19 items from 2015
Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around we have an update on the growing cast of Hannibal Season 3 and details on when you can expect to see Salem Season 2 on the small screen and the buzzed-about It Follows on the big screen.
TVLine reports that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will play Cordell Doemling, yet another familiar name to fans of Thomas Harris’ books and the Hannibal Lecter movies. For those unfamiliar, Cordell Doemling is the verbally abused medical aid to the wealthy, wicked, and mutilated Mason Verger, who will now be played on the TV series by Joe Anderson in place of Michael Pitt. In the 2001 film, Hannibal, Doemling was played by Željko Ivanek.
In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, it was recently revealed that Rutina Wesley, whom True Blood fans know as Tara Mae Thornton, will play the recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind »
- Derek Anderson
Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the script, which was voted to the 2012 Blood List. Blum and Kaplan are producing alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle, while Nate Matteson, Eric Robinson and Bryan Bertino will serve as executive producers. »
- Jeff Sneider
Frank Grillo was just announced as the male lead, and now actresses Anna Torv ("Fringe") and Shree Crooks ("Extant") are set to join him in Akiva Goldsman‘s horror-thriller "Stephanie" at Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Chapter One.
Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski wrote the script in which Shree will play Stephanie, a young woman abandoned by her parents in their remote home where a dark supernatural force looms in the background.
When her mother (Torv) and father (Grillo) return to claim her, the malevolent power spins out of control with Stephanie at the center. Jason Blum, Matt Kaplan, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Adrienne Biddle are producing.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer announced the news on Twitter, confirming her involvement in the film which begins shooting next month in Australia.
Wakd will play the French head of security at an international space station when the earth’s climate control satellites fail to function. Katheryn Winnick, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and Sterling Jerins also star. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Arriving fashionably late to the party is the speciality of these female TV characters. They’re not the Cousin Olivers or the Scrappy Doos of the television world, but the regulars and recurring roles who enter a show once it’s established and help it on its way to greatness. Their respective shows may not have known they needed them right at the start, but they soon proved themselves indispensable and much-loved parts of their TV universes.
From Paige Matthews to Winifred Burkle, Ro Laren and more then, let’s celebrate the women whose appearance in our favourite shows were better late than never...
Kitty Winter – Elementary
When she arrived: season three episode one, Enough Nemesis To Go Around.
Now that the initial overcrowding issue has »
In May of last year, Saban Brands and Lionsgate officially announced a new Power Rangers feature film was in the works. Then Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the screenplay. They're writing credits include X:Men: First Class, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. Roberto Orci, who co-wrote J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films and Michael Bay's Transformers films, was brought in to be the film's executive producer, but he left because he was too busy getting ready to Star Trek 3. Welp, he's free now. Outside of all of that, we really haven't heard anything new regarding this Power Rangers reboot. Actor/professional martial arist Jason David Frank, who still has strong ties to Saban Brands has said in the past that he will more than likely have a cameo in the new film. In a recent interview with comicbook.com, Frank reiterates his interest »
J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Damon Lindelof (Lost) and countless others shift from behind the scenes to become the focus of a new documentary, Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show. The doc offers numerous first-hand accounts of what it takes to get a TV show on the air and features a backstory that is almost as equally fascinating. Director Des Doyle and Co-Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, both natives of Ireland, sat down recently to discuss the arduous journey of bringing this film to life. "For anyone who has ever truly pursued the dream of making a film, they know it comes with costs attached. “The lucky thing about being a first-time director is that naiveté can make you unaware of just how big a challenge you've set yourself, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Actors Luis Guzman (“Traffic,” “Boogie Nights”) and Finesse Mitchell (“Saturday Night Live”) have landed guest spots on Showtime’s “Roadies” from Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams, the cabler announced Thursday.
“Roadies” — a comedy following a rock band on tour, seen through the eyes of the band’s crew — stars Christina Hendricks as the band’s production manager and Luke Wilson as the tour manager. Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Colson “Mgk” Baker, Peter Cambor and Keisha Castle-Hughes round out the ensemble cast.
Guzman has been cast as the band’s tour-bus driver, Gooch. Mitchell will play Harvey, the tour accountant, who’s involved in illegal side businesses.
Crowe wrote the pilot and will direct. He’s exec producing the pilot with Abrams, Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Fringe,” “Person of Interest”) and Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life,” “Wicked,” “Huge”), who will also serve as showrunner. Kathy Lingg (“Person of Interest,” “Fringe”) is co-exec producing. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The former “Xena: Warrior Princess” actress and the actor who starred on ABC’s “Betrayal” are joining Wgn America’s “Salem” for Season 2, which began production on Wednesday. Actors Joe Doyle (“Raw”) and Oliver Bell (“How to Make Love Like an Englishman”) are also set to join the cast of the witch drama, set in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, site of the infamous real-life witch trials that resulted in executions of 20 people.
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Lawless, set as a recurring guest star, will play Countess Marburg, »
- Travis Reilly
Amazon Studios’ literary adaptation of Michael Connelly’s best-selling detective novels featuring the crime fiction exploits of an Lapd officer named after a 15th Century Dutch artist famous for the macabre will premiere just in time for Valentine’s Day. All ten episodes of Bosch are set to debut in the Us, UK, and Germany to Amazon Prime members by way of Amazon Instant video on February 13, 2014.
