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First Photo From HBO's "Westworld" Series

19 December 2014 8:57 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO has unveiled the first photo from its all-star TV series remake/reimagining of Michael Crichton's classic 1973 sci-fi feature "Westworld" in the latest issue of EW (via Film Divider). The original is set in an amusement park where visitors can live out their wildest fantasies with the help of androids, but things go awry when the creations malfunction.

Series creator Jonathan Nolan tell the magazine: "It's a place where you can be whoever you want, and there are no consequences - no rules, no limitations. What happens in Westworld, stays in Westworld. What we can tell you is that we intend to make the most ambitious, subversive, f---ed up television series. The things that keep you up at night, any of those things that trouble you, that is exactly what the show is about."

The photo features actress Ingrid Bolso Berdal who stars in the sci-fi western alongside Anthony Hopkins, »

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Ingrid Bolso Berdal in first look image from HBO’s Westworld

19 December 2014 3:06 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly (via Dread Central), we’ve got our first look at HBO’s upcoming Westworld TV series, with the latest issue of the magazine offering up an image featuring Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules)…

Based upon the 1977 film of the same name, Westworld is produced by J.J. AbramsBad Robot, with Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest) co-writing and directing the pilot. Also featuring in the cast of the series are James Marsden (X-Men), Eddie Rouse (American Gangster), Demetrius Grosse (Justified), Kyle Bornheimer (Bachelorette), Currie Graham (Murder in the First), Lena Georgas (Ray Donovan), Steven Ogg (Grand Theft Auto V), Timothy Lee DePriest (With the Angels), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Game: Mockingjay), Rodrigo Santoro (300: Rise of an Empire), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope),  Angela Sarafyan (The Immigrant), and Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside).

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First Look at HBO's 'Westworld' TV Series

18 December 2014 12:20 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After fighting alongside Dwayne Johnson in this year's big-budget action-thriller Hercules, actress Ingrid Bols&#248 Berdal takes aim in the first photo from Westworld. The image comes from Entertainment Weekly's 2015 preview issue that arrived earlier today, although nothing is revealed about the actress' character. However, series creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice) offered a few new details about the series.

The show is based on the 1973 sci-fi film Westworld, which centers on an amusement park where visitors can live out their wildest fantasies, with the help of androids. Anthony Hopkins is playing Yul Brynner's role from the film, the eccentric park owner, with a supporting cast that includes Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood. Lisa Joy revealed that the series is a mix of the sci-fi and Western genres, while Jonathan Nolan added that Westworld is a place where anything can happen. Take a »

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John Cleese turned down Robin Williams role in The Birdcage

9 December 2014 11:01 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Exclusive: In a new interview, John Cleese reveals that he turned down Anthony Hopkins' role in The Remains Of The Day too...

A week or so back, we had the pleasure of sitting down for a long chat with John Cleese, as part of the promotion for his new book, So Anyway (which is out now in hardback and digital download, from Random House). And towards the end of our conversation, we talked about the film Clockwise, which he argues in the book was the one time he was sent a "truly wonderful script" for a lead role.

However, he then told us something we didn't know. "I did twice get offered very, very good parts by [director] Mike Nichols", he said.

"On one occasion it was to do the Robin Williams role in The Birdcage. And I just couldn't do it. They had dates for their movie, and I was already committed". The Birdcage, »

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5 Marvel Characters Al Pacino Could Play In An Upcoming Movie

9 December 2014 3:30 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Yesterday, it was revealed that veteran actor Al Pacino has met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about doing something in the future. Aside from his role as Big Boy Caprice in 1990.s Dick Tracy, Pacino hasn.t appeared in any comic book films, and while it may seem weird for an actor primarily known for his crime roles to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it would give Pacino the opportunity to contribute to a world that.s growing bigger every day. If he does accept a role, he would join the ranks of fellow acting legends like Robert Redford, Anthony Hopkins and Jeff Bridges, all of whom have left their mark on the McU. The man has already admitted he.s a big fan of the studio, so why not bring him on board? Marvel has a diverse selection of films down the line for Phase Three, and while »

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John Cleese interview: Clockwise, Muppets, writing, stand-up

8 December 2014 8:07 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chatting about writing, The Muppets, DreamWorks, Clockwise and Charles Crichton, all with Mr John Cleese...

