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Frank Darabont to direct ‘The Huntsman,’ formerly known as ‘Snow White and the Huntsman 2′ Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman 2, now retitled The Huntsman, already has a 2016 release date. Huntsman Chris Hemsworth and Evil Queen Charlize Theron are in; Snow White Kristen Stewart and apparently Prince Charming — aka Prince William — Sam Claflin are out, unless they show up in star cameos. And as reported a few weeks ago, former The Walking Dead executive producer Frank Darabont (he was fired from the show in July 2011) has been set to direct the prequel to Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman. Darabont reportedly beat Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama) following a pitch focusing on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman character. Thor in tights and with a Scottish burr? Frank Darabont movies Besides his The Walking Dead gig, Frank Darabont also happens to be the director of two major blockbusters »
- Zac Gille
Horror movies have given us no shortage of overprotective mothers over the years, though Samantha Morton takes that archetype to new extremes in “The Harvest,” a powerful coming-of-ager with the potential both to scar and strengthen the psyches of an entire generation — if only it could find a distributor as daring as the folks who made it. Pitting two impressive teenage newcomers against an as-yet-unseen side of Morton creepy enough to rival Kathy Bates in “Misery,” this deeply unsettling child-endangerment dramamarks director John McNaughton’s welcome left-field return to the bigscreen after an absence of nearly a dozen years.
Always a bit of an outsider owing to his gift for blending dark humor and taboo subjects, McNaughton made his name with “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” before entering the freeze-frame hall of fame with “Wild Things,” but has worked only in television since 2001. Though hardly an obvious project with which to return, »
- Peter Debruge
If you're like us, you can't wait for the first day of every month, because you know that Netflix is going to add a ton of new movies and TV shows. You refresh your account over and over again at midnight, hoping that those titles listed in the "Recently Added" section update with something new and exciting rather than the same ol' titles you've been staring at for the last four weeks.
Well, lo and behold, we've gathered the most exciting movies and TV shows being added to America's most popular streaming service, straight from Netflix themselves.
"Rocky" fans will be pumped to know that the first five boxing flicks (sorry, "Rocky Balboa" fans) will be added August 1, joining other '70s, '80s, and '90s movie favorites "Face/Off" (slow-motion doves!), "Mad Max" (apocalyptic leather!), "Spice World" (spice up your life!), "The Birdcage" (Calista Flockhart was in this, »
- Tim Hayne
You know what happens when your second feature film goes on to score over $216 million worldwide and snag three Academy Award nominations and a win? You get a lot of scripts coming to your door. However, the funny thing is, Tate Taylor didn’t get his follow-up to The Help by accepting an offer, but rather by going after a project himself. On Friday, August 1st, Get On Up is coming out and we got the chance to sit down with Taylor to talk about making the move from The Help to a James Brown biopic, shooting an ambitious film on a tight schedule, his interest in doing a big budget sci-fi film, what happened to his Joyland adaptation and much more. Hit the jump to check it all out. Tate Taylor: 00:00 – On pursuing this project. 00:44 – Getting tons of scripts after The Help; picking the right one. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Sporting a flawless American accent, Daniel Radcliffe goes dark in the first full trailer for Horns. Radcliffe stopped by Comic-Con last week to debut the trailer to the hordes of fans in Hall H who gathered to see theHarry Potter star make his first trip to Comic-Con. The actor told the crowd that he has made a concentrated effort to pursue projects that are different from the wizarding franchise that made him famous.
“There may have been, and I’m sure there still are, a lot of people who just see me as Harry, but it only takes one director to not,” he said during his panel. “I’ve been lucky so far in that I’ve had four or five directors who have taken a chance on me and wanted to see me do something different.”
- Rachel West
Rlj/Image Entertainment is getting prepared to make fans ecstatic, when they unleash The Twilight Zone: The Complete ’80s Series onto DVD August 26th. The updated take on Rod Serling’s classic and beloved series lasted three seasons, from 1985 to 1989 and showcased episodes like two of my favorites, the heartbreaking William Sanderson (Blade Runner, Sometimes They Come Back)-led episode “The Call“, and Wes Craven’s “Shatterday” episode with Bruce Willis.
“Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans. The series features major stars – including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Martin Landau to name a few – in compelling tales of intrigue by such noted writers and filmmakers as Ray Bradbury, »
- Jerry Smith
Scream Factory has been doing an amazing job for a few years now with their amazing home releases of cult classics and lesser-known gems of the past few decades. With releases like From Beyond, Day of the Dead, The Howling, Darkman, Ginger Snaps, John Carpenter’s The Fog, Sleepaway Camp, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and a ton of other horror gems, Scream Factory is now essentially the Criterion Collection of cult horror, low budget sci-fi, and other great genre films that may be overlooked otherwise. Over the past weekend, Scream Factory announced ten new titles to their library that should get all genre fans very excited.
From the company’s Facebook:
We just announced the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up!
3. Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh
5. Phantom of the Opera »
- Max Molinaro
As the close of Comic-Con 2014 neared, the Sons of Anarchy family assembled in Hall H to discuss the FX show’s upcoming seventh and final season with EW’s own Sons authority Mandi Bierly. On the panel were creator Kurt Sutter, executive producer/director Paris Barclay, and stars Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera, and Drea de Matteo. Absent was Charlie Hunnam, who was unable to attend because he’s “doing important service for Vogue magazine,” as Sutter put it. But thanks to a crowd-pleasing video greeting Hunnam shot for Comic-Con, »
- Neil Janowitz
Well, we all survived "The Following," which wasn't a bad panel, even if the crowd ran out of questions very early. My full "Following" live-blog is here. Now it's time for "Sons of Anarchy." We did a "Sons of Anarchy" panel at TCA press tour less than a week ago, so we'll see what new details we get today... We've got an hour of this and then "The Strain." So let's get our "Sons of Anarchy" on... 12:33 p.m. Whoops. We're falling a bit behind! "Sons" has only an hour-long block, while "The Strain" is set for two hours, since they're showing a new episode pre-panel... 12:38 p.m. They're having technical difficulties, but eventually they'll show us the opening scene of the season. First? We'll introduce our panelists and we have Everybody: Drea de Matteo, Niko Nicotero, David Labrava, Dayton Callie, Theo Rossi, Tommy Flanagan (wearing shades and »
- Daniel Fienberg
Anyone who has been worried about Daniel Radcliffe shedding his Harry Potter image will have their concerns washed away. Or more accurately, they'll be scorched from the Earth as the British actor throws on a grizzly American accent and a pair of devilish accessories in Horns, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, son of master of suspense Stephen King. Radcliffe seems incredible in this film that has a truly twisted sense of humor and an interesting mystery at the center as Radcliffe plays a man trying to figure out who killed his girlfriend (Juno Temple) as he causes chaos in a North Pacific town. Watch it! Here's the first Us trailer for Alexandre Aja's Horns, originally from MTV: Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D) directs Horns with a script from Keith Bunin ("In Treatment") based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name. The story »
- Ethan Anderton
Earlier today, Radius/TWC brought their fall release Horns to Hall H, the first time the company has been represented at Comic-Con. Attending the panel were star Daniel Radcliffe (his first Comic-Con, btw), director Alexandre Aja and Joe Hill, the man whose book inspired the movie. (Mr. Hill also happens to be Stephen King's son, in case you didn't know.) Horns is an unusual story, and it has been made into an unusual film. Part horror tale, part tragedy, part dark comedy, it tells the »
- Eric Walkuski
Although the cast and showrunner of CBS’s big summer sci-fi program Under the Dome, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, were there to promote their own show, stars Rachelle Lefevre and Alexander Koch got into the Comic-Con spirit by coming to their panel decked out in cosplays as characters from Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead respectively. Along with fellow actors Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill and Colin Ford and executive producer Neal Baer, Lefebvre and Koch discussed their characters, making the show, and teased the rest of the current season and what’s to come further down the line. Hit the jump for our Under the Dome Comic-Con Panel recap. The cast and crew just finished shooting this past Friday, and showed two preview clips from episode seven: one of Big Jim confronting Carolyn in her house, and one of Barbie falling into »
- Morgan Leigh Davies
The cast of CBS’s highest rated summer drama, Under the Dome, made their appearance Thursday morning in Ballroom 20 to talk about the upcoming episodes of the show’s second season. Following the panel, I had a chance to participate in a round table interview with the cast: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, and Eddie Cahill as well as executive producer Neal Baer, where they discussed what’s to be expected in Chester’s Mill for the remainder of Season 2. During the interviews, Baer and Vogel teased the possibility of escaping the dome and Lefevre told us what is happening with Julia’s status as the monarch. The cast also discussed the difficulty of keeping up with the show’s timeline and remaining true to character. Hit the jump for more. Question: When people compare your show to the book, how do you decide the differences between »
- Elena Butler
Radcliffe plays a man accused of his girlfriend's murder who begins to sprout demonic horns.
