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District 9 and A-Team star Sharlto Copley has been cast in the lead role for a new PlayStation Network drama series called Powers. The series is being based on Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming’s comic book series.
The news comes from Variety who reports that Copley will play Christian Walker, described as "a dapper and charismatic character with a darkness and violence right at the surface but with a sense of buried integrity." The description goes on to say that "Walker has the dissolute air of a faded rock star and the body of a battered heavyweight. Once possessed of super-powers, Walker lost those abilities in a battle with a super-human mass killer. A faded hero, he’s now a detective who works with law enforcement, using his singular expertise to investigate crimes in the Powers community."
Also cast in the series is Michelle Forbes, who will play Retro Girl, »
- Joey Paur
More casting news has arrived for the Sony PlayStation Network adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming-created comic series Powers as Sharlto Copley and Michelle Forbes have signed on for active duty!
Variety reports that Copley (pictured) will play Christian Walker, described as a dapper and charismatic character with a darkness and violence right at the surface but with a sense of buried integrity. Walker has the dissolute air of a faded rock star and the body of a battered heavyweight.
Once possessed of super-powers, Walker lost those abilities in a battle with a super-human mass killer. A faded hero, he’s now a detective who works with law enforcement, using his singular expertise to investigate crimes in the Powers community.
- Steve Barton
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Playstation Network’s long-gestating adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers graphic novel has finally found its two leads. After a few weeks of on-again off-again negotiations, District 9 star Sharlto Copley and Battlestar Galactica alum Michelle Forbes have joined the 10-episode superhero crime drama.
Copley, who’s been making a name for himself in high-profile projects like Elysium, Maleficent, and The A-Team, will make his small screen debut as Christian Walker, who is described as a “dapper and charismatic faded hero who lost his powers in a battle with a super-human mass killer.” Now a detective who works with law enforcement, he uses his unique experience to investigate crimes in the Powers community with his partner, Detective Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward).
Forbes, on the other hand, will take the role of Retro Girl, a world-famous superheroine whose mysterious murder »
- James Garcia
Update: The casting announcements are coming thick and fast now, with the latest placing Sharlto Copley and Michelle Forbes in significant roles. Copley will play Walker, the grizzled cop who lost his powers and now walks the mean streets as a detective. Forbes will play hero-community superstar Retro Girl.As formats and delivery platforms for movies and TV shows explode, even video game console makers are muscling in on the act. Sony’s PlayStation Network is busy developing a series based on Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s graphic novel Powers, with Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor and Oleysa Rulin signing on.Powers, which will come from Sony Pictures TV, adapts the graphic novel set in a world where superpowers exist but are far more widespread than in your usual comic book project. Here, the abilities are often misused for mayhem and murder and it’s the job of »
The TV adaptation of the comic book Powers has cast its two lead roles. THR reports that Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Michelle Forbes (True Blood, Battlestar Galactica) have been tapped to star in the series for PlayStation, which is producing the adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic. Copley will play Christian Walker, a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force, dealing specifically with crimes involving those who have special abilities. Forbes will play Retro Girl, a character who is the “superstar” of the Powers community. FX was previously developing a Powers TV show adaptation that never went forward, with Jason Patric and Carly Foulkes filling the roles of Christian and Retro Girl, respectively. 30 Days of Night helmer and Hannibal principal director David Slade will direct the first two episodes of Powers, with Charlie Huston serving as executive producer. The series will debut exclusively on the PlayStation Network this December. »
- Adam Chitwood
With Netflix original series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards proving to be hits with audiences, the strength of digital distributors as a platform for TV shows is continuing to grow. Community will finally make it to a sixth season (though not a movie… yet) thanks to its acquisition by Yahoo, Amazon Studios has produced a number of original TV pilots for Amazon Instant Video, and Sony Pictures Television is getting ready to produce its first original series for release on the PlayStation Network – an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s comic book series Powers.
This isn’t the first time that Powers has been planned for the small ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
The final pieces of the puzzle are falling into place for Powers, the first original series from Sony’s PlayStation Network. Sharlto Copley has just been cast in the lead role of Christian Walker, while Michelle Forbes is set to play Retro Girl. The pair join Susan Heyward, Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler, […]
- Angie Han
Sharlto Copley, the star of "District 9," is joining the cast of "Powers," the Sony PlayStation Network series. Copley will be playing the lead male role, homicide detective Christian Walker, in the show which is based on the comic of the same name. "Powers," as the title suggests, exists in a world where certain people have superhuman abilities, a group referred to as Powers. Copley's Walker, along Deena Pilgrim (previously cast Susan Heyward) are assigned to investigate cases where someone has died due to an individual with superpowers. According to the same Deadline report which names Copley as the lead, also joining the cast is Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl, one of the aforementioned Powers. Forbes has appeared on "The Killing," "True Blood," "Orphan Black," and more. She can also be seen in the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1." The comic series "Powers" began at Image Comics in »
- HitFix Staff
Sony Television’s upcoming PlayStation Network series Powers has found its leading man, with TV Line reporting that Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) has signed on for the role of Detective Christian Walker, while Michelle Forbes (The Killing, True Blood) will also play Retro Girl.
Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Powers is set in a world of superhumans and follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim (played by The Following’s Susan Heyward), who are charged with protect humans from super-powered individuals.
Powers will arrive on PlayStation Network in December, with a cast that also includes Max Fowler (The Killing) as Krispin Stockley, Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) as Captain Cross, Eddie Izzard (Hannibal) as Wolfe, Oleysa Rulin (High School Musical) as Calista nd Noah Taylor (Edge of Tomorrow) as Johnny Royalle.
