Warner Bros and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. The studio has set The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver. Phillips will direct the movie, and Martin Scorsese will produce it with Phillips. This will be the first film under a new banner that has yet to be named in which WB can expand the canon of DC properties and create unique storylines with different actors playing the iconic characters.
The intention is to make an origin story that isn’t part of any other iteration. The Joker has memorably been part of two Batman movies in the form of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, and was most recently played by Jared Leto in the first Suicide Squad film.He will reprise in the Suicide Squad sequel and the Harley Quinn spinoff, but this new film will launch the character with a different actor, possibly younger.
Surviving high school is murder with the Vestron Video Collector’s Series’ upcoming release of Slaughter High, arriving for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ uncut on October 31 from Lionsgate. A high school prank gone wrong comes back to haunt the offenders during their five-year high school reunion. From the makers of Friday the 13th, Slaughter High includes all-new special features, including the “Going to Pieces” and “My Days at Doddsville” featurettes, an audio commentary with co-writers/directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten, and more! Restored and remastered, the limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s SeriesSlaughter High Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.
There’s horror in the halls . . . lynching in the lunchroom . . . murder in the metal shop. Welcome toSlaughter High — where the students are dying to get out! In high school, Marty was the kid all the students teased, taunted, and tortured mercilessly. One day, things went too far — one of their jokes backfired, disfiguring Marty for life. Now, five years later, Marty has arranged a special reunion for all his high school “friends.” The prom queen, the jock, the class clown, the rebel, and a few select others have been invited . . . and it’s going to be a gala of gore!
Caroline Munro The Spy Who Loved Me,Maniac
Simon Scuddamore Feature Film Debut
Carmine Iannaccone Maid to Order, TV’s “Moonlighting”
Donna Yeager Strong Medicine
Gary Martin Minions, Living Doll
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
· Audio Commentary with Co-Writers/Directors George Dugdale and Peter Litten
· Audio Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini featuring Isolated Music and SFX Selections
· “Going to Pieces” Featurette with Co-Writer/Director Mark Ezra
· “My Days at Doddsville” Featurette with Actress Caroline Munro
· Alternate Title Sequence
· Theatrical Trailer
· Radio Spots
· Still Gallery
Shot Caller follows the harrowing, often heartrending journey of successful businessman Jacob Harlon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who is transformed into Money – a stoic, ruthless prison gangster – after a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the American prison system. As he navigates the brutality of his new home, adapting to its violent codes of ethics and rites of passage that will ensure his survival, he slowly loses his previous identity and his relationship to his former life, including his wife and son. The grip of his new family, the prison gang, extends beyond the prison walls. Upon his release, chased by law enforcement and threatened by his incarcerated “protectors,” Money must orchestrate one last dangerous crime. All is not what it seems. The ruthless process of fulfilling his obligations also becomes his path to sacrifice, retribution, and self-definition.
BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
· “Inside Job” Featurette
· Filmmaker Commentary
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau HBO’s “Game of Thrones,”Gods of Egypt, Headhunters
Lake Bell In a World, What Happens in Vegas, No Strings Attached
Jon Bernthal Fury, Sicario, The Accountant, TV’s “The Walking Dead”
Emory Cohen War Machine, The Place Beyond the Pines, Brooklyn
Jeffery Donovan Sicario, TV’s “Burn Notice” and “Fargo”
with Benjamin Bratt TV’s "Law & Order",Doctor Strange, Snitch, Ride Along 2
and Holt McCallany Fight Club, Gangster Squad, Sully
Speaking with Rue Morgue, the Soska Sisters noted that the Rabid remake is very much still on – and they’re planning on going all-out with body-horror madness.
“MastersFX is on board, and we’ve been designing some really amazing stuff. I think we’re gonna scare the shit out of people,” Sylvia told the site. Jen added, “We want to do some body horror that’s like, ‘What the fuck is this?’—that you’ve never seen. That has been a challenge for us, because I’ve seen a lot of weird Japanese movies that go way past what most normal people watch. But we’ve got a lot of surprises in RABID, and I think people are going to be impressed.”
“I’m very excited for RABID, because not only is it kind of an extension of AMERICAN MARY, it’s really a study of all of David Cronenberg’s work,” Jen also said. “I just want to impress him. If other people like it, I’ll be happy, but all I want is for him to love it.”
Casting is underway, with production beginning soon.
