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Last August, an animated short film from Bron Studios premiered at the computer graphics conference Siggraph, and caught the attention of Gary Sanchez Productions heads Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Chris Henchy. The short, titled Henchmen: Ill Suited, told the tale of a dreamy janitor working in a supervillain museum who winds up inside of a dangerous super suit. Not much has been heard of it since Siggraph, but now we’ve received word that a feature film adaptation is officially moving forward and already has a talented group of actors all set to lend their voices.
Several of the actors already have a history of comic book-inspired properties, like X-Men alum James Marsden, Daredevil and Sin City actress Rosario Dawson, Spider-Man 2‘s Alfred Molina and Nathan Fillion, who’s voiced Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in several animated DC films. Joining them are Silicon Valley‘s Thomas Middleditch, »
- James Garcia
Indie producer Bron Studios has set the voice cast for its first animated feature film Henchman, based on the Adam Wood short that premiered during Siggraph 2014 last summer. James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso will lend their voices to the pic, about a band of blue-collar workers at the Union of Evil who must come together to save the world. The movie is in production… »
T.I., Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy and David Harbour are set to join Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union and Michelle Monaghan in Baran bo Odar's action thriller "Sleepless Night". Andrea Berloff penned the script and filming begins June 15th in Atlanta and Las Vegas
Foxx plays a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop whose son is kidnaped by gangsters (Mulroney, McNairy) who want a shipment of cocaine he stole as payment. He races to save his child's life without getting caught by Internal Affairs and before the mobsters discover that he's actually lost the goods. [Source: Heat Vision]
Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright and Alison Wright have joined the cast of "Confirmation," the TV movie about Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The join Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce and Eric Stonestreet in the project.
The story explores the explosive 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings which brought the country to a standstill »
- Garth Franklin
Production on Henchmen is underway at the company’s studios in Burnaby and Duncan, British Columbia. Gary Sanchez Productions, which came aboard last August, is no longer involved with the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso have also signed on to the story about a ‘fallen henchman’ in a world of super-villains who must find his inner hero to rescue a new recruit and win the girl.
eOne holds Canadian rights and Wme Global represents sales for the rest of the world.
“We are absolutely »
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James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch and Rosario Dawson will star in Bron Studios’ first animated feature film, “Henchmen,” the company announced on Friday. The star-studded voice cast also includes Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso. Marsden will voice Hank, a fallen henchman who must become a hero and lead his team (Middleditch, Krakowski and Robinson) to prevent Baron Blackout (Molina) from taking over the world, and save his love interest (Dawson) in the process. Fillion, best known for ABC’s “Castle” will voice superhero Captain Superior. Also Read: Jack Black and James Marsden Answer »
- Reid Nakamura
The movie is a Bron Studios production in association with CW Media Finance, with Adam Wood directing from is own script. Producers are Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert and Luke Carroll; executive producers are Jason Cloth of CW Media Finance and Bron’s Brenda Gilbert.
Wme Global is handling sales of the film outside Canada, while eOne Canada will distribute in Canada.
Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) is voicing Lester, a new recruit to the Union of Evil, where he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers led by a fallen henchmen (voiced »
- Dave McNary
Mix one part totalitarian ruler with one part arrested manchild monster, and you have the main character of Fox’s Golan the Insatiable.
The new animated comedy (premiering this Sunday at 9:30/8:30c) takes a “really spoiled Beverly Hills brat who’s never been told no” type and turns him into “a dark overlord with superpowers,” star Rob Riggle (Modern Family), who voices the titular creature, describes in TVLine’s exclusive first look.
Golan gets thrown for a loop when he’s transported from his Conan the Barbarian »
Wayward Pines‘ Ethan Burke has (again!) been sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong, so it’s time for a stern talking-to from both Sheriff Pope and Nurse Pam.
RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Wayward Pines and More
In this exclusive sneak peek from Episode 3 of 10 (airing Thursday at 9/8c, on Fox), Ethan (played by Matt Dillon) warns Pope (Terrence Howard) to steer way clear of his family, and then calls him on the carpet about Beverly’s public execution and the strange place — a warehouse of some sort — where he just just spied Pope.
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Charlene McKenna is going from A.D. to B.C. (and the B.C. stands for Bear Cave).
The project — based on the first of Jean M. Auel’s six-book series — takes place more than 25,000 years ago, when Neanderthals shared the Earth with the first early modern humans and a band of cave »
A year after Fox scrapped its Adhd Saturday animation block, one of the programs culled from that toon incubator is making its way to primetime. Here’s the first trailer for Golan The Incubator, which launches May 31 with a new voice cast led by Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle. It follows Dylan (Plaza), a 9-year-old small-town oddball who is picked on and harassed — until one day she stumbles upon Golan (Riggle), a mighty “godlord” from another dimension. All Dylan wants is… »
Freestyle Releasing has acquired all North American rights to animated comedy “Hell and Back” and set a Sept. 25 release date.
Tom Gianas (“Saturday Night Live”) and Ross Shuman (“Robot Chicken”) directed the story of two best friends who must rescue their buddy after he’s accidentally dragged to hell. Producers are Corey Campodonico, Alexander Bulkey and Eric Blyler, all of “Robot Chicken.”
