Our friend Michael Ausiello’s latest spoiler chat has a clue about the possible big bad for True Blood season 7, and I’m guessing the would-be villain may be related to someone who met their death at the end of last season.
Question: Do you know if we’re going to meet any of the beloved but sadly departed characters of the past on True Blood‘s final season? If not, do you have any other scoops? —Kenn
Ausiello: No word yet on any Nights of the Living Dead, but I can tell you that we’re getting what sounds like a new Big Bad in Mr. Gus. Though he’s a Japanese businessman, he’s apparently been so Americanized that he’d make J.R. Ewing seem Asian. (By which we mean he rocks a 10-gallon hat and speaks with a drawl.) Oh, and thanks to a business back-stab, he’s got a thirst for vengeance that’s described as “infinite.” So, while he’ll appear to be middle-aged, I have a hunch he’s immortal.
Anyone else wondering if our Japanese businessman friend could be a relative of the late Ms. Suzuki, who met her end so brutally at the pointed end of Sarah Newlin’s stilettos? Maybe he’s the reason one of the destroyed Tru-Blood plants was located in Texas.
This is why I love ASkars so much: how many other Hollywood actors can be relied on to consistently get snapped by paparazzi with book in hand? The Daily Mail in the UK reported he was seen dining in the Tender Greens restaurant in Beverly Hills, munching away while engrossed in his book. What’s he reading? I believe it is Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost, a history of what happened when King Leopold II of Belgium seized the Congo in the 1880s. I sense a tie-in with his role in Tarzan here…!
Love pics of Alexander Skarsgard and books? Check out my ASkars book porn page here.
When I saw the news last week that Porsche was recalling vehicles because of potential engine fires, I naturally worried about our friend Alexander Skarsgard, who is known to drive that brand of vehicle. Could our favorite Swedish celebrity be at risk for bursting into flames much like his Viking vampire character, Eric Northman?!? Fortunately, AutoEvolution reassures us that ASkars may drive a Porsche, but not the make under recall, which is the 911 GT3. Instead, he drives a Porsche Panamera S, which means that the only thing that is too hot to handle is Askars himself when he is behind the wheel.
I can already tell you what I will be doing for my July 4 birthday in 2016 — attending the opening of Tarzan ( in 3-D!!!!) which will open on July 1 that year. Now, normally, I don’t really care if a movie is 3-D, but this is going to be Alexander Skarsgard in 3-D. Presumably in a loin cloth. And maybe Victorian dress clothes.
Margot Robbie, who recently starred in The Wolf of Wall Street, has been tapped to play Jane and she and Askars will be joined by Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. The movie will be directed by David Yates, the director of the final four Harry Potter blockbusters.
Is anyone else hoping for a series of Tarzan films?
Details on the film at the Wrap.
Variety is ra eporting that Alexander Woo, one of my favorite writers from True Blood, is developing show for AMC, Bombingham, set in Birmingham, Alabama, that uncovers a 50-year-old murder that may resurrect racial tensions in the city.
What else is the author of “Timebomb” up to?
At present [Woo is] also developing a comic thriller for HBO and Lionsgate, “Headhunters,” based on the Jo Nesbo novel. And HBO tapped Woo to pen the adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” based on the nonfiction tome by Rebecca Skloot. Alan Ball and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Prods. are shepherding “Immortal Life” as a telepic.
Which is all great news for Alex Woo, but he looks as if he is going to be super busy. So you have to know where my mind is going here — does this mean he will not be writing for True Blood any more? He was one of my favorites, and I always felt as if he was Sooric-friendly. So why the departure? I had actually always hoped he would take a more prominent role behind the scenes after Alan Ball stepped down and was replaced by Brian Buckner as showrunner, but that never happened.
Whatever the cause for Alexander Woo’s apparently moving on from True Blood, I wish him well as one of my all-time favorite True Blood writers. Love you, AW!
Ah, sweet relief: our favorite Viking is back on the True Blood set, filming and looking none the worse for his fiery misadventure at the end of season six. He was delayed to the set because of his movie commitments, including filming The Giver in South Africa with Meryl Streep and Diary of a Teenage Girl in San Francisco. But now the ’70s’ porn ‘stache of Diary is gone and he’s looking like our hot, black-clad Eric once again. Check out photos from the set here, courtesy of I Actor.
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