It’s Halloween night, which means many of us are watching the perfect Halloween night movie: Trick ‘r Treat.
It’s been six years now, unbelievably, since Legendary Pictures thrilled fans with the announcement that Trick ‘r Treat 2 was on the way. But alas, it would seem that the announcement was more of a cruel trick than the wonderfully sweet treat it appeared to be at the time.
Still, Michael Dougherty—who made his feature directorial debut on the 2007 original, and has since gone on to helm Krampus and Godzilla: King of the Monsters—is asked about the sequel every year around this time, and this year was no different. You can see what he had to say about the sequel below.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters could have easily been just another summer blockbuster tentpole film with giant monsters destroying cities. But in reality, there is a lot more nuance to it that. It’s got some grounded depth to it thanks in no small part to the human cast who play a critical role in the highly anticipated sequel.
Geeks of Doom had a chance to join their fellow journalists at the press conference for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, where Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Thomas Middleditch, Kyle Chandler, Bradley Whitford, and Ken Watanabe talked about what it was like to be a part of a film whose title character has such a longstanding legacy, shooting with something that wasn’t there, and more. Check out what they had to say below.
For the upcoming sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and the latest entry in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a cover of the 1977 song “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult was recorded.
The cover comes from Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Black Sails, Outlander, and God of War composer Bear McCreary and Serj Tankian of System of a Down.
You can check out the cover song below, along with a track listing for the King of the Monsters soundtrack and Blue Oyster Cult’s original if you’ve never heard it.
Back in 2010, Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink was going to direct a remake of The Toxic Avenger. In 2012 John Travolta was rumored to be up for a role, then in 2013 Arnold Schwarzenegger was in talks to star. In 2016, it was Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon being brought in to helm. The point being, we’ve been hearing about the remake for a while.
This past December Legendary Entertainment acquired the feature film rights to The Toxic Avenger and made it a priority. Now they’ve found the latest name to attempt to make the movie a reality, as Macon Blair has been hired to write and direct what’s now being called a reboot.
An adaptation of Ron Wimberly‘s graphic novel Prince of Cats is on the way.
Legendary won an auction to acquire the feature rights, and are developing the adaptation with Lakeith Stanfield attached to star. The story is described as a re-telling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in the ’80s.