Freestyle’s top performer has been the faith-based drama “God’s Not Dead” with $60 million in U.S. grosses. It also has released Nicolas Cage’s “Left Behind” and Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes,” starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
- Dave McNary
The Exchange is launching international sales of stop-motion animated comedy “Hell and Back” at Cannes, Variety has learned exclusively.
Tom Gianas (“SNL”) and Ross Shuman (“Robot Chicken”) directed the story of two best friends who must rescue their friend after he’s accidentally dragged to hell. Producers are Corey Campodonico, Alexander Bulkey and Eric Blyler, all of “Robot Chicken.”
“The film has incredible production value, very original story and lots of physical comedy,” said The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. “This makes easy to translate into non-English markets.”
- Dave McNary
The Exchange has released the first Hell & Back image online. The studio picked up the international rights at Cannes for the film, which is billed as being in the vein of South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut and Team America: World Police. That’s a high bar, but Hell & Back has the distinction of being stop-motion animated, and it also has a strong voice cast that includes Mila Kunis, Danny McBride, T.J. Miller, Bob Odenkirk, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Coolidge, and Rob Riggle. The plot “follows two best friends who must rescue their friend after he’s accidentally dragged to hell," so you can see the potential for R-rated comedy. Check out the Hell & Back image below. Directed by Tom Gianas (SNL) and Ross Shuman (Robot Chicken), the movie is due out in theaters this fall. [caption id="attachment_457931" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via The Exchange[/caption]
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- Matt Goldberg
Sneak Peek a red band trailer from first time director Courtney Cox' new comedy feature "Just Before I Go", starring Garret Dillahunt, Sean William Scott, Kate Walsh, Olivia Thirlby and Rob Riggle, available on DVD and Blu-ray, May 12, 2015 from Anchor Bay Entertainment:
"...'Ted Morgan' (Scott) has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become.
"But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the more Ted is yanked into the chaos of their lives. So, when Ted Morgan decides to kill himself, he finds a reason to live..."
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- Michael Stevens
Whatever movies you have on your lists to see in 2015 – Jurassic World, Ted 2, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – take some time to add another as this new comedy from Monty Python legend Terry Jones looks absolutely hilarious.
Simon Pegg stars in Absolutely Anything, a comedy about a normal man who is given the powers to do ‘absolutely anything.’ Featuring a brilliant cast in the form of Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, the entire Monty Python team and the late, great Robin Williams, the movie opens in cinemas in August, and we have the brilliant first trailer for you below.
Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle), watching him from space. »
- Paul Heath
Simon Pegg is an ordinary man thrust into extraordinary circumstances in the new UK trailer for Absolutely Anything, which sees the Star Trek into Darkness star chosen by a group of far-flung aliens to be endowed with special, God-like abilities.
Whether it’s making all of the dead rise or immediately transforming his body to become a gym-fresh figure, nothing is outside the realm of possibility for our bumbling protagonist. Alongside him for the atypical adventure is his loyal dog, Dennis, who is soon granted with the ability to speak (voiced by Robin Williams in his final performance), though it isn’t long before Pegg’s do-gooder regrets his decision.
Acting as an unofficial Monty Python reunion of sorts, Absolutely Anything will also star John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin as the aforementioned extra-terrestrials, who oversee Pegg’s mishaps from afar. Kate Beckinsale is on board as a potential love interest, »
- Michael Briers
The late Robin Williams was a chameleonic actor who proved that there was nothing he couldn't do onscreen, and that's especially true in the new trailer for "Absolutely Anything," one of his last film roles.
Williams puts his gift for voice acting to use as supporting character Dennis -- who just so happens to be a dog, given the ability to talk by his suddenly all-powerful master, Neil (Simon Pegg). It turns out that a group of aliens (voiced by the members of the Monty Python gang) have arbitrarily decided to bestow one earthling with supernatural capabilities to see if he or she will use them for good -- and based on that choice, decide whether the human race is worth saving from obliteration.
- Katie Roberts
Today we have a trailer for the upcoming "Absolutely Anything" sci-fi comedy, starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. Check it out below. Plot: A teacher (Pegg) at a failing secondary school is unexpectedly given great power by a group of aliens (Cleese, Gilliam, Palin), who are deciding whether planet Earth lives or dies based on his actions. The new movie is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail) and is set to hit UK theaters on August 14th. A Us release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
The actor plays a school teacher who has magical powers bestowed upon him by a group of aliens.
The first trailer also features Dennis the dog, voiced by Robin Williams in his final role.
Absolutely Anything launches in UK cinemas on August 14, 2015. »
John Singleton is poised to be the next filmmaker to make the leap to television, as FX has picked up the pilot for Snowfall, a show co-created by Singleton. The press release had this summary of the series.
Los Angeles 1981. A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream; and Logan Miller, a prominent family’s “black sheep” desperate to escape his father’s shadow.
Singleton will also direct the pilot.
The partnership between Fox and »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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