Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review - 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - A+

Lived up to EVERY bit of hype I had built up in my overactive brain.  It was so good and chock full of fangirl goodness that I will probably be seeing it again tomorrow.

Go see it now or I will no longer respect you...not that I ever did anyway, my little beasties.

BTW, if you don't stay till the ending, I hate you.

Wendy, the NOT so good Witch

Pros - Everything...there were a couple of parts where I seriously thought I was going to piss myself laughing.

Cons - Absofreaking none.  Loved every minute.

Pagan Content - I. Am. Groot!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

First Footage Of 'Batman V Superman' And Wonder Woman Costume Unveiled At Comic Con

The wait is over, as fans were treated to a surprise courtesy of Warner Bros. today during the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con. While no official Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice panel was officially scheduled, we all knew it was coming, so the only question was how much we’d see.

Warner did what I and many others had anticipated, as director Zack Snyder took the stage and showed a brief teaser of footage, sending fans into crazed rapture. Then, Snyder brought out Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot on stage for the event. The big overhead screens revealed the stars in their film guise as, respectively, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

We’ve already seen the costumes for the Man of Steel and Dark Knight, but this was our first glimpse of the Amazon Princess. Judging from fan reaction, Warner got it very right. So, before we discuss it further, take a look at the first live-action big-screen Wonder Woman!
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Okay, you want to know about the footage, but first a minor “spoiler alert” for anyone for whom the title wasn’t a tip-off — I’m going to describe the very brief footage, so skip the next paragraph if you wish to avoid glaringly obvious information.

So, the teaser footage shows Batman in a suit of heavy bat-armor, standing on a roof in the pouring rain at night. His eyes glow solid white (take a moment to gasp and cheer at that, fans), and he pulls a tarp off the bat-signal on the roof and turns it on. Then, as the camera turns toward the sky, Superman is revealed floating in the air in the light of the bat-signal. He is furious, and his eyes begin glowing as his heat vision charges up to full power. Aaaaaand… cue the film logo, and loud sustained audience cheers! A major superhero throw-down was about to take place, obviously, earning the film its confrontational title.
Hopefully this footage will be officially released online soon, and if so I’ll have it for you asap, dear readers! Meanwhile, check out that great Wonder Woman costume design, eh? Another home run for this film, after an incredible Batman costume which we’ve already seen (but you can see it again below) and a tweaked Superman costume that is even better than it looked in last year’s Man of Steel. Wonder Woman looks like a warrior, and the inclusion of a sword is particularly pleasing. There’s a lasso hanging by her right side, as you can see, and her tiara has been adapted to be more warrior-like as well.

Take another look at Ben Affleck’s Batman…
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And here is the new Superman costume design…
Fans will no doubt highly approve of the Wonder Woman uniform, as they have the other costumes thus far. It remains to be seen how — and how long — Wonder Woman fits into this first team-up story, but she’ll no doubt have a much larger role in the Justice League film that comes after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Some other major news hit the Web yesterday, by the way, as we found out Chris Terrio — the screenwriter who won the Oscar for Argo and who wrote Batman v Superman — is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to pen Justice League. That would be a huge win, so stay tuned for more word on how that pans out.

What do you think of the first cinematic Wonder Woman, dear readers? And how does that first teaser footage sound to you? Sound off in the comments below!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014


J.K. Rowling Releases New Online Harry Potter Story with Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup - Read It HERE!!!

Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you. Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for Pottermore, the online home for the world of Harry Potter. 

Rowling shared her latest story exclusively with Written in the voice of the fictional Daily Prophet's gossip correspondent Rita Skeeter, this post centers around the reunion of Harry Potter and his friends at the Quidditch World Cup Finals.

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Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final
By the Daily Prophet’s Gossip Correspondent, Rita Skeeter

There are celebrities – and then there are celebrities. We’ve seen many a famous face from the wizarding world grace the stands here in the Patagonian Desert – Ministers and Presidents, Celestina Warbeck, controversial American wizarding band The Bent-Winged Snitches – all have caused flurries of excitement, with crowd members scrambling for autographs and even casting Bridging Charms to reach the VIP boxes over the heads of the crowd.

