Some surprise casting news adds another evil face to bust.
Inverse has confirmed that “Games of Thrones” baddie Charles Dance has a prominent role in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, most likely as an additional villain.
“SNL” vet Neil Casey is the main Ghostbusters villain. He is rumored to play the ghost of a murderer (sort of like Wes Craven’s Shocker, actually) who resurrects a ghost army based on historical characters.
The above photo displays the ghost-busting crew that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh and Pat Kiernan have been cast alongside Chris Hemsworth in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters blasting into theaters July 15, 2016.
Feig has filmed cameos for many of the original Ghostbusters cast – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and even Sigourney Weaver – in new roles
Dance can also been seen in Sony’s Underworld 5 and Lionsgate’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
A 15-second teaser for the upcoming comic book action film TMNT 2 has been released and it shows glimpses of Rocksteady and Bebop! A full trailer will be released tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Sheamus and Gary A. Williams have each tweeted out wanted posters for their characters Rocksteady and Bebop, respectively, via Twitter, both of which can be seen below.
Each character is wanted for “Evading Police, Grand Theft, Mayhem, and Aggravated Assault”, which makes sense considering their characters and their illegal antics. While the posters don’t show the characters in their animal forms (a rhino and warthog), they do have some allusions to the original cartoon designs, such as Bebop’s purple sunglasses and mohawk.
TMNT 2 is written by Josh Appelbaum and directed by Dave Green. Megan Fox is set to return and Stephen Amell will be playing “Casey Jones”. Tyler Perry has also been confirmed to appear in the film as Baxter Stockman. The film hits theaters June 3rd, 2016.
Toho has released a very short and spoiler-free teaser for their upcoming giant monster movie Godzilla: Resurgence. The 30-second video simply shows people running through the streets from a found footage perspective, as though someone was filming something and suddenly chaos erupted. The teaser ends with the roar of Godzilla and two thunderous steps.
In addition to the teaser, a supposedly official poster for has been tweeted out by Japanese rock band Katokutai. The poster is basically three colors – red, white, and black – and shows the upper neck and head of the titular beast. I have to say I’m digging the rough and textured look but I can’t get over the googly eye. The overlapping teeth, which remind me of an angler fish , look absolutely terrifying (I’d hate to see the kind of damage those chompers could do) but the eye absolutely kills it. Hopefully that isn’t the final design and this is essentially a proof-of-concept. You can see the poster for yourself below.
Also below is a video from Katokutai, which shows the band performing in the middle of a city as though they are giants. They then use the buildings and surrounding structures as part of their performance. Seems somewhat fitting that the band to tweet out this poster also have a video like this.
Godzilla Resurgence is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion), who also wrote the script, and Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan). Toho will be releasing the film on July 29th, 2016. It is their first production of Godzilla in over 12 years.
Remember, stay on the path…
Gramercy Pictures shared a sweet motion poster and new still from The Forest starring “Games of Thrones” fav Natalie Dormer, who ends up at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan where the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the setting of this supernatural thriller.
In The Forest, “A young American woman, Sara (Dormer), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Kinney), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to ‘stay on the path.’ Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.”
In theaters January 8th, 2016 via Gramercy Pictures, The Forest is based on an idea by David S. Goyer.
Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken and Yukiyoshi Ozawa all star.
Bloody Disgusting learned today that “Twins Peaks” veteran Kenneth Welsh joins Aaron Poole (The Conspiracy), Daniel Fathers (Pontypool), Kathleen Munroe (Survival of the Dead) and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim) in the upcoming horror thriller The Void, from cult filmmakers Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie (Father’s Day, ABC’s of Death 2) and producers Casey Walker of Cave Painting Pictures and Jonathan Bronfman of JoBro Productions.
In The Void, “A lone police officer and a group of staff band together to fortify themselves within the walls of an isolated hospital which is under threat from a violent cult. As the group prepares for the fight of their lives they discover the real terror is already inside.”
