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Just in time for Halloween, James considers the weird tales of Hp Lovecraft, and the ones that could make great films...
(Warning: this article contains spoilers for several H.P. Lovecraft stories and also contains material that may upset the balance of your sanity. "Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!")
Dear readers, I am writing this under an appreciable mental strain since by tonight I may be no more. The end is near and soon will come the oblivion which is my only refuge from the unnamed and unnameable. Hallowmas has arrived and I hear the howling from that awful reef, the horrible croaking voices and the slippery bodies lumbering against the door.
The nauseous fishy odour seems to have mounted suddenly, the shrill whippoorwills have burst into a kind of pandaemoniac cachinnation which fills the countryside and I am certain that everything is coming to a head. Or, at least, a gibbering mockery of a head. »
Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman will star in Lion, a drama based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, an Indian-born Australian who found his birth mother 25 years after they were separated. Patel will play the lead with Kidman as his adopted mother in the film to be directed by Garth Davis, who co-directed Top Of the Lake with Jane Campion. The Hollywood Reporter broke the casting news. Negotiations are underway with an Australian actor to play Brierley.s adopted father. Another key role is Saroo's Aussie girlfriend. Luke Davies, the screenwriter on Anton Corbijn's upcoming Life produced by See-Saw Films, has adapted Brierley.s memoir A Long Way Home. The producers are See-Saw Films. Emile Sherman and Iain Canning and Aquarius Films. Angie Fielder. The executive producers are Sunstar Entertainment's Andrew Fraser and Shahen Mekertichian. Shooting starts in India in January. The Weinstein Co. paid $US12 million for worldwide rights excluding Australasia, »
- Don Groves
In this age of marketing campaigns which begin sometimes years before a film’s release date, it’s rare for an anticipated title to hold back on promo materials until the last minute. That’s precisely the case with Neill Blomkamp’s next sci-fi tale, Chappie. Set to land in theatres at the end of March 2015, we’ve only laid our eyes on a teaser poster which surfaced at this year’s Comic-Con and a single logline. It’s safe to say that in the light of today’s crop of screen grabs, a preview is on the way.
Chappie focuses on the life of a robot (voiced by Blomkamp regular, Sharlto Copley) who is kidnapped by gangsters during his birth. A gifted prodigy, Chappie finds himself a part of this new adoptive family who are a little bit dysfunctional.
Considering it’s only Blomkamp’s third feature, he’s »
- Gem Seddon
Neill Blomkamp garnered a ton of goodwill (and an Oscar nomination for Best Picture) with his 2009 debut District 9, but his 2013 follow-up, Elysium, didn’t quite live up to its predecessor. Luckily, the director has more original ideas up his sleeve, and has a futuristic comedy called CHAPPiE slated for release in 2015.
The film hits theaters in five months, but no marketing has taken place thus far. That appears to be changing, though, as some new images that presumably come from CHAPPiE‘s first trailer have found their way online…
Chappie tells the story of a gifted adopted son in a strange, dysfunctional family, who happens to be a robot. The film is set for release on March 6th 2015 with Blomkamp directing a cast that includes Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Jose Pablo Cantillo »
- James Garcia
PlayStation's original drama series, “Powers,” has recruited two new potential villains played by “Army Wives” actor Adam Boyer and newcomer Mickey Cole Jr., TheWrap has learned exclusively. See photos: Fall TV Preview: 85 New and Returning Shows (Photos) “Powers” 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.” Boyer will play Olympia on one episode with the possibility of recurring. He's an adored Power superstar who was once the darling of the world. And although he's still charismatic, Olympia is. »
- Jethro Nededog
Over the years apocalyptic films have come in all shapes, sizes and genres. Starting with the 1950s science-fictions, and moving into the epic and overwhelmingly patriotic and Americanised apocalypses of the 1990s, contemporary apocalyptic movies are now in the fashion of combining stories about the end of the world with dark comedy.
The latest apocalyptic film, Open Grave, is embedded deeply into the genre of horror. Starring Sharlto Copley in a chillingly scary and gruesome role, Open Grace proves to be a Very different apocalypse to any we have seen before.
Here we look back at the very best apocalyptic movies.
