When Sin City came out, seemingly eons ago, the idea of a film being almost entirely CG was something that hadn’t really been done to such an extent. It was visually groundbreaking, technologically breathtaking, and for fans of film noir, exhilarating. A Dame To Kill for is still visually arresting and mega-noir, but its impact comes more from the performance of Eva Green than anything else.
When Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City came out, it was hailed as innovative, a work of genius. For the follow-up, the two have collaborated to adapt the Sin City graphic novel, A Dame To Kill For – and Miller’s name has been added to the title, hence: Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The trailer has the same black-and-white-with-splashes-of-color noir look of the original film and is cool as all get out.
After rather too long, Frank Miller is once again co-directing with Robert Rodgrigues for a Sin City Movie – A Damn to Kill For. Let’s see if can pull it off this time and at least try to erase his The Spirit from our minds.
Check out trailer after the jump. Sin City: A Dame to Die For open on August 22nd.
300: Rise of an Empire is the sequel that the innovative 300 didn’t really need. As with the original, it’s a tale loosely based in Greek history filmed with a cast of six-pack flaunting actors (and two supremely beautiful women) against a CG environment. What was once ground-breaking is now pretty much old hat and the story is dwarfed by the carnage to the point that it becomes Pythonesque.
Dark, sinuous, sensual, creepy – all good words to describe the new trailer for Showtime’s new supernatural series, Penny Dreadful. You can see for yourself after the jump – but it is not for the faint of heart.
Penny Dreadful premieres on Sunday, May 11th (10/9C).
Since December 13th, John Logan, creator of Showcase’s Penny Dreadful has produced three production blog entries dealing with various aspects of the making of the series – beginning with a bit of history and a definition of what a penny dreadful is.
Today, Showtime released a teaser for the series. check it out after the jump – and take a look at the second and third production blog entries, too. Fascinating, spooky stuff!
The long in gestation Dark Shadows reboot at Warner Brothers is really moving along. Today it was announced that Eva Green [Casino Royale, Camelot] is in negotiations to play the role of Angelique, the witch whose love/hate relationship with Barnabas Collins [Johnny Depp] was a key in the original supernatural soap.
Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcote are in negotiations to play the roles of Willie Loomis and Victoria Winters.
If negotiations are concluded quickly, the Tim Burton film – scripted by Seth Grahame-Smith of Pride and Prejudice and Vampires fame – could go before the cameras by late spring.
Los Angeles – June 3, 2010 – Starz and GK-TV announced today that Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton have signed on to the upcoming series “Camelot.”
”With Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton in the cast, we’ve got actors who can bring real passion and intensity to their roles,” Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said.
Starz Media Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik added, “All of the best TV shows were marked by great actors in the ideal parts, and that is certainly the case with the talented cast on ‘Camelot.’”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with this world class cast for ‘Camelot,’” said Graham King. Added GK-TV President Craig Cegielski, “This announcement further solidifies GK-TV’s mandate of being the premier destination for cinematic-quality TV programming with a global appeal.”