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WIRE Buzz: Shudder scares up more Creepshow; Norman Reedus teases The Walking Dead Onslaught; more
Prepare to get creeped out again.
The news means that a third season of the hit show based on George A. Romero and Stephen King's classic 1982 scarefest is likely a go — and Season 2 hasn't even finished filming yet!
“Although Season 2 is on pause while we wait until it’s safe to go into production, we wanted to use the time to start work on Season 3 scripts to let Greg Nicotero and his amazing team get as far ahead as possible,” Shudder general manager Craig Engler said in a statement.
Featuring a cast that includes David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, and more, the anthology series premiered last October to record ratings. It also featured different directors helming each episode adapted from stories by King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, and others.
Shooting on Season 2 was about to commence in Atlanta in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit. With lockdowns ordered, the show was forced to temporarily halt production, so no release date's been announced at this point.
The dead don't die. They just get animated.
And so does Norman Reedus, better known as fan favorite Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead, who just dropped a video online teasing his upcoming appearance in virtual reality in Survios Inc.'s The Walking Dead Onslaught.
Gameplay for the upcoming video game based on AMC's hit series will be revealed this summer and, according to the actor's announcement, he just finished doing the voice work for it.
"They built this little box in my basement, this little computer here and, yeah, I screamed my head off," Reedus told fans from, appropriately enough, his basement. "I hope you guys like it."
The game will be available on VR platforms Oculus Rift, Steam VR, and Playstation VR.
However, the movie chain plans to institute a number of health and safety protocols in order to protect guests and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Per the announcement on its website, among those procedures are contactless payment allowing guests to purchase concession items from its app to avoid unnecessary interaction with employees, and ULV foggers — new electrostatic "fogger" equipment that employees will use to sanitize every auditorium and seat after each show.
Employees will also undergo daily health screenings, including temperature checks, and be required to wash their hands every 30 to 60 minutes. Also, where mandated by local government, all employees and guests will wear masks.
As far as standing at the concession goes, Regal is also implementing social distancing by closing every other register, ensuring that moviegoers are properly spaced out when picking up their food. The company is also closing self-service condiment stands and offering a reduced menu.
And for all you snack fiends out there, sorry, no refills on soft drinks and popcorn. You can read all the new guidelines here.