10 items from 2015
The studio also moved back “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” from March 13 to Oct. 23 and “Friday the 13th” — previously scheduled for Nov. 13 — for May 13.
“Rings” is the third film in “The Ring” franchise, which launched in 2002. The new “Friday the 13th” is the 10th in the series. “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” is the sixth iteration of the franchise, which began in 2009.
- Dave McNary
TCA 2015: “It’s not really about the slap,” actor Zachary Quinto says of the NBC series.
The cast of NBC’s “The Slap” answered questions Friday about the upcoming series’ defining moment — for one, “Exactly how many times did Harry (Zachary Quinto) slap misbehaving young child Hugo (Dylan Schombing)?” During the Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California, reporters also wanted to know how showrunners explained the abusive moment to young actors on set.
“When we got on the set, they had read the scenes. They had their parents there, so they were kind of gamed. They pretty much slid right in, »
- Alicia Banks
It hasn't been confirmed. but it's expected this will keep the continuity of events in 2002's "The Ring" and 2005's "The Ring Two" rather than reboot the franchise. However, it will feature a brand new cast with Naomi Watts not expected to return.
The story is said to still feature the tormented Samara and a deadly videotape, but no further specifics have been released including details of Matilda Lutz's character.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Next month, NBC will deliver The Slap heard ’round the world — and, according to the miniseries’ stars, it may just spark an important debate.
“It’s a very interesting cultural exploration of the changing face of how to treat a human being,” star Uma Thurman said Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
Based on a 2010 novel and Australia’s original 2011 series, The Slap stars Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story) as Harry, who sparks a family conflict when he slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. »
It’s a fate worse than any Blockbuster late fee from back in the day: if you watch the tape, you die one week later at the hands of Samara Morgan, the black-haired ghost girl who needs no help getting out of the well she calls home. Last July, it was revealed that F. Javier Gutiérrez will direct the next Ring movie (referred to then as The Ring 3) from Paramount Pictures, and now the film’s new, official name and first cast member have been revealed.
TheWrap reports that Paramount’s upcoming Ring movie is titled Rings and will star Matilda Lutz in the lead role. A reboot of sorts due to the fact that Naomi Watts (who starred in 2002’s The Ring and 2005’s The Ring Two as Rachel Keller) will not return for this next installment, Rings will see Samara once again serving as the eerie antagonist »
- Derek Anderson
Paramount Pictures has cast little-known Italian actress Matilda Lutz as the female lead for Rings, a follow-up to 2002's The Ring and 2005's The Ring Two which was formerly known as The Ring 3D. While it hasn't been confirmed, this project is expected to continue the continuity from the first two thrillers, although it will feature a brand new cast. Naomi Watts, who starred in both The Ring and The Ring Two, will not be returning for the sequel.
No details were given for Matilda Lutz's character, but the story is said to feature the tormented Samara and a deadly videotape, although no specific story details were released. We reported in July that F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall, The Crow) signed on to direct, with screenwriter Akiva Goldsman coming aboard in August to rewrite the script, which was originally written by David Loucka (House at the End of the Street, »
Italian actress Matilda Lutz has been cast as the female lead in F. Javier Gutierrez’s horror movie “Rings,” which serves as the next chapter in the popular “Ring” franchise, multiple individuals familiar with the Paramount project have told TheWrap.
Paramount and representatives for Lutz did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the horror film, which will once again feature Samara and a deadly video tape, though “Rings” will feature a fresh young cast rather than Naomi Watts. »
- Jeff Sneider
Bates Motel & The Returned
A&E Network has announced back-to-back premiere dates for the third season of "Bates Motel" and the U.S. remake of acclaimed French supernatural series "The Returned". Both will premiere on March 9th.
Speaking about the latter, show runner Cartlon Cuse says that the first six episodes of the show share a lot of similarities with the original. After that point they diverge and the end of the first season is "fairly, distinctively different" from the original. [Source: The Live Feed]
Canadian actress Britne Oldford ("Skins," "American Horror Story") has been cast as Lashawn Baez on The CW's "Flash". Lashawn Baez is apparently based on the DC Comics character Shawna Baez, better known as the reluctant teleporting villain Peek-a-Boo.
Oldford will reportedly play the girlfriend to Micah Parker's character, an Iron Heights inmate who convinces his significant other to break him out of prison and use her »
- Garth Franklin
NBC has ordered a pilot for the martial arts adventure series, “Warrior.”
The one-hour drama follows a heroine on the hunt to bring down an international crime lord. Throughout her journey, she receives physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master.
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The project reunite Digilio with Parkes and MacDonald after they worked on NBC’s short lived show “Crossbones.”
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- Alicia Banks
NBC’s first pilot order for the 2015-16 season has gone to the spiritually themed drama “Warrior.”
“Warrior” is described as centering on a damaged heroine who works undercover, with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master, to bring down an international crime lord.
NBC execs are said to be huddling in the next few days to finalize more drama pilot orders. About a half-dozen titles are on the hot list, including conspiracy thriller “Endgame” from scribe John Rogers and “The Blacklist” producers John Davis and John Fox.
- Cynthia Littleton
10 items from 2015
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