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We told you back in January about the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, a psychosexual horror series set in Victorian England and featuring some of the iconic horror figures of those times. Happily, three of those roles have now been cast.
Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) (above left) will be playing Dr. Victor Frankenstein, according to Deadline. Dorian Gray, the man whose transgressions, according to the original Oscar Wilde story, never take a toll on his own handsome features but turn his portrait hideous, will be played by Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) (above center). A third, “unnamed mysterious character of haunting intensity” will be played by Rory Kinnear (Quantum of Solace) (above right).
- Erin Willard
The Fox drama starring Kevin Bacon has added a lot of new characters for the upcoming season (slated to return in January) - and half of them are Dexter alums! Keith Carradine, who played Frank Lundy in seasons two and four, joins as Barry, a "trusted friend" of Bacon's character, Ryan Hardy. Sam Underwood, who plays Dexter's protege Zach in the current season, joins the show as Luke, "a very complicated and dangerous young man who may or may not be a follower of the “late” Joe Carroll." Non-Dexter actors joining for season two include Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) as a Soho art dealer who finds herself in a bit of trouble that only gets more complicated when Ryan comes to her aid. Jessica Stroup (Prom Night, The Hills Have Eyes II) joins as Ryan's niece, Max; Tiffany Boone (Detention) and J.D. Williams (The Wire) will play »
- Alyse Wax
Latino Review reports that Hurd-Wood is the only actress so far to have auditioned for the key role of Leia's daughter.
It has not been confirmed which role Pettyfer read for, or whether it is the same part that Ryan Golsing and Zac Efron were reported to be in line for.
British-born actress Hurd-Wood is best known for her role in 2009's Dorian Gray and in Australian drama Tomorrow, When the War Began.
The film's release is reportedly set for December 2015.
Watch Hurd-Wood speaking to Digital Spy about Tomorrow, When the »
Our good friends at FEARnet is gearing up to unleash a pretty awesome September lineup for horror fans (“Slayed By the Bell”-themes?!), including the broadcast premiere of James Wan’s creepy chiller Insidious. Read on for more info!!
(Santa Monica, CA – August 26, 2013) – The acclaimed box office smash, Insidious, will make its FEARnet debut on Sunday, September 8, at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt. Directed by James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring), and written by Saw scribe Leigh Whannell, Insidious stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as Josh and Renai Lambert, parents whose son has fallen into a coma, following a mysterious incident in the attic. Things get much worse for the family, as their son’s illness leads to a terrifying encounter with malevolent ghouls, and a journey into the realm of the dead known as “The Further.” This will be a chance for fans to catch up with the Lambert family and their demons, »
The upcoming film adaptation of the bestselling novel, Ender's Game has received a lot of attention, not for finally adapting the sci-fi classic into a blockbuster movie, but instead due to the book's author, Orson Scott Card, and his virulently anti-gay opinions.
Card, whose views on gay marriage have long been publicly known, first came under attack from earlier this year when DC Comics hired him to write a new digital Superman comic series, which ended with the illustrator leaving the comic over Card's views and a petition being signed by thousands of readers calling for Card's firing.
