MH Briefs (August 22, 2012)


Travolta is Toxic

This sounds like a mound of horse shit, but whatever : John Travolta as ‘The Toxic Avenger’?

Happy Halloween, Sam!

Sam Raimi, producing a remake of Tobe Hooper’s “Poltergeist”, says he hopes to have a draft of the script – being penned by David Lindsay-Abaire – on his desk by the 1st of October.

Dennings returning for “Thor 2”

Buxom beauty Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Nat’s best bud from the original Norse God jaunt for “Thor 2 : The Dark World”.

‘Knight’ rider

Future ‘RoboCop’ Joel Kinnaman has joined the immense cast of Terry Malick’s “Knight of Cups”. Christian Bale plays a depressed writer in the pic, opposite Kinnaman’s rich playboy.

Second official trailer for “End of Watch”

Makes me wish I owned Sean Penn’s “Colors” on Blu-ray.

Redband trailer for “Lawless”

Makes me wish I owned “Millers Crossing” on Blu-ray.

“Dredd” Legendary TV Spot

Makes me wish I’d never bought “Judge Dredd” on VHS all those years ago.

“Hunger Games” gets richer on Home Video

‘The Hunger Games’ sold an estimated 3.8 million DVD and Blu-ray Disc units in its first weekend of release.

Dimension has the rights to “God”

Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the psychological thriller “Angry Little God” from director Daniel Stamm (”The Last Exorcism”).
Stamm and his writing partner David Birke adapted the script from the original film which follows a bright but meek social services coordinator who’s drowning in debt and desperate as he’s about to marry the love of his life. He receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he’s on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a cash prize of over $6,000,000. He accepts the challenge, but even with thousands of dollars suddenly appearing in his bank account, he realizes he’s in over his head. Trapped into the horrors manipulated by unseen spectators, his need to complete the game escalates as the tasks grow more extreme, to a devastating point of no return.

A new image from “Jack Reacher”, featuring “Days of Thunder” buds Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall, is online.

Expendable replaces Mr T

Terry Crews is playing the role Mr T originated in “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” for the sequel.

“Bloodstrike” movie is so 1984

Rob Liefeld is producing “Bloodstrike”, a flick based on the comic, for 1984 Private Defense Contractors.

Butler nixes “300” return

Despite initially expressing interest in doing a cameo, Gerard Butler says he won’t be back for “300 : Battle of Artemisia”. “They’re filming [the ‘300’ sequel] right now. I wish them the best, but it didn’t [work out]”, says the actor. “It wasn’t really my thing.”