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Just in time for Screamfest this week, check out the the cool new teaser poster for Dark Was The Night. It was designed by Brandon Schaefer.
We also got new stills from the movie! Peep it!
Dark Was The Night premieres at Screamfest this Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:30pm followed by a Q&A with the cast moderated by me. The participating cast is lead star Kevin Durand, Bianca Kajlich, Sabina Gadecki, Heath Freeman, & Steve Agee.
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A long slumbering evil is awoken in the trees, outside the remote town of Maiden Woods. Isolated and threatened it sets its sites on the townspeople, as Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) attempts to overcome the demons of his past, so that he may protect those that he loves.
- El Mayimbe
Manhattan becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak and vampire turf war in Season 1 of FX's The Strain, the hit new series from Guillermo Del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan that will be making its Blu-ray debut on a December 2 release date.
The Strain stars David Bradley, Mía Maestro, Corey Stoll, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland and Natalie Brown in a story that starts with the delivery of an ancient vampire master to JFK airport aboard a doomed flight, and the subsequent why, how and what's next upon this master's arrival.
The 13-episode first season of The Strain averaged 2.21 million viewers for FX and earned a second season renewal before the first season had fully aired. It's based on the books of the same name by del Toro and Hogan so there's still plenty of source material to work with.
German production company Constantin Film revealed at the Mipcom TV market in Cannes this weekend that they are developing TV show spin-offs for their film franchises Resident Evil and The Mortal Instruments. Here's what Constantin's Martin Moszkowicz had to say in a statement.
"We are moving rapidly. Constantin has a lot of feature film brands and we are moving them into television. For instance, we own the rights to the book series The Mortal Instruments, and we just hired a showrunner in Los Angeles, and our offices in Los Angeles and Canada are starting production next year on at least two or three international shows."
Ed Decter, who most recently produced TV shows such as Unforgettable and The Client List, is reportedly the showrunner attached to The Mortal Instruments, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with production slated to begin sometime next year.
The Mortal Instruments was initially slated to be a feature film franchise, »
Things are definitely going bump in the night in Jack Heller’s new creature feature. A highly anticipated entry in this year’s Screamfest, the foremost horror film festival in the country, “Dark Was the Night” will feature Kevin Durand (“Lost”), Bianca Kajlich (“Rules of Engagement”), Lukas Haas (“Inception”), Nick Damici (“Stake Land”), and a decidedly creepy something lurking in the woods. Previously titled “The Trees,” the script by Tyler Hisel appeared on the 2009 Black List of best unproduced screenplays. That year’s list, compiled and voted on by over 250 film executives, included “The Social Network,” “The Spectacular Now,” and “Prisoners.” Dylan K. Narang, Stefan Nowicki, Dallas Sonnier, and Heller himself began production in 2012, filming in Southampton, N.Y. Hisel’s first produced script is poised to thrill and terrify audiences with its homage to the classic monster genre. The story, which is reportedly—and frightfully—based on true events, »
Conceptual illustrator Dorotka Sapinska worked on designs for Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006) and Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). The first set is from Superman Returns and includes various hairstyle designs for Lex Luthor's henchwoman, Kitty Kowalski (played by Parker Posey). Also, tattoo designs for Lex Luthor's henchman that is killed by a paino Jason White (Tristan Lake Leabu), aka Superboy, happens to fling at him. The second set of images were for X-Men Origins: Wolverine and they feature tattoo designs for The Blob/Fred J. Dukes (Kevin Durand) and other mutant characters. He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiance and a Pulitzer for "Why the World »
In a summer of Isis terrorism and Ebola fears, “The Strain” could have hardly been better timed. Initially something of an oddity for FX – a vampires-among-us fantasy, on a network steeped in gritty realism – the adaptation of Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s creation piled on layers of mythology, bounding ahead with new characters and increasingly fantastic situations that, frankly, would have felt less palatable had the show not gradually built up to them. That concluded in Sunday’s action-laden finale, which neatly laid out countless possibilities looking forward to a second season.
