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Luc Besson has found his new action star according to a report over at Deadline. Sullivan Stapleton, the lucky bastard who went a couple rounds, some more exciting than others, with Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire has been cast as the lead in Besson`s upcoming action thriller The Lake. He heads the cast in a thriller about a group of Navy SEALs who attempt to solve a long-forgotten mystery while they uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.Besson is producing under his Red production banner. He wrote the screenplay with Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). Steven Quale (the forgettable Into The Storm) will direct the film that begins production in April ...
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Showtime’s hit series “Penny Dreadful” is officially set to return with its season two premiere on Sunday, May 3 at 10pm Et/Pt. Today, Showtime is whetting fans’ collective appetite with four new posters from the ongoing psychological thriller. Check them all out in the player below! The new season will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan…
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The Daytime Emmy Awards are plotting their return to television this year, thanks to a new partnership with fledgling cable channel Pop.
RelatedEmmy Shake-Up: Major Rule Changes Expand Number of Nominees, Redefine Comedy and Drama Eligibility
Formerly TV Guide Network, the recently re-branded Pop will play host to the ceremony as part of a two-year deal. The Daytime Emmys were previously broadcast on Hln in 2012 and 2013; last year’s ceremony was merely streamed online at DaytimeEmmys.net.
The 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, April 26, at 8/7c.
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Ahead of its premiere in May, Showtime has releasesd four new character posters for Penny Dreadful season 2, featuring Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), Sembene (Danny Sapani), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and The Creature (Rory Kinnear). Check them out here…
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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 will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, »
- Gary Collinson
Directed by Kristian Levring
Westerns have never recovered from the oversaturation of the genre that killed off viewer interest decades ago, but every now and then a gem pops up. Recent successes like The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma and the Coen brothers adaptation of True Grit all did well because they tweaked the genre slightly, but director Kristian Levring goes with an old school approach. A faithful recreation of those revenge Westerns made so popular in the 1970s, The Salvation envelopes many elements of previous Clint Eastwood classics and wraps it into a tidy package.
The Salvation starts in on the central dilemma, joining Jon (Hannibal‘s Mad Mikkelsen) at the train station where he awaits the arrival of his wife and son. Jon and his brother, Peter (Mikael Persbrandt »
- Colin Biggs
I’m always ready to watch a Western—even if it comes from Denmark and was shot in South Africa! That’s the pedigree for The Salvation, which stars Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Jonathan Pryce. This handsome, widescreen movie doesn’t try to reinvent the genre; in fact, quite the opposite. It’s a ritualistic morality tale that foreshadows its conclusion in the opening scenes. Some might call it a parade of genre clichés, but the film is less about the destination than the journey. Were it not for good performances and visual flair it would be easier to dismiss. The year is 1871. Mikkelsen and his brother (Mikael Persbrandt), having fought for their...
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- Leonard Maltin
With his tough, chiseled face, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has one of world cinema’s best mugs. The actor carries so much of the weight of his many characters in his face, whether it be Hannibal Lecter’s suave cunning on television or anguished despair in his triumphant role in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt. Naturally, as a stoic settler trying to get retribution on a bloodthirsty baddie in The Salvation, a pastiche to the westerns of John Ford and Sergio Leone, Mikkelsen is magnetic, expressing deep hurt and pain with just a glower or grimace.
As recent Danish immigrant Jon, Mikkelsen’s bloodied and blistered face is a wall to show just how resolute he can be. Jon crossed the Atlantic with his brother (Mikael Persbrandt) in the 1860s with the hopes of making a living in a frontier town. He learned the customs and language, as did the »
- Jordan Adler
Don't miss the highly anticipated new season of Showtime's gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator), beginning this May. The new season of Penny Dreadful will find Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming 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. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season »
- Pietro Filipponi
The new season will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) forming 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 will be as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our heroes this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator, Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate, and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past. Showtime’s Penny Dreadful returns »
Many TV viewers are counting the days for the return of "Game of Thrones" or "Mad Men." Those are fine programs that I'll certainly enjoy every week, but the series I'm dying to return to television? "Penny Dreadful." John Logan's Victorian Era creation shocked me with a set of kick off episodes directed by J.A. Bayona ("The Impossible," the upcoming "A Monster Calls") which were simply two of the most cinematic hours of television I've ever seen (Fienberg and Sepinwall would no doubt quarrel with me on this, but…). And while the directors of episodes 3-8 weren't exactly as visionary (James Hawes was the best of the rest) it was some impressive writing and the incredible performances of Eva Green (robbed of Golden Globe and SAG nominations), Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Timothy Dalton and Josh Hartnett that sucked me in ( and, yes, it's easily the best thing Hartnett has ever done. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Two Bond villains and Eva Green walk into a western, and they emerge with a rugged — if far from revolutionary — old-school horse-opera throwback. Having long since ditched the Dogme 95 precepts that guided his breakout 2000 feature, The King Is Alive, Danish director Kristian Levring employs a bounty of CG-enhanced Sergio Leone–isms for The Salvation, the story of a Danish soldier-turned-settler named Jon (Casino Royale's Mads Mikkelsen) who's reunited with his wife and child in 1871 America, only to have them raped and murdered. Jon exacts bloody revenge for this crime, which in turn makes him the target of a bandit leader (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in league with a mayor (Tomorrow Never Dies' Jonathan Pryce) and in love with »
Both the American and UK airdates for Penny Dreadful season 2 have been slightly pushed back…
Fans of Penny Dreadful, prepare to wait ever so slightly longer for the next season to begin. Both sets of airdates – American and UK – have been pushed back by a week.
