Well... that was even faster than we thought. Apparently, if you have Amazon Instant, you can head on over and watch the pilot episode of their new series "Zombieland" right now. Or at least that's what the trailer suggests. Check it out!
“Zombieland” is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The Zombieland pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, "The Joe Schmo Show"), and producer Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) directed the pilot.
Hear Uncle Creepy rant about The Last Exorcism Part 2. Hear Buz explode with rage over “The Walking Dead” season finale. Hear Matt Fini and Andrew Kasch vigorously debate Uncle Creepy over the merits of Stoker. Hear Foy describe the lunacy of Tyler Perry’s Temptation.
Wait, what was that last one?
After a bit of a lethargic start, this Dinner for Fiends turns into quite the spirited little (Little? The damn show is 2 hours long!) podcast once the great Stoker debate of 2013 gets under way, which leads into the latest “The Walking Dead” debate of 2013.
You’ll also hear Uncle Creepy, Matt Fini, Andrew Kasch, Buz, and Foy discuss, debate, and/or deride Warm Bodies, The Call, Dark Skies, Beautiful Creatures, The Host, Phantom, “Bates Motel”, “Hannibal”, Tyler Perry’s Temptation(!), and last but certainly not least, the remake of Evil Dead.
We hope you have the time to spare listening to all this because some of us stayed up past our bedtimes recording this late-night edition of Dinner for Fiends.
From the twisted minds of executive producer Eli Roth and novelist Brian McGreevy comes Netflix's latest series, "Hemlock Grove," which will be released in its entirety on Friday, April 19th (look for a review of the first three episodes later this week).
"Hemlock Grove" stars Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skaarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, and Lili Taylor and revolves around the mysterious murder of a teenage girl and the investigation into who - or what - may have caused her untimely and gruesome demise.
Dread Central recently chatted with co-stars Janssen and Scott about what attracted them to "Hemlock Grove" and the creative freedoms that working on a serialized show allowed them both, and they gave us a hint about their characters and what fans can expect from the first season.
Dread Central: I was able to see the first three episodes and really can't wait to finish the season up- it's really different than I was expecting, which I'm sure is something you've probably heard a lot today. Was the fact that this wasn't your typical drama a huge appeal to you?
Dougray Scott: Definitely. I also saw this as a new beginning in some ways; with the way that Netflix has begun distributing original programming, I really think it allows fans or audiences a way to see dramatic shows much differently than they used to. So that for me was what excited me the most.
Then when I realized that this was also based on a novel that was also really well done, I just knew we had an opportunity to do something different that had powerful and unique storytelling behind it, which is always something you hope for as an actor. So all those positive elements, plus working with Famke of course (laughs), were hugely influential in me taking on this role.
Famke Janssen: I completely agree with Dougray; for me, there were many reasons why I wanted to be a part of this show. The one thing I always start with is, ‘Can I live with this character?’ When I realized I could, that was the first step. Then I looked at the novel, and that made my decision MUCH easier because it was so compelling.
But what I really appreciate about these stories and "Hemlock Grove" in particular is that it’s not the show you’re necessarily expecting. We take a lot of conventions and audiences’ notions of genre stories and characters and turn them completely on their head. Audiences are going to realize at the end of the 13 episodes that these characters they thought they were starting off with are nothing like they ever imagined once the first season is wrapped up.
I’m just really proud to be in the company that I’m in on "Hemlock Grove," and I think what Netflix is doing with their new distribution model, first with "House of Cards" and now with us, is really different and could change a lot of things in the industry. Plus, with the way that I’m designing my life now since I’m also directing and producing, to shoot all these episodes like we did all at once really gave me a lot of freedom to continue to pursue other avenues of my career at the same time, and with a lot of network shows you don’t get that kind of flexibility.
Dread Central: So let's talk about your characters; they're both parents who are definitely struggling with a lot of things both in their own lives and with their kids--
Famke Janssen: Yeah, I’m not really sure we can say either one of them are very good parents at all (laughs).
Dougray Scott: Yeah, I think there’s a certain sense of tragedy to what both of these parents go through in this show, and in some ways their children are dealing with tragic circumstances because of those decisions we made. What’s really funny to me is that Norman is the guy who is the first to criticize Olivia (Janssen’s character), but he’s just as guilty as she is. Just because maybe he isn’t necessarily ‘evil’ or whatever, you don’t necessarily see that in him at first, but yes, he’s completely messed up as a parent. And we play with those ideas a lot in this show.