Independence Day (1996)
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man’s best weapon is the will to survive. The unlikely duo of military pilot Will Smith and scientist Jeff Goldblum team up to infiltrate a spaceship hovering over Washington DC to »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
District 9’s Sharlto Copley awakens in a muddy pit full of corpses. How did he get there? He can’t remember. who is he? He can’t remember that either. After wrenching himself out of the pit he meets a group of people seemingly in the same predicament as him but can he trust them, and should they trust him?
The group are all suffering from memory loss, though pieces start to come back bit by bit. As snapshots of their lives start to flashback they find they all have a hidden skill. The cast are an electric mix of personalities and nationalities. Kretschmann will be familiar to many as the Captain of the ship in King Kong and plays a distrusting, potentially violent, man. Fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will be pleased »
- Kat Smith
Maleficent is one of the most iconic Disney villains we’ve got, but she can’t carry a feature film on reputation alone. Maleficent scribe, Linda Woolverton, had to figure out a way to turn her into a main character that the audience could connect to and care about, and in order to do that, she had to come up with a convincing reason for why Maleficent would place a curse on an infant child. Hit the jump for an exclusive Maleficent Blu-ray clip detailing how Woolverton came up with the idea to turn the character into a fairy and then strip her of her wings. The movie stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imedla Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley and Brenton Thwaites, and hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 4th. [complextv contentid="Bja2Q0cTo9eJNaBgCBFLSEaN1fJ3K-Of" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent: “Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s »
- Perri Nemiroff
Available On 3D Blu-ray, Blu Ray™ & DVD 20th October 2014
Director: Robert Stromberg
Running Time: 97 minutes
Disney’s Maleficent heads out with the intention of a fresh angle on a classic story but where the beauty of possibility is endless, the final result is disappointingly underwhelming.
We initially follow the young life of Maleficent, as she grows up in a tranquil forest kingdom but one day an invading Scottish army of some kind – I think that’s the accent they’re going for – tries to steal the land and break the harmony. As time goes by, our Maleficent becomes the protector of her realm but then suffers a ruthless, somewhat horrific, act of betrayal and it turns »
- Dan Bullock
New York Comic Con had all sorts of digital media surprises this past weekend, including one from Sony’s Playstation Network (Psn). The gaming-based network revealed the trailer for its first original series dubbed Powers. Starring Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, and Eddie Izzard, the show is based on the comic book by the same name by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Powers’s ten episodes will tell the story of detectives in charge of investigating the supernatural crimes of powerful, other-worldly beings. Sony Pictures Television and Circle of Confusion will both produce the series which will debut on Psn sometime in December 2014. Playstation will be the first gaming console to create exclusive programming for its subscribers with this new foray into digital series. Earlier this year, it seemed Microsoft’s XBox Entertainment Studios would be taking the helm in the direct-to-console production arena, offering original series from the likes of Steven Spielberg, »
- Bree Brouwer
While it's not quite a superhero project in the traditional sense —though it is based on a comic series— "Powers" certainly has a mutant spirit, one not unlike X-Men. The series coming to PlayStation (yep, yet another streaming platform) has just dropped its first trailer, and while the execution is debatable, the premise is intriguing. Starring Sharlto Copley, Michelle Forbes, Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Susan Heyward, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler and Adam Godley, the show follows a formerly super-powered guy who now investigates similarly super-powered crimes as a detective. And it's a role that Copley seems to be enjoying, and it's a fun approach to the genre. But again, we're not sure how we like this first look. Check out the trailer below. No word yet on when it will drop on PlayStation. [Comic Book] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
During the annual New York Comic-Con, Sony took the opportunity to unveil the first trailer for its PlayStation-exclusive television show, Powers.
Based on Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis’ eponymous comic book, the series is due to premiere this December and follows Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), a pair of homicidal detectives who specialize in the abnormal.
Specifically, the two appear to be keeping close tabs on the titular Powers — a group of humans with supernatural abilities — within the Windy City itself, Chicago. From the above footage, it appears as though Copley’s character has an innate connection with the misunderstood antagonists, claiming that they somehow managed to steal his own mystical powers.
- Michael Briers
We’ve been telling you about Sony PlayStation Network’s adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming-created comic series Powers starring Sharlto Copley for a while now, but the time has come to stop talking and start showing. In… Continue Reading →
The post #NYCC14: Powers Trailer and Artwork Shown Off by Sony appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Though it will initially be limited to broadcast on the PlayStation Network, the team behind the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming graphic novel Powers took the chance to launch the show at this past weekend’s New York Comic-Con. Included in their presentation was a trailer for the series, which features some R-rated dialogue. Powers focuses on detectives Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward) who walk a very particular beat: they investigate crimes committed by or affecting people with special abilities, superheroes and supervillains and the like. They’re an odd team, since Walker has no real police training but used to be super-powered, and Pilgrim is new to dealing with powered types but is an experienced cop.Among those on the other side of the law are Wolfe (Eddie Izzard), a notorious villain with high-level abilities imprisoned in a facility called the »
PlayStation and Sony TV unleashed the first trailer to their upcoming TV series Powers at Nycc, and this show looks freakin' great! The series is based on the comic book written by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. It stars Sharlto Copley (A-Team) as Christian Walker and Susan Heyward (The Following) as Deena Pilgrim, two cops who specialize in cases involving people with superhuman abilities. Just from what I've seen in this first trailer, it seems to have the same level of quality as a feature film production. It's seriously impressive, and it has me extremely excited about watching this show. This is going to be a very edgy series that fans of the comic could be proud of.
Powers 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. »
- Joey Paur
I actually initially thought this would be some PG13-rated series, but, clearly I'm wrong, given the below first trailer, released last night. As creator Brian Michael Bendis said at New York Comic-Con yesterday, this will be the "hard R of comic book shows," which is coming to Sony's Playstation network (that's right, the PlayStation is not just for gaming anymore; even Microsoft is doing the same with its XBox - creating original scripted programming. They are now content delivery portals into your living rooms, as the competition for eyeballs becomes even more intense). Starring Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker and Susan Heyward as Deena Pilgrim, the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Powers" TV series, which stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) and is based on comic books by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Check out the trailer below. Plot: Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, homicide detectives are tasked with investigating crimes involving superhuman powers. Copley and Susan Heyward play detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim. The rest of the cast includes Michelle Forbes, Max Fowler, Adam Godley, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin and Eddie Izzard. The new series is directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night, "Hannibal") and will launch on PlayStation this December. Trailer: »
Brian Michael Bendis and the team behind Powers arrived at New York Comic-Con to promote the upcoming PlayStation series and premiere the first trailer for the show. The superhero fantasy, crime noir, police procedural, stars Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, two homicide detectives assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, who are referred to colloquially as “powers”. The ten-episode first season also stars Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler, and Adam Godley. The pilot was directed by David Slade. Check out the footage below.
The post Nycc: Watch the first trailer for ‘Powers’ appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
PlayStation’s Powers is right in the middle of shooting, but that didn’t stop the creator of the comic books, Brian Michael Bendis, as well as show stars Susan Heyward (Deena Pilgrim), Eddie Izzard (Wolfe), Noah Taylor (Johnny Royalle), Olesya Rulin (Calista) and Logan Browning (Zora) from hitting the Empire Stage at the Javits Center to discuss the show and unveil some new footage. Not only do we have some Q&A highlights and a description of the scene screened featuring Heyward and Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, but we’ve also got some material that you can watch yourself because PlayStation just released the very first Powers trailer. Hit the jump to check it all out. Powers centers on two detectives who are assigned to the Powers unit, Copley’s Christian Walker and Heyward's Deena Pilgrim. Pilgrim is a solid detective, but she’s got a thing or »
- Perri Nemiroff
While Microsoft's proposed "Halo" series for Xbox Live looks to be at least a year away, Sony's first original TV series for its PlayStation network is almost here.
The studio used this weekend's New York Comic Con as a chance to premiere the first trailer for "Powers," the upcoming TV series based on the acclaimed graphic novels about two cops who investigate crimes involving people with superhuman abilities.
Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward and Michelle Forbes star in the series and the trailer certainly demonstrates they're embracing the freedom of this digital distribution platform with some decidedly Nsfw language.
Head over to the "Powers" page at Playstation.com to see it, along with a full synopsis and breakdown of the cast members and their characters.
"Powers" premieres on the PlayStation Network in December. »
- Garth Franklin
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