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The week in horror: The Crow to fly again, Leo as the Joker + more

The Crow returns, Leo could join the ranks of costumer criminals, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

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The Crow set for reboot

After years of talk and failed new beginnings, this week word came out that Sony had jumped aboard a rebooted version of The Crow. The talk is that director Corin Hardy and star Jason Momoa may still be attached to the film, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. The original film was released in 1994, starring the late Brandon Lee, and made $50 million in North America.

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Could Leonardo DiCaprio be playing The Joker?

Don’t try to keep up with an logic with Warner Brothers when it comes to their DC films. Last week, word came out that the studio was working on a standalone origin film about The Joker, to be directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese. Now, there’s serious talk that the studio is hopeful that Leonardo DiCaprio is being eyed to play the Clown Prince of Crime. According to The Hollywood Reporter, current Joker Jared Leto isn’t very happy about the new:

Insiders say Jared Leto, the actor who portrayed the Clown Prince of Crime in last summer’s Suicide Squad and is slated to reprise the character not just for a sequel but for another spinoff movie (with DC villainess Harley Quinn), was caught off guard by the plans. Leto is said to have made his displeasure with the notion of multiple Jokers known to his CAA agents, and rival agency WME has been using the concern to court him.

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Drew Barrymore bringing female-driven horror anthology to the CW

Deadline is reporting that Drew Barrymore (no stranger to horror) is developing a new anthology series written and directed by women for the CW. Black Rose Anthology will be an hour-long, episodic series, developed by Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen’s Flower Films, former co-showrunner of MTV’s Scream: The TV Series Jill Blotevogel, and CBS TV Studios:

Blotevogel will write the pilot script for the Black Rose Anthology, which will explore some of humanity’s deepest fears from a woman’s unique perspective. Classic themes of terror will be tackled via vignettes about guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens.

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Universal and MGM Horror Classics get new duds for Halloween

Treat yourself to hours of frightful fun with this exclusive Halloween Collection of 19 thrilling, chilling films with limited-edition art packaging by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Arocena. Utilizing vibrant colours and a fervent imagination, Arocena’s striking cover art creations add the perfect touch of terror to these haunting horror titles. Choose your favourite Halloween hits, featuring Hollywood’s biggest stars, and start planning a killer movie night that’s sure to be a scream. It’s an eye-popping, spine-tingling collection to die for!

Fans who purchase any of the films at Walmart will also receive an exclusive coloring book featuring all 19 of Arocena’s designs.

Films available in the exclusive Halloween collection include:

  • 28 Days Later
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Black Swan
  • Carrie (1976)
  • Child’s Play
  • Devil’s Due
  • The Fly (1986)
  • From Hell
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • Joy Ride
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • The Other Side of the Door
  • Poltergeist (2015)
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • Victor Frankenstein
  • Wrong Turn
  • Young Frankenstein

 

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on September 3, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, General, The week in horror and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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