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The Legend of Hercules is coming to 3D Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and Pay-Per-View starting April 29, and is available on Digital HD starting today. Kellan Lutz stars as the iconic hero in this epic adventure. Witness the rise of a god in this thrilling tale of the celebrated mythical warrior as the son of Zeus, blessed with extraordinary strength as a half-god, half-man is banished by his stepfather, the king. Hercules slowly becomes aware of his true origins, learns to harness his demi-god powers, and gathers an army to fight his way back to his kingdom. We have an exclusive featurette that goes behind-the-scenes for a look at how some of the action came together. Kellan Lutz also discusses the horse training he and his fellow actors had to endure for this mythical saga.
The French produced science fiction, live-action, erotic TV anthology series, based on the French version of the illustrated magazine "Heavy Metal" adapts original stories by erotic comics illustrator Jean 'Moebius' Giraud.
Directed by Guillaume Lubrano, "Métal Hurlant Chronicles" initially debuted in France with 26-minute episodes focusing on "sexy stories in a sci-fi setting".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Metal Hurlant Chronicles"...
- Michael Stevens
In the lineage of fantastic series such as Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, Metal Hurlant Chronicles is the adaptation of the world renowned magazine of the same name. Discover the live versions of these exceptional comics by the writers of X Men , Batman , Spiderman , Iron Man , GI Joe , Star Wars , Superman, Blade etc,... Fitted for the international market, each episode is 26 minutes long an is composed of one story involving Action, Heroic Fantasy, Science Fiction in english, directed by Guillaume Lubrano. Metal Hurlant Chronicles will span 24 episodes over two seasons. Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Rutger Hauer, James Marsters, Kelly Brook, Joe Flanigan, David Belle, Michelle Ryan, Darren Shahlavi and Matt Mullins star. »
Kellan Lutz has the body of a Greek god, so its only fitting that he's playing one. In The Legend of Hercules, the shirtless actor performs a number of intricately choreographed action moves. "I love doing my own stunts," the 29-year-old says in an exclusive behind the scenes video. Renny Harlin directed the movie, released in January 2014. The flick also stars Scott Adkins, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Roxanne McKee, Johnathon Schaech, Rade Šerbedžija and Gaia Weiss. "When we were developing the screenplay, we really wanted to educate the audience and tell the Hercules story in a different way than it's ever been done before," Harlin says. "We really wanted to »
One common trait to new Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and his future Late Night competitor Stephen Colbert‘s history as late night hosts — they both have made several can’t-miss musical moments, like Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe” performed with toy instruments, Stephen’s Daft Punk-free Daft Punk performance or that time Taylor Hicks performed “Friday” with both Stephen and Jimmy.
Meanwhile, Splitsider looks at four directions Comedy Central will likely pick for a Colbert Report replacement. My dream sees Comedy Central managing to lure the hilarious No, You Shut Up! away from Fusion. (Let me remind you, this is a show where Paul F. Tompkins and Muppets — Muppets! — parody Crossfire. If the clips available are a good representation, it would fill that Colbert Report-sized hole nicely.)
They know how to be fun, fun, fun fun.
Benedict Cumberbatch told fans in Australia that he has »
- Lyle Masaki
On Monday, April 14, at 8Pm, Syfy will be premiering its newest series, "Metal Hurlant Chronicles". The show is imported from French company We Productions and follows the sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant, better known in the United States as Heavy Metal.
We got a sneak peek and will let you know what to expect.
The episode Syfy shared with Dread Central is "King's Crown," based on a bloody tournament being held to determine the new king as the previous ruler is nearing death.
The episode is absolutely loaded with awesome fighting action featuring Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins. The athleticism and choreography displayed in the various dueling scenes is easily worth the price of admission here.