Famke Janssen: And I would say that Olivia is overbearing and a bit manipulative, but what’s great about the character is that she’s always hard to figure out. She never shows the hand she’s playing with, which is a great thing to get to do as an actress. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if certain things are affecting her on an emotional level, but they really are; she’s just able to put forward that brave face so that you always think she’s in control of the situation…even when she’s not.
Dread Central: Does working in the television format allow you guys a lot more creative freedom then?
Dougray Scott: Absolutely; it’s also a great opportunity to dig deeper into characters and story when you have more time, and it’s even better when you’ve got a story that takes all these characters on some very interesting and engaging journeys like we have. Norman really does go through hell in the first season of "Hemlock Grove" so it will be interesting to see what happens next. If we get a ‘next’ that is (laughs).
Famke Janssen: Even though it's gotten better, there really are a lot of restrictions on network TV. "Hemlock Grove" feels very much more like a cable show since we were able to take a lot of risks, and that’s really appealing I think. And the format definitely does allow you that benefit of time to develop characters that maybe don’t seem important when the story first begins but as things unfold, you realize that all along the things that you may have thought going into this series aren’t true at all. We were also given a lot of room to do some wild and inventive things, and when you have such a talented cast, like you do with every single one of my co-stars, then only good things can happen.
Dread Central: Can you discuss what fans can expect from the first season of "Hemlock Grove" without giving too much away?
Famke Janssen: It's pretty crazy (laughs); some things do get wrapped up, but we also leave so much open to explore in a second season. All the characters really transform too - in more than one way in some instances - and I'm really proud of our work on it. And with Olivia, we definitely find out more about her, but because she's so complicated, I do hope I get to explore her world more in the future.
Dougray Scott: There's a lot of material in the novel, but there's also a lot of ways we can take these stories in the future too. I also think people are going to be blown away by the werewolves- that was something from the novel that I wasn't sure how it would translate onto the screen, but it really works. Did you get to see it?
Dread Central: I did; it's really a different approach, which I thought was pretty cool.
Dougray Scott: Me too; I love that it's a really violent process but visually striking too. I've never seen anything like it before.
"Hemlock Grove" is a riveting one-hour murder mystery that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants – or killer creatures – could be suspects. Through the investigation the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying, and graphic, "Hemlock Grove" is unlike anything else in its genre.
We've been talking about a possible Doctor Strange movie for a long time now. Years even. However, it's looking like we're getting a bit closer, and Marvel may have even found a star to play the devilish superhero.
According to C.H.U.D., a trusted industry source (take that for what it's worth) told them that Marvel is eyeballing someone that they already have a relationship with for the lead in a confirmed Phase Three project: Doctor Strange. His name? Actor/screenwriter Justin Theroux (pictured). There’s no word on whether or not he is the only one being looked at for the part of Stephen Strange, but the site reports that there is strong interest over at Marvel in seeing Theroux become the Sorcerer Supreme. In fact, it’s quite possible that he is already at work on the script.
We'll file this one under rumor for now and keep our ears open for more.
Created in 1963, Doctor Strange is the story of an arrogant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and goes on to become the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe. Using his magical powers, Strange protects the Earth from attacks from other realms.
The upcoming sixth season of the hit HBO series "True Blood" may just be the bloodiest yet. Why? Because it sounds as if things are getting ready to come to a head and some big characters are about to meet their doom.
Rumors are flying within the "True Blood" fanbase that none other than Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) himself will be meeting his maker in the afterlife... or afterunlife if you will. This began when Joe Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux, told TVLine the following, “We’re getting to the point in the season now where people are starting to die. The table reads are starting to get smaller, and I’m sure they will continue to do that.”
The site goes on to say that Episode 7 of the upcoming season is entitled "The Funeral." While that doesn't sound like a definite end to Eric's reign of blood, it does sound like a major player is getting set to die so anyone is on the chopping block.
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The usual gang - Sookie, Eric, Jason, Tara, Lafayette, Pam, Jessica, Alcide, Sam, and a new and improved(?) Bill - return in Season 6 along with the previously announced newbies Rutger Hauer (as a mysterious figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason), "Rubicon"’s Arliss Howard (as Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell), "Friday Night Lights" star Jurnee Smollett-Bell (as do-gooder Nicole), Karolina Wydra (as Violet, a strong, sexy, possibly dangerous vamp), Luke Grimes (as a circa ’70s-made vamp who is smart, spiritual, and emotionally deeper than any other bloodsucker we’ve seen before), and "90210"’s Amelia Rose Blaire (as Howard’s onscreen daughter).
Though he isn't concerned with overseeing any more simian revolutions, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is looking to spin another yarn about murder, intrigue, and well... a horror movie director.
According to THR, Chernin Entertainment and Rupert Wyatt are pairing again for Night Film, which is based on the upcoming noir thriller by Marisha Pessl, the author behind the bestselling debut Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
Wyatt (pictured), who helmed the Chernin-produced Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is attached to direct. Chernin is producing.
Night Film tells the story of an investigative journalist named Scott McGrath, who begins looking into the death of a beautiful young woman that was originally deemed a suicide. The woman turns out to be the daughter of a reclusive, cult horror film director named Stanislas Cordova, and McGrath finds himself on a journey of revenge and truth.
The book is due out from Random House in August. A writer is being sought to adapt. More soon!
Did any of you guys check out "Defiance" on Monday night? It seems you must have because it was Syfy's most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 since 2006. Here's a look at what's ahead next week and the entire pilot in case you missed it.
Before we get into the details of Episode 1.02, "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go," here's Syfy's press release about the show's successful premiere. To see the pilot, just scroll down a bit.
From the Press Release:
New Earth. New Rules. New Records. Syfy’s groundbreaking transmedia event "Defiance" became the channel’s most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 (1.3 million) since 2006 ("Eureka"). "Defiance" also delivered Syfy’s top performance in total viewers (2.7 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.4 million) since 2009 ("Warehouse 13") during its two-hour telecast on Monday, April 15, from 9-11PM (ET/PT). While averaging a 2.0 HH rating, "Defiance" also averaged 479,000 Adults 18-34, the most for a scripted series premiere since 2006.
Since launching worldwide on April 2nd, the Trion Worlds game Defiance has seen players log more than six million hours of gameplay.
"Defiance" ranked among the top five scripted cable shows in social activity on premiere day, earning 59K social exposures to rank as Syfy’s best series premiere day and its most social scripted telecast ever. It outperformed HBO’s "Game of Thrones" and "The Newsroom," FX’s "The Americans," TNT’s "Falling Skies," and MTV’s "Teen Wolf" on their respective premiere days. In addition, Syfy Sync – Syfy’s second screen tablet offering - posted its best day ever in uniques and visits as well as the second best performance in page views.
"Defiance" became Syfy.com’s best series premiere day ever in uniques, page views and visits, while ranking as the #1 section of Syfy’s Digital Portfolio across key metrics. "Defiance" is NBC Universal’s biggest day-and-date launch ever, premiering in over 55 countries on April 15th and 16th including the UK, Canada, Germany, and France.
Beginning next Monday, April 22, "Defiance" will assume its regular 9PM time period, followed on Monday, April 29, by the season return of "Warehouse 13" at 10PM, comprising Syfy’s Powerful Mondays programming bloc.
SEE THE PILOT HERE:
Along with the preview and a clip from Episode 1.02, "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go," we have a few more behind-the-scenes videos and trailers to share as well.
We still have to pinch ourselves every now and then to make sure we're not dreaming about how great "Hannibal" is. Here's hoping NBC keeps it on the schedule! Show your support and watch this new clip from Episode 1.03 - "Potage."
"Hannibal" airs Thursday nights at 10pm on NBC and stars Hugh Dancy as Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter. Laurence Fishburne and Caroline Dhavernas co-star.
"Hannibal" Episode 1.03 - "Potage" (airs 4/18/13)
Jack (Laurence Fishburne) theorizes that Abigail (Kacey Rohl) may have aided her father, Garret Jacob Hobbs (Vladimir Cubrt), in his serial killings. Against Dr. Alana Bloom's (Caroline Dhavernas) advice, but at Hannibal's (Mads Mikkelsen) behest, Abigail is escorted back to Minnesota, where she discovers much violent hostility against her and her family. Things go from bad to worse when a copycat killer murders a friend of Abigail. Hannibal suggests they hide the body to protect Abigail — but secrets come at a cost.
