Back on October 26 we exclusively broke the news on some potential casting for CBS Films’ 7500, a new high flying thriller to be directed by Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge).
It was confirmed today that both Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood,” Dead Silence, The Knights of Badassdom) and Amy Smart (Mirrors, The Butterfly Effect, Seventh Moon) have joined the cast, with Leslie Bibb (Meeting Evil, Trick ‘r Treat , Iron Man) also booking a flight. Pretty awesome cast thus far!
Kwanten and Smart will co-star as married couple Brad and Pia Martin, who board Vista Pacific Flight 7500 with their two longtime friends for a trip to Japan. Bibb is set to play Laura Baxter, a stewardess on the transpacific liner, who is involved in a complicated and secret relationship.
Written by Craig Rosenberg (“Lost”), 7500 reteams Shimizu with Grudge producer Taka Ichise who will produce alongside Roy Lee (The Ring, Godzilla). John Middleton and Tracy McGrath are serving as executive producers. READ MORE
Director Joe Lynch broke on the scene in 2007 with Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, a shockingly good direct-to-disc sequel that proved his was the real deal. With his segment for Chillerama looking pretty effin’ rad, all eyes are on The Knights of Badassdom, his Role Playing horror film that’s getting some serious love at this month’s San Diego Comic-Con.
To tide fans over, the official Facebook has been updated with a look at Summer Glau in the horror that also stars Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage and Danny Pudi. It’s just a shot of one of her with a sword and one of her beautiful eyes, but it’s easy to get lost in there. Dig on it inside and watch for plenty more soon. READ MORE
Talk about heading into “Heroes” territory. When a character dies, keep them freakin’ dead. Please?
I wish I was excited to report that Allan Hyde will reprise his role as Eric’s late, forever young-looking maker Godric when the HBO vampire drama “True Blood” resumes this summer, reports TV Line.
The duration and exact timing of his stint are unknown. “Blood” EP Alan Ball isn’t offering too many clues, except to say that fans will see “a different side of Godric.”
He joins previously announced new blood Daniel Buran, Dane DeHaan, Rebecca Wisocky, Janina Gavankar (“The Gates”), Alexandra Breckenridge (“Dirt,” “Life Unexpected”), Vedette Lim (“As the World Turns”), Christina Moore, Neil Hopkins (“Lost”), and Chris Butler (“The Good Wife”). Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a waitress, discovers a new world of creatures when she falls in love with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a vampire. READ MORE
Wrong Turn 2 director Joe Lynch has revealed a second photo from his upcoming horror epic The Knights of Badassdom, which follows a group of costumed LARPers (Live Action Role Players) who accidentally release a real-life Heavy Metal demon.
The second pic features Dead Silence/”True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten with a sword to the throat, courtesy of Peter Dinklage.
I seriously can’t wait to see the demons created by Spectral Motion, previously responsible for various Hellboy hellions and several X-Men.
“After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe (Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (Zahn) and his LARPing (Live Action Role Players) friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status. There he meets hot, ass-kicking, intimidating LARPer Gwen (Glau), and finds himself plunged into a surreal adventure wilder than he ever imagined when a make-believe wizard casts an all-too-real spell from an ancient book. That spell releases an actual demon with a taste for human blood — and souls — that starts systematically decimating the players in this suddenly deadly “game.” Will our guys become the heroes they have been pretending to be before time runs out? ”
Daniel Buran (who plays the Vagrant in Hellraiser: Revelations) has joined the cast of Alan Ball’s vampire drama “True Blood” for a meaty seven-episode arc on the upcoming fourth season, reports Deadline. The actor will play Raoul, the werewolf packmaster of Shreveport.
He joins previously announced new blood Dane DeHaan, Rebecca Wisocky, Janina Gavankar (“The Gates”), Alexandra Breckenridge (“Dirt,” “Life Unexpected”), Vedette Lim (“As the World Turns”), Christina Moore, Neil Hopkins (“Lost”), and Chris Butler (“The Good Wife”). Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a waitress, discovers a new world of creatures when she falls in love with Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a vampire. READ MORE
Some of you might remember a little sequel by the name of Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, one of the better home video releases by Fox. Well, director Joe Lynch is back, but this time taking us to Mediaeval hell with The Knights of Badassdom.
