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Evil Dead: The Game Cover Story – Raising Hell

Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games are targeting the asymmetrical horror genre for a battle between demons and survivors, but it’s quite different than other creature feature forays on the market. In Evil Dead: The Game, don’t expect to find the human heroes cowering in corners or attempting to flee – this 4v1 fear festival takes the fight directly to the forces of evil, hacking enemies in half and blowing them to pieces. In 1981, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead made a grisly splash onto the horror scene, featuring what’s become an almost formulaic setup: Five unfortunate friends head out to a cabin in the woods for a good time, and then, spoiler alert, good times are not had. The idyllic journey into the country turns into a bloody massacre, spurred on by an ancient evil book known as the Necronomicon. I remember I first saw the movie in a time when villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers fought for dominance over our grade-school nightmares. The film offered the terrifying simplicity of facing your friends after they become possessed undead. It gloried in the sheer, unflinching willingness to lean into the intimate, grim goriness of it all, and the experience left a strong impression. Interestingly enough, it’s possible that The Evil Dead wouldn’t have had the chance to thrive without horror maestro Stephen King’s praise. After seeing it out of competition at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, King wrote a rave review, leading to New Line Cinema picking the film up for distribution. The movie has gone down as a cult classic and had plenty of influence within the horrorsphere. But Bruce Campell’s portrayal of character Ash Williams has undeniably become the campy, comical face of the otherwise incredibly macabre franchise, infusing the gruesome themes and blood splatters with a hefty dose of comedic quips and one-liners. Multiple films followed the original, including Evil Dead 2 and the completely off-the-wall Army of Darkness, where Ash travels back to medieval times to fight the titular demonic forces. In more modern times, the series has had both a soft reboot and a TV series, with yet another film, Evil Dead Rise, scheduled to hit this year. And then, of course, there’s Saber Interactive’s upcoming game. Read more...
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    Mythic Quest Renewed For Two More Seasons at Apple TV+

    Apple TV+ has announced that they’ve officially renewed Rob McElhenney and […] The post Mythic Quest Renewed For Two More Seasons at Apple TV+ appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    The Greatest Beer Run Ever Pic Begins Filming with Russell Crowe & Zac Efron to Star

    According to Variety, production on Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Farrelly’s upcoming […] The post The Greatest Beer Run Ever Pic Begins Filming with Russell Crowe & Zac Efron to Star appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, & More Join Apple TV+’s Climate Change Anthology Series

    Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, and Matthew Rhys will lead an […] The post Meryl Streep, Kit Harrington, & More Join Apple TV+’s Climate Change Anthology Series appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    The Tragedy of Macbeth Teaser Featuring Denzel Washington & Frances McDormand

    Apple TV+ has dropped a new The Tragedy of Macbeth teaser for […] The post The Tragedy of Macbeth Teaser Featuring Denzel Washington & Frances McDormand appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    Jamie Bell Set to Star in Apple Thriller plus TV Shining Girls

    (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)Jamie Bell, who was most recently in Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, will star in the upcoming thriller television series Shining Girls.Shining Girls is a metaphysical thriller based on the 2013 best-selling novel by Lauren Beukes. The television adaptation will see Silka Luisa as executive producer and showrunner. Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss and Wagner Moura will star alongside Jamie Bell. MRC Television is the studio responsible for the upcoming project.The show will follow a Chicago reporter named Kirby (played by Moss) as she survives an attempted murder. She then goes on a mission to hunt down her attacker. Moura will play a veteran journalist who unveils a story of a potential copycat attacker.RELATED: Apple Thriller Shining Girls Lands Elisabeth Moss to LeadMoss will also serve as executive producer through Love & Squalor Pictures along with Lindsey McManus. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will executive produce through Appian Way. Beukes and Alan Page will also be executive producers on the project.As mentioned above, Bell most recently starred in the Amazon Prime Video thriller Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse alongside Michael B. Jordan. He is also set to star as Fred Astaire in the Amazon biopic Fred & Ginger. He was also in films such as Rocketman, Snowpiercer, The Fantastic Four (2015), and The Adventures of Tintin.Shining Girls is an Apple Original series and will debut on Apple TV+. It will be available alongside shows and films like Ted Lasso, For All Mankind, and the upcoming Foundation, an adaptation of the award-winning and influential science fiction novel by Isaac Asimov.

