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Some new casting news has come in for the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, which recently launched its second season and garnered quite a few Emmy nominations.
According to The Wrap, Pablo Schreiber, who plays George Mendez, a.k.a. “Pornstache,” won’t be back for season three, due to his new role in the HBO comedy series The Brink, which stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins.
In addition to Schreiber’s exit, we also have word that Fringe alum Blair Brown has joined the show, in an unspecified role. Her role as Nina Sharp on Fringe‘s five seasons makes me think she’d be able to give Orange Is the New Black‘s Red (Kate Mulgrew) a run for her money, but I guess we’ll just have to sit back and wait for official confirmation before knowing for sure.
- James Garcia
Bummed that you weren't able to attend this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, where all sorts of tidbits were revealed about the upcoming Goosebumps? Well, have no fear because Columbia Pictures has just provided us with all the highlights in the form of two must-watch videos.
In the film, directed by Rob Letterman, Black portrays famed children's horror writer R.L. Stine, whose monsters, it turns out, are actually real. When they escape from his books and attack an unsuspecting town, it's up to Stine and two teens to get the monsters back into their stories. »
- John Squires
Comic-Con 2014 is in the books, and this weekend we brought you an onslaught of coverage from our many reporters who were on the scene of the world’s largest geek convention. We had panel recaps and interviews galore, and if you tried to keep up with it all this weekend, some articles may have been lost in the shuffle. Hit the jump for a breakdown of all the movie panels, TV panels, movie interviews, TV interviews, and other Comic-Con 2014 coverage we posted this past weekend. Also, keep checking back all week because we have plenty of Comic-Con stuff left to share with you. Movie Panels Home Comic-Con Panel Recap: DreamWorks Animation Presents Dazzling, Colorful Footage from the Sci-Fi Comedy The Giver Comic-Con Panel Recap: Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry Discuss the 20-Year Journey of Bringing the Sci-Fi Adaptation to Life Interstellar Comic-Con Panel Recap: Christopher Nolan Surprises with First Ever »
- Matt Goldberg
Not in San Diego yesterday? Missed a lot of Comic-Con panels you would have loved to attend? We got your back! Many panels from Sdcc have turned up online. You won’t see footage that was shown to fans in Hall H or various corners of the convention center, but if you’re curious to hear some of your favorite actors and directors discuss hotly anticipated films of this year and next, look no further. You can watch almost an hour of Stephen Colbert moderating the “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” panel with Peter Jackson and most of the main cast. The panel for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” with Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Josh Brolin is also available in its entirety. Other Sdcc talks include “Goosebumps” with Jack Black, director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” with writer/creator Mark Millar, »
Legendary excited audiences today at San Diego Comic-Con with their official announcement of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla sequel, but that wasn’t the only monstrous fan-favorite character up the studio’s sleeve. The panel concluded with the surprise announcement that a new King Kong film is in the works, titled Skull Island, and it already has a release date for November 4th, 2016.
The last time we saw the monstrous gorilla on the big screen was in Peter Jackson’s eponymous 2005 remake starring Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, and motion capture legend Andy Serkis as Kong. He’s currently impressing audiences around the world with his portrayal of another primate, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ Caesar… could he return for Skull Island?
The new film was announced via teaser footage, which consisted of a race across a restless ocean, and through the foliage and rocks on a deserted island. »
- James Garcia
Jack Black channeled iconic horror author R.L. Stine at Comic-Con yesterday, bringing his gruesomely funny Goosebumps to Hall H, where he showed off the first footage from this comic horror caper. We have highlights from the panel, as well as an interview with Jack Black and director Rob Letterman, whom he reunites with after working together on 2010's Gulliver's Travels.
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters »
This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Sony, a company that controls the rights to the "Amazing Spider-Man" (and all of its off-shoots, like the forthcoming "Sinister Six" movie), instead chose a more low-key approach. Instead of the cavernous Hall H, they rented out a ballroom at the Hilton down the street, and instead of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, funnyman Jack Black was the star of the show. Black is the star of the new "Goosebumps" movie -- a movie that looks like a ton of spooky-funny fun!
In the "Goosebumps" movie, Black actually plays the author of the original books, R.L. Stine. The basic plot, as outlined in the first trailer that we were shown, is that all of the creepy monsters and ghouls that populate his beloved novels (novels that typified the Ya craze before there was even a Ya craze). Honestly, it seems like the perfect way to »
- Drew Taylor
In Goosebumps, arriving in theaters next summer, Jack Black plays a semi-fictionalized version of R.L. Stine, prolific author of the Beloved Goosebumps book series. In the film, Stine finds his creature creations escaped from the pages of his books and must find a way to return them before they wreak havoc on his small Maryland town. Goosebumps also stars Odeya Rush, Jillian Bell, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, Dylan Minette, and Ryan Lee. Director Rob Letterman was on hand at Comic-Con to give fans an early look at some footage and talk about his approach to the film. Before his panel we sat down for an exclusive interview. He talked about the challenge of making of age-appropriate horror film, why Jack Black was the perfect man for the part, how they decided which of Stine's many monsters to include, bringing Slappy the dummy to life, and more. Check out what he »
- Haleigh Foutch
Earlier this week we got our first look at Jack Black in the big screen feature film inspired by R.L. Stine's children's horror book series, Goosebumps. We have three more images for you to check out today, one of which features that creepy-ass ventriloquist doll, and a few other creatures that may look familiar to you! Sony Pictures recently had a panel for this film at Comic-Con. I wasn't able to be there, but I heard that a lot of the audience members were pleasantly surprised by what they saw from the movie. I was hoping this would be good, and it sounds like it might just be.
