HBO gave Comic-Con fans a look ahead at the final episodes of the concluding season of “True Blood”, which boats one major question: will Bill Compton survive in the end?
The trailer is about 30-seconds of story build and there rest is a montage of revealing footage.
In addition, those in attendance at the Con included exec producer Brian Buckner and co-stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Nelsan Ellis, Rutina Wesley, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Chris Bauer, Anna Camp, and Nathan Parsons.
Here are some goodies out of the SDCC, reported by Debi Moore:
“This season had to be about Bill and Sookie,” said Buckner. “It’s not going to be exactly what you think it is, but this show started out and worked because of the chemistry they shared… I certainly felt that we had to come back to Bill and Sookie; how we’re coming back to them, we’re not telling you.”
As for what’s ahead in the upcoming episodes, he teased, “It’s not done changing. It’s not gonna slow down any; there’s just a bit more focus on romance… We put last season’s issue to rest early on purpose. We know you love these characters so we landed them in a place where we hope you guys will be okay not with getting them anymore.”
It sounds like we’ll be more than okay with where Camp’s Sarah Newlin ends up. She told the crowd she has a big part to play in the final arc, adding, “I think I get what I deserve.” Buckner concurred, “I had to explain it to her boyfriend when he saw the punishment on set: ‘No, she deserves this!’” Yikes! Sounds like payback’s a bitch for Sarah!
For those who felt robbed of a chance to say goodbye to Tara, Buckner promised, “You haven’t seen the last of Rutina yet.”
Trammell weighed in on Sam’s outcome, “Sam’s story has been about family for the past few years… [Nicole] has a very objective view of this town and how insane it is. We’ll see how committed I am to her and how committed she is to staying.”
Lastly, Preston’s Arlene looks to finally be on track for some happiness as she embarks on a relationship with vampire Keith. “I don’t think you introduce a hot vampire on ‘True Blood’ without doing something with him… I feel like this season I got the real ‘True Blood’ experience, I got a vampire exploding in my crotch… [and] there’s something coming up with Arlene and Keith that’s unlike anything I’ve had to do on camera before.” Oh my!
It was announced by THR back in February that “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman is producing Air, a sci fi thriller to which Norman Reedus, pictured, one of the breakout actors on “Walking Dead,” and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Constantine) top line. We now have the trailer that premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, and it’s great because it sort of lends to the mystery of what the film is about.
Christian Cantamessa, who co-wrote and was lead designer for games such as “Red Dead Redemption” and “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”, penned the script with Chris Pasetto and will make his feature directorial debut with the low-budget pic!
“The story is set in an underground cryogenic facility after a nuclear fallout renders the atmosphere unbreathable. Air centers on its two custodial workers (Reedus, Hounsou), who take care of the cryogenically sleeping personnel that are to re-establish society, but they struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while maintaining the extremely fragile environment of the last livable place on earth.“
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with rock act Strand Of Oaks to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Same Emotions”! The video features four friends at a bar who get far more than they bargained for when trying to pick up some ladies. Mainman Tim Showalter guest appears as the rather evil bartender. If you need further encouragement to check out the video, let me just say that vampires may be coming back in the right way!
“Same Emotions” comes from Strand Of Oaks’ latest album Heal, which you can purchase right here.
Tim Showalter (aka Strand Of Oaks) states:
I was a bit hesitant to tread down the well worn path of vampires when approaching this video. But when I realized I would get to play a vampire pimp that works with vampire woman to lure in vapid fashion kids to kill, I was definitely on board. Who doesn’t want to see that!?!?! Have fun with this everyone!
