News - January
31/01/17 - Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi has confirmed that the upcoming season will be his last playing the Doctor in Doctor Who.
Capaldi, who currently plays the show's 12th incarnation of the famous Time Lord, has been on the show since 2014.
Steven Moffat, the show's producer, will also leave the show as Capaldi bows out.
30/01/17 - Black Panther moves into production
Marvel has confirmed that production on Black Panther has begun.
In addition it was revealed that director Ryan Coogler will be joined on set by actors Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis (to play Everett Ross and Ulysses Klaue). Chadwick Boseman takes on the title role and Michael B. Jordan will play Eric Killmonger.
The official synopsis has also been released: "Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk".
Black Panther opens in cinemas on 16 February.
27/01/17 - X-Men TV series moves forward
Fox is moving ahead with it's proposed X-Men live-action TV series and has already ordered a pilot.
Matt Nix’s currently untitled show will follow a family that goes on the run and joins an underground network of mutant fugitives.
Nix's series is executive-produced by X-Men movies' Bryan Singer (who will direct the pilot), Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
26/01/17 - Star Wars VIII title revealed
Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed the official title of the eighth movie in the Star Wars franchise.
The movie will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The official press release states: "We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release 15 December 2017."
25/01/17 - Star Trek bridge simulator planned
Ubisoft is about to give Star Trek fans the chance to take control of their own starship with the release of a virtual reality bridge simulator.
Released this spring Star Trek: Bridge Crew allows players to take control of the Starlet ship USS Aegis while searching for a new homeworld for the Vulcans.
The game will be set in the alternate reality established in the 2009 Star Trek film and will allow players to play through the story as a captain, tactical officer, engineer or helm officer with various story missions to complete.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be released on 14 March for PC and PlayStation 4.
24/01/17 - Tomb Raider reboot starts filming
Director of the new Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, has confirmed that principal photography has just started in South Africa.
Details on the new film are being kept a closely guarded secret. In fact all that is currently officially known is that Alicia Vikander will play Lara Croft and Walton Goggins is the villain.
While MGM and GK Films have not released an official synopsis, producer Graham King did reveal in November that the story will follow Lara Croft searching for her long-lost father.
23/01/17 - James Cameron to reboot Terminator
James Cameron is returning to the Terminator franchise to reboot the series and wrap it up.
Deadline has word that Cameron is to employ Deadpool's Tim Miller as director on the new project which is being described as a "reboot and conclusion".
As yet there's no official word on the story nor a release date.
20/01/17 - Ridley Scott turns to Korean horror
Ridley Scott is currently considering remaking Korean horror film The Wailing (2016) for a western audience.
Directed by Na Hong-jin, The Wailing centres on a stranger who arrives in a remote mountain village just as a strange sickness has started to infect the locals. A police sergeant keen to halt the spread of the disease, is aided by a shaman and a mystery woman.
Scott's Scott Free Productions is currently in negotiations to obtain remake rights for The Wailing.
19/01/17 - Goosebumps 2 gets a release date
Sony Pictures has confirmed that Goosebumps 2 will open on 26 January 2018.
While no official synopsis has been released yet, it's already known that Rob Letterman will return to direct and Jack Black, who starred as author R.L. Stine in the first film, is expected to return.
The original Goosebumps followed a teenager named Zach Cooper, who moves from the city to a small town with his mother. He meets the beautiful, Hannah. But she has a mysterious father, R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It's revealed that the monsters from his books are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping these monsters locked up in their books.
But when Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their prisons they begin to terrorize the town.
18/01/17 - Digimon films come to Blu-ray & DVD
For those that grew up on a diet of Digimon, there's some great news awaiting you.
Digimon, or Digital Monsters, revolved around a parallel world spawned from Earth's communications networks and the kids who partner with them (the "DigiDestined") to fight evil digimon and humans.
The Toei Animation franchise was recently transformed into a series of anime films. Shout! Factory is planning on releasing these on Blu-ray and DVD.
So far they have the rights to release the first three movies, starting with Digimon Adventure tri - Reunion. The movie is set three years after the events of the TV series. Tai is now in high school and has drifted apart from the other original DigiDestined. They are reunited when infected Digimon pose a new threat.
17/01/17 - Tremors six is happening
A sixth Tremors movie is happening, despite the fact that most people weren't even aware that the franchise had produced that many movies already.
Actor Michael Gross, who has appeared in all of the sequels, as well as the 2003 Tremors TV series, has confirmed that the movie has been greenlit.
Posting on his Facebook page, Gross said: "IT IS HAPPENING!!! Tremors and Graboid fans, there WILL be a number 6!!! Universal Studios Entertainment announced to me today that this will happen. Can't divulge too many secrets but to say that Burt Gummer. Jamie Kennedy and director Don Michael Paul will return for another.#TremorsFilm #Graboids #Horror #Monsters #SciFi".
