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'Static Shock' and 'Critters' Digital Series in Development

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Continuing its commitment to creating new and compelling programming for the digital marketplace, Warner Bros. announced today the name of its newly formed shortform series production unit and also unveiled its first slate of development projects. Blue Ribbon Content is the name of the recently created division, which is charged with developing and producing live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers.

All of the Studio's narrative shortform digital content will now be produced under the Blue Ribbon Content banner, which is headed up by Sam Register, who took oversight of digital development and production efforts upon being named President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series in April 2014. Register's team at Blue Ribbon Content also includes Andrew Mellett, Senior Vice President, Distribution and Strategy, who manages the new division's financial operations, oversees business affairs, »


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Jason Momoa 'Game of Thrones' Audition Is Perfect in Every Way

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Shortly after Warner Bros. finally confirmed that Jason Momoa is playing Aquaman, a YouTube video from 2012 featuring the actor's Game of Thrones audition started to make the rounds again, showing the intensity that helped him land his breakthrough role as Khal Drogo.

The brief video shows the Hawaiian-born actor performing an intense dance known as the "haka," traditionally associated with New Zealand's Maori tribe that is performed before going into battle. The haka is also performed by New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team before every game.

Jason Momoa only played the treacherous Dothraki warrior Khal Drogo during Season 1 of Game of Thrones, but he is still considered to be one of the hit HBO show's most memorable characters. He was also seen during one of Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) visions in the Season 2 finale, "Valar Morghulis". It's also worth noting that series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff revealed last »


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'Justice League' and 'Mortal Kombat' Digital Series Ordered at WB

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Warner Bros. announced today that all of its short-form media will now be produced through a new company entitled Blue Ribbon Content, with the company issuing series orders for a new Mortal Kombat web series, along with the previously-announced Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles and the Veronica Mars spin-off Play It Again, Dick. All of the studio's web series' will be produced under the Blue Ribbon Content banner, which is being lead by Sam Register.

Take a look at the descriptions for these new programs below.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles (Machinima)

This animated shortform series from Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett (producers of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series) will debut on Machinima in 2015. The series is based on Justice League: Gods and Monsters, an original animated film executive produced by Timm and co-produced by Burnett that will be released by Warner Bros. »


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'John Wick' Now a Playable Character in 'Payday 2' Video Game

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Continuing to build its presence in the game space, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, and Thunder Road Pictures will collaborate with Starbreeze Studios and 505 Games, two independent creators, publishers and distributors of computer and video games, on exclusive downloadable John Wick content for the Payday 2 game worldwide, the companies announced today.&#160 The unique package of branded game content will be released tomorrow, October 22nd, two days ahead of John Wick's October 24th launch in theatres around the world.

The exclusive content produced by Overkill Software, a Starbreeze Studio, based on the professional hit man from the movie, adds a playable John Wick character to the Payday gang. The Dlc will be released as a free update for the Payday 2 game on the Steam platform two days ahead of the film's worldwide theatrical launch to mark the Payday 2 community reaching the final 1.5 million member Crimefest milestone. Beginning tomorrow, »


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'Flash' and 'Jane the Virgin' Get Full Season Orders at The CW

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The CW has given full season orders to its two hit freshman series, The Flash and Jane the Virgin, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.

The Flash debuted as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live + 3 Day Nielsen ratings, and was the network's highest-rated series premiere among adults 18-49 in more than five years, since The Vampire Diaries debuted in 2009.

The most critically acclaimed new series of the season, Jane the Virgin, bowed with The CW's most-watched and highest-rated show in its time period in two years. TV Guide called Jane the Virgin the "#1 Must-See" new show of the season, and named star Gina Rodriguez the "most inspiring young actress on TV today." Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter said Jane was "by far the best network pilot -drama or comedy" this season.

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'Gotham': First Look at Nicholas D'Agosto as Harvey Dent

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The latest installment of DC All Access takes fans behind-the-scenes of the hit Fox series Gotham, and gives us our first look at Nicholas D'Agosto as Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face.

We reported earlier this month that Nicholas D'Agosto will have a recurring role as Harvey Dent, although it isn't known when the character will make his debut, or how many episodes he has signed on for. The actor revealed that the producers and writers are drawing from several different stories for this version of Harvey Dent.

"I instantly come in and get to walk in as the Harvey Dent that is the white knight, the guy that's trying to do the right thing. I think what's exciting about it is they're pulling from a lot of different story lines from different Batman iterations, so how they want to use me, exactly, is kind of up in the air. »


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Disney Loses 'John Carter' Rights; Burroughs Inc. Plans New Movie

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announces that the movie, television and merchandise rights for John Carter have reverted back to the company. Walt Disney Pictures held the rights and produced the movie John Carter in 2012. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure.

Here's what James Sullos, President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., had to say in a statement.

"John Carter of Mars was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as Superman, Star Wars and Avatar. Edgar Rice Burroughs was the Master of Adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a world-wide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops. Along with a new Tarzan film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have John Carter of Mars become another major »


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'Green Room' Casts Patrick Stewart as a White Supremacist

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Broad Green Pictures (Bgp) together with filmscience announced today that Patrick Stewart has been added to the cast of Green Room.&#160 Bgp is producing and financing the film and plans to release the movie in 2015.&#160 The film is written by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), who will also direct.&#160 Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp of filmscience will produce the film along with Bgp's Victor Moyers.&#160 Gabriel and Daniel Hammond of Broad Green Pictures and Vincent Savino of filmscience will be executive producing the project.

Principal photography began this month in and around Portland, Or.

Patrick Stewart plays Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest.&#160 Rounding out the cast is Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, Kai Lennox, Eric Edelstein and Saulnier's Blue Ruin star Macon Blair.

In the crime thriller Green Room, a young »


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James Wan Returns to Direct 'The Conjuring 2'

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If you were holding out hope that director James Wan would return for a new Saw movie after he got done with Fast & Furious 7, we're sorry to tell you it's not happening. Not yet anyway. The creator of that infamous horror franchise, Wan will instead take on a sequel to his 2013 horror hit with The Conjuring 2.

James Wan has signed a two-part deal with New Line Cinema. Production is set to begin on The Conjuring 2 next summer. He also made a first-look producing deal with the studio. The reason The Conjuring 2 was moved to 2016 was so that the director would have time to promote Fast & Furious 7, which he recently finished and will be in theaters April 3, 2015. That sequel was delayed from its summer 2014 release date following the unexpected death of franchise star Paul Walker.

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'Game of Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Joins 'The Forest'

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Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has signed on to star in Lava Bear's supernatural thriller The Forest. We first reported on the project back in March, when Focus Features picked up the project.

The story is set in Japan's Aokigahara Forest, a real location where many people go to end their own lives. Natalie Dormer plays Sarah, an American woman who journeys to Japan in search of her sister who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite warnings from the locals not to stray from the path, Sarah enters the forest, only to be confronted by the numerous evil spirits who haunt anyone that dares to enter.

Jason Zada is directing, with Nick Acosta and Sarah Cornwell rewriting the screenplay. David S. Goyer is producing alongside Lava Bear's David Linde and Phantom Four's Nellie Reed. No production schedule has been given, but Focus Features has handed out a January 8, 2016 release date. »


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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Soundtrack Details Announced

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The digital pre-order for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1&#160[Republic Records] has officially gone live on iTunes today. The album will be available in stores and on all online partners beginning November 17. The full track listing and cover artwork for the highly anticipated soundtrack curated by 17 year old&#160Lorde has also been revealed.

The soundtrack will feature unique and groundbreaking collaborations from artists including Stromae feat. Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim, Chvrches, Tove Lo, Charli Xcx feat. Simon Le Bon, Raury, Grace Jones, The Chemical Brothers feat. Miguel, a special Kanye West rework of Lorde's already released hit single "Yellow Flicker Beat," and an additional surprise track that will be revealed soon.

Those who purchase the pre-order will receive instant downloads of the first single, multiplatinum Grammy&#174 Award winner Lorde's "Yellow Flicker Beat" and The Chemical Brothers' "This Is Not A Game" [featuring Miguel].

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'Monsters University' Short 'Party Central' Available Free Online

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As a part of Disney's Halloween Spooktacular campaign, the studio is making their hit animated short Party Central available for free online through the Disney Movies Anywhere website, which allows fans to watch content on their tablets and smartphones.

Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski and Sully in Party Central, which was attached to prints of Muppets Most Wanted earlier this year, and follows the Oozma Kappa boys throwing their first party.

Monsters University voice cast members Charlie Day (Art), Dave Foley (Terry), Sean Hayes (Terri), Joel Murray (Don), Peter Sohn (Squishy) and Julia Sweeney (Mrs. Squibbles) also reprise their roles in this six-minute short. Party Central will only be available at no charge for a limited time, so clickHere to sign up for a Disney Movies Anywhere account and enjoy Party Central.

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'Scream' TV Show May Not Include Ghostface

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When MTV announced that they greenlit the pilot for the Scream TV series, many fans assumed that the iconic Ghost Face mask from the movie franchise would surely be seen at some point. As it turns out, the Ghost Face look copyright is held by the Fun World company, and they have been informed by The Weinstein Company that MTV will not be using the mask as part of it's "initial launch," but that may change in the future.

Here's what Fun World's Rj Torbert had to say in an interview with GhostFace.co.uk.

"To answer your question regarding the Scream TV series... Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that Ghost Face is Not involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, »


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'Daredevil' Will Be Darker Than Anything Marvel Has Done Before

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Charlie Cox is deep into his role as Marvel's blind lawyer Matt Murdock in Netflix's upcoming Daredevil series, and he's learned exactly what kind of man this version needs to be. Speaking with THR during The Theory of Everything premiere, which he co-stars in, the actor revealed just how dark and dangerous this new take on the material actually is.

He explained his take on Matt Murdock, claiming the show will go much deeper and darker than Marvel ever has before.

"We're finding moments from the comics to reference in the show. We're trying to make a show that's new and much, much darker than anything I've ever seen Marvel do before. The concept that he can't stop. He's going out and he's taking the law into his own hands, and he doesn't know if he can stop. He might be addicted to it."

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' TV Spot: Katniss Makes a Choice

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Doritos has released a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 preview, which finds Gale (Josh Hutcherson) and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) fighting to save the imprisoned Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from President Snow.

Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) broadcasts the tyranny of a complete takeover as every major character watches on in horror. Peeta, under the control of The Capitol, demands that the entire nation put down their guns immediately, revealing to Katniss for the first time that he is alive. Gale explains that Peeta has made his choice, and that he'd rather die than follow in Mellark's footsteps.

But their freedom begins with Peeta's. Katniss decides that if you truly love someone, you never leave them behind as she picks up her bow, and joins the rebellion in a fight to get him back. Watch as the warriors take on the rebellion in this latest footage from the highly anticipated first »


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'Star Wars 7' Concept Art Reveals New Characters and Vehicles

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A group of Bothan spies have pulled off an incredible job, retrieving some truly beautiful new concept artwork from Star Wars: Episode VII that proves a lot of the recent rumors to be true while giving us a good look at some of the character designs, specifically the main villain and Daisy Ridley, along with a look at her rumored home and some of the vehicles that will be utilized throughout this epic space adventure. This latest art also gives us a good look at some of the aliens and ideas being put on display in December 2015.

Suffice it to say, this story contains some Major Spoilers so tread carefully. This is a pretty big reveal, and J.J. Abrams is probably on the hunt to have someone fired today. A source from Star Wars Underworld's claims that these images are legit, and they do line up with a lot of »


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'Dead Rising: Watchtower' First Photo and Full Cast Announced

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Legendary's Digital Media division and Crackle have revealed the principal cast along with the first photo for the upcoming feature-length project&#160Dead Rising: Watchtower. &#160Rob Riggle, Harley Morenstein, Keegan Connor Tracy, and Aleks Paunovic will join previously announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.

Rob Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered photo-journalist skilled in surviving Zombie attacks; Harley Morenstein will play Pyro, a menacing biker and Logan's (Aleks Paunovic) second-in-command; Aleks Paunovic portrays Logan, a hard criminal and the head of a biker gang and Keegan Connor Tracy will take on the role of Jordan, a straight-laced journalist.

Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. »


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'The Conjuring 2' Gets Delayed Until 2016

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How much of a threat is Jem and the Holograms? Enough of one that Warner Bros. has decided to shuffle it's release for the highly anticipated sequel The Conjuring 2.

The Conjuring 2 was originally set to open in time for Halloween next year, arriving on October 23, 2015. Now that Jem and the Holograms is also occupying that slot, Warner Bros. has delayed their sequel to director James Wan's 2013 hit The Conjuring, moving it to an unspecified release date in 2016.

The Conjuring 2 will reportedly continue the adventures of real-life paranormal investigators Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) as they take on a new case. The spinoff Annabelle came out earlier this month, and while it wasn't a hit with critics it has already pulled in $37 million against a $6 million budget. There are no plans for a sequel at this moment.

Right now, The Conjuring 2 does not have a set director. »


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'Arrow' Season 3 Adds 'X-Men' Star Vinnie Jones as Brick

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The CW's Arrow has added yet another villain from the DC comic books, bringing on Vinnie Jones to play Danny Brickwell, a.k.a. Brick. The actor is no stranger to the comic book universe, playing the nefarious Juggernaut on the big screen in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand.

In the comic books, Brick has thick skin that cannot be penetrated by any kind of weapon. Brick will be a vicious Starling City gang leader in Season 3 of Arrow who targets the local government. He was given the name "Brick" because he has been shot dozens of times but never put down. The actor will have a three-episode arc that spans the 10th, 11th and 12th episodes this season. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg frequently used Brick while he was writing the Green Arrow comic books for DC in the late 2000s.

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Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Casts Sean Bean

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Sean Bean has joined the growing cast of director Ridley Scott's sci-fi drama The Martian.

Matt Damon stars as an American astronaut who finds himself stranded on a Martian colony as he struggles to survive long enough for Nasa to rescue him. Sean Bean will play a Nasa flight director, joining a cast that already includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Pe&#241a and Jeff Daniels.

Ridley Scott is directing from a screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the novel by Andy Weir. Ridley Scott is also producing alongside Aditya Sood and Simon Kinberg.

It hasn't been confirmed when shooting will begin, but we reported back in June that production will start sometime this fall.

Sean Bean currently stars on the TNT series Legends. On the big screen, he will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending (February 6, 2015) and Pixels (July 24, 2015).

The Martian comes to theaters November 25th, 2015 and stars Matt Damon, »


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