Horror Headlines 3/24/08

Happy Monday everybody! I'm thrilled to report as our first story of the day, that the first trailer for Lions Gates' "Repo: A Genetic Opera" has been released! And it's... wow, just about as crazy as I had expected. I must say, it's pretty awesome to see Bill Moseley on stage with an actor like Paul Sorvino. Our little Otis has come so far! Repo is a Horror/Musical set in the near future where organ recipients are subject to repossession if they can not keep up with their payments.

Fango has posted a pretty big update on George Romero's next film "Deadtime Stories", an anthology film that sounds to be in the vein of "Creepshow". The film is scheduled to be completed this Spring. No word on if the fact that "Diary of the Dead" hasn't even cracked the $1 million mark at the box office will affect this film's distribution in any way.

Michael Bailye Smith, "Pluto" from the "Hills Have Eyes Remake", is reportedly in talks to star as "Jason" in Platinum Dunes upcoming remake of "Friday the 13th." While nothing is set in stone, he says in an interview recently that they are "very interested" in him for the role, and that the have had some talks with him regarding the subject. Also in casting news, Jared Paladecki, one half of the CW show "Supernatural", has been cast as an investigator who goes to Crystal Lake to find out more info on the legendary serial killer.

Lions Gate has delayed the release of the Clive Barker penned "Midnight Meat Train". No word as to why, but expect more details soon.

BD sat down recently with the two guys behind AskaNinja.com (who we told you last week are writing a remake to "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes") to talk about their aspirations. The best part? They really want George Clooney to appear in some way, and they would love to cast Bruce Campbell. I guess for the moment I take back the bile I spewed regarding this story last week. Plus, George Clooney seems cool enough that he actually might do this. More details at the link if you're interested.

In Real People News: 

Just a little note for the next time you go swimming in Australia... if it looks like a log, it's probably a crocodile. The first clue is usually the eyes.

Pilot's gun discharged on a US Airways flight over the weekend. In related news, cleaning crews had to be called in to deal with 200 identical urine stains.

On this day in history: 

1989: Exxon tanker Valdez, piloted by a drunk captain, strikes a well-charted reef at Prince William sound, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil.

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