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First Trailer: John Hillcoat's "Triple 9"

4 October 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat is a man famous for doing westerns set anywhere but the American Old West. From the 19th century Australian Outback in "The Proposition," to a post-apocalyptic future in "The Road," to a Prohibition-era bootlegger tale with "Lawless" - his films love classic archetypes of masculinity in all its ugly glory.

His new film "Triple 9" explores a different genre again - this time the cop drama. Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus and Clifton Collins Jr. star in this story of a group of of dirty cops who have to manufacture a 999 'officer down' call in order to pull off an impossible heist. Things go awry when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack.

Hillcoat's longtime musical collaborators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis sadly aren't returning, rather Trent Reznor's »

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The Mad Monk of the Inhumans goes solo in preview of Marvel’s Karnak #1

27 September 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Marvel has debuted a preview of Karnak #1, the new series from critically acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (Moon Knight, Planetary) and rising star artist Gerardo Zaffino! Check it out here and click on any of the gallery images for larger versions…

The most mysterious and enigmatic of the Inhumans is on his own for his very first ongoing series! Who is Karnak? You may not know now, but you will! With the power to see the flaw in all things – systems, philosophies, structures, people – there is nothing he cannot defeat. But when Phil Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. request his help with a peculiar case, even Karnak may have met his match! Prepare for an explosive debut unlike any you’ve seen in the Marvel Universe before as Ellis & Zaffino bring you Karnak #1!

Karnak #1 is out on October 21st.


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Watch: Trailer For Cannes Directors' Fortnight Prize Winner And France's Celebrated Oscar Entry 'Mustang'

23 September 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After causing a stir earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Europa Cinemas prize in the Directors' Fortnight, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s directorial debut ,“Mustang,” will not only be France’s official entry into the Best Foreign Language category at the Oscars but also will see release through Cohen Media Group. To that end, the film’s first trailer has finally been released online to get the awards campaign rolling. Co-written by Alice Winocour, “Mustang” follows a quintet of young sisters in a repressive northern Turkey coastal town as they navigate an unfair system that robs them of their freedom and the exhilaration of youth. Our review called the film’s performances “superbly naturalistic, Warren Ellis’ score unobtrusively fitting, and David Chizallet and Ersin Ersin Gok’s photography subtly poignant.” Here's the official synopsis: It’s the beginning of the summer. In a village in the. »

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Antonio Sanchez Redeemed as Discovery Nominee for World Soundtrack Awards

10 September 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jazz musician Antonio Sanchez might have been deemed ineligible by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his drum score for “Birdman,” but he’s been picked as one of the five Discovery of the Year nominees by the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy, which will name the winner Oct. 24 at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards, the culminating event of Film Fest Gent.

The Academy canceled out Sanchez’s score from Oscar consideration on the grounds that his original work was accompanied by roughly 17 minutes of previously recorded classical music. “Scores diluted by use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music,” according to the Academy music branch, “shall not be eligible.”

The other Discovery nominees include Alex Ebert for “A Most Violent Year,” Ebert’s second score for the director J.C. Chandor after his soundtrack debut on “All Is Lost” (2013); Dominic Lewis for “Spooks: The Greater Good »

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First look preview of Marvel’s Karnak #1

27 August 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this October, Marvel has revealed an early preview of issue #1 of its ‘All-New, All-Different’ series Karnak; check it out here and click any of the gallery images for larger versions…


The Flaw In All Things

“My curse is that I see the flaw in all things. Systems. Philosophies. Structures. People. Everything. Never forget who I am. I am Karnak of the Inhumans.” You may not know who Karnak is now, but you will when Warren Ellis (Moon Knight, Planetary) and Gerardo Zaffino are done with you. Phil Coulson goes to Karnak to help with a Shield case with Inhuman implications and what he’s going to find will terrify you.

Karnak #1 is out in October, priced $3.99.


- Gary Collinson

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Movie News: Cobie ('Avengers') Smulders Touted for 'Jack Reacher 2'; 'Red' Heads to TV

17 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jack Reacher 2: Cobie Smulders, who starred in the television sitcom How I Met Your Mother for years before breaking out as action hero Maria Hill in the Avengers movies, is now in early talks to join Tom Cruise in the sequel to Jack Reacher. If things work out, Smulders would play the female lead; the sequel is based on Never Go Back, the 18th novel in a long-running series by Lee Child. The movie version is scheduled for release in late 2016. [The Wrap]   Red: Two movies have been inspired so far by Red, a three-issue comic book series by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, and now a television series from NBC is on its way. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who wrote the two movies, are writing the series, which will retain the "core concept" of retired...

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Red: Warren Ellis’ comic series is becoming a TV show

17 August 2015 12:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It’s already inspired two films, but now it looks like Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's Red is heading to the small screen…

Remember Red and Red 2? The Bruce Willis-starring films based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's comic book series Red? Of course you do. Well, now, the same property is being adapted for TV.

NBC is the network behind this idea, and they’ve got Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber - who wrote the 2010 film, and its sequel – at the helm. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian – who produced the films – are involved, too.

There’s no word yet on what the announcement of this TV series means for the rumours of a Red 3 film, but our best guess is that the TV show has taken its place, seeing as so much the behind-the-scenes talent has jumped ship to the telly realm. That’s »

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Red heading to the small screen courtesy of NBC

16 August 2015 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed that NBC is developing a small screen adaptation of Red, which is being produced by the creative team behind the 2010 movie and its 2013 sequel.

Written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who penned both movies, the small screen take on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book series “will retain the core concept of the films but will be set in a more grounded and authentic world, focusing on the characters’ darkly hilarious struggles to survive civilian life as they simultaneously fight for and against the very organization that threw them out.”

Red tells the story of a group of former CIA agents designated ‘Retired Extremely Dangerous’, who are forced back into action after an assassination attempt.

Lionsgate TV is producing the series, alongside Di Bonaventura Pictures Television.


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Bruce Willis Action Comedy 'Red' Is Becoming a TV Show

15 August 2015 10:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before long, ever movie will become a TV show in the future. It's certainly not a new idea, as many movies have gotten the TV adaptation treatment. But over the past year, each network has ramped up this idea, abandoning new ideas to instead focus on series that already have a built in audience and title recognition. The latest movie series to head to the small screen is Red, which debuted in 2010 and was followed by a sequel in 2013. NBC is behind this new iteration, though it's not known if Summit Entertainment has now abandoned the idea of another big screen sequel.

NBC is developing the Red TV series as an hourlong action drama that will be directly based on the feature film franchise. The small screen version is coming from the big screen series' creative team. Jon Hoeber and&#160Erich Hoeber, the duo behind both the Red and Red 2 screenplay, »

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The "Red" Films Are Becoming A TV Series

14 August 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

NBC has announced plans to develop "Red," an hourlong TV series based on the film franchise.

The franchise's writers Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber along with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are re-teaming for the small screen version which Lionsgate TV and Di Bonaventura Pictures Television would produce.

Released in 2010 and 2013, the action comedies are inspired by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's limited comic book series of the same name which followed a group of REDs (Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives) who return to action after the CIA sends assassins after one of them.

Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and Karl Urban starred in the films with the first one grossing $200 million worldwide.

The TV series version will keep the core concept of the films along with the darkly comedic tone, but set it in a more grounded and believable world.

Source: Deadline »

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Amy Berg’s newest documentary ‘Prophet’s Prey’ gets a trailer

17 July 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Documentarian Amy Berg has, over the course of her career, shown a willingness to tackle difficult subjects in her films, making her debut with the 2006 documentary Deliver Us from Evil, which examined child abuse within the Catholic Church, and subsequently tackling the case of the West Memphis Three, as well as sexual abuse in the film industry. Her newest documentary is poised to once again delve into a difficult subject, as it looks into the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints, and its leader Warren Jeffs. The synopsis is as follows.

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, Warren managed to expand these practices and the power of his position in unprecedented ways. He bridged the gap between sister wives and ecclesiastically rape, befuddling »

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11 underappreciated graphic novels

17 July 2015 3:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We asked our writers to recommend graphic novels that deserved more fanfare, and here's what they chose...

Geek tastes running tall and wide, when we asked our writers to recommend favourite books that they felt hadn't received the levels of popularity or public recognition they deserved, in came a heap of suggestions. Too many for one piece, hence us dividing the entries into four separate lists: adult sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction; graphic novels; children's/Ya fiction; and non-fiction.

We'll let you use the power of your eyeballs to see which one of those lists you're currently reading. And in the spirit of the piece, hope you'll join in by providing your own suggestions to keep the recommendations coming in the comments section. Sharing: it's what makes geek communities great.

Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E – Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

Written as a reaction to Ellis’ "widescreen" storytelling in The Authority, »

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The Machine, El Pantera & Kill Shakespeare in development for TV

9 July 2015 11:04 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Android sci-fi flick The Machine is becoming a TV show at Universal, as are two more comics - El Pantera and Kill Shakespeare...

Universal Cable Productions' push into geeky genres was already massive (see: their alliance with Dark Horse Comics, for a start), and now it’s got even bigger. Reports yesterday from Comic-Con enlightened us about three new geek-friendly properties on Universal’s TV slate.

First up – The Machine. The low-budget British sci-fi film from writer-director Caradog James, which starred Caity Lotz, will be adapted into a television series for Syfy. As The Hollywood Reporter puts it, The Machine ‘follows a brilliant computer programmer, desperate to save his terminally ill daughter, who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence. But things go terribly wrong with the technology.’

(If you haven't seen The Machine yet, it's extremely good and well worth tracking down.)

Secondly, popular 1970s Mexican comic »

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Universal bringing The Machine, Kill Shakespeare and El Pantera to the small screen

9 July 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week Universal Cable Productions announced that it had reached a deal with Dark Horse to adapt the comic book series The Umbrella Academy, Harrow County, Concrete and Back-Up for the small screen, and now it has been announced that Ucp has acquired three more properties in the British sci-fi The Machine, Idw Publishing’s Kill Shakespeare and the 1970s Mexican comic book and TV show El Pantera.

The Machine TV series will be written by Caradog James (Little White Lies), with John Giwa-Amu (The Silent Storm) producing. The story follows a brilliant computer programmer, desperate to save his terminally ill daughter, who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence.  But things go terribly wrong when the technology, designed to help injured soldiers, is hijacked by the government and used to create the ultimate robotic weapon.

Based on the popular 1970s Mexican comic book and hit Spanish language TV series adapted by Televisa, »

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"El Pantera," "Machine" To Become TV Series

8 July 2015 8:57 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Cable Productions has announced several new projects for its genre development slate, one of which being an adaptation of the 1970s Mexican comic "El Pantera" which Warren Ellis will pen and Gale Anne Hurd will executive produce.

The vigilante crime drama is set on the U.S.-Mexico border and follows a young and newly appointed head of police and his friend as they create an alter ego to rid the city of the Mexican mob.

Also in the works is a Syfy series adaptation of British cult film "The Machine". That film follows a brilliant computer programmer who creates the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence in a desperate attempt to save his sick daughter - things go awry when the Government get involved. Caradog James, who wrote and directed the film, will pen the TV adaptation.

Finally there's "Kill Shakespeare" which sees the playwright's most famous tragic hero characters (Hamlet, »

- Garth Franklin

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The Machine Will Become A TV Series

8 July 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Comic-Con happening this week, there are naturally even more genre projects being touted than normal – and that’s saying something, given how comic books and sci-fi are so dominant at the moment. There are a couple of new ones to report on: 2014’s techno-thriller The Machine is being developed as a TV series and award-wining graphic novel scribe Warren Ellis is adapting Mexican comic El Pantera for Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd.It’s all part of a big announcement from Universal Cable Productions, which has been rounding up more titles to turn into TV series. The Machine will find the movie’s writer/director Caradog W. James working on turning the film’s concept about a scientist working on artificial intelligence to help injured soldiers and his own daughter that is co-opted by the military in the search for a new type of killing machine into a show that can span seasons. »

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Comic-Con 2015: Image Comics’ Complete Schedule Released

8 July 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

From zombies to demons to superheroes and beyond, Image Comics will have something for everyone at this week's Comic-Con, and their full Sdcc schedule with complete details has now been revealed.

Press Release: "Image Comics (booth #2729) is pleased to be at San Diego Comic-Con this year from Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12.

Variants Sold At The Image Booth (booth #2729):

Chew #50 by John Layman & Rob Guillory, $10 Injection #3 by Warren Ellis & Declan Shalvey, $10 Mythic #2 by Phil Hester & John McCrea, cover art by Sean Gordon Murphy, $10 Shutter #13 by Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca, cover art by Jonathan Hickman, $10 Starve #2 by Brian Wood & Danijel Zezelj, $10 Wytches by Scott Snyder & Jock, $35 They're Not Like Us, Vol. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Simon Gane, $20 Nowhere Men, Vol. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde, $9.99 Nowhere Men, Vol.1 Tp (Red) by Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde, $9.99 Nowhere Men Shirt Teal, W/M Xs-xxl, $20 Nowhere Men Shirt Red, W/M Xs-xxl, »

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‘El Pantera’ TV Adaptation With Warren Ellis & Gale Anne Hurd Part Of Universal Cable Prods Genre Plan

8 July 2015 8:46 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Universal Cable Productions has unveiled several new deals to grow its genre library, with the lynchpin of the new projects a deal with graphic novel biggie Warren Ellis to adapt the 1970s Mexican comic book El Pantera. The project has Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment aboard to produce and Telvisa USA, which produces the Spanish-language version of the series, co-producing with Ucp. El Pantera is a vigilante crime drama set in a fictional… »

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Warren Ellis to pen James Bond 007 for Dynamite Entertainment

7 July 2015 6:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in October Dynamite Entertainment announced that it would be launching a new ongoing James Bond comic book, and now Cbr has revealed that the publisher has enlisted Warren Ellis (Moon Knight) and Jason Masters (Wolverines) as the creative team for James Bond 007.

Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books,” states Ellis.

James Bond 007 is set to launch in November to coincide with the worldwide release of Spectre. The first story arc will be titled ‘Vargr’, and here’s the official description:

“James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 agent… but something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.”


- Gary Collinson

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