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Full Blu-ray Release Details for Scream Factory’s The Omen Collection Deluxe Edition

  • DailyDead
Earlier this summer, Scream Factory answered the devilish prayers of horror fans by announcing The Omen Blu-ray collection deluxe edition that includes all five Omen films, and now they've revealed the full list of special features for the box set ahead of its release this October.

Featuring five discs and every Omen movie in the satanic franchise—The Omen, Damien: Omen II, Omen III: The Final Conflict, Omen IV: The Awakening, and the 2006 remake—The Omen Blu-ray collection deluxe edition is slated for an October 15th release, and we have the official press release with full release details:

Press Release: Get ready to jump start your ultimate horror binge just in time for Halloween! On October 15, 2019, Scream Factory™ is proud to present The Omen Collection Deluxe Edition, featuring all four original films as well as the 2006 remake that kept movie audiences glued to the screen with white-knuckled terror. Packed with hours of chilling special features,
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Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Theory Attempts to Explain Freddy's Dream Powers

Well, this is interesting. Looks like someone on Reddit "just" posted a new theory surrounding how Robert Englund's Freddy Kruger achieved his dream powers in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street series. While I've seen more than a few people mention that this is a "new" theory regarding Freddy and his dream powers, to be thorough here, the Reddit post where this comes from is two years old. That said, it just recently resurfaced and has become a thing in the horror community so let's get into it here.

The theory states that this.

"In the original Noes Freddy is not quite as powerful as he would seem to be in later films, this is probably meta, due to the budget and special effects limitations of the time, yet we may have a better answer.

A deleted scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street states that Nancy
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Game of Thrones: Bryan Cogman Spinoff Isn't Happening

Alec Bojalad Apr 24, 2019

Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman has confirmed that his spinoff is not moving forward at HBO.

You know what they say about the game of thrones: you win or you die. Well, one of the many Game of Thrones spinoffs in development just died.

It was previously confirmed that Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman was working on the fifth of five announced spinoff pilots for HBO alongside George R.R. Martin. Now in an interview with Variety about last Sunday's episode, Cogman has revealed that the project is no more.

“This is it for me in terms of Westeros,” Cogman said. “It’s been a beautifully cathartic thing re-watching the series recently, it’s been ten years of my life.”

Cogman is credited as the writer on nine Game of Thrones episodes, dating all the way back to season 1's "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things." Sunday's episode,
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‘Game of Thrones’: Bryan Cogman Confirms His Spinoff Isn’t Happening

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‘Game of Thrones’: Bryan Cogman Confirms His Spinoff Isn’t Happening
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading unless you’ve seen “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Episode 2, titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.”

Veteran “Game of Thrones” writer Bryan Cogman has confirmed that his potential spinoff series from the HBO epic will not be going ahead.

“This is it for me in terms of Westeros,” Cogman told Variety. “It’s been a beautifully cathartic thing re-watching the series recently, it’s been ten years of my life.”

The most recent episode of the show, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” was Cogman’s last as a writer, and he says he “couldn’t think of a more beautiful episode to go out on.”

In the episode, Daenerys and Jon are interrupted in the middle of a rather important conversation. Jon had just told her that his real name is in fact Aegon Targaryen, and that therefore he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and,
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Netflix Developing a Battle-To-The-Death Thriller Called Button Man with 42 Director Brian Helgeland

Netflix is producing a film adaptation of the the graphic novel, Button Man: The Killing Game. They’ve also hired Brian Helgeland to write and direct it. He’s best know for directing A Knights Tale and 42 and has also written scripts for a ton of films such as L.A. Confidential, Mystic River, Green Zone, Robin Hood, and more.

