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MOVIE NEWS FOR MARCH 15: PATRICK MELTON TALKS SAW VII, ZOMBIELAND & MORE

Source: dreadcentral

PATRICK MELTON TALKS THE COLLECTOR 2, SAW VII 3D AND MORE

With the seventh entry in Lionsgate’s Saw franchise currently shooting in Toronto, Canada in preparation for its October 22, 2010 theatrical release, Dread caught up with the flick’s co-scribe Patrick Melton to chat about the film as well as the other projects he and long-time collaborator Marcus Dunstan are working on.

The prolific Melton, who along with Dunstan penned the Feast film franchise as well as Saw IV through VII and last year’s feature film The Collector (which the latter directed), weighed in on the current status of Jigsaw’s latest exploit along with his thoughts on the Oscar’s nod to the horror genre, the possibility of a sequel to The Collector, and more.

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Source: scifiwire

HOW ZOMBIELAND 2 TAKES 3-D LESSONS FORM AVATAR

Director Ruben Fleischer said that he’s creating the sequel to his hit horror comedy Zombieland for 3-D as a way to heighten the undead-infested world of the original and added that he even took some lessons from the creators of Avatar.

We’re writing it with 3-D in mind,” Fleischer said Saturday at a panel for the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. “I took the writers to the 3-D workshop. We’re really going to try and make it something that’s intentional, as opposed to some of the movies where it’s just another component to market or a way to make more money at the box office. For us, we really want to make it something that just elevates the entertainment value of the film.”

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Source: io9

THOMAS EDISON’S 1910 FRANKENSTEIN MOVIE COMING TO DVD

This Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s ground-breakingFrankenstein movie, and it’s finally coming out on DVD in a restored print. Frankenstein’s actors were paid $5 a day and hid the fact that they were slumming in movies.

The restored DVD print of the first ever Frankenstein movie is the work of Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr., who’s also written a book about the making of that film and other early films from 100 years ago.

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Source: newsinfilm

STEVEN SPIELBERG MAY FILM THE ‘ROBOPOCALYPSE’

Speculation continues on what will become Steven Spielberg’s next trip behind the camera.  The great director failed at bringing Abraham Lincoln to the screen and a remake of Harvey, and seems to only be playing an executive producer role on Matt Helm and biopics of Martin Luther King Jr. and George Gershwin.

Deadline suggests Spielberg’s first film under the new DreamWorks/Reliance partnership could beRobopocalypse, a big-budget movie about the human race’s attempt to survive a robot uprising.

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Source: ifmagazine

CREATOR ROBERT CHAPIN IS ONE THE THE ‘HUNTED’

The Hunted is the little Web series that could, and can, and does. Robert Chapin’s Internet brain child, born over ten years ago, has been running episodes, still on thehunted.tv and now also on YouTube, of a series about people who have been bitten by vampires, but not yet turned who are trying to prove the existence of the blood-suckers. They are armed with video cameras (to do the documentation) and swords (to fend off the vamps).

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