As J.J. Abrams was announcing the new cast for Star Wars Episode VII yesterday, FOX was quietly canceling Abrams sci-fi police procedural show Almost Human starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy. Many people won’t be surprised. The show never really got off the ground in the ratings department, but do you know why? (more…)
I’ve been skeptical of the new J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman show, Almost Human, since I first started seeing commercials for it. I mean, how is this thing not titled I, Robot: The Television Series? Fortunately, for those who would like to decide ahead of time whether or not they will give the show a shot, the first seven minutes have been released. (more…)
If we can’t get more Karl Urban in a Dredd sequel, at least we can still see him in “Cop” mode in J.J. Abrams latest foray into Prime time television, Almost Human. The first trailer released last night. Almost Human will be Urban’s first lead in an American television series. Can he make the conversion from the big screen back to prime time television? Here’s the shows official synopsis:
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe, The Mexican) and starring Karl Urban (Star Trek), Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell, Common Law) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), Almost Human is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.
Is this going to devolve into another generic Buddy-Cop show? This first trailer has me interested enough to check out an episode or two. Take a look and meet me on the other side to discuss.
There’s also this behind-the-scenes featurette. In it, the producers dig deeper into the show’s basic concept and how they’ll develop that core into a complete series.
It’ll be exactly six years to the day since the first Underworld movie, but on January 20th, 2012 Selene and those lovely butt huggers are back.
Sony’s Screen Gems has released the new trailer for Underworld Awakening, directed by team Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. The sequel returns Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two Underworld films, to her lead role as the vampire warrior Selene, who escapes 12 years of imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have not only discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, but have started conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Sparkling vampires this definitely is not, but shirtless werewolves are still there ladies.
Underworld: Awakening stars Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley and Charles Dance.
Via: Coming Soon