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Comic-Con: What You Can Expect from Bates Motel Season 3
This afternoon, at Comic-Con, Shock Till You Drop was present for a slew of Bates Motel interviews. While some of the discussion of these interviews was anchored to season two chatter, there was some talk about season 3 and what we can expect when the show returns to A&E in early 2015. For the actors, it was tough to draw any information because they all admitted they had not received any scripts yet. You see, Bates Motel season 3 doesn’t begin shooting until October in Vancouver. Writers-producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, however, were a bit easier to get intel from.
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Comic-Con: Raul Esparza Explains His Return to Hannibal Season 3
Fans of Hannibal cheered yesterday afternoon when they learned Raul Esparza was returning to the series in season 3. The actor, who plays Dr. Chilton, was… SPOILER ALERT …shot in the face in season two. Chilton – who was under suspicion for murder at the time he was shot – was never to be seen again on the show leading many fans to believe he was dead. But showrunner Bryan Fuller says that is not the case and that Chilton will, in fact, have a pretty significant part in season 3.
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Comic-Con: The New Trailer for The Walking Dead Season 5 is Here!
Fresh from their panel at San Diego Comic-Con, AMC has now debuted the new trailer for Season 5 of The Walking Dead which you can check out in the player below! In addition, AMC announced today that Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” will premiere on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT. As in previous seasons, the series’ fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 12 and the final eight episodes returning February 2015. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premieres of AMC’s unscripted series “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10pm ET/PT and “Comic Book Men” at midnight ET/PT. Based on the comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, Season 5 of “The Walking Dead” is currently in production and is set to air on AMC this fall. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Michael Cudlitz.
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Comic-Con: Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney on Penny Dreadful Season 2
This is the first year Penny Dreadful descended on the San Diego event and at the panel, showrunner John Logan dropped some season 2 news. He told fans that Helen McCrory’s Madame Kali will serve as a new antagonist, which is rather exciting. In an effort to gather some more information about what’s to come, we caught up to Harry Treadaway and Reeve Carney from Penny Dreadful at Showtime’s Comic-Con party. As fans know, they play Victor Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, respectively.
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Comic-Con Exclusive: Guillermo del Toro’s Dark Universe Will be Separate from Other DC Projects … For Now
Earlier today, ShockTillYouDrop spoke with Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierez, the producer and writer of the animated film Book of Life, and for this interview, we wanted to get an update from Guillermo about one of his projects he hasn’t talked about as much lately. While we know that his primary focus right now is his hit FX…
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Comic-Con: Bryan Fuller Gives Us EVEN MORE Details on Hannibal Season 3
Bryan Fuller and the gang from Hannibal entered Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con for a few reasons: To talk to fans, reveal that Hannibal season 2 will be available on September 16th, to inform everyone that a making-of book will be arriving sometime early next year and to talk…Hannibal season 3. What we know: It will pick up one year after season 2. Francis Dolarhyde and Rinaldo Pazzi from the books and films are going to make an appearance; the themed “cuisine” next season will be Italian; the first half of the season will focus on the manhunt for Hannibal; and, Dr. Chilton will be back! After the panel, I joined the press line to talk to Fuller. Here, we talk about eschewing the procedural aspect of the show to focus on the manhunt, the introduction of Francis Dolarhyde and more!
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Comic-Con: Screen Gems Live Blog Panel – Sam Raimi & The Last of Us
At 11:30am Pacific today, Sony’s Screen Gems is using Hall H to look ahead at some of its upcoming projects. A panel agenda has yet to be revealed, so there’s plenty for us to speculate about. Is this the panel where Screen Gems officially announces the sixth film in the Resident Evil series? Paul W.S. Anderson has been quite vocal lately about the project. The last we heard, he was halfway through penning a script.
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Aja Offers Big Update on the Scanners Television Series
A few years have passed since we’ve heard about any movement on that Scanners television series. Back in 2011, Alexandre Aja boarded the projected as an executive producer. This was after years of “remake talk” which found David Goyer and Darren Lynn Bousman spearheading a redo of the David Cronenberg film. Upon revisiting the film on Blu-ray, I definitely think a television series is a better route to take and, according to Aja, things are moving along.
