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Author: Zehra Phelan
CBS has boldly gone and dropped the first look trailer and cast image for their upcoming installment of Star Trek saga, Star Trek Discovery, during the network’s upfront presentation. It revealed the fact that it’s hitting all the correct diversity buttons by placing a black female at the forefront of the trailer with Commander Burnham.
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Returning fifty years after it first premiered, yet set ten years before Captain Kirk, Spock and The Enterprise emerged as our space heroes, the 15 episode series features a new ship, new characters and new missions. It does, however, embrace the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
- Zehra Phelan
Oscar-nominated “Harry Potter” makeup and creature-effects wizard Nick Dudman is set to bring his blockbuster artistry to Italian director Matteo Garrone’s new live-action “Pinocchio,” which HanWay is selling at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Mr. Dudman is one of the greatest film artists in the world,” said Garrone, who was prepared to delay production on the project for a year in order to secure Dudman’s services. “I consider myself lucky to collaborate with an artist whose talent and skills are complemented by great humbleness and devotion to his work. I have immediately found a great affinity with him and can’t wait to start this experience.”
Dudman told Variety that the new Italian-language “Pinocchio” will have a “flavor and look that’s quintessentially Italian” and will be different from what audiences are used to seeing in mainstream fantasy films. “It’s a very personal journey for Matteo,” Dudman said. »
- Robert Mitchell
Yet another Stephen King novel is set to get the TV treatment. While folks may be more dead set on seeing some of Stephen King’s older work — like It, The Dark Tower, Firestarter, or The Mist — on the big and small screen, we can’t forget that the dude’s been writing pretty great novels in recent years as well. Most recently, King’s put out a trilogy of hard-boiled detective novels. The stories started with Mr. Mercedes, continued with Finder Keepers, and concluded with End of Watch.
We’ve known for some time that the first book would be adapted for the small screen, but after being announced, back-burnered, and then brought back to the fold, it became easy to lose track over what the actual status of the project was. Now, Audience Network has announced that the 10-episode limited series has a premiere date of Wednesday, August »
- Joseph Medina
Brady Hartsfield lives to kill, and he promises to strike again in Mr. Mercedes, an upcoming series based on Stephen King's book of the same name (the first entry in a trilogy). The series will be released on the At&T Audience Network from Sonar Entertainment this summer, with an official premiere date and image revealed.
Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Wednesday, August 9th on the At&T Audience Network. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details, and check out an image of Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield and a promo video for the series below:
Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- The new At&T* Audience Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch it exclusively on Audience Network through Directv, At&T U-verse, and Directv Now.
"Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. »
- Derek Anderson
The actor has nabbed the lead role in another fright-filled show: Hulu’s upcoming psychological horror drama series Castle Rock, from executive producer J.J. Abrams and author Stephen King, our sister site Deadline reports.
Set in King’s multiverse, the show weaves together an epic saga of darkness and light, played out in the woodland town of Castle Rock, Maine, which is often featured in King’s works. Holland will play Henry, a death-row attorney with a »
Written by Chris King | Art by Jesus Hervas | Published by Titan Comics
Well last issue was something of a cracker I think you’d agree. The first issue of this new series, and essentially Season 4 of the TV show, lived up to my already high expectations and then some. Chris King managed to not only retain the authentic voice of the characters, but to also retain the atmosphere and the moodiness of the show, something as integral to it as the stories themselves. This shouldn’t be a surprise I guess as Chris King was one of the actual show runners, and has as deep an affection for the characters as us fans. Comic books of course though are a different animal so the fact it has transferred so successfully across shouldn’t be underestimated.
Last issue saw us catching up with the characters six months after the death of Vanessa Ives. »
- Dean Fuller
Welcome back to another Comics Corner, highlighting some of the most interesting horror-related comics now in circulation. Miss The Walking Dead on your TV screen? Well, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #167 from Image Comics is out now, and we have the cover artwork! Also: Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #2.2, Blood Blister #2, Outcast #27, Fissure #2, Paper Girls #14, Big Trouble in Little China/Lost in New York, and Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 1.
Penny Dreadful: The Awaking #2.2: "Continues the story directly after the shocking events of Penny Dreadful’s season three TV finale, featuring Ethan Chandler, Sir Malcolm Murray, Ferdinand Lyle, and Lily! Written by Penny Dreadful TV series co-executive producer Chris King with interior art by Jésus Hérvas (Sons of Anarchy).
