19 items from 2015
British actor Joseph Gilgun ("Misfits," "The Last Witch Hunter") has scored the key role of the Irish vampire Cassidy in AMC's upcoming "Preacher" TV series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic.
In the show, Jesse Custer is a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says.
He teams with his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and the vampire Cassidy (Gilgun) on a journey to literally find God. At last report, Dominic Cooper has been in conversations for the role of Jesse, whilst Ian Colletti is also onboard as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.
Cassidy is a vampire who has been dead for a century, a wild-ass 'bestest bro' and incorrigible mischief-maker who is up for anything and has an opinion about everything.
- Garth Franklin
Deadline describes his character as “the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.”
Gilgun joins Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip and Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface in the pilot, which has been written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) is reportedly in talks for the lead role of Jesse Custer, the eponymous preacher. »
- Gary Collinson
Here’s an exciting one – Joseph Gilgun has signed up for a role in the pilot episode of AMC’s Preacher adaptation. We’d wager you’re familiar with him already – either through his performance as multiple versions of Rudy in Misfits, as Mike in the brilliantly funny Pride or Woody in This Is England and its TV sequel.
He will play a vampire named Cassidy in the AMC pilot, which is helmed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin. If you’re unfamiliar with the comic – which focuses on a Preacher’s quest to literally find God and demand some answers - here’s the official description of Gilgun’s character…
"The most wild-ass, bestest 'bro' you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no »
AMC's Preacher pilot has cast another lead role. Deadline report that British actor Joseph Gilgun (Misfits, This Is England) will join Ian Colletti (Arseface) and Ruth Negga (Tulip) as century old vampire, Cassidy. In the comics Cassidy hooks up with Jesse as he attempts to hunt down God, and quickly becomes his best pal... though he hides a few dark secrets. The TV incarnation of the character is described as "the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence." Sounds about right. Gilgun will probably be »
The cast for the TV series version of Preacher is starting to come together. We already have a Tulip in the shape of Ruth Negga and Ian Colletti as conflicted, frequently subtitled Arseface. Another key piece of the performance puzzle has fallen into place for the show, and it’s a doozy: Joseph Gilgun will play Cassidy.Preacher, as you may already know, revolves around troubled smalltown Texan man of God Jesse Custer, who merges with the spawn of a demon and an angel named Genesis. After developing the power to force anyone to do what he says, he heads out with Tulip and Cassidy on a journey to find the negligent deity and discover why he is abandoning mankind.Cassidy is the craziest best friend a man could have, a hard-living Irishman who just so happens to also be undead, a vampire for more than 100 years. He’ll try »
Following a ruling last month that the Television Academy would only consider half hour shows eligible for the comedy category at the Emmys, a panel of nine analysts have now begun handing down the rulings for exemptions in the selection process. The panel, which was set up to determine the category assignment of hour-long shows that appealed their placement in drama, has now ruled, as per Variety, that the Fox show Glee, the Showtime series Shameless, and the CW series Jane The Virgin can compete as comedies at the upcoming primetime Emmys. The decision will apply to all categories, from Acting to Directing, and so on.
One show that notably wasn’t granted a waiver, however, is the Netflix serial Orange Is The New Black. The series, which revolves around the inhabitants of a women’s prison, was categorised as a comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmys, where it picked up three wins. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Cameos, mistakes and in-jokes. We’ve trawled the Game Of Thrones season 4 DVD commentaries for what went on behind the scenes…
Warning: contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 4.
If you’re a busy Game Of Thrones fan who can’t find the spare ten hours required to re-watch season four with the accompanying disc commentaries, then we have your back. Gleaned from said audio tracks provided by the cast, crew and creators George R.R. Martin, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, is the below list of nerdy facts and anecdotes about the making of season four.
Granted, skip the commentaries and you won’t experience first-hand Peter Dinklage’s rendition of Let It Go from Frozen, a stream of filthy innuendo from Lena Headey, or the general sense of awe, adoration and good-natured mockery everyone who works on the show has for everyone else (“If only you could act, Peter »
The comedy follows Leo, who has a terrible day when he is fired from his job, given a hard time by his mother and forced to play gooseberry to his brother on a night out. However, his luck changes when he meets older woman Judy.
Leo finds himself deeply attracted to Judy and arranges to meet her again. Although his mother is unhappy about the age gap between the pair, Leo doesn't care what she thinks because he knows he has met somebody very special.
by Seth Metoyer
The first photos from the horror flick Massacre have released. The film features members of Billy Idol, Samhain, Marilyn Manson and more. Check out the details and some behind the scenes images below.
From The Press Release:
Massacre, a bloody horror short from Deathaus Films recently completed shooting this past December. The film features rockstar cameos galore, with the two male leads being played by London May (Samhain) , and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol,The Cult). But if two rockstars wasn’t enough, the film also features a brief guest appearance by Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson) as a Street Detective, Rob Patterson (Korn, Filter, Otep) as a police officer and Jeff Hilliard (‘The Good life’) as a criminal.
