selma blair joins heathers

Selma Blair is tapping into her cruel intentions and joining the TV reboot of Heathers, the ’80s high school-set black comedy that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

However Blair, who has played her own share of ’90s teen queen bees, won’t be a Heather but a Jade — the “hard-edged, gold-digging” stripper stepmother of Heather Duke. How very.

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Game of Thrones featurette

In many ways, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Spike’s upcoming take on Stephen King’s The Mist couldn’t be more different. One is a mega-popular fantasy series that’s about to enter its home stretch of episodes, while the other is a nascent adaptation that’s just preparing to take its first steps. But hey, here’s at least one way they’re similar: they both recently released behind-the-scenes featurettes promoting their new seasons. Check them out below.
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The Mist trailer

Frank Darabont adapted Stephen King’s novella, The Mist, into a dramatic and suspenseful horror movie back in 2007. He made one major departure with the ending that left moviegoers either shaken or irritated. The deviation from King’s ambiguous ending is a masterful surprise, one the Spike television series hopefully won’t try to replicate with a new ensemble of characters.

About two weeks away from the premiere of the series based on King’s novella, SpikeTV has released a new extended look at Christian Torpe‘s horror series.

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the mist trailer

While it has developed a faithful following over the past decade, Frank Darabont’s 2007 movie The Mist was a box office disappointment upon release. However, our relationship with gnarly horror stories has undergone a significant makeover since that (really, really good) Stephen King adaptation…and Darabont himself helped oversee that transition. While his divorce from AMC’s The Walking Dead remains an open wound for all parties involved, there’s no denying that he’s responsible for bringing modern horror to the small screen by having faith in a zombie TV show back when that sounded like a crazy idea.

And that brings me to the point I’m trying to make here: Spike’s new television adaptation of The Mist looks an awful lot like The Walking Dead, or at least it looks like an attempt to attract a similar audience. The new trailer even feels specifically cut to appeal to those already addicted to AMC’s ultra-violent post-apocalyptic series. We’ve closed some kind of circle here.

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the mist trailer

We already have one great adaptation of Stephen King‘s novella The Mist, thanks to writer-director Frank Darabont. He surprised us with his adaptation by departing from the original ending and giving the film the grueling finale it deserves. Darabont brought something new to the table with his adaptation, something that may help The Mist stand the test of time.

Nearly 10 years after Darabont’s last picture hit theaters, we’re getting another take on the material from SpikeTV. Below, watch The Mist trailer.

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I Am Heath Ledger Trailer

Spike usually doesn’t have much to offer in the vein of quality entertainment, but the one worthwhile endeavor they do bring to the table is their ongoing series of feature length documentaries. The network has examined pop culture sensations such as Chris Farley and Johnny Cash, and now their latest documentary shines a light on the life and death of Heath Ledger.

The star of The Dark Knight died tragically in 2008 before his performance as The Joker was seen by audiences, but it was a role that would be one of the pinnacle pieces of his all too short career. I Am Heath Ledger takes never before seen footage from the actor’s personal video collection, interviews with famous friends and colleagues, and more to create a portrait of a talented young man who was taken from us all too soon.

Watch the I Am Heath Ledger trailer after the jump.
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