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The Monster Squad – Remake in the works. Wolfman better watch his nards

Posted by LiveFor on March 19, 2010

Another day, another remake. This one involves The Monster Squad. That excellent 1987 film that had a group of kids fighting the classic versions of Dracula, The Wolfman, The Mummy, The Gill Man and Frankenstein’s Monster – yes I know the Monster ends up helping them. The original was one of the first films were I fully realised how dreadful the curse of the werewolf could be (not just because of getting hit in the nards). The guy who played him really shows how much he wanted to die because of it. I digress.

Deadline have the news that Paramount are keen to remake it. Rob Cohen who produced the original is hoping to direct it and they are currently meeting with writers to get a script sorted. Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps) wrote the original so they need to get some good writers involved.

I really don’t think they’ll be able to recapture the coolness of the original. The kids in that were class and casting the new squad could be the weak link. If they do go for it I just hope they go for unknown child actors and none of the current Disney style kids with the big helmet type hair that seems to be doing the rounds.

Should it be a reboot or a sequel? Would be great to have the original Squad all grown up, but to be honest I don’t really want either. I’m sticking with the original (well until I hear more about this new one).

What are your thoughts on The Monster Squad getting back together?

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Felicia Day sees Red in Syfy Original Movie

Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2010

Felicia Day, star of web videos The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and Dollhouse who also played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will portray a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie, Red (not to be confused with the adaption of Warren Ellis’ comic book Red starring Bruce Willis or the film from a few years ago called Red starring Brian Cox or Warren Beatty’s Reds or the reimagining of Red Riding Hood in a gothic style heading to the big screen starring Amanda Seyfried).

Scheduled to premiere in 2011, Red is Syfy’s latest re-imagining of classic fairy tales, legends and pop culture characters. The new line of films launched with Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, which starred Estella Warren, on February 27.

Syfy, one of television’s most prolific producers of original movies, is also developing films around the stories of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel & Gretel, among other projects.

In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business – hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him. Red also stars Kavan Smith (Stargate Atlantis) and Stephen McHattie (Watchmen and he was amazing in Pontypool).

In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicia is most widely known for her work in web video. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, which was voted the Best Web TV of 2008 by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine.

Currently she stars in the web series The Guild, which she created, writes and stars in. The Guild was the winner of the YouTube, Yahoo and SXSW Best Web Series Awards for 2008. The series has generated more than 50 million views web-wide. Day also has a hugely popular Twitter following, reaching more than 1.7 million fans.

Here endeth the press release. Day is cool so I imagine this will have some watchable moments and McHattie is always great to watch. We shall see what we shall see.

Any Felicia fans out there looking forward to this?

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The Wolfman and The Wolf Man – Cool Mondo Posters

Posted by LiveFor on February 4, 2010

Universal gave the go ahead for these officially licensed posters for Benicio del Toro’s The Wolfman (due out on 12th February) and the original Lon Chaney Jr. The Wolf Man. Both are from Mondo Tees and AICN had first look at them.
Both are limited pieces. 350 prints of The Wolfman by Daniel Danger and 250 of the vintage Wolf Man by Martin Ansin. You can pick them up over at Mondo Tees.

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The Wolfman TV Spot – Bitten

Posted by LiveFor on January 23, 2010

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Being Human – New Poster and start date for the BBC series

Posted by LiveFor on December 18, 2009


BBC’s Being Human will be back on the 10th January for its second series and I can’t wait.

The show about a Werewolf, Vampire and Ghost living together was once of my favourites so it will be great to see where they go from the end of the last episode.

Well worth having a watch if you haven’t already seen it.

The poster was from the shows Twitterfeed.
Being Human – Series 1 [Blu-ray] [2009] Amazon UK

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The Wolfman – French Poster

Posted by LiveFor on December 11, 2009

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Being Human – The Vampire, Ghost, Werewolf UK TV series to be remade in USA

Posted by LiveFor on October 29, 2009

being humanSyfy has handed out a 13-episode order to a U.S. version of the great BBC show Being Human according to THR.

The show revolves around three twentysomething roommates — who happen to be a ghost (Lenora Crichlow), a vampire (Aidan Turner) and a werewolf (Russell Tovey) — as they help one another navigate the complexities of living double lives.

The original series had an initial six-episode run on digital channel BBC Three. It was so successful that the show got a second window on BBC One. It is slated to return early next year for an eight-episode second season and I can’t wait as the first series was brilliant – funny, intelligent, cool and a bit spooky in places (although the werewolf costume needs a bit of work)

The deal for a U.S. take on the show at Syfy marks the first scripted series order for the cable network following its rebranding this summer designed to attract broader audience. It also marks the first scripted series order for RDF Media USA.

“Human” appeared on Syfy’s radar about two years ago when the network was given the pilot script by the BBC, which was seeking to bring in the U.S. cable network in as co-producer. It was too late in the process, so Syfy brass passed but became instant fans of the material.

“It turned out great as we can now do an American version,” Syfy president Dave Howe said. “We’ve always been keen on vampires and werewolves, and we loved the originality of ‘Being Human,’ the fact that the fantastical creatures in it are very young, accessible and charming.”

Howe stressed that Syfy is not going to “slavishly replicate the British version.” Some of network’s core audience already might be familiar with the original series, which runs in the U.S. on BBC America.

The search is on for a writer to adapt “Human,” with Syfy targeting a launch in late 2010.

What did you think of the BBC Being Human? Do you think it will work in an American setting? Who could play the three characters in the US version?

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The Wolfman – New Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on October 21, 2009

500x_20_02Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

Lawrence Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (Hugo Weaving) has come to investigate.As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed.Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) directs The Wolfman, and six-time Oscar®-winning special effects artist Rick Baker brings his design and makeup talents to transform Del Toro into the fearsome title character.

Due out on 12th February 2010

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon – Korean Poster. Check out the cheek bones on Pattinson

Posted by LiveFor on October 16, 2009

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The Wolfman – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on August 20, 2009

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Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins. Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Joe Johnston directs The Wolfman, and six-time Oscar®-winning special effects artist Rick Baker brings his design and makeup talents to transform Del Toro into the fearsome title character.

Personally I feel this looks excellent and I think I enjoyed the trailer more than the Avatar one (probably because I was not expecting as much from this one). Nothing like a bit of Werewolf transformation and I get the feeling there is a bit of a nod to the effects in An American Werewolf in London.
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