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London — Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has inked an exclusive U.S. co-production alliance with Pivot, Participant Media’s television network, with the debut of the Sky Atlantic drama “Fortitude.” Pivot will be the exclusive U.S. television home for the series, scheduled to transmit next year.
The series will star Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games”), Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter”), Christopher Eccleston (“Thor: The Dark World”), Sofie Grabol (“The Killing”), Richard Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Jessica Raine (“The Woman In Black”), Luke Treadaway (“Clash of the Titans”), Nicholas Pinnock (“Top Boy”) and Johnny Harris (“This is England”). It is filmed in Iceland and the U.K.
“Fortitude” was commissioned by Anne Mensah, head of drama at BSkyB, for Sky Atlantic, and was produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions, which sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect and Endemol. Simon Donald (“Low Winter Sun”) created the series, which is »
- Leo Barraclough
Superman’s first big-screen outing convinced audiences and Hollywood bean counters alike that a man really could fly — and in that pre Comic-Con culture, Superman had the skies all to himself. There was no Spider-Man movie or Batman movie to hold fans over until Superman was ready to fly again, a full three years after the original. So when Superman II was finally released in the United States — a full six months after it had premiered in Australia and Europe (!) — it was like the second coming.
- Jeff Labrecque
In just four short years, Luke Evans has risen through the acting ranks in rapid succession, going from smaller roles in Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood to much bigger parts in The Three Musketeers, Immortals and The Raven. Following roles in No One Lives and Fast & Furious 6, the actor capped off a stellar 2013 by playing Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD April 8. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actor about taking on this coveted role, the archery training he had to go through to play Bard the Bowman, working with director Peter Jackson, while giving us updates on upcoming projects such as Dracula Untold and The Crow. Take a look at what he had to say in our exclusive interview below.
First off, did you read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings »
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ box office: ‘Captain America 2′ to pass $100 million on opening weekend? (photo: Chris Evans and Robert Redford in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’) The Avengers effect has yet to subside. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a sequel to both The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger, debuted with an estimated $10.2 million from Thursday night (April 3, 2014) screenings in North America, including $1.2 million at 344 IMAX locations. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and featuring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, and veteran Robert Redford Captain America: The Winter Soldier is poised to enjoy the biggest April weekend opening ever at the domestic box office, even after factoring in inflation. At 3,938 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will surely surpass the current April record-holder, Justin Lin’s Fast Five. Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and Dwayne Johnson, the Rio de Janeiro-set »
- Zac Gille
For the very best fantasy films, many fans feel as if they still need to look to before the 21st Century. A big part of that could be due to the emergence of the superhero movie genre and the focus on those types of movies – along with the almost always reliable sci-fi releases – by studios who know that they can bring in the big bucks with them.
Fantasy tends to be a genre which is still seen as relatively niche, but the past ten years or so have actually resulted in it losing many of the negative stereotypes which the majority might associate with it as a result of Dungeons & Dragons and the like.
Some financial and critical hits, along with must-watch TV shows like Game of Thrones, have gone a long way in doing away with such connotations, and there have been many notable fantasy film during the 21st »
- Josh Wilding
The Rock has been teasing fans all week about the trailer for his upcoming summer blockbuster Hercules, which will dominate theaters starting in July. Earlier, we shared two images from the visceral thriller. Today? HerculesHercules trailer on its official YouTube page. We are treated to Dwayne Johnson taking on all forms of historical, mythical and supernatural creatures. It is a throwback to a Clash of the Titans level of swords and sorcery. And it looks about as bad ass as you might have hoped! For example, Rock decides he.s going to fight a lion in this movie. Later, he bradishes a massive club and battles what looks like a boar. Not just any boar, mind you. This one is the size of an elephant. If there is one thing that gives us pause here, it.s that Hercules is helmed by Brett Ratner. Yes, the same director who felled »
The pair went head-to-head in the 'Clash of the Titans' task throughout this evening's live charity telethon. They each captained two teams and performed routines in front of an audience at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Team Coe won in women's pursuit cycling and rhythmic gymnastics, and Team Bishop were victorious at men's elimination race and synchronised swimming.
The teams went into the final event, swimming relay, with just one point separating them and Team Coe trailing behind. But it was Coe's group who earned the gold.
Coe said: "We've done this for an extraordinary effort tonight and I hope there are millions of young people who will benefit from everything that has been achieved. I think it was all down to my ribbons."
The Radio 1 DJ said that while he was a big fan of Edmonds as a child, he is horrified by the idea that "Mr Blobby might have the Breakfast Show" under the 65-year-old's leadership.
What would Noel Edmonds's BBC look like?
Wandering onto the subject of Edmonds after Digital Spy asked him about the decision to move BBC Three online in 2015, James said: "We've got a little while yet, and you just don't know what might happen between now and then - Noel Edmonds might buy us.
"I don't want Noel Edmonds as my boss, I would like to say that. I »
Actress Gemma Arterton, set to star this coming fall in the new musical Made In Dagenham based on the BBC-backed film of the same name, and British stage and TV actor Stephen Mangan will host this year's Olivier awards. Photos: Broadway Musicals That Have Sung Their Way to the Big Screen Arterton is best known for her movie roles in Quantum of Solace (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). Mangan is currently starring in Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense on the London stage; he was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Norman in
- Stuart Kemp
Sport Relief: BBC One, 7pm
The six-hour charity special airs tonight from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. Hosting duties are covered by Gary Lineker, David Walliams, Davina McCall, Fearne Cotton, Jack Whitehall and Claudia Winkleman.
David Beckham also makes a special guest appearance in a brand new Only Fools and Horses sketch.
