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Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly pulled back the curtain on the intense first trailer for S. Craig Zahler’s cannibal western Bone Tomahawk, pinpointing some of the unspeakable threats that await for Sheriff Franklin Hurt (Kurt Russell) and the denizens of Bright Hope, the dusty old town he’s sworn to protect.
Low and behold, Russell’s grouchy lead has a posse of supporting characters along for the ride, and today the studio has rolled out five moody, sun-kissed character posters for the drama. Tethered with simple monikers in a style not unlike Quentin Tarantino’s, the one-sheets are really designed to show the film’s leading players, who will put old quibbles aside when the find they have a common enemy: a marauding group of savage cannibals.
What unfolds is an old-fashioned rescue mission, after a number of townsfolk are kidnapped by the cannibals, leaving Russell’s law enforcer »
- Michael Briers
You wait years for a Kurt Russell-fronted Western and suddenly two arrive in quick succession. Before heading off into the wintery hills of Wyoming for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, we’ll see Russell pick up the hat and sheriff’s badge for S. Craig Zahler haunting cannibal drama Bone Tomahawk, and today brings forth the film’s maiden trailer.
Coming by way of Entertainment Weekly, our first look at Zahler’s stylish and decidedly dark drama showcases Russell as Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sworn protector of a dusty old town known as Bright Hope. Haunted by a group of vicious cannibals, the residents of the remote settlement sleep with one eye open, though when a number of settlers are kidnapped, Russell’s lead whips a search party in order to locate the missing persons – and put an end to the cannibal’s reign once and for all.
- Michael Briers
Earlier this week, IndieWire's Sam Adams interviewed me, Mo Ryan, and Tim Goodman about the increasingly strange and outdated practice of reviewing new shows based just on the pilot episode. At one point, Sam asked what was the wrongest I ever was about a show's quality based on the pilot episode. I didn't have a great answer for that one, since I have a pretty good Spidey sense about when pilots aren't to be trusted (case in point: "Studio 60"), but I did think of an answer to a related question: What show was I most wrong in predicting its commercial success based on the pilot? The answer to that one's easy, and timely, because the show in question is airing a series finale special Sunday night at 9: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." It's not that I was predicting its outright failure or anything. I actually found the pilot interesting »
- Alan Sepinwall
All were elected to two-year terms except for Verrone – who was elected for a one-year term to fill the vacancy created by Mendelsohn’s election to the secretary-treasurer position.
Current WGA West president Chris Keyser is precluded by guild rules from seeking a third consecutive term.
Rodman is in his second term as VP and has been active in guild politics for more than a decade with screen credits on “Joe Gould’s Secret, »
- Dave McNary
The entertainment industry will face a tough set of negotiations from writers next year and in 2017, if candidate statements for the Writers Guild of America West are any indication.
Patric Verrone, best known for leading the acrimonious 100-day writers strike in 2007-08, said in his statement that the WGA needs to begin mobilizing the members now.
“Building negotiation leverage requires the board to dispel certain myths and misinformation held by writers about our lack of power, the ability of the industry to function without us and the idea that executives will punish us for aggressive conduct while others are rewarded for more collaborative behavior,” wrote Verrone, who’s seeking re-election on the guild’s board.
“We must always remember that writers are the initiators of the creative process, and we can use that position to achieve contract terms which will ultimately benefit all unions and guilds in this industry.”
- Dave McNary
The Trial follows Billy McBride (played by Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo), whose guilt over losing a murder case has driven him to become an alcoholic, which in turn has cost him his wife — Bello’s Julie, an attorney herself — and his job. Over the course of the series, which is heading toward a 10-episode, straight-to-series order, Billy brings a case against his former law partner ands starts to get his groove back. »
According to reports, the Marvel Comics' 'Inhuman' comic book character 'Lash', will play a prominent part in the action TV series "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Season Three, premiering September 29, 2015 on ABC:
Lash debuted in Marvel's "Inhuman" #1 (2014), created by Charles Soule and illustrator Joe Madureira, as a native of 'Orollan', the hidden city of Inhumans, with an ability to absorb and expel energy.
"Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television, broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.
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- Michael Stevens
Former UK and Ireland production executive talks growing international ties and incoming projects at Swedish funding body.
Veteran UK and Ireland production executive Simon Perry has been settled in Goteborg for eight months as head of production at Film Vast (formerly Film i Vast), the regional film fund of Western Sweden.
Film Vast has an annual budget of $11.5m (Sek 93m) and is the largest public funder in the country after the Swedish Film Institute (Sfi).
“My being here helps the balance between Swedish projects and international projects,” Perry told Screen.
“I have more reach into the international market than my predecessor. The international side of the work has been going well.”
