Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Mortal Kombat premieres, Sanctuary returns this week

The first episode of the Mortal Kombat series has finally been posted online (embedded below), but first some updates of the regular variety:

Gun Hill Road with Esai Morales has nabbed another award, for Best Acting Ensemble, at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

The Judas Kiss blog has a schedule of the upcoming festival screenings and a couple of stills from the film, with Richard Harmon.

Bear McCreary's score for SOCOM 4 (the Playstation videogame) is available on iTunes and Playstation Network. More about that on Bear's blog.

There is a new interview with Kacey Rohl at Isternet.com, in which she talks about her work in Red Riding Hood and The Killing. Snippet (about her character in The Killing):

“She is a young woman with dangerously low self esteem. She tries to find it in all the wrong places. Mainly boys.” She said.

Given the dark nature of “The Killing” it is no surprise that Rohl has found the to be a much different experience from her others.

“With Sterling I had to dig deeper.” She said, “I learned a lot about my process.” But she also believes that there is something familiar about her character, being that she is a teenage girl, dealing with self esteem issues and growing up.

“Every young girl went through that icky self-esteem part of growing up.” Rohl said.

Red Eye Chicago has a nice, long interview with Mike Dopud that's mostly about Stargate Universe, but also touches on his other recent projects: This Means War, Mission Impossible 4, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (looks like he is in it, too, along with Leah Gibson and James Pizzinato), the pilots for Echoes and Exit Strategy and, yes, Blood & Chrome. Here is what he says about the pilot and his character:

Is “Blood and Chrome” going to be cool?
I think so, yeah. It was really interesting because we shot everything on green screen. It was different compared to everything else I’ve worked on. I mean, it was similar to “300,” I guess, because it was all green screen. I’m curious to see how it looks. I have no idea at this point. But they’re very smart, so I’m sure they’ll be able to come up with something that looks fantastic.

And a good story?
Yes. I think there’s a little more action. I think there’s going to be a lot more action because this is basically about the war with the Cylons. I think there’s a lot of action. I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully it gets picked up.

Tell me about your character.
I play Deke Tornvald. Deke is basically the top Viper pilot; he’s the hero pilot. He’s got the most kills and he’s who Adama looks up to. He is the government picture of what a pilot should be. He’s the hero, the star, but as the story goes on you sort of find out that he’s not all what he’s cracked up to be. He’s still a great pilot and all, but he’s not necessarily the nicest person in the world. He’s been around. He’s been through the war and he’s got the scars to prove it.

Deadline reports that Mark Verheiden will write & executive produce NBC's The Dark Tower series together with Akiva Goldsman.

Season five of Friday Night Lights starts airing on NBC this Friday (April 15) at 8.

Torchwood: Miracle Day will air on Space in Canada at roughly the same time as it airs on Starz and BBC1.

Sanctuary is back in its usual slot (Friday, 10 pm, Syfy) this week with episode 3x11, "Pax Romana." Peter Wingfield tweeted the other day that he will definitely be back on the show next season.

Here is a new sneak peek, with Amanda Tapping and Polly Walker (via Spoiler TV):

And finally, Mortal Kombat.

There is a new video interview with Aleks Paunovic and Tahmoh Penikett from C2E2 in which they discuss the show:

The teaser (with Tahmoh, Aleks and Ryan Robbins):

And Episode 1:

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