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Just in time for the debut of the PlayStation4, we’ve got a trailer for the CG animated film adaptation of a game that launched six years ago in the first year of the PlayStation3. The title is Heavenly Sword, and the film began as a trial development between Sony and Blockade Entertainment. The feature started to make noise at Cannes this year, and at the American Film Market it secured distribution for 2014.

The film features the voices of Anna Torv, as heroine Nariko, Alfred Molina as King Bohan, and Thomas Jane as Loki. Watch the trailer below. Read More »

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As August inches to an end, the days of having nothing to watch on TV (well — nothing but Breaking Bad) are about to come to an end. After the jump:

  • Game of Thrones casts Daario Naharis and Grey Worm
  • Malcolm McDowell will teach History 101 at Greendale
  • Michael J. Fox‘s new sitcom lands at NBC for Fall 2013
  • New Dexter promo image says he’ll try not to kill Debra
  • Elderly matriarchs bicker in new Downton Abbey clips
  • Watch another American Horror Story Season 2 teaser
  • Jax and Clay chat in the Sons of Anarchy Season 5 trailer
  • A picnic day takes a bad turn in the new teaser for Fringe
  • Speaking of which, John Noble is back to work on Fringe

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Today’s TV Bits is a severely mixed bag, as we get updates on two returning shows and a few other shows that are dead or close to it. After the jump:

  • NBC confirms that Community will be back in the spring
  • AMC sets a return date for Mad Men
  • Showtime releases the season premieres of Shameless and Californication online
  • Fox cancels Allen Gregory, begins developing new late-night animated block
  • Fox’s Fringe seems likely to get cancelled
  • Fox decides against Glee spin-off, but devises a plan to keep its biggest stars on the show.

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Who’s ready for the fall television season? I, for one, am not — I’ve still got a ton of catching up to do, for one thing, and it means the end of summer, for another — but I suspect I may be alone in this. At any rate, the networks would like to remind you to start preparing yourselves for the upcoming season. We’ve got great new teasers for the sixth season of Dexter and the fourth season of Fringe, plus a clip and a poster from Season 2 of The Walking Dead, all after the jump.

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TV: JJ Abrams’ Fringe Trailer

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A promotional trailer for the new JJ Abrams‘ Fox series Fringe has hit the interwebs. The new series is set to premiere this fall on Tuesday Nights at 9:00pm after House. What is with Abrams obsession with airplane tragedies? This show has gotten a lot of criticism for being n X-Files knock off, but this new trailer shows something deeper than that. Check it out below and tell me what you think in the comments.

Update: We have added the full length trailer below found via AICN.

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Original Teaser Trailer:

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From J.J. Abrams (“Lost”), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the team behind “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III” and “Alias,” comes a new drama that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality. When an international flight lands at Boston’s Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham (newcomer Anna Torv) is called in to investigate. After her partner, Special Agent John Scott (Mark Valley, “Boston Legal”), is nearly killed during the investigation, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to DR. Walter Bishop (John Noble, “Lord of the Rings”), our generation’s Einstein. There’s only one catch: he’s been institutionalized for the last 20 years, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son Pter (Joshua Jackson, “Dawson’s Creek”) in to help. When Olivia’s investigation leads her to manipulative corporate executive Nina Sharp (Blair Brown, “Altered States”), our unlikely trio along with fellow FBI Agents Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick, “The Wire”), Charlie Francis (Kirk Acevedo, “Oz”) and Astrid Farnsworth (Jasika Nicole, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) will discover that what happened on Flight 627 is only a small piece of a larger, more shocking truth.

Update: We’ve added new video clips from both Fringe and Dollhouse.

One Stop Guide: JJ Abrams' Fringe and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse

We reported a couple days back in Page 2 that both JJ AbramsFringe and Joss Whedon‘s Dollhouse were picked up by Fox. We have new information and the first batch of marketing materials including posters, photos and trailers for both shows. So let’s take a look into the future of geek television.

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I’ve decided to consolidate a bunch of tv updates down to one posting, because, after-all this is still a movie blog.

LOST

The writers strike caused LOST to lose two hours of it’s planned fourth season. The show’s producers have announced that they will reclaim those hours in the show’s fifth and six season. That means that the finial two seasons of the hit show will now be 17 episodes in length instead of the planned 16 episode arcs. [THR]

Spaced

Nikki Finke is reporting that the American remake of Edgar Wright’s Spaced is a no-go. This should satisfy fans of the original British fanboy series starring Simon Pegg. For those of you who have never had a chance to watch the original Spaced, it finally comes to DVD in the states on July 22nd featuring new Exclusive Commentary By Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Matt Stone, Patton Oswalt and Diablo Cody.

Fox has picked up JJ Abrams‘s Fringe, which follows a young female FBI agent who tackle cases involving unexplained medical and scientific phenomena. Abrams’ Bad Robot produced a two-hour pilot which was written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek) and directed by Alex Graves (Journeyman). The series’ cast includes Anna Torv, Mark Valley and Joshua Jackson. [Variety]

Heroes

And finally, NBC has started running a promo to promote Heroes Season 3. Watch it below.

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