Now out in hardback is John Cleese's autobiography, So Anyway. It's a genuinely interesting read, very much written in his own voice, and he spared us some time to have a chat about it, and his career.

Here's how it went...

Can we start with the predictable stuff first, but I always wonder this when anyone writes an autobiography: why do it? Why put your life down in a book, who is it for, and did you enjoy it?

Well let's go backwards on that. Yes I enjoyed it very much. Who is it for me? In a funny kind of way it was for me, because some people seem to think that I've had a very interesting life, which compared with people who have fought in wars, and been spies, and discovered rivers in Africa, »

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Jeremy Irons Receives Career Tribute at Marrakech

8 December 2014 1:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the second day of the 14th edition of the Marrakech film festival, Jeremy Irons received a career tribute, presented by French actress Laetitia Casta.

The ceremony was followed by a gala dinner, with Irons seated next to his Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the president of the Marrakech film festival foundation.

“Dear Jeremy Irons,” Casta began during the tribute: “You follow in the great tradition of British acting, of talent without frontiers. They say that the British are the best actors in the world, and you follow in the footsteps of great British actors such as Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins and Cary Grant, who conquered Hollywood.”

Casta emphasized the fact that Irons has brought his talent to auteur films and blockbusters, and has also brought stage plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company to Broadway.

She then named some of the many great directors with whom he has worked including Barbet Schroeder, »

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Christmas Gift Guide: 41 Essential Presents For 2014

5 December 2014 5:36 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year (again), and as usual it’s getting to those last few weeks before the big day when creative ideas and planning make way for frantic grabs at whatever is left on the shelves after the Black Friday zombie hordes have cleared everything out.

But fear not: because the best of Christmas is watching movies, re-watching old TV specials and trying hard to forget that George Lucas ever decided that anyone wanted a Star Wars Christmas show, there’ll always be a helping hand round these parts for those who want it.

So if you’re buying for a difficult brother, a picky sister or just for the film, gaming or TV fan in your life, what follows is a compendium of the finest gift ideas for this year’s festivities, as usual there are massive opportunities to win most of what has been included… »

- Simon Gallagher

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Timothy Spall's Nyfcc win for 'Mr. Turner' continues group's love affair with Mike Leigh

3 December 2014 4:00 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With Timothy Spall's Best Actor victory for "Mr. Turner" at Monday's New York Film Critics Circle announcement, the organization continues its love affair with the films of British director Mike Leigh. -Break- 'Boyhood,' Timothy Spall, Marion Cotillard win New York Film Critics' Circle Awards The love story begins over 20 years ago with Leigh's third feature film, "Naked." The film took home the prize for Best Actor in 1993 for David Thewlis, besting eventual Oscar champ Tom Hanks ("Philadelphia") as well as Anthony Hopkins ("The Remains of the Day"), Daniel Day-Lewis ("In the Name of the Father"), and Liam Neeson ("Schindler's List"). The film also finished in third place for Best Film and Director, which it lost to "Schindler's List" and Jane Campion for "The Piano," respectively. Their paths would cross again six years later with the film &quot »

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Ian McKellen on The Hobbit: 'This isn't necessarily the end'

2 December 2014 2:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Ian McKellen has spoken about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

The actor suggested that the final Hobbit movie isn't necessarily the last film based on Jrr Tolkien's novels that fans will see.

McKellen, who has starred as Gandalf in all six of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth films, spoke to the BBC at The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies's world premiere in London about the saga.

"I was told by Peter, in 2001, that that was the end, that it was all over," he said.

"Here we are 13 years later. So I don't believe necessarily this is the end of the journey.

