We heard from an actor who hints he's Batman 3's Riddler. Jesse "The Body" Ventura describes the Wachowskis' mystery war movie, and a producer explains the Let The Right One In remake. Plus Doctor Who, V, Lost, Fringe and Supernatural.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed the other day that Benjamin Ciaramello, who played Santiago in Friday Night Lights, was listed as playing the Riddler on this film's IMDB page. We emailed Ciaramello, and asked if this bit of casting news was true. He wrote back to us:
Edward Nygma, Eddie Nashton, call me what you want. There is no other one but me.
Which sure sounds like a "Yes." Still, that listing has since been removed from IMDB, and we're left wondering if Ciaramello has the part, or is campaigning for the part. (Or he was just messing with us. He didn't respond to requests for clarification.)
Here's a zany, Riddler-esque video that Ciaramello just put up on Youtube:
Let Me In:
Producer Simon Oakes goes out of his way to reassure fans that the remake of Let The Right One In will keep what makes the original film (which he calls a love story, Stand By Me meets The Exorcist) so great. Adds Oakes:
Frankly, [you must] not muck about the basic tenets of the story, which is important. More than anything else, stay true to the imagery and mystique and the mythology of the original, and set it in the right time as well, not update it in terms of its timing. Set it in that [early '80s] era.
So there'll be a Rubik's Cube in the American version. And he says this version will be maybe a bit scarier, but not "so pretentious in English." He also says the original film's ambiguity about Abby/Eli will remain intact. And there's a lot more in there. [Cinematical]
Untitled Wachowskis Project:
Not only is Ariana Huffington in the Wachowskis' weird futuristic movie about the Iraq War, but so is Jesse "The Body" Ventura. He told the Howard Stern show:
Wait til you hear what they did. They brought me, and they brought Arianna Huffington in after me. Arianna was there, and they had her looking like cleopatra. What they did… Do you remember what John Travolta looked like in that horrible film Battlefield Earth? They put multicolored dreadlocks on me all the way to here. They gave me this crazy beard that was hanging down pointed, looked like Travolta, right? And they put a third eye in the middle of my forehead. Because what this is, is this is a hundred years in the future, and they wanted me to talk about the current war in Iraq and how I felt about it. And so I got to vent, looking like this maniac in this whole outfit.
The new trailer for this film is coming out soon. But for now, here are ten precious seconds of preview. Um. Squee?
Nightmare On Elm St.:
Here are a few promo pics, which I don't think we've featured before. [SpoilerTV-Movies]
The Strause brothers (Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem) talk about their new movie, now filming. In it, a group of party-goers wake up to discover a mysterious bright light outside, and then realize it's heralding the end of the world, right outside their window. And Colin Strause says:
The whole beginning of the movie is the disappearance of a group of people [into the light]. But that's only about 10 percent of the movie. You get a third of the way into the movie when shit starts to happen. That's when the cat is out of the bag.
The main character, Jarrod (Eric Balfour) is at a crossroads in his life, because he's just found out he might be a father. He flies out to L.A. with his girlfriend Elaine (Scottie Thompson) and they hang out with Jarrod's friend Terry (Donald Faison), an entrepreneur who dazzles them with the glamor of L.A. And the directors seem to hint that they share the fans' low opinion of AVP:R. [ShockTillYouDrop]
Survival Of The Dead:
A few new promo pics for George Romero's next zombie film. [IGN]
New co-star Karen Gillan says Amy is "sassy" and meets the Doctor in an incredibly interesting way that may determine their relationship throughout the series. And she's very independent and doesn't take the Doctor's word as gospel — she's not super in awe of him or anything. [BlogtorWho]
The Olivia-Peter romance will go slow because any passion must be earned. But there will be some big revelations coming up about "their relationship and who they are." [EW]
Here are some promo pics from the next episode, "Welcome To The War." [TV Overmind]
As we mentioned, no "special people" will turn up in the huge 100th episode, but Zachariah will appear. [EW]
Here's what happens in the March 25 episode, "Blowback":
Aaron delves deeper into why the black-ops Jericho unit is after his daughter, Mark continues to question Lloyd about a phone conversation that took place during their flashforwards, and Zoey tries everything in her power to change Demetri's fate.
Plus some promo pics. [SpoilerTV]
Clark and Zod will have a spectacular showdown before the season ends. There may even be strong language. And Lois and Perry will team up on the Kandorians story. [EW]
I feel like we already mentioned this, but it's official that Rousseau is coming back. [EW]
Evangeline Lilly explains what Kate is thinking after she meets Crazy Claire. [Lyly Ford]
And a sneak peek. [Lyly Ford]
Just because Kate's not a candidate, doesn't mean she won't have an important role in the future of the island, say the show's producers. And the winning candidate will be chosen by fate, says Yunjin Kim. Also, it's possible that no candidate may be chosen, in which case the island might cease to exist, says Daniel Dae Kim. But Matthew Fox is pretty sure Hurley is the winning candidate.
One more major character will join Flocke's Army, but it's not Jin. Also, don't rule out the possibility of Sayid getting some kind of redemption. We still won't know as of episode 16 whether the "Kwan" on the candidate list is Sun or Jin. And Naveen Andrews hints the island itself may be evil — like the Death Star. [TV Guide Magazine via The ODI]
Now that Widmore's back, will he and Ben resume their rivalry? Not as of episode 15, says Michael Emerson:
You'd think. [The producers] went to such pains to establish it. But there are three episodes still to film and that's something that hasn't been shot yet. I suppose it's possible that the characters' [conflict] can be resolved without facing off against one another, maybe through the agency of some third party.
And Emerson hints that he's a little frustrated about the lack of answers so far:
I'm just a passenger on this ride. But I am anxious for answers that don't seem to be coming in a rush. I think it's partly my own personal misunderstanding of the narrative of the show and an over-expectation of climactic answering.
And he hints yet again that Ben might die before the end — but it sounds like he makes it to episode 16, at least. [People]
Additional reporting by Kelly Faircloth.