Producers are impressive, and include Casey Walker of Cave Painting Pictures and Jonathan Bronfman (The Witch) of JoBro Productions. Executive producers are Ross Dinerstein (The Nightmare), Jeremy Platt, Zach Hagen and Todd Brown.
New York-based 120dB, backers of The Harvest, are providing finance and will also executive produce.
Filming is currently underway in Canada. Above is a new still to go along with the film’s newest art.
We’ve hit hump day, so now it’s time to look forward to the weekend and all it has to offer! And you bet your ass that that includes Starz’ “Ash vs Evil Dead“, which continues the story of Ash and his fight against the evil deadites who seemingly are never willing to leave him alone.
To preview this Saturday’s episode, Starz has uploaded a small segment that features Pablo and Kelly hiding in the woods from a crazed militia. Clearly, Pablo views this as the most appropriate time to begin asking the big life questions, which are basically trying to figure out which weapon defines him and his personality. After all, ya gotta feel right when slaughtering the undead, am I right?
The “werewolves on a train” horror film that gives nods to An American Werewolf in London stars A Lonely Place to Die‘s Ed Speleers, The Descent‘s Shauna Macdonald and Dog Soldiers‘ Sean Pertwee.
Hyett did the effects work on Neil Marshall’s The Descent, The Woman in Black and Doomsday before making his directorial debut with 2012 revenge horror The Seasoning House.
“On a stormy night, passengers on the last train out of London begin to panic after coming to a sudden halt. They soon realize there’s something dangerous lurking in the forest, and its stalking the besieged train picking them off one-by-one.”
Here’s the art. Woof.
We basically post exclusively about media that you can enjoy either in your home or in a theater. Rarely we’ll post about concert tours, movie festivals, or other assorted events that get you out of the house. But rarer still are the times when we tell you about fun events that are somewhat different from the usual fare. This is one of those times.
Kicking off this Saturday at the Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles is a new art exhibit that feature the surreal work of Ron English. Dubbed “NeoNature: We Are the New They”, the 22-piece exhibit encompasses oil paintings, sculptures, and two installations and, “…a poignant, pensive, and poetic commentary on our world and introduce thought-provoking perspectives on iconic beasts such as “Poultry Rex Revolution,” a depiction of evolution’s sense of humor regarding the most-feared dinosaur in history.”
As mentioned above, the exhibit opens this Saturday and goes through January 9th, 2016. Below are a few examples of what you’ll see should you decide to attend.
More information can be found at the official website.
The past several days has seen a flurry of “Hannibal” news, ranging from a preview of Brian Reitzell’s season 3 score to a view of the “Fannibals”, all in support of the season 3 home video release, which came out yesterday. As such, many interviews have been appearing online with the various cast and crew that made the show possible and each are offering their thoughts and memories on the series that drew critical acclaim but was, apparently, simply not meant to be.
However, instead of focusing solely on the past, Mads Mikkelsen, who plays the title character, offered a glimmer of hope regarding a potential fourth season in an interview with IGN.
“I guess it’s one of those things that it might be… it might happen. But I also think that it has to happen fairly soon, because in three or four years, it might not be there anymore, the energy; The urge to do it from all kind of people and from the fans. So if it happens, it’s got to happen in the next year, I guess. That’s all up to what people are doing and what Bryan is doing. Is there anyone who wants to pick it up and so on… So there have been a lot of rumors and so far, nothing has happened. You know, if it does happen, I think that all of us who were involved would try very hard to be a part of it. If it doesn’t happen, I think we’re all very, very pleased that we got three wonderful seasons with a show that was so radical and so interesting that it was kind of a shock that it was picked up in the first place. So we’re kind of grateful that we stopped at a peak before it got tired. So either way it goes, I think we’ll embrace it.”
Meanwhile, show creator Bryan Fuller tells our own Kalyn Corrigan, “I would love to see Hannibal in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and see Mads Mikkelsen with Clarice Starling, and as long as I’m alive, I’ll still be trying to do that.” Explaining that Will Graham’s character also isn’t done yet, he continues, “I still feel like the most interesting chapter of Will Graham’s life has yet to be told. Just like, he’s on the other side of it. Like, everything we’ve experienced so far has been on the other side of a wall for him, and the next chapter of his story is on the other side of the wall, so it just feels like there’s great opportunity to explore that psychologically.”
We all know that dead projects have suddenly come back to life with an almost roaring, fast-paced energy, nearly blindsiding and shocking us. I desperately hope that becomes the case with “Hannibal”. A continuation would be the ultimate gift as we might then dive into the most famous Hannibal story of them all.
I’ve come to enjoy poking fun at the handful of toddlers who currently run Konami. It’s been therapeutic, and more than that, it’s necessary. Companies do bad things all the time, but more often than not the culprit is corporate greed, general human stupidity, or a combination of the two.
Ubisoft releases a multiplayer game that doesn’t work for months after its release. Electronic Arts gives us a sequel to a cult classic that replaces the charm of the original with annoying “freemium” mechanics. Activision refuses to stop being Activision. Microtransactions, season passes, game-breaking bugs, delays, retailer-exclusive pre-order incentives.
This amazing industry has a seemingly endless supply of annoying quirks, and we’re all to blame. The publishers favor a profitable quarter over happy consumers, and we scold them for doing us wrong while we hand over more of our money.
Then there’s Konami.
The same company that gifted us with the Metal Gear, Silent Hill and Castlevania franchises has come undone this year. I will be forever grateful to Konami, which spent much of its decades-long run making some of the bravest and most narratively ambitious games I’ve ever played.
The cancellation of Silent Hills, the removal of the brilliant P.T. demo from the PlayStation Store, the unnecessary closure of Kojima Productions and their continued abuse of Hideo Kojima, who they recently prevented from accepting his own award at The Game Awards 2015.
Konami is a disgrace and they absolutely should be ashamed. They’ve raised the bar for assholery and simultaneously reached a new low. It’s gotten bad enough that the former head of Square Enix, Yoichi Wada, had to speak up in this Facebook post (translated by Kotaku).
“As I know Mr. Kojima, I want to say, ‘I can’t believe this cruel treatment!’ But, here I’m going to give my thoughts as a corporate exec.”
“However you think about this, this is a negative for business.”
“Maybe leaving the home console market is management’s plan, but going out of your way to make enemies with the world has no meaning. Generally, this kind of thing happens when there’s a lack of leadership. I think, perhaps, there isn’t someone in charge who is paying attention and laying out all the little details for whole enterprise.”
“When you are not aware that the feelings of your own department aren’t aligned with the world at large, the results can be deplorable.”
To celebrate the release of Paramount Pictures’ Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (review) already being available on Digital HD, we have one hell of a contest that’s going to have you all giving me kitty eyes.
One (1) lucky Bloody Disgusting reader will enter and win a custom made Zombie Cat that Tony Gardner, the VFX guru from Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, made for Paramount to giveaway.
Alterian’s makeup effects for Johnny Knoxville’s character in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa were nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Award, and won the Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Special Makeup Effects in the Feature Film category for 2014.
TO ENTER: Put “KITTY” in the subject line and then send your FULL NAME and ADDRESS to email@example.com. Winners chosen at random. No PO Boxes. U.S. entries only.
Directed by Christopher Landon, “Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.”
Tye Sheridan, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman¸ Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan and Sarah Dumont all star in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.
Reddit user liquidblue4 is someone who knows how to make the best of a situation. After Halloween, he picked up several basic hockey masks for $0.40 each and then painted and aged them to look like the various masks worn by Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series.
So, right after Halloween I bought the remainder of the cheap Halloween hockey masks from my local Walmart and decided to try to make them into Jason masks. I had no experience really painting anything at all other than from art class in high school a long time ago… After suggestions to make one from each movie that’s what I set out to do. I pretty much made all of the ones I wanted to that didn’t look too similar. This is the result.
The full gallery can be seen below.
If you’ve done anything like this, leave a link or an image in the comments to show off your work!