Aleks Paunovic (Julius) will be Trevor and Rukiya Bernard (Doc) will be Taylor in the psychological thriller “92”. Set in Japan, the U.S., UK, France, Sweden, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates, the film tells the story of five characters who have joined forces in an effort to shut down a dead tech mogul’s most secret invention, a machine intended to solve all of mankind’s problems, but which could end all life on earth. The thriller was shot in eight different countries with director Rick Dugdale running the show through a virtual command centre. “I’m directing over Zoom,” Dugdale told Dana Gee of the Vancouver Sun. “It feels like we are standing on a film set. We have a cinematographer, we have a production designer, we have the actors and we have the writer and the editor on set as well.” The script by Cam Cannon relies heavily on virtual footage. “92” is expected to be released in the US sometime in July. Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 4 Episode 12 – SPOILERS
Jack (Nicole Muñoz) and Violet (Keeya King) jump start Hansen (who was severely damaged by Bathory’s torture) with a shot of untainted human blood directly into his heart. (They use Nicholson’s blood because he isn’t a Van Helsing, and has never been a vampire.) Once awake, Willem (Dakota Daulby) puts a hand on each daughter’s head and does a sort of one-way mind meld, allowing them to see his thoughts. They learn how and why they came to be. They also become able to read the three pages Jack recovered from the back of that Bosch-like painting where Hansen had hidden them.
Hansen, back when he was Willem, promised Abraham’s daughter (Rhonda Dent) that he would work against the Dark One from the inside. And he did that, even making use of torture and Nazi eugenics data. The question is: How is he the only vampire to be able to rebel against his vampire nature and accomplish this?
Two of the pages are instructions for opening the portal to the dark realm. The third page tells how to open a portal to this world from that place. Hansen disguises himself as Colonel Nicholson and traps Bathory. Meanwhile, Jack and Violet proceed to open the portal, but not before getting a warning from Axel (Jonathan Scarfe) that Bathory (Jesse Stanley) has something up her sleeve. Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 4 Episode 11 – SPOILERS
Violet (Keeya King) and Ivory (Jennifer Cheon Garcia Warn) go to the place they believe Hansen is being held to free him from captivity, and stumble into an opportunity. Michaela is in the process of undergoing what Ivory calls a Setite ritual to remove her heart and store it in a safe place to prevent herself from being staked.
**Setites are followers of the Egyptian god Set (aka Suetekh), and outside of fiction (e.g. The Adrian Trilogy by Lyn Gibson and several tabletop and video games) there is no known connection between Set and vampires.
Once Michaela’s heart is removed, Violet and Ivory attack, and defeat Michaela and her minions in short order. (A stake through the heart apparently disables vampires but does not kill them. Violet stakes Michaela’s boxed heart and it causes her to stop fighting, making it easy for Ivory to behead her.) Continue reading →