Lots of new cool projects in the works. Let’s jump right into it!!
THE [REC]2 RED BAND TRAILER; FINALLY:
Back on March 18, 2010 I posted my review of the absolutely amazing [rec]2 (see my review here). I was lucky enough to get a screener of this phenomenal flick and figured it’d be released stateside not too long after I saw it. Well it’s now the end of May and still no trailer or release date … until now!! I’m happy to tell you that [rec]2 will be available on VOD on June 4th and will then have a theatrical release starting on July 9th. I won’t bother you with the press release plot summary. Check the link above to read my plot summary and review. And here it is everyone; the red band [rec]2 trailer and be sure to check out the larger view of the bad ass poster as well:
FIRST STILL FROM SYFY CHANNEL’S SHARKTOPUS:
This is incredibly exciting news to a horror geek like myself. The first still from the upcoming opus Sharktopus has been released. Karen O’Hara, the Director of Original Movies, tweeted this pic, and I for one wanna personally thank her!! This pic sure does embody everything that’s gonna be so great about this movie: There’s a cute girl in a bikini top, bloodied, with a purple-ish tentacle wrapped around her … sweeeeet!! Still no release date but O’Hara says she has “a rough cut of the movie in hand.”
We all know the film stars Eric Roberts and is being produced by the legend himself, Roger Corman. Its the same plot as I reported before, but dreadcentral.com has some more details:
Eric Roberts as a research scientist responsible for genetically engineering a voracious shark/octopus hybrid designed as a top secret military weapon to be used again Somali pirates and such. When the electrical implants that control this aquatic abomination against the Lord fail, the Sharktopus goes berserk and heads for Mexican resort waters for a little surf and turf.
Just stop all this teasing; I’m sold already. I can’t wait to see this!! This is gonna be the epitome of a summer flick: a giant shark-creature terrorizing the Mexican coast full of half naked girls!! Ok, ok …. I gotta calm down!!
ADAM GREEN’S UPCOMING PROJECT:
Variety.com reports that Adam Green will be writing an action-comedy called Killer Pizza “about a 14-year-old who lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, which is a front for a monster-hunting organization.” See the complete story at the above link. This sounds like it could be another fun flick like The Monster Squad, and the fact Green is writing it (and directing maybe??) makes it even better!!
BRIAN YUZNA’S NEW FLICK AMPHIBIOUS 3D:
Brian Yuzna, director of Bride of Re-Animator (1990), Return of the Living Dead III (1993), The Dentist (1996), and Beyond Re-Animator (2003) (to name a few) has been pretty quiet since 2005. Well he’s back and from what it sounds like he’s back with a vengeance. His upcoming film, Amphibious 3D is currently in post-production and is slated to open in the Netherlands November 1st of this year. So unfortunately we probably won’t get to see it here in America until sometime next year. Bummer, but it looks like it’ll be worth the wait. It’s a giant creature flick. Check out the bad ass teaser poster!! Here’s the plot summary from the new website for the film (click here; check it out for casting news and other info on the film):
Marine biologist Skylar Shane [Janna Fassaert] hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman [Michael Paré], to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run into some of Jack’s ‘friends’, a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea. Tamal, an orphan sold into servitude on the fishing platform by his uncle, a ‘Dukun’ [sorcerer and master of black magic] shaman, begs Skylar to take him away. She empathizes with the boy, who reminds her of her lost daughter, Rebecca, and is determined to help him, not knowing what lurks beneath the dark inky water, waiting to surface. Ever since Tamal arrived, mysterious things begin to happen, until one by one the smugglers will be killed by the terrifying creature from the deep. In the middle of an eerie, violent storm, the animus inside Tamal grows stronger, calling for the ancient creature of his nightmares. Now Skylar and Jack must battle the terror – once locked deep in the abyss by an old civilization, as it is now about to resurface…
And let’s not forget its a Brian Yuzna film so its gonna be bloody and crazy and tons of fun.
As always; I’ll keep you updated on all these flicks as I hear anything new.