1-20 of 50 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Try not to lose your heads, “Sleepy Hollow” fans — Variety has learned that Orlando Jones (who plays fan-favorite character Frank Irving) will not be returning to the Fox show for its upcoming third season.
Jones isn’t the only one exiting the series after season two — showrunner Mark Goffman departed the supernatural drama ahead of its season three renewal and will be replaced by Clifton Campbell (“The Glades”).
“Sleepy Hollow” was co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman. It stars Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills as two unlikely allies who must band together to prevent the apocalypse. Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Campbell and Heather Kadin serve as executive producers on the new season.
Fox had no comment.
- Laura Prudom
Though Universal spent its time at CinemaCon revealing dates for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels and announcing a new release date for Furious 8, there are more properties getting shuffled than just those two. In particular, today brings some bad news for monster fans and sci-fi action aficionados.
Universal’s planned ‘Universal Monsters’ franchise has been considerably delayed, with Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy shifting nine months from June 24, 2016, to March 24, 2017. That move also impacts the next, untitled monster movie, which was set to open April 21, 2017, but has been re-slotted for March 30, 2018.
Many are anticipating that The Wolf Man, which Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski is scripting, will take that second date, but Scarlett Johansson is currently being courted for The Creature From The Black Lagoon, so it’s unclear whether that title will get priority should she sign up.
- Isaac Feldberg
Two upcoming monster movies from Universal, one being the kick-off of its shared Universal Monsterverse, the other a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s kaiju vs. jagers thrasher, Pacific Rim, have received new release dates from the studio. Universal announced The Mummy, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman and the lead-off in a new series of…
- Samuel Zimmerman
The film, which is widely hoped to break the videogame movie curse, had already been put back from December 2015 to get it out of the way of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now though, it's being moved into a high summer slot, as the film will arrive on June 10th 2016.
Then, a blockbuster that had been planned for 2016 is moving back to 2017. That'd be The Mummy reboot, that Alex Kurtzman is set to produce and direct. Its release moves from June 2016 to March 24th 2017 (where it'll arrive just ahead of Fast & Furious 8).
Pacific Rim 2, which had been scheduled for »
Revealed at Las Vegas' CinemaCon are release date changes for upcoming films of the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy varieties, as Universal has pushed back the releases of Pacific Rim 2, The Mummy, and Warcraft. Sony and Screen Gems also recently made a change of their own by slightly bumping up the theatrical debut of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Initially scheduled to come out on February 19th, 2016, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is now slated to hit theaters a few weeks earlier on February 5th, 2016.
In the film, “the heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.”
- Derek Anderson
“Warcraft,” based on Blizzard Entertainment’s hit videogame “World of Warcraft,” has shifted from March 11, 2016, to June 10, 2016. Duncan Jones will direct from a script by himself and Charles Leavitt.
Universal has also dated an untitled monster franchise film on March 30, 2018, which has been moved back from its original April 21, 2017, date. The series »
- Alex Stedman
As sequels, reboots and remakes continue to dominate the entertainment landscape, a large majority of those properties are now setting up shop on the small screen. The golden age of television is about to undergo a transformation from original programming to not-so-original programming, with a raft of adapted works in the pipeline. One of which was unveiled today at Miptv under the familiar title of Van Helsing.
Courtesy of Film Divider, who were tipped to the news via Twitter, a snapshot of a billboard at the global marketing event provides us with plenty of information about the forthcoming series. Dynamic TV are producing and according to the credited names, the creative crews behind FX’s Fargo and AMC’s Hell On Wheels are steering the reboot. While the site reached out to Dynamic to uncover further details, they were told that there’s a two-week wait on an official press release. »
- Gem Seddon
Back in October 2012, Universal Pictures set David Kajganich to work on the script for their Creature from the Black Lagoon remake, although that was the last we heard of the project. Today, The Tracking Board reports that Scarlett Johansson is the studio's top choice to star in the remake, but it isn't known if an official offer has been made quite yet. The studio is developing a Universal Monsters Shared Universe franchise, which is being spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, but it isn't known if this project is part of that initiative yet.
