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Amazon releases first-look images from The Tick reboot starring Peter Serafinowicz

21 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amazon has announced that its upcoming reboot of The Tick is set to arrive this August as part of its 2016 comedy pilot season, with the announcement accompanied by the first images from the new series, which sees Peter Serafinowicz succeeding Patrick Warburton as the big blue superhero…

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. »

- Gary Collinson

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Peter Serafinowicz Is The Tick In First Look At Amazon’s Comedy Reboot

21 July 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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One month out from its anticipated premiere, Amazon Studios has today peeled back the curtain on The Tick, its long-rumored comedy reboot that thrusts Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) into the title role.

Playing the part of an underdog accountant with no powers to call his own, one Average Joe takes a stand against crime in the city, crossing paths with a peculiar blue superhero (Serafinowicz) in the process. Ben Edlund of Supernatural fame penned the series and will executive produce in tandem with Sony Pictures Television. An official synopsis for The Tick was released alongside today’s batch of stills, and you can have a gander at it below.

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, »

- Michael Briers

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Durban: ‘Kalushi’ Tells Tale of South African Freedom Fighter

25 June 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Celebrated as a hero of the anti-apartheid struggle, the late South African freedom fighter Solomon “Kalushi” Mahlangu has life-sized statues adorning city squares and a soccer stadium named in his honor. It’s only now, though, that his story has been told on the big screen, thanks to the feature-film debut of Mandla Dube, whose biopic “Kalushi” was a hit this week at the Durban Intl. Film Festival.

Eight years in the making, the movie, which traces the short and revolutionary life of Mahlangu before his execution by the apartheid government at the age of 23, has already been hailed as a “hugely important film” by a leading South African film critic.

For Dube, who once mooted telling Mahlangu’s story in a four-part TV series, “Kalushi” offers a chance to pay tribute to one of the iconic heroes of the liberation struggle on the “large canvas” he deserves.

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- Christopher Vourlias

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Lesli Linka Glatter Honored by American Film Institute

26 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The American Film Institute has selected director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter as the recipient of its 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Glatter is an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, and has worked on such TV series as “Homeland,” “Mad Men” and “Twin Peaks.”

The award is given to an AFI alum who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner, says AFI: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9.

Glatter has also been involved in the series “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Justified,” “The Walking Dead,” “The West Wing,” “The Leftovers,” “The Newsroom” and “Ray Donovan.”

Glatter’s honors include four Emmy Award nominations, a Producers Guild of America Award nomination as well as six Directors Guild »

- Dave McNary

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Lesli Linka Glatter Honored by American Film Institute

26 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute has selected director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter as the recipient of its 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Glatter is an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, and has worked on such TV series as “Homeland,” “Mad Men” and “Twin Peaks.”

The award is given to an AFI alum who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner, says AFI: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9.

Glatter has also been involved in the series “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Justified,” “The Walking Dead,” “The West Wing,” “The Leftovers,” “The Newsroom” and “Ray Donovan.”

Glatter’s honors include four Emmy Award nominations, a Producers Guild of America Award nomination as well as six Directors Guild »

- Dave McNary

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Going Against the Critical Grain: When Expressing An Opinion Takes Bravery

24 April 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sean Wilson explores the difficulties writers face when their opinion flies in the face of the popular consensus…

Film journalists such as myself frequently get slammed for daring to criticise a movie we hated: we didn’t make it, we had no idea of the stress involved in organising a small army of cast and technicians and are catastrophically wrong in every way.

This is a perfectly valid point – but to assume that it’s easy putting one’s opinion to paper (or, more pertinently nowadays, to web) is certainly not always the case, especially if the opinion in question dares to be different. In fact, defying popular consensus and arguing a point-of-view that many might see as utterly bizarre takes a sheer act of will and bravery.

This issue has been on my mind of late. After all, is what constitutes a ‘proper’ movie critic the ability to think »

- Sean Wilson

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Phedon Papamichael Eschews Visual Flash for Authenticity, Humanity

20 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Phedon papamichael might not have the name identification of such fellow directors of photography as Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki or Roger Deakins, but his status among his peers is no less elite. He has brought out the best in directors like Alexander Payne, James Mangold and Gore Verbinski. And he has demonstrated a mastery of several genres, from psychological thrillers to dramedies, from biopics to Westerns, from arthouse curios to mega-budget blockbusters.

If cinematographers like to think of themselves as chameleons, Papamichael prides himself on an oeuvre in which no two movies look alike.