It's been a couple of weeks since we've had any updates about the show, with the full trailer reveal being the last we heard of its progress.
No reason was given for the delay that we can find, so perhaps its little more than a logistic matter. If it’s down to quality control, though, surely no-one will mind giving the behind-the-scenes team another week to get all the kinks ironed out.
After a long career that has seen him work with some of the biggest directors in Hollywood, it looks as if Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Pulp Fiction) will be able to cross another name of his list.
Deadline is reporting that Jackson is in talks to join Tim Burton’s latest project, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. The film, which is being produced by 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, would see Jackson portray a character called Barron, which could well be the film’s villain, but the specifics of the role have yet to be announced.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is set for a March 2016 release. Jackson can currently be seen »
- Scott J. Davis
Showtime has pushed the Us launch back to Sunday, May 3 - with Sky announcing Tuesday, May 5 as the new UK date.
New episodes were originally intended to air from April 26 in the Us, with a UK broadcast following two days later beginning April 28.
Penny Dreadful: Was season 1 bloody magnificent or a moody mess?
Watch a trailer for season two of Penny Dreadful below: »
Don't miss the highly anticipated new season of Showtime's gothic horror series Penny Dreadful starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green beginning Sunday, May 3rd, at 10Pm Et/Pt. [Press Release] New York, NY – February 6th, 2015 – Showtime will now premiere the sophomore season of the critically-acclaimed psychological thriller Penny Dreadful on Sunday, May 3rd at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. Penny Dreadful returns with ten episodes and will find Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming 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 »
- Pietro Filipponi
Tim Burton's most recent film, Big Eyes, may not have made the splash that many were expecting, but there are still merits to it that make it worth seeking out. As for the director himself, he's moving onto his next film, the big screen adaptation of Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.
Jane Goldman has been working on the script for this one, and 20th Century Fox has already earmarked a release date of March 4th 2016. And not for the first time in Tim Burton's adaptations of popular books, a new character is being introduced solely for the film version. The role in question is Barron, about whom very little is known. And Deadline is reporting that Samuel L Jackson is in talks to take the part on. »
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join Eva Green and Asa Butterfield in Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. The film is slated to open March 4th 2016.
Burton will direct from a script by Jane Goldman, who adapted the Ransom Rigg novel about a teenager who finds himself on an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. [Source: Variety]
Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Josh Charles, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Isaach De Bankole and Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi have joined Richard Gere on the cast of "Oppenheimer Strategies" at The Solution Entertainment Group.
Joseph Cedar directs the story of a man whose life changes dramatically after he befriends a young politician who becomes an influential world leader. Filming begins on Sunday in New York and Israel. »
- Garth Franklin
Tim Burton's most recent film Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Quentin Tarantino favorite Christoph Waltz, found moderate success with critics and audiences alike. On the heels of the film's run, it looks like Burton may be teaming up with another longtime Tarantino collaborator, Mr. Samuel L. Jackson. Burton's next film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is slated for a 2016 release and with the film deep in pre-production, casting details are well underway. Already onboard are Eva Green, who will be playing the title character, and Hugo's Asa Butterfield, who will fill the shoes of the other lead Jacob Portman. Jackson is currently in negotiations, as reported by Deadline, to play a major role in the film by the name of Barron. The details are sketchy on the character's involvement in the story but it appears Mr. Barron is a disguise of a key player in the »
Chernin Entertainment is producing “Peculiar Children” and has slotted the fantasy-actioner for release on March 4, 2016.
Burton will direct from a script by Jane Goldman, who adapted the Ransom Rigg novel about a teenager who finds himself on an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them.
- Dave McNary
Taking a beat from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel L. Jackson has entered talks to star in the Tim Burton-directed fantasy adaptation Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Deadline reports.
The acclaimed actor will take on the key role of Barron, a mysterious individual who repeatedly comes into contact with protagonist Jacob (Asa Butterfield of Hugo fame). After his grandfather’s strange death, Jacob is compelled to visit the ruins of a mysterious island that once housed a school for children with inexplicable gifts. As he explores the school and learns of its inscrutable headmistress (Eva Green), Jacob realizes that the inhabitants of the seemingly abandoned school are far from gone.
Though no one involved with the production will comment on whether Barron is a good or bad guy, fans of Ransom Riggs’ novel know Barron as one of multiple disguises worn by a horrific creature known as a ‘wight, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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