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Comic-Con: Alex Aja Offers Details on The Pyramid – The Descent Meets Indiana Jones
Alexandre Aja is in San Diego attending Comic-Con to promote Horns, the film opening October 31st that is based on the Joe Hill book of the same name. I just sat down with the director, who has given us High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes, to talk not just about the adaptation but what he’s got on the way both on the producing front. Recently, we learned a film he produced for director Gregory Levasseur, The Pyramid, got a release date from Fox: December 5th. Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman star.
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Comic-Con Photo Gallery: Horror Highlights from San Diego
Here’s how this is going to work. I’m going to fix this item to the front page of Shock. Check back regularly as I’ll be updating this gallery with new images from the Comic-Con show floor, the panels that I attend, the interviews I conduct and the various installations that are taking place throughout downtown San Diego. Comic-Con is a sprawling beast and there’s a lot to take in. Shock Till You Drop is officially on the ground, folks. Get ready for some coverage!
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Comic-Con: Cinemax Moving Forward with Robert Kirkman’s Outcast
Back in November, well before the first issue was even released, it was revealed that Robert Kirkman’s latest comic series “Outcast” was in development at Cinemax. Now the prolific comic creator has revealed via Twitter that Cinemax is moving forward with the pilot with pre-production expected to begin shortly. “Despite the success of The Walking Dead,…
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Comic-Con Preview: Director Ivan Kavanagh, Star Rupert Evans on The Canal
If you’re around tonight at this year’s Comic-Con, you’ll want to check out what might be one of the best horror movies of the year as The Orchard and Shock Till You Drop bring Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal with a special preview screening at San Diego’s Gaslamp 15 at 8pm. Set in rural Ireland, it stars Rupert Evans (Hellboy) as David, a film archivist with a morbid fascination for old films in which the subjects have since died. Right after learning that his wife (Hannah Hoekstra) may be cheating on him, she mysteriously disappears at the same time that his assistant Claire (Antonia Campbell Hughes) finds an old reel of film that points to a murder that took place in his house a hundred years ago. David starts to suspect her disappearance may involve some form of the supernatural but he also quickly becomes the prime suspect.
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Comic-Con: Leprechaun: Origins Trailer Actually Has Some Leprechaun
June brought us a trailer from Leprechaun: Origins that didn’t actually have any shots of the actual critter. WWE/Lionsgate set out to fix that with a new trailer which made its premiere at Comic-Con. You can now watch it here. Leprechaun: Origins arrives on August 26th (VOD) and September 30th (DVD/Blu-ray). The film concerns some couples backpacking in Ireland who quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be be when [a] town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
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Comic-Con: The Trailer Debut for See No Evil 2
WWE and Lionsgate released the trailer for See No Evil 2 today, following a successful panel at Comic-Con last night. The film, directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska, hits DVD, Blu-ray and VOD on October 17th. He fell to his apparent demise from high atop the Blackwell Hotel in See No Evil, and this sequel picks up where the last one left off. With Jacob’s body lying on a cold sub-basement slab in the city morgue, Amy (Danielle Harris), a mortician, is surprised when a group of friends pay her a late-night visit for her birthday. But the surprise soon turns deadly when the psychopath everyone believed to be dead sets-out on a horrific killing spree, and Amy and her friends must do whatever it takes to survive.
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Comic-Con Interview: Kane on the Return of See No Evil 2′s Jacob Goodnight
Shortly before speaking with Jen and Sylvia Soska, directors of the upcoming See No Evil 2, at Comic-Con I went one-on-one with Glenn Jacobs (aka “Kane”), the star of the 2006 film See No Evil and its follow-up. The actor/wrestler reprises his role as Jacob Goodnight, a massive brute who was last seen efficiently slaughtering a group of teens. In See No Evil 2, his supposedly dead body is transported to a morgue where he targets a young mortician and her group of friends. Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle and Kaj-Erik Eriksen star in this fall 2014 DVD/Blu-ray/VOD release.
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