Oct 14 2016

October 14, 2016Author: Jasper1 Comment

David E. Kelley’s series adaptation of Mr. Mercedes is moving forward.

The forthcoming AT&T Audience Network drama has tapped Penny Dreadful grad Harry Treadaway to replace the late Anton Yelchin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s 2014 book of the same name, follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

Treadaway will play Brady Hartsfield, a mentally deranged ice cream truck driver and IT worker who is secretly the Mercedes Killer. He will star opposite Brendan Gleeson, who will portray Detective Bill Hodges, a retired cop driven out of retirement when an old nemesis reappears.

The adaptation received a straight-to-series order in May with Yelchin and Gleeson attached. However, the Star Trek actor was tragically killed in a car accident the following month. He was 27 years old.

Kelley will serve as showrunner on the series, which is being produced by Sonar Entertainment. Jack Bender (Lost) is set to direct. The duo will executive produce with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Mr. Mercedes is slated for a 2018 debut on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Oct 11 2016

Anton voiced the character of Dudley in the 9th episode of the first season of the animated series.

New York, NY (October 9, 2016) – Crackle, Sony’s free streaming service, today announced that their Emmy-nominated original stop-motion comedy series, “SuperMansion,” will kick off the holiday season with an original half-hour special, “SuperMansion: War On Christmas” premiering Thursday, December 8th. The announcement was made today at New York Comic Con during a “SuperMansion” panel featuring creators Zeb Wells (“Robot Chicken”) and Matthew Senreich (“Robot Chicken”), and voiceover cast including Emmy(R) Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Breckin Meyer (“Robot Chicken”), Heidi Gardner (The Groundlings) and Gary Anthony Williams (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows).

“SuperMansion: War On Christmas” focuses on a dysfunctional group of self-righteous superheroes, The League of Freedom, who can’t agree on anything, but must band together to save Christmas when an interstellar imp, Mr. Skibumpers (Jim Parsons), unleashes a real-life Santa Claus (Gary Anthony Williams) who experiences an existential crisis. Ultimately, the team comes to understand that their differences of opinion are what the holiday spirit is all about.

Returning to the seasonal special are voiceover stars Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Emmy(R) Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele“), Seth Green (“Family Guy“), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey“), Heidi Gardner (The Groundlings), Tucker Gilmore (Frozen), and Zeb Wells (“Robot Chicken”). Joining the cast for the holiday special are Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“) and Gary Anthony Williams (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows).

“SuperMansion: War On Christmas” is created and produced by Matthew Senreich (“Robot Chicken”) and Zeb Wells who also serves as a writer. Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner, Tom Root, Bryan Cranston, James Degus and Moon Shot Entertainment join as executive producers with production by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Season two of “SuperMansion” will return in early 2017, as previously announced at the Crackle upfront in April. You can binge-watch all 13 episodes on season one for free on Crackle.

Sep 08 2016

New Europe Film Sales has picked up “Porto,” directed by Gabe Klinger and starring the late Anton Yelchin and Lucie Lucas. Film was executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.

“Porto” tells the story of Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas), two outsiders in the Portuguese city of the film’s title who once experienced a brief but passionate love affair.

The film is the narrative feature debut of critic, curator and director Klinger, who previously directed the Venice-award-winning documentary “Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater.”

The film is a co-production between Portugal (Bando À Parte), USA (Double Play Films), France (Gladys Glover) and Poland (Madants), and is set to unspool at the San Sebastian Film Festival’s New Directors competition and the London Film Festival’s First Feature Competition.

Jan Naszewski, New Europe’s CEO, will present a promo for the film in Toronto.

Source: Variety

Jul 26 2016

July 26, 2016Author: Jasper4 Comments

One of Anton’s final projects, Porto, is set to contend in this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival New Directors competition. Here is the synopsis of the film:

Jake and Mati are two outsiders in Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.

The 64th San Sebastian Film Festival will run from September 16th to 24th. You can read the full details of the 2016 lineup at Variety.

Jun 15 2016

June 15, 2016Author: Jasper1 Comment

Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman & Anton Yelchin will headline the voice cast of Trollhunters, the upcoming Netflix animated series from creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation. The family event series will premiere in December 2016. Del Toro made the announcement today at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France during a career retrospective discussion.

Trollhunters features a tale of two fantastical worlds set to collide in an epic saga. Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, our unlikely hero, Jim (Yelchin), and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.

Yelchin’s Jim is an ordinary teenage boy whose discovery of a mystical amulet sets his life on a course filled with high-stakes adventure. Grammer plays Blinky, a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim; and Perlman provides the voice of Bular, a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle.

Source: Deadline

May 26 2016

The 10-episode straight-to-series drama is based on the Stephen King best-seller and hails from showrunner David E. Kelley. The Sonar-produced project will premiere in 2018.

AT&T’s Audience Network is adding another high-profile scripted drama to its roster.

The home of originals including Kingdom has handed out a 10-episode straight-to-series order for David E. Kelley’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin have been tapped to star in the project produced by Sonar Entertainment. Mr. Mercedes will premiere in 2018 on both DirecTV and AT&T Uverse.

Mr. Mercedes centers on a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Gleeson will play Detective Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is driven out of retirement after an old nemesis reappears, while Yelchin will portray Brady Hartsfield, a mentally deranged ice cream truck driver and IT worker for Cyber Patrol (aka Geek Squad) who is secretly the Mercedes Killer.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Apr 28 2016

June Pictures and B Story are saddling up for a May start on Thoroughbred, a psychological thriller that marks the directorial debut of playwright-screenwriter Cory Finley. Olivia Cooke, who stars later this year in Ready Player One, stars with Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Green Room‘s Anton Yelchin. Financed by June Pictures, the film focuses on a volatile friendship between two suburban teenage girls who discover that a murder might solve both of their problems.

June’s Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan are producing with B Story’s Kevin J. Walsh, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. B Story’s Ryan Stowell will executive produce. The picture will shoot on the East Coast.

Source: Deadline

Nov 25 2015

Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX have announced that Star Trek Beyond will be digitally re-mastered for the giant screen format and will hit IMAX screens the same day it hits traditional screens on July 22nd, 2016.

Both Star Trek in 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013 were released on IMAX screens, with the latter being the first Star Trek movie to have footage that was shot in 3D and on IMAX cameras. The press release for the IMAX announcement doesn’t mention any footage being shot with IMAX cameras, so we’re left to assume that we won’t actually get the most out of the IMAX screen with Star Trek Beyond. Still, director Justin Lin gave a standard publicity statement to show his excitement for the Star Trek Beyond IMAX news:

“IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world. I am excited to bring the newest journey into the ‘Star Trek’ universe to its screens.”

Star Trek Beyond just wrapped production back in October, and the release of the sequel was just bumped back a couple weeks this past fall, but it will still arrive in time for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek next year.

This time the script comes from Roberto Orci, John D. Payne, Patrick McKay with work done by Douglas Jung and Simon Pegg as well. The latter will be back on the Enterprise along with cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, plus new cast members including Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim.

Source: /FILM