Big news… James Franco, Danny DeVito, Fred Armisen, Michael Ian Black, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Zachary Levi and Finn Wittrock are all joining Hulu’s Deadbeat Season 2 cast. Tyler Labine stars as ghost whisperer Kevin “Pac” Pacalioglu in the horror comedy TV series. Hulu’s Deadbeat Season 2 premieres April 20, 2015. I watched the series and set it on the backburner because it is something more along the lines of a show to watch when you are all caught up with “everything” else for me personally.
I am stoked to see Michael Dougherty‘s Krampus (2015), this is the man who brought us Trick ‘r Treat (2007). Krampus is the reverse Santa who preys on the “bad” children. Krampus has new cast members announced with Adam Scott, David Koechner and Toni Collette. Scott and Koechner will star in father roles of mysteriously lost children. Emjay Anthony will star as the new Krampus victim with Scott as the protagonist. Collette will star as Scott’s wife. I really hope that I can see Krampus on December 4, 2015 in movie theaters, shooting is going to start soon… not leaving too much time in between.
NBC’s Hannibal Season 3 has just added Zachary Quinto (FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, Star Wars, Heroes) to their roster. Hannibal is a very deep TV series that I believe is not getting as much traction as it should be. I personally love the show but do not find myself overly excited to see the next episode like other TV shows. Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will star as Cordell Doemling who is the verbally abused medical aid to Mason Verger. Rutina Wesley (HBO’s True Blood) will also join the Hannibal TV series as Reba McClane, a blind woman who is the love interest of Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), aka The Tooth Fairy serial killer. Nina Arianda will play the part of Will Graham’s (Hugh Dancy) wife Molly. Other returning stars include Gillian Anderson and Mads Mikkelsen.
Elizabeth Daily (E. G. Daily) has just been announced as the latest cast member to Rob Zombie‘s 31 (2015). Daily joins already announced Torsten Voges, Sheri Moon Zombie and Bari Suzuki. We have also added a new Behind the Scenes video for 31: Shouldn’t Be Any Bigger Than a Baseball Bat. Daily will star as Sex-Head who is simply “the insane partner of Death-Head.” Also added to the cast is Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs to star as Panda Thomas who is “manager of a traveling roadshow known as ‘The Venus Lux Happy Time Fun Show.”
All you Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans should be happy that Sarah Michelle Gellar has been cast in a recurring role in Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels. Full details in the press release below but basically Gellar will play a yet to be disclosed character. She will join her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. for Star Wars Rebels Season 2.
Kris Lemche has been cast as the lead in the Tales From the Darkside Reboot Pilot Episode. This is a full reboot of George A. Romero‘s horror anthology series Tales From the Darkside from the 1980’s. In CW’s Tales From the Darkside Season 1, things play out very different than the original horror anthology. There will be one main character who is present in every single episode named Newman (Lemche). Newman is described as “a weathered and tortured young man… the guide to the unsuspecting who come across The Darkside. Newman - a man with his own desperate, wrenching secrets - knows exactly what’s causing the terrifying Darkside Events that drive the series. What he doesn’t know is how to stop them.” Joe Hill (Horns (2014)) is writing and executive producing the new horror TV series. Other executive producers include Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod. Joe Hill is also Stephen King‘s son if that means anything in the form of even more expectations of greatness in the new TV series.
So just like that, Independence Day 2 (2016) casts Jeff Goldblum, Jessie Usher and Liam Hemsworth for the Independence Day Sequel. Director Roland Emmerich seems to be setting the gears in motion fast trying to make the June 24, 2015 release date for Independence Day 2. This is the sequel to the Summer 1996 hit way back to Independence Day (1996). I have found memories of Will Smith punching the alien in the face… Smith was not mentioned in the casting to return however. Jessie Usher plays the son of Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith), Liam Hemsworth is somehow related to President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) while Jeff Goldblum returns as David Levinson.
The Martyrs Remake is being directed by The Goetz Brothers and today we have the first movie still and poster. Starring in the remake are Bailey Noble, Troian Bellisario, Kate Burton and Blake Robbins. This remake is based on the hit Martyrs (2008) directed by Pascal Laugier. Did you see the original and what do you think about a remake?