The Louisiana swamps are the stars of director Len Wiseman's (The Gifted, Lucifer) recent update as production continues on DC Universe's live-action Swamp Thing. Taking to social media Thursday night, Wiseman shared a brief video that teased the tone and atmosphere that the streaming service – and fans – are hoping for. I can feel the mosquitos biting […]
The swamps of Louisiana are getting a little more crowded as production on DC Universe's live-action Swamp Thing rolls along, with Westworld's Leonardo Nam joining Crystal Reed (Dr. Abby Arcane), Andy Bean (Alec Holland), and Derek Mears (Swamp Thing) on the upcoming series. Nam will play Harlan Edwards, a gay CDC specialist who is Abby's second-in-command. The streaming service's […]
And with a single Instagram post from actress Crystal Reed (Dr. Abby Arcane), it's official: production on DC Universe's Swamp Thing is officially underway. Reed took to social media to share an image of series pilot director Len Wiseman (The Gifted, Lucifer) behind his camera, with the caption "Let the games begin #dayone @lenwiseman." The […]
Less than a day after Gotham's Crystal Reed was cast as the female lead in DC Universe's Swamp Thing, the streaming service has cast Maria Sten (Channel Zero, Straight Outta Compton) as a series regular in the upcoming drama. Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, directed by Len Wiseman (The Gifted, Lucifer), and based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the series is expected […]
Gotham's Crystal Reed is returning to DC's small screen universe – but not to Batman's old stomping grounds – as the female lead in DC Universe's Swamp Thing, the streaming service's upcoming drama series adaptation built around the DC Comics character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, and directed […]
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Len Wiseman has joined the team for Fox's X-Men TV show, The Gifted, as executive producer. Wiseman, known for directing such films as Underworld, Underworld: Revolution, Live Free Or Die Hard, and the Total Recall reboot, has some prior experience with television. He directed the pilots of the Hawaii Five-0 reboot, Sleepy Hollow, and Lucifer. […]
Few graphic novels have had such lingering impacts on the world of comics and film, but Frank Miller's seminal work "Sin City" is one of the enduring handful. Sin City has known life as two films, Sin City (2005) and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014), and obviously the fan interest is there to continue studios […]
There is a class of movie fans who will often say "All I want is another Die Hard." The pronouncement means they want a movie like the 1988 original. The film was so revolutionary it began an era when film pitches could be boiled down to "Die Hard on boat," or "Die Hard on a […]
I think Jon Ronson’s Men Who Stare at Goats should get some credit here.
Inspired by Michael Crichton style sci-fi, apparently.
Including a way that YOU can get JMS the gig of writing Ghostbusters 3. Perhaps. Kinda.
To open up Sony's session in Hall H this afternoon they've brought back Len Wiseman and co. for their second year of Total Recall hawking. We got under way with a new promo reel running for, we were told, six minutes or so. Some of the footage was familiar, but some was new. What became […]
I saw an extended, but less polished version of this Total Recall scene at Comic-Con last summer. Now, one year on, it's ended up online as part of the broader marketing for the film. There was a version in bootleg form doing the rounds in the interim too, I think. Why do they keep using […]
Total Recall is a Len Wiseman do-over of an Arnold Schwarzengger movie with Kate Beckinsale in a lead role. Talk about being on a hiding to nothing. Having said that, Paul Verheoven's original was far better than anybody should have expected. Will lightning strike twice? I continue to be hopeful. Having Philip K. Dick's original […]
Short but not particularly sweet, this clip from Total Recall premiered on Ellen when Kate Beckinsale was a guest earlier in the week. I'd probably find it easier to review baby food than I would to divine much of specific interest in that clip. It's not just that it's so short, it's also that it's […]
Director Len Wiseman has recorded a pretty much scene-by-scene audio commentary for the Total Recall trailer. Curiously, he leaves a few blank patches even though there's only two minutes and twenty five seconds to fill – but that may be a result of MTV's edit. Movie Trailers – Movies Blog So Wiseman says he wanted […]
Here's a bit of the upcoming trailer for Total Recall a la Len Wiseman. Like fragments of a memory you haven't had yet – or something like that, eh? Video: Total Recall – promo spot The whole thing will go online this Sunday, if I recall correctly.
The first appearance of this Total Recall clip, as far as I can tell, came watermarked with Comicon at the head. I guess it was being set up for screening at Wondercon this weekend. Most of this footage was amongst the extended, if unfinished, sequence I saw at Comicon last Summer, in fact. All of […]
The upcoming, Blu-ray only release of the first three Underworld movies includes amongst its special features, a three part animated series in the anime style. This, says IGN's advertorial for the box-set: Complements the live-action iteration by incorporating the themes of the story and spotlights the characters that we know and love, making it a […]