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Read More: Watch: 'Northmen: A Viking Saga' Gets an Epic and Bloody Trailer Those missing "Game of Thrones" may be in luck, as Claudio Fäh's upcoming "Northmen: A Viking Saga" looks to be chock full of medieval sword fights and intense violence. The action film stars Tom Hopper ("Merlin"), Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"), Charlie Murphy and Ed Skrein. The official synopsis reads: "'Northmen: A Viking Saga' tells the story of a group of Vikings in the ninth century who sets sail for Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the northern part of the island. But a storm smashes the ship to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. Soon thereafter, the daughter of the Scottish King falls into their hands and the Vikings see this as an opportunity to demand a large ransom. The King immediately »
- Ethan Sapienza
Plans for a two-part movie based on the classic horror novel are moving ahead with Mama director Andres Muschietti potentially taking over.
New Line's partnership with Andres will likely involve his sister Barbara Muschietti coming aboard in a producer role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It had been scheduled to go into production this summer prior to Fukunaga's departure in May, after working on the project for three years.
Changes to the movie's direction mean that The Maze Runner's Will Poulter is no longer necessarily still attached to play the demonic clown Pennywise, but he could come back aboard at some later stage.
There is no word yet on when production will begin with Andres Muschietti at the helm.
Digital Spy reported live from Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego. In our video interview below, »
At Comic-Con, I recently joined the press room for A&E's The Omen sequel series, Damien, where, along with a handful of journalists, I caught up with writer/executive producer Glen Mazzara and cast members Bradley James, Barbara Hershey, and Scott Wilson, who discussed the upcoming adult Antichrist series.
Glen Mazzara on the tone of the show:
"It is realistic, we're using the original 1976 film as the source not only of the story but of the style of filmmaking. That film was very grounded, it felt like it was taking place in the world and so we're trying to follow that, you know? I think that's what makes the horror play. If you feel that it's real. Once something becomes very involved, very dependent on special effects, I tend to feel not as frightened, to tell you the truth. So we're trying to stay as realistic feeling as possible.
- Derek Anderson
Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” is getting the “Once Upon a Time” treatment in season five, with Scottish princess Merida joining the ABC fantasy drama.
At the show’s Saturday morning Comic-Con panel, executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz unveiled a teaser featuring Merida’s iconic archery skills, showing a hooded character hitting the bullseye of a target before splitting that arrow with a second and pulling back her hood to reveal curly red hair. Merida will be played by Scottish actress Amy Mason.
The cast and executive producers were on hand at Comic-Con to tease season five, with Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Sean Maguire and Rebecca Mader in attendance.
Fans also got a first look at Morrison’s Emma in her “Dark Swan” iteration at the panel, since the season four finale saw the Savior tether »
- Laura Prudom
A&E have debuted the first trailer for "Damien," the new TV series follow-up to the original 1976 "The Omen" with former "Merlin" star Bradley James taking on the role of the Antichrist-to-be Damien Thorne. In the new take, he's now a thirty-year-old war photographer who has forgotten everything about his past.
Glen Mazzara ("The Walking Dead," "The Shield") produces the series which he calls "grounded" and realistic. There'll be some special effects dealing with Damien's powers, but for the most part they're subtle.
Speaking at Comic Con earlier today, James says this version's Damien is aware that "there are strange things going on, and his life is not what other people’s lives seem to be." The first season will essentially deal with his struggle between his regular-guy humanity and the destiny that Lucifer planned for him after he learns the truth.
One of the factors will be his »
- Garth Franklin
"I imagine you don't remember much... that'll change." Through The Hollywood Reporter, A&E has unleashed a new trailer for Damien, the sequel series to 1976's The Omen.
Stay tuned to Daily Dead for Comic-Con interviews with the cast and crew of Damien.
Damien details: "The series stars Bradley James as Damien Thorn (“Merlin,” “Homeland”), along with Oscar® nominee Barbara Hershey (“Once Upon A Time”), Omid Abtahi (“Better Call Saul”) and Meganlyn Echikunwoke (“House of Lies”).
“Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny -- that he is the Antichrist. Barbara Hershey stars as Ann Rutledge, the world's most powerful woman who has been tasked with making sure Damien fulfills his destiny. Omid Abtahi portrays Amani Golkar, »
- Derek Anderson
A&E (via THR) has released the first Damien trailer, which you can watch below. The hour-long drama, which hails from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead”), functions as a follow-up to the classic 1976 horror film, The Omen. The series stars Bradley James (“Merlin,” “Homeland”) as Damien Thorn, along…
The post Damien Trailer: First Look at The Omen Sequel Series appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Spencer Perry
“It’s my last day today, so it’s all a bit weird.”
“It was quite extraordinary,” he says via phone from South Africa, where the series shoots. “I got to play some really cool stuff as an actor, really interesting stuff, stuff that you’re not normally asked to do… It was a gas.”
Video Exclusive First Look: Dominion Season 2 Trailer Proves War Is Holy »
Talk about following in a father's footsteps. Michael Neeson, son of actor Liam Neeson, has just been set for his first major film role. He will play the role of famed Irish revolutionary Michael Collins in The Rising, reprising the role his father made famous almost 20 years ago in Michael Collins. The film stars Colin Morgan (Merlin), who plays the lead role of Irish freedom fighter Sean McDermott, and David O'Hara (Braveheart) who plays revolutionary leader James… »
Last Updated: July 1, 2015
Doctor Who is the persistent subject of rumours - from the credible to the outright absurd - and it can be difficult to separate what's fact from what's fiction.
