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Jokers, circus masters and demonic dolls. Which TV characters terrify you? Den Of Geek asked its writers that very question…
The subconscious is a terrible place; dark, mysterious and peopled by spectres from the past. As a bit of a laugh then, we sent our writers journeying into theirs and asked them to drag out any TV terrors they found lurking in the shadows.
Some television fears had been ensconced there since childhood, others were more recent tenants. Some were morally terrifying; human beings with icy hearts capable of atrocities, others were simply… atrocities.
Join us as we count down in order of terror from the sort-of-creepy to the downright terrifying, the 50 TV characters that, for whatever reason, give our writers chills. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to fill in gaps by adding your own peculiar television nightmares below…
50. Charn - »
The film has just started production in the Alps and moves to the U.K. next month. Lionsgate U.K. plans to release the film in the U.K. in spring 2016; 20th Century Fox will distribute in all other territories worldwide.
The film details the exploits of Michael Edwards, better known as “Eddie the Eagle,” the most famous ski jumper in British history. Edwards won the hearts of sports fans around the world by making a catastrophic showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. The film’s portrayal of Edwards’ never-say-die approach to the sport “celebrates the human spirit and resilience in the face of extraordinary odds and challenges.”
- Leo Barraclough
Production has started on the biopic Eddie the Eagle, with star Hugh Jackman commemorating the first day on set by sharing a photo with his co-star Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) on his official Instagram account. It isn't known where exactly shooting is taking place at this time, but our report from January indicated that shooting may take place in Cheltenham U.K.,where the real Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards grew up. Although he is not seen in this photo, Timothy Spall was being courted to play father of Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards (Taron Egerton), but it isn't known if he has signed on.
Hugh Jackman is playing Chuck Berghorn, a Lake Placid ski jumping expert who helps Eddie train for the Calgary Olympics in 1988. Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards was the first British ski jumper in Olympic history, and, although he took last place in both of his events, »
With production getting underway today, Hugh Jackman has taken to Instagram to post a set photo from Eddie the Eagle, the upcoming biopic of British Olympic skijumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, who is being protrayed by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service).
The Eddie the Eagle biopic is being directed by Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill), with Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) producing. The biopic will retell Eddie’s heroic failure at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, where he became a national hero despite placing last in both of his events.
- Gary Collinson
The film is to be directed by Gerard Barrett, whose “Glassland” just premiered in Sundance to strong reviews. Poulter also stars in “Glassland.” Barrett will direct from his own screenplay, based on the bestselling memoir by Susannah Cahalan. It is the true story of a young woman’s terrifying and sudden descent into insanity as the result of a mysterious illness. Poulter will play the boyfriend of Cahalan (Fanning) in the film.
Poulter made his breakthrough with “Son of Rambow,” and then appeared in “The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of Dawn Treader,” “Wild Bill,” “We’re the Millers” and “The Maze Runner.” He will shortly be seen starring in “iBoy,” and opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant. »
- Leo Barraclough
He’s been a go-to guy for the likes of Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie for years, a character actor you can depend on for memorable performances. Now, though, Jason Flemyng has decided to follow friend Dexter Fletcher behind the camera, planning to direct a vampire action film called Reign Of Blood.And the Fletcher connections continue with the writer as Wild Bill script man Danny King is responsible for the screenplay on this one. It’s been floating in development for around a decade according to King himself, and nearly made its way into production last year before falling at the final hurdle.The plot finds a gathering of powerful vampires whose meeting is rudely gatecrashed by a detachment of vampire-slaying special forces troops led by Captain Bingham, who has made it his mission to destroy the fang club – but wasn’t expecting to encounter an entire coven. Soon, »
UK production outfit Evolution Pictures is readying a number of features including actor Jason Flemyng’s directorial debut Reign Of Blood, a vampire action film written by Danny King, BAFTA-nominated in 2011 for drama Wild Bill.
Production is set to begin in summer 2015 with casting currently underway.
Flemyng is best known for roles in Guy Ritchie films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, blockbusters including X-Men: First Class and Clash of the Titans, and more recent features Gemma Bovary and Sunshine on Leith. He also starred in Will Bill.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Hugh Jackman is set to mentor Taron Egerton in an upcoming movie about Olympic skier Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards that will be produced by Egerton’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” director Matthew Vaughn, TheWrap has learned.
Dexter Fletcher is directing the untitled movie, in which Jackman will co-star as Chuck Berghorn, a ski expert who helped a down-on-his-luck Edwards train for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
While Edwards placed last in the 70m and 90m ski-jumping events, he was hailed as a heroic failure, as he was »
- Jeff Sneider
The true story tale deals with Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, the first British ski jumper in Olympic history. Though he came last in both of his ski jumping events at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Eddie became a media sensation.
Jackman will play Chuck Berghorn, a ski jumping expert from Lake Placid who helps Eddie train. Egerton won the title role after a "magical screen test" with Jackman, and beat out the likes of George MacKay and Jamie Bell for the part.
Matthew Vaughn is attached to produce and filming aims to begin this spring.
Source: The Daily Mail »
- Garth Franklin
Hugh Jackman has signed on to join Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton in the languishing biopic Eddie the Eagle. Taron Egerton won the title role after a "magical screen test" with Hugh Jackman, beating out several other actors such as George MacKay, Jamie Bell and Daniel Kaluuya. Eddie the Eagle is based on the true story of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, the first British ski jumper in Olympic history.
Although he took last place in both of his ski jumping events at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Eddie the Eagle Edwards became a media sensation. Hugh Jackman will play Chuck Berghorn, a ski jumping expert from Lake Placid who helps Eddie train for the Calgary Olympics. This project has been languishing in development for several years, with actors such as Steve Coogan and Rupert Grint once attached to play Eddie.
10 items from 2015
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