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Learn More About Penny Dreadful's Dorian Gray and Brona Croft

13 April 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Several days ago Showtime released "Penny Dreadful" character posters for Dorian Gray and Brona Croft, portrayed by Reeve Carney and Billie Piper, and now they're back with a new video that reveals a bit more about them both.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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").

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Synopsis

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "Penny Dreadful »

- Debi Moore

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Final Three Penny Dreadful Character Posters Unveiled!

9 April 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On tap right now is your first look at a trio of new "Penny Dreadful" character posters including Victor Frankenstein - a Romantic poet-turned-surgeon fascinated with the mysteries of life and death, Sir Malcolm - a hardened African explorer determined to right the wrongs of his past, and Sembene - Sir Malcolm's sentry and confidant.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Timothy Dalton (Sir Malcolm), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Harry Treadaway (Dr. Frankenstein), Rory Kinnear (The Creature), Billie Piper (Brona Croft), and Eva Green (Vanessa Ives) star. Danny Sapani portrays Sembene.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible »

- Steve Barton

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A Monster Calls in 2016

9 April 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have announced an October 14, 2016, release date for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy). The film is produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).

It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.

Synopsis:

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss, and faith.

Ness wrote »

- Steve Barton

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A Monster Calls In October Of 2016

9 April 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Focus Features has announced that it will release its dark fantasy adaptation A Monster Calls, to be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, on October 16th, 2016.

Excepting superhero blockbusters and animated family flicks, no other major studio release has been dated as far as October of 2016, so Focus Features’ early scheduling indicates that the studio is highly confident in A Monster Calls‘ ability to break out at the box office.

The film was adapted from the novel of the same name by Patrick Ness, which was in turn inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd. Described as a “visually spectacular drama,” A Monster Calls focuses on a young boy who, reeling from his mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis and severe bullying at school, escapes into a fantastical world filled with sinister monsters. When one particularly horrific creature begins to appear outside the boy’s window every night, the two form a »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Get Another Behind-the-Scenes Look at Penny Dreadful

4 April 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In case you're still on the fence about Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," the network has released another behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming new series to help tempt you to tune in next month.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

Related Story: Penny Dreadful - Introducing Dorian Gray and Brona Croft

Synopsis

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. »

- Debi Moore

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Penny Dreadful - Introducing Dorian Gray and Brona Croft

1 April 2014 4:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Meet two characters who seek pleasure within life's darkness: Dorian Gray and Brona Croft. You can tell from their recently unveiled "Penny Dreadful" posters that both have a taste for the erotic... and don't mind having some blood on their hands.

Reeve Carney portrays Gray while Ms. Croft is played by Billie Piper.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

Synopsis

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Penny Dreadful Production Blog Looks at Prostitution and Sex in the Victorian Age

1 April 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We have a few more weeks to wait until "Penny Dreadful" debuts on Showtime, and a new production blog has arrived to help fill the time! Author/historian Matthew Sweet takes Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray) on a tour of London to learn about the role of prostitution and sex in the Victorian age.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

Synopsis

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, »

- Debi Moore

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'Penny Dreadful' Exclusive: Meet Dr. Victor Frankenstein

1 April 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're still over a month away from the May 11 premiere of the new supernatural drama "Penny Dreadful," but you've probably seen the ultra-creepy ads for the eight-episode series popping up before and after your current Showtime favorites.. Showtime has been gradually unveiling seven character posters for some of the iconic characters featured in the John Logan-created drama, which was directed in its first two installments by "The Orphanage" helmer Juan Antonio Bayona. The cast features Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper and Reeve Carney. Here, exclusive to HitFix at least for a little bit, we have your first look at Harry Treadaway ("The Lone Ranger") as Dr. Victor Frankenstein. We don't know much about how the character will be depicted in "Penny Dreadful," but it's safe to say he has a lot of heart. Check it out: »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Latest Penny Dreadful Teaser Stitches Things Together; See Two New Character Profiles

24 March 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Eva Green is certainly riding high right now with 300: Rise of an Empire doing boffo box office and "Penny Dreadful" about to debut. Learn more about her "Dreadful" character, Vanessa Ives, along with Josh Hartnett's, Ethan Chandler.

