It producer interview

Last week, I attended the press junket for Warner Bros. new film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, the horror story about an ancient entity that terrorizes and feeds on the children of Derry, Maine and often takes the form of a menacing clown named Pennywise. Along with a handful of other writers, I spoke with producers Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and David Katzenberg (The Goldbergs) about the challenges of bringing such a classic book to the big screen, Bill Skarsgard‘s intense performance, a possible sequel, and more.
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Fantastic Four reboot

Back in June, it was rumored a more kid-friendly Fantastic Four was in the works after audiences didn’t flock to see 20th Century Fox’s bleak take on the property. After the rocky experiencing making Josh Trank’s butchered comic book movie, the studio wanted to go in an entirely different direction inspired by Pixar’s The Incredibles. A new rumor from the same source says 20th Century Fox is basing the new reboot off Mark Millar and artist Curtis Tieg‘s unpublished children’s book, Kindergarten Heroes.

Below, learn more about the potential Fantastic Four reboot.

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THE FANTASTIC FOUR

The dark, edgy and moody take on Fantastic Four didn’t pan out with Josh Trank‘s reboot. Even after audiences failed to turn up for the troubled movie, 20th Century Fox and producer Simon Kinberg continued to discuss a potential sequel. A sequel, which was originally dated to come out about two weeks ago, won’t happen – but at some point, a reboot will.

Below, learn more about a potential Fantastic Four reboot.

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it movie

UPDATED: Stephen King has shared his thoughts on the movie on Twitter. You can find that below.

There’s a chance that Stephen King‘s It may be the finest horror novel ever written, the work of a legitimate genius spending 1,000-plus pages working through the kind of stuff we don’t like to talk about. Few tales of terror are this long and complex and maddening. Even fewer find a permanent home at the bottom of your psyche and linger there. To finish It is to grant this particular story real estate in your mind for as long as you live.

So, when it comes to the director Andrés Muschietti‘s film adaptation due out on September 8, 2017: no pressure, everyone. At the very least, we now know that King himself has a seen a cut of the movie and he has apparently given it his stamp of approval.

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Beetlejuice

We’ve been hearing bits and pieces of news regarding Beetlejuice 2 for a few years now. Back in 2012, director Tim Burton was waiting to see how Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and David Katzenberg‘s script turned out, saying he’d keep an “open mind” about directing the sequel. The director’s interest in the project has significantly risen over the years, but he still has some understandable reservations about making the film.

Below, Tim Burton provides a Beetlejuice 2 update.

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The Flash logo

Warner Bros.’ The Flash has just hit a speed bump. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, who was to make his directorial debut on the DC superhero movie, has dropped out of the project. The film already has Ezra Miller set to star as the Scarlet Speedster, who first appeared in this spring’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeRead More »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies clips

Before director David O. Russell made his major comeback, he was at one point attached to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Eventually the Joy director left the project, along with many others, as the film was stuck in development hell. It’s taken years to get this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s novel made, but it’s finally reaching the big screen next month.

After the jump, watch some Pride and Prejudice and Zombies clips.

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The Flash director

As The CW’s The Flash gears up for its Season 2 premiere this week, the big-screen iteration of the character has taken a big step toward the starting line. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith is reportedly in talks to write and direct Warner Bros.’ The Flash, following a treatment by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Ezra Miller is set to play the scarlet speedster. More about the new The Flash director after the jump.  Read More »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies photos

It’s been a long road for the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s period romance/horror remix Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to get made, but the film will arrive in theaters next February.

So far we’ve only seen a brief glimpse of the Regency era zombie flick, but now some new photos have debuted online showing off the deadly corset-wearing ladies of the film and just a hint of the zombie mayhem that will invade the fancy setting. And if you’re expecting a campy mix of zombie action and Jane Austen’s classic, apparently that’s not the case.

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Five Nights at Freddy's movie

Mobile gamers have probably either played or heard of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series, if only because they’ve been scoring good placement on app stores. The games are essentially survival horror, with the player cast as a security guard who must survive a work week doing night shifts in a twisted version of a Chuck E Cheese or Showbiz Pizza Place joint, dealing with animatronic animals who are prone to killing security guards.

Now the games created by Scott Cawthon are being turned into a film. The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is coming via Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg also set as producers for the Warner Bros. project. Read More »