Aside from the fighting, which is obviously the centerpiece of the episode, the acting is okay and the digital effects are very good at times, but not always consistent. There are a few spots »
- Scott Hallam
The last time I wrote anything on the Timecop reboot was the announcement that they were actually doing it last year. Then I did a Cast This for the character of Max Walker originally played by the legendary Jean-Claude Van Damme. The schmoes top three choices included: Scott Adkins, Jason Statham, and Karl Urban. Any of those sound like good picks to you? Unfortunately, I don.t have any casting news for you today. Instead we have a pair of writers set to pen the script. Mark and Brian »
- Niki Stephens
Tony Jaa is one of the most talked about Action stars in the world, with his ground-breaking action and stunt work, he will certainly be around for a long, long time. The first time i seen Tony in Ong Bak, i could not believe what i was seeing, just incredible stuff i had not seen since the first time i watched Jackie Chan in Police Story. Hard hitting fight scenes, excellent stunt work, incredible flexibility, and just had a fresh approach of Martial Arts movie making.
Apart from starring in movies, Tony has also been stunt work in Mortal Kombat Annihilation for the character Liu Kang (Robin Shou). I recently heard he also doubled Sammo Hung, when he did a commercial which required him to somersault onto the elephant’s back.
Over recent years, Tony Jaa has proved to the world what he can deliver on »
With The Raid 2 now in theatres, talks of an American remake of its predecessor, The Raid: Redemption, are starting to heat up. We heard a few weeks ago that Patrick Hughes would be at the helm and now, the casting process seems to be underway. Originally rumored for the two lead roles were the Hemsworth brothers, but with no confirmation on that just yet, a couple of other actors are expressing interest in the film.
While speaking to Total Film, Scott Adkins, who has proven himself a capable fighter many times in the past, said that he’s a fan of the original film (who isn’t?) and would love to star in the remake.
“I’m a huge fan, I’m a massive fan, and this is no secret: I’m friends with Gareth. And, absolutely, of course I would love to, that’s all I’ll say at this point. »
- Matt Joseph
This abysmal attempt to give Hercules an origin story falters on every dramatic, thematic and visual level possible. Was it designed to be a tax loss? Even dental extraction is more enjoyable to endure than this artistically bankrupt misfire. The only saving grace is its mercifully short length, a characteristic that's often lambasted in the bedroom but embraced at mythical Hollywood blockbuster attempts.
The foul stench of feebleness is secreted right from the opening frames of The Legend of Hercules, with an extended prologue that's more snooze-stimulator than scene-setter. An attempt to give context to the birth of the brawny Greek hero Hercules, it eschews establishing either characters or circumstances in favour of tedious swordfighting sequences in which the action is repeatedly 'frozen' by director Renny Harlin for »
Yeah, I'm not happy about The Raid remake either, but all we can do is hope it will be just as vicious as the original. And hey, at least Gareth Evans is executive producing the remake, and maybe director Patrick Hughes will find some actors who actually know martial arts. Scott Adkins definitely knows a thing or two about throwing down. Total Film recently asked the actor if he's a fan of Gareth Evans' film, and if he's at all interested in the remake. »
- Jesse Giroux
We spoke to Scott Adkins about awesome martial arts epic Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear (out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 12 - expect a feature on the site soon) and while we had him, we decided to ask about another epic martial arts franchise, The Raid. If they absolutely have to remake Gareth Evans' incredible Indonesian action flick in the Us, we can't think of many better people to star in it than Adkins - so we asked him if he was aware of the project. Are you a fan of The Raid and, if so, would you be interested in being part of the remake? ...
