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Low Winter Sun was cancelled after one low-rated season, despite having the final episodes of Breaking Bad as a lead-in. How will Turn do as a lead-in to the finale season of Mad Men? Will it be a ratings success for AMC and be renewed for a second season -- or will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
Taking place during the during the American Revolutionary War, Turn follows a group of friends who become spies and help turn the tide of the war. The cast includes Amy Gumenick, Angus Macfadyen, Burn Gorman, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, J.J. Feild, Jamie Bell, Kevin McNally, Meegan Warner, and Seth Numrich.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. »
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- Robert B. DeSalvo
20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will be an origin story.
"If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle," he told Crave Online.
"The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man. Raimi's Spider-Man, yeah, not Amazing Spider-Man.
"Josh Trank's instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it's definitely more of a drama than comedy."
Fantastic Four is scheduled for a June 2015 release. »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: April 6, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This historical thriller is based on the book Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose and tells the story of America's first spy ring. Set during the Revolutionary War, it revolves around a farmer who lives in British-occupied Long Island and who bands together with his childhood friends to form the Culper Ring. They're an unlikely team of secret agents who not only went on to help George Washington turn the tide of the war but also gave birth to modern spycraft.
While promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past at WonderCon over the weekend, producer Simon Kinberg revealed new details about The Fantastic Four reboot, confirming that this version of the Marvel comic books is more of a coming-of-age story, while teasing how Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) get their powers.
Since this is a much younger cast than the original 2005 Fantastic Four, the story is said to be reminiscent of the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, where the four main characters are all in college. Simon Kinberg revealed in an interview with Den of Geek that the reboot is still an origin story, but they still have a lot of growing up to do.
"We're definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, »
(Cbr) Marvel’s First Family gets another shot at big-screen success next summer with director Josh Trank’s "Fantastic Four" reboot. Like it or not, the film is coming together, with a cast that includes Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Susan Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. It’s a young cast, and a young director — and to hear writer Simon Kinberg tell it, it’s going to be a young story, with the idea to focus on the formation of the Fantastic Four. “We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four,” he told Crave Online, “so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Back in February, The Fantastic Four finally nailed down its eponymous superheroes and a few weeks ago it got an actor for the villain. Now that we know who's playing Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), Invisible Woman (Kate Mara), Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Thing (Jamie Bell), and Doctor Doom (Toby Kebbell), we can move on to the many, many other questions about the movie. One question is how will the costumes compare to the previous Fantastic Four movies? Those costumes stuck fairly close to the comics with the heavy emphasis on blue spandex and the "4" badge. With a much younger cast set for the reboot, what other radical changes can we expect? Hit the jump for what Kinberg told us about The Fantastic Four reboot, the costumes, tone, shooting schedule, and more at WonderCon. The Fantastic Four opens June 19, 2015. Aside from confirming that the new movie will take place in the modern day, »
- Matt Goldberg
It seems like a lot of fans are not happy with how director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is coming together in terms of the casting, and what we can expect from the story. I'm open to their interpretation of these characters. For the most part, it seems like there are a lot of people already turning their back on the movie, which is understandable since the first two Fox made left a bad taste in a lot of fans' mouths. I'm curious to see what they are actually planning.
In a recent interview with IGN and Den of Geek, producer Simon Kinberg offered a few more details on what we can expect to see in the movie, and I imagine some of you aren't going to like what he had to say.
When talking with Den of Geek he said:
"We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. »
- Joey Paur
Continuing the current trend, 2015 will bring plenty of sequels, reboots and superhero movies occupying big box office slots, and Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four ticks two of those boxes. Starring an eclectic cast that includes Miles Teller (Footloose) as Reed Richards, Jamie Bell (Jumper) as Ben Grimm, Kate Mara (Transcendence) as Sue Storm and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm, the Fantastic Four reboot was penned by Sherlock Holmes screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who has another high-profile superhero movie out this year.
Kinberg was in attendance at WonderCon over the weekend to promote the imminent release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and described ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Many child actors peak at a young age and turn their careers into an embarassing lineage of poor roles in second-rate films. Not Jamie Bell, the breakthrough star of modern British classic Billy Eliot. The English actor is putting out some of the finest work of his career in 2014, with striking supporting turns for directors as diverse as Bong Joon-ho (in Snowpiercer) and Lars Von Trier (in Nymphomaniac).
Meanwhile, Bell has amassed his first major role since he put away those ballet shoes close to 15 years ago. He portrays Abe Woodhull, a member of American’s first spy ring, on AMC’s new drama Turn, which airs on Sundays at 9:00 (Est). Although it could be strange to watch a British actor portray an American who is spying on the British, Bell infuses his role with strength and vulnerability, in what could be a real career, ahem, turn for the actor. »
- Jordan Adler
It was the third episode of Turn, AMC’s Revolutionary War spy thriller, but it sure felt more like a season premiere. Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell) had been a somewhat lackluster protagonist in the first two episodes, a farmer victimized by bad luck who has the added misfortune of consistently being the second or third smartest person in every room he’s in. This is the guy who’s going to help turn the tide for General Washington’s Continental Army by spying on the redcoats in New York? This is the guy who’s going to make history interesting »
- Jeff Labrecque
It is a pity that AMC decided to air their newest drama, Turn, in the same timeslot as HBO’s crowning series, Game of Thrones. The two shows have much in common and can benefit from sharing an audience on different nights of the week. Both series are filled with intrigue and action and deal with characters whose loyalties and alliances try to stay strong even in the worst of times. Meanwhile, friends can turn on one another in both Westeros and the northeastern United States circa-1776. However, the fantasy behemoth is probably taking away much of the glory from Craig Silverstein’s historical drama.
