Hand of God

Hand of God picked up

I don’t think it’s official yet, but here is what Deadline is reporting:

It appears to be a decision day at Amazon Studios as options on the casts of the company’s third batch of pilots expire today. I’ve learned that the actors on drama Hand of God have been picked up, with the project fully expected to go to series.

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New interview for Hand of God

A new interview with Garret showed up at The PC Principle today. It’s a nice, long one. Hit the link to read it.

Pop Culture Principle: Can you tell us the premise for Hand of God?

Garret Dillahunt – On its surface it is somewhat of a vengeance tale, but underneath I think it’s about what are the reasons people find to do the dark things that they do.

Pop Culture Principle: When you read the script for the pilot, what made you want to be part of the project?

Hand of God,Garret DillahuntGarret Dillahunt – I didn’t know who I was going to play yet. There were some conflicting things about what role I was going to play. So, I just got to read the story which is sometimes nice because you are not blinded by your own character. I thought the interrogation scene with the judge, the daughter-in-law and the cop was very unusual, unique and oddly believable. That scene made me really uncomfortable and I loved what was going to be required of that actress for that scene. Also, the final scene was a big surprise to me in the fact that he was right. You are thinking they have the wrong guy and then you are totally conflicted because they have the right guy, but is that the way to handle the situation. I really liked the fact that I didn’t see that one coming.

I know that ending may be sticking point for some people because people may thing we are trying to tell them that God is real or that we may be justifying religious terrorism. We aren’t doing either and it is just a story. It’s not an indictment of or championing any kind of religion. It’s just the way these people found a way to justify what they do. – The PC Principle

Hand of God available on Amazon

garret dillahuntHand of God and the other Amazon pilots are released today and can be downloaded from Amazon if you’re in the US or the UK.

You can find Hand of God here — don’t forget to rate it — and there is also a short featurette here.

Here is the trailer for all the new pilots:

A couple of clips:

And a behind-the-scenes video:

Hand of God gets a release date

Hand of God will be released on Amazon Instant on August 28, and viewers will decide whether or not it gets picked up. The pilot will be available to viewers in the US and the UK.

A few snippets from Amazon’s press release:

Amazon today announced it will debut its third pilot season August 28 on Amazon Instant Video in the US and the UK. Once again, customers are invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series. The pilots can be viewed later this month with the Amazon Instant Video app available on Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, as well as hundreds of other connected devices such as smart TVs—or customers can visit Amazon.com/AIV to watch online.

Five pilots will be available including half-hour comedies “The Cosmopolitans,” “Really” and “Red Oaks,” and hour-long dramatic thrillers “Hand of God” and “Hysteria.” (…)

As part of its unique development process, Amazon gives customers an opportunity to provide feedback on which pilots they want turned into series on Prime Instant Video. During pilot season, any Amazon customer can watch, rate and comment on the pilots. At the end of pilot season, that feedback helps determine the shows that become an Amazon Original Series. (…)

Hand of God

Marking the television debut of renowned filmmaker Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, World War Z) and written by Ben Watkins, Hand of God stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy as “Judge Pernell Harris.” Hand of God also stars Dana Delany as the Judge’s protective wife “Crystal Harris,” Garret Dillahunt as “KD,” the born-again sociopath whose violent tendencies are exploited by Pernell, Andre Royo as the slick, smart, gregarious, and greedy mayor “Robert ‘Bobo’ Boston,” Alona Tal as Pernell’s grieving daughter-in-law “Jocelyn Harris,” Julian Morris as the questionable preacher “Paul Curtis,” Elizabeth McLaughlin as the preacher’s sultry girlfriend “Alicia,” and Emayatzy Corinealdi as Pernell’s call girl and confidante “Tessie.” The show centers on the powerful Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on “visions” and “messages” he believes are being sent by God through Pernell’s ventilator-bound son. Forster, Watkins, Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King are Executive Producers, and Jillian Kugler is co-Executive Producer.

For the full announcement, go to Spoiler TV.

Ghosts of the Pacific trailer, new film & Hand of God update

A few quick updates.

garret dillahuntGarret is currently shooting a film called Foreigners in the Philippines. Not much info out there about it, except that it’s a Filipino-Australian production, with Garret, Will Howarth and Angeli Bayani in lead roles. Also this:

Directed by Sam and Tom McKeith, the film, which is inspired by a true story and tells the story of a boxer, is currently being shot in Metro Manila and features Hollywood actors including Will Howarth. Another Filipino, Mercedes Cabral, is also in the cast. Howarth and Rob Coe are coproducers.

Second, Hand of God. This is what Deadline reported from the upfronts:

There’s no press site up yet to obtain materials, not to mention there’s an approximate, not exact, set of release dates for upcoming shows, i.e. Jill Soloway’s series Transparent drops in late September, Alpha House in late October, Roman Coppola, Alex Timbers and Jason Schwartzman’s Mozart in the Jungle in December and Amazon’s two dramas, Bosch and Chris Carter’s The After in 2015. Pilots Red Oaks, The Cosmopolitans, Really, Hysteria and Hand of God will be streamed to the site in August. Amazon’s third pilot process entails their customers voting on what they like before proceeding with a series commitment.

And the first trailer for Ghosts of the Pacific showed up on the film’s Facebook page. Thanks to HarryPotterCast1 for bringing it to YouTube: