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Jon Spaihts talks writing Doctor Strange, Passengers, The Mummy and more!

This is a big year for screenwriter Jon Spaihts ; actually, a big two months. On November 4th, Marvel will finally unveil the long-awaited DOCTOR STRANGE, the psychedelic superhero adventure that was a passion project for Spaihts (who co-wrote with Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill ) from the moment it was announced. Then, in December, Sony will release PASSENGERS, a sci-fi epic...
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11.04.2016
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Eric Heisserer talks inspiration for Van Helsing, shared monster universe

With Universal’s monster movie universe in development many have been wondering what monsters will get their time to shine, and what exactly will their modern interpretations be. Will the Wolfman use leave-in conditioner? Will Dracula suffer with diabetes? Will Frankenstein finally find a hat that fits? We do not know—until now. Well, sort of. I just did the whole...
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07.19.2016
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Kelly Overton is your new Van Helsing

Meet Kelly Overton. She'll be your new Van Helsing for the foreseeable future, landing the title role of the Syfy series of the same name for the show's 13-episode first season run, announced late last year , that'll be hitting the cable airwaves whenever it's ready. For VAN HELSING, Overton will be playing Vanessa Helsing (See... They stayed true to the namesake),...
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02.17.2016
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The UnPopular Opinion: Van Helsing

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** There are two types of movie fans in the world: those...
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01.27.2016
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Eric Heisserer & Jon Spaihts tapped to pen Universal's Van Helsing reboot

Variety is reporting that Eric Heisserer and Jon Spaihts have been hired by Universal to pen the script for their VAN HELSING reboot, which is part of the studio's interconnected slate of films that will feature classic movie monsters such as Dracula, the Mummy and the Wolf Man. Spaihts co-wrote the script for THE MUMMY reboot with Alex Kurtzman , who will also be...
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11.12.2015
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Syfy is bringing a female Van Helsing to series

The last time someone thought it was a good idea to attempt building a franchise around the vampire hunter Van Helsing, things turned out very, very poorly. But that's not going to stop Syfy from going back to the well in the hopes of finding a hit. This time, they'll be turning their lead female though and relying on writer Neil LaBute to guide this project as showrunner at a time when...
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11.02.2015
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Stephen Sommers!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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11.03.2014
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Exclusive: Awfully Good Movies - October Monster Mash round-up!

We're well into Halloween week and it's time to catch up on all the B-movie goodness from this month's Awfully Good Movies - October Monster Mash videos! Chances are you've been running your own little Halloween movie marathon of late (check out Arrow in the Head's October Massacre Reviews right here !), while thinking up an awesome get-up for our Halloween Costume...
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10.29.2014
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Kate Beckinsale!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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02.17.2014
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Face Off: Van Helsing vs. Hellboy

In last week's Face-Off column , it was a tight race as to whether your favorite movie version of Tom Clancy's CIA analyst Jack Ryan was played by Harrison Ford or Alec Baldwin. We'll call this one... too close to call! This weekend in I, FRANKENSTEIN , Aaron Eckhart arrives in theaters as Frankenstein's creation, now reimagined as a superhuman defender of mankind during a war...
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01.23.2014
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Orci and Kurtzman are planning a Marvel-esque cinematic world featuring Van Helsing, The Wolfman, The Mummy, and more

When Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman came on board to produce Universal's latest versions of VAN HELSING and THE MUMMY, it was assumed their track record as producers and writers of genre films and television shows was the reason. It now turns out that the studio is looking to make something a little bigger in scope than just mere retreads. In an interview with IGN , Orci shared...
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10.18.2013
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Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders may direct Tom Cruise in Van Helsing

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN helmer Rupert Sanders got more than he bargained for directing Kristen Stewart. Regardless, it doesn't seem to be affecting his career. Sanders is currently circling the VAN HELSING pic with Tom Cruise attached for Universal. Now, these are very early talks. The studio already has a working relationship with Sanders, and he did have a decent start with...
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10.10.2012
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