"Maybe [the movies] endure because they're not about evil just for evil's sake, they're not about frightening and exciting things just to thrill the audience," McKellen continued.

"They're actually about something important. They're about what it takes to be a good person, really."

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The 35 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies Ever Made

28 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer the pleasure of solving the crime along with a charismatic sleuth, often with an all-star cast of suspects hamming it up as they try not to appear guilty.

One of the best was "Murder on the Orient Express," released 40 years ago this week, on November 24, 1974. Like many films adapted from Agatha Christie novels, this one featured an eccentric but meticulous investigator (in this case, Albert Finney as Belgian epicure Hercule Poirot), a glamorous and claustrophobic setting (here, the famous luxury train from Istanbul to Paris), and a tricky murder plot with an outrageous solution. The film won an Oscar for passenger »

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New Us sci-fi, fantasy and horror shows for 2015

26 November 2014 6:27 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Superheroes, time travellers, aliens and zombies. Here’s our pick of forthcoming Us geek TV for 2015…

Following on from our list of brand new UK geek-skewed TV shows to keep an eye out for next year is this gaggle of Us counterparts. There are film adaptations from 12 Monkeys to Scream, comic book adaptations including Daredevil and Dark Matter, and a host of original projects.

All of the ones listed below are as certain as certain gets in the world of Us TV commissioning, and as a bonus, there’s a wee list of sci-fi and fantasy pilots to look forward to should they be picked up by their respective networks.

12 Monkeys

You’ll find this one among our running total of movies currently being turned into TV shows, for obvious reasons.

A Syfy production that’s expected to arrive in January 2015, 12 Monkeys is based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film (itself »

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HBO Gives J.J. Abrams’ Westworld an Official Series Order

22 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

HBO has given an official series order to J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi series Westworld. The show is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, and it was adapted for the small screen by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy

The series has an incredible cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Miranda Otto, and Jeffrey Wright.

The story is set at an amusement park called Westworld, and it’s described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”

Harris will play one of the central leads in the story known as The Man in Black, "the distillation of pure villainy into one man." Marsden is will play a character named Teddy Flood, "a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. Teddy quickly proves both his charm — and his talent with a revolver — while his pursuit of a »

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The Week in Television: The Flash & Arrow Crossover Photos, Netflix Saves Longmire & Glee’s Final Season Premiere Date

21 November 2014 2:53 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Another week in television has come and gone, and there was a lot of news this week about some of TV’s biggest shows, including Arrow, Glee, Justified, and The Mindy Project. In case you missed any of it, don’t worry. Just like every week, we’ve gathered all the biggest headlines together for you right here. – HBO announced that it has ordered the star-studded sci-fi drama Westworld to series. The show’s cast includes Anthony Hopkins (in his first series regular television role), James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffery Wright. It will premiere in 2015. [Slashfilm] – Tom Hardy is heading to television with a new adventure series called Taboo for FX. The show, which takes place in 1813, was created by Hardy and his father, Chibbs Hardy, and is slated to debut in 2016. [Deadline] – The first photos from The Flash and Arrow two-night crossover event were released this week. The first set… »

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Skyfall writers to pen new BBC One spy thriller SS-gb

20 November 2014 2:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC One has announced details of a new spy thriller series.

Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will write the script for SS-gb, which is based on Len Deighton's alternate history novel of the same name.

The five-part series is set in Nazi-occupied London, and imagines that Germany won the Battle of Britain.

SS-gb follows Scotland Yard's murder detective Douglas Archer, who finds himself involved in a dangerous world, where he must choose between collaboration or joining a "brutal resistance".

Production company Sid Gentle Films is producing the new series for BBC One, with production set to begin next year.

Sally Woodward Gentle, who will co-executive produce the series, said: "I set up Sid Gentle Films so that I could work on projects I felt truly passionate about with some of the best creative talent in the industry.

"SS-gb is a shining example of that - with world »

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Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins for BBC's The Dresser adaptation

19 November 2014 10:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Anthony Hopkins are to appear in BBC Two's adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play The Dresser.

