Kit appears in a new commercial for the Infiniti Q60, in the film he recites the poem The Tyger by William Blake while he drives. You can watch the video and and also a on set picture bellow:
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Another good news for Brimstone: the film has been officially selected for the competition of the 73rd Venice Film Festival. So congratulations once more to the cast and crew! 😉
The president of the jury at this year’s festival, that runs from from August 31 to September 10, will be filmmaker Sam Mendes and is being dedicated to recently deceased directors Abbas Kiarostami and Michael Cimino.
I’m also adding to the gallery the first production still of the film with Kit (and also actress Emilia Jones) published by the festival’s official twitter:
The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival‘s lineup was announced today in a press conference and Martin Koolhoven‘s western thriller with Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington and Carice van Houten was selected for a Special Presentation, like many other titles. The festival runs from September 08-18. Congratulations to the cast and crew 🙂
If there’s one thing that Call of Duty has excelled at, it’s attracting Hollywood’s greatest talent to portray some of the most diabolical villains in video game history. Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Lance Henriksen as General Shepherd in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Kevin Gage as Captain Gabriel T. Rorke in Call of Duty: Ghosts are just a few examples of bad guys with big plans and even bigger Hollywood talent attached to them.
This year the tradition continues in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington shedding his good guy persona to portray Admiral Salen Kotch the leader of the Settlement Defense Front. Thing is, there’s always been a shade of grey when it comes to the bad guys of Call of Duty. General Shepherd sought to restore America to a position of authority on a global stage, while Irons was concerned with fighting a war in a more efficient manner without the interference of politicians who had yet to experience the horror of war first-hand.
And then there’s Salen Kotch. A leader for a new frontier beyond Earth, Kotch may just be as mad as a hatter. “You know what excited me about it was the villain. I don’t get to play villains very often, I’ve never played a villain before,” Kit Harington said in a video interview.
That was the first thing that excited me about it, and I came into the room thinking ‘I’ll do this villain thing,; I’ll do this kind of classic Bond villain thing. And as it went on it became a really interesting role. Like all best villains, [he’s] psychotic and unpredictable. I really enjoyed playing psychotic and unpredictable.
My take on Admiral Kotch is that he has an element of the dictator about him. He’s an invading commander, he’s someone who wants to control a whole race of people and he feels that he’s entitled to do that. He’s also not afraid of death. That makes him incredibly terrifying. But i think what was great with Salen Kotch is that he’s a madman. I found that very fun to play.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare gets properly psycho (IN SPACE!) on November 4.
Source: Lazy Gamer
A new Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare bts/interview video with Kit Harington was shown today at San Diego Comic-Con, watch it bellow:
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HBO makes it official: Emmy favorite to return later with shortened 7th season
Summer is coming.
HBO is officially confirming some major changes for Game of Thrones.
Season 7 of the fantasy sensation will not return until summer 2017 – pushing back from the show’s usual strategy of premiering each edition of the series in the spring (typically April).
Also, the network is confirming for the first time that next edition will consist of seven episodes (a pull back from the show’s usual 10 hours).
Plus, HBO added that the next season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. It’s been a couple years since the Thrones team used Iceland for significant shooting, having primarily used the location for North of the Wall scenes when Jon Snow was embedded with the Wildlings camp.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
Benioff and Weiss also recently told the UFC Unfiltered podcast that production was getting a later start this year to film in wintery locations, which prompted speculation that the show’s return date might also be pushed. “We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ — and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.” (Usually the show begins production in July).
The producers have previously told EW they wanted to cap the hit series at 73 hours, with seven episodes next year, and six in an eighth-and-final season. (“We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go, it hasn’t changed,” Benioff said.) HBO has not yet confirmed anything about season 8, however, so that part of their plan is not yet official.
Thrones has managed to ratchet up its production values with each season, and having fewer episodes will likely allow more time for the team to polish every hour of the show. The producers have tapped directors Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman for next season.
Thrones season 6 broke HBO ratings records once again with episodes averaging more than 23 million viewers, including streaming, repeats and DVR playback. The drama was also nominated for 23 primetime Emmys last week, more than any of other series for the third year running.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Presenters Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham announced today the nominees for the 68th Emmy Awards, and Kit has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, along with his Game Of Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage and other great actors:
Game of Thrones, by the way, dominates the Emmy Awards list with 23 nominations, including the top honour Outstanding Drama Series (you can view a complete list of nominees here).
The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 18, at the Microsoft Theater, and will air live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel acting as host.
Congrats Kit, well done! 😉
+++ EDITED: Kit released a statement via Entertainment Weekly:
It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned. For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled.