The hour-long drama stars Titus Welliver (Sons of Anarchy, Argo) in the titular role as a the grizzled homicide detective with a helluva gut instinct, Harry Bosch (named after that other Harry Bosch) who’s in pursuit of the recently-escaped-from-custody confessed killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations he murdered another suspected killer in cold blood.
- Joshua Cohen
After years of anticipation from Michael Connelly readers, Amazon just announced the launch date for Bosch, its first drama series, on Friday, February 13th, when all ten episodes will become available at once on Prime Instant Video.
Based primarily on elements from Connelly’s City of Bones (2002), The Concrete Blonde (1994) and Echo Park (2006), the series follows relentless Lapd homicide detective Harry Bosch as he pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected killer in cold blood.
The investigation of the boy’s killer takes on a life and death urgency when a suspect who’s confessed to the boy’s murder escapes custody and begins a murderous rampage across Los Angeles, taunting Bosch as the case turns deeply personal.
The adaptation of E.L. James‘ blockbuster book series “Fifty Shades of Grey” arrives in a month, but fans can spark some action of their own while waiting for the Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson flick to open Valentine’s weekend.
Bay Area hospitality group Personality Hotels, which has boutique properties in San Francisco, is resurfacing a $150 add-on service for guests called “50 Shades of Women.” The experience is aimed at “those ready to live out their favorite scenes from the best-seller.”
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- Matt Donnelly
Blow out the torches and put the pitchforks back in the barn, kiddos. Any longtime fan of ole’ Marc Alan Fishman knows well that he isn’t much for the lightsabers and midichlorians. I’m not here necessarily to slight a multi-billion dollar franchise that helped spawn a legion of fanboys that in-turn became the heroes of my youth. Instead, I’m here to explain calmly and coolly why I’m skittish that the hype machine that will churn out the next Star Wars will not be the second coming all the wookies and rogues are awaiting with baited breath.
J.J. Isn’t the Messiah
J.J. Abrams is a talented director and writer. But he’s not a miracle worker. While his track record and profit margins have never been snickered at, I look over his IMDb resume and nothing strikes me. Yes, he created cult (and successfully syndicated) hits like Alias, »
- Marc Alan Fishman
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, on Thursday, January 15, will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference.
Wamg will again be there for the announcement and will be reporting from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
“Each of the three years we’ve produced the show, we have attempted to refresh elements of the process and the telecast,” said Zadan and Meron. “This year, we’re honored to start a new tradition that celebrates the contributions of all the nominees by announcing all 24 categories. We’re thrilled that a distinguished actor and two world-class film directors are part of the initial launch.”
At 5:30 a.m. Pt, Cuarón and Abrams will announce the nominees in the following categories: Animated Feature Film, »
- Michelle McCue
Pretty Little Liars has been renewed for two more seasons. Will establishing an end-date mean it finally starts to provide answers?
This review contains spoilers.
5.14 Through A Glass, Darkly
Let’s be honest, Pretty Little Liars has burnt a lot of audience goodwill at this point. Whether it’s the red herrings, the actually-compelling dead ends before they’re revealed as dead ends or the deaths of fan-favourite characters, there has been a lot of disappointment for the average Pll watcher over the last couple of years.
But then there’s the prospect of an end date that’s now been set two and a half seasons from Through A Glass, Darkly, and that clarity permeates even the silliest moments of this winter premiere.
We will, at some point soon, find out who A is, and we’ll also presumably uncover what the heck is going on in Alison’s head. »
Agent Carter reported for duty on Tuesday night — is ABC’s retro Marvel series a real gas?
Set in 1946, after World War II has ended (and after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s placeholder stars Hayley Atwell as the titular agent, who with all the men now back from the front lines has seen her value to the Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve) downgraded. Instead, she is dismissed as “Captain America’s ‘liaison'” and tasked to cover phones and pour coffee.
When the Ssr learns that Howard Stark’s cunning creations are finding their way »
“Orange Is the New Black” characters Piper Chapman and Alex Vause may fight over something new on Season 3.
Australian DJ and model Ruby Rose broke the news on her official Facebook page that she’ll be joining the cast of the hit Netflix series slated to air this summer.
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“Grab yourself a copy of U.S. Elle Magazine and read about my new role on a small unheard of series called Orange Is The New Black.. ( insert sarcasm ) Haha, I am very excited and honored to »
- Alicia Banks
Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then our episode roadmap features are for you.
In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to get the overall gist of »
There’s nary a film franchise as iconic yet as beleaguered as the Terminator franchise over the past decade or so. After the initial two films became a huge part of popular culture, with everything from the music to star Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous “I’ll be back” quote becoming ingrained in our collective consciousness, the franchise strayed from the course, veering into B-movie territory with Jonathan Mostow’s Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines, struggling to portray the future war fans wanted in McG’s Terminator: Salvation, and having just mild success with the cancelled-too-soon Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on the small screen.
In short, nothing has come close to the first two films and director James Cameron’s vision. With Cameron busy working on two or three Avatar sequels when not skiing down mountains of money, and Arnold coming out of retirement, struggling at the box office, »
- Jay Anderson
19 items from 2015
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