Coulson decides once and for all to discover which Shield agent dropped Skye off at the orphanage 24 years ago, and embarks on an investigation which leads him to Mexico City.
The rest of the team are located »
A new Shakespearean adaptation featuring Sheffield’s finest, Sean Bean, is edging closer to becoming a reality. Vincent Regan is hoping to direct Bean as the bloody tragic hero, Macbeth, in a feature length project – and he’s well on his way with nearly half the funds pledged on Kickstarter (well, almost). The campaign currently has 907 backers who’ve pledged $93,532 of the $250,000 goal.
Regan is no stranger to battle epics, having appeared in Troy, 300 and Clash Of The Titans, however this will be his first stint behind the movie camera. He explains he was drawn to Macbeth as the story of the golden boy (with a vicious streak) who succumbs to prophecy, power and darkness, still has resonance today
Enemy Of Man will see an action heavy and quick paced interpretation of the tragedy, with the dialogue edited and stripped back.
It traverses a bleak, frozen landscape of shattered castles and pillaged towns, »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
The clip - which shows the duo swirling their ribbons with their best game faces on - also sees them getting out their best smack talk.
"John doesn't stand a chance," Coe claims. "But don't tell him that."
Meanwhile, Bishop declares: "Now it's time to settle this. Like men."
The pair will go head-to-head in the 'Clash of the Titans' challenge during Friday's (March 21) night of fundraising.
Bishop and Coe will captain two teams and will perform their routines in front of an audience at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Coe said: "I'm going to offer my team a mixture of psychological and physiological advice to make sure we win.
"I've been through these really close competitions before. I know how to win - we will know how to win as a team.
"What element of rhythmic gymnastics am I most looking forward to? I would have to say being tied up in ribbons. »
James Cameron called on his fellow filmmakers to be bolder in their use of format on day two of the international 3D Creative Summit in London. The “Avatar” director was the two-day event’s biggest draw taking part via an exclusive pre-recorded interview to talk about his upcoming 3D docu “Deepsea Challenge” and the current state of the format.
“The best work has been done by confident filmmakers like Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese and Alfonso Cuaron,” Cameron said. “They are confident so they didn’t worry about asking questions, and there are no dumb questions. Ask questions on day one and two and go nuts on day three.”
In the session preceding Cameron, Steve Schklair, CEO of 3ality and 3D producer on Russian Imax hit “Stalingrad,” noted that helmers were starting to make better use of 3D’s capabilities. “One of the changes I’m seeing is depth budgets getting bigger, »
- Robert Mitchell
Fox Home Entertainment’s new release, In The Name Of The King III : The Last Mission, starring Dominic Purcell comes out March 11th on Blu-Ray and DVD. To celebrate, Wamg is giving away a few copies of the Blu-Ray. Enter now!
Looper meets Clash Of The Titans in the next chapter of the video game-inspired non-stop fantasy action adventure. Dominic Purcell stars as Hazen Kaine, an American hitman who skeptically enters into what he hopes is his final contract with corrupt European crime lords. When Hazen realizes he’s been tasked with an impossible mission involving the country’s royal family, the stakes change and his mission turns into an all-out fight for survival that takes him spiraling back to medieval times. Now completely out of his element, he must evade a vile medieval army and reclaim a stolen kingdom.
1. You Must Be A U.S. Resident With A U. »
- Melissa Howland
Matthew McConaughey’s journey from rom-com stud muffin to Oscar-winning actor is officially complete. Six years ago, he starred in Fool’s Gold and Surfer, Dude. At Sunday night’s Oscars, he took home the Best Actor prize for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, the culmination of a string of career-rehabilitating roles that included Magic Mike and Mud. McConaughey was always a popular star, and his frivolous, formulaic romantic comedies likely served as golden handcuffs for several years of his career that left him in a creative rut. Give him credit for recognizing that and then actually doing something about it. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Jesus is The Man!
Son of God star Diogo Morgado has been cast in The CW’s apocalyptic drama pilot The Messengers playing a mysterious figure. Known only as “The Man,” Morgado’s character wakes up naked and burned in the desert and sets out on a mission to provide some answers about the strange events.
The Messengers is about a mysterious object that crashes down to earth. A group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.
The Portuguese actor has been »
- James Hibberd
Diogo Morgado steps into another mysterious role for The CW's apocalyptic drama pilot, “The Messengers.” The actor will play a role simply called “The Man” on the project from “Clash of the Titans” producer Basil Iwanyk, TheWrap has learned. The pilot follows a group of seemingly unconnected strangers when a mysterious object crashes down to earth kills them with an energy pulse. But, They later awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. Also read: CW Orders Apocalyptic Drama Pilot From ‘Clash of the Titans’ Producer Morgado's role is described as a mysterious figure who wakes up naked. »
- Jethro Nededog
★★☆☆☆Despite being an orgy of blood and testosterone, there was something refreshing in the depiction of ancient Greece in Zack Snyder's 300 (2006). Cinema has a propensity for curbing the outlandish elements of Hellenic mythology - by doing away with it altogether, a la Troy (2004), or invoking grittiness as with Clash of the Titans (2010). Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, Snyder's film did the opposite; it threw supernatural elements - in the comic creator's typically grotesque aesthetic - into a historical epic. It wound up being a silly but enjoyable action extravaganza which its sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) fails to replicate.
- CineVue UK
Considering we've been absolutely bonbared with posters, trailers, clips and TV spots over the past few months, there's a good chance you've already made up your mind whether you plan on seeing 300: Rise of an Empire, but just in case you're still on the fence, Warner Bros. has dropped yet another trailer for the follow-up to Zack Snyder's 300, which you can check out right here....
Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield - on the sea - as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. »
- Gary Collinson
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