Archive for June 4, 2012
It’s taken a while, but NBC and showrunner Bryan Fuller (the creator of Pushing Daisies) have finally settled on an actor to portray Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, M.D., in their upcoming television series, Hannibal.
The man in question is Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish thespian who broke out onto the Hollywood scene with his turn as the villain (with a bleeding eye) in Casino Royale. Mikkelsen was also recently approached to play an antagonist in Thor 2; his being locked down for Hannibal suggests that might no longer be an option.
Mikkelsen will play Dr. Lecter opposite fellow King Arthur alum, Hugh Dancy, who will portray FBI profiler Will Graham on Fuller’s Hannibal. The Lecter/Graham duo originated in Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel “Red Dragon,” which was the basis for Michael Mann’s Manhunter – featuring Brian Cox and ...
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As the theatrical premiere of The Dark Knight Rises draws closer, Chris Nolan is making the rounds to promote his third (and presumably final) entry in the Batman movie franchise. With his tale of the Dark Knight’s rise, fall, and re-rise almost concluded, inquiring minds are looking to hear what Nolan has in store next.
Today we learn that the acclaimed writer/director still has another heroic character on his filmmaking wish-list (James Bond), while a biopic about a real-life man of wealth and obsession (Howard Hughes) seems to have slipped through his fingers.
The news comes from a recent issue of Empire Magazine focusing on The Dark Knight Rises (where we also learned that the studio wanted Leo DiCaprio to play The Riddler). In the article, Nolan reportedly reiterrates a claim he made ...
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AMC is to ramp things up for Breaking Bad season 5, and has released the first official poster from the series’ highly anticipated final run. Taking a seat on a throne of narcotics and money, it appears that Walter White (Bryan Cranston) has finally made it to the top. But for how long?
Certainly touching upon the events from the Breaking Bad season 4 finale, Walter White’s newfound position came after an intense showdown with Gus (Giancarlo Esposito). Making use of his ability to manipulate those around him, Walter White bested his nemeses with “help” from Jesse (Aaron Paul) and Hector Salamanca.
Thanks to a young boy’s (Brock) apparent poisoning by Gus, Walter finally persuaded Jesse into helping him take out Gus. Of course, things aren’t always as they appear. As the ...
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Now that the summer television season is in full swing, it’s time to figure out your upcoming viewing schedule. Summer fun during the day; Walter White at night. Who could ask for more? Hopefully everyone.
Summertime is no longer the break from television that it used to be, and this year’s line-up now consists of over 60 new and returning series premiering in June, July and August. Kicking things off for the month of June, True Blood’s season 5 premierse on June 10th and brings with it a week of USA and TNT premieres, including Burn Notice, Suits, Falling Skies and the highly-anticipated Dallas. Aside from Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series The Newsroom premiering on June 24th, the next large group of premieres comes on Thursday, June 28th, with FX premiering Charlie Sheen’s
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Paramount’s decision to push the release date for G.I. Joe: Retaliation back by nine months was considered an extremely bold move – one which also reeked of desperation, given the timing – so in that sense, the studio’s six-month delay of World War Z seemed more reasonable. After all, the latter announcement was made nine months in advance of the zombpocalyptic thriller’s original Winter 2012 release date – and really, WWZ just reads as being a better fit for summer.
However, just as it recently came to light that G.I. Joe 2 may have really been delayed so as to allow for extensive re-shoots (in the hopes of salvaging the film) – it’s also starting to look like World War Z could be in a bad spot.