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Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around, we have the first trailer for the short horror comedy film, The Body, starring Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick), an excerpt from Valancourt Books' special re-release of Michael McDowell's souther horror novel, Cold Moon Over Babylon (which is now being adapted for the big screen), and details on who will play the titular role for Fox and Warner Bros. TV's Lucifer pilot (based on the character from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman comic book series and its spin-off series, Lucifer).
The Body: "The Body is the story of a contract killer using the cover of Halloween to dispose of his latest victim. As he attempts to drag the dead man's body across London, his gear and body bag get mistaken for a costume, and he is talked into a attending a local Halloween party with a group of revellers. »
- Derek Anderson
Fox’s Lucifer pilot has bagged its horned antihero in the shape of Welsh actor, Tom Ellis. Known for his extensive television work in the UK, Ellis made waves in a variety of popular British shows including No Angels, Merlin, Rush and Miranda. He will soon be packing his bags for the sunny climes of Los Angeles as he prepares for his latest small screen performance as king of hell, Lucifer Morningstar.
Late last year, when the show was granted an initial pilot commitment, it was expected that it would stick closely to the comic series. Created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg, the original DC Comics-run centers on Lucifer who, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.”
However, along with the »
- Gem Seddon
Just one week after Fox issued a pilot order for their DC Comics adaptation Lucifer, Tom Ellis has signed on to play the title character. The pilot is based on DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. Lucifer first appeared in several issues of Neil Gaiman's beloved comic Sandman, before getting his own comic series written by Mike Carey.
The show centers on the Lord of Hell (Tom Ellis), who grows bored of reigning over the underworld. He decides to abandon his post and head to Los Angeles, where he helps the Lapd punish criminals. An earlier version of the pilot still had Lucifer coming to L.A., but instead he opens a piano bar entitled Lux. That aspect of the story will not be used in this new version of the pilot.
Fox and DC Entertainment have today swelled the DC Universe further by announcing that Welsh actor Tom Ellis (Rush, Once Upon a Time) has been cast in Lucifer, the new television show based on the DC / Vertigo Comics character.
Inspired by the character who first appeared in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Lucifer was the main protagonist in his own 75-issue solo series between 2000 and 2006. In the new show, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, [Lucifer] resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.”
Director Len Wiseman (Underworld, TV’s Sleepy Hollow) will direct the pilot episode, with legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Con Air, Top Gun) on board as executive producer. Tom Kapinos (Californication) has adapted and written the pilot.
- Scott J. Davis
In the show, Lucifer has grown bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
In the pilot, after growing bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.
The project was written by “Californication’s” Tom Kapinos, who serves as an exec producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Len Wiseman. The pilot hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Aggressive Mediocrity and Warner Bros. TV, with Wiseman set to direct. The character originated in Vertigo’s “Sandman” comics created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, before spinning off into his own series written by Mike Carey.
“Lucifer” is the latest in a slew of comic book properties coming to the smallscreen next season, »
- Laura Prudom
The devil you know is now Tom Ellis: Fox’s “Lucifer” has cast the “Rush” actor in its titular role. Last week, the project landed a pilot pickup from the broadcast network and added “Sleepy Hollow” creator Len Wiseman to direct and Jerry Bruckheimer to executive produce. Also Read: 13 Hollywood Lgbt Stars Who Play Superheroes or Villains (Photos) The one-hour drama comes from executive producer and writer Tom Kapinos, and will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Kapinos’ Aggressive Mediocrity, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Alongside Kapinos, Wiseman and Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman will also executive produce. KristieAnne Reed will co-executive produce. »
- Tony Maglio
Rush star Tom Ellis has been cast as the title character in Fox’s comic book drama Lucifer, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the TV series centers on Lucifer (Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd… »
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In Lucifer, the Welsh actor — best known stateside for his role as Once Upon a Time’s first Robin Hood and as the star of USA Network’s short-lived medical series Rush — will play the Lord of Hell, who abdicates his throne and kingdom to make camp in Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. »
TV Line report that Tom Ellis has landed the title role in Fox's Lucifer, which is based on the incarnation of the character first introduced in Neil Gaiman's Sandman. The Welsh actor is best known stateside for his role the first Robin Hood in TV's Once Upon A Time. The pilot will be directed by Len Wiseman (the Total Recall remake, Underworld), who will also executive produce along with Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. The original logline for the show was pretty similar to the comic series, and had Lucifer growing tired with his infernal responsibilities and relocating to La where he opened an exclusive piano bar called Lux. Now it seems it's "undergone an evolution toward a police procedural", with the character getting his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals. Does this have a hope in Hell of being good? Let us know what you think »
Every movie star is a con artist of sorts, seducing audiences into forking over millions by adopting a character bigger than him- or herself. But what to do when the streak falters? Will Smith made his film debut as a high-society scammer in “Six Degrees of Separation,” and now, a bit more than 21 years later, he’s back at the hustle in “Focus,” a sexy sleight-of-hand caper that feels small-time by the tentpole king’s standards, though a solid opening ought to prove Smith’s ongoing drawing power — and that there is life after the commercial debacle of 2013’s “After Earth.” Lithely directed by the duo responsible for “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” this suave if quick-to-dissipate divertissement shrewdly recasts the star in the George Clooney mold — a good look for the next stage of Smith’s career.
