The pilot for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle deviated in several major respects from Philip K. Dick‘s original novel — about an alternate timeline in which Germany and Japan won WWII, and occupy divided United States territory — but it’s a good hour of television, and a very promising start to the series. Evidently enough people saw it that way, and the show was ranked highly enough for Amazon to order it to series. Along with The Man in the High Castle series order came some other orders, which we’ll run down below. Read More »
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Star Wars Bits: Could ‘Battlefront’ Link to ‘The Force Awakens?’ Plus Rebels, Harrison Ford and Blu-rays
Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Lots of great discussion points in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- Star Wars Battlefront might tie into Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Watch Harrison Ford predict his Force Awakens leg injury back in 1980.
- If you’re attending Star Wars Celebration, both the Dodgers and Angels are having Star Wars nights.
- Read a potential line Han Solo says in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- A new rumor about who Domhnall Gleeson is playing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- The Star Wars Rebels season 1 finale will air on March 2.
- Watch two clips from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels.
- Lucasfilm employees are auctioning off original artwork for charity.
- See some fake, but interesting, mockups of rumored original trilogy Star Wars Blu-rays.
Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Have you heard? Google is a great search engine. You should try it. Lord knows Eric Schmidt wishes he had in this deleted scene from Dumb and Dumber To.
In a cameo as himself, the Google executive chairman makes the mistake of trying to get into the KEN conference (the movie’s version of the TED conference) without a ticket. The resulting verbal beatdown from the ticket-taker makes Schmidt look quite the fool. At least he can take comfort in knowing he’s still not as dumb as the two morons in line behind him. Watch the Eric Schmidt Dumb and Dumber To deleted scene after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Netflix and Nintendo are at work potentially developing a TV series based on The Legend of Zelda. The news broke last week and got video game fans salivating. Sure there was a short lived Zelda TV show many years ago, but a Nintendo property hasn’t been adapted into a big budget, live-action…well…anything since the early Nineties. And The Legend of Zelda has long been at the top of fan’s wish lists for a new show of movie.
But what is the show going to be? All we know at the moment is Nintendo and Netflix want a family friendly show with the aesthetic of Game of Thrones. Okay, but how old will Link be? Zelda? Which will be the main character? Is Ganon the bad guy? What story will they use? At this point, without a script or showrunner, all options are likely on the table.
Since most of The Legend of Zelda games are about younger characters, that how we went with our casting wishlist. We tried to pick actors who, for the most part, aren’t super famous but are age appropriate. Actors both in the box and way outside it. The resulting list features lots of people who you may or may not have heard of, but you wouldn’t be surprised to hear were cast on a Netflix show. That’s not to say we didn’t stretch here or there.
So below, we’ve got our own Legend of Zelda Netflix casting wishlist for Link, Zelda, Ganon and then a writer/showrunner/director type. Check it out. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights, Kyle Chandler projected a reassuring warmth and wisdom. No matter how badly his players screwed up, he was always there to dole out sage advice or set them right with his stern yet understanding gaze.
In his new role in Netflix’s Bloodline, however, it seems Chandler’s the one in need of some guidance. He plays one of four adult children of a wealthy Florida Keys family, whose lives take a dark turn after the arrival of black-sheep eldest brother Danny (played by Ben Mendelsohn, because of course).
Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz play the other siblings, and Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard are their parents. Watch the Bloodline trailer after the jump.
For decades, video game fans have been clamoring for some kind of big media translation of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. We’ve dreamt of movies, TV shows and everything in between. The closest we’ve come is a brief animated series from the late ’80s. Now, those dreams may be about to come true on a bigger scale.
Netflix is reportedly out to writers for a live-action Legend of Zelda TV series. Nintendo is on board and working closely with Netflix but can ultimately scrap the idea if it doesn’t fit in with their vision of the series. Apparently, the streaming provider sees this as kind of a more family-oriented version of Game of Thrones. Read more about the potential Legend of Zelda TV series below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
The latest big name director to make the move to TV is Baz Luhrmann, and he’s following David Fincher to Netflix. The streaming service has just signed on to make 13 one-hour episodes of Luhrmann’s The Get Down, a music-driven show set in 1970s New York City. Luhrmann will serve as executive producer, and direct the first two episodes of the show as well as the season finale. It’ll hit Netflix worldwide in 2016. Read the full press release about the Baz Luhrmann TV show below.
UPDATE: A short trailer has been released. Watch it below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
During last night’s episode of Marvel’s latest television show, we got our first tiny taste of Marvel’s next television show. Now here’s something with a little more meat.
Charlie Cox leads Daredevil as the titular superhero, a blind lawyer who relies on his other extraordinary senses. Also starring are Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. Watch the first full Daredevil trailer from Netflix after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Netflix’ first Marvel series, Daredevil, premieres April 10. In anticipation of that event, the first trailer will be out on Wednesday, February 4. Before that, Marvel released a short teaser of the Daredevil trailer. Check it out below. Read More »