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The Strangers 2 isn't happening anytime soon

In this fertile period of classic horror franchises being resurrected, it's easy to forget that there are some titles that are still being raked over hot coals in Development Hell. The latest to rejoin the damned is  THE STRANGERS 2 , which was previously announced to be tentatively in production, but will obviously be missing its projected December 2016 date. Rue...
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11.21.2016
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The Strangers 2 might not be invading theaters in December after all

  Not unlike ZOMBIELAND 2 (which we just wrote about ) THE STRANGERS 2 is one of those projects that always appears just about ready to take off, only to suffer a setback that keeps it grounded. And, also like Z2, the last news we had on the sequel was fairly positive: Late last year it was announced production company Relativity Media would be releasing the film on December 2,...
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02.22.2016
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Muschietti siblings join In Shadows, offer an update on Stephen King's It

MAMA director Andy Muschietti and his producing partner/sister Barbara Muschietti are in talks to produce IN SHADOWS , a supernatural thriller to be written and directed by Alex and David Pastor. Described as a "twisted coming-of-age story", IN SHADOWS focuses on  Jason, a man who comes out of prison after serving 20 years for an unspeakable crime and is forced...
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11.02.2015
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Stephen King's It in talks for new director

New Line Entertainment's remake of Stephen King's IT suffered a huge blow when director Cary Fukunaga separated from the project in May, suspending the film indefinitely from its scheduled production date in June. However the producers (including Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg) of the two-part adaptation are currently in...
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07.16.2015
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Lionsgate to remake Cube with Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts

Here’s one you might be scratching your head over. Right on the heels of the recent announcement that THE ENTITY and DON’T LOOK NOW are getting the remake treatment, is word out of THR that the 1997 cult sci-fi film CUBE is getting remade by Lionsgate. Oh, okay. Behind it all is Roy Lee and PROMETHEUS co-writer Jon Spaihts, who are on board to produce the re-imagining....
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04.30.2015
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James Wan and Roy Lee to produce remake of The Entity

The latest film on the remake chopping block is Sidney J. Furie’s 1983 shocker THE ENTITY , which told the supposedly true story of Carla Moran, a single mom who was abused physically and sexually by a supernatural demon. The creative team behind THE CONJURING will be getting back together for this one, as THR reports that horror maven James Wan will produce the remake with...
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04.20.2015
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Warner Bros. picks up rights to video game Five Nights at Freddy's

Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S, the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon, with plans to develop a feature adaptation to be produced by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions, according to THR. For the uninitiated (myself included), FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S...
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04.08.2015
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Lionsgate picks up Ian Fried's supernatural pitch Pentacle

Lionsgate and Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment have begun the process of setting up supernatural horror flick PENTACLE , based on a pitch from Black List scribe Ian Fried. Fried is the screenwriter behind SPECTRAL, which is about a SWAT team that takes on ghosts in Manhattan. That flick will be released in August by Legendary Pictures. No story details are forthcoming, but according to...
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11.11.2014
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Universal Cable Productions options Ian Rogers' The House on Ashley Avenue

Are you ready for more haunted house terrors on the small screen? Universal Cable Productions have teamed up with Vertigo Entertainment and producer Roy Lee (THE DEPARTED, THE RING, "Bates Motel") to option TV rights to author Ian Rogers' 2012 horror short story "The House on Ashley Avenue", according to Deadline. Rogers' highly acclaimed tale, which was...
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07.10.2014
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Stephen King's The Stand finds a new director in Josh Boone

It looks as if Warner Bros. and CBS Films have found their director for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's classic bestseller THE STAND after losing helmers David Yates, Ben Affleck and, most recently , Scott Cooper. THR is reporting that THE FAULT IN OUR STARS director Josh Boone is in early talks to take the reins on the adaptation of the epic novel. Boone has had a...
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02.26.2014
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Is a TV series based on The Exorcist brewing?

It has been a while since we last heard anything about the potential TV series based on William Friedkin’s horror classic THE EXORCIST , but apparently there's still quite a bit of interest surrounding the project. Jeremy Slater (FANTASTIC FOUR reboot) is writing the series that is said to be a brand new take on the material. Not too long ago I probably would have been...
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08.07.2013
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Sam Raimi-produced Poltergeist remake nabs new director

Over the years we've heard persistant rumors of a POLTERGEIST remake, but it wasn't until Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures got involved that it seemed the film could actually happen. Back in October we shared the news that OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL writer David Lindsay-Abaire had been given the job of writing the screenplay for the long-gestating project, and now Deadline has...
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03.07.2013
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