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Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? Conan offers a new parody of Steve Jobs, actual scientists break down The Martian and The Walking Dead gets a zombie kill supercut. But wait, that's not all! You can also find out how Ant-Man should have ended and get a breakdown of Star Wars fan theories! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The Walking Dead Zombie Kill Supercut
With just two days left until Season 6 of The Walking Dead premieres, Fast Company has put together a supercut of the most inventive zombie kills throughout the show's first five seasons. While it doesn't exactly serve as a recap of the ongoing story, it does provide a refresher »
Filming has begun locally on The Book Of Henry, director Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) first feature as director since this year’s blockbuster Jurassic World (which has grossed nearly $1.7 billion worldwide). Focus Features is overseeing the production and holds worldwide rights, including for domestic release.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts stars in the film alongside young actors Jacob Tremblay (of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival hit Room) and Jaden Lieberher (of St. Vincent and the upcoming Midnight Special).
The supporting cast includes Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Lee Pace (The Hobbit trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy), Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman, Maddie Ziegler (of Sia’s music videos “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”), and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live).
The Book of Henry is the story of »
- Michelle McCue
Selling European films to Asia has long been a blind spot for international sales agents, but as the film market in the Far East continues to expand while buying power in Europe contracts, finding a home for a film in Asia is becoming increasingly attractive.
“Asia is definitely a growing market especially as European territories are becoming more and more difficult to sell even sophisticated European titles to,” says Studiocanal head of international sales Anna Marsh, who points to Italy, Spain, Greece and Russia as increasingly challenging markets. “Asia is where we are looking for growth.”
But it’s competitive. While different Asian territories are all at different stages of economic evolution, each with their own cultures and local film industries, finding a home for European film, whether arthouse or more mainstream, is not simple.
“Gay films »
- Diana Lodderhose
This scene will likely not happen in the new show.
Doctor Who is going back to school. BBC announced today a new spin-off for the popular series, aimed at young adults, and written by noted Ya author Patrick Ness. Titled Class, the show will take place at Coal Hill School, historic location of the series, and feature the students facing threats from across space and time.
Set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best Ya fiction (Buffy, Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen it before.
Steven Moffat, who will executive-produce the show, says: “No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we’re bringing his brilliant storytelling into Doctor Who. »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Ever wondered who those guys in movies were really talking to over the phone? Well, wonder no more…
Those bright sparks at Burger Fiction have put together an awesome supercut of 57 different phone calls from films, creating one epic movie conversation.
Bridget Jones, Ron Burgundy, Marty McFly and many other iconic movie characters speak over the phone in this brilliant supercut.
Elsewhere, Burger Fiction were also responsible for putting together a supercut of every single punch thrown by Jason Statham. Watch it below. »
BBC Three today announces Class, a new Doctor Who spin-off from the acclaimed young adult author Patrick Ness. Class is a Ya series set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenaline of the best Ya fiction (Buffy, Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you've never seen it before. The show is 8x45, meaning 8 episodes at 45 minutes apiece. Here's what Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat had to say in a statement.
"No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like , and now we're bringing his brilliant storytelling into Doctor Who. This is growing up in modern Britain - but with monsters!"
Patrick Ness is author of nine books, including six bestselling and critically acclaimed Ya novels. He has written the »
While we thought it could sneak into the end of the 2015 calendar, it looks like Paramount is holding off a release of Martin Scorsese‘s priest drama Silence until after its rumored Cannes premiere. As we wait for the first trailer, today brings a few updates on the adaptation of Shûsaku Endô‘s novel, which follows Andrew Garfield as Father Rodrigues, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest amid rumors that Rodrigues’ mentor has abandoned the Church.
Ahead of the film’s release, earlier this year Approaching Silence was published (pick it up here), a novel which features a collection of essays looking back at the real-life background of Endô’s work. Perhaps most intriguing to our audience, it also features an afterword from Scorsese in which he describes bringing to life what “can’t be seen or described or named.” He references the “astonishing »
- Jordan Raup
If you're looking for a movie with hyper-violence, well-choreographed ass kickings, and a lot of bloodshed, Gridlocked is your Huckleberry. Not to be confused with the great 1997 crime film Gridlock'd starring Tim Roth and the late Tupac Shakur, Gridlocked is a hepped up Assault on Precinct 13 with bullets calling all the shots.In Gridlocked, Dominic Purcell (Prison Break) plays the hard-as-nails Swat leader David Hendrix. He's the guy you send into an apartment packed with guns and goons ready to fire them. He's the guy who walks out of that situation with a lot of blood on his hands, and none of it is his own. (Move over Liam Neeson, there's a new bad motherfucker in town with a particular set of skills.)Today is...
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Warner Bros & DC
It’s hard to believe that Batman Begins was released over a decade ago now. Before Christopher Nolan came along and revitalised the movie franchise, the character was in the toilet creatively thanks to Joel Schumacher’s wretched Batman And Robin, and Begins felt like a breath of fresh air, a gritty shift away from the mouldy camp that defined his last few outings.
