1980’s Hit ‘Max Headroom’ Is Making a Return On AMC with Elijah Wood and Matt Frewer
Live and right now! Max Headroom is the epitome of the 1980s. It feels like he was the decade brought to life. The insane cyberpunk television series starred Matt Frewer as a computer-generated TV host. Well, Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah’s production company Spectrevision are working on bringing the series back as a drama series over at AMC. Co-creator of Halt and Catch Fire, Christopher Cantwell, will also act as producer. Perhaps best of all, original actor Matt Frewer will return as Headroom.
Max Headroom became a total pop culture sensation in the 80s. The character first turned up in a rarely seen British TV movie called Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future. After that, the guy got his own TV series on ABC. The character then made it to Diet Coke commercials, Newsweek covers, Cinemax for an odd spin-off and he was on almost everyone’s t-shirts.
There was almost nowhere you could look where the character hadn’t influenced pop culture. Even Eminem and Selena Gomez used him in music videos. Headroom has had a crazy, crazy ride, especially considering that the television series only lasted two seasons and wasn’t a huge hit within itself. It was just the character of Matt Frewer’s and his approach to being an odd and glitchy dude that set pop culture ablaze.
The synopsis for Max Headroom went like this:
“After he is seriously injured by his corrupt employers, crusading reporter Edison Carter undergoes a procedure to digitize his mind into a computer program personified by eccentric character Max Headroom. Max’s ability to move through computer and television networks freely is a huge help to Edison, who is determined to stamp out the corruption in his futuristic society.”
Spectrevision is responsible for awesome films like Mandy, The Color Out of Space and Daniel Isn’t Real. So, the trippy cyberpunk series is in good hands to make it into the thing it should have potentially always been.
We will be sure to keep you up to date on all things Max.
Below you can check out the full Max British movie as well as some of his spin-off intro credits.
A Sequel to the Vertigo-Inducing ‘Fall’ is Now in the Works
Fall was a surprise hit last year. The film saw two daredevils climb up an isolated radio tower only to be trapped at the top of the tower for the remainder of the film. The film was terrifying in an all-new sort of way. If you are afraid of heights the film was nearly unwatchable. I for one can relate. It was entirely terrifying throughout. Now Fall has a sequel in the works that will undoubtedly see more gravity-defying terror.
Scott Mann and the producers at Tea Shop Productions are all in the early stages of the brainstorming phase.
“We’ve got a couple of ideas we’re kicking around … We don’t want to make something that feels like a copycat or less than the first one.“ Producer James Harris said.
The synopsis for Fall went like this:
For best friends Becky and Hunter, life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. However, after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now, their expert climbing skills are put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights.
Did you see Fall? Did you see it in theaters? It was an all-out terrifying experience for some. How did you feel about it? Let us know in the comments section.
We will be sure to keep you in the loop for future updates on the Fall sequel.
Troma’s ‘Toxic Crusaders’ Return in New Retro Beat em’ Up Game
Troma is bringing back Toxie and the gang for a second round of Toxic Crusaders mayhem. This time around the mutant team is in a beat ’em-up multiplayer game from Retrowave. Toxic Crusaders game is based on a very unexpected 90s cartoon of the same name that was based in Troma’s very violent, sexual, and over-the-top Toxic Avenger.
Toxic Avenger is still a very popular franchise of films from Troma. In fact, at the moment there is a Toxic Avenger film reboot in the works that stars Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, Kevin Bacon Julia, Davis, and Elijah Wood. We are excited to see what Macon Blair has in store for us with this big-budget version of the franchise.
Toxic Crusaders also received a video game release date for Nintendo and Sega back in 1992. The games also followed the Troma cartoon narrative.
The synopsis for Toxic Crusaders goes like this:
The hottest heroes of 1991 return for a radical, radioactive romp for a new era, featuring awesome action, crushing combos and more toxic waste than you’ll know what to do with! Developer and publisher Retroware has teamed up with Troma Entertainment to bring the Toxic Crusaders back, for an all-new, all-action beat ’em up for one to four players. Grab your mop, tutu, and attitude, and get ready to clean up the mean streets of Tromaville, one radioactive goon at a time.
Toxic Crusaders arrives on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
‘Cocaine Bear’ is Now Available to Stream at Home
Cocaine Bear spread euphoria and gore through many a theater over its time in theaters. While it is still playing in theaters Cocaine Bear is also now streaming on Amazon Prime. You can also watch on Apple TV, Xfinity and a few other spots. You can find a place to stream right HERE.
Cocaine Bear tells an insane true story that plays with a few liberties here and there. Mainly, it plays with the fact that the bear went on a wild rampage of eating everyone it ran into. It turns out all the poor bear did was get really high and then die. Poor little bear. The story in the film is much more exciting and has you actually rooting for the bear.
The synopsis for Cocaine Bear goes like this:
After a 500-pound black bear consumes a significant amount of cocaine and embarks on a drug-fueled rampage, an eccentric gathering of cops, criminals, tourists, and teenagers assemble in a Georgia forest.
Cocaine Bear is still playing in theaters and now streaming on a few different platforms right HERE.