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Losing the Loincloth: Alexander Skarsgard Dishes on the Important Change to His Skimpy Tarzan Getup

Losing the Loincloth: Alexander Skarsgard Dishes on the Important Change to His Skimpy Tarzan Getup
Alexander Skarsgard is plenty shirtless in The Legend of Tarzan but admits that fans expecting to see a traditionally loincloth-clad Lord of the Jungle - including costar Samuel L. Jackson’s daughter - may be disappointed unless they keep an extra sharp eye out. It's not for lack of his own enthusiasm: "I was trying to get a little sexy loincloth [to wear]," Skarsgard revealed during a press conference promoting the film. "I was trying to convince [director] David Yates for weeks when we were doing prep." But Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, had already conceived of story centering
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Losing the Loincloth: Alexander Skarsgard Dishes on the Important Change to His Skimpy Tarzan Getup

Losing the Loincloth: Alexander Skarsgard Dishes on the Important Change to His Skimpy Tarzan Getup
Alexander Skarsgard is plenty shirtless in The Legend of Tarzan but admits that fans expecting to see a traditionally loincloth-clad Lord of the Jungle - including costar Samuel L. Jackson’s daughter - may be disappointed unless they keep an extra sharp eye out. It's not for lack of his own enthusiasm: "I was trying to get a little sexy loincloth [to wear]," Skarsgard revealed during a press conference promoting the film. "I was trying to convince [director] David Yates for weeks when we were doing prep." But Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, had already conceived of story centering
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The 20 upcoming films of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Rob Leane Simon Brew Mar 16, 2017

Dwayne Johnson has three films coming in 2017. And now, he's got three films coming in 2018 too...

Got a movie you’re trying to make? Why not put Dwayne Johnson in it? It’s what everyone else seems to be doing, and it’s bound to earn you a fervent flurry of publicity. The man who it may not be acceptable to call ‘The Rock’ anymore has a whopping 19 films on his slate at the moment (it's gone down, given that Moana is now in cinemas), though, so he may struggle to fit you in. But is there a movie star who's working harder right now? Just check this lot out...

The Definites Baywatch

Currently in post-production, the cinematic Baywatch revival is another example of The Rock being injected in to bring new life to an established franchise (see: Fast & Furious, The Mummy, G.I. Joe and
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The Rock confirmed for Doc Savage movie

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In a rather surprise announcement Dwayne Johnson made a Facebook post saying that a Doc Savage movie is in the works with The Rock to play the role of Clark "Doc" Savage Jr. Check out the details below.

In the meeting were Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. They met with Dwayne Johnson and Hiram Garcia, a producer from his production company, Seven Bucks Productions. Black had made a statement earlier this year about the film:

Doc Savage is sort of in the ether now,” Black stated in March. “We’re hoping to make it sometime next year. I would very much like to do Doc with a fellow named Dwayne Johnson if we can make that work. I made a decision that Dwayne is the guy. It’s on the back burner while he’s busy.”

(Shane Black)

Shane Black (Iron man 3, The Nice Guys
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Reviews: "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" (1983) And "The Sign Of Four" (1983) Starring Ian Richardson; Blu-ray Releases From Second Sight

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By Tim Greaves

Numerous actors have occupied the role of Sherlock Holmes over the decades, some more suited to the shoes of author Arthur Conan Doyle's famous consulting detective than others. One of the finest portrayals is that by Ian Richardson. Yet, sadly, his is also one that is often overlooked, not leastways because he played the character just twice (in a pair of 1983 films made for television), but also because his light was to be quickly eclipsed a year later by the arrival on TV screens of Jeremy Brett, whose interpretation of Holmes is considered by many to be the definitive one.

Sy Weintraub – who produced several Tarzan movies throughout the 60s and was executive producer on the popular long-running Ron Ely TV series –teamed up with Otto Plaschkes (whose producer credits include Georgie Girl and The Holcroft Covenant) with the intention of making several Holmes adventures headlining Richardson.
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Review: The Complete Steve Canyon on TV Volume 3

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Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon (1947-1988) was one of the most celebrated adventure comic strips of the 1950s. The blond, square-jawed hero was on the cutting edge of action as he took to the skies and had adventures around the world. Caniff populated the strip with memorable supporting characters and adversaries so it was a rich reading experience.

The strip was so popular that when Captain Action was introduced in 1966, Canyon was one of the first heroes he could turn into. Somewhat earlier, Canyon also served as inspiration for an NBC prime time series that, sadly, bore little resemblance to the strip (a common problem back then).

