The latest exploitation of Night of the Living Dead is still alive. This project is called Origins, and actually comes from Cameron Romero, son of Dead creator George Romero. The film, which Cameron Romero will direct, is, as the title implies, a Night of the Living Dead prequel, exploring the origins of the situation seen in that original Romero film. Now the Night of the Living Dead prequel has new producers and money, and will shoot later in 2015. Read More »
Screen Gems is getting into a different kind of genre film — while still working with Resident Evil and Underworld movies, the outfit is also putting together Love Don’t Let Me Down, a country music picture produced by Tobey Maguire. The primary cast now includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester.
Shana Feste wrote and will direct, and the story “revolves around a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) who becomes involved with a fallen country singer (Paltrow). As they embark on a career resurrection tour with her husband and manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester), romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.” No word yet on anyone’s dog dying or truck breaking down, but even money says at least one of those things happens. (Kidding, kind of.) [Variety]
After the break, more for Hungry Rabbit Jumps and the weird animated Night of the Living Dead prologue/remake. Read More »