For those of you not familiar with the story, it is about a man named Harry Exton, an ex-mercenary who is a "Button Man" which is a hired killer pitted against other killers in an underground sport. Each works for a mysterious "Voice", a rich man of unknown identity. The object of the game is to kill your opponent, or capture him and take his marker - the first two joints of a finger. Button Men who lose three fingers are shot anyway. The "voices" profit from the game by gambling on the outcome,
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‘A Knight’s Tale’ Director to Bring ‘Button Man’ Movie Adaptation to Netflix

‘A Knight’s Tale’ Director to Bring ‘Button Man’ Movie Adaptation to Netflix
Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning writer of L.A. Confidential, is getting back behind the camera to direct for the first time in four years. Helgeland will direct Button Man for Netflix, a film adaptation of a comic about a hired killer who rebels against a bloody underground sport. Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding […]

The post ‘A Knight’s Tale’ Director to Bring ‘Button Man’ Movie Adaptation to Netflix appeared first on /Film.
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‘42’ Director Brian Helgeland to Helm ‘Button Man’ for Netflix (Exclusive)

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‘42’ Director Brian Helgeland to Helm ‘Button Man’ for Netflix (Exclusive)
“42” filmmaker and “L.A. Confidential” scribe Brian Helgeland is set to direct “Button Man” for Netflix, sources tell Variety.

Based on on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson, the movie tells the story of ex-military contractor Harry Exton, considered the first true hero of the post-truth age. Exton’s is a proxy in a clandestine competition among the super rich. Paid to fight to the death in modern-day gladiatorial contests, Exton sets out on a relentless journey to use these twisted elites’ own dark machine to bring their corrupt world crashing down.

No production start date has been set as Helgeland will now look to cast his Exton.

“Button Man” will be produced by 6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan; RingTheJing Entertainment’s Roger Kass, and Addictive PicturesJohn Schoenfelder and Russell Ackerman. 6th & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn, and John Wagner and Arthur Ranso are
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Kate Solomon Joins Danny Perkins at Elysian Film Group

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Kate Solomon Joins Danny Perkins at Elysian Film Group
Seasoned British producer Kate Solomon (“Green Zone”) has joined former Studiocanal UK boss Danny Perkins at Elysian Film Group as a partner and will spearhead the production side.

Solomon, whose recent credits include José Padilha’s “7 Days in Entebbe,” is best known for her collaboration with the Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass with whom she worked on “Green Zone” and “United 93.” She’s also developed projects with Working Title and Film4.

Perkins announced that Solomon had joined the company during a panel discussion at the Intv conference in Jerusalem on March 12. Perkins praised Solomon for her track record and the key relationships she has built within the U.K. industry and beyond. Perkins said he envisioned Elysian Film Group to have 8 more executives on board. The company’s development slate includes a musical and a family movie, as well as some TV series, said Perkins.

Perkins left Studiocanal U.
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Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Nixes Spinoff Involvement: 'Not On Your Life'

Just in case you’re harboring hope that one of HBO’s secret Game of Thrones spinoff ideas is You Actually Know Something, Jon Snow, we’ve got bad news. First, all of the potential offshoots are prequels. And even if they weren’t, series star Kit Harington says his time in Westeros is definitively done.

In a recent interview to promote his appearance in a London production of the play True West, Harington told the BBC that leaving the role he’d played for a decade “was emotional,” but “I wouldn’t say I was sad.”

Part of that reaction,
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‘And Creed Staggers Back!': When Bad Sports Commentaries Ruin Good Movies (Photos)

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‘And Creed Staggers Back!': When Bad Sports Commentaries Ruin Good Movies (Photos)
I’d like to alert you to a medical condition I have made up called Obvious Sportscaster Syndrome (Oss), also known as Commentator Mouth. Movies that display symptoms of Commentator Mouth include broadcasters in sports movies delivering painfully obvious and exposition-laden dialogue during boxing matches, football games or the like. Oss most commonly affects genuinely talented, real-life sports journalists making cameos in otherwise good films. And the worst cases of Oss range from mildly irritating to completely taking you out of the moment. Not once has the presence of commentators actually added to a movie, and sadly, there is no cure. The latest to come down with the disease is “Creed II,” contracting it from the first “Creed” film and as far back as the “Rocky” sequels. If you or a movie you love suffers from Commentator Mouth, you may see it represented in the list below:

Creed” and “Creed II
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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel: Naomi Watts to Star in Pilot of New Series Co-Created by George R.R. Martin

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel: Naomi Watts to Star in Pilot of New Series Co-Created by George R.R. Martin
Details of the in-the-works “Game of Thrones” prequel series are still scarce, but now the new show has a face to lead it. HBO announced on Tuesday that Naomi Watts will star in the pilot for the upcoming series.

