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‘Lord of the Rings: Gollum’ Video Game is a Prequel Set Before ‘The Hobbit’

From what we can tell, Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings prequel television show will be set hundreds of years before the hobbit Smeagol discovered Sauron’s One Ring and began his tragic transformation into the miserable creature known as Gollum, but that character is about to get the spotlight in a new Gollum video game. German video game developer Daedalic Entertainment announced a new game called The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which will be a prequel set years before Gollum loses his p...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Video Games, Fantasy, Detroit, Lotr, Tolkien, Sauron, Video Game, Gollum, Smeagol, Bilbo Baggins, Action/Adventure, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Daedalic Entertainment, Carsten Fichtelmann Daedalic

Apple's New Genre Shows Are Still Mysterious, But Here's What We Learned Today [Updated]

You know what people say—always leave them wanting more. Well, in Apple’s case, the much-anticipated announcement of its first crop of original TV shows for Apple TV+ left us wanting to know what the hell was going on.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Fantasy, Streaming, Sci Fi, Alfre Woodard, Jason Momoa, Steven Spielberg, See, Joel Kinnaman, Amazing Stories, For All Mankind, Apple Streaming

Apple's New Genre Shows Are Still Mysterious, But Here's What We Learned Today

You know what people say—always leave them wanting more. Well, in Apple’s case, the much-anticipated announcement of its first crop of original TV shows for Apple TV+ left us wanting to know what the hell was going on.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Fantasy, Streaming, Sci Fi, Alfre Woodard, Jason Momoa, Steven Spielberg, See, Joel Kinnaman, Amazing Stories, For All Mankind, Apple Streaming

8 Digital Paintings Of Famous Characters And Their Pets By Aleksei Vinogradov

Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley in “Pirates of the Caribbean”) Aleksei Vinogradov is a Russian freelance digital artist who shares his skills and talent with 120k followers on Instagram. His charming artistic touch, masterful use of pastels and subtle brush strokes create lively portraits full of character and attract the attention of art lovers from around the world. His beautiful works are... Source
Tags: Design, Movies, Animals, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Series, Characters, Caribbean, Inspirations, Elizabeth Swann Keira Knightley, Aleksei Vinogradov

‘Supernatural’ to End After a Record-Setting 15 Seasons on The CW

Supernatural, the longest-running live-action fantasy TV series in American television history, is coming to an end. The cast of The CW show has announced that the series will be concluding after its upcoming fifteenth season. “We just told the crew that though we’re very, very excited about moving into our fifteenth season, it will be our last,” star Jensen Ackles said in a video addressed to the show’s fans. “We wanted you to hear from us that though we’re excited about next year, it will be ...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Television, The CW, Supernatural

Sequel Bits: ‘Ghostbusters 3’, ‘Zombieland 2’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’, ‘Leaving Neverland’, ‘Sliders’, ‘Expendables 4’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’

  In this edition of Sequel Bits: The Cabin In The Woods Art Director and Venom VFX Supervisor Join Ghostbusters 3. J.K. Simmons says he knows all there is to know about Ghostbusters 3, but he won’t tell you about it. Woody Harrelson seems to be having a good time shooting Zombieland 2. Kevin Smith shares another pic from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. There might be a Leaving Neverland sequel. John Rhys-Davies is down for a Sliders reboot, if anyone wants to get that going. I guess they’re still ...
Tags: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sequels, Call Me By Your Name, Expendables 4, Fantastic Beasts, Ghostbusters-3, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Leaving Neverland, Sliders, Zombieland 2

‘The Magicians’ Faces “The Serpent” in an Episode All About Magical Terrorists and Human Nature

Like most episode titles of The Magicians, this week’s title , “The Serpent,” has many layers. There’s the obvious reference: The Serpent is the name of a magical terrorist group that is infecting hedge witches with earworms that make them boil to death from the inside if they do magic. But then there’s the subtler reference, a nod to the notion that many “serpents” in the world aren’t an evil, external force looking to do harm, but are things that live inside us, issues or facets of ou...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Syfy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Zelda, Alice, Penny, Harriet, Josh, Everett, Pete, Julia, Margo

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Actor Michael Rooker Will Have ‘Monster Problems’ With ‘The Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien

Back in 2012, Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum) was gearing up to direct a film called Monster Problems, a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story based on a script by Brian Duffield (Insurgent, Jane Got a Gun). Time passed, and that version of the movie fell away into the gaping maw of Hollywood’s endless “what if” scenarios. But Monster Problems is back, crawling out of its early grave. Guardians of the Galaxy actor Michael Rooker has joined the project alongside The Maze Runner ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Levy, Woody Harrelson, Paramount Pictures, Marseilles, Clyde, Robinson, Brien, Zombieland, John Hughes, Rooker

Book Review: THE WICKED KING by Holly Black

Title: The Wicked King Author: Holly Black Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: January 2019Hardcover: 336 pages This exclusive edition contains deleted scenes sure to delight fans and give them a special peek into the world of Faerie!The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.The first les...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Book Reviews, Power, New York Times, Young Adult, Jude, Taryn, 8 Rated Books, Holly Black, Fairies, Madoc, Cardan, Faerie Jude, Folk of the Air, Jude Duarte

These New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts Share Tales of Robots, Sinister Pizza, and a Strange Place Called Earth 

Last time we did one of these short film round-ups, we gathered 10 shorts all under 10 minutes. This time, we’ve got seven creator-submitted shorts, most of which run a little longer, but all of which tell some wonderfully twisted tales. So be careful who you go home with, beware that wormhole, and seriously...don’t…
Tags: Science, Horror, Fantasy, Robots, Sci Fi, Ai, Short Films

‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Defend Last Season’s Controversial Pacing Choices

For the first several seasons of Game of Thrones, the show made a point to take things slowly in terms of travel, establishing huge distances between its major cities and building the reality of its fantasy world by having characters traverse those distances across long stretches of episodes. But in season 7, it was as if the show mounted an ACME rocket, lit the fuse, and hung on for dear life as it rocketed forward at a breakneck pace. Now some of the folks involved with creating the show have...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Entertainment Weekly, Dave Hill, Dan Weiss, Alan Taylor, Action/Adventure, Bryan Cogman, Jacob Hall

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Cast Adds ‘Harry Potter’ Veteran Miranda Richardson

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel cast is getting a little dose of magic. Harry Potter veteran Miranda Richardson, who played gossip columnist Rita Skeeter in two Potter films and one theme park attraction, is the latest to head to Westeros – but she’s not the only Wizarding World alum who’s crossed over between franchises. TVLine reports that English actress Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game, Sleepy Hollow, the TV miniseries Merlin) has been cast in the prequel to HBO’s mega-hit fantasy serie...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Casting, Fantasy, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Merlin, Jim Broadbent, Orange, Martin, East, Richardson, George R R Martin, New Black, Westeros

THE DEEPEST BLUE: Sarah Beth Durst on Inspirations & Influences

“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. Sarah Beth Durst is the prolific author of several fantasy novels for adults, teens, and kids–and a Book Smuggler favorite. Her latest series, the Renthia books, are set in a world in which elemental spirits coexist with humans… but try to...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Queens, Sarah, Sfwa, Princeton University, Blue Dolphins, Stony Brook New York, Andre Norton, Inspirations and Influences, Kelo, Belene, Sarah Beth Durst, Aratay, Queens of Renthia Series, Mayara

There’s Something (Cursed) About Harry: The Wizarding World’s Growing Pains Highlight a Franchise in Awkward Transition

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the current state of J.K. Rowling’s beloved universe is…unsteady.) Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world went to shit. Literally. The Pottermore Twitter account resurfaced an innocuous piece of trivia that described the wizarding world before it had discovered indoor plumbing, in which witches and wizards would use a vanishing spell after they had,...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Roald Dahl, Features, Harry-Potter, Harry, Tolkien, Voldemort, Fantastic Beasts, Hermione, Rowling, J K Rowling, Dumbledore, J R R Tolkien, Sistine Chapel, Dursleys

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2’ Trailer: Being Wicked Never Felt So Good

Just like magic, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back in no time at all with its second season. Or rather, part 2 of the Netflix teenage fantasy-drama series, based on the streaming service’s confusing labeling of its recent original shows. But you know who’s not confused? Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka), who has fully embraced the wicked side of herself and is exploring her identity and relationship with Satan — as well as her romantic relationships with poor ex-boyfriend Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch)...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Earth, Teen, Netflix, Harvey, Blackwood, Greendale, Sabrina, TV Trailer, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina Kiernan Shipka, Harvey Kinkle Ross Lynch

