Rumors have persisted for years that Lionsgate wasn’t quite done with the Saw franchise — even though the last sequel was titled Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. But titles are meaningless as long as there’s money to be made, and with that pesky Paranormal Activity franchise out of the way (for now), it looks like Lionsgate is reviving the franchise that introduced us to James Wan, Jigsaw and a multi-film timeline so convoluted it would give Quentin Tarantino the spins.
Even after a first trailer, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC Preacher adaptation still feels somewhat opaque, without even a 2016 premiere date. At least know that Jesse Custer will be in sinfully good company, as Watchmen breakout Jackie Earle Haley has joined Preacher in a villainous role straight out of the original Garth Ennis comics.
The Walking Dead will return in under a week’s time, picking up with one of the biggest cliffhangers in the series’ history, and answering the question of whether or not Alexandria is here to stay. That said, Andrew Lincoln teases a huge change for the back half of Season 6, while a new leaked photo may confirm some deadly consequences ahead.
We’re still waiting on The Walking Dead Season 6 to return, but companion series Fear The Walking Dead won’t be far behind with its own return in April. Check out the first Season 2 promos, including our Flight 462 miniseries tie-in, and find out what Wolverine is joining the cast!
We’re only halfway through The Walking Dead Season 6, but has Season 7 already begun casting for its fall 2016 debut? Justified and Friday Night Lights star Alicia Witt joins in a new mystery role, as the AMC horror-smash releases a new preview for the back half of Season 6, teasing “the most formidable and terrifying threat” yet.
It seemed pretty apparent at the end of The Walking Dead 2015 closer “Start to Finish” that the whiny little Sam would bring walker carnage down on all her heroes, and 2016 premiere “No Way Out” isn’t backing down from that, by the first premiere synopsis. Plus - who’s “gonna need a bigger beard”?
Josh Boone is kind of a major Stephen King fan, and it’s that fandom and devotion to the author’s works that helped Boone land the directing gig on the long-developing adaptation of The Stand. Although Boone already sold the author on his ambitious pitch for that novel (which may or may not involve a miniseries in addition to one or two films), the director has pushed that project back to tackle another King adaptation first: Revival.
The midseason finale of The Walking Dead Season 6 made the unusual choice of reserving its bloodshed for 2016, even among characters who’d already looked like goners. We’ll have to wait until February 14 to find out who’s walker-chow, but one among the herd may look a bit familiar, if new photos are to judge.
Halloween isn’t for several months (though couldn’t it be said that Halloween is more of a state of mind, and lives inside us all year long?), but there’s no wrong time in the moviegoing calendar for a blood-curdling horror story. Odd as it may be for the new spine-tingler The Witch to go into wide release a few days after Valentine’s Day, the February 19 debut shouldn’t deter anyone from checking out this supremely creepy, precisely controlled work of tension and fear. Presiding studio A24 has thrown their considerable weight behind a clever ad campaign for what they hope will be a Blair Witch-style breakout hit, with depictions of Ted Cruz as the truest form of evil and a Snapchat account launching the star-bound career of Black Phillip, the film’s demonic goat.
Although Ridley Scott recently said that Noomi Rapace would reprise her role — albeit briefly — as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant, the director has now determined that the actress will actually not be returning for the upcoming Prometheus sequel / Alien prequel. Many assumed we might see how her ill-advised adventure with Michael Fassbender’s David panned out, though it’s fair to assume that things didn’t go so well.