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BBC Studios Rules Out Bid For ‘MasterChef’ & ‘Black Mirror’ Producer Endemol Shine

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BBC Studios has ruled out a bid for rival superindie Endemol Shine.

It is the second high-profile television conglomerate to rule out a bid for the MasterChef and Black Mirror producer after Fremantle owner Rtl revealed that it had “stepped out of the process”

Chief Executive Tim Davie, speaking at the Ibc technology conference in Amsterdam, said, “No we won’t [buy Endemol Shine] because we are very focused on premium British content. We’re suitable scaled in certain areas.”

Earlier this year, Endemol Shine owners Apollo Global and 21st Century Fox hired Deutsche Bank and Liontree to advise on a deal, which could value the Masterchef owner anywhere between $2B-$3B. Companies thought to be in the bidding process including ITV, All3Media co-owner Liberty Global and Vivendi-backed Banijay.

Davie said that BBC Studios, which produces series such as Planet Earth and Strictly Come Dancing and owns stakes in a raft of
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Flashback: Danzig Play a Menacing ‘Mother’ on ‘The Jon Stewart Show’

Flashback: Danzig Play a Menacing ‘Mother’ on ‘The Jon Stewart Show’
In 1993, Danzig were still largely an underground phenomenon. Although they’d put out their self-titled debut LP in 1988, they were still best known as the heavy-metal follow-up band for the Misfits’ former singer. But that changed when a live version of “Mother,” from the Ep Thrall: Demonsweatlive, became a video hit, and the group started gaining wider exposure.

Around that time, the band made a menacing appearance on The Jon Stewart Show — the host’s MTV talk show before he went to The Daily Show — and Danzig, the band and the man,
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Frightfest 2018: ‘Bad Samaritan’ Review: Dir. Dean Devlin (2018)

Bad Samaritan review: From the producer of most of Roland Emmerich’s disaster movies comes this horror/ thriller about a pair of burglars who stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Bad Samaritan review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Bad Samaritan review

Dean Devlin made his name producing the disaster and/or disastrous films of Roland Emmerich. With Independence Day and Godzilla under his belt, Devlin didn’t return for the likes of The Day After Tomorrow or 2012, suggesting he was leaving those big budget films behind. This made it all the more surprising when he entered the directorial ring himself with Geostorm, which was such delightful nonsense that it may have been satire. For his second cinematic feature, Devlin goes in the complete opposite direction for a sinister game of cat and mouse in a stripped back thriller.

Perhaps Devlin felt more comfortable
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Movie Review – Bad Samaritan (2018)

Bad Samaritan, 2018.

Directed by Dean Devlin.

Starring David Tennant, Kerry Condon, Robert Sheehan, Jacqueline Byers, Lisa Brenner, and Hannah Barefoot.

Synopsis:

Two valet attendants have developed a clever scam – as wealthy patrons enjoy their meals, one of them drives to the patron’s home to burgle their property while the other one is on guard duty. This has worked for them for so far until they cross the wrong customer.

Sean (Robert Sheehan) is a lazy faux-photographer working part-time as a valet attendant with his partner-in-crime Derek (Carlito Olivero). They are looking for that big score. An arrogant, vitriolic trust-fund douchebag called Cale (brilliantly portrayed by David Tennant) looks to be the perfect target. Sean takes Cale’s car and drives to his expensive real estate. It’s perfect until he discovers a beaten woman bound to a chair. Sean is faced with a dilemma: does he report the woman
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Marilyn Monroe Lost Nude Scene From ‘The Misfits’ Discovered

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Marilyn Monroe Lost Nude Scene From ‘The Misfits’ Discovered
A nude scene long believed lost featuring Marilyn Monroe in John Huston’s The Misfits has been re-discovered. The footage, cut from the film by Huston, was previously believed to have been destroyed.

Author Charles Casillo made the discovery during the research for his book, Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon, out via St. Martin’s Press on Tuesday.

Casillo interviewed Curtice Taylor, son of Misfits producer Frank Taylor, and learned that he has kept the footage in a locked cabinet since his father’s death in 1999.

In a love scene with Clark Gable, Monroe dropped the covering bed-sheet and exposed her body. It would have been one of the first – if not the first – nude scenes by an American actress in a major production in the sound era of film if it had made it into the final version.

