Here’s the latest casting news of the day:
- Norman Reedus will join John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot.
- Byung-hun Lee is the latest to join Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis, along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt.
- Jonny Weston takes on Olivier Megaton’s Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Forest Whitaker.
- Sean Mewshaw’s Tumbledown, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, adds Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, and Blythe Danner.
Hit the jump for more on each film.
Last week’s episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead was pretty grim, so it was no surprise that the show lightened the tone considerably for season four’s penultimate hour. That’s not to say everything was all sunshine and kittens. Even a relatively pleasant and optimistic episode of The Walking Dead is expected to have Walker attacks, gruesome effects, and plot twists culled from the darkest side of the human condition. In the case of “Us”, the positive vibes stem from the cooperative teamwork of strangers and the reunion of lost loves. Hit the jump for my recap, and to learn why these groovy feelings aren’t likely to continue at the end of the line.
For those of you who have been waiting for more friendly animals to appear on AMC’s The Walking Dead, I give you tonight’s episode, “Alone”. While the presence of the furry, four-legged friend had little to do with the entire episode, its apparently solitary existence did speak to the episode’s theme established in its title. We got to check in on a few of the survivors in their various new partnerships; some grew stronger together and were torn apart, while others went their separate ways only to find out that it’s better (and safer) to stick together. Hit the jump for my recap and review.
Forget the Oscars, AMC’s The Walking Dead is on! While I wasn’t surprised to see the ratings juggernaut unwilling to flinch from its scheduled run against the 86th Annual Academy Awards, I was surprised by the episode itself. And not pleasantly so. I’m all for pairing characters off to more evenly portion out screen time and let their individual stories develop. This tactic can be rewarding when those stories enrich the overall plot arc and draw viewers more deeply into the narrative; however, the inherent risks bubble to the surface when the on-screen characters lack chemistry or when their stories fall flat. Tonight’s episode, “Still”, was unfortunately an example of the latter. Hit the jump for my recap and review.
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this evening. Briefly:
- Short Term 12 star Brie Larson is in talks to join Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Judd Apatow’s next directorial effort Trainwreck.
- Haley Joel Osment has joined the cast of the Entourage movie.
- Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator) will lead the low-budget sci-fi thriller Air, produced by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned casting.
Sadly, Breaking Bad comes to an end this Sunday with the show’s 75-minute series finale. While it will be tough to say goodbye to such a brilliant series, AMC will attempt to ease the pain very shortly with the season four premiere of The Walking Dead on October 13th. In anticipation of the debut, the network has released a large batch of high-resolution images from the upcoming season, as well as some nifty promo images of the main castmembers—including newcomer Larry Gilliard Jr. (The Wire) as Bob Stookey.
Hit the jump to peruse the images. Season four of The Walking Dead begins on AMC Sunday, October 13th.
The Walking Dead is one of the most watched and beloved shows on TV, and fans can look forward to getting their fill when it returns for a fourth season this October 13th. Following their panel at Comic-Con, Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus spoke to the press about what we can expect from the upcoming season. During the interview they discussed Nicotero’s turn as director, Daryl’s state of mind, whether he’ll be stepping up as a leader, the new threat facing the group, the tone of season four, and more. Check out what they had to say after the jump and be aware there are some spoilers.
One of the most popular shows on all of television returns this fall with the fourth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and fans are eager to see where the series picks up following some pretty bleak events towards the end of last season. We’ve seen a few teaser images of season four previously, but little has been revealed about where the story might go in the new episodes. However, during today’s The Walking Dead panel in Hall H, we got a much better idea of what to expect from the show’s producers and cast, and we also got a look at an extended trailer for season four. The cast discussed how frequently people die on the show, where we find Rick, The Governor, Glen, and more in the new season, how last season’s events have impacted the group, and more.
Additionally, it was revealed that season four of The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC on October 13th. Hit the jump to read my full recap of the Comic-Con panel and to see the newly-released trailer.
