"The best part of waking up" is drinking a beverage in a creepy creature mug! We have six photos plus release information for these beauties from Scravis Mugs at the top of today's Highlights. Also: Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins teaser trailer, interactive art initiatives for FX's Legion, and Alamo Drafthouse premiere details for The Expanse Season 2.
Six Creepy & Creative Creature Mugs Photos: From Scravis Mugs: "We make handmade beer mugs that feature all sorts of creepy creatures - zombies, skulls, devils and other assorted creatures. No molds are ever used which makes each one of a kind.
Each is made on a pottery wheel and hand sculpted from stoneware. Once dry enough, they are painted with underglaze paints and fired in a kiln. They're dishwasher/microwave safe.
A unique gift - and a great conversation piece for any beer lover. Prices range from 75.00 - 150.00 depending on size and detail.
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Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins Teaser Trailer: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA: (January 20, 2017) Today, Coatwolf Productions, released the first teaser trailer for their new film Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins. The much-anticipated follow-up from the creators of the Sundance hit Bellflower is inspired by side-scrolling video games and 1980’s style action films.
The film is written and helmed by first-time director, Jonathan Keevil and is the sophomore project from Coatwolf founder Evan Glodell who is producing the project and also playing the title character of ChuckHank. In addition to Glodell, the film also stars Keevil and Bellflower co-star Tyler Dawson who play the San Diego Twins. Rounding out the cast is David Arquette (Scream), Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Michael Pare (Streets of Fire), Olivia Taylor Dudley (The Magicians) and legendary MMA fighters Don Frye and Josh Barnett.
“Like many of our generation, we spent so much of our childhood playing these side-scrolling, beat-em-up video games that they shaped a huge part of our reality,” says Glodell. “And I think the entire team have created a truly insane film that brings that reality to life”
“We set out to recreate and pay homage to iconic sequences from fighting video games from the 1980s and 1990s but we wanted to also tell a compelling story about brotherhood and family,” said Jonathan Keevil. “Through a lot of blood, sweat, and tears we were able to create exactly that.”
Shot on location in Ventura, CA by Independent Spirit Award nominated cinematographer, Joel Hodge. Production of the film was jump started by a successful Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. The Coatwolf team, who are known for their practical, hands-on approach to filmmaking, continued their DIY mantra in their new film. The team designed and created a number of their own special effects, pyrotechnics and custom vehicles. The lead actors also completed nearly all of their own stunts.
Producing the film for Coatwolf are Evan Glodell, Chelsea St John, Jonathan Keevil and Vincent Grashaw along with Gabriel Cowen and John Suits from New Artists Alliance. Additional producers include Dallas Sonnier, under his new banner Cinestate, and Jack Heller of Assemble Media. The film will be released this summer with final details to be announced soon.
ABOUT: Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins
The Syndicate, an evil gang bent on world domination, summons a secret weapon from the heavens and breaks the long-standing truce with the San Diego family by kidnapping their sister and cutting off the town’s supply of Tatsui Power-Up Drinks. Now Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins must decide whether to fight – risking their lives, family, and the future of Flat Earth – or surrender their land to save their sister."
Legion's Interactive Art Initiatives: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES (January 24, 2017) – FX Networks announced today bold and exciting art-inspired initiatives to celebrate the long-awaited February 8th premiere of Legion. Comic lovers around the country can access the headspace of one of the world’s most powerful mutants and embrace the fractured reality of this new original series through one-of-a-kind experiences presented by FX Networks. For full details, visit www.insidelegion.com/experience.
Five augmented reality murals that will reveal the power of David Haller’s mind can be found in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Those who find the murals can download the Blippar app, then aim and frame the art to watch the power of Legion come to life. Locations for each mural are: Brooklyn, NY at St. Nicholas Avenue & Jefferson Street; New York, NY at Bleecker Street & Carmine Street; Chicago, IL at W. North Avenue & N. Western Avenue; Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street; San Francisco, CA at Fillmore Street & Union Street.
Launching Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 29, Legion Where?House opens to the public featuring a mind-bending three-day art exhibit in Brooklyn. The gallery presented by FX is inspired by the unpredictable world of Legion at Villain warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. The three-day exhibit will challenge audiences and bring the unfathomable power of the Legion to life with art installations inspired by the series’ themes, including:
Forced perspective art piece by Michael Murphy
Found materials installation by Clemens Behr
Light and shadow installation by Kumi Yamashita
Legion Key Art Mural by David Flores
Multimedia installation inspired by the series
In addition, fans nationwide who want to take the art home can head to 56 participating comic book stores across the US including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and more, that will be giving away the limited edition posters (while supplies last). Go to www.insidelegion.com/experience for the full list of locations.
Legion, the highly-anticipated new drama series from Noah Hawley, will premiere on FX on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. Hawley serves as Executive Producer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron. Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the executive producers of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning FX limited series Fargo.
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture-perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.
Legion is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production."
The Expanse Season 2 Alamo Drafthouse Premiere Details: Press Release:"On Monday, January 30, Syfy fans across the nation are invited to watch an advanced screening of the Season 2 premiere of THE EXPANSE, the series touted by NPR as “the best science fiction show in a decade,” at their local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The evening will feature back-to-back episodes of the two-part premiere, followed by a live interactive Q&A with cast members Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Cas Anvar, Frankie Adams, executive producer Mark Fergus and author Daniel Abraham.
The Q&A will take place at the Brooklyn, NY location immediately following the screenings and will be simulcast into participating Alamo theaters throughout the country. Syfy will bring fans together through social media, providing opportunities for real-time interaction with the cast. During the pre-show, fans can tweet questions for the cast using the hashtag #AskAlamo.
The screenings are free to the public, with a list of markets below. Tickets can be reserved at drafthouse.com/show/syfy-presents-the-expanse-with-live-qa.
Prior to the screenings, cast members will participate in a Facebook Live Q&A from 7:30-8:00pm ET on Syfy’s official Facebook page. An exclusive scene will also be unveiled during the Q&A.
Monday, January 30
7:30pm ET – Doors open
8:00pm ET – Screenings begin
9:30pm ET – Q&A with cast members and author
Please see below for a full list of the participating theaters: