WOLVERINE WILL NOT APPEAR IN ‘X-MEN:FIRST CLASS’ Wolverine’s been a constant a source of rumour mill half truths all year, thanks to continued debates over who’ll be helming his second solo film outing.But one rumour we can officially quash is the one saying that Hugh Jackman will be cameoing in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming mutant prequel X-Men: First Class.“He’s not in the movie. He’s in the Wolverine movies,” says producer Bryan Singer.Easy come, easy go. It’s sad news for those hoping for the mullet-faced Aussie to put in a continuity-aiding vignette, but not exactly the end of the world.X-Men: First Class opens in the UK on 2 June, 2011.
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‘THE WALKING DEAD’ SEASON 2 CONFIRMED
The Walking Dead Season 2 has been greenlit according to a post on MoviesOnline which sources ABC News. This comes after early rumors from Fangoria that Season 2 would begin shooting in February of next year. This really comes as no surprise to me at all when you consider the fact that Episode 1 'Days Gone Bye' was the highest rated cable show for 2010. Add to that that Episode 2 is currently in the Top 40 most searched terms on google its clear that AMC needs to listen to the fans and their own potential profits and bring us a second season. Frank Darabont has said in interviews that Season 2 if it happened would focus on the second volume of the hit graphic novel and introduce the unique visual styles of that book and its environments into the show. I for one am very excited by this news.
TIM BURTON’S ‘DARK SHADOWS’ TO SHOOT IN 2011
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s eighth movie collaboration will finally head into production in April next year.Dark Shadows has been attempting to jostle its way into the pair’s ever-crammed schedule for years, and now finally they’ve found a gap to make it.Based on the ‘60s gothic daytime soap, Dark Shadows sees Depp donning fangs as vampire Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old neckchewer who’s searching for lost love Josette. The character essentially did for Dark Shadows what Joan Collins did for Dynasty, boosting ratings to such an extent that Barnabas became the show’s main star. Depp's mentioned it is his "childhood dream" to play the role.Pride And Prejudice And Zombies novelist Seth Grahame-Smith is currently redrafting a version of the script originally scribbled by John Big Fish August.Despite Depp and Burton's last collab reaping the messy Alice In Wonderland, we're hopeful their return to gothic horror could result in one of their best films in years.
‘TOXIC AVENGER’ REMAKE HAS A DIRECTOR
Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink has signed to direct the remake of the seminal Troma offering The Toxic Avenger.Yes, we live in strange times, my friend, when Troma's library is now being mined for properties to reboot.Pink will script the Avenger film with Daniel C. Mitchell for producers Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein and Charlie Corwin.If you've never seen the original, the story focuses on a bullied nerd who has an accident involving toxic waste and turns into a hideously deformed brute.
DIRECTOR TALKS PLANS FOR ‘SILENT HILL 2’
Now that Michael Bassett is writing and directing the long-mooted Silent Hill sequel, called Silent Hill: Revelation, fans are eager to see what the Death Watch director is going to bring to the cinematic SH mythos Christophe Gans brought to the screen in 2006.
Bassett took to his blog to explain his intentions:
"I love the games and was a huge admirer of the first film. Especially how Christophe Gans and his team managed to capture the look and feel of the world. I say, if it ain't broke don't fix it, so I'm bringing back as many of that core creative team as I can – but I'm probably going to bring just a little more darkness and fear into the mix as well. I love the complex mythology and psychological twists that Konami created so will do my best honor that aspect too. I'm determined to deliver a film that builds on the qualities of the first film and draws on the best aspects of the games whilst giving the audience more nuanced characters, a compelling story and introducing some terrifying new monsters (as well as bringing back a few favorites) and, most important of all… just scaring the shit out of everyone."
‘ZON 261’ PLOT DETAILS
Got a synopsis on the upcoming Swedish Zombie movie ‘ZON 261’:
Landskrona, 2013th strong disagreements between Svenner and immigrants. A ship crashes into the harbor. Police enters the wreck - and attacked by the infected herd. The bitten policemen is in a coma.And wakes up as monsters.The infection is spreading like wildfire. Any attempt to flee the city.But the city is quarantined - National Task Force and the military set up a concrete wall around The few non-infected - Svenner and immigrants - taking shelter in the citadel.Meanwhile, the infected try to turn themselves in to their haunts, they must be uninfected decide which ones are the worst monsters: their former enemies on the inside - or those infected out there.While the conflicts inside escalates to boiling point, the non-infected, in order to survive, to determine if they see their former enemies as monsters - or as sisters and brothers, if they see each other as Svenner and blue - or as neighbors.