The Wolfman/Universal Monsters
We are working on the script, got to get the script right. Working on trying to get a script that [Gosling] feels good about and comfortable about and excited about.
In the same interview, Blum revealed his production company is additionally developing “two or three” other Universal monster remakes.
We have two or three we’re developing. They’re not yet announced, so I can’t talk about them. But the status with Universal monsters is no different than it’s ever been. Universal is in charge of the Universal monsters. But we’ve come up with a few ideas that they’ve like for a few of their other ones. And hopefully, we’ll turn those into movies.
David Gordon Green revealed to Bloody-Disgusting that John Carpenter is now giving notes on the latest draft of Halloween Ends.
Halloween Ends is complete, and actually, I’m getting John Carpenter’s notes on the new draft later. So, I’m excited about that. There is resolve. Like any trilogy, you want it to have a beginning, middle, and end. We had a concept of the ending, and two years ago, we wrote the first draft of it. So, we had it all mapped out before we went into production on Kills. We knew where it was going, and we wanted Kills to be a symphony in the middle of the book of the Strode saga.
In a separate interview with Uproxx, Green confirmed Halloween Ends is set a few years after the events of 2018’s Halloween and Halloween Kills and so it tackles both the covid-19 pandemic and the “peculiar politics” of our current age.
So if you think about it, I mean, where we’re leaving these characters on Halloween 2018, the world is a different place. So not only do they have their immediate world affected by that trauma, having time to process that trauma – and that’s a specific and immediate traumatic event in the community of Haddonfield. But then they also had a worldwide pandemic and peculiar politics and another million things that turned their world upside down.
Halloween Kills, Chucky
Meanwhile, Michael Myers meets Chucky in new a cross-promotion for Halloween Kills and the Child’s Play TV series on Syfy (see below).
The Spine of Night
Hello, Spine of Night poster.
Zeroes and Ones
Ethan Hawke plays Jericho, “an American soldier stationed in post-apocalyptic Rome” who personally witnesses “the Vatican blown up” in the trailer for Abel Ferrara’s latest, Zeroes and Ones.
Needle in a Timestack
There’s also a new trailer for Needle in a Timestack starring Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, and Freida Pinto. We had an exclusive clip from the film earlier this week if you want to check it out.
Jason Blum revealed to Collider he’s still working on a TV series based on the 2018 film, Upgrade.
Upgrade should have been a wide release. I was pissed about that. We’re working on a TV show. So working on the scripts. This first round, didn’t come out. I didn’t get the response I wanted to get. I don’t want to be in development. I want an order. We’re working on the scripts again, so that we can get an order.
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Tony Curran as Despero.
Relatedly, new photos from the set of the upcoming Armageddon crossover have surfaced on social media, revealing Barry Allen somehow becomes a new version of Reverse-Flash while his usual self finally gets his classic gold boots from the comics.
Legends of Tomorrow
Entertainment Weekly also has two new photos from the 100th episode of Legends of Tomorrow, featuring some familiar returning faces.
Meanwhile, Nate kills J. Edgar Hoover in the trailer for next week’s episode.
A new poster for The Witcher’s second season at Netflix.
Elsewhere, The Deep sells recyclable canned water in a new promo for The Boys.
American Horror Story: Double Feature
The trailer for next week’s episode of American Horror Story prophecies the first human-alien hybrids will be born in the year 2021.
Speaking of hybrids, Batwoman teams with Alice to fight a brand-new Killer Croc in the trailer for next week’s episode.
Finally, Tiffany returns, Andy debuts, and Chucky dons a homemade Hello Kitty mask in the trailer for his next episode, “Give Me Something Good To Eat.”
Banner art by Jim Cook
Oh shit, it actually IS Anthony Michael Hall. When I saw him in the trailer I thought for sure it was Terry Serpico.
Just like when Season 3 of Cobra Kai had Kreese’s evil sgt in Vietnam show up, I was certain it was Anthony Michael Hall, but it turned out it was Terry Serpico.
Anyway, I think Anthony Michael Hall is great, and I applaud his ability to live and thrive with the full knowledge there is an unholy doppelganger of him going around and getting good roles. Knowledge like that could easily make a man homicidal, but Mr. Hall perserveres. Good on him. If I ever saw a doppelganger of myself out and about, I would sprint towards it at a lung-rending speed and pummel it into dust with no hesitation.
(Did you know he was almost the Matthew Modine character in Full Metal Jacket? How different would BOTH their careers have been if that had gone down.)