The fourth assortment of The Walking Dead Minimates features one of the most hated villains in comic book history, the Governor, as well as some of his closest friends and worst enemies, and we have a look at them all right here.
The Walking Dead Minimates Series 4, based on the long-running comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, reunites the Governor and his lieutenants with some of the people who hated him the most. The Governor himself comes in a two-pack with his lieutenant, Gabe, with whom he stormed the gates of the prison. Michonne, the woman who received the worst of the Governor's brutality, comes with his accomplice, Bruce, as well as a new poncho accessory. Rick's wife, Lori (with baby Judith), comes with a partially flayed Shoulder Zombie, and a variant of that set will replace Lori with the prison doctor and Woodbury defector, Alice.
Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. All of these figures will be available at comic shops and specialty stores this summer. To find your nearest comic shop, visit comicshoplactor.com.
It's Hump Day. The work week is officially half over, and the weekend is finally in sight! That being said, it's time to get a little bloody. Well, okay, a lot bloody with this new clip from Image Entertainment's The Wicked!
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment suggests you sleep with one eye open as your worst nightmares come to life in The Wicked. A group of curious teenagers decide to seek out their town’s local legend and go on the hunt for a child-eating witch, not realizing they could be her next meal! Directed by Peter Winther, the film stars Devon Werkheiser (Beneath the Darkness), Justin Deeley ("90210"), Nicole Forester (The Double), and Cassie Keller (A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas). The DVD release is set for April 30th with an SRP of $27.97.
Local stories warn that deep in the woods a witch with a ravenous hunger feeds on the flesh of the young. In an abandoned house in the woods, she hunts her victims…and if you try to enter, you'll never see daylight again. When another child goes missing, a group of local teenagers decide to find out if the urban legend is true. What starts out as a meaningless dare turns into a blood-spattered fight for survival against a mistress of darkness in this unrelenting nightmare from which you may never wake up!
The DVD will also feature “No Soul is Safe: The Making of The Wicked.”
Ah, the joys of youth! There's nothing like sharing good times with good friends who end up infecting you with deadly things which then turn YOU into a deadly thing! Summer's in the air, kids! And along with it is something far worse than your standard STD.
From the Press Release
Eagle One Media is proud to announce it has acquired worldwide rights to the Canadian sci-fi horror film The Corrupted. Directed by John Klappstein and Knighten Richman, the feature film will be released this summer on DVD, VOD, and digital platforms within North America and rolled out globally in various territory markets.
Shot in Alberta, Canada, The Corrupted features Keltie Squires, Shaun Tisdale (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil), Ashley Tallas, Jeremy Hook, and Anuj Saraswat.
Spring Break meets H.P. Lovecraft. Where it’s all fun and games… until someone gets infected.
A man quietly strums his guitar at the edge of a tranquil lake in the middle of the night. Through the darkness a beautiful young woman emerges along the shoreline, silent and mysterious. She approaches and whispers something into his ear. When she beckons, he has no choice but to follow. When his friends arrive for a weekend of partying, it's obvious...something in him has changed. What did the woman tell him? Why does he seem so distant? Where did she take him? The Corrupted is an intellectual sci-fi horror thriller feature film produced in Canada and directed by John Klappstein and Knighten Richmond.
David Miller's new book Peter Cushing: A Life in Film is now available from most major retailers. Peter Cushing was brought to fame through his roles as Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing in the acclaimed horror movies from Hammer Films Productions.
We recently chatted with the author of the new book to discuss Cushing's memorable presence in cult cinema.
AMANDA DYAR: Your new book Peter Cushing: A Life in Film details the career of Peter Cushing. Can you tell us what motivated you to write this particular book?
DAVID MILLER: Growing up, Peter Cushing was one of those reassuring faces you’d see on television every so often. I wasn’t old enough to see the Hammer films in the cinema, so there was always something deliciously out-of-reach about them. Then when I started seeing the original Hammers on TV, I became aware of the sheer quality of them, and Cushing in particular. There are so many things to celebrate – the incredible ‘grown-up fairy tale’ style that Hammer developed and which Cushing himself helped to create. Then, when his autobiography came out, I really became enchanted with the man himself and his character – the way he was always determined to do his best; it was an inspiration. I wanted to pay tribute to that.
