Yes, the long-awaited World War Z sequel is still going to happen. David Fincher (Zodiac, Fight Club)is officially set to direct the film and Brad Pitt will return to reprise his role.
Regardless of the production problems surrounding the first film, it actually turned out really good! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and with Fincher directing the sequel I’m even more stoked about World War Z 2! He’s one of my favorite directors and I can’t wait to see what he does with this next chapter of the story!
We’ve now learned that Fincher will start shooting the sequel next summer! Producer Dede Gardner recently confirmed:
“We're starting to shoot in June.”
That’s exciting news for fans of the first film! We don’t know much about the story that the sequel will tell, but a previous report has said that "Fincher was looking to make the film about a man and his family navigating a zombie apocalypse."
Fincher hasn’t directed a feature film since Gone Girl. He has most recently turned his attention to television with Netflix’s Mindhunter.
As you know, this also won't be the first time Fincher and Pitt have worked together on a project, World War Z 2 would mark their fourth film together, having previously worked on Se7en, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Are you excited to see what David Fincher ends up doing with World War Z 2?
In my opinion,Pet Sematary is Stephen King’s most terrifying story. Both the book and the 1989 film scared the living shit out of me. That original film gave me nightmares for months!
Well, I know a lot of you have been looking forward to seeing the trailer for the latest adaptation of the novel and now it’s here to give you your daily dose of horrific terror. The remake actually looks great! I love what I’m seeing in this first trailer and it’s going to deliver audiences some much needed nightmare fuel. Only time will tell if the movie actually turns out to be as good and scary as the original film. I love the vibe that the trailer gives off, though!
The movie was directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch and it stars Jason Clarke as Dr. Louis Creed, John Lithgow as Jud Crandall and Amy Seimetz as Rachel. They all look like they’re going to be great in their roles!
Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
Pet Sematary is set to be released in theaters on April 19, 2019. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!
CBS All Access has released a new trailer for the upcoming series Tell Me A Story, which takes "the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller."
The show comes from the writer of the Scream franchise, Kevin Williamson, and this looks like it’ll be an interesting series to watch. Here’s the synopsis:
Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.
I hope that it turns out good! This trailer is a lot better than the one that was previously released. I’ll give it a chance because it looks like it could be a crazy show. If it turns out to be good, I’ll obviously keep watching! After you watch the trailer, let us know what you all think.
Tell Me A Story stars Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall, The Vampire Diaries alum Paul Wesley, James Wolk, Dania Ramirez, Sam Jaeger, Davi Santos, Zabryna Guevara, and Dorian Missick. It's set topremiere exclusively on CBS All Access on October 31, 2018.
Rooster Teeth announced at New York Comic Con that they were teaming up with DC to make comic books based on Rooster Teeth IPs. The first two that have been revealed are the highly popular RWBY and the upcoming series gen:LOCK. This pairing shouldn’t be too surprising as both DC and Rooster Teeth are WarnerMedia companies. Head of Animation at Rooster Teeth, Gray G. Haddock, made the following statement at the panel:
Jim Lee, the DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, also made a statement.
I’m really excited for these. I think it’s great that they want to help fans explore more of the worlds that they’ve come to love. My main question is how will this affect the YA novels recently announced? Will the comics be more about the world while the books are more about side characters?
The RWBY and gen:LOCK comics will be available physically and digitally in 2019.
Ant-Man and The Wasp could have had a much darker and different outcome if Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet Van Dyne turned out to be a villain. I actually thought that would be a possibility, and now we’re learning that Marvel Studios actually discussed taking the character down that road!
During a recent interview with CBR, director Peyton Reed touched on the various fan theories that surrounded Janet Van Dyne. In response to the theories that Janet might eventually be a villain, he said:
“I can say that it was certainly one of the things that we talked about. If I say or reveal anything more about Janet, there’s going to be a Marvel sniper that’s going to shoot me in the neck with a tranquilizer."
It’s interesting that he was so vague with his answer and didn’t want to go any further. It kind makes me wonder if there’s still a chance that Janet Van Dyne could end up being a villain at some point down the road. I wouldn’t be surprised if she factors into Avengers 4, we just don’t exactly know how. Reed went on to say:
"We had so many discussions as we were first formulating the story. It was the big question in the movie: is Janet still alive down there after 30 years? Who is she now? How’s she been affected by the environment? It was the one thing that we really sort of had to formulate, what was going to happen to her, what it was going to lead to next, and how much of that we reveal in this movie."
When it comes to the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp setting up certain elements for Avengers 4, Peyton previously said:
"She mentions tardigrade fields, she mentions time vortexes as these warnings to Scott about what not to get involved in. These things might prove valuable. They're not just randomly spouted off in the moment. But, again, part of the fun of that was putting detail in there and throwing it out for the audience to guess which ones might be pertinent and which ones might not."
It’d be interesting to see Janet Van Dyne end up as a villain in the MCU, but I personally hope that they don’t go that route. I’d like her to stay on the side of the people she loves.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of Janet Van Dyne being set up as a villain?
20th Century Fox just picked up the film rights to author Stuart Gibbs‘ book series Spy School and they plan on adapting it into a feature film franchise. Gibbs is set to write the script for the film, which will be based on the first novel in the series. Here’s the description of the story that it tells:
Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science—but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy. Could the C.I.A. really want him?
Actually, no. There’s been a case of mistaken identity—but that doesn’t stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!
This actually sounds like it could be an entertaining and charming story. I’m not really familiar with the books, but judging by what I’ve learned here, I’d watch the movie. Gibbs had this to say in a statement:
“Fox bought my first two scripts and gave me my first overall deal when I was starting out as a writer. They have always shown such a strong commitment to adapting great books into great family movies. So I am very excited to be working with them again, and I think this is the perfect studio to adapt Spy School.”
Gibbs has also written Fun Jungle and Moon Base Alpha bookseries, as well as screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate. He’s also worked on a series of animated films and developed shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox.
Gareth Evans’ horror thriller Apostle is due out on Netflix this Friday, and if you’ve seen the trailer, you know it’s going to be intense. If you haven’t, take a look at the trailer, and continue on below:
So how does one skate the line between horrifying and gross in horror? In Evans’ case, he told Comicbook it came down to his instincts:
I'm not going out of my way to provoke. I'm not saying, 'Oh, I'm gonna take you on a journey, I'm gonna drag you by your collar, and I'm gonna take you on this awful aggressive ride.' It's not aggression in that respect. I think it's purely just a thing of, I rely on my gut instincts whenever I make anything. I rely on my gut instincts to tell me whether something's too far or not far enough. I can only rely on my own internal barometer for what's okay and what's not okay for what I show on screen. So I kind of answer to myself in that respect.
That’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself, although I’m sure any director is used to the weight of a film being on them the whole time they’re making it. Check it out on Netflix this Friday, and then let us know in the comments if the film went too far or just far enough?