If there's one thing you can count on, it's that the Devil is red hot as possession films usually result in box office dollars no matter how good or bad. Honestly, we're dying for someone to finally get it right. Can Summit Entertainment's Exorcism Diairies do it?
Does it even stand a holy ghost of a chance?
According to Deadline, Black List scribe Barbara Marshall has been brought on to write Summit's demonic new flick, which is said to be inspired by the book The Real Story Behind The Exorcist by Mark Opsasnick.
Exorcism Diaries is being produced by Roy Lee, Sonny Mallhi and Doug Davison. The project was originally acquired by Summit as a pitch by Adam Simon and Tim Metcalfe. John Sacchi will oversee the project for the studio.
Look for more on this one as it comes.
In terms of making its way from the page to the big screen, I, Frankenstein has had a bit of a rough road. To pave the way for a proper 3D conversion, the flick's release date has now been moved to January 24, 2014.
Directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grievoux, the film stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Black Sabbath, Every Time I Die, Rob Zombie, Stone Sour, Terror, Meshuggah, Kid Rock, HIM, Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg and more.
Don't touch that dial!
The artwork for Black Sabbath's 13 can be seen here. You also get a small taste of a new song. The album will be out in June.
Disturbed frontman David Draiman will have a guest spot on a new Megadeth song tilted "Dance in the Rain," which he co-wrote with the band. The new album, Super Collider, is due out June 4th.
Stream Stone Sour's House of Gold & Bones: Part 2 here. The album is out this week on Roadrunner Records.
Listen to a new HIM song tilted "Tears On Tape" here. It's the title track from their upcoming album, due out April 30th on Razor & Tie.
Watch Rob Zombie's music video for "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown" here. Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor comes out on April 23rd.
Watch Meshuggah's music video for "I Am Colossus" here. It's a cool one. Koloss is out now on Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch Terror's music video for "The Most High" here. Live By the Code is out this week on Victory Records.
Every Time I Die will headline the 2013 "All Stars Tour" with support from Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray from the Path, Iwrestledabearonce and more. The full line-up can be found here. Dates and additional bands will be announced soon.
Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg have announced tour dates around the world with Andrew W.K. on vocals. Check them out here.
Dates for Kid Rock's $20 Best Night Ever tour can be found here. Support includes Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker.
Be sure to check back every Monday for the latest music news!
Talk about under the radar... to little or no fanfare Universal greenlit the long talked about flick Dracula: Year Zero, and we even have a star ready to bare his fangs as the title character. Read on for details.
THR reports that Luke Evans (pictured; Fast and Furious 6, The Immortals) has signed to topline in Dracula: Year Zero, now known simply as just Dracula, Universal’s dramatic horror movie telling an origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project and hopes to start shooting later this year. Commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process becomes the first vampire. More as it comes.
A proper DVD release is on its way for co-writers Scooter Downey and Sean Elliot's It's in the Blood starring horror icon Lance Henriksen, and we have a look at the artwork and more! Dig it!
From the Press Release
Awarded 9 stars (out of 10) by WickedChannel.com, the indie horror film IT’S IN THE BLOOD makes its DVD debut April 23rd from Monarch Home Entertainment. One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son (Sean Elliot) and his estranged father (Lance Henriksen – Aliens, The Terminator) embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile. When an accident leaves the father badly injured and strands them, it is up to the son to save them both. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so too does reality. Horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions-- are they all in their heads… or could the truth be far more terrible?
Dread Central called the film directed by Downey “one of the finest and most unique independent horror films in recent memory” in its 4-star review.
If Charles Band were a pro wrestler, I’d like to think his entrance music would be Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”. Four new little beasties will be added to his repertoire when Unlucky Charms begins filming any moment now.
Five girls vie for a chance to model diva Deedee DeVille’s fashion line, but they’re soon competing for their lives against four mythical beings, led by the mischievous Farr Darrig. Deedee wants to steal the girls’ souls, but the beings have other plans…
Falling prey to these latest pint-sized predators from the Puppet Master maestro will be Charlie O'Connell (“Sliders”, 2-Headed Shark Attack), Jeryl Prescott Sales (“The Walking Dead”, The Skeleton Key), Anna Sophia Berglund (Playboy Playmate January 2011, “The Girls Next Door”), Seth Peterson (“Burn Notice”, “Providence”), Masuimi Max (xXx: State of the Union, The Devil's Muse), and Nikki Leigh (Playboy Playmate May 2012, Blood of 1000 Virgins).