AMANDA: What type of extensive research went into collecting information for this type of book?
DAVID: I watched all the films and as much other material as I could – little of the early TV stuff exists because it was live. I also tried to read all the important plays he appeared in, some of which were very interesting. I interviewed a lot of people, and some of them are very elderly now! I was very lucky to get to see the BBC’s written archives, which has a wealth of original memos and correspondence – Cushing was a great letter-writer, and it’s all stored in there. There are letters from his wife, too, which are an absolute joy.
AMANDA DYAR: Was there anything that you found out about Peter Cushing and his career that surprised or fascinated you during your research?
DAVID: I was surprised to find out what a huge TV star Cushing was in the 1950s; there’s no equivalent to it nowadays – but knowing that makes it clearer why Hammer were so keen to sign him up. They had to snatch him away from the BBC, and it caused quite a stir. Another thing I am always surprised and slightly appalled at is how awful the typecasting problem was for people like Cushing and Lee – both brilliant actors - but they were just dropped; no one wanted them. Lee got round it by going to America, but he was younger; Cushing just quietly retired. He was ready to retire when he did Star Wars in 1976 – he was only 62 – but now that’s one of the chief things that keeps him in the public memory.
AMANDA: In Peter Cushing: A Life in Film, you manage to interweave his personal life into that of his work. How did you go about achieving this in a manner that would be appealing to the reader?
DAVID: The chronological order gives it structure, and I think that’s very satisfying, but the story unfolds rather delightfully. There are these very distinct periods in Cushing’s life, each one adding to the next – we begin in British repertory theatre, then the spell in Hollywood, back to Britain in the war for more stage work, then the pioneering days of live TV, then Hammer and the film career. There are crossovers, obviously, but really his work divides up so neatly that I’d have been a fool not to stick to that!
AMANDA: The book lightly touches on darker aspects of Cushing's life such as his battle with depression and suicide attempts. How difficult was it to include this type of content without overshadowing Cushing's legacy?
DAVID: It was difficult to write, certainly, because I was trying to get into the head of the man, and there are some very dark times, but I think it absolutely had to be included. He was quite honest and upfront about his depression and his insecurities, and it adds such a poignant dimension to the work. Somebody criticized me for not rooting out any sex scandals, but that was never the point of the book. Anyway, I talked to dozens of people who knew him, and every single one said he was utterly devoted to his wife.
AMANDA: Why do you think readers should pick up this particular book, and what do you hope they take away from it?
DAVID: I’ve tried to make the book as comprehensive as it can possibly be. We’ve packed in as many photos as we can; there’s some great color stuff. I hope people enjoy it, and I hope they get an impression of the man and the times he lived in. I hope that people who only know him as the Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars or Van Helsing will maybe look at some of the other fantastic performances.
AMANDA: What other projects are you currently working on?
DAVID: I’ve done some Blu-ray commentaries of Cushing films – Corruption and The Blood Beast Terror – which have gone down well; I’d love to do some more of those. I think there are some things being organized to celebrate Cushing’s 100th anniversary, screenings and so on. Those will be fun; you get to talk to other fans. I should really write about someone else, but the Cushing story spoils you as a biographer because it’s so rich! There’s still no one who quite compares with him.
To learn more, visit the official Peter Cushing: A Life in Film page on the Titan Books website.
A release date has been announced for the upcoming horror comedy Detention of the Dead! Look for the hilarious little flick to be released on June 28th. You know... it will be hot outside then. You should just be able to follow the smell of rotting flesh.
Alex Craig Mann's Detention of The Dead stars Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, and Max Adler.
Comedy and horror unite in this “The Breakfast Club meets Shaun of the Dead" tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is high school after all.
Remember back in February when we talked about Peter Clines' Ex-Heroes novel about zombies versus superheroes? Well, the sequel, Ex-Patriots, is coming next week, and we have all the details you need right here.
