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New image from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Empire Magazine has revealed four new images from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix and The Jim Henson Company’s prequel series to the cult 80s fantasy The Dark Crystal; take a look here…

The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance features a a star-studded voice cast that includes Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones),Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech), Harris Dickinson (Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard
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Review: Shed of the Dead (2019)

Zombies seem to be a popular focus in the horror genre at the moment, with TV shows The Walking Dead bringing a new rejuvenated interest in the horror sub-genre. The success of the series seeming to be infectious, with a variety of zombie themed projects coming out every week, although most shuffle along without offering anything new to the genre.

Amongst the horde however you occasionally come across a breakout horror such as Shaun of the Dead (2004). A film which offers something different to the normal formula as both a homage and parody of the sub-genre. Where Shaun (Simon Pegg) pays homage to the influence of George Romero’s “of the Dead” series, Shed of the Dead uses Shaun as a familiar template and follows a similar infected vein with the balance of horror and comedy. Throw in amazing cast of horror icons, role play fantasy and a more sophomoric humour,
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Cannes First Look: Lily Collins in 'Inheritance' (Exclusive)

Cannes First Look: Lily Collins in 'Inheritance' (Exclusive)
Lily Collins is armed and dangerous in this exclusive first-look image from Vaughn Stein’s Inheritance.

Also starring Simon Pegg, the high-stakes thriller follows Lauren Monroe (Collins), a prominent family woman and rising star in the New York District Attorney's office, whose perfect life falls off the tracks following the death of her hedge fund tycoon father. When most of the family's fortune is left to her mother and politician brother, Lauren receives only a small fraction of their millions along with a mysterious envelope containing directions to a hidden bunker deep in the woods. Inside the bunker, Lauren ...
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Fun New Character Promo Spots For The Boys Series Introduces You To The Heroic Seven

“If superheroes were real, they'd be real assholes.”

Amazon Studios has released a series of character promo spots for the upcoming new series The Boys and they introduce The Seven, who are the superheroes in the series. These heroes are conceited individuals that think they are above the rest of the world. It’s these characters that inspire Karl Urban's character to get "The Boys" together to take them down.

The heroes include Starlight, played by Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones), Homelander is the leader and is played by Antony Starr (American Gothic), A-Train is played by Jesse T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse), The Deep played by Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Queen Maeve, portrayed by Dominique McElligot (The Last Tycoon), and Translucent, played by Alex Hassell. The only member that didn’t get his own promo was Black Noir, who is being played by Nathan Mitchel (iZombie).

The show is based
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Movie Review – Slaughterhouse Rulez (2019)

Slaughterhouse Rulez. 2019.

Directed by Crispian Mills.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Finn Cole, Hermione Corfield, Jo Hartley, Jamie Blackley, Tom Rhys Harries, and Margot Robbie.

Synopsis:

An illustrious British boarding school becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s production company Stolen Picture celebrates its maiden release with Crispian Mills’ eco-creature-terrorizer Slaughterhouse Rulez. In many ways, a hopeful companion to Joe Cornish’s equally sci-fi-scary alien invasion blockbuster Attack The Block. Teenagers are failed by systemic social issues, monsters rampage with R-rated ferocity, and British witticisms prove dismally dark. The only problem? Where Cornish’s slummy apartment defense kicks into top-gear instantaneously, Mills holds for emphasis before unleashing mongrel beasts upon the prestigious grounds of Slaughterhouse’s campus. In some viewers’ eyes, maybe too long a delay.

Finn Cole stars as
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Cannes: Susan Sarandon to Star in John Krokidas’ ‘Tunnels,’ Highland to Sell Pic

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Cannes: Susan Sarandon to Star in John Krokidas’ ‘Tunnels,’ Highland to Sell Pic
Susan Sarandon is to star in John Krokidas’ debut feature “Tunnels,” which Highland Film Group is selling in Cannes.

