King At Bay Front Park (Video)

Posted: January 23, 2017, 09:17:53

The day after the inauguration, thousands of people from all over Southwest Florida gathered at Bay Front Park, Sarasota, next to the famous Kissing Statue, to show that there will be unconditional support for Women, LGTBQ, Minorities and Immigrants.

Stephen King surprised the rally by appearing last in the speaker line-up. He was fired-up to say the least, and it was a welcome sight.

The Lawnmover Man In VR...Again

Posted: January 23, 2017, 08:48:03

Looks like The Lawnmover Man is heading for VR...

The company, which produces VR experiences and develops hardware and software for making and consuming VR, has unveiled a slate of five new scripted projects, including a drug-fueled comedy and an adaptation of cult classic The Lawnmower Man, ahead of the Sundance Film Festival.

"As we continue to develop more immersive, cinematic VR content with high production values and longer run times, it solidifies for us that VR is fast becoming a mainstream staple within the entertainment industry," said Jaunt CEO George Kliavkoff, adding that 2016 was "the final year of experimentation, and every indication is that 2017 will be the year of action and adoption. We're excited to be in development on all five of these series alongside some of today's top talent."

Among the projects is a VR adaptation of sci-fi cult classic The Lawnmower Man, which was an early depiction of what it would be like to enter virtual reality. Jaunt says it has partnered with the original 1992 film's rights holders to reimagine it in VR.

What do you think? Is it to late for this one? Read more here.

Casting News For Mr Mercedes

Posted: January 20, 2017, 21:41:59
Section: TV » Mr Mercedes

Here are some casting news for Mr Mercedes.

Jharrel Jerome will play Jerome Robinson and Holland Taylor will replace Ann-Margret in the role of the prickly, outspoken, self-serving Ida Silver who is the next-door neighbor of Hodges.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Plot of The Mist

Posted: January 16, 2017, 08:46:30
Section: TV » The Mist

Dread Central had the following to report about the plot of The Mist.

We also now have a better idea of the first season’s structure and who’s who… There will be multiple scattered groups struggling to survive the Mist. Alyssa Sutherland plays a mother who gets trapped in a mall with her daughter and her daughter’s rapist; Morgan Spector plays the father of Sutherland’s daughter, who is stuck in a different location from the rest of his family; Okezie Morro plays a man with amnesia struggling to find allies; and Frances Conroy plays a woman whose ideas regarding the origin of the monstrous Mist will lead to great conflict within her small community of survivors.

The Mist Premieres June 22 on Spike

Posted: January 14, 2017, 23:12:45
Section: TV » The Mist

The Mist premieres Thursday, June 22 at 10 p.m. on Spike and Nerdist reports that it will take "the Fargo approach".

“It’s the same but it’s different,” Christian Torpe said on a Television Critics Association 2017 winter press tour panel for his new show. “Like a weird, twisted cousin to the original source material. Fans of the movie and of the book and Mr. King’s work will certainly see elements from it, and especially if you watch the season in macro perspective there’s plenty of parallel. We also, in order to develop it for TV and to turn it into an ongoing series, took our own little detours here and there. Let’s call it a parallel story or a cousin to the original one.”

The 10-episode series is based on the novella, not the film. Torpe said although he enjoyed both endings, he’s come up with his own spin on the story. “I personally loved Mr. Darabont’s ending. I thought it was a stroke of genius. We are playing around in that territory,” he hinted.

As for the actual mist itself, Torpe has updated the visuals and the powers of the mist to distinguish this story from the previous versions. More than the literal mist, The Mist is a show about fear.

“It really is a very character-driven show. The Mist is, to a certain degree, an existential backdrop and the story is more about how people react to fear and to the threat of what’s out there.”

The Mist premieres Thursday, June 22 at 10 p.m. on Spike. For the entire article, head over to Nerdist.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Unearthed & Untold Out Tomorrow

Posted: January 12, 2017, 08:45:04

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th but this year it’s a good day (no there isn’t a new Jason movie being released). Tomorrow, Friday 13th, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary will be released on numerous platforms.

The documentary, which took filmmakers John Campopiano and Justin White nearly 5 years to complete, will finally be released this Friday, January 13th. Starting with a digital release on Amazon Instant, XBOX Live, VUDU, Sony PlayStation Network, Google Play and iTunes, where it’s currently available for pre-sell here:

The film will also be released on Amazon Prime, Roku, Hulu and cable VOD at a later date. In addition, iTunes will carry the exclusive bonus features, which will be released in a special iTunes package in the coming month. The film will also be released in Canada via Raven Banner Releasing later in the year.

You can find my review here and also listen to Lou and me talk to John Campopiano about the documentary here.

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