Director John Huston refused to include the nude scene,
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Glenn Danzig Is Bringing His Verotik Horror Comics to the Big Screen

Glenn Danzig Is Bringing His Verotik Horror Comics to the Big Screen
Misfits and Danzig front man Glenn Danzig has inked a deal to bring his Verotik horror comics to the big screen. Danzig will be working with Cleopatra Entertainment and will write, direct, and score the anthology-style set of films. The singer plans to tell the story of three individuals and their stories in his new set of movies. Danzig started the Verotik series back in 1994 after being an avid comic book collector throughout his life. The stories are usually sexual in nature and like his music, lean on a major horror element.

Glenn Danzig has been bringing horror to the masses ever since the late 1970s when he started the massively influential horror punk band The Misfits. However, Danzig had always wanted to write and put out his own comic books and considered himself to be a failed comic artist. Whatever he couldn't get out with comics, he put it
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Giveaway – Win Bad Samaritan Digital Download and Soundtrack

To celebrate the release of Bad Samaritan which will premiere one day ahead of its cinema and digital release at FrightFest on Thursday 23rd August, we have a copy of the film’s soundtrack and a copy of the film – redeemable via iTunes – up for grabs courtesy of Signature Entertainment!

Misfits and Mute star Robert Sheehan goes up against Jessica Jones and Doctor Who’s David Tennant, here on sensationally nasty form, in a white-knuckle home invasion thriller from the producers of Independence Day.

Bad Samaritan will release in select UK cinemas and Digital HD on 24th August 2018. The film will also premiere at this year’s FrightFest on Thursday 23rd August and Saturday the 25th August. Click here to buy tickets.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, August 19th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity.
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Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfit’s and Monsters Rocks Out Sdcc

TruTV brought Bobcat Goldthwait’s tv show Misfits and Monsters to San Diego Comic Con. Bobcat Goldthwait, truTV’s scripted anthology series Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters mashes up wildly different genres to tell suspenseful stories with funny, imaginative twists. Each distinct episode turns familiar tropes inside out to create a curated and eclectic collection of stories filled with equal parts nostalgia and modern satire. Guest stars throughout the eight-episode first season include Michael Ian Black, Bridget Everett, Dave Foley, Seth Green, Melissa Joan Hart, David Koechner, Danny Pudi and more.

The series runs for thirty minutes and with an eight- episode run for season 1. The series is produced by Left/Right with Goldthwait, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Olivia Wingate and Michele Armour serving as executive producers.

We had the privilege of sitting down with Bobcat at Sdcc to talk about his new show.

Q: Tell us a little about the show?
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DVD Review – Fanged Up (2018)

Fanged Up, 2018.

Directed by Christian James.

Starring Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Steven Berkoff, Vas Blackwood, Lauren Socha, Terry Stone, and Ewen MacIntosh.

Synopsis:

A young man is thrown in the cells for the weekend after a brawl, unaware that the guards are bloodsucking vampires.

Nothing says British horror quite like a vampire movie and nothing is quite as difficult to get right as a horror comedy, seeing as there two genres you have to play to. Fanged Up is director Christian James’ follow-up to his 2013 popular zombie comedy Stalled and, like that movie, Fanged Up doesn’t want to reinvent the genre but just have a good time with it.

The tone is set straight away with roguish Jimmy Ragsdale (comedian Daniel O’Reilly) attempting to chat up a couple of women in a nightclub by telling them he is the owner. Unfortunately, the real owner – played
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Badass Trailer For Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan's Action Thriller Final Score

35,000 lives. 90 minutes. No extra time. 

Saban Films has released the full trailer for their upcoming action movie Final Score. The film stars Dave BautistaPierce Brosnan, and Ray Stevenson. It definitely looks like a badass action thriller worth checking out!

The movie is set in a football stadium in England. When a group of heavily armed criminals takes control of the stadium while it's packed with 35,000 spectators, ex-soldier Michael Knox (Bautista) is forced to use skills from his military background and everything at his disposal to save the hostages, including the life of a fallen comrade's daughter.

The film was directed by Scott Mann and written by Jonathan Frank, and brothers David T. Lynch and Keith Lynch.