The film is set in the wake of a school shooting, when an unlikely friendship develops between Ruby Love (Sarandon), the grandmother who raised the shooter, and Grayson Mitchell, the teenage brother of one of the victims, when paired to work together at the local supermarket.

The screenplay is written by Victoria Rose. Colin Bates and Michael Jefferson will produce for Lucidity Entertainment with Ethan Terra and Cindy Bru serving as executive producers. Circle of Confusion’s Matt Smith (“Maleficent”) and Brad Mendelsohn (“Rim of the World”) will produce along with Circle of Confusion’s Frank Frattaroli, who will executive produce.

Highland describes it as “an inspiring and surprisingly funny story of two outsiders helping each other to find hope in a town still too stuck in its recent history to
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Susan Sarandon to star in drama 'Tunnels'

Susan Sarandon to star in drama 'Tunnels'
Victoria Rose wrote screenplay about unlikely friendship between supermarket workers.

Susan Sarandon will star in John Krokidas’ (Kill Your Darlings) Tunnels, which Highland Film Group has introduced to buyers in Cannes.

Victoria Rose wrote the screenplay about the unlikely friendship that develops between the grandmotherof a shooter and the teenage brother of one of the victims when they are paired together to work at the local supermarket.

Colin Bates and Michael Jefferson will produce through Lucidity Entertainment alongside Circle of Confusion’s Matt Smith and Brad Mendelsohn will produce, with Ethan Terra and Cindy Bru and with Circle of Confusion
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SXSW Comedy ‘Yes, God, Yes’, Starring Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons & Alisha Boe, Gets Int’l Sales Deal — Cannes

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SXSW Comedy ‘Yes, God, Yes’, Starring Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons & Alisha Boe, Gets Int’l Sales Deal — Cannes
Exclusive: Sxsx Special Jury Award winner Yes, God, Yes, starring Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Timothy Simons (Veep) and Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), has been picked up for international sales by Highland Film Group.

Writer-director Karen Maine’s well-received (Obvious Child) comedy follows a Catholic teenager in the early 2000s who struggles to suppress her new masturbatory urges in the face of eternal damnation. The film won a Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Endeavor Content is handling U.S.

Producers are Katie Cordeal, Colleen Hammond, Maiden Voyage’s Eleanor Columbus (Patti Cake$) and Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira (Call Me By Your Name). Executive producers are Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus (The Help), Rt’s Lourenço Sant’Anna and Sophie Mas, and Maine.

Highland’s Cannes sales slate also includes Vaughn Stein’s Inheritance starring Lily Collins and Simon Pegg; Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion
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Simon Pegg Takes Rare Villain Role in Action-Thriller Becky

Kirsten Howard May 13, 2019

Simon Pegg will be terrorizing a teen at a lake house in the new movie, Becky.

Directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, who brought us 2017's disappointing Dave Bautista-heavy outing Bushwick, are lining up the main cast for their next project, an action-thriller currently called Becky, which is due to start filming in a few months.

In a rare move, Simon Pegg has signed up to be the central villain of the piece, starring opposite Annabelle: Creation's Lulu Wilson. Pegg tends to feature primarily as a lovable sort on screen, but this new role is set to test him beyond the limits of turns like The Editor in Doctor Who's "The Long Game" (didn't he also play a character based on Toby Young? - Ed).

Via Deadline, the story of Becky centres on Wilson's Becky (natch) "a rebellious 13-year-old who is brought to a weekend getaway
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Cannes: Jake Manley to Star in ‘Southland’ Opposite Bella Thorne (Exclusive)

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Cannes: Jake Manley to Star in ‘Southland’ Opposite Bella Thorne (Exclusive)
Jake Manley will star opposite Bella Thorne in “Southland,” Variety has learned.

The film centers on a diner employee named Arielle who dreams of a better life outside of her small Florida town. After falling for a young parolee named Dean, she convinces him to return to his criminal ways. With the goal of becoming famous, Arielle and Dean start to promote their law-breaking exploits on social media. Things escalate into robbery, cop chases and murder.