With San Diego Comic-Con poised to get underway next week, we’re expecting to see a lot of content from many, many upcoming genre properties. However, the week before Comic-Con is proving to be almost just as plentiful. Ahead of the AMC drama series’ Hall H panel next Friday, a new image from the upcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead has been released online. It’s more of a tease than a substantial look at what’s in store, as we see a close-up of Norman Reedus’ Daryl sporting a bandana over his face. Is he planning on robbing a train? Does he have an unsightly cold sore? Is the smell of the undead just too much for Daryl Dixon? We’ll have to wait until October to find out the circumstances behind this wardrobe choice, but we’ll have a better idea of what to expect from the coming season after the Comic-Con panel next week.
Hit the jump to take a look at the image, and check back here on Collider next Friday for our full recap of the Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con. The fourth season kicks off on AMC this October.
One of the best Hall H panels I saw at Comic-Con last year was for The Walking Dead. While the show isn’t without its problems, the series’ Hall H panel was filled with intelligent, candid, and often humorous answers from the cast (it helps when Chris Hardwick is your moderator) and they also debuted the stellar first trailer for season three. The AMC series is returning once again to SDCC this year, and the network has released a new Comic-Con banner for the upcoming fourth season of the show. The new season will see yet another new showrunner take the reins, and I’m interested to see how the series will move forward given the events of last season’s finale. For now, though, I’m hopeful that this year’s Comic-Con panel will prove to be just as entertaining as last year’s.
Hit the jump to take a look at the poster, and check back here for our full recap of the show’s panel during Comic-Con. SDCC 2013 runs from July 18th – 21st. The Walking Dead season four will premiere on AMC this October. [Update: AMC has revealed which castmembers will be taking part in the Comic-Con panel on Friday, July 19th. More after the jump.]
I’m rarely at a loss for words on this site, but today’s new trailer for Wayne Kramer’s Pawn Shop Chronicles has managed to scramble my brains. The R-rated action comedy has plenty of drug use, gun play and strangeness, but … I just don’t know what the hell is going on here. You’ll have to sort this one out for yourselves.
Starring Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Matt Dillon, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fraser and DJ Qualls, Pawn Shop Chronicles opens in limited theaters and on demand staring July 12th. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer and check out the film’s poster.
The third season of AMC’s The Walking Dead has now come to its conclusion. We started this season by watching as Rick and his followers fought their way into an infested prison which they promptly turned into a secure place to start a new life. The prison was a central focus in the season finale but it has turned into a very different place. We also lost a couple of characters in this last hour, though after suffering a season’s worth of emotional turmoil, it’s the survivors might actually be the worst off.
Starring Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Dallas Roberts, Emily Kinney, Chad Coleman and Lew Temple, AMC’s The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9. Hit the jump for my review of the season three finale, “Welcome to the Tombs.”
The penultimate episode of season three of AMC’s The Walking Dead is now behind us. Along the way we’ve had to say goodbye to some near and dear characters and tonight’s episode was no different. While it was still just a precursor to the all out war that is expected on next week’s finale, it still packed an emotional punch that managed to carry the story forward ever so slightly. Blood has been spilt on both sides of the conflict; no one is safe, no one is certain to survive.
Starring Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Dallas Roberts, Emily Kinney, Chad Coleman and Lew Temple, AMC’s The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9. Hit the jump for my review of “This Sorrowful Life.”
With only two episodes left in season three of AMC’s The Walking Dead, you can bet that things are about to get messy between The Governor’s people in Woodbury and Rick’s group at the prison. We’re happy to bring you three exclusive images from the next episode, “This Sorrowful Life.” Written by the new showrunner Scott Gimple, the penultimate episode looks like it will feature the Dixon brothers gearing up for action and a lone Walker stopping for a roadside snack.
Starring Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Dallas Roberts, Emily Kinney and Chad Coleman, AMC’s The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9. Hit the jump to check out our exclusive images.
Only two more episodes in season three of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Tonight’s story felt like a retro horror movie at times but for the most part was a chore to slog through. For fans who love Andrea (or just love to hate her), this episode was for you as the main crux of the plot centered on her and the mobilization of the forces at Woodbury.
Starring Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Laurie Holden, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Dallas Roberts, Emily Kinney, Chad Coleman and Lew Temple, AMC’s The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9. Hit the jump for my review of “Prey.”