~ Word is going around that the much rumored remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show may be starting to gain a little steam. The original 1975 flick was about a newly engaged couple who have a breakdown and can only turn to the demented Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by Tim Curry.
There is no definite information just yet, but it is rumored that the transvestite doctor could be played by rocker Marilyn Manson.
~ In wake of the past couple years the zombie movie remakes of Dawn Of The Dead, Land Of The Dead, the upcoming Night Of The Living Dead 3-D, and Diary Of The Dead have been a huge part of the horror movie genre. Well, there’s always room for one more.
The remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead is in the middle of filming and now has a trailer. The original told the story of a group of military officers holed in an underground bunker staying away from the zombie-filled world above them. The remake…kind of has the same story. Click here to see for yourself.
Day Of The Dead is scheduled for release sometime in 2007.
~ With the posting a couple days ago of a possible Saw 4 being in the works; that still may be true but it won’t include the original minds behind the trilogy.
Creator James Wan, writer Leigh Whannell, and director Darren Bousman have all confirmed they will not be returning to do a fourth movie for Lionsgate. Whannell and Bousman said they are ending it at a trilogy as sort of a tribute to Gregg Hoffman. Hoffman produced the first two films before dying unexpectedly of natural causes in December.
Saw III opens in theatres October 27.
~ Another sequel is on the way, not that it’s unexpected. This time though it’s to a remake of a classic horror film. Return To House On Haunted Hill, sequel to 1999’s House On Haunted Hill, is currently in production and looking at a 2007 release.
House is the remake of the original, 1953’s House On Haunted Hill. It told the story of 6 strangers brought to a house with the opportunity to each earn $1 million if they can simply make it through the night alive.
The sequel tells the story of…well, more people visiting the haunted house. The remake in 1999 grossed $40.9 million at the box office so a sequel was rather inevitable.