Manley currently appears on the Netflix horror series “The Order” and is part of the ensemble cast of Roland Emmerich’s upcoming World War II epic “Midway.” Later this month, he can be seen in the family film “A Dog’s Journey” with Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad.

The movie is written and directed by Joshua Caldwell. Colin Bates and Michael Jefferson of Lucidity Entertainment are producing alongside Thor Bradwell and Scott Levenson. Garrett Clayton,
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Simon Pegg Vs. Lulu Wilson Showdown Set In Thriller ‘Becky’ – Cannes

Simon Pegg Vs. Lulu Wilson Showdown Set In Thriller ‘Becky’ – Cannes
Simon Pegg and Annabelle: Creation‘s Lulu Wilson have been set to star in Becky, an action thriller from Yale Productions and BoulderLight Pictures. The pic, which will be directed by Bushwick duo Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, is set to begin production in the summer, and Highland Film Group is launching international sales starting next week at the Cannes film market. UTA Independent Film Group is handling the U.S. sale.

The pic centers on Becky (Wilson), a rebellious 13-year-old who is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father in an effort to reconnect after her mother’s death. The trip takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Pegg), invades the lake house. Becky decides to take matters into her own hands.

Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman are producing
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Simon Pegg, Lulu Wilson to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Becky’

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Simon Pegg, Lulu Wilson to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Becky’
In a pre-Cannes Film Festival development, Simon Pegg and horror film breakout Lulu Wilson have signed on to star in the independent action-thriller “Becky.”

Highland Film Group is handling international sales which will commence in Cannes next week. UTA Independent Film Group is handling the U.S. sale.

Wilson will star as the rebellious 13-year-old Becky, who is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father in an effort to try to reconnect after her mother’s death. The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Pegg), suddenly invade the lake house. Becky decides to take matters into her own hands. Principal photography is set to begin this summer.

Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion are directing. The film will be produced by Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions, alongside
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Simon Pegg, Lulu Wilson to star in Cannes-bound action thriller 'Becky' for Highland Film Group

John Wick’ meets 13-year-old girl thriller heads to Croisette.

Simon Pegg and Lulu Wilson will star in action thriller Becky and Highland Film Group will launch sales in Cannes next week.

UTA Independent Film Group represents Us rights on the story of a rebellious 13-year-old who goes with her father on a weekend getaway after her mother dies, and takes matters into her own hands when criminals led by Pegg’s character invade the lake house.

The film is described as John Wick in the form of a 13-year-old girl and is set to begin production this summer.

Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion are directing.
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Simon Pegg And Juno Temple Are At Their Best In “Lost Transmissions”

How much can a pair of tremendous performances elevate a feature? Is a movie ultimately flawed if the acting is what makes it worth seeing? On the flip side, can a duo on screen drag a film across the finish line? If you’ve read my reviews in the past, you’ll know I think that performance can overcome other flaws, so Lost Transmissions is in luck. One of the titles to have just played at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, it’s a flick that needed the acting within it in order to survive. Just what do I mean? Well, read on for more… The film is a melodrama about two troubled individuals, though one is struggling way more with mental illness. For Hannah (Juno Temple), life is hard, but she’s not suffering like Theo Ross (Simon Pegg). When they meet at a party, she’s charmed by the music producer.
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Highland Film Group to launch Cannes sales on 'Persephone' (exclusive)

Highland Film Group to launch Cannes sales on 'Persephone' (exclusive)
Game Of Thrones effects house Pixomondo Studios on board as co-producer.

Highland Film Group will launch international sales in Cannes on the sci-fi Persephone to star Mary Louise Parker, Brianna Hildebrand, Emile Hirsch, and Malcolm McDowell.

Writer-director Jeffrey Morris’ feature is set in the year 2185 when humans have fled an uninhabitable earth in search of a new world. When a team of three astronauts discover a massive planet, they are dispatched to engage with an unexpected lifeform that threatens the future of humanity.

