Quick News: Perry, Avatar, Vader, Dampyr, Light

Quick News Perry Avatar Vader Dampyr Light

Perry Mason
A first look photo is out of HBO’s new “Perry Mason” series with Matthew Rhys taking the title role. The limited series is set in 1931 Los Angeles and while the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, the City of Angels has oil, the Olympic Games, talking pictures, evangelical fervor, and a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong.

When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself. John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Chris Chalk, Juliet Rylance, Shea Whigham, Nate Corddry, Jefferson Mays, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor, and Justin Kirk co-star. [Source: Deadline]

James Cameron’s “Avatar” will be available from November 12th on Disney+, just in time for the streaming service’s launch in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. Disney+ will be the exclusive subscription streaming home of the film, which will be marking the 10th anniversary of its theatrical release. [Source: Variety]

Vader Immortal: Episode III
ILMxLAB’s “Vader Immortal: Episode III,” the third and final installment in the David S. Goyer-penned VR game trilogy, has been set for release on November 21st for Oculus Quest and Rift platforms. Episode director Ben Snow starts with Vader having seized the Bright Star artifact and you having to try and stop him before he destroys life on Mustafar. [Source: Twitter]

Filming has reportedly begun in Romania on “Dampyr,” the $12 million live-action movie adaptation of the popular independent comic book franchise. Wade Briggs (“Please Like Me”) will play Harlan in the Riccardo Chemello-directed fantasy action thriller. Stuart Martin, Frida Gustavasson, David Morrissey, Sebastian Croft and Luke Roberts co-star.

Set during the Balkan wars of the early 1990s, the story follows Harlan, who is haunted by nightmares as he wanders the countryside making money pretending to be a Dampyr – half human, half vampire – ridding villages of what residents believe are evil monsters. When summoned by soldiers who are under attack by real vampires, Harlan finds out the truth: he is a real Dampyr. [Source: Variety]

The Devil’s Light
James Hawes (“The Alienist, “Penny Dreadful”) will direct and Robert Zappia will pen the supernatural thriller “The Devil’s Light” for Gold Circle and Lionsgate. Filming begins early 2020.

The story follows Sister Ann who believes performing exorcisms is her calling, but is at odds with an exorcism school’s rules and eventually comes face to face with a demonic force that infests the school and has mysterious ties to her own past. [Source: THR]