11 items from 2015
"I've never seen someone get hurt that bad." Remnants of the past converge with the present in "Part 7" to swallow Danny's ephemeral good nature. This episode shows a Danny capable of playing everybody from Kevin to Eric, manipulating SeaSea back into his clutches, and taking a desperate dive into the Big Bad Wolf's den of horrors. Here's the reckless black sheep everybody's been talking about. Has he been there all along, or is he the product of those callous, impenetrable family members around him? Danny embarked on a quest this episode, to seek out Eric's contact and land more illicit gasoline work. John and Marco's own pursuit for the traffickers bifurcated this story. Their actual searching revealed untied yarns coming closer to intersecting, but soul-searching on the home-front unveiled a family growing farther apart.I had trouble swallowing this episode. Not because it doesn't make sense; it does, and »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Netflix’s “House of Cards” just got the “Sesame Street” treatment in a new video — and the results are as hilarious as they are adorable. Disregarding for a moment the fact that a beloved children’s show is parodying one that includes a “Meechsome,” “House of Bricks” tells the familiar story of the “Three Little Pigs” through the eyes of the Big Bad Wolf — Frank Underwolf to be precise. Also Read: In ‘House of Cards’ Trailer, Claire Underwood Starts to Question ‘All of It, Francis’ (Video) “Some people say there’s too much pork in this town; I could not agree more. »
- L.A. Ross
House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood controls the people in his life like puppets. But what if he controlled them… like Muppets?
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I never thought I'd say this about a bigscreen adaptation of "50 Shades Of Grey," but it's true: the damn thing's just not trashy enough. The urge is understandable. When Dana Brunetti and Mike De Luca bought the El James book, they knew full well what they were buying, and they knew that the first thing they had to do was approach this as a top-of-the-line A-list production across the board if they wanted anyone to take it seriously. The distance between this and about ten million movies that played on Cinemax at 2:00 in the morning is not that great, and if this is going to be the equivalent of the book as a movie, then it can't just be a modest hit. It needs to be a monster, a phenomenon. It needs to be something that people go see over and over, that people can't stop talking about. Hiring »
- Drew McWeeny
Fables has had a pretty difficult journey to the big screen, and though it hasn't quite made it there yet, the latest news is encouraging at least. During an interview with Cbr, producer David Heyman provides the first update we've has on the DC/Vertigo adaptation since June of 2013 when it was announced that Nikolaj Arcel would be directing. According to Heyman, Arcel is still very much on board, but Jane Goldman (co-writer of Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and more) is currently working on the latest draft of the script. As for why the project has taken so long to get off the ground, Heyman says: "these things always take longer than you want. And Fables is not easy by any means, but I think it'll be pretty great". The premise sees a bunch of fairytale characters (variations on Snow White, the Big Bad Wolf, Little Boy Blue »
While promoting his new family movie Paddington, producer David Heyman offered an update on his Vertigo Comics adaptation Fables, revealing that Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman has signed on to pen a new draft of the screenplay. Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) is still attached to direct, and is overseeing this new script by Goldman. Here's what the producer had to say in an interview with Comic Book Resources.
"Jane Goldman is working on a draft as we speak. Nikolaj Arcel is attached [to direct]. He did a draft, and now he's supervising Jane, who's doing a draft. Hoping that it'll come in and we'll be able to move to the next stage. All these things always take longer than you want. And Fables is not easy, by any means, but I think it'll be pretty great."
"Jane Goldman is working on the draft as we speak," Heyman told Spinoff.
"Nik Arcel... did a draft, and now he's supervising Jane, who's doing a draft."
Heyman admitted that "all these things always take longer than you want".
"I'm drawn to stories about outsiders," he said of choosing Fables to adapt. "They're people who are all separate, and how they ultimately have to form the community in order to survive.
"I just think the characters are so vivid."
The long-running Fables comic is set to conclude in issue #150 this spring.
The series is set around a group of fairy tale characters - including Snow White, »
Stars: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour | Written by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim | Directed by Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall has had plenty of success in the world of musical motion picture. His 2002 film adaptation of Chicago won Academy Awards and boosted Marshall’s name into the Hollywood “it crowd” in the process. Following up Chicago with a lovely adaptation of the Arthur Golden novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, showed Marshall was an accomplished director who was capable of more than musicals. Those two films showed style, heart and confidence. Since then, Marshall has directed Nine, a less well-received musical in 2009, On Stranger Tides, the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in 2011, a film that many thought was unnecessary and failed in comparison to its prior instalments, »
- Chris Cummings
Richard Armitage has found a role into which he can really sink his teeth.
The Hobbit actor will join NBC’s Hannibal in Season 3 in the terrifying role of Francis Dolarhyde (aka The Tooth Fairy). The main villian of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, one book in the series on which Hannibal is based, the hulking Dolarhyde is a serial killer with a set of chompers that would make the Big Bad Wolf a little envious — and a penchant for targeting entire households for slaughter.
Armitage’s gig is slated to last six episodes.
Last month, the role of sociopathic Mason »
It's taken decades for Into The Woods to get to the big screen. It might just have needed a few more years.
Musicals can be tough to adapt from the stage to film, but you'd think that Rob Marshall, who brought the genre into the 21st century with 2002's Oscar-winning Chicago, would be a safe pair of hands. Unfortunately, that's maybe too true of Into The Woods, a project that has flummoxed filmmakers for a good couple of decades.
The much anticipated film is based on Stephen Sondheim's play, mashing up a bunch of different fairytales to more subversive effect. In a magical kingdom by a great forest, a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) are desperate to have a child together. Alas, the baker is cursed with childlessness by the Witch who lives next door (Meryl Streep) over a quarrel with his deadbeat dad, (Simon Russell Beale. »
Big Bad Wolf, the creative minds that have worked on the likes of Game of Thrones, Styx: Master of Shadows and even World of Warcraft, have unveiled plans to develop a new “dark” RPG for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Billed as an all-new IP, the studio outlined their future goals through their official website, citing their past experience with narrative-driven content that will likely play a big part as this new vision comes to form.
“We strive to create games with strong narrative content, offering a new role-playing experience closer to paper RPGs, and we are currently working on our first title based upon a new IP. Our efforts are directed towards mature, inward-looking and dark games where emotions and choice are at the forefront of the player experience.”
Alongside the mission statement, Big Bad Wolf unveiled a couple of obscure screenshots from the nascent title, showcasing what »
- Michael Briers
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