Horror Headlines 3/17/08

Neil Marshall's "Doomsday" came in at #7 this weekend, picking up $4.7 million. The project was shot for $30,000 million. For roundtable discussion on the film featuring the entire crew, check the latest episode of our podcast

MGM slipped the news into a press release recently that one of it's upcoming projects is a remake of "Robocop". I'm out of witty jokes to accompany this remake news, so you'll have to come up with your own.

Dark Horse Comics has struck a deal with Universal, lasting 3 years, that gives Universal rights to make films out of it's various properties. Dark Horse has an eclectic catalog, and everything seems up for grabs, with the (of course) exception of series based on films whose rights are already owned by others (ie stuff like "Evil Dead" and "Star Wars").

Regal Cinemas have decided to ALLOW Red Band trailers to show in their cinemas again. The announcement was made last week. It's also important to note that the decision not to air the trailers was made by distributors in the first place, so this may begin to sway things back to the Red band material.

Gina Phillips is in talks to return to the "Jeepers Creepers" franchise, for the third film titled "Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us". You may recall us mentioning a few weeks back that Victor Salva (writer/director of the first two) was full on into development for the third in the series. In related news, Gina Philliips career is officially in the crapper.

In Real People News: 

Before you read this story, or click on the link, please make sure you are done eating breakfast. Done? Okay, now check out this picture of an Indian baby with two faces. Holy hell! Predictably, the Indian people think she's a reincarnation of a God. I'm sure it couldn't have anything to do with the fact that they live next to China, the world's biggest polluter. No, you're right, it's a God.

Man arrested for lamp-post sex. I'll leave you for the rest of the morning to ponder the logistics of that.

On this day in history: 

1966: A U.S. submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain.

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