For the past decade or so, primetime TV has been a place where you can see horrific acts of violence at 9/8 CT, yet none of the "CSI"s, "NCIS"s, or "SVU"s can hold a candle to the kind of blood-and-guts horrors on display in the first full-length trailer for Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal."
The project has drawn a great deal of interest from the very beginning for a number of reasons. Fuller has dealt mainly in cult-beloved series with short lifespans, and the monstrous character Hannibal Lecter has always drawn attention from the morbidly curious, anticipating their next bite.
Now a full-length trailer from NBC (via EW) has given the fans and internet comments another talking point. The preview does not pull many punches when depicting the bloody murders that Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, investigates.
Check out the trailer above, but be aware, it is very NSFW.
Disney has released the final "Oz the Great and Powerful" trailer ahead of the film's release next week, so check it out and prepare to be transported to Sam Raimi's hopefully crazy take on the Emerald City.
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Though the headline for this story would imply that Schwarzenegger's hairstyle for David Ayer's "Ten" is a bad idea, I actually believe the contrary. This looks badass.
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The Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has found himself on a bit of a hot streak lately. In the last month, the former Bond baddie has found himself cast as the villain for Marvel's upcoming Norse sequel, "Thor 2," and he won a Best Actor award at Cannes for his role in "The Hunt." Now TVLine is reporting that Mikkelsen has just signed on to play one of the most notorious villains of all time.
According to TVLine's report, Mikkelsen will play Hannibal Lecter in the new NBC series based on the characters from Thomas Harris' book "Red Dragon." The series is said to take a contemporary spin on the tale, which was previously made into two films, "Manhunter" with Brian Cox as Lecter and "Red Dragon" where Anthony Hopkins reprised the role he made famous.
Mikkelsen will star in the show opposite Hugh Dancy.
What do you think of Mads Mikkelsen playing Hannibal Lecter? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
The last we saw of Hannibal Lecter, he was disappointing critics and audiences in 2006’s "Hannibal Rising." Managers of the brand would be excited to get past that unfortunate stage, which just might happen now that NBC has ordered 13 episodes of Bryan Fuller’s "Hannibal," a show that will supposedly explore Lecter’s nascent mentoring relationship with FBI agent Will Graham, the original protagonist of the "Hannibal" franchise.
Appropriate for NBC's ever-active search to capture the zeitgeist, it will be a contemporary take. But who should the Peacock Network cast to play the iconic cannibal? We came up with a list of five actors who we’d like to see in the role.
Fine, fine, we will recommend Cumberbatch for everything. But come on! It would be a perfect fit -- he’s shown enough charm and suave to pull off Lecter’s insidious swagger, and he’s trained enough to embody the full facets of the cannibalistic psyche. With roles in the "Star Trek" sequel and "The Hobbit" set to break him stateside, this would be a big leap forward and sure to collect him a bunch of Golden Globes. If everyone loved Michael C. Hall’s performance on "Dexter," couldn’t Cumberbatch reasonably appropriate the same effect for a network audience?
As we mentioned earlier, producer Ridley Scott plans on teaming with "State of Play" director Kevin Macdonald and the popular video uploading site YouTube to create "Life in a Day," described as "the first user-generated feature-length documentary." The project is rather ambitious, essentially highlighting a day in the life around the world — that day specifically being July 24, 2010 — through a compilation of user-submitted videos. Ideally, the documentary will give audiences a different, multi-faceted and profound perspective of the world around them.
While we certainly applaud the crew for their bold attempt, we can't help but wonder... what if instead of showing us a day in the life of our world, "Life in a Day" showed us a day in the life of some of Ridley Scott's most famous characters? What would that look like?
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