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Take Me To The Pilots '14: NBC's 'Allegiance'

30 August 2014 10:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Allegiance" (NBC - Midseason) The Pitch: "It's 'The Americans' without that pesky '80s stuff." Quick Response: I think that were it not for the existence of "The Americans," I might be really excited to see more of NBC's midseason espionage drama "Allegiance." Based on an Israeli format, George Nolfi's pilot is basically, "What if we were 15 years past the events of 'The Americans' and Henry became a CIA analyst?" And that's not unjuicy material. Scott Cohen and Hope Davis anchor the story with solid performances -- Davis' on-and-off Russian accent aside -- as former Kgb deep-cover operatives called back into action when their up-and-coming CIA analyst son starts getting too close to some big secrets. They're good. As their son, Gavin Stenhouse is also quite sturdy, playing an interesting variation on TV's obsession with Aspie/Sherlock Holmes-y leading men. As the analyst's sister, Margarita Levieva may »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Release Dates Revealed for Holiday Horror Comedy ‘Krampus’ and Supernatural Thriller ‘Spectral’

19 August 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Those who are naughty are going to get something a lot worse than coal in Michael Dougherty’s Krampus, while a Special Ops team engages supernatural forces in Spectral. This pagan demon and ghostly threat will officially see the big screen, as Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just announced the release dates for both films.

According to Box Office Mojo, Krampus will come out in theaters on November 25th, 2015, while Spectral will see the silver screen in 3D on August 12th, 2016.

We reported in May that Legendary Pictures has signed Michael Dougherty to co-write and direct Krampus, a Christmas horror comedy co-written by Todd Casey and Zach Shields: “Based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes the wicked, Krampus is similar in style to Dougherty’s cult hit Trick R’ Treat.”

This is the second Krampus-based Christmas horror movie to begin development as of late, »

- Derek Anderson

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Legendary Sets Release Dates for 'Spectral' and 'Krampus'

19 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have handed out new release dates for the action-thriller Spectral (August 12, 2016) and the horror project Krampus (November 25, 2015).

Spectral currently has the August 12, 2016 date all to itself, although it comes one week after one of the 9 DC Comics movies that were announced earlier this month, and the Untitled Smurfs Movie on August 5, 2016. Spectral stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood and Max Martini, following a group of special ops soldiers tasked with destroying supernatural forces before they take over New York City. Nic Mathieu is directing from a script by George Nolfi and John Gatins, based on an original treatment by Ian Fried.

Krampus, which was first announced back in May, will go up against Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, 20th Century Fox's The Martian and Warner Bros.' Midnight Special next November. The story is based on an ancient Pagan demon who goes out searching »

- MovieWeb

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Legendary Sets Release Dates for 'Spectral' and 'Krampus'

19 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have handed out new release dates for the action-thriller Spectral (August 12, 2016) and the horror project Krampus (November 25, 2015).

Spectral currently has the August 12, 2016 date all to itself, although it comes one week after one of the 9 DC Comics movies that were announced earlier this month, and the Untitled Smurfs Movie on August 5, 2016. Spectral stars James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood and Max Martini, following a group of special ops soldiers tasked with destroying supernatural forces before they take over New York City. Nic Mathieu is directing from a script by George Nolfi and John Gatins, based on an original treatment by Ian Fried.

Krampus, which was first announced back in May, will go up against Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, 20th Century Fox's The Martian and Warner Bros.' Midnight Special next November. The story is based on an ancient Pagan demon who goes out searching »

- MovieWeb

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'Trick 'r Treat' director to unleash Christmas demon 'Krampus' in 2015

19 August 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Michael Dougherty's next holiday-themed horror movie is coming to a theater near you. The "Trick 'r Treat" director's "Krampus" - based on the German legend of a pagan demon who punishes misbehaving children at Christmastime - has been slated for release on November 25, 2015 by Universal and Legendary Pictures. The film is Dougherty's first directorial effort since the 2007 Halloween-themed horror anthology, which was delayed for two years before finally being released straight to DVD and Blu-ray in 2009 by Warner Bros./Legendary. Best known as the screenwriter behind Bryan Singer's "X2" and "Superman Returns," Dougherty announced development on a "Trick 'r Treat" sequel last October. The studios today also announced the release date for "Spectral," a 3D action-thriller about "an elite Spec Ops team on a mission to take down an aggressive phantom threat that cannot be explained." Directed by Nic Mathieu from a script by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Universal & Legendary Date ‘Krampus,’ ‘Spectral'; Open Road Shifts ‘Nightcrawler’

19 August 2014 3:01 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Universal Pictures has set a 2015 date for horror comedy Krampus, the Christmas-set flick to be directed by Trick ‘R Treat‘s Michael Dougherty. The yuletide frightener co-written by Dougherty, Todd Casey and Zach Shields is based on the ancient legend of a pagan demon who punishes wicked children – a really bad Santa. Producers are Legendary’s Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia. Krampus will hit theaters Wednesday, November 25, 2015 just in time to go up against Disney’s The Good Dinosaur, Fox’s The Martian, and WB’s Midnight Special for the Thanksgiving crowd.

Universal and Legendary have additionally set an August 12, 2016 date for the 3D thriller Spectral, about an elite Special Ops team on the trail of a phantom threat that can’t be explained. Nic Mathieu is directing James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini and Bruce Greenwood in the pic scripted by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins. »

- The Deadline Team

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Uni dates Legendary duo

19 August 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal has dated a pair of Legendary Pictures titles and will release Krampus on November 25, 2015, and Spectral in 3D on August 12, 2016.

Krampus is a horror-comedy based on the legend of a pagan demon who punishes the wicked. Michael Dougherty co-wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields and will direct.

Legendary’s Thomas Tull (pictured), Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia produce.

Spectral is an action-thriller about an elite team tasked with eliminating an aggressive phantom threat and will star James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini and Bruce Greenwood.

Nic Mathieu will direct from a script by Ian Fried, George Nolfi and John Gatins. Tull and Jashni on board as producers and the executive producer is Jillian Share.

Cinedigm has acquired Us rights to City Of Peace’s faith drama Identical, starring Ashley Judd, Amanda Crew, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano, Ray Liotta and Erin Cottrell. The film will open on September 5 on 1,200 screens while ancillary is set for »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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"Flash Gordon" Returns To 'Mongo'

15 July 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Twentieth Century Fox, looking to replace their coveted Lucasfilm "Star Wars" franchise continues to develop "Flash Gordon", the 1930's newspaper comics hero, that inspired the creation of "Star Wars" by George Lucas.

Producer is John Davis with a screenplay by J.D. Payne, Patrick McKay and George Nolfi.

Originally illustrated by Alex Raymond, "Flash Gordon" debuted January 7, 1934, inspired by the space adventures of "Buck Rogers".

'Flash Gordon', a polo player and Yale University graduate and his companions 'Dale Arden' and 'Dr. Hans Zarkov' start their journey together as Earth is bombarded by fiery meteors. Zarkov invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin in outer space.

Half mad, Zarkov kidnaps Flash and Dale and the three travel to the planet 'Mongo', where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by 'Ming the Merciless', that planet's evil ruler.

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- Michael Stevens

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Legendary's Spectral: Emily Mortimer in talks to star as female lead

8 July 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Emily Mortimer is in talks to star in Spectral, Legendary's supernatural action movie.

Mortimer is known for her work on Shutter Island and Hugo, and has recently starred in HBO's TV series The Newsroom, and Sky Living's Doll & Em.

The actress is thought to be tapped for a CIA mission leader role in the project, opposite James Badge Dale, who is known for his parts in The Departed and Iron Man 3.

Spectral, which is being described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down, focuses on a Special Ops team that fights supernatural beings who have taken over a European city.

