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Departure Day: When it comes to TV, is closure important?
If you happen to follow a decent number of TV critics on Twitter, you may have noticed a minor eruption of late. A schism has emerged, prompted by accounts like The Cancellation Bear, which concerns itself solely with the topic of whether or not series are likely to survive based on current ratings patterns. That may sound perfectly innocent on its own, but quite a few admirers have expressed the notion that they refuse to dive into a series if they get the sense that it will come to a premature end, thereby robbing them of closure. This idea has, naturally, left many critics incensed: isn’t TV a medium founded on chaos, on the thrill of working within limitations and at the whims of fickle audiences? Moreover, isn’t it silly to always want tidy resolution in the context »
Writer: Scott Snyder
Publisher: Image Comics
Of the many comics set to make their debut this year, few are as hotly anticipated as Wytches. As Hollywood continues to hoard the comic book industry for inspiration, Image Comics’ newest horror series from writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and artist Jock (Batman: The Black Mirror) has been optioned by New Regency, with Plan B set to produce a feature film adaptation – and that’s only after one issue has hit the shelves. Yes it is that good! Snyder and Jock breathe new life into the horror mythos – from the first two pages which consists solely of the definition of the word “witch” written in a gothic font, to fiery finish, Wytches is a stylish, compelling, phantasmagoric new series that will leave you both bewildered and eager for more. Snyder and Jock manage to create a visceral experience with a »
- Ricky da Conceição
It’s not even a week old, but Scott Snyder and Jock’s horror comic Wytches already has a film in the works Deadline reports. Snyder and Jock will be executive producers and Brad Pitt’s Plan B will produce.
Image describes the series as:
Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.
The post Scott Snyder and Jock’s ‘Wytches’ getting a film adaptation appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Max Molinaro
The comic Wytches, from writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock, only just made its debut this past week. But as revealed at the New York Comic Con, it has already been optioned for development by quired by New Regency, with Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to produce. That’s leading to a lot of “Brad Pitt making Wytches movie” […]
The post Scott Snyder and Jock’s ‘Wytches’ Comic Optioned for Development by New Regency appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
FX’s American Horror Story franchise has scared up a Season 5 order, in the wake of Freak Show‘s opening night delivering freakishly large numbers.
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With Live+3 DVR playback now factored in, Freak Show‘s premiere telecast drew 10 million total viewers, with 6.5 mil landing in the 18-49 sweet spot. That surpasses previous record holder Sons of Anarchy (whose final season opener last month did 9.3 mil/6.1 mil) to stand as the most watched telecast in FX’s 20 year history.
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In all fairness, Emily didn’t know it was her father who broke into her house on Sunday’s episode, and David didn’t know he was standing creepily (read: so creepily!) over his sleeping daughter’s body. All he knew was that this “Emily” chick was standing in the way of his happily-ever-after with Victoria, and that »
New Regency has acquired the feature film rights to "Wytches" -- the brand new supernatural comic book by Scott Snyder and Jock -- with Brad Pitt's Plan B set to produce. "Wytches" is a supernatural story that, as suggested by the title, re-imagines the traditional idea of "witches" into something much darker and scarier. The comic book made its debut at New York Comic-Con this past weekend and marks the second collaboration between writer Snyder and artist Jock, who previously worked together on the "Detective Comics" Batman story-arc "The Black Mirror." The story of "Wytches" follows Charles Rooks, a loving father who moves his family to a neighboring town in an attempt to help their teenage daughter Sailor recover from a disturbing run-in with a bully. She remains haunted by the »
Last week Image Comics released the first issue of Scott Snyder and Jock’s new creator-owned title Wytches, and now Deadline is reporting that New Regency has snapped up the movie rights for Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B to adapt.
Wytches centres on “Charles Rooks, a loving father who moves his family to a neighboring town in an attempt to help their teenage daughter Sailor recover from a disturbing run-in with a bully. She remains haunted by the traumatic incident, unsure of what actually occurred in the woods and unable to escape a darkness growing around her. When Sailor begins to see familiar shadowed figures, Charles must help his daughter survive a terrifyingly real and mythic presence rooted within the woods and the surrounding local towns.”
See Also: Read our review of Wytches #1 here
- Gary Collinson
Written by Scott Snyder with artwork by Jock, the comic debuted at New York Comic-con this weekend.
Wytches follows teenage girl Sailor Rooks and her family after they move to a different town following a disturbing incident in the woods with a bully.
Unsure of exactly what happened to her, she is haunted by the traumatic incident and can't escape the shadowed figures following her.
Snyder previously said about Wytches: "As for what you thought were witches. A wytch? A real wytch? Imagine, if you will, a bestial, primal creature that lives deep in the woods, waiting.
"We know nothing about them - they're rarely seen. »
Brad Pitt's Plan B Productions and New Regency have acquired rights to the new comic book Wytches, which just debuted at New York Comic Con, for a feature adaptation.
The story, created by Eisner-winning writer Scott Snyder and illustrated by Jock, follows Charles Rooks, a father who moves his family to a nearby town, to help his teenager daughter Sailor recover from a traumatic bullying incident in the woods. Sailor is still traumatized by the event, and as she begins to see familiar, shadowed figures, Charles realizes that a terrifying mythical presence is haunting her from the woods that surround neighboring towns.
Scott Snyder and Jock will serve as executive producers on the adaptation, alongside Plan B's Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. The production company has yet to attach a screenwriter or director to adapt the comic book at this time.
Wytches is just the latest »
Exclusive: Hot off its debut at New York Comic-Con, the comic book series Wytches has been acquired by New Regency for Plan B to produce. The series is written by bestselling and Eisner Award-winning author Scott Snyder and illustrated by award-winning artist Jock. Snyder and Jock will be executive producers on the feature film adaptation.
Unveiled this week at Comic-Con, Wytches follows Charles Rooks, a loving father who moves his family to a neighboring town in an attempt to help their teenage daughter Sailor recover from a disturbing run-in with a bully. She remains haunted by the traumatic incident, unsure of what actually occurred in the woods and unable to escape a darkness growing around her. When Sailor begins to see familiar shadowed figures, Charles must help his daughter survive a terrifyingly real and mythic presence rooted within the woods and the surrounding local towns.
Wytches becomes another in a »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Based on the premiere of Freak Show, Jessica Lange wasn’t just towing the company line when she said that this season of American Horror Story could well be its best yet. The first hour — which took us to Jupiter, Fla., in 1952 to ask who really are the “Monsters Among Us,” the freaks or those who misjudge them? — was stylish, shocking and irresistibly over the (big) top!
Double Vision | Over the course of the episode, dueling diary entries offered us the very different perspectives of Sarah Paulson’s conjoined twins, Bette and Dot Tattler, who, after murdering their (over?) protective mother, »
The premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show is still 12 hours away — 15 for you west-coasters — but TVLine has some early scoop, including what co-creator Ryan Murphy calls “one of the most disturbing things we’ve ever done.”
Read on for five major teases from the brains behind the new season, including what you can expect from this year’s Halloween special. (Spoiler alert: It involves two faces and a potential gate to hell. You know, the usual.)
* Episode 4 will reveal everything you need to know »
As the old adage goes, revenge is a dish best served on the side of the road.
Uh… that is how the old saying goes, right? At the very least, it was the point driven home by Tuesday’s Sons of Anarchy, which found more than one villain getting their comeuppance right there in the street. One of them with slightly more bloodshed.
Though I do have a confession to make before we go over the specifics of “Some Strange Eruption”: Midway through the FX drama’s latest hour, I found myself growing a bit skeptical of the road map for Sons‘ final ride. »
There’s something in the joke that Alan Pardew’s Plan B is to change his left-back, and it all comes down to the fact that he currently has six players currently at the club who can play or have played at left-back in the past.
As well as the first choice threesome of Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara and Davide Santon, the club has Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (now surely unlikely to return), Ryan Taylor and Vurnon Anita, and of all of those options it’s the young local lad who gets the nod at the minute.
Can that really be true? Is Dummett better than Santon – the former Inter Milan man called the “next Maldini” at one point – or Haidara, whose athleticism is phenomenal? Or is his selection more to do with the fact that he’s just a local kid with some heart?
It can’t be based »
- Simon Gallagher
Marshall will become joint managing director of the company with Thykier, who will shutter his company PeaPie Films, and move his staff and slate across to the new entity.
Thykier, whose films have grossed over $325 million at the worldwide box-office, has two films in production: “Summer of ‘92,” directed by Kasper Barfoed, and “Adam Jones,” which he is executive producing for The Weinstein Company. Thykier is also in post-production on “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
- Leo Barraclough
Operation: Save the Ewings went off (relatively) without a hitch on Monday’s two-hour Dallas season finale, but as we all know, victory tends to be short-lived at Southfork.
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As promised, the finale claimed the life of a Ewing family member, though not the one most fans predicted. In the episode’s final moments, a car explosion — possibly a marketing ploy for TNT’s new “boom” slogan — burnt poor Christopher to a crisp. A Crisp-topher, if you will.
Of course, his death wasn’t »
As “The Simpsons’ ” gruff barkeep Moe Szyslak — and several other Springfieldians — Hank Azaria has been a part of the longest-running American TV show almost since its inception. He’s now wrapping a run in quite a different role, as the overly ambitious head of the L.A. division of the FBI on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.” In fact, it was a part as an FBI agent in the 1988 TV film “Nitti: The Story of Frank Nitti, the Enforcer” that landed him his first Variety credit.
What do you recall of the movie?
I remember being tremendously excited that I was going to be on television. I think it was actually the second job I ever got, but it was the first thing to actually air.
Do you remember the first time you did see your name in Variety?
I definitely remember the first time I was like a story. The »
- Whitney Friedlander
Most recently, the actor has caused a stir by telling Variety, “There isn’t one in the pipe. No, there’s no plan for a fourth Iron Man.” So is it time to tearfully hurl our Officially Licensed Iron Man Movie Arc Reactor Prop Replica into the sea?
The thing to remember is that the Marvel Studios movie schedule is a closely held game of cards, and speculation has run rampant about their upcoming slate ever »
- Anthony Breznican
Remember how everyone revolted over the series finale of How I Met Your Mother because we finally met the mother only to see the mother die in our arms? Yes, well, the writers heard your vitriolic cries and promised a "Plan B" on the series box set, set to drop later this month, on the 23rd. But it seems that the alternate ending has already leaked online. CBS hasn't yet confirmed that the leaked version is the official one, but it sure looks it. We just have happy tears with this one. Watch the full episode with the amended ending below: »
- E. Alex Jung
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