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Amazon Rolls Out First Teaser For Season 2 Of The Man In The High Castle

24 July 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When the credits rolled on the series finale of The Man in the High Castle, Amazon’s original show that plunged America into a dark and twisted alternate history, fans were left with a truckload of unanswered questions.

Making matters worse, production on season 2 hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, what with Frank Spotnitz’s decision to step down as showrunner mid-way through filming. In his steed, executive producers Isa Dick Hackett, David Zucker and Dan Percival helped steer development back on course, and here we arrive at the very first teaser for The Man in the High Castle‘s sophomore outing.

Hailing from Amazon’s Sdcc panel – one which featured series regulars Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Rupert Evans – many of those unanswered questions are shoved into the limelight, not to mention footage of Hitler unleashing a nuclear bomb on a hapless population.

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- Michael Briers

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The Man in the High Castle: Season Two Promo Released at Sdcc

22 July 2016 9:56 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bullets are flying in season two of The Man in the High Castle. Amazon released a new promo for the upcoming season at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.Based on the Philip K. Dick novel, the drama is set in a world where the Axis Powers won WWII. The cast includes Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, and Rufus Sewell.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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How They Filmed ‘The Man in the High Castle’ With a ‘Retro-Futurist’ Vibe

22 July 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At Thursday’s Comic-Con panel, Isa Dick Hackett (exec producer and Philip K. Dick’s daughter) promised that we will meet “The Man in the High Castle” in Season 2. Meanwhile, cinematographer James Hawkinson, taking a break from prepping in Vancouver, teased by phone that we can expect more alternate worlds opening up.

Philip K. Dick didn’t believe in reality and it offers so many possibilities for parallel worlds,” offered Hawkinson (“Hannibal”).

This was alluded to at the end of Season 1 with the introduction of mysterious films and physical travel to an alternate timeline by Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tarawa).

It’s all part of the “retro-futurism” of the Amazon series that received craft noms not only for Hawkinson’s work on the pilot but also for production design, VFX and main title design.

Read More: ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Season Two Clip: Ridley Scott Introduces New Sdcc Footage

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- Bill Desowitz

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‘The Man in the High Castle’ Season Two Clip: Ridley Scott Introduces New Sdcc Footage

22 July 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ridley Scott and Philip K. Dick are a pairing made in heaven. Dick wrote a novel called “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and Scott adapted that into a little film called “Blade Runner.” Since last year, Scott has been involved in another adaptation of the late author’s work in the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle,” which debuted a new look at Season 2 at their Comic-Con panel yesterday.

Read More: Why Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Isn’t Afraid to Go Too Far

Scott himself, off in production in Australia, introduced the clip through a video message. The preview features Alexa Davalos’ Juliana Crain as she wakes up in the trunk of car and in the midst of trouble. As she finds a way to pop the lock, all hell breaks loose.

The panel included executive producers Isa Dick Hackett, David Zucker and Dan Percival, »

- Kyle Kizu

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‘The Man in the High Castle’ Season Two Clip: Ridley Scott Introduces New Sdcc Footage

22 July 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ridley Scott and Philip K. Dick are a pairing made in heaven. Dick wrote a novel called “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and Scott adapted that into a little film called “Blade Runner.” Since last year, Scott has been involved in another adaptation of the late author’s work in the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle,” which debuted a new look at Season 2 at their Comic-Con panel yesterday.

Read More: Why Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Isn’t Afraid to Go Too Far

Scott himself, off in production in Australia, introduced the clip through a video message. The preview features Alexa Davalos’ Juliana Crain as she wakes up in the trunk of car and in the midst of trouble. As she finds a way to pop the lock, all hell breaks loose.

The panel included executive producers Isa Dick Hackett, David Zucker and Dan Percival, »

- Kyle Kizu

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Man in the High Castle @ Comic-Con: 'Chameleon' Juliana, Tagomi's Vision and a New 'Sassy, Flirty Nazi'

21 July 2016 5:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Man in the High Castle‘s behind-the-scenes intrigue — which rival its on-screen ones — didn’t even get a passing mention during the Amazon series’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday.

In May, showrunner Frank Spotnitz abruptly exited the drama amid a difference of opinion with Amazon regarding his involvement in Season 2. The Vancouver-shot drama quickly went into hiatus, with other members of the production team scrambling to fill the Ep’s duties.

Related Comic-Con 2016: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings

At the time, Amazon released this statement:

Given the ambition and scope of the series, the »

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Shout takes 'Blinky Bill' for North America

27 June 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shout! Factory has acquired a package of rights to the Australian animated feature and plans a multi-platform release.

Shout! Factory has picked up Australian animated feature Blinky Bill: The Movie for North America from Munich-based sales agency Studio 100 Film.

With a package of exclusive rights including theatrical, broadcast, video-on-demand, digital and home entertainment, Shout! Factory plans a strategic launch of the film across multiple platforms through its Shout! Factory Kids imprint.

