Welcome to the trailer park! This week: Zombies, possessed dolls and Guillermo del Toro are more than enough to provide your weekly dose of spoopy.
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
For those of you who were bored by the lack of gore and undead in the original.
“Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, 17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud), from a screenplay also by Burr Steers. Adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, based on Jane Austen’s classic story published in 1813.”
A period comedy set not in ancient Rome, but in classic 1950s Hollywood.
“This new comedy from Joel & Ethan Coen is about a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s working to keep the studio’s stars in line. Hail, Caesar! is both written and directed by iconic American filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, of the films Inside Llewyn Davis, True Grit, A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, No Country for Old Men, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Barton Fink and Miller’s Crossing.”
Like Pan’s Labyrinth without the fairytale, get ready for some serious creep.
“When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a gothic romance starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.”
Are you excited yet?
“Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors.”
Daredevil’s second season is coming next year.
“Marvel’s Daredevil season two will feature the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (who moonlights as The Man Without Fear), Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Scott Glenn as Stick and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. The new season will also see Jon Bernthal debut as Frank Castle (aka the Punisher) with Elodie Yung also set to appear, playing the deadly assassin Elektra Natchios.”
Such doll. So creepy.
“Greta (Cohan), a young American woman looking to escape a troubled past, takes a job in a small England village as a nanny for a wealthy couple’s 8-year-old son while they take a long vacation. She arrives at the remote manor to discover that things are not quite right. The surprisingly elderly Mr. & Mrs. Heelshire have a list of strict rules for her to follow in caring for their son Brahms, and they mysteriously warn Greta that not following them precisely could result in something terrible. But, the most disturbing realization of all is that Brahms is not an actual 8-year-old boy….he’s a life-sized porcelain doll, whom the doting parents care for and deeply love, just like a real boy.”
Sanjay’s Super Team
Our first peek at the short that will be played alongside Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur.
“Sanjay Patel, who has spent more than 20 years working in animation, began at Pixar on A Bug’s Life. In Sanjay’s Super Team, Patel relates a personal story about his relationship with his father and a childhood caught between his father’s deep reverence for Hinduism and his own love of western culture, particularly super hero cartoons.”