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If you’re growing weary of the never-ending stream of post-apocalyptic content being siphoned onto our screens, both big, small and pocket-size, you might dismiss The Shannara Chronicles as more of the same. Developed by MTV, the show is based on a series of novels by Terry Brooks and picks up with the remnants of mankind thousands of years following a nuclear holocaust.
Instead of a hollowed-out husk, the Earth witnessed in this first trailer appears to be a lush oasis, a perfect habitat for its fantastical inhabitants. This might be a post-apocalyptic time period – but its similarity to other works in that domain are scant. Two of the three leads are described as an Elven princess and a half-human half-elf, both of whom make appearances in this brief teaser – alongside a horde of indescribable beasties – as they quest to save the world from an evil demon.
And while it »
- Gem Seddon
A new trailer has debuted for MTV’s upcoming fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles during last night’s Video Music Awards, and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…
Coming to MTV in January 2016, ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ is a new TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization, the story follows an Elven Princess, Amberle, a half-human half-elf, Wil, and a human, Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop a Demon army from destroying the Four Lands.
The Shannara Chronicles is is produced by Jon Favreau, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Featuring in the cast are Ivana Baquero, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns, Aaron Jakubenko, John Rhys-Davies, Marcus Vanco and Brooke Williams.
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday, it was announced that The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies is getting an R rated extended edition release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this November. But fans who want to see it early and on the big screen are getting that chance. We have a new The Hobbit extended edition trilogy trailer, and it shows off some of the new, never-before-seen moments from the final chapter in this epic fantasy saga. And we have have new information on when and where the movie will be playing this fall as part of a bigger theatrical event.
Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are thrilled to bring The Hobbit Trilogy back to select cinemas nationwide for an exclusive series of three in-theater events. The three movies include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on October 5, 2015; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on October 7, 2015; and the world »
Earlier this month it was revealed that the customary extended edition of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be rated R for “some violence”, and now Warner Bros. has released the official details for the Blu-ray and DVD release.
The extended edition will include an additional twenty minutes of footage, as well as nine hours of brand new special features, including:
– The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and Xii showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
– New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3
- Gary Collinson
The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion when The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, is released as an all-new R rated Extended Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the extended cut of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 20 minutes of extra footage and more than 9 hours of bonus features that will complete every Hobbit fan's collection. The film, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD on October 20.
In addition, The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, »
Fans of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit films have been anxiously awaiting the release of the inevitable extended version of The Battle of Five Armies, and today Warner Bros. have officially revealed when fans can pick it up, along with which new special features are included. Come inside to take a look!
I think I've made it clear over the last few years, that I haven't exactly been a fan of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy (for a variety of reasons). However, I have felt that the extended edition versions of the movies have been more enjoyable for me as I watched them. Perhaps that will be the case with Battle of the Five Armies, which hits blu-ray on November 17th, with 20 extra minutes of footage.
And yes, as rumored/revealed a little while ago, this new version is in fact rated R. Take from that what you will, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
It looks like Oliver Queen's going to have his hands full this year. Variety have revealed that yet another villain has joined the cast of Arrow. Former Falling Skies star Ryan Robbins has been tapped to play 'Conklin' in a recurring role on the show's fourth season. He is said to be a "sadistic and ruthless member of Shadowspire", and will first appear in the third episode of Season 4. Shadowspire are a DC Comics criminal organization that looks set be a thorn in Oliver's side during this year's flashback sequences. They are led by Jimmy Akingbola’s 'Baron Reiter' (also known as Nazi villain 'Baron Blitzkrieg' in the comics). Thankfully Ep Marc Guggenheim has since clarified that this version of Reiter won't subscribe to any Nazi philosophies. In the past, Shadowspire have been associated with Oliver's archenemy, Deathstroke. Could their inclusion possibly bring about the return of Manu Bennett's popular villain? »
From comic-book adaptations to sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Here are the new geek-skewed shows coming to Us TV in 2016...
The world of TV has never been so crowded and, at the same time, geeks have never had it so good. As saturated as the big screen is with superhero films and sprawling shared universes, that mentality has well and truly bled onto the small screen too.
So there’s a lot of comic-book adaptations coming up in 2016 from Marvel, DC and others, but genre TV is represented across the board with science-fiction, fantasy and horror represented at pretty much every network and cable channel in the Us.
Here's some of the geek TV that will be making its way to us from the Us next year.
Aka Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Part of Netflix’s own connected slice of the McU, there has been a lot of confusion over when we »
Over the weekend we got the first trailer for MTV’s upcoming fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles, and now ten new images have arrived online, which we have for you here…
The Shannara Chronicles is an adaptation Terry Brooks series of fantasy novels, which is produced by Jon Favreau, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Featuring in the cast are Ivana Baquero, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns, Aaron Jakubenko, John Rhys-Davies, Marcus Vanco and Brooke Williams.
- Gary Collinson
Extry, extry, read all about it! These exclusive Jaws-inspired Fright Rags shirts will be available to pre-order this Wednesday. Also: an excerpt from Rhonda Mason's The Empress Game and details on the new MTV series The Shannara Chronicles.
Fright Rags Jaws T-Shirts: These exclusive Fright Rags shirts were designed by artists Justin Osbourn, Paul Shipper, Abrar Ajmal, and David Moscati. Inspired by the film Jaws, this collection will be available to pre-order on Wednesday, July 15th at 10 Am Est.
These shirts are limited and are subject to possibly selling out during the pre-order period.
Consult the Fright Rags website for more details.
The Empress Game: "‘Power, grace, deadliness defined. Always cunning, endlessly victorious’.