Cassian Elwes will produce and represent Us rights. Anne Marie Gillen also produces, and Jere Hausfater serves as executive producer.
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Evangeline Lilly, Ike Barinholtz to star in comedy 'Happy Life'; Highland Film Group adds to Cannes slate

Evangeline Lilly, Ike Barinholtz to star in comedy 'Happy Life'; Highland Film Group adds to Cannes slate
Principal photography scheduled to begin this summer.

Evangeline Lilly and Ike Barinholtz, will star in David Stassen’s comedy Happy Life, which Highland Film group will introduce to international buyers in Cannes.

UTA Independent Film Group represents Us rights to the story about a woman who suspects her workaholic husband is having an affair with an Instagram star.

Events conspire to lead her into the arms of a younger man as she struggles to come to terms with her life decisions and be the mother she aspires to be.

Principal photography on Happy Life is scheduled to begin this summer.
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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Stolen Picture to adapt Rivers of London

Deadline is reporting that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Stolen Picture production company has secured the screen rights to Ben Aaronovitch’s fantasy book series Rivers of London and is working on a TV adaptation.

Rivers of London follows Peter Grant, “an ordinary police constable turned magician’s apprentice as he solves crimes across the British capital with a blend of urban fantasy, mystery thriller and fantasy caper.”

“We were in a position where I said ‘there’s this book that I loved’ and it became available, more or less,” states Frost. “I was chuffed to bits that I could get the rights to make it into a TV show. Everyone wants to potentially find the next Game of Thrones and the chance to turn Rivers of London into an eight-hour movie and hopefully find someone who will financially back that is a real draw.

“TV has entered an
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10 Funniest Quotes From Shaun Of The Dead

The greatest success of Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, the first movie in his Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, is that it isn’t a spoof of zombie movies. It works spectacularly as a zombie movie on its own – it just happens to be funny. If you removed all the jokes and sight gags, it would still be a scary and effective zombie horror film. So, the jokes and sight gags are just there as gravy. And as far as gravy goes, it’s like Colonel Sanders’. Here are the 10 Funniest Quotes From Shaun Of The Dead.

Related: Simon Pegg Reveals Shaun of the Dead Vampire Sequel Idea
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Lost Transmissions’

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Lost Transmissions’
In movies, the ’60s and ’70s were the heyday of adorable kooks, mentally impaired cuddle bears like the hero of “Charly,” and saintly schizophrenic victims like Gena Rowlands in “A Woman Under the Influence.” Mental illness, in general, was viewed through a softer lens than the one we employ today, partly because of the whole who’s really sane in a crazy world? ideology of the time.

All of which makes “Lost Transmissions,” written and directed by Katharine O’Brien, a minor indie oddball. The movie stars Juno Temple, her face a cozy mask of pain, as some sort of depressive Los Angeles art-pop songwriter and Simon Pegg as a mouthy expat-Brit record producer who knows how to take command — until it’s revealed, early on, that he has a tendency to collapse into fits of schizophrenic delusion. This has been happening ever since he dropped acid and had a
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Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 Director on Making Back-to-Back Sequels: I'm Freaked Out

Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 Director on Making Back-to-Back Sequels: I'm Freaked Out
Christopher McQuarrie very successfully helmed the last two entries in the Mission: Impossible franchise. His next mission? Write and then film Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 back to back. That sounds like a mighty big challenge. Still, if anyone is up to that challenge, it would seem to be the duo of McQuarrie and Tom Cruise. So how is McQuarrie feeling about the whole thing? He's freaked out.

We learned earlier this year that Paramount Pictures had locked down Christopher McQuarrie for the next two M:i movies following the success of last year's Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which set new benchmarks for the franchise both critically and commercially. During a recent interview, the filmmaker, who has collaborated with Tom Cruise more than ten times now as either a writer, producer or director, explained his feelings regarding the upcoming task ahead of them. Here's what he had to say about it.
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