Now that we’ve met the human characters, allow me to introduce you to the Unlucky Charms.
Farr Darrig: A strange dwarf with a bright red beard. His clothes and hat suggest those of a leprechaun, but not green....instead bright red.
Banshee: An old female hag with straw-like hair and milky-white eyes, dressed in rags, her mouth seeming much larger than it should.
Pookah: A hideous hobgoblin with long sharp claws and wicked needle teeth.
Bloody Bones: A one-eyed cyclops with a necklace of bones not quite stripped of bloody flesh.
Unlucky Charms begins shooting begins this week.
Deadly Walkers is set to release in 2013 for PC and Mac. Players will take on hordes of the undead in this new FPS title that takes place in an apocalyptic London. Can you take on the terror and watch this horrifying first gameplay trailer?!
From the Press Release
Animantz and Dysotek are glad to announce Deadly Walkers, their new gaming title for Mac and PC. Deadly Walkers is a zombie FPS that carries the player in a new dimension of scare. It gives the feel and the breathless emotions of the old zombie movies, like Dawn of the Dead (1978). For the First time ever the player will fight against real zombies, hordes of undead creatures that slowly will surround him and that can be killed only shooting to their head.
Through the eyes of a special forces soldier, the game tells the story, of an apocalyptic plague spreading in the city of London. Nobody knows what is happening in the city, why people are dying, why they are becoming undead creatures. All is has happened so fast, the day after an important meeting of the Laboratory for Disease Control. London is now in quarantine and nobody can escape out from this terror.
The army has been destroyed by the plague, the player is one of the last soldiers fighting this war. The colonel has ordered to find the biological data of the plague and take the blood of the zombie number 0, the First infected civilian. With his blood the scientists of the Laboratory for Disease Control will be able to make a vaccine against the plague and aid million of people.
For more information on the game, check out the officialDeadly Walkers website.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is set to release later this year for Xbox 360 and PC. Players will take on the role as the legendary monster hunter Van Helsing in a gothic-noir adventure. A new trailer shows off some of the details of the game's customization features.
From the Press Release
Independent developer NeocoreGames revealed today a spectacular new gameplay trailer and screenshots for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, demonstrating the much anticipated Rage and Power-up System, whereby players have the ability to tailor skills on the spot. Whether it is killing foes instantly or freezing them in place, players have an enormous selection of abilities to take advantage of while they combat twisted creatures born in secret laboratories.
Enabling players to have up to three active skill modifiers, called Power-ups, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing delivers an abundant amount of pathways to follow within legendary monster hunter Van Helsing’s skilltree. By charging up the power-ups and utilizing Rage points collected from impressive feats, players are capable of taking down the most gruesome bosses and mythical beasts.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a gothic-noir steampunk action-RPG that is set to release on Windows PC this spring and Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft later this year. Players experience fierce battles with familiar supernatural foes all within a dark storyline influenced by Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
For more information on the game, check out the officialThe Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing website.
Gamers are already immersed in the world of "Defiance," and in just one week everyone else will be able to see what all the fuss is about when the TV element of the crossover project premieres on Syfy. Curious? Get a look at what's ahead in this new trailer for the series.
WATCH THE SHOW, PLAY THE GAME, CHANGE THE WORLD!
From Syfy and Trion Worlds comes a revolution in entertainment: powerful scripted drama and a massive online world, united for the very first time. Set on a transformed Earth in the near future, events in the show will impact the game, and players will impact the show, creating an unprecedented immersive experience.
"Defiance" introduces players and viewers to 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 directed by Scott Stewart (Legion, Priest) and written/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.
Related Story: Watch the First 14 Minutes of Syfy's "Defiance"
Episode 1.01 - "Pilot" (airing 4/15/13)
The arrival of the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) to the town of Defiance marks a threat to the fragile peace that exists between the residents in the premiere of this futuristic drama, which is set in the year 2046, more than 30 years following a war between humans and aliens that left Earth forever changed.