One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire’s supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled: that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn’t won by votes or marriage. It’s won in a tournament of ritualized combat. »
- Tamika Jones
Comic-Con is all about checking out the merchandise — as in the many new trailers that are unveiled at the event for newbie and returning series, alike.
VideosFear the Walking Dead Trailer Is Finally Here! (And So’s the Premiere Date!)
So click Play, get pumped and then hit the comments to let us know which shows you’ll be watching.
Vikings Season 4 (premiering 2016 on History)
VideosThe Walking Dead Releases Season 6 Trailer, »
The first look trailer for MTV’s upcoming fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles has debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, and we have it for you right here…
See Also: First image from MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles
The series is an adaptation of The Elfstones of Shannara, the second book in Terry Brooks series of fantasy novels. The Shannara Chronicles is produced by Jon Favreau, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and features a cast that includes Ivana Baquero, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns, Aaron Jakubenko, John Rhys-Davies, Marcus Vanco and Brooke Williams.
- Gary Collinson
At long last, Terry Brooks' Shannara series is being adapted to live-action in MTV's entry into the realm of epic fantasy, The Shannara Chronicles. Season one will adapt The Elfstones of Shannara, which was first published in 1982. The show will star Poppy Drayton as Elven Princess Amberle, Austin Butler as the reluctant hero Wil Ohmsford, Ivana Baquero as Eretria, and Manu Bennett as Allanon, the last of the Druids. This epic fantasy story revolves around the desperate fight of Elves and Humans against Demons, while Wil and Amberle conduct a quest for the one magic that can truly stop the Demon threat. Collider was invited to chat with some of the stars and producers of the new show, learning about the world of Shannara and the personalities involved in bringing it to life. Here's a list of 15 things to know about The Chronicles of Shannara. [caption id="attachment_484935" align="alignright" width="340"] Image via MTV[/caption] »
- Jeremy Scarlet
MTV today announced that its forthcoming epic fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles will premiere in January 2016. The network made the announcement during the first-ever Comic-Con panel for the series, which is based on author Terry Brooks' international best-selling novels. Production for The Shannara Chronicles wrapped last month in New Zealand.
Brooks, who serves as an executive producer, appeared on the panel along with the cast of "The Shannara Chronicles" in its first-ever public appearance - Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Austin Robert Butler, Poppy Drayton and John Rhys-Davies - as well as series Executive Producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The Q&A session was moderated by TV Guide Magazine Senior Writer, Damian Holbrook.
Fans can stop by MTV's booth (#3729) on the convention center all weekend to pick up a special, limited edition of "The Elfstones of Shannara," complete with a one-of-a-kind Comic-Con book jacket. Additionally, John Rhys-Davies, Manu Bennett »
MTV announced the premiere date of the upcoming series “The Shannara Chronicles” during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. The epic fantasy series based on the series of Terry Brooks novels is set to debut January 2016. Brooks, who is one of the series’ executive producers, appeared on the panel along with cast members Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton and John Rhys-Davies. Executive Producers Al Gough and Miles Millar also attended. Also read: 'Dexter's' James Remar Joining MTV's 'Shannara Chronicles' “If this show doesn’t succeed, I don’t know what will. It is magnificent,” Rhys-Davies said during the panel. »
- Reid Nakamura
Set to premiere in January, the series follows three elves attempting to keep demons at bay after an enchanted tree that protects the land begins to die.
- Garth Franklin
Fantasy casting comes just above 'Writing Statham Fan-Fic' and just below 'Dunking Biscuits In Tea' in the official Den Of Geek list of top ways to spend an afternoon (copies available from all good fictional book shops), so it's cheering to hear that our favourite authors engage in just that hobby.
As reported by The Guardian, Gaiman told the festival crowd, "Shadow is of mixed race and I wanted to find an actor who has that thing going. An actor who turned up after American Gods was written and, if he hadn't have become huge would have been perfect, was Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson »
MTV's bringing some scares to San Diego, offering two horror genre panels for fans to attend at this year's Comic-Con: a Scream: The TV Series panel on Friday, July 10th, and a Kevin Smith-moderated Teen Wolf panel on Thursday, July 9th.
Press Release: "Santa Monica, CA (June 25, 2015) – MTV will take San Diego Comic-Con by storm with the return of Comic-Con favorite and hit drama series “Teen Wolf” for the sixth time and convention debuts of highly-anticipated shows “Scream: The TV Series” and “The Shannara Chronicles.”
For the first time in network history, MTV will be on-the-ground with its own branded booth, giving fans an all-new interactive experience when they hit the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will be treated to exclusive swag and the opportunity to meet and get autographs from a slew of MTV talent set to stop by.
In addition, MTV will once again sponsor the Sdcc wi-fi. »
- Derek Anderson
In 2012, one adorable, albeit incredibly foulmouthed, teddy bear took the world by storm. With his classic, furry good looks, unparalleled swagger and penchant for pot-fueled humor and sexually charged antics, an unlikely leading man catapulted Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital’s small comedy about a stoner dude and his best friend to its status as the highest-grossing original “R”-rated comedy of all time.
This summer, Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, the follow-up to the blockbuster that launched the career of the world’s most outrageous bear. Joined once again by Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett, the thunder buddies for life are entering into uncharted territory.
It’s time to legalize Ted.
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- Movie Geeks
Corrections Officer John Bennett's got one heck of a hot bod! Orange Is the New Black's Matt McGorry, who returns to Netflix's prison smash on Season 3, is known those days for his acting gigs on Oitnb and How to Get Away With Murder, but the 29-year-old hunk had quite an interesting career before hitting the small screen. He used to be a bodybuilder! Prior to hitting it big on Netflix and ABC, the native New Yorker worked at a gym whose clientele included a handful of [...] »
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