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Old 11-17-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Anchor Bay Films Acquires Rights to THE HOWLING: REBORN

Haven't heard much of this new film in THE HOWLING franchise, but it's in post and now in the hands of Anchor Bay:

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TORONTO, ON -- It’s official! The Howling is reborn. One of the most admired horror franchises in screen history is about to run wild again and this time, it aims is to grab an even wider audience. Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce that it has acquired all rights for English speaking territories to the eagerly anticipated The Howling: Reborn, an all-new, totally original chapter written and directed by Joe Nimziki. The deal was announced today by Anchor Bay President, Bill Clark.

The legend of The Howling began more than 30 years ago, with the publication of Gary Brandner’s best-selling novel and the subsequent film adaptation written by Academy Award® nominated John Sayles (Lone Star, Spiderwick Chronicles) and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, InnerSpace), the success of which ushered in a new screen era of werewolves. Before there was “Team Jacob,” there was Karen White and Nimziki’s reboot of The Howling saga is being described in industry circles as “Twilight with bite” with the deft mix of romance and action that audiences worldwide are craving.

“Genre films have always been special at Anchor Bay,” said Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “Given our success with many of the classic franchises and their honored remakes, The Howling: Reborn is the perfect addition to our family.”

“It is Joe Nimziki’s drive, creative vision and execution that has taken this franchise to the next level,” commented Etchie Stroh, CEO of Moonstone Entertainment. “Joe, along with Joel have worked very hard to make sure the film reaches an even wider demographic while preserving the original storyline.”

The Howling: Reborn is currently in post-production.

The deal for The Howling: Reborn was negotiated by Bill Clark, Kevin Kasha, and Richard Turner for Anchor Bay Films, and Etchie Stroh for Moonstone Entertainment.
They had me until "Twilight with Bite", but I remain optimistic...
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Eh, with the exception of the first Howling I can't really say any of the sequels are worth a fuck. And the fact that a Twilight-esque entree is coming doesn't rise my hopes at all.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:35 AM   #3
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Wow, that's a pretty ballsy lie statement even for Anchor Bay.

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Old 11-18-2010, 01:45 AM   #4
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Hope they can aquire the rghts to all 7 films since the first 2 were released by independent film companies then owned by MGM and the other 5 appear to be budget release (though not public domain) limbo.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:40 AM   #5
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Eh, with the exception of the first Howling I can't really say any of the sequels are worth a fuck. And the fact that a Twilight-esque entree is coming doesn't rise my hopes at all.
aw, no way! part 2 is an absolute goldmine of cheese.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:43 AM   #6
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Can't possibly be worse than New Moon Rising.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:06 AM   #7
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aw, no way! part 2 is an absolute goldmine of cheese.
2 and 3...

I kind of like part 4... has great nostalgia on me.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:17 AM   #8
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Can't possibly be worse than New Moon Rising.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:35 AM   #9
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Can't possibly be worse than New Moon Rising.
Sure it can, it's twilight with bite( they did say they were making a horror film right?) My question is when did twilight become the movie we set the bar on when making a horror film? It wasn't even scary(unless you count how fast preteen girls fell for this shit)
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #10
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My question is when did twilight become the movie we set the bar on when making a horror film?

Right around the same time the economy went to shit and we started giving up most of our civil rights. The world is fucked and Twilight was the harbinger, so long as it's popular we will continue to be fucked. Kill Kristen Stewart - save the world!

I'm semi-serious though, it all happened around the same time...

I couldn't be less interested in a watered down "woe is me" werewolf movie. Thank fucking God for "Big Bad Wolf" bringing something new and edgy to werewolves (ya'll should see it if you haven't, it's fucking fun and funny), cuz this sure the fuck isn't going too.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:30 AM   #11
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I actually like the Howling franchise despite it's oddball entries, though New Moon Rising is absolutely horrible and I'm glad it never did get released on DVD here in the US! (Now watch, it'll be one of the first entries to hit blu here in the States lol)
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