THE EXORCIST: Alan Ruck on new Fox series and chats FERRIS BUELLER – Interview

Alan Ruck as Henry Rance in THE EXORCIST - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Patrick Ecclesine

We at ASSIGNMENT X know that absolutely nothing fictional can match this year’s election cycle for sheer horror. However, we’ve done our best to find an interview about a reasonably scary show to fit the national mood. In Fox Network’s Friday-night series THE EXORCIST, Alan Ruck plays Henry Rance. Henry sustained brain damage in a car accident, but he’s got much bigger problems. Casey (Hannah Kasulka), one of Henry’s two teenaged daughters, is demonically possessed. Meanwhile, Henry’s devoted and devout wife Angela (Geena Davis) turns out to have been keeping quite a secret. In other words, Henry is coping with […]Read On »

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THE EXORCIST: Jeremy Slater talks new horror series – Exclusive Interview

THE EXORCIST TV Series - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox

Fox Network’s new Friday-night series THE EXORCIST is based on William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel, which was adapted into the hit 1973 feature film. In the TV version, we’re in present-day Chicago, where Angela Rance (Geena Davis) believes one of her daughters may be demonically possessed. Her priest, Father Tomas Ortega (Alfonso Hereira), finds evidence of the case from forty years ago (covered in the book and the film), and approaches exorcist Father Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) for help. Executive producer Jeremy Slater, writer of THE LAZARUS EFFECT, developed THE EXORCIST for television. He talks about revisiting familiar demons during […]Read On »

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THE EXORCIST: Director Rupert Wyatt gives the scoop on new Fox horror series – Exclusive Interview

THE EXORCIST TV Series logo | ©2016 Fox

Rupert Wyatt is primarily known as a feature film director for THE ESCAPIST, THE GAMBLER and the franchise reboot RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. However, when he read Jeremy Slater’s pilot script for Fox Network’s new series THE EXORCIST, the British filmmaker says it grabbed him. Indeed, Wyatt was so impressed that he not only directed the pilot, but also became one of THE EXORCIST’s executive producers. In the series THE EXORCIST, forty years have passed since the events that we saw in the 1973 film, based on William Peter Blatty’s novel (we see a news clipping that […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frieda Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine Writers: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, suggested by the novel PLANET OF THE APES (LA PLANETE DE SINGES) by Pierre Boulle Director: Rupert Wyatt Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: Aug. 5, 2011 The original 1968 PLANET OF THE APES, based on Pierre Boulle’s novel, has been referenced, ripped off and used as a touchstone for so many different things in so many ways that, for many people, the movie is like a word that gets repeated so often it loses […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos From the Los Angeles Premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

James Franco and Freida Pinto at the premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES | ©2011 Sue Schneider

20TH Century Fox held the Los Angeles Premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES on July 28th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Fans lined the street, which was not closed off. So when the stars walked across the street to sign autographs they had to stop the traffic. The fans screamed very loudly for James Franco, Tom Felton and Rupert Grint. In the film, a single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other, and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The CGI ape is from the Oscar-winning […]Read On »

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SDCC 2011 News: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES director reveals how this new prequel ties into the franchise

Andy Serkis is Caesar in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES | ©2011 20th Century Fox

How faithful is the new RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES prequel? Well, director Rupert Wyatt, while speaking to the press at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, says it’s always a challenge to make a film of this ambition. “It’s never from my point of view as a director,” says Wyatt. “It was never my intention to be a slave to the franchise as it were. The writers presented us with a script that is very, very respectful and subtly acknowledging the mythology, but it’s very much an origin story in the real sense of the world. It’s the […]Read On »

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