16/01/17 - Supernatural Season 13 is confirmed
The CW has confirmed that Supernatural will be back for a thirteenth season.
The show, which follows the Winchester Brothers as they battle demons across America,
It's probably not a huge surprise that the show will return, as it's been a huge rating winner for the network over the years, but insiders have let it be known that the show could run and run if there's still a huge fanbase.
13/01/17 - Jeepers Creepers 3 is coming together
Jeepers Creepers 3 has been stuck in development hell for some time, but the latest news is that everything is moving forward a little quicker.
While Victor Salva is definitely onboard to write and direct (he wrote and directed the previous two films in the franchise) it's still unclear whether Gina Philips will return as Trish.
It is also hoped that Brandon Smith will reprise his role as Sergeant Davis Tubbs from the first movie,
12/01/17 - Woody Harrelson joins Han Solo cast
Lucasfilm has officially confirmed the rumour that's been doing the rounds for a few days: Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the Han Solo spin off film.
Harrelson joins Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian) and Emilia Clarke.
The plot will revolve around a young Han Solo as he gets into scrapes in the years before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
"We couldn't be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody," directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said in a statement. "His ability to find both humour and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong."
While the studio hasn't confirmed Harrelson's role, sources close to the production claim he'll be playing a mentor for young Han.
11/01/17 - More Mad Max is still on the cards
For Mad Max fans eagerly awaiting a follow up to Mad Max: Fury Road actor Tom Hardy has an update.
It was originally planned that there would be more sequels, starting with Mad Max: The Wasteland, but nothing has been forthcoming from the studio on whether this is still the plan.
In an interview with The Wrap, Hardy confirmed that the movies appear to be on track, but he has no idea when they are going to start shooting.
Charlize Theron has publicly let it be known that she wants to play Furiosa again and director George Miller has stated that there are plans for more installments.
10/01/17 - Twin Peaks release date confirmed
Showtime has finally confirmed when that much anticipated Twin Peaks revival event will happen.
David Nevins, Showtime's president, has revealed that Twin Peaks will return with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, 21 May, with the third and fourth hours of the new series arriving immediately after the premiere on Showtime's streaming platform.
Nevins also confirmed that the entire length of the series will be 18 hours, all directed by co-creator David Lynch.
"David Lynch is one of the great film masters of my lifetime," said Nevins. "I think this is the pure heroin version of David Lynch and I'm excited to put it out."
09/01/17 - What will happen to General Leia?
Lucasfilm executives are due to get together soon and figure out what to do with General Leia Organa in the future Star Wars movies.
It's already known that Carrie Fisher had already completed her scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII before her death at the end of last year.
Sources close to the franchise have let it be known that Fisher has a significant role in Episode VIII and would have played a large role in Episode IX. Key scenes would see her reunited with her brother Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and confronting her son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Director Colin Trevorrow, who will helm Episode IX, will travel to Los Angeles for meetings with Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy about how to proceed.
06/01/17 - Trevante Rhodes joins Predator cast
20th Century Fox has signed up Trevante Rhodes for The Predator sequel.
Rhodes joins Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn.
Rhodes will play the best friend of the lead character (Holbrook), both of whom are said to be former Marines.
While no plot details have been released, it's been revealed that it won't be a reboot, but rather a continuation of the franchise.
05/01/17 - Alien to offer virtual reality experience
Ridley Scott is working on virtual reality experience to tie in with the new Alien: Covenant movie.
The VR experience is being described as “a dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe” and will be made available as a paid title on all major VR platforms (HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift).
The developers are claiming: “Viewers will discover the true meaning of terror as they navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death.”
04/01/17 - Fullmetal Alchemist movie images
Warner Bros. is moving forward with its live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie and has released two new photos.
The movie is set for release in Japan this December, not no release date outside Japan has yet been confirmed.
In a new interview the film's director, Fumihiko Sori, said: "I want to create a style that follows the original manga as much as possible. The cast is entirely Japanese, but the cultural background is Europe. However, it's a style that doesn't represent a specific race or country. There will never be a scene in which a character says something that would identify him/her as Japanese."
03/01/17 - Han Solo movie may be delayed
Sources close to the production are stating that Disney and Lucasfilm's Han Solo spin-off movie may be delayed.
It's believed that the studio is looking to move Han Solo: A Star Wars Story to a December release date, opening on 13 December 2018, from its original 25 May 2018 date.
Alden Ehrenreich is set to play Han Solo, with Game of Thrones's star Emilia Clarke cast as the female lead - an as yet unknown character. Donald Glover will play the young Lando Calrissian.
All that has been revealed so far about the plot is that It will take place about ten years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and that Chewbacca will appear.