Scare Share News: Stephen King, Lord of the Flies and Nuclear Attacks
Howdy Horror Fans, welcome back to another awesome round of news from around the web. We took out our eyes and sent them squirming into the cracks crevices of the inter-webs to bring you the best news. Bloody Disgusting dig up some dirt on the future of Stephen King’s film releases, whilst Deadline get the drop on a Lord of the Flies remake. We also took a look at Gizmodo’s cool article about Nuclear Attack films.
Stephen King is Taking Back Movie Rights
Brad Miska, from Bloody Disgusting, wrote up about the pending release of movie rights to several of Stephen Kings books.
It seems “the great one” (All hail!) has filed notices that he intends to terminate the transfer of his licenses for the movies, The Dead Zone, Cujo, Creepshow, Children of the Corn, Cat’s Eye, and Firestarter. Wow… thats amazing. Just take a second to let some of those films names soak in. The biggest film on that list has to be CREEPSHOW! There were two films based on King’s short stories, and directed by the late great George A. Romero. They were both awesome, but the rights hung around and some douche bag made a third Creepshow film that had NO KING or ROMERO involvement, and it was pretty shit! the Second biggest film has to CHILDREN OF THE CORN, as this film has spawned more sequels and remakes than I can count. It would be great for King to reign in the endless religious headbashing these films have delivered over the years.
“In other words, after September 1, 2018, if a studio wanted to make a sequel or remake of any of these movies, they would have to go back to Stephen King and make a new deal, explains the site.”
There’s a lot more to this story than first meets the eye, as several of these properties are in development, so studios need to act fast before King sucks out their souls in a huge intake of breath… Be sure to head over to Bloody Disgusting to read the full story!
All Girl Lord of The Flies
Argghhh, My ears are stinging with the painful shrieks of a hundreds of thousands of Ghost busters fans! It seems that Scott McGehee & David Siegel have made a deal at Warner Bros to write and direct a new version of Lord Of The Flies, but with a twist. Yep, all the cast will be girls rather than the books all boy group. For the uninitiated, Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding, which tells a tale of a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to survive and govern themselves.
“We want to do a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book, but our idea was to do it with all girls rather than boys. It is a timeless story that is especially relevant today, with the interpersonal conflicts and bullying, and the idea of children forming a society and replicating the behavior they saw in grownups before they were marooned.”
The new film will takes the lead from the recent Ghostbusters reboot and swap the sexes of the characters. Being a much older property, I doubt that anyone will kick up too much of a fuss about this very minor change, after all, the books real story was about the descent into savagery. The well-educated children, left to themselves on a paradisiacal island, far from modern civilization, regress to a primitive state which results in terrifying consequences. You can read more over at Deadline.
The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks
Those crazy guys over at Gizmodo io9 have dropped a very topical article about Nuclear Attack films, looking at the top 9 films that include Nuclear attack. Now you do have to overlook the fact that they picked “the best” 9 films (rather than just saying…hey guys…this is all we can find!), and also that they included, as a bonus, the TV series Twin Peaks, but apart from those small nit picks, it’s a good solid list. And yes Terminator 2 is on the list, but no it’s not on the top spot. Head over there now to see what made it to number 1!
Screamfest Line up
horror-movies.ca have delved into this year Hollywood Screamfest, giving us a rundown of the goods on show this year. So if your planning on attending one of the biggest US horror festivals, go check it out NOW!
“America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the TCL Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, TV’s “Lost”) will serve as this year’s festival ambassador.”
Amongst the many films playing in 2017 are DEAD ANT, LEATHERFACE and TRAGEDY GIRLS.
Well that’s it for the time being, but I’ll be back to give you some more Scare Share News pretty soon…. Ta Ta for now!!