Can they find someone better than Keanu Reeves?
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Posted October 09, 2013 - 04:15 PM
all hail DC, i saw list a while back of their current projects, they got some good shows in the making
Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:05 AM
Pilot to be Directed by ‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Neil Marshall
Posted March 13, 2014 - 09:20 AM
First official image
‘Constantine’ follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.
David S. Goyer on the Constantine TV Show and Staying True to DC Comics
With all the TV projects DC/Warner Bros. is trying to get made, the Constantine pilot at NBC looks to bring the most supernatural flare. Writer of the TV pilot, Man of Steel’s David S. Goyer has opened up about what to expect from the potential NBC series and how true his version of John Constantine will be to the source material.
In an interview with i am Rogue, Goyer assures that the pilot is coming into fruition, saying that it will begin shooting next week. When asked about how VFX-heavy the possible series will be, Goyer says that director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Black Sails, Game of Thrones) is “pretty good with scares.”
Leading the recently announced cast of Harold Perrineau (Seeking Justice) as Manny,Lucy Griffiths (Winter’s Tale) as Liv and Charles Halford (HBO’s True Detective) as Chas, is Matt Ryan (Layer Cake) as the titular character. Ryan will speak in a British accent on the show, and also fit the comic book description of Constantine by being a tall, blonde-haired man, who will be wearing (or, ahem, Hellblazing in) his signature trenchcoat. Goyer assures that this incarnation “clings more closely to the source material than the film did,” referencing the 2005 Keanu Reeves film.
As for whether or not Ryan’s Constantine will smoke, Goyer says, “We’re negotiating right now,” which is to be an expected road-block on network TV.
Addressing whether or not there will be be more characters from the comics joining the show, Goyer notes, “Hopefully, touch wood, there'll be another recurring character announced. Pretty cool actor who fans will know the character he plays from the comic books as well,” and says that he would like to bring in “some occult figures.”
Constantine pilot will air this fall on NBC.
Edited by Bjork, March 13, 2014 - 09:24 AM.
Posted March 14, 2014 - 11:30 AM
I don't know why but Keanu fit the role and the grit of it just on his delivery and natural cold woodenness. It just fit for some reason. We'll see what this guy will do.
I've always liked Steve Blake.
Posted April 04, 2014 - 12:54 AM
New ‘Constantine’ TV Show Pilot Details
Courtesy of Shock Till You Drop, the relevant details are below:
- At the beginning of the first episode, Constantine has checked himself into a psychiatric institution after witnessing a 9-year-old girl have her soul taken to hell by a demon. When he checks himself out, he’s been there for six months.
- Constantine “is a clever wise-ass” who “masks his emotions with humor.” Hopefully, he’s more deadpan than, say, boisterously sarcastic.
- In the TV version of Constantine, Papa Midnite will be Cuban instead of Jamaican. Apparently, he can “dream the future” and when we meet him, he’s “doing a lot of cocaine because he has to stay awake.” For what reason? It doesn’t say. Though we do know that Midnite will be the primary villain of the show – for at least the first season.
- A regular girl named Liv Parsons – seemingly a vehicle to help viewers understand this supernatural world – discovers that something nefarious is coming for her. She teams up with Constantine, who used to be friends with her dead father and owes him a debt. Their team-up will apparently form the basis of the show.
- Constantine has an angel named Manny “assigned” to him to “help ease his soul into damnation.” Which seemingly confirms that his background will be similar to that of his comic book counterpart. In the comics, Constantine stopped a demon from taking the soul of a dying friend. For this, the demon promised to send Constantine to hell when he died.
- In the first episode, we’ll see all kinds of supernatural craziness, including “possessions, ghosts [...] and demons.”
- We’ll also meet “Chaz” – Constatine’s driver – a “tall, sensitive, quiet type” with a lot of knowledge about the supernatural. In the comics, his name is “Chas” Chandler, who was previously played by Shia LaBeouf in the 2005 Keanu Reeves film.
- And now for the most important thing: Constantine won’t be wearing his famous trenchcoat…at first. But he will eventually. So don’t get too up-in-arms.
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