Update: Michael Dougherty’s short ‘Season’s Greetings’; Reviews In! Trick R Treat and Zombieland…

Update: Coolio! The short by Michael Dougherty that inspired his Trick R Treat full length feature, no spoilers:

Courtesy of GeekonFilm:

From the same writer/director of the highly anticipated “Trick ‘r Treat” comes the 1996 short animated film “Season’s Greetings,” which first introduced the character of Sam, a very important player in the soon-to-be-released film. For those patiently waiting to see the film, this short contains no spoilers, so feel free to watch and comment.

For more news about Michael Dougherty, Trick ‘r Treat and any other movie news you could possibly care about, check us out at http://geekonfilm.wordpress.com

Sounds like MiM will have a fabulous weekend watching Zombieland, Paranormal Activity and Trick R Treat!!!

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October 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, graphic art, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Trick ‘r Treat Trailer…

Our previous post on Trick ‘r Treat here

Courtesy of HollywoodStreams

September 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood. Comments off.

Arthurian YARM: Bryan Singer closes deal to remake Excalibur…

Oh I hope they do this well! This is a fave of ours…Why this script? Why not pick up rights to Marion Zimmer Bradley? or how about the Crystal Cave trilogy by Mary Stewart? Bryan Singer is just on fire, b/w this, and the new X-Men etc he is a busy busy man…

SciFiWire:

Bryan Singer has closed a deal to produce and potentially direct a remake of the 1981 fantasy flick Excalibur for Warner Brothers, Variety reported. Excalibur is the quintessential myth-of-King-Arthur film, complete with the enchanted sword, the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin the wizard and the quest for the Holy Grail to save Arthur’s life.

The original film was directed by John Boorman and adapted from the Thomas Malory book by Rospo Pallenberg and Boorman. WB and Legendary Pictures labored for months to pull together the rights to the film, which Singer will produce with Julie Yorn. ..

….Boorman’s film featured such stars as Helen Mirren (who played the evil Morgana) and Liam Neeson (Sir Gawain), as well as Gabriel Byrne and Patrick Stewart. WB had some of the rights as a library title; the rest were secured from Boorman….

*Excalibur clips courtesy of JakkobKiller

August 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. 2 comments.

Wolverine Sequel – writer of X-Men tapped for new film…

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Good start with McQuarrie writing 🙂 Wolvie, Gambit and Rogue are my faves…Cannot wait for Deadpool...

MTVSplash!:

When Hugh Jackman told MTV News that some exciting people were attached to the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel, we didn’t expect to find out about any of them this quickly—but some big “Wolverine 2” news has hit the wire!

…In a repeat of their “Wolverine” pairing, Jackman will produce the sequel alongside Lauren Shuler Donner. No stranger to the X-Men universe, McQuarrie was one of several uncredited screenwriters on the 2000 “X-Men” film, which he worked on alongside his frequent collaborator, director Bryan Singer. While McQuarrie’s attachment is certainly interesting on its own, what it could mean about a potential return to the franchise for Singer is also worth contemplating….

Will Bryan Singer be back as well?

…Back in May, the director told MTV News he “would love to return to that universe,” making a decision to rejoin Fox’s X-Men franchise that much more likely—especially with so many uncertainties surrounding a potential sequel to his most recent comic book movie, “Superman Returns.”…

zap2it:

…trades are abuzz with news that Hugh Jackman will return (and produce) for a second movie about comic-book character Wolverine….

The film ended with one of two teasers, depending on your theater: One showed Deadpool’s survival, and the other followed Wolvie to Japan, echoing a famous storyline in the comic books from the 1980s.

The second “Wolverine” movie would follow that plot, with the Marvel Comics superhero learning the code of the samurai. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote the first “X-Men” movie, has been tapped to write this one as well…

August 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

Bumped: DVD on sale Tuesday!!! Horror: Wired: How the internet saved ‘Trick ‘r Treat’…

Update 2: kewl Sam figure:

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Update: 10/4/09– DVD goes on sale this Tuesday. We have been waiting AGES for this one!

trickrtreatdvdEditorial Reviews:

Wizard Magazine
“The best Halloween film of the last 30 years.”

Sammuel Zimmerman, Fangoria
“We have a new classic on our hands.”

Fangoria
“No film since John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN has captured the creepy spirit of the holiday.”

Andrew Kasch, Dread Central
“Trick ‘r Treat is the film that horror fans have been waiting for – the antidote to every insipid remake, sequel and over hyped “holy grail” we’ve had to suffer through in recent years.”

Dustin Putnam, themovieboy.com
“Twisted, violent, tense, and blissfully maniacal… One of the most handsome, lushly detailed horror features in years. Trick ‘r Treat is destined to put the most sour of souls in the Halloween spirit.”

Product Description
The doorbell rings, the cry goes out: Trick ‘R Treat! But, wait. What’s actually going on during this ghostly All Hallows Eve? Something eerie and unexpected. Something splattered and spooky. Something that brings ghouls, vampires and werewolves into the night. Answer the door – a shocking surprise awaits. From producer Bryan Singer (director of X-Men and Superman Returns) and writer-director Michael Dougherty (co-scripter of X2 and Superman Returns) comes a multitale bag of wicked yarns, four cleverly interlocked stories built on Shocktober admonitions like always check the candy and don’t extinguish the jack-o-lantern before midnight. So answer the door now: Experience horror made for today’s fright fan. DVD Features: “Trick ‘R Treat: Season’s Greetings” with optional commentary by Director Michael Dougherty

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Courtesy of wired:

The low-budget horror film weaves four stories that take place on Halloween night. The film languished in distribution hell for a few years until festival screenings and film blogs helped resurrect it.

Per SciFiWire October 6th is the release date:

…Confirming what director Michael Dougherty told us at Comic-Con, Warner has announced that his Trick ‘r Treat movie will drop on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 6; the Blu-ray will feature Dougherty’s commentary, a “Season’s Greetings” animated short film, “Trick ‘r Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween,” additional scenes and special effects comparisons….

Full trailer and book review after the break:

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August 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

SciFiWire: Bryan Singer (X Men) directing new BSG film imagining…

Not the BSG cast. Another new imagining of the original show, this time in feature film form. Seems no one can get financing to do anything original anymore.  I am always happy when SciFi/Fantasy films get into production. Bryan Singer is also a great producer, witness House, M.D. which I love, Interview with Singer on hiring Hugh Laurie for the role here

Original BSG Blooper reel courtesy of SpeakerforBoskone

SciFiWire has the scoop, (go see their prior reports at their link)

Entertainment Weekly is confirming a story—first reported by HitFix‘s Drew McWeeny (and passed on by SCI FI Wire yesterday)—that Bryan Singer will produce and direct a new film version of Battlestar Galactica for Universal Pictures.

Here’s how the magazine somewhat condescendingly reports the news without giving credit where it’s due:

Universal Pictures has confirmed blog speculation that Bryan Singer, director of Valkyrie, will take on directing and producing duties for a BSG movie. Glen Larson, who created original series back in 1978, will produce as well. The film is not expected to be a continuation of current popular television show that’s running on the Syfy network but will be a complete re-imagining of the sci-fi lore that was invented by Larson back in the ’70s.

Courtesy of MikeKarv

August 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. 1 comment.

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