Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. Or … he may become another Wolfman reboot, as Moviehole reported recently. Universal's problematic retelling of the 1941 horror classic starring Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins was going to get a sequel – as all things in Hollywood do now. Instead, the project was canned for a reboot that will be an original story and stand-alone picture inspired by George Waggner's film and not the Joe Johnston remake. The new film is being called Werewolf and writer Michael Tabb will be joined by director Louis Morneau to bring the man-turned-beast tale to life. Morneau comes from the Roger Corman school – he created and edited trailers for the famous filmmaker before directing several HBO features including Made Men, before moving onto the sci-fi actioner Retroactive and Joy Ride 2. Werewolf starts shooting this fall and casting will be underway soon.
Friends of cult favorites far and wide, Severin Films, are looking back to the days of Paris' gory theater shows at the Grand Guignol. Their new anthology, The Theatre Bizarre is a modern tribute to the French horror theaters where gruesome effects and graphic plotlines thrilled and chilled audiences during the Nineteenth and early 20th centuries. The Theatre Bizarre features films by Douglas Buck (Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America), Buddy Giovinazzo (Combat Shock), David Gregory (Plague Town), Karim Hussain (Hobo With a Shotgun), Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead remake) and Richard Stanley (Hardware) and will be celebrating its world premiere at this year's Fantasia Fim Festival in Montreal on July 16. Check out the trailer below, which features cult god Udo Kier who will be appearing in Lars von Trier's latest, Melancholia.
The Theatre Bizarre TRAILER from Severin Films on Vimeo.