Horror Monsters and Creatures Are Lurking

Tom

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#61
The Gate
No official plot yet, but the original short revolved around the idea that genetic freaks wander the streets courtesy of irresponsible pharmaceutical companies and a drug that reactivated certain parts of the human genome.

CATEGORY
Creatures

RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Wayfare Entertainment
Spencer Friend
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Matt Westrup
WRITTEN BY
Mitchell Akselrad
Matt Westrup
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • It's said that the studio is looking to hire a writer to expand the story. (6/15/12)
  • Original director Matt Westrup returns and was quoted saying: "Our plan for The Gate was to always expand and build upon the world that I conceived for the 11 minute short. Wayfare Entertainment shares our vision in taking those themes and ideas, and adapting them into a sci-fi thriller that is driven by a grounded, sophisticated plot and intriguing character arcs."
  • You can watch the short here.
  • The original short film has been compared to another short called Alive In Joburg, which was later expanded into a feature film call District 9.
  • Based on the short film with the same name from Matt Westrup.
  • No relation to the 1987 film The Gate.
 

Tom

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#62
The Head
A barbarian monster hunter of the Middle Ages is haunted by a decapitated head when one of his slayings returns to life.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Fantasy

RELEASE DATE
2017/2018
CURRENT STATUS
Post-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Detention Films
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
Twitter
Facebook
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Jordan Downey
WRITTEN BY
Kevin Stewart
Jordan Downey
STARRING
Christopher Rygh

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filmed in Portugal.
  • Directed by Jordan Downey (ThanksKilling, ThanksKilling 3).
 

Tom

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#63
The Home
The Home unfolds after a young man is nearly killed during an accident that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. To recuperate, he is taken to a secluded nursing home where the elderly residents appear to be suffering from delusions. But after witnessing a violent attack, he soon realizes that the screams behind the walls are caused by more than hallucinations, and the residents are being preyed upon by twisted, monstrous nightmares that lurk within the home itself.

CATEGORY
Creatures

RELEASE DATE
2011
CURRENT STATUS
Pre-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
La Fabrique de Films
Elijah Wood
Annette Wullems
Sandra Condito
Elizabeth Avellan
Voltage Pictures
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Kristoffer Aaron Morgan
WRITTEN BY
Kristoffer Aaron Morgan
Eric Vespe
STARRING
Ed Asner
Louis Gossett Jr.
Louise Fletcher
Fionnula Flanagan
Cloris Leachman
Brian Cox
Michelle Rodriguez

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filming is said to begin sometime in January 2011 in Austin, Texas.
  • Dimension Films will distribute the flick in the US.
  • The feature film directorial debut of Kristoffer Aaron Morgan.
  • Actor Elijah Wood serves as co-producer, but will not have a role in the film.
  • The special effects were originally going to be handled by New Zealand-based FX company Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings trilogy, District 9), but will instead be handled by KNB Effects (Sin City, Transformers).
  • Described as a "character driven, atmospheric, twisted creature flick."
 

Tom

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#64
The Host 2
No official plot yet.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Sequels

RELEASE DATE
Summer 2014 (South Korea)
CURRENT STATUS
Pre-Production
LANGUAGE
Korean
PRODUCED BY
Boku Films
Chungeorahm Film
MDA
SK Telecom
Showbox Entertainment
Creative Contents Agency
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Myung-chun Park
WRITTEN BY
Pil-sung Im
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Apparently the footage/clips that were made public recently (seen below) are from test footages and not actually clips from the movie itself, as it hasn't been filmed yet. (1/2/12)
  • Writer Pil-sung Im also wrote and directed the Korean Hansel & Gretel and a segment in Doomsday Book.
  • Myung-chun Park makes his directorial debut.
  • The studio was originally aiming for a Summer 2012 Korean theatrical release.
  • A CG demo real will debut at 2010's TIFFCOM in Japan in hopes of getting additional co-production partners and investors.
  • There's currently no US distribution.
  • It's said that the budget is expected to be more than 20 billion won ($17.6 million USD).
  • This will be in 3D.
  • The last script (written by Ning Hao) was said to "concern a calamity caused when people ignore a monster due to their desire for money."
  • When Ning Hao wast still attached as director, this was going to be more of a Chinese-based film.
  • It's said that there will be more than one monster this time.
  • Chinese filmmaker Ning Hao wrote an early draft was was going to direct, with filming originally set for sometime in early '09.
  • When this was still intended to be a prequel, it was going to be set "three years prior to the events of the first movie and revolve around the excavation of the Cheonggye Stream - an old waterway that runs through Seoul, which was recently reclaimed and restored after years of being covered by a highway."
  • When this project was first announced it was said to be a prequel, but after script revisions, was later turned into a sequel.
  • It was first announced that South Korean comic artist Kang Full would handle the script.
  • Original writer/director Joon-Ho Bong won't be returning.
  • This project has been in development since late 2007.
  • The obvious sequel to The Host, which is said to be the highest-grossing Korean film of all time.
 