Nic Mathieu is directing the film, with George Nolfi and John Gatins writing the script.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing, while Jillian Share and Guy Riedel are to executive produce. »

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'Jurassic World' Velociraptor First Look, New 'Ant-Man' Writers & Stallone Tackles 'Scarpa'

8 July 2014 8:06 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) has come aboard to direct Sylvester Stallone in Scarpa. Written by Nicholas Pileggi (GoodFellas, Casino), the film will center on the story of real-life hitman Gregory Scarpa (Stallone), a man who murdered for the mob, suspected in the murders of his own biological family, then turned FBI informant. Avi Lerner's Millennium Films is producing with the hope of beginning production early 2015. Deadline Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) have apparently come provide on set production rewrites to the Ant-Man script on an "as needed" basis following Adam McKay's most recent draft. Filming begins next month in Atlanta, Georgia. Latino Review Even though I thought this had already been confirmed as I've had the spin-off from James Wan's The Conjuring, Annabelle in my database as an October 3 release for some time, apparently yesterday it was made official. So, do with that what you will. »

- Brad Brevet

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Emily Mortimer Joins Supernatural Thriller 'Spectral'

7 July 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Emily Mortimer is in talks to play the female lead in Legendary's supernatural action-thriller Spectral, alongside James Badge Dale.

The story is described as a supernatural version of Black Hawk Down, following a Special Ops unit who battles otherworldly creatures that have taken over a European city. Emily Mortimer is playing a CIA mission leader, with James Badge Dale playing a researcher who works with her. It seems that the story has been altered slightly, since our February report revealed that these creatures have attacked New York City, although now an unspecified European city will be the target.

Nic Mathieu is making his directorial debut on the project, working from a script by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) and John Gatins (Need for Speed), based on an original story by Ian Fried (Gaslight). Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing for Legendary, with Jillian Share and Guy Riedel serving as executive producers. »

- MovieWeb

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Emily Mortimer Will Star In Spectral Alongside James Badge Dale

7 July 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though her last big screen role was in 2011′s Hugo, Emily Mortimer has been keeping plenty busy on the small screen, starring on two HBO series, The Newsroom and Doll & Em, the latter of which she created and wrote. Now, we’re hearing that the talented actress will be making her way back to the big screen with a starring role in Legendary’s upcoming supernatural military thriller, Spectral.

Mortimer is set to star as a CIA mission leader in the movie, which is described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down and focuses on “a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings that have taken over a European city.” Dale, known for supporting roles in The Grey, Iron Man 3 and World War Z, boarded the project a few months back as a researcher.

It was previously reported that Spectral would find the special-ops team combatting a threat to New York City, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Emily Mortimer Lands Female Lead in Legendary’s ‘Spectral’

7 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though she still has the final season of HBO’s “The Newsroom” to film, Emily Mortimer is making sure her film slate stays filled after the series ends, as she is in negotiations to co-star with James Badge Dale in Legendary’s “Spectral.”

Max Martini and Cory Hardrict also star with Nic Mathieu directing. Universal will distribute.

Described as a supernatural “Black Hawk Down,” “Spectral” was recently rewritten by John Gatins and George Nolfi. Ian Fried wrote the original script.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Jillian Share and Guy Riedel serving as executive producers.

Share and Sophie Sikora are overseeing the movie for Legendary.

Mortimer most recently wrapped production on the indie “Ten Thousand Saints” opposite Ethan Hawke. She is repped by ICM Partners, 42 and Brillstein Entertainment.

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- Justin Kroll

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Emily Mortimer in Talks to Star in Legendary's 'Spectral'

7 July 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Emily Mortimer is in negotiations to star as the female lead in Spectral, Legendary’s supernatural action movie. James Badge Dale is starring in the project, which Nic Mathieu is directing. Described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down, Spectral centers on a Special Ops team that fights supernatural beings who have taken over a European city. Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Mortimer will be a CIA mission leader opposite Dale’s researcher. The script was written by George Nolfi and John Gatins. Ian Fried wrote the original treatment. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing, while Jillian Share and Guy Riedel executive

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Emily Mortimer Set To Go "Spectral"

7 July 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Emily Mortimer ("The Newsroom") is in negotiations to star as the female lead opposite James Badge Dale in Nic Mathieu's supernatural action movie "Spectral" at Legendary Pictures.

The story centers on a Special Ops team that fights supernatural beings who have taken over a European city.

Mortimer will be a CIA mission leader opposite Dale’s researcher. George Nolfi and John Gatins penned the film which is being dubbed a "supernatural Black Hawk Down".

