Thanks to his work on the highly-effective horror flick Oculus, director Mike Flanagan immediately lined up a handful of jobs — he co-wrote last year’s teen horror movie Ouija, directed the upcoming horror film Before I Wake, and has reportedly been attached to an adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game. Up next, Flanagan will once again enter the spooky world of Ouija, as he’s signed on to write and direct the upcoming sequel.
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Last year we heard that Shane Black had signed on to write and direct a new Predator sequel, but things have been pretty quiet since that news broke. Black is currently working on a western series for Amazon with Fred Dekker, his co-writer on the Predator project and the man behind horror classic The Monster Squad. If you were curious about the status of the Predator sequel, the producer of the upcoming film assures fans that it’s still happening, and you should get excited for it.
The recent casting of Hannibal star Hugh Dancy in a new Hulu drama put yet another nail in the coffin of Bryan Fuller’s magnum opus, though we still have at least two more installments before the Red Dragon arc comes to an end. See for yourself, as Dr. Lecter finally get his iconic mask in the first photos of August 22 (series?) finale “The Wrath of the Lamb!”
Jason Voorhees’ Friday the 13th future has proven a bit difficult to hack through, between multiple reboots of style and story, and even a Crystal Lake Chronicles TV series in development. Things may have cleared on the TV side at least, as The CW is apparently developing a more straight-forward adaptation of Friday the 13th.
Showtime’s Dexter has certainly chummed the waters now and again with talk of a potential revival, but given the current crop of TV series coming back for limited runs, could our worst fears be closer than we realize? Showtime might just want Dexter to start sharpening his knives.
Anyone who enjoys charting the course between AMC’s Walking Dead and its comic iteration can’t help noticing a few aesthetic differences, as the live-action series tends to pour out sweat in blistering heat from every direction. The comics have more evenly depicted walkers through multiple climates, but when it comes to snow, showrunner Scott Gimple has an intriguing response.
Cinemax’s Robert Kirkman exorcism drama Outcast had a bit of footage to show off at Comic-Con 2015, but with production officially gearing up toward a 2016 premiere, the comic-adapted series has a much fuller cast. Star Trek vet Brent Spiner, The Office alum David Denman and more have joined Outcast in key roles, now that official filming has begun.
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are heading the brain trust for Universal’s reboot of its classic monsters properties. Kurtzman is directing The Mummy, which will kick off the new, connected universe of films, but previous reports indicated that Universal was going for more of an action-adventure approach with the franchise instead of honoring their classic horror origins. Not so fast, says Kurtzman, who assures fans that these films will definitely have some horror to them.
Where The Purge was a bit more of an intimate, home invasion-style thriller, The Purge: Anarchy expanded the sandbox with Frank Grillo’s Sergeant, a man out for revenge who gets unwittingly caught up in saving the lives of other people instead. Last week we learned that Grillo will be back for The Purge 3, and while a formal plot has yet to be revealed, the actor teases more political elements and a very dangerous mission.
American Horror Story franchise vet Lily Rabe was among the last confirmed to return for Hotel, and wasn’t fully identified by the TCA panel’s recent rundown. Now, we’ve learned that not only will Rabe appear in the traditional two-part Horror Story Halloween arc, but she’ll do so as famed Monster killer Aileen Wuornos.