Jordan Peele Set to Host Twilight Zone Revival for CBS

After rumors of Jordan Peele (Get Out) producing the new Twilight Zone revival for CBS All Access, many of us were hoping the acclaimed actor/director would take on hosting duties, as well. Now, CBS has made it official, as Jordan Peele takes the reins from the legendary Rod Serling, the original iconic voice of the horror anthology.

Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours,” Peele said in a statement, according to TV Line. “I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”

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Alan Wake Series in The Works

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Variety is reporting that writer Peter Calloway (Legion) will helm an adaptation of Remedy’s 2010 Microsoft exclusive, Alan Wake, with backing from the game studio, Contradiction Films, and Alan Wake writer Sam Lake. The original game follows the titular character, a novelist, caught in the supernatural happenings of a mysterious town named Bright Falls.

“The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we’re exploring in the show. We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did.

Not only that, but through the years we’ve worked on multiple game concepts and stories for Alan Wake’s world that have never seen the light of day. All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”

First Trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Drops

Netflix has revealed the first official trailer for the incredibly spooky looking Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The new series follows the comic book of the same name, as a younger Sabrina explores the horrific worlds of the supernatural, occult, and witchcraft.

Kiernan Shipka stars as Sabrina in the new series. She is joined by Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) as Hilda Spellman, and Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation) as Zelda Spellman.

Crystal Reed Cast in Swamp Thing Streaming Series

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Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf, Gotham) has been cast in the lead role of Abby Arcane for the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Swamp Thing. In this rendition, Arcane is a CDC researcher returning to her hometown to investigate a mysterious illness, but a chance meeting with Alec Holland will set her on a collision course with the supernatural and the elemental, Swamp Thing.

The DC Universe adaptation of the classic hero originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson is executive produced by Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) who will also direct the pilot. Mark Verheiden (Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners.

New Halloween Trailer Drops

Blumhouse Productions has released a new trailer for its upcoming “requel” Halloween, that sees the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, now a hardened survivalist, intent on killing an escaped Michael Myers.

Halloween hits theaters on October 19th, and should be a perfect film for the spooky season that’s quickly approaching.

Pull Box: August 22

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The mystery of the fires have been solved, with a low level thug lighting them and blaming Superman to keep the boy scout occupied while they bring in shipments and commit other crimes. Pretty genius, really. With Red Cloud making her presence felt around the city, things should get a little hairy, and then throwing in the surprise ending with Lois being back on Earth and not telling Superman? That’s fantastic!
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That was a fast-paced conclusion to the battle with Karma, making it more about Batman’s possible insecurities and having to get over them than anything. The introduction of a new team of Outsiders made it more than worth it, though. Plus, a new villain in town, when we just had Karma, who I felt was a pretty great villain already? This is moving at breakneck speed post-No Justice, and it’s fun.
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This is one hell of a spooky book, and it’s fantastic. But the best part about all of this? Finally making Doctor Fate a villain! He’s been such a presence of balance in the DC Universe for years, refusing to truly get involved in the machinations of the world until it becomes absolutely necessary. Now, he’s truly broken with the Source Wall weakened, and gone full villain. It’s about time we finally get to see him unload his true power.
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Commander Cold is probably the best mystery in the Flash book, right now. His identity, and his motives are both still up in the air, but he still seems to genuinely want to help. It’s interesting, and seems to almost move in parallel to the Strength Force in some strange way. Seeing Hulk-Flash was also quite the sight, on top of the reveal of Iris getting her Pre-New 52 memories back. Things are getting pretty good in The Flash.
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Just like that, things in The Silencer have gotten much more complicated, and really brought themselves forward into the comic book world more. All it took was the, surprisingly natural, addition of magic to Leviathan, and suddenly this organization’s secrecy makes more sense to me. Seems more believable. Throw in the tension of Honor’s family getting closer and closer to her secret and you have a great issue.
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While I’m completely happy with the retro feel that this series has, and I love the characters involved, I really wish things would start to make a little more sense. This book hasn’t been the most kind in terms of answers for what exactly is going on, instead introducing new villains at inopportune times. But, maybe that’s the point? Maybe we’ve been introduced to the villains the whole time? It’s hard to say.
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That was a mighty intense battle between Gods, that got just a bit convoluted there at the end, with all of the hypertime nonsense. I’m glad that a new story is being set up, with Diana fighting her fellow Amazons, the Bana Mighdall. While it’s cool to see Diana in these different stories, it seems like her last several arcs were all fighting against Gods and beings that are “superior” to her. It should be a nice change of pace.