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Emily Mortimer Heads For Spectral

7 July 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If a supernatural force takes over a European city, who are you gonna call? Well, the Ghostbusters are still stuck in development limbo, so for action thriller Spectral Legendary has decided to instead summon a team that includes James Badge Dale. And assuming she makes a deal, Emily Mortimer will be joining him.Based on a treatment by Ian Fried, which George Nolfi and John Gatins have since expanded into a full script, Spectral finds otherworldly creatures infesting somewhere in Europe – a switch from the American location mentioned when Dale was cast – and a special-ops team called in, Black Hawk Down-style, to sort out the problem. Dale is playing a researcher who specialises in strange happenings, whereas Mortimer is in line to be a CIA mission leader who takes charge.Nic Mathieu, who cut his teeth directing ads and music videos, is set to make the jump to films with this one, »

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Casting Update for Spectral

19 June 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’ve seen some heavy-duty modern warfare films over the past decade, but none of them featured ghosts as the enemy. That’s the twist in Legendary Pictures’ upcoming supernatural thriller Spectral, which is beginning to take shape now that another actor has joined the cast.

Deadline reports that Clayne Crawford (SundanceTV’s Rectify) has signed on to play the role of Sergeant Calvin Toll, “a focused but short-fused military lifer.” Crawford joins a cast that includes James Badge Dale (World War Z) in a lead role and actors Max Martini (Pacific Rim) and Cory Hardrict (Battle Los Angeles). Spectral, described as a “supernatural Black Hawk Down,” will be directed by first-timer Nic Mathieu and was originally written by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) based on a pitch by Ian Fried, before later receiving the rewrite treatment from John Gatins (Flight, Real Steel).

Spectral will follow a special forces unit »

- Derek Anderson

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Casting: McGregor, Hardrict, Jeong, Nielsen

19 June 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor will star in Phillip Noyce's long-gestating film adaptation of Philip Roth's acclaimed novel "American Pastoral"

McGregor would play Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a blonde Jewish businessman living in New Jersey whose ordinary life is disturbed by the chaos of the 1960s under Lyndon B Johnson's presidency. [Source: Digital Spy]

Spectral

Cory Hardrict ("Battlefield Los Angeles," "Transcendence") will join James Badge Dale in Nic Mathieu's supernatural action thriller "Spectral" for Legendary Pictures.

The story follows on a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings who've taken over New York City. John Gatins penned a recent re-write of the script by George Nolfi. [Source: THR]

International Incident

Ken Jeong is attached to star in the comedy "International Incident" for Summit Entertainment. Steve Carell is in negotiations to produce.

Former "Daily Show" head writer David Javerbaum is penning the screenplay which revolves around five United Nations delegates who embark on a road trip »

- Garth Franklin

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Legendary’s Supernatural Military Thriller ‘Spectral’ Adds Clayne Crawford

18 June 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Rectify‘s Clayne Crawford has locked in a role in Legendary Pictures’ thriller Spectral. The project, described as a supernatural Black Hawk Down, stars James Badge Dale and is being helmed by first-timer Nic Mathieu. Crawford’s film and TV credits include 24, HBO pilot All Signs of Death, The Baytown Outlaws, The Glades, Jericho, and Justified. He’ll play Sergeant Calvin Toll, a focused but short-fused military lifer. Earlier this month Max Martini also joined the cast. Project originated from a pitch by Ian Fried then was scripted by George Nolfi and rewritten by John Gatins. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and John […] »

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Bruce Greenwood Joins James Badge Dale in Legendary's ‘Spectral’ (Exclusive)

18 June 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Star Trek” captain Bruce Greenwood has been cast alongside James Badge Dale in Legendary's supernatural thriller “Spectral,” TheWrap has learned. “Spectral” will mark the feature directorial debut of Nic Mathieu. The original treatment, which was described as a supernatural “Black Hawk Down,” was purchased from Ian Fried, though George Nolfi wrote the script with an assist from rewriter John Gatins. Also read: ‘Star Trek's’ Bruce Greenwood Joins ‘Endless Love’ Remake at Universal (Exclusive) Max Martini (“Pacific Rim”) and Cory Hardrict (“American Sniper”) will co-star in the film, which will find Greenwood playing a high-ranking military official who briefs the heroes on a new kind. »

- Jeff Sneider

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