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Courtesy of USA Today, we now have our first look at Sony Television’s adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers comic book series. The image features our first glimpse at Sharlto Copley (District 9, Maleficent) as Detective Christian Walker, and Susan Heyward (The Following) as his partner Deena Pilgrim…
Created by Bendis in 2000, Powers tells the story of Walker and Pilgrim, two detectives living in a world full of superhumans. The series will arrive on the Playstation Network in December. Joining Copley and Heyward are Max Fowler (The Killing) as Krispin Stockley, Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) as Captain Cross, Eddie Izzard (Hannibal, The Riches) as Wolfe, Oleysa Rulin (High School Musical) as Calista, Noah Taylor (Edge of Tomorrow) as Johnny Royalle, and Michelle Forbes (Battlestar Galactica, The Killing) as Retro Girl.
- James Garcia
Russian producer Wizart Animation has added announced the English voice cast for The Snow Queen 2, the 3D sequel to its 2012 CG animated feature.
The cast will include Sharlto Copley (District 9, Maleficent) as Orm, Bella Thorne (Blended) as Gerda, Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games, Orphan) as Alfida and Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as General Arrog. Thorn will also sing an original song for the film.
The film, directed and co-written by Alexey Tsitsilin, is set for a day-and-date this December 2014 release in more than 10 countries: UK (Signature Entertainment), Poland, Israel, South Korea, the former Yugoslavia countries, Baltic States, Middle East, Turkey, Malaysia and Thailand. It will be released in China in 2015.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The second installment of the CGI franchise, features Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “Elysium”) as Orm, Bella Thorne (“Blended”) as Gerda, Isabelle Fuhrman (“The Hunger Games,” “Orphan”) as Alfida and Sean Bean (“Lord of the Rings,” “Game of Thrones”) as General Arrog.
Thorn will also sing an original song for the film.
Inspired by the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, “Snow Queen: Journey Continues” focuses on the exploits of Gerda and Orm, the troll whose victory over the Snow Queen has given his fellow trolls a taste for freedom. Comically exaggerating his exploits, Orm spins a web of lies and claims that he is destined to marry the princess and inherit her riches, only to find himself on another perilous »
- Leo Barraclough
An American (District 9's Sharlto Copley) wakes up in a mass grave full of corpses with no idea how he got there. Clambering out, he hooks up with mute young woman known only as Brown Eyes (Josie Ho) and they take refuge in a nearby house. Here they meet up with four other amnesiacs but Only Brown Eyes seems to know how they got there - but she's unable to tell them. »
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
The guys at Grimm Up North have announced their bloodiest, best, most brilliant Grimmfest line up yet! This year they will be hosting some of the greatest in horror, sci-fi and cult features and short films from around the globe. Says Grimmfest Festival Director Simeon Halligan:
We always try to make each Grimmfest bigger than the last and I think this year has been really strong for independent horror and genre titles, I’m really excited by what were going to screen at Grimmfest, I’m convinced its our best line up yet!
Grimmfest kicks off with opening Gala night: starting the night will be the world premiere of Melanie Light’s ‘Vegan Feminist Horror’ short film The Herd, which will then be sharply followed by the English premiere of Brian O’Malley’s Irish/Scottish Intense Horror Let Us Prey, withdirector and the amazing cast featuring Liam Cunningham »
- Phil Wheat
Last week the opening night events for Grimmfest 2014 were announced, and now we're back with the full lineup, which includes several films we've been keeping our eyes on like Housebound, Zombeavers, WolfCop, Starry Eyes, Coherence, Devil's Mile, Sororal, and Many more!
Grimmfest 2014 takes place in Manchester, England, from the 2nd-5th October.
From the Press Release:
We are proud to announce our bloodiest, best, most brilliant Grimmfest lineup yet! This year we will be hosting some of the greatest in horror, sci-fi, and cult feature and short films from around the globe, playing host to some amazing Q&A’s and appearances from some very, very special guests!
