What’s the emergency? Did you snap a string on your tennis racket?

— Reid (to Luke)

More release date updates for PSYCH, Occupant, Silent House, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, plus some updates on Luke Snyder, and this blog!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the unusually long radio silence – I’ve been away on vacation since July 9th with almost no internet access and am just getting caught up on electronic communications. Happily I’m back in civilization and catching up on real life and fandom news – and the good news is, there’s a bunch, most of it from the last 24 hours, so you haven’t missed much!

So, updates following the jump:

  • PSYCH makes waves at Comic-Con this week, plus they have an awesome new trailer (Van Hansis isn’t featured, but if you’re curious about the show itself, it’s a good one!), and they narrow down the date and some details about how Van’s episode may air
  • Van gives more details on Occupant’s possible release timing and format via Facebook (speaking of which, have you seen his new profile photo?!?)
  • Silent House (2011) gains a second distribution partner in the US (and a possible release date)
  • October filming dates for I Hate My Teenage Daughter have now been announced as well, for anyone lucky enough to live in/near enough LA to attend
  • And this blog celebrates a birthday!

In the meantime, as for Luke Snyder, well, let’s just say, I can’t seem to get away from Luke and Reid – even when on holiday with no cyber-access. So, I was particularly amused to see this little reminder on the first day of my vacation, which started in Rome:

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It’s good to be back!

– LL

PSYCH to premiere in October as part of Hallowe’en marathon on USA?

Though no premiere date was announced for PSYCH at this year’s Comic-Con, Hollywood Reporter notes that PSYCH still managed to make plenty of news by featuring William Shatner in a video clip as an upcoming Season 6 guest star.

The Reporter also published a fairly in-depth interview with show creator Steve Franks which talks a bit more about Van’s episode:

We’re doing a vampire episode. We’re going to try and do an entire Halloween marathon because we have all the spooky episodes that we do. We’re trying to put all those together and then make a whole night out of it and shoot wraparounds….We got Corey Feldman and Kristy Swanson and Tom Lenk; we got all kinds of great vampires from people who played vampires or were in vampire movies….

Although there have been rumors flying around for months that Van’s episode will be shown on Hallowe’en (logical given the anticipated October premiere) this puts a little more of an official stamp on it.

In the meantime, Steve Franks lists a number of big-name guest stars in upcoming episodes, but as a Red Sox fan (like Reid :)), this one caught my eye:

Those are just the episodes that we’ve shot. We got Hall of Famer Wade Boggs for our baseball episode and he’s really, really funny.

Meanwhile, TVLine posted a great teaser clip for the new season. If you’re not quite sure who all the characters are and why this  is significant, remember the shows’s premise (“A novice sleuth (Shawn) is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers that help solve crimes. With this assistance of his reluctant best friend (Gus) the duo take on a series of complicated cases.” Source: IMDb).

Meanwhile, Shawn has been a thorn in the side of Santa Barbara PD head detective, Lassiter, who is already skeptical of Shawn’s psychic abilities (source: Wikipedia). Add to that the fact that they’ve been playing up the UST between Shawn and Lassiter’s partner, Juliet (a.k.a. Jules, making for Shules shippers), and this season five-ending:

Shawn replies that he is there for her and will "always protect her" and he kisses her hand. He then tells her he will see her tonight and kisses her on the lips. The camera pans to reveal that Lassiter has seen and heard their entire conversation and now knows they are a couple.

…and you have a pretty interesting teaser clip (wonder how this scene will play out….?!?)

The TVLine article also lists two other guest stars I haven’t seen broadly noted: Jennifer Finnigan, Michael Trucco. I’m not a big B&B fan though I have watched some because B&B preceded ATWT and GL in my time zone, and Jennifer Finnnigan will always be the only Bridget Forrester for me. I can’t even recognize the fashion-designing, flakey and insecure Bridget we have on these days. And I’m always happy to find Battlestar Galactica (BSG) alumni in new shows, so the new season of PSYCH looks to be interesting!

