Scream Season 2 Episode 12 “When a Stranger Calls”
Directed by Patrick Lussier
Written by Eoghan O’Donnell
Created by Jill E. Blotevogel, Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin
Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf, Austin Highsmith, Billy Campo, Sean Grandillo, Santiago Segura, Anthony Ruivivar MTV
Air date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 10pm
And so it comes to this. MTV’s Scream fell deep into a sophomore slump early on, but has been fighting its way with a series of good episodes heading down the stretch. Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) and Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) killed the murderer, Piper Shaw (Amelia Rose Blaire) at the end of season 1, but someone has been continuing her bloody legacy. Legacy is the opportune word in Lakewood, a town known for its bloody legend, Brandon James. Piper, it turned out was Brandon’s daughter, Emma’s half sister. Could Brandon be seeking revenge for his daughter’s death? Sheriff Acosta (Anthony Ruivivar) thought so. But when he sent officers to the James family farm, they found the Mayor dead, and Emma and Audrey standing over the body, blood on their hands. Is the killer framing them as part of his games? Will the rest of the Lakewood 6 survive?
After Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison won a bidding war to obtain the rights to the film, the company is now looking towards various studios to distribute it. One of the top companies they are in talks with are Paramount Pictures, who already hold distribution rights for highly successful film franchises like Star Trek and G.I. Joe.
Drive Angry‘s Patrick Lussier and Shutter Island‘s Laeta Kalogridispenned the script. No word yet on who will direct the film.
Sibling producers Megan Ellison and David Ellison recently joined forces through her Annapurna Pictures and his Skydance Pictures on their road to making Terminator 5 a reality.
The next task for the duo was finding and hiring a writer to get to work on the screenplay for the movie, which they’ve now accomplished. In fact, they’ve found a pair of writers for the job in Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.
Despite a series of sequels that can best be described as trash, Hellraiser is still very much a beloved horror franchise, in desperate need of a new take and a new breath of fresh air.
However, that bit of fresh air just got a little less interesting.
Shock Til You Drop recently spoke to the pair of Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry), who revealed that they had left their long-discussed remake, which has been in the works for just around a year now.
We have an edgy new clip from the upcoming Nicolas Cage actioner, Drive Angry 3D, where he plays an escapee from Hell determined to find the cult that killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby.
He teams with a waitress that just happens to own a ’69 Charger and is looking for her own redemption. They have three days to avenge the daughter and save the baby before Cage’s character has to go back to Hell. The plot sounds like grindhouse fun but the addition of the 3D detracts from a gritty fun feel that the film could have had. Along with Cage the film also stars Amber Heard, Billy Burke, and William Fichner.
Drive Angry comes to us courtesy of director Patrick Lussier, the man responsible for White Noise 2: The Light and Dracula III: Legacy, so not only do we have to be concerned about Nicolas Cage’s sliding career but also an unproven director. To be fair though, Lussier did direct the surprisingly entertaining (not good, but still entertaining) My Bloody Valentine remake.
Cage needs a fun movie. Will this be it? Check out the Red Band clip by heading below now and you be the judge.