Jane Goldman and original book series writer George R.R. Martin are the co-creators of this new series, which still does not have an official title. Watts will lead an ensemble cast for a story set multiple millenia before the events seen in the eight seasons of the HBO series. It’s the latest TV project for Watts, who will also be a part of Showtime’s upcoming limited series on the life and career of former Fox News head Roger Ailes.

This series is one of four that were in the running to continue the story of the TV megahit. Apart from Goldman and Martin’s idea that won out, the
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Tom Hardy’s Top 10 Films, Ranked

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Tom Hardy’s Top 10 Films, Ranked
Tom Hardy lunges onto megaplex screens this weekend as the super-powerful title character in “Venom.” So we thought it might be a good time to rank the award-winning actor’s Top 10 earlier screen performances, to better appreciate his prodigious talent and impressive versatility.

10. Inception (2010)

In Christopher Nolan’s fantastical sci-fi thriller about a team of dreamweavers hired to break and enter into a businessman’s subconscious, Hardy plays Eames, a master forger and identity thief, with a showboating sense of sartorial splendor and the confident cunning of someone who’s already read the script and knows he’ll awake in good shape.

9. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

As the brutish Bane of Batman’s existence, Hardy repeatedly illustrates the accuracy of the adage that actions speak louder (or at least more intelligibly) than words. Just as important, however, he potently underscores in key scenes the similarities between supervillain and cult leader
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The Desert Heart Of Charley Varrick

Had I not recently revisited Don Siegel’s dusty, nail-hard crime thriller Charley Varrick, in fact just the night before seeing Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times, it stands to reason that I probably would not have found myself thinking about the Walter Matthau-starring crime thriller midway through the Taiwanese director’s film. After all, Siegel’s tale of morally ambivalent “heroes,” scabrous, misanthropic villains, and the various levels of grime and corruption to be waded through and scraped off on the way toward accidentally absconding with three-quarters of a million dollars in laundered mob money would seem to have little in common with Hou’s deliberately paced, exquisitely mounted collection of three love stories, each from a different time, each told in a manner most rewardingly compared to the elliptical style of a short story on the page.

And yet, as the first episode of Three Times, “A Time of Love,
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20 Crazy Details About The Making Of A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale is a difficult movie to define. Is it a period piece or a rock musical? Is it a coming-of-age adventure or a romance? Is it historical fiction or a sports movie? The answer to all these questions is "yes," as writer-director Brian Helgeland made a film that bent every genre it touched.

The film stars Heath Ledger as William Thatcher, a peasant whose father apprentices him to a wandering knight, Sir Ector. When the knight passes away, instead of finding a new job, William and his fellow squires (played by Mark Addy and Alan Tudyk) set up a deception. William pretends to be a knight, using his skills learned from his former master to become the greatest jouster in the land.

Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters including the famous writer Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany), the stubborn blacksmith Kate (Laura Fraser), the lovely
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20 Crazy Details About The Making Of A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale is a difficult movie to define. Is it a period piece or a rock musical? Is it a coming-of-age adventure or a romance? Is it historical fiction or a sports movie? The answer to all these questions is "yes," as writer-director Brian Helgeland made a film that bent every genre it touched.

The film stars Heath Ledger as William Thatcher, a peasant whose father apprentices him to a wandering knight, Sir Ector. When the knight passes away, instead of finding a new job, William and his fellow squires (played by Mark Addy and Alan Tudyk) set up a deception. William pretends to be a knight, using his skills learned from his former master to become the greatest jouster in the land.

Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters including the famous writer Geoffrey Chaucer (Paul Bettany), the stubborn blacksmith Kate (Laura Fraser), the lovely
See full article at Screen Rant »

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel: ‘Our Hope’ Is to Shoot in ‘First Half of 2019,’ HBO Chief Says

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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel: ‘Our Hope’ Is to Shoot in ‘First Half of 2019,’ HBO Chief Says
The “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot is coming. And though HBO has been extremely tight-lipped about when it’s coming, TheWrap was able to pry just a little more information out of Casey Bloys, when speaking with him during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour Wednesday.

“Our hope is that it would shoot you know, first half of ’19,” the premium cable network’s programming boss told us. “I don’t know where the October came from,” he added, referencing rumors that the prequel pilot would go into production in Belfast this October, in a story first reported by the Belfast Telegraph in June. “I’m guessing maybe they wanted it to be? [laughs] But there was no truth to that.”

With the final season of “Game of Thrones” looming, HBO put five prequels from various writers into development last year. In June, it was announced the project from “Kingsman” scribe Jane Goldman,
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HBO Will Only Move Forward With One ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff For Now

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HBO won’t be moving forward on any other of its “Game of Thrones” spinoff scripts in development, at least for now. Programming president Casey Bloys told reporters on Wednesday that a pilot for the “Thrones” prequel from Jane Goldman is expected to shoot at the start of the year, “but there are no plans to make any others at this point.”

Bloys and HBO had put five different “Thrones” spinoff scripts into development, but he stopped short of saying that the other four were completely dead. But for now at least, there is no movement on those projects. “The reason we did multiple scripts, in the development process, [we knew] out of five we’d be lucky to get one we’re excited about,” he said.

HBO is now looking for a director and also for a cast on the Goldman prequel. Per HBO’s earlier announcement, the project takes place
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‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Update: George R.R. Martin Says One Prequel Is ‘Shelved,’ Other Three Still in ‘Active Development’

‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Update: George R.R. Martin Says One Prequel Is ‘Shelved,’ Other Three Still in ‘Active Development’
Winter may be coming for “Game of Thrones” fans, but a thaw is on the horizon. Last week, HBO announced a pilot order for the first “Game of Thrones” spinoff, created and written by Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin. The project is still untitled, but Martin wrote on his personal website that if he had his druthers, it would be called “The Long Night.” Martin did not share many new details about the project, but he did offer an update on the other four prequels in development, one of which has apparently been shelved.

According to Martin:

“As for the other successor shows… if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five. One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film. But that does not mean the others are dead.
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Three More Game Of Thrones Prequel Series Are Still In “Active Development”

Of the five Game of Thrones pitches submitted to HBO late last year, one has received a pilot order, three are still in “active development,” and the fifth and final prequel sequel has been quietly scrapped.

That’s the latest from George R.R. Martin himself, creative mastermind of the legendary Song of Ice and Fire and long-time producer on HBO’s Thrones series. It’s one that is now on the verge of its series finale, what with season 8 scheduled to air in April of 2019.

And when it does, HBO will begin to fast-track its plans for a successor series, beginning with the one drafted up by Kingsman scribe Jane Goldman. Turns out there’s still hope for the other three, as Martin is confident that HBO will green light “at least one more pilot” from the pool of remaining scripts. And the fifth? It’s been canned.

Three more Game of Thrones prequels,
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George R R Martin Says One of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels ‘Has Been Shelved’ at HBO

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George R R Martin Says One of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels ‘Has Been Shelved’ at HBO
At least one of the five “Game of Thrones” prequels put into development at HBO “has been shelved,” according to “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin.

“If you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five,” Martin wrote in a blog post on Monday. “One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand … but that does not mean the others are dead.”

With the final season of “Game of Thrones” looming, HBO put five prequels from various writers into development last year. Last week, one of those projects, from “Kingsman” scribe Jane Goldman, was ordered to pilot, and now Martin says another has been put on hold.

When reached for comment, a spokesperson for HBO reiterated that no formal decisions have been made regarding the other four prequels.
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