In addition to the two character profiles mentioned above, Showtime has also released a new promo teaser for the show, entitled "Stitched." See it below.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

Synopsis

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, »

- Debi Moore

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Exclusive Teaser: Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

21 March 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

 

New genre television is always something to be celebrated, and I have been waiting for the premiere of Showtime's Penny Dreadful since it was announced over a year ago. The show, starring Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, premieres in May, but we have an exclusive first look at the new teaser, set to premiere on the network this Sunday.

Official Synopsis: In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by of three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, »

- Alyse Wax

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Penny Dreadful Offers a New Narrative in this Featurette with Creator John Logan

18 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Curious about what Showtime has up its sleeve with the new series "Penny Dreadful"? Then be sure to watch this latest video from the network featuring creator and executive producer John Logan discussing the development process.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

Synopsis

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "Penny Dreadful" is »

- Debi Moore

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‘Spanish Affair’ Sets Box Office Records in Spain

17 March 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid –Distributed by Universal Pictures Intl. Spain, Spanish romantic comedy “8 apellidos vascos” (Spanish Affair) has punched the best domestic opening of any film this year: grossing €2.83 million ($3.9 million) off 400 screens its first three days, per Rentrak.

“Affair’s’” first weekend is also the best for any Spanish film in nearly a year and a half, since Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible” made an extraordinary four-day opening of $13.1 million – on its way to a final $54.5 million trawl.

Vicente Canales’ Film Factory has acquired international rights to the comedy hit.

What’s particularly impressive about “Affair’s” bow is its timing. At least 23 movies bowed to €5 million plus in Spain over 2006-12.

That was then. Spain’s box office sagged terribly in 2013, as the consequences of crisis bit ever deeper into Spanish wallets, and has shown little recovery this year: Of high-profile titles, “300: Rise of an Empire” set the bar »

- John Hopewell

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SXSW 2014: Go Behind the Scenes of the Penny Dreadful Premiere

12 March 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Showtime debuted its new "Penny Dreadful" at SXSW this past Sunday night, March 9th, and has released a video of the highlights, which include cast and crew interviews, crowd reactions, a bit of footage from the series, and more.

"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10Pm Et/Pt.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.

Synopsis

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. »

- Debi Moore

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SXSW: Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Debuts Juan Antonio Bayona-Helmed Premiere Episode

9 March 2014 8:51 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Literary and cinematic roots run deep in Showtime’s new psychosexual horror series Penny Dreadful, which debuts in May with an episode helmed by The Orphanage director Juan Antonio Bayona. Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, and Harry Treadaway star in the show created by Oscar-nominated scribe John Logan and exec produced by Sam Mendes which crosses the mythologies of iconic horror figures from Frankenstein, Dracula, and Dorian Gray lore in a Victorian England setting. “We wanted to pay respects to the mythology but bring them to a new level,” said Bayona of the show’s twisty take on well-known stories and characters. Coincidentally, another thread connects the Penny Dreadful gang in front of and behind the camera. “There’s a lot of James Bond on this show: John wrote Skyfall, Sam directed it, Eva was in Casino Royale – I said to someone, I think I’m being groomed for the next Bond movie, »

- JEN YAMATO

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New Penny Dreadful Video Production Blog Takes Us to The Grand Guignol

7 March 2014 9:42 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you're in Austin at SXSW, you can catch an early screening of "Penny Dreadful" on Sunday, but if you're stuck at home like the rest of us, you can content yourself with this new production blog that focuses on The Grand Guignol.

Theater was an important part of Victorian society and plays a key role in the Showtime series "Penny Dreadful." Watch as creator/executive producer John Logan gives an in-depth look at The Grand Guignol and discusses how he recreated a Victorian theater in modern day Dublin.