Last year's Dracula Untold was confirmed as the first entry into this universe, with the Untitled Mummy Reboot, set for release on June 24, 2016, slated to be the next, although it isn't clear what project will follow from here. The studio did set an April 21, 2017 release date for one of their monster movies, but it was »
As Universal attempts to breathe life back into its classic movie monsters, The Tracking Board reports that Avengers: Age of Ultron star Scarlett Johansson is the studio’s top choice to star in a Creature from the Black Lagoon remake.
No details yet on which role Johansson, one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses, would take on, but Jack Arnold’s 1954 original starred Julia Adams as the imperiled female lead, so it’s possible that she could be enlisted for a similar ‘scream queen’ role. The first Creature from the Black Lagoon focused on a group of scientists who, while exploring the Amazon, discovered a dangerous prehistoric creature that was part human and part fish.
The new pic will be part of Univeral’s inchoate Universal Monsters brand, which kicked off last fall with Dracula Untold. Though that Luke Evans historical epic was weakly reviewed, it proved a box office success, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year
Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.
2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.
Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.
Warcraft - »
Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with writer-director-producer Akiva Goldsman to help develop new Transformers movies alongside franchise director Michael Bay. Deadline reports that Paramount's approach is similar to what director James Cameron did with his Avatar sequels, forming a "writers room" of sorts that will come up with ideas to develop a new multi-part sequel and spinoff movies. Akiva Goldsman isn't expected to write any of these movies himself, but he will find new writers to craft the scripts based on his ideas for the franchise.
The site also reports that Michael Bay would like to have Transformers 5 ready to start production once he wraps on his Benghazi thriller 13 Hours. It has long been believed that last year's Transformers: Age of Extinction, which was the only movie last year to cross $1 billion worldwide, was the last Transformers he planned on directing, but it seems he'll be on board to helm Transformers 5 as well. »
Simon Pegg has been chatting to our colleagues over at Den Of Geek Us about his new movie, Kill Me Three Times, and they've asked him a few more questions about the new Star Trek movie, that he's writing with Doug Jung.
He's confirmed that the screenplay that he and Jung are working on bears no relation to the earlier draft by Roberto Orci. "It's completely new. I haven't read Bob's script and they didn't want us to. So we went back to the drawing board", he said.
"We had creative meetings with Justin [Lin, director] and there were things he wanted in there. I haven't written like this before. I've never been a custodian of something, it's usually mine when I'm writing. Whereas with this, you're given a bunch of stuff. »
The buzz around Hollywood is that Idris Elba is in the running to be the main villain in "Star Trek 3." Variety reports that the "Luther" star is in "early talks" for the role, although there's no more info on what the role will be or who exactly the Big Bad of "Star Trek 3" will be.
In February, a rumor surfaced that Bryan Cranston was being eyed for the role of the villain, but maybe there's more than one villain? The more, the merrier! There are a ton of possible villains for "Star Trek 3," from Klingons to the Borg, so writers Simon Pegg (yes, that Simon Pegg) and Doug Jung have plenty to choose from.
"Star Trek 3" will star Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin. There have been some interesting behind-the-scenes changes since the film was first announced a few years ago, »
- Jenni Miller
Fox has committed to more outings of its mystery-adventure series Sleepy Hollow, as today the network announced that the show has been granted a season 3 renewal. The third season has been earmarked for 18 episodes which are set to further explore Ichabod Crane’s relationship with Lieutenant Abbie Mills. It will also mark the introduction of new showrunner Clifton Campbell.
Campbell, creator of The Glades, takes over the position from Mark Groffman. The former showrunner is thought to have exited due to poor ratings during its second season, which saw a staggering 40% drop following a promising debut season.