“It’s not really applying a style, it’s really adjusting to the story,” says Variety’s latest Billion Dollar Cinematographer. “Not just that, it’s really saving all those decisions — (involving) the performances and locations and actors — until you have all the elements unfold in front of you the moment you’re about to do it. »

- Steve Chagollan

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Review: Midnight Special

7 April 2016 10:09 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The first images from The Dark Knight cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, have dropped, featuring a rather normal-looking Johnny Depp and co-stars Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, and Rebecca Hall. Not featured in the pics, but also co-starring in the film are Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, and Clifton Collins, Jr. who join in the "ghost in the machine" sci-fi thriller... Read More »

- The Arrow

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4 Ways DC Can Win Me Back After Batman v Superman

2 April 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Samuel Brace with four ways DC can win him back after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I was left a little disheartened after Batman v Superman. It wasn’t an awful film but it wasn’t good either. It was meh. It was fine. It was everything that 99 percent of superhero movies are. It was not what I wanted. But I can be won over again. I want to be won over. DC properties, at their best, have more potential to win my heart than Marvel, but not with what they just crammed down my throat the other week. They can get me — and the people like me — back. But they need to make some changes.

Cancel Everything, Just Batman

Let’s face it, gang. Let’s just get down to brass tacks here, Batman was what was interesting about Batman v Superman, Batman — unless you’re a fan »

- Samuel Brace

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The Tick: Peter Serafinowicz to Star in Amazon Revival

23 March 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Peter Serafinowicz is set to star in The Tick TV series reboot, for Amazon. As with the 2001 version of The Tick, which was cancelled by Fox in early 2002, after eight episodes aired, the new live-action series is based on Ben Edlund's superhero comics of the same name.

Writer Edlund will executive produce along with Barry Josephson. Wally Pfister is set to direct. Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry have also been cast. Sony Pictures TV is the studio. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Tick: Peter Serafinowicz to star in superhero reboot

23 March 2016 2:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Amazon’s reboot of The Tick superhero series has landed Peter Serafinowicz for the title role…

Mr Peter Serafinowicz – last seen on live-action comic book duties in James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy - has landed a superhero role to call his own.

Amazon has signed up the Darth Maul voice actor, Spy supporting star and Brian Butterfield creator to play The Tick, the dim-witter comic hero who was previously portrayed by Patrick Warburton in a Fox TV series that ran from 2001 to 2002. (He also had animated adventures before that.)

Amazon is producing a pilot episode for its own take, re-adapting the comic book character that first appeared in 1985. He was created by Ben Edlund as newsletter mascot for the New England Comics chain of shops, before spinning out into an independent comic book series.

In keeping with comic book tradition, the new Amazon version of »

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Peter Serafinowicz is ‘The Tick’ for Amazon Studios

23 March 2016 1:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Tick Peter Serafinowicz casting: British actor will lead the new TV show based on the comic book series.

British actor Peter Serafinowicz has signed up to play The Tick for Amazon Studios. The planned TV series is a co-production between Amazon and Sony Pictures Television.

More on The Tick Peter Serafinowicz casting below, but first, here’s a little on the original comic book character, who first appeared in New England Comics book in 1986. The character was created by Ben Edlund, and appeared in his own comic book just two years later in 1988.

In the comic series the Tick is a wacky hero who escaped from a mental hospital and started fighting crime in the City. Not much is known about The Tick’s past because he is amnesiac. However, in one comic it is revealed that The Tick had a wife and children, but this may have been his imagination. »

- Paul Heath

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Peter Serafinowicz Has Been Cast As The Tick

22 March 2016 6:25 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Deadline reports that the great Peter Serafinowicz will play our new live-action version of The Tick in Amazon's reboot. Fans were not best pleased when they found out Patrick Warburton wouldn't be returning after doing such a great job as Fox's short-lived take on the beloved character, but Serafinowicz has become quite the geek-icon in his own right so there shouldn't be too many complaints. We also have our first logline for the new show: The blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry). Creator Ben Edlund will write the pilot episode of The Tick, and will also executive produce, with cinematographer Wally Pfister in talks to direct. »

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The Tick Casts Peter Serafinowicz In The Title Role

22 March 2016 5:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Spooooooon! A couple of weeks ago we found out that a new live-action TV series based on Ben Edlund’s ever-popular superhero spoof character, The Tick, had received a pilot order at Amazon. Fans were disappointed that Patrick Warburton wasn’t going to reprise his role from the short-lived Fox show, but something tells me they won’t have much of a problem with his replacement.

According to Deadline, British actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz will bring The Tick to life in the new incarnation of the show. Serafinowicz has become something of a geek treasure over the years, and was last seen playing Denarian Saal in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He also provided the dubbed-over voice for Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

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In addition to the casting news, the report also provided the first logline for the show, which »

- Mark Cassidy

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'The Tick' Reboot Replaces Patrick Warburton with Peter Serafinowicz

22 March 2016 5:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, it was reported that Amazon Studios and The Tick creator Ben Edlund were finally moving forward on a reboot of the cult classic series. Though, the original cast wouldn't be returning as originally planned. At the time, it wasn't known who would be stepping into replace Patrick Warburton, who played the lead character. Now, Deadline reports that British comedian Peter Serafinowicz is going to slide into that big blue suit.

