So much for Utopia. The Amazon series, an American remake of the British drama of the same name, came from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, and for a while, Flynn was working on the show with David Fincher over at HBO. HBO eventually passed on the project, though, and so did Fincher. But Flynn kept things going, taking the series to Amazon, who gave it a straight-to-series order. Unfortunately, the series failed to generate much buzz, and has now been canceled by Amazon after only one season.
Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
Amazon is ready to take you to Utopia, a new series from Gillian Flynn, adapted from the 2013 British show of the same name. In the series, fans of a comic book discover a conspiracy within the comic is actually real, and now, “a group of young fans come together to embark on a high-stakes twisted adventure to use what they uncover to save themselves, each other, and ultimately humanity.” A new Utopia red band trailer gives us a blood-drenched look at the series below.
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Even though it may not be the best time for a conspiracy thriller about a viral pandemic, Amazon’s new series Utopia is going to give it a shot this fall.
Utopia follows a group of nerds obsessed with a comic book called Distopia and the arrival of its sequel Utopia. While the comic is just an engaging story for most fans, others think it has been hiding clues to some kind of impending disaster, and may be the key to uncovering a global conspiracy. It all becomes very real when these comic nerds suddenly find themselves on the run from trained killers and get caught up in something bigger and more dangerous than they could possibly fathom. See what happens in the new Utopia trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 by Christopher Stipp
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
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Amazon’s ‘Utopia’ Unveils the First Trailer, Introduces the “The Nerds” Trying to Save the World [Comic-Con 2020]
Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
An American version of the British series Utopia is coming to Amazon this fall, and Comic-Con at Home brought the first glimpse at the adaptation from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn.
The first Utopia trailer debuted during the Comic-Con panel, and cast members John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You’re The Worst), Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) spoke about their characters in this twisted conspiracy thriller. The series follows about a group of comic book nerds who suddenly find themselves on the run from trained killers and get caught up in something bigger and more dangerous than they could possibly fathom. But each of them have their own reasons for seeking out the titular comic at the center of the series. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Later this week, we’ll get a glimpse at some upcoming new shows thanks to panels from Comic-Con at Home. One of those shows will be Amazon’s new series Utopia, an adaptation of the 2013 British series of the same name that is in the hands of Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, who is serving as creator, executive producer, writer, and showrunner.
Utopia focuses on a group of comic book nerds who became friends online after dissecting every detail of a popular fictional comic book called Dystopia. With a sequel called Utopia finally close to arrival, the gang gets together at a convention to get a sneak peek, but they suddenly find themselves being chased by trained assassins who are trying to stop anyone from reading it. Before the panel reveals even more about the series later this week, a few Utopia first look photos have surfaced online. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 by Hoai-Tran Bui
“We’re after the truth. I don’t go to a location with a stencil. I adapt to the environment,” reads a quote by director Steve McQueen at the beginning of the newest Widows featurette about the film’s Chicago location. The gritty heist thriller, penned by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, is set in the Windy City, and couldn’t take place anywhere else. The featurette dives into why that is, and how Chicago helped shape the highly anticipated movie.
Widows kicks-ass, and you should prepare yourself for the film’s marketing to ramp up as the November release date. The action-drama from director Steve McQueen and writer Gillian Flynn assembles a dynamite cast and turns them loose on a mission to pull off a potentially deadly heist. In the Widows clip below, the women at the center of the heist are in desperate need of a driver. Enter scene-stealer Cynthia Erivo, who might just be the solution to their problem.
Posted on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn team for Widows, an exciting, brilliantly-acted thriller about a team of desperate women pushed to desperate measures. A heist film with a lot more on its mind than meets the eye, Widows is a gem.
Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Steve McQueen puts together one killer crew for Widows, a thriller that finds the wives of dead criminals banding together to pull off one big heist. With a cast featuring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo, and a script from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, Widows looks like a must-see. Watch the new Widows trailer below.