Hopkins will play an ill actor, whose dresser (McKellen) supports him and his theatre company during the Second World War.

The play was popular on the West End in the 1980s and was previously the inspiration for the 1983 film starring Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney.

As well as The Dresser, head of BBC drama Ben Stephenson has announced the commission of an adaptation of the Len Deighton thriller SS-gb, for which Skyfall writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis will provide the script.

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that McKellen will join the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Danny DeVito in lending their voices to Animal Crackers.

Hopkins's drama Go with Me recently added Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta to its cast. »

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Hopkins, McKellen to star in BBC2 drama

19 November 2014 9:19 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in a BBC2 adaptation of Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser and BBC1 is planning a drama from a duo of James Bond writers.

The projects will be announced on Wednesday evening by BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson at an event showcasing the corporation’s work in the genre.

The Dresser will air as a 120-minute film and provides a portrait of theatre life backstage. It is made by Sonia Friedman Productions and Playground Entertainment, the indie run by former HBO Films boss Colin Callender.

Callender will executive produce alongside Sonia Friedman. The Dresser was ordered by Stephenson and BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw.

Meanwhile, former Carnival Films creative director Sally Woodward Gentle has secured her first order for Sid Gentle Films.

She is working with James Bond writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis to make Ssgb - a 5 x 60-minute 1940s detective series set in a fictional »

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Hopkins, McKellen Team For "Dresser"

19 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen are set to team for a BBC2 telemovie adaptation of Sir Ronald Harwood's 1980 play "The Dresser".

The two-hour period drama provides a portrait of theatre life backstage during the London Blitz. The action follows a touring Shakespearean theatre group, specifically a backstage hand who struggles to support the brilliant but ailing star (Hopkins) of the company.

The Richard Eyre-directed project is just one of two high-profile projects announced by the BBC today, the other being a five-episode event series adaptation of novelist Len Deighton's "SS-gb" for BBC1.

James Bond series scribes Robert Wade and Neal Purvis will pen the 1940s detective series set in a fictional Nazi-occupied London. A police detective becomes caught between the Nazis and the British resistance.

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James Bond Writers to Adapt Len Deighton Novel ‘SS-gb’ for BBC

19 November 2014 9:13 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The BBC has commissioned Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, the writers of the last five James Bond films, to adapt Len Deighton’s novel “SS-gb.”

The series for flagship channel BBC One comprises five one-hour episodes. It is set in an imaginary Britain controlled by the Nazis, if Germany had occupied the country. It centers on a police detective caught between the Nazis and the British resistance.

Sid Gentle Films, whose creative director is former Carnival Films exec Sally Woodward Gentle, is exec producing with Lee Morris.

It is part of a slate of projects to be unveiled later today by BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson.

The slate also includes a new adaptation of “The Dresser,” about life in the theater, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, and directed by Richard Eyre, the former chief of the National Theatre.

The original play was a hit on London’s West End »

- Leo Barraclough

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Casting: Warren, Huntington, Wesley, Ludwig

19 November 2014 4:29 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren, who previously starred together as Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlet respectively in 1985 comedy classic "Clue," are set to guest star on the upcoming sixth season of the sitcom "Community".

The pair will play George and Deb Perry, the mother and father of cast regular Britta. The sixth season will debut on Yahoo Screen in winter 2015. [Source: EW]

Finding Sofia in Argentina

Sam Huntington ("Superman Returns," "Being Human") is set to star in Nico Casavecchia's independent comedy feature "Finding Sofia" at 1stAveMachine. Shooting begins Monday in Argentina.

Huntington plays a young filmmaker who makes a rash decision and buys a ticket to Buenos Aires to pay a surprise visit to a mysterious girl (Andrea Carballo) he met on the Internet. Once he arrives, he discovers that she lives with her artist boyfriend and his assistant. [Source: Variety]


Paul Wesley ("The Vampire Diaries") is set to star »

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