But when word swept the campsite and stadium that a certain gang of infamous wizards (no longer the fresh-faced teenagers they were in their heyday, but nevertheless recognisable) had arrived for the final, excitement was beyond anything yet seen. As the crowd stampeded, tents were flattened and small children mown down. Fans from all corners of the globe stormed towards the area where members of Dumbledore’s Army were rumoured to have been sighted, desperate above all else for a glimpse of the man they still call the Chosen One.

The Potter family and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army have been given accommodation in the VIP section of the campsite, which is protected by heavy charms and patrolled by Security Warlocks. Their presence has ensured large crowds along the cordoned area, all hoping for a glimpse of their heroes. At 3pm today they got their wish when, to the accompaniment of loud screams, Potter took his young sons James and Albus to visit the players’ compound, where he introduced them to Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum.
About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror’s black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old. The famous lightning scar has company: Potter is sporting a nasty cut over his right cheekbone. Requests for information as to its provenance merely produced the usual response from the Ministry of Magic: ‘We do not comment on the top secret work of the Auror department, as we have told you no less than 514 times, Ms. Skeeter.’ So what are they hiding? Is the Chosen One embroiled in fresh mysteries that will one day explode upon us all, plunging us into a new age of terror and mayhem? 
Or does his injury have a more humble origin, one that Potter is desperate to hide? Has his wife perhaps cursed him? Are cracks beginning to show in a union that the Potters are determined to promote as happy? Should we read anything into the fact that his wife Ginevra has been perfectly happy to leave her husband and children behind in London whilst reporting on this tournament? The jury is out on whether she really had the talent or experience to be sent to the Quidditch World Cup (jury’s back in – no!!!) but let’s face it, when your last name is Potter, doors open, international sporting bodies bow and scrape, and Daily Prophet editors hand you plum assignments.

As their devoted fans and followers will remember, Potter and Krum competed against each other in the controversial Triwizard Tournament, but apparently there are no hard feelings, as they embraced upon meeting (what really happened in that maze? Speculation is unlikely to be quelled by the warmth of their greeting). After half an hour’s chat, Potter and his sons returned to the campsite where they socialised with the rest of Dumbledore’s Army until the small hours.

In the next tent are Potter’s two closest associates, the ones who know everything about him and yet have always refused to talk to the press. Are they afraid of him, or is it their own secrets they are afraid will leak out, tarnishing the myth of He Who Could Not Be Named’s defeat? Now married, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger were with Potter almost every step of the way. Like the rest of Dumbledore’s Army, they fought in the Battle of Hogwarts and no doubt deserve the plaudits and awards for bravery heaped upon them by a grateful wizarding world.

In the immediate aftermath of the battle Weasley, whose famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly, entered into employment with the Ministry of Magic alongside Potter, but left only two years later to co-manage the highly successful wizarding joke emporium Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Was he, as he stated at the time, ‘delighted to assist my brother George with a business I’ve always loved’? Or had he had his fill of standing in Potter’s shadow? Was the work of the Auror Department too much for a man who has admitted that the destruction of He Who Could Not Be Named’s Horcruxes ‘took its toll’ on him? He shows no obvious signs of mental illness from a distance, but the public is not allowed close enough to make a proper assessment. Is this suspicious?

Hermione Granger, of course, was always the femme fatale of the group. Press reports of the time revealed that as a teenager she toyed with the young Potter’s affections before being seduced away by the muscular Viktor Krum, finally settling for Potter’s faithful sidekick. After a meteoric rise to Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, she is now tipped to go even higher within the Ministry, and is also mother to son, Hugo, and daughter, Rose. Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all? (No – look at her hair.)

Then there are those members of Dumbledore’s Army who receive slightly less publicity than Potter, Weasley and Granger (are they resentful? Almost certainly). Neville Longbottom, now a popular Herbology teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is here in Patagonia with his wife Hannah. Until recently the pair lived above the Leaky Cauldron in London, but rumour has it that Hannah has not only retrained as a Healer, but is applying for the job of Matron at Hogwarts. Idle gossip suggests that she and her husband both enjoy a little more Ogden’s Old Firewhisky than most of us would expect from custodians of our children, but no doubt we all wish her the best of luck with her application.

