Archive for November 19, 2011
Arthur and Lancelot
He was the favourite, now "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington is set to play King Arthur in "Arthur & Lancelot" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the HBO series, beat out his onscreen 'brother' Richard Madden for the role opposite "The Killing" actor Joel Kinnaman as Lancelot. Production will be worked around their small screen commitments. [Source: EW]
Untitled (aka. Remembering 1942)
Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody have joined the cast of Feng Xiaogang's untitled film about the 1942 famine and drought in central China during the war against Japan.
Based on writer Liu Zhenyun's novel "Remembering 1942", shooting kicks off shortly for release next year. [Source: Variety]
Monster Hunter's Survival Guide
Dwayne Johnson will star in the comic book mini-series adaptation “Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide” which Simon Kinberg is producing.
John Paul Russ's comic offered a comprehensive guide of how to hunt and survive confrontations with monsters, the undead and unnatural beasts. [Source: Reuters]
George Clooney has been named as a lead contender for the role of Steve Jobs in a biopic planning to start filming next year.
Clooney's former fellow ER costar Noah Wyle is also in the running, Wyle previously played Jobs in the 1999 cult classic “Pirates of Silicon Valley”. [Source: The Register]
Elisabeth Shue has joined the cast of CBS’ veteran crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as the new female lead opposite Ted Danson. Her first appearance will be on the February 15th episode.
Shue's character is fresh off an anger management course, amid rumors that D.B. Russell (Danson) fired her when she worked for him in Seattle.
Shue steps in to succeed Marg Helgenberger, whose Catherine Willows character is departing in January but is expected to return for occasional guest spots. [Source: Deadline]
Netflix has won the deal to pick up the new episodes of previously cancelled Fox series "Arrested Development" to air in early 2013.
There is no word yet as to how many episodes Netflix will order. The entire cast is expected to return for the episodes which would precede a movie adaptation. [Source: The Los Angeles Times]
ABC has announced the midseason premiere dates for its new and returning shows with some big surprises. "Cougar Town" remains off the network's schedule despite previously being announced for a midseason run.
The network also has yet to schedule its new comedy "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" and Shonda Rhimes' political drama "Scandal". [Source: The Live Feed]
The BBC have released a promo trailer for this year's Christmas special which can be watched below. While last year's was decidedly "A Christmas Carol" inspired, this one seems influenced by C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe".
The promo was shown during the BBC's annual "Children in Need" special during which a specially made sequence featuring Matt Smith as The Doctor stripping off was also screened. That clip can be seen on Youtube.
The penultimate installation in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn — Part 1 was released in theaters today (read our Breaking Dawn review) and is predicted to make upwards of $140 million dollars its first weekend. (The film made $30 million in 3,521 theaters at last night’s midnight opening). Melissa Rosenberg, who has had the unique opportunity to stay on as the screenwriter throughout the duration of the series, has been in a key position in one of the most successful franchises of our time.
We recently spoke with the scribe who described herself as, “the luckiest screenwriter in Hollywood.” Though she does concede that there is a double-edge to the sword of success. “It does raise the expectation level because the next project you do, if you fail, you fail in an internationally ...
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Now that the love potion has worn off, it’s time for Supernatural to head to the Garden State. With Bobby (Jim Beaver) in tow, the Winchester Brothers head to New Jersey to seek out a creature that has been attacking people in the woods.
Written by the always wonderful Ben Edlund, tonight’s episode of Supernatural, entitled “How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters,” centers around the townsfolk pointing to the mythological Jersey Devil for the cause of all the deaths in the area.
In an attempt to find out exactly who (or what) is behind these attacks, Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby are forced to set up camp in a state park and become real-life hunters (Bambi-killer, not demon-killer).
Unfortunately, a rogue beast isn’t the ...
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The repercussions of Peter’s (Joshua Jackson) return to Fringe are apparent, but just how much is his presence impacting the world around him? And is there anything that can be done to fix it?
In tonight’s episode, entitled “Wallflower,” an invisible force is proven to be behind the death of an innocent man. After his dead body begins to take on the appearance of a ghost, Walter (John Noble) and company jump on the case.
While attempting to search for what’s behind this mysterious event, the Fringe team stumbles upon other occurrences of this invisible force, which have resulted in additional deaths. When all signs point to a single person behind these preternatural slayings, they soon find out that it’s an unknown genetic disorder that’s driving him to kill.
Unfortunately, while everyone is focused on the case of the ...
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