Last, in case you’re not familiar with Comic-Con, don’t be fooled by the name. It’s not just a random gathering of nerdy high school boys. Here’s Wiki’s description:

Originally showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television (as was evident by the three circled figures appearing in Comic-Con’s original logo), and related popular arts, the convention has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. The convention is the largest in the Americas, and fourth largest in the world after the Comiket in Japan, the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France, and the Lucca Comics and Games in Italy, filling to capacity the San Diego Convention Center with over 130,000 attendees in 2010.

When I was following BSG at Comic-Con, the bloggers were reporting that traffic was literally more snarled than usual because of the flow of traffic between Hollywood and San Diego (think of all the comic book adaptations in the last few years!) and train tickets between LA and SD were basically impossible to come by (though enterprising marketers have tried to take advantage of this in the past).

Given that Comic-Con prominently features sci-fi, you can imagine why William Shatner would go over big. And since it includes the horror genre, we can keep our fingers crossed that maybe we’ll be hearing something about Occupant and Silent House from next summer’s event!

Occupant set for possible October release?

Speaking of Van and the horror genre, I was pleased to find that Van posted some news on his Facebook yesterday. It’s probably old news to all you Van followers by now, but just in case you missed it, here’s his update on the status of Occupant, courtesy of Ronald Simmons’s Facebook:

At this point a date (any date!) and release (any release!) is good news. But if it’s released only on OnDemand (I assume this is like Comcast cable’s video on-demand service) or DirectTV (satellite) in North America means it could be a long wait for those of us overseas….

Maybe my family won’t mind so much if I turn up for Christmas in the states in October….?

Silent House (2011) to premiere in 2012?

More on the subject of horror movie premieres.

Eric’s horror flick, Silent House (the Chris Kentis/Laura Lau remake of La Casa Muda, that premiered at Sundance in January this year), has added Open Road Films to its distribution partners. Says the press release (courtesy of IndieWire)

Open Road Films has partnered with Liddell Entertainment for the U.S. release of SILENT HOUSE. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and Mickey Liddell, CEO of Liddell Entertainment….

Ortenberg stated, "Silent House is sure to resonate with audiences and we are thrilled to partner with Liddell Entertainment to bring this film to theaters. It’s great to reunite with Chris and Laura whose unique filmmaking talents don’t just scare people, but leave them talking about a film for days."

This is the second deal between Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment this month. Open Road Films recently became the U.S. distributor of Joe Carnahan’s The Grey, the highly-anticipated survival thriller starring Liam Neeson.

About Open Road Films

Founded earlier this year by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies in the United States, Open Road Films is a dynamic,acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution company.  Open Road Films’ first release, Killer Elite, the action-thriller starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro, is scheduled for release nationwide on September 23, 2011. 

Other upcoming titles from Open Road include the survival thriller The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson; The Host, based on Twilight series author Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling book, which is scheduled for release on March 29, 2013; as well as the psychological thriller Key Man. 

More info on Open Road Films at: www.openroadfilms.com, www.facebook.com/OpenRoadFilms and @OpenRoadFilms.

A few things to take away from this press release: Open Roads Films describes themselves as an “acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution company.” That’s great news for fans hoping to see the film in a theatre.

But interestingly, if you look at the comments on the Deadline.com post on this subject, you’ll find this observation:

These Open Road acquisitions are even better for Netflix. Hell of a deal they struck, it appears.

Comment by StandByYourHam — Thursday July 21, 2011 @ 7:27pm EDT

When I looked into the Netflix deal, I found the complete press release, again courtesy of IndieWire, which reads in part:

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Open Road Films today announced a multi-year agreement to bring movies distributed theatrically by Open Road Films exclusively to Netflix for digital streaming in the “pay TV window,” after their release on DVD. The deal will allow Netflix members to instantly watch Open Road Films titles on various devices streaming from Netflix.

