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Christoph Waltz to Play Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Bond 24

24 November 2014 2:43 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A couple weeks ago it was reported that Christoph Waltz was going to play the villain in Sam Mendes' Bond 24. It wasn't announced who exactly he would play, but today we have word that he will take on the role of none other than James Bond nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld!

Rumors of the character were sparked last year after MGM settled a lawsuit with writer Kevin McClory regarding the rights to the Blofeld character and the infamous Spectre organization. Now it looks there was a reason they made the settlement. When Bond 24 writer, John Logan, was asked about the character in a previous interview all he said was:

"You know, I think our villain's appropriate to the story we're telling."

Blofeld has been a part of six of the previous James Bond films that have been made. Sometimes his face is shown, other times we just hear his voice. »

- Joey Paur

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First Look: Eva Green and Josh Hartnett get close in 'Penny Dreadful' season 2 image

22 November 2014 11:43 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Eva Green and Josh Hartnett are returning as Vanessa and Ethan in the season 2 of Showtime's horror-drama series "Penny Dreadful," and a new image reveals that they're closer than ever. After the grim events of season 1, they could both use some comforting. "This season Vanessa and Ethan face new challenges, and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace," said creator and executive producer John Logan in a press release. "Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together." Get your first look at season 2 here: The Victorian-era drama will continue to draw from such literary legends as Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." "Penny" also stars Reeve CarneyTimothy DaltonRory KinnearBillie PiperDanny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. Season 2 guest stars will include Douglas Hodge, Johnny Beauchamp, Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter Hecate, »

- Dave Lewis

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Showtime Unveils First Image, Details from Penny Dreadful Season 2

21 November 2014 12:52 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Classic horror literature characters, bloodsuckers, possession—season one of Showtime’s new series, Penny Dreadful, had a little bit of everything and turned out to be an unexpected treat for horror fans. Filming has been underway on the sophomore season and today Showtime revealed the first look at the next chapter in the horror series and teased what’s ahead for the eclectic cast of characters.

We have the season two description below (via Collider), as well as the image (via Showtime), which features Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa (Eva Green):

“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone »

- Derek Anderson

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First look at Josh Hartnett, Eva Green in Penny Dreadful season 2

21 November 2014 12:46 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Showtime and Sky Atlantic have released two images giving a first look at Penny Dreadful's second season.

The stills feature Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) alone in the woods and hint at the pair's developing relationship.

"This season, Vanessa and Ethan face new challenges... old enemies, and turn to each other for solace," explained series creator and executive producer John Logan.

"Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together."

Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, and Danny Sapani are set to reprise their roles as Sir Malcolm, Dr Frankenstein and Sembene in the horror-drama, with Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear and Billie Piper returning as Dorian Gray, the Creature and Brona respectively.

Helen McCrory will continue to play Evelyn Poole (aka Madame Kali) and Simon Russell Beale is also back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle.

A number of season two guest stars have also been announced, »

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The First Photo from Penny Dreadful Season 2 is Here!

21 November 2014 9:55 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Production is well underway on one of my favorite horror shows today, Penny Dreadful. Today, Showtime has presented the first photo from the series' second season!

John Logan, series creator and executive producer, says, "This season Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) face new challenges, and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace. Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together."

The post The First Photo from Penny Dreadful Season 2 is Here! appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Inside the Savage Fight Scenes of ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 1 (Exclusive)

17 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first season of Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” explored some of horror fiction’s most famous figures, spinning a provocative yarn that weaved vampires, werewolves and demons into the more recognizable stories of Dorian Gray and Victor Frankenstein for a gripping and gruesome monster mash-up. While viewers may have been lured by the chance to see such iconic characters inhabiting the same screen, they stayed for the powerhouse performances from the likes of Eva Green (who played Vanessa Ives, a character original to the series) and the lavish production values, which faithfully recreated the claustrophobic streets of Victorian London and staged some impressive set pieces, from grand theater productions to an elaborate fight scene between our heroes and a vampiric horde.

When dealing with battles between supernatural creatures, viewers have high expectations, so creator John Logan turned to stunt coordinator Pete Miles, whom he had worked with on “Skyfall.”

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- Laura Prudom

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Christoph Waltz To Expect Mister Bond In 2015?

15 November 2014 1:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Javier Bardem’s turn as a Bond villain in Skyfall was icier than a naked Twister party in an igloo. How do you follow that performance? By casting diminutive screen psychopath Christoph Waltz of course, if recent reports are anything to go by. Variety have acquired this story from the Twitter feed of Daily Mail foghorner Baz Bamigboye, so while we can take it with a mini-avalanche of salt, we can at least comment on it as a plausible decision. Waltz fits the Daniel Craig era formula of recent years of casting a sinister European as adversary. If you haven’t seen him before, I’d describe him as a sort of sinister cousin of Jools Holland.  I doubt anyone would object if his involvement was confirmed.

