With pre-production well underway, David Twohy’s Riddick is now starting to put together its supporting cast. We previously reported that Karl Urban would be returning to the franchise to star alongside Vin Diesel, and now Bloody-Disgusting has some new casting details to report. According to BD, offers are out to voice Andreas Apergis (Durham County) Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock) and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista (The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption). If Apergis signs on, he’ll play play “Krone”, commander of the dark theocracy, while Sackhoff would pay “Dahl”, a Nordic merc tracking Riddick. I’m definitely up on the idea of Sackhoff playing a merc, and hopefully Woodbine will top his shocked-death face from The Rock.
Check out the official synopsis for Riddick after the jump.
Warner Premiere, the Warner Bros. division that handles the direct-to-DVD animated superhero films, has released a trailer for Batman: Year One. The film is based on Frank Miller’s acclaimed 1987 comic miniseries of the same name. As if the title didn’t give it away, the film focuses on the Caped Crusader’s first year as a costumed vigilante. The trailer looks interesting and Warner Premiere did an alright job with last year’s Batman: Under the Red Hood. This time around, Batman will be voiced Ben McKenzie (Southland) with Bryan Cranston as Detective Gordon, Eliza Dushku as Catwoman, and Katee Sackhoff as Gordon’s love interest, Detective Sarah Essen. While McKenzie sounds fine, I always hear Kevin Conroy (from Batman: The Animated Series) as the proper voice of the Dark Knight. Thankfully, he’s reprising the role for Batman: Arkham City.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Batman: Year One will premiere at Comic-Con and hit stores sometime this fall.
We’ve got quite a few casting stories for you today. First up, Susan Sarandon has joined the cast of the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg comedy I Hate You Dad. The comedy revolves around a father who moves in with his son and his son’s fiancé just before they’re about to get married, with Leighton Meester set to play Samberg’s fiancée. THR reports that in addition to Sarandon, Will Forte, Milo Ventimiglia, Eva Amurri (Californication), Blake Clark, Meagan Fay (Party Down), Tony Orlando, Dan Patrick and previously announced James Caan are all in negotiations to join the Sean Anders-directed comedy. Sarandon will play a sexy teacher who is the mother of Samberg’s character.
Additionally, Jennifer Hudson is the latest actor to join the cast of the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges. The film stars Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Stephen Collins and Craig Bierko. Deadline reports that Hudson will play Sister Rosmary at the orphanage that the Stooges are raised. Lynch and David play two other (presumably evil) nuns at the orphanage. The Three Stooges is currently filming. Hit the jump for the casting news of Johnny Knoxville and a lot more in Fun Size and Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katee Sackhoff, Harold Perrineau and Billy Baldwin in Sexy Evil Genius.
Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, and Katee Sackhoff will provide voice work to Warner Premiere’s upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s acclaimed graphic novel Batman: Year One. Heat Vision reports that Cranston will voice a young liutenant James Gordon, while McKenzie is Wayne/Batman. Dushku will provide the voice for Catwoman, and Sackhoff is Gordon’s love interest, Detective Sarah Essen. The PG-13 feature is set to stick fairly close to the comic with executive producer Bruce Timm revealing, “It a pretty straight forward literal retelling. Mazzucchelli’s artwork is beautifully composed and we were able to refer to the comic for about 80 percent of the camera setups.”
You can check out the first images from the film after the jump. Batman: Year One will hit stores this fall but will make its debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
This morning, there are two geek-friendly shirts available for purchase that you might want to buy. First up, RIPT Apparel has “Droid Drive-In”. Designed by Matt Wrightson, the shirt encourages you to fire up your landspeeder and head over to Beggar’s Canyon for a good time at the moving pictures/holograms.
Also for sale is the very cool “So Say We Can Do It” shirt from TeeFury. Combining the remake of Battlestar Galactica with the famous World War II propaganda image of “We Can Do It“, this shirt designed by “Bregan1989″ would also make an awesome poster. Hit the jump to check out both shirts, which are available to buy today only.
Here’s a quartet of TV casting updates coming right at ya. First up, EW has word that Robert Englund, the man behind the original Freddy Krueger, has signed on as a guest star on the forthcoming season of Chuck. The episode titled Chuck vs the Aisle of Terror is set to appropriately air around Halloween with Englund playing Dr Stanley Wheelwright, an evil scientist who can make your waking life a nightmare. Shouldn’t too difficult of a role for Englund to step into, and the content certainly allows plenty of opportunities for homage and jokes. Englund joins a whole slew of guest stars in Chuck’s fourth season including Linda Hamilton, Timothy Dalton, Eric Roberts, Lou Ferrigno, Dolph Lundgren and more.
Hit the jump for more casting news on Fringe, Smallville and CSI.
by Ben Begley Posted: January 16th, 2010 at 9:09 am
I am a huge 24 fan and have been since the very beginning of the series. We’ve gone through some good times and some bad times together, as well as some embarrassing times. From presidential assassinations, bio-threats, and nuclear bombs blowing up in Valencia; to the infamous cougar lurking in the woods, Teri Bauer’s amnesia, and basically anything involving Kim Bauer. 24 is by no means a perfect show, but what it usually delivers on is action packed seasons and cliffhangers at the end of each episode. Season 8, which starts with a 4-hour premiere tomorrow night, has a lot to live up to after last year’s non-stop insanely good season. Some critics would disagree, but I thought season 7 was pure 24 gold. Although the premiere isn’t as intense as I had hoped, some great new elements have been introduced. And let’s just say Renee Walker returns with a vengeance! More after the jump.
It’s Memorial Day weekend. News is unbelievably slow. Yesterday, one of the top stories was how an extra in “Spider-Man 3″ killed herself. That’s how slow it is. And when news is slow, you gotta get creative. And by “creative”, I mean “Take minor incidents and speculate like you’re on cable news.”
Today’s speculation comes courtesy of Golden Apple Comics who witnessed actress Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck from “Battlestar Galactica”) buying all of their Typhoid Mary comics and then saying she wanted to get a part in a Marvel movie. Then, ComingSoon proceeds to speculate that since Typhoid is a foe of both Daredevil and Deadpool, this could be a part in either a new Daredevil movie or the upcoming Deadpool spin-off.
Because an actress bought some comic books.
All actors and actresses who read Collider: you have a grand opportunity. Go to your local comic store and just buy a bunch of comics. Even better, pick up the most obscure, confounding characters you can. Buy Namor or Dazzler or Rawhide Kid. You have the power to send the geek world into a frenzy for less than $50.