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George A. Romero’s Empire of the Dead TV Adaptation Coming

21 May 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Good news out of Cannes for fans of George A. Romero’s zombie comic for Marvel. According to Variety Demarest, which backed A Most Wanted Man and Kevin Smith’s Tusk, is developing a TV adaptation of Romero’s Empire of the Dead,… Continue Reading →

The post George A. Romero’s Empire of the Dead TV Adaptation Coming appeared first on Dread Central. »

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George Romero's Empire Of The Dead in Development for TV

21 May 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Demarest, the company that funded Kevin Smith’s Tusk, announced it will developing George A. Romero’s “Empire of the Dead,” 15-issue graphic novel for television.

Empire of the Dead is published by Marvel Comics and throws vapires into the usual zombie stew.

The series will be written by Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.

About Empire of the Dead:

Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted—but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don't think that everyone inside is safe! Not only do flesh-eaters roam within Manhattan, but there's another ancient predator about to take a bite out of th [Continued ...] »

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George Romero’s Empire of the Dead Comic Heads to TV

21 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

George A. Romero’s Empire of the Dead, a Marvel-published comic series which takes the contemporary zombie—that which Romero effectively created in 1968’s Night of the Living Dead—and pits it against vampires is being developed as a television project. Variety reports Demarest, which recently produced Kevin Smith’s man-made-walrus horror, Tusk is backing Empire of the Dead.…

The post George Romero’s Empire of the Dead Comic Heads to TV appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

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George A. Romero’s Empire Of The Dead To Shuffle Onto TV

21 May 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Following its work on A Most Wanted Man and Tusk with Kevin Smith, Demarest is set to make the move into the über-competitive market of television drama, dragging George A. Romero’s acclaimed graphic novel Empire of the Dead along with it.

First picked up by Variety, we understand that the adaptation is still in its embryonic form. How and ever, with Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson on board as executive producers, the wheels are beginning to ache into motion.

“Demarest is thrilled to bring more of George’s unique vision to screens everywhere, because he’s truly the one who started it all. I am also particularly pleased to be collaborating with George and Peter again, following our success with Diary of the Dead.”

It’s true that the small screen hasn’t exactly been wanting for big-budget zombie shows of late, what with AMC’s lucrative The Walking Dead »

- Michael Briers

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George A. Romeo Bringing His Empire Of The Dead Comics To TV

21 May 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The man who helped usher zombies into mainstream pop culture is back shepherding the undead. George A. Romero, who expanded his horror reach to graphic novels with Empire Of The Dead, is now aiming to bring the story to television.Demarest, which produced films such as A Most Wanted Man and Kevin Smith’s horror comedy Tusk, is backing the effort, which boasts Romero and long-time writer Peter Grunwald on scripting duty for the project, which has yet to land a channel or announce whether it’ll be intended as a long-running show or a limited, “event” series as Us TV is so fond of calling them these days. Empire Of The Dead, which was featured art by Alex Maleev and was published by Marvel, is set in the world years after the undead plague originally erupted, and finds humanity dealing with it in different ways. Manhattan has long been quarantined as a zombie zone, »

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Watch: Honest Trailer For 'Jupiter Ascending,' A Space Opera That Makes Less Sense Than 'Battlefield Earth'

21 May 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Like their '90s filmmaking geek compatriot Kevin Smith, The Wachowskis have seen their critical standing sink further and further the deeper we get into the 21st century. In our current franchise-minded world, one might have expected the Wachowskis to be greeted as saviors with their return to original sci-fi filmmaking in “Jupiter Ascending.” Instead the directing duo turned in the year’s most derided (if not reviled) film. To add insult to injury, Screen Junkies has seen fit to give the Wachowskis’ film the “Honest Trailer” treatment, joining the ranks of such unparalleled genius as the “Twilight” series, “Grown Ups” and “The Last Airbender.” Running over five minutes long, the “Honest Trailer” of much-ridiculed film doesn’t hide its disappointment in the film and the directors – a view shared by many critics, including us in our review – and really dives deep into the problems with the film, going as »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Cooties Is Spreading In Gleefully Violent New Trailer For Horror-Comedy

21 May 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s damnably hard to get the tone for a horror-comedy right – just ask Kevin Smith. Luckily, the trailer for Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s Cooties seems to suggest that this gore-filled laugh-and-scream-fest will be a cut above the rest.

Cooties centers on a group of elementary school teachers left to fend for themselves when a deadly virus communicated through chicken nuggets turns almost all the students into flesh-hungry zombies. As the infection can only take root if the host has not undergone puberty, the teachers aren’t at risk of catching it – but they do have to deal with being on every pupil’s menu.

