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Directors: Rob Zombie, Neil Marshall, Fede Alvarez & Liz Garbus Line Up New Projects

Directors: Rob Zombie, Neil Marshall, Fede Alvarez & Liz Garbus Line Up New Projects

In news that will utterly not shock you at all, Rob Zombie is making a horror movie. The crowdfunding campaign (wait, there was a crowdfunding campaign?) for “31” is complete, and the director will get working on what he hopes will be a franchise-starting tale that “follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a compound known as Murder World. They’ll try to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which murderous maniacs dressed as clowns are released to hunt them down and kill them.” Scary clowns, how original! [THR]

The omnibus horror subgenre is alive and well thanks to the “ABCs Of Death” and “V/H/S” movies, and here comes another. Neil Marshall, Darren Bousman, Joe Begos, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch and John Skipp, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, and Paul Solet will get behind the camera for “Tales Of Halloween.” It tells “one interconnected series of stories, all set in a sleepy American suburb terrorized by ghouls, aliens, and killers one Halloween night.” Filming begins next month. [Deadline]

Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead“) and Sam Raimi are reteaming for “A Man In The Dark,” another contained thriller movie. The former will direct and the latter will produce the effort about “a group of three teens who execute perfectly planned home robberies. Their final target is a reclusive blind man who’s hiding millions of dollars, but when they break into his house, they find themselves up against a psychopath with his own secrets.” And as for “Evil Dead”? They’re still talking about completing a new trilogy. [THR]

Oscar nominee Liz Garbus (“The Farm: Angola, USA“) is set to direct the comedy “Taxonomy.” Based on the Galt Niederhoffer novel, with a script by Amy Lippman (“Masters of Sex“), the story follows “the Barnacle sisters—Bell, Bridget, Benita and Beth—who have been raised in New York in a gigantic apartment overlooking Central Park. Their father Barry is Darwin obsessed, self-made and increasingly frustrated by the unending chaos of being surrounded by beautiful, teenage daughters and their adventures – hilarious and poignant  – in love and life. To ensure the survival of the fittest Barry devises a test of wits and wills that should at long last address what is to Barry the most essential of all issues: nature or nurture?” That’s quirky, but also kinda creepy… [Screen Daily]

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