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Detroiters: Is the Comedy Central TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture WatchCan Sam and Tim keep on keeping on in the Motor City? Has the Detroiters TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Comedy Central? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Detroiters season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Comedy Central cable channel, Detroiters stars real life best friends Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, who created the scripted comedy with Joe Kelly and Zach Kanin. The foursome executive produces the series with Lorne Michaels, Jason Sudeikis, and Andrew Singer. Season one guest stars include Sudeikis, Obba Babatunde, Michael Che, Comedian Cp, Steve Higgins, Richard Karn, Rick Mahorn, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin Nash, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Cecily Strong, Trick Trick, George Wallace
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I Kill Giants review – a ginormous waste of time

This trashy family fantasy – in which a lonely girl hunts giants in a handily creepy forest – confuses fake jeopardy with drama

There should be a separate genre heading for this film: time-wasting droopy fantasy. It is based on a graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura and directed by the Danish film-maker Anders Walter, who won an Oscar in 2014 for his short film Helium. From the outset, there is a heart-sinking sense of deja vu. Ja Bayona’s recent movie A Monster Calls – about a child retreating from emotional pain into CGI fantasy – had a certain storytelling force. But this awfully similar confection is flaccid: a pointless parade of unearned emotion, unearned drama, unearned everything.

Madison Wolfe plays Barbara, a lonely and troubled girl who regularly roams through the nearby forest hunting for “giants”, which we periodically get to see – sub-Iron-Giant/dementors. But there is no question of us,
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‘I Kill Giants’ Review

Stars: Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Madison Wolfe, Noel Clarke, Jennifer Ehle, Sydney Wade | Written by Joe Kelly, J.M. Ken Niimura | Directed by Anders Walter

I Kill Giants is quite a name for a movie. A really good name actually because with that and the awesome artwork on its poster, I was immediately intrigued…. Based on the comic book of the same title, I Kill Giants tells the story of a troubled girl, Barbara (Madison Wolfe) who believes giants are coming to her town and she is the one to stop them. She has some help in new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) as well as her sister Karen (Imogen Poots) and the school psychologist Mrs Molle (Zoe Saldana) who don’t initially believe what she is saying.

Those looking for a horror movie full of giant slaying might be a little disappointed to hear that this isn’t that kind of film.
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I Kill Giants movie review: the terrible burden of secret fears

MaryAnn’s quick take… A movie as thrillingly weird as its protagonist. We are totally enrapt by the wonder and the terror of her imagination, and the power of it to create joy and solace. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about girls and women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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I Kill Giants is not a fantasy movie. It’s a drama about fantasy: about the power of stories to help us understand our fears and cope with our anxieties and escape from our pain, at least for a little while. But in a rare creative conjunction, this movie is as thrillingly weird as its protagonist, 12-year-old Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe: The Conjuring 2, Joy). We have no doubt
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I Kill Giants director Anders Walter took inspiration from ’80s movies

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Writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura’s graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about a loner kid named Barbara Thorson who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head, is being adapted for the big screen. In the video above, director Anders Walter talks…

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New clip and images from fantasy I Kill Giants

Ahead of its UK released next month, a batch of images and a new clip from Anders Walter’s upcoming big screen adaptation of Joe Kelly’s acclaimed graphic novel I Kill Giants; take a look below…

See Also: Read our review of I Kill Giants here

Barbara Thorson is your new hero. A quick-witted, sharp- tongued middle-schooler who isn’t afraid of anything. As the only girl in school carrying an ancient Norse warhammer in her purse and killing giants for a living, why wouldn’t she be? I Kill Giants is the sweeping, bittersweet story of a young girl struggling to conquer monsters both real and imagined as her world crumbles at the feet of giants bigger than any one child can handle.”

I Kill Giants is set for release on March 23rd in the Us and on April 6th in the UK.
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The stars of I Kill Giants on why making movies for girls matters

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Writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura’s graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about a loner kid named Barbara Thorson who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head, is being adapted for the big screen. In the video above, stars Imogen Poots, Madison…

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Writer Joe Kelly on Adapting I Kill Giants [Interview]

Originally published in 2009, Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's graphic novel I Kill Giants introduced us to Barbara, an uncompromising teen girl dealing with some pretty big family issues while also saving her community from giants who randomly emerge to destroy her and everyone she loves.

