THE TOXIC AVENGER Will Be Rebooted By Legendary Pictures

Troma Entertainment’s The Toxic Avenger has been on a road to getting rebooted. There have been people trying to get the film into production since 2010. The last we heard, Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon was attached to direct it from a script written by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine).

Now, according to Deadline, Legendary Entertainment has acquired feature film rights to The Toxic Avenger, and the directors of the original 1984 film Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers on the new film. There’s no word on if Vernon or Pink are still involved though.

The original film told the story of a bullied janitor who becomes a mutant superhero after falling into a vat of toxic waste and transforms into a radioactive hero, who stands up to bullies and corruption with irreverent zeal.

Over the years, there were reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered a role in the film back 2013. John Travolta was even rumored to be up for a role. Kevin Smith talked about how he was offered the opportunity to direct the reboot. He ended up jumping on board, but eventually dropped out over budget issues.

It’ll be interesting to see how this film project comes together. I enjoyed watching those old 80’s Troma horror films and The Toxic Avenger is definitely one of their more popular properties. It’ll be interesting to see what is being planned, but I hope that it at least embraces the cheesiness of the original movie.

What do you think about Legendary Pictures producing The Toxic Avenger reboot?

Andrew Lincoln to Lead Three The Walking Dead Movies on AMC

Andrew Lincoln to Lead Three The Walking Dead Movies on AMC

AMC has announced the first projects in development from Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple for The Walking Dead Universe. A series of AMC Studios Original Films, starring Andrew Lincoln and written by Gimple, are planned to continue the story of Rick Grimes, with the first expected to begin production as early as 2019.

In Lincoln’s final appearance on the hit series The Walking Dead, the character of Rick Grimes is mortally wounded and last seen being flown away by helicopter to an unknown destination. The first film will explore the story of where Rick is taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse.

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Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride Sign New Walking Dead Deals

Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride Sign New Walking Dead Deals

Last night revealed that The Walking Dead’s universe is expanding in very ambitious ways. In the case of the series’ longest-tenured stars, this means behind-the-scenes contract renewals and salary negotiations. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol) have signed new deals with AMC that cover the next three years of the Walking Dead franchise.

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Is THE PREDATOR The Most Disappointing Movie Of 2018? One Minute Movie Review


New newest installment of the 31-year old sci-fi action franchise Predator is now in theaters, but does The Predator improve on the highly popular movies, or will the latest alien hunter movie leave fans wanting more?

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The Original Ending For THE PREDATOR Would Have Brought Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutch Back


I was not a big fan of the way that The Predator ended. It was laughably bad. The original ended that was written would have been much better because it would have brought back Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from the first film, Dutch. Unfortunately, it the role was too small for Schwarzenegger, so he passed on it, which was a bummer. Thanks to Birth Movies Death, we have some details on how that original ending would have played out. But first, I want to talk about the ending we see in the movie:

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New Details Revealed Regarding The Changes to Chucky in The CHILD’S PLAY Remake

A couple of months ago it was announced that MGM was going to reboot the classic horror franchise Child’s Play. This movie is completely separate from the upcoming TV series that is being developed by creator Don Mancini, who will not be involved with the film reboot.

When the project was first announced we learned that the film would be a “contemporary reboot involving a group of kids… and a technologically-advanced doll enters their world.”

We now have some additional details on how the killer Chucky doll will be portrayed in the film and they are pretty much abandoning the whole voodoo possessed doll concept. According to CB, Chucky is “a defective ‘Buddy doll’ whose programming code was hacked so that he has no limitations to learning and also violence.”

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GODZILLA Anime Sequel Gets Release Date for Later this Month on Netflix

I’ve heard quite a bit of praise for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. It’s an anime movie for Godzilla and pals that’s on Netflix, and the sequel, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, will be released on July 18, 2018. In the sequel, Godzilla will have to face off against Mechagodzilla! The third film, Godzilla: Stareater, is reported to be even bigger with King Ghidorah getting involved. City on the Edge of Battle is directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kobun Shizuno with Polygon Pictures and Toho Co. producing it.

“Following up after the events of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Haruo Sakaki is rescued by Miana, a girl belonging to an indigenous tribe called the “Houtua”, descendants of the humans left behind. The Houtua tell Haruo that their god was destroyed by Godzilla and left behind eggs. Meanwhile Galu Gu, the leader of the Bilusaludo, discovers that the Houtua’s spears are sourced from the “nanometal” used to build Mechagodzilla, long thought to have been destroyed at the foot of Mount Fuji in the 21st Century.”

Are you excited for this sequel? Did you love the first one?

THE PURGE Series Moves Forward With a Director

The USA Network has hired a director to helm the first episode of the series adaptation of The Purge film franchise. That director is Anthony Hemingway who has worked on some great series in his career that include The People v. O. J. Simpson, Battlestar Galactica, American Horror Story, Orange Is the New Black, Empire, Shameless and the true crime series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.

All of the Purge films have focused on the one day a year when all crime is legal, and murderous chaos fills every American city. This series will revolve around what happens the rest of the year when life is normal for everyone. When talking about the series, Blumhouse CEO and producer Jason Blum said viewers of the show will see just how the “awful law” affects America during the other 364 days a year.

It will certainly be interesting to see how this crazy law does end up affecting the lives of people throughout the year.

The creator of the film franchise, James DeMonaco, will write the series adaptation and it will star East Los High’s Gabriel Chavarria and Six’s Jessica Garza.

The first season will consist of 10-episodes and it will air on USA and SyFy. Will you be tuning in to watch it?

Stephen King’s THE STAND Will Now Be a 10-Hour CBS All-Access Series

Director Josh Boone has been developing an adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand since 2014. He’s been developing it for the big screen and at one point we heard that it could have been adapted into four films. Well, according to The Tracking Board he is now developing it as a 10-hour limited series at CBS. The good thing about this is that the story, which is super long, will actually get a proper full adaptation.

Boone was initially hired to write a script for a single film and he ended up turning is a 3-hour long script that everyone, including Stephen King, loved. The studio then asked him if he wanted to make multiple films, to which he said:

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