Last of the ringleaders of Dumbledore’s Army is, of course, Luna Lovegood (now married to Rolf Scamander, swarthy grandson of celebrated Magizoologist Newt). Still delightfully eccentric, Luna has been sweeping around the VIP section in robes composed of the flags of all sixteen qualifying countries. Her twin sons are ‘at home with grandpa’. Is this a euphemism for ‘too disturbed to be seen in public’? Surely only the unkindest would suggest so.

Sundry other members of the Army are here, but it is on these six that most interest is focused. Wherever there is a red head one may make an educated guess that it belongs to a Weasley, but it is difficult to tell whether it is George (wealthy co-manager of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes), Charlie (dragon wrangler, still unmarried – why?) or Percy (Head of the Department of Magical Transportation – it’s his fault if the Floo Network’s too busy!). The only one who is easy to recognise is Bill who, poor man, is grievously scarred from an encounter with a werewolf and yet somehow (enchantment? Love potion? Blackmail? Kidnap?) married the undeniably beautiful (though doubtless empty-headed) Fleur Delacour.

Word is that we shall see these and other members of Dumbledore’s Army in the VIP boxes at the final, adding to the glitz and razzmatazz of a gala occasion. Let us hope that the behaviour of two of their younger hangers-on does not embarrass them, heaping shame on those who have previously brought honour to the name of wizard.

One always hesitates to invade the privacy of young people, but the fact is that anyone closely connected with Harry Potter reaps the benefits and must pay the penalty of public interest. No doubt Potter will be distressed to know that his sixteen-year-old godson Teddy Lupin – a lanky half-werewolf with bright blue hair – has been behaving in a way unbefitting of wizarding royalty since arriving on the VIP campsite. It might be asking too much that the always-busy Potter keep a tighter rein on this wild boy, who was entrusted to his care by his dying parents, but one shudders to think what will become of Master Lupin without urgent intervention. Meanwhile, Mr and Mrs Bill Weasley might like to know that their beautiful, blonde daughter Victoire seems to be attracted to any dark corner where Master Lupin happens to be lurking. The good news is both of them seem to have invented a method of breathing through their ears. I can think of no other reason how they have survived such prolonged periods of what, in my young day, was called ‘snogging.’

But let us not be severe. Harry Potter and his cohorts never claimed to be perfect! And for those who want to know exactly how imperfect they are, my new biography: Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob will be available from Flourish and Blotts on July 31st. 

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Emma Watson named U.N. Goodwill Ambassador


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Emma Watson named U.N. Goodwill Ambassador
Brown University and "Harry Potter" alum Emma Watson is getting ready to take on a different kind of role: the 24-year-old star has been named a Goodwill Ambassador in gender equality for the United Nations. "So excited to start work with the AMAZING people at UN Women!" Watson tweeted on Monday. The public response to her news was so strong that her tweet, which name-checked Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under Secretary-General and executive director of U.N. Women, broke the U.N.'s website as a traffic overload forced it to shut down.
"Women's rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can't imagine an opportunity more exciting," the actress said in a statement. "I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role."
According to E! News, Watson will be tasked with aiding in with the group's women's-empowerment campaign, HeForShe.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Everyone needs Marvel Pet Toys;-)

Goggies SMASH!!!

UPDATE!!! - Tina Fey Is Developing a Witch Movie, But Not a ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel

Hocus Pocus Tina Fey

Sorry, “Hocus Pocus” fans — Tina Fey is not producing a sequel to the cult 1993 comedy. Instead, Fey is said to be in talks with Disney to produce and star in a currently untitled movie that is centered around witchcraft but is unrelated to the Bette Midler laffer.
Variety has learned that Fey will produce the new project alongside “Cinderella” producer Allison Shearmur.
The Twitterverse briefly erupted into nostalgic paroxysms on Wednesday morning, after a site called Tracking Board mistakenly reported that Fey and her production company, Little Stranger, would produce a “Hocus Pocus” sequel. But a rep for Fey insists, “Their report is not accurate — Tina is not developing a sequel to ‘Hocus Pocus.’”
The original film, directed by Kenny Ortega, starred Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a family of witches known as the Sanderson sisters. While critically derided upon its release, the Disney comedy soon gained a loyal following on video and DVD.