In 2008, John R. Ellis brought us this forgotten gem with The Complete Steve Canyon on TV Volume 1 and followed up a year later with Volume 2. The silence until late last year when the anticipated Volume 3 finally arrived, completing the run. Thankfully it came
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Top Screenwriting Team from the Golden Age of Hollywood: List of Movies and Academy Award nominations

Billy Wilder directed Sunset Blvd. with Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett movies Below is a list of movies on which Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder worked together as screenwriters, including efforts for which they did not receive screen credit. The Wilder-Brackett screenwriting partnership lasted from 1938 to 1949. During that time, they shared two Academy Awards for their work on The Lost Weekend (1945) and, with D.M. Marshman Jr., Sunset Blvd. (1950). More detailed information further below. Post-split years Billy Wilder would later join forces with screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond in movies such as the classic comedy Some Like It Hot (1959), the Best Picture Oscar winner The Apartment (1960), and One Two Three (1961), notable as James Cagney's last film (until a brief comeback in Milos Forman's Ragtime two decades later). Although some of these movies were quite well received, Wilder's later efforts – which also included The Seven Year Itch
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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller,
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Chris Hemsworth May Star in Shane Black’s Doc Savage Film

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He’s been the God of Thunder and now he might be the Man of Bronze. Thor and the Avengers star Chris Hemsworth has reportedly met with director Shane Black about starring as the title character in Black’s Doc Savage film.

The long planned Doc Savage film, which will be directed and produced by Shane Black—who is also now involved with the Predator reboot—has been slow to get started, and there’s been little news; until now.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Black has met with the currently hot actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, the Avengers, Thor: the Dark World, Snow White and the Huntsman) about starring in the film version of the famous ‘science detective’, who first appeared in pulp magazines written by Lester Dent in the thirties, and has been the hero of many novels ever since. There was a satirical film version in 1975 called
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Review: The Adventures of Superboy Season Three

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When last we visited Clark Kent and Lana Lang, they were at college, leaving Smallville behind and as Season Three of the syndicated series arrived, it came with changes. The first was that Superboy became The Adventures of Superboy and then the focus moved the characters from the well-named Shuster University to a quasi-internship at The Bureau for Extra-Normal Matters in Capitol City, Florida. Clearly, the actors were aging and the premise of them being in college stopped making sense, plus menace of the week stories was becoming tougher to make plausible on the static campus. The more plausible setting worked for super-heroes but certainly took something away from the civilian side of life, a similar issue plaguing Smallville in its latter seasons.

The third season, out now on DVD from Warner Archive, also brought the welcome removal of the annoying Andy McCalister, character, with actor Ilan Mitchell-Smith taking a
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Remembering 'Knots Landing' Star Julie Harris

Remembering 'Knots Landing' Star Julie Harris
Julie Harris, Lilimae Clements to "Knots Landing" fans, has died. She was 87.

The five-time Tony winner first made a splash on TV in the late 1940s with ABC's "Actor's Studio." From there, her TV work was primarily TV movies including "The Lark," "Pygmalion" and "Anastasia." In the 1960s, Harris appeared opposite Ron Ely in "Tarzan" (pictured below) as Charity Jones.

More guest appearances followed, including roles on "Bonanza," "Columbo" and "Medical Center." In 1980, Harris joined the cast of "Knots Landing" as Lilimae Clements. She stayed with the series until 1987. Harris was nominated for an Emmy for her performance on the CBS series.

In 1986, Harris appeared in an episode of "Family Ties" as Margaret Hollings, an older woman in Mallory Keaton's (Justine Bateman) class.

After her time on "Knots Landing," Harris' TV work included many minseries projects. She appeared in "The Civil War" and "Scarlett." Harris' last credited TV role was
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Shane Black set to Direct Doc Savage Movie

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Iron Man 3 director Shane Black is planning to bring another iconic super hero to the screen. Black is planning to adapt the classic pulp-hero Doc Savage for the big screen.

Still riding high from the colossal success of Iron-Man 3, Shane Black has decided to follow up his mega-hit by moving from a man of Iron to a man of Bronze. Black will be helming another page-to-screen super hero adventure, since he has signed on to film a Doc Savage movie. Doc Savage was a popular hero who debuted in the old pulp magazines in the 1930s and 40s, as well as in a series of ‘Doc Savage: Science Detective’ novels, written by Lester Dent. He has also appeared in comic books, a radio show and in a 1975 film titled Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, starring Ron Ely as the eponymous hero. Black’s film will reintroduce the
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Shane Black to direct Doc Savage

With his latest film raking in the cash worldwide, Shane Black has wasted little time lining up his next project, with the Iron Man 3 director set to swap the comic book superhero Tony Stark for the pulp adventurer Doc Savage. We've known for a while that Black was developing a script for the project, which he has co-written with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, and now Sony has announced that he's eyeing the project as his next directorial effort.