“Deep, Dark And Dangerous”: Outstanding Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Comic Book Illustrations By David Palumbo

As a freelance illustrator, David Palumbo has provided genre themed artwork for everything from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept design. His work has been awarded two Spectrum medals and has shown in galleries and museums from New York to Paris. “I’m a traditional media painter and freelance illustrator working mainly in the fantasy... Source
Tags: New York, Design, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Book, Covers, Paris, Illustrations, Retro, Trash, Classic, Inspirations, David Palumbo

“Wind Of Memories”: The Striking Art Of Corrado Vanelli

Corrado Vanelli is an extremely talented digital artist living and working in Italy. He discovered computer graphics around the mid 90′s. After some experiments with 3D modeling he decided to work only with 2D painting because its the best way for him to expand and concretize his ideas. His artwork are really brilliant. Don’t pass by and make sure to check them. It’s worth it! “. Source
Tags: Art, Design, Fantasy, Digital, Italy, Illustrations, Inspirations, Corrado Vanelli

‘American Gods’ Renewed For Season 3 With ‘The Walking Dead’ Alum as New Showrunner

The gods have spoken, and they have blessed the troubled fantasy series American Gods with a new season and a new showrunner. Starz has officially picked up American Gods season 3, which will be overseen by The Walking Dead alum Charles “Chic” Eglee. Deadline broke the news that Starz has renewed American Gods for a third season, with former The Walking Dead executive producer Chic Eglee on board as showrunner. The announcement comes a week after the second season premiered and a month after...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Green, Starz, Alexander, Gaiman, Fuller, Michael Green, Bryan Fuller, Action/Adventure, Carmi Zlotnik, American Gods, Hemlock Grove

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Runtimes Confirmed, Final Four Episodes Will Essentially Be Short Movies

Game of Thrones is going out with a bang. Word came out earlier this week that the first two of the final six episodes of the acclaimed fantasy series would only last about an hour, but now HBO has officially confirmed that the final four episodes are going to give fans super-sized episodes that will basically last as long as a short movie. Find out the Game of Thrones season 8 episode lengths below. HBO has released the dates and runtimes of all six episodes of the final season of Game of T...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Alfred Hitchcock, Wolf, Action/Adventure

Over at Kirkus: A Game of Queens (Part 2)

We are over at Kirkus today for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn, with a list of some awesome female-centric and female-authored fantasy, leading up to the final season (!) of Game of Thrones. There are powerful queens and evil sorceresses, regular young women, and unlikely heroes. Head over to Kirkus to get the full scoop. The post Over at Kirkus: A Game of Queens (Part 2) appeared first on The Book Smugglers.
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Lists, Kirkus, Thea

‘The Magicians’ Presents Big Questions in “Home Improvement”

Several characters in “Home Improvement,” the title of this week’s funnier-than-normal episode of The Magicians , deal with some concept of home. First, there’s Fen, who does whatever she can for her homeland, even if that that means undergoing back-breaking yard work for the supposed prophet in her dreams. There’s also Alice, who must visit her mother to cast a location spell for Zelda, the Librarian who has her own home-related desire to find her daughter in the mirror realm. And then there...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Modesto, Zelda, Samantha, Carol, Alice, Josh, Harold, Pete, Julia, Margo

“Far Beyond The Immobile Point”: A Journey Through The Dismal World With Michal Karcz

Michal Karcz (previously) is a digital photographer and artist situated in Warsaw, Poland. All of his life, Karcz was involved with art, painting and other visual arts. After having left painting – his biggest passion – he devoted his time to digital photography and painting, and so replaced one passion with another. As he contemplates, “digital photography and software gave [him] the opportunity... Source
Tags: Design, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Warsaw, Inspirations, Michal Karcz, Otherworld, Photomanipulations, Karcz

‘Game of Thrones’ Clothing Line, Behind-The-Scenes Books Announced as HBO Series Heads Into Final Season

Soon, you too can take the black…T-shirt with a Game of Thrones logo emblazoned on it. As the final season of the acclaimed HBO fantasy series makes its way to the small screen, several new Game of Thrones merchandise lines have made themselves available to fans. The first is the Game of Thrones capsule collection by John Varvatos, an 11-piece menswear clothing line that includes luxury coats and pants created in a medieval style inspired by Westeros, as well as more traditional graphic T-shirt...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Game Of Thrones, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Henley, Westeros, William Simpson, Action/Adventure, David-Benioff, John Varvatos, D.b. Weiss, Helen Sloan

