New Friday the 13th Movie Still in the Works
When I ask Fuller what to expect from a new Friday the 13th, what one does producing a new slasher after 35 years of Jason antics, he stresses his desire to keep the core values intact. It will involve Jason Voorhees. It will involve kids having sex and smoking weed. They will be at camp. Which is a big one for Fuller, a former kid camper. "Some movies you do for some reasons and some you do 'cause you just love the source material. And truly this is something that we all love here." Fuller plans to shoot Friday the 13th at the end of the summer because the weather is still nice and it's easy to take over a camp for cinematic slaughtering purposes.
Seems like the people involved are committed to getting another Friday the 13th movie made and making it right. It also looks like they may try to explore the nature of Jason’s immortality, a subject that has been tackled before with various results. Hopefully they don’t decide to make Jason a body-hopping demon worm… (Via /Film.)
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ Trailer
A young woman (Wasikowska) is romanced by a man (Hiddleston) whose sister (Chastain) seems to have secrets, and maybe some real issues related to their cloistered upbringing in a giant old house. And judging by the way this trailer ends, there are seriously freaky reasons for their problems.
In my opinion, del Toro is at his best when he’s working in the horror genre. Crimson Peak looks like it should be pretty great.
Neill Blomkamp Says There’s A ‘High Possibility’ He Makes An ‘Alien’ Movie After All
On Tuesday, I met with Blomkamp, who is promoting Chappie (the full interview will run closer to release), at his New York City hotel room and asked him about this art. As it turns out, there’s a very real possibility that Blomkamp may actually be making a new Alien movie, and it sounds like the ball is very much in his court.
Neill Blomkamp, please make this movie. (Via /Film.)
Rumor Confirmed: Spider-Man Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.
As was previously discussed, this is a huge deal. My guess is that this first Spider-Man appearance will happen as a post-credits scene — probably in Captain America: Civil War — and it will be very brief. Personally, I think it would be cool if they did the spider bite at a science experiment in the post credits. The advantage to doing that would be that it’s an iconic enough scene that everyone in the theater would know exactly what just happened, even if it is kept relatively vague (like, say, you don’t see the person that the spider bites in case they haven’t cast their Peter Parker yet). I’m sure the audience would go nuts.
Vintage Monster Valentines
Waaaay way back in 1966, Topps put out a series of trading cards called Frankenstein Valentine Stickers, 44 sticker cards in total that featured the likenesses of iconic movie monsters, along with messages of love that ranged from clever to downright creepy. The stickers were painted by artist Norman Saunders (he also did art for the Mars Attacks and Wacky Packages cards), and the individual 5 cent packs of five cards each came with a stick of gum, as was the norm for Topps back in the day.
These are really great. If Topps were to reissue them, I’m sure they would sell briskly. (Via BoingBoing)