The next Adventures of Tintin movie will introduce a beloved character from the comics. There are tons of new posters for The Avengers, John Carter, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Chronicle, and more. Ryan Murphy previews the ultimate insanity in the American Horror Story season finale.
It's spoilers all the way down!
Top image from The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.
Here's a pair of new international banners, which are much along the same lines as what we've seen before. [ComingSoon.net]
Here's another poster. [ComingSoon.net]
The Adventures of Tintin
Producer Kathleen Kennedy says they are no longer planning on adapting the Tintin story Prisoners of the Sun, which was just something they kicked around in early discussions with sequel writer Anthony Horowitz. She says they would like to introduce another classic Tintin character to the movies — specifically, the hearing-impaired scientist Professor Calculus. When asked whether that means the second movie will adapt The Calculus Affair, in which the character is kidnapped, Kennedy said that was a very definite possibility, but made clear that no firm decisions had been made yet. [The Playlist]
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Here's the poster for Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov's new film, in which... well, you've read the title, you can figure it out. It's a lenticular poster, so it shows two different views of Lincoln, depending on how you look at it - one of him in the White House, the other in what I can only assume is vampire-hunting country. [IGN]
Here's a new poster for the found footage superhero movie from John Trank and Max Landis. [First Showing]
Kevin VanHook, the creator of the comic Bloodshot, is working on an adaptation of this novel by former NASA pilot Charles Justiz, which reportedly includes a mix of "a sentient computer... gangs of Vegas mobsters; near Earth objects that are more than they seem to be... a crack assassin... [and] a strange explosion that kills everybody in its radius but the two protagonists, who then start manifesting supersensory powers." [Bleeding Cool]
Co-director Bjorn Stein suggests what we probably could have already assumed - if this movie does even remotely well, get ready for plenty more of these things:
"[This movie] is the beginning of something new. I'll say that our ending is totally leaving the door open for a future."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec, who have written everything from the latest Mission: Impossible movie to the ill-fated American Life on Mars remake, have reportedly been hired to write the latest attempt to reboot the TMNT franchise. [Variety]
Here are some photos showing the makeup process on stars Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Eklund, and Rosanna Arquette for this post-apocalyptic movie, in which people take shelter in a bunker after the nuclear holocaust, but still must endure the horrible effects of the radioactive fallout. As you can see from the makeup, it won't be particularly pretty. [Fangoria]
Woman in Black
Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming horror movie that features Daniel Radcliffe in his first post-Potter role.
And here's a promo photo. [Fangoria]
Steven Moffat offers yet another take on the whole "David Yates is making a Doctor Who movie" thing, basically saying it was just an errant fantasy on Yates's part:
David (Yates) was talking a little out of turn, there; a very, very brilliant director, but no — the film as described by him, of course we're not going to do that — a film that contradicts the television series, it would be a heathen thing to do ... I would be 'beheaded' to do such a thing!
It would be wonderful to do a Doctor Who film, but when and if we did - and hopefully we will be doing it — it will be very much an offshoot of the television series and we'll be part of it, and it will star the television Doctor, of course — anything else would be heresy!
Here's a sneak peek at next Monday's two-part season finale, "Occupation" and "Resistance."
Here are three clips from tonight's episode, "Chuck vs. the Curse." [BuddyTV]
Once Upon a Time
Here's a bunch of set photos. [SpoilerTV]
An upcoming episode will be a major showcase for Rumplestiltskin actor Robert Carlyle, if this tweet from Jane Espenson is anything to go by:
I just watched a cut of a Once Upon a Time ep. Blown away. Robert Carlyle can act your teeth out. He can act your face in. He can act.
Here's the official description for episode eleven, "Adventures in Babysitting", which airs January 6:
"ONCE UPON A TIME" ACTRESS MEGHAN ORY GUEST STARS —- Still reeling after what happened to Bobby (Jim Beaver), Dean (Jensen Ackles) becomes dangerously obsessed over finding a way to take down Dick Roman (guest star James Patrick Stuart). Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) decides to help a teenage girl (guest star Madison Mclaughlin) look for her father (guest star Ian Tracey), a hunter who has gone missing. Sam traces his last steps to a truck stop where the help (guest star Meghan Ory) turns out not to be so friendly.
American Horror Story
Here's a promo and a bunch of photos for the season finale, "Afterbirth." There's some more analysis at the link. [TV Guide]
Ryan Murphy discusses how the finale will center on the fallout of Vivien's death in the last episode:
I don't wanna say too much about it. It's a longer episode for us. It's sort of an extended version. The final episode was built around the Dylan dilemma [as Ben Harmon]: Your beloved wife and your daughter are dead and you know that and you personally feel responsible - what do you do? Do you go? Do you stay? Do you bring people in to help you contact them? We deal with what's going to happen to this family. And then we deal of course with what happened to the baby? And what is Constance going to do? Constance is a survivor, so how is she going to survive this chain of events? What is she going to do? Also, what's going to happen to that house?
From the finale, will we know more about season 2? Any clues?
I think so. I think that when people watch the finale next week that they will definitely have a sense of where the series is headed, but if they don't, I will be happy to tell them. Yes, I think people will have an idea.
There's also this amazing exchange about the single most ridiculous character in television history, Dr. Ben Harmon:
You started with him masturbating and crying and you end with him on the floor and crying.
Well you haven't seen the last episode so maybe we do a whole lot of all of the above again.
Connie Britton discusses her new role as a ghost:
Let me just tell you something: I was so excited once I became a ghost. The ghosts have all the fun! [Laughs] Ghosts get to have nice outfits. Ghosts don't have to wear pregnancy bellies. Ghosts apparently change clothes all the time, willy-nilly. I don't know where their clothes come from but they have fabulous wardrobes.
And I imagine all of Vivien's angst has completely vanished.
A lot less angst. I'm as cool as a cucumber in the finale. [Laughs] It's kind of fun.
Speaking of which, what exactly is Vivien up to next week?
Here's what I will say about the last episode: Vivien's goal is to bring the family together. That's all I'm going to say about it. Because ghosts need family, too.
As for future appearances, she says that she believes she's only signed on for the single season, but she leaves open the possibility of coming back down the line. [TV Line]
Being Human (US)
Here are some promo photos for the second episode of season two, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me." [multipleverses.com]
Here are some promo photos from episode eleven, "The Depths." [multipleverses.com]
The Vampire Diaries
Here's the synopsis for episode ten, "The New Deal", which apparently is not a lengthy flashback episode about how vampires helped America get through the Great Depression, as I had just sort of assumed would be the case:
A REASON TO FEEL GUILTY - Stefan (Paul Wesley) has hidden the coffins containing the bodies of Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) family, and Klaus quickly turns to violence to convince Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) that no one will be safe until he finds Stefan and gets his family back. Tyler (Michael Trevino) continues to make the most of his new abilities as a hybrid, but he has to face the disturbing consequences of his actions as well. After a terrifying incident, Elena and Alaric (Matt Davis) grow increasingly concerned about Jeremy's (Steven R. McQueen) attitude and, ultimately, his safety. Alaric meets the beautiful Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey Devitto, "Pretty Little Liars"), who is intrigued with his amazing ability to heal. While trying to strike a deal with Klaus, Elena delivers news that truly shocks him.
The Secret Circle
Here's the synopsis for episode ten, "Darkness", which kicks off the second half of the season on January 5:
CASSIE REVEALS HER DEEPEST SECRET YET; STEFANIE KRAMER ("HUNTER") AND GREY DAMON ("FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS") GUEST STAR —- Cassie (Britt Robertson) turns to Adam (Thomas Dekker) when she uncovers a secret about herself that she needs kept from the rest of the Circle, including Diana (Shelley Hennig). Meanwhile, Diana is thrilled when her grandmother Kate (guest star Stefanie Kramer, "Hunter") drops in for a visit, but Charles (Gale Harold) is suspicious of his mother's motives after Kate takes an unusual interest in Cassie. Meanwhile, Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) recruits a mysterious stranger named Lee (guest star Grey Damon, "Friday Night Lights") to help her with a spell that could change the balance of the Circle forever.
Additional reporting by Natalie Baaklini and Charlie Jane Anders.