Okay the latest segment of the blog, news. I wondered whether I should put this section in as I don’t watch as many modern movies as I should. But there have been a couple of pieces that I have caught my attention over the past week. I can’t say how often I will be doing installments of this feature but hey If it takes off then that would be great.
Firstly we have the News that Jeff Goldblum is set to reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm fro Jurrasic Park and Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World in the upcoming Jurrasic World 2. This is exciting news I feel as he is many people’s favorite character with one of the most well-known lines from the original. The Movie is set for release sometime in June 2018 so we have a little while to wait.
Next up, Friday 13th: The Game has got an official release date and it’s not that far away, May 26th we can get our hands on the gory fun, In the came you can play as either Jason Voorhees, hunting down helpless teens or play as the teens and try to outfox the masked giant.
Masters of the Universe is getting a live action release in 2019, there hasn’t been one since 1987 which was called funnily enough Masters of the Universe.
I’m in two minds about this next piece, but Amok Time is making a life size prop replica of the parasite from The Tingler. William Castles famous gimmick Percepto shocked audiences in the late fifties and soon you will be able to get your hands on one of the disgusting things. I say I’m in two minds because Parasites and body horror movies just creep we the hell out. So I guess they are doing their job right but Shivers, The Tingler, Parasite I just hate the idea of something else living inside my body. Anyway, The Tingler from Amok Time, only a small number and being made and they will run you about a hundred bucks, but it’s an awesome piece for any horror fans collection.
The impending writers strike will potentially not be happening. The writers guild of America has sat down with the Alliance of MotionPicturess and Television and discussed possible resolutions to the strike. The strike originally came about with the increase of streaming site with the writers wanting more money for streaming tv shows.
Toy sales from movies are down this year so far with consumers likely being tired of so much merchandising from movies. With the influx of superhero movies and other family films creating more and more toys the market may just be overwhelmed with the sheer volume. This will clearly be a great loss for the movies as a lot of their revenue comes from the sale of merchandise.
Stephen King’s work is in high demand right now with the upcoming remake of It a tv show of The Mist, and Pet Cemetery on the way. The next of King’s books in the works is a remake of Firestarter. The original movie starred Drew Barrymore and David Keith
All we know about this latest remake is that it is a joint project between Blumhouse and Universal and will be directed by Akiva Goldsman