Sep 05 2017

September 05, 2017Author: JasperNo Comments

The first season of Trollhunters is set to be released on DVD on November 7th. No Blu-ray version was announced, as of now. The 4-disc set will consist all 26 episodes of the first season, along with a behind-the-scenes featurette with the show’s creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer, Guillermo del Toro. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.

The show was one of Anton’s final projects. He was able to record majority of his lines before his untimely passing. Del Toro refused to recast the character and preserved his work. Other voice cast includes Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, Lauren Tom, Clancy Brown, Tom Hiddleston, and James Purefoy. The show has already been renewed for a 13-episode second season, which is expected later this year.

When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world…right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all-new Netflix original series.

Feb 10 2017

Guillermo del Toro spoke with Entertainment Weekly and talked about the renewal of Trollhunters and how Anton’s work will go on for the second season. The first season is still available for streaming on Netflix.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: It seems like you have some news to share.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO:
Well, we got very good news about how many people were watching the series, but we got confirmation that the next [13] episodes are a go. We’ve been working on a second season for a while now because we knew that if everything went right, we could proceed. We’re going to go ahead and now continue, rather than start, because we’ve been doing it for more than a year. The reality and the beauty of this is that we can continue not only the storyline and the characters, but we have a huge swath of work from Anton that allows us to continue Anton through more than half the season.

How did you approach the show following the loss of Anton?
From the get-go, even in the first season, we knew we wanted to preserve as much of the performance of Anton as possible, both from an artistic and a human point of view, and also simply because I think it’s a tribute to what we think he brings to the role of Jim. From the beginning when we planned the writers’ room, we set out a map of 52 episodes, and created arcs that break every 13, and those were planned four years ago. So we have been recording Kelsey Grammer, Anton, Ron Perlman, Clancy Brown, everybody involved in the series for years and years. And there was a break in the arc in the right episode that allows us to preserve all the work that Anton did that was phenomenal. At the end of recording sessions, Anton did one of the most complex episodes and then he looked at the pilot, complete, and there was a great moment in which he was able to see the work and do a really complicated episode in which he did multiple voices and we were all so proud and so close when we lost him. And now I can tell you, we’re not only going to second season, but we’re going to be able to preserve a really large part of it with Anton’s voice.

Does his passing change anything in your initial plan, or are you sticking to it?
Actually, coincidentally, we have an event in the last episode Anton did which allows us to sort of change his voice slightly, so the character stays — but we didn’t plan this. It was pure serendipity that we had that in the works. The beats of the second season have been set for years, and as of now, we have not altered or needed to alter a single beat.

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.

Oct 09 2016

Netflix has released the official trailer for Trollhunters. All episodes will be available on December 23!

The show follows 15-year-old Jim (Anton Yelchin), who is transformed into the Trollhunter, defender of the good trolls, after stumbling upon a magical amulet. While fighting alongside his best friend Toby (Charlie Saxton) and the wise four-armed troll Blinky (Kelsey Grammer), he also must juggle play rehearsal and homework.

Oct 02 2016

The October 07 issue of Entertainment Weekly features a preview of one of Anton’s final projects, the animated series Trollhunters, which will debut on Netflix this December.

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