Tom

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#65
The Loch
Michael McKidd seems to have the perfect life a beautiful wife, two wonderful children, a high-powered job, all the trappings of success.

But, scratch the surface and things are not as they appear. His business nears bankruptcy and he has taken drastic measures to prevent anyone from finding out. With his life spiraling out of control, desperation is quickly setting in. Trapped and fearing no way out he decides to take his family away to Loch Ness in Scotland, under the false pretenses of a family holiday. Driven to the brink, his real plan is to take their lives, believing they are better off dead than facing the shame of financial ruin and public humiliation.

But as he prepares for his family's final moments, Michael's plans are interrupted by something in the water. Lurking just under the surface is a malevolent creature, intent on terrorizing the family. As their lives are pulled apart by dark forces beyond their control, a bloody struggle for survival ensues and Michael must fight to save his family from what lies beneath.

CATEGORY
Creatures

RELEASE DATE
2014/2015
CURRENT STATUS
Pre-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Altitude Film Entertainment
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Simon Duric
WRITTEN BY
James Watkins
Simon Duric
STARRING
Peter Mullan

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filming is aimed to begin sometime in the Fall of 2013.
  • After working as a storyboard artist for several projects, Simon Duric will make his directorial debut.
  • Writer James Watkins also scripted Eden Lake and The Descent: Part 2 and made his directorial debut with The Woman in Black.
  • You can read more about the legendary Loch Ness Monster here.
  • Said to be a "character-driven horror thriller that is an update on the Loch Ness monster myth."
 

Tom

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#66
The Master Cleanse


After holding onto heartbreak for several years, Paul (Galecki) decides to restart his life, joining a spiritual retreat designed to cleanse negative toxins from his body. But things take a turn when Paul and the other participants discover that the cleanse releases something far greater than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences. A soulful and humorous blend of Cronenberg body-horror and old-school Amblin, The Master Cleanse asks the all-important question: can we kill our demons before they kill us?

CATEGORY
Creatures | Fantasy | Comedy

RELEASE DATE
2016/2017
CURRENT STATUS
Awaiting Release
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Gilbert Films
Bron Studios
Alcide Bava Pictures
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Official Site
DIRECTED BY
Bobby Miller
WRITTEN BY
Bobby Miller
STARRING
Anna Friel
Kyle Gallner
Kevin J. O’Connor
Oliver Platt
Johnny Galecki
Anjelica Huston

PROJECT DETAILS
  • There's currently no US distribution.
  • Filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Anna Friel replaces Chloë Sevigny.
  • Creative Wealth Media Finance and MASTERSFX (the effects house that worked on Robocop and Elysium) will conjure creatures and effects for the production.
  • Described as "a potent brew of dark humour and David Cronenberg-style body-horror."
 

Tom

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#67
The Meg
An international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, is under attack by an unknown danger, and its deep-sea submersible lies disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. With time running out, former Naval Captain and expert deep sea diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by Dr. Zhang Suyin, lead oceanographer of the program, for what is likely a suicide mission.

Years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying threat, which forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew, resulting in disgrace and a dishonorable discharge. Now, Taylor must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below … bringing him face to face once more with the apex predator of all time.

