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Plenty of devious plans for future Salem episodes were discussed at the show's roundtables that Daily Dead took part in at Comic-Con, and now some of those ideas could move forward on the small screen, as Wgn America has officially renewed their witchcraft series for a third season.
Press Release: "The magic continues for Wgn America’s original, breakout hit series “Salem,” with the announcement made today at Comic-Con International: San Diego by the cast and creative team that the supernatural thriller has been renewed for a third season. The captivating one-hour drama, from Fox 21 Television Studios and creators and writers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, boldly reimagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts in a world where witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be. The third season will begin production in Shreveport, La later this year for a 2016 debut. »
- Derek Anderson
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants
The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a »
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg played a pair of mismatched cops in the 2010 action-comedy The Other Guys. This December, the actors will once again join forces in the upcoming film Daddy's Home. Arriving just in time for Father's Day, the first trailer for the Christmas Day-bound comedy has been unveiled, and in the first look, a super cool father (played by Wahlberg) and a nerdy, neurotic stepdad (Ferrell) battle over the affection of their children.
Ferrell bears the brunt of the pain in the Daddy's Home trailer, getting thrown off a motorcycle, »
With San Diego Comic-Con coming up (July 9th–12th), 20th Century Fox Television recently ensured that horror hounds will have a lot to look forward to, including an American Horror Story: Hotel panel and the world premiere of Scream Queens:
Press Release (via IGN) -- "American Horror Story & Scream Queens Get ready to scream! It’s a Comic-Con horror fest when members of the all-star cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan’s Fox comedy “Scream Queens” (Jamie Lee Curtis—the original “scream queen”—Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk’s FX dramas “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and upcoming “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer). This lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets.
- Derek Anderson
Cover Story: After being pushed to the margins of power when he was unceremoniously dumped from the top job at Fox Filmed Entertainment, Tom Rothman is back.
Back greenlighting films, haggling over budgets, and coming off as the smartest, and, his detractors say, cockiest, person in the room — in his latest role as chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.
Every studio eventually becomes a reflection of the man or woman running it, so in the case of Sony, that image stands to be a blur of contradictions. Rothman is a cineaste who launched arthouse label Fox Searchlight, and the man who greenlit “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.” An executive of expansive vision, and petty grievances. A risk taker and penny-pincher. A creative force who often clashes with talent.
Tim McDonagh for Variety
Rothman’s second rise to the top of a major studio is not a »
- Brent Lang and James Rainey
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Superman Lives, Justice League Mortal, Arrow, Static Shock, Gotham, Supergirl, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, Gambit, Fantastic Four, Heroes Reborn and more…
Well, Suicide Squad just added another couple of hundred million to its box office haul, with the latest set photos from the film confirming once and for all that The Dark Knight is set to feature in next year’s DC supervillain ensemble. We’ll not get into any detail here for fear of minor spoilers, but you can check out the Bat-related set photos and video here, »
- Gary Collinson
Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.
Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.
Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Writer – Alan Moore
Art – Jacen Burrows
Colors – Juan Rodriguez
Letters – Kurt Hathaway
Publisher – Avatar Press
On its surface, the story of Providence is the story of two genre fiction visionaries who in practice couldn’t be more dissimilar. One died a good decade-plus before the other was born. One wrote mostly prose fiction and probably would have despised the funny books that are the other’s stock-in-trade. One deals mostly in existential dread while the other routinely deals in sex, love, heartbreak, death, and all the messy bits of individual human existence. But Providence aims to find some middle ground between the two.
It’s appropriate that Providence, the long-awaited Lovecraft deconstruction comic miniseries, should come this year, the 125th anniversary of Lovecraft’s birth. No matter what Lovecraft’s place among the pantheon of great horror-fantasy writers might be, it’s a matter of course that modern critical »
- Luke Dorian Blackwood
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: A new version of Alan Moore's comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is on its way. The series features well-known, Victorian Era fictional characters like Captain Nemo, Dorian Gray, and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde as they team up to fight an evil foe; Sean Connery starred in a movie version (above) back in 2003. [The Tracking Board] CHiPs: Vincent D'Onofrio (Daredevil) is in negotiations to play a villain in the big-screen version of CHiPs. The TV show ran from 1977 to 1983, revolving around two California Highway Patrol motor officers. The movie will star Dax Shephard, who co-wrote the screenplay and will direct, and Michael Pena; they will take on a gang of auto thieves, led by the villain...
- Peter Martin
2003 was a rough year for comic books fans. No less than four properties were adapted for film and every last one of them was awful. It was the year of “Hulk,” “Daredevil,” “X-Men 2” (arguably the best of the bunch), and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Before the days of Marvel’s shared universes of DC’s gritty Nolan trilogy, comic book movies were little more than pulp to churn out to the masses for a quick buck at the expense of narrative structure. Basically superhero flicks were the Transformers franchise of the early aughts. But in true comic book fashion, each and every one of those films has been retconned and replaced with something better and arguably more complex. Everything but “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Until now. According to Tracking Board, Fox is giving it the old college try to resurrect Alan Moore’s critically-acclaimed comic book series. Details »
- Donna Dickens
It's a no-brainer why a big screen adaptation of Alan Moore's "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" looks so attractive, particularly in this era of shared universe/sequel/spinoff franchise moviemaking. Teaming up Allan Quatermain, The Invisible Man, Dr Jekyll, Captain Nemo, and Mina Harker to battle against a common foe, you can see the set pieces in your mind and smell the box office dollars. Well, at least Fox thought they did. Back in 2003, 'League' was a notorious failure, and a troubled production that would mark Sean Connery's last appearance on camera, and pretty much the end of director Stephen Norrington's career (he's only had two credits since, and they were over a decade ago, doing effects work on "Exorcist: The Beginning" and "Feast"). But if at first you don't succeed.... Read More: The 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters Ever That's right, Fox is dusting off Moore's 'League' and giving it the reboot. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first volume of the original work is set in a steampunk Victorian London where literary characters are real. In the story Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man and Dr. Jekyll team up to stop a war between two tyrannical villains (James Moriarty, Fu Manchu) for control of London.
The work was previously and very loosely adapted in 2003 into a feature that proved to be Sean Connery's final appearance in a live-action film. The hope was the film would launch a franchise, but reviews were bad and the film pulled in only $180 million worldwide.
An attempt was made to adapt the property into a TV series in 2013, but the show was not ordered to series. John Davis is on board »
- Garth Franklin
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a drag of a movie, especially as it was the live-action swan song for Sean Connery. Just because that film was a stinker, however, doesn’t mean that the Alan Moore-written comic series, featuring Victorian-era pulp and sci-fi characters such as Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde, isn’t […]
The post Fox Plans ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Film Reboot appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Alan Moore will be delighted! After one disastrous movie and a TV series attempt back in 2013, Fox is having another crack at the notoriously grouchy writer's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. According to Variety (confirming a report from The Tracking Board), the studio is planning another big-screen outing for Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, Dr. Jekyll and the rest of the motley crew of Victorian-era literary icons. There are three full volumes of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and several accompanying miniseries too, so Fox will have plenty to mine from. The later stories saw the introduction of characters as diverse as Sherlock Holmes, Mary Poppins, and even a demonic incarnation of Harry Potter. John Davis is producing through his Davis Entertainment banner, with Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly overseeing production of the reboot. »
When 20th Century Fox released "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" in 2002, the goal was to launch a new big-budget franchise. But after spending $78 million on the film, it only grossed $179 million worldwide with a disappointing $66 million earned in Us. While the movie was considered a failure (it was also Sean Connery's last film role), Fox has announced that it will reboot the project in hopes of getting it right this time. John Davis (Chronicle) is producing. A director has yet to be hired. The original film was based on a comic book series by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, and features such literature characters as Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Mina Harker of Dracula. »
Released in 2003, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, based on writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neil’s comic book of the same name, is a bit of a mess, and is probably more famous for being Sean Connery’s last movie (live action at the very least. He did lend his voice to 2012’s animated Sir Billi), and the beginning of Moore’s incredibly frosty relationship with Hollywood (all of the movies based on his work, from Watchmen to V For Vendetta, he has refused to accept money for). But considering the current comic book and superhero trend at the moment, 20th Century Fox and Chronicle and Predators producer John Davis, according to Variety, are having another crack at the ambitious and incredibly rich literary melting pot, with an eye towards building a new franchise. Over the course of several mini series and one shots, the book has followed »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
I’m not sure how Alan Moore will feel about this one (we can all make an educated guess) but this is one reboot that I definitely do want to see happen. According to The Tracking Board 20th Century Fox are keen to make a big screen adaptation reboot of one of Alan Moore’s best work to date, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Back in 2003 a feature film loosely based on the comic book series starring Sean Connery was considered a huge failure (even though it made a small profit) and was critically panned by movie and comic-book enthusiasts alike. In fact the movie got slated so badly that it’s the main reason cited why Connery retired from acting shortly after it’s release.
- Gavin Logan
Fox is taking another crack at Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The Tracking Board is reporting that a new film based on the comic is in the works, with Ira Napoliello, Matt Reilly and Davis Entertainment's John Davis producing. TB says Fox is "looking to nail the new adaptation of League, and is currently looking for a director to continue to develop the reboot." The reboot will have no connection to the 2003 big screen adaptation, »
- Jesse Giroux
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: A new version of Alan Moore's comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is on its way. The series features well-known fictional characters like Captain Nemo, Dorian Gray and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde as they team up to fight an evil foe; Sean Connery starred in a movie version (above) back in 2003. [The Tracking Board] CHiPs: Vincent D'Onofrio is in negotiations to play a villainous leader of a gang of auto thieves in the...
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20th Century Fox has plans to reboot 2003's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Variety reports. John Davis is set to produce, and Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are helping facilitate the project. Like the flick with Sean Connery, this one will be based on Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill, and Bill Oakley's comic-book series, which essentially had literary characters turn into steampunk Avengers and kick ass together in Victorian England. The 2003 movie was Connery's last live-action commitment before he retired, so he probably won't be coming back for this one as Allan Quatermain. But that doesn't mean we can't dream. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
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