From the Press Release:
Originally published by a small, print-on-demand press without any publicity or marketing support and almost no physical distribution, Peter Clines’s fantastic debut, Ex-Heroes, still managed to draw an incredible cult following and had genre fans all over the blogosphere raving when Broadway released the paperback in February. Now, Broadway is thrilled to introduce the second in Clines’s sci-fi, thriller, and horror fiction mashup series, Ex-Patriots (Broadway; on sale April 23, 2013; $14.00).
Featuring the same cast of brilliant original superheroes (including Zzzap, able to transform into white-hot energy, power a small city, and transmit messages directly to phones and radio, among his other talents), expert thriller plotting, cinematic action scenes, and tons of fun geek and pop-culture references (and set in L.A., where a number of celebrities make rather humorous cameos as zombies), Ex-Patriots is one of those rare sequels that is even more gripping than the first and is sure to establish Clines as one to watch for by fans of such hits as Watchmen, World War Z, and Ready Player One.
In Ex-Patriots, it’s been two years since the plague of ex-humans decimated mankind. Since then, the superhero called St. George, together with fellow heroes Cerberus, Zzzap, and Stealth, have protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. But the fight is getting harder every day—and the heroes are wondering how much longer they can hold out. Then hope arrives in the form of a surviving U.S. Army battalion, and not just any battalion. The men and women of the Army’s Project Krypton survived the outbreak because they are super-soldiers, created before mankind’s fall to be better, stronger, and faster than normal humans—and their secure base in Arizona beckons as a much-needed refuge for the beleaguered heroes and their charges. But there is a secret at the heart of Project Krypton, and those behind it wield an awesome and terrifying power.
With the same wry wit and light touch that bedazzled readers of Ex-Heroes, Ex-Patriots features great new characters, cool new threats, and jaw-dropping plot twists that will amaze even the most well-versed in the adventure genre.
Pre-order your copy of Ex-Patriots below, and look for the next installment in the series, Ex-Communication, in July.
What follows is an absolutely drool-worthy look at Rotten Cotton's new T-shirt for fans of Norman Reedus (aka Daryl Dixon) and "The Walking Dead." Get out your wallets, kids; this is one bad boy you're gonna wanna own!
The shirt will be released on May 5th, and until then you can PRE-ORDER NOW and save a few bucks! If you order other items (which you should), your whole order will ship when the Reedus shirt ships the week of May 6th.
Check out the goods below from artist Stephen Bunnell of Cryface Designs. The shirt is available in men's small through XXXL, girl's tanks small through XL, and girl's shirts small through XL. AMC's "The Walking Dead" will return this coming October.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
"How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun?" That's the question on Robert Downey, Jr.'s mind when it comes to deciding whether or not he'd be into suiting up for Iron Man once again after the next film.
There really is such a thing as too much of a good thing, and Downey knows this better than anybody. Still, color us surprised to hear about what he wants to do in the near future. THR reports that Downey is really into directing a Halloween-type horror film. He'll also star in the movie as "a Village Voice reporter on the run."
Yep, we'd watch that. Let's hope for the genre's sake he actually decides to pursue said project. Stay tuned.
Snow White and the Huntsman is notorious for a couple of reasons... Yes, Kristen Stewart engaged in the Lay Heard Round the World when she dallied with married director Rupert Sanders, but more importantly it's the flick in which K-Stew showcased more than one look on her face.
Now news is coming out of CinemaCon in Vegas that Universal Studios is looking to give the flick a sequel. No word yet on who will be returning to continue the torrid tale or who will be screwing whom for that matter. Stay tuned.
In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “a film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius, and amazing battle scenes.”
The 18th annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon will be held on all three screens of Portland's Hollywood Theatre the weekend of May 3-5, and we have the details for you Pacific Northwesterners right here.
Featuring independent short films, indie and classic feature films, author readings, panel discussions, an art show, special live events, and shopping in the Mall of Cthulhu, it's the biggest and longest-running gathering of Lovecraft fans in the world. This year's feature films include:
- Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut with a special Q&A with restoration director Russell Cherrington
- Prince of Darkness (35mm) with video intro by John Carpenter
- Beyond Re-Animator (35mm) with special Q&A with director Brian Yuzna
- Solomon Kane (35mm)
- La Herencia Valdemar and La Sombra Prohibida (Spanish with subtitles)
- Dunderland (Norwegian with subtitles)
The guest line-up includes: Sandy Petersen (creator of the Call of Cthulhu rpg), Brian Yuzna (Beyond Re-Animator), Russell Cherrington (Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut), Robert M. Price, Wilum H. Pugmire, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Nick Mamatas, Molly Tanzer, Ross Lockhart, Lee Moyer, Cameron Pierce, Cody Goodfellow, and many more!
