More news out of San Diego Comic Con, the world premiere of season 5 for The Walking Dead is here. The trailer gives you 3 minutes of action packed excitement to get you ready for a new season. The only downside? You have to wait until October to get back to the action. You can really sink your teeth into it. Ehh.. see what I did there? Teeth.. zombies..
Check out the trailer after the jump: (more…)
News is coming out of Hall H from Comic-Con, stay tuned for more!
- He met with Maisie Williams (Arya form Game of Thrones) for a starring role in The Last of Us, Bruce Campbell may star too!
- Sam Raimi “definitely not directing” The Last of Us adaptation.
In the game a damaged man, Joel, escorts a young woman named Ellie across a United States ravaged by an infection that turns people into zombie-like cannibalistic monsters. Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director at Naughty Dog (the studio behind the game), is writing the script for the film. The idea, according to Raimi and Druckmann, is to protect the original material while focusing the 15-hour game into a two-hour story that really hones in on the relationship between the two main characters.
Druckmann and Naughty Dog have final say on casting, and the director. And so, says Druckmann, “it’s on us to not make it suck.” Raimi said, “I think we’re going to make a great picture, that’s why we’re here so many years early to announce it.” Raimi also said of the idea of Druckmann writing the script. “I have great confidence that we’ll have a script that’s really true to the original.”
The game creator said he wants to make some changes and talked about writing a different opening, and “a very different ending.” Raimi convinced him to stick pretty close to the original. It doesn’t need to be different, it needs to capture the core of the game. “I started this process thinking I’d have to protect the story from producers,” joked Raimi,” and then I had to protect it from you.”
And it’s not a zombie. “The infected play a big role in setting up the world and putting pressure on characters,” says Druckmann. He “doesn’t write just setpeices where they run into infected and have a shootout.”
- He also just announced that he and Bruce Campbell are writing an EVIL DEAD TV show.
In regards to the TV show, we don’t know if there is there a network attached, what would it be about, or when would it be set. We will keep you posted.
When last season’s Once Upon a Time finale aired (incoming spoiler) they left a teaser scene suggesting that a woman in a blue dress really was Elsa, the snow queen from Disney’s Frozen. It soon came to pass that it was indeed Elsa and now the first photo of Georgina Haig (Fringe) as the queen has been released at Comic Con.
The Internet will break if she belts out “Let it go” on that show. I never watched the series, but my wife does. I’ll walk in sometimes and find her fast asleep in the middle of it; I’m not sure if that’s a solid review or not.
The next season of Once Upon a Time will premiere on September 28, 2014.
Check out the image below:
The Walking Dead will be at the San Diego Comic-Con (Hall H) this Friday to unveil an official sneak preview of season 5. Before that goes down we have some images from the new season featuring Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carol (Melissa McBride) with baby Judith and finally, a shot of Daryl (Norman Reedus) looking to be in a bit of a pickle.
Check out those Walking Dead season 5 images as well as a character banner below:
We told you that FXX acquired The Simpsons, but now it’s getting real. They have the syndication rights to all episodes of the animated series, and announced that it will kick off its syndication of The Simpsons by showing all 25 seasons (that’s 552 episodes) in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), starting on August 21st. The episodes will run 24 hours a day until the series is up to date on September 1st, making it the longest-running marathon in TV history.
Wow. I know there is a good chance if you turn your TV on at any time of any day you will find The Simpsons on, but this just made it a lot more convenient.
FXX will also make all Simpsons episodes available on demand through the FXNOW app—available on smart phones, smart TVs, and game consoles—and SimpsonsWorld.com starting in October. Fans will have complete access to every full-length episode of The Simpsons, just like that.
Read the full press release below and tell us what you think in the comments!
FARGO and LOUIE Renewed by FX; FARGO Will Have New Cast, Setting, and Characters and Louie is Shortened
FX has announced renewals for the Emmy nominated Louie and Fargo, now how’s that for awesome? Louie will return next spring with an order for seven episodes and Fargo will return for a 10-episode second season with an all-new cast, a different time period, and a new “true crime” story. Both a critical and commercial success, Fargo quickly became one of my favorite TV shows of the year and a new season with a new story sounds perfect. Noah Hawley will return to produce and write the new season.
Read the full press release below:
Chalky White is definitely still pissed off about what happened at the end of last season of Boardwalk Empire, he’s got a beard to prove it! Jumping ahead to 1931 (the depression) the final season looks to be going out with a bang and I can’t wait. This under-appreciated gem of a TV show had a short life, but it was full I assure you. Check it out if you can on HBO (go to a friend’s house if you have to) or get the DVDs on sale – you won’t regret it.
The final season premieres on September 7th 2014 on HBO.
Watch the trailer below:
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced this morning, and like always they will please and upset people depending on whom you talk to. The great news is that TV Drama is alive and well; it has to be celebrated and just a nomination for attention makes me happy. If you haven’t been watching or have watched shows like True Detective, Fargo, Louis, and Shameless, maybe it’s time. The quick snub I saw would go the mentioned Shameless and the performance by Emmy Rossum (pictured above). She was perfect this past season and watching her on screen was consistently memorizing; another season is on the way thankfully.
The best new TV shows of the year, Fargo and True Detective share a lot in common. Both shows are doing one and done seasons meaning each season is set to have a new cast and with True Detective a new location. They define TV drama and creativity and it’s great to see them recognized. If Billy Bob Thornton doesn’t win I don’t know what’s right anymore.
The Emmy Awards will air live on NBC, Monday, August 25th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Check out the full list of nominees below:
If you’re like me and grew up watching countless reruns of ’66 Batman, you’re going to love this. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that they’d be unveiling details of their Batman: The Complete Series Blu-ray release at this year’s Comic-Con, with a special appearance by Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), and Julie Newmar (Catwoman).
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Comic-Con panel announcement, sizzle video for Batman: The Complete Television Series
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will officially unveil the details of its highly-anticipated November 2014 release of “Batman: The Complete Television Series” at a Comic-Con International panel – featuring special guests Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar – on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm in Hall H.
The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give fans their first inside sneak peak at the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. All the details will be revealed, including an initial look at exclusive content, limited edition packaging, and dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series.
We have a trailer for the set below, it’s a must watch:
Sherlock has gathered quite the cult following over the last few years despite the irregular scheduling and very short seasons. Each episode feels like it’s own self contained TV film. Since season 3 ended in January of this year fans have been clamoring for more. With the rising popularity of Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch scheduling becomes quite a challenge. Well good news folks! We have news on when we will see more Sherlock on the small screen. (more…)