Written by: Chris King
Art by: Jesus Hervas
Colored by: Jason Wordie
Cover by: Tristan Jones
Genres: Action/AdventureHorrorMovies & TV
Page Count: 31 Pages »
- Tamika Jones
On April 9, the day before the Writers Guild of America and major studios resumed contract negotiations after a two-week break, CBS Corp. chairman-ceo Leslie Moonves and Warner Bros. chairman-ceo Kevin Tsujihara met secretly for about 90 minutes with four members of the WGA negotiating committee: co-chairs Chip Johannessen, Chris Keyser and Billy Ray, and Meredith Stiehm.
The Sunday session, held at the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers’ headquarters in Sherman Oaks, was designed for the CEOs to hear directly from writers on the most pressing issues in the contract negotiations, which had gotten off to a bumpy start on March 13. Moonves and Tsujihara were sent as emissaries for the AMPTP, not to hammer out deal points but to assure the WGA that Hollywood’s CEOs were attuned to the importance of the negotiations.
The writers spoke of grappling with the challenges of maintaining their income levels amid broad industry shifts. Stiehm »
- Cynthia Littleton and Maureen Ryan
As we await word on a premiere date, CBS has announced five new additions to the cast of Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming TV series set ten years prior to the events of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful) is set to play Starfleet officer Lieutenant Tyler, Rekha Sharma (The 100) will portray the Discovery’s security officer Commander Mitchell, and Kenneth Mitchell (Frequency), Clare McConnell (Dim the Fluorescents) and Damon Runyan (Suits) have been cast as the Klingons Kol, Dennas and Ujilli.
The new additions join Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham) are Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Saru), James Frain (Sarek), Terry Serpico (Anderson), Maulik Pancholy (Nambue), Anthony Rapp (Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L-Rell) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd). »
- Gary Collinson
CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” has added five additional actors to its upcoming debut season. Among the new cast members are Shazad Latif of Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” and Rekha Sharma of Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica.”
The new cast additions are:
Shazad Latif (“Penny Dreadful”): Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. Rekha Sharma (“Battlestar Galactica,” “The 100″): Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery. Kenneth Mitchell (“Jericho,” “The Astronaut Wives Club”): Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Clare McConnell (“Dim the Fluorescents”): Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire. Damon Runyan (“Suits,” “Supernatural,” “Gangland Undercover”): Ujilli, a leader in the Klingon Empire.
The new actors join a cast that includes “The Walking Dead” actress Sonequa Martin-Green, who will star as the lead lieutenant commander, plus James Frain as Spock’s father Sarek, Anthony Rapp as a space fungus expert, and »
- Daniel Holloway
CBS All Access is rounding out and tweaking the cast for its upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series. Penny Dreadful alum Shazad Latif is shifting from his previously announced role as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon empire, to Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. The Kol role will now be played by Kenneth Mitchell. Also joining cast are Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery; along with Clare McConnell… »
Kenneth Mitchell will soon go where… well, where plenty of men have gone before.
The Astronaut Wives Club survivor will return to outer space in the long-awaited Star Trek: Discovery as part of a recast announced by CBS All Access.
Mitchell, whose TV credits also include Jericho and Frequency, is set to play Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. He thus replaces Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful), who will now fill the role of Starfleet Lieutenant Tyler.
In addition, Discovery has added three more actors to »
“Tulip Fever”: The Weinstein Company
We’re finally going to get to see “Tulip Fever.” The Alicia Vikander-led romantic drama was originally scheduled to hit theaters last July, but the film’s distributor, The Weinstein Company, pushed back its release until this February, and just days before it was set to bow, “Tulip Fever’s” release was once again postponed. Hopefully the third time’s a charm. The film will — at long last — open in theaters August 25.
Based on Deborah Moggach’s 2007 book of the same name, “Tulip Fever” is set in 17th century Amsterdam and centers on Sophia (Vikander), a young woman married to a much older man (Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”). The trailer for the film suggests that Sophia is unhappy in her relationship, and she falls hard and fast for an artist (Dane DeHaan, “Kill Your Darlings”) commissioned to paint her portrait. The two begin an affair, and decide to gamble on the market for tulip bulbs with the hopes of making enough money to run away together.
Vikander won an Oscar in 2016 for her role in “The Danish Girl.” That same year, she launched a production company, Vikarious Productions. The “Ex Machina” actress will topline her company’s first film, Lisa Langseth’s “Euphoria,” a drama about two estranged sisters. Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”) and Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) co-star. Vikander is currently filming the upcoming “Tomb Raider” reboot, due March 16, 2018.
Check out the new trailer for “Tulip Fever” below.
Alicia Vikander-Starrer “Tulip Fever” Gets a New Release Date and Trailer was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
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
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