Here are the details on La Herencia Valdemar and La Sombra Prohibida: Shot as one huge Lovecraftian epic by director José Luis Alemán, The Valdemar Legacy and The Forbidden Shadow are big-budget love letters to the world of H.P. Lovecraft, containing everything from the Necronomicon and a family curse to Aleister Crowely, H.P. Lovecraft (as a character in the film), and even Great Cthulhu himself. This is also the last screen appearance of genre great Paul Naschy.
La Herencia Valdemar Synopsis:
Luisa Llorente, an expert on taxation of old buildings, had recently gone to the Victorian mansion Valdemar to conduct an inventory of property ownership. After she mysteriously disappeared, Maximilian, president of her company, engaged the services of a private detective to help find her. But soon they will discover that it is not the first disappearance at Valdemar mansion!
La Sombra Prohibida Synopsis:
The disappearance of Luisa Llorente and the Curse of the Valdemars have become the events that will cause the fates of an eclectic group of people to cross and become entangled with the goals of a shadowy cult of fanatics who seek to unleash on Earth that “Which Sleeps Eternal”… Cthulhu, most evil of the Great Old Ones. At last all will be revealed as the fragile veil between reality and the beyond is torn asunder by foolish mortals. Some will live… some will die… when they are forced to look upon “The Forbidden Shadow."
This is a not-to-be-missed event for fans of all things Lovecraftian. For ticket information visit the official H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon website, and if you plan to attend, be sure to RSVP on the Facebook event page.
Good news, kids! The official trailer for Neil Jordan's Byzantium (review here) has finally arrived. Look for it to debut on June 28th in limited theatres and on VOD. Enough talk! Dig it!
Byzantium, written by Moira Buffini and directed by Neil Jordan, stars Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Mays, Jonny Lee Miller, Tom Hollander, Bradley James, and Sam Riley in the vampire flick wherein Arterton stars as Clara, a vampire who has to protect herself and her daughter (Ronan) from those seeking to plunge a stake through their hearts.
On the run for murder, two young "sisters" arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman who has her eyes on the future and no time for the past. Teenager Eleanor is shy and innocent. Yet, they both hide the same secrets: They are really mother and daughter, and they are both ... vampires!
Eleanor is exhausted by 200 years on the run and desperate to settle down. But little does she know that her mother has been protecting her all of the years from their own kind, "The Brotherhood". To escape them, they must either blend in or continue running away. But just as they think they may have escaped, their past rapidly catches up with them.
Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter will enter Open Beta on April 30th. Players can now check out a new video for the game entitled Rothé Valley Lore Trailer. Enter the dark dungeons of Neverwinter to encounter terrifying monsters and things that go bump in the night.
From the Press Release
Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce that on April 30, 2013, the free-to-play action MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter is heading into Open Beta, allowing millions of players unrestricted access to the game world.
"The direct response and support from the Neverwinter community during our Closed Beta Weekends have pushed us to make Neverwinter the best free-to-play MMORPG anyone has yet seen," said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO Craig Zinkievich. "On April 30 we go into Open Beta. That's when the world we've labored for years to build comes to life - that's when every gamer can log in and play what we've worked so hard to create. We could not be more excited."
Recent winner of MMORPG.com's Most Anticipated Award at PAX East 2013, and recipient of dozens of other awards and much critical acclaim, Neverwinter is Cryptic and Perfect World's proof that Western free-to-play games, when built from the ground up, can compete with even the biggest boxed subscription titles. On April 30 the companies invite all gamers to put that claim to the test. There will be no character wipes or restricted access after the start of Open Beta.
Neverwinter is a free, action MMORPG based on the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Neverwinter!
Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting as it rises from the ashes of destruction. This immersive MMORPG will take you from the besieged walls of the city to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure.
To learn more, visit the official Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter website.