Millie Bobby Brown has joined a new fantasy adventure at Netflix. Lionsgate has nabbed a new ‘80s-inspired slasher in Video Nasty. Jason Blum gives us our occasional “yes, Spawn’s still happening” update. Plus, the CW’s run of Swamp Thing continues. Spoilers away!
Millie Bobby Brown will star in and produce Damsel at Netflix, a new fantasy-adventure movie from 28 Weeks Later director, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Brown is said to play Princess Elodi, a young royal who is “married off to a rival kingdom” only to “immediately find herself in danger when it’s revealed that her new home has a nasty little secret — during the harvest season, the kingdom sacrifices their princesses to a hungry dragon.” [Deadline]
Lionsgate has acquired Chris Thomas Devlin’s spec script Video Nasty for producers Seth Rogen and Greg Silverman. According to Variety, the story centers “on three teens who rent a cursed VHS and are pulled into an ’80s slasher movie that threatens to trap them forever.” Director Jonathan Levine is said to be “eyeing” the project with his producing partner, Gillian Bohrer.
Deadline additionally reports James Wan’s Atomic Monster will produce an “original” horror movie “set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles” for New Line. Bishal Dutta is attached to direct from a script by Joshua Rollins.
During a recent interview with Inverse, Jason Blum confirmed he and Todd McFarlane are “still working” on Spawn to “get the story right.”
It’s taken longer than I hoped it would have to get the story right, but we’re still working on it. It’s gonna be very different, it’s gonna be very edgy. What excited me about it is that Spawn is kind of the last great unexploited comic. So that seemed like an amazing opportunity.
Bloody-Disgusting has a new photo from Meander, the Cube-in-a-tube movie starring Gaia Weiss.
Full Moon Features has released a poster for Miskatonic U: The Resonator, a newly announced film “inspired by the works” of H.P. Lovecraft and Stuart Gordon.
Ryan Murphy shared new promotional artwork for the tenth season of American Horror Story.
Finally, Sunderland sends his goons to kill Swamp Thing in the trailer for next week’s episode, “The Price You Pay.”
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