Daniel Radcliffe Game of Thrones

The Boy Who Lived is ready to die, at least if it means he gets to go to Westeros. Over the past six seasons, Game of Thrones has cast a huge number of British actors — young and old, obscure and world-famous — and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe wants in as well. Even (or maybe especially) if it means meeting a grisly end onscreen.  Read More »

the dark tower tv series

Even by fantasy franchise standards, MRC’s adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower looks pretty damn ambitious. Next year brings the much-anticipated movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, but that’s just the first piece in the puzzle. Also in the works is a companion TV series that’ll fill in some of the the universe’s intricate backstory. Elba will reprise his role for the show, as will his Dark Tower movie co-star Tom Taylor. But the project is also looking to cast a younger actor who can play the teenage version of Elba’s character.  Read More »

Harry Potter House For Sale

Before Harry Potter was whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he spent most of his childhood at Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, better known as the household where The Dursley family lived. Now if you happen to be looking for a new home in England, you can live in the same house (kind of).

Right now there’s a real estate listing for a home in Berkshire, England featuring a house in the same neighborhood where the Harry Potter franchise shot several scenes. While it’s not exactly the same house, it’s in a neighborhood where all the houses are pretty much the same, so this could be as close as you’ll get. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

game of thrones spin-off

Update: This article has been updated with quotes from A Song of Ice and Fire creator and author George R.R. Martin. The short version: don’t get your hopes up. Yet.

Game of Thrones season 6 was a monster at the at the 2016 Emmy Awards, winning Best Drama Series, Directing for a Drama Series, and Writing for a Drama Series. Toss in the various technical awards the show also snagged and you’re looking at a massively popular, critically acclaimed series that has now won a record 38 primetime Emmys. So yeah, of course HBO wants to remain in the Westeros business for as long as possible.

However, we probably shouldn’t expect series creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to stick around beyond the current iteration of the series, which is set to conclude with two shortened final seasons. There could be a Game of Thrones spin-off yet, but it would have to be under the watchful eye of someone else.

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death note tone

Now that he’s successfully resurrected the Blair Witch franchise, filmmaker Adam Wingard is preparing to tackle another beloved genre property. His next movie is Death Note, a live-action adaptation of the hit manga series (and subsequent anime adaptation). But according to Wingard, this one will be less Blair Witch than The Guest, at least in terms of tone.

Speaking about his upcoming project in an interview, Wingard teased a return to “something kind of weird” for Death Note, promising nudity, swearing, and “a ton of violence.”  Read More »

game of thrones illustrated edition images

Like anyone with a problem, I blindly pre-ordered the upcoming A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition a few months ago despite already owning several copies of George R.R. Martin‘s fantasy masterpiece. What can I say? I have an unhealthy addiction to all things Westeros. But now that preview images from this fancy schmancy new edition have begun to arrive online, I’m starting to feel less guilty about pulling the trigger so early. This book looks lovely, offering a look at the Seven Kingdoms and its characters that are more in line with Martin’s text than the massively popular HBO series it inspired.

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Moana Trailer

Disney’s next new animated adventure is preparing to set sail, and to help us all get ready for the journey they’ve released a brand-new full-length trailer. Moana stars Auli’i Cravalho as a young Polynesian princess who sets out on a daring voyage to save her people. Also along for the ride are her rooster Heihei (Alan Tudyk) and the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). Watch the Moana trailer below.  Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 6 VFX Reel

I’m a sucker for visual effects breakdown reels in general, but I’m really a sucker for Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown reels because they showcase just how much of HBO’s fantasy drama is quietly enhanced by intelligent, often invisible special effects. Sure, everyone knows those dragons are CGI, but your eyes don’t always catch the numerous set extensions. You probably don’t even realize that the sky has been replaced and the lightning digitally modified in many scenes.

And as one VFX reel reveals, a great deal of the violence is brought to life through some surprisingly effective trickery, combining digital and practical elements in a seamless fashion.

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the curiosity teaser trailer

This July, screenwriter Travis Beacham completed his first full-length feature film. The Killing on Carnival Row and Pacific Rim writer’s latest story is The Curiosity, a fairy tale “featuring mythic creatures, ancient magics, arcane technologies, & wonders yet untold,” according to the film’s blog, which also mentions shapeshifting mermaids. From pre-production to post-production, Beacham shared behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, and even some teasers.

Below, you can watch The Curiosity teaser and check out more materials from the fantasy picture.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Director Denis Villeneuve talks about making Blade Runner 2 his own.
  • Colin Firth teases his return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
  • A Jurassic World exhibition is coming to the United States.
  • How you can watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them under the best possible circumstances.
  • Watch a new TV spot for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
  • The new Power Rangers won’t feature any members of the original cast.
  • The story of how Tron Legacy recruited Daft Punk.
  • No, Ghostbusters‘ title has not changed.

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