It's a good thing for Boston the real FBI does a better job than the one we see in "The Following"! But it looks like the fictional version is about to close in on its prey in Episode 1.14, "The End Is Near," and we have another clip from the ep to share.
In this new sneak peek Emma (Valorie Curry) tells Jacob (Nico Tortorella) that she can't help him with his trust issues.
"The Following" Episode 1.14 - "The End Is Near" (airs 4/22/13; repeats 4/27/13)
In the season’s penultimate episode Ryan (Kevin Bacon), Parker (Annie Parisse), and Weston (Shawn Ashmore) prepare to storm the followers’ mansion, but Joe (James Purefoy) already has an escape plan in action. Meanwhile, disguised followers create a diversion at the town evacuation center, which causes panic among the residents and leads to a dangerous kidnapping of one FBI official.
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Ride to Hell: Retribution will unleash its madness on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC during June 2013. Players can travel through the depths of Hell with a hot new trailer that will revive up your engines! Now read on to learn more on how you can get free DLC by pre-ordering now.
From the Press Release
Revenge is a dish best served smoking hot! Deep Silver today released a new trailer for Ride to Hell: Retribution. In the upcoming action game for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation 3, Jake Conway takes no prisoners in his search for justice. Ride to Hell: Retribution takes players on a trip into a world dominated by motorcycle gangs and violence, where a man’s mettle is proven through the roar of his engines and the weight of his fist. The game will be available from June 2013 across North America and Europe.
Also, Deep Silver is ready to reward loyalty to the gang. Those who decide to join the gang early will receive a pre-order bonus for Ride to Hell: Retribution. Players who order the game in advance from a retailer of their choice in regions where it is available will receive the DLC Cook's Mad Recipe for free. The add-on will not only include three new levels, but also an exclusive weapon, the sniper rifle.
Besides a challenging hunt for targets in a downpour, the DLC offers also the possibility to team up with weapons expert Tyrell Jones, a big, mean dude with the baldest beard around. The DLC will also be available for download from June 2013, at a price of 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, 9,99 Euro on Windows PC and PlayStation 3.
Ride to Hell: Retribution tells the story of a lone rider, Jake Conway, a man with either a gun in his hand or a girl on his lap (and on more than one occasion both!). He’s on a merciless path of revenge against a brutal biker gang called The Devil’s Hand, armed to the teeth with an arsenal of deadly weapons to enact his vengeance on foot and on bike. The only law Jake answers to is his own. Hit hard, ride fast and leave 'em in the dust. Ride to Hell : Retribution is developed by Eutechnyx.
To learn more, visit the official Ride to Hell: Retribution website.
God Mode is now available for PC and Xbox Live. Players will enter into old school fun in this intense third-person arcade shooter. Read on to jump into hellish combat against a variety of creatures that includes skeletons, demons and many more.
From the Press Release
God Mode, the third-person arcade shooter developed by Old School Games, a subsidiary of Saber Interactive, and published by ATLUS, an Index Digital Media, Inc. brand, is now available to download worldwide on Steam and Xbox LIVE Arcade, and coming to PlayStation Network in the U.S. on April 23. God Mode pits players against waves of demonic hordes as they use plenty of death-dealing instruments such as plasma cannons, miniguns and what's affectionately known as the "buzzsaw" to claw through the depths of hell one corpse at a time. God Mode is a download-only title, and priced at $9.99 for Steam and PlayStation Network, and 800 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Arcade. (Prices may vary in international territories.)
God Mode is an intense third-person arcade shooter. It avoids getting bogged down in silly things like "story" in favor of old-school, co-op action. God Mode also adds Tests of Faith - various tweaks to gameplay that range from beneficial to diabolical to ensure that every stage becomes a unique experience.
To learn more, visit the official God Mode website.
"Grimm" returns to NBC tonight after a quick two-week spring break, and we have a look at an image gallery from Episode 2.18, "Ring of Fire," for you right here.
