Texas Chainsaw Massacre director to helm Arabian horror DJINN

Tobe Hooper, the iconic director behind the legendary cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the Oscar-nominated, Steven Spielberg-produced Poltergeist, will helm Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s Arabian horror film DJINN. Written by David Tully (Hepzibah), this unique new take on the haunted house thriller uncovers the dark truth behind classic fairytales of the Genie. ….

Cult Cinema Icons to appear at nationwide Hatchet II screenings in support of uncensored horror release

Dark Sky announced that in anticipation of the October 1st release of Hatchet II – which is getting the widest release of an uncut and unrated genre film in more than 25 years – the film’s legendary cult movie cast and its director, will be making special appearances at midnight and opening weekend screenings across ….

Hatchet II ditches MPAA – getting largest unrated genre film release in decades

Dark Sky Films announced today that in anticipation of the upcoming Halloween horror movie season, Adam Green’s Hatchet II will be distributed in theaters across the country beginning October 1st. The film will be released without an MPAA rating, marking the widest release of an unrated genre film in more than 25 years. AMC Theatres, ….

Universal Pictures to exclusively preview sci-fi thriller Skyline at San Diego Comic-Con 2010

Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, and Rogue Pictures will present an exclusive look at the sci-fi thriller Skyline, which is produced and directed by the Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), whose company Hydraulx has provided visual effects for Avatar, Iron Man 2, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and 300. In Skyline, strange lights descend ….

Spider-Man 2 writers and Michael Bay adapting comic Existence 2.0

HeatVisionBlog reports that Paramount has nabbed rights to the Image comic Existence 2.0, with Smallville and Spider-Man 2 writers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough attached to adapt. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes will produce the eventual film with Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert. The action comic Existence 2.0 was written by Nick Spencer featuring with art ….