    Look at Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon first

    (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)Last month Apple Original Films announced that Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon had entered production. Now we have the first photograph from the film to prove it showing off Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the film explores the serial murders of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that would later become known as the “Reign of Terror.”RELATED: Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon Enters ProductionJoining DiCaprio in the film is Emmy nominee Jesse Plemons (Game Night) and Robert De Niro (The Irishman) in what is De Niro’s tenth collaboration withScorsese. The cast also includes Lily Gladstone (First Cow), Tantoo Cardinal (Wind River), Cara Jade Myers (This Is Us), JaNae Collins (Fukry), Jillian Dion (Legion), William Belleau (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Louis Cancelmi (The Irishman), Jason Isbell, and Sturgill Simpson (The Hunt).Click here to purchase the bestseller the film is based on!Production of the film is being aided by the Osage Nation, who are helping to scout numerous locations across the state for potential filming while Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear has named Chad Renfro as Ambassador to the production, introducing the filmmaker and crew to cultural advisors, historians, local artisans, and citizen to assist in portraying the story with authenticity and honesty.Check out the first look at Leonardo DiCaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon below:Here’s the official first look at #KillersOfTheFlowerMoon pic.twitter.com/7vSzixBRG5— Apple TV (@AppleTV) May 10, 2021RELATED: Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon Adds Four to CastScorsese will direct and produce Killers of the Flower Moon from a script by Oscar winner and Emmy nominee Eric Roth (A Star is Born, Forrest Gump). It’s also based upon David Grann’s book of the same name. Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin is also producing alongside Bradley Thomas, DiCaprio and Appian Way Productions.

    The Mosquito Coast Trailer Starring Justin Melissa and Theroux George

    The Mosquito Coast trailer starring Justin Theroux and Melissa GeorgeApple TV+ has released the official trailer for their upcoming series adaptation of The Mosquito Coast, based on author Paul Theroux’s best-selling novel of the same name. The seven-episode adaptation is set to premiere its first two episodes on Friday, April 30 followed by new episodes every Friday on Apple TV+. Check out The Mosquito Coast trailer in the player below!The video features Justin Theroux’s Allie Fox as he takes his family on the run in order to protect them from the government. However, their hiding will become more difficult when their two kids struggle to understand and adjust their current situation.RELATED: Apple TV+ 2021 Featurette Offers Look at New & Returning OriginalsThe Mosquito Coast tells a gripping adventure and character drama centered on the dangerous journey of radical idealist and brilliant inventor Allie Fox as he uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government.  At every turn of their adventure, they encounter increasing threats and intensifying moral choices from which there’s no turning back.Click here to purchase Theroux’s acclaimed 1981 novel!The series adaptation will be led by The Leftovers alum Justin Theroux, who is the nephew of the novel’s author. He will be joined by Golden Globe nominee Melissa George (The Eddy, Triangle), Logan Polish (The Astronaut Farmer), Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, Child’s Play) and Kimberly Elise (Ad Astra, Hit the Floor).RELATED: Natalie Portman Signs First-Look TV Deal With AppleDeveloped for television by Neil Cross (Luther), The Mosquito Coast series is being executive produced by Cross and Rupert Wyatt, who is also serving as the director. Executive producers are Paul and Justin Theroux, Edward L. CmDonnell and Veritas Entertainment Group’s Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman, with Freemantle Production having produced the series.The book was previously adapted by director Peter Weir in 1986 and starred Harrison Ford. Click here to purchase the original film adaptation of The Mosquito Coast!

    Mythic Quest Getting Bonus Episode Before Season 2 Premiere!