Matrix Games has announced Distant Worlds: Shadows expansion for PC. Players will venture into a new timeline entitled Age of Shadows with expanded ground combat, tech tree and much more. Now lets travel into the dark corners of hyperspace and explore over 1,000+ star galaxies!
From the Press Release
Distant Worlds: Shadows is the highly anticipated third expansion to the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game. Distant Worlds: Shadows adds incredible new gameplay to the Distant Worlds universe and includes an earlier era in the Distant Worlds timeline, called the Age of Shadows.
Start a new empire before the discovery of hyperspace travel and try to expand into the stars, or play as one of the legendary Pirate factions of the Age of Shadows, competing with new victory conditions to establish an alternate history where the pirates triumphed over the planetary civilizations. The pirate options alone include four completely new playstyles (ranging from Raiders to Smugglers) and new smuggling and mercenary missions. Also included are ship boarding actions and ship and base capture, new Ship Captain characters and pirate raids of planets and space stations.
New gameplay also includes expanded ground combat, with a full new ground combat tech tree, a ground combat resolution screen and multiple different troop types (infantry, armor, planetary defenses and special forces). Ground combat is now animated and resolved from the descent of the first assault pods from orbit to the final battles for planetary control, with new bonuses for combined arms and the effects of the different troop types as well as local space superiority all considered in the outcome.
The expanded tech tree also includes Gravitic Weapons and Tractor Beams as well as additional planetary facilities that allow you more customization on character recruitment. Distant Worlds: Shadows also includes an updated and improved graphical engine that allows for much better performance in the epic 1,000+ star galaxies that many Distant Worlds fans enjoy. The AI is also much improved, especially in terms of the economy and a new comprehensive difficulty setting should mean that even the most experienced Distant Worlds player will find a challenge in Distant Worlds: Shadows. As usual, modding support has been kept up to date with the new improvements.
With brand new gameplay as well as greatly expanded gameplay for all play styles, Distant Worlds: Shadows is an exciting and essential new addition to the vast, living galaxy of Distant Worlds!
For more information, check out the official Distant Worlds: Shadows website.
Zomber Squad has opened its second closed beta server on , and fans are invited to join in on a week of fun and monster chaos! Gamers will be awarded with special items and bonuses which includes free Soma. Read on to learn more.
From the Press Release
Zomber Squad has opened its second closed beta server on Omprus, and you can be a part of it! The beta test will last for one week and we’ll be hosting some awesome events to enrich the experience.
During the closed beta, stay online for 1 hour or more and get rewarded with free Soma and Upgrade Stones, and evolve your Pet to unlock Order Forms and Reebs. At the end of the fifth day after launch, all members of the top 10 Corps will be rewarded with Mad Gainz Passes, and the top 10 Agents by level will be rewarded with tons of free Soma! That’s right - free Soma!
Zomber Squad is a unique MMO for players looking for a bit of a challenge. You’re given the task of controlling up to 3 characters simultaneously in intense battles with the undead. Manage your very own safe district and recruit and train a team of diverse heroes. In addition, PVP is a very large part of Zomber Squad. In the newest update, you can not only enjoy intense PVP combat, but also get rewards for participating! Join Zomber Squad now to get yours!
For more information on the game and/or to signup, check out the officialZomber Squad website.
Word has just come to us that Divergent, based on Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of the same name, has officially started production. Read on for the initial details, etc. No really... read on. You really should. Don't make me tell you again.
Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, announced today that principal photography has commenced in Chicago on the highly anticipated feature filmadaptation of DIVERGENT, starring Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet. The studio also announced that Ray Stevenson and Mekhi Phifer will join a stellar young cast including Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold. The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth's New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their RedWagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon's Rachel Shane is executive producing, alongside John J. Kelly. Summit will release the film theatrically in North America in THE HUNGER GAMES slot on Friday, March 21, 2014.
DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
The extremely popular young adult novel Divergent was written by first time author Veronica Roth and has topped the New York Times Best Sellers list ever since being published in May of 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. The book was written by Roth while she was earning her undergraduatedegree at Northwestern University. She followed her first novel with the book Insurgent, which has also made its way to the #1 position on specific New York Times Best Sellers lists. To date, book sales are now over 3 million copies for both novels combined, and both titles are HarperCollins most successful e-books ever in regards to sales. The studio acquired the film rights to the novel in early 2011 several months before the book Divergent was published.
DIVERGENT marks another strategic foray for Summit into producing material for young adults, building on Summit and corporate parent Lionsgate's leadership in the young-adult genre. Summit's TWILIGHT SAGA franchise has grossed more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, and the first film of Lionsgate's THE HUNGER GAMES franchise is the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time.
Erik Feig, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group's President of Production, and Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate's SVP of Production, are overseeing the project for the studio.
Two more actors have signed on for active duty in the upcoming Hidden the Woods, and we've got the skinny for you on the whos and whats right here. Why? Because we're almost like real journalists and can do stuff like that!
Next to join the cast is Chris Browning (pictured; "Sons of Anarchy," The Book of Eli) and Ricco Ross (Aliens). Award-winning actor Michael Biehn (who worked with Ross in Aliens), under his Blanc/Biehn Productions shingle, has begun pre-production and casting for the company’s latest project, the remake of the controversial film Hidden in the Woods (En Las Afueras De La Ciudad).
William Forsythe (The Rock, “Boardwalk Empire”) will play Uncle Costello, and also part of the cast is MMA fighter Krxysztof Soszynski, who recently worked with Michael Biehn on the MMA film Tapped. Biehn will also star in the film.
“I have never seen such a violent film that didn’t feel gratuitous and exploitive,” commented Biehn. “Patricio Valledares did an incredible job to combat that with his original film, and we’re excited to announce that he is on board to direct the English remake.”
In addition to these new additions, Biehn, Forsythe, and Soszynski, the cast includes Jeannine Kaspar (Iron Man, “House of Lies,” “Nip/Tuck”), Andy Mackenzie (Sushi Girl, "True Blood"), Electra Avelan (Grindhouse, Machete Kills) Mark Burnham (Quentin Dupieux's Wrong and Wrong Cops), Jennifer Blanc (The Victim, Wrong Cops), and Richard Gunn (“Granite Flats,” “Dark Angel”) along with Caitlin Keats (Broken English, Kill Bill Volume 2, Treachery), Matthew Alan (Red Tails, "Sons of Anarchy"), J. Michael Trautmann (Here Comes the Boom, "Shameless"), Evie Louise Thompson (The Call, Heebie Jeebies), Nick Bateman (from Jason Eiseners' Hobo With a Shotgun), Cody Hackman (Tapped), and Luke Massy (Thor). Shooting is set to begin in early June in Texas. Patricio Valledares will direct. Jennifer Blanc-Biehn will produce along with Loris Courci, Evelyn Belmar, Time Lock Films, and Valle Studio Films.
“We feel this story needs to be told,” commented producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. “It’s based on a true criminal case. Three out of every four women are abused throughout the world so we hope to be able to not only tell a story but also donate some of the proceeds to a few women’s charities to stop the violence.”
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.
Talk about fast! Check out this latest TV spot for Eli Roth's upcoming show for Netflix, "Hemlock Grove." which comes and goes faster than a minute man at The Bunny Ranch. Yeah.... it's that damned fast. Dig it!
From executive producer Eli Roth and developed by Brian McGreevy (who wrote the novel on which it's based) and Lee Shipman, "Hemlock Grove" stars Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, and Freya Tingley.
"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.
The first one-sheet for Elysium, the new film from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has arrived, and it gives off a very Matrixy type vibe. Still, we're pretty sure that given the talent involved it's gonna kick ass!
Directed by Neill Blomkamp, Elysium stars Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look for it in theaters August 9, 2013.
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Another Pacific Rim viral is here, and all we can say about it is we're glad it doesn't have something to do with cleaning up monster shit. Three or four days of that was more than enough! Check it out.
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Extremely sad news has hit the internet regarding one of the finest actors to ever play the horror mega-icon Jason Voorhees. It's with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to Friday the 13th Part 3's Richard Brooker.
