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'Dredd' Spinoff Series 'Superfiend' Poster and Images Unveiled

16 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Dredd 3D fans fruitlessly petition for a sequel, and star Karl Urban continues to champion the idea, producer Adi Shankar has taken it upon himself to give fans what they want. He's created an 'unofficial' spinoff in the form of a new animated web series title Superfiend. And EW has our first look with the poster and four images.

It has been two years since Dredd 3D hit theaters, and while it wasn't a smash hit at the box office, it has spent the past 24 months accumulating a very strong fanbase. While no sequel has been officially green lit at this time, Adi Shankar is delving deeper into the mythology of 2000 Ad, the British comic that spawned it.

Superfiend will be inspired by the fan-favorite 'Dark Judges' storyline, and its intended as a sort-of sequel to Dredd 3D, though it is also a part of Adi Shankar's 'Bootleg Universe', »

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Casting: Holmes, Thirlby, Skrein, Martin

13 October 2014 12:16 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Kennedys: After Camelot

Katie Holmes will reprise her role of Jackie Kennedy in Reelz's "The Kennedys: After Camelot," an upcoming sequel to the 2011 mini-series "The Kennedys".

Holmes will also executive produce and direct one of the four episodes with "24" veteran Jon Cassar helming the other three. Shooting begins in the spring in Canada. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Olivia Thirlby ("Dredd") and Nelsan Ellis ("True Blood" have joined the ensemble cast of Kyle Alvarez's "The Stanford Prison Experiment". Thirlby will play the wife of Billy Crudup's Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Ellis will play Jesse Fletcher.

The story deals with the infamous 1971 psychological exercise in which college students exhibited shocking cruel and sadistic behavior when divided into camps of prisoners and prison guards. Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, James Frecheville, Johnny Simmons, Ki Hong Lee and Michael Angarano also star. [Source: Deadline]

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Casting Net: Joaquim de Almeida and Zoe Kazan join Sandra Bullock in 'Our Brand Is Crisis;' more

10 October 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five) has signed on to play the male lead opposite Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis. Zoe Kazan (What If) has also signed on for the political dramedy. In addition to Bullock, they’re joining Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, and Ann Dowd. The film is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored American political campaign strategies in Bolivia. Green’s film stars Bullock as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant, with de Almeida as Castillo, the former president of Bolivia who is running for office again. »

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‘Stanford Prison Experiment’ Adds Olivia Thirlby, ‘True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis, More

10 October 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Olivia Thirlby (Juno, Dredd) and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) have joined the ensemble cast of The Stanford Prison Experiment, about the infamous 1971 psychological exercise in which college students exhibited shocking cruel and sadistic behavior when divided into camps of prisoners and prison guards.

Helmed by Kyle Alvarez (C.O.G.), the Tim Talbott-scripted film stars Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, and Billy Crudup as Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford professor who would later write the book on the psychology of good and evil behavior. Thirlby will play Christina Zimbardo, Professor Zimbardo’s wife and fellow academic. She’s currently starring in O.P.C. at the American Repertory Theater with Melissa Leo and next appears onscreen in The Wedding Ringer in January. Ellis, who had a beloved run as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood, will play Jesse Fletcher in Stanford. He appeared as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Lee Daniels »

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J.K. Simmons: The friendly face behind this year's scariest movie villain

10 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

"I remember when I first met J.K. Simmons, I just sort of told him, 'Remember how you were in Oz? I want to make that guy look like the teacher in Mr. Holland’s Opus." —Whiplash director Damien Chazelle Terence Fletcher, the intimidating music teacher in Whiplash, isn't a sadistic member of the Aryan Brotherhood, like Oz's Vern Schillinger. But for Miles Teller's high-school drum prodigy, Fletcher is practically evil incarnate, a bully whose primary methods of motivation are tossing chairs and playing cruel psychological mind games. He wants his school's jazz ensemble to be the best in the country, »

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Dredd producer Adi Shankar releasing miniseries in October

7 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

An 'unofficial' Dredd miniseries will be released in October.

Producer Adi Shankar is returning to the property for the seven-part series focusing on the Dark Judges, reports The Wrap.

He has been working on the 'top secret' Judge Dredd project for the past two years.

Despite a disappointing performance in Us cinemas, Dredd has gone on to perform well on home release, with vocal fan demands for a sequel.

The digital series will debut later in the month.

It is not clear whether stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby will feature in the film.

Shankar filmed a thank you to fans for 'Day of Dredd' on October 1. Watch the video below (Warning: Explicit content): »

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Seven-part Dredd mini-series “Dark Judges” coming soon

7 October 2014 12:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans who have been clamouring for a sequel to 2012’s Dredd might still be waiting for the good news, even with the #DayofDredd campaign doing well and Karl Urban’s recent talk of “development”. While we wait to hear of the next update, an online Dredd mini-series has been announced. But before you get too excited, it’s more a spin-off.

Dredd producer Adi Shankar has revealed that he has been working on a spin-off mini-series based on the Dark Judges. The series is set to start later this month and has been developed in complete secret. Best of all, the series will be shown for free!

Shankar told TheWrap about the project, saying it was going to be part of his “Bootleg Universe”, which has also included Thomas Jane reprising his role as Frank Castle in The Punisher: Dirty Laundry , and Venom: Truth in Journalism, which starred Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock. »

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Seven-part Dredd web series announced

6 October 2014 11:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The producer of 2012's Dredd has announced a seven-part spin-off web series, which will be available for free...

There remains a strong and devoted group of Dredd fans who are keen to see a sequel, with the recent Day Of Dredd providing another rallying cry for those who want Karl Urban back for a second time. While we wait to see if there'll be any further developments on the cinematic front, there's been an exciting announcement from one of Dredd's producers.

Film producer Adi Shankar was instrumental in getting Dredd made back in 2012, and it seems that he's just as impatient as the rest of us when it comes to getting a further adventure made. Shankar, it turns out, has been quietly working on a miniseries based on the Dark Judges.

Shankar has form with this sort of unofficial story making - he previously brought us Punisher: Laundry and Venom: Truth In Journalism. »

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'Dredd' Producer Will Launch 'Dark Judges' Miniseries Online

6 October 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While fans still hold on to hope that a sequel to Dredd 3D will happen some day, producer Adi Shankar is giving fans a spinoff miniseries that will debut online for free later this month.

The seven-part mini-series will center on the Dark Judges from the original 2000Ad comic books, characters which Dredd 3D writer Alex Garland previously revealed would be the focus of a movie sequel, if it were to ever happen. The Dark Judges include Judge Death, Judge Fire, Judge Fear and Judge Mortis, who frequently clashed with Dredd and Cassandra Anderson in the comic book.

The mini-series won't be officially connected to the movie, but it is a part of Adi Shankar's Bootleg Universe, which includes the short films The Punsher: Dirty Laundry starring Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman, and Venom: Truth in Journalism, which featured Ryan Kwanten as Spider-Man's nemesis Eddie Brock/Venom.

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Dredd Resurrected in Seven Part Miniseries From Producer Adi Shankar

6 October 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I loved Dredd so much when it came out two years ago that I was fairly disheartened when it failed to connect with a massive audience.  I rarely approach celebrities in random situations, but the one recent exception was to tell Karl Urban how much I loved that movie.  So it's good to hear that we'll be getting a version of Dredd fairly soon, although it's not the cinematic sequel that some of us have been clamoring for. Instead, we're getting a seven part miniseries from producer Adi Shankar that will be released next month for free.  There's no word on if Karl Urban or Olivia Thirlby will be participating (though Thomas Jane came back for Dirty Laundry so I suppose it's a possibility) but I guess we'll all find out soon enough.  Hit the jump for more on the Dredd miniseries. Shankar has been working on this project in secret for almost two years. »

- Evan Dickson

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Sequel Bits: Fast and Furious 7, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Star Trek 3, Dredd 2

2 October 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The filming locations of two big sequels lead this edition of Sequel Bits. Read about those, and the following stories, below: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will shoot in Australia in February. Star Trek 3 will primarily be shooting in Vancouver, BC. Dredd actress Olivia Thirlby tells fans she wants to make Dredd 2. Justified actor Jacob […]

The post Sequel Bits: Fast and Furious 7, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Star Trek 3, Dredd 2 appeared first on /Film. »

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Dredd Fans Declare October 1st “Day Of Dredd,” Push For Sequel

1 October 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Are you ready, rookies? Fans of 2012′s Dredd, a would-be series starter adapted from the iconic British comic anthology series 2000 Ad, are lighting up social media today by declaring October 1st, 2014 to be the second annual “Day of Dredd,” an event devoted to campaigning for a live-action sequel to the Pete Travis-directed flick.

Though Dredd wasn’t a big hit in theaters, it has found an extraordinary second life on home video. Since the film’s release, the so-called Dreddheads have been loudly and consistently candid about their desire to see a Dredd 2, regularly pushing for fans to purchase the movie on DVD and/or Blu-Ray, watch it on a streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Google Play, use the hashtag #DayofDredd on Twitter and Facebook, and sign an official petition.

More than 125,000 people have signed the petition to date, and so much attention has been brought to »

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New Trailer for The Wedding Ringer Comedy, with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad

26 September 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Screen Gems just released a new trailer for its upcoming "The Wedding Ringer" comedy, starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers and Olivia Thirlby. Check it out below. Plot: Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who . for whatever reason . have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy.s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails. The new movie is set to hit theaters on January 16th, 2015. Trailer: »

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Kevin Hart Is The Best Man In ‘The Wedding Ringer’ Trailer

25 September 2014 11:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The latest trailer for upcoming comedy The Wedding Ringer is now out to view and comes with a surprising amount of laughs. Starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, it sees a best man for hire (Hart) who attends weddings to make the groom look better. His services are employed by Gad, who needs an entire entourage to fill out the roles of his groomsmen ready for his wedding in 2 weeks. Of course there are rules which include not becoming friends, but we’re sure such rules are there to be broken, as well as Gad learning a little about himself through this unreal experience.

