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The first thing you notice when you sit down with Tom Savini is that the legendary horror make-up artist looks significantly younger than his 72 years. The second thing you notice is “Holy shit, I’m sitting down with Tom Savini.”

The man behind the gore in films like Manic, Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, The Burning, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2 and so many more is beloved by horror fans the world over. He also worked on the original 1982 Creepshow movie, which makes him a perfect fit for Shudder’s new Creepshow series. Savini is directing one segment in the upcoming horror anthology series, a Joe Hill story about an abusive father and a couple of kids who discover a dinosaur. And then things get dark.

When Savini talks, you listen. So that’s what we did on the Atlanta, Georgia set of the new Creepshow. Savini didn’t need much prompting to share anecdotes about his life and work, including his strong opinions about the current state of the horror genre and how cinema saved his life when he came back from the Vietnam War. He’s a raconteur, prone to going off-subject. But really, you don’t want it any other way.

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Director and make-up legend Tom Savini created effects for George Romero’s Creepshow movie, so it’s only fitting that Savini would have a part to play in Shudder’s Creepshow TV series. Savini will direct an episode of the show, adapted from Joe Hill‘s short story “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain.” The story involves a Loch Ness Monster-like creature.

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Kerry Washington is Broomhilda in ‘Django Unchained’

And there you have it, folks. For the past several months we’ve watched as Quentin Tarantino filled seemingly every single role in his Django Unchained except the key character of Django’s wife Broomhilda — but the part remains empty no more. Kerry Washington has landed the female lead in the “Southern-fried spaghetti Western,” in which she’ll star opposite Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many others. More details after the jump.

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Aaron Eckhart has landed the lead role in Randy Miller‘s The Drummer, a biopic of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. The indie picture follows the last six years of Wilson’s life, leading up to his death in 1983 at the age of 39. In addition to starring, Eckhart will also serve as executive producer and record his own versions of Wilson’s 1977 solo album Pacific Ocean Blue.

The Drummer is one of several intriguing projects Eckhart has booked for next year, including the comic book adaptation I, Frankenstein, the J.M. Barrie-based Pan, and Neil LaBute’s The Geography of Hope. He recently completed the CIA thriller The Expatriate, and will next appear opposite Johnny Depp in next week’s The Rum Diary. Shooting on The Drummer is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer 2012. [Variety]

After the jump, a horror legend finds his way to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

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Comic-Con: JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon [Part 1]

On Thursday, July 23rd 2010, Entertainment Weekly held a panel at Comic-Con entitled “The Visionaries”, which was basically a “discussion with geek gods J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on the future of pop culture” conducted by EW’s Jeff “Doc” Jensen.

“EW presents an in-depth conversation with these two creative geniuses about how technology, gaming, and global culture are reshaping how we tell and consume stories on television, film and the web. Plus: Is the superhero movie waning, or is it on the cusp of reinvention? And what do they think the pop culture universe will look like a decade from now?”

We have transcribed the entire hour-long discussion for those of you who couldn’t make it to the Con. Hit the jump for Part One. Part Two will follow tomorrow.

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