The post-apocalyptic thriller The Day follows a group of five survivors, armed with shotguns and machetes, as they wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for shelter and food, in a world devoid of humanity. When they seek refuge in a seemingly abandoned farmhouse, they realize that they’re merely the prey when they set off a trap signaling a group of predators to their existence. The film stars Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon, Cory Hardrict and Michael Eklund.
At the film’s press day, co-stars Ashley Bell and Dominic Monaghan talked about what led them to this film, the appeal of all the physical challenges, learning to properly wield the weapons, their personal weapons of choice to survive in a post-apocalyptic environment, and what they would miss most about society if it just all went away. Monaghan also talked about his recent and all-time favorite movies, while Bell gave a little tease about what fans can expect from The Last Exorcism 2. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Director Doug Rath has nabbed Gary Oldman and Dominic Monaghan to star in his upcoming indie Monster Butler (best title ever). The film tells the true story of Roy Fontaine, “a bisexual jewel thief/con man/serial killer who chronicles his personal descent into darkness leading up to his eventual capture.” Malcolm McDowell is set as Fontaine, while THR reports that Oldman will play “a taxidermist with anger issues” who partners with Fontaine on a few crimes before things get too intense.
Monaghan, meanwhile, will play David Wright, a man who struck up a relationship with Fontaine in prison only to rekindle things when they both work on an estate. A blackmail attempt “forces Fontaine’s hand and begins his descent into murder and mayhem.” These are certainly a few juicy roles for Oldman, Monaghan, and McDowell so it should be interesting to see how the finished film turns out. Oldman recently signed on to take an integral role in the RoboCop remake. Production on Monster Butler begins in Scotland on June 6th.
It’s no surprise that if there was a character you wanted to play when Lost first started, it would be Sawyer (or Locke). Thirteen audition tapes from the original cast (minus Terry O’Quinn) have landed online and it’s fascinating to see Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, and Dominic Monaghan all try out for the character. Of course, when you see Josh Holloway’s audition, it’s hard to imagine that he didn’t get the role in the room. One of the most impressive aspects of Lost is that it’s been able to maintain the strength of its best characters (or at least my personal favorites). Sawyer, Locke, Ben, and Hurley have been fantastic throughout the run of the series. But watching these tapes, the biggest challenge is in seeing the actors play
Hit the jump to see the thirteen audition tapes, which also include Naveen Andrews, Ian Somerhalder, Maggie Grace, Harold Perrineau, Daniel Dae Kim, Emile de Ravin, Malcolm David Kelly all auditioning for the roles they eventually got, plus Yunjin Kim auditioning for Kate. There’s also a joke audition from Comic-Con of Michael Emerson trying out for the role of Hurley.
The other week I was on the set of ABC’s FlashForward and was able to speak with executive producer/show runner Jessika Borsiczky. While I already posted my interviews with the stars of the show and they came out great (Dominic Monaghan, Joseph Fiennes and Sonya Walger), if you want to find out what’s really going to happen on FlashForward, you’ve got to go to the producer/show runner. Thankfully, she was more than happy to talk about what’s coming up this season and after the jump you can watch what she had to say. As always, I’ve listed all the questions and some of the answers before the interview.
If you’re a fan of ABC’s FlashForward, you’re about to be very happy. That’s because the show is finally coming back with new episodes this week and I’ve got a few on set interviews with the cast to help promote the show. Up first… Dominic Monaghan.
On FlashForward, Monaghan plays Dr. Simon Campos. He’s the partner of Lloyd Simcoe (Jack Davenport) and he may have been responsible for the worldwide blackout. Of course with a show like FlashForward - where nothing is as it seems – it’s hard to tell if Monaghan really is responsible, or if he’s just a pawn in someone else’s game.
Anyway, last week I was on the set of the show as ABC invited a number of online journalists to talk to the cast. While Monaghan was tight lipped about what might happen (he’s been trained well thanks to Lost), I still got some good stuff out of him. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
by Nico Posted: February 3rd, 2010 at 10:40 am
Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and be a secret agent overnight? As the titular lead of the television show Chuck, Chuck Bartowski would probably say it’s not so nice, but he’s had his fair share of adventure and lady love.
For those who need a download of information on the series, brace yourselves. Chuck works for the Nerd Herd department of a Burbank Buy More store, an ode to Best Buy’s Geek Squad (which, by the way, does have a Burbank location). Chuck had a simple life until he opens an email sent from his former college roommate and the whole of the United States’ secret information gets downloaded directly into his brain. More after the jump.
Whenever normal people hear the phrase “science fiction,” they run for the hills and never look back. I am not one of those people, so it was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation to see an advanced screening of the pilot for ABC’s new series FlashForward at the Arclight in Hollywood, followed by a Q & A with the producers and much of the cast.
Like the brilliant Lost and Battlestar Galactica before it, FlashForward is not your typical sci-fi and it should appeal to geeks and normal’s alike. The makers of this show understand that it’s human drama and not cool visuals that make for compelling science fiction. Set your phasers on fun and read more after the jump!
Flash Forward, the new sci-fi show for ABC, premiered the opening fifteen minutes at Comic Con, and the cast and crew were there to talk about it.
Produced and co-written by David S. Goyer (of Batman Begins fame) and Marc Guggenheim (writer for Marvel Comics and the upcoming Green Lantern movie) the show is a science fiction story about what happens when everyone in the world suddenly blacks out and has visions of events six months in their future. It stars Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, and Dominic Monaghan. Read a description of the footage, plus the thoughts of the creators, after the jump.
Until a week ago, I had never seen more than thirty seconds of Lost. There’s a good reason for this: I don’t watch TV. That’s not because I’m a snob, it’s because I always have a pile of movies to watch. And as that is the case, making time to watch television has always been a luxury I’ve denied myself. So, with that in mind there’s going to be two types of people reading this. People like me who never watched the show, and those who are religious about it, or got turned off at some point. I will gear the first part of the review for those who haven’t seen it and the second part for those who have. It’s all after the jump:
Look, “Lost”–we have a deal. You get to mindfuck me as much as you want for the four months of the year when you’re on the air. The other eight I get to try and wrap my head around the latest season before coming to conclusion I always come to which is that I won’t understand the puzzle until I have all the pieces so I should just give my poor brain a break. [Spoilers from this point on]
You broke the deal, “Lost”. Or rather, ABC did by airing a new promo featuring Dominic Monaghan who played Charlie Pace. There’s just one problem: Charlie died at the end of season three so what the fuck is going on when Patrick Dempsey says to him during a little foosball game, “You’re so dead!” and Monaghan turns to foosball partner Courtney Cox (who will be on ABC’s upcoming “Cougar Town”) and says “I was.”
Did the Losties really manage to alter time in the season finale? I’ve been maintaining that they actually caused the incident rather than avoiding it. To change time and make the plane land safely in New York, there’s no way that Sun is back at the island three years later with Ajira people, the Others, and all those weird goings on…unless there are now two parallel timelines, in which case…
And I’ve gone cross eyed. We had a deal, “Lost”! Check out the promo after the jump. The final season of “Lost” premieres in 2010.