Word on the street is The Weinstein Company is actively pursuing getting its own Knight Rider movie up and running, only this one would be a comedy, and the studio is already eyeing Kevin Hart as one of the leads.
No meetings or official negotiations have taken place yet, The Weinstein Company evidently wants Kevin Hart to succeed William Daniels as the voice of KITT, the artificially intelligent car that Michael Knight rides around in. As for the man who drives KITT and will follow in David Hasselhoff's footsteps, Screen Rant also reported that WWE superstar and The Wall actor John Cena is being sought for that job. Whether or not The Weinstein Company is able to secure Hart and Cena as its leads, the studio is interesting in making its Knight Rider movie a comedy tonally similar to Phil Lord and Chris Miller's Jump Street movies.
From Bloody Disgusting
While promoting his new Netflix movie What Happened to Monday, Wirkola updated EW on the status of Dead Snow 3, teasing the film’s big bad in the process
"Just so you know, if you’re a fan of the Dead Snows, we’re hoping to make a third one in a few years,” Wirkola told the site. “We’ve got to finish the trilogy, so I’m very excited about that. We’ve got to finish what we started, all of us! We have some ideas. I think it’s natural to maybe put some of the story in South America, where a lot of the Nazis fled, of course.”
He added, “We’ve got to top what we’ve done before. We have to bring back Hitler as well. Zombie-Hitler. That just feels natural.”
Following the epic conclusion of its fifth and final season, Adult Swim’s four-time Emmy Award-winning series, Samurai Jack, arrives as a complete series on Blu-ray™, and Digital HD October 17, 2017. Featuring all 62 heart-pounding episodes of the critically acclaimed animated show, Samurai Jack: The Complete Series also arrives with action-packed bonus content, including exclusive featurettes, behind the scenes looks and special commentary. Fans will also relive the first four seasons in HD for the first time as each episode has been remastered to perfection. The box set also features a one-of-a-kind metal art print, created especially for the show’s devoted fans.
Adult Swim isn’t stopping there. In addition to the release of Samurai Jack: The Complete Series, fans can celebrate even more of their favorite Samurai with a dynamic lineup of additional releases featuring new content from the beloved series. Providing fans an entertainment experience like no other, Adult Swim’s full lineup of action-packed upcoming releases includes:
Created by celebrated animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack follows a young Samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. With the determination to defeat the wizard and undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. Gathering allies and combatting other villains along the way, Jack battles to accomplish his mission and restore the peace of the past. The intense fifth season concludes the journey of its time displaced iconic star, as he finally completes his mission 50 years after the events of the original series.
Continuing to captivate new fans, while maintaining a loyal following of longtime viewers, Samurai Jack: The Complete Seriesallows audiences to join their favorite samurai time and time again as he finds his way through the five-season journey.
LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE: VOLUME THREE
10 Episodes in a Three-Disc Set
Available on DVD October 3
PLANO, TEXAS. (August 21, 2017) – Danny Chan (Ip Man 3, Kung Fu Hustle) returns in the final 10 episodes chronicling the life of the incomparable Bruce Lee, whose legacy continues to inspire new generations LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE: VOLUME THREE debuts on DVD October 3 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The three-disc set follows Lee as he fights for his dream of becoming the first Chinese martial arts film star to achieve worldwide fame.LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE: VOLUME THREE also stars Michelle Lang, Mark Dacascos, Wang Luoyang, Tim Storms, Ray Park and Michael Jai White.
After winning a high-profile martial arts championship, Bruce Lee (Danny Chan,Ip Man 3, Kung Fu Hustle) catches the eye of a Hollywood producer, George (Hazen MacIntyre), who sees great potential in the skilled young master and wants to make him a movie star. Eager to break onto the American film scene, exhibit his new kung fu style, Jeet Kune Do, and change the negative portrayal of the Chinese in mainstream media, Bruce throws himself wholeheartedly into a potentially lucrative art. But discrimination in the industry runs deep, and Bruce must fight for his dreams of becoming the first Chinese martial arts film star to achieve worldwide fame.
From Movie News
In this year's Split, which became one the biggest money makers of 2017, Shyamalan is taking that movie, and turning it's sequel into a follow-up to Unbreakable as well. Today, we have an official synopsis courtesy of Cosmic Book News, that teases the impending flight between Bruce Willis' David Dunn and James McAvoy's The Beast. Here's the story that will play out.
"Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men."