Popcorn News – Oct. 4

After a potential list of directors for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was released last week, it looks like Matt Reeves (Let Me InCloverfield) is set to direct the film.  The studio looks to stay on track for a May 23, 2014 release. (Deadline)

Adult Swim has renewed Childrens Hospital for a fifth season and NTSF: SD: SUV for a third season.  Both seasons will premiere in 2013. (Deadline)

Three new Mondo posters have debuted online for Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly.  The upcoming crime drama, which opens on Nov. 30, stars Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta. (Moviefone)

The Doug Liman directed film-adaptation of the graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill, has been given the release date of March 14, 2014.  The epic sci-fi thriller stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. (SuperHeroHype)

AJ Bowen (The Signal, You’re Next) and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond) have joined the cast of Grow Up, Tony Phillips, the new film from writer/director Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance). (Kickstarter)

All 13 episodes of the Netflix original series, House of Cards, will be available to watch starting on February 1, 2013.  The David Fincher produced political drama (of which he also directed the first two episodes) stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara. (Netflix)

Kevin Costner has signed on to star in an upcoming untitled action film written by Luc Besson (The Professional, Taken).  McG (Terminator Salvation) is currently is currently attached to direct the story that follows a dying Secret Service agent after he takes an experimental drug that may save his life in exchange for one last assignment.  He has to juggle his mission and the hallucinatory effects of the drug while trying to re-unite with his estranged family. (Comingsoon.net)

The first photo of Daniel Radcliffe in Alexandre Aja’s movie adaptation of Joe Hill’s Horns has appeared online.  The story revolves around a guy who wakes up from a blackout with horns growing from his head, which have something to do with the unsolved murder of his girlfriend. (EW)

After receiving satisfying ratings, NBC has announced that it is picking up three of its freshman series, Revolution, Go On and The New Normal. (Comingsoon.net)

Danny Strong (Jonathan from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has been hired to write the screenplay for The Hunger Games finale, Mockingjay.  Strong’s previous writing credits include Recount and Game Change. (Variety)

Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (The Collector, Saw 4 Saw 7) have been hired by Legendary Pictures to rewrite Waterproof after having done work for them on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.  The supernatural thriller follows a teen boy who accidentally unleashes monsters on his small town after finding an order form in an old comic book. (Deadline)

Scream Factory has announced some new Blu-ray/DVD combo releases that include Death Valley (starring Peter Billingsley of A Christmas Story fame) and The Island (starring Michael Caine) on December 11.  They will also release Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing (starring Sharon Stone and Ernest Borgnine), which has never been released on Blu-ray or DVD before, and the cockroach creature thriller The Nest on January 22, 2013. (ShockTillYouDrop)

The new episode of Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles is now online.  This week Harry talks about the upcoming horror flick, Sinister. (Nerdist Channel)

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3 Comments on “Popcorn News – Oct. 4”

  1. Ben McBride October 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    And as always, thank you for the feedback! It’s greatly appreciated!

  2. Richard W Scott October 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Always love it!

  3. NICK October 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Props to Danny Strong! Yeeeeeah!

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