The reception out of Sundance was strong, though our own Dominic Mill had mixed views on the horror-comedy. The directors have supposedly been doing extensive re-cutting since that premiere, so perhaps what’s coming to theaters this fall will be a stronger version »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Cannes: George A. Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ Set for TV Series

21 May 2015 1:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Demarest, which backed “A Most Wanted Man” and Kevin Smith’s “Tusk,” is developing a TV adaptation of George A. Romero’s “Empire of the Dead,” a 15-issue graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.

The production-finance company made the announcement Thursday at Cannes.

The series will be written by Romero and longtime partner Peter Grunwald, and executive produced by Romero and Grunwald with Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson.

Romero’s iconic 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” conceived the idea of a zombie apocalypse. “Empire of the Dead” mixes in vampires with zombies.

Demarest also announced it has teamed with the Ink Factory to produce and finance the TV adaptation of John le Carré’s “The Night Manager,” starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. The six-part miniseries, directed by  Susanne Bier, is currently in production in the U.K., Morocco and Spain, and will air next year on AMC in the U. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Barely Lethal’ Review

20 May 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Dove Cameron, Thomas Mann, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica AlbaSophie Turner, Jaime King, Dan Fogler, Rachael Harris, Alexandra Krosney, Gabriel Basso, Toby Sebastian, Steve-o, Rob Huebel | Written by John D’Arco | Directed by Kyle Newman

Sometimes it pays to have friends with cable TV in the States. Otherwise I’m sure I’d be waiting for ages to see this, the latest film from Kyle Newman, director of the love letter to Star Wars and its fans – the awesome Fanboys. Barely Lethal is one of those films that will, sadly, probably fly under the radar of many, especially here in the UK where Newman’s aforementioned film was treated shabbily, suffering a few delays before eventually being dumped on DVD and Blu-ray, after a screening at Frightfest of all places! Honestly, I am a Huge fan of Fanboys (morse so than the Star Wars films themselves) so »

- Phil Wheat

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Mega Star Wars cameo revealed? Spider-Man already cast? David Brent Gets A Movie! – Flickering Myth’s Super Newsletter

17 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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You know how it is. You’re promoting your new film, you get asked questions about whether you’ll have a cameo in the new Star Wars movie, and then you accidentally reveal Daniel Craig will appear as a Stormtrooper. If the Newsletter had a penny…

“The name’s Trooper. Storm Trooper.”

That’s what Simon Pegg appeared to do this week. Although he then retracted his statement, saying it was just a load of Sith. What is confirmed, though, is the latest actor for Star Wars Anthology movie Rogue OneElysium’s Diego Luna. For additional Star Wars goodness, »

- Oli Davis

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Week in Review: Cannes ’15 Pickups Coming Soon

15 May 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While there’s a film festival going on in Cannes, so much of the festival and the buzz comes, like it is with Sundance, from purchases and pickups of many of the titles being screened there, and even those that aren’t. There are countless deals being struck, but we did our best to round up just a few of the more notable titles that will some day be arriving stateside.

First up, Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe will be distributed in the U.S. by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Atom Egoyan’s Remember, starring Christopher Plummer, was picked up by A24. The comedy Geezer, starring Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, has been picked up by Hyde Park International. Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman has been picked up by Atlas Distribution for a planned September release. »

- Brian Welk

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Wamg Interview: Actor Michael Rooker – Guardians Of The Galaxy, Walking Dead

13 May 2015 7:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101). As usual, Wizard World has an impressive line-up of celebrity guests including Elvira, Christian Kane, and George Romero, but the star I’m most excited to meet is actor Michael Rooker.

Michael Rooker was born in Jasper, Alabama in 1955. He has eight brothers and sisters. His parents divorced when he was 13 years old, and he moved with his mother and siblings to Chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the Goodman School of Drama. Rooker made his feature film debut by playing the title character in the gritty 1985 horror classic Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer. He followed this with significant big-screen roles in Tombstone, Days Of Thunder, Cliffhanger, JFK, Mississippi Burning, Sea Of Love, The Dark Half, Mallrats, »

- Tom Stockman

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Page 2: Why Did All Of Film Geekdom Turn On Kevin Smith?

12 May 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Kevin Tong‘s Stellar Mondo […]

The post Page 2: Why Did All Of Film Geekdom Turn On Kevin Smith? appeared first on /Film. »

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Natalie Portman Will Lead Planetarium

12 May 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Natalie Portman has been largely out of the spotlight since 2011’s Thor: The Dark World, working on Western Jane Got a Gun, her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness and Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. Lately, though, the Black Swan Oscar winner has been making headlines by racking up lead roles in Alex Garland’s Annihilation and Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex. Now, Portman has added another promising project to her schedule in French ghost story Planetarium.

Grand Central director Rebecca Zlotowski will helm the 1930s-set drama, which will also star Lily Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp). Though plot details are being kept mostly under the radar for now, the pic centers on two sisters thought to have the ability to communicate with ghosts.