Game of Thrones actor who starred in West End show Doctor Faustus says prejudice towards younger fans could kill theatre
Kit Harington, the Game of Thrones star who found himself at the centre of a row over theatre audiences’ behaviour this week, has said criticising young fans could kill theatre.
Harington rejected claims made by the award-winning theatre producer Richard Jordan in The Stage newspaper that audiences had behaved inappropriately at the final night of Harington’s Doctor Faustus at London’s Duke of York theatre.
Harington, who rose to fame as Jon Snow in the TV series, said: “I am afraid that if the theatre is going to die of anything it will be from exactly this type of stereotyping and prejudice aimed towards a new and younger generation of theatregoers.
“I have been a theatregoer since childhood and I didn’t feel that our audiences were disrespectful in the slightest. In the whole run of 10 weeks I can count one time that a phone went off in the audience.
“Of course pictures were occasionally taken, as unfortunately cannot be avoided in any audience anywhere today, but on the whole it was not a huge amount and definitely not off-putting as a performer. I found our audiences to be hugely enthusiastic, energised and responsive. I can’t think of a greater support I’ve had as an actor on the stage.”
Jordan had said that television audiences enticed to the West End by big stars were ruining the experience for others by talking, eating loudly and answering their mobile phones.
“What amazed me most was this audience, many of them Game of Thrones fans, could see nothing wrong in talking, eating and taking pictures throughout the show – or complaining when asked to stop,” he wrote in the Stage.
“A couple saw nothing wrong in producing from their bag a box of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and a large side of fries. At the interval, they had popped out and purchased these to consume through the second half.
“Munching certainly seemed to be the order of the day. The couple to my left ate their way through a large tub of popcorn during act I, while the couple on my right chomped through a packet of crisps. It was like listening to eating in Dolby Stereo, and sadly at the expense of being able to properly hear the lines being spoken on stage.”
Source: The Guardian
Richard Jordan’s remarks for The Stage have been branded elitist by those wanting to encourage younger audiences into the theatre, but many theatregoers agree with him
Theatre critics and professionals have accused “commercial” fans of “ruining” the audience experience by eating junk food, talking loudly and taking photos.
Producer Richard Jordan sparked controversy after declaring Doctor Faustus, starring Game of Thrones favourite Kit Harington, the “worst West End audience he had ever encountered”. Writing for The Stage, he described his “heart sinking” at the sight of a couple tucking into a McDonald’s takeaway, followed by “the most blatant use of mobile phones ever witnessed”.
While some echoed his demand for a “model of conduct that does not interfere with other theatregoers’ enjoyment”, others accused him of pushing an elitist attitude that risks discouraging younger audiences who have previously found theatre inaccessible, particularly with his description of the “rude” audience members as “Game of Thrones fans” without citing any evidence that they were.
Jordan later told The Telegraph that while he does want to “encourage new audiences”, his disappointment came from theatregoers who “did not seem to care about anyone else’s enjoyment but their own”. His remarks were supported by Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye, who described the behaviour of audiences as “increasingly intolerable” and cited an example of someone unpacking their shopping bags during Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils.
Theatre conduct has been a hot topic across the entertainment industry of late, heightened by Benedict Cumberbatch begging fans to stop recording his Hamlet at the Barbican last year after explaining that the distracting red lights were “mortifying”. Then there is Richard Gresham’s extensive Theatre Charter, which outlines how he believes audiences should behave and encourages disgruntled theatregoers are to sign it if they too have “had enough with bad behaviour”.
One suggestion Jordan does make is for the big draw stars of classical theatre revivals such as Hamlet and Doctor Faustus to appear on stage before the show begins and ask audiences how they would like them to behave. But for the moment, the issue of to clap or not to clap, to eat or not to eat and to take photos or not to take photos remains divisive.
60-minute panel will also see developers and actors talking about “the creative process of crafting the campaign.”
There will be a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare panel at San Diego Comic-Con this month, Activision announced today (July 06). On Thursday, July 21, Activision will host an hour-long panel during which it will show off previously unreleased footage from the game’s campaign.
Additionally, developers will talk about “the creative process of crafting the campaign,” which is inspired by war movies like Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down–but in space. The panel begins on July 21 at 1 PM PT, in room 6BCF if you’re attending in person.
Panelists include Infinity Ward developers such as Taylor Kurosaki (narrative director) and Jeff Negus (director of photography), as well as some of the actors such as: Brian Bloom (The A-Team, Once Upon a Time in America); Jamie Gray Hyder (True Blood, Graceland); David Harewood (Supergirl, Blood Diamond); Jeffrey Nordling (Sully, Big Little Lies).
It’s not immediately clear if this panel will be livestreamed.