Episode 2.18 - "Ring of Fire" (airing 4/19/13; 9:00-10:00 pm)
THINGS HEAT UP IN PORTLAND WHEN NICK FACES A VILLAIN UNLIKE ANY OTHER – Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself fighting a wildly different sort of nature freak in a desperate attempt to keep a volcano from burying Portland in lava. Meanwhile a pregnant Adalind (Claire Coffee) meets a powerful new ally (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo; "24," House of Sand and Fog) in Europe.
Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) seeks out help after becoming overwhelmed by the latest side effect of her recovery - multiple memories of Nick showing up everywhere. Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner co-star.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes their horror conventions! As if Texas Frightmare Weekend wasn't grand enough already, they've added more events to their schedule and some new names to the guest list. Read on!
The 2013 extravaganza proudly welcomes Gary Jones' Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan and star Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams, himself!), who joins the ever-growing list of top horror celebrities descending upon The Hyatt Regency DFW next month! The event looks to be an awesome time with some of your favorite horror guests in attendance and screenings of the films you've been itching to see. Check out the official Texas Frightmare Weekend website for all the information and to purchase tickets.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance on May 3 through 5, offering up celebrity guests, nearly 100 incredible vendors, and more new films than ever! On Friday, May 3rd, the mammoth festival opens its doors at 6 pm (5 pm for VIPs), welcoming bone-chilling panels on Pet Sematary, Gary and Jake Busey, and more! Films that evening include Christmas with the Dead at 6 pm, the aforementioned Axe Giant at 10 pm, and Jacob and Scream Park at midnight!
On Saturday, May 4th, Texas Frightmare kicks off a powerful threefer of hotly-anticipated chillers from IFC Films, with the Texas Premiere of Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake at 8 pm, Ben Wheatley’s stunning Sightseers at 10 pm, and Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, the acclaimed Interview with the Vampire director’s long-awaited return to the land of the undead, at midnight! Also screening on Saturday is Rodrigo Gudiño's The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh and Chuck Norfolk's gross-out comedy Haunted Trailer (both at 6 pm), Mark Beal's vampiric Enchiridion at 8 pm, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight! Saturday's panel line-up includes The World of Stuart Gordon, TFW's Alien reunion, the witches of The Lords of Salem, Danny Trejo, and much more!
And Sunday, May 5th, we've got even more happening, with panels featuring Clu and John Gulager, Dee Wallace, and Tom Savini - as well as a very special matinee screening of Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of a VHS Collector at 1pm. All film screenings are completely free for passholders and will conveniently take place at The Hyatt Regency DFW – the home of Texas Frightmare Weekend! Want more? The hotel's also hosting Friday night's Circus of the Damned party (free to VIP and Premium passholders), "Frightmakers" filmmaking panels, and Saturday's popular late night Scaryoke! TFW is arguably America’s largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans – now celebrating its eighth amazing year. The blockbuster event boasts over 10,000 attendees annually and has hosted hundreds of genre legends, including George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Cary Elwes!
Alongside newly-announced guests Dan Haggerty, Steve Railsback, and artist Bernie Wrightson, TFW's 2013 unbelievable roster includes Alien stars Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright, Danny Trejo, Virginia Madsen, the cast of AMC’s "The Walking Dead," Marilyn Burns, Gary and Jake Busey, Jeffrey Combs, Denise Crosby, Sean Patrick Flanery, Stuart Gordon, Meg Foster, Clu and John Gulager, Mariel Hemingway, Jordan Ladd, Mary Lambert, Heather Langenkamp, Tyler Mane, Bill Moseley, David Naughton, Steve Niles, Tom Savini, Dee Wallace, pro-wrestler George “The Animal” Steele, and many more!
Time for an exclusive bit of lunacy from the upcoming British import Crypt. Stick that in your Friday end-of-day work clock countdown and smoke it. Or don't smoke it. That could be bad. Instead just check 'em all out. Then smoke something else.
