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NYCC 2013: J.W. Rinzler Brings The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to NYCC

makingofreturnofthejedi1J.W. Rinzler’s “The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” is currently available for purchase in hardcover, but in honor of the upcoming release of the multimedia eBook edition, Rinzler took to the stage at New York Comic Con to show off some never-before-scene photos and videos from this enhanced version of the book and run through some Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi facts and anecdotes.

Like the Richard Marquand-directed “Return of the Jedi,” “The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” wraps up a trilogy for Rinzler. “The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film” dropped in April of 2007 and then came “The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in October of 2010. By tapping into the Lucasfilm Archives, Rinzler put together another behind-the-scenes piece loaded with production stories, previously unpublished photos, present-day commentary and more to provide insight into how George Lucas and his team brought “Return of the Jedi” to life.

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NYCC 2013: Scarecrow, Golem and More to Terrorize Fox’s Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy_HollowFox has a big winner on its hands. After its huge debut made it the network’s most successful fall drama premiere since “24” in 2001, “Sleepy Hollow” scored a second season.

While going head-to-head (no pun intended) with a Redcoat during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) lops off his enemy’s head, but suffers a vicious wound himself. When he comes to, he’s no longer in 1783; he’s in present day Sleepy Hollow, and so is his now headless adversary. Meanwhile, a young cop named Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) is preparing to leave town and begin FBI training in Quantico. However, after a close call with the Headless Horseman’s axe, Abbie opts to sideline her plans, team up with Ichabod, and do whatever it takes to put an end to this cycle of evil.

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NYCC 2013: The First Full Trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins

herculeslegendbeginstrailer1Thanks to Dwayne Johnson’s bold, charming personality and his generous social media sharing, Hercules: The Thracian Wars is absolutely on our radar. However, that’s not the only Hercules film scheduled to hit theaters in 2014. We’ve also got Renny Harlin’s Hercules: The Legend Begins and in an effort to raise some awareness prior to the film’s first quarter release, Harlin, co-producer Jonathan Yunger, and stars Kellan Lutz (Hercules), Gaia Weiss (Hebe), Liam McIntyre (Sotiris), and Scott Adkins (King Amphitryon) hit the main stage at New York Comic Con.

Whereas Johnson’s Brett Ratner-directed film features a Hercules with his legendary reputation already in place, The Legend Begins is an origin story. Harlin explained, “We wanted to really go to the origins of this character and really start with a young man who doesn’t even know that he is Hercules.” Harlin’s Hercules faces rather familiar challenges. He’s got a “dysfunctional family,” has troubles with his friends, and struggles with a difficult love life.

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NYCC 2013: David S. Goyer and Tom Riley Tease Season 2 of Da Vinci’s Demons

Da_Vincis_DemonsEven though Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most recognizable figures in history, few are aware of the details of his youth in Florence, Italy. Upon realizing that da Vinci had no television presence, David S. Goyer seized the opportunity, tapping into the wealth of historical information, combining it with some fictional elements, and churning out the Starz series, “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Just days after the show’s April 12, 2013 premiere to record-breaking numbers, the show locked in a second season and discussions regarding a third are currently underway.

Focusing on a young Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley), “Da Vinci’s Demons” highlights the burdens of the legendary inventor and artist’s intellectual genius. In season two, Florence is in turmoil, threatened by the forces of Rome. While the Medicis resort to unthinkable tactics to defend the city, da Vinci is forced to reassess everything he knew in his pursuit of the Book of Leaves and his mother.

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NYCC 2013: The Walking Dead Panel Live Blog

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Andrew Lincoln, Chad Coleman, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus and producers of “The Walking Dead” are presenting the hit AMC series in New York. The panelists will be on hand to discuss the upcoming fourth season of the series as well as introduce an official, never-before-seen, sneak preview.

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NYCC 2013: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel Live Blog

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Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) reveals top-secret new information and new footage from Marvel’s first live-action television series, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Follow along in the live blog below!

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NYCC 2013: Mark Protosevich Defends the Oldboy Remake at New York Comic Con

oldboynycc1As a remake of the beloved Chan-wook Park 2003 original, Spike Lee’s Oldboy has a lot to live up to.

Similar to the first film, in Lee’s version, Josh Brolin stars as Joe Doucett, a man who’s kidnapped, locked away for years and then unexpectedly let go for no apparent reason. Desperate to find out why he was stripped of such a significant portion of his life, he becomes fixated on finding his captor.

With the film inching closer to its November 27th release, writer and co-producer Mark Protosevich, and stars Michael Imperioli and Pom Klementieff hit the stage to discuss the film, but the large majority of the conversation boiled down to a single topic – how and why do you remake such an incredible film?

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