Universal Snaps Up Zoo

Variety reported that Universal Pictures has acquired a sci-fi comedy pitch called Zoo, from a script written by David Berenbaum (writer of Elf, Zoom and the upcoming The Spiderwick Chronicles). Zoo is based on a pitch by writer Ehren Kruger (writer of The Ring, The Ring 2, The Skeleton Key and the upcoming John Carter of Mars). The plot is top-secret.

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Michael Myers

While speaking with pitofhorror.com, Robert Englund, who originated the character Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series of films, mentioned that talks are underway with Halloween director John Carpenter for a sequel to Freddy vs. Jason, that may include Halloween’s Michael Myers. Englund said that he has ideas for a plot and would like to sit down with Jamie Lee Curtis and producer Jeff Katz to discuss them. “My …
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Doug Liman to Direct Jumper

Variety reports that the upcoming sci-fi adventure film Jumper will be directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). Jumper is planned as a trilogy, and will be produced by Lucas Foster and Simon Kinberg, who produced Regency’s summer 2005 hit, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, also directed Liman. Jim Uhls (who wrote Fight Club) is rewriting the screenplay, originally penned by David Goyer (Batman Begins). Jumper is based on 1992 novel written by …
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1408 to Star Jackson and Cusack

Samuel L. Jackson is set to co-star with John Cusack in the thriller 1408, Variety reported. The Dimension Films production will begin lensing this summer. 1408 is an adaptation of a series by Stephen King, from his short story collection Everything’s Eventual. The film centers on a debunker of paranormal occurrences who encounters real terror when he checks into the notorious room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel. Mikael Hafstrom (who …
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Cold Fear Coming to Theaters

Avatar Films and Sekretagent Productions have optioned the movie rights to the sci-fi survival horror game Cold Fear from developer Darkworks and Ubisoft, Variety reported. Cold Fear didn’t sell well to gamers, but producers feel the scary atmosphere and story, will translate well as a horror film. The producers of the upcoming film are looking to attach …
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Sharky’s Machine Remake Coming

According to The Book Standard, Warner Brothers is producing a remake of the 1981 film Sharky’s Machine, with Phil Joanou (who is in post-production on Gridiron Gang, starring the Rock and Xzibit) attached to direct. The original Sharky’s Machine was released in 1981, and directed by and starred Burt Reynolds. I remember being so excited to see that film, after watching a making of series, that talked about the stunt from …
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RIPD Coming to Theaters

David Dobkin (Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers) is set to direct RIPD, which is an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic of the same name, for Universal, according to the Book Standard. Written by Peter M. Lenkov, the 1999 comic centers on the Rest in Peace Department, the dedicated and very dead police officers, made up of the deceased who refuse to go quietly. The story …
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Indie Horror Film Updates

I have some updates on four indie horror flicks that will hopefully be gracing cineplex screens in the very near future. Sin-Jin Smyth Every Halloween at midnight, the Devil simultaneously appears in two places. The High Plains of India and a quiet cemetery in Kansas. It’s November 2nd, the Day of the Dead. Two federal …
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Eyes Director Looks In the Mirror

The Hills Have Eyes director Alexandre Aja has committed to direct Into the Mirror next, a horror thriller to be financed by New Regency, Variety reported. Marc Sternberg, Alexandra Milchan, Aja and his partner, Gregory Levesseur, will produce the movie, which begins shooting this fall. Aja and Levesseur will re-write the original script by Jim Uhls and Joe Gangemi. Into the Mirror is a remake of the Korean …
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