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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
The story follows eighteen-year-old Clary Fray (yet to be cast) who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.
When Clary’s mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, she is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Sherwood) and her best friend, Simon. Jace is a narcissistic, skilled soldier seeking revenge on those who killed his father.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The supernatural series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray (yet to be cast), who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When Clary’s mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, she is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Sherwood) and her best friend, Simon. Living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
Jace is described as narcissistic and “lethally gorgeous.” He is a determined and expert Shadowhunter, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
British actor Dominic Sherwood (Vampire Academy, the Taylor Swift "Style" video) has been cast as the male lead Jace in Shadowhunters, ABC Family’s straight-to-series drama based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The series, whose first episode is being directed by McG, follows 18-year-old Clary Fray who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of… »
ABC Family has found its male lead for its upcoming series based on the "Mortal Instruments" books.
Variety reports that Dominic Sherwood ("Vampire Academy," Taylor Swift's "Style" video) has joined the "Shadowhunters" cast as Jace, a member of the the titular group of human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. He helps 18-year-old Clary Fray search for her mother who's gone missing, and helps Clary come to terms with her new identity as a Shadowhunter.
"Shadowhunters" seems to be a hard reboot of the "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" movie, which starred Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower as Clary and Jace, respectively. That 2013 flick didn't score so well at the box office, prompting production company Constantin Film to reimagine Cassandra Clare's book series for a television format; it looks like "Shadowhunters" will act as if that flick never happened, and tell the "Mortal Instruments" story from the beginning. »
- Katie Roberts
AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.
HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Poor box office sank plans for a second Mortal Instruments movie, but the franchise will live on in a different form. ABC Family has set McG to direct the first episode of Shadowhunters, based on the fantasy Ya series by Cassandra Clare. More details on the Mortal Instruments TV series after the jump. Deadline reports […]
- Angie Han
Young Adult literary adaptations have dominated the movie box office for some time now – with titles such as Twilight, The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner all generating their own cinematic franchises. It was inevitable that television would find a way to jump on that gravy train, and ABC Family has ordered their version – Shadowhunters – straight to series, with McG at the helm of the pilot episode.
Shadowhunters is a television spinoff from the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, which was adapted from the book of the same name by Cassandra Clare. That book is the first of a series of six Young Adult fantasy novels, which itself fits into a larger series of writing, titled The Shadowhunter Chronicles. The series is built around the character of Clarissa “Clary” Fray – a teenager who makes surprising discoveries about her identity and her parentage. Through a sequence of shocking events and revelations, »
- Sarah Myles
Since we first heard the news of a Mortal Instruments TV show in development, we’ve seen pretty much the full gambit of responses, from utter negativity to downright optimism.
For those who are up for giving the show the chance, we learnt today that the show will be called Shadowhunters (the news actually broke a few days ago, but we’re catching up now).
"A New York Times best-seller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience."
We’ve also learnt today (and this is new news »
Filmmaker Pierre Morel ("Taken") will direct the Lifetime drama pilot "The Clan Of The Cave Bear" for Fox 21 TV Studios, Lionsgate TV, Imagine TV and Allison Shearmur Prods. The work is based on the first book of Jean M. Auel's Earth’s Children series.
The story is set more than 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared Earth with the first early modern humans and a band of cave dwellers adopt blond and blue-eyed Ayla (Millie Brady) a child of the 'Others'. Linda Woolverton wrote the pilot and is executive producing with Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Allison Shearmur, Francie Calfo and Jean M. Auel.
Meanwhile, "Charlie's Angels" and "Terminator Salvation" director McG has signed on to direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on ABC Family's "Shadowhunters" series. Ed Decter wrote the pilot script and will serve as show runner.
An adaptation of Cassandra Clare's »
- Garth Franklin
I didn’t think I could be any less confident in ABC Family’s The Mortal Instruments TV show, Shadowhunters, but then in came this update. According to Deadline, McG is set to direct the first episode and executive produce the straight-to-series drama based on the Cassandra Clare-penned Ya books, which is scheduled to go into production in Toronto next month. Back when Constantin Film first announced plans to turn the source material into a show, I thought they were nuts. Their 2013 film adaptation was expected to kick off a franchise but tanked, taking in just $31.2 million total at the domestic box office. If you tack on the international earnings, it brings the grand total to $90.6 million, which is well clear of the supposed $60 million production budget, but even then, that number still suggests the large majority aren’t interested. [caption id="attachment_277168" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via ScreenGems[/caption] Regardless, Constantin pushed forward with »
- Perri Nemiroff
Last month, we reported that ABC Family has issued a series order for their Mortal Instruments TV series entitled Shadowhunters, based on Cassandra Clare's best-selling novel series. Today, Deadline confirms that McG has signed on to direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series. While best known for recent films such as 3 Days to Kill and This Means War, the filmmaker has also directed pilot episodes for Fastlane, Chuck and The Mysteries of Laura.
