Here in Atlanta, Constantine is about to start production.They’ve had an open casting call for the last few weeks but have now wrapped that up. From the Escapist comes the latest from the writer/producer David Goyer on the production and his thoughts about the source material.
Writer/producer David Goyer says NBC’s Constantine will try to follow the original comic book more closely than the 2005 film.
Up until just a few years ago film and television tended to be unkind to comic book adaptations. Sure, you might get the occasional gem (usually animated), but overall the history of people trying to transform comics into other media is lined and littered with failures.
Case in point, the 2005 Keanu Reeves version of Constantine. Sure, it’s probably not the worst film version of a comic ever made, but it was a pretty terrible adaptation of the Hellblazer book on which it was based. It’s understandable, in turn, that franchise fans would perhaps be a bit apprehensive about ongoing plans to bring the franchise to NBC.
What is Paley Fest you ask? Paley Fest is the two-week celebration of TV, which this year relocates to the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, will also include events with the casts of rookie series Orange is the New Black, Masters of Sex, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals(paired with The Vampire Diaries) and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,as well as returning PaleyFest vets Community(back for the fifth time!), Mad Men and the soon-to-conclude How I Met Your Mother.
They join the previously announced Veronica Mars reunion, which kicks off the festival on March 13 (the day before its much-anticipated movie release), and American Horror Story: Coven, which closes out the event on March 28.
PaleyFest 2014 is just a few days away. And CraveOnline has you covered as the PaleyFest moves into its new home at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland.
This year’s PaleyFest includes panels for “Orange Is The New Black,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Masters of Sex” and “Veep;” which will be joined by returning shows “Community,” “American Horror Story,” “Mad Men,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Parks and Recreation” and “How I Met Your Mother.” “Lost” and “Veronica Mars” will also be honored with reunion panels. Continue reading “Paley Fest 2014” »
From the Escapist comes a review of Dark Souls 2. Dark Souls one to date has sold over 2.3 million copies since 2011.While the game originally released on PS3 before moving to PC and Xbox 360, the original was not released on 360 in Japan. From Software said during the presentation Dark Souls 2 would be made available on Xbox 360 at launch in Japan.
A good sequel is often a surprisingly difficult target to aim for. Change too much and you’ll have fans crying foul over the newest chapter losing sight of what made its predecessor so good. Change too little and you’ll get grumbles about having simply released the same game as last time. The ideal balance likely lies somewhere slightly left of center, mostly the same as the last outing but with just enough difference to stave off complete familiarity. Dark Souls II hits its mark dead-on.
Everything that made Dark Souls into a cult success carries over: complex game mechanics, punishing but fair gameplay and a richly detailed setting if you dig a little deeper. To keep things fresh, this is peppered with a mix of new elements, from improved graphics and game engine to a better designed starting sequence and new mechanics. Dark Souls II is a perfect sequel to Dark Souls.)
Most of us look forward to a good night’s sleep with pleasant dreams.But what if you WANTED a nightmare? (one…two…he’s coming for you…)According to the Horror Channel’s new Night Terror app for your i-Phone they can create one for you. It supposedly taps into the REM phase while your sleeping.Just check out their new promo video.Sleep Well!)
On Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, it opened and closed with a song from Lee DeWyze. Lee DeWyze was an American Idol winner back in season 9. His song Blackbird Song has recently gained him more national attention. His last song Fire Away played on the TV show Nashville.Here’s a clip with his song.
It didn’t take long. One of the first horror films has been picked up by Lionsgate. The flick is about Bigfoot. If I had to place a bet on this one, I’d say it will probably be a direct to VOD kinda thing. From THR comes some more details about the project.
Eduardo Sánchez, best known for co-directing the genre-defining movie The Blair Witch Project, is behind the flick, which aims to redefine the Sasquatch myth.
According to Lionsgate, the movie centers on five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas who struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.
** Spoiler Alert**
The following AMC Walking Dead trailers covering episode 413 “Alone” have spoilers.
Here we are again. It’s time for our sixty second recap of The Walking Dead. While I realize other internet mags report on scene by scene from the episode, we like to cater to those just interested in the main highlights. So here we go.
For starters,last nights episode “Alone” was full of zombie kills.The show opened with a flashback from Bob Stookey in which Daryl and Glen ride up on him as he’s walking down the road. Then Daryl starts a brief interrogation followed by them accepting Stookey into the group.
Surrounded by walkers Maggie,Bob,and Sasha fight and as usual,barely escape being bitten. But that wasn’t the best part of the first half of the show. As expected, somethings going on with Daryl and Beth. After Beth steps in a bear trap injuring her ankle, Daryl winds up carrying her. But that’s not all! After spending a couple of nights bonding in a funeral parlor, and after escaping a horde of zombies, Daryl LEAVES Beth behind!(Didn’t see that one coming did you?)
Moving on (forty seconds left by my watch) Maggie continues her obsessive search for Glenn leaving behind Bob and Sasha.
In pursuit of Maggie, Sasha and Bob continue until they encounter the trail of “breadcrumbs” Maggie left for Glenn. Then Bob leaves Sasha “Alone”.
The show wraps with Sasha accidentally knocking a window out of its frame. Startled by the noise, guess who calls out Glenn’s name? You got it. Maggie’s back. And guess who they catch up with?
And Daryl? He’s found some new “friends” or should I say, they found him!
I hope you’ve enjoyed your sixty second recap of The Walking Dead’s “Alone” See you next week!
Test Group is starting to cause a stir in Atlanta.The story behind Test Group was inspired by Army veteran Lieutenant Albert Roberts while serving his country in Afghanistan. While they’re trying to keep some of the films details under wraps, the story’s premiss revolves around a research program gone horribly wrong. It is a frightening journey into the humanity of the undead… A film that completely redefines the zombie genre.Recently Dead,Buried,and Back! caught up with him and the director Keith Baily at Studio Z here in Atlanta. Look for the interview here later this week.
Check out the trailer.
Pre production begins this summer.
IndieWire reports that the SXSW Film festival will be previewing the dark vampire comedy Only Lovers Left Alive.
Jim Jarmusch’s stream of idiosyncratic characters that have driven his films to a cultural significance continues to flow through the independent film world. He now brings to his devoted fan base his latest feature “Only Lovers Left Alive,” starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as atypical vampires contemplating the meaning of their existence.
The film details the lives of Adam and Eve as their relationship spans the course of centuries. Based on the trailer, it seems as though “Twilight” fans will want to stay away, with Jarmusch’s film wisely taking the dark comedy route and presenting his romantic leads as ultra-cool rather than vicious and monstrous.
“Only Lovers Left Alive,” which also stars Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurtand and Jeffrey Wright, now heads to the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. The film opens on April 11th.