IDW Publishing announced today that they will be releasing “Skybreaker” for the first time in print this April. Originally published digitally by Monkeybrain last year, “Skybreaker” is written by Michael Moreci (“Hoax Hunters”) with art by Drew Zucker.
According to the publisher:
[‘Skybreaker’] examines the gritty world of the American west in the most tumultuous of times. Torn between two allegiances Skybreaker is caught in the middle of a rising tide of bloodshed. Betrayed and left for dead, he searches for retribution in the hostile wastelands of the Wild West.
Gal Gadot was spotted yesterday, Jan. 11 in her hometown of Israel after what several websites confirm was the beginning of her intense workouts for her new role as Wonder Woman in the new “Batman vs. Superman” movie. It has been reported that she not only has to bulk up for the role of the Amazonian Princess, Diana Prince but she must also learn Kung Fu, kickboxing, sword fighting, and jujutsu.
Also, personal trainer Mark Twight, who worked with co star Henry Cavill in shape for “Man of Steel” tweeted that he would be in Israel working for a little while.
Filming begins in Detroit next month, but since she has a very small role she has plenty of time to bulk up for the role.
Gadot was interviewed in Israel on their top entertainment show, Good Evening with Gai Pines. Here are a few items that were translated from the interview:
Where were you when you heard the news that you’d been cast as Wonder Woman?
I was just on my way to shooting at LA. I landed at NY in a connection flight when my agent, Hadas Lichtenstein, called me. She says to me “Wonder Woman!” and I’m like “What??” – “The role is yours!…and it’s a secret and the news are not yet announced and you can’t tell anyone…”. I’m saying to her “Are you serious??”- and we both scream! Now it’s a plane from Israel to NY and I can’t make loud noise, and so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs, and just try to understand. Long story short – I was totally alone in NY, I got to a hotel at 12am, I needed to wake up in the morning for shootings. I remember laying in the darkness by myself, staring at the ceiling, and I was telling myself “It’s not real!”…it shouldn’t be like that, I’m supposed to be like… “where’s the champagne?”.
It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?
Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go “by the book”…it’d be problematic.
So you’re not going to gain a little weight and start eating carbs before filming begins?
It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things…I’ll gain body mass.
It is still unconfirmed just how big of a role that Wonder Woman will have in the movie but most interviews are leaning towards a smaller cameo type role that will be used as a potential for a full Wonder Woman movie depending upon her reception.
Extra-Terrestrial labeled flicks have the all-time Jan. box office openers locked down. The Earth invading kind has the top spot with “Cloverfield”. An epic far-far-away thematic does “Stay on target” at third. So it’s a marked moment come about when a military memoir gone major production in cast and crew drills itself smack between at all-time Jan.’s second placement. The combat-escalating drama escalated from 35th on its debut and 38th on its second weekend.
Escalation being a framework factor over the Jan. 10 to Jan. 12 three-day. Accompanying a Jack Frost revisit along a Polar vortex, 2014s trend of Winter also tasks premiering and now-showing flicks with a shuffling mixture of crowd-pleaser styles.
It’s a genre mixed-bag that vines the top rankings around the box office.
On the fantasy front a late in the game-hyped “Legend of Hercules” took third. For animations “Frozen” keeps its glacier stance on second place. And biopic of the action-drama variety found itself i
n first upon a debut three-day.
By the numbers:
$37.8 million tops the accumulation for the soldierly starring of Mark Wahlberg
$14.7 courses the snowy slopes of an 8th weekend by Disney’s animation.
$8.8 hefts the first weekend ticket-sales might of Universal’s Hercules version.
By the rankings, the rounders for the top 5 films over 2014’s second box office weekend echo the listing from the weekend before despite the displacement of the until-now top ranker “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” ($8.0 mil) and peaking comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend continues” ($5.8 million). The repeat rankings by theater’s showings of the most recent buzz-belwether dramas accompanies the just earned witrhin 24 hours dub of Golden Globe winners.
“American Hustle” – recipient of Best Motion Picture, Drama / Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy / Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – stands at 5th with $8.3 million. The howler of ’80s financial decadence gained “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Leonardo DiCaprio a Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy while the film aggregates $8.8 million for a 4th slated spot.
On a newly forthcoming three-day of Jan. 17 to Jan. 19, new introductions come in the film form of resetters and breaking debuts.
Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck will have actor Chris Pine joining the circle of Jack Ryan portrayers. Pine (“Star Trek”, “This Means War”) is the new recruit in this spy-thriller reboot that is a made-for-film genesis on the popular lead created by the late author Tom Clancy. Kenneth Branaugh (“Thor”) directs.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart co-star in the comedy “Ride Along”. Allison Miller (“Terra Nova”) and Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”) are cast in the horror “Devil’s Due”.
Dead for AMC-TV is only a lively ratings part designating channel’s titular zombie series “The Walking Dead”, and at 2014s People’s Choice Awards aired on Jan. 9 its solely not defining the slayings of fellow television comics adaptations any longer. The zombie survival drama leads in award nominations, adding two wins against top comics programming contenders.