Judging by the trailer, which hopefully isn’t all the best bits, this looks like a well balanced farce with enough funny lines and slapstick humour too. However, we’re also sure that the plot will develop in a very predictable way.

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Kevin Hart and Josh Gad team for laughs in new 'Wedding Ringer' trailer

25 September 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you could have any celebrity at your wedding, Kevin Hart would probably be toward the top of your wish list. The "Ride Along" star brings the party to life for "Frozen" co-star Josh Gad in "The Wedding Ringer" Hart plays Jimmy Callahan, an escort of sorts who offers his services as a fun-loving best man to grooms-to-be who lack social skills. When Harris (Gad) hires him, all sorts of shenanigans ensue, involving faked photos, "Goonies" lookalikes, extra testicles and flaming grannies. The latest trailer features a lot of footage not seen in the initial one.  Watch the trailer here: It also stars Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jennifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers and Olivia Thirlby. "The Wedding Ringer" opens January 16, 2015.   »

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New Trailer For 'The Wedding Ringer'

25 September 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Screen Gems has released a brand trailer for "The Wedding Ringer" starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers, and Olivia Thirlby.

"The Wedding Ringer" is directed by Jeremy Garelick from a screenplay he wrote along with Jay Lavender.

The film follows Doug Harris (Josh Gad)a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

Check out the new trailer below.

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Kevin Hart Is a Best Man for Hire in New The Wedding Ringer Trailer

25 September 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sony Pictures has released a new The Wedding Ringer trailer for director Jeremy Garelick’s upcoming comedy.  The story revolves around an introverted yet successful tech entrepreneur (Josh Gad) who hires the owner of The Best Man Inc. (Kevin Hart) to be the perfect best man, assemble fake groomsmen, and throw a killer wedding party.  The movie has a lot going for it—a promising comedic duo, a fun premise, and a heartfelt friendship story at its center—and this trailer is quite funny.  I imagine this will be a sizable hit in the empty January moviegoing landscape, and it’s certainly nice to see Lost alum Jorge Garcia onscreen again. Watch the new The Wedding Ringer trailer after the jump along with a few new images.  The film also stars Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard, Olivia Thirlby, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, and Mimi RogersThe Wedding Ringer opens in theaters on January 16, 2015. Via Yahoo! »

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'Dredd' Prequel More Likely Than a Sequel

7 September 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite only earning $35 million worldwide in 2012, fans are still clamoring for a sequel to Dredd 3D. Star Karl Urban has said on a number of occasions that a sequel may still happen some day. However, the actor recently made an appearance at Chicago Comic-Con, where he revealed that now it's more likely that a prequel will be made, instead of a sequel.

"Why yes, there is a definite possibility. But, it is more likely that we will do the origins story with Dredd trekking through the cursed earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo."

In the original Judge Dredd comics, Fargo was the first Chief Judge Dredd was cloned from. Fargo was never seen again after it was revealed that Dredd was his cloned. Max von Sydow portrayed Fargo in the 1995 Judge Dredd adaptation that starred Sylvester Stallone as the title character.

If the film does turn out to be a prequel, »

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Starz picks up Just Before I Go

6 September 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Starz has secured North American rights to Courteney Cox’s feature directorial debut Just Before I Go.

David Flebotte wrote the dark comedy that premiered in Tribeca and stars Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh, David Arquette and Olivia Thirlby.

Just Before I Go follows a suicidal man who encounters a few surprises as he heads back to his home town and prepares to shuffle off his mortal coil.

Cox produced with Thea Mann for Coquette Productions and Gabriel Cowan for New Artists Alliance. David Arquette, Alexandria Jackson, John C Rhee and John Suits are the executive producers.

Kevin Kasha of Starz brokered the deal with Wme Global. »

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Acquisitions: Bovary, Go, Years, Tracers, Alex

6 September 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Madame Bovary

Millennium Entertainment is closing a deal to acquire U.S. rights to the Sophie Barthes-directed "Madame Bovary" starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller.

The French period film focuses on two years of the life of the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor. She engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status. [Source: Deadline]

Just Before I Go

Starz has secured the North American rights to Courteney Cox's dark comedy feature directorial debut "Just Before I Go". Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh, David Arquette and Olivia Thirlby star.

David Flebotte's script follows a suicidal man who encounters a few surprises as he heads back to his home town and prepares to shuffle off his mortal coil. [Source: Screen]

The Last 5 Years

RADiUS-twc has scored North American rights to the Toronto world premiere film "The Last 5 Years" starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. »

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