CATEGORY
Creatures

RELEASE DATE
August 10, 2018
CURRENT STATUS
Post-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Flagship Entertainment
Gravity Pictures
China Media Capital (CMC)
Warner Bros.
MPAA RATING
PG-13 "action/peril, bloody images and some language."
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Jon Turteltaub
WRITTEN BY
Dean Georgaris
Steve Alten (novel)
STARRING
Jason Statham
Jessica McNamee
Ruby Rose
Rainn Wilson
Bingbing Li
Cliff Curtis

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Originally had a March 2nd 2018 release.
  • Filming in New Zealand. (10/13/16)
  • Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead) plays "the Operations Chief aboard the Mana One."
  • Chinese actress Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Age of Extinction) is in talks to have a role in the film.
  • Rainn Wilson (NBC's The Office) plays "Jack Morris, a tech billionaire who funds an underwater observation program that unwittingly unleashes the Carcharodon megalodon – a 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric cousin of the great white."
  • Chinese actress Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past) had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure movies) directs.
  • At one point Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) was in talks to direct.
  • It's said that the film's setting will take place on the cost of China instead of California.
  • The novel and movie would feature a Megaladon, which is considered to be "one of the largest and most powerful predators in history, can reach a maximum length of 60 feet."
  • A film version has reportedly been in development since the novel was released. Apparently it was first set up at Disney in 1997, but fell into limbo after Disney was unable to go into production before another shark pic, Deep Blue Sea, hit theaters unsuccessfully.
  • Based on the 1997 novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten.
 

Tom

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#68
The Ninth Passenger



A group of salacious students party aboard a luxury yacht only to turn on each other as a predatorial mutant creature picks them off one by one.

CATEGORY
Creatures

RELEASE DATE
2018
CURRENT STATUS
Awaiting Release
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
308 Entertainment
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Ian Pfaff
WRITTEN BY
Corey Large
Steve Albert
STARRING
Jesse Metcalfe
Alexia Fast
Tom Maden
Veronica Dunne
Sabina Gadecki
Corey Large
David Hennessey
Cinta Kiehl
Timothy V. Murphy

PROJECT DETAILS
  • There's currently no US distribution.
  • Filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
  • You can read a detailed spoiler-filled synopsis here (highlight the blank space): Follows a spontaneous midnight sea voyage by a group of partying college students. There are eight people aboard the luxury yacht, owned by an evil biotechnology CEO who’s the father of one of the passengers. Another on board is a mechanic who’s quickly embroiled in a trip he’d rather not take since his job entails ulterior motives. The trip goes sideways when they drift to a dark island and both their engine and radio fail. At the same time, “something” sneaks onto the yacht — the ninth passenger.

    Some of the crew go to the island looking for help but instead find that it is home to a vicious creature. Just a few make it back to the yacht, only to discover grisly havoc. In the end, two are left, and when a “rescue” boat comes, we discover that the mechanic was working for a rival company the whole time. But instead of getting paid, he and the other passenger are left for dead, drifting alone in the vast ocean… until something breaks the surface heading straight for them.
  • The directorial debut of Ian Pfaff.
  • Ellory Elkayem (Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis) was originally said to direct.
  • This project was originally in development over a decade ago with names like Jaime King, Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Morrison and Joseph (Joey) Lawrence attached at one point.
 

Tom

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#69
The Pool


Revolves around a pool party in a luxury cliff top house that becomes a desperate fight for survival when the beloved family dog turns rabid.

CATEGORY
Creatures

RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Tall Man Films
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Paul Hyett
WRITTEN BY
Johannes Roberts
Ernest Riera
Paul Hyett
Conal Palmer
Steven Lally
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filming was originally aimed to begin sometime in the Fall of 2014 in Puerto Rico.
  • Director Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House, Howl) is also an award winning SFX, VFX and animatronic effects guru (The Descent, The Woman in Black).
  • It's said that Paul Hyett "draws on classic horrors like Jaws and Paranormal Activity."
  • One of the producers was quoted saying: "What elevates a horror into a classic is making the audience terrified of the everyday. Using proprietary, never before seen FX, The Pool will be out-and-out action coupled with edge of your seat tension."
 