Nicola Posener, Mark Harris, Peter Woodward, Natalie Stone, and Lucy Drive star.
Crypt tells two interconnecting stories played out in parallel, intersecting with each other. The first story follows five twenty-somethings who, on the hunt for some excitement, break into an abandoned church/convent only to become the victims of the horrors that lurk within. The second story follows the church’s investigation into the tragic "accident" that resulted in the deaths of the group that broke into the church.
Cameras are everywhere. Privacy as we once knew it is a thing of the past, and at any moment you could end up being the star of your own viral clip or... or well... horror movie. That being said, a new horror film that exploits these ideas is on its way in The Last Showing.
Screen Daily reports that the Philm Company has raised the funds for its next feature, The Last Showing. Producers Phil Hawkins and Alexandra Baranska are currently in discussions with sales agents in the UK and US and plan to take the film to Cannes. Baranska recently joined the company after working as a theatrical sales executive at 20th Century Fox UK.
The Last Showing was written by Hawkins, who will also direct, and centers on a recently demoted projectionist who traps a young couple inside a cinema with plans to use the CCTV cameras to create his own horror film.
The psychological horror/thriller is set to go into production in the summer. More as it comes.
With Tribeca in full swing, our man on the scene Nomad captured a quick pic of the one-sheet for Frankenstein's Army, and what do you know? Just like that we have it for you right here! It's like magic only we have an explanation as to where it came from!
The feature is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films, Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, and Pellicola of Amsterdam. It stars Karel Roden (Hellboy), Alexander Mercury (The Golden Compass), Joshua Sasse (The Big I Am), Luke Newberry (The Heart of Me), Andrei Zayats (X-Men: First Class), Mark Stevenson (The Last Horror Movie), Hon Ping Tang (The Fifth Element), Cristina Catalina (Eastern Promises), Robert Gwylim (Escape from Sobibor), and Jan De Lukovicz.
Frankenstein's Army takes place toward the end of World War II as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades - a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
Tonight's episode of "The Vampire Diaries" Is just about ready to air on the East Coast, but already the first promo for next week's ep, which serves as the backdoor pilot for the potential spinoff "The Originals," has landed online. Check it out right here!
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.20 - "The Originals" (airs 4/25/13)
KLAUS RETURNS TO HIS PAST IN NEW ORLEANS — Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (guest star Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans.
Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie (guest star Daniella Pineda).
Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) continue with their plan for Elena (Nina Dobrev), while Katherine (Nina Dobrev) reveals a surprising vulnerability to Rebekah (Claire Holt) and asks her to deliver a message. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Julie Plec.
Finally, after an impossibly long wait here Stateside, Apartment 1303, the English language remake of Ataru Oikawa’s 2007 Japanese supernatural thriller of the same name, has found itself a real estate agent to share the spookery on a national level!
From the Press Release
Gravitas Ventures announced today that they have acquired theatrical and digital rights to APARTMENT 1303 3D from MonteCristo International. The tense supernatural thriller, written and directed by Michael Taverna, is based on a novel by Kei Ôishi and is a remake of a Japanese horror title of the same name.
APARTMENT 1303 3D, starring Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Rebecca De Mornay (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), and Julianne Michelle (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), will debut on VOD on June 17th. On July 25th APARTMENT 1303 3D will be released theatrically in 20 markets including many 3D midnight shows.
The deal for APARTMENT 1303 3D was negotiated by Gravitas Ventures’ Nolan Gallagher and Monte Cristo International’s Cindy Nelson-Mullen.
“APARTMENT 1303 3D is a taut white knuckle supernatural thriller that will frighten apartment dwellers and home owners alike,” remarked Nolan Gallagher, founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures. “The 3D presentation and performances of Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay and Julianne Michelle will take hold of moviegoers and home viewers looking for a summer scare.”
“APARTMENT 1303 3D is being released theatrically around the world and is holding its ground at the box office against higher budget 3D titles like Oz and Jack the Giant Slayer. This speaks to the quality of the film and of the full stereoscopic 3D as well as the demand for 3D content worldwide,” said Cindy Nelson-Mullen , CEO of Monte Cristo International.