Bamigboye has also Tweeted the locations for Bond 24 as Mexico, Morocco, Austria, Italy and London, so as ever Eon Productions will be »

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This Series Is Well Worth Your "Penny Dreadful"

13 November 2014 6:32 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

When reading classic 19th century novels like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray in high school English class, did you ever yawn and think, “Gee, this is all fine and well, but I would enjoy this story so much more with a healthy dose of sex, demonic possession and Eva Green?” Well, then I have the show for you! In fact, even if you enjoyed those stories on their own merits, with no wish for additional otherworldly and R-rated shenanigans, then you’ll still likely enjoy Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, the first season of which is now available on Blu-ray. Created by John Logan, who previously delved into this genre when he adapted Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for Tim Burton, Penny Dreadful is a dark, disturbing and visually stunning take on Victorian supernatural horror. It combines classic characters from the aforementioned novels with a »

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Will Christoph Waltz menace Daniel Craig in Bond 24?

13 November 2014 4:12 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Christoph Waltz picked up an Oscar for playing the villain in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," and now he might be turning his evil eye toward James Bond.  The Austrian actor is rumored to be in talks to join Daniel Craig in the upcoming 007 film, according to the Daily Mail (via Variety) The as-yet-untitled Bond 24 is the follow-up to 2012's billion dollar-grosser "Skyfall," and features returning co-stars Naomie HarrisBen Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes. "Blue is the Warmest Color" star Lea Seydoux also recently joined the film. It's also been rumored that "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista has been circling a henchman role in the film.  Sam Mendes is set to direct from a script from "Skyfall" writers John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Waltz will soon be seen in "Horrible Bosses 2" and Tim Burton's "Big Eyes." Bond 24 will open in the U. »

- Dave Lewis

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Christoph Waltz to star opposite Daniel Craig in Bond 24?

13 November 2014 4:05 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christoph Waltz will apparently star opposite Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie.

Two-time Academy Award winner Waltz is rumoured to have reached a deal to begin filming the 24th Bond next month.

"#Christophwaltz Signs On For BOND24.Shoots early December Mexico, Morocco, Austria, Italy & London," Daily Mail reporter Baz Bamigboye tweeted.

It is as yet unclear if Waltz will be playing Bond 24's main villain or another central role.

Chiwetel Ejiofor has long been reported to be in talks to become Bond 24's antagonist, although his casting has never been confirmed.

Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista and Blue Is the Warmest Colour actress Léa Seydoux have also been tipped to join the movie as a henchman and a Bond love interest respectively.

Skyfall director Sam Mendes writer John Logan are returning for the next movie, with franchise veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade working on a re-write. »

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Christoph Waltz Rumored to Play Bond Villain

13 November 2014 3:56 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is set to play the villain in the 24th James Bond movie, according to the Daily Mail.

#Christophwaltz Signs On For BOND24.Shoots early December Mexico Morocco Austria Italy & London.

Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) November 13, 2014

Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy for his fourth Bond movie. Also reprising their roles will be Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner and Ben Whishaw as Q.

Sam Mendes, who directed the last Bond pic,”Skyfall,” is helming from a script by John Logan that was rewritten by the team of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The three scribes collaborated on “Skyfall.”

MGM, Sony and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced last year that they had locked in release dates for the film, setting the U.K. launch for Oct. 23, 2015, and U.S. for Nov. 6, 2015.

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- Dave McNary

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Edge Of Tomorrow Screenwriter Polishing Bond 24 Script

6 November 2014 2:18 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The New Yorker recently published an article featuring playwright-screenwriter Jez Butterworth. In it, there is a mention of Butterworth polishing the script for the next James Bond film.  "On returning to London, he would start on a rewrite of the forthcoming James Bond movie." - Emma Brockes/New Yorker John Logan wrote the first Bond 24 script and then in June of this year fellow Skyfall screenwriters, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, were brought in to polish it up. Now the script is in the hands of Butterworth, who was part of team (Christopher McQuarrie & John-Henry Butterworth) that wrote the screenplay for Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow. Butterworth also polished the Skyfall script, but he did not receive a writing credit. Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, »

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Penny Dreadful box set review a Victorian horror show that takes the macabre to new heights (or depths)

6 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

These gruesome tales of the supernatural feature a ghastly vampire, a depraved Victor Frankenstein, Eva Greens demonic medium, and many more ...

Its Victorian life, but not as we know it. Not by a long chalk, actually. Created by John Logan, the man who penned the Bond film Skyfall, Penny Dreadful reimagines the late 19th century as a sleazy hotbed of supernatural activity, inhabited by hedonists, swines, ghosts, ghoulies and fictional horror characters come to life. At the time, real penny dreadfuls (cheap, lurid books aimed at young men) caused outrage and moral panic with their torrid tales of debauchery and death. Logans show is no less trashy: this is goth-schlock of the highest order.

Timothy Dalton, sporting a distinctive grey beard, plays the renowned explorer Malcolm Murray who many years ago and in largely unexplained circumstances lost his daughter to a vampire known as The Master. He needs her childhood friend Vanessa Ives, »

- Ben Hewitt

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James Bond 24: script latest, villain and title song update

5 November 2014 10:57 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Bond 24 remains scheduled to shoot this year - and here's the latest news on Daniel Craig's return...