So far, each episode of Turn has been better than the last, due to more coherent plotting and a game cast playing some conflicted historical characters. Since some viewers – including this critic – give a show around three episodes to prove itself before confirming whether or »
- Jordan Adler
"We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did," Simon Kinberg revealed in an interview with Den of Geek recently when asked if the casting of Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm was an indication that the reboot will feature a take on the team similar to that of their Ultimate Universe counterparts. "They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is." Of all the comics in Marvel's Ultimate line, Brian Michael Bendis and »
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg was at WonderCon in Anaheim yesterday to talk about the upcoming mutant superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, but with Fox’s reboot The Fantastic Four due to kick off production this month, he also offered up a few words about the studio and director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) plans for Marvel’s First Family.
“As Bryan Singer created with the original X-Men movies, Christopher Nolan created with the Dark Knight movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the Iron Man movies, all the best superhero franchises – Sam Raimi did it with with Spider-Man – they create a tone and that is the thing that defines them,” says Kinberg (via HitFix). “It’s not the stories that differentiate them from each other. Sometimes the characterizations aren’t that distinct. It’s that the tone is different and in some ways [that's because of the] lessons learned from the original ‘Fantastic Four’ movies, »
- Gary Collinson
Anaheim - First thing's first. The new "Fantastic Four" movie is definitely happening. No delays, no recasting. Josh Trank's vision is going to come to fruition. That's the word from the movie's screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg who was on the Baton Rouge, La set two days ago and reveals that production begins in earnest in two weeks. Kinberg was at this year's WonderCon to speak primarily about 20th Century Fox's expected blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but he also took a few minutes to talk about Marvel Comics' most famous family. He says the chance to create a "unique tone" is what excites him most about the reboot. "As Singer created with the original 'X-Men' movies, Christopher Nolan created with the 'Dark Knight' movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the 'Iron Man' movies, all the best superhero franchises - Sam Raimi did it »
- Gregory Ellwood
When 20th Century Fox announced in 2012 that Mark Millar had signed to consult on and develop their Marvel properties such as The Fantastic Four reboot and their X-Men franchise, many hoped that would lead to a shared universe involving these characters crossing over. A "well-placed source" for Schmoes Know reveals that the studio has no plans of merging The Fantastic Four and X-Men characters.
The unidentified source claims that the studio really wants director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four reboot, which stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, to stand on its own, without any help from the X-Men mutants.
The hope is that The Fantastic Four will do well enough to warrant multiple sequels. Of course, if the movie and its follow-ups do well, »
From showrunner Craig Silverstein (Nikita) and based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, the new AMC drama series Turn tells the untold story of America’s first spy ring. A historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War, the show follows Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with his childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, which is an unlikely team of secret agents who not only went on to help George Washington turn the tide of the war, but also gave birth to modern spycraft. During this recent interview to promote the new show, actor Jamie Bell talked about what attracted him to this project, why he was drawn to television, the responsibility in playing someone who existed and who did something quite incredible, in terms of the history of this country, that spies were hated during that time period, »
- Christina Radish
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 22 Apr 2014 - 06:45
For a while there, it looked as though South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer would never get an official English-language release at all. Late last year, it emerged that Bong's ambitious science fiction film had been picked up for release in English-speaking countries by The Weinstein Company. When the Weinsteins, true to form, voiced their desire to produce a shorter version of Snowpiercer, the director understandably dug his heels in and refused to budge.
For several months, Snowpiercer hung in limbo, even as its release in territories like South Korea and France saw great financial returns and rave reviews. But in February this year, it was announced that Snowpiercer would be coming out after all, and oddly, in »
Review Ryan Lambie 18 Apr 2014 - 06:25
While Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer was ploughing ahead in the director's native South Korea, making $65m in that country alone last year, the sci-fi dystopia's release in English-speaking markets ground to a halt. The intentions of The Weinstein Company were much-publicised: to lop out around 25 minutes of character development from the film's 125-minute duration. There were also (thankfully false) internet rumours about a plan to paste in a Neil Gaiman-penned narration over the footage which remained.
The stand-off between director Bong and the Weinsteins, who wanted to make Snowpiercer accessible to "audiences in Iowa and Oklahoma" has, thankfully, been resolved since, and it seems that Snowpiercer will soon be screened uncut in countries such as Britain and America. In a strange parallel between life and art, »
With series creator Ryan Murphy revealing that the forthcoming American Horror Story season will be called Freak Show, the internet has become abuzz with anticipation. Each year the show has taken a different horror premise and Freak Show is set to follow in the footsteps of Murder House, Asylum and Coven. What we know exactly about Freak Show is limited, but described here.
In the previous three seasons American Horror Story has covered a wide range of horror staples, from alien abductions to witches, serial killers, voodoo and evil Nazi doctors. But what must Freak Show do to stand out from the seasons that came before it? With a simply astounding ensemble cast lined up, there is high hopes that Freak Show can be the best American Horror Story year yet.
But it will be the last season to feature Jessica Lange, so there is the expectation that she »
- Brian Chapman
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