18 items from 2014
When MTV announced that they greenlit the pilot for the Scream TV series, many fans assumed that the iconic Ghost Face mask from the movie franchise would surely be seen at some point. As it turns out, the Ghost Face look copyright is held by the Fun World company, and they have been informed by The Weinstein Company that MTV will not be using the mask as part of it's "initial launch," but that may change in the future.
Here's what Fun World's Rj Torbert had to say in an interview with GhostFace.co.uk.
"To answer your question regarding the Scream TV series... Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that Ghost Face is Not involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, »
So far as second episode’s go, Scorpion‘s was pretty typical; it gently re-enforced the central premise, teased some of the ongoing elements, and suggested strongly just what this series is going to look like on a weekly basis. But mostly, it was predictable. Terribly, terribly predictable. Predictability, in and of itself, is not necessarily a crime. Indeed on TV, well worn patterns and devices are part of the fun. And maybe I watch too much TV, but there was nothing that Scorpion was doing in this second episode that I didn’t see coming a mile away. And that concerns me.
The problem of the week is four sick children, primary among them the daughter of California Governor Lane (say hello to Joel Gretsch, star of the V remake and The 4400). A computer virus leaves a message on the girl’s computer saying, “It’s your fault she’s sick, »
- Adam A. Donaldson
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 2 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Single Point of Failure,” and it sounds like things will get very intense and dramatic as the Governor's daughter gets biohacked with a deadly virus, and more! In the new, 2nd episode press release: The Governor will call on team Scorpion when his daughter is mysteriously "biohacked" with a deadly virus and has only 24 hours to live. Press release number 2: The Governor is going to call on Team Scorpion when his daughter is mysteriously “biohacked” with a deadly virus and has only 24 hours to live. In the meantime, the case is going to take on a deeper significance for Walter after he receives a letter regarding his sister. Guest stars will feature: Joel Gretsch (Governor Lane), Daniel Zolghadri (Young Walter), Emily Robinson (Young Megan) Camille Guaty (Megan O'Brien), Stuart McLean (Mr. »
The new film Are You Here follows Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a womanizing weatherman, and his slightly off best friend, Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis), as they return to Ben’s childhood home after his estranged father passes away. Upon learning that Ben has inherited a majority of the family fortune, the two friends must deal not only with the strain these events are having on their friendship, but with Ben’s controlling and bitter sister (Amy Poehler), Ben’s father’s beautiful young widow (Laura Ramsey), and each of their own shortcomings as they try to straighten out and take control of their lives
- Mike Tyrkus
Just two weeks ago, MTV announced that it had set director Jamie Travis (Faking It) to helm the pilot episode of a series based on the popular meta-horror Scream franchise. At the same time, the network revealed a cast of young up-and-comers, including Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Reign), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele) and Amadeus Serafini. Now, some more casting news, including a major recasting, has been announced.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who became a fan favorite on The CW’s Arrow with his portrayal of DC Comics character Sin, will be replacing Forsyth in the role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who is described as “an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.” Audrey used to be close friends with protagonist Emma Duvall (Fitzgerald), “a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature.” Emma, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Scream's small screen adaptation begins with the release of a viral video that exposes a town's dark secrets and sets up a brutal murder.
Also joining the cast are Bobby Campo (Being Human USA) as English teacher Seth Branson, Joel Gretsch (The 4400) as Sheriff Clark Hudson and Connor Weil (Sharknado) as Emma's basketball-playing boyfriend Will Belmont.
Scream is expected to premiere »
A bunch of major TV casting has happened in the past day or so:
Eddie Izzard ("Hannibal"), Noah Taylor ("Game of Thrones") and Olesya Rulin ("High School Musical") have all scored major roles in Sony Playstation Network's "Powers". The upcoming direct-to-series adaptation of the acclaimed comic follows a pair of cops who investigate crimes related to people with superhuman abilities. [Source: Deadline]
Four more names have joined the cast of the pilot based on the "Scream" franchise for MTV. Bex Taylor-Klaus ("Arrow") will replace the previously set Amy Forsyth in the role of a Lutheran pastor's daughter and aspiring filmmaker.