With a fresh set of eyes serving the tale of Crane and his cohorts, Fox’s President of Entertainment David Madden is confident that the show will continue to break the mould:
‘Sleepy Hollow’ is truly inventive television. The talented producers -led by Alex, Bob, Len and Heather- along with the brilliant cast, »
- Gem Seddon
If you've been crossing your fingers for Fox to return to New York's supernatural-charged town of Sleepy Hollow, you can relax your hands, exhale, and settle comfortably back into your couch, because Fox has announced their renewal of Sleepy Hollow for an 18-episode third season, with the network also revealing the series' new showrunner (following Mark Goffman's departure earlier this month). Also included in our latest horror round-up is a trailer for the second episode of The CW's iZombie and details on the 10th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend that will feature special guest Alexandra Breckenridge from The Walking Dead (as well as many other great guests).
- Derek Anderson
Hold onto your heads — “Sleepy Hollow” is coming back for season three.
Fox has renewed the supernatural drama for an 18-episode third season, Variety has confirmed.
Clifton Campbell (“The Glades” creator) will take over as showrunner, stepping in for Mark Goffman, who exited the show after declining season-two ratings, signing an overall deal with CBS Studios earlier this month.
The series, co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman, stars Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills. Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin will serve as exec producers, along with Campbell, for the new season.
“‘Sleepy Hollow’ is truly inventive television,” said David Madden, Fox entertainment president. “The talented producers – led by Alex, Bob, Len and Heather – along with the brilliant cast, anchored by Nicole and Tom, have created a fantastic world that brings ‘history’ to life with compelling and vibrant storytelling.”
Of the new showrunner, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
For the first year of its on-air life, the El Rey Network has been about as Diy as any microbudget indie movie ever was, an apt trait, given the net’s origins.
Comcast gave filmmaker Robert Rodriguez a distribution commitment for the channel in the spring of 2013; El Rey snuck on the air with a soft launch in December, after Univision came onboard as a financing and operational partner. The Austin-based filmmaker and his team at FactoryMade Ventures effected some quick hires, and bought up as much programming as they could find — and afford — that focused on Rodriguez’s love for genre pics, 1970s pop culture (think “Starsky & Hutch”) and other cool stuff that would appeal to movie- and TV-loving millennials, particularly U.S.-born Hispanics. Rodriguez also reached out to friends including Quentin Tarantino and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to get a handful of original series off the ground quickly. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Here’s an interesting coincidence – Jake McDorman, who starred alongside Bradley Cooper in American Sniper (he played Biggles) will now take the lead in the TV version of Limitless, the Bradley Cooper vehicle from 2011.
Deadline describes this character as “the role Cooper originated in the Limitless movie.” However, as our commenters have pointed out before, Cooper’s character was an author called Eddie Morra. As far as we can remember, the FBI didn’t feature at all either.
It’s a bit of a mystery, then, whether the show will be linked to the film at all, or whether it will be a »
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Even more "Alien 5" news, our favorite supernatural horror remake gets a bump and what "Parks and Recreation" star is appearing in a movie about a pagan demon who murders children? See below for the full roundup. 1. Sigourney Weaver says Neill Blomkamp's "Alien" sequel will "break new ground" “I can’t think of a better director,” Weaver told Variety “He’s a real fan. I think he’ll be true to the world and take it in unexpected directions. It’s got a lot of sinew in it. It will certainly stand up to the others and probably break a lot of new ground as well.” On a related note, is Michael Biehn reprising his role as Hicks? Will there be more than one film? »
- Chris Eggertsen
"...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a darkside." This underworld can now expect its first visitor, as the reboot of George A. Romero's 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside, a project that was recently given a pilot order from The CW, has now cast its lead.
Deadline reports that Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) has signed on for the central role in The CW's pilot for the Tales From the Darkside reboot. The original series was episodic and featured a new set of characters in each installment, but in the reboot, we can expect to see one character appear in every episode, one who has ties to The Darkside. This character, named Newman, will be played by Lemche. Newman is "a weathered and tortured young man... the guide »
- Derek Anderson
1-20 of 50 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners