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“Miss Lounds, it’s not very smart to piss off a guy who thinks about killing people for a living.”

–Will Graham

Welcome, fellow diners, to another scrumptious look at the continuing adventures of Hannibal ‘N Pals.

While the above quote may be from Special Investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) to the fabulous, yet amoral Freddie Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki – and yes, according to IMDB, I’ve been misspelling “Freddie” for the past two reviews), Episode Three of Hannibal is almost exclusively the story of Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl). Abigail is the now-orphaned daughter of the Minnesota Shrike: Garrett Jacob Hobbs – the serial killer Graham took down with the assistance of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).


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Hello, my pretties, and welcome to another round of the compact version of Nerd Bastards news.  It’s the Super Hero Round-up, where we present to you a whole bunch of minor crap, all at once!  This time around, some Iron Man 3 news, along with a rumor about potential Black Panther casting and a Daredevil not-to-happen tidbit.  Check it all out after the jump.



“Don’t psychoanalyze me….You wouldn’t like me when I’m psychoanalyzed”
–Will Graham

The premiere episode of Hannibal–Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller’s interpretation of Thomas Harris’ sociopathic psychiatrist-cum-cannibal, and the characters that populate his insane world, starts the series off on a strong and incredibly stylish point.



Fans of Thomas Harris‘s suspense thrillers will not be disappointed with the latest incarnation of his most famous villain, Hannibal Lecter coming to NBC. This trailer gives us a great look at how the series creator Bryan Fuller (Heroes, Pushing Daisies) and director David Slade (30 Days of Night) are handling the relationship between Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and serial killer profile consultant Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).

Personally, I’ve always been more interested in Graham’s character and how he skirts the edge of madness when he tries to see the crime scenes through the eyes of the monstrous killers he hunts. The interplay between Graham and Lecter is going to be electric and from what I’ve seen so far, some damn fine television.

Fuller’s plan is for Hannibal to have a seven season run with thirteen episodes per season instead of the current standard of twenty-two. Hopefully the show can gain traction quickly, NBC does have a tendency to pull the plug on shows that don’t generate buzz and ratings in the first few episodes.

Will you be tuning in or DVR-ing the show?

Hannibal premieres on Thursday evening, April 4th, 2013 on NBC at 10/9c.

Via: Screenrant

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Our favorite cannibal is back and there’s a new promo out on the Internet for Bryan Fuller‘s (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) new psychological thriller Hannibal. The television series focuses on the fava bean fanatic Hannibal, played by Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Clash of the Titans), as he works with FBI agent Wil Graham played by Hugh Dancy (Black Hawk Down, King Arthur) to catch notorious serial killers, all the while continuing his own personal killing smorgasbord.

Laurence Fishburne pops in as Graham’s boss Jack Crawford, and a special treat for X-Files fans,  Gillian Anderson plays Hannibal Lecter’s psychiatrist. I can’t wait to see how those scenes play out.

Written by Fuller and directed by David Slade, at least the pilot so far, NBC has ordered 13 episodes for the first season. Keep your eyes out for more to come before the series premiere on April 4th, 2013.

Check out this promo trailer, not a real trailer, just a promo, it says so right there in the title.

Via: GeekTyrant


Sliding in a few juicy slices of news before San Diego Comic-Con dominates the internet, FOX Studios revealed the future plans of two of their Marvel Comic properties. Deadline is reporting some movement on the reboot front for Fantastic Four and Daredevil.

First up, after two less than stellar movies, it looks like the Fantastic Four is heading back to the big screen with a new cast and (hopefully) a fresh take. Seated firmly in the directors chair will be Josh Trank of Chronicle fame.

The other FOX failure that is attempting a reboot is Daredevil, and the news isn’t as promising. Word is that director David Slade (30 Days of Night) has walked off the troubled project. FOX now has until the fall to resurrect the film or the rights will revert back to Marvel Studios/Disney. Which would be such a shame, yes that is sarcasm.