That the show concluded its season a week before “The Walking Dead” returns represents an odd form of symmetry, since in many ways, “The Strain” plays like the natural companion to AMC’s runaway hit. If ever a case could be made for networks engineering baseball-like trades – “We’ll give you ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ and »
- Brian Lowry
From filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse, The Strain was one of the most entertaining shows of the summer, telling the story of an epic battle for survival between man and vampire. When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control in New York City, and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that is eerily similar to an ancient and evil strain of vampirism, they quickly realize that they are waging war for the fate of humanity itself. The show also stars David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Kevin Durand, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown and Jack Kesy. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor David Bradley (who plays Abraham Setrakian, a man of few words who never leaves home without an arsenal and a bad-ass sword that’s perfect for vampire beheadings) talked »
- Christina Radish
Kevin Durand, who plays Vasiliy Fet on FX's The Strain, recently held a conference call to promote the show's season finale, The Master, where he also revealed that AMC has approached him to play the villainous Negan on The Walking Dead.
Here's what the actor had to say, when asked about different TV shows the fans would like to see him in.
"I've had a lot of people with The Walking Dead talk to me, mentioned that they see me for a character named 'Negan,' but I haven't read the comic."
After The Governor (David Morrissey) was killed off during Season 4's action-packed mid-season finale, many fans wondered if the iconic Negan would finally pop up on the series. Comic book creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman confirmed in December that the villain would not show up in Season 4, revealing there needs to be some space between The Governor's death and Negan's debut. »
The Walking Dead comic book series have been wondering when and if Negan would appear in the TV show, and it sounds as if it will be sooner rather than later! According to Nuke The Fridge, Kevin Durand revealed that AMC have approached him to play the foul mouthed and sadistic villain in a recent conference call promoting The Strain. The actor is quoted as saying, "I’ve had a lot of people with The Walking Dead talk to me, mentioned that they see me for a character named ‘Negan,’ but I haven’t read the comic." Now, this isn't the most reliable of sites and they're quick to point out that they are the first report this news. Are they twisting his words (after all, it could be that Durand was referring to fans rather than those working on the series) or have they come across a huge scoop? »
Rumors have been swirling that we’ll soon be seeing The Walking Dead arch-villain Negan on AMC’s TV version of the comics, and according to “The Strain’s” Kevin Durand, he could be the one who brings the character to life! Per… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
The Strain, Season 1, Episode 12, “Last Rites”
Directed by Peter Weller
Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on FX
The penultimate episode of The Strain‘s first season reminds us most of “Across the Sea”, the third-last episode of Lost‘s final season. That episode came very near the end of Lost‘s run, but left the present action to show the origins of Island inhabitants Jacob and the Man in Black. Choosing to halt the action and go back into the past to tell a story that only revealed a small amount and to do so that late in the season felt misguided and a little pointless. “Last Rites” is not quite as much of a side-step, but the return of Setrakian’s flashbacks was certainly a surprising development.
The lucky thing is that these generally work better than the Holocaust flashbacks earlier in the season. »
- Jake Pitre
You can see it live in Los Angeles next month! Dark Was the Night is set to premiere at the Screamfest horror film festival, which runs from October 14th-23rd at the Tcl Chinese Theaters. »
- El Mayimbe
The creature feature Dark Was the Night will premiere at this year's Screamfest La. The film involves the disruption of nature and a lurking evil. As well, the film centrally stars Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Nick Damici and Heath Freeman. A trailer for the film is hosted here. Danger lurks in the woods. And, this threat is coming to a local town, known as Maiden Woods. Here, a confrontation takes place between something dark and devious and with the citizens of this small locale. The short trailer for the film shows law enforcement contemplating their foe. A Sheriff and his deputy try to figure out what is lurking in the woods. While the villain is not shown, a creature lies in wait for this duo. Horror fans can see the trailer below. Release Date: October 16th, 2014 (Limited Theatrical). Director: Jack Heller. Writer: Tyler Hisel. Cast:Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Nick Damici, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
From filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse, The Strain tells the story of an epic battle for survival between man and vampire. When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control in New York City, and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that is eerily similar to an ancient and evil strain of vampirism, they quickly realize that they are waging war for the fate of humanity itself. The show also stars David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Kevin Durand, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown and Jack Kesy. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Kevin Durand talked about how he came to be a part of The Strain, what attracted him to the project, understanding who Vasiliy Fet is, how become a part of a team has changed things for him, whether he »
- Christina Radish
A trailer has quietly crept online for Dark Was the Night. The film went into production in early 2012, this is our first look at the film courtesy of Indiwire.
