New ‘Friday the 13th’ TV Series in Development

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friday the 13th tv series New Friday the 13th TV Series in Development

The Friday the 13th franchise, likes its iconic hockey-masked, machete-wielding, killer Jason Voorhees, just won’t die; its film installments are cheap to produce, have a built-in fanbase, and have grossed near half a billion dollars in theaters worldwide after 12 films (assuming you count the crossover Freddy Vs. Jason). Another movie reboot from the studio behind the 2009 series reboot – Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes – is scheduled to arrive in 2015, potentially decked out with new gimmicks accessories like a found-footage structure.

Meanwhile, as the task of locking down a director on the next installment continues, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment are moving ahead with an hourlong TV series, based on the characters and setting of ...

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Bryan Singer Issues Statement About ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Press Tour

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Last week, it was announced that Bryan Singer was backing out of any and all publicity in terms of X-Men: Days of Future Past. This first included a last minute cancellation of his appearance at last weekend's WonderCon in Anaheim, where writer/producer Simon Kinberg took his place. Now, as the entire cast prepares for the X-Men: Days of Future Past experience Global Press Tour, which will find the actors splitting up to visit every major city in the world, the director has issued an explanation for his absence.

Not that he really needs any excuse. Bryan Singer was named as the defendant in a widely publicized sexual abuse case, which recently saw more names added to a list of Hollywood bigwigs accused of using drugs and alcohol to force a teenage boy to have sex with them. Bryan Singer himself claims no wrongdoing, and wants to deal with the matter privately rather than put himself out in front of the press. He calls his new movie a 'labor of love' and doesn't want his legal issues standing in the way of its success.

He states:

"The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I've decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support."

No evidence has comes forward in the case against the director, with Bryan Singer claiming he has an alibi. The alleged abuse was said to have occurred in Hawaii during 1999. Singer is in the process of submitting credit card receipts that show he was in Vancouver working on the first X-Men at that time.

X-Men: Days of Future Past comes to theaters May 23rd, 2014 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Hugh Jackman, Evan Peters, James McAvoy, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

‘Jessabelle’ Trailer: The Haunted One Finally Comes Home

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Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions has made a career out of taking low-to-moderately budgeted horror films like Paranormal Activity, Sinister and Oculus and turning them into profitable box office offerings – often with promise of sequel and/or franchise opportunities. The latest offering from Blum and co. is the movie Jessabelle, which – judging from the trailer above – looks like a composite of so many horror films that have come before, presented in a darkly lavish cinematic style.

The Ring, the Bayou-themed Skeleton Key – and any number of the possession-themed movies about young girls released in the last ten years (Paranormal Activity, Last Exorcism, The Possession, etc.) – are all films that come to mind when trying to place the influences that are apparent in what we see here of Jessabelle. ...

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‘Avengers 2′ Opening One Week Early in the U.K. and Ireland

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Marvel Studios UK confirmed that their highly-anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron will debut in the UK and Ireland exactly one year from today on April 24, 2015, one week earlier than the domestic release on May 1, 2015. In addition, the latest issue of Empire Magazine (via BuzzHub) has released the first photo of director Joss Whedon on the set of this Marvel Phase Two sequel. Take a look at this set photo, and, in case you missed it earlier today, you can clickHere for new details about this Marvel Phase Two sequel.

Avengers #AgeOfUltron UK & IRE release moves forward to April 24 2015 - #ONEYEAR to go! pic.twitter.com/xC6npFRaQl

— Marvel UK (@MarvelUK) April 24, 2014

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Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Mark Ruffalo. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Japanese Trailer: Mutants, Mutants & More Mutants

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may be hogging the superhero spotlight for the moment, but X-Men: Days of Future Past is looming closely behind its webbed shadow. In fact, even Spidey himself can’t shake the mutants, as evidenced by recent news that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will include a peek at the latest X-Men adventure.

The film has been heavily marketed as a time-traveling mutant fest, combining the original trilogy cast with the actors from X-Men: First Class and presumably setting a new course for the franchise’s future.  The third and final trailer for Days of Future Past has given us our best look at the film’s story, but even so, several looming questions are surrounding what is likely to be a complicated plot indeed.

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