The adaptation of Card's book is slated for a tentpole November release, and now with the cast and director doing the press rounds for the movie at places such as Comic-Con, they are having to field questions about the author's anti-gay statements, and the controversy is poised to take the hype away from the film itself. »
- The Huffington Post
The gorgeous Alicia Vikander is the focus for the latest Comic Con character one-sheet celebrating Sergei Bodrov's fantasy adaptation 'Seventh Son'. If follows on from the previous poster which featured 'Game of Thrones' actor Kit Harington and is as equally unimaginative. Character posters are a notoriously pointless piece of marketing and especially when no real thought goes into their production. Jeff Bridges ('R.I.P.D.'), Julianne Moore ('Carrie'), Ben Barnes ('Dorian Gray'), Antje Traue ('Man of Steel'), Olivia Williams ('The Sixth Sense') and Djimon Hounsou ('The Island') also star. Head below to check out the large floating head of Miss Vikander surrounded by mystical purple haze and sparks. Yawn! »
The first trailer and a new character poster for Sergei Bodrov's 'Seventh Son' has been released by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. The new Comic Con poster features 'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington who seems perfectly at home in his latest 'ye olde'-type role. The flick is based on the first novel in a series of books by author Joseph Delaney entitled 'The Spook's Apprentice'. The movie stars Jeff Bridges ('R.I.P.D.'), Julianne Moore ('Carrie'), Ben Barnes ('Dorian Gray'), Alicia Vikander ('Anna Karenina'), Antje Traue ('Man of Steel'), Olivia Williams ('The Sixth Sense') and Djimon Hounsou ('The Island'). Check out the poster and of course the new trailer below. »
Great news! It was just announced today by the master storyteller and best selling novelist Clive Barker that his 1992 dark fantasy novel, The Thief Of Always, is finally in the process in getting made into a live action feature. The Thief Of Always has been up in the air on getting the film treatment since the early 2000’s and has fallen through multiple times. In the early 1990’s Paramount planned to release it as an animated musical version of the novel with Barker as one of four executive producers, but that plan failed. In 2004 a live action adaptation of the novel was negotiated between Seraphim Films and 20 Century Fox, but that also never came to light and since then nothing else has been heard of on the project until now. Clive Barker today announces that his old friend, director Oliver Parker (Dorian Gray, Othello) will be directing the live action feature adaptation of the novel. »
- Norberto Aguiar
A book filled with inner monologue, a Bengal tiger and a shipwrecked boy somehow managed to be turned into a film; an Academy Award-winning one at that. Ang Lee has himself called Life Of Pi the most difficult film he’s ever made. Life Of Pi was once considered unfilmable due to the importance of the tiger and its human qualities. However, thanks to the required technology being enabled a few years ago, the tiger and story could finally be brought to the big screen. Check out Thn’s list of seemingly unfilmable films which were made into movies.
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
A key to bringing those supposedly unfilmable movies to life is modern CGI. Where would the Lord Of The Rings trilogy be without it? Children would have played hobbits, Nazgûl-birds made to fly by hanging them on strings, and a doll would have portrayed Gollum, »
- Isra Alkassi
Today’s film is the 2009 short Unrequited Love. The film is written and directed by Jade-Syed Bokhari, and stars Max Irons. Irons began his acting career nearly a decade ago, and has been rising to prominence ever since, with roles in movies such as 2009′s Dorian Gray and 2011′s Red Riding Hood. His newest feature, titled The Host, was released in American theatres this past weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Robert Pattinson was said to be an early contender to star in the film, however sources told The Hollywood Reporter that interest in the former Twilight star came more from producers than the actor himself.
Posh focuses on the fictional elite Oxbridge dining society, dubbed the Riot Club, who hold clandestine meetings in a private room at a pub.
ABC has cast "Kings" star Chris Egan in its modern horror pilot "Gothica," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Egan will play the iconic Dorian Gray, the literary creation of Oscar Wilde who was the focus of the 1890 novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray."
"Gothica" is being described as "a sexy, gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others." Egan's character is described as "a beautifully charming and devastatingly sexy man with a smile like a switchblade. He's an enigmatic playboy who develops a relationship with Grace Van Helsing and attempts to help her figure out who killed her family."
- Laura Prudom
ABC's gothic monster soap has cast two of its leads. Kings alum Chris Egan has landed the role of Dorian Gray, while EastEnders' Tom Ellis has been tapped to portray Victor Frankenstein in the high-concept drama Gothica, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: TV Pilots 2013: The Complete Guide The pilot is described as a sexy gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others. Egan's Dorian Gray -- the character who first rose to fame in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian
- Lesley Goldberg
With the announcement earlier today that David Ayer is taking on WWII with Fury, we’ve got more news from the era with the announcement that Johnny English Reborn director Oliver Parker is turning his hand back towards drama with Dunkirk. Parker isn’t exactly known for his serious nature, as he’s also been behind directorial duties with St Trinian’S and and the woefully average Dorian Gray.
