Released the same year as Jurassic Park, the legendary Roger Corman produced Carnosaur, also based on a novel about genetically engineered dinosaurs, which had a much smaller budget but a significantly weirder plot as dinosaur test subjects escape a lab and go on a rampage in the surrounding desert and nearby town.
Produced by Roger Corman, 1979’s Rock n Roll High School was a musical comedy where arguably the biggest Ramones fan Riff Randall tries to meet the Ramones to give them a song she wrote, also called “Rock n Roll High School”, and eventually gets the help of the band to take over her school.
DC is developing a New Gods movie with Ava DuVernay, Danny Boyle is directing Bond 25, the Twins sequel may shoot this year, Spike Lee in talks to direct Spider-Man spin-off based on Nightwatch, Shout! Factory gets the rights to 270 Roger Corman movies and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about The Outlaw Johnny Black, a new Tomb Raider game, what the hell is happening at WB/DC, the final Daniel Craig Bond movie, Nightwatch, Channel Zero, The Foreigner, Netflix horror sensation Veronica and much more.
Taking inspiration from Grindhouse and Death Race/Roger Corman, SyFy is unleashing Blood Drive this summer, where a cop and a “violent vixen” are part of a cross country race in cars fueled by human blood.
After three movies in a rebooted Death Race universe, the original cross country road race version is back with the direct sequel to Death Race 2000, Death Race 2050, produced by the B-movie master, Roger Corman.