With the rare exception of 2005’s hit “Hitch,” romance hasn’t really been Smith’s bag. »
- Peter Debruge
Animal rights activists have a message for Disney when it comes to the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”: Don’t monkey around. An online petition on Change.org is asking Disney, along with Jerry Bruckheimer Films and director Espen Sandberg, not to employ monkeys in the film, which began production in Australia this week. Also Read: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Starts Production, Unveils Premise At the time of publication, the petition — launched by Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary founder Kari Bagnall — had enlisted 949 supporters, which is 51 short of its goal. »
- Tim Kenneally
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer just updated his Twitter page with two photos from the Australian set of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," giving us our first (unclear) look at Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Check out the photo below. Plot: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea... including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. The new movie just finished its first week of shooting and is set to hit theaters on July 7th, 2017. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
We're back with another horror/sci-fi round-up. Guest stars have been revealed for the season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, Titan Comics has a massive Doctor Who comic book crossover lined up, HBO's upcoming New World drama pilot that's likely based on the Salem Witch Trials has enlisted a notable director for its pilot, a new horror film from the duo behind 100 Bloody Acres has is entering production, and Fox has put in a pilot order for a series based on Neil Gaiman's Lucifer from The Sandman comic book series.
Doctor Who Season 9: Via BBC America, TVLine reports that Michelle Gomez will be back on-screen as The Master, aka "Missy", in the two-part season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, which does not yet have a release date. Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, and Clare Higgins will also reprise their roles as Kate, the Shadow Architect, and Ohila, respectively, in the season 9 premiere, »
- Derek Anderson
Earlier this week, Disney announced that shooting had officially begun on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. They also revealed a full synopsis, the main cast and the official title. Now, co-director Joachim Rønning, who is working alongside Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, have tweeted out two behind-the-scenes photos, with one offering our first look at Johnny Depp in his return as the iconic Capt. Jack Sparrow. Forgive us if you have to squint really hard to see him.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact »
First announced last autumn as Gotham was about to premiere, the next TV adaptation to come from the pages of DC Comics will be in the unlikely form of Lucifer. Jerry Bruckheimer is among the producers of the joint endeavour by Warners and Fox (for Fox TV), and Len Wiseman will direct the pilot.Mike Carey's 75-issue series for DC's Vertigo imprint has its origins in Neil Gaiman's Sandman. The particular Lucifer in question is the Miltonic fallen angel who reasoned it was better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. In The Sandman's Season Of Mists arc, however, he abdicated from Hell too, handing the key over to Morpheus to dispose of sensibly. Morpheus gave it to the characters who wanted it least.Carey picks up Lucifer running a piano bar in La, with the help of his half-beautiful, half-monstrous demon cohort Mazikeen. The resulting »
Earlier this week Disney announced that production is underway on the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and now producer Jerry Bruckheimer has taken to Twitter to reveal the first behind-the-scenes image from the film, which sees Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow making an appearance via monitor…
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set for release on July 7th, »
- Gary Collinson
Yet another part of the DC universe is coming to the small screen. Fox has officially given a pilot order to Lucifer, based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman. Len Wiseman is directing and will produce with Jerry Bruckheimer. Worth noting is that the premise of the series has been tweaked since […]
The post Fox Orders ‘Lucifer’ Pilot With Plot Changes; Len Wiseman to Direct appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
In September Fox granted Neil Gaiman’s DC and Vertigo comic Lucifer a pilot commitment, and have now made good on that promise and granted the series a pilot order following “a prolonged deal-making process,” according to THR.
Spearheaded by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the show centers on the titular Lord of Hell, who grows bored and unhappy at his post and abandons his fiery kingdom to open a piano bar in Los Angeles and “get his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.”
Kapinos will pen the pilot script, and the episode will be directed and co-produced by Sleepy Hollow‘s Len Wiseman. Jerry Bruckheimer, Kristie Anne Reed and CSI‘s Jonathan Littman will produce as well.
- James Garcia
Back in September, we reported that DC and Vertigo comics character Lucifer had been granted a pilot commitment at Fox. Now, the studio has followed through on that commitment and given the series a pilot order.
While still not a guarantee that Lucifer will survive pilot season, this is a great step forward for fans of the character, who was created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. Spearheaded by Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the series will center on the titular devil who, “bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom,” and opts instead to open an exclusive piano bar in Los Angeles.
Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has now come on board the series, along with CSI and The Amazing Race producer Jonathan Littman. Sleepy Hollow‘s Len Wiseman will co-produce as well, and will step behind the camera to direct the pilot episode. »
- James Garcia
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