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IFC Midnight Takes North American Rights To Fantasia Horror ‘The Wretched’

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IFC Midnight Takes North American Rights To Fantasia Horror ‘The Wretched’
Exclusive: IFC Midnight has picked up North American rights to Fantasia premiere The Wretched, written and directed by Brett and Drew Pierce (Deadheads).

The horror stars John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Azie Tesfai, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley, and Jamison Jones, with special effects by Erik Porn (Fear The Walking Dead). Producing are Chang Tseng and Ed Polgardy. Release is set for 2020.

The Wretched follows a defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, who faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of the woman next door.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco and Aijah Keith of IFC Films with CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.

Bocco, Evp of Acquisitions and Productions for IFC Films, said, “The Wretched is sure to hit the right nerve for genre fans and mainstream audiences flocking to embrace stories with dark folkloric origins, and we
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Gone Hollywood Pilot Casts Game of Thrones' Jaime Lannister

Tony Sokol Jun 19, 2019

FX dug into the house of Lannister and the garage of the Sunshine Cab Company for Gone Hollywood pilot.

What is west of Westeros, Arya Stark asked in the Game of Thrones finale as she headed for desinations unknown. Among other things, Tinseltown. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister, and Jonathan Pryce, who played the High Sparrow, will head west in the pilot for FX's upcoming drama Gone Hollywood, according to Variety.

The series will follow a group of 1980-era talent agents who form their own agency and fly in the face of accepted practices, changing way movies are sold forever.

This will be Coster-Waldau's first TV project since HBO's Sunday night pheonomenon ended. He will next be seen in Brian De Palma's feature Domino, which hits theaters May 31. Coster-Waldau, who will be playing a character named Jack DeVoe, will be joined by Lola Kirke
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April 23rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Alien 40th Anniversary 4K Edition, Escape Room, Scared Stiff, Hagazussa

After a quiet week of home media releases, April 23rd comes roaring back with a cavalcade of new titles hitting Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, including the 40th Anniversary 4K Edition of Alien, just in time for Alien Day on April 26th. Escape Room is also hitting multiple formats this week, and for those of you who dig on cult horror, we have two great films featuring some of the genre’s biggest talents being celebrated by Kino Lorber: The Strange Door and Scream and Scream Again.

Arrow Video has put together a Special Edition release of Scared Stiff that comes home on Tuesday, and for those of you who enjoy folk horror, be sure to check out Hagazussa when it hits both Blu and DVD.

Other notable releases for April 23rd include the 4K release of The Witch, I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà Vu, Destroyer, Backyard Epics, and 1st Summoning.
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’80s Horror Classic Scared Stiff Available on Blu-ray April 23rd from Arrow Video

Scared Stiff (1987) will be available on Blu-ray April 23rd from Arrow Video

TV star Mary Page Keller (Pretty Little Liars) appears alongside Andrew Stevens as a couple terrorized by an age-old curse in this much-underrated late-80s offering from director Richard Friedman.

Keller plays Kate Christopher, a singer who moves into an old colonial mansion with her son and psychologist boyfriend David (Stevens). But when they make a strange and gruesome discovery in the boarded-up attic, it soon becomes clear that the mansion carries with it a dark and blood-stained past and one that is about to terrorize them in the present.

The second feature helmed by Richard Friedman, who went on to direct such genre favourites as Doom Asylum and Phantom of the Mall: Eric s Revenge, Scared Stiff (Aka The Masterson Curse) builds to an astonishing practical FX-laden climax sure to please fans of 80s horror. >/p>

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‘Bluff City Law’: Caitlin McGee To Star In NBC Legal Drama Pilot

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‘Bluff City Law’: Caitlin McGee To Star In NBC Legal Drama Pilot
Caitlin McGee (Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast as the female lead in NBC’s legal drama pilot Bluff City Law (working title) from The Brave creator Dean Georgaris, David Janollari and Michael Aguilar (Kidding) and Universal TV.

Written by Georgaris, Bluff City Law is a character-driven legal drama that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller (McGee), they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.

McGee’s Sydney is a hotshot lawyer from Memphis who gives up her corporate in-house job to work with her father on cases that she believes can actually make a difference in the world.

Georgaris executive produces with Janollari and Aguilar. Universal TV produces with studio-based David Janollari Entertainment.

McGee recently did arcs on
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NBC Orders Rashomon-Inspired ‘Prism’ & ‘Bluff City Law’ Legal Drama Pilots

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NBC has kicked off its pilot season orders with green lights to two dramas, Prism, from Daniel and Ben Barnz’s We’re Not Brothers Productions, Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz and Bluff City Law (working title) from The Brave creator Dean Georgaris, David Janollari and Michael Aguilar (Kidding). Universal Studios is the studio for both.

