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Juan Antonio Bayona has made quite a name for himself with films like The Orphanage under his belt, and now the time has come to see what this incredibly capable filmmaker can do on the small screen, specifically for Showtime with "Penny Dreadful."
From the Press Release
Critically-acclaimed, award-winning Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) will helm the first two episodes in the eight-episode series order of the upcoming Showtime drama "Penny Dreadful" – created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife). "Penny Dreadful," a psychosexual horror series, features some of literature’s most iconic figures and will begin production in London this fall.
In "Penny Dreadful," some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, »
- Uncle Creepy
Juan Antonio Bayona, the Spanish director who’s known for The Orphanage and The Impossible, has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of Showtime’s psychosexual horror series Penny Dreadful. The series is created, written and executive produced by John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator, Skyfall) and also executive produced by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road).
The show will feature Dorian Gray, Van Helsing, Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, and other famous characters from literature. Due to the talent and content involved, Penny Dreadful is one of my most anticipated projects.
Production begins in London this fall, and I’d expect we’ll start hearing some casting news pretty quick. »
- Andy Greene
"Penny Dreadful," Showtime's upcoming "psychosexual horror series" executive produced by Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") has snagged an impressive director for its first two episodes. Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible") will helm the first two of the eight installments in the season, which will begin shooting in London in the fall.Created, written and executive produced by John Logan ("Hugo," "Skyfall," "Noah"), "Penny Dreadful" weaves together the origin stories of three iconic literary characters -- Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and figures from "Dracula" -- in Victorian London. The series will be Logan and Mendes' first collaboration for the small screen (Mendes Ep'd "The Hollow Crown," a new adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henriad," for BBC last year). It will be produced by Mendes' Neal Street Productions.While disaster film "The Impossible" was certainly wrenching, Bayona also has experience directing literary-inflected...
- Alison Willmore
"Penny Dreadful," Showtime's upcoming "psychosexual horror series" executive produced by Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") has snagged an impressive director for its first two episodes. Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona ("The Impossible") will helm the first two of the eight installments in the season, which will begin shooting in London in the fall.Created, written and executive produced by John Logan ("Hugo," "Skyfall," "Noah"), "Penny Dreadful" weaves together the origin stories of three iconic literary characters -- Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and figures from "Dracula" -- in Victorian London. The series will be Logan and Mendes' first collaboration for the small screen (Mendes Ep'd "The Hollow Crown," a new adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henriad," for BBC last year). It will be produced by Mendes' Neal Street Productions.While disaster film "The Impossible" was certainly wrenching, Bayona also has experience directing literary-inflected »
- Alison Willmore
Critically-acclaimed, award-winning Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona ( The Impossible , The Orphanage ) will helm the first two episodes in the eight episode series order of the upcoming Showtime drama "Penny Dreadful" . created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan ( Hugo , The Aviator , Gladiator ) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes ( American Beauty , Skyfall ) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris ( Revolutionary Road , Call The Midwife ). "Penny Dreadful," a psychosexual horror series, features some of literature.s most iconic figures, and will begin production in London this fall. In "Penny Dreadful," some of literature.s most famously terrifying characters . including Dr. Frankenstein and his »
Despite the fact that the second instalment in its rebooted franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, doesn't hit cinemas for close to a year, Sony Pictures has today announced its securing the long-term future of the Spidey series with not one but two further sequels, set to hit screens in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
"Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years," said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, revealing that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will open on June 10th 2016, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th 2018.
Following three hugely successful Spider-Man films from Sam Raimi (the third in terms of box office, at least), Sony rebooted the series last year under director Marc Webb, as Andrew Garfield took on the mantle of the wall-crawler for The Amazing Spider-Man, »
- Flickering Myth
Man of Steel weekend box office: Above estimates, but real June record remains beyond the reach of Superman 2013 reboot (image: Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel) Somewhat surprisingly — it’s usually the other way around — Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel grossed more than $3 million above studio estimates released on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch), and starring Henry Cavill (The Tudors, possibly the upcoming The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), the 2013 Superman reboot scored $116.61 million from 4,207 North American locations according to weekend box-office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. Once Thursday evening figures are added, the $225 million-budgeted Man of Steel‘s domestic cume reached $128.68 million by Sunday evening. Now, Man of Steel‘s adjusted $116.61 million doesn’t change the June Box-Office Record Chart in any way. The Superman reboot remains ahead of the former official June champ, the Tom Hanks-, Tim Allen-voiced Toy Story 3‘s »
- Zac Gille
Just like detective work, the sweet, sad success of The Killing lies in the sometimes terrible details:
A request from a battered street kid for popsicles in any flavor but orange. The proud defiance of a haggard old woman complicit in an unspeakable child pornography ring. A little blue teddy bear in a wooden trunk, its arms and feet chained in a submissive pose.
Related | Scoop on The Killing‘s Season 3 Premiere Ratings!
Yep, all these moments arrived like the thwack of a billy club to the torso during tonight’s episode, but at least our central crimefighting duo got »
- Michael Slezak
More than a year after stepping down as showrunner on HBO's vampire drama True Blood, Alan Ball is getting back to his roots. The Oscar (American Beauty) and Emmy (Six Feet Under) winning writer has been using the time wisely, putting pen to paper again in a big way. "I'm just writing for the love of writing, getting back to what it used to be with just me and the computer," Ball told The Hollywood Reporter at Tuesday's season six premiere party for True Blood. Photos: 'True Blood': 22 New Photos From Season 6 "I have a series idea
- Lesley Goldberg
Kevin Spacey lives with “House of Cards” through a stack of his own cards, which are peppered with lines and directions. “My cards are my routine,” Spacey explains after another 12 hours on the set of the Netflix series, which shoots in Baltimore.
At a certain point in production, Spacey ditches his script in favor of the more mobile notecards, allowing him to wander restaurants, elevators, stores, anywhere he wants, and absorb Francis Underwood.
“I like to live with the material two weeks ahead. … My cards, they’re my compact little bible.”
As production shifts back into overdrive on the Netflix streaming series, Spacey is, in a way, only now beginning to understand his character — the conniving, power-hungry House majority whip from South Carolina hellbent on rising to America’s highest office.
Living with the likes of Underwood, who — carved with the sharp pen of scribe and showrunner Beau Willimon — is “relentless, »
- AJ Marechal
Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode star in this “darkly wicked, beautifully executed mystery” (Los Angeles Times) by critically acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy).
Following the tragic death of her father on her eighteenth birthday, India Stoker (Wasikowska) meets Charlie (Goode), her charismatic uncle, whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with India and her unstable mother (Kidman), both are drawn to his charming and calming demeanor. But it soon becomes clear that Charlie’s arrival was no coincidence, and that the shocking secrets of his past could affect India’s future…or shatter it completely.
Part innocent teen, part mysterious seductress, »
- Robert Greenberger
HBO has cast the first star of Ryan Murphy‘s human sexuality drama Open with American Beauty and Hunger Games stud Wes Bentley as a handsome but arrogant man who will tell you his theories about human sexuality given any chance.
TV Land’s upcoming sitcom Kirstie already has a Cheers reunion since it stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman. Now, Deadline reports that will be a Seinfeld reunion, too. Jason Alexander has signed up for a guest-role that could turn into a recurring character, which teams him up with Michael Richards.
An Arrested Development fighting game? Yes please. I can’t wait to play as Lucille and unleash her withering glare special move:
- Lyle Masaki
The "Hunger Games" star has signed on to star in Murphy's "Open," a drama pilot at HBO. The project, co-written with Lauren Gussis ("Dexter"), is described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships.
The Wrap reports that Bentley will play Evan Foster in the series, a character described as "handsome and knows it, arrogant and completely charismatic, a bit of a blowhard who loves espousing his theories on human sexuality."
The provocative project, which was penned by Murphy and Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, revolves around five characters. Among them are a thirtysomething married couple, the husband’s male co-worker and a female yoga professional in her 40s.
Bentley’s part — per our sister site Deadline — is Evan Foster, a good-looking but arrogant guy who won’t shut up when it comes to his theories about human sexuality. »
- Kimberly Roots
Gearing up for production this fall, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy and "Dexter's" Lauren Gussis' HBO drama pilot, "Open," has cast Wes Bentley. TheWrap has learned that Bentley will play Evan Foster. The character is described as "handsome and knows it, arrogant and completely charismatic, a bit of a blowhard who loves espousing his theories on human sexuality." Bentley played Seneca Crane on "The Hunger Games." His other film credits include "American Beauty" and "Lovelace." Previously, Bentley was in the HBO pilot, "Tilda," with Ellen Page and Diane Keaton, which the »
- Jethro Nededog
Film and TV producer Dan Jinks has signed a new two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Under the previous pact, Jinks’ first solo TV deal, he developed and executive produced the studio’s CW drama series Emily Owens, MD. “I couldn’t be happier working with (CBS TV Studios president) David Stapf and his sensational team,” Jinks said. Before setting up his Dan Jinks Co. at CBS TV Studios in 2011, Jinks was partnered with Bruce Cohen for 12 years, the last six of them under a deal at Warner Bros TV where the duo executive produced ABC’s Pushing Daisies and Traveler and Lifetime’s Side Order Of Life. Jinks and Cohen won an Oscar for their first movie, American Beauty, and also produced Big Fish, which they are currently producing for Broadway. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
June 12 marks the 15th anniversary of the release of "Can't Hardly Wait."
The famed high school movie told the story of a group of students celebrating their last day of classes, complete with yearbook signing, underage drinking, and one wannabe-gangster hellbent on losing his virginity. In celebration of the anniversary of "Can't Hardly Wait," we've compiled 13 lessons on losing your virginity from films.
"Can't Hardly Wait": The best way to convince someone to have sex with you is to get locked in a bathroom with them.
"The Graduate": Don't have sex with your parents' friend.
"American Beauty": Don't have sex with your friend's dad.
"Almost Famous": Do go to Greenville if you want to lose your virginity.
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High": If it happens in a baseball dugout covered in graffiti, he may not call again.
"Liberal Arts": Pick the right time to »
- Madeline Boardman
We already know that Andrew Garfield's web-slinger is set to have his hands full when he dons the mask for a second outing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 next year, with Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) starring as Electro and The Rhino respectively, while Chris Cooper (American Beauty) will portray Peter Parker's arch-nemesis Norman Osborn, a.k.a. The Green Goblin. Well, if a new rumour is to be believed, we can now add another classic face from Spidey's rogues gallery, with Comic Book Movie suggesting that Colm Feore (Thor) is playing Adrian Toomes - better known as The Vulture.
Now, there is the chance that this could be nothing more than speculation and if so, it's nothing new, seeing as Feore has been rumoured as The Vulture since he was first announced as joining the cast of the Marc Webb-directed sequel. It's also puzzling »
- Flickering Myth
The debut feature of India’s Anand Gandhi adds to prizes won in Dubai and Tokyo.
This year’s Transilvania International Film Festival (Tiff) came to a close at the weekend in Cluj-Napoca with the awarding of the main prize, the Transilvania Trophy, to Indian feature debutant Anand Gandhi’s Ship Of Theseus.
The Competition Jury - comprising directors Cristi Puiu and György Pálfi, UK producer Lynda Myles, German actress Franziska Petri and Tribeca’s Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer - said Ship Of Theseus was evidence of “a new major talent of world cinema”.
The film’s also won the Best Cinematography Award for the work of DoP Pankaj Kumar.
Both prizes were accepted in Cluj on their behalf by the film’s Hungarian sound designer Gabor Erdelyi who spoke about the shoot as being a life-changing experience.
Fortissimo Films is handling international sales.
The Best Directing Award went to Japan’s Rikiya Imaizumi for I Catch »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington’s most powerful decision-makers when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Media Rights Capital’s House Of Cards: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ June 10. This smart, dark and hard-edged thriller tells the story of political revenge, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 1995) as ambitious and ruthless Democratic Congressman Frank Underwood, and Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as his equally focused wife, Claire. Based on the classic ‘90s British mini-series, the first season in this modern-day political series also stars Kate Mara (TV’s “American Horror Story: Asylum”) and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris).
Just in time for Father’s Day, all 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray or four-disc DVD »
- Matt Holmes
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