Horror Headlines 6/17/08

Sad news this morning, as Special FX guru Stan Winston has apparently died after a long bout with cancer. His most recent work can be seen in this summer's "Iron Man". At the time of his death, he was working on FX for "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins". He was extremely talented, and he will be missed by us all.

First pic from "The Descent 2", and it features one of the underground creatures. Principal photography has already wrapped with a 2009 release being eyed.

The Novella "Throttle", co-written by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill has been picked up by producer Nick Weschler for his anthology film "He is Legend". The film is basically a tribute to the author Richard Matheson, and "Throttle" is described as equal parts "Duel" and "Breakdown". Also of note, King's son currently has projects being developed at both Warner Brothers and Dimension.

Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star in the comic adaptation of "Cowboys vs Aliens" for Dreamworks/Universal. The comic, as I'm sure a lot of you are aware, tells the tale of what happens when Aliens suddenly interrupt a conflict between cowboys and Native Americans in the Old West. Interested yet? In case you needed something more, it's being produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Ervin Rustemagic, Rich Marincic and Steven Spielberg. Christ! That's like the Hollywood Superfriends right there. Expect more on this as we get a hold of it.

Banned poster for teeth, showing what it would look like if the titular toothed vagina girl had to get an x-ray. Also, major props to whoever came up with the URL "Vagident", because that's ridiculously awesome.

In Real People News: 

Man tosses bag out of window on the freeway, full of kittens. Needless to say, it didn't end well. Couldn't he have just drowned them like everyone else?

If you live in New York City and have to walk your dog on the streets every day, you might want to watch out for that street sweeper. After the pooch got swept up, bystanders chased the guy down for blocks before he stopped. He then refused to turn off the motor even though they informed him he had sucked the dog up.

Topless women's soccer combines two of my favorite things, and also makes me a bit confused. Anyone who finds me video is my new best friend (link SFW).

On this day in history: 

1939: In Versailles, Eugene Weidmann becomes the last person to be publicly guillotined.

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