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The Walking Dead Recap: Meat 'N' Greet

19 October 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With the introduction of Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes in this week’s episode of The Walking Dead, absolution seemed to be on a lot of our survivors’ minds. Unfortunately, one member of the group wound up in a predicament so dire, they might not live long enough to even make confession! Who was it? Read on and find out.

New Beginnings | As “Strangers” began, Rick let Tara know that, in spite of her past affiliation with the Governor, they were cool, and she sealed their new understanding with a fist bump. Nearby, Tyreese assured Carol that those who »

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New Wave Muse Dubois Dead at 77; Leading Lady in One of France's Biggest Box-Office Hits Ever

16 October 2014 6:42 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Marie Dubois, actress in French New Wave films, dead at 77 (image: Marie Dubois in the mammoth blockbuster 'La Grande Vadrouille') Actress Marie Dubois, a popular French New Wave personality of the '60s and the leading lady in one of France's biggest box-office hits in history, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at a nursing home in Lescar, a suburb of the southwestern French town of Pau, not far from the Spanish border. Dubois, who had been living in the Pau area since 2010, was 77. For decades she had been battling multiple sclerosis, which later in life had her confined to a wheelchair. Born Claudine Huzé (Claudine Lucie Pauline Huzé according to some online sources) on January 12, 1937, in Paris, the blue-eyed, blonde Marie Dubois began her show business career on stage, being featured in plays such as Molière's The Misanthrope and Arthur Miller's The Crucible. François Truffaut discovery: 'Shoot the »

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AMC's 'Synth' "Humans"

16 October 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

AMC, the home of quality drama series including "Mad Men", "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead"  confirmed the cast for "Humans", a new science fiction drama based on the Swedish TV series "Real Humans", where every home has a 'replicant'-like 'synth' human, fulfilling owners' needs and desires:

"...'Humans' is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a "synth" — a highly developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. 

"In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences..."

Cast includes William Hurt ("Altered States") as 'George Millican', a widower who treats his synth 'Odi', like his own son, Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman Hill as 'Laura' and 'Joe', who try to ease their marital problems by buying synth 'Anita' (Gemma Chan), Colin Morgan, »

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Casting: Williams, Breckenridge, Hurt, Osment

15 October 2014 9:51 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Last of Us

Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones") has confirmed that while everyone involved wants her for the role of Ellie in the Sam Raimi-produced film adaptation of "The Last of Us," nothing is official just yet.

Williams has also confirmed that she's been in talks for a new superhero TV show based on an idea for an unpublished graphic novel. [Source: Flicks and the City]

The Walking Dead

Alexandra Breckenridge ("American Horror Story") has scored a recurring role in the fifth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead". It isn't known when her character will first appear, but she have the option to become a series regular in Season 6.

Officially Breckenridge plays Samantha, a mother and bohemian artist and a character who doesn't appear in the comics. Unofficially, sources indicate the character name and description are just 'placeholders' with her real identity to be revealed when the show airs. [Source: THR]

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The Walking Dead Taps Horror Story Alum Alexandra Breckenridge

15 October 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Alexandra Breckenridge is about to encounter a different kind of horror story.

The Ahs alumna has signed on for a recurring role on The Walking Dead Season 5, with the option to become a series regular, our sister site Deadline reports.

Not many details are available about whom Breckenridge will play — no surprise there! — but it’s likely she’ll portray a a bohemian mother named Samantha, whom the casting breakdown describes as “an attractive, strong, smart, charming and articulate woman who also has a vulnerable side.”

Breckenridge’s TV resume also includes roles on True Blood, Life Unexpected and Dirt. »

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AMC Joins Forces With UK’s Channel 4 For Humans

15 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s time to get excited about TV science fiction again, as Us cable network AMC partners with UK broadcaster Channel 4 to produce Humans – an eight episode series to be co-produced by UK company Kudos (Broadchurch). The project is an adaptation of the Swedish science fiction-drama titled Real Humans that aired in 2012. That source material was written by Lars Lundstrom and was described by critics as “creepy as hell,” so this English language version – from the pens of Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks) – looks very promising indeed.

Originally developed for release on Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment platform, the show is set in an alternative, current reality, in which the must-have gadget for households is a “synth,” which are highly developed robotic servants that are incredibly realistic in terms of their resemblance to mankind. Such hardware is not always within easy financial reach for the average suburban family, however, »

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‘Humans’ Cast Includes William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson & Neil Maskell

15 October 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We recently reported that AMC has teamed up with Kudos and Channel 4 for a drama series called Humans that takes place in an alternate reality in which families own advanced robotic servants, one of whom begins to act of its own will—a premise that might call to mind images of I, Robot or Bicentennial Man. Now the cast of Humans has been revealed and fans of Dark City and Kill List should be pleased.

