Annabelle is nearly ready to scare audiences again, Roger Corman is taking a deep dive into his career, DC Universe is offering a special benefit for subscribers, and more exciting genre news in today's development roundup.
Warner Bros.' third Annabelle movie has wrapped production, according to the project's still photographer, Justin Lubin.
"That’s a wrap on Annabelle 3!! What a great cast and crew!!" wrote Lubin in an Instagram post that shows Annabelle holding the clapperboard.
Produced by James Wan (Aquaman) and written and directed by Gary Dauberman (It: Chapter One), Annabelle 3 opens in theaters on July 3, 2019. Both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are reprising their Conjuring roles as husband-wife duo, Lorraine and Ed Warren.
Over at Shout! Studios, a docuseries on the lives of Roger Corman and his wife/producing partner, Julie, is on its way, SYFY WIRE has confirmed. Titled Corman's Hollywood, the show was shot in Los Angeles over four months, documenting Corman's prolific B-movie career and his mentoring of legendary filmmakers like Ron Howard, James Cameron, and Francis Ford Coppola.
“It has been a rewarding and emotional experience to share some of the great moments and memories from so many of our films over seven decades," Roger and Julie said in an official release. "We have been privileged to work as independents in Hollywood that in a way has allowed us to bring our stories to the screen for audiences around the world. We have worked with some great actors, directors and writers, and this has been a great opportunity to revisit the creation and production of these movies as producers, director and distributor.”
“Roger is undeniably one of the most prolific producers and directors in Hollywood. His movies entertained and stunned millions around the world. His and Julie’s ingenuity and independent spirit resonate far beyond the silver screen and today’s entertainment industry. It’s important that their insights and stories continue for generations to come,” added Shout! founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos.
Are you a subscriber to DC Universe? You are? Well, we've got some very good news for you. During the latest episode of DC Daily, host Tiffany Smith announced that all animated DC films will be available on DC Universe the day they go on sale to the non-subscribing public.
The first feature that will drop on DCU is The Reign of the Supermen, which debuts January 29, 2019.
Lastly, Freeform is developing a supernatural thriller based on Henry James' 1898 horror novella, Turn of the Screw, Deadline reports. Co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series is being overseen by Alexandra McNally (Under the Dome) and Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva), with McNally penning the pilot episode's script.
Putting a modern twist on the classic literary work, the show will follow a Mexican-American nanny, Elena, who is hired to watch over the two children of a widower in Bainbridge Island, Washington. The job seems perfect until Elena starts seeing ghosts and losing her grip on reality.
“The Turn of the Screw is one of the scariest novels of all time. Yet the themes are as relevant today as they were more than a century ago,” Berman said in a statement, per Deadline.
Since its publication in the late 19th century, James' novella has undergone several radio, TV, and film adaptations.