Recently, Fox has announced that they are considering a live action X-Men TV. And with this announcement, it appears that network television is shifting its gears from procedural crime shows like Criminal Minds to superheroes. In the last few months, we are seeing more and more marvel and DC properties getting a TV show.
Current and Confirmed Upcoming Series
Agents of SHIELD
Iron Fist and Luke Cage series
Jessica Jones series
Agent Carter series
The Defenders mini-series
And to think that 10 years ago, the only live action superhero movie was Smallville.
@takashichea I got some exciting news for Supernatural fans! Next week, Sam and Dean will meet the main characters of the possible Supernatural spin-off: "Supernatural: Bloodlines." And if enough people watch it, the spin-off will be official. And considering that Supernatural brings in the most ratings in the CW line up, this feat probably won't be that difficult.
Supernatural takes a detour to Chicago next week to meet the cast of its possible new spinoff, Supernatural: Bloodlines. Sam and Dean head to the Windy City to investigate a case and discover that parts of Chicago are being run by monster families, a la the Corleones. In fact, Dean calls out the parallel in the teaser for the episode. As he puts it, "What is this? Godfather with fangs?" He's an eloquent one. The episode serves as a backdoor pilot for the potential spinoff. We'll meet several characters who would be the focus of the series, as the Winchesters try to show Ennis Roth (Lucien Laviscount) the dangers of being a hunter - but, like Sam and Dean, he's stubborn. Check out the photo gallery below to see a peek of the danger ahead. -IGN
And we also got pictures. wooo!~
The Casual Vacancy
Wow. J.K. Rowling is busy these days. Not only she is making a Harry Potter spin-off, but she's also teaming up with HBO and BBC to make a adaptation of "The Casual Vacancy (one of her more recent books). I like HBO and I like BBC. So, I can't wait to see how it will turn out.
Production had already been announced by the BBC, with plans to air on BBC One. The HBO agreement means it will air in the U.S. as well. Rowling herself will executive produce through her production company Bronte Film and Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sarah Phelps (EastEnders) will adapt the book into a miniseries, and Jonny Campbell (Alien Autopsy) will direct. Production is set to begin this summer in England.
The Casual Vacancy revolves around a seemingly idyllic town with factionalized tensions boiling just under the surface. It was released in 2012 and has sold six million copies worldwide. -IGN
The people behind Jurassic World just released some new photos of the new movie. I hope this turns out well too. Jurassic Park was my childhood.
@katmic: While there are a significant amount of bad found footage films, I think the genre has quite a bit potential. When done right, it can really sell immersion and suck you right into the movie by putting you in the action. The Blair Witch Project and Cannibal Holocaust are good examples of this. Back when these movies were released, the films were so raw and immerse that people thought they were real. Cannibal Holocaust, in particular, was so convincing that the director was charged for murder and he had to prove that he didn't straight up murder people.
That said, I can see why you would not like them. The genre does seem gimmicky and often looks cheaply made since it is often filmed using the shakey camera technique and the hand held camera.
I think I might try Gone Girl. The trailer has caught my eye.
If you like that trailer, check out this Cannes Festive film. This time, the daughter is kidnapped.
@Daniel_Newton So, NBC heard that you like Black Sails! So, they're making their own pirates series.
It’s 1715 on the Bahamian island of Santa Campana, the ﬁrst functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown and part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other on Earth – and a mounting threat to international commerce.
Teach/Blackbeard has set his sights on the world’s first longitude chronometer, a device that will change society, sea-trade and global business. In a massive attack on an English vessel, Blackbeard attempts to steal the device; however, Tom Lowe, an English spy working undercover as the ship’s surgeon, destroys the chronometer before it can fall into his hands. Taken as prisoner to Santa Campana Island, Lowe must find a way to reassemble the precious device, all while trying to unfold Blackbeard’s plan… a plan that includes a threat to the English throne even worse than pirates.
From the award-winning creator of “Luther,” Neil Cross, and award-winning executive producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Gladiator,” “Men in Black”) comes an extraordinary action adventure with an unexpected moral center where one can’t be sure whether the pirates or the British crown are the villains. One-hour drama.
So, a famous captain is looking for something that will bring a new age piracy. However, some jerk stops him from reaching his goal by destroying the map/compass. Now the captain must bring said jerk onto his ship because that jerk memorized the directions on how to get to the captain's goal. Well, if NBC wanted to replicate Black Sails, it seems like they have done just that.
I'm PMing you guys in the hopes that we can keep this club active. And the only way to that is to discuss things in the thread. So, I'll be updating this more often. If you don't want me to bother you with PMs relating to this thread, please send a reply back saying so.
So, without further ado, here's the first update.
Maps to the Stars
Director David Cronenberg is teaming up again with Twilight Robert Pattinson. The two have previously collaborated on the divisive film, Cosmopolis, which was a commentary of capitalism and the modern society. Based on the trailer for this film, it appears that Cronenberg will be commentating on the culture of celebrity, a similar theme which his son, Brandon Cronenberg had explored in his 2012 film Antiviral.
Now, some of you are probably thinking that since Robert Pattinson is in the movie, it is without a doubt bad. And I can understand why people feel this way because Pattinson has been in some really bad movies (ex. Remember Me). However, since Twilight, Robert Pattinson's career in the film industry has been much more interesting now that he has the fame to court better directors with more out of the box ideas.
Plot Summary: The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Sanford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Christina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Sanford’s clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the ’60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night. Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania… Read more at http://collider.com/maps-to-the-stars-trailer/#yzyCLgpf6IhrV0ZA.99
Yes. It's another Robert Pattinson film. This time, he's playing a role that does not involve a limo or vampires. I don't know much about the director's previous films, but the trailer says he's a "visionary," which can be taken alot of ways. The trailer looks nice, but I'll need to see more.
Then Green Inferno
Plot Summary: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe. Unfortunately, they crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they protected.
Hey! We hadn't had one of these movies since the 1980s, which is probably the point of the movie. I'm guessing director Eli Roth is trying to stir up some hardcore nostalgia by making some pseudo grindhouse films al la Quentin Tarantino. And it looks like he is succeeding because this looks like Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox's long lost brother. He even attempted to try to convince us that this tragedy actually happened at the end of the trailer. That's when you know that your cannibal exploitation movie is authentic.
GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Read more at http://collider.com/gone-girl-trailer/#MW6Py4SjEf5ygXKt.99
Written by Gillian Flynn, a Entertain Weekly critic turned writer, this novel has been receiving some great acclaim by critics and is getting a movie adaption based on sheer popularity. That's a pretty big deal for a big that is not a series like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games. Flynn has been praised by some famous people such as Stephen King. In the words of US Vice President Joe Biden: "This is a fucking big deal."
Earlier this evening, HBO released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming drama series, The Leftovers. The story takes place after the Rapture, centering on the people in a small town that didn’t make the cut. Unlike last week’s teaser which was more of an enticing announcement for people who didn’t know anything about the series, this new teaser hints at an interesting mix of reflective mystery and violent intensity. Read more at http://collider.com/leftovers-teaser-trailer/#UE4k8d0Zstuw4fWr.99
So, basically, the series will be Jericho with a bigger budget and a chance at staying on air. Looking forward to this series.
Cramming as many bland characters and narratives into one small restaurant as it can, Tasting Menu—an international co-production set in Barcelona but shot entirely in Ireland—doesn’t even remotely qualify as flavorful. -AV Club review for the film "Tasting Menu"
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