First Trailer for Slice Debuts

A24 has debuted the first official trailer for its laughably low-budget, yet exceptionally cast, horror comedy, Slice. Starring Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Hannibal Buress (TAG), Chance the Rapper, and Paul Scheer (Stranger Things), Slice follows a pair of demon hunters that discover a gateway to hell under their favorite pizza place.

It looks like a great time, with its intentionally bad effects and cinematography, Slice is set to be a fantastic piece of B-movie satire.

First Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Photos

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Netflix has released the first official photos from its upcoming The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, following the classic young witch in stories that are more adult and aimed at a horror-oriented audience, based on the comic book of the same name.

Kiernan Shipka will star as Sabrina in the new series. She is joined by Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, and Bronson Pinchot in the cast. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hits on October 26th. Hit the jump to check out the second image.

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First Trailer for Slaughterhouse Rulez

The first trailer from the latest film by frequent collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost has hit, and it’s quite something. The film is about a boarding school that sells part of its land to a fracking company, only for them to unleash a subterranean monster on the grounds.

Slaughterhouse Rulez looks like it should be a great Halloween film, with it hitting theaters on October 31st in the UK. Currently no US release date has been set, but hopefully we hear something soon.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Debuting this October

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The mega-popular world of Riverdale is about to get much larger, as Netflix has revealed that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set for release on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. Kiernan Shipka stars as Sabrina in the new series and is joined by Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, and Bronson Pinchot.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based on the comic book of the same name, which re-imagines the many adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that deals in horror, the occult, and witchcraft.

Stranger Things Season 3 Teaser Unveiled

While not exactly a teaser trailer, Netflix is ramping up the marketing for Season 3 of Stranger Things by unveiling a few potentially important new details through the above trailer. First, Hawkins has a new hangout, the Starcourt Mall, which is sure to be a recurring mainstay for the season, as well as giving Steve Harrington a job, alongside Stranger Things newcomer Maya Hawke, who will play Robin in the third season.

Additionally, it’s said that the Starcourt Mall is opening “Next Summer” all but confirming a Summer 2019 release for the much-anticipated season.

Jeremy Renner in Talks to Play Twitch Williams in Spawn

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According to That Hashtag Show, The Avengers star Jeremy Renner may be in line to play detective Twitch Williams, the meek but skilled officer that Jamie Foxx’ Spawn will partner with in an effort to track down a killer.

While not the most spot-on casting in the world, it makes sense that they would trade in for a more capable seeming Renner instead of the skinny, yet surprising appearance often associated with Twitch Williams. Or, maybe Renner will undergo quite the transformation for the film? Only time will tell.

First Trailer for Mandy Debuts

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Mandy is the title of the second film director Panos Cosmatos, who directed Beyond the Black Rainbow, an incredibly trippy sci-fi film. Now, he’s partnered with Nicolas Cage to create a blood-soaked action romp about a man whose wife is kidnapped by an evil cult looking to possess her.

Reviews for the film out of Sundance have been incredibly positive, with the film sporting a 97% Fresh rating, after 30 reviews. This will definitely be one to keep an eye on for the future. Hit the jump to check out the first, insane official trailer.

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The Predator Red-Band Trailer Released

20th Century Fox has released a new, red-band trailer for the upcoming, blood-soaked next installment of The Predator franchise from director, Shane Black (Iron Man 3). The new trailer features plenty of new footage, as well as our first look at the “Ultimate Predators” – the result of genetic engineering by the Yautja aliens.

The new trailer is worlds better than the first teaser trailer for the film, giving us more of what to expect story-wise, as well as some of the action involving the film’s stars. The Predator hits theaters September 14th.

James Wan to Co-Direct Swamp Thing Pilot Episode

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James Wan (Aquaman, Insidious) is set to co-direct the upcoming Pilot episode of the DC Universe streaming adaptation for Swamp Thing, alongside TV genre veteran, Deran Sarafian. Sarafian’s directing credits include shows like Buffy the Vampire SlayerHouse, and Fringe.

With directors for the pilot set, we should hear casting for the adaptation very soon, with details already released from casting sheets.