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For the stars of BrainDead (airing Mondays at 10/9c), the reasons for signing onto CBS’ new summertime folly pretty much fall into two columns. But little did they suspect that they would also get pulled into perhaps the most bizarre scenes of their careers.
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To recap the comedic-thriller’s premise: alien bugs are creeping into the brains of Washington, D.C. power players, steering their personalities into strange directions. Among the early victims is Republican senator Red Wheatus, played by Tony Shalhoub, who was delighted to work for creators »
Four new releases debuted among the top 10 sellers on the national home video sales charts the week ended June 5.
One of them, Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt,” bumped Twentieth Century Fox’s “Deadpool” out of the top spot on both Npd VideoScan’s combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The superhero movie landed at No. 2 on both charts, after three weeks at No. 1.
“Gods of Egypt,” an action movie about feuding Egyptian deities, grossed just $31.1 million in U.S. theaters, against a budget estimated at $140 million. The film was criticized for its white cast but it went on to gross more than $142 million worldwide.
The three other new releases that made it into the top 10 are Sony Pictures’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which debuted at No. 3 on both sales charts; Universal Pictures’ “Triple 9,” which bowed at No. 6, also on both charts; and “Race, »
- Thomas K. Arnold
While The Flash TV series continues to race on The CW, The Flash movie is slowly progressing as one of the many entries in the DC Extended Universe. However, it encountered a setback in late April when Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith dropped out of directing due to “creative differences.” Since then, fans have been waiting to see who will fill his shoes, and now we finally have the replacement director: Rick Famuyiwa. As reported by Deadline, Warner Bros has tapped the Dope director to helm the Scarlet Speedster’s 2018 movie, with a finalized deal coming shortly. It was mentioned in the report that Famuyiwa “provided a vision” that not only would resonate with young viewers, but was also compatible with the script the studio had on hand. Famuyiwa teased on his Twitter page in recent weeks that he might be associated with »
It's often said that The Flash is the fastest man alive, and he's pretty quick at attract new talent as well. Indeed, right on the heels of news that the Warner Bros Flash movie lost Seth Grahame-Smith as its director comes the surprisingly happy tidings that indie director Rick Famuyiwa is taking over the reins for the superhero speedster.
Currently best known for the bitingly funny Dope, which played to high praise at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival, Famuyiwa will be directing The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’s Ezra Miller in the title role. As reported by Deadline, Famuyiwa is still currently working from a screenplay by Grahame-Smith, who previously wrote Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and 2012’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Grahame-Smith adapted that from a »
We’ve been hearing bits and pieces of news regarding Beetlejuice 2 for a few years now. Back in 2012, director Tim Burton was waiting to see how Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and David Katzenberg‘s script turned out, saying he’d keep an “open mind” about directing the sequel. The director’s interest in the project has significantly risen over the years, but […]
- Jack Giroux
So much good TV, so little time. … We’re all busy so I sorted through the upcoming series to highlight a few that I think have potential. Let me know what shows you’re looking forward to in the comments!
Preacher — AMC
Expectations are high for this adaptation of the revered comic series. Dominic Cooper (Captain America, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dracula Untold) plays the titular preacher, who lives in a dusty Texas town and who is imbued with a special power. With a character named Tulip and an Irish vampire in the mix, this is going to be one weird, wild ride!
Scream — MTV
Did you guess whodunit last year? I had a sprinkling of an inkling. … (A year later, I’m still afraid to spoil it!) Season 2 kicks off with Emma returning to Lakewood after taking some time to recover from the horrors of last summer, »
- Harker Jones
The Flash: Seth Grahame-Smith, who was attached to make his feature directing debut with superhero movie The Flash, has departed the project due to "creative differences." Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) also wrote the screenplay, based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miler (The Lego Movie). The plan is to retain the script and find a new director; Ezra Miller is still set to star. The movie is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. [THR] Justice League Part One: Jeremy Irons, who portrayed Batman's extremely capable assistant (and butler) Alfred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (above), says he will reprise his role in Justice League Part One. The movie is currently filming in London under the direction...
- Peter Martin
First of all let’s just get this out of the way, I am a sucker for books and movies that feature prominent moments and figures from American History no matter how ridiculous the concept seemed. For example in films movies like Wild Wild West and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Also in books titles like American Legends (Top Cow Productions Inc. & Image Comics) and All Star Western (DC Comics) and well you get the trend. Now Adam Glass through Aftershock Comics has released a very interesting book called “Rough Riders”. Which features a team of soon to be legends such as Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Harry Houdini as well as others. They are set to travel to Cuba and defeat a threat using alien technology to destroy American vessels. The cover alone sold me the book as it features the team of Rough Riders in an antique style color palette »
- Emmanuel Gomez
The Flash: Seth Grahame-Smith, who was attached to make his feature directing debut with superhero movie The Flash, has departed the project due to "creative differences." Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) also wrote the screenplay, based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miler (The Lego Movie). The plan is to retain the script and find a new director; Ezra Miller is still set to star. The movie is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. [THR]...
