Update: A new press release informs us that Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Happy Death Day) will compose the score for Hell Fest. Our original article follows.
In recent years, I’ve become a huge fan of haunted house attractions. Every year, Universal Studios and Knotts Berry Farm hold Halloween events with scary mazes which are a whole lot of fun. Some of my friends who love horror films absolutely refuse to ever go to these events. One of them even fears that she might be killed in a maze and nobody would notice and just think it’d part of the show, and her dead rotting carcass is just another gruesome prop in the set design.
Hell Fest is the movie version of that idea, and while the execution looks like a bland studio horror film, I’m intrigued enough by the idea and horror theme park setting to see this film in theaters. Check out the Hell Fest trailer below.
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J.J. Abrams is a busy man. Not only did he direct, produce and co-write Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he still found some time left over in his day to produce a follow-up to Matt Reeves‘ POV monster movie Cloverfield.
Dan Trachtenberg‘s 10 Cloverfield Lane might not be a sequel (although Abrams seems to suggest one could still happen one day), so how does it connect to the original Cloverfield movie? Will God Particle be third film in the “Clover-verse”? And might Cannibal Airlines actually become a real movie? We also learn how Abrams found director Dan Trachtenberg, discuss the cleverly minimal marketing campaign, and get the details on Bear McCreary‘s masterful score. And the best thing is this interview is entirely SPOILER FREE, so don’t be afraid to start reading now.
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How should the Batman v Superman Comic Con teaser have ended? What is Michael B. Jordan saying now about Fantastic Four? Is Jason Momoa fed up with being asked about Aquaman? What extras are on the 25th anniversary Blu-ray of Batman? Did Olga Kurylenko read for the part of Wonder Woman? Want to see a Sin City: A Dame to Kill For commercial that was rejected from TV? How about an awesome art print from the sequel? Has Katee Sackhoff talked to anyone at Marvel about playing a role? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to watch a scoring session from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? How much of Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in space? Is Wonder Woman actually Kryptonian in Batman vs. Superman? What will her costume look like? How long has Edgar Wright been talking about Ant-Man? Want to see the cover to the groundbreaking new Ms. Marvel comic book? Can you watch a clip from Stan Lee‘s new show, Mighty 7? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Who is writing the music for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Want to see new footage from The Wolverine and R.I.P.D.? What channel will be airing new information on Guardians of the Galaxy? Will Saoirse Ronan be in The Avengers 2? Was an Honest Trailer made for X-Men Origins: Wolverine? What does Edgar Wright think of Man of Steel? Does Ryan Reynolds want to appear in X-Force? Is the TV show Heroes returning? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by Angie Han
Get ready for another year of serious (and often seriously enjoyable) WTF-ery, because FX has renewed American Horror Story for a third season. Also after the jump:
- Guillermo del Toro‘s The Strain starts casting to shoot in 2013
- Da Vinci’s Demons hires Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary
- Michael Cera is an Arrested Development writer; Lupe returns
- Bryan Fuller casts Mockingbird Lane‘s Eddie Izzard in Hannibal
- Michael Bay books a guest role as himself on ABC’s The Neighbors
- Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer joins HBO’s The Newsroom
- Aaron Sorkin is sad The Newsroom won’t cover the Petraeus scandal
- HBO unveils its first teaser poster for Game of Thrones Season 3
- See a save the date for Liz Lemon’s likely trainwreck of a wedding
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As is usually the case when a great film or television project is over, I’ve taken an interest in following the key players of Battlestar Galactica to see what they’ll be up to next. If it’s anything like my years following Whedon alum, their involvement in future projects should at least be an indication that it’s worth paying attention to (though I’ll admit this doesn’t always work out, see Drive). Series composer Bear McCreary is one person that I’ll be keeping a particularly keen eye on, and he has now announced that he’s working on Capcom’s upcoming sci-fi action game Dark Void.
McCreary’s work on Battlestar Galactica was among the best music made for television I’ve ever come across, and while he has yet to shine as brightly in his other work for TV shows (Terminator and Eureka), it’s clear that he has the talent to do extraordinary work when the project demands it. Read More »