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Rob Leane Apr 24, 2017
China Miéville’s The City & The City is a novel that blends crime procedural with high concept fantasy. It focuses on a detective, a murder investigation, two overlapping locales, and an ancient legend.
BBC Two announced a four-part TV adaptation not that long ago, with Red Riding and The Young Pope's Tony Grisoni writing the scripts, and House Of Cards/The Missing alum Thom Shankland on directorial duties. Today, the cast has been announced.
"I am delighted to be working with the brilliant Tony Grisoni again on this exciting project," Mr Morrisey said. He previously worked with »
The international cast also features German actress Maria Schrader, recently seen in “Deutschland 83,” and U.S. actor Christian Camargo (“Dexter,” “Penny Dreadful”). Also starring are rising British actress Mandeep Dhillon (“Some Girls”) and veteran British actors Ron Cook and Danny Webb.
Described by the BBC as a “genre-busting thriller” based on the “mind-bending” 2009 novel by China Mieville, “The City and the City” follows the investigation of Inspector Tyador Borlu (Morrissey), a detective in the Extreme Crime Squad of the fictional rundown European city of Beszel, into the death of a foreign student. He soon discovers that the dead girl came from Beszel’s sister city, Ul Qoma, and was involved in the political and cultural strife that exists between the two. To do his job, Borlu must work alongside the Ul Qoman police.
- Robert Mitchell
Louisa Mellor Apr 20, 2017
In Rory Kinnear’s first answer during our chat about his role in Sky Atlantic drama Guerrilla, he makes a wry joke at his own expense. He’s not a well-known actor, he says, and perhaps not one with “a particularly heroic face!” he laughs when we talk about the moral complexity of his roles. Give him an outright compliment and he deflects the praise elsewhere, onto writers and directors, John Logan for Penny Dreadful, John Ridley for Guerrilla. His role as Bill Tanner in the James Bond franchise is a “very, very small” part of an enormous machine, he stresses.
Louisa Mellor Apr 11, 2017
Based on real events, new film 6 Days captures a slice of UK history. Thirty-seven years ago, a six-man terrorist team calling itself the Democratic Revolutionary Movement for the Liberation of Arabistan captured the Iranian Embassy in Knightsbridge, taking twenty-six hostages and starting a six-day ordeal.
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Director Toa Fraser (Into The Badlands, Penny Dreadful) and writer Glenn Strandring (The Dead Lands, McLaren) are telling the story of that siege in the action thriller, which is due out in the UK this August.
Netflix has come on board BBC Two’s contemporary thriller Collateral as co-producer and will release globally outside the UK. As Deadline revealed last month, Carey Mulligan is starring in the David Hare created drama that explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. New cast includes John Simm (Life on Mars), Nicola Walker (Spooks) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful). Set over the course of four days, the story… »
With Issue #1 of Penny Dreadful: The Awaking now available from Titan Comics, the official full-length trailer has been unveiled. Check it out right here! About Penny Dreadful: The Awaking: Written by “Penny Dreadful” TV series co-executive producer Chris King,… Continue Reading →
The post See the Full Trailer for Titan’s Penny Dreadful: The Awaking Comic appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
Michael Keaton may be in line to play the villain in Tim Burton’s live-action version of Dumbo over at Disney. The news comes via the trade paper Variety who say that Keaton, current hot property following his Academy Award win for Birdman, his work on the stunning Spotlight, and the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, would fill the shoes of the bad guy and reunite him with Burton, who worked with him on the two Batman movies in the late 1980s. More on the Michael Keaton Dumbo news below.
Ehren Kruger wrote the script for the new live-action film, based on the classic 1940s comedy from the Mouse House. The new film already has the likes of Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Penny Dreadful), Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »
- Paul Heath
Sneak Peek Titan Comics' "Penny Dreadful" #1, continuing the Showtime, Sky horror drama TV series, written by Chris King and illustrated by Jesus Hervas, with covers by Stephen Mooney, Rob Davis, Shane Pierce and Louis De Martinis. available April 5, 2017:
"As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without 'Vanessa', ancient words echo across the centuries...
"...and he is called on once again to take up arms against creatures crawling out of the night..."
The "Penny Dreadful" TV series used many public domain characters from 19th-century British and Irish fiction, including 'Dorian Gray' from Oscar Wilde, 'Mina Harker', 'Abraham Van Helsing', 'Dr. Seward', 'Renfield' and 'Count Dracula' from Bram Stoker, 'Victor Frankenstein' and his 'Monster' from Mary Shelley and 'Dr. Henry Jekyll' from Robert Louis Stevenson.
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- Michael Stevens
Written by Chris King | Art by Jesus Hervas | Published by Titan Comics
Penny Dreadful was one of my favourite shows of the last few years. I’m certainly not alone in that it quickly grew into something of a cult classic. Often violent and bloody, but very stylish and superbly written and acted. It’s fair to say I was extremely disappointed when it ended after three seasons. If you are picking this book up, or are thinking of it, chances are you are a fan yourself, and missing the show just as much. If you are a newcomer to the world of Penny Dreadful, all you need to know is that it explores the horror and supernatural elements lurking under the surface in a splendidly gothic late Victorian world, and it is most definitely worth a visit.
Penny Dreadful originally followed an interesting group of characters, most of whom »
- Dean Fuller
Calum Petrie reviews Titan’s Penny Dreadful…
Featuring Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Sir Malcom Murray (Timothy Dalton) and Sembene (Danny Sapani) the story recounts the events that led up to the explosive first season of the show. This prequel reveals the terrifying events that led Vanessa to try and find her missing childhood friend, Mina Harker, and exposes the true nature of the vampiric monsters infesting Victorian London.
