Anton Yelchin in Odd Thomas

Way back in February 2011, we told you that Anton Yelchin had been cast as the title character in Stephen SommersOdd Thomas. Based on the novel by Dean Koontz, the supernatural thriller follows a fry cook who can communicate with the dead — and is also, therefore, the only person who can stop the evil forces threatening to take over his town.

Production began not long after that, but then Odd Thomas got caught up in a bunch of legal disputes, and it became unclear whether we’d ever see it at all. But lo and behold, the film is finally set for release next month, and we’ve got the first trailer to prove it. Watch it after the jump.

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Above is you first look at Frank Darabont‘s new show L.A Noir, which was just picked up by TNT for six episodes. After the jump, read much more about the show as well as the following:

  • TNT is developing a new Frankenstein series based on the Dean Koontz novels.
  • Donal Logue will guest star on Sons of Anarchy.
  • Dylan McDermott will return on American Horror Story: Asylum.
  • The Twilight Saga might make a run on TV after the movies finish.

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The Silent Hill sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, is shooting right now in Toronto, and keeps adding cast members as it does. Director Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) already had Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington starring, with Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean and Deborah Kara Unger reprising their Silent Hill roles in some unknown capacity.

Now a press release announces that the film also boasts Carrie-Ann Moss as Claudia Wolf and Malcolm McDowell as Leonard Wolf. In the video game Silent Hill 3, Claudia is a major character (modeled to look like Julianne Moore, actually) who sets a good chunk of the plot in motion, and isn’t exactly a passive or sane presence. Read more about her here (and about her father Leonard here) but be warned of possible spoilers for the film. The header image for this article, by the way, is a new still of Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harinton in the film, that was supplied with the press release. Click it to enlarge.

After the break, the Dean Koontz adaptation Odd Thomas gets a young actress and Tyler Perry’s next finds a romantic lead. Read More »

There have been a few adaptations of Dean Koontz novels here and there, and now Stephen Sommers is going to add one more to the pile. Instead of going into the sequel to G.I. Joe (from which he was more or less dismissed) the director will adapt the book Odd Thomas, and he’s cast Anton Yelchin. Read More »

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Author Dean Koontz has penned a series of books presenting a revisionist take on Frankenstein, which places the monster in modern New Orleans and incorporates some elements from Poe and detective fiction. (Or: he’s partially penned a take, as the first book was co-written with Kevin J. Anderson and the second with Ed Gorman, though those credits don’t seem to be on current editions of the books.) Now the books may be used as raw material to spawn at least one feature. Read More »

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