Having grown up under the controlling grip of her fame-hungry mother (Rebecca De Mornay), Janet Slate (Julianne Michelle) jumps at the opportunity to move into what looks to be a great high-rise apartment in downtown Detroit. Yet, some deals are too good to be true as one night her boyfriend, Mark (Corey Sevier), finds her in the middle of the street - having fallen from the balcony thirteen stories above. When her sister, Lara (Mischa Barton), tries to investigate the mystery of what happened, she moves into the same apartment and encounters the odd neighbors in the building, including an eerie nine-year-old girl who seems to somehow know the real reason for Janet’s fall. Lara soon realizes that her sister’s death might spell the same fate for her unless she can overcome the strange events that are terrorizing the inhabitants in Apartment 1303. Using innovative 3D shooting techniques, director Michael Taverna creates a tense supernatural thriller that is adapted from a novel by Kei Ôishi.
Fan of the anime show High School of the Dead? Of course you are! It rules! Now if you have yourself an XBox Live account or a PlayStation Network account, you can catch the show anytime that you want!
From the Press Release
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, partners with Sentai Filmworks to unleash a frightening new world of the living dead as it premieres the zombie action of HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD on Neon Alley this Friday, April 19th. Episode 1 (English dubbed) of the high-octane anime action series will debut in High Definition at 10PM EST / 7PM PST, replaying at 2AM EST / 11PM PST, and will air again throughout the week. New episodes will premiere every Friday. Check the Neon Alley program guide or NeonAlley.com for more information and additional airtimes.
Based on the ultra-violent manga (graphic novel) originally created by Daisuke Sato, directed by Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Black Lagoon) and produced by the internationally famed studio MADHOUSE (Death Note, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D-Bloodlust, Wicked City), HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD (rated TV-MA) is distributed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and combines hordes of flesh-eating zombies with state-of-the-art animation to deliver one of the most action-packed anime series ever!
A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected victims is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School must fight for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. It’s up to Takashi Komuro to unite the group of weary survivors and try to escape the horrors that surround them. In this new world of the living dead...will they escape?
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sentai Filmworks as a content partner for our innovative anime content delivery service, Neon Alley,” says Brian Ige, VIZ Media Vice President, Animation. “HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD is the newest anime series to join Neon Alley’s expansive schedule for Spring 2013, and fans won’t want to miss this action-packed tale of survival when it debuts Friday!”
“HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD is a riveting story that combines plenty of visceral action with compelling, multi-faceted characters and some sexy fan service,” says David Del Rio, VP of Licensing, Sentai Filmworks. “We look forward to the series finding a brand new audience of avid fans on Neon Alley and to viewers joining Takashi Komuro and his cohorts as they face a stark and dangerous world.”
Neon Alley is VIZ Media’s 24-hour, subscription-based anime channel available for the PS3 game console and Playstation® Network, and Xbox 360 and Xbox Live®. The platform features the world’s best titles (dubbed in English and uncut), presented in HD (when available), for a low monthly subscription rate of $6.99, and for a limited time only, a one-week free trial is available to all fans that sign up at NeonAlley.com
Neon Alley’s schedule includes a dynamic mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, including new debuts this season of weekly exclusive episodes of ACCEL WORLD, FATE/ZERO and ZETMAN. Fans also can catch other favorite blockbuster anime series from the beginning, including BLUE EXORCIST, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, ONE PIECE, TIGER & BUNNY, VAMPIRE KNIGHT and more.
Neon Alley is specially designed to be studio agnostic, featuring titles from other anime producers and content distributors, including Aniplex, FUNimation, NTV, Taiseng, and Anime News Network. Members can also share real-time thoughts and status updates using social media technology from Tout, some of which will air on the network.
