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"Deadman" Director Rumored

Variety is rumoring that Danish director Nikolaj Arcel is onboard to direct a "Deadman" movie based on the DC series of the same name. Arcel's films include "King's Game" and "Island or Lost Souls." Beloved Guillermo del Roro and Susan Montford are said to be producing.

"Deadman is the ghost of a murdered circus acrobat who has the power to possess the living in order to seek out his killer as well as to help the innocent. The character first appeared in 1967 and was created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Carmine Infantino."

Horror Headline: Monday May 18th, 2009

Little advice... when you hear a movie scoop that's on a site you've never heard of, chances are it's not true. Which would be why we didn't report on the potential "Hannibal" sequel that everyone else was all over this weekend. Turns out it only took a day or two to prove it false, with more info on the whole situation at the link.

Teaser posters for "Humpty Dumpty", about an alien who takes revenge on some rednecks who abuse his mother. Why the title? Well, the posters seem to explain that, at least sort of. "Humpty Dumpty" is being directed by "Final Destination 2" and "Snakes on a Plane" helmer David R. Ellis.

12 more stills from "Drag Me To Hell". The basic gist: Unscary old lady, Justin Long with flippy hair, Alison Lohman looking pensive. There... you're all caught up.

According to a press release sent out at Cannes recently, the zombie film "Pontypool" may get a sequel within a years time. Should be interesting considering not too many people outside of the film festivals have even had a chance to see it yet!

Speaking of sequels, it turns out that there's legit interest in making a sequel to "Behind the Mask: Rise of Leslie Vernon". So much so that the original's writer and director are currently sitting down and hammering out the story. Expect an official announcement soon.

"Final Destination: Death Trip 3D" gets renamed to "THE Final Destination". See what they did there? Somewhere right now a studio executive is patting himself on the back.

In Real People News: 

A worker in Germany gets boiled alive in a soup vat. The company was a subsidiary of Campbell's. All I'm saying is, check that chicken and stars extra careful this afternoon.

Teen uses banana to try and rob internet cafe, gets caught, eats banana while waiting for police to arrive. I'm not even sure where to start on that story, folks.

Sony Pictures CEO said at a conference to discuss the future of filmmaking recently, he is a guy who "doesn't see anything good having come from the internet". A bold statement, especially coming from the guy who was responsible for "Prom Night".

On this day in history: 

1936: Tokyo gangster Kichizo Ishida is accidentally strangled by his mistress during a session of rough sex. Ishida had been a "gasper," someone who enjoys the sexual effects of asphyxiation. The woman, Sada Abe, indulged him by wrapping her pink kimono belt around his neck. After her lover's death, Abe cuts off Ishida's penis and scrotum with a meat cleaver and carries them around until she is finally arrested, three days later.

Updates on Old Rumors in the Metal Scene

Okay, so just to follow up, here's an update on some old rumors that I've reported on in the past.

-First, many of us expressed a great interest in the rumored musical collaboration between Max Cavalera and Eugene Hutz. In terribly disappointing fashion, this rumor hasn't budged. Hasn't moved an inch. Worse yet, there's not even a rumor that it's dead. The whole thing seems to have just plain gone dark.

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