The movie also stars Lucy Gaskell, Julian Cheung, Lara Peake, Alexandra Dinu, and Ralph Brown.

The film will hit theaters and on September 14th, 2018.
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Fox teams with Canal+ for contemporary adaptation of H.G Wells’ War of the Worlds

Get ready for another Martian invasion, as THR is reporting that Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa and Canal+ are teaming up for a new contemporary adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction tale War of the Worlds.

Written and created by Howard Overman, the eight-part series sees “astronomers detecting a transmission from another galaxy, giving definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. Earth’s population waits for further contact with baited breath, but does not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out, with just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As alien ships appear in the sky, the survivors ask a burning question — who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction?”

“In many ways H.G. Wells’ novel is a cautionary tale of racial superiority and ethnic conflict,” said Overman. “It is these themes that I wanted to
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'War Of The Worlds' series in the works with Canal+, Fox Networks Group

Drama written by Howard Overman.

Canal+ and Fox Networks Group (Fng) have commissioned a TV drama series based on H.G. Wells’ War Of The Worlds.

The 8 x 60’ drama is written and created by Bafta-winner Howard Overman and is already in pre-production. Shooting is set to begin this September.

The project is a Canal+ original scripted commission for Fng, and is produced by Urban Myth Films in association with Studiocanal.

It will debut in 2019 on Canal+ in France and will be broadcast on Fox in more than 50 territories across Europe and Africa. International sales will be handled by Studiocanal with
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Fox Networks Group Teams With Canal+ On Modern Day Remake Of H.G Wells’ ‘War Of The Worlds’

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa is taking on a reboot of War of the Worlds as its second original commission.

The international arm of the U.S. broadcaster has partnered with France’s Canal+ and Atlantis producer Urban Myth Films on the eight-part remake, which will be set in the present day and tell the story of an alien invasion.

The drama was created and written by MisfitsHoward Overman, who runs Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films with Johnny Caps and Julian Murphy. The series is already in pre-production and is scheduled to shoot in the autumn.

It comes as the BBC is already in production with its own take on H.G Wells’ classic sci-fi story. The Big Short’s Rafe Spall and Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson are to lead the cast of the Mammoth Screen-produced adaptation The War of the Worlds alongside Trainspotting’s Robert Carlyle and Sherlock’s Rupert Graves,
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‘Doctor Who’: Details on the New Doctor, New Companions, and New Sonic Screwdriver

‘Doctor Who’: Details on the New Doctor, New Companions, and New Sonic Screwdriver
It’s a whole new era for “Doctor Who,” and the show’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday reflected the changing of the guard, beginning with new showrunner Chris Chibnall (“Broadchurch”) and executive producer Matt Strevens. Naturally, the crowd in Hall H was on hand to see the new Time Lord herself, Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor, and her new companions Mandip Gill, who plays Yasmin, and Tosin Cole as Ryan. Bradley Walsh, who plays the third companion, Graham, was not present, but he did pre-tape a video that showed off his delightfully goofy personality.

To mark the occasion of the very first female Doctor, some fans — lacking their own personal Tardis — resorted to camping out for the line for the Hall H panel as early as Monday. Several were also already dressed in a rainbow-striped shirt, suspenders, highwater pants, and hooded coat: the new costume for the 13th Doctor.
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Netflix unveils first teaser image from The Umbrella Academy

Netflix has released a teaser image for The Umbrella Academy which gives us a first look at characters from the upcoming adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Dark Horse graphic novel series of the same name; check it out here…

The Umbrella Academy follows the dysfunctional family of the Hargreeves, a group of young superheroes that come together in order to solve their father’s mysterious murder. Ellen Page (Flatliners) stars as Vanya, Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Luther, Emmy Raver-Lampman (Broadway’s Hamilton) as Allison, David Castañeda (Soldado) as Diego, Robert Sheehan (Misfits) as Klaus and Aidan Gallagher as Number Five.

The post Netflix unveils first teaser image from The Umbrella Academy appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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‘Harry Potter’s Arben Bajraktaraj & A Good Day To Die Hard’s Rasa Bukvic Star In Tony Jordan’s European Drama ‘Besa’

Harry Potter‘s Arben Bajraktaraj and A Good Day To Die Hard‘s Rasa Bukvic are among the stars to sign up to Tony Jordan’s Gomorrah-esque Eastern European drama Besa.