Granted both of these projects have to wait, since FOX is hot for Hugh Jackman‘s oddly good sounding The Wolverine, plus the Matthew Vaughn helmed X-Men: First Class sequel.

One thing I will say is that the thought of Trank on FF already has me feeling we might, just might, see a good movie about the super family finally (of course I am not counting Roger Corman‘s hidden classic.) As for Slade leaving the man without fear, it’s a shame. He could have been the one to wash away all that Ben Affleck stank off Matt Murdock.

Source: You Bent My Wookie

The truth of all things Hollywood is that if you speak a rumor, it will (by the laws of twisted fandom physics) slowly solidify until it becomes fact.  This was demonstrated recently when David Slade (director of the upcoming Daredevil reboot) expressed his interest in having Josh Hartnett play the lead role.  It rumors became so persistent, in fact, that Slade was forced to clarify the matter in another tweet to his loyal fans:

Yep, nope, Josh Hartnett is not being discussed or anyone else for DD that was just some wishful thinking, we are not at casting stage.

In addition to debunking the fans, Slade also had a few opinions to express about how his new project will be shot (should they ever make it to that stage):

More DD debunking I am firmly against shooting in stereo so its unlikely to happen that way, & Fox is rightly against 2D to 3D conversions.

While fans of Hartnett and 3D may be disappointed, at least Slade is actually discussing the film, which means it’s likely coming out of limbo to make some headway.  Hopefully more reliable news will be available so that rumors aren’t the only thing that fans have to latch on to.


Thanks to bleedingcool for the heads-up.

Daredevil – voted by fans everywhere as one of the top movies in need of a serious reboot.  Currently, said reboot is in the works with David Slade (30 Days of Night) at the helm.  Unfortunately, like many projects inHollywood, it has been floating in the mysterious realm of limbo for the last year, with barely any newsworthy information to be had.  And like all limbo-locked flicks, any slightest clue that production may be drawing close sparks doe-eyed fans to speculate.

The latest rumor involves some remarks that Slade made on his Twitter that express his interest in John Hartnett as lead for his new project.  Whether this means that Slade is actually looking to bring Hartnett on board or not is another story.  He could just be giving him some props since they have worked together before, or he could be getting hopeful given the long wait that Daredevil is seeing.

What do you think, Nerdreaders?  Is Hartnett a good fit for the blind crime-fighter?


Thanks to geektyrant for the rumor.

Daredevil Reboot Losing Steam?

Daredevil is one of my favorite super hero characters. Honestly, whats not to like about a blind lawyer who moonlights as a vigilante?

Personally, I always thought Daredevil would make a great television series. I mean come on, super heroes and the criminal justice system… how could that not work? Anyhow, FOX didn’t see TV potential. Instead, the adapted the comic-book to the silver screen. And boy, did that 2003 film -starring Ben Affleck- suck.

Like the rest of their failed super hero films, FOX is planning a reboot. Well they were…

David Slade (the man Fox chose to helm their Daredevil reboot) has informed everyone that not only is the Daredevil reboot ways away from being made, but that the he seems to be losing interest.

Super hero based films are dominating the box office. With film execs being the most paranoid schitzos around, you’d think the guys at FOX would one to push this along.

I for one, am glad this is being stalled. FOX just do not know how to make a Marvel property the way Marvel can. I like character far too much to sit through another suffer-able adaptation.

Daredevil with Ben Affleck sucked. We all know this (If you don’t, well I adore your ignorance). Personally, I always thought the blind lawyer who moonlights as a vigilante would make for some great TV. After all, people sure do love them Law and Order type shows, it would so work. Much to my dismay, FOX has no plans for Daredevil television. However, they have a reboot planned. This we know as well. Until now there has been very little news on the new Daredevil movie other than the fact that David Slade (Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night) will be directing. Recently, Mr. Slade posted a brief update on the status of the film via the good ‘ole Twitter. Slade tweeted that Fringe writer Brad Caleb Kane has officially completed the first draft of the script.

I’m interested to see where they take this flick. It couldn’t be any worse than the first film…right? RIGHT!?

Via: Geek Tyrant