Lucy Lawless

‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ Reboot Announces Writer

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For the past few months, fans of the show Xena: Warrior Princess have been flipping out about the prospect of a reboot for the series. Well, the reboot is happening, whether we like it or not, and today brings us more news about what that might look like. Original creators and producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are returning to produce through their production company Ghost House Pictures along with NBC International Television Studios. Other than that, not much new information about the show is known, but today’s announcement of its new writer should have fans super pumped! And the new writer is…

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Ash

Back in 1981, writer/director Sam Raimi gave audiences one of the most memorable horror films ever made: The Evil Dead.  Filmed on a shoestring budget, The Evil Dead used a bit of silliness as a counterpoint to the gruesome horror being depicted on screen.  Seriously, if the movie wasn’t at least a bit silly, that famous tree scene could have taken things to an even darker place and the film may not have become the cult classic it remains to be over 30 years later.  After an unsuccessful attempt to resurrect the franchise with the 2013 reboot/remake/sequel by the same name, long time fans wondered if they would ever see their favorite Deadite slayer, Ash (Bruce Campbell in a role for which he may have been created by the Gods specifically to play), back on the screen.  After all, the last time audiences saw the hero and his boomstick was back in 1992’s Army of Darkness and while both Campbell and Raimi had been promising a follow up to the film, nothing has ever come of the rumors. Until last night. Starz premiered their highly anticipated Ash vs. The Evil Dead on Halloween night and for Evil Dead fans all over the country, it was a night to cheer.  Was the return worth the wait? You’re goddamn right it was.  Spoilers ahead. (more…)

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So after a slew of information surfaced about a possible Xena: Warrior Princess reboot, Lucy Lawless herself took to Twitter to break some news to us. It’s all just rumors. She does add that it’s “still in the wishful thinking stage”, so maybe some of the reported planning is being done, just not progressing at the rate we’d hoped.

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Consider Yourself Teased for ‘Ash Vs The Evil Dead’

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One upon a time, there were a trio of guys from Michigan that decided to make a movie. For the then princely sum of $350,000, writer/director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell created a seminal indie horror hit that’s still beloved and referenced by fans and audiences to this day. It inspired two sequels, a remake and a beloved interactive musical that’s been performed on stages the world over. Next: TV. The television continuation of The Evil Dead featuring original star Campbell has been in the works for a while, and now Starz is wetting your whistle for what’s to come when the adventures of Ash Vs Evil Dead. (more…)

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“In a time of evil books, deadites, and smart ass S-Mart clerks, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero”. She was Lucy Lawless, a well-known cult actor forged in the heat of several TV series that appeal to a nerdy/obsessive audiences. The power. The danger. The one-liners. Her courage will change the upcoming Starz series Ash Vs. The Evil Dead. That’s all a roundabout way of saying, yes, Lawless has been cast to join Bruce Campbell in the new Starz series that continues the story of Ash and his neverending fight against The Evil Dead as featured in the trilogy of movies of the same name. (more…)

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*Insert Spoiler Warning Here. This is right were the second Spoiler Warning would have gone if we were going to put in another Spoiler Warning to warn those people who haven’t watched the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last night. I’d like to think it’s only a hand-full of busy parents, cave spelunkers, and the Amish, but we all know that our busy lives put a lot of us on different pages when it comes to when and how we watch our television shows. Suffice it to say that last night was an interesting episode and we saw what might be the last appearance of [REDACTED]. (more…)

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Yesterday we looked at few characters from Marvel‘s past that would be appearing in the premiere episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Today there’s a fresh batch of production stills with a look at this season’s cast that includes new cast members Lucy Lawless, Nick Blood, and Henry Simmons. Click through to find out who their playing, what their characters will look like, and everything else going on with the return episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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