While performing in Paris, the two cross paths with a visionary French producer, and all three of their paths change in unpredictable ways. »

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Kevin Smith reveals his Mallrats sequel will be called MallBrats

12 May 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kevin Smith has announced the title of his Mallrats sequel.

Confusingly, the follow-up to the 1995 comedy will be called MallBrats, as announced by the cult filmmaker on social media.

20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBrats pic.twitter.com/O6HfIWbRY6

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 11, 2015

Smith posted a photograph of the completed script, as well as one of himself with Mallrats (and Dazed and Confused) producer Jim Jacks, who died in January 2014.

Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Jeremy London, Joey Lauren Adams, Michael Rooker and Ethan Suplee will all return for the sequel.

Comics legend and professional cameo artist Stan Lee has confirmed that he will be back in a bigger role for the sequel.

Details of MallBrats remain light, although the film will apparently deal with the destruction of the mall. »

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Top Five review

12 May 2015 2:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Rock's latest outing is a semi-autobiographical take on the rise and fall (and rise?) of a comedy star...

Your mileage may vary on inside-track Hollywood comedies. Among the greats, there are biting satires like The Player or Swimming With Sharks and broader, sillier works like Tropic Thunder or Bowfinger, but the kind of rarefied air in which they largely unfold can sometimes be suffocating.

Thankfully, that's not the case with Top Five, Chris Rock's first project as a writer-director since 2007's I Think I Love My Wife, and inarguably his best so far. With a semi-autobiographical approach, the film clearly has a lot of influences from other films but thrives on a brand of charm that is entirely its own.

Andre Allen (Rock) is a stand-up comedian turned movie star who is best known for a trilogy of cringe-making comedy movies in which he stars as a crime-fighting bear called Hammy. »

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Mallrats 2 will be called Mallbrats, Kevin Smith confirms

11 May 2015 10:21 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kevin Smith posts a picture of the Mallrats 2 screenplay, and confirms that the new film is called Mallbrats...

He only officially revealed the project back in March, but writer/director Kevin Smith seems to be fasttracking his planned sequel to Mallrats. Smith had been planning to make Clerks 3 next, but he's rejigged his schedule, and it's Mallrats 2 that's going to arrive first (well, Yoga Hosers is next, technically).

Furthermore, he's now revealed on his Facebook page that the new film will be going by the name of Mallbrats. He posted a picture of the first draft screenplay cover, along with the words "20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends, new jokes and a bloody battle withStan Lee! This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here... #MallBrats".

The Jim that Smith refers to here is the late Jim Jacks, who produced the original film, and had »

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Kevin Smith's Mallrats Sequel Will Be Called MallBrats

11 May 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We learned back in March that Kevin Smith had decided to revisit the world of his secondView Askewniverse film, Mallrats, along with heading back for a third helping of the original, Clerks. Smith today confirmed via social media that he’s completed at least the first draft of the Mallrats sequel, and that it’s currently called MallBrats. 20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends, new jokes and a bloody battle w/ @therealstanlee! This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here... #MallBratsA photo posted by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on May 11, 2015 at 7:31am PDTMallrats was Smith’s much-maligned (though, according to its loyal fans, vastly underappreciated) Clerks follow-up that attempted to transplant the blend of slacker vibe, pop cultural commentary and sheer madness to a mall with a bigger budget, a bolstered cast (including one Ben Affleck) and colour.Now the sequel is coming together and Smith has »

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Kevin Smith’s Mallrats 2 Gets A New Title

11 May 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ever since director Kevin Smith announced it in March, there has been quite a lot of movement on the sequel to 1995’s Mallrats, a tribute to his friend, and the original's producer, Jim Jacks, who sadly passed away last year. Originally set to start production next year, Mallards 2 rocketed up the director’s schedule, bumping back his long awaited Clerks 3, after he found the perfect mall to film in (and completely trash, that’s important), one that just so happened be set for demolition. Now, Smith has taken to social media to announce another twist to the tale: the sequel’s title is officially Mallbrats. 20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBrats pic.twitter.com/O6HfIWbRY6 — KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 11, 2015 While nothing is known about the movie, the new title does suggest a new breed of »

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Kevin Smith Reveals Official Title of Mallrats 2

11 May 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ardent followers of the View Askewniverse were given a tasty tit bit from geek god Kevin Smith today, when the writer / director / all-round bad-ass took to twitter to reveal the official name of the upcoming Mallrats sequel – Mallbrats

20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBrats pic.twitter.com/O6HfIWbRY6

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 11, 2015

The tweet makes a touching reference to Jim Jacks, a producer on the original film that was lobbying for a sequel right up until his untimely death last year, and showcases the front cover of a script that most movie fans would chop off their right hands to get hold of. Smith has already teased the return of original cast members Jason Lee, Michael Rooker, Shannon Doherty, and of course, himself, as well as six new characters that, for now, appear to be staying strictly under wraps. »

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