Friday, January 21, 2011

Priest 3D info and Trailer

One upon a time, Priest, Korean comic series created by Hyung Min-woo, was going into production as a movie by U.S. film studio Screen Gems. To be released in 2008, it was going to be produced by Sam Raimi, directed by Andrew Douglas, and would star Gerard Butler as the title character. However, both Butler and Raimi have dropped out of the project leaving the future of the film adaption of Priest unknown for some time.

Now, on the vampire killer's point of view the world looks a bit brighter, as Priest is an upcoming action horror film directed by Scott Stewart and stars Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Stephen Moyer and Maggie Q. It is set to be released on May 13, 2011 in 3D.

BTW; Both Cam Gigandet and Stephen Moyer have starred as vampires: Gigandet in Twilight as James, and Moyer in the HBO television series True Blood as vampire Bill Compton as well as Jack in Channel 4's Ultraviolet.

So, here's the trailer:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Actors Line Up For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

20th Century Fox Has been trying to cast Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter since November of 2010.

Orginally Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was a 2010 novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, and was released on March 2, 2010. In addition to penning the novel, Grahame-Smith also prepared a screenplay, and now Twentieth Century Fox will be bringing it to the big screen.

n March 2010 it was announced that Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (producers of 9) are currently working on the live action adaptation of this novel in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox for a possible 2012 release. Grahame-Smith himself will write the screenplay of the film adaptation. 20th Century Fox has announced a June 22, 2012 release date for the film in both regular and in 3D theaters. Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas, Timothy Olyphant, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, James D'Arcy and Benjamin Walker are among those considered for the role of young Abraham Lincoln.

Also Grahame Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is also making the trip from page to screen.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Being Human (American version)

Being Human is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original series that follows three 20-something roommates: A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf who are struggling to keep their dark secrets from the world, while also helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.

The American version of Being Human premieres Monday, January 17 at 9pm on Syfy, and it couldn't look tastier. The show stars Smallville's Sam Witwer as a vampire, Sam Huntington as a werewolf and Meaghan Rath as a ghost, all living together in Boston. This new trailer offers a look at these three supernatural beings all trying to find themselves

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Review: Underworld Evolution (2006)

Beginning where Underworld (1) finished, Selene and Michael are on the run from the vampires. Being the cause of Viktor's death, Selene can only hope to plea to the last remaining elder, Marcus. However, Marcus has already awakened and has become a more powerful creature than before. Now his only remaining goal is to awaken his Lycan brother, William from his eternal imprisonment. With time running out, Selene and Michael must piece together the final clues to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines and stop Marcus before it's too late.

Underworld Evolution is a film for fans of the genre - if you like it, prepare for two hours of undiluted pleasure. If you enjoyed the first film in the series, you will probably love this one.

Underworld is a dark domain where age-old enmity between Vampires and Lycans (werewolves) is played out with terrifying fury. Normal people are fairly peripheral to the plot (vampires have emergency blood transfusion type supplies to save the need to attack humans). Both sides are armed not only with traditional blood-sucking and flesh-tearing fang-capacity, but with all the gadgetry of customised guns and other scientific paraphernalia with which to track and kill each other. Here is no disneyfied world of a timid picture-book 'Dracula' hidden in a battered old coffin somewhere - these guys exult in state-of-the-art locking crypts, massive stone fortresses, and raids conducted with military precision. The film unashamedly boasts an adults-only certificate and has consummate amounts of nastiness, gore, head-ripping and scary battles as well as realistic dollops of sex.

A number of great performances from polished actors complimented some truly spectacular action scenes and plot developments and twists.

The pacing was very good, the dialogue was at times great, overall very fitting (and never poor), all questions a viewer could have possibly coming into the film are addressed and sufficiently answered, and some of the subtleties of the film, such as the appropriate use of brief flashbacks, kept the film from ever becoming confusing or difficult to follow, which I felt happened on occasion in the first film the first time I saw it.

Kate Beckinsale delivers a performance that shows she is a very versatile actress who just so happens to be strikingly beautiful, and Scott Speedman was more than just a little eye-candy for the ladies, delivering a performance that made me believe he was the perfect Michael Corvin far more than the first film. And the supporting cast around the two main stars were all equally up to the task, with many turning in performances that are likely to be career defining.

Trailer For The New Vampire Thriller 'The Bleeding' Hits The Web

Anchor Bay takes The Bleeding to DVD on March 1 and here's the official trailer

Synopsis: When ex-US Army Ranger Shawn Black searches for the brutal killer of his parents, he discovers a terrifying family of vampires led by Cain, The Vampire King. Tipped off by a friendly cop and fortified with blessed weaponry supplied to him by a boozy priest, Black must infiltrate the vampire's lair - a former chemical weapons factory turned night club where he will finally meet the creature that has changed his life forever.

Vinnie Jones, Michael Matthias, Michael Madsen, DMX, Armand Assante and Kat Von D star.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

'Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season Eight' To End On Buffy's 30th Birthday

Before Season Eight, Joss Whedon brought generations of Slayers and vampires to comics with the help of his acclaimed TV writing team and some of the best artists to ever grace the comics page. Now all those stories, plus selected stories from Season Eight, are collected in one deluxe hardcover with a new cover by Jo Chen.

Joss writes multiple tales: a somber vamp tale, drawn by Cameron Stewart; the story of the first Slayer, drawn by Leinil Yu; and more.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales also reprints for the first time new Season Eight stories written by novelist Jackie Kessler (Hell's Belles) and award-winning cartoonist Becky Cloonan (Demo), featuring vampires living in the public eye, killing Slayers and killing each other.