Fast forward nearly a decade and now Kelly and NIimura's vision has been turned into a feature film directed by Oscar-winning Danish director Anders Walter, produced by Chris Columbus and starring Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots.

I Kill Giants is a really beautifully imagined story of a girl dealing with some heavy issues by retreating into herself and lashing out at everyone who tries to help her: from her sister, played by Poots, who has put her own life on hold to take
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Our Film Critic and the Director of a Movie He Hated Sat Down and Tried to Work Out Their Differences

Our Film Critic and the Director of a Movie He Hated Sat Down and Tried to Work Out Their Differences
Oscar-winning Danish filmmaker Anders Walter was vibrating with excitement when he boarded his flight to Canada, his debut feature was about to have its first press screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. It had been almost four years since he’d won the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short, and the 39-year-old director had dedicated every one of them to the challenge of financing and filming “I Kill Giants.”

For all of Walter’s pedigree and potential, the project had been an uphill battle from the very beginning. It didn’t seem to matter that it was based on a popular graphic novel with a built-in fanbase, or that it would star Brie Larson and Zoe Saldana. Twice the movie was ready to roll; twice it had collapsed. But this was all behind him as he sat on the tarmac at Copenhagen Airport. When he left Denmark, his career
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Joe Kelly Interview: I Kill Giants

Writer Joe Kelly penned the script for I Kill Giants, the live-action adaptation of his 2009 graphic novel of the same name. The story of I Kill Giants follows Barbara Thorsen (Madison Wolfe), an acerbic young girl who distances herself from others in order to stay vigilant in her mission to protect her small town from the likes of villainous giants. Though her sister Karen (Imogen Poots) and school psychologist Mrs. Mollé (Zoe Saldana) try to reach out, it’s new girl Sophia (Sydney Wade) who finally connects with Barbara. Still, school bully Taylor (Rory Jackson) and the ever present threat of giants force Barbara to face some of her greatest fears.
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The director of I Kill Giants fell in love with its story before even picking up the graphic novel

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Writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura’s graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about loner kid Barbara Thorson, who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head, is being adapted for the big screen. In the video above, director Anders Walter tells us how…

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Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura Discuss Their Comic Book Miniseries I Kill Giants and the New Movie Adaptation

Nearly 10 years ago, Image Comics released the first issue of writer Joe Kelly and artist Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants. The seven-issue series about a girl battling her own demons while trying to save her small town from colossal creatures has been a source of awe-inspiring fantasy and grounded family drama for the past decade, and beginning on March 23rd, those same elements will come to life on the big screen with Rlje Films' anticipated release of the I Kill Giants movie. To celebrate the new version of their coming-of-age tale, we caught up with Kelly and Niimura to discuss their thoughts on the feature film adaptation, reflect on the comic book's long journey to the big screen, and look ahead to their exciting collaborations in the future.

Joe and Ken, thanks for taking the time to discuss I Kill Giants, and congratulations on the new feature film based on your comic book miniseries.
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"I Kill Giants"

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the upcoming thriller "I Kill Giants", directed by Anders Walter and written by Joe Kelly, based on his Image Comics series (2008), starring Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots, opening March 23, 2018:

"... it's about a girl who's a bit of an outsider – she's funny, but totally in geekland, obsessed with 'Dungeons & Dragons'. She doesn't have a lot of friends, she's a bit of a social misfit.

"She's taken her fantasy life a little far, and really only talks about giants to people. She's convinced that giants are real and giants are coming, and it's her responsibility to stop them when they show up.

"This weird little fantasy life that she's going has started seeping into her real life, and as we see things from her point of view, we see that she sees pixies and she sees signs in the
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Review: ‘I Kill Giants’ is a Darkly Resonant Fable

While the main creative force behind I Kill Giants is unquestionably screenwriter Joe Kelly, who adapted his own limited comic series of the same name that he co-created with artist J.M. Ken Niimura, director Anders Walter’s past work including his Oscar-winning short, Helium, shows he’s hardly a stranger to the source material’s subject matter. Kelly and Niimura found success creating a work that reflects what happens when a child uses their imagination to confront a still abstract understanding of death.