You're Welcome;-) He's back! First look at Henry Cavill as Man Of Steel in new Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice poster

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Earlier this week, a picture of him dressed as the bespectacled reporter Clark Kent emerged.
Now, an image of Henry Cavill as Kent's alter ego Superman has been released for his role in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
The 31-year-old is seen dressed in the iconic superhero costume as he stands in the rain in the first official picture from the hotly anticipated movie.
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He's back: The first image of Henry Cavill in his superhero costume has emerged for upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice
He's back: The first image of Henry Cavill in his superhero costume has emerged for upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice

The actor shows off his buff physique in the skintight blue costume, which features the famous 'S' for Superman logo on his chest.
His red cape billows behind him as he turns to look at the camera with a penetrating gaze.
Henry is standing on a rooftop against a city backdrop amid the pouring rain.
First look: Henry poses on the set of Batman v. Superman Dawn Of Justice to promote a Royal Marines charity... and reveals his new Clark Kent costume
First look: Henry poses on the set of Batman v. Superman Dawn Of Justice to promote a Royal Marines charity... and reveals his new Clark Kent costume
Earlier this week, an image of Henry as Clark Kent was released.
In the first film Man Of Steel, he had not yet started his job at the Daily Planet newspaper.
Henry posed on set of the movie for the charity Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, of which he is an ambassador.
The actor is seen holding a T-shirt for the Royal Marine 1664 Challenge, a fundraiser that helps seriously injured and wounded Royal Marines get the help they need.
Behind him, a chair with the name 'Clark' is written across it, hinting that he is posing in the character's costume.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Ben Affleck could star in his own standalone Batman movie.
Recurring his role: Henry, 31, in a still from the 2013 Superman reboot Man Of Steel
Recurring his role: Henry, 31, in a still from the 2013 Superman reboot Man Of Steel
The Argo star has reportedly landed his own solo outing set for 2019, which Warner Bros. is lining up to follow on from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and The Justice League in 2017.
According to Latino Review, the film is speculatively called 'The Batman' and is being planned for four years' time because of Ben's busy schedule.
The rumours aren't as far fetched as they seem since the 41-year-old actor has signed on for multiple movies as the Caped Crusader.
Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from Man Of Steel have all signed on to reprise their parts and Jesse Eisenberg will star as Lex Luthor.
New still: The follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel will see Henry reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck making his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman
New still: The follow-up to 2013's Man of Steel will see Henry reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck making his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman

Upcoming: Henry will be seen in the new Batman v. Superman movie which is slated for a May 2016 release date
Upcoming: Henry will be seen in the new Batman v. Superman movie which is slated for a May 2016 release date

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AWESOME!!! - Guardians Of The Galaxy's Full Soundtrack Revealed

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Yesterday we got a fantastic first look at and news about the soundtrack for Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy. The studio officially revealed the cover art for the album - which is a mixtape labeled "Awesome Mix Vol. 1" sat in the cassette player aboard Star-Lord's ship - and revealed that it would be available in stores on July 29th. What they forgot to include - to the chagrin of many - was the name of the various songs that made up the tracklist. Thanks to director James Gunn, that's no longer an issue.

As he's been doing a lot lately, the filmmaker took to his personal
Facebook account recently to calm fans who are upset that we still don't know what songs are going to be featured in Guardians of the Galaxy. In addition to the list of 12 songs, he also included a memo explaining what the songs mean to him and how they will be presented in the film. You can read his thoughts below:
You wanted the track list for the Guardians of the Galaxy‬ soundtrack, here it is -

NOTE this is not the entirety of the Mixed Tape that Peter Quill listens to, the one that I gave to Chris Pratt that he listened to endlessly before the movie started. That is a longer list, that includes these songs, among others. I'll release that full list closer to the release of them film

Because some people might consider this track list a spoiler to some degree, so I've chosen to hold off on posting the list of tracks until this point in the article. If you don't want to know the songs in the movie turn away now - otherwise, enjoy!
1. Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling
2. Raspberries – Go All the Way
3. Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky
4. David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
5. Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love
6. 10Cc – I’m Not in Love
7. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
8. Redbone – Come and Get Your Love
9. The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
10. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
11. The Five Stairsteps – O-O-H Child
12. Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

As I predicted yesterday, the songs featured in the trailer - "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede, "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum, and "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways - are all going to be part of the movie, along with some other very eclectic titles from many different genres. I'm personally not going to start hardcore listening to these tracks now, instead waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy to use them in its own context, but now I know that the movie is going to have me tapping my foot way more than expected.

Stay tuned for the release of the full mixtape list later this month, and see Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters August 1st.

Tina Fey Rumored to be Producing HOCUS POCUS 2 [Updated]


You never want to ruin a childhood classic, but when someone throws out the idea of more Hocus Pocus, all sequel/reboot/remake logic is lost to the thrill of possibly getting to spend more time with the Sanderson sisters.  A rumor that a Hocus Pocus sequel was in the works first popped up just about two years ago, but there hasn’t been a single stitch of news about the film since – until now.  Hit the jump to find out who’s rumored to have joined the project and what direction they plan to take with the story this time around.

[Update: Unfortunately, Tina Fey's reps have reached out (via Deadline) to say that she is not developing a Hocus Pocus sequel after all.  Instead, Fey is actually in early development on an untitled witch project at Disney, which is described as being in the vein of Ghostbusters.  She will produce and is also attached to star in the supernatural pic (which, again, is not Hocus Pocus 2).  Our original story follows after the jump.]

The 1993 Kenny Ortega-directed release stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the notorious Sanderson sisters, a group of witches who are killed by an angry mob back in 1693.  However, just before they’re hung, Winifred Sanderson (Midler) casts a spell; “On All Hallows Eve when the moon is round, a virgin will summon us from under the ground.” Basically, if a virgin lights the black flame candle on Halloween, the Sanderson sisters come back to life and, sure enough, 300 years later, Max Dennison (Omri Katz) comes to town, tries to prove the legend wrong, lights the candle and winds up bringing the sisters back to town.

Despite having an intense crush on Katz for much of my childhood, Midler, Parker and Najimy are the main reasons Hocus Pocus is so unforgettable, but if The Tracking Board’s reports are true, Winnie, Sarah and Mary Sanderson will not be the core of Hocus Pocus 2.  Here’s what they’re reporting:
“The sequel will pick up years after the original, focusing on a housewife who is related to the Sanderson sisters, who teams up with a witch hunter to save her children after they run afoul of some resurrected witches while out trick-or-treating. No actors from the original film have been confirmed as returning for the sequel.”
There’s nothing particularly mind-blowing about that scenario until you throw another element of The Tracking Board’s report into the equation – Tina Fey.  Again, only if this news turns out to be true, Tina Fey will produce the Hocus Pocus sequel via her company, Little Stranger, alongside Allison Shearmur, Bryan Oh and Stephen Meinen of Allison Shearmur Productions as well as Jessica Virtue and Tendo Nagenda from Disney, too.

Back in April, Tracking Board posted another piece on the Hocus Pocus sequel in which they noted that the folks behind it were on the hunt for two female leads “in the vein of Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy.”  If Fey really is on board to produce, it’d make sense for her to snag a role in the film too, especially if there’s one that suits her well.  Having just sat through Tammy, McCarthy making her way into this one is another story.

But of course, nothing’s been confirmed so there’s no getting carried away with the idea of a Hocus Pocus sequel just yet. If Disney, Allison Shearmur Productions or Little Stranger don’t make this thing official soon, I might run, amok. Amok, amok, amok, amok, amok … (Sorry, I had to.)


Katy Perry Sued By Christian Rapper For “Tarnishing” His Song With “Witchcraft”

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Katy Perry is being sued by a Christian rapper for allegedly stealing his 2008 hip-hop gospel song, “Joyful Noise,” to create “Dark Horse,” the first single from her 2013 album Prism.


