In a couple of recent interviews including last months San Diego Comic Con, Sarah Wayne Callies opened up to Zap2It and IGN about fandom, and her new movie Into The Storm.
The interview started off with her being asked about The Walking Dead fans hating her character.
“Actually, I think it’s wonderful. I think it’s really honest. I come from theater…there’s something about having a relationship with your audience that feels very honest as an actor.”
“I don’t need people to like me. I want people to engage with the stories I’m telling and feel passionate about them,” she added. “So if they’re feeling passionate about them one way or another, I feel like I’m doing my job.”
Meanwhile, Callies spoke about her San Diego Comic-Con reunion with her former “The Walking Dead” co-stars during a roundtable interview at a press junket for her latest film “Into The Storm.”
“We were all together at Comic-Con, which was a trip,” she told Zap2It. “Jon Bernthal was there for ‘Fury,’ which looks amazing. I was there for this and they were there for ‘The Walking Dead’ extravaganza. We all got together and had dinner and there’s a lot of love there. A lot of love there. I see Norman Reedus quite a bit and Andy Lincoln s family and my family are really close. I think those are bonds that will hopefully last for quite a while.”
Sarah Wayne Callies will be here in Atlanta on Oct.17-19th for the Walker Stalker Con. http://www.walkerstalkercon.com/ Get your tickets and come say hello!
This is one video you’ll want to pay attention to. According to South Carolina’s newspaper The State, Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead will introduce a video series for an upcoming traffic safety campaign by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Entitled, “The Driving Dead,” Rooker will attend a news conference Thursday at the Music Box Theater in Chicago to unveil a video trailer.
It will kick off state officials’ Labor Day crackdown on impaired driving — “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
Safety advocates and representatives from Arthur Agency, a Carbondale-based advertising firm, will join Rooker for the event.
The campaign will use digital and social media to reach drivers who are most likely to drive drunk or without a seat belt.
There’s little doubt that the fourth season of AHS will be a hit. Last season 7.1 million viewers tuned in to watch season 3, “Coven”. Just take a look at this creepy teaser trailer from “Freakshow”. AHS kicks off the new season October 8th.
Molly Hagan has come on board the new series iZombie replacing the former Nora Dunn. Moly will play the hospital administrator, Eva Moore, mother of Liv. Based on the DC Comic, iZombie stars Rose McIver as Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who works in the corner’s office to gain access to the brains she needs to eat in order to stay alive. Every time she eats a brain, she uses the memories to help her solve homicide cases.
Hagan (Unfabulous) will recur as Eva Moore, a hospital administrator and overbearing mother who watches her ambitious daughter become a zombiefied couch potato who breaks off her engagement to every mom’s dream son-in-law.
Have you been watching The Strain on Sunday nights on FX? In a nutshell, vampires are scary again.
From our friends at Project iRadio (Nerdvana) comes word on F/X renewing The Strain for a second season.
The 13-episode season will premiere next summer. FX CEO John Landgraf said he knew the series would return.
“We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain. Working with Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, and the brilliant cast led by Corey Stoll has been everything we had hoped it would be and more. It is thrilling when you have a show that is a creative and commercial hit, which is a rare accomplishment in this increasingly crowded marketplace. We look forward having it on FX for as long as Carlton, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan need to tell this epic tale.”
The series ranks number one for a cable series among the highly sought after demographic of 18-49 year-olds. Its premiere was the most-watched premiere in the history of FX, garnering 12.7 million viewers.
del Toro, who not only directed the pilot, but also co-wrote with Chuck Hogan the books the series is based on, said he was thrilled with the news.
“Working with Carlton, Chuck and FX has been immensely rewarding and we have such sights to unveil in the upcoming episodes. The blood hits the fan on this one, mankind becomes an endangered species.”
I remember the first Walker Stalker Con here in Atlanta. For a first time con I couldn’t help but be impressed with the staff, volunteers, organization, and general professionalism. In a word, it was impressive. Since then,the Walker Stalker Con has become one of the most highly publicized conventions nationwide. So much so,the con has sold out of their 3 day VIP tickets months in advance. Returning to Atlanta this October 17th-19th, the con is adding new events, welcoming new celebrities and of course, has a great after party! Follow the links below for more details. ** Remember check back with us for the latest Walker Stalker updates and your chance to WIN FREE tickets!
Here’s the latest press release:
NORMAN REEDUS RETURNS TO WALKER STALKER CON ATLANTA THIS OCTOBER!
Atlanta, GA – In addition to the 53 guests previously announced, Walker Stalker Con announced that Norman Reedus will be attending the convention located at the Atlanta Convention Center at Americas Mart October 17-19, 2014.
Norman Reedus will be attending on Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2014, only. He will be signing autographs and doing photo ops.
The full list of guests can be found at http://www.walkerstalkercon.com/atlanta/guests/
Walker Stalker Con kicks off on Friday, October 17th at noon. The exhibit floor will be open all three days featuring games, toys, comic and other memorabilia for true fans of zombie, horror and science fiction. The full event schedule can be found at http://www.walkerstalkercon.com/atlanta/schedule/.
