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The Buckaroo Banzai series may have found a network. Deadline reports Amazon is nearing a deal with creator Kevin Smith for the show.The series is based on the 1984 sci-fi comedy The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, which starred Peter Weller as the titular scientist, pilot, and rock musician trying to save the world from aliens.Read More… »
Just a few months ago, the 1984 movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was simply a cult classic with a small but devoted following. Shortly after Kevin Smith directed an episode of The Flash, he was approacheed to turn this movie into a TV series, and now it seems that show has found a home. A new report reveals that the director and MGM are finalizing a deal to bring the Buckaroo Banzai show to Amazon Studios.
Deadline reports that Amazon and MGM are "close to locking in a deal" that would bring the show to the streaming service. The report claims that Amazon is eyeing to air the series at some point next year, but an exact episode count wasn't given. The news comes just hours after Amazon Studios announced their new comedy shows for their fall pilot season, including a reboot of The Tick.
Amazon and MGM are closing a deal for the streaming service to be the home of filmmaker Kevin Smith's proposed TV series adaptation of cult 1984 feature "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" says TV Line.
Peter Weller starred as a physicist/pilot/rock musician who, with his band of men called the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.
Smith was approached by MGM about rebooting the property shortly after his great success helming an episode of "The Flash" this spring. »
- Garth Franklin
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai may continue.
Amazon and MGM are close to a deal for the streaming service to host Kevin Smith’s planned small-screen adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, our sister site Deadline reports.
Perhaps best known for playing Buliwyf in The 13th Warrior, the big budget epic sword and sorcery-type film from director John McTiernan and writer Michael Crichton from 1999, actor Vladimir Kulich towers above his co-stars in most of the projects he’s been in. Imbued with a distinct look and voice, Kulich also co-starred in films such as Decoy with Peter Weller, Red Scorpion 2 with Matt McColm, Crackerjack with Thomas Ian Griffith, and Firestorm with Howie Long. Over the years he’s specialized in playing Nordic heroes or stalwart warriors in projects like Ironclad and the TV series Vikings, but he’s also versatile, appearing in key roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. His latest projects are the independent horror film Grave Walkers »
Ryan Lambie Jul 15, 2016
How does Star Trek Into Darkness's plot hold up three years on? Ryan takes a closer look...
It's often the case that post-screening conversations are as much fun as the cinema visit itself. Whether a film's good or bad, sitting and dissecting a movie over a drink or during the car journey home is as much a part of the theatre-going experience as buying popcorn or the joyful sense of anticipation as the lights go down.
Sometimes, it's the most bewildering movies that provoke the most enjoyable discussions. I can still remember the exchanges I had with a friend after watching 2012's Prometheus: why did Rafe Spall tickle that evil-looking space snake? Why did Old Man Weyland hide aboard a ship that was his in the first place? Why didn't Charlize Theron run »
Scream Factory celebrates over three decades of Dan O'Bannon's graveyard bash at this year's Comic-Con with a special Return of the Living Dead autograph signing, and their annual "Inside Look" panel will feature the eagerly anticipated announcements of future releases
Taking place at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) on Friday, July 22nd, The Return of the Living Dead autograph signing will feature cast members Thom Mathews (Freddy) and John Philbin (Chuck), as well as Sean Clark, who hosted a new episode of Horror's Hallowed Grounds for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the beloved horror comedy.
"An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory" panel, meanwhile, will be held in Room 29Ab at 8:00pm. Below, we have the official press release with full details:
Press Release: Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2016 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, »
- Derek Anderson
If you’re heads over heels in love with the Mondo-released Vinyl soundtrack to David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch, then tomorrow’s release of the second of the Cronenberg soundtrack trilogy of releases, Dead Ringers will make you mind explode, similarly to Scanners. We’ve got the Dead Ringers artwork below, which goes on sale at a random time tomorrow (Oh you Mondo bastards!!! jk), and has a pretty affordable price of $30 and features artwork of Randy Ortiz. The soundtrack alone is worth the price, it’s such a haunting score from Howard Shore and one of this writer’s favorite Cronenberg soundtracks.
Based on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland, Dead Ringers tells the story of identical twin gynecologists—suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality—who share the same practice, the same apartment, and the same women. It is a chilling tale, »
- Jerry Smith
Chucky’s back and better than ever… Mezco Toyz presents their newest Chucky doll based on his likeness in the first Child’s Play movie. Also: Wizard World and Crypt TV’s eight-city video showcase, Mondo’s Cronenberg vinyls, the Screamfest 2016 announcement, and over 10 photos from Shortwave.
Photos of Mezco Toyz’s New Chucky Doll: From Mezco Toyz: “Unlike the scarred and battle-damaged look Chucky normally bears (people have tried to destroy him in six films so far), this version represents the cleaner, earlier Chucky. His trademark outfit is un-slashed, his face is not yet mauled.
Just as he did in his films, Chucky has lots to say from his trademark “My name is Chucky” to far more sinister phrases.
