Remember yesterday when you were super excited about that Tales from the Cryptrevival announcement? Me too! Well I hate to be the harbinger of bad news, but that super exciting revival might not be quite as exciting as you and I both hoped it would be.
Now keep in mind, this isn’t confirmed just yet, so pull me away from this ledge before I slip and hurt my everything. But Bloody-Disgusting says an insider of theirs is telling them that the Crypt Keeper himself, that dusty old corpse with a true passion for pun work, will NOT be a part of this new revival of the show.
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight Blu-ray
Director: Ernest Dickerson
Writers: Mark Bishop, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris
Cast: Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Thomas Haden Church, CCH Pounder, John Kassir, Dick Miller Scream Factory
Rated R | 93 Minutes
Release Date: October 20, 2015
“Ready for your deadtime story?”
Directed by Ernest Dickerson (The Wire, The Walking Dead), 1995’s Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight stars William Sadler (The Mist) as a mysterious drifter known as Brayker.
Brayker possesses the last of seven ancient keys that protect humanity from the forces of darkness. He is pursued by a demonic Collector (Billy Zane, Titanic), who has retrieved the other six keys.
In his quest for the final key, the Collector raises an army of goddamn demons against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel. Armed with automatic weapons and some sacred blood, Brayker and Jeryline (Jada Pinkett-Smith) must rally the other guests in a gruesome battle against the Collector and his evil horde of ghouls.
Back in 1989, a series called Tales from the Crypt debuted on HBO and would continue to run until 1996. The series was based on the 1950s EC Comics title of the same name, which also spawned a 1972 anthology movie, three feature films in Demon Knight, Bordello of Blood, and a third much less–know title, Ritual, as well as the still–strange–to–think–about Saturday morning cartoon, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, and a kid’s game show called Secrets of the Cryptkeeper’s Haunted House. The Cryptkeeper (voiced by John Kassir) himself was a pop culture horror icon, known for his unsettling appearance and oddly appealing cheesy sense of humor. Even I as a child had a Cryptkeeper mask for Halloween!
Now comes word of a proposed revival of the series now being planned. Gil Adler, a producer on the original HBO series, along with Andrew Cosby, a co–creator of Syfy’s Eureka and co–founder of BOOM! Studios, have teamed up to develop the new Tales from the Crypt, and they will pitch the project to networks soon.
It’s being reported that Deadwood star Ian McShane has joined the cast of X-Men and The Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer‘s upcoming movie, Jack the Giant Killer, which is a brand new take on the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
McShane will play King Brahmwell, ruler of the lands and father to the princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) who is taken by a giant. The princess’s capture sees a lowly farm boy (Nicholas Hoult) set off with a team to rescue her, despite the king’s dislike of his daughter being so close to someone not of equal standing. The mission also risks breaking a fragile peace agreement between the humans and giants.
A pretty impressive cast is coming together for X-Men and The Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer‘s upcoming new movie, Jack the Giant Killer.
It’s being reported that Ewan McGregor, star of Trainspotting, Big Fish, and the Star Wars prequels, has entered into negotiations for a role in the movie, which is a retelling of the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
McGregor joins a cast that already includes Nicholas Hoult, who’s playing Beast in the Singer-produced X-Men: First Class, Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, The Devil Wears Prada), Bill Nighy (Shaun of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean), and John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt, Race to Witch Mountain).