Horror Headlines: Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Aaron Eckhart to star in "Battle: Los Angeles", an alien invasion film where he'll be portraying the leader of a platoon fighting some bad ass aliens. The film is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman, whose previous credits include "Darkness Falls" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning".

Dark Horse is to make horror/comedy "War Monkeys". The story concerns a group of janitors who, while working over Christmas break, accidentally release a group of military-trained Rhesus monkeys. Considering that those monkeys are dicks normally, I can't even imagine how they are when they're "military-trained". Director Kevin Munroe describes it as what would have happened if "Quentin Tarantino made Gremlins". Color me intrigued.

Speaking of Dark House and Munroe, after "War Monkeys" he plans on doing a live adaptation of their series "El Zombo", a story that appears to be about an undead Mexican wrestler. Someone with more comic book knowledge than me can feel free to fill me in in the comments.

Here are pics of Nicolas Cage on the set of "Season of the Witch", which he's co-starring in with Ron Perlman. "Witch" is about a pair of knights in 14th century France who are charged with transporting a woman who has been accused of being a witch. I don't know, Nicolas Cage in period costume seems about as ridiculous to me as Ray Liotta doing the same, in Uwe Boll's masterpiece "Dungeon Siege".

In Real People News: 

Holy crap, that's a lot of bees.

You haven't lived until you've been stabbed by a 14 year old girl and her grandmother at a party... apparently.

Huntington, West Virginia is officially the fattest city in the country. And unsurprisingly, they don't care one bit. Keep it up southern states... it's all part of our master plan.

On this day in history: 

1978: Congressman Leo Ryan is slain at the People's Temple compound in Guyana, after which over 900 members of the cult led by the Reverend Jim Jones drank cyanide laced Flavor Aid (a Kool Aid knockoff), their bodies bloated by the sun when they are discovered several days later.

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