Also onboard are Bobby Campo ("The Final Destination") as a hunky English teacher, Connor Weil ("Sharknado") as an all-American high school basketball player, and Joel Gretsch ("V," "The 4400") is Sheriff Clark Hudson who is a good guy and father to one of the kids. [Source: The Live Feed]
Newcomer Michael James Shaw »
- Garth Franklin
We’ve got some TV casting news worth sharing. Here’s what’s coming at a glance: MTV’s Scream added Connor Weil, Bobby Campo and Joel Gretsch, and swapped Amy Forsyth for Bex Taylor-Klaus. HBO’s Show Me A Hero added Jim Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David to the cast. Sony PlayStation Network’s Powers just picked up Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor and Olesya Rulin. Hit the jump for more. Just the other week, we told you that MTV’s Scream TV show loaded up its cast with a whole bunch of fresh faces including Forsyth as a character named Audrey Jensen, the “artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.” However, apparently that didn’t wind up working out because according to THR, they just swapped her out for Arrow’s Taylor-Klaus. Willa Fitzgerald will lead the show as Emma Duvall, a Sidney Prescott-type character who goes »
- Perri Nemiroff
Some quick casting news is here for the upcoming MTV series based on the Scream franchise as THR is reporting that four more actors have signed on for active duty, one of whom will be replacing the previously announced Amy Forsyth.
Willa Fitzgerald will star as Emma Duvall, a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged from her childhood best friend, Audrey.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who has been recurring on The CW’s "Arrow" as DC Comics character Sin and whose credits also include "The Killing" and "House of Lies," will replace Forsyth in role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor. She’s described as an »
- Steve Barton
MTV’s Scream has been in the making for a while. It was first announced that the show had a pilot order in May of 2013, but it wasn’t until more than a year later that it finally found its cast and director. And now, there’s been a change to that cast.
EW has confirmed that Bex Taylor-Klaus, who plays Sin on The CW’s Arrow, will replace Amy Forsyth in the lead role of Audrey Jensen, who was originally described as “the daughter of a Lutheran pastor” and “an artsy loner who aspired to be a filmmaker.” There »
- Samantha Highfill
Following a slew of casting announcements earlier this month, MTV is rounding out the cast of its Scream pilot, adding Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, The Killing), Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Connor Weil (Sharknado) and Joel Gretsch (The 4400).
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who recently played Sin on CW's Arrow, actually replaces the previously announced Amy Forsyth as Audrey Jensen, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor described as a loner and an aspiring filmmaker. Bobby Campo will have a recurring role as Seth Branson, a charming and easy-going English teacher at Lakewood High. Connor Weil will be a new series regular as Will Bellmont, an All-American basketball player and boyfriend of the main character Emma Duval (Willa Fitzgerald). Joel Gretsch rounds out the cast as Sheriff Clark Hudson, a respectable lawman and father to Kiernan (Amadeus Serafini).
We recently reported the official core cast and director for MTV’s Scream pilot, based on director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson’s self aware and scary film series. Now the show is really taking shape with the announcement of four additions to the cast, one of whom is a favorite among fans of AMC’s The Killing and is replacing a previously attached actress.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who played Bullet in season 3 of AMC’s The Killing and portrays Sin on The CW’s Arrow, has now joined the cast of the Scream TV series. Taylor-Klaus will play Audrey Jensen (the former best friend of the show’s main character, Emma), a role previously held by Amy Forsyth. Here are the four new additions and their character biographies (courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter):
- Derek Anderson
MTV is hoping to make its Scream pilot No. 1 — with a “Bullet” — by recasting a major role.
Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing‘s Bullet, Arrow‘s Sin) will now play Audrey Jensen, best friend of Willa Fitzgerald’s Emma. She replaces Reign‘s Amy Forsyth, a decision that was reportedly made after the table read for the pilot, according to our sister site Deadline.
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Following the poster that debuted yesterday, Millennium Films has released the first trailer for Are You Here, the feature directorial debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. Zach Galifianakis stars as Ben Baker, an unorthodox man in his 30s who discovers that his estranged father left him his house and business after passing away. Owen Wilson plays Ben's best friend Steve Dallas, a womanizing weather man who helps Ben fight off his sister (Amy Poehler) in a bitter legal battle over the estate. Melissa Rauch, Jenna Fischer and Joel Gretsch co-star in this upcoming comedy, debuting on VOD formats and in theaters August 22.
Are You Here comes to theaters August 22nd, 2014 and stars Melissa Rauch, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Jenna Fischer, Laura Ramsey, Amy Poehler, Lauren Lapkus, Alana De La Garza. The film is directed by Matthew Weiner. »
It hasn’t been a great time for respected TV creators turning their hand to films. Sopranos man David Chase found little success with his first effort, Not Fade Away and now his former mafia-writing lieutenant-turned-Mad Men wrangler Matthew Weiner saw his film directing debut, Are You Here, greeted with cold reactions at the Toronto Film Festival, when it bowed as You Are Here last year. He’s worked on it a little further and the first trailer is up via Yahoo.The story follows Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis), who inherits his estranged father’s fortune and teams with womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s sister Terri (Amy Poehler). Given that the cast also includes Jenna Fischer, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joel Gretsch and a wealth of other funny folk, hopes were high for the film.But the idea of Galifianakis »
Saving Grace B. Jones is a suspenseful tale that takes you to a 1950's small town in the Midwest, where a gentle family man, Landy (Michael Biehn), and his wife, Bea (Penelope Ann Miller), fight to release his sister Grace from a state asylum for the insane. Grace (Tatum O'Neal) was sent there after a horrible incident on her wedding day 20 years before left her mentally deranged. Landy brings her home but the local townspeople are distrustful of this damaged woman who alternates between quiet acceptance and wild rants. They soon have bigger problems when a horrific rainstorm threatens to flood the town. In the midst of this natural disaster, Grace experiences a crisis and sets out on a deadly rampage to destroy those who cross her. The unrelenting rain masks the true pathological extremes of an unhinged woman bent on revenge. We have your exclusive look at the DVD box art and poster, »
‘Bittersweet’ is the perfect word for the news that the final season of Warehouse 13 premiere date has been announced. It will only be half a season, six episodes, but it is wonderful that the show will be given a chance for a suitable series finale.
In purely happier news, we now also have premiere dates for the third season of Continuum, new series comics-based Metal Hurlan Chronicles (with James Marsters!), new competition Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and more. Bookmark this page and/or check our calendar so that you can continually plan your life around your favorite shows.
Syfy’S 2014 Spring Lineup Includes Original Series Premiere Of Jim Henson’S Creature Shop Challenge Plus Farewell Season Of Beloved Warehouse 13 March Features Original Specials Carvers, My Big Fat Geek Wedding And Foxy & Co.
New York – February 14, 2014 – The debut of the new reality series Jim Henson’s Creature »
- Erin Willard
CBS’ NCIS resumes Season 11 tonight at 8/7c with the renewed threat of terrorist Benham Parsa, whose handiwork first targeted Gibbs’ team in the fall premiere. As part of TVLine’s midseason preview special, we invited showrunner Gary Glasberg to tease what’s ahead, address some concerns about the team’s newest player and weigh in on NCIS: New Orleans casting ideas.
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Tvline | First, I have to comment on the “Devil’s Triad” episode featuring Diane Fornell’s return, which was funnier that two-thirds of the sitcoms on that week. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
18 items from 2014
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