Those of you who have been hoping for David Cronenberg to direct a true horror film again might just be getting your wish - so long as you don't mind a bit of social commentary added to the mix.
Per THR, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Sarah Gadon, and Robert Pattinson have joined the cast of David Cronenberg’s next picture, Maps to the Stars, a ghost story and critique of celebrity-obsessed society in Los Angeles.
Longtime Cronenberg producer Martin Katz and his Prospero Pictures shingle are partnering with Entertainment One to finance the indie movie. The screenplay is by Bruce Wagner (Wild Palms). Sentient Entertainment's Renee Tab, Cronenberg's manager, will executive produce with Integral Films’ Alfred Hurmer co-producing.
Maps to the Stars marks Prospero’s fourth collaboration with Cronenberg, most recently on A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis, which also starred Pattinson and Gadon.
Entertainment One Films will handle worldwide sales and distribution, with production on the film to begin in July in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Look for more soon!
Mischief. We love mischief. We especially love mischief that leads to a night of murder and frightening mayhem. That kind is the best for sure. That being said, the new film Mischief Night more than has our interest piqued.
From the Press Release
North American rights to Ruthless Pictures’ MISCHIEF NIGHT, a home invasion thriller based on a pitch by Jesse Baget (Breathless, Cellmates) and Eric D. Wilkinson (The Man From Earth, Paranormal Movie), has been picked up by Image Entertainment, a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE). The film, which just entered into production, is being directed by Richard Schenkman (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, The Man From Earth) from a screenplay by Baget and Schenkman.
From producers Eric D. Wilkinson, Richard Schenkman, and Jesse Baget, MISCHIEF NIGHT tells the story of a terrifying home invasion on the eve of Halloween. Young Emily Walton (Noell Coet), who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since a car accident that took her mother’s life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder.
A talented ensemble cast that includes veteran actor Daniel Hugh Kelly (Cujo, Someone To Watch Over Me, The Good Son), Ally Walker (“Sons of Anarchy,” While You Were Sleeping, Universal Soldier), Noell Coet (Cowgirls n’ Angels, 5 Time Champion), Charlie O’Connell (Dude, Where’s My Car, Cruel Intentions, “Sliders”), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Anything Else), Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas), Stephanie Erb (The Ring, Starship Troopers), and Ian Bamberg (Second Time Around, Warrior Road) bring the story to life.
Richard Schenkman insists that MISCHIEF NIGHT is not your typical genre movie. “This is not a horror film,” he said. “While I enjoy pictures like Scream, I think this movie has more in common with high-tension, claustrophobic thrillers like The Strangers, the French movie Them, and even the classic Wait Until Dark. While there is violence in the film, my plan is to minimize the gore and keep the effects realistic, as opposed to the stylized mayhem we see in other pictures.”
Wilkinson agrees. “I think people forget that movies like John Carpenter’s Halloween have very little blood or gore in the film. Eventually, that franchise embraced the blood and guts, but the original was all about the suspense, and I applaud Richard’s ‘less is more’ approach.”
The deal for MISCHIEF NIGHT was negotiated by producers Jesse Baget and Eric D. Wilkinson for Ruthless Pictures, and Mark Ward, Vice President of Acquisitions, for Image Entertainment.
For more visit and "like" Mischief Night on Facebook.
On May 10th The Paley Center for Media is celebrating "Bates Motel" with a special episode preview screening and conversation with members of the cast and creative team.
Here are all the details, and if you don't live near LA, don't despair. This event will be live streamed starting at approximately 7:50 pm PT/10:50 pm ET.
Inside Bates Motel: Reimagining A Cinema Icon
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 7:00 pm PT
The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Vera Farmiga, “Norma Bates”
Freddie Highmore, “Norman Bates”
Max Thieriot, “Dylan Massett”
Nestor Carbonell, “Sheriff Alex Romero”
Olivia Cooke, “Emma Decody”
Nicola Peltz, “Bradley Martin”
Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer
Kerry Ehrin, Executive Producer
Developed by executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights"), "Bates Motel" serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, giving viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Centered on one of the medium’s most deeply intricate mother-son relationships, "Bates Motel" has reinvented the world around its core characters, placing Norman (Freddie Highmore) and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), in the context of the eerily “perfect” town of White Pine Bay and populating that town with residents whose own personal mysteries unfold in surprising ways.
