Victorian England is out and 1930s LA is in here in the trailer for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The new series isn’t so much a sequel to the previous Penny Dreadful, but rather something of a spiritual successor. The new show deals with grisly murders in 1938 Los Angeles, and how they tie into plots involving Nazis and a shape-shifting demon played by Natalie Dormer. Watch the Penny Dreadful: City of Angels trailer below.
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Natalie Dormer, who played Margaery Tyrell across five seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, is heading to Showtime to play a demon in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the upcoming spin-off of the network’s Victorian-era original series, which came to an end back in 2016. This “spiritual descendant” of the original drama takes place in Los Angeles in the 1930s and features an entirely new group of characters, and you can read all about Dormer’s demon below. Read More »
Netflix is reviving a cult favorite for many children of the 1980s in the form of the prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series serves as a follow-up to Jim Henson’s dark fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal from 1982, which featured some extremely impressive and immersive puppet work and production design. But don’t worry if you’ve never seen the original movie – this series is set long before the events of The Dark Crystal, telling a new epic story.
Netflix has revealed the first photos from the Dark Crystal series, which show a loyal recreation of the Gelfling characters from the first movie. Plus, the voice cast has also been announced, including Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) in the lead roles, with voices like Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Simon Pegg, Natalie Dormer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw filling out the cast.
Get the full Dark Crystal prequel series voice cast and see the first photos below. Read More »
The zombie genre has been done to death, but every now and then, someone comes up with a clever way to revive it. Patient Zero might be such a film – it takes your standard zombie-style outbreak, and adds an interesting new twist to it. It also features Stanley Tucci as a very cool cigarette smoking zombie, so it has that going for it. Watch the Patient Zero trailer below.
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Picnic at Hanging Rock, previously adapted into a perfect movie by Peter Weir, has now been turned into a mini-series for Amazon. The story focuses on the mysterious disappearance of three students from an all-girls private school in Australia. Watch the first Picnic at Hanging Rock trailer below.
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While the union of the Justice League only just happened on the big screen for the first time last month, their darker, fantasy counterparts from Justice League Dark have been in development for years. The project has gone through several directors, including Guillermo del Toro a little while back and most recently Edge of Tomorrow helmer Doug Liman, but it’s currently without a director as a new script from Housebound scribe Gerard Johnstone is being written right now. However, as we wait to see what happens with the DC Comics property, we can imagine what it might have been like if another filmmaker ended up getting hired for the job.
Joseph Kahn is best known for directing music videos for the likes of Taylor Swift, Eminem, Katy Perry and Britney Spears. More recently he directed the acclaimed rap battle indie film Bodied, but at one point, Kahn was in the running to director Justice League Dark, and he recently revealed some of the concept art that was part of his pitch.
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Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Surely Natalie Dormer has what it takes to be a great scream queen. Audiences may be more used to watching her strut around fantasy worlds (Game of Thrones) and sprint through science fiction dystopias (The Hunger Games), but here is an actress with all of the right ingredients for a great horror movie heroine – she’s beautiful and tough and there’s a crafty intelligence on display in many of her performances that allow you to believe that she’s not just another bimbo to add to the kill count.
It’s impossible to judge The Forest based on its new trailer, but this preview rightfully allows Dormer to shoulder the responsibility of selling this thing. “Yeah, there are jump scares and such,” this trailer says, “but the main event is getting to watch Margaery Tyrell run through the woods and try to not get killed by ghosts.” And you know what? For the doldrums of January, that may be more than enough to get us to pick up a ticket.
Watch the Forest trailer for yourself after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Natalie Dormer has done an impressive job navigating the dangers of Panem and Westeros, but can she handle the horrors lurking inside Aokigahara? Directed by Jason Zada, The Forest stars Dormer as a young American woman named Sara Price who enters Japan’s famous “Suicide Forest” in search of her sister, who’s mysteriously vanished.
Despite strident warnings to stay on the path, Sara goes off in her own direction (this is a horror movie, after all) and soon finds herself face-to-face with the tormented souls that live within the woods. We’re happy to debut three exclusive images from the movie, which you can check out after the jump. Read More »
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The previously released trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockginjay – Part 2 did a little more than hint at a big spoiler for the franchise’s finale, at least for those who haven’t read the young adult franchise on which the movies are based. Thankfully, the latest Mockingjay Part 2 trailer keeps the spoilers to a minimum, and shows off plenty of the action to come in the conclusion of the blockbuster film series. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Natalie Dormer has been a consistent highlight in many of our favorite shows and movies — including Game of Thrones, Elementary, The Hunger Games, The Tudors, etc. — but she doesn’t get to lead them as often as we’d like. It’s a refreshing change of pace, then, to see her take center stage in the first trailer for The Forest.
Directed by Jason Zada, the thriller concerns a young American woman who goes into the so-called “Suicide Forest” in Japan in search of her missing twin sister. Watch The Forest trailer after the jump. Read More »