A new promo spot has been released for The Exorcist Season 2. It's called "Evil Has a New Home", and it offers us a first look sneak peek at what's in store for the second season. Not only does it give us some footage from the upcoming season but it also features cast members Jeremy Slater, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera and John Cho talking about what to expect from the story. Cho, who is best known for his work on the Star Trek films, is a new addition to the cast.
I really liked the first season of The Exorcist. It turned out a lot better than what I was expecting and it ended up having some great twists and turns. I can't wait to see how Season 2 plays out. Judgin by what I'm seeing and hearing in this promo, it looks like it's gonna be good!
In The Exorcist Season 2, Father Ortega (Herrera) and Marcus Keane (Daniels) have left Chicago and are looking for cases. They find a former child psychologist named Andrew Kim (Cho) who runs a group home for at-risk foster children on an island off the coast of Seattle. One of those children becomes possessed, of course, and the priests have to deal with the fallout.
The Exorcist Season 2 is set to premiere on Friday, September 29th on FOX.
I'm so bloody happy to announce that the latest big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT will become the highest grossing horror film of all time, from a pure horror genre standpoint. The movie that it had to beat was the 1973 film The Exorcist which made over $232.9 million since it was first released.
IT is expected to beat the record tomorrow and by Sunday they say it will have made around $270 million. If any film deserves to hold the title of the highest grossing horror film, it's IT. It was just such a fantastically well-made film that the majority of people have just loved. I've already seen it four times in theaters! I have to keep dragging people to see it!
Deadline explains that the studio "is calling the record from a pure genre standpoint, with all other pics such as The Sixth Sense ($293M), Jaws ($260M), and Will Smith’s sci-fi zombie pic I Am Legend ($256.4M) considered horror hybrids."
High fives to the cast and crew of IT, who brought us such an amazingly fun and terrifying film! I can't wait for Chapter 2!
Some new information has come to light regarding the upcoming feature film adaptation of New Mutants. When developing this movie, one thing that director Josh Boone and his creative team wanted to do is give fans a comic book movie that is unlike anything that we've seen before.
We know that the film will differentiate itself by being a horror movie and this is the plot summary that was previously released:
"Held in a secret facility against their will, five new mutants have to battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past. They aren’t out to save the world — they’re just trying to save themselves."
Now, 20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider has offered some new information about the movie, which recently wrapped shooting, and what it will be like. She tells Variety:
"If we’re going to make a superhero movie, we have to ask ourselves: 'What’s our version? What’s a Fox Marvel film?'. When you look at films like Deadpool or Logan or the upcoming New Mutants, you’ll see they have their own personality."
She goes on to describe the film as a haunted house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers:
"Great effort has been put into making sure they’re differentiated. New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a Breakfast Club detention/Cuckoo’s Nest institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside. The genre is like a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers. We haven’t seen it as a superhero movie whose genre is more like The Shining than 'we’re teenagers let’s save the world.'"
I really like this direction that they are taking the film. A superhero movie that has more in common with The Shining than superheroes is very appealing to me because I love horror movies! It's going to be fun to see these two different genres come together.
To give you more of an idea of what to expect from the movie, it's said to be loosely based on the New Mutants comic book arc "The Demon Bear Saga." That story focuses on the New Mutants as they come under attack by a sinister psychic entity that feeds on their negative emotions and they have to stop it before it infects the world.
The film stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) as Magik, Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Blu Hunt asDani Moonstar, and Henry Zaga as Sunspot.
What do you think about the direction that they are taking the story for this movie?
New Mutants will be released in theaters on April 13th, 2018.
So, I just started watching the series Riverdale because of the hype surrounding it. I'm only four episodes in and I still don't really understand the appeal. People keep telling me it gets better, but maybe this show just isn't for me.
If you are a fan of the series, you'll be happy to hear that the creators are expanding the Archie universe and developing a Sabrina The Teenage Witch companion series called The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. According to THR:
The hourlong drama reimagines the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft, naturally. The new iteration is described as in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
This spinoff actually sounds more appealing to me than Riverdale because I'm into the fun supernatural fantasy stuff. I imagine this means that we'll see the series crossover with each other like all the DC superhero series do.
Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the new series which will potentially debut during the 2018-19 TV season. It's being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger, who will also direct the pilot.
It's not surprising to learn that The CW is developing a Sabrina series as Aguirre-Sacasa previously said that he was looking at doing it. He said:
"One of the nice things about me being a part of Archie Comics is having access to a library of 4,000-5,000 characters. Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats … those are characters who can very easily support their own show. But we [also] have superheroes. So in success, yes, the goal is to expand that way."
Well, they've started to expand and I imagine this won't be the only new Archie show we'll see. What do you think about this new Sabrina show that they are developing?
Escape Plan 2: Habes hasn't even been released yet, but that didn't stop Sylvester Stallone and director Steven C. Miller from starting work on Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station. The third film in the franchise is currently in production and Stallone has shared a couple fun videos from the set showing off the shooting location. You even get to see co-star Dave Bautista in costume.
The film is currently shooting at Mansfield prison, which is where all the exterior shots for The Shawshank Redemption were filmed. I thought that was pretty cool! When talking about it, Stallone says:
“On location doing ESCAPE PLAN 3 at Mansfield prison, where they filmed The exterior shots for the film. Shawshank redemption but they never filmed the inside of this place. Trust me , doing hard time in here must have been HARD core Hell !! Hanging With my good buddy and costar @davebautista. The second one hasn’t come out yet… This is just to clarify things… Escape plan 2 has not come out yet, but we are working on the next installment.”
I liked the first Escape Plan film, but I certainly didn't expect to see two sequels! It will be interesting to see how these sequels turn out. I'm sure they'll at least be as entertaining as the first film. Check out the set videos below!
A fantastically captivating new trailer has been released for an upcoming new film called Wonderstruck, which has been met with a lot of positive buzz from critics. I loved what I saw in this first trailer as it has a mysterious magical element as two kids from completely different ears embark on a journey to find answers to what they are looking for.
Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
This is very much a family film and it stars Oakes Fegley (Pete’s Dragon), Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) and introduces Millicent Simmonds.
Wonderstruck comes from the same author who wrote Hugo and he also wrote the screenplay. The movie was directed by Todd Haynes (Carol, Mildred Pierce) and it will be released by Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions on October 20th, 2017.
I know a lot of Marvel movie fans could care less about seeing a new Fantastic Four film outside of the hands of Marvel Studios at this point. Fox has just royally screwed it up with their attempts, especially the last one that was directed by Josh Trank. That film was a disaster.
But, what would you think about Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn taking on a new big screen adaptation of Fantastic Four? During a recent interview with Cinema Blend, the director says that he feels an "obligation" to make up for that last attempt to bring these characters to the big screen.
“The other one I’ve felt an obligation to do is, I wouldn’t mind maybe making a Fantastic Four film to apologize to everyone out there that maybe it didn’t go very well for them. It’s brilliant. One of my favorites is the Fantastic Four, so maybe one day I’ll try and rectify the mistake.”
You know what? I would actually trust Vuaghn with the franchise. I loved what he did with Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, so I think he would actually give us a badass Fantastic Four film adaptation.
Right now, the studio is currently developing a kids version of Fantastic Four, which seems absolutley ridiculous. But that's the direction they are currently looking take the franchise at this point for some reason. It's like they are just going out of their way to piss off fans!
Since they won't give the Fantstic Four film rights back to Marvel, at least give Vaughn a chance to show us what he could do with it! What do you think about Vuaghn wanting to direct a Fantastic Four movie? Do you think he would be a good choice?
I've got some good news and some bad news for all of you fans of The Venture Bros. The good news is the series will return to Adult Swim for a seventh season! The bad news is we won't see it until November 11th, 2018! Yikes!
The return of the series was announced on Adult Swim with a bump that was uploaded onto YouTube by a fan, which you can watch below. The bump aired on Friday and discouragingly points out that it's been 543 days since The Venture Bros. Season 6 ended and that we have to wait 422 days for Season 7 to premiere.
That means by the time Season 7 airs, two years, seven months, and 22 days will have passed without any new episodes of The Venture Bros. That's a long ass time to wait! Hopefully, the world hasn't ended in a nuclear holocaust by the time it's supposed to air!
The time gap between Season 4 and Season 5 is about the same as this gap between seasons 6 and 7. I'm not sure why it takes them so damn long to develop these seasons for the series, but at least we know it's coming.
There will be ten episodes in Season 7 and we will also be getting a Season 8 with ten more additional episodes. I know we've got a long time to wait, but if you've never watched the series, you have plenty of time to catch up!
Netflix has just released the full trailer for Marvel's The Punisher, and holy Freakin' shit! This series looks insanely great! This first trailer is powerful, brutal, and awesome. I can't wait to see this series! It looks like it could be the best of the Netflix Marvel series so far. Just wait until you watch this trailer! There's no way Marvel and Disney would have given us a film that is as hardcore as this series looks. This is going to be the proper adaptation that The Punisher deserves.
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
The cast also features Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summers), Michael Nathanson (The Knick, The Wolf of Wall Street), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Daniel Webber (11.22.63) and Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie).
Sony Pictures has released new domestic and international trailers for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and they offer lots of fun and adventurous new footage that I think some of you will enjoy. We even get a glimpse at what happens to the board game version of Jumanji from the original film. It looks like maybe the person who finds the board game on the beach ended up being the one to adapt it into a video game.
When I first heard about this movie getting made I was a little leery, but I've really enjoyed what I've seen in the trailers that have been released, especially in these new ones. I'm actually excited to take the fam to go see the movie! Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a braveexplorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard, Bad Teacher, and Sex Tape) and it will be released in theaters on December 22nd.