The events within this 129 page extravaganza fill in a story gap that might just give the less hardcore fans of the series the much needed information they desire. Taking place just before the events that kick off the first series of the TV program, the story focuses around Sir Malcolm Murray and Ms Vanessa Ives alongside some characters that help deliver a pretty comprehensive story in such a short space of time.
The book has an outstandingly beautiful art style which beautifully »
- Calum Petrie
Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II, 1974; Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980) stars as an aging insult comic trying to reinvent himself for acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Ray) in the comedy-drama The Comedian. De Niro’s eight-years-in-the-making passion project also stars Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Danny DeVito (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Charles Grodin (Dave), Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress, The Last Picture Show, 1971), Patti LuPone (“Penny Dreadful”), and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991), with a cast that includes Lucy DeVito (Leaves of Grass) and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally…). In addition, the film features a veritable who’s who of stand-up comedians, »
- Tom Stockman
Toss ‘Ben Wheatley’ and ‘monster movie’ into the same sentence and you’ll no doubt turn heads and raise eyebrows across the four corners of the Internet. And yet, that’s exactly what the British auteur plans to do for his next creative venture, Freakshift, a no-holds-barred action thriller revolving around a mismatched group of bounty hunters assigned to kill underground monsters that reside deep underground.
If that wasn’t exciting enough, Deadline brings word today that the Oscar-winning Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to topline the supernatural drama as one of those aforementioned hunters. It’s early, early days, but considering that Vikander remains one of the most in-demand actresses in the business, drafting in the Swede to headline Freakshift would be a major coup for Ben Wheatley.
- Michael Briers
Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir. He’s drawn into a murder investigation and a dangerous criminal underworld where he will discover dark secrets from his own past
Check out the trailer for this exciting film!
And this cool new poster hot of the presses!
Set in West London, »
- Stacey Yount
Tim Burton may reunite with his Batman Returns star, Danny DeVito, for Disney’s live-action Dumbo. DeVito is currently in negotiations to join the film, and Burton regular Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) is close to signing up as well. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star might play Medici, the owner of a small circus. Below, learn more about the potential Danny DeVito Dumbo role. Deadline reports DeVito […]
- Jack Giroux
Kayti Burt Mar 27, 2017
A crucial father role in the new movie had, to date, been turned down by Will Smith, Casey Affleck and Chris Pine. But now Colin Farrell – who appeared in Disney venture Saving Mr Banks, you may recall – is in talks to join the Dumbo film. Whilst he’s not yet signed on the dotted line, it sounds like a formality at this stage.
According to Deadline, the Casino Royale and Penny Dreadful actor is in talks to appear as one of the three adult lead roles in the film, based on the 1941 Disney classic about a circus elephant ridiculed for his large ears.
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- Gwilym Mumford
Will Smith recently passed on Dumbo. Tim Burton‘s film, which keeps moving closer to production, still doesn’t have any actors attached. While we wait to learn whether Tom Hanks will play the live-action remake’s villain, it’s being reported that Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) is now in talks for one of the lead roles. Below, learn more about the Eva Green Dumbo casting. Deadline […]
- Jack Giroux
Hot off their collaboration on Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Deadline is reporting that Eva Green has entered negotiations to board Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo movie at Disney. Bright star Will Smith was once in contention to headline the picture, but ultimately decided to pass.
Pitched as a new interpretation of the 1941 animated classic, Dumbo is reportedly inching closer and closer to a production start, with Green now officially in talks to play one of the film’s three main adult roles. Beyond that, story details are few and far between, but assuming Eva Green signs on, Disney’s casting department will no doubt be transformed into a hive of activity over the coming weeks and months as Tim Burton and writer-producer Ehren Kruger begin to zero in on their roster of talent. As for the loveable, big-eared circus elephant, sources close to the production claim the »
- Michael Briers
As Isabel in The Institute, Allie Gallerani experiences unconventional treatments at the hands of Dr. Cairn (James Franco). With Momentum Pictures releasing The Institute in theaters and on VOD this Friday, March 3rd, we caught up with Gallerani for our latest Q&A feature to discuss working with Franco, the influence of Penny Dreadful, and much more.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Allie. What attracted you to playing the role of Isabel Porter in The Institute?
Allie Gallerani: I was drawn to Isabel’s strength, intelligence, and curiosity. These traits were not valued in Victorian society, so she feels like a bit of an outsider. I love playing characters who are a little bit stubborn and challenge accepted norms. As an actor, I’m always intrigued by a character’s transformation and Isabel’s is monumental.
Did any other films or performances inspire »
- Derek Anderson
Following their reveal of the six variant covers for the book, Titan Comics have unveiled all-new interior artwork from the first issue of Penny Dreadful, a brand-new ongoing series, entitled “The Awaking”, set six months after the shocking events of Season Three of the Showtime original series – from artists including Stephen Mooney (Half Past Danger), Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven), Shane Pierce (Judge Dredd, Vikings), and Louie De Martinis (Penny Dreadful prequel mini-series).
Written by Penny Dreadful TV series co-executive producer Chris King, with interior art from Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy), this new comic sees Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) unable to move on. As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without Vanessa, ancient words echo across the centuries, and he is called on once again to take up arms against the creatures crawling out of the night!
Penny Dreadful #1: The Awaking hits comic stores and digital »
- Phil Wheat
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