Cinema’s most famous serial killer is back on the small screen. A&E’s successful horror series Bates Motel returns for it’s sophomore season in a couple weeks, and the network is keen to build on the buzz from the first season by giving fans more interactive content to enjoy. The show’s website recently added a new feature that immerses fans in the Bates’ world by giving them free reign to explore the motel and nearby house. Hit the jump for more.
For a film still shrouded in secrecy, Disney has made the casting process for Star Wars: Episode VII a very public event. Despite rumor after rumor of established actors and actresses vying for the perceived male and female leads, in-person casting calls have gone out in major cities nationwide for possible unknown actors to audition. Now, that call has expanded further, to the online realm, creating a potential pool of applicants for the studio on a scale not seen before. Do you think you have what it takes to be apart of a galaxy far, far away? Hit the jump to learn how to submit your audition tape.
A new season of television is upon us, which not-so-coincidentally means we are seeing the carefully-timed release of many shows’ previous season on Blu-ray and DVD. FX’s American Horror Story is one property following that trend, but has taken the extra step of incorporating an online game to promote the release of American Horror Story: Asylum. Hit the jump to play American Horror Story: Escape The Asylum.
Like its predecessor, Transformers 4 is once again tearing up the streets of the Windy City. Director Michael Bay and a new cast lead by Mark Wahlberg are currently shooting the next installment of the franchise in downtown Chicago, where there are plenty of folks with camera phones and good enough access to provide a direct account of the happenings. While little is known regarding the plot of the film, we have seen some images emerge from the set in recent weeks that tease new characters and vehicles. In addition, we now have some interesting inclusions to the set design that may offer a hint to not only the film’s story, but also the eventual marketing campaign. Hit the jump for more.
Marvel fans who somehow were not content enough to receive first looks at Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the name unveiling of The Avengers: Age of Ultron at Comic-Con should take solace in the upcoming D23 Expo being held this weekend at Disneyland in California. Many assumed the studio did not show their entire hand at Comic-Con, that more announcements are on the way, and now we have received our first teaser for what one of them may be. Hit the jump for more.
It was around this time last year that marketing for the third season of The Walking Dead really started to pick up. We wrote that the show had pretty much taken over Comic-Con 2012, what with their The Walking Dead Escape obstacle course, and a panel that premiered the first trailer for the third season. We expect similar announcements at the convention later this week as the shape of season four comes more into focus. To tide you over until then, the folks at CableTV.com have put together a comprehensive, interactive, infographic called “Zombiefied,” that showcases a day in the life of a typical on-set walker extra on the show. Hit the jump to learn more about this behind the scenes treat.