Executive producer Carlton Cuse notes, “Norman Bates is one of the more iconic characters in the history of cinema. To me, the fun challenge of this project that Kerry Ehrin and I faced was not only bringing him and his family to life but also inventing the world around them.” Ehrin adds, “This world has a dark, fairy tale quality in many ways—just without the fairies. The shadowed world of subconscious desires and secrets we keep, even from ourselves, provides the landscape. Set in a structure of fast-paced, twist-and-turn storytelling, these themes and ideas emerge in a unique, shocking, moving, and weirdly fun way.”
Tickets are on sale to members now for $15 and will go on sale to the general public for $20 on Friday, April 19th, at 12:00 noon PT. Click here for tickets and here for more info on The Paley Center for Media.
In case you missed the premiere of "Defiance," it's airing again tonight on Syfy at 9PM, but if you're all caught up, then read on for some stills and a new promo for Episode 1.02, "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go."
"Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go" airs on Monday, April 22nd. No synopsis is available yet, but for more info in the meantime, visit the "Defiance" website, "like" "Defiance" on Facebook, and follow "Defiance" (@DefianceWorld) on Twitter.
"Defiance" introduces a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler), the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oases of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world.
The series stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Fionnula Flanagan, Mia Kirshner, and Oscar nominee Graham Greene. "Defiance" is executive produced by Rockne O’Bannon ("Farscape"), Kevin Murphy ("Desperate Housewives," "Caprica"), and Michael Taylor ("Battlestar Galactica"). Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. "Defiance" is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
And the cast for Wes Ball's The Maze Runner adaptation grows by two with the director taking to Twitter to share the news. Read on to learn who'll be playing Thomas and Minho.
First Ball tweeted that a "Teen Wolf" favorite (pictured) has signed on:
Guess the cats out of the bag. Dylan O'Brien is our Thomas. Very exciting. He's a great actor and a cool dude.
He followed that announcement with:
And while we're at it.... Everyone say hi to Ki Hong Lee. He's our Minho! Greatest cast EVAR!
They join the previously announced Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, and Aml Ameen. Gotham Group will be producing The Maze Runner with 20th Century Fox. Noah Oppenheim and James Dashner (author of the novel) wrote the script.
Look for more on this flick soon!
Here's the book's synopsis:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
Deadpool will release on June 25th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Players can pre-order now and receive tons of great content such as Merc with a Map Pack DLC, Marvel grahic novel credits and even exclusive wallpapers. Read on to learn how to get started - Deadpool commands it!
From the Press Release
And now a special message from our friend Deadpool:
So I, the great and magMANimous Deadpool, cordially intimidated invited Activision Publishing, Inc. and High Moon Studios to make a video game starring Marvel’s most Marvel-ous character, me. And you being a gamer of unquestionable good taste wish to pre-order that game. Well I say bravo - you deserve some awesome rewards for putting your trust in Deadpool.
So here we go… Because Deadpool loves you, I’ve sent threats hugs and kisses to the heads of some major retailers to get you some sweet merch for pre-ordering the Merc, including:
GameStop and EBGames
That’s it. Go pre-order my new game now, or else.
DEADPOOL will be available June 25, 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 with a $49.99 SRP, and PC with a $39.99 SRP. It is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.
To learn more, visit the official Deadpool website.
Players can get Le Vamp at 50% off from today until April 22nd in celebration of all things dark and creepy! For only $0.99, gamers can experience all the vampire and undead goodness that the game has to offer for your iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch devices.
