The Week in Horror: 'Tales from the Darkside' gets a reboot, Keanu joins 'Neon Demon'
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series rounding up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: America's favorite netlet revives a classic anthology series, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves sign on for some supermodel mayhem, the daughter of two Hollywood legends joins Ryan Murphy's new comedy-horror series (the first ever!) and the remake of a beloved
Steven Spielberg Tobe Hooper-directed classic gets its first trailer. See below for the full roundup.
#1 The CW is reviving "Tales from the Darkside"
The '80s anthology series, known for adapting the works of such legendary horror authors as Stephen King and Clive Barker, is being piloted by the youth-skewing network for a possible airing in the 2015-16 TV cycle. Along with King's son Joe Hill ("Horns"), who wrote the pilot script for the series, "Darkside" will be executive-produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Fringe," "Sleepy Hollow"), who we also have to thank for the first two "Transformers" movies.
#2 Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves join "Neon Demon"
The "Mad Men" actress is reuniting with "Drive" director Nicholas Winding Refn on his upcoming horror debut, which will star Elle Fanning as an aspiring model who "finds herself in a terrifying predicament with her survival hanging in the balance." Keanu Reeves, meanwhile -- fresh on the comeback trail after the critical and commercial success of "John Wick" -- will enjoy his first go-round with the Danish auteur. Also in the cast? Abbey Lee, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote. Still can't get over that they're making a movie about my early 20s.
#3 Look at all the new movie trailers!
#4 Look at all the new TV trailers!
Get 'em while they're hot...
#5 Princess Leia's spawn joins up with "Scream Queens"
Billie Lourd, the daughter of "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher and CAA super-agent Bryan Lourd, has been cast in the FOX anthology series opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello and Abigail Breslin. The series comes from "Glee," "American Horror Story" and horror-comedy creator Ryan Murphy.