Tom

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#70
The Prey


A Platoon of U.S. Soldiers in the middle east become trapped in a cave and as they desperately try to find a way out they are hunted down by a deadly creature.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Comedy

RELEASE DATE
2017/2018
CURRENT STATUS
Awaiting Release
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Lennexe Films
Mano a Mano Films
Chu Media
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
Twitter
Facebook
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Eric Hensman
Matthew Hensman
WRITTEN BY
Gustavo Sainz
Matthew Hensman
STARRING
Danny Trejo
Nick Chinlund
Kevin Grevioux
Justin Arnold
Mingyu Chu
Masika Kalysha
Matt Musgrove
Ny'Acies Divine
John Vargas
Fahim Fazli
Anoop Simon
Al Medina

PROJECT DETAILS
  • There's currently no US distribution.
  • Filmed in the greater Los Angeles area in 2013.
  • Originally titled The Lost Patrol.
  • The first feature length film directed by the Hensman Brothers.
 

Tom

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#71
The Silence
Story follows the terrifying tale of Ally, a deaf teenager, and her family whose world is turned upside down by a deadly and primeval force. In the fields near her New Jersey home, a colony of bats are attacked by a parasitic insect and soon morph into a new lethal species called Vesps. As the blind, winged creatures quickly grow, spread and attack the human population, Ally’s heightened senses become her strength. She can feel when the Vesps are close and realizes that even the slightest noise summons them in huge numbers. She and her family seek refuge in the woods where they must live in total silence. Amidst the creature chaos, they learn that humans can be just as dangerous when they are fighting to survive.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Fantasy

RELEASE DATE
2018
CURRENT STATUS
Pre-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Constantin Film
EMJAG Productions
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
John R. Leonetti
WRITTEN BY
Carey Van Dyke
Shane Van Dyke
STARRING
Kiernan Shipka
Stanley Tucci

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filming is scheduled to begin sometime in September 2017. (5/13/17)
  • Directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle, Wish Upon).
  • Written by Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke (Chernobyl Diaries).
  • Based on the best-selling novel with the same name by fantasy-horror writer Tim Lebbo.
 

Tom

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#72
The Swarm
In trying to prevent a killer bee attack, a scientist looks for a better solution to the problem than the one the U.S. military has engaged.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Remakes

RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Room 101
Vertigo Entertainment
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Ash Bolland
WRITTEN BY
N/A
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • This would mark Ash Bolland's directorial debut.
  • The producers are currently seeking a writer.
  • A remake of the 1978 film with the same name.
 

Tom

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#73
The Ten O’Clock People


The story centers on a man who, when attempting to kick his smoking habit, has his eyes opened to a frightening reality in which many people in authority are monsters. He joins a group of others like him called the Ten O’Clock People.

CATEGORY
Creatures

RELEASE DATE
2015
CURRENT STATUS
Pre-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Making Ten O’Clock Productions
Dead Rabbit Films
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
Facebook
DIRECTED BY
Tom Holland
WRITTEN BY
E.J. Meyers
Stephen King (short story)
STARRING
Rachel Nichols
Jay Baruchel

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filming is hoped to begin sometime in June 2014 in Montreal, Canada.
  • Jay Baruchel (This is the End) replaces Justin Long.
  • Alternate synopsis: Ex-smoker Brandon Pearson thinks he’s finally kicked the habit when he discovers smoking cessation drug Zynex. But when he succumbs to his cravings and tosses the drug, he uncovers a frightening world full of perilous creatures few but he can see.
  • This marks Tom Holland's (Child's Play, Fright Night) third time working with King, the first two being on The Langoliers and Thinner.
  • Based on a short story with the same name from Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes collection.
Hahaha, They Live for Monsters, LOL
 

Tom

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#74
Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the artic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!

CATEGORY
Creatures | Sequels | Comedy

RELEASE DATE
May 2018 (VOD)(DVD)
CURRENT STATUS
Post-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Universal 1440 Entertainment
MPAA RATING
PG-13 "creature violence, gore, crude humor, and language."
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Don Michael Paul
WRITTEN BY
John Whelpley
STARRING
Michael Gross
Jamie Kennedy
Tanya van Graan
Rob van Vuuren
Greg Kriek

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Originally had an January 30th 2018 release, which was pushed back to extend the post-production. (9/27/17)
  • Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Universal 1440 Entertainment will distribute in the US.
  • John Whelpley returns to script.
  • Aside from the films, Amazon is also developing a 10-episode series, which will feature the return of Kevin Bacon's character. This wouldn't be the first time the movies were adapted into a series, as the Sci-Fi Channel aired a 13-episode series in 2003.
  • The 6th film in the Tremors franchise.
 

