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Call me Sherlock ”Meth Lab Motor’ Holmes because I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that we hadn’t seen the last of Jesse Pinkman or Walter White in Vince Gilligan’s amazing Albequerqiverse.
Yesterday, in an announcement TV fans didn’t see coming, series creator Vince Gilligan revealed that there will be a Breaking Bad movie and it will focus on the fate of Jesse Pinkman, who we all watched drive off into the sunset with an acute case of post traumatic stress disorder.
Greenbrier will begin production as early as next month and will be a straight sequel to the award-winning crime drama series and will also tie up the fates of a few periphery characters we may have forgotten about, (Badger?). Actor Aaron Paul will reprise his role and there’s even a rumour Bryan Cranston could return in flashback scenes as Walter White, although he has stated he has yet to see the script.
As a long time fan of the original series and spin-off Better Call Saul, (which, in my humble opinion is the superior of the two), I think Gilligan is doing something very special. Stretching an epic story with rich characters across two series and now a movie. His plan, so far, hasn’t suffered from any form of weakness or dilution and it’s exciting to watch a master storyteller create an entire universe these complex, rich and diverse characters inhabit.
No word yet if the movie will be a TV feature only or will get theatrical release.
HBO’s terrifically, gritty and sweary, western drama Deadwood is finally getting a movie and now it seems a dozen key characters will be returning for the big screen production.
Series creator David Milch has written a script and Daniel Minahan has been named as director and production of the Deadwood movie is now officially underway and today’s announcement that a dozen original cast members will be reprising their roles has sent fans of the series into meltdown.
The twelve returning cast members are as follows:
Ian McShane (Al Swearengen)
Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock)
Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth)
Paula Malcomson (Trixie)
John Hawkes (Sol Star)
Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock)
Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter)
Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran)
Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary)
William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum)
Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs)
Gerald McRaney (George Hearst)
The movie will be set 10 years after the series finale and these characters and more will all be reunited to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood where former rivalries are reignited, as they all face the changes modernity and time have wrought.
No word yet if this will be a TV feature or will be theatrically released but for now a script, director and cast is in place and Deadwood the movie is scheduled for completion next year.
The Discovery Channel once more launched another genius promo for their forthcoming Shark Week in August.
Their King Of Summer spot might just be their best yet.
Jon Defreest is a fantastically talented graphic designer and artist whose love of movies and TV play a large inspirational role in his work.
Above is his imagined tub of Ben And Jerry’s Dexter Morgan themed flavour of ice cream.
If you want to see more of Defreest’s amazing work chart a course for HERE.
One of our favourtie TV shows of last year was Justified, starring the ever watchable Timothy Olyphant as a tough, slow speaking, southern US Marshall who serves up his own kind of justice to all sorts of unsavoury characters. It’s basically a modern telling of the old gunslinger western but with many surprising twists and turns along the way.
The good news for us is the second series begins next week in the US, (hopefully it won’t take too long to be shown over here), and judging by the trailer they’re keeping all of the elements which made the first series so enjoyable intact, including their use of pop culture references. Lucas will be proud.
This is it, what you are about to watch is the beginning of the end for the human race. Television has succeeded in it’s mission of dumbing people down to the intelligence level of an amoeba. Reality based programmes coupled with panel driven talent shows dominate the airwaves and we are all suffering as a result. Well, we are at least. Here’s some footage of the German equivalent of Britain’s Got Talent, (Das Supertalent 2010), featuring Chris ‘Crazy Chris’ Lynam from London who strips down naked on stage, places a firework in his derriere and lights it, all because he can.
Look at Chris...he's craaazy!
The fact that this is barely an act in itself and more like something your drunken mate would do in his own front room after drinking too much industrial strength cider, isn’t what depresses us, it’s the way the whole piece is edited for TV. Jump cut after jump cut, slow-motion close ups of unknown celebrity judges open mouthed in disgust, repeated footage from different angles and over the top music all play in a vain attempt to crank up the tension, all for a naked mental case on stage with a lit firework in his hole. You know, Mike Judge was right.
Maybe we’re just full of bumboo and grog here at HMS Friday but this trailer for the Japanese anime version of the hit TV series Supernatural looks…well, super. Apparently there are 22 episodes which will air in America in February, (so expect it to air here in the UK around never time), and will keep faithful to some elements of the series as it follows the adventures and exploits of Sam and Dean Winchester. We just hope they keep that excellent Japanese cover version of Carry On My Wayward Son as the theme tune. (Via io9)