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Del Toro Off the Hobbit Movies!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by ghostradioworld

In an exclusive on The One Ring, it was announced that Guillermo Del Toro will not be directing the two planned “Hobbit” films.  Here’s Guillermo’s explanation:

In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit,” I am faced with the hardest decision of my life … After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures. I remain grateful to Peter, Fran and Philippa Boyens, New Line and Warner Brothers and to all my crew in New Zealand. I’ve been privileged to work in one of the greatest countries on earth with some of the best people ever in our craft and my life will be forever changed. The blessings have been plenty, but the mounting pressures of conflicting schedules have overwhelmed the time slot originally allocated for the project. Both as a co-writer and as a director, I wish the production nothing but the very best of luck and I will be first in line to see the finished product. I remain an ally to it and its makers, present and future, and fully support a smooth transition to a new director.

Okay, but what’s the really story?  We’ll grant that devoted six years to such a project might put a crimp in Guillermo’s filmmaking output.  But these are virtually guaranteed hits.  And as talented as Guillermo is, he hasn’t had many hits.   So we feel that there’s more going on here than just the time issue.

What do you think?

And, while we’re asking question, do you think this makes it increasingly likely that these films will never be made?

Romero’s “Martin” Remake on the Way!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, George Romero produced some non-zombie flicks.  Arguably the most interesting of those was Martin:   The story of a young man who believes he’s a vampire, and his attempts to curb his urges for blood.  Part horror, part character study, this film has a following among horror fans.  Its cult has obviously never reached the giddy heights of Romero’s zombie franchise.  But the people who love this film, really love it!

Now this cult classic about to take a stroll down remake row.  Sigh, ugh, you may say.  But there’s actually some good news on this one.  It’s been produced by the Richard P. Rubinstein.  Rubinstein not only produced the original Martin, but he was behind the superior remake of Romero’s Dawn of the Dead; and other horror fan favorites, including Pet Semetary, Creepshow and “The Stand”.

This whole Martin thing is still not grabbing you?   Check out this trailer for the original:

Video: New TRON LEGACY Trailer!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2010 by ghostradioworld

We want to see this movie, like, now!

And this is fun.  Here’s a shot from the trailer of the digitally de-aged Jeff Bridges:

Singer Signs for X-Men Prequel

Posted in Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2009 by ghostradioworld

At the premiere of Avatar, director Bryan Singer told a reporter:

I just yesterday signed a deal to do an X-Men: First Class Origins picture, which is kind of cool. I’m very excited.

Fans of the series will be glad to have Singer back in the director’s chair, but many remain skeptical about the prequel concept for this film.  Still … Singer … X-men … should be fun.


Update:  Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick Ass, has replaced Singer on this project.  H’wood is such a strange place.  Kick Ass bombs at the box office.  But, nonetheless, its director lands a top gig.   Failing upwards … and upwards.  We should all be so lucky in our chosen professions.

Twitter: SCREAM 4 Not(!) in 3D!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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Screenwriter/Creator of the Scream franchise Kevin Williamson debunks rumors that Scream 4 will be in 3D.  And he did it via Twitter.  His first tweet, posted on the 24th, had this to say:

What is this Scream 4 in 3D? First I heard of it.

Then an hour later he added:

Guys? Really? 3D? Nahhhhh.

So that’s that settled.  You can follow Williamson on Twitter here.

Wes Craven SCREAM 4 Update via Twitter!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , on October 17, 2009 by ghostradioworld


According to a post on Twitter Wes Craven had a recent productive meeting with screenwriter Kevin Williamson about the progress of the Scream 4 script.  He wrote:

I had dinner with KW last night, and the script sounds fantastic!

Wes Craven’s on Twitter?  Who da thunk it?  But we’re glad otherwise we couldn’t post this nice tidbit of Scream 4 news.

Of course, it doesn’t tell us much.  But it does suggest the script is still only in the planning stage.  And since Williamson is consulting with Craven at these early stages it offers a strong suggestion that Craven will direct this project.

Frankly, we’re only interested in a Scream 4 if Craven is at the helm.  So these are all good signs.

You can follow Craven on Twitter here.

HALLOWEEN 3D News: Myers and Miner Together Again?

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on September 1, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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According to a rumor that landed in the lap of Uncle Creepy at Dread Central, Steve Miner is in talks to direct Halloween 3D.  Miner is no stranger to genre, the franchise or 3D.  He directed Friday the 13th Part II, Friday the 13th 3D, and Halloween H20.

This is the kind of old school choice which could send the franchise in the right direction.  And it should make horror fans very happy.  Let’s hope it’s true.

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