Heroes creator Tim Kring and 24 star Kiefer Sutherland are collaborating on a new genre-esque series that has just gotten the green light for production from Fox, Touch.
Touch, which has a 12-episode commitment, stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland and will join the schedule in the spring of 2012. The pilot was directed and executive-produced by Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants), and the show comes from Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions.
One of the things that set TWD apart from most other low budget or tv zombie movies was their attention to detail and all the hard work that went into creating such original zombies. Here a look behind the scenes at what it takes to create the wardrobe for a herd of zombies.
The new season of TWD premieres October 16, 2011 on AMC.
Check out this pretty damn amazing character art from Dave Rapoza featuring all of your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters looking very hardcore indeed..
Now anyone familiar with the original incarnations of the TMNT will know that they started off much less kid friendly than they ended up, but I think these scary looking bastards might be taking it slightly too far! Still, very impressive work. Along with the main characters of Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Splinter, Shredder, April O’Neil and Casey Jones we have Bebop, Rocksteady, Slash, Baxter Stockman, Wingnut with Screwloose, Metalhead and a Foot Soldier. You don’t need me to point out who is who do ya?:)
Fear.net delivers another in it’s series of public services announcements letting us know that schools back in and Halloween is just around the corner. If you enjoyed Trick’rTreat then you should definitely check this short film.
A creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year with five tales set on Halloween night: suburban couple learns the lessons of blowing out a jack-o-lantern before midnight; a high school principal moonlights as a serial killer; the quest of a young virgin for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank; and a cantankerous old man battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.
Fans of the Locke and Key comic were pretty disappointed when word came out that Fox was planning on passing on the pilot for the show. Well good news for people hoping to see it get picked up as Deadline reports that the series based on the Joe Hill penned graphic novel could end up at MTV. The pilot written by Josh Friedman and directed by Mark Romanek was produced by 20th Century Fox, who ultimately decided to pass on the project due to the cost of producing the series. Subsequent screenings of the pilot at San Diego Comic-Con were so well received that a DVD of the project eventually ended up in the hands of MTV programming chief David Janollari, who liked it enough to warrant meetings. So keep those fingers crossed that it may see the light of day soon. Until then enjoy the trailer that has every so excited for this series.
I loved watching the X-Files and I still do watch if from time to time on Netflix but it just never really translated to the big screen for me. Taking the short form story arc we’re used to watching and stretching it out for a full two hours just seems to takes away something that’s really caused the movies to come off a bit flat. With that being said there’s been rumors going around for a while of a third film in the series and those rumors may be true. We found out today that Gillian Anderson hopes that the film will be released next year. Kylie Speer of the Australian breakfast show Sunrise, tweeted the following,
Just interviewed Gillian Anderson…she is super stunning in real life and said she hopes a new #X-Files 2012 movie will be out next year!
So there you go, X-Files 3 coming in 2012. At least according to some Australian on twitter.
AMC has announced that The Walking Dead’s season two premiere will be a ninety minute episode just as the series premiere was. I look forward to seeing where the story is headed and whether or not they will stick to the comic or continue to drift away from the great story line set for in the comic series.
AMC’s critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, is back with its much anticipated second 13 episode season. Kicking-off a two week long Fearfest, the network, once again, presents viewers with a 90-minute premiere episode, airing at 9 PM ET on Sunday, October 16th, with six one-hour episodes in the weeks following. The final six episodes of the season commences on Sunday, February 12th at 9pm ET. The 90 minute version is also scheduled to be launched globally on all Fox International Channels, following the US premiere the week of October 17th-23rd. Season two reaches FOX audiences in 122 countries, speaking 35 languages and is seen by over 200 million households globally.
The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers, Strike Back), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) plays Shane Walsh, Rick’s sheriff’s department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), is Rick’s wife, Lori Grimes. Additional cast include: Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton and Melissa McBride. Recently announced guest stars include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson and Pruitt Taylor Vince.
