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Bill Paxton planned to return to directing horror with The Bottoms

As people are currently talking circles around the late Bill Paxton's acting credits (as well they should be, the man was a multi-layered genius) there seems to be a bit of neglect going on regarding Bill Paxton the director.  And what a director he was. 2001's horror-thriller FRAILTY is one of the top genre entries of the 2000's, or any decade. Filled with...
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02.28.2017
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Romero and Russo return to the living dead for anthology novel

New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry is set to co-edit an anthology novel for publisher Griffin that will be set in the 48 hours surrounding the events of George A. Romero's immortal horror classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. The working title for the book is HORROR OF THE LIVING DEAD , and Maberry's co-editor is none other than the zombie-creating master of...
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02.29.2016
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Hot new stills for Jim Mickle's Cold in July, starring Michael C. Hall

We've been stoked about director Jim Mickle's adaptation of Joe Lansdale's COLD IN JULY ever since we first heard about the project last year and was excited to learn that genre fave IFC had acquired the Michael C. Hall-starring flick back in January. We recently learned that IFC Films has given a May 23 theatrical and VOD release date for Mickle's COLD IN JULY, and...
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04.03.2014
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Jim Mickle's Cold In July to hit theaters, VOD in May from IFC Films

We've been stoked about director Jim Mickle's adaptation of Joe Lansdale's COLD IN JULY ever since we first heard about the project last year and was excited to learn that genre fave IFC had acquired the Michael C. Hall-starring flick back in January. Now we've learned that COLD IN JULY is set to hit theaters and VOD a couple of months earlier than its title...
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03.17.2014
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Stake Land TV series might be coming soon from Jim Mickle

The 2010 vampire indie STAKE LAND might be making an unlikely transition to the small screen. The Wrap reports Jim Mickle and his co-writer Nick Damici are in talks to explore the world of the bloodsucking post-apocalypse via a television series. The show would be set seven years after the end of STAKE LAND. Damici had this to say about what could be in store: “They all...
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03.05.2014
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Bill Paxton to direct adaptation of Joe Lansdale's The Bottoms

Paradise City, the newly-minted production label of Paris-based Memento Films International, has tapped Bill Paxton to direct the adaptation of prolific author Joe Lansdale’s THE BOTTOMS, according to Deadline. Lansdale's stories have lent themselves well to film, with the classic BUBBA HO-TEP and the recent COLD IN JULY coming to mind. THE BOTTOMS, a racially-themed novel...
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02.07.2014
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IFC acquiring Jim Mickle's Cold In July

We've been stoked about director Jim Mickle's adaptation of Joe Lansdale's COLD IN JULY ever since we first heard about the project last year and now that the film has had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival it was only a matter of time before we heard who would be picking the film up for distribution. If you read the headline, you know the deal: Deadline is...
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01.22.2014
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Check out the festival poster for Jim Mickle's Cold in July

We've been keeping our eye on the upcoming revenge thriller COLD IN JULY, an adaptation of the cult-classic novel by Joe R. Lansdale (BUBBA HO-TEP) from WE ARE WHAT WE ARE director Jim Mickle, and today we have a look at the beautifully minimalist and noirish festival poster to share with you. Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson and Vinessa Shaw, the film is a...
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01.20.2014
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Michael C. Hall to lead Jim Mickle's Cold in July

Jim Mickle's long in development COLD IN JULY finally has liftoff; as we told you last week, the adaptation of Joe Lansdale's revenge thriller has financing in place and is ready to burst forward. And it does just that today with the casting of Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall. First, here's a refresher on the plot of COLD IN JULY: To kill a man, even in self-defence, is no...
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05.30.2013
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