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She wasn't his four-leaf clover. Oscar-nominated actor Gary Oldman and his fourth wife, Alexandra Edenborough, have finalized their divorce after six years of marriage. Oldman's split was finalized on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson. Oldman is the highest-grossing actor in film history, and has starred in films like Bram Stoker's Dracula, Beethoven, Leon: The Professional, and RoboCop. In the documents obtained by the Associated Press, the Dark Knight actor, 57, agreed to fork over $3.3 million to Edenborough. The papers [...] »
'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at Deadline.com. The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »
- Zac Gille
Dracula and his monster-hotel cohorts are still struggling to accept others’ differences in “Hotel Transylvania 2,” a doggedly frantic sequel that hews to the franchise’s rapid-fire comedic formula. In this incessantly busy story, the famed Count has consented to his daughter’s marriage to a human, but finds himself faced with a new tolerance challenge when his grandson Dennis is slow to develop fangs. What ensues is an avalanche of zany hijinks dominated by groan-worthy wisecracks targeted at young and old audiences alike, and Adam Sandler and his castmates’ overcooked scary accents. Unlikely to win over anyone who wanted to torch its predecessor, this more-of-the-same sequel should nonetheless prove a welcome pre-holiday diversion for the first film’s pint-sized fans, and at least equal the impressive $148 million haul of Sony’s earlier surprise hit.
- Nick Schager
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Some new set snaps from the currently shooting sixth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones have proven to be quite revealing. The scenes being shot around the Public Theater in Girona, Spain, feature a troupe of actors (most likely a variation on the Mummers from the source novels) dressed as some very familiar faces as they prepare to perform a “play-within-the-show.”
The actress dressed as the ever kind and gentle Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is none other than Essie Davis, who garnered great acclaim for her performance in Aussie horror flick, The Babadook. She also popped up in the last two Matrix movies. Plus, that’s clearly Richard E. Grant (Withnail And I, Bram Stocker’s Dracula) in costume as Cersei’s late husband, King Robert Baratheon. There’s been speculation that he’s actually playing an incarnation of the King of the Mummers, Izembaro, »
- Mark Cassidy
Dario Argento, arguably Italy’s finest ever horror director (and one of the best horror directors ever for that matter), turned 75-years-old on Monday 7th September, 2015. When I became aware of this milestone, it got me thinking about Argento and his films. Almost immediately after came the news that the much talked about Suspiria remake is going ahead, with Luca Guadagnino in the director’s chair.
Argento is an auteur, a man who has developed a visual style all of his own, works outside of the studio system (his films were routinely financed by his father Salvatore, before his 1987 death) and who writes everything that he directs. He directed his first featured in 1970 and has released films every decades since then.
Invariably, some have been better than others. While Argento might have been the brains behind one or two masterpieces, he’s also been responsible for some cinematic atrocities, »
- Lewis Howse
Richard E. Grant has been cast in season six of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Grant most famously played a struggling, alcoholic actor in the 1987 British film “Withnail & I.” Ironically, Grant has worked continuously across film and television since the release of the film. He appeared in Francis Ford Coppola‘s 1992 adaptation of “Dracula” and on the fifth season of “Downton Abbey.” He also had a guest role in “Girls,” another HBO series, during the show’s third season. Most recently, Grant appeared on the USA Network series “Dig” as archaeologist Ian Margrove. »
- Joe Otterson
I'm going to try to keep the Withnail quotes to a minimum... but I can't promise anything. According to Winter Is Coming (who cite his official agency CV), Richard E. Grant (Downton Abby, Girls, Bram Stoker's Dracula) has joined the cast of Game Of Thrones season 6 in an undisclosed role. There are still several main characters yet to be cast, such as Sam's father Randyll Tarly and Theon's uncle Aeron Greyjoy - plus there's always the chance he could be playing someone created just for the TV series. Whoever Grant winds up as, he's bound to bring them to life with the same brilliance he's displayed throughout his career - and if he gets the opportunity to call someone a "terrible c*nt", well that's just a bonus. We'll update when we find out more, but for now let us know who you think he's been cast as in the usual place. »
Deadline is reporting that NBC has given a pilot production commitment to Brides of Dracula, a “gothic soap drama” from writer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and producer Greg Berlanti, which will focus on the three female vampires who feature in Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel Dracula.
The project will see Dracula’s three brides now living in modern-day New York City, and is described as ” a sexy reimagining of Dracula as a family drama with a trio of strong, diverse female leads, a show about empowered women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their non-traditional family.”
Brides of Dracula is the latest collaboration between Aguirre-Sacasa and Berlanti, who have the Archie Comics TV series Riverdale set up at The CW.
- Gary Collinson
As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.
The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.
Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!
The Visit (Sept 11)
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »
- Movie Geeks
NBC has handed out a pilot production commitment to "Brides," a high-concept gothic soap drama from playwright and screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Looking," "Carrie") and TV producer Greg Berlanti ("Supergirl," "The Flash").
Set in contemporary New York, the project re-imagines Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel and follows the idea that the vampire's three powerful female vampire brides weren't killed by Van Helsing. Instead, they survived for centuries and are now living in New York City.
The story will follow how the characters maintain wealth, prestige, legacy and their very non-traditional family. Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will executive produce.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The prolific writer and producer is working with Archie Comics big-wig Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to develop an NBC television series about the brides of Dracula. They’re currently working on a pilot episode.
In the original Bram Stoker novel, Dracula’s wives (who had the ability to put men into a trance-like state) were eventually killed by Van Helsing, but this new series – should it get past the pilot stage – will reimagine their lives as something of a ‘a hot Gothic soap drama.’
Berlanti and Aguirre-Sacasa will produce the show, which is going under the title Brides. The pair previously »
Because Greg Berlanti didn’t have quite enough on his plate… the prolific TV producer (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Mysteries of Laura) is teaming with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee) on Brides, a gothic soap drama inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula.
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According to our sister site Deadline, the potential NBC series would be based on the three brides of Dracula, who appear in literature as beautiful, powerful vampire “sisters” who reside with the Count in Transylvania, seducing men before killing them.
Although the women are vanquished by Van Helsing in the source material, Brides »
According to Playbill, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (writer of the Afterlife with Archie comic book series and the forthcoming American Psycho musical) is working on the pilot for a new TV series called Brides. The show, which has received a pilot production commitment from NBC, will answer this question: "what if the brides of Dracula hadn't been staked and decapitated by Abraham Van Helsing?"
Set in modern-day New York City, Brides will follow the three vampire sisters through the lens of an unconventional family drama.
The brides of Dracula have been portrayed numerous times onscreen, including 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula, 1931's Dracula, 1977's Count Dracula, 1973's Bram Stoker's Dracula, and 2004's Van Helsing (pictured above). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the Brides TV series. »
- Derek Anderson
” Is this your wife? What a lovely throat!”
Nosferatu (1922) screens Thursday September 3rd at 7:00pm at Schlafly Bottleworks
Released in 1922, Nosferatu was essentially an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. Disguising the film under different names and details, this Dracula story portrays Count Orlock negotiating a move to Bremen in Germany with realtor Thomas Hutter, and like the plagued-diseased rats of history, Count Orlock is a harbinger of death, bringing a great darkness with him in as he obsessively pursues the neck of Hutter’s wife and brings death and menace to the people of Bremen.
Masterfully directed by F W Murnau, Nosferatu features timeless images of the nocturnal blood sucker gravitating through the shadows – the epitome being the iconic shot of the shadow ascending the stairs, as one with the dark – an image that will send chills down your spine. Max Schreck’s Count Orlock grotesques all »
- Tom Stockman
Is ITV really going to bring back Cold Feet?
That's the rumour, with the broadcaster apparently looking to plug the Downton-shaped hole in its schedule with a revival of the popular comedy-drama.
If it's true, they'll have a job bringing the cast back together - some have gone on to be huge telly and film stars, while others have stepped out of the spotlight entirely...
Nesbitt's carefree lothario Adam Williams met his match in Helen Baxendale's Rachel - the couple overcame infidelity and infertility but were denied lasting happiness when Rachel was killed in a traffic accident.
Since Cold Feet wrapped, Nesbitt has become one of British television's most in-demand leading men.
He fronted BBC One's gritty cop series Murphy's Law from 2003-07, led Steven Moffat's supernatural thriller Jekyll - also in 2007 - and played the title character in ITV's short-lived medical drama Monroe (2011-12).
Of late, »
Filming has started in Western Australia on the new Ben C. Lucas science fiction thriller, Other Life,.
This is the second feature for Lucas, whose debut, Wasted on the Young, was acquired by Paramount in Australia and nominated for an Aacta Award after a successful festival circuit including Sydney Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, South By Southwest Film Festival, and Torino Film Festival.
Otherlife will be produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Pontin, Janelle Landers, Aidan O.Bryan, Marco Mehlitz,Tommaso Fiacchino, and Bo Hyde. Executive producers include Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kendal Morgan Rhodes,Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu, and Stephen Boyle.
- Brian Karlovsky
Sadie frost would ''love'' to get married again. The 50-year-old actress was married to Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp from 1988 to 1995 and 'Sherlock Holmes' actor Jude Law from 1997 to 2003 and although neither of those relationships worked out, it hasn't put her off tying the knot again in the future. She said: ''Yeah, definitely. I would. I'd love to. I really believe in relationships. But to tell you the truth I've got a really busy few months where I'm just focused on work and I'm not really...'' The 'Dracula' star - who claims she's ''not really'' seeing anyone at the moment - insists she feels more ''complete'', having recently turned 50, than she ever has before. She explained: ''It's funny that you get to this age that is symbolic, that looks quite old, but I just don't [feel it] ... I can do everything that I did in my 20s »
These two latest editions join previously announced Bram Stoker's Dracula (now available for pre-order) to comprise the first three Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray titles, each of which features new 4K restorations and Dolby Atmos 7.1 audio mixes, limited edition "clear case" packaging, and a 24-page booklet. Additional titles will be announced at a later date.
For Leon: The Professional starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman and Danny Aiello, the Supreme Cinema Series edition will include the theatrical and extended versions, each fully remastered. Bonus features include the following:
Cast and Crew Look Back
Original Theatrical Trailer
The Deauville American Film Festival is set to pay homage to American star Keanu Reeves during its 41st edition which is set to take place Sept.4-14.
As part of the tribute, Deauville will host a retrospective of Reeves’s most popular movies.
“Forever Neo from ‘Matrix,’ Jonathan Harker in ‘Dracula’ or Le Chevalier Danceny in ‘Dangerous Liaisons,’ Keanu Reeves has demonstrated his ability to take on extremely varied roles during his long and impressive movie career. He has worked with directors such as Gus Van Sant, Francis Ford Coppola, Bernardo Bertolucci and more recently Richard Linklater,” the festival said.
Reeves, who will be present in Deauville, made his directorial debut on Chinese/U.S. co-production “Man of Tai Chi,” a martial arts drama inspired by the life of stuntman Tiger Chen that came out in 2013.
- Elsa Keslassy
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