Get your sinking puns at the ready, Atlantis will not be returning after the end of series two…
While Wizards Vs. Aliens may return eventually though, it seems that Atlantis is well and truly cancelled. A BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy that “the final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring.”
“We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned,” they added. The show was devised by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy (who used to helm Merlin), alongside Misfits’ creator Howard Overman. These chaps must be feeling particularly unlucky at the moment, but we look forward to »
Atlantis will not return for a third series.
The fantasy drama will not be re-commissioned once the current run has finished airing, Digital Spy has learned.
Speaking exclusively to DS, a BBC spokesperson said: "The final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring. We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned.
"We are very proud of both series but to keep increasing the range of BBC One drama we have to make difficult decisions to bring new shows through."
The second series of Atlantis is comprised of 13 episodes - the first six aired late last year before the show went on hiatus, while an exact date for the final seven is yet to be confirmed.
Christian Alvart's production company Syrreal Entertainment has struck a deal with German-based Global Screen to co-develop features. I'm not exactly sure what the deal means if they are not helping to finance production, but if it means we get a new dark science fiction flick from the director of Pandorum, then whatever!
Sum 1 is about a young soldier placed on a desolate watchtower high above a forest on a 100-day assignment. His mission is to defend the outpost against eerie, powerful alien creatures in a strange world.
The poster you see above has never been reported, so enjoy!
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The collaboration will start with the English-language sci-fi thriller “SUM1,” directed by Christian Pasquariello. Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones,” “Misfits,” “The Liberator”) will be starring in the lead role as a young soldier, placed on a desolate watchtower high above a forest on a 100-day assignment. His mission is to defend the outpost against eerie, powerful alien creatures in a strange world.
“SUM1″ is produced by Alvart (“Antibodies,” “Case 39,” “Pandorum”), Sigi Kamml (“1 1⁄2 Brothers,” “Banklady”) and Susa Kusche (“Run Boy Run,” “Shahada”). Director of photography is Hagen Bogdanski (“The Lives of Others,” “The Young Victoria”).
Principal photography is starting on Feb 9. Global Screen will start selling the title at the European Film Market in Berlin.
- Leo Barraclough
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour: BBC Three, 7pm
Previously only available as a DVD bonus feature, BBC Three is giving this charming hour-long documentary charting last year's Doctor Who world tour an airing tonight.
Part celebration of the sci-fi series, part exploration of fan culture, there's much to enjoy here - though the clear highlight is the sight of Steven Moffat in a fez.
Colin Salmon (Arrow) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits) are guest stars in tonight's episode - when his daughter Samara (Thomas) is kidnapped, exiled Spanish general Tariq (Salmon) requests the help of the Musketeers.
In return, Tariq plans to trade an advanced war weapon stolen from his home country - but will the rescue operation go according to plan?
Celebrity Big Brother: Channel 5, 9pm
There's never a dull moment in the CBB house - after Jeremy and Ken were both ejected, »
Exclusive: Nirpal Bhogal thriller first film on slate.
The companies will fundraise under a series of Eis and non Eis schemes with Metrodome Group selling international rights and distributing the majority of the films in the UK.
Metrodome International’s Caroline Couret-Delègue will oversee international sales. The Infidel producer Uzma Hasan of Little House Productions will supervise key productions on the slate on behalf of Metrodome whilst Gareth Maxwell Roberts will supervise on behalf of MoliFilms.
The film will be produced by Hasan (who is expected to bring further projects to the venture) and co-produced by MoliFilms’ Gareth Maxwell Roberts and Metrodome Group’s Jezz Vernon. MoliFilms’ [link »
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Who are the stars of tomorrow in TV, film and theatre?
Digital Spy presents its predictions for 2015 - in no particular order, here are seven young actors, writers, comedians and musicians who look destined to make an impression on the world of entertainment this year.
1. Billy Howle
But the young actor first came to our attention last year with his powerful performance as the troubled James in sorely underrated countryside thriller Glue.
Filming on the 2015 Sherlock Special kicked off in Bristol on Monday the 5th of January. The Victorian vaulted cellars of music venue Colstan Hall are reported to be providing one backdrop for the episode.
Underneath that handsome top hat, Cumberbatch is sporting a shiny slicked-back hair do that, as does his costume, bears a strong resemblance to that worn by Jeremy Brett in the 80s-90s Granada Television Holmes series. Martin Freeman was also photographed in his David Burke-as-Watson-style brown suit and ‘tache (which, seeing how much the actor reputedly didn’t enjoy wearing his »
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
Set in a gloomy house where you can almost make out shapes skittering through the shadows, “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” is the kind of horror movie where you can see the smart, stylish scare film that’s constantly being obscured by cheap and easy jolts.
Director Tom Harper and screenwriter Jon Croker offer up plenty of the atmosphere we’ve come to expect from Hammer horror films — both in the studio’s heyday and in its latest incarnation — but every good idea this sequel has to offer winds up taking a backseat to the most obvious cat-in-the-closet “Boo! »
- Alonso Duralde
19 items from 2015
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