The script, from Tyler Hisel, appeared on the 2009 Black List of best un-produced scripts under the title The Trees. Dark Was the Night centers on the isolated town of Maiden Woods, where a nearby logging company has disrupted the balance of the life in the woods. From the frozen forest, an evil will emerge and threaten the local citizens; their only hope being the local Sheriff and his trusted Deputy.
- Ryan Turek
The woods have always been a place where horror writers and directors find inspiration, to the point that Drew Goddard's "The Cabin In The Woods" tried to dismantle the setting and genre entirely. But that doesn't mean there aren't more original stories waiting in that milieu out there, and director Jack Heller looks to send a chill up your spine with "Dark Was The Night." Today we have the exclusive teaser trailer for the forthcoming horror movie, and it sets the mood nicely. Starring Kevin Durand, Bianca Kajlich, Lukas Haas and Nick Damici, the film centers on a small town Sheriff who has to protect those around him when a logging company sets up shop and unleashes a dark evil in the woods nearby. Below, you can get a taste of what happens next. "Dark Was The Night" will premiere at La Screamfest in October. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
FX’s The Strain The Third Rail TV Show Review. The Strain: Season 1, Episode 11: The Third Rail was a game changer of epic proportions. When Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) and Vasilly Fet (Kevin Durand) teamed up with Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) I bet none of [...]
- Brian Fire
We find the main characters on "The Strain" nowhere near as interesting as the supporting players, but with just four episodes left in Season 1, we're not about to stop watching now! Here are some stills and a preview of Episode 1.10, "Loved Ones."
In addition, FX has released an "inside" look at one of those supporting players: "The Rat King," Vasily Fet, who is ready to save the world. In the video co-star Kevin Durand explains why the plague has given New York’s best exterminator his time to shine.
Related Story: Visit our news archive for "The Strain"
"The Strain" Episode 1.10 - "Loved Ones" (airs 9/14/14, 10Pm)
Eph (Corey Stoll) investigates Kelly’s (Natalie Brown) disappearance and struggles with what he finds. Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas) pursues a plan to retaliate against Palmer (Jonathan Hyde), and Fitzwilliam (Roger Cross) makes a surprising choice. Teleplay by Gennifer Hutchison; directed by John Dahl.
- Debi Moore
The filmmaker revealed that Hugh Jackman is ready to reprise his role as Charlie Kenton, but they will only make a follow-up if they can find a fresh story.
"We have been quietly developing a sequel to Real Steel for three and a half years. We've come up with some great scripts but Hugh and I would only make it if the plot feels fresh, but also the character journeys feel fresh, and we've found both but never at the same time. It's ongoing. I know the clock is ticking. That movie, weirdly, for a movie that did very well globally--it did okay domestically--but the love for Real Steel remains kind of unique »
This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.
8.3 Robot Of Sherwood
"And do people ever punch you in the face?"
Three weeks into Peter Capaldi’s reign, and he gets an episode that’s more playful, dafter and – well – just plain funny.
When it was announced that Doctor Who was doing a Robin Hood episode, there was a suspicion that the character would be treated with a degree of seriousness, a bit of reverence, and one of those moments where it’s seen that the Doctor was responsible for some momentous piece of British history. You’ll be telling us he could have stopped the Great Fire Of London at this rate... *
But Robot Of Sherwood, from the pen of Mark Gatiss, veers off in a different direction. If this had been an episode »
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