Press Release – “William Hurt (A History of Violence, Damages), Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Devil’s Whore, Mr Selfridge), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Just William), Neil Maskell (Utopia, The Mimic) and Gemma Chan (Dates, Fresh Meat) are to star in Humans – the ambitious new co-production from Channel 4, AMC and Kudos.

Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest »

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William Hurt Joins Humans

15 October 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Don’t let The Jetsons’ Rosie fool you: robot butlers and other techno-servants rarely work out well in futuristic tales. It’s a lesson that apparently has to be learned yet again in a new sci-fi drama called Humans, which has just cast William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell and Gemma Chan.Writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley have adapted the story from Swedish drama Real Humans, and it’ll be a co-production of the Us AMC channel and Channel 4.Humans is set in a parallel world where instead of obsessing over smartphones, the must-have gadget is a Synth, sophisticated robot servants that are eerily similar to flesh and blood people. Parkinson plays Laura, a lawyer who is struggling with some life issues. Her husband Joe (Goodman-Hill) buys a second-hand Synth (Chan), who seems to be the perfect answer to their domestic problems… »

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William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, and more cast in AMC's 'Humans'

15 October 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

AMC has announced the cast for Humans, a science fiction drama set in the parallel present, where "Synths"—high-tech robotic servants—are all the rage. Based on the Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans, the show centers on a suburban family that purchases a refurbished synth only to realize that merging life with machine have unforeseen consequences. William Hurt will play George Millican, a widower who treats his synth, Odi, like his own son. Katherine Parkinson and Tom Goodman Hill play couple Laura and Joe, who try to ease their marital problems by buying a synth, Anita, played by Gemma Chan. Colin Morgan, »

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Oscar Winner William Hurt Joins AMC's Sci-Fi Drama Humans

15 October 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

William Hurt is about to explore the age-old subject of “man vs machine.”

The Oscar-winning actor (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Damages) is set to star in AMC’s new eight-part drama series Humans, which is “set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ — a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.”

Hurt will play George Millican, a widower who forges something akin to a father-son relationship with “his out-of-date synth Odi.”

Humans will also star Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman), as an ambitious working mother »

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William Hurt, Colin Morgan, and more cast in AMC's 'Humans'

15 October 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

AMC, the one-time home of "Breaking Bad" and current home of "The Walking Dead" and "Mad Men" has more news about today their latest series, "Humans."  Filming is set to start in the UK this week and we now know the actors who will be starring in the eight-part drama. The announced cast is William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan.  Some of them will be playing humans, and some of them will be playing "synths," which are human-like robots. Based on a Swedish show called "Real Humans," "Humans" is a science fiction series that takes place in a "parallel present" where families utilize robotic servants, synths, that are made to appear as real people.  Sometimes, however, at least some of the Synths do things "almost human" for reasons that people don't quite understand.  We are promised that there will be "chilling »

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William Hurt Heads Cast of AMC-Channel 4-Kudos Co-production ‘Humans’

15 October 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes — William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson (“The Honorable Woman”), Tom Goodman-Hill (“Mr Selfridge”), Colin Morgan (“The Fall”), Rebecca Front (“The Thick Of It”), Neil Maskell (“Utopia”) and Gemma Chan (“Fresh Meat”) have joined the cast of “Humans,” the co-production from AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos.

“Humans” is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a “Synth” — a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.

Written by British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“MI5″), “Humans” is based on the Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans.”

Hurt plays George Millican, a widower who has formed a close relationship with his out-of-date synth Odi, who he treats more like a son than a piece of machinery. »

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William Hurt to Star in AMC's 'Humans' (Exclusive)

15 October 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

William Hurt is going sci-fi for AMC. The actor and Damages alum will star in futuristic drama Humans for the cable network and the U.K.'s Channel 4, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Read more AMC Lands Xbox Drama Series 'Humans' Humans, previously developed for Xbox, is an eight-episode co-production with U.K. broadcaster Channel 4. The series, from British writing team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks) is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film's acclaimed series Real Humans. U.K. indie production banner Kudos (Broadchurch) will produce the series, which was originally planned to share a