It’s no surprise then that the two films I thought about while watching this adaptation were A Monster Calls and Where the Wild Things Are. I Kill Giants plays like a hybrid of sorts that’s just as cognizant of keeping things as darkly resonant. It’s okay for a family film targeting an audience that would call its lead (Madison Wolfe’s Barbara Thorson) a
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How 'I Kill Giants' Writer Joe Kelly Adapted His Comic for the Big Screen

How 'I Kill Giants' Writer Joe Kelly Adapted His Comic for the Big Screen
The upcoming release of the movie version of I Kill Giants is the continuation of a journey for writer Joe Kelly that started with the 2008 release of the original comic book.

Kelly, best known as part of the Man of Action Entertainment collective behind Cartoon Networks Ben 10 and Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, co-created the series about a young girl fighting the titular giants — who may or may not actually exist — with artist Ken Niimura for Image Comics a decade ago, and the collected edition went on to be named one of the books of the...
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I Kill Giants Review: A Monstrously Compelling Coming-of-Age Tale

Created by writer Joe Kelly and artist J.M. Ken Niimura, I Kill Giants was first launched as a limited comic book series from Image Comics starting in 2008, though it was compiled into a graphic novel and released in 2009. After inspiring a devoted fan following of the comic, a big screen adaptation of I Kill Giants was announced in 2015 with Kelly penning the script for the live-action take on his source material. Directed by Academy Award winner Anders Walter, I Kill Giants debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival late last year and is now making its way to theaters. I Kill Giants faithfully adapts the graphic novel for a striking coming-of-age movie that blends magical realism with heartbreaking drama.
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Movie Review – I Kill Giants (2018)

I Kill Giants, 2018.

Directed by Anders Walter.

Starring Madison Wolfe, Sydney Wade, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Noel Clarke, Rory Jackson, Ciara O’Callaghan, and Jennifer Ehle.

Synopsis:

Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.

I Kill Giants, while a decent debut full-length feature from director Anders Walter (based on Joe Kelly’s graphic novel), is an unfortunate victim of timing as by the time the credits rolled I wish I had just re-watched A Monster Calls (one of the absolute best movies of 2016). Both films deal with the similar subject matter of ostracized middle-school children escaping away from reality into a high fantasy setting in order to cope with the struggles of the real world. Here, we have young Barbara (Madison Wolfe) growing up surrounded by her slightly older brothers who basically sit around playing video games all day and generally not
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Exclusive ‘I Kill Giants’ Clip Goes on the Hunt for Evil Creatures

Today, we're happy to debut an exclusive clip from the I Kill Giants. Based on the popular 2008 graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura, from the producers of Harry Potter, the film stars The Conjuring 2 star Madison Wolfe as Barbara Thorson, a troubled teenage girl who's always strapped into a pair of bunny ears. When life gets rough, Barbara escapes by retreating into a magical world where she battles monstrous giants. Is she the only one in town who can see the dangerous giants lurking in their midst? Or are dangerous delusions driving …
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Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots star in trailer for I Kill Giants

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Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots star in the newly recently trailer from Kaleidoscope, I Kill Giants.

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Image ComicsJoe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura the film is directed by Academy Award-winning Anders Walter and produced by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban).

Also in trailers – J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world makes a return in the First trailer for Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald

The stars Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar, Star Trek), Imogen Poots (Green Room, Sweet Virginia, 28 Days Later), Madison Wolfe (Joy, The Conjuring 2, Trumbo)

Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Doctor Who), Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice, Zero Dark Thirty) and Sydney Wade (Wolfblood, The Damned United).

I Kill Giants is in Cinemas 6th April and Digital 4th May

I Kill Giants Official Synopsis

I Kill Giants tells the story of Barbara Thorson
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UK trailer & poster for fantasy ‘I Kill Giants’

I Kill Giants, produced by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and directed by Academy Award-winning director Anders Walter, is based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Image ComicsJoe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura. The film tells the story of Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe), a teenage girl who escapes the realities of a troubled school and family life by retreating into a magical realm fighting evil ‘giants’ – colossal monsters who attack her quiet coastal town.

With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school counsellor (Zoe Saldana), Barbara will learn to face her fears – tackling the mean bullies at school, coming to terms with her difficult home life and battling the mythic giants that threaten her world.

I Kill Giants stars Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar, Star Trek), Imogen Poots (Green Room, Sweet Virginia, 28 Days Later), Madison Wolfe (Joy,
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