Tom

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#75
Van Helsing
No official plot yet.

CATEGORY
Remakes | Creatures | Werewolves | Vampires

RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Universal Pictures
United Artists
K/O Paper Products
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
N/A
WRITTEN BY
Dan Mazeau
Jon Spaihts (early draft)
Eric Heisserer (early draft)
Alex Kurtzman (early draft)
Roberto Orci (early draft)
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) is scripting the latest draft.
  • Co-writer Eric Heisserer has a recent interview where he spoke a bit about his take on the script and the Van Helsing character, saying: "Well I guess the biggest thing that’s already been said is it’s contemporary, it’s a modern-day reimagining… I can talk about my emotional state of what I’ve been passionate about or sometimes frustrated by are the number of films where we find an extraordinary character with superhuman abilities that becomes a hero to solve a problem that a normal person cannot solve.And I was eager to try and buck that trend and showcase someone who had no extraordinary powers, just resourcefulness and will and kind of a stubbornness who’s able to tackle some of these bigger problems. Because I don’t like the idea that we’re infusing our public and our pop culture with the idea that only super people can solve the world’s problems. I like the idea of the everyday hero stepping up to the plate and getting things fixed." When asked if the film will offer much horror, he said the following: "I don’t know what it’s going to look like at the end of the process, so I’m gonna withhold on commenting on really where it lands. I can say that my intent stepping in was to make it as scary as possible, partly because I know how to do that, and also because when you’re the only human surrounded by a bunch of supernatural creatures, that’s gotta be absolutely unnerving." (2/10/17)
  • Co-writer Jon Spaihts spoke a bit about the project and what fans can expect from the Van Helsing character, saying: "It’s a new creation, so it doesn’t owe much of a debt to prior films, but it is still a very romantic departure from the character as incepted in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, where it was a Dutch doctor who figures out a very surprising answer to an odd medical question. This is a monster hunter with encyclopedic knowledge, but it’s set in the present day and it’s just filled with good stuff I’m not allowed to talk about. But I’m very excited about this new incarnation of Van Helsing, and I hope that as the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe begins to take flight, we’ll see him cropping up in other stories, as well." (11/28/16)
  • Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange, The Mummy) and Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, Final Destination 5, The Thing prequel) are the latest writers attached to the project. (11/12/15)
  • This film is part of Universal's plan to reboot and unify their slate of classic monster movies, with the first being a reboot of The Mummy. How Van Helsing would fit into the rest of the universe is apparently still being mapped out.
  • Co-writer Alex Kurtzman revealed in an interview how he'd like to approach the remake saying: "Well, I don’t want to give away too much, because we are actually at the very beginning of talking about what to do with it. But I do feel like the Van Helsing that Anthony Hopkins plays in [Bram Stoker’s] Dracula is sort of the parody version of it, and the Van Helsing that Hugh Jackman played was obviously in a different place as well. I think that these kinds of movies have evolved a lot since then. You know, The Dark Knight was a major, major corner-turning moment in the way that genre and superhero stories could be told. Really grounded in reality. Really grounded in really cool things. That’s what I’d like to do without sacrificing the fantasy element. We aspired to do that as well on Trek, you know, keep it “real.” That’s such a different franchise than Batman, but that’s really what we wanted to do. And we’d love to do that with Van Helsing."
  • It's said that at one point Tom Cruise was attached to star.
  • This is a "re-imagining" of Universal's Van Helsing. The previous film was a 2004 bid-budgeted entry from writer/director Stephen Sommers.
 

Tom

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Wicked City
No official plot yet, but the original storyline told of a secret organization that battled twisted invading creatures from another dimension.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Fantasy

RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Stallion Film
Minds Eye Entertainment
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Mark A.Z. Dippé
WRITTEN BY
Mark A.Z. Dippé
Johnny Hartman
Hideyuki Kikuchi (book)
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filming was hoped to begin in early '07.
  • Said to be budgeted at $50-to-$60-million.
  • Director Mark Dippe (Spawn) will also co-produce and script with Johnny Hartmann.
  • This project was originally announced back in 2006.
  • This is a live-action movie based on the original books by Hideyuki Kikuchi, which was then adapted into an anime in the late 80's an a live-action movie in the early 90's.
 
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