- Gary Collinson
"District 9" star Sharlto Copley and former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" regular and "The Killing" star Michelle Forbes have scored the lead roles in the long-gestating TV series adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' comic "Powers" for the PlayStation Network.
Copley plays Christian Walker, a cop with darkness and violence at his surface but with a sense of buried integrity. Walker works in the Powers division of the police force and deals with crimes involving those endowed with special abilities. The character once had powers but lost them in a battle with a super-human mass killer.
Forbes plays Retro Girl, the undisputed super star of the Powers community who is an icon of justice, selflessness and business acumen. Her willingness to put herself at risk for the good of others is matched only by her ability to manage her globe-spanning personal brand. Carly Foulkes took on the character in the FX pilot. »
- Garth Franklin
Sharlto Copley is putting in some TV work. Or, well, online TV work, which is basically the same thing these days, right? The star of “The A-Team,” “Elysium,” and most recently, “Maleficent” has signed on to headline the Playstation Network’s reboot of the FX show “Powers,” based on the comic book of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis. He’ll be taking over the role originally played by Jason Patric in the pilot episode, before FX decided they’d rather not do the show, or air the pilot at all. Copley will star as Christian Walker… …a cop with darkness and violence at his surface but with a sense of buried integrity. The character jumps first and thinks later. Dapper and charismatic, he has the dissolute air of a faded rock star and the body of a battered heavyweight. Once possessed of super-powers, Walker lost his powers in »
Sony's Playstation Network is bringing some serious star power to Powers with District 9 and Maleficent actor Sharlto Copley set as the lead in the series which is based on the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic book. He'll play Christian Walker, while it was recently revealed that The Following's Susan Heyward will be his partner, Deena Pilgrim. They're tasked with investigating murder cases involving superpowered individuals. Walker is described as "charismatic" and having once, "possessed super powers, but lost them in a battle with a super-human mass killer. He now uses his singular expertise to investigate crimes in the Powers community." Michelle Forbes (The Killing) meanwhile, "is the undisputed super star of the Powers community. An icon of justice, selflessness, and business acumen, her willingness to put herself at risk for the good of others is matched only by her ability to manage her globe-spanning personal brand. »
CBS’ Big Brother this Sunday drew 6.9 million total viewers — a high for this cycle — and a 2.1 demo rating, up 15 percent and a tenth week-to-week.
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Leading out of that, Unforgettable (6.2 mil/0.8) added eyeballs but was flat in the demo, while Reckless (4.4 mil/0.5) dipped a tenth in the demo to tie a series low and placed third behind America’s Got Talent and Castle reruns.
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Over on ABC, Wipeout (3 mil/0.8) dipped a tenth to match a series low, while Rising Star (3.1 mil/0.8) ticked up a tenth. »
Sharlto Copely has been cast as Christian Walker, the lead in “Powers,” Sony Pictures Television's new show for PlayStation. He joins Michelle Forbes, who has been cast as Retro Girl. The “District 9” and “Elysium” star plays Walker, a man with darkness and violence at the surface that conceals buried integrity, Sony said. He has the air of “a faded rock star and the body of a battered heavyweight,” the studio added. Stripped of his super powers, he now works with police to investigate crimes in the super-powers community. ‘Elyisum’ Director on Matt Damon's Nemeis Sharlto Copley: ‘He's a Villain You. »
- Tim Molloy
The District 9 and Maleficent actor has scored the lead role in Sony Playstation Network’s upcoming adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis-Michael Avon Oeming graphic novel series, TVLine has learned.
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The charismatic Walker once possessed super powers, »
PlayStation's upcoming Powers adaptation has cast its two leading roles. District 9 breakout Sharlto Copley and The Killing's Michelle Forbes are set to star in the long-gestating adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' Image/Icon comic, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Powers revolves around Christian Walker, a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force and deals with crimes involving those endowed with special abilities. Sony's PlayStation picked up the drama straight to series with a 10-episode order for the project that spent years in development at FX. Copley (Maleficent, The A-Team) will make his TV
- Lesley Goldberg
Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.
Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.
Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life
In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring
Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,
DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!
Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »
- Marc Eastman
EuropaCorp’s Transporter trilogy truly marked the arrival of Jason Statham as a bona fide action star, and now the franchise is getting a reboot – albeit without Statham. However, The Transporter Legacy, as the fourth film in the series has recently been titled, may launch a new actor to action stardom.
Ed Skrein, known for playing Daario Naharis on HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, will be taking on the role of Frank Martin, who is called The Transporter because he’s the best driver and mercenary money can buy. In The Transporter Legacy, Frank meets Anna (Loan Chabanol), the leader of a group of criminals. The pair team up and attempt to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers who have also kidnapped Frank’s father (to be played by “a prominent thesp”).
- Isaac Feldberg
Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.
After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.
Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film." Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene »
Disney has announced the Maleficent Blu-ray release date as November 4, a little over five full months after the Angelina Jolie-starrer began its impressive worldwide box office run. Chalk up that success as the reason Disney is taking their time delivering Maleficent to home video.
Maleficent features Jolie as the iconic witch from Sleeping Beauty, and also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Brenton Thwaites. To date the film has earned just over $716 million at the global box office and by far and away has been the most commercially successful film of Angelina Jolie's career.
The Blu-ray edition of Maleficent will come packed with the film on DVD and Digital HD, both of which will also make their debuts on November 4 so Disney is not employing an early digital window. The film will be presented in 2.4:1 1080p video and 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. »
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