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"Magic is not ended in England..."
We first heard news of this ambitious adaptation over a year ago, and it hasn't budged from our 'must-watch' list since then. The quality of Susanna Clarke's source material combined with the calibre of the creative team and cast will tell you why.
Peter Harness (Doctor Who, Wallander, Case Histories) has written the seven-part series, which was directed by Toby Haynes (Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Musketeers). In the two lead roles are Eddie Marsan as Mr Norrell, "quite a tolerable practical magician", and Bertie Carvel as Jonathan Strange, with support from Alice Englert, Charlotte Riley, Paul Kaye, Marc Warren and more.
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Joe Wright gave us something of a fairy tale in the excellent Hanna and now he's going all out with Pan, a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie and today you get a look at the movie's first trailer. The film follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny--to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Pan stars Levi Miller in the title role with Hugh Jackman playing Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lilly, Amanda Seyfried as Mary and several others make up the ensemble including Cara Delevingne, Paul Kaye, Nonso Anozie and Adeel Akhtar. Warner Bros. has set a July 17, 2015 release date for the film, give the first trailer a watch below and check out the »
- Brad Brevet
Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…
The superhero genre may be taking up residence in cinemas for the foreseeable, and Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead are leading Us TV's genre output, but what can fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy look forward to seeing on television over the next year?
There’s Doctor Who of course, which appears to be in rude health and going nowhere, a Christmas Special from Black Mirror, and a hint of new Red Dwarf on its way. (And of course, if there’s anything like justice in the world, the terrific In The Flesh will be recommissioned for a third series.)
If though, you’re thirsting for something new, 2015 is promising to deliver a handful of geek TV gems. We’ve scoured the new UK commission announcements for anything spooky, »
We asked Den Of Geek’s writers to recommend brilliant comedy shows that deserve to have more of a fuss made about them. Here they are...
Banging a drum about stuff we love is more or less our remit on Den Of Geek - hence what many readers have started referring to as the ‘inexplicably regular' appearance of Statham, squirrels and Harold Bishop from Neighbours on these pages.
To that end then, we asked our writers which comedy shows (past and present, UK or otherwise, on TV, radio, or online…) deserved more praise, and here are the ones they chose. You might already like them too, or you might discover something new to dig out and enjoy. That’s the fun of it.
Please note that this list isn’t ranked in any order, nor is it exhaustive. It’s compiled from the opinions of a group of different people, »
London — Ismael Issa’s Spanish production company Rodaje a la Carta has boarded British pic “Tomorrow,” which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Variety has been given exclusive access to this image from the pic.
The film, which began production in London in September, has moved location to a town at the foot of the Sierra de Callosa mountain range in Spain. Photography will focus on war scenes featuring Sebastian Street’s character.
The first footage from the film is being screened to buyers at the American Film Market by Carnaby Sales & Distribution. Wme is handling U.S. rights.
Pic, which is produced by London-based production companies Roaring Mouse Productions and Studio 82, is the feature film directional debut of Martha Pinson, Scorsese’s script supervisor on “The Aviator,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and “Hugo.”
- Leo Barraclough
The show is set on a fictional Spanish island and sees undercover reporter Woody (Novak) fleeing Britain after being framed by his corrupt newspaper editor. On the run, he encounters his former mentor Brutus (Walsh), who now runs a bar.
Despite their attempts to stay out of trouble, the pair soon find themselves tackling a series of crimes and mysteries, with Woody fooling the locals with his array of impromptu disguises.
"My goodness what a blast it is filming Woody," Walsh said of the show, »
James Cosmo ("Game of Thrones") has joined the Martha Pinson-directed military drama "Tomorrow" which Martin Scorsese will executive produce. Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye and Joss Stone also star.
The story explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate into society having after serving their countries and deals with post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and AIDS. [Source: Variety]
Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in Scott Mann's "Bus 657". Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing and shooting begins this week in Alabama.
The story centers on a father without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. »
- Garth Franklin
• Game of Thrones' James Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »
- C. Molly Smith
The script is written by Brennan and Street, who are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. Production companies are Roaring Mouse Productions and Studio 82.
The story explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate into society having after serving their countries and deals with post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and AIDS.
The production, which is launching near the end of the U.K. combat mission in Afghanistan when British troops will be withdrawing after 13 years of fighting, is »
- Dave McNary
Produced by London-based Roaring Mouse Productions and Studio 82, Tomorrow marks Scorsese’s first executive producer credit on a British film.
Tomorrow began six weeks of principal photography earlier this month. Filming in London and Spain, the film explores the difficulties experienced by soldiers after returning from war »
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Chicago – For moviegoers, each new film is a chance to escape, feel, fear, cry, be thrilled or laugh. Filmmakers and actors want you to experience this range of emotions, but producers and investors care most about the film making money. That’s why Hollywood is scared of truly original stories. Originality is an unknown without a built-in fan base.
To minimize their risk and inspire confidence in a return on investment, most new films these days are based on a best-selling book (or a series), a beloved comic book or a remake of an already famous character from the past. Original films like “Juno” and “Once” happen once in a blue moon. They take a huge viral following to break free and impress at the box office.
Going into a short feature-length film like “Dracula Untold,” which is only 92 minutes, you already know it’s following a safety formula. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
With Dracula Untold hitting theaters nationwide later tonight for sneak preview screenings, Legendary Pictures has released a featurette that offers new insight into the Master Vampire character, played by Game of Thrones star Charles Dance.
Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. But, before this legendary bloodsucking creature was born, he was just a mortal man named Vlad Tepes. It is Charles Dance's Master Vampire who gives Vlad the Impaler the power to become Dracula, as the actor explains in this featurette that includes plenty of new footage.
Go behind the scenes with the Master Vampire Charles Dance for a glimpse into his dark world. Directed by Gary Shore and produced by Michael De Luca, Dracula Untold co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks, Zach McGowan, Charlie Cox, Art Parkinson and Diarmaid Murtagh.
Dracula Untold was released October 10th, »
Dracula Untold producer Alissa Phillips has now confirmed yesterday's report that the horror reboot will in fact be the first in the Universal Monsters Reboot series. The franchise was announced back in July and will bring all of the classic Universal Pictures ghouls together in one shared universe that will eventually lead to an all-star movie not unlike Marvel's The Avengers.
"I was really excited to be part of that. When we started out we weren't [part of the series], but then we found out that they were going to do it. Working with Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan who are very much a part of creating The Mummy and the other ones...it's been fun to be a part of that. »
Fans who head to the theaters for Dracula Untold next weekend will reportedly be treated to a tie-in scene at the end which connects the film to Universal Pictures' sprawling classic monsters reboot franchise.
A new report from Badass Digest reveals that reshoots were conducted a few months back, which include a scene at the very end that reveals Dracula (Luke Evans) in a modern-day market.
Here's what Badass Digest's Devin Faraci said about the scene in a tweet from earlier today.
"The Dracula Untold 'tie in' scene is at the very end, Dracula in a market in the modern day.
When Universal launched this franchise in July, the studio announced that the Untitled Mummy Reboot will be the first official project, but this Dracula Untold scene is believed to be a prologue to the whole initiative. The scene in question isn't largely important, so if Dracula Untold tanks at the box office, »
Following last week's featurette that explores Vlad Tepes history in Universal Pictures' Dracula Untold, the studio has released a new behind-the-scenes video that showcases Vlad's better half, Milena, played by Sarah Gadon.
This upcoming adventure blends both fact and fiction, combining the legacy of Bram Stoker's classic vampire Bram Stoker with the real-life figure Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, whom Dracula was loosely based on. In the film, Vlad's relationship with his loving wife Milena is the reason he goes down this path to becoming the legendary vampire Dracula.
Sarah Gadon explains how she tried to define a real relationship in her rehearsals with co-star Luke Evans, while stating that the actor was born to play this iconic character. We also hear from Luke Evans, who praises Sarah Gadon's performance and director Gary Shore in this behind-the-scenes featurette for Dracula Untold that includes plenty »
Carnaby will present the feature film project to international buyers at the American Film Market in November, and will be screening footage.
The film, which began production in London last week, marks the directional debut of Martha Pinson, who worked as a script supervisor on Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and “Hugo.”
“Tomorrow” explores the difficulties soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate back into society having served for their country.
Cast includes Stephen Fry (“The Hobbit”), Stephanie Leonidas (“Defiance”), Sebastian Street (“Age of Heroes”), Stuart Brennan (“Risen”), Sophie Kennedy-Clark (“Nymphomaniac,” “Philomena”), Paul Kaye (“Game of Thrones”) and Joss Stone (“The Tudors”).
Pic is produced by London-based production companies Roaring Mouse Prods. and Studio 82. The script was penned by Stuart Brennan and Street, »
- Leo Barraclough
Carnaby to launch sales on Ptsd soldier drama at Afm.
Carnaby will handle worldwide rights for the film, excluding the Us, which is being handled by William Morris Endeavor (Wme).
Sales will launch at the American Film Market (Afm) (Nov 5-12), where Carnaby will screen the first footage from the film to select international buyers.
Produced by London-based Roaring Mouse Productions and Studio 82, Tomorrow marks the first British film to be executive produced by Scorsese.
The script »
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Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new fantasy film “Dracula Untold” starring Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper!
“Dracula Untold,” which opens on Oct. 10, 2014 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Art Parkinson, Diarmaid Murtagh, Paul Kaye and William Houston from director Gary Shore, writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and producer Michael De Luca.
To win your free “Dracula Untold” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!
Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Ahead of its U.S. release next week, Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for Dracula Untold, which takes us behind-the-scenes of the Dracula origin story featuring Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) as Vlad Tepes.
The film is directed by Gary Shore, and also stars Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Charlie Cox (Stardust), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Sarah Gadon (Enemy), Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones), Diarmaid Murtagh (Vikings), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones), Zach McGowan (Shameless) and Noah Huntley (Snow White and the Huntsman).
Check out the new featurette here…
Dracula Untold is set for release in the UK on October 3rd and in the States on October 17th. Watch the trailer here.
The post New featurette for Dracula Untold appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Vlad the Impaler's real-life story is told this October in a thrilling new take on the vampire legend Dracula Untold, which finds Luke Evans as an average man trying to defend his people who succumbs to a curse that turns him into a supernatural superhuman with an insatiable blood-lust. The actor offers a look at the real man behind the monster in a featurette that brings never-before-seen footage from this Halloween thriller.
Video: 'Dracula Untold' exclusive featurette
Dracula Untold comes just as Universal begins to relaunch their Classic Monsters franchise, with Dracula, The Mummy, The Werewolf, The Creature and more all inhabiting a shared universe. It is unclear if Dracula Untold will be part of this new cinematic world, which is officially set »
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