The film is based on the book of the same name by Joe Hill – the acclaimed author and son of Stephen King – and follows Ignatius Parrish (Radcliffe), a young man who wakes up after a drinking binge to discover horns growing out of his forehead.
Ignatius, though never charged, is widely believed to be guilty of murdering his girlfriend one year ago, and the horns do not help him gain standing in the local community.
Related: 5 Things You Don't Know About Daniel Radcliffe
However, they do give him supernatural powers, including the ability to compel people to reveal their darkest and most intimate secrets to him.
Daniel Radcliffe is no stranger to making movies with a darker tone (many of the Harry Potter movies were very dark, The Woman in Black was a horror) but his upcoming film Horns is taking a turn down an even more twisted path.
This Halloween we will see Radcliffe with literal horns growing out of his head on the big screen, but if you can’t wait until then, check out the latest poster for the film that was released on author Joe Hill's official Tumblr just in time for Comic-Con.
The film, based on the popular novel by Joe Hill (son of horror genius Stephen King), follows Ig Perrish, who wakes up with horns growing out of his head following the mysterious murder of his girlfriend (played by Juno Temple). That’s all evident in this poster, with Radcliffe and his horns looking like an undead version of Mr. »
- Amanda Wood
That was a fun panel for "24," even if there was zero news. Now? It's time for "Under the Dome." Last year, the show was a smash hit for CBS. This summer, ratings have been plummeting on a weekly basis. Don't expect anybody to care about those ratings, but expect much concern about The Pig Flu and Yearbook Girl and other recent twists. On to the live-blog. 11:19 a.m. We're kicking things off. Many, many people left the room after "24." And the moderator wants to call this "a runaway summer hit." sigh. 11:19 a.m. Our panel: Neal Baer, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre (dressed as Starbuck!), Alexander Koch (dressed as... something), Eddie Cahill and Colin Ford. 11:21 a.m. "We know the end of this season, but we won't tell you," teases Neal Baer. They just finished production. Baer promises we're going to see more meanness from Big Jim soon. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Love hurts like hell for Ig Perish in Horns, a new supernatural thriller from Alexandre Aja, the director behind such cult horror hits as Piranha 3D and Mirrors. Check out star Daniel Radcliffe as he makes his horned presence known on the showroom floor of the San Diego convention center, before making his first ever Con appearance later in the week.
Based on the novel by Joe Hill, (son of Stephen King), Horns follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his »
The best horror writer of the 20th century you've probably never heard of was a British woman who looked like a benign but mildly dotty Hogwarts teacher. But do not miss the occult mischief behind those 1980s mom-glasses; in a fairly standard Angela Carter story, Harry Potter would be mauled to death by a werewolf before a pan-species initiation of Hermione’s pubescent sexual power. She made things weird like that, which is why she was great. Carter, however, was not a horror writer in the same sense as Anne Rice or Stephen King; the bulk of her work is classified as magical realism (a made-up, jerk-off genre that permits English departments to acknowledge the existence of the human imagination), but her most celebrated book is a high gothic collection of short stories called The Bloody Chamber that you should read immediately if the genre holds any appeal for you. »
- Brian McGreevy
The Troubles have just begun in Season 4 of Haven, the hit Syfy series that Entertainment Weekly called "a must see show!" Hailed by fans and critics alike, Haven: The Complete Fourth Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 26 from Entertainment One - perfectly timed to coincide with the series' Season 5 premiere this Fall on Syfy.
Based on the novella "The Colorado Kid" from renowned author Stephen King, Haven follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who became a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and quickly found herself involved in the return of "the Troubles," a series of supernatural afflictions that have plagued the seaside village for generations. Partnered with local residents Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour), Audrey began to realize that Haven's fate was linked to her own, and only she can save the town and the people she loves »
Last summer, Under the Dome was a big success for CBS. How will season two do in the ratings? Will this Stephen King TV show be renewed for a third season or will it be cancelled instead? Time will tell.
Under the Dome revolves around residents of Chester's Mill in Maine after a large transparent dome cuts them off from the world. Those on the inside but work to survive with limited resources and rising tension. The large cast includes Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, and Karla Crome.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings »
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