CBS All Access released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” during a New York Comic-Con panel to promote the show on Thursday.The trailer introduces Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, a 108-year old prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of a plague that has decimated the world’s population, and Alexander Skarsgard as “The Dark Man,” a shadowy figure with supernatural abilities who attempts to construct a totalitarian civilization amid the destruction.James Marsden, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga also star in the nine-episode series, which is set to premiere on the streaming platform on Dec. 17.Also Read: 'The Stand': Watch the Trailer for CBS All Access' Stephen King Limited Series (Video)“The Stand,” first published in 1978, is King’s longest standalone work and the first to introduce the character of Randall Flagg, who would go on to appear in much of King’s other work.King himself penned the finale for the series, which will include material not previously featured in his novel. According to CBS All Access, the ending will provide “a new coda” to the story.“SEAL Team” creator Benjamin Cavell is showrunner and executive producer on the CBS Television Studios series, alongside executive producers Taylor Elmore, Will Weiske, Jimmy Miller, Roy Lee and Richard P. Rubinstein. Josh Boone serves as director and an executive producer for the series premiere and final episode. Jake Braver, Jill Killington, Owen King, Knate Lee and Stephen Welke also produce.Read original story ‘The Stand’ Trailer: It’s Alexander Skarsgard vs Whoopi Goldberg in CBS All Access Limited Series (Video) At TheWrap
Alexander and Gustaf Skarsgard supported their brother, Bill, at his horror film’s Hollywood premiere.
John Michael McDonagh, the acclaimed director of ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’, has a warning for the politically correct: don’t watch his new film ‘War On Everyone’ (in cinemas Friday) if you’re easily offended. The films sees a pair of corrupt cops, played by Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña, who investigate a criminal mastermind while hustling, blackmailing, drinking, taking drugs, and generally causing chaos across Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Netflix subscribers rejoice… the new movie from Duncan Jones is heading directly for the streaming service as well as your local cinema. Skarsgård is starring in the sci-fi movie, which ‘Moon’ director Jones has said is indebted to the world of Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’.
You don’t get as buff as Alexander Skarsgard needed to be for the new Tarzan movie just hoofing down those big tubs of whey protein. No, the lean but still pretty buff ‘True Blood’ star bulked up to the tune of 25lbs, or 11kg, to play the jungle-based hero over the space of three months. In an interview with Mr Porter, Skarsgard called his intake ‘insane’, shovelling 7,000 calories per day down himself.
“It’s not the Tarzan that you expect,” Alexander Skarsgård said last week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas about the hero he plays in the upcoming adventure reboot, The Legend of Tarzan. Directed by four-time Harry Potter helmer David Yates, The Legend of Tarzan opens a decade after its hero has left the African jungles, where he was raised by great apes since he was an infant. “I thought that was really smart when I first read the script,” Skarsgård said.
In fact Robbie was so animalistic that she punched leading man Alexander Skarsgard in the face while filming a sex scene for the film. Director David Yates made this revelation during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, taking some of the blame himself by admitting that he encouraged Robbie to get physical during their heated moment. “They’re doing this love scene together, and I said, ‘Just slap Alex while you’re making love, just kind of give him a punch’,” Yates explained.