“The Walking Dead” was named Favorite Cable TV Drama out of a letter-to-letter line up between big name shows like “Sons of Anarchy” and “Downtown Abbey”. As well, popular shows such as “Breaking Bad” or “Game of Thrones” were eaten alive in the Favorite TV Anti-Hero nomination with Rick Grimes — beating out all-but-deemed- recipient Walter White and one Westeros fan fave Jaime Lannister.
Zombie fare did lose some of its sensationalism within the Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show category. There the night’s beastly network of nominee numbers the CW had its “Beauty and the Beast” take the award. The show’s co-star Kristin Kreuk, formerly of and an early departer of CW’s “Smallville”, gained another People’s Choice for her role under the Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress.
To bad the same hype didn’t culminate across superhero or comics flicks along film categories. Then again, highlight wins were still a standout facet amongst silver screen wins.
Outside of “Gravity” and the drama genre’s racking up of People’s Choices last night, the expanding orbit of superhero movies was in notable play. 2013s highest domestic and worldwide box office grosser had its multi in wins. “Iron Man 3” gained both Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie. Tony Stark’s portrayer Robert Downey Jr. further secures his super status amongst the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a Favorite Action Star win. And Marvel’s show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC didn’t have any take-homes.
Shockers and surprises during the 2014s PCA ceremony misleads any serious threads for upsets or snubs.
Johnny Depp won Favorite Movie Actor, plausibly shifting away an awards trifecta for Robert Downey Jr. Even so where Sandra Bullock and George Clooney’s team-up win for Favorite Movie Duo wasn’t an accolade for the nomination of Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. For “Arrow”, its only nomination at Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor for Stephen Amell chanced instead to a recipiency for “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder.
A complete listing for the PCA’s 2014 winners can be found on its official site.
Meanwhile, The CW’s hit TV show The Vampire Diaries won for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry for Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, the latter of whom also won Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor. Be sure to check out the adorable acceptance speech from Dobrev and Somerhalder, who famously dated and broke up in real life, while their on-screen counterparts continue being together.
The People’s Choice Awards were chosen based on online votes from fans. Other winners included Iron Man 3 and the film’s star, Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp, and Sandra Bullock. See the complete list of winners here.
Just when we thought the reign of the vampire was over, FX is jumping on the vampire bandwagon and bringing “The Strain” to fans in July.
The show is based on the book by the same name and will be co created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Carlton Cuse, famous for his contribution for “Lost” will be their showrunner.
Here is the official synopsis of “The Strain”:
“A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. Goodweather and a small group of helpers find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the entire city, from an ancient threat to humanity.”
So, this show appears to be as violent as “True Blood” with probably less sex than the HBO Show. It will also be more of a science based vampire show with vampires being more of a virus than a curse and soul based.
With “American Horror Story” Coven” an example of an FX show, then “The Strain” should be a pretty violent and mindblowing vampire show as well.
Fallen author Lauren Kate has revealed some exciting new details about the upcoming movie adaptation — starting with news that filming is expected to begin on February 9th!
“The script is great, the director is great, and I’m thrilled with the progress so far,” Kate said in an interview with Random House Australia. “Preproduction has begun this month. We’ll be shooting in Hungary in February.”
Fallen takes place at a Georgia boarding school, where Luce (played by Addison Timlin in the upcoming movie) discovers her classmates are fallen angels, who are locked in a centuries-long battle between those on God’s side and those fighting for Satan.
Jeremy Irvine and Harrison Gilbertson play two potential love interests for Luce. More cast members are expected to be announced soon, according to Kate.
“I am very behind the direction of the film so far,” Kate said. “I think it’s going to be really good. I will also say that [director] Scott [Hicks] and I have had many conversations about what the fans want out of the movies. He knows what matters to you and will strive to deliver it.”
There are four books in the Fallen series, as well as a bonus book that includes short stories about love based on the series. Kate is also the author of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and Teardrop, the first in a new paranormal YA series.
As spring approaches viewers are wondering which of their favorite Fox Shows are up for renewal or cancelled? At this time some news is in on the more popular shows and their fate.
Shows that have been renewed for sure are Bob’s Burgers, Glee, MasterChef Junior, Sleepy Hollow, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and So You Think You Can Dance.
There are a few shows that we would be shocked if they were cancelled because we consider them to be high enough in the rankings that they will be renewed. These shows are American Idol, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, and New Girl.
But, there are a few that we think can’t be saved either way and these are The Cleveland Show and Us and Them.
And the rest of the shows are late premieres, some started in November and a few haven’t been shown yet. These are too early to tell and include Almost Human, Dads, Enlisted, The Following, Gang Related, Raising Hope, Rake, Surviving Jack, and The X Factor.
So, where does your show stand? Is it going to make the cut or be eliminated?
Which of the late premiers are you looking forward to watching?