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, »
- Joey Paur
Ladies and gentleman: Pornstache has left the prison...at least for season three. Pablo Schreiber announced he will not appear in Orange Is the New Black, which is currently in production in New York, due to his series regular responsibilities on HBO's The Brink. "I'm not taking part in the third season," he told The New York Post. "I'm a member of a show called The Brink that's going to be on HBO. It's a half-hour comedy with Jack Black and Tim Robbins and me [as] the three leads. I'm really excited about it." Schreiber, whose other credits include Law & Order: Svu and Ironside, said, "I respect [creator Jenji Kohan] to no end. I think she writes the best dialogue on TV »
We posted a couple of images last week from Entertainment Weekly of the upcoming children’s horror movie Goosebumps. And now, we have some new images (including the infamous Slappy) and a synopsis!
Here’s the logo:
And here are the images:
And here’s the synopsis:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects »
- Luke Owen
Pablo Schreiber Leaving 'Orange'
Schreiber’s Pornstache has been the character fans of Orange Is the New Black have most loved to hate. Unfortunately for the fandom, Schreiber has been cast in a new HBO comedy titled The Brink as one of the leads alongside Jack Black and Tim Robbins and won’t have time for Orange.
“I’m not taking part in the third season. I’m a member of a show called The Brink that’s going to be on HBO,” Schreiber told the New York Post. “It’s a half-hour comedy with Jack Black and Tim Robbins and me [as] the three leads. I’m really excited about it.”
For Schreiber, fully committing himself to The Brink was an obvious decision, »
For those growing up in the mid-1990s, Goosebumps was the quintessential children’s book series. In 62 books about dummies, mummies, gnomes and various other monsters hiding in the most unlikely of places, author R. L. Stine took readers to strange new worlds where any number of crazy things could happen.
Stine has pretty much laid low since the series ended in 1997, though he has continued to write plenty of books, many even in the same universe. At Sdcc 2014, he appeared onscreen momentarily to promote the new Goosebumps movie releasing next year.
- Araceli Roach
If nothing else, Sony's moderator was positively regal today. In what I would consider a harbinger of things to come, this is the first time I've moderated a panel for a major studio in any room other than Hall H here at Comic-Con. Right now, TV just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and certain shows won't fit anywhere but Hall H. As a result, we were set for the Indigo Ballroom, where we had two films to discuss, and a very special guest to drive the event. After all, when you've got Jack Black onstage, what else do you need? We started with a message from the set of "Pixels," the action-comedy that Chris Columbus is currently directing in Toronto. The film tells the story of what happens when aliens accidentally intercept broadcasts from Earth showing footage of some of the classic video games from the '80s and they »
- Drew McWeeny
The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con is under way, and while we've shown you all the stills that have been released for the upcoming Goosebumps film, we've now got a look at the logo. It's precisely what you'd expect!
In the film, directed by Rob Letterman, Black portrays famed children's horror writer R.L. Stine, whose monsters, it turns out, are actually real. When they escape from his books and attack an unsuspecting town, it's up to Stine and two teens to get the monsters back into their stories.
Look for it in theatres on August 7, 2015.
And speaking of Comic-Con, the movie's presentation is »
- Matt Serafini
Today at Comic-Con we were treated to a first look at Goosebumps. Director Rob Letterman and star Jack Black were on hand to discuss the film and give fans a glimpse into the world they created around the famous children's horror anthology. For those who don’t know, the film is not a direct adaptation of the series. Instead, the works of R.L. Stine have been reimagined, featuring Stine himself as a character who battles his own creature creations when they are set free from their books. As a child of the 90's, I absolutely adored Goosebumps, so I was thrilled to check out what the film has to offer. And the good news is that what they had to offer today looked pretty darn good. Black and Letterman clearly made the film with respect for the source material and the good sense of fun it requires. Check out my »
- Haleigh Foutch
There’s never a dull moment when Jack Black is around, and today’s Goosebumps discussion panel proved it. Sharing the stage with friend and director of the film, Rob Letterman, the two brought an effortless humor to the proceedings as they discussed their time working together on the film.
This led to the exciting reveal of the first sizzle reel for the upcoming film. Only a minute or two in length, it successfully relayed the level of humor and charm Jack Black is known for in his younger audience films. Playing a fictional version of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, Jack Black is a campy, creepy recluse who appears dead set on keeping his daughter from straying too far from home. This situation leads a new neighbor to try and save Stine’s daughter after he sees what he thinks is her being attacked.
The manuscripts of R.L. Stine, not just simple text, »
- Shawn Hanson
The Sony Pictures panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 could more appropriately have been titled “Goosebumps.” After a super-short mention of the upcoming Chris Columbus film Pixels, author R.L. Stine popped on screen to tell fans about Goosebumps, which opens in Summer 2015. Director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens) showed up for the panel, along with […]
- Germain Lussier
Jack Black and director Rob Letterman have stumbled upon an easy solution to please fans of “Goosebumps,” R.L. Stine's popular horror books for kids. Rather than adapt a specific book, Mike White and Darren Lemke wrote a movie that incorporated creepy crawlers from various books, and injected the author into the story (personified by Black). This approach enabled Letterman and the writers to pick and choose their favorite monsters from a massive trove of books, pleasing as many fans as possible. Filmmakers often alienate fanboys and fangirls when their adaptations are not loyal enough to the source material (or too. »
- Lucas Shaw
When Orange Is the New Black returns, it will be missing a little facial hair.
Pablo Schreiber, who plays Mendez—a.k.a. Pornstache—told the New York Post that he will not appear in the show’s third season. It’s not a huge surprise, considering that the last time we saw his character—spoiler!—he was being carted away to prison. But then again, this entire show takes place inside a prison, so there’s that.
Schreiber told the Post: “I’m not taking part in the third season. I’m a member of a show called The Brink »
- Samantha Highfill
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