The 24th James Bond film, which will see Daniel Craig taking on the role of 007 for the fourth time, is still due to go before the cameras this year, ahead of its release in the UK at the end of October 2015. It would be fair to say they're cutting this one a bit fine, but production is set to start before 2014 is out.

John Logan has penned the screenplay for James Bond 24, along with 007 regular scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. And we're now hearing that Jez Butterworth has been giving the script a polish too.

Butterworth did uncredited work on the Skyfall script, and - in consultation with Daniel Craig and returning director Sam Mendes - he's done a bit on tinkering here too. Talking to The New Yorker, »

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Bond 24 Theme To Come From The Voice Of Sam Smith?

5 November 2014 3:19 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Sources for the NY Post's Page Six are reporting, British soul singer Sam Smith has been selected to produce the theme song to the next James Bond film. They claim he was chosen over vocalist Lana Del Rey, and is currently negotiating with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli. A representative from Sam Smith said, "That is not confirmed." If this news is true, Smith will have a hard time beating Adele's Skyfall theme, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Do you guys think Sam Smith is a good choice? Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q. The film will be released in the UK and Us on October 23, 2015 and November 6, 2015, respectively. »

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'James Bond 24' Brings in 'Edge of Tomorrow' Writer

5 November 2014 9:07 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Bond 24 gearing up to start production in December, the production has brought on Edge of Tomorrow writer Jez Butterworth to perform a final polish on the screenplay.

The writer revealed in an interview with The New Yorker that he actually performed a similar polish on 2012's Skyfall, but he didn't receive screen credit for his work. Here's what he had to say about his contributions to the Bond 24 script.

"You know, like Bond doesn't have scenes with other men. Bond shoots other men-he doesn't sit around chatting to them. So you put a line through that."

John Logan was initially brought on to write the script, with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written previous 007 adventures The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, later brought in to rewrite the script back in June, when production was pushed to this December. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Skyfall’ Director Sam Mendes Puts Production Company Up for Sale

5 November 2014 7:39 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Neal Street Prods., the production company part-owned by “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes, has been put up for sale, a source close to the company has confirmed.

Neal Street, which produces “Penny Dreadful,” is on the market for around £40 million ($63.8 million).

The company was founded in 2003 by Mendes, who begins filming the 24th James Bond film next month, Pippa Harris, the former head of drama commissioning at the BBC, and Caro Newling.

Its film credits include Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “Revolutionary Road” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Jarhead,” which were both helmed by Mendes, and Susanne Bier’s “Things We Lost in the Fire,” which toplined Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.

Neal Street’s latest film project is an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books, as revealed exclusively in Variety.

As well as John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful,” which was commissioned by Showtime, Neal Street’s TV credits »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Skyfall’ Director Sam Mendes Puts Production Company Up for Sale

5 November 2014 7:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Neal Street Prods., the production company part-owned by “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes, has been put up for sale, a source close to the company has confirmed.

Neal Street, which produces “Penny Dreadful,” is on the market for around £40 million ($63.8 million).

The company was founded in 2003 by Mendes, who begins filming the 24th James Bond film next month, Pippa Harris, the former head of drama commissioning at the BBC, and Caro Newling.

Its film credits include Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “Revolutionary Road” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Jarhead,” which were both helmed by Mendes, and Susanne Bier’s “Things We Lost in the Fire,” which toplined Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.

Neal Street’s latest film project is an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books, as revealed exclusively in Variety.

As well as John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful,” which was commissioned by Showtime, Neal Street’s TV credits »

- Leo Barraclough

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Showtime Sets ‘Penny Dreadful’ Encore on Halloween

27 October 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In honor of the scariest night of the year, Showtime will re-air the first two episodes of “Penny Dreadful’s” first season.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, fans can reacquaint themselves with some of horror lit’s finest, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and figures from “Dracula.”  Viewers can also sample the two episodes for free on YouTube and various television providers’ video-on-demand channels and websites.

The two “Penny Dreadful” hours will also be available on Showtime Anytime across platforms in the U.S.

Penny Dreadful” stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, with Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, and Harry Treadaway rounding out the cast.  The series is written and executive produced by John Logan of Desert Wolf Prods., and executive produced by Neal Street Prods.’ Pippa Harris and Sam Mendes.

Penny Dreadful” is currently in production on its second season and will return »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Showtime's ‘Penny Dreadful’ First Two Episodes Streaming Free (Video)

26 October 2014 9:59 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Penny Dreadful” proved a solid hit for Showtime in its first season over the summer, but it never hurts to try and build on that audience. With the DVD and Blu-ray sets now available for the eight-episode season, Showtime has partnered with AOL to make the first two episodes available for free streaming. See photos: 10 of Hollywood's Creepiest Demon Dolls The 2014 Critics Choice Television Award winner for Most Exciting New Series was written and created by John Logan. It stars Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, Rory Kinnear as Caliban and Harry Treadaway as Dr. Frankenstein. Other notable characters who've made appearances. »

- Jason Hughes

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