11 items from 2015
As Lucifer gears up to go into production, Warner Bros. TV has made a slight reshuffle to the cast of the Fox pilot, with Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus, Gotham) signing on to replace Lina Esco (CSI) in the role of Maze, a “fierce demon” and best pal to the titular Lord of Hell. According to Deadline, the decision was made following a table read with the cast.
Len Wiseman (Underworld) is directing the DC adaptation, with Tom Ellis (Once Upon a Time) taking on the lead role as Lucifer alongside Lauren German (The Divide), D.B. Woodside (24), Rachael Harris (Suits) and Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow).
- Gary Collinson
As the DC / Vertigo adaptation gears up to go into production, Fox’s Lucifer pilot has added three more names to its cast in D.B. Woodside (24), Rachael Harris (Suits) and Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow).
Deadline reports that Woodside will play the angel Amenadiel, with Harris starring as Lucifer’s Los Angeles-based therapist and Gonzalez nabbing the role of Dan, a Lapd homicide detective.
The Lucifer pilot is being directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld), with Tom Ellis (Once Upon a Time) taking on the lead role alongside Lina Esco (Cane) as Maze and Lauren German (The Divide) as Chloe Dancer.
- Gary Collinson
The Easy-Bake Oven gave countless kids a much-needed loophole. Hungry for a snack before dinner, but mom says the cookies are off limits? No problem. Just toss some brownie mix in your miniature pan and cook up a little treat while playing in the other room. So functional is the Easy-Bake Oven that you'd likely find it in the occasional dorm room... at least back in the day. And if zombies really do take over the world in the future, you might see Nerdist's recently revealed faux product, the Easy Brains Oven, become a sought-after item for shambling shoppers. We take a look at the living-dead-themed toy in our latest horror round-up, along with XLrator Media's new "Macabre" collection of films on Hulu and a casting update on Fox's Lucifer pilot.
Easy Brains Oven: Revealed by Nerdist in anticipation for the March 17th premiere of The CW's iZombie, the »
- Derek Anderson
The site describes the character as an “Lapd homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. As they work together to solve a murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer begins to wonder if there’s hope yet.”
Tom Ellis (Once Upon a Time) is set to lead the cast of Lucifer as the titular Lord of Hell, with Lina Esco (Cane) portrating Maze. The pilot is being directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld), with Tom Kapinos (Californation) serving as showrunner.
- Gary Collinson
As Fox's Lucifer adaptation drifts further and further away from its source material, Lauren German (Hostel: Part 2, The Divide) has joined the cast as Chloe Dancer. Deadline describe the character as an "Lapd homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. As they work together to solve a murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer begins to wonder if there’s hope yet." The pilot will be directed by Len Wiseman (the Total Recall remake, Underworld), who will also executive produce along with Tom Kapinos, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. The original logline for the show was pretty similar to the comic series, and had Lucifer growing tired with his infernal responsibilities and relocating to La where he opened an exclusive piano bar called Lux. Now it seems it's "undergone an evolution toward a police »
Welcome to another horror/sci-fi round-up! This time around we have word of two big cast confirmations for Independence Day 2, details on Scream Factory's Deep in the Darkness Blu-ray / DVD release, and information on the new Blanc/Biehn Productions film, Treachery.
Independence Day 2: Last night it was revealed that the first official cast member had signed on to star in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2, the sequel to his 1996 film that featured massive alien-induced destruction and larger-than-life characters. It's now been confirmed that one of those characters will be coming back, as Emmerich tweeted last night that Jeff Goldblum will appear in the sequel, likely reprising his role as the brainy and dryly humorous David Levinson, who teamed up with fighter pilot Captain Steven Hiller to take down the mothership in the original film. Smith will not be coming back to reprise his role as Steven. »
- Derek Anderson
Hitting hard and refusing to let go for even a single second, the Greg Francis-helmed Poker Night does what most horror/mystery films strive to do: keep its audience engaged. Told through flashbacks mixed with a present day mystery, the film is a rare gem, one that boasts an ensemble cast that, together, shows you what bringing your A-game means.
Poker Night begins as Jeter, a celebrated young detective, is welcomed to “Poker Night”, a regular meeting in which all of the best detectives bring a rookie detective into their circle and tell him stories that might help him down the road. That comes in handy, when after leaving the gathering, Jeter (played by Beau Mirchoff) is abducted and put into a game of sorts by a masked man bent on exacting revenge on the young detective. As the masked man begins torturing the young detective, the stories told »
- Jerry Smith
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards, Phantasmagoria, and The Scarehouse, The Boston Horror Show lineup for 2015, Zombie with a Shotgun episode details, a Q&A with Ninjas vs Monsters director, Justin Timpane, and much more:
Bloodsucking Bastards Trailer and Premiere Details: “An Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed vampire comedy, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). Evan’s world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal). When his officemates start going through disturbing changes and bodies begin to pile up, Evan must »
- Tamika Jones
XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the supernatural thriller The Diabolical starring Ali Larter from the producers of The Pact and The Divide. XLrator Media will release the film in Fall 2015 on its acclaimed “MacAbre” genre label.
The Diabolical was directed by Alistair Legrand in his feature film debut from a script he co-wrote with Luke Harvis. It was produced by Ross M. Dinerstein (The Pact, The Divide, Mr. Jones) and executive … Continue reading →
XLrator Media has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming supernatural thriller ‘The Diabolical,’ staring Ali Larter and Patrick Fischler. The sci-fi horror movie is set to be released in Fall 2015 on the distributor’s Macabre genre label. The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Content Media’s Jamie Carmichael. ‘The Diabolical’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Alistair Legrand, who also co-wrote the horror thriller’s script with Luke Harvis. . ‘The Pact,’ ‘The Divide’ and ‘Mr. Jones’ producer Ross M. Dinerstein also produced ‘The Diabolical.’ The supernatural horror movie is the first film that will be released by the producer’s [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Michael Eklund has done a hell of a job making a name for himself by playing characters that aren’t easy to forget. His role in the 2011 Xavier Gens’ directed film The Divide was pure insanity, and he stole the show in 2013’s The Call. Not allowing himself to slow down, in between appearing in AMC’s Bates Motel, Eklund appeared recently in not only the Jen and Sylvia Soska slasher sequel, See No Evil 2, but also in Poker Night (now in theaters, VOD and iTunes), a horror mystery that gives viewers yet another memorable Eklund performance. We were able to chat with Michael for a few minutes and he talked about Poker Night, the upcoming Soska prison film Vendetta, and various other things. Read on!
You’ve done a hell of a job choosing roles that are very different from each other, what attracted you to Poker Night and your role in it? »
- Jerry Smith
11 items from 2015
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