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News Attack: TRUE BLOOD'S Stephen Moyer Joins DEVILS KNOT and more

In todays news attack we focus on Stephen Moyer lands a role that does not require him to wear fangs and take off his clothes, a mystical look at the Cloud Atlas poster, The first trailer for the Doctor Who web series spoof, and the full specs for The Avengers Blu-ray. Keep reading for loads of geeky goodness.

Deadline reports that Moyer will play a lead role in Devil’s Knot, which is being directed by Atom Egoyan. He is set to play "prosecutor John Fogelman in the film about the wrongfully convicted and imprisoned West Memphis 3. The all-star cast also includes Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola and more. Don't worry, he will still be able to shoot the next season of True Blood for HBO. Moyer has lately starred in genre films or TV, so I am interested in seeing him outside of the world of Bon Temps.

Bleeding Cool has debuted the first low-res poster for Andy and Lana Wachowski's Cloud Atlas

Here is the brief synopsis:

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation – the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.

 

Earlier we reported on Marvels 10-Disc Blu-ray Collection, and now we have the specs for The Avengers, which is set for release on Blu-ray on September 25.  I would love to buy the 10-disc set, but the single disc is likely more in my price range. For all the specs keep reading the official press release.

Coming this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie in the world, “Marvel’s The Avengers” assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3DTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release, Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July - “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App” (available for the first time on iPhone) – that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release.

The announcement comes as “Marvel’s The Avengers” crossed the incredible $600 million domestic box office threshold on June 26 – only the third film in history to do so. It has now grossed an estimated $1.44 billion globally.

Providing viewers with the ultimate in-home experience, the premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by the film) and brings to life the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime in a whole new dimension on Blu-ray hi- def with stunning visual effects, superior sound and unparalleled bonus content.

Extras include a gag reel, a first for a Marvel Studios film, the chance to hear from the cast and Joss Whedon on their experiences in bringing these larger than life characters to the big screen, a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking visual effects and stunning cinematography, the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier, Soundgarden’s “Live to Rise” Music Video, deleted scenes and more!

Also for the first time ever, fans will be able to enjoy even more of the Marvel Universe via the all-new “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App.” By downloading this onto a secondary device, consumers will be able to gain unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release on September 25. Pieces will be unleashed bi- weekly in July & August and weekly in September leading up to a full immersive experience accompanying the film on Blu-ray. Content includes special access to the S.H.I.E.L.D. database, becoming a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, invitations to “special missions” either remotely or in the field, links to character profiles, stories and scenes, interactive Marvel digital reader comic books and more. App owners will receive push notifications whenever new content is uploaded and available for their viewing.

The full range of “Marvel’s The Avengers” home entertainment offerings and bonus features are as follows:

PACKAGING & BONUS FEATURES:
4-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy+Digital Download of the “Inspired By” album) 

Bonus Includes:

  • Second Screen 
  • Assembling the Ultimate Team 
  • A Visual Journey 
  • Gag Reel 
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • Audio Commentary—With Joss Whedon 
  • Soundgarden Music Video—“Live to Rise” 
  • And more!


2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) 
Bonus Includes:

Same as the 4-Disc Combo Pack above


1-Disc DVD
Bonus Includes: 

  • Assembling the Ultimate Team
  • Audio Commentary—With Joss Whedon

High-Definition & Standard Definition Digital
Bonus Includes: 

  • Second Screen
  • Assembling the Ultimate Team 
  • A Visual Journey 
  • Gag Reel 
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Soundgarden Music Video—“Live to Rise” 
  • And more!

 

io9 shared a trailer for the Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time. I think that the extremely long title is pretty cool since they can't call it Inspector Spacetime for copyright reasons. The 6-episode series will air online soon, so stay tuned to their Facebook page for more info.

I would love to see an Inspector Spacetime movie from the creators of Community, but this is pretty cool. Do you like this format for news? 

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