From the Press Release
In celebration of darkness and all things creepy and crawly, High Voltage Software has announced that its runaway endless runner sensation, Le Vamp for iOS, will be 50% off its regular price in the App Store this weekend. The critically-acclaimed game has already garnered the prestigious Editor's Choice in the App Store, as well as rave reviews from both the living and undead.
Since its debut last month, players have flung over 25 million Blood Pigs, smashed over 4 million Pumpkin Piles, and blocked nearly 1.5 million sunbeams—just in time for spring. Despite its astounding success, developer and chief ghoulsitter Eric Nofsinger says that more fresh blood is needed.
“Human players have allowed Le Vamp to be caught by baguette-wielding French villagers 1,107,983 times. We’re putting the app on sale in the hopes of finding newfangled players who can fling Garlic Pigs more deftly and succeed at more than the 303,986 missions already completed.”
The game, available as a universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch, offers a novel twist on the endless runner genre; rather than controlling the tiny vampire, whose undead soul makes possession impossible, players use simple gestures in the living world to help Le Vamp traverse the hostile French countryside and return safely to his crypt.
Offering a macabre mix of cartoony and cadaverous, Le Vamp has captured the hearts and souls of gamers on the iTunes App Store, where it averages 4.5 stars, as well as the gruesome critics from Touch Arcade, USA Today, and Gaming Illustrated, among others. There are nine hideously adorable enemies and hazards as well as black magic and upgrades like Sunblock, Bacon Cologne, and Super Fingers to help Le Vamp remain safely undead.
Le Vamp went on sale at midnight April 18 and will remain available for just $0.99 until the morning of Monday April 22, 2013.
To learn more, visit the official Le Vamp iTunes page.
Showtime has released a new sneak peek of "Dexter" that runs a full two minutes, and of course we have it for you right here. The most interesting part? The fact that is spells out for us that this is indeed Dex's eighth and final season.
They also posted the following on the show's Facebook page:
To thank you for your love and support over the last seven years, we wanted our Facebook fans to be the first to know that the upcoming season will be the final season of Dexter.
"Dexter" Season 8, starring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter with guest stars that include Yvonne Strahovski, Bethany Joy Lenz, Rhys Coiro, Charlotte Rampling, Nick Gomez, and Sean Patrick Flanery, premieres on June 30th.
Fans can now download Papo & Yo for PC for $13.50 from today until April 28th. The game has been enhanced with new features for the PC and players will once again get to join a young boy in his quest to save his magical friend Monster.
From the Press Release
Minority Media, an independent game development studio, today announced that its acclaimed adventure game Papo & Yo is now available for PC through Steam, Amazon and other direct download platforms. Originally released in 2012 for PlayStation Network, the game, which was inspired by creator Vander Caballero’s childhood, features a boy, Quico, journeying through a magical world to save his best friend Monster from a terrible danger: himself. Monster is addicted to poisonous frogs, and eating one causes him to fly into a fiery rage from which no one is safe. As Quico, players will confront their conflicting emotions about Monster’s problem in a deeply touching, emotional video game experience.
Starting today through April 28, Papo & Yo can be downloaded for PC for $13.50, a ten percent discount off of the game’s official price of $14.99. The new and enhanced PC version features improvements to the game’s graphics, controls, cinematics, and character animation, and adds Steam Big Picture Mode and multi-monitor support.
"Papo & Yo is my personal, emotional story told through a video game,” said Vander Caballero, Minority Creative Director. “For so many years I wanted to make a game about my father, who was an alcoholic, but wasn't sure if the industry was ready for something like this. When I eventually left EA, the help of the Canadian Media Fund, the Sony Pub Fund and the great team at Minority let me use my experience to start creating a magical world that would allow us to reach players emotionally, while they were exploring and solving puzzles. When Papo finally came out, the feedback we got made it clear that gamers want new types of experiences that go beyond killing the next enemy. Now we want to continue to bring fun games that evoke emotional experiences to as many people possible, starting today by sharing Papo with PC gamers!”
To learn more, visit the official Papo & Yo website.