For the second time in three years, Georgaris has the chance to land two pilot orders in the same cycle as he also has high-profile romantic comedy project, The Baker and the Beauty, which has a put pilot commitment at ABC. In 2017, he had two pilots, The Brave and Las Reinas, one of which, The Brave, went to series.

Written by Daniel Barnz, who also directs, Prism is inspired by Rashomon, the 1950 Japanese period psychological thriller directed by Akira Kurosawa. Prism is described as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in
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‘What/If’: Tyler Ross, Derek Smith, Nana Ghana, Monique Kim and Marissa Cuevas To Recur In Netflix Social Thriller Series

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‘What/If’: Tyler Ross, Derek Smith, Nana Ghana, Monique Kim and Marissa Cuevas To Recur In Netflix Social Thriller Series
Tyler Ross (The Killing), Derek Smith (Grey’s Anatomy), Nana Ghana (White Rabbit), Monique Kim (Looks That Kill) and Marissa Cuevas are set to recur on What/If, Netflix’s social thriller anthology drama series starring Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy and Blake Jenner, from Revenge and Swingtown creator Mike Kelley.

The series is written by Kelley, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Page Fright, Atlas Entertainment and Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros Television.

What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The first season focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

Executive producing the series are Kelley, who also showruns, and Melissa Loy via Page Fright, Alex Gartner and Charles Roven via Atlas Entertainment and Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke via Compari Entertainment. Jackie Levine of
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Syfy rebooting Rod Serling’s Night Gallery

With a new iteration of The Twilight Zone incoming from CBS All Access and executive producer Jordan Peele, Deadline is reporting that Syfy is looking to revive another of Rod Serling’s classic anthology series with a reboot of Night Gallery.

The new project is being developed by Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf) and David Janollari and will reportedly update the series for the digital age, featuring “dark and twisted morality tales [which] will explore and exploit every modern nightmare imaginable, mining our fears of the dangers of social media.”

Serling’s follow-up to The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery ran from 1969 to 1973 on NBC and featured stories with a supernatural twist. It’s notable for giving Steven Spielberg his first professional directing credit, with the legendary filmmaker directing a segment in the pilot episode as well as another in the first season.

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New Night Gallery Series in Development at Syfy

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With a new Twilight Zone series moving forward at CBS All Access (with Jordan Peele as a host), another Rod Serling anthology series, Night Gallery, is now being revived at Syfy.

Deadline reports that Syfy has picked up a reimagining of Night Gallery, which is being developed by Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf) and David Janollari, with Universal TV and Universal Cable Prods. co-producing.

Following the original run of The Twilight Zone from 1959–1964 on CBS, Night Gallery aired on NBC from 1969–1973. Similar to The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery is a horror anthology series hosted by Serling, who also wrote many episodes of the series.

The original series was notable for featuring two segments directed by Steven Spielberg and also showcased guest stars such as Joan Crawford, Sally Field, Mickey Rooney, and more.

Further details on the new Night Gallery series have yet to be announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements,
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot: What's Best for the Franchise?

The beloved supernatural teen drama, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, became a timeless hit after its adaptation from a 1992 film into an iconic show with a seven-season run.

The show now has its own franchise (the “Buffyverse”), complete with companion novels, video games, comics, and even a spin-off series, Angel.

Often considered one of the best TV shows ever aired — now, a reboot is planned. The Buffy reboot has tapped Monica Owusu-Breen to helm the show, with original Buffy creator Joss Whedon as an executive producer.

Understandably, there have been mixed reactions from devoted fans and industry professionals alike.

The industry has had failed reboots abound and protecting the characters and worlds they’ve known to grow and love is sometimes more appealing to fans than trying to resurrect it.

In a 2017 interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Whedon himself stated, “You bring something back, and even if it’s exactly as good as it was,
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20th Century Fox Television Developing Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot

"In every generation, there is a Chosen One. She alone shall stand against the vampires, demons, and forces of darkness." We could see another Chosen One soon, as a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series is now in the works.

Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, are sharing that a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series is in development at 20th Century Fox Television.

Joss Whedon, who wrote the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie and created the TV series of the same name that followed several years later, is on board the new series (being referred to as a reboot) as an executive producer, and he's also collaborating on the script with Monica Owusu-Breen, who will be the showrunner of the potential series.

Cast members for the new show have yet to be announced, but THR reveals that the script will feature a black actress in the lead
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