Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator behind acclaimed Cartoon Network shows like Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, is returning to his old stomping grounds — with a bit of an upgrade. Adult Swim, the adult-targeted TV block on Cartoon Network that aired the final season of Samurai Jack, has picked up Tartakovsky’s latest project: an animated series called Primal. The half-hour animated TV series that will mark Tartatovsky’s return to the small screen after the director helmed Sony’s Hotel Transylvania series to box office success. Read more about the Primal TV series below.
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Fans who can’t make it to Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas from September 23-30 will be able to catch four of the movies playing there from the comfort of their own couch. IFC Midnight, a new genre label of IFC Films, will simultaneously premiere four films at the genre film festival and also on demand in about 40 million homes including those with Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and Bright House.
The films in question are Heartless, directed by Philip Ridley and starring Jim Sturgess, High Lane, directed by Abel Ferry, Primal, directed by Josh Reed and Red White & Blue, directed by Simon Rumley and starring Noah Taylor and Amanda Fuller. Other films playing Fantastic Fest this year include Let Me In, Red, Mother’s Day, Buried, I Spit On Your Grave and more.
Hit the jump to read more about the IFC Midnight films and see some stills. Read More »