News #1: H.P. Lovecraft's short story titled The Color Out of Space will be screen at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Mr. Richard Stanley adapted the film adaptation while Mr. Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson starred in it.
News #2: Author Ms. Jennifer Bosari's YA Fantasy novel, Bloodleaf, will be adapted into a television series. Cavalry Media got the rights to the book. At the moment the studio is looking for a screenwriter.
Here is the goodreads' synopsis of Bloodleaf:
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?
News #3: As for the film adaptation of The Woman in the Window, Disney announced that the new release date for that feature will be release on May 15, 2020 instead of October 14, 2019.
Source Material: bloody-disgusting.com
Source Material: TheWashingtonPost.com
Mr. Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, Dr. Sleep) continues his Netflix anthology series. The first being The Haunting of Hill House loosely based on author Ms. Shirley Jackson novel The Haunting of Hill House. The next chapter will be called The Haunting of Bly Manor which will probably be loosely based on Mr. Henry James novella titled The Turn of the Screw. In his own words, Mike Flanagan says:
‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Will Be ‘Much Scarier’ Than ‘Hill House.’
The Haunting of Hill House was quite the hit and scared a lot of people to make them become fans of his. Obviously we cannot wait to see what Mr. Mike Flanagan has in store for us.
In an interview he told BirthMoviesDeath.com:
“We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal. It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about Season 1, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time. For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already think it’s much scarier than season one, so I’m very excited about it.”
Here is Goodread's synopsis of The Turn of the Screw:
A very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.
Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls...
But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.
For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.
Source Material: TheWrap.com
Mr. Jordan Peele ( Get out, US) will produce the reboot of Candyman under his production company Monkeypaw Productions. Little Known Fact: the original Candy Man movie was adapted from a short story titled "The Forbidden" written by Mr. Clive Barker(the short story is in the Books of Blood novel).
Universal Picture will distribute it while Ms. Nia DaCosta( Little Woods) is directing the gothic horror. So far, Mr. Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mr. Nathan Stewart-Jarret ( Four Weddings and a Funeral, Misfits) recently joined the cast. Ms. Teyonah Parris(Point Blank, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mr. Yahya Abul-Mateen II (Aquaman, US) are also in the reboot.
The film will be release in June 12th, 2020 and the plan is to film the movie solely in Chicago.
Source Material: Deadline.com
Mr. Shawn Levy/ Dan Cohen(21 Laps) along with Mr. James Wan/ Michael Clear( Atomic Monster) are producing the film adaptation of Ms. Stephanie Perkins's horror novel There's Someone Inside Your House.
Wikipedia's synopsis of There's someone inside your house:
Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life in the small town of Osborne, one year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in rural Nebraska. Though, she befriends a few friends and even flirts with a romantic interest at Osborne High, she is still haunted by the secrets of her past life. Sometime later, the students at her school die in a series of gruesome murders. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets of the past will finally be revealed.
Mr. Patrick Brice ( Creep, The Overnight) will direct the feature. Mr. Henry Gayden(Shazam!) will write the screenplay, while Mr. Judson Scott and Brendan Ferguson will be executive producers.
Sydney Park ( Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) gets the lead role. Meanwhile here are the individuals on the call sheet: Theodore Pellerin, Dale Whiblery, Jesse LaTourette, Asjha Cooper, Burkely Duffield, and Diego Josef.
As of yet Netflix hasn't announced when production will start.
Source Material: hollywoodreporter.com
Author Mr. Mark Tufo's book series Zombie Fallout will head to TV. The production company Buffalo 8 has the rights to make this possible. Producer Steven Adams, Weston Scott, and Brad Thomas are producing and executive producing the project respectively. Theo Dumont serves the Marketing Executive.
There are fourteen books, graphic novels, and audio books on the best-selling series.
Here is the Goodread's synopsis of the first novel of the series Zombie Fallout:
It was a flu season like no other. With fears of contracting the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try an attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known, was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country, convulsed, collapsed and died, only to be re-born. With a taste for brains, blood and bodies, these modern day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged the land.
This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family and his friends. This is their story a band of ordinary people just trying to get by in these extra-ordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for.
Book 1 of the Zombie Fall-Out Trilogy follows our lead character in his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road always skirting on the edge of insanity. Can he keep his family safe? Can he discover the secret behind Tommy's powers? Can he save anyone from the zombie Queen - a zombie that seems by all accounts to have some sort of hold over the zombies and Mike himself? Encircled in a seemingly safe haven called Little Turtle, Mike and his family together with the remnants of a tattered community while not fighting each other, fight against a relentless, ruthless, unstoppable force. This last bastion of civilization has made its final stand. God help them all.
In the meanwhile you can read another Zombie story titled Zombie I AM: Stained( from yours truly by clicking here!)
Source Material: Deadline.com
Mr. James Wan(The Conjuring, Aquaman) will produce the film adaptation of Mr. Nick Cutter's terrifying novel The Troop.
James Wan will produce the feature through his production company Atomic monster banner. Other production companies are Starlight Media and JS Entertainment. Directing the feature will be Mr. E.L.Katz while Mr. Aidan Fitzgerald and Noah Gardner will write the screenplay.
Here is Goodread's synopsis of The Troop:
Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—stumbles upon their campsite, Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. An inexplicable horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival that will pit the troop against the elements, the infected...and one another.
Source material: Variety.com
Although Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw took the number one spot at the box office. It didn't perform as well as the Fast & Furious franchise should perform. The second spot winner: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, however, is another story. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark performed better than expected with $20.8 million domestically. There isn't any report yet on its oversea's box office, but over all the movie is doing quite well so far. This is definitely excellent news for fans of the books, because this might just mean that there will be a sequel or perhaps trilogy. After all there are three books in the series, so I hope its box office record keeps getting better because there are many more creepy and terrifying stories from this book series to be told on the big screen.
UPDATE: Blumhouse Production is currently not releasing The Hunt due to the recent events that occurred in El Paso,TX and Dayton, OH.
Mr. James Wan and Amazon has teamed up to adapt the best-selling young adult novel I Know What You Did Last Summer. This time around this will be a TV pilot and not a movie. News has circuited that this series would the same lane as the MTV's Scream: The TV series. So far, Neal Moritz, one of the producers from the film adaptation, will be involved in the TV series, and Shay Hatten, screenwriter of John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum, will serve as the screenwriter for the pilot.
Source Material: collider.com
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