    With just over a month left until the highly-anticipated return of the hit workplace comedy, Apple TV+ has announced that Mythic Quest will be getting a special bonus season episode entitled “Everlight” ahead of the second season premiere in May! The episode, which is being directed by co-creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney and written by star Ashly Burch, marks the second special episode to come from the series since its first season premiered after a quarantine-set episode last May. The first-look photos at “Everlight” can be viewed in the gallery below!RELATED: Mythic Quest Season 2 Teaser: All This Play is a Lot of Work“‘Everlight’ is a special episode that addresses the practical and emotional difficulties of returning to normalcy,” McElhenney said in a statement. “It’s full of hope and joy and optimism for a bright future. Ahead of our upcoming second season, we felt it was the perfect way (and the perfect time) to invite the audience back into the world of Mythic Quest.”In “Everlight,” the creative team, once again, presents a relatable subject that people all over the world are currently facing — the return to offices and co-workers. In addition to the award-winning returning ensemble cast, the episode will feature Oscar winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Father) as a special guest star lending his voice to the episode. The half-hour special finds the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all-time returning to the office for their annual Everlight party, with Poppy and Ian rigging a live-action role play (LARP) tournament in an underdog’s favor.“Rob and the entire Mythic Quest team have created a beloved cast of characters that have struck a chord with audiences around the world,” Matt Cherniss, Apple TV+’s Head of Programming, said in a statement. “After hitting it out of the park with their extraordinary ‘Quarantine’ special episode, we couldn’t wait for viewers to experience their unique take on another topical and universally relatable moment — retruning to the office ahead of the season two launch on May 7.” RELATED: CS Interview: Charlotte Nicdao on Mythic Quest: Raven’s BanquetSeason two of Mythic Quest finds everyone back in the office (well, almost everyone), attempting to build upon the success of Raven’s Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game’s direction. Meanwhile, C.W. (Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi). The ensemble cast also features Naomi Ekperigin, Caitlin McGee, Humphrey Ker, Chris Naoki Lee and Jonathan Wiggs. Created by McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz, Mythic Quest is executive produced by McElhenney and Day under their RCG banner alongside Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel on behalf of 3Arts, Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot for Ubisoft Film and Television, Hornsby and Ganz, while Apple TV+ by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft all produce. The second season is set to premiere on May7 while the special “Everlight” episode will debut on April 16!

    Dominique Fishback Joins Apple’s THE FINAL Days of Ptolemy Grey

    Dominique Fishback joins Apple’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey On the heels of her breakout roles in HBO’s The Deuce, Netflix’s Project Power and WB’s Judas and the Black Messiah, Dominique Fishback has found another major role to add to her resumé as she joins the cast for Apple’s miniseries adaptation of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Samuel L. Jackson Leads New Apple TV+ Miniseries The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey centers around the titular character, a 91-year-old man forgotten by his family, by his friends, by even himself. On the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, Ptolemy experiences a seismic shift when he’s given the tremendous opportunity to briefly regain his memories, and uses this precious and fleeting lucidity to solve his nephew’s death and come to terms with his past. Samuel L. Jackson (The Banker) is set in the titular role while Fishback has signed on to star as Robyn, a friend of the family who helps Ptolemy, with the streamer also having signed White Tiger writer/director Ramin Bahrani to direct and executive produce. Pick up a copy of the novel here! The series will be written by author Walter Mosley, who will also serve as an executive producer along with Jackson. Anonymous Content’s Eli Selden and Diane Houslin have also been set as executive producers. This marks the second collaboration between Jackson and Apple, who have previously worked together in last year’s The Banker. RELATED: Death to 2020: Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, & More Join New Netflix Mockumentary Jackson is best known for his acclaimed performances in Do the Right Thing, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and more. He also gained recognition for his role as Nick Fury in Marvel Studios’ blockbuster MCU films and is set to reprise the role in Disney+’s new MCU series Secret Invasion. (Photo Credit: Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)

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