Despite his early direction taking place with Oscar Wilde works, we’re pretty unsure how he’ll take on the real and serious nature of WWII and Dunkirk, especially when you consider it was on the most important moments in world history but we’ll judge further when it comes to the actual production and I’m more than sure he knows that this can’t be messed around with. Well, I bloody well hope not.
The film is backed by »
- Dan Bullock
After bringing back the bumbling British spy to the big screen in Johnny English Reborn (the character was more popular in the UK), director Oliver Parker is getting back to period drama. With films like Dorian Gray in his past as well, Deadline reports Parker is heading to World War II with Dunkirk, a film based on the battle of the same name. As part of the Battle of France, the story takes place during the defense, evacuation and rescue of 200,000 British troops and 140,000 French troops as the Germans advanced. What makes this all the morning interesting is the civilians who used small boats to carry all the troops across the English Channel in this battle that is said to be one of the turning points in the war. More below! Deadline says the script comes from an unlikely source as Gavin Scott, the man behind family films like Small Soldiers »
- Ethan Anderton
The Dunkirk evacuation, one of the biggest course changing moments of World War II, is set to be brought to the big screen in a new movie from Working Title UK.
Deadline say Oliver Parker is attached to direct Dunkirk, a spec script from Gavin Scott that will re-tell the story of courage from those British civilians who over nine days in May 1940 used hundreds of small boats to cross the English Channel to rescue 200,000 British and 140,000 French troops from the advancing Germans. In British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s immortal We shall fight them on the beaches speech on June 4th, he hailed the rescue mission as a “miracle of deliverance”.
For Parker, this will be his most mature film for a while having previously shot the oddball adaptation of Dorian Gray and the two farcical comedies St. Trinian’s and most recently Johnny English Reborn, the latter which »
- Matt Holmes
Oliver Parker has inked a deal with Working Title UK to direct the upcoming historical project titled Dunkirk.
Written by Gavin Scott, the film tells the story of the courageous British civilians who rescued countless British and French troops during World War II. The battles that took place gave allies the advantage during the war.
A production date has not been set. »
Ruben Fleischer remains attached to direct the film which follows ex-fighter pilot who rids the world of spies, assassins, and other bad guys with his souped-up Interceptor car. [Source: Variety]
The story deals with the famed WWII battle in which British civilians used small boats to cross the English Channel and rescue 200,000 British troops and 140,000 French troops from the advancing Germans. [Source: Deadline]
The story is being described as "'Dead Calm' in space", though the action »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Working Title UK has acquired Dunkirk, a spec script by Gavin Scott that has Oliver Parker attached to direct. The script chronicles the courage of British civilians, men and women who used small boats to cross the English Channel and rescue 200,000 British troops and 140,000 French troops from the advancing Germans. Dunkirk was one of the battles that changed the course of WWII. Scott wrote the script and brought to Parker, whose credits include Dorian Gray, and Johnny English Reborn. Scott’s script work includes Small Soldiers and The Borrowers and series that include Young Indiana Jones. He’s currently teamed with Terry Jones on an adaptation of Good Omens, the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett comic novel. He and Jones also scripted Absolutely Anything, which Jones is directing with his Monty Python mates and Robin Williams. Scott is repped by Original Artists in the Us and Linda Seifert Management in the UK, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Oliver Parker has signed on to direct Dunkirk with Working Title UK, Deadline reports. The film, based on the historic World War II battle, was written by Gavin Scott. Parker's previous directing credits include St. Trinian's , Dorian Gray and, most recently, Johnny English Reborn . Although the latter film performed modestly at the domestic box office with just over $8.3 million, it was a major success internationally, grossing $160 million. Scott, meanwhile, was the screenwriter on family-friendly features like Small Soldiers and The Borrowers . He also scripted several episodes of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles." (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
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