‘Day of the Dead’ Remake Will be Nothing Like ‘World War Z’


If you thought the Dawn of the Dead remake was what remakes should be all about then hopefully today’s news strikes the right notes with you. Another of the original George Romero ‘Dead Trilogy’, this time Day of the Dead, is in for the revamp treatment despite a remake only back in 2008.

When I say we should be excited about this one, the producers on board are pretty genre experienced: Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, who recently produced the recent Texas Chainsaw 3D, which was actually rather a good throwback to the original Chainsaw franchise.

According to the LA Times, the film will boast a reasonably hefty budget of between 10 and 20 million dollars and, providing all goes to plan, will be hitting cinemas next year.

Christa Campbell, also involved in the 2008 remake, albeit playing a minor role said,

“We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible, to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in ‘World War Z.”

The production team are already putting out calls to scribes as you read this article and, given their intention to stick as close to the original as possible, the storyline will most likely be set in the bunker the soldiers and scientists take refuge in, experimenting on a zombie they have captured to gain insight into the plague they are dealing with.

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Elysium Storms IMAX Worldwide on August 9


In brief: To ensure the upcoming sci-fi actioner Elysium is enjoyed in the best, most immersive environment possible, TriStar Pictures and Media Rights Capital have confirmed a deal for Neill Blomkamp‘s film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster to hit IMAX screens on a global scale this August 9th. The film will be digitally remastered for projection on the giant screen and Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp. had the following to say:

“Neill Blomkamp is the kind of innovative, creative storyteller that moviegoers seek out, and we are thrilled to bring this highly anticipated film to IMAX audiences worldwide.”

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Plot synopsis:

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

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The First ‘Curse of Chucky’ Trailer is Out of the Box


The first trailer for the upcoming Curse of Chucky starring Fiona Dourif (True Blood) and her father Brad Dourif has hit the net thanks to Mashable.

The production team certainly look to be aiming for the scares and style of the original rather than the wisecracking Chucky spoofs of late. Brad Dourif is back as everyone’s favourite demonic “Good Guys” doll which nefarious serial killer Charles Lee Ray possessed when shot and surrounded in a police shoot-out. If that wasn’t reason enough to get all excited, the creator of the 1988 original Child’s Play, Don Mancini has written, directed and produced Curse of Chucky so there should be plenty of old-school Chucky goodness and the trailer certainly hints at that.

Curse of Chucky will be releasing on VOD on the 24th of September and DVD/Blu-ray October 8 in the US. “Don’t forget Chucky.”

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He’s back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pint-sized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif, True Blood), she doesn’t give it much thought. However, after her mother’s mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to the ensuing bloodshed and chaos. The return of America’s favorite toy, voiced again by Brad Dourif, is unrated and full of more blood-splattered thrills and chills.

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