As visionary as Nolan’s interpretation of the material was in both Begins and his later sequels, he certainly didn’t do it all on his own. Nolan and co-writer David S. Goyer drew extensively from the huge back catalogue of Batman comics, some iconic classics and others less well-known, but all contributing significantly to crafting some of Begins’ most memorable moments.
Some classic comic book panels have been painstakingly recreated by Nolan, whereas other ideas have been repurposed in the movie in »
- Jack Pooley
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? Marvel Phase One gets a comprehensive breakdown, a number of high-profile celebrities read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Anne Hathaway spoofs the ending of every romantic comedy. But first, Deadpool gets a homemade trailer. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Deadpool Trailer Gets Sweeded
Cinefix continues its Homemade Movies series with a fantastic Diy version of the Deadpool trailer. Using homemade graphics and "visual effects" and a wonderful Diy suit, this trailer is certainly entertaining, although they did clean up the language a bit to make it more family-friendly. In addition, we also have a side-by-side comparison video with the actual trailer and a behind-the-scenes video »
What a mean week it's been. Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s popular "Mean Tweets" segment returned Monday, but this time around, Jimmy Kimmel asked celebrities to appear live on stage to read the cruel things that have been written about them on Twitter. Monday's episode featured Jeff Bridges, Kristen Bell and Benedict Cumberbatch; Tuesday's episode featured Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bette Midler and Liam Neeson; Wednesday's episode featured Emily Blunt, Salma Hayek, Andrew Garfield and Jack Black; and Thursday's episode featured an all-star lineup that included Halle Berry, Tobey Maguire, Naomi Watts and George Clooney. Individual videos were had not been posted on Jimmy Kimmel »
It’s been a week of hilariously mean and unbelievably bitchy messages as Jimmy Kimmel had stars read out mean tweets about themselves live on his show each night. The popular segment wrapped Thursday with four Hollywood A-listers dropping by the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” set to get abused by social media critics. “Halle Berry‘s boobs are lopsided,” the former Bond girl read, while wearing a sheer shirt that proved they are perfectly straight. “Well, when they are real, that happens,” Berry added smugly. Also Read: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Liam Neeson, Bette Midler Read 'Mean Tweets' on 'Jimmy Kimmel »
- Debbie Emery
If you take a classic TV property to the big screen for a contemporary adaptation that doesn’t turn into a film franchise as initially hoped, what do you do? You remake it on television, of course! After bringing The A-Team to the big screen in 2010 with Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley and Quinton […]
The post 20th Century Fox Bringing ‘The A-Team’ Back to TV appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
20th Century Fox Television is developing a remake of the 1980s classic TV show The A-Team, with Furious 7 screenwriter Chris Morgan coming aboard to produce the new series, according to a report from Deadline. The news comes five years after 20th Century Fox released their big-screen adaptation of The A-Team, which starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton Jackson. This rebooted TV series will have a contemporary setting, with a twist on the team itself.
The original series centered on four highly-trained special forces soldiers, John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard), Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Dirk Benedict), H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and B.A. (Bad Attitude) Baracus (Mr. T), who escaped from a military prison after being detained for a crime they didn't commit. They fled to Los Angeles and began working as "soldiers of fortune," using their immense skills to help people in need, while trying to clear their name. »
Reboot fever is far from over: Deadline reports that The A-Team will get a second life on TV. This time around, Fast and the Furious writer-producer Chris Morgan will executive-produce the action show for Fox (the original aired on NBC) alongside Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of the show's original creator, Stephen J. Cannell. It'll have the same premise: A group of American Special Forces ops get framed for a crime they didn't commit, only now the group will prominently feature women instead of mostly putting them on the sidelines, like the original series did with Amy Amanda "Triple A" Allen. In 2010, Fox also remade the series as a feature film starring Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson that wasn't exactly the box-office smash it hoped for. Perhaps, in its original TV format, it'll fare better — especially if they get Ed Sheeran to revamp the theme song. »
- Dee Lockett
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, it looks like you’ll soon be able to hire The A-Team once again, as Deadline is reporting that Fast & Furious writer-producer Chris Morgan is teaming up with Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of creator Stephen J. Cannell, for a contemporary take on the classic 1980s TV show.
According to Deadline’s report, “the new A-Team revolves around a diverse team of American Special Forces operatives. Unlike the original all-male squad, the new team will include both male and female memebrs. The group has been framed for a crime they didn’t commit and set out to clear their names by uncovering the black-ops conspiracy that set them up. Along the way, they are driven to help those in need by using their singular military skills, high-tech expertise and often conflicting individual approaches. It’s »
- Gary Collinson
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you’ll once again know where to find The A-Team.
After a 2010 big screen adaptation starring Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson, 20th Century Fox TV is developing a contemporary take on Stephen J. Cannell’s ’80s action series, our sister site Deadline reports.
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