Produced by Studio 100’s Sydney-based animation studio Flying Bark Productions, Blinky Bill: The Movie has a voice cast headed by Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, Toni Collette and David Wenham. It tells the story of mischievous koala Bill’s search for his dad in the outback, in the company of a zoo koala and a frill-necked lizard. Deane Taylor directed and Alexs Stadermann co-directed.

Introduced in a 1933 book series, the character has appeared in 1992 film Blinky Bill, The Mischievous »

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Movie Review – Gods of Egypt (2016)

18 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gods of Egypt, 2016.

Directed by Alex Proyas.

Starring Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Courtney Eaton, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Rufus Sewell, and Geoffrey Rush.

Synopsis:

Ancient Egypt, a world where the Gods live among mortals. Osiris, King of all Egypt, prepares to crown his dutiful son Horus as his successor, but doesn’t count on his power hungry brother Set challenging for the throne…

Given the gap between its Us and UK theatrical release, us across the Pond have been preparing ourselves for a stinker of enormous proportions with Gods of Egypt. It’s generated more conversation than many films given claims of whitewashing when it comes to casting its ancient Egyptian heroes, which Alex Proyas and studio Lionsgate apologised for–anticipating the backlash–and largely blamed on the practicalities of not just a dearth of appropriate Egyptian actors but equally the necessity of the box office draw of its stars. »

- Tony Black

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Gods Of Egypt review

17 June 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Gerard Butler shouts and transforms into a robot in Alex Proyas’ fantasy Gods Of Egypt. Ryan reviews a screamingly odd film...

Ancient Egypt - a land of pyramids, colossal statues and unconvincing scorpions. Did you know that, in the time of the pharoahs, gods lived among ordinary mortals and could transform into huge, fire-spouting robots? Director Alex ProyasGods Of Egypt may have been demolished by critics when it appeared in the Us earlier this year, but it’s certainly educational.

Proyas previously brought us such dark and moody delights as The Crow and Dark City, but Gods Of Egypt is completely unlike anything he’s made before. It’s big, it’s camp, it’s awash with CGI which varies in quality from shot to shot. In style and tone, it belongs in that same odd category of action fantasy films as Louis Leterrier’s Clash Of The Titans »

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year, Peter Dinklage took home his second Emmy Award for his role as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.” Despite the impressive ensemble of the show, Dinklage could stand out again this year; he already has the best line of the season: “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” He could face competition from co-stars Kit Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, neither of whom has been nominated yet.

Jonathan Banks is a likely repeat nominee for “Better Call Saul,” but his co-star Michael McKean was a scene stealer as well, and also the biggest villain of the season as he looked to usurp his own brother. McKean is a beloved vet who has never received an Emmy nomination and is long overdue.

We could see repeat nominations for Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) and Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), as well as two actors whose shows left the air this year, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Gods Of Egypt Blu-Ray Review

30 May 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oddly enough, Alex Proyas’s Gods of Egypt is not a bad idea on paper. There have been plenty of weird, kitschy films about Greek gods and Roman gods, as well as Judeo-Christian stories, but the well of Egyptian deities has (in Western film at least) been left largely untapped. That’s unfortunate, because the Egyptians have a rich and complex mythology. Which is why it’s such a shame that Gods of Egypt, hitting Blu-Ray this week, fails as massively – indeed, epically – as it does.

The plot revolves around thief and pretty boy Bek (Brenton Thwaites), who attends the coronation of Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the god of the air, taking over godhead duties from his father Osiris (Bryan Brown). But things go wrong when Set (Gerard Butler), the god of the desert, pops up, kills Osiris and blinds Horus, sending him off into the desert to die. A year later, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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George Blagden on dressing up for Versailles: ‘Heels do wonders for your confidence!’

30 May 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The rugged heart-throb is about to be very big indeed – after landing the part of the spiffily dressed Sun King in this scandalous tale of sex, violence and sublime shoes

How the mighty have fallen. A few weeks ago, George Blagden was playing Louis Xiv in the extravagant miniseries Versailles, swanning around in heels and wigs and frilly blouses as he ordered the construction of his snazzy new palace. Today, he is at the self-service counter at a cafe in St James’s Park, London, ordering his own tea (“Ooh is that mine? That was quick!”). We repair to a table outside, under the gaze of some feral-looking pigeons. The 26-year-old actor is all in black: black jacket (zipped up), black hair (faintly curly), black stubble. He is dashing, with a touch of raggedy wildness that suggests a young Terence Stamp or Rufus Sewell.

