It's been an active week with Fantasia Film Festival still going strong and this year's San Diego Comic Con festivities in full swing, so here are some highlights.
This week, Fangoria posted a link to posters for some of the projects being pitched at this year's Frontieres film market at Fantasia. Here's just a taste.
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Since Thursday, all manner of pop culture enthusiasts have descended on the San Diego Convention Center for this year's Comic Con. As always, there is way too much news coming out of there to cover it all, but here are some things of note.
AMC's The Walking Dead unveiled a lengthy trailer for the show's fifth season.
So, some things of note. It looks like it will expand beyond the confines of Terminus, which is good because the last thing we need is another long stretch stuck in a single location. Also, it looks like we're going to find out what happened to Beth after her abduction in that mysterious car. I'm also a little troubled by the conspicuous lack of Darryl and Maggie in this trailer. The Walking Dead returns October 12th.
Sam Raimi dropped a couple of bombs during the Screen Gems panel on Friday. First, he said that he is developing an Evil Dead TV series with usual suspects Ted Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Again, whenever news of the Deadites comes out, I always take it with a grain of salt. Remember how a while back Army of Darkness 2 was a sure thing. Well, they were quick to back pedal on that this weekend. I've always adopted a wait-and-see attitude to these sorts of things.
|Sam Raimi at SDCC, pic courtesy of Rue Morgue.|
Second was some news of The Last of Us film adaptation, which seems redundant, but whatever. Raimi is producing the picture, which will be written by the game's creative director Neil Druckmann. Nothing is set in stone right now, but the most promising news what they were seeking out Maisie Williams (Arya from Game of Thrones) for the role of Ellie.
Bioware teased their upcoming horror IP, tentatively called Shadow Realms.
You can't tell much of the game from this, but isn't it funny that we've come to the point where I'm not one-hundred percent sure whether that trailer is live action or CG.
Here are some new horror trailers to mull over. First up, is See No Evil 2.
I never saw the first one, but the inclusion of The Soska Sisters, Danielle Harris and Katharine Isabelle means I cannot ignore this. Next, is the trailer for the bizarre little ditty The Deep Dark.
This film about a talking wall (voiced by Denise Poirier of Aeon Flux fame) is certainly intriguing, and hopefully a little more palatable than last year's similar Motivational Growth. Lastly, we have the trailer for Kevin Smith's newest project, Tusk. I must warn you though, this trailer seems to show a lot.
I love Michael Parks, so he's certainly a draw here. Also, did anyone else find the most disturbing thing about this trailer was seeing Haley Joel Osment as an adult?