Friday, October 31, 2014

12 Monkeys...

The news here is great.  A 12 Monkeys television series based on the critically acclaimed Terry Gilliam movie is coming to Syfy.  But, I can't help thinking that the timing here is a little odd.  With the whole ebola media frenzy currently underway, it must have seemed to someone like marketing genius (sarcasm) to introduce a show about an unstoppable plague that causes the end of mankind.  Sooo, this is going to be for those of you without Nosemaphobia or Hypochondriasis.  In fact if you suffer for either of these phobia's I suggest you shut off your tv, radio and set up proper email filters now.  The series looks to be well written and acted, so I look forward to its January 16, 2015 premier. Check out the trailer below.

Official Synopsis: 12 Monkeys, starring Aaron Stanford (NikitaX-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull (SuitsPretty Little Liars), Noah Bean (NikitaDamages) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Awesome video courtesy of YOUTUBE and SYFY!  Official synopsis courtesy of SYFY!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Mortal Instruments... The Series

Even I have to admit that one of the weakest book to screen adaptations as of late was The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.  I wanted to love it, I really did.  Hell, I even supported the movie in spite of it's suckage just to do my part to get a sequel.  That's right, I paid to see it in theaters 3 times and purchased the Blu Ray/DVD combo pack.  So, what do I have to show for my years of faithful reading, ticket buying, and shameless promotion of a less than stellar movie?  Do I finally get to announce City of Ashes is coming to our screen with Sigourney Weaver as the much maligned Inquisitor?  Of course not.  Were getting a TV series.  Now I'm grateful to at least be getting that, mind you.  It just feels a little cheep at the moment.  Lets just hope they do this one justice.  That they actually follow the source material and give some creative control to Cassandra Clare.  Which is a possibility, since television rights are sold separately from movie rights.  She could have negotiated for a totally different set of parameters.  So, lets cross our fingers for a great cast and a stellar script.  A return to the world that we know and love.  Till next time Hunters!
By the Angel!