The Tick first hit the small screen as an animated series in 1994, based on Ben Edlund's extremely popular cult comic. The creator himself was behind the live-action series that debuted on Fox in 2001. He will be back to write and executive produce this new take on the property. Original executive producer&#160Barry Josephson is also back, working alongside original studio Sony Pictures Television.

In this new version of the show, Peter Serafinowicz will play the muscle-bound superhero with the antennae. »

- MovieWeb

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‘The Tick’ Reboot Casts ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star as Titular Superhero

22 March 2016 4:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amazon’s “The Tick” has found its titular hero in “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Peter Serafinowicz, TheWrap has learned. Ben Edlund, who created the original comic-book character, will serve as writer and executive producer on the pilot, with Barry Josephson also producing. Both Edlund and Josephson worked on the ill-fated live action “Tick” series in 2001 for Fox. Wally Pfister will direct and Sony Pictures Television will produce. Also Read: Amazon Revives 'The Tick' With Pilot Order Griffin Newman has been cast to play The Tick’s sidekick Arthur, with Valorie Curry playing his sister Dot. “The Tick »

- Linda Ge

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Peter Serafinowicz Is The New "The Tick"

22 March 2016 2:19 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British actor-comedian Peter Serafinowicz ("Guardians of the Galaxy") is set as the lead in Amazon's pilot for a new take on Ben Edlund's comic character "The Tick".

Starting live as a 1994 animated series and previously adapted into a 2001 live-action comedy series on Fox starring Patrick Warburton in the role, the reboot brings back the muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero.

In this version he's recovering from amnesia and re-teams with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur's sister Dot (Valorie Curry).

Wally Pfister ("Transcendence") will direct the pilot while Barry Josephson will serve as executive producer.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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TV News Roundup: ‘Parenthood’ Reunion on Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls,’ Amazon Casts ‘The Tick’ for Reboot

22 March 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival will stage a “Parenthood” reunion with Mae Whitman set to make an appearance. Also in today’s TV news round-up, an actor from “The People v. O.J. SimpsonAmerican Crime Story” has been cast in a comedy pilot . . .

Casting News:

Mae Whitman will appear in Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival, marking a “Parenthood” reunion between the actress and her former TV mom Lauren Graham, Variety has confirmed.

Though details on Whitman’s cameo appearance are being kept under wraps, TVLine, which first broke the news, reports she will share a “really fun (albeit small) moment with Graham” that will please “Parenthood” fans. Speaking of fans, Whitman has previously made her “Gilmore Girls” obsession public with social-media posts.

The four-part “Gilmore Girls” reboot is bringing back most all of the original cast including Graham (Lorelai), Alexis Bledel (Rory), Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Jared Padalecki »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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The Tick Finds New Life With An Amazon Pilot Order

11 March 2016 10:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Ben Edlund first created the character The Tick as a newsletter mascot for New England Comics, he could hardly have known that his creation would be embraced by millions as a popular icon. Now, thirty years later, the writer and artist finds himself breathing new, live-action life into the concept, as Amazon orders a series pilot.

First appearing in 1986 as a spoof comic book superhero, The Tick earned his own independent comic book series in 1988, which was adapted into an animated series in 1994. A 9 episode live-action series aired on Fox in 2001, and starred Patrick Warburton as the titular hero, supported by David Burke, Nestor Carbonell and Liz Vassey.

For those unfamiliar with the character, the Tick has super human strength and mass, and is almost invulnerable. He also has “drama power,” which causes his super powers to increase in conjunction with the level of dramatic tension in a situation »

- Sarah Myles

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Amazon gives pilot order to The Tick reboot

11 March 2016 7:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in 2014 it was reported that a reboot of the cult comedy series The Tick was in the works, with creator Ben Edlund set to reunite with star Patrick Warburton, who played the title character in the short-lived live-action series in 2001.

Well, Amazon has now granted the project a pilot order, although Deadline is reporting that Warburton will not reprise his role due to his commitments to NBC’s new comedy series Crowded, and casting is now underway for his replacement.

According to Deadline, Wally Pfister (Transcendence) is in negotiations to direct the pilot, while Griffin Newman (Vinyl) and Valorie Curry (House of Lies) have been cast as Arthur Everest and Dot Everest.

The site reports that the pilot will see The Tick recovering from memory loss and reteaming with his old sidekick Arthur, who has “been labeled as a schizophrenic because of his statements that evil plans to rule the city, »

- Amie Cranswick

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