Several notable projects from the UK are headed to work in the region.
“A very interesting »
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Whoa, hold up! They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown may not be the defining moments in 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's film career. Like many actors and performers who leave us too soon, the WWE legend still has a few more unreleased projects under his belt. And today, we have the first trailer for his final screen performance!
Vivieno Caldinelli's 11-minute short Portal to Hell!!! is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival. And while it is a horror short, it's getting a lot of attention for bringing a very interesting career to a close for Roddy Piper. The wrestling Superstar passed away last July, but he left this one gift behind, making it one of the most in demand shorts at Tiff this year.
Portal to Hell!!! follows the apartment-superintendent hero in what is loving referred to as a 'primo slice of Canuxploitation'. He has enough on his plate, »
WWE wrestling legend and actor Rowdy Roddy Piper passed away at the age of 61 last night. No cause of death was immediately given, but his agent Jay Schachter confirmed to Deadline that Roddy Piper died peacefully in his sleep. He is believed to have succumbed to cardiac arrest. The actor and pro wrestler, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma back in 2007, but Piper said last year that he was cancer-free. Here's what Jay Schachter had to say in a statement to Deadline.
"I am shocked and beyond devastated. He was an amazing man and a true friend, one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all."
Roddy Piper started wrestling professionally in 1973, in various different leagues throughout the country, before he joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1984. Although he was born in Saskatchewan, »
“Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved my millions of fans around the world,” WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon said in a statement. “I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”
Born Roderick George Toombs, the Saskatchewan native got his start as a professional grappler in the 1970s with the Nwa (National Wrestling Alliance), before moving up to the WWF (World Wrestling Federation). There, »
Leonard Snart and Lois Lane are brother and sister…?!
RelatedFlash Cast Hails Patty Spivot’s Arrival, Trades Favorite Cisco Quotes
Ironside’s character, per The Hollywood Reporter, is described as Leonard and Lisa’s estranged, abusive pop, a career criminal who fresh out of the hoosegow hits Central City with a scheme that will put both of his kids in danger.
“High School Musical” star Justin Martin has been arrested after a shootout with police, the Boston Police Department said Wednesday. Martin, whose credits also include “Eye Candy,” “Cold Case” and “Blue Bloods,” faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon. According to police, at about 10:16 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were patrolling in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston when they heard gunfire erupt and observed Martin running down the street with a gun in his hand. Also Read: Stephen King Calls for 'Responsible. »
- Tim Kenneally
The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (Sdgi) is honored to present the Foras Na Gaeilge Award to Irish director and producer Tom Collins in recognition for Outstanding Contribution in the Irish language in Film and TV. Love/Hate writer Stuart Carolan will present the award to Tom. Hailed for his Irish language films Kings (2007) and the award winning film Hush-a-Bye-Baby (1992), most recently Collins has had enormous success with the award-winning Irish noir crime drama An Bronntanas, which was adapted for a five part thriller series for TG4 that has now been picked up by French distributor Lagardère Entertainment. Directed by Collins and starring Dara Devaney (Na Cloigne), Owen McDonnell (Single Handed) and John Finn (Cold Case), An Bronntanas tells the story of the crew of a local independent lifeboat in Connemara who find over a million euro worth of drugs on an abandoned fishing boat. Speaking about the award, Tom. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.
Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.
- Dave McNary
To celebrate the release of the hit TV series Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season – on DVD & Blu-ray™ 8th June 2015 – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway courtesy of Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season contains all 23 gripping episodes from Season Nine and is packed with over four hours of bonus content – including featurettes, commentaries, a Comic-Con panel, and a gag reel. Fans that purchase the Blu-ray™ will also have access to a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes.
How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host’s descent to Earth, Sam and Dean now face a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, each with its own chaotic agenda. Before tackling the threat of the “loose nukes” roaming the globe, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel finds he’s more vulnerable – and yet »
- Gary Collinson
HBO has released the second trailer for Ballers, their upcoming comedic drama about the lives of football players, agents, coaches, and managers in Florida. The series is top-lined by Dwayne Johnson, who plays Spencer Strassmore, a former NFL player who turns in the jersey and pigskin for tailored suits and a deal to sign on former friends and new players as the face of a sports management company, run by a sleazy businessman named Joe (Rob Corddry). The trailer feels very much like a more nuanced vision of the sports world, not unlike a slightly less sensationalized version of Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. The trailer also teases the inherent trouble that comes from getting into business with your friends or, as Johnson's characters puts it, "monetizing my friendships," which would seemingly be the thematic spine of the anticipated series. Peter Berg directs the pilot episode of the series and Stephen Levinson, »
- Chris Cabin
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