There's a lot of anticipation brewing in this week's Horror Bites, which reports that one upcoming remake is already causing a bloody battle between two of Hollywood's most talked about stars: Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox are both reportedly vying for the same role in a remake of "Carrie."
Meanwhile, a popular zombie tale is gearing up for production and has flesh-munching fans everywhere squirming for more. Max Brooks' novel "World War Z" is being turned into a movie starring Brad Pitt and production time is here. The sparkle-free "Fright Night" finally got a rating, and we think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Also, find out what happens when New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire talks to strangers about a sequel to a sleeper hit that featured Liv Tyler running through the woods to save her life.
Summer horror news wouldn't be a thing without sharks, and we have some for you after the jump.
"Shark Night 3D" Trailer Gets 'Em Gory By The Lake
From the producers of "Hostel" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" comes Relativity Media's "Shark Night 3D." "Final Destination" director David R. Ellis gives us this horror-thriller – that wants to be "Jaws" for the next generation – about a group of college students who set out to enjoy sexy summer shenanigans, but wind up being brutally slaughtered by sharks. Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls, and Chris Zylka star in the swimsuit-shredding feature, which hits theaters September 2. Shock Till You Drop has the trailer, and it looks exactly like a boobs and beach shark movie – but set on a lake. Fresh water sharks, represent!
Who Will Be The Next Carrie?
We recently shared some vampy images of Lindsay Lohan from a sexy photo shoot, and it looks like the actress is officially addicted to the red stuff now. According to FEARnet LiLo wants to be cast as the lead in an upcoming MGM and Screen Gems remake of the 1974 novel, "Carrie." She'd play the socially awkward teenage girl with creepy mind powers who gets a bucket of pig's blood dumped on her head at the prom. Another drama queen wants the part, though, and might give Lindsay a run for her money. Megan Fox reportedly wants to play the part of Carrie, because she's a "huge fan of the original." Who, if anyone, gets your vote?
"Fright Night" Gets A Raucous Rating
We showed you the trailer for "Fright Night," which didn't look exactly like what we were expecting (why so serious?), however, the vamp remake has been officially dubbed by the MPAA as a bloody good time. The film recently secured an R-rating. That means you can expect violence, harsh language, and some sexual mojo with your bloodsuckers. In other words, the vampires won't be completely castrated and will behave exactly as they should. Enjoy this gift, horror fans; it hits theaters August 19. [Dread Central]
"World War Z" Marches Toward Production
The highly anticipated book-to-film adaptation of Max Brooks' popular zombie opus, "World War Z," is on target for a June production start date. Screen Daily says the film will start shooting in Malta and later move to the UK and Hungary throughout the fall. The book shares a collection of individual stories uncovered after the human population defeats a zombie epidemic, otherwise known as World War Z. Brad Pitt will star as the UN researcher who gathers the sad and violent tales of those who battled the flesh-eating monsters. The actor also happens to be producing the film.
Amar'e Stoudemire Wants "The Strangers 2"
New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire wants to executive produce a sequel to the Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman horror flick, "The Strangers." Stoudemire is chatting with Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh about bringing back the three terrifying strangers who taunted and tortured a young couple in their rural vacation home. The sequel would find a family of four at the mercy of the masked psychopaths and is being written by Bryan Bertino. It's expected that if things do take off that Laurent Briet will direct. "It's a scary movie … it's crazy," says Stoudemire about the original film. Can part two deliver with the basketballer's enthusiastic backing? [NY Post]
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