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Inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate crimes involving people with extraordinary abilities, called “Powers.” It is a world full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic and who use their powers as an excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder and endorsement deals, while today’s paparazzi culture eats up every second of it. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer/comic co-creator Brian Michael Bendis talked about why he wanted to be involved with the TV adaptation, how close they got in the past to actually getting a show made, how different the original FX version was, that they really just needed the time it’s taken to be able to make this the show it was meant to be, how true they »
- Christina Radish
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced details for the Blu-ray release of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), which will arrive on June 16th.
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Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. »
- Scott J. Davis
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the CHAPPiE Blu-ray and DVD release date for June 16, 2015, or a little over a month from now. Those of you pining for the CHAPPiE Digital HD release will be happy to learn that it will drop three weeks ahead of its physical disc counterparts on May 26, 2015.
CHAPPiE comes from the mind of Neill Blomkamp who shot to fame with the immensely successful Sci-Fi thriller, District 9. For CHAPPiE, the story about a reprogrammed robot who begins to think for himself, Blomkamp reenlisted Sharlto Copley to star in the writer/director's third straight film, and paired him with Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel.
The estimated production budget for CHAPPiE was $49 million and the film earned just over $31 million in North America. Overseas interest helped ease the pain a little as the film grossed $52 million outside this continent for a worldwide total of $83.3 million.
For its home video debut, »
At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Neill Blomkamp as director.
Although Blomkamp’s feature film career is young, his films have shown remarkable consistency and commitment to his vision as a director. Blomkamp started his career as a 3D animator. He worked on television shows before being promoted to lead animator for several feature films, and becoming more well known due to his talents. He created several short films which caught the eye of Peter Jackson. With Peter Jackson’s support, he was hired to direct his first feature length film, which was supposed to be a film adaptation of the video game series Halo. That film never got off the ground and Peter Jackson agreed to produce a feature »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
We're still a ways away from getting a solid sense of what Zoolander 2 will actually be about, as the sequel isn't slated to hit theaters until February 2016, but a few photos and hints of what is in store have been trickling out over the last few months. There was that rather perfect runway gag that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson played up at Paris's fashion week, and the announcement that the script for the sequel is penned by Stiller's Tropic Thunder collaborator and all-around hilarious heartthrob Justin Theroux. On top of this, we now have a solid glimpse at what Zoolander's progeny might look like, as Stiller posted a photo of newcomer Cyrus Arnold, who will play Zoolander Jr. in the sequel, and himself in Zoolander garb to Instagram earlier today. [caption id="attachment_423007" align="alignright" width="354"] Image via Paramount[/caption] Cyrus is known mostly for bit parts in television, including About a Boy and Richie Rich, »
- Chris Cabin
Exclusive: eOne nabs North American rights to 3D animation.
The sequel to Russian animation The Snow Queen (2012) includes a voice cast of Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Sharlto Copley (Maleficent), Bella Thorne (Blended) and Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games).
The film tells the story of the troll Orm who has become a hero after the victory over the evil Snow Queen. However, after grossly exaggerating his exploits in the Snow Queen’s downfall, Orm learns that friendship and happiness can’t be won through deceit.
eOne will release in winter 2015.
“We are thrilled to be handling the release of Snow Queen 2 in North America, building on the success of the first installment. We look forward to sharing this classic tale with family audiences »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Given Neill Blomkamp’s desire to keep working with the talent whom he loves, it’s a pretty good bet one way or the other that we’ll being seeing Sharlto Copley in Blomkamp’s upcoming Alien film. Knowing this, website Blastr caught up… Continue Reading →
The post Sharlto Copley Talks Neil Blomkamp’s Alien; Would Play a Xenomorph appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
With the first three episodes currently available on PlayStation Network, Sony Television has dropped a synopsis and batch of promotional images for the fourth episode of its comic book adaptation Powers, entitled ‘Devil In A Garbage Bag’. Check them out here…
Walker (Sharlto Copley), Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), and the rest of the Powers Division must prevent Wolfe (Eddie Izzard) from escaping the high security prison that holds him, The Shaft. As Wolfe goes on a murderous rampage from within these walls, the Powers team are forced to try a new top-secret technology to keep him detained—Code name: The Drainer.
- Gary Collinson
Neil Blomkamp once again captures the current situation in South Africa through an inventive action narrative. Chappie is a star-studded message film features Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley.
At a New York Q&A for the film - the cast and director spoke about imbedding real world themes into science fiction, having an international cast and why Jackman chose to rock a mullet.
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Powers is a new comic book show, exclusive to PlayStation Network. Our thoughts, both spoiler-filled and spoiler-free, are here…
Warning: there are spoilers later on, but we’ll warn you before we get into them.
First coming into existence in the year 2000, Powers is an on-going comic book by writer Brian Michael Bendis (credited, perhaps most famously, with being the artichect of Marvel’s Ultimate universe) and artist Michael Avon Oeming (known for Bluntman And Chronic and a host of Marvel work).
Powers (originally an Image comic, now owned by Marvel’s Icon imprint), is the story of two detectives – Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim – based in the ‘Powers’ Division of the police force in a world where superheroes and their equally powerful villains are commonplace. Both characters’ pasts come into play in interesting ways, and the chemistry between them is a thing of beauty.
Now, Sony Pictures have made »
With Powers, a new series about a cop who chases supervillains, PlayStation is throwing its hat into the original programming ring. A year after it was initially announced, Powers is now available, and viewers can get a taste of the series by watching the pilot episode on YouTube.
The Powers debut is available on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, which has more than three million subscribers. The series stars Sharlto Copley of District 9 fame as an experienced homicide detective, with Susan Heyward portraying his new partner. The pilot, which runs for 53-minutes, is a combination of a police procedural, a crime thriller, and a sci-fi adventure.
If you're on the fence about whether you should set aside a Powers hour today, you can let critical reception influence your decision. Despite a few negative reviews, most responses to the show have been optimistic. Flavorwire dubbed it "a series that deserves »
- Sam Gutelle
This review is based on the first episode of season one.
When I was a kid, I thought the pinnacle of mature adult entertainment was a movie like The New Guy. Awash in the lavish, hormone-fueled juncture between middle school and high school, my friends and I mistook PG-13 level profanities and boner jokes as what every adult must be hiding behind those elusive and mythical R ratings. And then a few years later I watched The 40-Year-Old Virgin. I was an idiot, as most 12-year-olds are, in understanding what actual, substantial and effective mature entertainment really means.
I bring all of this up, because watching PlayStation’s first foray into televised entertainment reminded me of being at that age, in those moments of assuming profanity and sex for automatic maturity. With that, and I say this with as little vile as I can muster: Powers is The New Guy of television shows. »
- Mitchel Broussard
Sony's Playstation Network launched its first original series Powers, with Playstation Plus subscribers getting the first three episodes today. For those who haven't signed up for Playstation Plus, the first episode is available for free right here, in its entirety. Be warned, though, the series features strong language and violence, so watch at your own risk. In addition to the first episode, we also have a new trailer that gives us a glimpse at the rest of Season 1.
Powers, an edgy dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television and inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as Powers. Set amidst today's paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren't actually heroic at all? »
Sony Television’s comic book adaptation Powers premiered on PlayStation Network today with the arrival of the first three episodes of the series, and to celebrate a new trailer has been released online, while those based in the U.S. can also watch the first episode for free below…
Powers, an edgy dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television and inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the »
- Gary Collinson
Not sold on the concept of Sony’s foray into live-action television with Powers? Fear not, for the publisher has uploaded the premiere episode of the PlayStation-exclusive series to watch free of charge.
Coming by way of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s eponymous comic book series, the show follows Christian Walker and his partner in superhero crime, Deena Pilgrim (played by Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward). Specializing in all things out of the ordinary, the pair are tasked with keeping the superpowered denizens of their city in check.
Powers marks the first slice of original television from Sony as the Japanese giant looks to compete with the medium’s heavy-hitters: Netflix, Hulu and the like. To date, the company has greenlit one season of the crime series, though there’s every chance that the show will continue into a sophomore season should viewing figures reflect its appeal. »
- Michael Briers
As the availability of television platforms continues to expand, Sony Pictures ushered in a new era in content distribution Monday evening with the premiere of “Powers,” the first live-action scripted series from the studio’s PlayStation division.
The cast of the history-making skein, including Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Adam Godley and Michelle Forbes, joined exec producers and co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City to celebrate the show’s launch. The drama series follows two homicide detectives, played by Copley and Heyward, who are assigned to investigate murder cases involving people with superhuman abilities, known as Powers.
For Bendis and Oeming, the premiere marked the climax of a 15-year journey to bring the adaptation of their comic book from script to screen.
“Literally it feels like our kid has grown up and is graduating, and we’re here having a party for it, »
- Andrea Seikaly
Sony PlayStation enters the original scripted drama world on Tuesday with the premiere of "Powers."
The story follows Sharlto Copley's Christian Walker, a man who used to have superpowers, but lost them. Somewhat disgruntled with his new place in life (as a regular human), he's now pounding the pavement as a detective, investigating homicides involving people with extraordinary abilities.
"He's working on the police force as a kind of tokenistic face because he was very famous. He was kind of a rock star superpower at the time," Sharlto told Access Hollywood.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
Fresh out of the production studio comes the newest episode and all its randomness as we offer up a Chappie postmortem, briefly chat about "The Bachelor", discuss the new San Andreas trailer and Sony's reported attempts to bring together a Ghostbusters universe. We also look at new DVDs and Blu-rays, play a few games and there are a couple more bits of podcasting goodness in there as well. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »
- Brad Brevet
"Walker used to be the costumed vigilante 'Diamond', but became a cop after he lost his super-powered abilities.
"Though stripped of his powers, he still retains his contacts within the superhero community.
"'Deena Pilgrim' contracted her superpowers during a fight with an underworld thug named the 'Bug'. As a result of this, she unintentionally kills an abusive boyfriend in self-defense, then hides the evidence, after coming under investigation by 'Internal Affairs'. »
- Michael Stevens
Early in Brian Michael Bendis' career in comics, before Marvel gave him the chance to reinvent Spider-Man, Daredevil, the Avengers and the X-Men, he wrote a terrific autobiographical comic called "Fortune and Glory," about his struggles to get his early film noir-style comics adapted into movies. He runs through the usual inside showbiz stories of near-misses and ridiculous studio notes, but is also very open about how much he had to learn about the differences in writing for the page and the screen. (He's embarrassed to realize, for instance, that much of his dialogue is too dense to come out of the mouths of actors and sound natural.) Bendis has been on a much longer and more convoluted journey with "Powers," the comic he and Michael Avon Oeming created about a pair of human homicide detectives in a world overrun by superhumans, and which debuts today as the first »
- Alan Sepinwall
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