Bajraktaraj, who also starred in Taken, and Bukvic, who was in The Transporter, will be joined in the 12-part drama by Croatian actor Lana Baric (You Carry Me) and Sebastian Cavazza (Short Circuits).

The series, which is currently in production across south-Eastern Europe, was commissioned by Eastern European broadcast group Antenna and will air on Prva in Serbia, Planet TV in Slovenia and Rtl in Croatia. It is directed by Dusan Lazarevic, a Serbian director who is now based in the UK and has worked on episodes of Misfits and Death In Paradise.

It will tell the story of the Albanian mafia – one of the most secretive and most feared criminal networks in the world. The story centers on Belgrade small businessman Uros,
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BritBox Teams Up With The BBC To Produce Anglo/German Crime Drama ‘The Mallorca Files’

BritBox has teamed up with the BBC as well as a number of broadcasters across Europe to launch a Spain-set crime drama from the writer behind The Good Karma Hospital and Delicious.

The broadcasters have ordered The Mallorca Files (w/t), created by Dan Sefton, and produced by Cosmopolitan Pictures, the production company set up by Ben Donald and Misfits firm Clerkenwell Films.

The ten-part drama is set amongst the expat community on the sunny Spanish island and features a British and German detective clashing over their very different approaches to policing the island. While self-confessed introverted Brit Miranda Blake takes her career seriously, German Max Wolf is a classic extrovert and unashamedly unconventional. The two characters battle it out to solve crimes in the sun-drenched setting.

The show, which will begin production in November, will air in daytime on BBC One in 2019 with all ten episodes dropping on to
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‘Misfits’ Producer Clerkenwell Developing Scripted Series With Sbtv Founder Jamal Edwards – Sheffield Doc/Fest

‘Misfits’ Producer Clerkenwell Developing Scripted Series With Sbtv Founder Jamal Edwards – Sheffield Doc/Fest
Clerkenwell Films, the British production company behind teen sci-fi drama Misfits and Netflix and C4’s The End of the Fxxxing World, is developing a scripted series based on the life of British entrepreneur Jamal Edwards.

Edwards, the founder of online video channel Sbtv, which was responsible for helping the careers of pop stars such as Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora, said that the series would be akin to Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum, which debuted on E4 and is available on Netflix globally.

He revealed the news at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, where he was hosting a session titled Jamal Edwards MBE: Sbtv, Music and Mental Health with The Revolution Will Be Televised’s Jolyon Rubenstein. Edwards began his career filming videos on a UK housing estate and has since moved on to record interviews at 10 Downing Street and the Bermuda Triangle, which finding time to take selfies with Royal
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First look at William McGregor's 'Gwen' with Eleanor Worthington-Cox (exclusive)

First look at William McGregor's 'Gwen' with Eleanor Worthington-Cox (exclusive)
Maxine Peake also stars in 19th century drama

Screen can unveil a first look at William McGregor’s debut feature Gwen, which was taken to Cannes this year as part of the BFI, BBC Films, Film4 and British Council’s showcase Great 8.

The event, which took place last week, presented eight upcoming UK indie titles to a select group of Cannes buyers. The other titles were: Beats, Eternal Beauty, Ilkley, Only You, Tell It To The Bees, We Don’t Talk About Love, and White Riot. According to an attendee, Gwen was one of the best-received presentations.

The film stars
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Horror Movie Vinyl Cover Art Preview from Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin

Creating new ways to look at horror movies both beloved and lesser-known has been artist "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin's specialty for over ten years via awe-inspiring posters, and he brings that same innovative and nostalgic style to his artwork for the vinyl scores of fright flicks. With Pullin's new retrospective book hitting shelves in hardcover from 1984 Publishing, we've been provided with a special look at some of Pullin's most impressive LP cover artwork that's displayed within the eye-grabbing pages of Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin.

"For more than ten years artist Gary Pullin has been taking art galleries, movie theater walls, and social media by storm with his fresh, inventive takes on film, music, and television properties. Equal parts nightmare and nostalgia, his instantly recognizable style always strikes a chord with fans, and his coveted and acclaimed pieces sell out in lightning speed.

A go-to artist for official film artwork,
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