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Legenday Comics has published the Prequel to Krampus the movie coming this Thanksgiving. With mastermind Michael Doughtery helming the graphic novel this story gives a unique twist to the holiday spirit. Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas follows the same blue print behind Trick R' Treat: Days of the Dead which gives you three different tales and links them all together in the fourth story.
Michael Doughtery does a great job managing the flow of the stories never really focusing on one major character. The story allows each character to find redemption during a time when we all assume everyone is happy and fine.
The artist do a great job of not portraying this novel to be too scary but also capture the warmth of family and forgiveness throughout the stories.
For those of you who don't like the traditional Holiday story this story puts a great spin on how »
- Michael Connally
After several years of development, The Weinstein Company is finally moving forward with Bad Santa 2, and now the cast is coming together. The Wrap is reporting that Kathy Bates has signed on to portray the mother of Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke in the upcoming comedy sequel. No details have been released about her character, or how she fits into the story at this point.
We reported last month that Bad Santa 2 will hit theaters in 2016, with production scheduled to begin this January in Montreal. Very little is known about the story at this point, but Kathy Bates' character is described as a "foul-mouthed" woman. The Wrap also reports that original Bad Santa stars Tony Cox and Brett Kelly will reprise their roles, but it isn't known if Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back for this follow-up.
Misery star Kathy Bates has joined the cast of the soon-to-start-production Bad Santa 2 opposite Billy Bob Thornton. Who’s she playing? Well, none other than Sunny Soke, the mother of Thornton’s Willie Soke.
We don’t know too much more than that because the plot is being kept under wraps, but we do know that Mark Waters (Mean Girls) is directing and it will be release next holiday season – as in a year from now.
The original Bad Santa was released to acclaim all of the way back in 2003.
- Paul Heath
There are a couple of women we could imagine playing the role of Billy Bob Thornton's mom, but the folks behind Bad Santa 2 have outdone themselves with the one they've chosen for the role. Get ready to hear Kathy Bates swear up a storm, as she's officially been named as his foul-mouthed matriarch. The announcement was made earlier today, with Tony Cox and Brett Kelly also being reported as reprising their respective roles of Marcus and Thurman "The Kid" Merman, but no other information on the Mark Waters directed sequel was offered at this time. While the prospect of a Bad Santa sequel is something we're a little more than fearful about, this information from The Wrap actually eases our fears a little bit . mostly because a team-up with Bates and Thornton sounds absolutely delightful. With Kathy Bates currently playing a mother of a different type on American »
Bates will play Sunny Soke, the foulmouthed, tough-as-nails mom to Billy Bob Thornton's titular mall-Santa scoundrel Willie Soke. Thornton starred in the 2003 original and reprises his role here. Tony Cox and Brett Kelly from the original will also return.
Mark Waters will direct from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin and Shauna Cross. Geyer Kosinski and Andrew Gunn will produce. Filming begins January in Montreal ahead of a late 2016 release.
Source: Miramax »
- Garth Franklin
Miramax and Broad Green are co-financing and co-producing with Broad Green handling U.S. theatrical distribution during the 2016 holiday season. Principal photography will commence in January in Montreal.
The 2003 original grossed $60 million domestically on a budget of $23 million. Thornton, who came on the project on Oct. »
- Dave McNary
Z Nation, made by schlock specialists The Asylum, has just been renewed for season 3. Here's why you should be watching...
If AMC's The Walking Dead is the miserabilist emo-goth teen of the televisual zombie apocalypse, then SyFy's Z Nation is its swaggering, devil-may-care little cousin, who's having too much fun smoking weed, gorging on pop-culture tropes and generally dicking around to waste its time indulging in any gravely serious, existential, pseudo-political clap-trap. Therein lies the secret to Z Nation's appeal: it's fun. It laughs at itself, and wants you to laugh along, too.
Comparisons with The Walking Dead are inevitable, and not just because the two shows share the zombie apocalypse as a backdrop. Z Nation is made by The Asylum, a production company that's become synonymous with jumping on a bandwagon, copying the schematics for that bandwagon, and then producing their own bandwagon that is »
Expectations can be an ever-changing bitch. It used to be that the opening-night film at Sundance didn’t really mean that much — but then one anomaly, “Whiplash” in 2014, changed everything. That set up unfortunate expectations for “The Bronze,” which held the opening-night slot earlier this year at the festival and was met with a mixed response. Now was that because the film wasn’t as visceral and crowd-pleasing as the cutthroat music-conservatory drama that came before it? Hard to say, plus “The Bronze” is a different beast which sounds like something more like “Bad Santa” set in the world of gymnastics. “The Bronze” follows a bitter gymnast trying to hang onto her glory years after winning a bronze medal at the Olympics. We were shut out of the first screening at Sundance because of all the hype and expectations, and then didn’t bother with a catch-up because of the dull roar that followed. »
- Edward Davis
If you’re a wrestling fan you’ll know just how much the WWE loves Christmas. Seasonal shows have been a staple of their television output for as long as I can remember going as far back as Captain Lou Albano reading Christmas stories on WWE programming; through the Attitude era, where the fun of Xmas was juxaposed with the more hardcore on-screen action; to more recent episodes of Raw and the likes of the “Good Santa vs. Bad Santa” match between Mark Henry and Damien Sandow in 2013.
The WWE Christmas Collection sees Christmas come early to the WWE universe as “The Hardcore Legend” Mick Foley and his daughter Noelle (side note: I’m sure Foley’s daughter takes after her mothers side of ther family…) as they go on a quest to find Santa Claus, all the while reminiscing about classic WWE moments and matches from Christmas’ past. Yes »
- Phil Wheat
Bad Santa was one of those great dark comedies whose legacy lives on. It took its title, and its premise, and totally delivered on it. As it stands, it probably doesn't need a sequel. It can live on as its own nasty treat, and a piece of ideal counter-programming, for the holidays. But that hasn't stopped Broad Green Pictures from putting together a follow-up. Billy Bob Thornton has agreed to return, as have original cast members Tony Cox and Brett Kelly. The newest piece of the puzzle fell into place recently when it was announced that the film had found its director.
Mark Waters, perhaps best known for his two Lindsay Lohan collaborations, Mean Girls and Freaky Friday, has been tapped to shepherd Bad Santa back to the big screen. The project is being fast-tracked, with the hope that it will be released during next year's holiday season. As such, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Mark Waters ("Mean Girls") has come onboard to direct the "Bad Santa" sequel at Broad Green Pictures and Miramax, the news following word on Friday that Billy Bob Thornton is set to reprise his role in the followup to the 2003 pitch black holiday comedy.
The original starred Thornton as an alcoholic, sex-addicted, professional thief who disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus in order to rob shopping malls blind at night.
A female lead is being sought and if all goes well the film will be out arond the year-end holidays next year. »
- Garth Franklin
Miramax and Broad Street Pictures are finally getting the ball rolling on Bad Santa 2, as the studios have just found the film’s director and finalized deals with two original cast members from 2003’s Bad Santa. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mean Girls director Mark Waters is officially on board for the sequel, while Tony Cox and Brett Kelly, who played Marcus and Thurman Merman in Bad Santa, will reprise their roles alongside Billy Bob Thornton’s Willie.
In addition to Mean Girls, Waters has directed a wide array of films aimed at both children and teens, including Freaky Friday, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Vampire Academy. Bad Santa was a rather raunchy R-rated comedy, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the shift in target audience.
While Bad Santa was by no means a box office blockbuster, it did end up making over three times its budget, »
- Justin Cook
When bringing Billy Bob Thornton back for a Bad Santa sequel, you might as well recruit a director who has a "mean" history of their own. Mark Waters, best known for directing Mean Girls, has landed the gig to helm Bad Santa 2 for Broad Green Pictures and Miramax. The Freaky Friday filmmaker will lead Willie Stokes through the next chapter of his life, but he won't have to do so alone,... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
We rarely see great Christmas movies. We’ve only had a few notable ones in the past ten or fifteen years, including Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, The Ice Harvest, Catch Me If You Can, and Bad Santa — and two of those titles aren’t really even about the spirit of Christmas. But there are three Christmas movies coming out in the next two months […]
The post ‘Christmas Eve’ Trailer: Patrick Stewart Wishes You All A Merry Christmas appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Alien 5: Back in August, we heard that director Neill Blomkamp's Alien sequel (concept art above) might have to wait for release until after Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel -- later titled Alien: Paradise Lost -- hit theaters in 2017. Scott also suggested that one or two more installments might be on the way before his prequels connected with the existing Alien series. Now Blomkamp says that his Alien "is kinda holding," pending what happens with Alien: Paradise Lost. In the meantime, he'll be working on other projects. [Twitter] Bad Santa 2: Billy Bob Thornton is confirmed to return in a sequel to 2003's Bad Santa. Thornton will reprise his role as a con artist who dresses up as Santa Claus to help pull off his scams. The dark comedy will...
- Peter Martin
The creative partnership between Billy Bob Thornton and the Coen Brothers has been a fruitful one – producing The Man Who Wasn’t There, Intolerable Cruelty, the first season of the television series of Fargo, and Bad Santa. It is this film, and the role of professional thief Willie, that is most closely associated with the actor – which itself is testament to the enduring appeal of the movie. While a sequel has long been rumoured, Miramax has now confirmed the shooting schedule and release date for Bad Santa 2.
“Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that Billy Bob Thornton (television series Fargo, Sling Blade, A Simple Plan, Bandits) will reprise his signature role as Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa, first released in 2003. Geyer Kosinski (the television series Fargo) will produce.
- Sarah Myles
Billy Bob Thornton is dusting off his awkwardly fitting fake beard for Bad Santa 2, a sequel to the filthy 2003 Christmas comedy. Geyer Kosinski (The Bad News Bears, the TV adaptation of Fargo) will produce; Miramax and Broad Green Pictures will co-finance and co-produce, with American distribution from Broad Green during the 2016 holiday season.
The original Bad Santa starred Thornton as foul-mouthed, alcoholic sex addict Willie T. Stokes, who works as a shopping mall Santa Claus – beside elf assistant Marcus (Tony Cox) – as a front for robbing the businesses at night. »
Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his signature role as Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2.The sequel is a follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa first released in 2003. Geyer Kosinski will produce.
Miramax will partner with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce. Broad Green will distribute Bad Santa 2 theatrically in the U.S. during the 2016 holiday season. Sierra/Affinity will handle foreign sales with sales starting at the upcoming American Film Market (November 4-11, 2015). Said Zanne Devine, Miramax's Evp of Film & TV.
"We've been waiting far too long to see Billy Bob's Willie Soke mess with the holiday season in his own unique way. We couldn't be more excited to partner with Billy Bob, the entire creative and producing team, and Broad Green and Sierra/Affinity to bring back the outrageous humor and characters that made this »
Briefly. After years of being stuck in development hell, a sequel to Bad Santa will finally start shooting in January. The new broke over at Variety who confirm that Miramax and Broad Green Pictures will push ahead with the sequel for a late 2016 release, with Billy Bob Thornton reprising his role as Willie Soke.
The original movie grossed $60 million all of the way back in 2003.
- Paul Heath
Ready for yet another long-awaited sequel? This one has been a long-time in the making, for sure. Miramax and Broad Green Pictures have officially announced and confirmed that Bad Santa 2 is happening, and actor Billy Bob Thornton will be returning to star as Willie Soke, the "Bad Santa" back around for more shenanigans. The original film was released back in 2003, though we've been covering sequels about it ever since we started. This time, they sent out a press release with quotes and everything, so it's about as official as it can get. Which makes sense considering pretty much every sequel/reboot is being made now. "We've been waiting far too long to see Billy Bob's Willie Soke mess with the holiday season in his own unique way." Here are the other two quotes direct from the press release from the production companies behind this: "We couldn’t be more »
- Alex Billington
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