‘Game of Thrones’ Board Game ‘Oathbreaker’ Details Revealed and Watch a Behind-The-Scenes Prosthetics Video

Two and a half months from now, HBO’s Game of Thrones will be over. Yes, a prequel series is in the works and author George R.R. Martin is still working on finishing his novels to wrap up his story on the page, but this could be the last we see of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and the rest of the fan-favorite characters for quite some time. But even though the night is dark and full of terrors, fear not: a new Game of Thrones board game is coming that will plunge players right...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Board Games, George R R Martin, Gower, Action/Adventure, White Walkers, Barrie Gower, Dire Wolf Digital, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, Jon Snow Daenerys Targaryen Tyrion Lannister

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Honest Trailer: Light on Beasts and Fantastically Depressing

After Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters, fans were willing to make concessions for a wizarding world movie that was never going to be as good as the Harry Potter franchise. They were even willing to wait for the second chapter in the franchise to deliver on the potential promised by what was meant to be the first of five total films. But unfortunately, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald makes us wish that we could obliviate ourselves of this entire franchise before i...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Harry Potter, Lol, Honest Trailers, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Dumbledore, Jacob, Grindelwald, Queenie, Video Of The Day, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Crimes of Grindelwald Honest Trailer

Greek Mythology Anime Series ‘Gods and Heroes’ Coming to Netflix From the Animators of ‘Castlevania’

Netflix is continuing to grow its anime collection with a new uniquely international series. Gods and Heroes is an original anime series inspired by Greek mythology that follows a young man who learns that he is the illegitimate son of Zeus. The series comes from the studio behind Netflix’s hit anime series Castlevania and creators Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, the writers of Netflix’s live-action Death Note film. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of Gods & Heroes, an original anime series...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Anime, Shell, Austin Texas, Charley, Jason O'Mara, Elias Toufexis, Castlevania, Tarsem Singh, Trese, Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, Gods and Heroes, Powerhouse Animation

‘Dumbo’ Has Hidden Easter Eggs for the Original Movie, Disney Parks, and Tim Burton Himself

Since the animated musical Dumbo hit theaters in 1941, the lovable, big-eared elephant has become an iconic Disney mascot, as recognizable as Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. That can be partially attributed to Dumbo’s outsized presence at Disney Parks, with the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride becoming a longtime hallmark of Disneyland, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. But the original 1941 animated film also holds a special place in Di...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Tim-Burton, Disney, Adaptation, Disneyland, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Springer, Hong Kong Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, Burton, Frey, Tim, Disneyland Walt Disney World, Atwood

Alan Tudyk, Disney’s Lucky Charm, Will Voice Iago in ‘Aladdin’

In Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King, director Jon Favreau is bringing back James Earl Jones to reprise his role as Mufasa from the animated original. But no such luck for Gilbert Gottfried, who memorably voiced Jafar’s pet parrot in Disney’s 1993 animated classic Aladdin. Director Guy Ritchie has hired actor Alan Tudyk to take over the role in the studio’s upcoming live-action remake. Tudyk has become something of a lucky charm for Disney after appearing in several of their recent hits...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Robin Williams, Fantasy, Disney, Oscar, James Earl Jones, John August, Will Smith, Pixar, Jon Favreau, Remakes, Guy-Ritchie, Dodgeball, Tim Rice, Hollywood Reporter

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Gameplay Details Reveal ‘Pokémon Go’-Style Elements, But Plenty of New Stuff, Too

The mobile game Pokémon Go reignited the spark for capturing weird little monsters and making them fight each other. But Pokémon as a property isn’t for everyone. That’s why game developer Niantic Inc. is teaming up with Warner Bros. Games to bring a similar style of game play to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a forthcoming augmented reality game that we’ve highlighted before. But official details on the gameplay haven’t been available until today. Thankfull...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Fantasy, Sequels, Pokemon, Harry-Potter, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, Wizards, WB, Harry Potter Harry Potter, Niantic Inc, Ollivander, Ministry of Magic, Warner Bros Games, Wizards Unite