AMC has ordered another season of monster hit “The Walking Dead.” The no-“braaaaains”-er comes a full week before the series returns for its seventh season. The 16-episode Season 8 will premiere in late 2017; all 16 episodes of the next season will be followed by episodes of Chris Hardwick-hosted aftershow “The Talking Dead.”
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
If the creators of Underworld had their way we could have had a Blade/Underorld crossover. That's right Blade and Selene would have been kicking vampire ass on the big screen.
When it comes to vampire slayers, the list of iconic names is rather short. There’s obviously Van Helsing, Buffy, and D but you’d have to venture into serious fandom to find people who can name folk like Peter Vincent or Rayne. But in the middle of those two categories are the vampire hunters who have attained some measure of pop culture success. It’s here that we find Selene of Underworld fame and Blade, the titular character of his own series.
Now, there’s apparently been a movement to get these two film franchises to do a crossover, much like how A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th came together in Freddy vs. Jason. That idea wasn’t just something fans were eager to see. It turns out that the creators behind the Underworld films wanted to see that happen as well, which is why they explored that possibility. Alas, they ran into the biggest of roadblocks, according to star Kate Beckinsale, who told audiences at a New York Comic Con panel, “No. We had that idea. No. [Marvel is] doing something with ‘Blade’.”
Friday, October 7, 2016
During and interview The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, once again teased the end of the popular drama. He revealed that the series and comics will have different endings.
Kirkman said the following, according to The Wrap:
“I hope the show ends and the comics keep going. The comic was the comic before the show, so I try to maintain that. I know how I want to end ‘The Walking Dead’…I don’t want it on the show before I get it in my comic. If the show were to ever end at any point and the comic was still going, I would have to sit down with Scott and pretend I have no idea how to end it and then work with him to try and come up with a new ending.”
The Walking Dead will premiere its new season on October 23.
Check out this new trailer for Underworld: Blood Wars that shows off some of Selene's nifty new powers!
Saturday, September 17, 2016
From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle 2,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on “The Conjuring” movies.
In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote “Annabelle.” The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Anne Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s “Without a Trace”) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s “Homeland,” “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy).
Collaborating with Sandberg behind-the-scenes from his “Lights Out” team are production designer Jennifer Spence and editor Michel Aller, joined by director of photography Maxime Alexandre (“The Other Side of the Door”) and costume designer Leah Butler (“Paranormal Activity 3 & 4”).
Currently scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, “Annabelle 2,” is a New Line Cinema presentation, an Atomic Monster/Safran Company production. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.