystical location, but it's been years since Geraldo even mentioned the place. But now Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to a new film focusing on the location for your to polish your mustache to. No real details have been released on the flick, but if I was a betting man I'd say a boat or a plane gets lost and then stuff happens. Just guessing here though.
"Insidious: Chapter 2" has been given a September 13th release date of this very year. Get it? That's Friday the 13th. Cause the movie is spooky and Friday the 13th is a spooky day. Spooky things.
In Real People News:
A California man is under arrest after he stole a tractor truck and crashed it on a local highway. The reason he stole it you might ask? Well he thought he was being chased by zombies and the apocalypse had started. Yeah, he was high. Who would of thunk it?
A Indianapolis man is claiming a local dentist pulled all of his teeth out when he went in to only have three removed. I mean it's not a claim. It did happen. He just claims he didn't want all of his teeth pulled. Which honestly sounds pretty believable. Why would someone want every tooth pulled? Maybe if they were getting one of those cool gold grills? Alright case closed. This guy wanted to be pimp.
"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.
In Real People News:
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.
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.