Lucky for you, dear reader, that Digital Spy is on hand to cut a swathe through the nonsense - these are the facts, 100% confirmed, about series 9 of the world's greatest science-fiction series.
Filming began on the 9th series of Doctor Who - its 35th run overall - on January 5, 2015 for a planned transmission in the autumn. Steven Moffat will serve as lead writer and executive producer for the fifth time.
Coleman was widely expected to be leaving the series in the 2014 Christmas special - and indeed had planned to exit - »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Saturday, July 11. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am SpongeBob SquarePants
The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 TV & Film Panels, Hosts, Events, and Fandom Nominations. ABC, NBC, CBS, Showtime, The CW, A&E, Fox, Starz, HBO, and Cartoon Network will all be represented at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. A number of movie studios like Legendary Pictures will be at the Comic-Con. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will not be present. All of the events will take place at the San Diego Convention Center. The 2015 has announced the line-up for its Preview Night, which will take place on July 8, 2015
TV Preview Night Schedule
A&E, CBS, Fox, Cartoon Network, The CW, NBC, Wgn Amercia, Fox, and FX.
Wednesday, July 8 (Preview Night)
6-10 p.m. — Wbtv Preview Screenings
The first time is always the best time. Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season — “Supergirl, »
- Rollo Tomasi
Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s. But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans. The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures. Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »
- Andre Soares
This review contains spoilers.
Forget Barb meters drily totting up television ratings, the true measure of a TV episode should be judged by the volume of a viewer’s involuntary wail when the end credits appear. By that system, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell registers off the scale. When the screen turned black at the close of tonight’s instalment, my neighbour knocked on the party wall to check I hadn’t done myself an injury.
As an adult, watching this series is the closest I’ve come to the childhood experience of being read a new and spell-binding bedtime book. In the joy of the anticipation, in the telling, and in the frustration of realising a chapter’s end has snuck up on you mid-tale; that’s just how it feels. »
Channel 4 has won much acclaim for its exploration of themes of technophobia in Black Mirror - and on Sunday night (June 14), the broadcaster returns to that topic, but on a much grander scale, in new 8-part series Humans.
A co-production with Us cable network AMC - home to The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Mad Men - Humans is based on a European production called Real Humans, which has aired two acclaimed series in its native Sweden.
Relocated to suburban London, Humans will otherwise explore similar territory to the original - it's again set in a parallel present where uncanny humanoid robots, known as 'Synths', are as commonplace in the home as a mobile phone or an iPad.
"Overall, it's the same idea, we just tell the story in a different way," says producer Chris Fry. "Towards the middle of the series, it does change quite a lot [from the original] - with this subject matter, »
With San Diego Comic-Con coming up (July 9th–12th), 20th Century Fox Television recently ensured that horror hounds will have a lot to look forward to, including an American Horror Story: Hotel panel and the world premiere of Scream Queens:
Press Release (via IGN) -- "American Horror Story & Scream Queens Get ready to scream! It’s a Comic-Con horror fest when members of the all-star cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan’s Fox comedy “Scream Queens” (Jamie Lee Curtis—the original “scream queen”—Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk’s FX dramas “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and upcoming “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer). This lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets.
- Derek Anderson
Kevin McCann will direct The Rising and is targeting a 2016 release to mark the centenary of The Easter Rebellion, when the Irish Republican Brotherhood clashed with British occupying forces in Dublin.
The insurrection was suppressed after six days but revived secessionism and returned it to the forefront of Irish politics.
David O’Hara has joined the cast as Irish revolutionary leader James Connolly. The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan will write the theme song.
All Films, the Oscar-nominated company that produced Tangerines, are in talks to reunite with McCann after the parties collaborated on the 2015 short »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Fox favorites Sleepy Hollow, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and more will return to the event, taking place July 8-12, while newcomers Damien (to air on A&E), Minority Report and The Last Man on Earth (both on Fox) and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX) will make their first trip to San Diego. »
The film, funded by private equity, will shoot for five weeks on location in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France until June 20. Production will then move to the Ilford in the UK for a week.
Production designer Charles Garrad (The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill…) will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which he describes as “a lyrical mystery”.
The story centres on Paul (Morgan), who investigates his late father’s increasingly disturbing past and becomes suspicious of the mysterious, melancholic and probably dangerous Madeleine (Ardant).
French actress Ardant won the Cesar Award for best actress in 1997 for Pedale Douche and was nominated »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Cavity Colors and Van Orton Design have released limited T-shirts and tank tops inspired by the aliens from John Carpenter's film, They Live. Also in this round-up: trailers for AMC's Humans and the Mad Max video game.
"The left side of the image represents the first time Rowdy Roddy Piper puts on the infamous sunglases, and he sees the subliminal imagery and aliens in grayscale. The color side represents when you finally see “Them” in full color and fully exposed to the world!"
Priced at $24, this limited maroon shirt is printed on 100% cotton fabric and is prone to sell out quickly. To learn more about the Cavity Colors' They Live T-shirt, visit:
"Exposure" Tank Top:
Also priced at »
- Tamika Jones
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