Jul 29 The Pike Room at The Crofoot (w/ Ryley Walker) Pontiac, MI
Jul 30 House of Blues w/ Interpol (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow) Chicago, IL Sold Out
Jul 31 Beachland Tavern (w/ Ryley Walker) Cleveland, OH
Aug 01 The Basement (w/ Ryley Walker) Columbus, OH
Aug 07 Great Scott (w/ Chris Denny) Boston, MA
Aug 08 Higher Ground – Lounge (w/ Chris Denny) Burlington, VT
Aug 09 Il Motore (w/ Chris Denny) Montreal, Canada
Aug 11 The Drake (w/ Chris Denny) Toronto, Canada
Aug 12 Club Cafe (w/ Chris Denny) Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 14 MOTR Pub (w/ Chris Denny) Cincinnati, OH Free
Aug 15 Russian Recording (w/ Chris Denny) Bloomington, IN
Aug 16 Ignition Music Garage (w/ Chris Denny) Goshen, IN
Aug 17 Schubas (w/ Chris Denny) Chicago, IL
Aug 18 Turner Hall Ballroom (w/ Chris Denny) Milwaukee, WI
Aug 19 7th St. Entry (w/ Chris Denny) Minneapolis, MN
Aug 21 Off Broadway (w/ Chris Denny) St Louis, MO
Aug 22 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Aug 23 Hi Dive (w/ Chris Denny) Denver, CO
Aug 24 Kilby Court (w/ Chris Denny) Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 26 Tractor Tavern (w/ Chris Denny) Seattle, WA
Aug 27 Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Chris Denny) Vancouver, Canada
Aug 28 Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Chris Denny) Portland, OR
Aug 30 The Independent (w/ Chris Denny) San Francisco, CA
Aug 31 The Crepe Place (w/ Chris Denny) Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 03 The Echo (w/ Chris Denny) Los Angeles, CA
Sep 04 Casbah (w/ Chris Denny) San Diego, CA
Sep 05 Last Exit (w/ Chris Denny) Phoenix, AZ
Sep 07 Three Links (w/ Chris Denny) Dallas, TX
Sep 09 Lamberts (w/ Chris Denny) Austin, TX
Sep 10 The Bottletree (w/ Chris Denny) Birmingham, AL
Sep 11 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Sep 12 The High Watt Nashville, TN
Sep 13 Cat’s Cradle (w/ Hiss Golden Messenger) Carrboro, NC
Sep 14 DC9 (w/ Chris Denny) Washington, DC
Sep 15 Rough Trade (w/ Chris Denny) Brooklyn, NY
Sep 17 Central Market House (w/ Chris Denny) York, PA
Sep 18 The Gild Hall (w/ Chris Denny) Arden, DE
Sep 19 Boot & Saddle (w/ Chris Denny) Philadelphia, PA Sold Out
Sep 20 Boot & Saddle (w/ Chris Denny) Philadelphia, PA Sold Out
Sep 27 EKKO Utrecht, Netherlands
Sep 28 TRIX BAR Borgerhout, Belgium
Sep 29 The Hope Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 30 The Lexington London, United Kingdom
Oct 01 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 02 Mono Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 03 Whelan’s Dublin, Ireland
Oct 05 Deaf Institute Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 06 The Louisiana Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 07 4AD Diksmuide, Belgium
Oct 08 Merleyn Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Oct 09 Privatclub Berlin, Germany
Oct 10 Ideal Bar Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 11 Pustervik Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct 12 John Dee Oslo, Norway
Oct 13 Lilla Hotellbaren Stockholm, Sweden Free
Oct 15 Podnik Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 16 Chelsea Vienna, Austria
Oct 17 Mattatoio Carpi, Italy
Oct 18 Bronson Ravenna, Italy
Oct 20 75 Beat Milan, Italy
Oct 21 Bad Bonn Düdingen, Switzerland
Oct 22 Espace B Paris, France
Oct 23 Blue Shell Bismarck, ND
Oct 24 Paradiso Kleine Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 25 Let’s Get Lost Zwolle, Netherlands
While the supernatural romance film Ghost may not be a horror film, it still has some horror elements and some twisted scenes. After all, it’s about a ghost who basically haunts the sh*t out of his girlfriend (ex-girlfriend?) because he’s not willing to move on just yet. And remember the scene where Carl dies and is dragged into Hell? If not, head below because I’ve got that clip ready just for you.
However, another great aspect of the film is the score, which was composed by Maurice Jarre, whose credits include Eyes Without A Face and Jacob’s Ladder. And now that score will be coming out September 15th on a vinyl reissue, courtesy of Milan Records.
You can pre-order a copy through New On Vinyl and through other online retailers.