:: The Dead 2 (2014)

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A cargo ship arrives in Mumbai from Somalia carrying a migrant worker who has been bitten by a “crazy woman”.  Unwell, the worker tries to stagger home…  Meanwhile, American electrical engineer Nick Burton (Joseph Millson), currently working on wind turbines out in the arid regions 300 miles from Mumbai contacts his pregnant girlfriend Ishani (Meenu Mishra).  Their relationship is having a rough patch: Ishani’s father (Sandit Datta Gupta) doesn’t approve.  He also doesn’t know Nick has impregnated his daughter.  Ishani tells Nick that things are happening in Mumbai… some kind of riot.  Nick promises he will make it there, so they can work everything out.  However, from his vantage point up one of the huge turbines, he sees things beginning to unravel: a man is attacked; someone rushes to pack a vehicle and leave; people are wandering seemingly aimlessly in the desert.  Sensing something is wrong, he decides to set off to find Ishani.  Unfortunately, the ensuing zombie apocalypse will make that increasingly difficult, as he has to rely on the help of a young orphan boy, Javed (Anand Gopal), to act as guide through an increasingly hostile environment.

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If you are a fan of the first film, then this is more of the same with added… spices.  That isn’t a bad thing.  In fact, it’s a great thing.  The first movie, set in Africa, gave us a hitherto untouched resource for the zombie film.  This film may not be the first zombie film set in India, but it’s still a wonderfully exotic location.  The Ford Brothers (Howard J, and Jonathan)  approach the new locale with even more innovation than their African set original.  There are some moments in this film that you will have never seen before, and a few that are of course recycled elements from other zombie movies. 

:: Matt Smith vs Zombies…ala Jane Austen

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Matt Smith will be joining the cast of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, the long awaited film adaptation of the Seth Graham Smith book. The book itself was the beginning of a slew of retro fitted classics with zombies, werewolves, robots, and of course vampires changing the characters and plots of classic literature around.

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Smith will be playing the cringe inducing Mr. Collins, the wiry parson who comes to court on the Bennett girls as he’s to inherit their fortune.  And then zombies.

So far the cast includes Lily JamesSam RileyJack Huston,Bella Heathcote with production beginning on the 24th of this month.

(source the hollywood reporter )

:: Fox goes to hell for its next comic series.

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While we are all waiting for the ever on the drawing board Neil Gaiman Sandman film adaptation we may have actually taken a huge step forward to getting it.

Today it was announced that the Fox network has committed to pilot a series based on the Lucifer comics which were spin offs from Sandman.  It’s some dark subject matter for the network, but on the heels of Gotham being so heavily hyped and looked on as one of the Fall TV seasons biggest bets it’s not a stretch.  No word yet on who may be cast as Lucifer or who may be showing up to say hi.

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If you aren’t familiar with the comic (which you should be, and if you aren’t then go buy some now) here’s the breakdown:

“Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he opens an exclusive piano bar called Lux.” 

It should be noted that Lucifer’s appearance was based on David Bowie from what we’ve heard in the comic.  The good news is that this deal is such that Fox HAS to show the pilot or they have to pay a penalty (which is doubtful to happen.)   With the success of Sleepy Hollow and no doubt Gotham once it airs, it sounds like Fox is betting on the darkside.  Between this and Constantine on NBC, we are in for a hell of a ride.

(source deadline)

 

:: Legendary Likes Loki – Hiddleston to star in another genre flick

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Not just any genre flick though.  Tom Hiddleston will be following up his gothic turn with Legendary Pictures in the beautiful Crimson Peak with a visit to Skull Island.

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The genre fave will be starring (most likely in a lead role) in the PREQUEL to King Kong that Legendary Pictures and Universal are releasing in 2016.  The film was announced with much fan fair at Comicon this summer and promises to dig into the mystery of the island that was the home to King Kong.  Since Legendary also produced Godzilla as well as Pacific Rim you can expect some epic fights and monsters.  Plus Tom Hiddleston and his “legendary” cheekbones.

:: Jarvis will be in Agent Carter. The original Jarvis in fact.

 

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Actor James D’Arcy has been cast as a regular in Agent Carter, the newest Marvel TV Series set back in the 40s and starring the bad ass original SHIELD agent, Peggy Carter ( Hayley Atwell.)  D’Arcy is playing Edwin Jarvis, the namesake of Tony Stark’s AI and butler to Tony’s dad, Howard.  Howard Stark was played by Dominic Cooper in the Marvel universe.  No word yet if he’ll be joining up.

D’arcy looks like a slightly older Benedict Cumberbatch, which makes sense as he’s also played Sherlock Holmes in a made for TV flick that starred Marvel’s newest baddie (The Kingpin in Daredevil) Vincent D’Onofrio as Moriarty.  Just pointing out how oddly circular things work out.

Source Variety

:: Dead Snow 2: The Nazombie Fest Continues

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Here’s the trailer to the sequel of Dead Snow’s, one of the craziest and most awesome zombie flicks to come out in the massive slew of them released over the last few years.  Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead picks up after the original and looks to up the crazy by eleven.  Be on the look out for Fangirl’s review coming soon.

Here’s the synopsis:

Martin (Vegar Hoel) hasn’t had the best vacation. He accidentally killed his girlfriend with an axe. He cut his own arm off with a chainsaw. And his friends STILL got devoured by a battalion of Nazi Zombies.

This morning, he woke up in a hospital bed with a new arm – but it’s a super-powered Zombie arm that wants to kill him, and anyone else it can reach.

Martin’s PISSED. And with the help of his new Zombie Squad pals (Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas), he’s gonna deliver some payback to Colonel Herzog and his precious Nazi gold – by raising an undead army of his own.

:: Doctor Who Report: Time Heist Images & Pre Order Series 8

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We got the rather early word on the release of the 8th season on DVD and Blu Ray.   Amazon has posted Series 8 with a release of December 9th (which means it probably won’t be including the Christmas Special.)  You can pre-order right now.

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Peter Capaldi continues to show the many sides of The Doctor with the 5th episode of the new series (which was the last of the leaked episodes for those that decided to watch them) Time Heist.  It airs on Saturday Sept 20th.

The latest images from the new episode have been released and your’s truly found one of many easter eggs in the trailer, that of Capt John Hart, he of Torchwood fame.

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The synopsis is as follows:

The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse — to steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos.

With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt…

Well we know that The Doctor carries a planets worth of guilt.  So this should be interesting.   Here’s the Trailer:

Here are the newly released images:

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:: Krispy Kreme’s Ghostbusters ask who you gonna cruller?

Okay the pun isn’t the best.  But Krispy Kreme’s are.  Celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Ghostbusters (ouch…my age) the doughnut masters have at last announced the release date of their Ghostbusters Doughnuts.

Starting September 29th you can go to your nearest Krispy Kreme and pick up a dozen of the following:

  • Ghostbusters Doughnut: A marshmallow Kreme-filled shell topped with white icing, a decorative green “splat” inspired by Slimer’s green slime, and topped with a Ghostbusters logo sugar piece.
  • Stay Puft Marshmallow: A marshmallow Kreme-filled shell topped with white icing, decorated with a chocolate frosting Stay Puft Marshmallow Man face and a sugar piece hat.

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Bonus they have a Pumpkin Spice Doughnut right now as well that looks delicious.

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