Grimmfest Festival Director Simeon Halligan talks about this year's edition of the annual event being the greatest yet: “We always try to make each Grimmfest bigger than the last, and I think this year has been really strong for independent horror and genre titles. »
- Debi Moore
Kris Wall reviews Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty…
Playstation 4 is quickly becoming known for the amount of ‘HD Remasters’ it’s playing host to . From remasters of last gen games like Tomb Raider and the superb The Last of Us to the newly announced Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round and even a remaster of Resident Evil, a game that made its first appearance back in 1996 on the PS1, gamers would be be forgiven for being concerned that Sony could be stuck on reliving past glories than fully embracing the future. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee made first contact on the PS1 in 1997, it was a great side scrolling puzzle platformer that was unlike anything else around at the time. Developed in collaboration between Oddworld Inhabitants and Just Add Water, New ‘n’ Tasty is a complete HD remake of that game.
Oddworld centres around Abe, a Mudokon slave »
- Kris Wall
In the interlude between large-scale tentpole movies and the annual Oscar contenders, the film industry traditionally witnesses a steady decline in notable releases. That said, the beginning of autumn has served up some intriguing surprises over the years including the likes of Neil Blomkamp’s District 9. For this year, though, that space is set to be occupied by Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.
Starring Denzel Washington as former black ops agent Robert McCall, the film sees Washington’s character return to the game for one last job. That job involves rescuing a young girl named Teri — played here by Chloë Grace-Moretz — who has found herself caught up in a gang of ruthless Russian mobsters.
Admittedly, The Equalizer has had its fair shares of hiccups on the road to production. Initially, the adaptation of the 80s procedural was to be brought to the big screen by Paul Haggis, then Rupart Wyatt and thereafter, »
- Michael Briers
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
The film Automata seems to have come out of nowhere, and it appears to have just the sort of vibe that fans of Neill Blomkamp’s film District 9 will love. Antonio Banderas stars in and produces a story that bears a distinct conceptual influence from Isaac Asimov, but which looks a lot more like Blade […]
The post ‘Automata’ Trailer: Antonio Banderas Grapples With Robot Sentience appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
If there’s one thing that can be said about Automata based on its trailer, it’s that the film isn’t afraid to wear its influences on its sleeve. That’s probably a good thing, because Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibañez has stuffed his movie to the gunwales with nods to the science fiction masterpieces of yesteryear and modern classics alike; watching the clip, one might detect hints of District 9‘s Diy polish or a dash of Wall-e‘s environmental woes peppered among top notes of Blade Runner.
That’s just to name a few movies among many, many others (I, Robot chief among them). More importantly, though, the myriad allusions and riffs on display in the preview might not necessarily matter. For one thing, it’s just refreshing to see a director own their sources ...
- Andy Crump
Robots are people, too, in the first trailer for Millennium Entertainment's upcoming science fiction release “Automata.” The futuristic thriller, which looks like a mix of “Blade Runner,” “I, Robot” and “District 9,” stars Antonio Banderas as a robotics corporation insurance agent who routinely investigates cases of people manipulating robots. He begins to view the machines in a new light, however, when he pursues a robot altering other robots. Also read: Harrison Ford Courted for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel And according to co-star Melanie Griffith, “self repairing implies some idea of a conscience.” The thought appears to be the big idea behind the movie, »
- Greg Gilman
"If you want to survive, you must stay with us." Just recently, we highlighted two teaser posters for an upcoming sci-fi flick called Automata, starring Antonio Banderas. Now the first trailer has arrived, and it definitely has our attention. It seems like a mix of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot mixed with Blade Runner and a hint of District 9. It's gritty, with practical robots, and some impressive visuals for such a low profile sci-fi project. Of course, the question is whether or not the big ideas teased in the trailer are effectively transferred to the big screen, unlike the Will Smith attempt to adapt Asimov's classic work. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, originally from Yahoo: Automata is directed by Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro) from a script he wrote with Igor Legarreta and Javier Sánchez Donate. The film, set 50 years in the future, »
- Ethan Anderton
District 9 and A-Team star Sharlto Copley has been cast in the lead role for a new PlayStation Network drama series called Powers. The series is being based on Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming’s comic book series.
