5 Thoughts on the Lookinglass Inside Look

Okay, watch, and then let’s discuss:

1. WHAT IS WITH THIS TITLE? No, seriously. I get that it’s the company that the people in the show run, but it’s a TERRIBLE title. The Frankenstein Code wasn’t a GOOD title, but it was better than this.

2. “He looks beautiful. The monster is inside.” Of course. Because this is TV.

3. I do like that they named the main female character Mary, presumably after Mary Shelley.

4. Wasn’t Tim DeKay supposed to be one of the stars of this? Where . . . is he?

5. Other than the whole “bringing someone to life” thing (through genetic splicing here, not sewing together parts), I’m not really convinced that it has much to do with Frankenstein. Which is fine, and maybe part of why they changed the name, but . . . huh. I’ll be curious to see how many thematic echoes there are, if not direct plot echoes.

What do you think? Anyone planning to watch this? I was thinking it was a fall show, but nope, 2016, so we’ve got a while to wait to see if it’s as ridiculous as it looks!

Movie News: Fifty Shades, Atlas Shrugged, Guardians of the Galaxy, & More

Jamie Dornan as Christian GreyReady for your first good look at Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey? Click here or on the thumbnail to see the first still from Fifty Shades of Grey.

Ron Paul has been cast in the third Atlas Shrugged movie, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Glenn Beck will appear too. So. This is happening.

Nathan Fillion’s Guardians of the Galaxy cameo has been confirmed.

The James McAvoy/Daniel Radcliffe Frankenstein movie is now called Victor Frankenstein.

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG will hit theaters on July 1, 2016.

Alicia Vikander has been cast in leading roles in two adaptations of novels: M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans and David Ebershoff’s The Danish Girl.

Aaron Sorkin is adapting Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys.

Jon Spaihts is writing Doctor Strange.

The creators of Smallville are working on Captain Nemo, a new take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Trailer: I, Frankenstein

I, FrankensteinHere’s a trailer for the other upcoming Frankenstein-inspired movie, based on the graphic novel I, Frankenstein. It’s a sequel to the original Frankenstein story, set two hundred years later, and stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young. The movie will be in theaters on January 24th.

Fox Sets Release Dates for Gone Girl & Frankenstein

Gone GirlAccording to Deadline, Fox has set the theatrical release date for its adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl for October 3, 2014. The movie is directed by David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. They’ve also moved Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jessica Brown Findlay, to January 16, 2015.

Are you excited for either or both of these movies?

Movie Casting: Paddington, Mockingjay, Gone Girl, & More

Daniel Radcliffe, Tina Fey, & More Big Names Join Movie Adaptations

Several big names have recently been attached to movie adaptations. Let’s catch up:

  • Daniel Radcliffe is in final talks to play Igor in Frankenstein.
  • Tina Fey will star opposite Jason Bateman in the adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You.
  • The star-studded movie version of Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart has added Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons to the cast, which includes Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, and more.
  • Gary Oldman has joined Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
  • Victorian ghost story Angelica (based on the novel by Arthur Phillips) will star Jena Malone.

Gothica Casts Chris Egan & Tom Ellis

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gothica, a soapy pilot that combines many different legends and characters, has found its Dorian Gray and its Victor Frankenstein. Chris Egan (Kings, Letters to Juliet) will play Dorian Gray, who is in this incarnation a “beautifully charming and devastatingly sexy man with a smile like a switchblade. He’s an enigmatic playboy who develops a relationship with Grace Van Helsing and attempts to help her figure out who killed her family.” And Tom Ellis of The Fades and Miranda will play Victor Frankenstein, “a good-looking guy with intense eyes and a brilliant doctor who’s trying to find a way to bring his late daughter, Anna, back to life. Now married to Madeline Usher, he used to have a relationship with Grace and is still in love with her.” Madeline Usher as in “The Fall of the House of”? This sounds insane. In a good way. Maybe.