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quietearth [Celluloid 07.14.09] movie news

1. Why does everyone insist on using Shaun of the Dead as a zombedy baseline?

Feature length first timer Isaac Meisenheimer, who also wrote the script, is signed on to direct new zombie thriller called Gatekeeper which stars Matthew O'Leary, Lea Thompson, Judge Reinhold, Ron Perlman and Jana Kramer. The film is being touted as a "Shaun of the Dead for America" which is about a simple mistake leaves three friends to defend their town from a zombie outbreak. via Variety

2. Update on RZA's IRON FIST!

If you're a regular reader you probably know I'm a huge Wu-Tang fan and when news of RZA doing a kung-fu flick came out a while ago, I was more then excited. Reportedly, he's been mentored by Tarantino and RZA and Eli Roth are currently working on the script, which has no production date attached yet. Roth further had this to say: "He's got this whole movie figured out. But it's his own universe, his own world. It's got hip-hop mixed in with kung fu; it's got a multiracial cast; he's got people lined up and all of these martial-arts stars and choreographers he's already talked to about it. It's really going to be spectacular." Bring it on! via scifiwire

3. Universal developing Dark Horse scifi property FEAR AGENT

Word is Universal is in development on this former Image Comics property but no further information beyond that. "Fear Agent is about a colorful, borderline alcoholic astronaut named Heath Huston, a Texan who works as a so-called fear agent, the last of a dwindling breed of spacemen whose mission it is to fight threats to the planet Earth, which is partly destroyed during the course of the series. The property emphasizes a kind of in-your-face adventure as Huston hops around the galaxy fighting various alien species and threats." via THR

4. Anthony DiBlasi adapting Clive Barker's The Damnation Game

Word via Fangoria is that DiBlasi, whose Barker adaptation dread just had it's world premier, is writing an adaptation of The Damnation Game. Story follows a gambling addict and ex-con who is hired as the bodyguard of one of the world’s wealthiest men, only to find that his employer has made a Faustian deal with a devilish figure named Mamoulian. No word on whether he will direct, but he'll be helming ANOTHER Barker film, Pig Blood Blues, later this year!

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UncleB (13 years ago) Reply

1. Why does everyone insist on using Shaun of the Dead as a zombedy baseline?
Yeah, the U.K. has put out alot better 28 days/weeks or even Dead-Set.


Jonas (13 years ago) Reply

Sweet, Fear Agent is one of my favourite comics. It sucks that the writer is ending it all of a sudden. It has the possibility of being a fantastic movie if they keep it faithful.

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