The news comes from Variety who reports that Copley will play Christian Walker, described as "a dapper and charismatic character with a darkness and violence right at the surface but with a sense of buried integrity." The description goes on to say that "Walker has the dissolute air of a faded rock star and the body of a battered heavyweight. Once possessed of super-powers, Walker lost those abilities in a battle with a super-human mass killer. A faded hero, he’s now a detective who works with law enforcement, using his singular expertise to investigate crimes in the Powers community."
Also cast in the series is Michelle Forbes, who will play Retro Girl, »
- Joey Paur
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Playstation Network’s long-gestating adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers graphic novel has finally found its two leads. After a few weeks of on-again off-again negotiations, District 9 star Sharlto Copley and Battlestar Galactica alum Michelle Forbes have joined the 10-episode superhero crime drama.
Copley, who’s been making a name for himself in high-profile projects like Elysium, Maleficent, and The A-Team, will make his small screen debut as Christian Walker, who is described as a “dapper and charismatic faded hero who lost his powers in a battle with a super-human mass killer.” Now a detective who works with law enforcement, he uses his unique experience to investigate crimes in the Powers community with his partner, Detective Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward).
Forbes, on the other hand, will take the role of Retro Girl, a world-famous superheroine whose mysterious murder »
- James Garcia
The TV adaptation of the comic book Powers has cast its two lead roles. THR reports that Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Michelle Forbes (True Blood, Battlestar Galactica) have been tapped to star in the series for PlayStation, which is producing the adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic. Copley will play Christian Walker, a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force, dealing specifically with crimes involving those who have special abilities. Forbes will play Retro Girl, a character who is the “superstar” of the Powers community. FX was previously developing a Powers TV show adaptation that never went forward, with Jason Patric and Carly Foulkes filling the roles of Christian and Retro Girl, respectively. 30 Days of Night helmer and Hannibal principal director David Slade will direct the first two episodes of Powers, with Charlie Huston serving as executive producer. The series will debut exclusively on the PlayStation Network this December. »
- Adam Chitwood
The high-profile dark fantasy A Monster Calls, from The Impossible director J.A. Bayona, just added Sigourney Weaver to its cast. The Aliens actress joins the already-attached Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones in the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award-winning children’s fantasy novel (which in turn was based on an idea from the late Siobhan Dowd).
The film will focus on a young boy (still uncast) who attempts to deal with bullying at school and his mother’s (Jones) cancer diagnosis by retreating into a fantasy world full of dark and dangerous creatures. When the most fearsome of the creatures (voiced by Neeson) follows the boy back into the real world, the two begin an exchange of stories, with potentially devastating consequences.
Weaver will take on the role of the boy’s grandmother, with whom he is to live once his mother succumbs to the cancer. The character is described as a “no-nonsense” woman. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Sharlto Copley, the star of "District 9," is joining the cast of "Powers," the Sony PlayStation Network series. Copley will be playing the lead male role, homicide detective Christian Walker, in the show which is based on the comic of the same name. "Powers," as the title suggests, exists in a world where certain people have superhuman abilities, a group referred to as Powers. Copley's Walker, along Deena Pilgrim (previously cast Susan Heyward) are assigned to investigate cases where someone has died due to an individual with superpowers. According to the same Deadline report which names Copley as the lead, also joining the cast is Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl, one of the aforementioned Powers. Forbes has appeared on "The Killing," "True Blood," "Orphan Black," and more. She can also be seen in the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1." The comic series "Powers" began at Image Comics in »
- HitFix Staff
Sony Television’s upcoming PlayStation Network series Powers has found its leading man, with TV Line reporting that Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) has signed on for the role of Detective Christian Walker, while Michelle Forbes (The Killing, True Blood) will also play Retro Girl.
Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Powers is set in a world of superhumans and follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim (played by The Following’s Susan Heyward), who are charged with protect humans from super-powered individuals.
Powers will arrive on PlayStation Network in December, with a cast that also includes Max Fowler (The Killing) as Krispin Stockley, Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) as Captain Cross, Eddie Izzard (Hannibal) as Wolfe, Oleysa Rulin (High School Musical) as Calista nd Noah Taylor (Edge of Tomorrow) as Johnny Royalle.
- Gary Collinson
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