Bits ‘n Bloody Pieces: The River, Pontypool 2, Sidney Prescott, Pacific Rim Plot

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Destroy All Monsters, indie Jewish horror slasher?!

Bits ‘n Bloody Pieces is a quick look at stuff we might have missed, viral-related promotions or items that do not necessarily warrant their own news item.

• Deadline says Paul Blackthorne is co-starring in The River. The horror series for ABC, created by Oren Peli, also features Joe Anderson and Bruce Greenwood and concerns a family who goes up the Amazon river to find their missing father.

• Kevin Smith has extended an invitation to Megan Phelps, granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, to join him for a portion of the Q&A following the screening of Red State at the Midland Theater in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Given the fuss Westboro raised at the film’s Sundance premiere, I wonder if Phelps will accept Smith’s offer.

• Kaiju madness! That’s what is in store for Guillermo del Toro when he tackles Pacific Rim. A detailed plot synopsis that speaks of giant monsters, a portal to another world that spits out these creatures and the mechanized suits that are created to battle these beasts. It’s pretty spoiler-y, so follow that link if you want to know more.

• Is this Scream 4 viral marketing? Someone named “Robert Prescott” posted the following images on the official Sidney Prescott Facebook page created by Dimension. These are clippings seen in Scream 3, but is there more to these selected articles?

• THR reports the script Monsters of the Midway, a supernatural flick set at a carnival, has been picked up Montecito Pictures. Jeff Lowell penned the story.

• Pontypool 2 might not be a reality any time soon. The Toronto police are looking for him…here on Shock. Check out the last comment of this news item.

• The “first Jewish horror movie” Hate’s Haunted Slay Ride is up for sale at WarrenFDisbrow.com. The indie film follows a killer known as “Hate” and his war against Judaism and Christianity.

• Titus Welliver is a “zombie hunter” on the upcoming CW undead series Awakening, says Deadline.

• Warner Bros. and producer Basil Iwanyk (The Town) are developing Destroy All Monsters which is being described as Independence Day meets Jurassic Park.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor