The El Rey Network and Miramax announced today production has started on season two of Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn,” a small-screen adaptation of Rodriguez’s 1996 Aztec vampire thriller. The new season is slated to premiere in late summer this year with Rodriguez behind the camera.
“From Dusk Till Dawn” sees the return of many of its original stars including D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtzas fugitive brothers Seth and Richie Gecko, Wilmer Valderrama as serpent villain Carlos Madrigal, and stunner Eiza González as vampire queen Santánico Pandemonium.
The synopsis reads:
Season Two begins with our characters in their separate worlds – Santánico and Richie are outside Houston, living like Bonnie and Clyde; Seth and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by in the South of the Border
Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in a Houston suburb: and Carlos Madrigal (Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo-Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, as changed men. They will all come together once again – this time facing off against an even bigger threat.
Amanda Adrienne plays girl interrupted and raped in director Michael S. Ojeda’s Avenged, a gory revenge-thriller hitting selected theaters and VOD March 6 and DVD April 21. Originally titled Savaged, the story finds Adrienne’s character, Zoe, abducted by murderous hillbilly rapists on a New Mexico road.
Making things more harrowing is that Zoe’s deaf and burdened with a sense of moral. When she attempts to rescue an Indian victim from the hillbillies, they beat and gang rape her, leaving her for dead in a shallow grave. An Indian medicine man brings her back to life, but possessed by the spirit of an Apache warrior!
I know… it had you at gang rape, you sick bastards.
If you watched the quirky small town drama “Picket Fences” in the 90’s, chances are you still stroke recall the dream sequence in which Lauren Holly’s sexy red-headed police deputy Maxine Stewart goes to 12-year-old Matthew Brock in black bra and panties with chocolate cake and a Nintendo Gameboy.
Since that amazing moment, you’ve probably watched every movie release and TV show Holly has been in, which brings us to February. It’s a supernatural thriller set in an all-girls prep school. Emma Roberts (”American Horror Story: Coven”) toplines. Osgood Perkins, son of Anthony Perkins (Psycho), directs.
February finds two girls forgotten at the school by their parents, having visions of a third girl out to possess them. Production is currently underway in Ottawa. Holly is also known for playing sweet, butt-cheek baring Mary Swanson in the classic Farrelly brother’s comedy Dumb and Dumber.
A&E has released a trailer for season three of producer Carlton Cuse (”LOST”) and Kerry Ehrin’s (”Friday Night Lights”) hit series “Bates Motel.” The show is a present-day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, and stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his controlling mother Norma.
The trailer hints at the madness to come this season, namely Norman’s growing psycho-sexual lunacy, homicidal tendencies, and super hot disturbing relationship with his MILFy mother. We also get a look at Tracy Spiridakos (”Revolution”) as Annika Johnson, a hotel guest who makes the mistake of showering.
Cue the Vonda Shepard music… Calista Flockhart returns to TV this year in the new CBS series “Supergirl.” The show is from Warner Bros. and the producers of the tween-centric superhero shows “Arrow” and “The Flash” on CBS sister station The CW.
“Supergirl” finds Superman’s hot 24-year-old cousin, Kara Zor-El (”Glee’s” Melissa Benoist), living on earth after the destruction of her planet Krypton. Bearing the same superpowers and weakness to Kryptonite as the Man of Steel, she embraces the hero she’s destined to be.
Flockhart, best known for playing iconic TV attorney Ally McBeal and marrying Han Solo, plays villainess Cat Grant, a former news reporter turned media magnate and Kara Zor-El’s boss at CatCo. “Supergirl” marks CBS’ first superhero show.
“Sleepy Hollow” star Jill Marie Jones is set to join “Ash Vs. Evil Dead,” a Starz’ 10-episode Evil Dead sequel series from producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, reprising his role as boomstick bad boy Ashley J. Williams.
Jones plays Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper who blames Ash for the horrific death of her partner, but soon discovers his quest to save mankind from a Deadite uprising. “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” picks up 30-years later after Ash’s last battle with the Deadites. Raimi co-writes and directs the pilot.
Jones currently plays New York lawyer Cynthia Irving on Fox’s hit supernatural series, “Sleepy Hollow.” She also made a lasting impression as lactating, big-boobed prostitute Pandora on FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
If Fifty Shade of Grey lacks the blood necessary to tickle your pickle, Wild Eye Releasing has whipped up an alternative with the release of Shane Wheeler’s A Darker Fifty Shades: The Fetish Set. Sure, it’s a low budget indie, but the model on the poster is hot and the girls in the flick are cute and spank each other!
A Darker Fifty Shades: The Fetish Set finds four girlfriends heading out to a fetish convention in South Texas to make some easy money. Things take a deadly turn when they catch the eye of a sadistic serial killer (Bill Oberst, Jr.).
Twentieth Century Fox officially announced this week that District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp will helm the next chapter in its immensely popular Alien franchise. Ridley Scott will produce the new sequel, which will reportedly follow the events in Scott’s Prometheus 2, currently in early development.
Blomkamp said on Instagram:
Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien
Blomkamp scored the gig by taking to Instagram to post concept art for a new Alien sequel he had dreamt up. The art, which sees the return of Ellen Ripley and Corporal Hicks, caught the imaginations of fans hankering for a true Alien sequel after Scott’s kinda-cool, but mostly disappointing prequel Prometheus. That excitement apparently reached Fox.
Fox has released a trailer for its new event series “Wayward Pines,” a 10-episode mystery from Chad Hodge (”Playboy Club”) and M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense). Set to premiere May 14, the show’s all-star cast includes Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Terence Howard, Toby Jonesand Juliette Lewis.
The trailer is pretty intriguing and exciting, presenting a “Twin Peaks” meets “Stepford Wives” vibe. The cast is impressive and promise rich, mysterious characters. If Shyamalan is in Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs mode, this could be mind-fuckingly awesome.
Based on Blake Crouch’s novel “Pines,” the series follows Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Dillon) on assignment to find two missing federal agents in the Idaho town of Wayward Pines. What he discovers instead are mysterious and sinister happenings that threaten the very core of who he is as a person.
Felicity Jones is set to star alongside Tom Hanks in Imagine Entertainment’s Inferno, a big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s fourth Robert Langdon novel. A sequel to 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons, Inferno is slated for release Oct. 14, 2016.
Jones will play Dr. Sienna Brooks in the Ron Howard-directed film. Adapted by David Koepp (Jurassic Park), Inferno finds Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon suffering from amnesia in Italy and counting on Dr. Brooks to help him regain his memories to save the world from a plague inspired by Dante’s “Inferno.”
Jones is coming off the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, for which she is nominated for an Oscar, and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The Langdon adaptations have earned over $1.24 billion in worldwide gross.