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The narrative for Warner Bros. and their DC Universe hasn’t been a good one. Lagging far behind Marvel and their massively successful Cinematic Universe — but hardly at war with one another as some have suggested — Warner Bros. knew they had to leverage their vast DC intellectual properties in a similar manner. But racing to get to a ‘Civil War’ like face off movie as quickly as possible, rather than letting their characters breathe and define themselves, Warner Bros. stumbled hard with the largely incoherent “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.” Tonight, WB hits another snag: director Seth Grahame-Smith is departing from “The Flash” film over “creative differences” with WB. No further reasons were given, but it’s another snafu for Warner Bros. Read More: Zack Snyder Explains Why Grant Gustin's The Flash Wasn't Right For The DC Films Universe The screenwriter behind “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, »
- Rodrigo Perez
Warner Bros will need to find a new director for The Flash, as Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author Seth Grahame-Smith has left the superhero tentpole film over creative differences, Deadline has confirmed. Grahame-Smith first became attached to direct the film in October, speeding past candidates that included WB’s original choice, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who are still on as producers. We’re told Grahame-Smith will remain… »
Work on the Fastest Man Alive’s solo movie just came to a screeching halt with the news that Seth Grahame-Smith has departed the DC Comics adaptation over “creative differences.” Set to be released on March 3rd, 2018, The Flash will see Ezra Miller suit up as the Scarlet Speedster after joining the rest of the Dceu’s heroes in next year’s Justice League.
Details on what these “creative differences” may have entailed have yet to be revealed, but Warner Bros. will apparently keep Grahame-Smith’s screenplay (which was written based off a treatment by The Lego Movie helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller). However, a new filmmaker taking over the project could lead to at least some changes being made to the script.
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Regardless, The Flash would have marked the directorial debut of Grahame-Smith, who’s most well known as the author and screenwriter »
- Josh Wilding
Grahame-Smith is the author of the parodies Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as the screenwriter for their film adaptations. He is primarily a screenwriter and Flash would have been his directorial debut. There is no word yet on what these creative differences might have been, but perhaps WB were a little wary of letting a first-time director have control over such a hot property. Though Grahame-Smith has left the film as its director, WB will still retain his script, one he worked off of a treatment written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
- Ricky Church
Grahame-Smith wrote the script for “The Flash,” based on a treatment from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Ezra Miller is starring as the speedy superhero — also known as Barry Allen — and was introduced in Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Grahame-Smith is a writer on the studio’s “Lego Batman Movie” and is working on its “Beetlejuice” sequel. »
- Dave McNary
The Flash movie has lost its director. Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving the Warner Bros. project due to “creative differences,” THR has learned. Grahame-Smith, the author and screenwriter of such works as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was to have made his directorial debut on the project based on the iconic DC Entertainment scarlet-speedster superhero. The project will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, which he wrote working off of a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo who once were eyeing it as a possible directing vehicle. The Flash already
- Borys Kit
"Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" writer Seth Grahame-Smith, who was attached to direct the upcoming "The Flash" movie for Warner Bros. Pictures, has left that project over "creative differences".
Grahame-Smith would have made his directorial debut on the film based on the iconic DC scarlet speedster character who is being played by Ezra Miller. Miller was first seen as the character briefly in two scenes of last month's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
The project will retain Grahame-Smith's script, which he wrote working off a treatment from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. With the film not due out for another two years, there's plenty of time for the studio to find a replacement director.
Grahame-Smith still remains involved in other Warners project including "The Lego Batman Movie" and a "Beetlejuice" sequel.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Ilya Naishuller’s “Hardcore Henry” storms into theaters this weekend courtesy of Stx Entertainment with an inventive gimmick: It’s shot entirely from the first-person point of view of its unseen title character, who goes to violent lengths to rescue his wife (Haley Bennett) from a telekinetic albino warlord (Danila Kozlovsky) with the help of a human chameleon played by Sharlto Copley. The buzzy new film has an unseen force of its own, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”), who produced “Hardcore Henry” after watching Naishuller’s innovative “Bad Motherfucker.” Here, Behmambetov shares his thoughts about the new film, »
- Jeff Sneider
Opening this Friday, April 8 is one of the more innovative action films you’re likely to see anytime soon when Hardcore Henry opens nationwide.
It’s the directorial debut by Ilya Naishuller, a Russian punk rocker-turned-filmmaker who caught the eye of Russia’s most successful filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) with the music video for his band Biting Elbows, and the two of them set out to create something similar for the big screen. (You can watch Ilya’s original video here, but Warning: it’s not really safe for work or for young kids.)
The Hardcore Henry of the title is a man who died but was brought back to life by his wife (Haley Bennett), who is then promptly kidnapped by a powerful warlord named Akan (Danila Kozlovsky) who sends his army of mercenaries to stop Henry from getting her back. Then there’s the mysterious Jimmy (Sharlto Copley »
- Edward Douglas
Following that first batch of official stills from The Lego Batman Movie, actor Will Arnett, who will once again provide the voice for the titular Caped Crusader, has taken to Twitter to unveil the first teaser poster for the highly anticipated Lego Movie spinoff.
There’s not really a whole lot to the one-sheet, but it does feature a cool Lego brick version of the now iconic Bat-symbol – and if you look closely you’ll catch a glimpse of Gotham’s skyline.
The Batman character from The Lego Movie was easily the highlight, though pretty much everything about Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated adventure was… well, awesome. The directing duo won’t be back for this outing however, as it’s Chris McKay sitting behind the camera and working from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith. So, it’s understandable then that fans are »
- Mark Cassidy
In a clever bit of tie-in marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures is using "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" as the launchpad for tHe first trailer for its own "The Lego Batman Movie" which isn't due out for another year.
Now, USA Today has posted the first photos from the film ahead of said trailer which will be released early online on Wednesday. Will Arnett reprises his role of Batman from "The Lego Movie" and is this time joined by Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as Gotham's mayor and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
Director Chris McKay adds that there'll be an exhaustive number of cameos in the film. He's helming from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. "The Lego Batman Movie" opens February 10th 2017.
- Garth Franklin
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