- Sam Ashurst
A month ago, Syfy announced that it had acquired the first two seasons of French fantasy/action series Metal Hurlant. The series premiered on French television on October 27, 2012 on France 4, and soon after, broadcast rights for various European countries such as Germany, Austria, Luxembourg were bought, but no USA rep. At the time, I fully expected that, with a handful of actors recognizable to American audiences, it would surely be available to USA audiences a lot sooner; but better late than never. Recapping... Announced at the MIPCom (the annual TV and entertainment market held in Cannes in October) in 2011, Michael Jai White co-stars (alongside Rutger Hauer, Scott Adkins, Joe Flanigan and James Marsters) in a live-action TV series adaptation of the Métal Hurlant Chronicles fantasy comics magazine. Eriq Ebouaney (likely best know in the west as the star of Raoul Peck's Patrice Lumumba biopic) is part of the supporting cast. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
McM Comic Con and Memorabilia Birmingham take place this weekend, March 22nd-23rd, at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Unlike the huge event that is McM Comic Con London, this event is on a smaller scale – focusing more on memorabilia and the attending autograph guests. Having always attended the London event we took time out last November to attend our first McM Comic Con/Memorabilia Birmingham and enjoyed it so much we’re heading back this weekend.
But why should you attend? Well here’s out Top 5 reasons to attend McM Comic Con/Memorabilia Birmingham:
1) The Guests
As with any McM event, the guest list for Birmingham is packed with a veritable smorgasbord of actors and actresses from movies, television and anime. Plus for the more grown-up nerds there’s even an appearance from the odd glamour model and porn star!
My personal highlights for this weekends event are »
- Phil Wheat
The Legend on Hercules is showing in the Us now and will open in UK cinemas on March 28. »
Witness the rise of a god in the thrilling tale of the celebrated mythical warrior, The Legend of Hercules, coming to Blu-ray 3D Disc (plus 2D Blu-ray and Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View April 29 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company. The film will also be available on Digital HD April 15, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray and DVD release.
Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Deep Blue Sea) and written by Sean Hood (Conan the Barbarian) and Daniel Giat (TV's Path to War), The Legend of Hercules stars Kellan Lutz (upcoming The Expendables 3), Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, The Expendables 2), Liam McIntyre (Starz's Spartacus: War of the Damned), Liam Garrigan (Starz's The Pillars of the Earth), Johnathon Schaech (Showtime's Ray Donovan, TV's The Client List), Roxanne McKee (HBO's Game of Thrones) along with Gaia Weiss (Mary Queen of Scots »
Sci-fi and horror anthology series 'Metal Hurlant Chronicles' is coming to SyFy. The Guillaume Lubrano helmed series has been picked up by the network who'll be importing the first two seasons of the 12 episode series straight from its homeland of France. The show is based on the 70's French comic book Metal Hurlant (Aka 'Screaming Metal') and stars Michael Jai White ('The Dark Knight'), James Marsters ('Buffy The Vampire Slayer'), Darren Shahlavi ('Watchmen'), Rutger Hauer ('Hobo with a Shotgun'), Scott Adkins ('Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning') and the uber-sexy British model/presenter Kelly Brook (below). »
Lionsgate have given us this brand new and exclusive look at the TV spot for their brand new movie The Legend of Hercules. The movie is set for release March 28th and stars Starring Kellan Lutz (Immortals), Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan and Liam McIntyre who you may know from the TV show Spartacus. Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) helms the project and you can see all our coverage from the movie here.
In the epic origin story The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz (Immortals) stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiatorial death matches, Hercules embarks on a »
- David Sztypuljak
(Cbr) Syfy is getting back in the import game, as Variety reports the cable channel will begin airing "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" here in the United States. Produced by French DVD house We Productions, the live-action series is based on the influential Les Humanoïdes Associés/Humanoids sci-fi anthology "Metal Hurlant" (licensed in the United States as "Heavy Metal"). Each half-hour episode is self-contained, and features a new cast and takes place on a different planet. The first season, which will debut in Apirl on Syfy, features appearances by Rutger Hauer, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White and James Marsden. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
Syfy will air the episodic France/UK co-production, "Métal Hurlant Chronicles" for North American broadcast, adapting the 'sex 'n space', fantasy comic magazine "Heavy Metal":
The TV series is based on the works of illustrators Jean 'Mobius' Giraud and Philippe Druillet, creators of the original French magazine in 1974.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Métal Hurlant Chronicles"...
- Michael Stevens
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