Analog EP25: Their Own Movie!

Josh and Bovi are back! Joined by Kermit the Theo, and Theo Romano! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
Titans, a ton of new Director announcements, some awesome Hellboy news, and the history of Horror remakes, and what makes them great! All on this weeks episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!


IT Director to Helm Dracula Prequel Film


IT Director Andy Muschietti is the hottest ticket in Hollywood, right now, with the film’s anticipation reaching a fever pitch less than a few days before its release. Now, Paramount Pictures has jumped on the bandwagon and optioned him to direct a film adaptation of the novel, Dracul, a film fictionally explaining how Bram Stoker wrote the original Dracula novel, according to Deadline.

The tale is set in 1868, where a 21-year old Bram Stoker meets with an ungodly evil that he traps in an ancient tower all the while scribbling the events that led him there.

The script has been written by Dacre Stoker (great-grand nephew to Bram Stoker) and J.D. Barker. Paramount’s Vanessa Joyce will oversee development with Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment.

Sasha Lane Cast as Alice Monaghan in Hellboy


Slowly but surely, the cast of Hellboy and his supporting characters continues to grow. The Hollywood Reporter is showing the Sasha Lane (American Honey) has been cast in the role of Alice Monaghan. In the comics, Alice is a girl of Irish descent, kidnapped as an infant by fairies, until she’s rescued by Hellboy. Her love of the fairies never leaves, though, and she returns to them quite frequently, hardly ever aging, and even becoming the caretaker of the last fairy.

The casting can slowly point us in a direction as to where the film will go, with many of the more popular comic stories coming to the forefront for Big Red.

Hellboy Adds Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen


Deadline is reporting that Neil Marshall’s Hellboy has now found its villain, after dropping its Rise of the Blood Queen title. Milla Jovovich has been confirmed as in final talks to star opposite David Harbour and Ian McShane in the reboot, with her role being the Blood Queen, herself.

Hellboy is scheduled to begin production later this month, and hit theaters next year.


Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer


At this year’s SDCC, Netflix debuted the first full trailer for season 2 of its mega-phenomenon, Stranger Things. The new trailer shows how important Will is to this season, with his flashes to the Upside-Down being of utmost importance. Meanwhile, Eleven finds her way out as the two worlds begin to merge.

The trailer is incredible, and one of the best to come out of the show, with a mind-boggling remix of Michael Jackson’s thriller, and a voice-over from Vincent Price. Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27th.

Netflix Premieres First Clip from Death Note


While at their SDCC Panel, Netflix also premiered the first clip from the Adam Wingard-directed horror-thriller adaptation of Death Note. The clips sees Light Turner meet Ryuk for the first time in a tense battle of wills, as Light succumbs to the throes of the Death Note for the first time, and is coerced to write in its pages.

Death Note does not look like a great movie, in all honesty. It could be good as a standalone film, but thus far, as a Death Note property, it’s not inspiring much confidence. We’ll find out August 25th, when Death Note drops on Netflix.

George Romero 1940-2017


The Father of the modern zombie, and one of the most inspirational figures in the history of horror, has passed at the age of 77, after a battle with lung cancer. George Romero is best remembered as the creator of the Night of the Living Dead and its litany of sequels, remaining active up until his death on several projects.

Romero is survived by his wife and three children, and our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.

Neal Adams Returns to Deadman


In the world of comics, Neal Adams is a legend of the highest proportion. He occasionally returns to the characters he helped innovate, and now we can add Deadman to that list. DC Comics has announced a new Deadman mini-series that will investigate the murder of Boston Brand, the man who Deadman was in life, and will feature cameos from Batman, Zatanna, and Doctor Fate.

The series will run for six issues, and will also feature a special glow-in-the-dark cover, releasing on November 1st. Hit the jump for a full look at the cover, glow-in-the-dark cover, and solicit.

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New Death Note Poster


Netflix has released its second new character poster for their upcoming Death Note adaptation, and this time we get a full look at Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Get Out) as L. Directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest), Death Note will premiere globally on Netflix August 25.

Death Note is the story of Light Turner, a boy who discovers a notebook dropped to Earth by a Death God, who goes on a crusade to rid the world of evil, forcing him into a head-on collision against a brilliant but eccentric detective named L. Hit the jump for a full look at the poster.

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Stranger Things Season 2 Promo & Details Revealed


Fans of the Netflix phenomenon need not worry, as the series second season finally has a release date, and it looks like we’ll have something great to watch for this year’s Halloween. Stranger Things 2 is set to premiere on October 27th, with the kids returning to combat a new threat to Hawkins by the Upside-Down.

Hit the jump to check out the full poster, and a teaser trailer revealing the release date.

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Netflix Orders Second Expanded Castlevania Season


As fans may have noticed by now, the first season of Castlevania, the animated adaptation from producer Adi Shankar is now available on Netflix to stream. The catch? The first season is only four episodes long! Clocking in at less than two hours for the entire series.

Well, fans take solace in the fact that Netflix has heard your cries. Castlevania has been picked up for a second season, with an expanded order for eight episodes. Inspired by the game, the animated Castlevania was written by bestselling author and comic book legend Warren Ellis, with a star-studded voice cast.

Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Coming to North America

In 2011, Tokyo Ghoul began its maiden run and took the world of manga by storm. Since then, it has received acclaimed anime adaptations, as well as numerous video games, and merchandise. Quickly becoming a fan favorite. Now, in Japan on July 29th, we’ll be seeing the first live-action adaptation of the popular property.

Crunchyroll is reporting that FUNimation will be bringing the adaptation to North American shores at an undisclosed date. Hit the jump to check out the first official poster, as well.

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Netflix’s Castlevania Gets Teaser Trailer

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for their Castlevania anime adaptation. While the trailer doesn’t show too much, it gives us our first look at the incredible animation, as well as a few of the voices in the series.

Castlevania is currently set to premiere on Netflix on July 7.

James Wan to Produce Resident Evil Reboot


James Wan, director of Aquaman, and producer of many successful modern horror franchises, has been tapped by Constatin Films and Screen Gems to produce a complete reboot of the popular franchise for the big screen. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter apparently was the final chapter in that story, and we’ll now see a new one, with a completely new cast.

No story details are available, or character for that matter. However, we do know that Greg Russo will be working on the script for the first of a planned 6-film franchise reboot. Hopefully, we see some familiar faces in these new films, as there is plenty of great ideas to work with in the Resident Evil world.

Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 is Dead?


What is sure (hopefully) to be the saddest news this week, Ridley Scott has went on record as saying that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5, set in the continuity after Aliens, is essentially dead. After Blomkamp posted some concept art of the project on Instagram, it single-handedly revived interest in the Alien franchise after the disaster that was Prometheus. Now, Ridley Scott has stepped back into the picture and ripped the franchise from his younger counterpart with Alien: Covenant.

I think it will never see the light. There was never a scenario, just an idea that evolved into a pitch of 10 pages, I had to participate as a producer but it did not go any further because Fox decided that they did not want to do it. I had already done Prometheus and worked on Covenant. – Ridley Scott

Blomkamp is a visionary in Sci-Fi right now, with the creativity and originality just oozing from his films. You can see his passion for every project plainly on the screen, and I was very much looking forward to his vision for an Alien film. He absolutely would have knocked it out of the park, but it sadly looks like Scott just won’t step away, and has most likely pulled a power play with the studio on this one. That’s my thought, at least…