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- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Gossip Girl" alum Michelle Trachtenberg has joined the CBS comedy pilot "Save the Date." She plays the no-nonsense sister of the lead character (Maggie Lawson), who drunkenly declares she's getting married and then races to make it actually happen. Julie White ("Go On") will play the sisters' mom.
- Marvel fans will get their first peek at "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during "Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe," a primetime special on ABC. The special will go behind-the-scenes on Marvel movies, as well as "Agents of Shield." In addition to the sneak peek at "Age of Ulton," there will also be clips from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and future episodes of "Agents of Shield." "Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe" airs Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC.
- CBS' "How I Met Your Mother »
Syfy will air the episodic France/UK co-production, "Métal Hurlant Chronicles" for North American broadcast, adapting the 'sex 'n space', fantasy comic magazine "Heavy Metal":
The TV series is based on the works of illustrators Jean 'Mobius' Giraud and Philippe Druillet, creators of the original French magazine in 1974.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Métal Hurlant Chronicles"...
- Michael Stevens
John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings franchise) has been cast as a regular in Fox‘s 13-episode series Hieroglyph, from 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment. Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, it follows Ambrose, a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers. Rhys-Davies, repped by Jeff Goldberg Management and Louisa Spring Management, will play Vocifer, Ambrose’s one-time mentor who was a dashing thief back in his day. Related: 2014 Fox Pilots Allyn Rachel has been cast in ABC/Warner Bros TV single-camera comedy pilot Selfie, written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. It centers on Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a self-obsessed, twentysomething who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. Rachel will play Eliza’s adorable neighbor, who is her opposite: a hipster girl »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Kevin James and Josh Gad have signed on to star in the long-gestating "Pixels" film at Sony Pictures. The feature is based on Patrick Jean's short film in which New York City is transformed into 8-bit pixels.
The story centers on four champion arcade gamers, who are called upon to save the world when aliens attack by using the Earth to stage versions of classic 1980s video games. [Source: THR]
Vince Vaughn plays a criminal with a contract put out on his life, causing him to get a life insurance policy for his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). It takes three weeks for the policy to go into effect, so the pair must keep the father alive for three weeks. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Variety reports that the French series "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" has been sold to Syfy and will begin airing in the Us this April. Consisting of two six-episode seasons, "Metal Hurlant" is based on the comics anthology known as "Heavy Metal" in the United States and features the likes of John Rhys-davies, Michael Biehn, Scott Adkins, James Marsters, Michael Jai White, Rutger Hauer and Kelly Brook. Each episode was directed by Guillaume Lubrano from stories based on the works of Geoff Johns, Richard Corben, Adi Granov and Alejandro Jodorowsky. Check back here for more details on the American debut of "Metal Hurlant" as we learn them. »
We've been talking about the "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" around these parts for what feels like forever, and finally we have some good news... We'll finally be able to see it too!
According to Variety, Syfy has acquired the first two seasons of the French science-fiction/action series "Metal Hurlant Chronicles."
Helmed by Guillaume Lubrano, the English-language show was produced by We Productions and is co-produced by Belvision and Nexus. “Metal Hurlant Chronicles” is based on the French sci-fi and fantasy comics anthology published in the U.S. as “Heavy Metal” and created by comic artists Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and Philippe Druillet in 1974.
“Metal Hurlant” became a hugely popular sci-fi phenomenon in the 1980s and inspired the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal. A flurry of international actors, including John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Jimmy Jean-Louis (“Heroes”), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2), James Marsters »
- Uncle Creepy
Paris– Syfy has acquired the first two seasons of French science-fiction/action skein “Metal Hurlant.”
Helmed by Guillaume Lubrano, the English-language show was produced by We Prods., and is co-produced by Belvision and Nexus.
“Metal Hurlant” is based on the French sci-fi and fantasy comics anthology published in the U.S. as “Heavy Metal” and created by comic artists Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and Philippe Druillet in 1974.
“Metal Hurlant” became a hugely popular sci-fi phenomena in the 1980s and inspired the 1981 animated film “Heavy Metal.”
A flurry of international thesps, including John Rhys-davies (“The Lord Of The Rings” ) Michael Biehn (“Terminator”) Jimmy Jean-Louis (“Heroes”), Scott Adkins (“Expendables 2″), James Marsters (“Buffy”), Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”) have joined the cast of the second season, which will premiere on French pubcaster France 4.
Syfy will launch the series’s first season in April.
Skein has now sold to approximately 80 territories.
- Elsa Keslassy
Sumthing Else Music Works is releasing the official soundtrack to Season 1 of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles," composed by BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd, on February 25; and we have all the details here.
From the Press Release:
Sumthing Else Music Works will release Jesper Kyd's original music score from Season 1 of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles," the English-language science-fiction television series based on the popular comics anthology Métal Hurlant, also known internationally as Heavy Metal magazine.
Scheduled for a digital release on February 25, the official television soundtrack composed by BAFTA award-winning and Billboard/MTV Vma nominated composer Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, Hitman) is now available for pre-order at Sumthing.com. The soundtrack will also be released on iTunes in North America and throughout Europe on February 25.
- Debi Moore
8 items from 2014
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