Despite being well established as a TV police commission, Tom Selleck is set to leave the HTG Police Force.

“I’m sad to go, but getting a chance to work with Lucian Carter again is too good to pass up.” the actor was quoted as saying.

Selleck had the lead role in Lucian’s film Bargain and now joins the cast of Seeker, a cartoon for adults set to release December 12. Adam Beach and pro-wrestler HHH join Selleck in the film, which follows a man on a spiritual quest who encounters embodiements of many concepts.

“I’ll be playing the Sun,” revealed Selleck. “Lucian told me he thought my voice had the perfect sound for the role. It’s a bit daunting to play something totally inhuman, but I think it worked out well.”

Seeker will be the fifth film from the new Possum Lodge Studios. So far, it has only released films by it’s owner, Lucian.


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We talked to producer and Horizon Pictures studio head Brianc2008 about his new movie, Death By Debt.

Who?
Alex Gibney is directing the movie. It stars Kevin Spacey as the Narrator, Hilary Swank as a GAO Auditor and Ty Burrell as an economics professor. Due to Spacey’s work on House of Cards, he made an excellent choice as narrator.

What?
The story is about our growing federal debt and what happens if we cannot pay back what we owe. Let’s just say the consequences will not only affect America, but the global economy as well.

Where?
It takes place partly in Washington DC and partly in a soundstage where Spacey interviewed Swank and Burrell. For some scenes, we had to shoot in and around Washington DC.

When?
It was made in August 2014. It’s set in present day.

Why?
I was intrigued by the idea of doing a documentary. And was very concerned about the 17.7 trillion dollar federal debt. So combining the two ideas made for an interesting, different challenge. As a GAO Auditor, Swank had to look at where the US spent all their expenses and earned all their income to give us insight into the federal budget. As a professor, Burrell explains the economic portions such as why the US government can make money while we, as citizens, cannot and the history of the federal debt (let’s just say that there’s some historical context for that).

How?
It came together for three reasons. One, Horizon Pictures needed a new release which hasn’t happened in over a month. Two, I wanted to do a film that had only a handful of characters. And three, I wanted to work with Kevin Spacey. Being able to add Yoda Winner Hilary Swank was a nice bonus.


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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! TCW 85 (the latest movie in the famed wrestling series, as we reported on last week) has an all new contest on the MB!

The movie is the debut from HTG Hollywood’s newest studio, Possum Lodge Studios, which was started by veteran studio head and producer Lucian. Well, the new studio is pulling out all the stops with their new “Who Needs a Hug” contest.

The prize? Hugging Day Award – In honor of Jan. 21, National Hugging Day, Tigger and Eeyore would like to offer you something special. This award allows you to release an Animation film for just $10 million. However, it must not be based on a franchise. Woo hoo!

You can’t beat those saving for an animated film (not even with your own Animation Studio!). How do you enter. Very easy, you just need to head over to this MB post about the contest and guess the winning time of the Beat the Clock challenge at TCW 85. That is it. Who ever gets closest to the actual time wins. The contest closes on Friday, so head on over and enter today!


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Who?
The debut release from Possum Lodge Studios is the 100th total release in the TCW franchise. With TV on a long break, the regular scheduled shows have gone to the theaters. Hence, TCW 85 the 85th episode of the regular series, which is building up to the two-part “Hotter than Hell.” TCW 85 is directed by Paul Heyman.

What?
A three match Beat the Clock Challenge will take up all the in-ring action of the show. The winner of the challenge will face World champion Tommy Cornell for the big belt at Hotter than Hell (part II). Additionally, the champion joins the regular announce team of Jason Azaria and Raven. Jason Azaria holds the distinction of being the only person to appear in every single TCW project thus far.

Where?
This show takes place in the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

When?
TCW was shot about a month before it aired. It’s very much in the moment. While some of TCW’s wrestlers are retired in real life many are either active in Adam Ryland’s Total Extreme Wrestling franchise or the real world.

Why?
I often contemplate ending the TCW franchise; however, I find it helps keep me writing and inspires me to write other material as well.

How?
I always plan the TCW franchise out well in advance. When I sit down to prep for a major event I plot out all the lead up shows as well as the card for the big one. This makes writing much easier. I also have plans for the next major show after “Hotter than Hell”, which will be “TCW Goes to Eleven”, as well as an as yet untitled follow up. At a rate of six shows a year this will take us into 2016 at least.


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With the all new Foreign Box Offices numbers posted for all of 2013 and current through all of the movies out of theaters in 2014 we have some big shakeups on the Top Lists over on the HTGMDB!

Four films between 2013 and 2014 have made it onto the Top 20 Films of All Time list, with Poop: The Third Strike from Marlowe breaking the top 5 and over taking the 4th spot. The Flip Brothers Studio has two new movies in the top 20, both of which co-studio head RS had a hand in. DC Showcase: Light and Dark, which RS co-produced with Krisgreet, is at number 7, while RS’ solo superhero origin tale A Bigger World is in the 12th spot. Lastly, Lucian was shocked to hear that his movie, The Red Devil, made over 775 million dollars and is the new number 9 film of all time. Check out the new Top 20 list…

Top 20 All Time
There are shakeups across genres and the top five films of 2013 have been revealed! You can check out all the changes on the HTDMDB top lists.


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