Related: Antonia Fraser: the sexy »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Gods of Egypt movie review: those whom the gods wish to punish, they force to watch this movie

28 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hilariously, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the ancient Nile is the least offensive thing about this crime against goofball cinema. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of director Alex Proyas

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

No, this is the other movie that whitewashes ancient Egypt, after Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings in late 2014. (As Oscar Wilde might have said, one such movie is unfortunate. Two seems like crassness.) Hilariously, however, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the Nile is the least offensive thing about Gods of Egypt. I mean, sure, that’s bad. But for a movie such as this, so clearly aimed at high cheese, to take two gorgeous brutes such as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler, get them half naked, set them to sweaty wrestling, and then render that this boring? »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Gods of Egypt Preview Examines Horus' Costume | Exclusive

26 May 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before returning to Westeros as Jaime Lannister last month on Game of Thrones, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau took on another epic story by starring in the action-packed Gods of Egypt. In case you missed it in theaters, Gods of Egypt is currently available on Digital HD formats, before debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 31. To get fans ready for this release, we have an exclusive preview which showcases the elaborate costumes Nikolaj Coster Waldau had to wear as Horus.

After starring in Game of Thrones for the past six seasons, the actor is surely used to a number of elaborate wardrobe changes, but in Gods of Egypt, his Horus had two distinct costumes. The first is an entirely regal outfit, which he wears during a coronation. Nikolaj Coster Waldau revealed that the simple act of wearing this costume helped him get into character, while later on in the film, he has a more simple costume, »

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The Man in the High Castle: Ep Talks Stepping Down from Season Two

24 May 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last week, we reported showrunner Frank Spotnitz was leaving The Man in the High Castle. Now, Spotnitz has spoken out about leaving the Amazon series after its first season, reports Deadline.

Based on the Philip K. Dick novel, the dystopian drama takes place in an alternative post-wwii America that's run by the Nazis and the Japanese. Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Joel de la Fuente star.

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The Man in the High Castle: Amazon Showrunner Exits Series

20 May 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Sayonara and auf wiedersehen. Frank Spotnitz has exited the role of showrunner on Amazon's The Man in the High Castle TV show. He left production of the second season of the Philip K. Dick inspired series, over production disputes within the last few days, according to a Deadline report. Since Spotnitz created the TV series adaption, it is fair to ask how long it will continue, before being cancelled, especially without the man behind the dystopian drama.

Per Deadline, a new showrunner will not be brought on. Instead, the rest of the production team will step up to assume Spotnitz's responsibilities. The Man in the High Castle cast includes: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Joel de la Fuente.

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MipTV: ‘Public Enemy’ Tops First MipDrama Screenings

3 April 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes – Belgian serial killer suspenser “Public Enemy,” one of a clutch of thrillers at the inaugural MipDrama Screenings, won its first Cri de Coeur Award, awarded Sunday on the eve of MipTV in Cannes.

Sold by Zodiak Rights, airing May on Belgian pubcaster Rtbf, and the first TV production of Entre Chien et Loup and Playtime Films, the 10 one-hour-seg “Public Enemy” charts the impact on a community of an ex-child killer’s release from prison. He is given shelter at the local monastery – just as a new wave of child murders breaks out. Some community members want to take justice into their own hands. The female cop on the case is equally conflicted, having had her own younger sister disappear when she was a small girl.

“The series asks: ‘What do you do with monsters like child killers? After a serial killer is released from prison, can we forgive him? »

- John Hopewell

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Watch This: Proof of Concept for Sci-Fi 'Rise' Starring Anton Yelchin

31 March 2016 8:23 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You lost the war before it was even declared, Colonel." This is awesome. While this is a fantastic 5-minute sci-fi short film, it's also an impressive proof-of-concept created by filmmaker David Karlak called Rise made to get his project into development. David sent an email out informing me that he has been working on developing Rise at Warner Bros since 2012 and they just now allowed him to debut this short to the world. The story is about sentient robotic beings created that become more advanced than the human race and end up fighting against human beings. This has outstanding VFX and will definitely get your attention. Synopsis for Rise from Vimeo: In the near future, sentient robots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins. Rise is a proof-of-concept short film created by David Karlak (on Twitter @DavidKarlak). The »

- Alex Billington

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Votd: Yelchin Is An Android In Short Film"Rise"

31 March 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin and frequent film baddie Rufus Sewell have lent their talents to "Rise," a five-minute short piece from filmmaker David Karlak which serves as a proof-of-concept work that could be turned into a feature.

The story is set in a near future when sentient robots become more advanced than the human race and end up fighting against them. Karlak has reportedly been working on developing "Rise" at Warner Bros. since 2012 and have only just allowed him to debut this short to the world.

More information on the film itself is up at the official site.

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- Garth Franklin

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Sentient Robots Threaten Take Over in Rise [Full Short]

28 March 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

We first heard about director David Karlak's Rise a few years ago when the filmmaker launched a Kickstarter for finishing funds on the short project – an endeavour which was unsurprisingly successful.

Karlak sold the movie to Warner Brothers a few years ago and though movement on the project has been slow, he's continue to plug away at this proof of concept short which makes a great case for a feature length movie. The short stars Anton Yelchin as the face of a robot leading a robot insurgency while Rufus Sewell plays a cop trying to stop the insurgency from happening.

The basic premise is nothing new but Karlak's short doesn't only [Continued ...] »

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