Fans of Kevin Smith and the comic book world now have a reality show to look forward to as Kevin Smith has signed a deal with AMC to produce a reality show based around the comic book store he owns called “Jay and Silent Bob
On a day when Netflix put its new higher prices into effect one of their content providing partners Starz announced that they would end negotiations with Netflix and set an end date for when it would allow streaming on the Netflix site. February 28, 2012 will be the last day of their partnership.
“Starz Entertainment has ended contract renewal negotiations with Netflix. When the agreement expires on February 28, 2012, Starz will cease to distribute its content on the Netflix streaming platform. This decision is a result of our strategy to protect the premium nature of our brand by preserving the appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive and highly valuable content. With our current studio rights and growing original programming presence, the network is in an excellent position to evaluate new opportunities and expand its overall business.”
In one of the more interesting bits of news from today it was announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be executive producing a series with Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC that would take place in the world of 80′s professional wrestling. The show will come out of
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first season of season one of The Walking Dead. I felt it was uneven at times, and strayed to far away from the source material towards the end of the season. With that being said it was still must see television for me because of my love for the comic it was based on. With all the turmoil on set regarding Darabont’s departure it will be very interesting seeing the direction season 2 takes and how much rope they will be given if the ratings don’t live up to the first seasons sucsess. Here are 4 teasers from AMC.tv to keep our interest up during the long wait until the October 2011 return.
There has been a lot of turbulence going on over at AMC with issues with The Walking Dead and Mad Men so it’s nice to see a good show like Breaking Bad getting a chance to finish telling it’s story. There was a lot of talk that Breaking Bad was going to leave AMC and finish up on another channel as the agreement with Sony was about to expire but they were able to work it out at the last moment.
Cartoon Network has posted the pilot for its upcoming new show Black Dynamite so you can check it out and get a head start telling everyone how awesome it is. Based on the blacksploitation style film of the same name starring Michael Jai White, this show will pay homage to all the awesomeness of the grindhouse/blacksploitation films of the seventies that inspired a generation of film makers, myself included.
Here’s Drew Barrymore’s take on the classic romeo and juliet/west side story for Best Coast’s music video “Our Deal”. Interesting to see a lot of hot you actors doing cameos including Chloe Moretz, Donald Glover, Miranda Cosgrove and Alia Shawkat.
In what is definitely and unexpected bit of news Frank Darabont has decided to step down as show-runner for the AMC tv series The Walking Dead. While it is unknown if he will stay on in another position it seems very unlikely as he has apparently grown tired of the rigorous work schedule that goes along with producing television. His departure is not believed to have any effect on the show moving forward and is still scheduled to premiere it’s second season October 16th 2011.
Here’s the trailer for SEASON 2 that just premiered at comic con from AMC tv. This looks pretty epic. We even get a glimpse of Hershel’s Farm! I’m so excited to see this premiere on OCTOBER 16, 2011!
AMC Tv released these photos to give us a taste of what’s to come in season 2. For those familiar with the comic, these all look to take place between the end of last season and the point in which they reach the Hershel’s farmhouse. Most of this will probably take place in the first few episodes of next season.
Dexter is one of the strongest shows on television and this next season looks to be keeping on that track. Check out the latest trailer released for season 6 and look for glimpses of Edward James Olmos, Mos Def, and Colin Hanks who will all be making cameos in the upcoming season.
The Thundercats are being reimagined July 29th on Cartoon Network in a 1hr television movie.
The original ThunderCats is an American animated television series that was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions (the same that created the SilverHawks, TigerSharks and The Comic Strip) debuting in 1985, based on the characters created by Tobin “Ted” Wolf. The series follows the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation. Season 1 of the show aired in 1985 (65 episodes), followed by a TV movie entitled ThunderCats – HO! in 1986. Seasons 2, 3 and 4 followed a new format of twenty episodes each, starting with a five-part story; these aired from 1987 to 1988, 1988 to 1989, and 1989 to 1990, respectively.