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In addition, Max Kisbye has been promoted to executive vice president of television production and development. In Mittman’s new role, he will be responsible for creating and developing new television series for the studio. Mittman will report to Steve Stark, MGM’s president of television production and development.
“Andrew and Max are incredible assets to this team,” said Stark. “With years of experience and stellar industry relationships, they have a keen sense of what will resonate in this ever-evolving television landscape. I couldn’t be happier to have them continue in our department’s dogged quest to deliver premium quality content across multiple platforms.”
Prior to joining MGM, Mittman was president of film and scripted television at Lloyd Braun’s Whalerock Industries. His development projects there included “Victoria Woodhull” for Amazon Studios, “Elvis »
- Joe Otterson
Season three of The Expanse is currently filming in Toronto and will premiere in 2018.
Academy Award nominee David Strathairn has finalised a deal to play a substantial character with a significant arc in the next season of Syfy’s series The Expanse, Alcon Television Group president Laura Lancaster announced today.
The Expanse, an hour-long sci-fi drama set two hundred years in the future, centres on the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
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The Academy Award-nominated actor will play “a substantial character with a significant arc,” the production house revealed. No further details were disclosed.
Oscar-nominated for his role in 2005’s Good Night, and Good Luck, Strathairn’s previous TV credits include The Blacklist, Billions, Z: The Beginning of Everything and The Sopranos, in addition to his aforementioned run as Alphas‘ Dr Rosen.
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Psych: The Movie has added a new baddie for Gus and Shawn to (literally?) grapple with.
Four-time WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte “Daughter of Ric” Flair is making her acting debut in the reunion movie as Heather Rockrear, the sidekick to Zachary Levi’s recently cast villain, Thin White Duke, TVGuide.com reports.
Flair is among good (wrestling) company as the series has previously cast other professional wrestlers in guest-starring roles, including John Cena, The Bella Twins, The Miz, Stacy Keibler, Big Show and Mickie James. »
Alphas alumna Laura Mennell and Eijiro Ozaki (Little Boy) have signed on for recurring roles in the third season of Amazon’s flagship drama series The Man In The High Castle. Mennell will play Hedda Parsons, a New York gossip columnist type who is queen of the NY Nazi Reich social scene. Ozaki will portray Admiral Inokuchi, a Japanese admiral who is a cool, calm, rational pragmatist. Based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate history novel, The Man In The… »
Ringling College of Art and Design just announced a partnership between the school and filmmaker extraordinaire Kevin Smith (Clerks, Red State, Tusk) for Kevin's latest project called Killroy Was Here. And according to Smith, the anthology will be a monster movie with grisly moments.
Press Release: "Sarasota, Fl, June 15, 2017 (Globe Newswire) -- Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that Kevin Smith -- iconic filmmaker, author, actor and director of Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and recent horror films Red State and Tusk; has returned to Sarasota to shoot the first installment of his latest horror anthology film Killroy Was Here. This project is being done in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions, the executive producer.
Like many recent Kevin Smith projects, Killroy stems from a conversation taken from one of his popular weekly podcasts.
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The horror, which came to fruition from one of Smith’s weekly podcasts, is said to be the first offering in an anthology which has moral issues as its base. Smith went on to elaborate in the basis of the storyline.
“This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale,” Smith said. “No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, and the audience cheers. We wanted to make an anthology film in the vein of ‘Creepshow.’ Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.”
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- Zehra Phelan
Smith has focused in recent years on horror and comedy with last year’s “Yoga Hosers,” a spinoff from 2014’s “Tusk,” and 2011’s “Red State.” “Killroy” stems from a conversation taken from one of his weekly podcasts.
The phrase “Killroy Was Here” originated in American culture as graffiti during World War II as a bald-headed man with a big nose peeking over a wall with the fingers of each hand clutching the wall. Smith said the new film will be the first installment of a horror anthology.
“This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale,” Smith said. “No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, »
- Dave McNary
If you've been itching to go back in The Matrix, it looks like you're in luck. An exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, has sources saying that Warner Bros. is in the very early stages of developing a reboot to the classic 1990 sci-fi action film.
As of now, there is no clear indication as to where WB wants to take the franchise. However, they do have an idea as to who they want to play their lead, and it isn't Keanu Reeves. Instead, they're eyeing one of Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars Michael B. Jordan.
With a Matrix reboot in the works, it would mean that the Wachowski Bros. would be in the fold. In actuality, that isn't the case. »
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A new version of popular sci-fi film The Matrix is in development.
Warner Bros, who produced the original film, are developing an updated version, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Sources suggest the studio is keen to expand the Matrix’s universe in the manner of Disney and Lucasfilm’s recent updates to the Star Wars franchise. Zak Penn, the screenwriter and creator of sci-fi series Alphas, is said to be in talks to write an initial treatment.
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Prepare for a fresh slice of terror from the warped imaginations of VFX and design masters Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. The Void is a highly anticipated new horror following a series of successful and prestigious festival appearances. Encountering a blood-soaked man on a dark deserted road, a police officer rushes the victim to the local hospital. Soon the staff and patients are trapped by a terrifying, otherworldly threat and forced on a hellish voyage into the depths of the building to escape the nightmare.
Shocking, haunting and boasting mind-blowing practical special effects, The Void is a new must-see horror event, starring Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs the World), Kathleen Munroe (Alphas), Aaron Poole (Forsaken) Kenneth Welsh (The Aviator) and Daniel Fathers. The film is written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski (aka Astron-6).
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With horror recently enjoying an arthouse renaissance, another film that looks to fit the bill will arrive this year. The first teaser trailer for director Jeremy Gillespie’s (Father’s Day) latest horror film The Void has now arrived. Last year, the film stopped by Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas where it made an blood-splattered impression with comparisons to the work of John Carpenter.
This first teaser, although quite brief, packs a punch with no shortage of effective imagery, including some eye stabbings, body horror, and the threat of the Kkk, while also packing some sci-fi elements. Set for a U.K. debut at the end of next month, we’re still waiting a U.S. release, but in the meantime, check it out below with a hat tip to Birth Movies Death.
Encountering a blood-soaked man on a dark deserted road, a police officer rushes the victim to the local hospital. »
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Even for a 30 second promo, The Void crams in just enough bloodsoaked nightmare fuel to leave us wanting more, and if the footage shown evokes memories of John Carpenter, it should. Before blazing a trial of their own, Gillespie and Kostanski worked in design and VFX across such high-profile productions as Pacific Rim, RoboCop and the Hannibal TV series, and the creative duo are “committed to introducing audiences to a unique horror-mythology” with their latest project.
It follows a small town sheriff (Aaron Poole) who finds himself in over his head after escorting an unassuming stranger to the local hospital. From there, things go from weird to downright bizarre, and the teaser above crams in a shotgun blast of »
- Michael Briers
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