The series follows the adventures of Clary Fray, who finds out on her 18th birthday that she is part of a long line of Shadowhunters, half-human and half-angel hybrids who are tasked with hunting demons. After Clary's mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, she is brought into this mysterious world by Jace and his best friend Simon, as she begins a journey of discovery while living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves. »
Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't have any qualms about not having been back for Terminator Salvation. The actor spoke to Good Morning America recently about the fact that the fourth installment was the only film in the franchise in which he wasn't involved. Read more Arnold Schwarzenegger: I'll Be Back for Sequel to 'Terminator: Genisys' "Thank God," Schwarzenegger said. "It sucked." His schedule as California governor had kept him from filming scenes for the 2009 McG-directed film. As far as the first three films in the franchise, the actor explained that he enjoys them all for different reasons and would be unable to
- Ryan Gajewski
Terminator Genisys is set to be one of this summer's biggest blockbusters. And it is riding a current wave of nostalgia that is seeing quite a few revivals at the box office, including Jurassic World and Mad Max: Fury Road. But it's one of the few upcoming movies to include its major franchise star at the core, with Arnold Schwarzenegger set to reprise his legendary role as the unstoppable T-800 Cyborg. This will mark the first time he's played the character since 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. He had to miss out on Terminator Salvation, because he was Governor of California at the time. But don't think he's bother by that at all. About not appearing in the movie, he quite boldly states:
"Thank god. It sucked!"
"Terminator Salvation" was far from a hit at the box office, grossing only $371 million worldwide on a budget of $200 million. It didn't help that critics hated it, with the film currently sitting on a lousy 33% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. We already heard Christian Bale trash "Terminator Salvation," stating that he was begged by director McG to trust him by signing on to star. When asked how everything turned out, Bale said that he'll never work with McG again. And now, Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining in on the trashing. While promoting "Terminator Genisys," the actor was asked about not being able to appear in "Terminator Salvation." Schwarzenegger's reply was: "Thank God. It sucked." »
On July 11th 2014, I traveled to New Orleans to visit the set of Terminator Genisys, the fifth installment of the Terminator film franchise. My visit to the set of McG‘s Terminator Salvation four years prior couldn’t have been more different than my experience on the latest installment. Salvation director McG had talked up Jonathan Nolan’s […]
The post 40 Things We Learned on the Set of ‘Terminator: Genisys’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Between all of the trailers, stills and clips released as part of Paramount’s marketing hoopla for Terminator: Genisys, one question still remains: Who exactly is Matt Smith playing? When the former Doctor Who joined the cast last year, his announcement included one brief description that told us he would step into the shoes of “a new character with a strong connection to John Connor.”
For the rebooted prequel, Connor is played by Jason Clarke, his mother Sarah by Emilia Clarke, Kyle Reese by Jai Courtney and the iconic T-800 by Arnold Schwarzenegger. So far the main players have all been identified with the exception of Smith, whose role has been kept under wraps. Until very recently that is, as an audience member who attended an advance screening of the movie in Arizona dropped a major scoop to the folks at Latino Review.
If you wish to remain completely unblemished by online rumor, »
- Gem Seddon
ABC Family is officially shifting comedy course with a 10-episode series order to single-camera workplace pilot Kevin From Work, from creator Barbie Adler, producer Aaron Kaplan and director McG. Abcf built its original comedy brand on multi-camera sitcoms, most notably Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy. The network’s Evp Programming and Development Karey Burke signaled a change in direction, handing out the first pilot orders after joining the cable network to two… »
“Kevin From Work” follows Kevin (played by Noah Reid, pictured with Paige Spara), a young man who professes his love to a co-worker Audrey (Spara) in a letter, before accepting another job overseas, thinking he’ll never see her again. When the new offer is rescinded, Kevin has to continue working with Audrey, despite her knowing his true feelings.
“Single camera represents the evolution of our comedy brand,“ Karey Burke, exec VP of programming and development at ABC Family, commented Tuesday. “‘Kevin From Work’ is an endearingly awkward love story — this time from the guy’s point of view.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Fifty Shades of Grey won't hold up spectacularly, but it won't crater either, as the audience does skew slightly older than your typical Twilight crowd. Then again, it doesn't have Valentine's Day. Hmmm, I still can't dip it more than 55 percent as the audience I've spoken to "enjoys" it as a girl's night out. Hey, guys get dozens of nonsense films like this a year, meant only for them, so I can hardly begrudge a terrible movie aimed at an underserved demo. $38.3 million is where I'm at, though there's sooooo much wiggle room on either side. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 looks dead on arrival, poor reviews and no John Cusack sort of murdered it before it started. It's not as though John Cusack is a draw, it's more that a sequel should have the same cast if you want to recapture whatever magic was there. $13.8 million is clearly a sad call, »
- Laremy Legel
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