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Watch Short Film Code 8 Now; Contribute to the Feature Film Campaign

Posted by David Gelmini on March 24, 2016

The short Code 8, which was produced as a proof of concept for a feature, has just been released online, and needless to say, it’s pretty damn awesome. And it stars one half of everyone’s favourite duo of superhero brothers, Robbie Amell, in the lead, with Stephen onboard as producer. Both will be showing up in the feature.

Set in the semi-futuristic Lincoln City, which is clearly modelled on LA, it’s is set in a world where a small percentage of the population are born with superpowers, but rather than being tasked with putting their abilities to good use, they’re treated as a shunned minority who are below the rest of society. Looks like Code 8 will attempt to tackle some pretty serious social issues, and we even see the all too common police tactic of shooting first and asking questions later in the short, so expect these themes to be offered on a much larger scale in the feature.

You can head over to Indiegogo now to help it get made, not that you need to. In only a day, it’s already raised 93%, so whether you contribute or not, this is gonna reach its goal and then some.

From the Press Release:
The film takes place in a world where 4% of the population are born with some type of supernatural ability. Instead of being billionaire superheroes, most ‘specials’ live in poverty and resort to crime, forcing the police to become more militarized.

The story follows a young man with special powers (Amell) struggling to find work as a day laborer. After a dispute over payment, he finds himself in a confrontation with a police officer (Kang) and the autonomous robots backing him up.

Shot in LA last summer, “Code 8” also stars Aaron Abrams (Hannibal, Blindspot), Chad Donella (Scandal), and Alfred Rubin Thompson (Club Dead).

Because of scheduling, Stephen Amell couldn’t be in the short, but acted as executive producer and says he’ll be in the feature, “I had to jump straight from Turtles back to Arrow,” says Stephen, “but I’m going to do everything I can to HELP see this become a full length movie.”

We made this short to prove to our fans and to ourselves that we could do something amazing. We think it turned out pretty damn well, and now it’s time to hit the big leagues.

The short film is just an introduction to this world. We want to delve deeper! But, we hate spoilers, so we won’t say too much about the story. We can say this: this movie will be intense, it will feel real, and you will see a side of Robbie and Stephen that you haven’t seen before. Oh, and there will be robots, superpowers, and a ton of badass action.

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Robbie Amell and Rachael Taylor Jump on the ARQ for Netflix

Posted by Steve Barton on January 20, 2016

Netflix continues on its way to being a film studio contender, and their latest project has just hit the Interwebs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie Amell and Rachael Taylor, known to fanboys for their work on comic book shows “The Flash” and “Jessica Jones,” respectively, have teamed up to star in ARQ, a sci-fi thriller that will be released by the on-demand entity.

Lost City and XYZ Films are producing the low-budget film, which was written and is being directed by Tony Elliott. Elliott knows a thing or two about sci-fi drama, having been a story editor and writer on BBC America’s acclaimed “Orphan Black.”

ARQ is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the near future when the oil supply has run dry. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer (Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends all to relive the same day over and over.

The movie is set to begin shooting this winter in Toronto.

Robbie Amell

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The Flash’s Robbie Amell Babysits The Babysitter

Posted by Steve Barton on October 19, 2015

More casting news has come our way as THR is reporting that The Duff and “The Flash” star Robbie Amell has signed up for active duty on The Babysitter.

Amell joins Judah Lewis, the breakout star of Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, and Samara Weaving.

The New Line film, which will be directed by McG, follows a young boy (Lewis) and his babysitter (Weaving) on a night when things go very wrong, with the boy learning a few lessons about life, love, and murder along the way.

McG will produce via his Wonderland Sound & Vision along with the company’s president, Mary Viola. Production is slated for later this fall in Los Angeles.

The script, by Brian Duffield, generated heat when it was on the 2014 Blacklist. Wonderland initially optioned the project and developed it before taking it to a studio.

Robbie Amell

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Get a Sneak Peek of The Tomorrow People Episode 1.04 – Kill or Be Killed

Posted by Debi Moore on October 29, 2013

The Tomorrow People"The Tomorrow People" may have landed on the more sci-fi side of the fence, but with Episode 1.04, "Kill or Be Killed," promising to both reveal more of John's back story and feature a family dinner with Stephen, his mom, and Uncle Jed, how could we resist sharing this clip?

"The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.04 - "Kill or Be Killed" (airs 10/30/13, 9-10pm)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS — When Ultra’s most wanted, Killian McCrane (guest star Jason Dohring, “Veronica Mars”), resurfaces after years of being in hiding, Stephen (Robbie Amell) enlists John’s (Luke Mitchell) help in tracking him down. John reluctantly agrees to help but changes his mind when he learns that Killian isn’t after Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) as everyone suspects.

Stephen wants to help, but Cara (Peyton List) explains John’s history with Killian, which brings back a flood of memories from John’s past, making him do something he never thought he would do again. Meanwhile, Stephen’s mom (guest star Sarah Clarke) is suspicious of his whereabouts, putting him in an awkward position.

Aaron Yoo and Madeleine Mantock also star. Guy Bee directed the episode written by Nicholas Wootton and Alex Katsnelson.

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Get a Sneak Peek of The Tomorrow People Episode 1.03 – Girl, Interrupted

Posted by Debi Moore on October 21, 2013

The Tomorrow People"The Tomorrow People" is struggling a bit in the ratings so if you're a fan of the show, be sure to tune in this week for Episode 1.03, "Girl, Interrupted," and tell all your friends to do so, too. When Cara is the target, will John and Russell be enough to help her?

"The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.03 - "Girl, Interrupted" (airs 10/23/13, 9-10pm)
GETTING INVOLVED — Stephen (Robbie Amell) reluctantly attends a party with Astrid (Madeleine Mantock) but is startled when he hears that one of his classmates is in peril. Desperate to help, Stephen turns to John (Luke Mitchell) and Cara (Peyton List), but they make it clear that they do not help humans. Stephen secretly tries to enlist Cara’s help, which brings up her own feelings about her traumatic past.

Meanwhile, John gives Stephen a mission to infiltrate Ultra’s main computer to help give them an advantage in finding new break-outs.

Mark Pellegrino and Aaron Yoo also star. Danny Cannon directed the episode written by Micah Schraft and Pam Veasey.

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Get a Sneak Peek of The Tomorrow People Episode 1.02 – In Too Deep

Posted by Debi Moore on October 15, 2013

The Tomorrow PeopleEpisode 1.02 of "The Tomorrow People," entitled "In Too Deep," airs tomorrow, and to make sure you haven't forgotten about the show in the crush of all the other new series that debuted recently, we have a clip from the ep to share. The chase is on!

"The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.02 - "In Too Deep" (airs 10/16/13, 9-10pm)
BREAKING OUT — When Ultra tries to probe Stephen’s (Robbie Amell) brain, he looks to his fellow Tomorrow People for help but is rebuffed by an angry John (Luke Mitchell), leaving Cara (Peyton List) to go behind John’s back to help Stephen.

Meanwhile, Ultra tracks down the identity of a new break-out, who has been using his powers to commit crimes. Stephen tracks down the new break-out but is shocked when an Ultra SWAT team is called in. At a loss for what to do, Stephen calls on John, Cara, and Russell (Aaron Yoo) for help, leaving them with a risk of also getting caught.

Upon learning of Ultra’s evil motives, John tries to convince Stephen to spy on Ultra to help save other potential Tomorrow People, while still pursuing the answers he seeks about this father.

Mark Pellegrino and Madeleine Mantock also star. Danny Cannon directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer and Jeff Rake.

Related Story: Image Gallery for "The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.02 - "In Too Deep"

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Image Gallery and Preview of The Tomorrow People Episode 1.02 – In Too Deep

Posted by Debi Moore on October 10, 2013

The Tomorrow PeopleSo, did you check out "The Tomorrow People" last night? We're still not sure about covering it, but as long as Mark Pellegrino figures prominently in the storyline, we'll be watching! If you're hanging in there with us, here's a look at Episode 1.02, "In Too Deep."

"The Tomorrow People" Episode 1.02 - "In Too Deep" (airs 10/16/13, 9-10pm)
BREAKING OUT — When Ultra tries to probe Stephen’s (Robbie Amell) brain, he looks to his fellow Tomorrow People for help but is rebuffed by an angry John (Luke Mitchell), leaving Cara (Peyton List) to go behind John’s back to help Stephen.

Meanwhile, Ultra tracks down the identity of a new break-out, who has been using his powers to commit crimes. Stephen tracks down the new break-out but is shocked when an Ultra SWAT team is called in. At a loss for what to do, Stephen calls on John, Cara, and Russell (Aaron Yoo) for help, leaving them with a risk of also getting caught.

Upon learning of Ultra’s evil motives, John tries to convince Stephen to spy on Ultra to help save other potential Tomorrow People, while still pursuing the answers he seeks about this father.

Mark Pellegrino and Madeleine Mantock also star. Danny Cannon directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer and Jeff Rake.

For more info visit "The Tomorrow People" on CWTV.com, "like" "The Tomorrow People" on Facebook, and follow "The Tomorrow People" on Twitter.

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One of the Original Tomorrow People Signs on to The CW’s Remake

Posted by Debi Moore on September 28, 2013

One of the Original Tomorrow People Signs on to The CW's RemakeIf you're a fan of the original "The Tomorrow People," which aired in the UK in the 70's, and are wondering whether or not to tune in to The CW's remake, one very big reason to at least check it out has arrived via some casting news...

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Meet The Tomorrow People in this Image Gallery of the Characters

Posted by Debi Moore on September 24, 2013

Meet The Tomorrow People in this Image Gallery of the CharactersThe CW's "The Tomorrow People" premieres on Wednesday, October 9th, and we have a new image gallery to share that introduces you to the cast. If you like what you see, check back in a few days for more photos from the show's pilot episode.

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Mark Pellegrino Talks Protecting the Human Race in The Tomorrow People

Posted by The Woman In Black on September 5, 2013

Mark Pellegrino Talks Protecting the Human Race in The Tomorrow PeopleProtecting the human race is no easy task, but if anyone can do it, it's Mark Pellegrino (we'll just skip over that whole Lucifer phase he went through on "Supernatural"). Here's a video for The CW's "The Tomorrow People" in which he talks about the challenges of his new role.

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