Frequent supporting TV actor Ray Porter (“ER,” “Justified”) has been revealed as the man who was going to play DC Comics baddie Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s original version of the “Justice League” film. Snyder revealed the originally planned casting on his social media platform of choice, Vero.
The character was supposed to only have a small part in the first “Justice League” film which would then setup a second with Darkseid serving as the main villain of that. Like in the comics, Darkseid is searching for the anti-life equation that would allow him to control all sentient beings. [Source: Cinema Blend]
Untitled Bride Horror Project
Screen Gems has picked up an untitled supernatural thriller pitch from “Hell Fest” and “Polaroid” scribe Blair Butler which centers on a bride and will be produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Emile Gladstone. The story follows a young woman who is invited to a lavish destination wedding, unaware of the horrors that await. Butler is currently developing “The Steps” for Bad Robot and Paramount. [Source: Heat Vision]
Big Hero 6
Disney Channel has ordered a third season of “Big Hero 6: The Series” ahead of the show’s season two premiere on May 6th. The company has also announced guest stars for its upcoming second season which will include Nestor Carbonell, Will Friedle, Jane Lynch, Horatio Sanz, Timothy Simons, Ben Feldman, Isabella Gomez and Jessica Pare. New episodes of the Emmy-nominated series will continue to roll out weekdays through May 17th. [Source: The Live Feed]
HBO has officially announced a June 14th premiere date for Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels’ Spanish-language comedy series “Los Espookys”. Bernado Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres and Armisen star in the six-episode half-hour long comedy set in a strange and dreamy version of present-day Mexico City where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.
The story follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it. Armisen plays uncle Tico who lives in L.A. and is a prodigious valet driver living his dream of parking cars. [Source: HBO]
Blumhouse Television has acquired the rights to Gimlet Pictures’ hit horror podcast “The Horror Of Dolores Roach” with plans to develop it as a scripted TV series. Aaron Mark, who wrote the fictional podcast, pens and directs the series adaptation and will co-executive produce alongside Chris Giliberti, Justin McGoldrick, Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold.
The story follows the titular Dolores who returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically during the sixteen years she has been in prison. Recognized only by an old stoner friend who lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop, she is soon driven to extremes to survive – leaving in her wake a string of strangled massage clients. [Source: Deadline]
Ahead of the launch of the full trailer tomorrow morning, Orion has released the new one-sheet for the “Child’s Play” remake which stars Mark Hamill as the voice of killer doll Chucky alongside Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry. The film itself opens June 21st.
Check out the latest poster for Child’s Play! pic.twitter.com/DatnkVjnYF
— Chris Hastings (@chrisjhastings) April 17, 2019