In addition, don't forget that the new Penny-Dreadful.com website has launched, and it's chock-full of goodies.

Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star.

"Penny Dreadful" is 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, »

- Debi Moore

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The Impossible Director Will Bring Children's Nightmares To Life Adapting A Monster Calls

6 March 2014 3:23 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

From the outside it seems like there is nothing in common between the 2007 spooky thriller The Orphanage and 2012.s emotional disaster film The Impossible, besides the fact that they share a director in Juan Antonio Bayona. But when you strip away the ghouls and the massive tsunami, what.s left is a story about the bonds of family getting stretched beyond their comfort zone. It.s a theme Bayona is returning to for his next film, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2011 children.s book A Monster Calls, written by Patrick Ness with illustrations from Jim Kay. Make sure you have your tissues handy. A Monster Calls has quite the interesting backstory. Ness, who holds the rare distinction of winning the Carnegie Medal (the British award for outstanding new children.s or young adult book) two years in a row, created the narrative based on the outline laid out by »

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The Orphanage Director to Take on A Monster Calls

6 March 2014 7:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The director of The Orphanage and The Impossible, Juan Antonio Bayona, is set to develop a new fantasy action film, A Monster Calls. The film is being produced, distributed, and funded by River Road, Participant Media, Focus Features, and Lionsgate. 

The movie is based on the book by Patrick Ness, which "centers on a boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales."

The plan is to release the film in theaters in 2016. Bayona is a talented director, and I like the movies that he's made so far. This seems like it will be a great project for him to work on, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with it. 

Here's a description of the book:

An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, »

- Joey Paur

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The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona directing A Monster Calls

6 March 2014 7:24 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Juan Antonio Bayona has signed on for A Monster Calls.

The Impossible director will tackle the film before he moves onto the World War Z sequel, reports Screen Daily.

Patrick Ness will write the screenplay based on his own fantasy novel about a young boy plagued by bullying and his mother's failing health.

He retreats from his problems into a world occupied by mythical beasts and other magical beings.

The film will be produced by Belen Atienza, whose credits include Bayona's The Impossible and The Orphanage, as well as Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.

Ness's young adult series Chaos Walking is also being adapted to film with Robert Zemeckis attached to the first instalment.

A Monster Calls in scheduled for release in Autumn 2016. »

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Juan Antonio Bayona Returns to Horror in “A Monster Call”

6 March 2014 5:26 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to Variety, Juan Antonio Bayona will direct A Monsters Call based on the book by Patrick Ness. Belen Atienza is producing the project and is planned for a fall 2016 release. “A Monsters Call” is a co-production of River Road, Participant Media, Focus Features and Lionsgate.

The book centers on a boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. In this project, Bayona returns to horror film genre and hopes to blur the limits of reality and fantasy. In the past, he’s followed Guillermo Del Toro’s ethos of visualizing on screen childhood traumas by using the uncanny, strange and mysterious.

Bayona is best known for directing The Orphanage a horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro. He recently helmed on the box office success The Impossible a disaster drama »

- Hector E Rivas

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A Monster Calls For Director Juan Antonio Bayona

6 March 2014 3:13 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The award-winning director of 2012′s The Impossible will helm a film adaptation of A Monster Calls – the children’s fantasy novel published in 2011, written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd.

The book, which won Carnegie and Greenaway medals for writing and illustration, tells the story of a young boy who is dealing with both his mother’s terminal cancer and the bullying he experiences at the hands of his peers. Suffering recurring nightmares as a result of the stress and trauma, he is repeatedly visited by a monster at the same time every night, who appears outside his bedroom window as a terrifying amalgam of tree branches and roots in human-like form. The monster negotiates a pact with the boy based upon an exchange of stories, resulting in escalating, dire consequences.

Participant Media and River Road Entertainment will co-finance the project, with Lionsgate International »

- Sarah Myles

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