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2010-05-11 15:36:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NCTA Cable Show 2010 -- Pre-production is underway on a six-part prequel to Starz' hit original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." Andy Whitfield, who played the title character in the series, will appear in the prequel briefly, but Lucy Lawless and John Hannah take center stage in this story of the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus arrives as a captured Thracian slave. With the title still to be determined, the...

2009-12-21 13:17:00

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold vote of confidence, Starz executives announced plans today to order a second season of the ground-breaking new original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," set to premiere Friday, January 22nd at 10 pm ET/PT. The unusual timing of the renewal, more than one month prior to the debut of the highly anticipated program, gives returning executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight (who is also the head writer...

2009-10-09 12:42:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to BURST 3D, a horror/thriller to be produced by Ghost House Pictures. Neil Marshall, who wrote and directed Lionsgate's 2006 horror success THE DESCENT, will direct. Ghost House partners Sam Raimi (DRAG ME TO HELL, the SPIDER-MAN series) and Rob Tapert (DRAG ME TO HELL, THE GRUDGE)...

2009-07-24 10:25:00

The cast and creators of Spartacus: Blood and Sand are to discuss their new television series at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., Starz said. Scheduled to participate in a panel talk Friday afternoon are actresses Lucy Lawless and Erin Cummings, actor Peter Mensah, and executive producers Rob Tapert and Steven S. DeKnight. The team is expected to discuss their new take on the ancient legend and preview exclusive footage of the series. Andy Whitfield, who plays the title character, also is set...

2009-05-06 12:57:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The world premiere of the horror film DRAG ME TO HELL WHO: DRAG ME TO HELL writer/director Sam Raimi; cast members Alison Lohman, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymerand Adriana Barraza; writer Ivan Raimi; producers Rob Tapert and Grant Curtis; executive producers Joe Drakeand Nathan Kahane Plus many additional celebrity guests. WHERE: Grauman's Chinese, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA WHEN: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 5:30 PM Press...

2008-10-27 18:00:17

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Action-adventure fans can enjoy a first look of the highly-anticipated epic fantasy series "Legend of the Seeker" before its November 1st premiere weekend. Beginning today, Disney-ABC Domestic Television is offering an extended preview of the nationally-syndicated series as a free download, exclusively available on the iTunes Store (http://www.itunes.com/). The free download, entitled "Legend of the Seeker: A First Look," will give fans the...

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