Over 50 new images from season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones are now available. They feature all of your series favorites in addition to a bunch of new characters who will attempt to make their marks this year. As much fun as it is to check out the varied and detailed costumes worn across the lands of Westeros and beyond, it’s much more entertaining to see what kind of crazy expressions the actors pull (see Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr above).
The series stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson, Aidan Gillen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Richard Madden, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Game of Thrones returns March 31st at 9pm (EST).
The casting call for Season 3 of HBO’s resident fantasy-drama (but mostly drama) Game of Thrones was always going to be a big’un, as creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss face the challenge of further expanding George R.R. Martin’s already-unruly world; early word had the cast growing by at least 11. Today at Comic-Con, HBO officially revealed 14 new combatants in the Game of Thrones, with more announcements still to come. While many of them had already leaked out in the days leading up to the event, the biggest news is certainly that Dame Diana Rigg, best known for the 1960s British series The Avengers, has been tapped for the role of fan favorite Olenna Tyrell (aka Olenna Redwyne, aka “The Queen of Thorns”).
Hit the jump for more on Olenna and all the other new faces you’ll be seeing in Westeros next spring, including an introductory video screened at the Con. Also, click over to Matt Goldberg’s recap of the Game of Thrones panel to see what cast and crew had to say about the show.
A few days ago, we reported that Luis Prieto‘s English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher had been picked up by The Weinstein Company’s VOD label, Radius-TWC. The film centers on Frank, a drug dealer (Richard Coyle) who gets busted by the cops and has to throw away his product. When he returns to the mob boss (Zlatko Buric reprising his role from Refn’s trilogy) without the unsold drugs or the money to pay for them, Frank frantically tries to find a way to repay the mobster. A trailer has now gone online and I like the look of it. Perhaps Refn’s executive-producer blessing make the remake more palatable, but I like what I’m seeing from Coyle, and it looks like Prieto has certainly delivered on the intensity of the drama.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, and Paul Kaye. Pusher is due out in the US later this year.
Before there was Drive, there was director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy. The 1996 original followed Frank (Kim Bodnia), a drug-dealer who finds himself on the wrong end of a botched deal. The film that launched Refn’s career is going through an English-language remake by director Luis Prieto, starring Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia), Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans), Bronson Webb (Kingdom of Heaven) and Paul Kaye (Match Point). The remake has recently been picked up by The Weinstein Co.’s Radius-TWC, a VOD-oriented label that snagged the US and Caribbean rights. They are planning a release later this year. Hit the jump for more on Pusher including a trailer for the original trilogy.
The cast has been announced for Luis Prieto’s English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 crime flick Pusher. The original film centers on a drug dealer who gets arrested and loses a massive amount of product in the process. He spends the rest of the film running through the criminal underground of Copenhagen trying to find a way to make up the lost stash before his employer kills him. While the original Pusher is a good movie, it’s also the weakest of the trilogy, and I’ll be interested to see if Prieto remakes the sequels With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II and I’m the Angel of Death: Pusher III (although ironically the sequels were made so that Refn could pay off debt).
According to THR, the remake will transplant the action to London and star Agyness Deyn, Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, and Paul Kaye. Filming is slated to begin next week. Hit the jump for a statement from Refn on the remake.