Archive for March 29th, 2018
James Wan and Roy Lee team up for feature film version of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers
by Doc on Mar.29, 2018, under Books, Movies
Producers James Wan (The Conjuring) and Roy Lee (It) want to take author Stephen King’s 1987 sci-fi/horror novel The Tommyknockers to the big screen.
THR reports the two will team up with Larry Sanitsky, who executive produced the 1993 miniseries adaptation which starred Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger.
The Tommyknockers is set in the small town of Haven, Maine (a frequent setting for King’s stories), where during a walk one of the residents stumbles upon a metallic object stuck in the ground. It turns out that the object is in fact a buried UFO which begins emanating an invisible gas. The gas gives inhabitants of Haven enhanced intelligence to begin building things, but don’t really understand what they are doing, and appear to be controlled by the spacecraft.
The 1993 miniseries was successful for ABC. NBC announced development of a remake in 2013, but no mention of it was made after the announcement.
Sharknado to get sixth – and final – installment
by Doc on Mar.29, 2018, under Television
Yes, my friends…we will see more chainsaws and sharks and Ian Ziering…SYFY has given a green light to a sixth and final entry in the camp movie franchise…and this one will have time travel!
Finn (Ziering), left in a world devastated at the end of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, will apparently travel back in time in an attempt to stop the very first Sharknado – and if successful it will be as if it never happened…some may wish it never had. 🙂
Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, and Vivica A. Fox will all be back as will director Anthony Ferrante. I’m sure in the coming weeks we’ll start hearing the list of guest stars and cameo appearances.