January 25, 2008
We've got some quick news briefs on the "Hellraiser" remake; the writer of "Midnight Meat Train"; and Argento's 'Giallo'.
The "Hellraiser" remake has had its release date bumped from 2008 to 2009 by Dimension. ... Jeff Buhler, who wrote "Midnight Meat Train," is writing "The Hell Within," which will be directed by Brazilian moviemaker Dennison Ramalho. He told Fangorial the film is a "cross between 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Dead Ringers told in the context of macumba witchcraft.' ...
Alan Jones wrote to DarkDreams.org with an update on Dario Argento's "Giallo:" "You might at first think the title simply refers to the type of stylized Italian crime thriller Dario popularized with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE. Indeed, the story revolves around his favourite themes of gorgeous victims, excessive bloodletting and deviant killers. However, here the maniac responsible for a string of mutilation murders in Milan (but he’ll film in Turin again), is actually yellow, the literal English translation of the Italian world. Thanks to hereditary liver disease Hepatitis C, the psycho’s skin is a vivid sallow colour. His equally jaundiced view of the world compels him to first make the pretty women he picks up in his (yellow) taxi cab ugly before killing them.
"Favoured methods include cutting off their eyelids and lips. The four main characters are air hostess Linda Clark (Asia’s role) whose catwalk model sister Celine has gone missing, Detective Enzo Lavia (Ray Liotta) who is driven to tracking down the pattern killer due to past demons, and the madman, referred to as Yellow (Vincent Gallo – note that’s Giallo with the 'i' missing in what is bound to feature in the marketing campaign)."
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