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Lost In Space Found Again

12 October 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

First it was a campy, colourful (well, after an initial monochrome run) 1960s TV series. Then in 1998 it became a film, with William Hurt in command and Joey from Friends as a hotshot pilot. Now? Lost In Space is headed back to the small screen thanks to Legendary TV.The company, will recently announced plans for a series based on the Myst game, is apparently not finished raiding the archives for properties it can turn into new shows. This new take on Lost In Space will presumably dial down the cheesiness and focus instead on the space family Robinson idea, though hopefully without the cheerless, overly-complicated time-twisting dynamics of the film.Dracula Untold writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama are aboard to write the first script and shape the series. It will follow the same basic concept of an American family dispatched on a long space voyage to colonize other »

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Lost in Space TV Series is Being Rebooted

10 October 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Legendary TV is developing a remake of the 1965 "Lost In Space" sci-fi TV series and has hired Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) to write the new version. The original series, set 30 years into the future (1997), revolved around an attempt by the Us to colonize deep space by sending a single family, the Robinsons, on a 5 1/2 year journey to another planet. But a foreign secret agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotages the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and become lost in space. The show eventually ended its run after three seasons and 83 episodes. In 1998 a movie followed, starring William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert, Gary Oldman, Matt LeBlanc, and Jared Harris. »

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"Lost in Space" Rebooted For Television

10 October 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary TV has begun development of a new TV series reboot of the "Lost in Space" franchise reports Deadline.

The original 1960s CBS TV series followed a scientist, his family and a military pilot who are sent on a mission to colonise deep space. A foreign agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, stows away onboard and sabotages the mission which causes the ship to veer off course and become lost in space. The series ran for three seasons and 83 episodes.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless ("Dracula Untold") have signed on to write the new adaptation and will executive produce.

New Line attempted to launch a film franchise based on the property with a Stephen Hopkins-directed film in 1998 starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc and Heather Graham.

An attempt was made in 2003 to re-launch the property as a TV series entitled "The Robinsons: Lost in Space". A pilot, directed by John Woo, »

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Benedict Samuel cast in Western thriller

8 October 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kieran Darcy-Smith.s By Way of Helena, a revenge thriller set in a West Texas frontier town, is getting an even stronger Aussie flavour.

Liam Hemsworth, William Hurt and Alice Braga star in the independently-financed film which is now shooting, and Benedict Samuel has joined the cast.

Hemsworth plays David, a Texas Ranger who is sent to an isolated town in the 1880s to investigate a series of murders. Harrelson plays Abraham, the charismatic and unsettling preacher who seems to hold the townsfolk in a fearful grip.

Samuel is cast as a Brit who visits the town with his father and brother to participate in one of the preacher.s notorious manhunts, in which they choose a Mexican man, woman or child to hunt down and kill.

Matt Cook penned the Helena screenplay and executive produces. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are the producers and WestEnd Films is the international sales agent. »

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Fan Art: Hulk Trash! Incredible Scrap Metal Sculpture

8 October 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Art by BanHunLek Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination – a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk’s own! Also starring Liv Tyler, Oscar® nominee Tim Roth, and Oscar® winner William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk is “steeped in action and spectacular special effects” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word...Incredible! Actors: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt & Tim Blake Nelson Director: Louis Leterrier * Screenwriters: Edward Norton & Zak Penn »

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Screen Nsw boards Teresa Palmer thriller

7 October 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screen Nsw is investing $400,000 in 2:22, a psychological thriller from Australian writer-director Paul Currie.

Teresa Palmer will star as a woman who gets involved with a guy who is drawn by a bizarre pattern of events to Central Station every day at 2:22pm and. discovers this is the time and location of a murder 27 years ago..

Currie told If he has pushed back the start of production until early next year while the search continues for the lead male and another key character, the ex-boyfriend of Palmer.s character.

Icon will release in Australia and Good Universe is handling international sales. According to Screen Nsw the production will spend nearly $8.1 million in Nsw. Currie said the budget will be $11 million- $12 million.

In the latest funding round Screen Nsw is also investing $25,000 from the production finance fund and $50,000 from the regional filming fund in Outback ER, Screentime.s 8 x 30. observational documentary series for ABC TV, »

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'Robin Hood' Remake with a New Spin Lands at Sony

6 October 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has acquired a pitch for a new Robin Hood movie after a heated bidding war between several studio competitors such as Working Title Films and Paramount Pictures.

Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter) and Jeremy Lott (Lore) brought their pitch to Sony, which was reportedly sold for a low seven-figure sum. No story details were given, except that it will be a re-imagining of the classic Robin Hood story, following the title character who robs from the rich and gives to the poor.

Universal Pictures released the most recent version of Robin Hood back in 2010, which starred Russell Crowe as the title character alongside Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong and Oscar Isaac. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, took in over $300 million worldwide, although it was received poorly by fans and critics alike.

Robin Hood's story has been told in countless feature and TV adaptations throughout the years, »

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