The news started spreading like wildfire across Facebook moments ago, and we have confirmed with Brooker's management that it is indeed true. Richard was born in 1954 and was taken from us at an all too young age.
Aside from being the very first actor to ever officially don the infamous hockey mask as Jason, Brooker also appeared in James Sbardellati's sword and sandal flick Deathstalker and many horror documentaries such as Never Sleep Again, His Name Was Jason, and the upcoming Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.
Richard was also a staple on the convention scene and, as anyone who has met him can easily attest, one hell of a nice guy. He will be severely missed by fans and his many friends the world over.
Thanks for the memories, sir. Godspeed.
BBC America is expanding its "Supernatural Saturday" lineup in 2014, and we have all the early details for its upcoming seven-part "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" miniseries, based on the novel by Susanna Clarke.
From the Press Release:
BBC AMERICA is co-producing a new drama series, "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell." Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness ("Wallander," Is Anybody There?), "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" (7 x 60) is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. The series will premiere in 2014 as part of BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday programming block.
The series is produced by Cuba Pictures (Boy A, Broken) for the BBC and co-produced by BBC AMERICA, in association with Feel Film, Bell Media’s Space, Far Moor, and Screen Yorkshire. It is distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
Toby Haynes ("Doctor Who," "Sherlock," "Wallander") directs, Nick Hirschkorn (Feel Films; Five Children and It) will produce with Greg Dummett, on behalf of Quebec’s Cite Amerique. Executive producers are: Nick Marston, Tally Garner, and Dixie Linder for Cuba Pictures, Endemol Worldwide Distribution, and Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin for Far Moor. Matthew Read is the executive producer for the BBC.
Nick Marston, CEO of Cuba Pictures, says: “The production has now developed into a seven-part series, and we are delighted that Peter Harness is well on the way to completing all seven hours. He has just delivered episode five, and with Toby Haynes on board to direct, we are in an excellent position to begin pre-production later this month with production due to start filming in late summer.”
Richard De Croce, SVP Programming, BBC AMERICA, says: “'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' is one of our next big series for our Supernatural Saturday block, as Susanna Clarke’s stories transcend borders and are perfect for our US audience. It’s another high-end drama for BBC AMERICA, and we’re proud to be working with Cuba Pictures and BBC One.”
"Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" is going into early pre-production this month, and filming will take place in the UK including Yorkshire as one of several key filming locations and Canada beginning late summer 2013.
Check out the novel's synopsis below, and look for more soon!
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Book Synopsis:
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers and becomes a celebrity overnight. Soon another practicing magician comes forth: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell and putting at risk everything else he holds dear.
We first told you about the new horror-themed YouTube channel BlackBoxTV way back in January of 2012, and since then it's been steadily picking up steam. On tap for you cats to dig on right now are three clips that are nothing short of a must watch!
In the vein of "Scare Tactics" but much more fun and inventive are three prank videos showcasing an audition gone wrong, a delivery that gets REALLY screwed up, and what can only be described as a cab ride to hell. Check out the goodies below and let us know what you think, and kudos to these cats for having the kind of nuts it takes to pull stuff like this off.
For more information visit BlackBoxTelevision.com.
Well, that certainly didn't take long! With the first season of "Bates Motel" premiering as the most-watched scripted drama in A&E history in key demographics, it's no surprise the network has picked up the show for another season.
From the Press Release:
A&E Network has picked up a second season of the acclaimed drama series “Bates Motel.” starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore from executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, it was announced by Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel.
The premiere of “Bates Motel” garnered 4.5 million total viewers and 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 18-49, based on Live+7 viewership, making it the most-watched original drama debut in the key demos in the network’s history.
“'Bates Motel' has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal audience in its first few weeks,” said DeBitetto. “With superb writing and exceptional acting, led by the critically acclaimed performances of Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, we’re incredibly excited to see where Carlton and Kerry take Norma and Norman Bates next.”
Season Two of “Bates Motel” will begin pre-production later this year on ten new episodes slated to premiere in 2014.
“Bates Motel” also stars Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender), and Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises).
In “Bates Motel,” following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn't quite what it seems, and the locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and to protect their own secrets.
“Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions, respectively.