Created by Henry W. Ralston and John L. Nanovic, Doc Savage became one of the most popular pulp characters of the 1930s and 1940s before branching out into radio, film, television and comic books. A scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher, Clark Savage, Jr. possesses genius-level intellect and near superhuman abilities thanks to years of training, and puts his skills to good use punishing evil around the globe. He
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Ron Ely Talks Tarzan, Doc Savage and Heroes

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In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely.

From television’s Tarzan to the big screen’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, Ely’s 6-foot-4-inch muscular frame made the scenery cower when he stepped before a camera.

The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the

spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant.

Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation’s TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the

aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
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Ron Ely Talks Tarzan and Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

Ron Ely Talks Tarzan and Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely. From television's Tarzan to the big Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, Ron Ely's 6-foot-4-inch muscular frame made the scenery cower when he stepped before a camera.

The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ron Ely's best-loved roles back into the spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant (clickHere).

Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation's TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the aforementioned Mr. Ron Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
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Ron Ely Discusses Tarzan And Doc Savage For Warner Archive Collection Releases

In the late 1960s and early 70s, few actors stood as tall in their heroic roles as Ron Ely. From television’s Tarzan to the big screen’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, Ely’s 6-foot-4-inch muscular frame made the scenery cower when he stepped before a camera. The 74-year-old actor stands just as tall today, commanding audiences with his tales of those golden days of pulp fiction on film. Warner Archive Collection has brought Ely’s best-loved roles back into the spotlight, making the classic titles available on DVD and through its new live-streaming service, Warner Archive Instant. Premiering on NBC in 1966, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal creation, Tarzan, took to the nation’s TV screens for the first time. Still in the capable hands of producer Sy Weintraub, the TV Tarzan (the aforementioned Mr. Ely) continued the more recent (and more authentic) interpretation of Lord Greystoke as a sophisticated,
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Full WonderCon 2013 Schedule Released

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A few of us here from GeekTyrant will be hitting up WonderCon 2013, which takes place from Friday, March 29th to Sunday, March 31th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. We went for the first time last year, and we had a great time, so we're all excited to be going back for more geek goodness!

WonderCon has released the full three-day schedule! There's a ton of great stuff to check out this year! Enough cool stuff to keep you more than busy! Check out the schedule and start planning out your trip! If you're going and you see us around make sure to say hi! We can talk about geek stuff! See ya there!

March 29 • Friday

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35th Anniversary: BattlestarRoom 300De

Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), Kevin Grazier (science advisor, Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance),Michael Taylor (writer/producer, Battlestar, Defiance, Caprica
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Book Review: Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration

I’ve never been much of an admirer of Tarzan, the savage apeman creation of writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. While I can’t say that I didn’t like the character, I was always more into science fiction and thus my interest lay with Burroughs’ other, lesser known creation, John Carter of Mars. That’s not to say that I didn’t hate Tarzan, it’s just that he (and his adventures) seemed one-dimensional and pretty tame. After all, what’s there to do in deepest darkest Africa except fight wild animals?

Thanks to the efforts of writer Scott Tracy Griffin, my knowledge of Tarzan and his world has expanded greatly. Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration is Griffin’s new hardcover tome, a 320-page coffee table book that lays out the history of the character, from the original stories written by Burroughs nearly a century ago to Tarzan’s transfer
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100 Years of Tarzan – Exclusive Image Gallery from Tarzan Centennial

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Yesterday we celebrated our fourth birthday and today we get to hear from a rather famous book which this year is celebrating it’s centenary. Titan Publishing have released a simply wonderful book which contains multitudes of photos, articles and stories from the legacy that Edgar Rice Burroughs created when he invented Tarzan. The story has been made into books, movies, plays, cartoons and much much more. From all these adaptations has come bucket-loads of wonderful art all of which are showcased in this wonderful new book. Titan Books are publishing the only official commemorative illustrated history of the lord of the jungle (October 24th).

Each of the original novels and Tarzan’s many varied appearances on stage, screen and in print receives a detailed commentary, illustrated with beautiful artworks, illustrations and photographs, many rarely seen in print before. Press release attached.

The book is compiled by Scott Tracy Griffin
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Warner Home Video Presents Retro TV Classics At The Paley Center, Los Angeles, September 21-22

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On September 21-22, Warner Home Video will present screenings and seminars of classic action TV series from their archives at the Paley Center in Los Angeles. Among the attendees Tarzan's Ron Ely and Cheyenne star Clint Walker. Super hero shows will also be shown on the big screen and there is a tour available of props and costumes from many of the shows. Click here for more
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