CARRIE : Two New Figures

Based on Chloe Grace Moretz’ take on the character in the Carrie remake, these new NECA figures are a terrifying preview of what we can expect to see when the movie is finally released in October of this year.

You can get the 6-inch figure of Carrie in full-on Rage mode, or you can get her more innocent look, without all the blood. If you can’t decide, grab ’em both as a set.

New Nightmare on Elm Street Poster

There’s a brand new poster out for this year’s remake/reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street. We’ve already seen Freddy’s complete new look in the A Nightmare on Elm Street action figures, but nevertheless the foreboding new poster makes us wonder what lurks in the shadow of the hat and just how terrifying it’s going to be. Some might lament the apparent loss of the humour that seems to be the hallmark of modern remakes (grim grittiness = awesome?), but at least the poster indicates that they’ve still got the original in mind.

I suppose I could have done without the added details of the beat-up hat and torn sweater (if he’s an immortal dream monster, why does he only have one set of clothes?), but I think we can all just keep our fingers crossed for the best while expecting the worst and try to enjoy the ride.

For the rest of our Nightmare on Elm Street items, from posters to figures, check our the Nightmare on Elm Street section over at CmdStore!

Titans Will Clash: The Clash of the Titans Trailer!

The Clash of the Titans remake is still a long way off–it’ll be released in March 2010 and while I’ve no doubt it’ll pull some huge numbers, it remains to be seen whether it will live up to the 1981 classic.

The remake stars Sam Worthington, last seeing in Terminator: Salvation alongside Christian Bale. He takes on the role of the Pegasus-riding hero Perseus, who finds himself in the middle of warring gods–and brothers–Zeus and Hades, played by Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes respectively. Leading lady Gemma Arterton portrays Andromeda in what will be her first of two epics of 2010, the other being the video game based Prince of Persia with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Little is being said about the intricacies of the Titans plot, but I think that the tagline, ‘Titans Will Clash’ provides an admittedly simplistic but probably pretty decent summation of what we can expect.

And so, set to the Used’s Bird and the Worm, check out this trailer!

New Earthworm Jim? A remake in the works.

Good news for old-school gamers comes from El33t Online!

Gameloft is currently working on a remake of the early nineties classic action platformer, Earthworm Jim, which saw a release on home consoles such as the Mega Drive/Genesis and Super NES in 1994. This much you knew.

A single comparison screenshot has now been released, however, to show the differences in graphical detail between the game’s original release in 1994, and the new remake here in 2009.

Due for release through digital download later this year, the Earthworm Jim remake is based on the Genesis/Mega drive version of the game, but is undergoing a complete overhaul – the new Earthworm Jim will feature smoother animation, better graphics, code rewrites for added features, a selection of difficulty levels and leaderboards, as well as an additional level entitled ‘Big Bruty,’ which was only playable in the special edition Sega CD and PC versions of the original game.

Each version of the game on the supported game platforms, which includes the iPhone, Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360, will be custom tailored to its specific capabilities and graphical abilities. The screenshot on show is from the iPhone version of the game. A version of the new Earthworm Jim is also being considered for PSP.

On a final note, it’s been confirmed that Dave Perry, the original creator of Earthworm Jim and founder of its original development studio, Shiny Entertainment, is not involved with the project, although the original music created by videogame music veteran Tommy Tallarico will be included.

Earthworm Jim is expected to release later this year via digital download, while the Xbox LIVE Arcade version will enjoy a one month period of exclusivity.