Tickets for the event start as low as $35 for general admission and can be purchased at
For more information, guest announcements and regular updates about Walker Stalker Con please visit the website
Constantin Film officially announced that the last installment of the Resident Evil franchise has been postponed due to Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. Recently, Jovovich broke the news to her legion of Facebook followers. Scheduled to begin filming this fall in South Africa,the shoot will now be pushed back by 10 months. The Resident Evil franchise has collected over $915 million in worldwide box office to date.
The Senoia City Council voted unanimously Monday to extend the wall permit and road closures for filming of AMC network hit show “The Walking Dead” until Nov. 30, 2015, with the option for annual renewals through 2019.
The closures of Morgan Street and Amey Street and the permit for construction of the 15-foot metal wall were originally approved for Sept. 11 to Nov. 26 of 2014. In July, Michael Riley of Stalwart Films asked for an extension until 2016, with the option of extending the permits through 2019.
Because some construction needs to be done that will require closing the road, the road closure will now begin Aug. 25.
Under state law, a governing body can’t vote to “bind” a future governing body, according to Senoia City Attorney Drew Whalen. Because the term of the some of the current city council members expires at the end of 2015, the council can’t take any action to approve the closure past the end of 2015.
A public hearing was held at Monday’s city council meeting, and two residents spoke in opposition.
Kathleen Sullivan, who lives on Pylant Street, spoke for herself and on behalf of her neighbor, Fred Morris of Morgan Street.
Sullivan said she and other residents of the historic district have to follow all kinds of special rules and jump through many hoops to build decks or outbuildings. “But Stalwart Films has been blessed by you all to construct the poster child for ‘not in my backyard.’ The problem is, the wall is in my backyard,” she said.
During the public hearing held July 7 on the original permit, “I said that the wall would be ugly. None of us had seen it yet,” she said. “But, OMG, it is uglier than I could ever imagine.”
The rusty corrugated metal and shipping containers don’t belong in her residential neighborhood, according to Sullivan.
She urged the council not to approve the request long-term. “We don’t know the impact.”
Sullivan said that the wall could constitute a legal nuisance. If the city subjects its residents to that nuisance for five years “you will be disabused of reality to not know that some legal action will come out of that.” She said that she and her neighbor are considering hiring an attorney and “taking whatever steps are legally necessary to be able to live our lives in quiet enjoyment of our properties.”
Sullivan said she seriously doubts that Tyler Perry or Pinewood Studios would “try to dictate to the people of a small city what they can and can’t do on their own property. We would expect Stalwart to film for a few weeks. But five years? Please,” Sullivan said.
“Only in Senoia are we expected to suck this up.”
Sullivan said that several people told her it was a waste of time to even come to the hearing. “Because everything is, I quote, ‘pre-approved for Stalwart,’” she said. “I refuse to believe that. All of you are elected by those of us who live here, not the ‘walker stalkers’ who buy an ice cream cone and a bottle of water on Main Street and go home to wherever they live, thankful that the wall is not in their community.”
Sullivan urged the council to go slowly. “It’s too long of a span of time. There is too much at stake.”
Karen Allen of Seavy Street said she doesn’t think the closing of the streets is a good thing for the city. She’s particularly concerned about access to the post office and Gin Street. There has been no mention of Gin Street, she said. In the past, when Gin Street has been closed for filming, there have been times it is almost impossible to get to the post office. Continue reading “City Of Senoia extends wall permit for The Walking Dead” »
According to TV Guide, CSI alum Louise Lombard will guest-star this fall on Grimm. She will appear in at least the first three episodes of Season 4.The British actress will play Elizabeth Lascelles, a mysterious woman connected to the royal families. Does this mean that she’ll go head to head with Adalind (Claire Coffee)? When last we left our favorite Hexenbiest, she was heading back to Europe to retrieve her baby, whom she believed the royals kidnapped.
Have you heard about Syfy’s new show “Z Nation?” No? Z Nation follows a group of people as they struggle to get the only known survivor of the zombie virus across the country to where a lab waits for his blood. Sound vaguely familiar? It should. The plot is similar to The Walking Dead’s fourth season and I imagine, the upcoming fifth and possibly sixth season.
Many of the fans who watch AMC’s The Walking Dead are familiar with Robert Kirkman’s comic where the source material comes from. Right now comparisons between the two shows have started to pop up in the media.
Z Nation, picked up straight to series, hails from Eurekaproducer Karl Schaefer. So far the main difference in the plot comes from the fact that Z Nation’s survivor WAS bitten, whereas in The Walking Dead, they’re trying to get a scientist, Eugene, to Washington to produce a cure.
Z nation will air on Syfy September 12th at 9pm.
Check out Z Nations trailer. What do you think? Will Z nation find a cult following like The Walking Dead?