Featuring the rocking cast of Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Danny Pudi, and Summer Glau, the pic penned by Kevin Dreyfuss and Matt Wall follows a group of costumed LARPers (Live Action Role Players) who accidentally release a real-life Heavy Metal demon.
The first official still was released this morning via Facebook. It looks like Dinklage has set his sights on something…and hopefully he’s gonna stab it.
Pure evil could return to HBO’s “True Blood” as actor Denis O’Hare tells the Hollywood Reporter that he may eventually return to the popular vampire series:
“I left them on a high. They have been very, very nice to me, and they tell me that they think I’m going to come back,” he said about the possibility of a return of his character Russell Edgington, the flamboyant vampire king, to the show. “And I’m waiting. We’ll see what happens.”
What would the storyline be?
“Someone discussed a possible idea with me, which, of course, I can’t tell you,” O’Hare said. “But it’s a very cool idea. It’s not far fetched, but it’s not something that you would see coming.”
The writing staff for “True Blood” has become notorious for throwing curve balls ending each episode with an insane OMFG moment. Need an example? How about one and two (or maybe the third below?)
It really does blow my mind as to how quick time moves. You blink and your driving, you blink and you can see an R-rated movie by your lonesome, you blink and you’re smoking, you blink and you’re drinking and gambling (why is age tied to bad habits?), you blink and you’re 30, you blink and you’re dead. It feels like the third season of “True Blood” just came to and end and already HBO is pushing this summer’s fourth season premiere. Inside you’ll find a teaser video that unfortunately doesn’t carry any footage. Still, it’s that time already?! Time: SLOW DOWN. READ MORE
“In Treatment” standout Dane DeHaan has joined HBO’s vampire drama “True Blood” as a recurring, while Rebecca Wisocky has been cast for a key guest spot in the fourth season premiere, reports Deadline. On “True Blood,” DeHaan will play Timbo, one of the teens Jason (Ryan Kwanten) takes care of in Hotshot. They join previously announced new blood Janina Gavankar (“The Gates”), Alexandra Breckenridge (“Dirt,” “Life Unexpected”), Vedette Lim (“As the World Turns”), Christina Moore, Neil Hopkins (“Lost”), and Chris Butler (“The Good Wife”). Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress, discovers a new world of creatures when she falls in love with Bill Compton, a vampire. READ MORE
Starting its limited release on November 7, Patrick Hughes’ Red Hill tells the story of Officer Shane Cooper, and the worst first day on a job EVER. According to Blu-Ray.com, Sony announced the Blu-Ray/DVD release of the Aussie thriller, with a street date of January 25, 2011. No specs were given, but expect those to roll out before the new year. Check out our review and interview with star Ryan Kwanten in the meantime, and keep your eyes locked here for more updates as they come in. READ MORE
When a young police officer, Constable Shane Cooper, relocates to the small high-country town of Red Hill with his pregnant wife, he does so in the hope of starting a new family. But when news of a prison break in the city sends the local law enforcement officers into a panic, Shanes first day on duty quickly goes from bad to worse.
Enter Jimmy Conway, a convicted murderer serving life behind bars, he returns to the isolated outpost seeking revenge. Now caught in the middle of what quickly becomes a horrifying blood bath, Shane will be forced to take the law into his own hands if he is to survive.
Scott Kosar -the genre writer best known for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Crazies, The Machinist and even The Amityville Horror – will be taking the helm for the first time ever with The Family, yet another Charles Manson-themed horror drama hat will focus on the teens who eventually become the Manson family. What makes this project special is the casting of Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”, Knights of Badassdom, Dead Silence) as Charles Manson. Shooting is scheduled to begin next summer in Los Angeles. READ MORE
Newlyweds Jamie (Kwanten) and Lisa Ashen have established a new life for themselves far from their hometown of Ravens Fair–a sleepy, near-forgotten blip on the map haunted by late-night whispers and ghost stories from generations past. But when his wife is gruesomely murdered, Jamie reluctantly returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery surrounding her death.
Once back under his family’s roof, reunited with his ill father (Gunton) and his father’s new young bride (Valletta), Jamie begins to explore the creepy town and encounters the legend of Mary Shaw, a famous murdered ventriloquist whose presence still casts a pall over Ravens Fair. Himself the lead suspect in his wife’s murder, Jamie is forced to dig deep into the town’s bloody past for answers, where he soon uncovers the truth behind the curse that ended Lisa’s life…and threatens to take his as well.