The star of the Child’S Play films, Chucky stands fifteen inches tall and features real cloth Good Guys clothing, eleven points of articulation, his trademark orange hair and realistic glass-like eyes. »
- Tamika Jones
Is Kevin Smith headed to the eighth dimension? According to Dime Geek, the director is adapting the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension into a TV series.
The 1984 sci-fi comedy starred Peter Weller as Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, a neurosurgeon, rock star, physicist, and race car driver who tries to save the world from aliens. The movie also featured John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, and Christopher Lloyd.
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Director Kevin Smith has been keeping quite busy over the past few years, launching his True North Trilogy in 2014 with Tusk, with the next installment, Yoga Hosers, set to debut this summer. The filmmaker also returned to the small screen recently, directing an episode of The CW's hit superhero series The Flash, which aired last week. It seems the filmmaker is eyeing another TV project, with an adaptation of the 1984 cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. As it turns out, the director's work on The Flash is what actually lead to this opportunity to bring Buckaroo Banzai back to life.
The director revealed the news on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, saying that "weird doors" started to open after his episode of The Flash aired last week. One of those doors was to MGM, who told the director's agent they had been exploring ways to turn »
The last time I caught up with The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai, the 80s film just didn't quite hold up, causing me to wonder what it is that I dug about the movies all those years ago as a kid. However, the cult fandom for Peter Weller's scientist, neurosurgeon, rock musician and race car driver hero has stayed strong over the years, celebrating all... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Following his small screen exploits in Central City with last week’s episode of The Flash, Kevin Smith has announced on his podcast Hollywood Babble-On that he’s working on a new TV series based upon the 1984 cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Here’s Smith’s comments on the subject:
“Because I did the episode of The Flash, suddenly it’s signal light of, ‘oh he’ll do fucking television?’ Which is weird because I’ve been doing TV for five-six seasons – we’ve just been renewed for Comic Book Men – but that’s different because it’s not scripted. Now I’m being pulled into the scripted world. MGM said, ‘hey we hear you like Buckaroo Banzai‘. They heard that because of a fucking podcast I did in New York at the Lincoln Centre with Peter Weller and John Lithgow where we watched »
- Gary Collinson
Filmmaker Kevin Smith says his success directing last week's episode of The CW's "The Flash" has been such a success that it has opened up some "weird doors" all over Hollywood with three projects setup over the past week with one of them being MGM TV which produces FX's "Fargo" series.
Smith was invited to discuss the possibility of turning another film into a TV series, something much more genre and cult-based - the 1984 genre-defying sci-fi film "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension". Smith says he's "loved the movie forever" and speaking on a recent instalment of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, he explained his idea for a TV series version:
"Basically you just do the entire movie for season one, then season two you finally do the sequel we've all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League."
MGM liked what they heard as Smith says »
- Garth Franklin
From the 1987 classic, Robocop comes this awesome Hot Toys Sixth Scale figure… And thanks to our friends at RetroAndCollectables we have one to giveaway! Plus, for those collectors out there we also have a special discount code (valid for the next month) for the site – use Nerdly at checkout for 10% off.
This newest addition to Hot Toys Mms Diecast series has been specially designed with diecast material for greater realism. The Mms Diecast series brings fans a higher level of authenticity by focusing on materials, fine details and engineering. The movie-accurate RoboCop Mms Diecast Sixth Scale Figure is highly detailed, featuring a newly sculpted body, metallic black, grey and silver armor, and interchangeable lower faces. RoboCop speaks six memorable quotes from the film, allowing fans to recreate their favorite scenes.
The RoboCop Sixth Scale figure features:
Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of RoboCop Newly sculpted and refined body Approximately »
- Phil Wheat
Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson take a look at another slice of home video horror.
Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!
Episode 90: Dominion Over The Asylum Of The Tricky Rat
Bj sleeps in, Sean gets bored with a mountain climbing expedition gone horribly wrong, and Brad looses his shit over Asylum flicks! We cover a handful of flicks that have arrived on our doorstep and then spend time with Peter Weller’s first film, Of Unknown Origin, for our Stream Screams segment, then we move on to VHS-omg with 1995’s “Men-on-a-hunting-trip-gone-horribly-wrong” flick Dominion.
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Episode 91: Help Tex Montana Survive!
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- Phil Wheat
Horror Channel has announced eight petrifying premieres for Friday and Saturday nights this February, including the UK TV Premiere of Daric Gates’ possession thriller The Appearing and the Network premieres of Paul Hyett’s disturbing directorial debut The Seasoning House, Stephen King’s psychological thriller Secret Window, starring Johnny Depp and Renny Harlin’s supernatural cult favourite The Covenant.
Other network premieres for Friday nights include Christian Duguay’s dystopian Sci-Fi actioner Screamers and Robert Heath’s Brit revenge shocker Truth or Dare, whilst Saturday night’s exclusive line-up embraces haunting chiller Darkness Falls and Simon West’s frenzied pulse-racer When a Stranger Calls.
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Fri 5 Feb @ 10.55pm – Screamers (1995) *Network Premiere
Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “Second Variety”, this cult favourite stars Peter Weller as Cmdr. Joe Hendricksson, who sets out across the surface of Sirius 6B, hoping to settle a violent labour »
- Gary Collinson
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