I have seen a few references to a possible March 2012 release date for Silent House (2011), including posts on Deadline.com and Hollywood Reporter (which features a nice photo of Elizabeth Olsen and mentions a “spring” date), but no confirmation.

Interestingly, Open Roads Film’s CEO, Tom Ortenberg, is (according to their Facebook) a former executive of Lionsgate and Weinstein companies. I think Weinstein was rumored to have been interested in Silent House (and Harvey himself was seen at the world premiere), and Lionsgate (who were the distributors of Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s prior thriller, Open Water) was incorrectly announced as having picked up Silent House at Sundance. So he’s obviously personally familiar with their work.

More IHMTD filming dates

More dates can be found now on the Audiences Unlimited/TVTickets.com website for filming of FOX’s new multicamera sitcom featuring Eric in a supporting role. These are:

9/13/11 ★ 9/20/11 ★ 9/27/11 ★ 10/11/11 ★ 10/18/11 ★ 10/25/11

Tickets will be available 30 days in advance (so not yet) and are free, but must be reserved in advance, and I think you have to name the ticket holder, and they must be over-18. Enjoy the show!

One year later….

Last, while I was away, lukeandreid.com celebrated a year’s anniversary. In that year, the related sites (this blog, my YouTube channel, and fanfiction.net posts) have generated nearly a quarter million page views! Hits to this site have come from at least 124 countries, though my hit counter was accidentally disabled for several weeks last July when activity was highest (incidentally, there are about 193-250 in the word depending on how you account for countries like Kosovo, Taiwan, the Vatican, Palestine).

Pretty cool, for someone who had never been involved in a fandom before.

Ironically, the reason I started this blog – to create a comprehensive episode guide – is the one thing I haven’t gotten around to. But I still will – I’m saving up a complete rewatch as an upcoming treat. In the meantime, I’m about two days of work away from having time to play, so as soon as I get my Japan auction video done, I’m back to writing!

In the meantime, for all of you who continue to stop by and visit, even when the last update was nearly two weeks ago – thank you!!!!

– LL

10 Responses to “More release date updates for PSYCH, Occupant, Silent House, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, plus some updates on Luke Snyder, and this blog!”

  1. mmc says:

    LL ,I just saw your post about occupants release date on oct.18All i can say is it’s about time.you know i love Van , not only because he’s such a sweet guy and he looks sooooo gorgeous, but because he’s so incredibly talented!.he is destined to be a star..this is such good news! I read it on Van hansis group! thanks!

    • lovelure says:

      If you haven’t watched his Occupant-related interviews, you should. The December WLS one has the most “content”, but he looks particularly great in all of them! And if you have seen them all already, they’re worth a rewatch. After all, who needs an excuse to watch Van? 🙂

  2. mmc says:

    LL, missing you on this blog.Saw some comments on Van Hansis Group(or Ess mut. Ad. soc.)left you a comment on one.Hope this blog keeps going.I’m so happy that Vans Occupant will be seen in October and his guest spot on Psych too.it seems October is my beloved Van Hansis’ month.Eric has many irons in the fire too.i’ll always love Luke and Reid….I miss their story to this day!

    • lovelure says:

      Hi MMC, Thanks for checking in! I miss spending more time here and on the boards. I’ve actually had a little time in the past few days to check in on the boards, read some one-shots, do some LuRe creative stuff (coming soon!), and as a bonus, when I turned on the TV yesterday, I finally got to see the ultimate Tiva-shipper episode of NCIS (“Under Covers”). I’m not quite a Tiva shipper, but I do enjoy their banter, so it was one I’ve been wanting to see for awhile. 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    te extrañe,gracias por tus actualizacione soy una grande admiradora de Van y Eric y logicamente de su historia de amor en la serie que todavia siguo recordandolos y Feliz cumpleaños Lovelure.

  4. Congrats on the Anniversary LL…looking forward to another year of your blog. Hope you had a wonderful holiday…lucky you getting to go to Rome.

  5. lucas says:

    Happy birthday to LoveLure’s Luke and Reid Blog.

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