On May 1st at 3 PM EST, Fangoria Magazine will once again open for business. On that day interested parties can subscribe at Fangoria.com. The organization is exploring in-store options and single-issue sales, but for right now a one-year subscription is the only way to get the magazine.
"It’s been a whirlwind of activity since our initial announcement, and we at Fangoria have been simultaneously encouraged and humbled by the amazing show of support. The message has been clear: Fango is missed, and Fango is needed. We take this responsibility very seriously, and we’re excited to bring you this update..."
The organization then lists the following:
RLJE Films, a brand of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to highly anticipated horror movie Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. The reimagining of the Full Moon Features cult classic stars Thomas Lennon (TV’s “Reno 911!”), Jenny Pellicer (TV’s “Cocaine Godmother”), Nelson Franklin (TV’s “Veep”), Charlyne Yi (This is 40), Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers), and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator). The iconic Udo Kier (Brawl in Cell Block 99) stars as the titular character. Written by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) and directed by Sonny Laguna (We Are Monsters) and Tommy Wiklund (Wither), RLJE Films plans to release the movie in theaters in August 2018.
Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk produced Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich for Cinestate, the Texas-based entertainment company that recently acquired Fangoria magazine. This shall be the first feature released under the resurrected Fangoria label. Sonnier and Zahler courted original franchise creator Charles Band for the right to produce an all new take on the idea, with Band serving as Executive Producer.
“We are incredibly excited to be able to bring the first film under the new Fangoria brand to audiences this summer,” said RLJE Films’ Chief Acquisitions Officer Mark Ward. “With an amazing script from S. Craig Zahler and performances from horror legends Barbara Crampton and Udo Kier, we know Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich will thrill fans of the original films and new audiences alike.”
In Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, recently divorced and reeling, Edgar (Lennon) returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room, he decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. Girl-next-door Ashley (Pellicer) and his comic book shop boss, Markowitz (Franklin), join Edgar for the doomed road trip. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time.
In addition to the talented cast and filmmakers involved in Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, the legendary Fabio Frizzi (Zombi 2, The Beyond) composed the score for the movie and two-time finalist of Syfy’s FACE-OFF, Tate Steinsiek, served as puppet creator/SFX artist.
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich maintains all of the brutally inventive puppet kills infused with the comedic tendencies that made the original franchise so popular with fans, while expanding upon Toulon’s backstory and developing richer dialogue, characters, and narratives.
The original Puppet Master is an American horror movie franchise that focuses on a group of anthropomorphic puppets, each equipped with their own unique and dangerous device. Produced by Band and his Full Moon Features label, the series was established in 1989 with the eponymous first installment, which has since been followed by numerous sequels, comic books, collector's items and toys.
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich was also produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1492) and Mark Vahradian (Transformers). It was executive produced by Adam Donaghey (A Ghost Story), Johnathan Brownlee (The Incident at Sparrow Creek Lumber), Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Foreigner), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects), Rick Prince (Enuattii) and Red Sanders (A Bad Idea Gone Wrong). Frequent Laguna & Wiklund partner David Liljeblad also produced.
Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with Sonnier on behalf of Cinestate.
Cory G sits down with Richard Grieco, the star of one of Cory's favorite films, If Looks Could Kill.
Richard has done everything from his breakout role as Dennis Booker in 21 Jump Street, to his memorable part in Night At The Roxbury. He's also an accomplished artist and director.
Sit back and listen as we cover not only his past, but his upcoming film Clinton Road.
Cory says "Richard was probably the most down to earth guy I have ever had a chance to talk to. I hope you enjoy."
There's not much going on with Predator news, which is odd as it opens in less than 6 months.
Because of this a few fans took to Twitter and began questioning director Shane Black who in turn responded, so here is what we now know following text exchange
This new Predator is a sequel set 30 years after the events of the first film. It's not a reboot like Predators, or a remake, as some people clearly still think it is. Let's all get on the same page about that one.
We're getting a trailer in the next few weeks, sometime. April will be the launchpad for a lot of big movies, so it's no surprise Predator would be in the lineup of trailers.
Filming on The Predator wrapped back in June of last year, but we've heard little to nothing official about it, since then. The poster for the film seems to tease the modern urban/suburban setting that has been reported. The cast includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) as elite military types hunting the Predator; Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) as government and scientist types investigating the Predator race; a young autistic boy (Jacob Tremblay) who is a language prodigy; the boy's mother (Yvonne Strahovski); and some assorted supporting characters (Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane) who may end up being Predator meat.
Here's what Jane recently revealed about the story:
“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever. But we’re all f---ing crazy so we go to the VA hospital to get our meds... we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out... and we all get arrested and get thrown onto the bus to go down to the hospital and they throw this other guy on the bus too... And he’s a guy they’ve actually marked to kill him because he’s seen a UFO, he’s seen the Predator ships come down so they lock him up and throw him in with us lunatics... They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy. But, of course, we take the bus over and we’re all like ‘f--k that man, let’s go kill these f--king Predators ourselves’ and we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there’s these aliens out there."
The Predator will be in theaters (in 3D) on September 14th.
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Broken Lizard has produced several cult classic films over the years, but few have generated the level of enthusiasm enjoyed by Beerfest. The booze-themed bro comedy has become a fan-favorite in the years since its 2006 debut, leading many fans to clamor for a sequel. That raises one very specific question: is Beerfest 2happening? Well, as it turns out, Broken Lizard addressed this question at a recent screening of Super Troopers 2 in Los Angeles during a Q&A session after the movie. In response to the query, director Jay Chandrasekhar said:
"We have a story for it, so yea!"
That's short, sweet, and to the point. Beerfest 2has not officially been announced yet, but Jay Chandrasekhar wants us to know that they have a story in place, which is a vital step towards turning the film into a reality. As fans of the original will likely remember, the original Beerfestended with the promise of more adventures in that universe (with the guys going off to participate in "Weedfest" with Willy Nelson), so it is obvious that there's room to maneuver and craft more narratives in that world.
Credit Cinemablend for article