The hip-hop performer, Flame, and his producers filed the suit in Michigan federal court this week, seeking damages for Perry’s alleged use of their Grammy-nominated track to promote the “witchcraft” allegedly found in Perry’s lyrics.

“By any measure, the devoutly religious message of ‘Joyful Noise’ has been irreparably tarnished by its association with the witchcraft, paganism, black magic, and Illuminati imagery evoked by the same music in ‘Dark Horse,’” states the lawsuit.

The “Dark Horse” music video did indeed lead to a petition, signed by more than 60,000 people, demanding its removal for alleged use of offensive religious imagery.

I will have updates...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Starz Is Developing Neil Gaiman's ‘American Gods’ With Bryan Fuller, Michael Green

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FremantleMedia North America will produce the series
Starz is developing a series based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel, “American Gods,” with executive producers Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. FremantleMedia North America will produce the series.

“‘American Gods’ is a project that deserves to be made. With our partners at FremantleMedia and with Bryan, Michael and Neil, we believe we can create a series that honors the book and does right by the fans and viewers,” said Starz's managing director, Carmi Zlotnik, in a statement.
Fuller will write the pilot and Green will serve as the series’ showrunner.

Also read: Starz Orders ‘Girlfriend Experience’ Series From Steven Soderbergh

“American Gods” portrays a war between the old gods of biblical and mythological roots and a new group of gods “reflecting society's modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.”
Its main character is Shadow Moon, who is described as “an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.”

FremantleMedia North America's Thom Beers, Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk will executive produce the series along with Fuller, Green and Gaiman. Vice President of Original Programming Ken Segna will be the Starz executive in charge of “American Gods.” Starz will retain all network pay-TV and subscription VOD rights to the project. FremantleMedia will distribute the series worldwide.

Also read: ‘Power’ Exec Producer David Knoller Signs Overall Deal With Starz

Gaiman's 2001 novel has been translated into more than 30 languages and earned numerous awards including a Hugo, Nebula and a Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.

“American Gods” represents FMNA's continued push into scripted programming. It's also currently in production on “The Returned,” an American adaptation of the French series, for A&E. The company is best known in the U.S. for its nonfiction fare, including “The X Factor” and “America's Got Talent.”


Spoilers - 'Once Upon a Time' Fills 2 Major 'Frozen' Roles

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Scott Michael Foster and Elizabeth Lail have joined season four of ABC's fairy-tale drama.
Scott Michael Foster Frozen Split - H 2014
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Scott Michael Foster, "Frozen's" Kristoff
Once Upon a Time has filled two Frozen roles.

Scott Michael Foster (Greek) and newcomer Elizabeth Lail have joined the fourth season of ABC's fairy-tale drama as Kristoff and Anna, respectively, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Both are recurring roles.

STORY 'Once Upon a Time' Finale Teases Icy Fairy-Tale Character for Season 4

In Disney's Oscar-winning film Frozen, Kristoff — Anna's love interest — was voiced by Jonathan Groff, while Anna — Elsa's younger sister — was voiced by Kristen Bell.

The role of Elsa, who was introduced at the end of the season-three finale, still remains to be cast. The character is expected to make her grand entrance in the premiere this fall.

"We are dealing with the world of Frozen," executive producer Adam Horowitz told THR in May. "We are honored to be allowed to do it. We loved the movie. We fell in love with it when it came out last year like everyone did, and we want to do our best to do it justice."

Q&A 'Once Upon a Time' Bosses on 'Frozen' Reveal: We Want to Do It Justice
Executive producer Edward Kitsis told THR at the time of Once's iteration of Elsa: "[What] we loved so much about the character of Elsa was that she was considered a villain but she never really was. She was misunderstood. That, on our show, speaks to us so strongly, that it was a toy we had to play with."

TVLine first reported the news.

Foster is repped by ICM Partners and Consortium Entertainment. His other credits include Chasing Life, Zero Hour, Halt and Catch Fire, Californication and The River. Lail, who has appeared in two short films, is repped by ICM Partners.

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