On December 6 & 7, Burn Up, starring Bradley Whitford, Neve Campbell and Rufus Penry-Jones, which aired in the UK on BBc2 in 2008, is finally going to bow in the US on cable’s Planet Green.
Burn Up is a two part tele-pic about the international conspiracy behind the oil industry and climate change. Planet Green’s head, Laura Michalchyshyn, told Daily Variety “I think it’s ground-breaking, it’s provocative, and it’s really dead on in terms of messaging for this channel.”
Penry-Jones plays an oilman, Whitford’s a Washington lobbyist and Campbell portrays an environmental activist who upsets their status quo. I’ll say that I’m definitely excited to see Bradley Whitford back in the Beltway! You Wingnuts know what I’m talking about…
Planet Green is airing Burn Up to coincide with the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen that begins Dec. 7. Off-air promotion will largely be online and via social media so keep an eye out on the interwebs and help get the message out.
This will be the cable station’s first venture into scripted content.
“I can’t promise anything.”
That is what Kevin Williamson said when I asked point blank if his claim to “never play Sid out that way” still stood. But first, some backstory. In July, it was revealed that Neve Campbell passed on returning for the upcoming “Scream 4,” a fact I celebrated since horror movies have a habit of killing off their heroines when they return for subsequent sequels.
Kevin emailed me personally to say that he would never do that to Miss Prescott and I officially hopped on board the new trilogy train. So when I had the opportunity to chat with Kevin about “Vampire Diaries” [look for that tomorrow], talk naturally turned to the next three “Scream” movies and that’s when Kevin revealed Sidney might not survive to see the end credits.
“The thing about ‘Scream 4′ is that there are a lot of twists and turns, so I can’t promise anything,” he told PopWrap about Sidney’s role in the fourth film now that Neve will return. “There are a lot of moving pieces, so we’ll see — but if you’re a ‘Scream’ fan, I think you’re really going to like it.”
As for the elements that will make this next crop of killings so exciting, Kevin explained that the changing face of horror over the last 10 years has also altered the tone of the new movie.
“I’ve [included] manga comics, Asian ghost girl movies, there’s some PG-13 horror movies in there, vampire movies, M. Night Shyamalan movies and torture porn movies, even though they’ve come and gone.”
But the biggest hurdle Kevin faced while shaping “Scream 4″ was not making it too jokey. “You have to be careful because ‘Scary Movie’ spoofed these films, so one of the things I’m excited about with ‘Scream 4′ is that, while we do lampoon and send up the genre, [we] make it incredibly scary. That’s first and foremost.”
So while Sidney Prescott might not live to see “Scream 5,” Kevin would like us all to rest assured that we’re in for a terrifying ride.
Added a couple more of pictures of last night’s event, and also 23 new HQ pictures of Sea Wolf Photocall, done in September. Also, found beautiful promos of Relative Strangers we didn’t had in the gallery.
Neve Campbell attended today photocall to launch Bobby Sager book of photographs which capture children in war town countries at Saatchi Gallery. Check the pictures:
Appearances > 2009 > The Power Of The Invisible Sun – Photocall – November 04
A distinct buzz hung over the lawns of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club as the first Grand Prix Ball got underway.
All eyes were on the red carpet as local media waited to see which of the advertised celebrities would put in an appearance. But while a few held up their end of the bargain and walked the red carpet to the outdoor venue, a number originally confirmed did not.
A distinct lack of conversation on the red carpet also became apparent with the equivalent of a drive-by shooting from Kimberly Stewart, Marisa Tomei and surprise guests Janet Jackson and Jeremy Irons who barely acknowledged the media.
However, Neve Campbell didn’t disappoint and made up for the lack of chat from stars arriving before her. Beautiful in a locally-designed Ayesha Depala black number, Campbell joked with reporters about her need for speed.
“I think I have a heavy foot,” she said with a genuine laugh when asked whether she drives fast or slow and with in the limits of the law.
“I caught a bit of the Porsche race, which was great, and I can’t wait to see the F1 cars.”
Read the rest here. Thanks Manu for the link!
In 1996, “Scream” came out of nowhere to bring the horror genre back from the dead like Michael Myers sitting up after a coat hanger to the eyeball. Acclaimed as the smartest horror film in years, it yielded a trilogy that would gross hundreds of millions of dollars and clear a path for dozens of self-aware genre flicks ranging from “Zombieland” to “Adaptation.”
Now, it’s getting ready to come back again for another stab.
“It’s going good,” said writer Kevin Williamson, giving us an exclusive update on the new trilogy (!) he’s writing. “I’ve gotta finish that baby.”continue reading »