Horror Headlines 5/14/08

Rumor Mill: Paul Thomas Anderson is rumored to be interested in directing the upcoming adaptation of METAL GEAR SOLID, the popular stealth video game series. At this point it's based solely on a remark by one of the Japanese producers, so take it with a grain of salt. Anderson of course is currently a Hollywood darling after the success of last year's "There Will Be Blood".

Sweet new poster for "The Strangers", that makes it look more like an 80's slasher than ever. Masked killers will always make my day.

Wow, it turns out that there will be no remake of "The Gate", but an actual direct sequel called "The Gate: 20 Years Later". Being one of my guilty pleasures from my childhood, it's cool to see one of these reduxes actually being called a sequel. That said, it should be interesting to see how they update the story, considering in the film the gates of Hell are opened by playing a record backwards, and most kids today don't even know what those are. Hell, I'm 25 and I've probably used a record player twice. The film is being directed by Randall William Cook, who has won multiple Oscars for his effects work on "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Whoa, that's a weird twist.

Finally today, in news that will make Jon's morning, David Cronenberg is reportedly in the running to direct the remake of the Spanish film "Timecrimes". Nothing is set in stone yet, but this is certainly interesting.

In Real People News: 

As scary as it is, I still love these thieves who just want to cuddle with their victims before running off with their stuff. Hey, they could be doing a lot worse things.

Due to a flood of FOIA requests, UFO files in the UK from 1978 to 1987 will be slowly released over the next 4 years, starting today. Now, I don't want to be a total conspiracy theorist here, but if they did have evidence of alien visits, do you really think they would let it out? Just saying.

Spice girl Geri Halliwell rewrites the bible. Hey, it couldn't be any worse than the first time around, am I right?

On this day in history: 

1610: Fanatical monk François Ravaillac jumps aboard the coach of King Henry IV and stabs him twice through the open window. Then the French monarch bleeds to death before medical help can reach him.

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